How to fix microphone audio playback including your system sounds on Linux

馃攷 The Problem Recently, I have been on voice calls with my friends, and I have been noticing that my system sounds are being included in my microphone playback. An example of this would be if I listen to music whilst talking to friends, my friends can hear the music too. This isn鈥檛 ideal, so I decided I would try and fix it. Luckily, I found it to be quite an easy fix....

September 16, 2021 路 2 min 路 Seth

How to setup Lutris to play games on Linux

Lutris is a great option for people who want to play any games on Linux. It has an amazing collection of different supported platforms, and it allows you to play anything from Windows games, to native Linux all the way to Nintendo 3DS and PS2 games. It also connects to popular stores and allows you to download games from your library directly. I鈥檝e used it to run the Epic Games Store, a few Humble Bundle games and even a few of my Steam games....

July 15, 2021 路 2 min 路 Seth

How to automatically clear your downloads (or any folder) on Linux

馃Ч Cleaning your folders up One of the greatest things about Linux is how easily you can automate it. It gives you a huge amount of flexibility and control over your system, and it allows you to offload all the mundane or repetitive tasks to the system. In this guide, I鈥檒l briefly show you how you can periodically clear old files and folders from a directory. I use this to clear down my downloads folder, but you could use it anywhere....

July 14, 2021 路 3 min 路 Seth

How to play your Steam library on Linux

鈻讹笍 Playing your Steam games on Linux Recently, there have been lots of people trying to move over to Linux. This is partly due to Microsoft鈥檚 new Windows 11 system requirements being quite harsh, and also due to the fact that Linux has been improving massively as a desktop experience. One of the biggest pros to Linux, is the fact that it is completely free and open-source. This means you don鈥檛 have to worry about any licensing, and that if you wanted to you could modify any part of the system, as much or as little as you wanted to....

June 30, 2021 路 4 min 路 Seth

Making a Discord bot with Python

Discord is a large communication platform that has been immensely popular among gamers, but in recent years has expanded its reaches to anyone looking to create or get involved in a community of any size. It has a wide range of different features and is extensible with bots, which is partly why it鈥檚 so popular. I鈥檝e had experience making Discord bots before, and I am actually a verified bot developer (which just means I was among the first people to get a bot verified on the platform)....

June 19, 2021 路 7 min 路 Seth

Making a game with open-source tools

When you are making a game, you quite quickly discover that there are a large range of different tools that you ned to use. Usually, you鈥檒l need a game engine, an art tool, a modelling tool (for 3D games), a music/sound tool and a planning tool. The exact requirements will vary between different projects, but as a general rule they鈥檒l include these. Now all of these tools are fairly sophisticated, and they can take years to develop....

June 16, 2021 路 6 min 路 Seth