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MTT 295 / Half Awake & Half Asleep

MTT295 Spectrogram

Electro (& other) at 120 this hour, a little cryptic & eerie following this month's theme. This mix features five tracks from Brokntoys (including relatively new pieces by Barking and Champagne Mirrors) and two from Bass Agenda. Plus, of course, a bunch of old and weird tunes.

Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download this mix. This mix is also available at mixcloud.




Shadowrun Returns on FreeBSD

Writing to report that the Harebrained Schemes Shadowrun games (Returns, Dragonfall, and Hong Kong) all run under FreeBSD. I got them working by following the Linux Binary Compatibility chapter of the FreeBSD Handbook (using the CentOS base system linux-c7 as instructed by 10.3) and then installing the linux-nvidia-libs package to support my graphics card. After that I was able to directly execute the Linux binaries downloaded from GOG. (This configuration is, of course, not officially supported by anyone. I got it to work but I can't guarantee that it'll work for anyone else.)

I like these games a lot. They're an interesting combination of tactical combat RPG and '90s Shadowrun novelization. The second one, Dragonfall, is my favorite of the trilogy, I think it has the best balance of those elements. I've had a rare crash or two while playing Dragonfall but otherwise all three games run flawlessly for me.