So, if anyone’s wondering why they haven’t seen me lately, it’s because I lost my cable connection Thursday morning. No idea when I might get it back, either. I’m broke, and it’ll be a touch on the spendy side.
I’ve had a real hankering to play Master of Orion 2 lately, my appetite apparently unsatisfied by winning three different ways with stock Alkari in an “Impossible” game. Unfortunately, while two of the systems at my house have the game installed and can, in theory, run it, neither has been especially willing to.
The one apparently has a bad video card. It’s a strange, intermittent failure and apparently causes the system to lock. This is the one I beat that Alkari game on. Some days it behaves. Some days it doesn’t. The other one is my Kubuntu machine, running the game under Wine. For some reason I don’t understand, the game simply freezes from time to time.
I might try it on my dad’s machine, but that horrible thing he uses for a mouse has been dissuading me. The only other system I have is Psi, and it’s a macinslosh running Linux (which means that Wine isn’t an option.)
Sigh. When the universe hates you, it seems it REALLY hates you.