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#21 tstrimple   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 1718

Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:45 PM

Doesn't run well at all within parallels. Probably driver related.



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#22 Alpha_ProgDes   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4688

Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:05 PM

Do the goats have to be virgins?

 

 

Actually I got it to work. It was trying to go through my headphones (which were plugged directly into my PC and not through my speakers), so I just had to unplug them. Simple, silly mistake. tongue.png

 

Virgin goats and easy to setup Linux (that breaks due to user error and software error). I'm intrigued!


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#23 YodamanJer   Members   -  Reputation: 437

Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:26 PM

Mint was ridiculously easy to setup. I've already got a decent amount of software installed, too, including MonoDevelop (but I can't get MonoGame to work quite right, looks like they need to update it) and jMonkeyEngine 3 (again, not working correctly, and I have no idea why because everything is installed!), and it's just more FUN to use than Windows ever was for me. 

I also installed Docky, which is a great little app, but it seems to crash every so often so I'm going to find something else. Either way, I'm super happy with Mint. It's definitely becoming my main OS, with Windows being where I do all of my game development (and playing) in, while Mint will be my general use/tinkering OS. Super, super happy with. :)


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#24 latch   Members   -  Reputation: 650

Posted 06 June 2013 - 06:15 PM

Did you get a haircut? You look different.



#25 YodamanJer   Members   -  Reputation: 437

Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:13 PM

Ah, yes I did, but then I accidentally became a sir. Linux does that to all males, we all know that's a fact. tongue.png

I also got Steam to install seamlessly, and was able to download and play Rochard, which is quickly becoming my new favorite platformer!

Proof!

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Works without any problems whatsoever. smile.png

EDIT: Haha, got MonoGame to work! I ran
 
 sudo apt-get install monodevelop-monogame
 and it worked better than the tutorials for setting up MonoGame on its own site! Yay for Google searches yielding better results!

Now I can essentially make XNA games on Linux. This excites me so much, I'm about to have a celebratory hard cider!

Edited by YodamanJer, 06 June 2013 - 09:03 PM.

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#26 latch   Members   -  Reputation: 650

Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:10 AM

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#27 YodamanJer   Members   -  Reputation: 437

Posted 07 June 2013 - 10:05 AM

I would now concur (if in fact you are referring to development with MonoGame). It appears that MonoGame does not have its own content pipeline manager, and requires you to still use the original XNA to create things like spritefonts and effect files, then use another (windows-only) program to convert them to the appropriate format, then you have to load it into MonoGame and hope it works and if it doesn't, "ffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuu" is about your only response!

Unity3D all the way for development! I did some tests with some games and they work beautifully on Linux Mint!


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#28 Net Gnome   Members   -  Reputation: 769

Posted 07 June 2013 - 10:30 AM

MonoGame has an in-work content pipeline. I think its in the GitHub repo, but i havent really used it yet. Additionally, if you are cloning MonoGame from the GitHub repo, you need to initialize and update the submodules (downloads the dependancies into subrepos) via "git submodule init" and "git submodule update" respectively. Finally, i believe it relies on libsdl mixer v1.2, so you'll need to install that as well (easiest through synaptic "sudo apt-get install synaptic" and then grab it through synaptic).

Also, for the adventuresome, there is ArchLinux. I honestly would not recommend this for linux newbies as the installation is a trial in and of itself. However, it is always has the latest-greatest stuff available. Want MonoDevelop 4.1, but dont want to compile it yourself, use pacman to grab it for ya! Arch is pretty slick and i use it on my lappy... well, not Arch per-se but a more friendly Arch variant called Manjaro (http://manjaro.org). Istallation is fast and easy and it supports Xfce, OpenBox, Cinnamon, Gnome, KDE, and others i think. So if you're curious in trying a rolling release linux, Manjaro is very user friendly. It also supports Optimus hybrid graphics cards out of the box via Bumblebee, so that makes me very happy smile.png


Edited by Net Gnome, 07 June 2013 - 02:06 PM.


#29 TheChubu   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3951

Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:44 PM

Also, for the adventuresome, there is ArchLinux. I honestly would not recommend this for linux newbies as the installation is a trial in and of itself.

I can personally attest that :D ArchLinux installation isn't just an installation, it's a rite of passage.

 

Failed miserably to install it with EFI on my eee 1201PN (I haven't seen the "Fast boot" option in the bios since I deleted Windows 7 from it). Then had a more successful try with a normal BIOS + GPT install. Pacman works nicely enough, and ArchLinux wiki is awesome.


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#30 YodamanJer   Members   -  Reputation: 437

Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:31 PM

I've heard of ArchLinux. Even the geekiest person I know (who works as a librarian/IT specialist at a university) says that he never got ArchLinux to work, and much preferred the ease of Ubuntu or Debian. After looking into ArchLinux, I can say I'll likely never attempt it. :P


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#31 Bacterius   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 8285

Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:32 PM

I failed the ArchLinux "rite of passage". Tried really hard both in a VM for practice and on a real computer but I never got past the installation screen. Oh well :)


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#32 tstrimple   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 1718

Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:32 AM

I failed the ArchLinux "rite of passage". Tried really hard both in a VM for practice and on a real computer but I never got past the installation screen. Oh well smile.png

 

It has an installation screen? Try Gentoo. I've never had to recompile my kernel so many times to get some basic drivers working! :D

 

Also, I am definitely looking forward to the monogame content pipeline implementation!

 

https://github.com/mono/MonoGame/wiki/Content-Build-Pipeline



#33 YodamanJer   Members   -  Reputation: 437

Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:59 PM

Ooh, nice! I hadn't really looked at that yet. I will definitely keep my eyes on that!


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#34 TheChubu   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3951

Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:21 PM

That "everything you need you must compile first" mentality of Gentoo its quite fun. In the sense of pure madness that is. "Hey, a new JVM update! Better compile the 4 million LOC jvm again!".


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#35 swiftcoder   Senior Moderators   -  Reputation: 9738

Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:34 PM

That "everything you need you must compile first" mentality of Gentoo its quite fun. In the sense of pure madness that is. "Hey, a new JVM update! Better compile the 4 million LOC jvm again!".

 

I ran it on a box at my last job for a while, though I can't for the life of me remember why...

 

I finally switched it back to Ubuntu after having to recompile the full system 3 times in a week.


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#36 YodamanJer   Members   -  Reputation: 437

Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:09 AM

I don't think I'll ever want to have to manually compile my operating system. It just sounds frustrating. This is why I like things like Linux Mint. tongue.png


Edited by YodamanJer, 14 June 2013 - 09:09 AM.

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#37 tmccolgan88   Members   -  Reputation: 253

Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:34 AM

It reminded me of gnome.  I only tried it when it was first released and it was pretty buggy.






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