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Big fan of SBC gaming, open source engine recreations/source ports, gaming in general, alternative operating systems, and all things modding.

Trying to post and comment often in an effort to add to Lemmy's growth.

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OneDrive automatically backups folders in Windows 11 without users' permissions
  • I wonder how this will work with local accounts

  • Has anyone been able to get Stardew Valley working on the RG35XXSP?
  • Yeah I mention that a few times in my post. I have been trying to figure out why it runs on one but not the other. Where are the differences?

  • Is there a website where I can upload stuff for free and the files stay there forever?
  • It depends what you are after.

    Even though Google has a long history of killing their products I doubt they'd do it to Google Drive anytime soon. You could upload it there and make it publicly available. Proton Drive is newer and preferred by a lot of people for numerous reasons. It has a 5GB limit. You could probably use that.

    I feel like the key is having at least one other place where it is in the event one service dies.

    That said there are paid services out there that would likely keep your files indefinitely and are unlikely to shutdown anytime soon.

  • Why Interplay’s original “Fallout 3” was canceled 20+ years ago
  • There's also other non canon and cancelled Fallout projects like Fallout Extreme and Fallout Tactics 2. They are neat for fan project world building.

  • Why Interplay’s original “Fallout 3” was canceled 20+ years ago
  • For anyone interested in Van Buren there's a huge rabbit hole you can go down. The demo is available, there's several fan projects made to recreate elements of it (more than the one the article mentions), and Retcon Raider has some pretty good videos covering the design documents.

  • Has anyone been able to get Stardew Valley working on the RG35XXSP?
  • Glad I'm not alone on this. If I do find a solution I'll make sure to tag you in it.

    It would be nice if troubleshooting this was more standardized. Most people just seem to jump to a new firmware or give up all together.

  • How are data storage prices going to change in the next couple years?
  • I was referring to drives like the Seagate 16TB HDD Exos X16. That said there are MDD drives that are apparently cheaper but I haven't heard of them before.

  • Sims competitor Life by You has been canceled
  • Kind of reminds me of how I played The Long Dark. I turned all of hazards to minimal and treated it like a walking simulator/exploration game

  • Has anyone been able to get Stardew Valley working on the RG35XXSP?

    cross-posted from: https://leminal.space/post/7700398

    > I followed the guides that are out there that basically say the following. > > * Install Port Master and the Stardew Valley port though the app > > * In Steam right click on Stardew Valley and go to properties followed by Betas and select compatibility - For 32-bit systems. The legacy XNA version of Stardew Valley. Wait for it to update. > > * Transfer the game's files into ports/stardewvalley/game data > > But every time I attempt to launch it goes to a black screen then back to the lists of ports. I am not sure if this is because I am running KNULLI. When I was searching for this online people seem to be running muOS. > > I've been able to get Half Life to launch so I'm not sure what's going on here. I would appreciate some advice. > > I might try the other compatibility option for Stardew Valley which is the legacy option for 1.5.6 but I don't think that will do anything either. > > > --- > > The TL:DR of my edits is I still haven't gotten it to work. Once I saw that it worked in muOS I started looking into the differences between the two and trying to transfer them over to KNULLI. All my searching online says that it's an issue with mono but the files are there. muOS and KNULLI have different directory layouts so I am wondering if some folder isn't in the correct location. > > --- > > ::: spoiler Troubleshooting Edits: > > > Edit: Using muOS works. I'm using the same setup process for each firmware so I'm not sure what's happening here. I thought it might be an issue with the .sh file pointing to the wrong directory but I compared it to the Half Life one and it looks pretty similar. There is a log file in the Stardew Valley folder that mentioned a SIGSEGV while executing native code. It says this is usually an error in mono runtime or one of the native libraries. > > It goes into more detail but it says > > > warning: unable to find libthread_db matching inferior's thread library, thread debugging will not be available. > > > 0x0000007f8fded794 in wait4 () from /lib/libc.so.6 > > I might try to post the entire log file in its entirety later today. > > --- > > Edit 2: I decided to look more into mono but it hasn't really turned up anything. I thought I might be missing some kind of mono file but I compared the two firmwares and both have the mono-6.12.0.122-aarch64.squashfs file in \PortMaster\libs\ and the various mono files in \ports\stardewvalley\dlls. When searching for "mono" on the KNULLI firmware I do have an empty mono folder. I also tried reinstalling mono through PortMaster but it did nothing. After reinstalling Stardew Valley it seems like it auto-installs along with it. > > --- > > Edit 3: I tried to down-grade PortMaster by deleting the folder and .sh file and downloading an older version from GitHub to match the version muOS uses but I may have done this incorrectly because PortMaster is no longer launching. > > I found several other posts detailing the same issue or similar issues. The setup guide for Stardew Valley by RetroGamesCorps has multiple people in the comments mentioning it, the GitHub page for KNULLI has an issue post about this (it can be found here where I believe they attempted to launch the Stardew Valley .sh file through the file manager app Commander, and on subreddits like /r/RG35XX_H and /r/SBCGaming people are talking about PortMaster games not launching or launching after several attempts. > > I tried messing with the Stardew Valley .sh file to see if changing the monofile line to use the address of the mono squashfs file would help but that didn't seem to do anything. > > My next step will probably be to use the Steam console to download a specific version of the game. Some have said that might work. It all seems so sporadic. People have been able to get it working and comment on the triggers being reversed and others can't seem to get it all. > > I like KNULLI because it reminds me of AmberELEC with the video previews and I think you can set it up so games display whether they have RetroAchievements from the selection screen but I may end up switching over muOS at this rate. > > I haven't been able to get achievements to display either but I am doing one thing at a time. > ::: >

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    Paradox just cancelled Life By You
  • Maybe Paralives. I feel like it's further out from completion than Tiny Life though and is going to require more time to become a polished product.

  • Sims competitor Life by You has been canceled
  • I mean you aren't too far off. Honestly I wouldn't mind it. I would rather have a feature rich simpler looking game than something that's fancy and shallow.

    I'd be more than impressed by something just basically recreates the original Sims experience.

  • Has anyone been able to get Stardew Valley working on the RG35XXSP?

    I followed the guides that are out there that basically say the following.

    • Install Port Master and the Stardew Valley port though the app

    • In Steam right click on Stardew Valley and go to properties followed by Betas and select compatibility - For 32-bit systems. The legacy XNA version of Stardew Valley. Wait for it to update.

    • Transfer the game's files into ports/stardewvalley/game data

    But every time I attempt to launch it goes to a black screen then back to the lists of ports. I am not sure if this is because I am running KNULLI. When I was searching for this online people seem to be running muOS.

    I've been able to get Half Life to launch so I'm not sure what's going on here. I would appreciate some advice.

    I might try the other compatibility option for Stardew Valley which is the legacy option for 1.5.6 but I don't think that will do anything either.

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    The TL:DR of my edits is I still haven't gotten it to work. Once I saw that it worked in muOS I started looking into the differences between the two and trying to transfer them over to KNULLI. All my searching online says that it's an issue with mono but the files are there. muOS and KNULLI have different directory layouts so I am wondering if some folder isn't in the correct location.

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    Troubleshooting Edits:

    Edit: Using muOS works. I'm using the same setup process for each firmware so I'm not sure what's happening here. I thought it might be an issue with the .sh file pointing to the wrong directory but I compared it to the Half Life one and it looks pretty similar. There is a log file in the Stardew Valley folder that mentioned a SIGSEGV while executing native code. It says this is usually an error in mono runtime or one of the native libraries.

    It goes into more detail but it says

    > warning: unable to find libthread_db matching inferior's thread library, thread debugging will not be available.

    > 0x0000007f8fded794 in wait4 () from /lib/libc.so.6

    I might try to post the entire log file in its entirety later today.

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    Edit 2: I decided to look more into mono but it hasn't really turned up anything. I thought I might be missing some kind of mono file but I compared the two firmwares and both have the mono-6.12.0.122-aarch64.squashfs file in \PortMaster\libs\ and the various mono files in \ports\stardewvalley\dlls. When searching for "mono" on the KNULLI firmware I do have an empty mono folder. I also tried reinstalling mono through PortMaster but it did nothing. After reinstalling Stardew Valley it seems like it auto-installs along with it.

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    Edit 3: I tried to down-grade PortMaster by deleting the folder and .sh file and downloading an older version from GitHub to match the version muOS uses but I may have done this incorrectly because PortMaster is no longer launching.

    I found several other posts detailing the same issue or similar issues. The setup guide for Stardew Valley by RetroGamesCorps has multiple people in the comments mentioning it, the GitHub page for KNULLI has an issue post about this (it can be found here where I believe they attempted to launch the Stardew Valley .sh file through the file manager app Commander, and on subreddits like /r/RG35XX_H and /r/SBCGaming people are talking about PortMaster games not launching or launching after several attempts.

    I tried messing with the Stardew Valley .sh file to see if changing the monofile line to use the address of the mono squashfs file would help but that didn't seem to do anything.

    My next step will probably be to use the Steam console to download a specific version of the game. Some have said that might work. It all seems so sporadic. People have been able to get it working and comment on the triggers being reversed and others can't seem to get it all.

    I like KNULLI because it reminds me of AmberELEC with the video previews and I think you can set it up so games display whether they have RetroAchievements from the selection screen but I may end up switching over muOS at this rate.

    I haven't been able to get achievements to display either but I am doing one thing at a time.

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    Paradox just cancelled Life By You
  • That's a shame. I do feel like Life By You is the Sims-style game I've heard the least about though

  • Sims competitor Life by You has been canceled
  • That's kind of like Tiny Life. It is similar to the Sims but with retro graphics. Lots of people bought it as soon as it hit early access when a lot of core things were missing.

  • Encyclopedia
  • Kind of related but KiwiX is an app that can allow people to view Wikipedia while offline. All you need is the Wikipedia ZIM file that comes in various sizes. There's also several other Wikis that are available for download.

  • How are data storage prices going to change in the next couple years?
  • I wasn't sure about that considering HAMR and HDMR drives are being developed like Seagate's Mozaic 3+ which has 30TB.

  • How are data storage prices going to change in the next couple years?
  • My stake is really that 30 TB mark. That should be enough to consolidate all my storage conveniently in one spot. I don't need incredibly fast transfer speeds so I think an HDD would do fine.

  • What comes to mind if someone uses the term "deeply unserious"?
  • Kind of similar in the unpleasant aspect but I'd say someone who doesn't know when to stop and take things seriously.

  • Anybody know of any Darknet/darkweb related communities?
  • If you are looking for information related to Tor you could probably find some discussion of it in privacy focused communities and instances.

    Maybe try searching related topics like Tor or the podcast Darknet Diaries. If you are looking for a fake Rolex or the onion versions of news sites like the BBC you can just search for those directly instead of jumping through hoops to end up there anyway.

  • What's the piece of technology that has impacted the modern world the most?
  • I would say the Internet as well. It has dramatically shaped how we interact with the world and has made a lot of information more accessible.

    There are probably better overall answers like farming, the printing press, vaccines, transistors, and fertilizer but I feel like a lot of them are if we didn't have X we wouldn't have Y situations.

  • How are data storage prices going to change in the next couple years?
  • In general, technology gets cheaper for better products over time. Short term that’s not always true, but the longer timescales you look, the better is it for consumers.

    Yeah that's why I linked the graph above. I asked here because I thought someone might have looked into this before and have a better insight on it. Maybe they've read about foretasted chip shortages or some kind of technological improvement with manufacturing? I am not sure. It's something I only sporadically see articles about.

    A year or two is a long time, and probably worth waiting.

    If the price of a HDD on sale this year is equal to the average price of the same tier of HDD two or three years from now I'd probably just pull the trigger now.

  • Starfield will get at least one more expansion after Shattered Space, Todd Howard says
  • Howard referred to Shattered Space as being in the vein of Bethesda’s other “annual story expansions”, adding that the developers hope to release additional content for Starfield for “a very long time". That means we’ll see at least one more big expansion, with Howard saying that the team “more or less” plan to put out annual DLC in a similar way to their previous games.

    “We're planning for the one after [Shattered Space], so there will be another one,” Howard then confirmed.

    I feel like these two comments hint at different things. I hope there is more than one DLC to come.

    I haven't played Starfield yet but I've heard the base game can be kind of dull at times. I was hoping we would see some kind of No Man's Sky or Cyberpunk 2077 changes to the base elements of the game that might address this.

  • datahoarder @lemmy.ml Corroded @leminal.space

    How are data storage prices going to change in the next couple years?

    I was considering making a 30+ TB NAS to simplify and streamline my current setup but because it's a relatively low priority for me I am wondering is it worth it to hold off for a year or two?

    I am unsure if prices have more or less plateaued and the difference won't be all that substantial. Maybe I should just wait for Black Friday.

    For context it seems like two 16TB HDD would cost about $320 currently.

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    Here's some related links:

    • This article by Our World in Data contains a chart with how the price per GB has decreased overtime.

    • This article by Tom's Hardware talks about how in July 2023 SSD prices bottomed out before climbing back up predicted further increases in 2024.

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    Anyone have recommendations for STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl mods?

    I am playing through it for the first time and I know it has a rich modding scene so I'm wondering what is out there.

    I would be curious about quality of life mods like bug fixes and graphical improvements. I'm not super interested in rebalance mods at this time.

    That said feel free to mention any mods you've really enjoyed. I'd be interested to hear about those as well.

    Please avoid spoilers. I am planning to play each game soon.

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    Modern Vintage Gamer | Nintendo is erasing its history - The war against ROMS

    If you follow this community you are likely already aware of a majority of what this video covers. It seems to have been created as a response to the take down of ROMs on Vimm's Lair.

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    It's a 14 minute video by Modern Vintage Gamer that talks about ROM take downs and how Internet Archive ROM sets have managed to stay up (the Internet Archive page explaining this can be found here), the challenge of dumping games, and how Nintendo isn't doing enough for fans.

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    Are niche pillows and cases worth it?

    The picture I linked is of a buckwheat pillow. Had no idea they were a thing before today.

    What about silk or bamboo pillow cases?

    I've only ever really used cotton pillow cases and cotton stuffed pillows. I recently upgraded to a foam pillow that I'm enjoying.

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    Doom: The Dark Ages | Official Trailer

    Here is what TechRadar said

    > The game is billed as a prequel to the modern Doom series, which includes 2016's Doom and Doom Eternal. It will focus on the origins of the enigmatic Slayer and feature a never-before-seen medieval war against hell. Judging from everything shown in the trailer, it looks like a pretty radical departure from the more futuristic, sci-fi look other the other games.

    > Like the two previous installments, Doom: The Dark Ages is being developed by id Software and is powered by the idTech game engine.

    > A recent post from the official Doom X / Twitter account has also confirmed that the game will be available as part of an Xbox Game Pass subscription. It will be launching for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC and, rather surprisingly, PlayStation 5.

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    Here are some other articles about it but I imagine most of the information is the same:

    • https://www.polygon.com/24171213/doom-dark-ages-microsoft-xbox-games-showcase-sequel

    • https://www.theverge.com/24172041/doom-the-dark-ages-xbox-summer-game-fest-trailer

    • https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/doom-the-dark-ages-comes-rampaging-in-on-a-chainsaw-shield-next-year

    • https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2024/06/doom-the-dark-ages-announced-for-steam-in-2025/

    • https://doom.fandom.com/wiki/Doom:_The_Dark_Ages

    • https://www.pcgamer.com/games/fps/the-next-doom-game-will-be-titled-doom-the-dark-ages-and-revealed-at-xbox-games-showcase-report-claims/

    • https://www.doomworld.com/forum/topic/145433-doom-the-dark-ages-doom-6/

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    What do you think? Do you believe it will play similar to DOOM Eternal?

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    What has your experience been like using achievement trackers with pirated games?

    I've been trying to mimics the functionality of Steam with open source projects. For example using Playnite as my game library manager. One thing I'm having a bit of a hard time with is finding a substitute for achievement tracking. I know achievements aren't for everyone but I find it helps motivate me to power through lulls in longer games and try out side quests.

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    The closest alternative I have come across is xan105's Achievement Watcher. It started in 2019, got a fair amount of attention 2020 after being posted on /r/CrackWatch by the creator, was added to various piracy megathreads, and stopped development in 2022.

    It was a bit of a challenge to setup.

    Some steps were:

    • Grab my own Steam API so it could fetch data for the achievements.

    • Alter Windows 11's notification settings so I could get the achievement unlocked notification.

    • Go through the steam_emu.ini files so I could find the correct directories (ex. \Users\Public\Documents\CODEX\)

    • Using Achievement Watcher to generate the achievements.json and image files and placing them in the steam_settings folder of each game.

    Even then I haven't been able to get it working smoothly. For Cities: Skylines for example I can unlock achievements but I don't receive a notification and they only appear after I refresh Achievement Watcher (Control + R). Most modern guides suggest using a Steam Auto Cracker but doing so appears to stop the game from working. I don't know if this is because I am utilizing repacks or if there are multiple forms of DRM at work. I could easily be missing something.

    I've read there are compatibility issues with Achievement Watcher and cracks from groups/people like TENOKE.

    Considering I own the games I want to play without DRM I may just try to use Goldberg myself.

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    Some games like Fallout New Vegas allow you to view completed challenges in-game and I imagine there are mods out there that add some form of achievement/trophy/challenge system.

    There's also RetroAchievements for older games.

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    What is the absolute max level of ear protection you can get?

    If I recall correctly the maximum Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) for earplugs and earmuffs is around 30db. You can combine the two for a slight increase in hearing protection but you still hit a limit because of bone vibration.

    Is there PPE out there to go even further beyond this? Where would it be commonly used?

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    headphones @lemmy.world Corroded @leminal.space

    Can someone recommend me some more pocketable earbuds?

    I currently have have some Bose QuietComfort earbuds but the case the case for them is quite thick and doesn't easily fit in a front pocket. I am wondering what's out there with a form factor similar to AirPods.

    Here's a picture of the current headphones I have

    !

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    Some other features that are important to me are:

    • Transparency mode

    • Active noise cancelling

    • Comfortable

    • Not going to easy fall out of my ears

    • Decent IP (Ingress Progression) rating

    • Multipoint so I can toggle between devices

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    I feel like the Jabra Elite 10 looks promising.

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    Does Multipoint functionality in headphones allow you to listen to two different devices at the same time?

    cross-posted from: https://leminal.space/post/7148311

    > Does Multipoint functionality in headphones allow you to listen to two different devices at the same time? > > I have been using an audio mixer at my desk for a while now so I can do things like listen to music while I play video games but I am wondering if Multipoint could replace my audio mixer and simplify my setup. Would it allow me to listen to two different devices at the same time? > > I have been reading about Multitpoint on websites selling compatible headphones (Jabra and Google) and it doesn't sound like this is the case. It sounds like it's simply a faster means of switching back and forth between devices. What makes me second guess this though are posts I have seen in forums suggesting Multipoint is the solution I am looking for. > > If not could some wireless DAC be the solution?

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    No Stupid Questions @lemmy.ml Corroded @leminal.space

    Does Multipoint functionality in headphones allow you to listen to two different devices at the same time?

    I have been using an audio mixer at my desk for a while now so I can do things like listen to music while I play video games but I am wondering if Multipoint could replace my audio mixer and simplify my setup. Would it allow me to listen to two different devices at the same time?

    I have been reading about Multitpoint on websites selling compatible headphones (Jabra and Google) and it doesn't sound like this is the case. It sounds like it's simply a faster means of switching back and forth between devices. What makes me second guess this though are posts I have seen in forums suggesting Multipoint is the solution I am looking for.

    If not could some wireless DAC be the solution?

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    A Fallout 2 3D remake is being worked on by a fan

    jonasz-o.itch.io Fallout 2 Remake 3D by Jonasz O.

    Fallout 2 Remake 3D FPS Boomer Shooter RPG

    Fallout 2 Remake 3D by Jonasz O.

    The project has been in the works for a while. About a year ago it seems several YouTube videos were released covering it. Here is one by T0nik. I was pleasantly surprised to see it is being worked on.

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    If you are interested in this kind of thing you might also be interested in Project Arroyo. It's a remake of Fallout 2 in Fallout 4's engine. There's also the older project The Chosen's Way, it is also trying to remake Fallout 2, but in Fallout New Vegas' engine. As far as I can tell that one has been abandoned for years now.

    Pretty much every Fallout game (and Van Buren) has some kind of remake or port project if you want to go really down the rabbit hole but a lot of them lose momentum after a while.

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    PokemonROMHacks @lemmy.world Corroded @leminal.space

    Does anyone know some good Pokemon ROM hacks that stay vanilla but have quality of life additions and edits?

    The video I linked to this post is titled How I Hacked Pokémon Emerald to make Pokémon walk with you. It's quite interesting if you are into ROM hacking and it's one of the things that made me think of this.

    I just started getting back into Pokemon after playing a bit of Yellow and Crystal when I was a kid and I am wondering what are some Pokemon ROM hacks that add QoL features? Maybe some that improve the overall flow of game play or add little things to make the game more fun?

    I mentioned staying vanilla because I am not looking for fake Pokemon or something radically different like Pokemon Snakewood for example. Back ported Pokémon would be neat though.

    I saw some lists online but some were dated or didn't focus on what I am looking for.

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    Anyone know where I can find a decent collection of curated Doom mods?

    archive.org All of Cacowards : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

    These are the Cacowards from Doomworld, All separated by date and category as well as given proper names. But, this does not include the other awards category...

    All of Cacowards : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

    The link attached to this post contains all Cacoaward winners from 2004 to 2020. I have seen a few others on Archive.org such as this one but they seem more focused on backing up everything.

    I am wondering if there is a collection of total conversion mods like Total Chaos, Trench Foot, and Ashes 2063 for example.

    I imagine there are a lot of best Doom WAD lists out there but it would be nice to not have to go through the effort of downloading them individually.

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    Whatever happened to lemmy.film?

    It had a few niche communities I would occasionally post to after the Reddit exodus but a couple months later I would post there and get no responses or votes. Going to lemmy.film now gives me an error message. Did they decide to shut it down or combine with another instance similar to FMHY? I am curious if they gave some kind of statement.

    I am also curious what happened when I post into their communities now. It still gives me the option and I can see prior posts. How does that work with post federation?

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    Edit: Is there a good community for lemmy specific questions by the way? I know there are a few AskLemmy's but some say they are not for support and redirect to support communities but I am not sure if they are specific to that instance.

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    What is your favorite PG rated horror movie?

    The movie that comes to mind for me is Matango. It's a 1963 Japanese horror film by Ishirô Honda (the director of the Godzilla movies) that IMDb describes as "Shipwrecked survivors slowly transform into mushrooms.".

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    I was curious what other PG horror movies people like. I find a lot of the time the limitations or target of an age rating can become noticeable and distracting.

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    Nintendo of America has requested the removal of 717 games on Vimm's Lair

    vimm.net Vimm's Lair: Message Board

    Sad news for The Vault

    Vimm's Lair: Message Board

    > Sad news tonight. Nintendo of America has requested for 717 games and their images to be removed from The Vault. Each download plus it's box art and screen shots are no longer available.

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    TheFloW has released PPPwn: A kernal exploit that allows for PS4s with firmware ≤11.00 to be jailbroken

    wololo.net PS4: TheFlow releases PPPwn, Kernel exploit (Jailbreak) for firmware 11.00 - Wololo.net

    Hacker TheFloW had decided to publish his PS4 Kernel exploit ahead of schedule, and released PPPwn, a kernel exploit for PS4 up to Firmware 11.00 included. The release at this point goes beyond the...

    PS4: TheFlow releases PPPwn, Kernel exploit (Jailbreak) for firmware 11.00 - Wololo.net

    TheFloW's PPPwn GitHub page can be found here but instructions are also posted in the Wololo article linked.

    TheFloW has reported this to Sony as part of their bug bounty program and it has been patched in firmware versions beyond 11.

    Here is a link to some neat homebrew applications you can try if you do decide to jailbreak your PS4.

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    Hope this post is fine here. There's nothing about discussing jailbreaks in the sidebar.

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