with release of the ‘dragonborn’ expansion coming soon, i decided to get back into the creation kit and wanted to add dawnguard and hearthfire. so in order to do this i had to edit the
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\skyrim\SkyrimEditor.ini and add change the section under
[Archive]. now it looks like this -
SArchiveList=Skyrim - Textures.bsa,Skyrim - Meshes.bsa,Skyrim - Animations.bsa,Skyrim - Voices.bsa,Skyrim - Interface.bsa,Skyrim - Misc.bsa,Skyrim - Sounds.bsa,Skyrim - VoicesExtra.bsa,Skyrim - Shaders.bsa,Update.bsa,Dawnguard.bsa,HearthFire.bsa
SResourceArchiveList=Skyrim - Textures.bsa,Skyrim - Meshes.bsa,Skyrim - Animations.bsa,Skyrim - Voices.bsa,Skyrim - Interface.bsa,Skyrim - Misc.bsa,Skyrim - Sounds.bsa,Skyrim - VoicesExtra.bsa,Dawnguard.bsa,HearthFire.bsa
SResourceArchiveList2=Skyrim - Shaders.bsa,Update.bsa,Dawnguard.bsa,HearthFire.bsa
and i can load all the form id’s from both expansions into the creation kit.
- open the registry editor (start -> run -> regedit
- open the following sub-key
- change it to decimal and type the new port number
- quit the registry editor and reboot
don’t forget to make the changes in your router and the firewall.
# edit the lightdm.conf
sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
# then add the following
then reboot and see if it works!
i have been working on this for quite some time. i finally found a blog that outlined it – here is the quick and dirty version. the blog is by chris lyons.
i currently have this set up and running in a local business. it manages 6 different mac’s (1x os x 10.5.8, 5x os x 10.6.8) and 2 windows xp sp3 virtual machines. so far the system has been in place for 8 months without issue. i will be migrating all mac’s to os x 10.7.8 in the coming months as well as migrating the server to a minimalist version of ubuntu 12.04.
# install the following packages
sudo apt-get install libdb4.7-dev libgcrypt11 avahi-daemon tcpd netatalk
# in order to build packages from the source, do the following
sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall
sudo apt-get install cvs subversion git-core mercurial
sudo chown $USER /usr/local/src
sudo chmod u+rwx /usr/local/src
# next, download the netatalk software
# untar and build netatalk from source
tar xvjf netatalk-2.2.2.tar.bz2
sudo make install
# edit the afpd.conf
sudo nano /usr/local/etc/netatalk/afpd.conf
# add the following to the bottom of the file
- -tcp -noddp -uamlist uams_randnum.so,uams_dhx.so,uams_dhx2_passwd.so -nosavepassword
# edit the applevolumes file to add shares to the afp server
sudo nano /usr/local/etc/netatalk/AppleVolumes.default
# add the following to the bottom – this allows users access to their home directories – change as neded
~ "Home" allow:UserName cnidscheme:dbd options:usedots,upriv
# you can add a variety of folders to the applevolumes – below is the syntax
/media/files "Files" allow:UserName cnidscheme:dbd options:usedots,upriv
/media/tm1 "Time Machine 1" allow:UserName cnidscheme:dbd options:usedots,upriv,tm
/media/tm2 "Time Machine 2" allow:UserName cnidscheme:dbd options:usedots,upriv,tm
# create the xml file that will control avahi
sudo nano /etc/avahi/services/afpd.service
# add this to the newly created /etc/avahi/services/afpd.service
<?xml version="1.0" standalone='no'?><!--*-nxml-*-->
<!DOCTYPE service-group SYSTEM "avahi-service.dtd">
# restart netatalk and avahi
sudo service netatalk restart
sudo service avahi restart
# go to each mac on the network, open a terminal, and enter the following
defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1
that should be it – now the mac users should be able to go to the Go -> Connect to server menu and connect to the afp using
i have been using the ubuntu minimal install iso lately for fresh ubuntu installs. for a few reasons really:
- smaller, more lightweight install
- completely customizable – no bloatware (you can even manually select each package)
- the resulting install is more tailored to the machine
so, after installing, there really isn’t much. so here is a list of things that are a good idea to install and configure. first, open up the ubuntu software center then go to edit and then select software sources. make sure both canonical and independent entries are checked before proceeding.
after following all these steps, you will have all the programs and libraries to watch dvd’s, play music, etc. you will also have all the latest office software and plugins (including google web office), graphics viewing and design programs, as well as pdf tools.
not all these steps are necessary – you can pick and choose what you want to install – i know i am missing some other programs and applications and i will add them later on.
this is for a 32 bit install of ubuntu!!
# first – update the system – the minimal install is usually up-to-date as it pulls all the software from current repo’s. better safe than sorry
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
# adobe flash player
sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer gsfonts-x11
# adding medibuntu – “medibutnu is a repository of packages that cannot be included into the ubuntu distribution for legal reasons (copyright, license, patent, etc).” – see the link for more details. medibuntu is also deactivated when you upgrade to a newer ubuntu release – so you will need to run this again after a release upgrade.
sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update
sudo apt-get --yes install app-install-data-medibuntu apport-hooks-medibuntu
# after installing medibuntu install the following – these are open source software for accessing and unscrambling some encrypted dvds
sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2
sudo apt-get install libdvdnav4
sudo apt-get install libdvdread4
# tools for compiling software from source
sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall cdbs devscripts dh-make fakeroot libxml-parser-perl check avahi-daemon
# multimedia – vlc, mplayer, etc – vlc is a highly portable multimedia player and framework it can read most audio, video, cds, dvds and allows streaming. mplayer (with smplayer – the front-end gui) is an awesome choice for watching dvd movies, etc, it will remember your place and settings for each movie.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc mplayer smplayer
# ffmpeg – a complete and free internet live audio and video broadcasting solution for *nix based systems
sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg321 mpg123 libflac++6 ffmpeg totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert libmad0 libjpeg-progs flac faac faad sox ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4 uudeview flac libmpeg3-1 mpeg3-utils mpegdemux liba52-0.7.4-dev libquicktime2
# java – this provides the libraries, java vm and other components – you can go here to test if java is installed
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre icedtea-7-plugin
# google chrome
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
# gedit – an amazing text editor. when in the gui this is the one i primarily use
sudo apt-get install gedit gedit-plugins gedit-developer-plugins
# libre office (open office) with pdf import and mozilla office plugin
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice libreoffice-java-common libreoffice-math libreoffice-gnome libreoffice-java-common
sudo apt-get install libreoffice-pdfimport
sudo apt-get install mozilla-libreoffice
# gwoffice (google web office) – i have not used this yet, however, i will have a post about it in the near future
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tombeckmann/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gwoffice
# remove gimp and update repo, install new version, install extras and gimp paint studio
sudo apt-get --purge remove gimp*
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-data-extras
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shnatsel/gimp-paint-studio
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp-paint-studio
# ms visio equivalent – dia
sudo apt-get install dia
# calibre – and ebook reader and converter – it can convert several formats to epub for your kindle or phone
sudo apt-get install calibre
# htop – a task manager for the command line
sudo apt-get install htop
# draftsight – an open source cad product that allows users to create, edit and view dwg files
# install the packages below
sudo apt-get install libxcb-render-util0
sudo apt-get install libdirectfb-extra
# download the install file from 3ds here
well thats it for now, i will add more to this and update it periodically.
|cpu||1.60GHz intel atom n270|
|hd||sandisk pssd 16g|
|graphics||intel mobile 945gse express (up to 128m)|
|display||8.9″ wsvga led anti-glare (1024×600)|
|wifi 1||broadcom bcm4312 802.11b/g|
|wifi 2||rtl8191SU 802.11n|
i partitioned the 16g ssd into two 8g partitions. i also used an 8g 30mbps sd card for a swap space for linux and a page file for windows.
ubuntu 12.04 lts
i installed ubuntu 12.04 using the minimal installation iso from a usb drive (the iso is only about 30m). this allowed me to heavily customize the install. the total space used on the drive is less than 2.5g – and thats with me adding in other programs and libraries. i went with xfce for the desktop environment. i had tried lxde and did not really enjoy it. below is a screenshot of htop after the os was fully loaded and running for 5+ minutes.
windows xp sp3
i used nlite and modified the stock iso from the oem cd for the 1116nr. (i will have another post with the modifications i made, including the various registry changes) the total size of the iso, with drivers slip-streamed in, was 240m. the os, with all software (including antivirus, etc) was under 5g. below is a screenshot of the task manager after the os was fully loaded and running for 5+ minutes.
overall i am quite pleased with the 1116nr. both ubuntu and windows are fairly responsive and perform far better than i had anticipated.
every now and again window decorations disappear in ubuntu 12.04. this happened in 11.04 and 11.10 as well. here is the fix for that.
# press alt + f2 to open the run command dialog
and viola, your window decorations have returned!
# install open ssh server
sudo apt-get install openssh-server
# backup the default ssh config to the home directory
sudo cp /etc/ssh/sshd_config ~
# edit the config file using vi (gedit works as well if your in a gui)
sudo vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
# change the following lines – you dont want root to be able log in, change the default port from 22 and allow users – so change the ones listed below
AllowUsers user1 user2
# restart the ssh server to commit the changes
sudo restart ssh
dont forget to setup the port forwarding on the router for external access!
when installing the dotnet packages in wine, i got this error -
user@darkstar:~/.wine$ ./winetricks dotnet11
Executing w_do_call dotnet11
Executing w_do_call fontfix
Please uninstall the Samyak/Oriya font, e.g. 'sudo dpkg -r ttf-oriya-fonts', then log out and log in again. That font causes strange crashes in .net programs.
to remove the font package
# its a part of the
ttf-indic-fonts package, so we need to remove it
# there are other references to them – using a handy
sed command you can find them and then edit the file to remove.
# i ran the following commands in the
grep -nr samy . | sed 's@\(Samyak\)@@'
grep -nr oriy . | sed 's@\(Oriya\)@@'
after the oriya and samyak fonts and all mentions of them are removed, log out and log back in and you should be all set to move forward with the dotnet11 install