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Linux MIDI Music - some instruments missing from freepats

This wiki advises Linux users to install freepats suite of instruments, which (one would erroneosly assume) should allow Timidity++ to play all the sounds in the OpenTTD MIDI files. I have found that freepats is missing some instrument sounds, leaving the music tracks incomplete. I have found this to be the case with Ubuntu versions from 8.04 all the way to 12.04.

This is not related to sound cards, since we are dealing with software synthesizing. It sounds the same (missing exact instruments) on several machines with Linux, and it sounds good (all instruments present) on the same machines with Windows.

I've posted a request for a more complete sound library alternative to freepats here.

In the meantime I posted a note about freepats on the page.

--ae143 (talk) 03:15, 4 January 2013 (CET)

Music issue

- I have the problem where the music doesn't play and it just keeps skipping through the playlist. I've already copied the *.gm files and there are no spaces in the path. But then again i'm running this on ubuntu linux. Maybe there's something more to this issue? --217.116.243.18 23:58, 9 July 2006 (CEST)

You'll need to install timidity and freepats -
sudo aptitude install timidity freepats
will work. Mabye this would have been asked in the forum, not the wiki. Bruce98 00:41, 10 July 2006 (CEST)

Quarter of FullHD

Who counted the 810x540? That's completely wrong, it should be 960x540! 90.222.67.54 20:57, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

That would be me, but rather than posting here you could have a) checked the page history to see "who counted that" and b) fixed the error yourself. That's what this is a wiki for. --FooBar 11:14, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Monitor DPI

Blaming the user for buying a modern high-DPI monitor and suggesting they throw it out. Amazing.

I agree. Even if it's a joke, it could offend some people, who genuinely came here for help, and leave bad impression of open source in general. I suggest the following modifications:
  1. Changing the opening paragraph to more neutral tone.
  2. Completely remove the 'throw out your screen' bit
  3. BigUI NewGRF: Please note that this is not working for saved games. Loading a game saved before installing BigUI will reverts back to small buttons.
  4. The article doesn't mention that you can change the font size, and the instructions are in the same page but in a different article. Link or at least refer to it. Changing font size will positively affect saved games, too.
  5. Use a magnifier: This is only good for Windows 7 users. 46.107.77.217 12:03, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Cursor is hidden in fullscreen modes under Linux

  • Ensure you have the latest ATi propetiary drivers installed correctly, follow this guide.

This is just bad advice. The latest and greatest AMD cards should not use Catalyst. Further, the URL is a dead link. I was going to remove the entire line but I'm not familiar with the actual issue and figured it's better to leave it intact for the poor lost soul searching for the cursor.--rowdog (talk) 13:35, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

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