My kids want to play but: Multiple Users on Linux - how?

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My kids want to play but: Multiple Users on Linux - how?

Postby Ohgre » 10 Aug 2019, 22:01

(I'm cross posting this here as well as the tain forum because...there's so few of us left.)

My kids are finally asking to play Myth with me \o/

But that leads me to a bit of an issue. I have Myth installed in /opt on Manjaro chown'ed to myself. Works fine for me. Prefs etc are also stored in /opt/MythII.

But now I want my kids to be able to play from their own accounts AND ideally have their own prefs so we don't have to enter different user/pass all the time.

I'm thinking of a strategy where each person has their own copy of the executable and prefs etc but the plugins folder is symlinked to a shared folder - currently my plugins folder is 9.4gigs and ideally I don't want to duplicate that per user.

Anyone else had to do this yet?

It's never been so obvious that Myth II was originally built for classic Mac OS and its lack of multiple user accounts!

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Re: My kids want to play but: Multiple Users on Linux - how?

Postby BIG KROK V8 SS » 11 Aug 2019, 01:06

Who the shit are you and why are you using linux to play Myth? The modern world uses Mac or Windows.

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Re: My kids want to play but: Multiple Users on Linux - how?

Postby Ohgre » 11 Aug 2019, 10:26

The same problem would still apply on OSX or Windows no? Prefs are still saved in a central place with no support for muliple user accounts.

Unless of course you're still using Mac OS 9 and Windows 95 in the 'modern world' ;)

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Re: My kids want to play but: Multiple Users on Linux - how?

Postby Dantski » 11 Aug 2019, 22:13

You'll probably get a better answer over at http://tain.totalcodex.net/forum/

edit - oh nevermind I see you posted there too

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Re: My kids want to play but: Multiple Users on Linux - how?

Postby garnish » 13 Aug 2019, 03:42

Sharing a folder between users on linux should be well documented on the wider internet.


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