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Are You Smarter Than Chess for Linux?

📅 December 29, 2016
chess07The classic, time-tested game of pure skill called chess is available for Linux, and it is called…Chess.

Chess games are plentiful on many different platforms, and this is one version that is available for Linux. It features a GUI, simple pieces, and simple play mechanics.

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Enjoy a Math-based Tiling Puzzle Game with 2048 Game

📅 November 23, 2016
cover2048 Game is a seemingly simple shift-the-tile game that can take some skill and practice to complete. The goal is easy: Shift the tiles until you produce a tile with the number 2048.

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Play a Terminal Game with Cavez of Phear

📅 November 19, 2016
cavez2CAVEZ of PHEAR is an arcade-style game that runs inside a terminal. The gameplay is similar to Boulder Dash — actually, it is a Boulder Dash clone — where you must collect all diamonds from a maze while avoiding a squishy demise if excavating beneath boulders.

The best part? The game is made entirely in ASCII!

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Better PlayStation Video with RGB SCART

📅 October 15, 2016
ff7-1-ps1-scart-comboYearning to play games on an original PlayStation console but dislike the poor video quality?

Most modern HDTVs available today only offer HDMI and maybe component video inputs — neither of which the PlayStation (PSX/PS1/PSOne) supports.

However, the PSX outputs RGB (red/green/blue) signals through its video output port to produce the best colors and picture quality.

How can we use RGB with today’s HDMI televisions and monitors? This requires two items: a PSX SCART cable and a SCART-to-HDMI converter. With these, we can achieve almost pixel-perfect sharpness and colors from a nearly 20-year-old gaming console.

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How To Set Up RetroPie 3.5 on Raspberry Pi 2 – Part 2

📅 February 15, 2016
rgui2With hardware and basic EmulationStation configuration complete, we are ready for further adjustments.

 

 

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How To Set Up RetroPie 3.5 on Raspberry Pi 2 – Part 1

📅 February 13, 2016
titleCraving video game nostalgia? Curious to experiment with homemade creations? Have a Raspberry Pi?

Explore the fun of RetroPie!

RetroPie is software that turns your Raspberry Pi into a multi-console-arcade emulation system that allows you to play games and homemade software. Missing those older systems that are no longer available? With RetroPie, you can play games rendered in high-definition crispness and detail and control them using USB or Bluetooth wireless controllers, such as the Dual Shock 4.

This tutorial shows how to setup RetroPie 3.5 on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.

Update: These instructions are also valid for RetroPie 3.6.

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EVGA 980 Ti 2-Way SLI Performance with Modded Skyrim and ENB

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How smoothly will a heavily-modded, ENB-rich Skyrim perform when using two EVGA 980 Ti graphics cards in 2-way SLI?

Will Skyrim achieve 60 fps with ENB at 5760×1080 resolution using NVIDIA Surround?

Reviews adulate the power of the 980 Ti, but answers to these questions were nonexistent. The game Skyrim features beautiful eyecandy when modified with high-resolution textures, lighting effects, and high-performance, crash-inducing modifications, but these modifications produce a heavy performance hit that can bring the mightiest of graphics cards to their knees..

No 980 Ti reviews that I have read discuss performance when modifying older games. This is a shame because unoptimized games, like Skyrim, often require more GPU power to produce cutting-edge effects than the latest blockbuster games, which have been optimized for current technology. As a result, how well a new graphics cards runs a modified game — particularly Skyrim with ENB — can offer a glimpse into the card’s true potential.

While many older games can be modified, I chose to test Skyrim due the near-photographic results that are possible with its lush environment. Is ENB-laden Skyrim playable? Will Skyrim crash? Will there be the dreaded Blue Screen of Death? 1920×1080 resolution runs fine no matter what the game, but what about NVIDIA Surround at 5760×1080?

I had the opportunity to test two EVGA 980 Ti graphics cards in SLI (Scalable Link Interface) to see how a modified Skyrim would perform with ENB effects enabled. I compared these results to two MSi N770 Lighting graphics cards in 2-way SLI. The difference was amazing!

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