Astroneer is the latest in my space cowboy roleplay addiction. Except this cowboy has retired and is content to stick to the current solar system and farm / fabricate whatever he pleases. And occasionally dies in the middle of nowhere to mysteriously pop back up in the middle of the shelter like a time traveller caught in a simulation.
But even my beast of a PC was having difficulty maintaining a decent FPS output – I was getting 30-50 fps which is rather noticeable on a 165Hz display. Not to mention not being able see farther than an arm’s throw was seriously ruining the gameplay for me.
I am currently doing a playthrough of Pokémon Silver – its been a long time and it was the quintessential game at the turn of the millenium that I was really into and really help shape my gaming persona.
I remember going through a 10-pack of Duracell AA-batteries trying to catch myself a Heracross – because my friend caught one and Fighting-type Pokémon in the game were pretty rare.
Now, its much easier – there’s a tool for this (and partly I’m posting this to self-archive) : http://22.214.171.124/Headbutt%20Grid.htm.
But if only FLACs were in more widespread … circulation.
I often find myself at the computer waiting for stuff to happen (whilst distracting myself with other things).
And I turn on a kitchen timer to remind myself that I forgot about it.
So I installed elementary OS last night with all the usual fuss of experimenting with ppas (Numix icon themes, tweaks, setting up eclipse… yeah I’m random) and what not. And unfortunately, I still haven’t resolved the issues with my APU not being supported (so screen capture doesn’t work). Not being able to advertise my install makes me wonder why I installed it in the first place.
However, I did discover a nice script by Vicki Chijwani at his blog. Basically coupling this with elementary OS tweaks utility, you can add shortcuts such as:
run-or-raise chromium chromium
and then bind this to a keyboard shortcut (ctrl + 1) in the Tweaks utility. Ideally, you want it to correspond to order in which they are arranged in Plank for consistency.
This gives a windows/unity like behaviour for the core applications which you frequently switch between.