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2009/09/05

How to run Umineko no Naku Koro ni (en) portable and multi-OS

Filed under: Computers, Games, How-to, Linux, Umineko — atanok @ 23:56

Update: getting the Windows version and then the onscripter executables for Mac and GNU/Linux is the best method right now.
Get everything at this page.

The Linux executable on that page is statically linked, which drastically reduces dependencies, at the cost of being larger and… well… not being dynamically linked. But it’s better for portability.

[rest is outdated, Witch Hunt have released a new version of the patch, which makes things slightly harder for Mac users attempting this guide. Can still be used as a reference.]

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PREAMBLE

This how to is intended for those who want to:

  • Use ONScripter-EN to play graphic novels in GNU/Linux.
  • “Install” Umineko no Naku Koro ni in GNU/Linux. (With english patch)
  • Make the game portable so you can play it on multiple operating systems and/or machines.

That includes Windows users who want to play in multiple Windows installations/computers.

We will be using Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) as the base distro.

I personally use Linux Mint 6, which is for all matters the same.

A great deal of credit for this guide must go to NegativeZero from pinkubentobox for his post on running Umineko in Linux.

This wouldn’t be possible without:

ONScripter-EN‘s maintainer, Haeleth

The original ONScripter.

The Witch Hunt Translation Project, who take all credit for the english translation patch.

07th Expansion‘s Ryukishi07 – need I say more?

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2009/02/18

recordmydesktop and ensuing gtk frontend. Sound capture drama.

Filed under: Computers, Linux — atanok @ 08:32

goddammit Linux, these sound server schemes are way too complicated.

I want to record the desktop to elaborate tutorial videos, gaming capture and whatnot, but even though an awesome video capture tool is available, recordmydesktop, it’s the audio capture that’s bringing me closer to those nice young men in their clean white coats, and they’re coming to take me away HA HAA!

So far I’ve figured thatmy Intel “HDA” integrated audio board refuses to provide a “stereo mix” or “wave” output, and recordmydesktop doesn’t support PulseAudio (Ubuntu 8.10 default, thus Linux Mint) as a capture source.
It does however support JACK, a much lower latency sound server, but older and apparently underfeatured.

My general idea now is as follows:
Programs=>PulseAudio->JACK->recordmydesktop (for capture)
Programs=>Pulseaudio->ALSA->Hardware (for playback)

The second line what I think is already in place, so no problems there.
The first one though is giving me headaches, mixed with short breath, cough and dripping nose caused by what I suspect to be a bronchitis, but I digress…

I’ve tried using JACK with its friendly qjackctl GUI frontend to no avail, but I suspect the error in this case might be located between the chair and the keyboard, I must confess.

I’ll now give myself into a restless sleep while thinking about these issues, plus a broken 360 that isn’t mine and a driving code exam I should be studying for.

Oh, the unfunny drama keeps adding up.
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