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How to find your CPU details via the Command Line in Windows, macOS and Linux

Posted by on 6:49 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to find your CPU details via the Command Line in Windows, macOS and Linux

I work across so many systems that I frequently forget what types of CPUs I’m dealing with. I keep forgetting the commands necessary to retrieve this information, so here’s a quick cheat sheet with commands. Windows We can use the wmic command in a regular Windows Terminal (cmd). It’s slated to be retired in the near future, but works great on Windows 10 and 11 at the time of writing. wmic can take several parameters, the simplest of which looks like this: wmic cpu get name Name Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2670 v3 @ 2.30GHz...

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How to find your Twitch Subscribers in 2023

Posted by on 4:35 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to find your Twitch Subscribers in 2023

Twitch have this annoying habit of moving things around every couple of weeks. This just happened with the downloadable list of Twitch Subscribers on your channel. Here’s where the option is hiding as of January 2023 (this might be outdated by the time you read this, which case please let me know below so I can keep this article updated). Head over to your Dashboard and expand the Analytics section. Select Earnings under Revenue. The interface has changed, but there’s a box of your current subs and tiers. Select View Details. On...

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How to change the root Password on your Steam Deck

Posted by on 4:08 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to change the root Password on your Steam Deck

The Steam Deck runs SteamOS, which is a fork of Arch Linux. On the latter, the default root password is root, while on SteamOS it isn’t set. The same goes for the default Steam Deck user (deck), which also doesn’t have a password. We can however change either by using the passwd command. I keep forgetting that, so I thought I’d share with you how to do that. switch Steam Deck into Desktop Mode (right Steam button – Power – Switch to Desktop) open Konsole (click the Steam logo at the bottom left, then navigate to...

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How to transfer Lonely Mountains: Downhill Saves from Xbox Game Pass to Steam

Posted by on 9:30 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to transfer Lonely Mountains: Downhill Saves from Xbox Game Pass to Steam

I’ve had Lonely Mountains: Downhill on my wishlist for a while and was overjoyed when I played via PC Game Pass. I bought the Steam version when it was on sale (and the PS4 version too, because I really love it), and I was wondering if there was a way to transfer my game progress from the Xbox app to Steam. Thankfully there is, made possible in part by a post from one of the developers on the Steam forums that put me on the right track. Here’s how I did it. This is largely based on my previous post, in which I’ve explained...

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How to disable Discord Audio Notifications

Posted by on 4:23 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to disable Discord Audio Notifications

Have you disabled every possible notification setting and the Discord Desktop App still beeps every 3 seconds? Yeah, it does that. There’s a setting for that, but they keep it secret just to annoy us all, buried in the other 90 trillion options they thought would be a hoot to feature creep into the Settings. Here’s how to turn those annoying beeps off: head over to Settings (gear icon at the bottom left, by your user name) under App Settings, click on Notifications disable the Message slider Note that this is not synced across...

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How to transfer Hollow Knight Game Saves from Xbox Game Pass to Steam

Posted by on 4:54 am in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to transfer Hollow Knight Game Saves from Xbox Game Pass to Steam

I’ve recently joined a trial for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (on PC) and have tried out Hollow Knight. Turns out I love it, and since Humble had it on sale, I’ve picked it up to keep. Trouble is of course, that the game save locations and naming conventions are totally different on the two versions, and it took me a bit of tinkering to figure out how to transfer my save game. Here’s how I did it. Xbox Game Pass Location On the Xbox Game Pass, the Hollow Knight save files are stored in a rather cryptic location. Head over...

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The Yeti Nano and how to use it

Posted by on 11:16 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on The Yeti Nano and how to use it

So I’ve bought a Yeti Nano, thinking it might be a nice addition as a mic for meetings on my main PC. Having enjoyed the original Blue Yeti, and liking the sound of the Yeti X for my streams and recordings, a second backup mini Yeti sounded like a great idea. Turns out it wasn’t so much. Here are the issues that I’ve had, and why I’m recommending to go for the Yeti X instead. Disable Mic Monitoring on the Yeti Nano Blue have a habit of enabling mic monitoring by default. This means you’ll hear your own voice...

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How to fix “No Wine Version Installed” in the Heroic Games Launcher

Posted by on 1:55 pm in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to fix “No Wine Version Installed” in the Heroic Games Launcher

So I got my Steam Deck yesterday, it works great, and one of the first things I wanted to try was the Heroic Games Launcher. I have an ever growing EPIC Games library that would be wonderful to play on Steam Deck. After I installed it, logged in, installed a bunch of games, literally every single one of them came up with the same error message upon launch: No Wine Version selected – check Game Settings. Unsettling I tell you. I went into the suggested setting, only to find that Proton 7 was pre-selected, but still this thing...

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Running Stable Diffusion on Windows with Web Server

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I’ve successfully installed Stable Diffusion on my local Windows rig! It’s been a little painful, and the process is likely to change over time, but here’s what worked for me. I’ll also share the start/stop commands below (because I’m likely going to forget by tomorrow). Installation Steps install Gitinstall Conda (it’s a package manager various languages)clone Lincoln Stein’s fork into a new directorydownload the Stable Diffusion data model (Hugging Face account required)create and start Conda...

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How to play Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy with a Controller

Posted by on 11:48 am in Knowledge Base | Comments Off on How to play Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy with a Controller

I’ve picked up Fahrenheit for $1.99 on Steam the other day. It’s been on my list of games to play for over 20 years, and I was eager to dig in. Being a controller player, I was a little disappointed that the setup didn’t seem to work out of the box. I didn’t give up though and made it work flawlessly. I’ll also address other issues I found, such as crashes and difficult parts of the game. Here goes! Controller Setup First of all, the game controller issues. Here’s what works for me: disable Steam input....

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