Official Team Fortress 2 Game Nights (PC)

I finally got TF2 running on Linux on my Radeon 7850. Similar experience to Queueball -- no sound, lower framerate. Although I didn't do anything to tweak the drivers, and there was clearly a ton of AA going on.

The gory details, spoilered for their general irrelevance to mannes and hattes:

Spoiler:

I used wubi, but I didn't use the image it downloads. Instead, I downloaded the CD (has to be CD, not DVD) ISO of the 64-bit Ubuntu Quantal desktop and put it in the same directory with wubi.exe, per this FAQ. The result was a very different (and more stable) Ubuntu install; having done it both ways now, I highly recommend it over the crack smoke wubi auto-downloaded.

To get the graphics working, the most helpful thing for me was this Ask Ubuntu article. (Notably, those dependencies in the middle of the article are required to run the magical dpkg-building driver archive from AMD.) I ended up doing most of it from the root shell you can get from selecting "recovery mode" at the Grub prompt. (Which you only get from the Desktop-CD-ISO version; another reason to do it that way.) I don't like removing graphics drivers while I'm actually using them.

As someone who remembers when configuring X could literally make your monitor catch fire, I have to say the process is the most thoroughly harrowing thing I've done with Linux in fifteen years, and the driver manufacturers should be ashamed of themselves. But it can be done, and the worst case with wubi is that you boot back into Windows, uninstall by running wubi.exe again, and write nastygrams about it on the Internet.

If all that made your eyes glaze over, I'll be happy to log on for people and get them butt-penguins if Sparhawk can't hook you up for some reason. As with Spar, no tips are necessary.

I've been watching the number of Tuxes grow. About 8000 at this writing, 300 more since the last time I looked about four hours ago. By contrast, there are 57,440 buds. That doesn't necessarily mean anything about how valuable they are---plenty of things in the world of TF2 are rarer but less valuable than buds---but it will be interesting to see how Linux compares to OS X when it comes to people logging in. Linux is cheaper to get than OS X, but perhaps harder to get TF2 running on.

Hmm, I expect to spend some time later this week getting Linux up and running, but good to know there are kind hearted folks out there to help if needed.

I also have a Linux setup and can help out if anyone wants me to log in for them.

I actually found out that my sound settings were set too low for my mic, so I actually have full sound and voice. Basically, just to play TF2, I'm 100% not dependent on windows. Which is an awesome feeling. That being said, I need other games to make the migration. While windows isn't as bad as it used to be, it's my least preferred OS. I'm impressed with what Valve has done with TF2 on linux.

When things get busy in TF2, my system slows down too much. But, I haven't tweaked anything yet either.
Really getting close to ditching windows. As Queueball said. Not enough games out yet.
But, I might be at a point where Valve is taking care of most games and Wine the rest.

I attempted Umbutu on an old dual processor SCSI hard drive machine with a NVIDIA quadro 4 graphics card. I worked this over a couple hours before I found the ask umbutu thread that said you had to have a series 6 or newer nvidia graphics card. Enter Sparhawk...

KUThunderchief wrote:

I attempted Umbutu on an old dual processor SCSI hard drive machine with a NVIDIA quadro 4 graphics card. I worked this over a couple hours before I found the ask umbutu thread that said you had to have a series 6 or newer nvidia graphics card. Enter Sparhawk...

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I will be on tonight for the taunt-party. Prepared to be shredded!

Oh yeah!

Team Fortress 2 Update Released
February 18, 2013 - TF2 Team

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

Added new promo items
The Brütal Bouffant
The Shred Alert

Fixed UGC Season 8 medals not using the correct colors
Updated the material for the Buck Turner All-Stars

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I just checked it out. It's pretty sweet, though sadly, not a taunt kill.

ukickmydog wrote:

I just checked it out. It's pretty sweet, though sadly, not a taunt kill.

That's a shame. I was hoping it would make the enemy players near you headbang themselves to death. :p

Mantid wrote:
ukickmydog wrote:

I just checked it out. It's pretty sweet, though sadly, not a taunt kill.

That's a shame. I was hoping it would make the enemy players near you headbang themselves to death. :p

Or maybe just have one persons head explode....

Tonight wasn't about capping really...
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Ragin not sure how to handle all this heavy metal...
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Happy Birthday Phish! Good to see you on man!

Gumbs, can we make the autobalance work faster or something? A couple of games a team was down 2 for minutes and that was enough for the other team to gain advantage. Sometimes autobalance works in like 10 seconds but tonight it didn't, was weird.

Edit: Also happy birthday to Phish : )

Who was Stryker? I want to stab him in the throat.

Yeah, that Dustbowl round was rough. We kept losing pubbies and then getting new players. I think we only had seven or eight people who were on BLU for the entire round. Everyone else was scrubs rotating in and back out again.
I'm going back to my scotch now. Thanks for the birthday wishes

Mex wrote:

Gumbs, can we make the autobalance work faster or something? A couple of games a team was down 2 for minutes and that was enough for the other team to gain advantage. Sometimes autobalance works in like 10 seconds but tonight it didn't, was weird.

Edit: Also happy birthday to Phish : )

I made some adjustments to speed the process up, but if it's two minutes or less and teams get unbalanced it won't swap anyone.

There was a meeting of the Madison Wisconsin chapter of the Team Fortress 2 Support Group this weekend if anybody is interested.

Happy birthday Phish!

Would you motherf***ers look at that? I didn't f***ing curse ONCE tonight! I think this f***ing time away calmed my f***ing nerves a bit, f**********ck.

This was the first thing I heard when I joined the server:

Psych wrote:

Diarrhea all over the server.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

This was the first thing I heard when I joined the server:

Psych wrote:

Diarrhea all over the server.

Diarrhea is NOT a bad word!

Psych wrote:
iaintgotnopants wrote:

This was the first thing I heard when I joined the server:

Psych wrote:

Diarrhea all over the server.

Diarrhea is NOT a bad word!

I had it all day today and I say you are wrong!

Psych wrote:
iaintgotnopants wrote:

This was the first thing I heard when I joined the server:

Psych wrote:

Diarrhea all over the server.

Diarrhea is NOT a bad word!

It certainly isn't a good word either.

tboon wrote:
Psych wrote:

Diarrhea is NOT a bad word!

I had it all day today and I say you are wrong!

Check yer six, indeed

Psych wrote:

Would you motherf***ers look at that? I didn't f***ing curse ONCE tonight! I think this f***ing time away calmed my f***ing nerves a bit, f**********ck.

Coincidence that I wasn't there? I think not. You neeeeed me.

Mex wrote:
tboon wrote:
Psych wrote:

Diarrhea is NOT a bad word!

I had it all day today and I say you are wrong!

Check yer six, indeed

More like check yer underwear, amirite? hurhurhurhurhur

ukickmydog wrote:
Psych wrote:

Would you motherf***ers look at that? I didn't f***ing curse ONCE tonight! I think this f***ing time away calmed my f***ing nerves a bit, f**********ck.

Coincidence that I wasn't there? I think not. You neeeeed me.

Like a pan to the face?

Psych wrote:

Would you motherf***ers look at that? I didn't f***ing curse ONCE tonight! I think this f***ing time away calmed my f***ing nerves a bit, f**********ck.

You may not have been but OG slinger certainly had is way with the english language last night. Sheesh, it's just for fun mannes!