- sudo apt-get install python libusb-dev ppp python-usb python-wxgtk2.8
- Download http://www.berry4all.com/install
- Decompress the file wherever you want. Somewhere like /home/username/ would be a good location. You'll end up with a folder called "bbtether".
- Inside the folder run "sudo ./berry4all.sh" from the command line. Root persmissions (sudo) are needed for it to work properly.
- Go to the "File" menu and select "Preferences".
Deselect verbose logging for now, on the general tab. (You can enable it later if you have issues connecting.)
On the "Modem" tab, select your wireless provider on the PPPD config dropdown list.
- From the "Modem" menu, select connect. The first time you connect it will take a minute to scan your device and find all the settings. Once the messages stop scrolling, you should be able to connect to the internet. You should see your ip address and DNS server addresses as the last lines of text in the berry4all client.
- Once the messages stop scrolling, you should be able to connect to the internet. You should see your ip address and DNS server addresses as the last lines of text in the berry4all client.
- When you’re finished using it, just select disconnect from the modem menu, and click ok. Once the phone is deinitialized (about 30 seconds) it will popup a dialog saying your phone is ready to be disconnected. If you disconnect before it’s finished, you may need to reboot your phone to be able to use it.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I first saw World of Goo while I was browsing the games at the local Target store. From the box, I gathered that it was created by a 2 man game studio with a minimal budget. The game was also very reasonably priced at $20.00.
I didn’t actually play the game until I happened upon the demo version that is actually native to Linux. It just happened that the Linux distro Sabayon which I was installing at the moment had a download link for the game. After downloading and installing the game, I quickly became hooked.
The simplest way of describing this game is to say it’s a physics simulation with specific goals you must accomplish. It’s a puzzle game like you’ve never seen before.
The great thing about this game is that there’s a native version for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This most likely means the future games coming from 2dboy will also be cross platform. It’s a great example to the larger game companies that think there’s only a windows game market. This game also has NO form of copyright protection. I’m sure this was partly due to their minimal budget, but I think they also realize it’s just a nuisance for people and really doesn’t stop pirating.
The only oddity I saw with this game is that the resolution is very low. This applies on all platforms. There’s just no option from the menus to adjust it. You can manually hack the config files, but then there are other graphical glitches associated with the game being in a higher resolution than it was designed for.
Thank you 2dboy for making a game that is amazing and fun, and runs natively on Linux. We need more intelligent game companies out there like you.