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OpenEMU Experimental 09.07.2015 compile for OS X

It's that time again. At the request of +Djarum Black I baked up a new compile of the excellent multi-system emulator, OpenEMU. There seems to be a few updates to the various emulation cores and the addition of the Pokemon mini game system.

You can download OpenEMU from my Google Drive located here.

Embarrassing window movement with nVidia card under Gnome 3

For a graphics card I have a nVidia GeForce GTX 660Ti. It's not hot shit new by any means but it normally does well for what I need it to. For my operating system I run Fedora 22 Linux with the Gnome 3 desktop (version 3.16.2 actually). So far nothing special, lots of people use nVidia graphic cards and lots of people use Fedora Linux. But for me this combo is downright embarrassing.

For the record I'll say games run great, emulators run great, videos play great, just about everything is great... except for the what seems to be trivial task of window movement. Window movement on my system is a gosh darned disgrace. Be it a small Gnome Terminal window or a big Google Chrome window the movement is horribly choppy. It is so choppy it makes my system as a whole look like a total slug, not the kind of thing you want to show off to your friends. This makes me so very sad. Sans video card I upgraded my entire system in March 2015. I would like to think a new system wouldn't have …

A little ditty about XBOXDRV on Fedora 22

I recently stopped using the xpad kernel module in favor of the userspace xboxdrv driver for my gamepads under Fedora 22. Once switching the only issue at hand was starting xboxdev via the service command and starting it at boot time (so I didnt have to start it via the service command). A little Google-Fu (of stuff I should already know) resulted in the easy commands to get what I wanted.

To start xboxdrv via the service command (in case you don't want xboxdrv starting at boot time) type the following into a terminal

sudo service xboxdrv start

To start xboxdrv at boot time use the command

sudo systemctl enable xboxdrv.service

and that's all I did. It seems to work fine for my needs.

Dolphin-Emu for Fedora 22 rpm updated to 4.0-git-4763

I updated the rpm package of the excellent Nintendo Gamecube / Wii / Triforce emulator to version 4.0-git-4763 (current as of 08-28-2015). The rpm is built for Fedora 22 64bit.

You can download the rpm package from my Google Drive by clicking here.

Fedora 22 and Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Installation

Hot and steamy! Straight from the Install-Instructions in the OBS WIKI. I guess it looks like no more compiling from source is needed (unless you just want to, of course). Fedora 22 installation FFmpeg is required. If you do not have the FFmpeg installed (if you're not sure, then you probably don't have it), you can get it from the rpmfusion repos with the following commands: sudo rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-22.noarch.rpm Then you can install OBS with the following commands (This pulls all dependencies, including ffmpeg): sudo sudo rpm --import http://repo.tech-3.net/Fedora/TECH3-GPG-KEY.public sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/tech-3.repo http://repo.tech-3.net/Fedora/tech-3.repo sudo dnf update && sudo dnf install obs-studio

Jeremy's Definitive Guide to Star Wars The Old Republic on Mac OS X

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After a long absence a buddy and I returned to the excellent Bioware MMORPG Star Wars The Old Republic. At the time I was chugging along with the preview of Windows 10 on my system. Times were great and all was well in Star Wars land. That was until a weaponized space station, The Deathstar, dropped a mega shit bomb onto my operating system rendering it non bootable. You may say beta quality operating systems aren't for production systems. This time I hang my head and agree.

Long story shorter, I was in game when my OS froze. Upon restart Windows 10 wouldn't boot up. I know I could have researched the error and possibly fixed it. But come on! I was in the heat of battle when the crash occurred, with adrenaline pumping I hastily popped in an OS X installer USB drive. Roughly 20 minutes later all traces of Windows 10 had been obliterated and my System was booting into OS X. Great I thought, my computers working again.ts

Sadly while most everything else was working well I couldn…

OpenEMU Experimentel build from 07-14-2015

I updated my build for the experimental flavor of OpenEMU. For those who do not know , OpenEMU is a excellent multi-system emulator shell for OS X. It includes modules for almost every classic system out there. You can download it from HERE.

Emulator updates for Mac OS X - OpenEmu and PPSSPP

I compiled up a steaming bag of horse shit otherwise known at OpenEmu Experimental. The build date is 05.18.2015. I think the newest experimental build offered on OpenEmu's site is from October 2014. You can download my build form here.

I also built up a fresh plate of the most excellent Sony PSP emulator PPSSPP. This build is a little different than the one offered on the official PPSSPP site. To run this build you do not need to install Homebrew from the command line, but you only need to have the SDL2.framework in /Library/Frameworks. You can download my build from here.

MacJesus ProGold - 20 Year Anniversary

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Happy Birthday MacJesus! The ProGold edition of MacJesus was released 20 years ago. Although I'm not sure of his exact day of birth, I propose a year long celebration for our personal savior on a floppy disk. Check out the archives below to begin your ascent.
Original MacJesus ProGold .sit file For use with real 68k / PPC mac computers. MacJesus has a real problem with Mac OS 8.5 and above so keep it real and use sub 8.1.
mini vMac archive for Linux 64-bit This archive is for modern Linux computers with 64-bit CPUs. Un-tar this puppy and fire up mini vMac. You'll want to drag and drop the disk.img into the mini vMac window to resurrect MacJesus. I have tested and MacJesus has graced Fedora 21 and Ubuntu 14.10 with his blessings.
mini vMac archive for Mac OS X This archive is for modern Mac Computers with Intel CPUs. Mount this DMG and fire up mini vMac. You'll want to drag and drop the disk.img into the mini vMac window to resurrect MacJesus. I have tested and MacJesus has gr…

Dolphin Emu 4.0-5960 RPM for Fedora 21

I updated my RPM of Dolphin Emu to build 4.0-5960. This lovingly handcrafted RPM is for Fedora 21 64bit.

Download Here from my Google Drive.

Asus X99-Pro Motherboard and OS X Yosemite (Hackintosh)

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Let me start off by stating that this is NOT a how-to for installing a Apple's OS X on an ASUS X99-Pro motherboard. A how-to is way beyond the scope of what this blog post is capable of. I am writing this as a informational log of the tasty morsels I have collected over the past few weeks. With that being said... LET'S GO!

The motherboard in question is ASUS's X99-Pro. This fine slab of PCB provides a 2011-v3 CPU socket complimented by Intel's X99 chipset. My particular board is paired with an Intel i7 5820K processor. Other compatible CPUs differ in clock speed, number of cores and the amount of cache. I chose the "low end" 2011-v3 chip due to budget and personal computational need.

The ASUS X99-Pro motherboard has a number of features which I found really nifty and at the time seemed desirable. Of them we have onboard WiFi a/b/g/n/ac & Bluetooth v4.0, 8 DDR4 quad channel RAM slots, a nice sounding Realtek ALC1150 audio codec and a plethora of USB 3.0 po…

Variety 0.5.0 Wallpaper Changer for Fedora 21

I looked and looked for a Fedora 21 release of the wallpaper changer, Variety. I found a couple of prebuilt Fedora 20 RPMs but nothing for 21. What I did find was a SRPM. Honestly, I had no idea what to do with a SRPM. This is where my friend Google came into play. I found out how to build the SRPM and ended up with a working RPM of Variety.

You can download the Variety RPM from my Google Drive.

New Dolphin Emu RPM for Fedora 21 - git build 4.0 5474

I updated the RPM of Dolphin Emu for Fedora 21. For those who aren't sure what Dolphin is... well, it's a Nintendo Gamecube/Tri-Force/Wii emulator for really fast computers.

You can download it form my Google Drive.

Pac-Man Ms.Pac-man & Ghosts - Vectors and PNG

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This morning I was looking for some Pac-Man vectors for my daughter's 7th grade Science Fair. I had no luck finding quality files. So I fired up Illustrator and created some. They aren't great but did get the job done.

I exported PNG files for each character and also have the original .ai files. There might be a SVG or two in there also.

Feel free to use or change them however you want. ENJOY!




Download - from my Google Drive.

Desmume Nintendo DS emulator 0.9.11-svn5068 for Ubuntu 14.04

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I compiled up and packaged a steaming pile of Desmume version 0.9.11-svn5068. For those who don't know, Desmume is a Nintendo DS / lite / DSi emulator capable of running most homebrew and commercial games. This package is compiled for Ubuntu 14.04lts 64-bit but should work on Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit too.



Download package from my Google drive.

PSP Shrink with GUI for Ubuntu Linux

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Tonight I was in the mood to compress some of my Sony PSP ISOs. I needed an app to do so, and after a little Google-Fu I found a few to do the job. Most were console and all were source releases. I was looking for a .deb package and a GUI. No love in most of my searches but I did happen upon PSPShrink. I couldn't find a .deb of it BUT it did have a GUI + console binaries. The source release was fine with me, I don't mind compiling up some software. After compiling I also whipped up a .deb package for Ubuntu 14.04lts. My PSPShrink .deb might also work on 14.10 but I can't test it after switching back to the 14.04lts release.



Download - PSPShrink 1.1.1 .deb package from Google drive

Open Broadcaster Studio and FFMpeg binaries for Ubuntu 14.10

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A couple of days ago I posted a compile guide for Open Broadcaster Studio and FFMpeg. Today I present to you binary packages. They were compiled on Ubuntu 14.10 for 64-bit CPUs.

You need both .deb's to run OBS, so grab 'em and install.

FFMpeg Binaries .deb package from my Google Drive

OBS Binaries .deb package from my Google Drive

The above packages work great on my system, but your mileage may vary. If they don't work then try starting them form the terminal and see what's missing. Or leave a comment, I'll help where I can.


HD Homerun Prime Config GUI for Ubuntu Linux

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I had the need for Silicon Dust's HD Homerun configuration app on my Ubuntu Linux box. Silicon Dust makes it readily available but it's only as source from their site. I was feeling pretty nice and compiled it up for anyone else who needs the app. Basically it allows you to upload new firmware, scan channels and open them in VLC. It's pretty bare bones but does work.

After installing you'll need to start it from a terminal. There is no desktop shortcut for the app. So pop open a terminal and enter hdhomerun_config_gui. If it starts up then great, if not make sure you have the gtk+1.2 libraries installed.

If you're searching for HDHomerun Prime configuration software for Linux this might help. If you're looking for a way around the QAM channel encryption this will NOT help. I know, it's a bummer.





Download deb Package from my Google Drive

Compile FFMPEG and Open Broadcaster Studio for Ubuntu 14.10

Hello? Is it twitch.tv streaming you're looking for? Well, last night I was looking for it too. Luckily I read the INSTALL file included with the source to Open Broadcaster Studio (OBS). Below are a simplified set of instructions to compile OBS and it's dependency FFMPEG on Ubuntu 14.10. As far as I know the resulting compiled software streams fine to twitch.tv.

First we need to use the package manager to install what software we can from the repositories. (one really long command)

sudo apt-get install build-essential pkg-config cmake git checkinstall libx11-dev libgl-dev libpulse-dev libxcomposite-dev libxinerama-dev libv4l-dev libudev-dev libfreetype6-dev libfontconfig-dev qtbase5-dev libqt5x11extras5-dev libx264-dev libxcb-xinerama0-dev libxcb-shm0-dev zlib1g-dev yasm

Next up we'll download and compile a very minimal install of FFMPEG. FFMPEG is needed by OBS to transcode videos into a usable format for twitch.tv. (5 commands total)
git clone --depth 1 git://source.ffm…