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  1. I believe so, and I do have another GPU, but it seems to run the video fine (30-50 fps), and It shouldn't have too much of an impact on the audio, since I have a CPU for that. I find it odd that it just comes out with "Failed to start", then leaves it at that. There's probably something further up that might explain it.
  2. Sorry for the late reply. I hope this can still get fixed. This is my console log. I installed Ubuntu fairly recently, so It should be the latest version. That was running Hardware (OpenAL) sound settings. All my volume settings were default and not zero,and I can hear other app sounds through the same output device. I basically just walked around in a cave with tons of things in it then went afk for a minute before killing the game and copying the log.
  3. After commenting on a recent topic concerning what needs to be fixed in the game, (one of those points being the new player experience), I thought it would be a good idea to write down my own experience as a new player, and comment on some observations that I have made (from a relatively un-biased viewpoint), to shine a light on what it is like for a new player, so that whoever can do whatever they want with that information. A lot of the info here will be useless, although it may be a good read, but I'd like to point out that I don't intend this to be a blog of sorts, I just put down everything that might be interesting. And If you just want to hear what I think, skip to the end. You entered through the portal to Wurm on day of the Wurm, week 4 of the starfall of the Digging, 1084. That's 177 days, 1 hour and 46 minutes ago. I started my journey in the tutorial courtyard of Haven's Landing, Independence, and familiarised myself with the Game. Then I set off looking for some land to start a settlement. I found some fellow noobs(I think?) around the area, who's names I wish I could remember, but can't. I completed the first few journal tasks and based my purpose on that. I eventually started making a small shed north of the Landing, but I got curious, and explored a bit further north and fell off a cliff. And died. I can't remember for sure, but I think that after that I died a few times trying to get my body, then took it as an opportunity to teleport to The Howl. Not really understanding just how old the game was, I made the trek across the north inland coast to the east of The Howl to find a place to set up; I saw some un-claimed land in the far distance. But alas, that's just how the renderer works. The entire coast was built on and flattened. It was really cool to see all this history, but I couldn't build on it, because it might be important, or owned by someone! So I headed inland to look for a place to build. I can't remember what happened after that, but I think I died at one point and went back to Haven's Landing. Then I found it: The Fantastic Huge Glimmersteel Portal. I thought, huh, this is neat, so I decided to be really stupid and take it to the middle of Xanadu. I don't recall there being a warning that the portal was one-way, so I was more than a bit annoyed when I arrived in Greymead with no way back to anywhere, "but oh well," said I, and not learning from my past experience, started my adventure to the east sea from there to find some land to settle on. I did find some, on a mountain plateau nestled in the trees. Someone had been there before and cleared out the area and left a forge, but They were long gone. I started building a house and a farm. I even tried getting some friends into Wurm, but they didn't seem interested (too busy playing Fortnut). Then a troll showed up, and I took my tent before it killed me for the last time and respawned at Whitefay. I'd seen H19 on some maps and it looks like an alright place to set up. But there were tons of monsters and not enough guard towers to protect a weak noob like me on the journey It was at this moment I realised that Xanadu is Huge. Like, Massive. I nearly got there, too, but there were scorpions... Anyway, I think I ended up and Glasshollow after that and started building a boat with my low skills, but then I went back to Whitefay for some reason. I sort of got bored of Freedom, not enough spice and no way to get off Xanadu, so a few weeks after the reset, I hopped over to Elevation in Jenn-Kellon. You know, as you do. I thought that PvP would be the thing for me, and it is, but I didn't really know what to do, Mainly because of the lack of stuff in general compared to Freedom in the new map. At first I thought that that was just because Elevation was new and It would fill back up eventually, and the glory days would be restored, or something like that. I didn't realise that there was just nobody there. I always wanted to be the mayor of my own settlement, so I started building a house (again), and It was really nice having a blank canvas, before I was nearly killed at the hands of a horrible Blacklighter, who only spared me out of mercy for my feeble situation. Some of the guys from the nearby stronghold suggested I come and train there, so I did. They were really nice and helpful, and things were starting to look good, but then my computer broke. When I finally got back to Wurm a while later, the deed was all but deserted, and the Kingdom seemed that way too. I went back to Freedom and got myself killed to find a place on the shore to get out of Xanadu from. It was there that someone messaged me from the global chat over something I had said about PvP on Chaos. I said yeah sure, sounds fun, and so they took me to Celebration where we trained(a tiny bit myself), then left for Chaos. We originally got ourselves into HOTS with one of his accounts, but after weeks of trying to find a way to get rid of the current ruler of the kingdom, who apparently doesn't even play the game anymore and not being able to a) do anything too close to capital deed and b) get any new players in to help out we were approached by some players in Pandemonium who were offering to take us in. After thinking about it, My friend and I chose to go over to Pandemonium and continue our adventures to this day. So, what do I think of Wurm Online? I think it is an incredible game, with so many amazing features and things to do, and I see it as a tragedy that there are so few people playing it and that it has so much untapped potential. My experience as a new player was great, but It still could have been a lot better. I suppose communicating some important things like the need to train skills and work with others are some things that would have been really good to know in the beginning, because this game is so much more than the game. And I know that this gets thrown around a lot, but the game really needs some basic advertising. I found it on a 2011 post on Notch's Tumblr! Meeting more people in the world as I was exploring it who were in my situation would have made the game feel so much less... empty? I have also made some observations, that I won't spend too much time on because they are touchy subjects, but I think the team really needs to listen to the players a lot more, and maybe credit ideas that have been suggested by players and implemented by the team to highlight that yes, we are listening. Anyway, I hope this has let people see this awesome game from a Newbie's perspective. Make of this what you will, I just thought it seemed like a good thing to post. Cheers!
  4. As a new player, (With what I would assume is an un-biased opinion), I would like to comment on a few things that may turn a new player away, in relation to a few of the points here. I play the game because I find it fun at a core level, looking into the future, etc. However, I really don't think that a lot of people are like that, and some things in this game take way too long that really shouldn't. For example, core characteristic skills such as Body Control that are essesntial to enjoying the game to it's full extent take days, if not weeks without the help of more expereinced players to train to a point of usefulness. That is one thing that has made it hard for me to get into the pvp scene, which I would very much like to do. Another thing is the state of the ideas that are being implemented to the game by the devs versus the actual needs and wants of the community. Seeing this as a new person to this community has been confusing, and a little frustrating to see fellow noobs suggesting reasonable ideas and them being shut down in some way or another as being too risky or hard to implement. If this game is to retain new players they must be listened to and these many threads about suggestions and the like must be acknowledged, which they don't seem to be at the moment. ADVERTISMENT! I found this game in notch's tumblr from 2011! I don't think people will really care about some game they saw on an mmo site from 7 years ago, and while I do understand that ads are expensive and can often end up where you don't want them, there must be something that can be done to help the population beyond just retaining existing players. Anyway, I hope that this has shone a light on what it's like for a new player. I might make a new post about the subject, so as not to deviate from this thread too much and because this comment is a bit all over the place.
  5. Awesome news, very informative! Maybe a question to ask the devs is what got them into game programming. I'd be interested to know.
  6. Bump, I guess? Sorry if this looks obnoxious.
  7. I just solved a problem with installing Wurm on Ubuntu, but I think that this is unrelated, so I will post it here instead. As in the title, that's basically it. The sound isn't playing. The settings are all good(It's using OpenAL, if that is relevant), there is just not sound. I can't tell that anything is wrong from the terminal window, but of course that's not everything and I may have missed something. I just don't think I can deal with that epic crunchy dirt noise missing from my life! So It would be great if someone could help me out with this.
  8. At first it wanted me to install canberra-gtk-module as well, so I did that but then It gave me this: ./WurmLauncher Segmentation fault (core dumped) I looked it up, and apparently that means that the program is trying to access memory that I don't have access to. So I ran it with sudo and it downloaded the client and it seems to be working! I suppose this raises the question of why it got the segmentation fault, and If I will have to sudo the launcher every time. Thanks for the help, and if anyone could inform me about the last part, that would be great. Cheers!
  9. Does anyone know how to get Wurm to work on Ubuntu Linux? I downloaded and extracted the tar.gz from the website, ran the "Wurm Launcher", but all I get is the "Wurm Online" banner thing and that's it(sort of like the problem I have in this thread, but not on Windows.). Is there a special folder or something that I have to put it in? I'm new to Linux so any help would be greatly appreciated.
  10. I don't think I am explaining myself. I can not follow these steps because I can not launch the launcher. On the machine/s concerned, I can not check the news or attempt to log in, because that menu does not come up whatsoever. When I run the shortcut "Wurm Online", or the unstable client through the "Choose Client" Menu, It just says "Wurm Online", that disappears(as it should), then it says "Launching Wurm Online" for half a second then nothing, drops to background processes indefinitely. I am installing it on a 2015 all-in-one with an old i3 processor and 2gb of ram that I am intending to use for something other than gaming for the most part, using the win-32 installer, if that matters.
  11. Just deleted Wurm again, installed java, and reinstalled Wurm, and still it sits in Background processes everytime I try to run the launcher. I don't even get a GUI apart from when it tries to say "Launching Wurm Online" then dies in less than half a second(it does say it is installing the client and the runtime the first time I run the launcher, though, but that's it). While I am still able to play wurm on another computer, I would really appreiate it if someone could help me get this sorted out.
  12. Ha ha. I don't really mind. Really, I'm just doing this for fun, I'll probs remove the bit about school because realistically it won't be finished by then and I have better ideas for that. Thinking about it, this won't be a deadlined project as I am planning on making it the length of the music, just something I gradually add to every now and then. Just thinking of making it a showcase of Wurm in general, not really a theme.
  13. Sorry for the late reply. Unfortunately no, as far as I know. I’ll take another look in a few minutes, but the client will install but will not run properly or download the actual game, so I don’t think that there is anywhere that logs can be kept.
  14. So, as a project, I have decided to make a trailer for one of my favourite games, specifically Wurm Online (Surprise surprise!). I am not sure if I have the skills or determination to do it, or if it's even possible, BUT as with most things I do for no particular reason, I am going to try and do it anyway. I have zero experience with editing, so I'll be learning as I go, but I do have some ideas. Then I thought it would be a good idea to get some more ideas form some of you, since I don't have an incredible imagination like some people I have seen around here, and make this a somewhat community-sourced project. Then I could add them to a list and start recording them once I have enough ideas. The background music will be the old "Wurm is Waiting" song by 21st Century Blues; I think it sounds really cool and has a nice beat that I can do transitions with or something. Just figured that would help get a feel of what I'm going for. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyTrp7ll0DI I don't mean to be lazy or scabby; I just think it would be really cool to involve a bunch of people in this. Anyway, If anyone has any ideas or tips, post them below, I guess? I'll leave a list of current ideas and probably add some from the comments every now and then, and give updates on my progress, too. Cheers! List of Ideas: - An EPIC 32 second clip of the player approaching an EPIC building of EPIC proportions for that start bit. Was thinking Stronghold of New Hope on Elevation since I am already there and It will probably be one of the first and easiest things to film. - I think that the parts where it comes up with the text "Wurm is waiting" in this ancient trailer I came across is noice. Will probably do that. But not too much mid-video text, though. it's a bit intrusive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QEC4bf5NQM - Digging/Construction at 1:39? A PvP battle scene at 1:47? If you listen to these parts of the song, you'll get why these parts of the video. I'm thinking of doing a lot of stuff like this, where the graphics match up with the song, It's pretty convenient that the music was made by players back then (probably, I think? It sure sounds like it.). Just gotta think of some more. - More to come, stay tuned!
  15. Not too many, I've heard. Haven't gotten back into it just yet, myself. Would be good to get some new guy/s in. 7 silver in my account, methinks, from when I got prem the first time. Been saving it for upkeep or something.