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Old 10-05-2017, 08:27 AM   #1
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Minimal live system for playing Diablo


I like to play Diablo, I mean I like to cheat playing, but messing all the system with all needed components. So I started idea to create minimal live system I will be able to play my favorite game. So I need completely minimal Slackware installation able to run wine and able to install Nvidia driver for my graphic card. Equation reads
minimal system + wine + Nvidia blob = play Diablo.

I really require system as small as possible.

I wish only to add cheating one can replay all four chapters on normal level in approximately two hours. Extremely useful having very boring work and looking for little entertainment.

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Old 10-05-2017, 08:31 AM   #2
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Please let us know when it will be done.
 
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:51 AM   #3
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Of course but I need little help. What I for sure have to install from all packages to be able to run wine and install nvidia dirver. Clearly I need Xorg, but for sure not all Xorg, I need some libraries, but yet again I don't need all libraries, I don't need networking, development, from xaps only light window manager, hope fluxbox be enough, or maybe even fvwm, the most troublesome for me are libraries, even thinking about how to make choice which I need which I don't need, causes headache.

Now I 'm playing with Knoppix but it is too large only for this solely purpose to play Diablo, and seems there is no way to install nvidia driver on it.

I think I will try Porteous, it is small Slackware based, at least it is good to start.

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Old 10-05-2017, 01:40 PM   #4
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Of course but I need little help.
Not from me, sorry. I am not eager to help someone do something completely useless.

Nevertheless, good luck.

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Old 10-05-2017, 01:57 PM   #5
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Which Diablo?
 
Old 10-05-2017, 01:58 PM   #6
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I believe you need multilib to run the Battle.net application, in order to launch Diablo. Might even need multilib to run Diablo. I usually run wine-staging too.

What is the point of running a live system just for Diablo??? Seems like a waste of time.

EDIT:
I was referring to the latest Diablo 3 patch set.
 
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:44 AM   #7
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Porteus is good and has the ability to add persistent modules but so does Slacko-Puppy and it's considerably smaller.

and BTW, Didier, Games are not useless. Besides the obvious values of puzzle solving, heightened sense of awareness and focus, and of course FUN the effect on eye hand coordination is so renowned, especially for environments/jobs where ones controls are somewhat detached such as the Mars Rover Training program and Flight Simulators but games are used to train brain and other micro surgeons. A great deal of running things in the modern world revolves around viewing on a monitor and activating function by remote controls.

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Old 10-06-2017, 09:51 AM   #8
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Salix, the installation offers 3 options: Core, summat inbetween, and Full. Maybe Core + whatever else you want added after?
 
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@enorbet: I didn't mean that games are useless, rather that strip down a Linux system as much as possible to play a game is useless in my opinion, as any Linux live distribution can be stored in the smallest USB stick you can buy nowadays. So, I fail to see what one would gain doing that. Maybe I miss something?
 
Old 10-07-2017, 10:05 AM   #10
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Which Diablo?
I hope both: 1 and 2, but definitely not 3. Maybe some other games I like to play: HoMM, Arcanum, Fallout, Homeworld is nice game and as I remember it was running quite well.
 
Old 10-07-2017, 10:09 AM   #11
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I believe you need multilib to run the Battle.net application, in order to launch Diablo.
Do you think it is easier to run multilib system than create live (or frugal) system only for this purpose? So should I run multilib system only (!) for playing Diablo and this would have more sense?
 
Old 10-07-2017, 12:17 PM   #12
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I can recommend you ATMA software if you only play on LAN like me.
You don't need multilib for these games.

Edit: only need multilib if the base system is 64bit.

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Old 10-07-2017, 10:30 PM   #13
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You need multilib for running Diablo (or any of the blizzard games) in wine. wine64 won't work. You will also need libtxc_dxtn I believe.

https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...ch=libtxc_dxtn

I think it's easier to create a USB stick, rather than a CD or DVD. Make it persistent, otherwise you will need to make a new disk every time there is a patch sent out by blizzard.
 
Old 10-08-2017, 02:28 AM   #14
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You need multilib for running Diablo (or any of the blizzard games) in wine. wine64 won't work.
That's assuming it's based on slackware64, but these are pure 32bit games and there's no reason to complicate things because none of them will use 64bit instructions anyway.
64bit base will (1) double the size of the image and (2) introduce a delay, because whenever there's a patch upstream you must update the same package twice.
And if you don't convert 64bit patches to compat32 yourself, you'll have a broken setup until Eric gets around to package multilib.
With slackware x86 there's no such problem, smp kernel can handle it without any performance loss. That's from experience, because I've been compiling wine32 for years.
 
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@enorbet: I didn't mean that games are useless, rather that strip down a Linux system as much as possible to play a game is useless in my opinion, as any Linux live distribution can be stored in the smallest USB stick you can buy nowadays. So, I fail to see what one would gain doing that. Maybe I miss something?
Thank you for the clarification, Didier. I suspect the motivation to strip down a distro to just run a game or a few games is a hangover from Windows-think, the kind of thinking that made 98Lite a moderately viable concept if not necessarily a profitable product. I see this often in Linux where people complain about "wasting hard drive space I might never use" even when that space is, as in Slackware Recommended Full Install smaller than 1GB ... AND has no impact on running processes or the resources they use. That level of control is apparently not quite possible in Windows since if it is there on the hdd it is likely at least reserving RAM "just in case".... but then 14.2 will run on a Pentium II at 400MHz (I actually have one) and Windows 10 will most assuredly NOT.


Bottom line - many gamers coming from Windows assume it would be faster if minimal, a wrong assumption these days in Linux but a common one.
 
  


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