• Fedora 38 Released

    Just installed Fedora 38. So far, no issues found.

    The default wallpaper sucks though.

  • Diablo Immortal on Linux

    I was able to run Diablo Immortal on Linux, despite only being available on iOS, Android, and Windows. I know for a fact that I needed Wine to be able to run a Windows environment or application in Linux. But, I just found out you need to install Lutris too.

    For future reference, the steps are below. I am on Fedora.

    1. Install Wine
    sudo dnf install wine
    1. Install Lutris
    sudo dnf install lutris

    If Lutris won’t start, try installing it via Flatpak.

    1. Install Winetricks
    sudo dnf install winetricks
    1. Visit this Lutris Battle.net link and click on Install. It should display a dialog and click on continue. And just proceed and follow instructions.
    2. It took some time to figure out the perfect settings to run Battle.net, I was able to get a reference from this Reddit post. The settings that worked for me were, check the image below. Take note of the Wine version and the settings below it.
    • Latest Lutris Proton runner
    • DXVK Version 1.10L
    • VKD3D Version 2.6
    • D3D Extras Version 2
    • DXVK NVAPI Version 0.5.3

    And after all that, Battle.net should run after signing in.

  • Familiarizing Linux Again Part 2

    So I was able to install Manjaro KDE last night because the new USB drive was delivered yesterday. I tried to install Pop!OS but somehow I was unsuccessful. I’m glad since I really enjoyed Manjaro.

    The first order of business is upgrading all the packages and then I installed Google Chrome.

    After which I installed Thunderbird and set up my email iCloud account from Apple. This morning I was able to install Android Studio.

    sudo snap install android-studio --classic

    Right now I am trying to figure out how to sync my calendar which is on iCloud.

  • Familiarizing Linux Again

    After more than 5 years on macOS, I’m excited that I get the chance to use Linux again.

    My brother gave me his old Windows laptop. Since I figured it has 1TB of disk space in it, I decided to create a Linux partition. So I asked Silicon Valley’s best for help on which distro to install. There were no clear winners though.

    I started out my career using Linux and Eclipse IDE for Android development. For some other jobs, I used Windows but never liked it for development purposes.

    After some quick research, I downloaded Manjaro KDE.

    Installation Failed

    Yesterday, nothing worked. I tried burning the ISO images of Kubuntu, Pop!OS and Manjaro using Rufus and Etcher. I believe the USB drive has been the reason and it is defective. Towards the end of the day, the USB just stopped working, when I popped it in Windows will prompt the “need to reformat” warning. I may burn it too much.