Skyrim 4K “Level Up” Issue

 

Incidentally, I found a working fix for the notorious and infamous “LEVEL UP” floating text for Skyrim when played in high resolutions and 4K (3840 x 2160).

I found the anwers here and here….

Mine was fixed by changing the Translate_ENGLISH.txt file in:

Steam > steamapps > common > Skyrim > Data > Interface

 

Once opened, scroll down (or run Find) the text file and locate:

$LEVEL UP        LEVEL UP

 

Now replace the second LEVEL UP with either a space ( _ ) [underscore] or with a ( . ) [full-stop], so it looks like this :

 

Skyrim_LevelUp_Fix

Replace the full-stop with the underscore if preferred, but the full stop worked a treat for me

 

Now the “Level Up” text will have vanished and you should have a nice clear screen again. Problem solved and happy exploring!

 

Elder Scrolls V  Skyrim 03.08.2016 - 16.01.01.16

Now there is no circling dragon or floating “Level Up” text on the screeen – Success!

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE TO SELF:

The Elder Scrolls Online:

Hide Helmet: Settings > Gameplay> [ITEMS] > Hide Helmet

 

Hide Helmet

Hide Helmet

Fedora 21: Package Kit Errors

After experiencing a whole host of issues with Fedora 21 recently, I found the following in the hope that it helps:

http://fedoramagazine.org/special-update-information-for-fedora-21-users-packagekit-errors/

To run:

yum update --advisory=FEDORA-2015-0921

I ran this through, and by the look of the code it seemed to address a number of issues I have recently had trouble addressing in any of the usual ways that I was finding online, not least PackageKit issues.

Further advice states if the problems continues to run:

pkcon repair

Hopefully, this will work….

 

Fedora vs Skype…

 

Skype… Easy to install, right? Just click on the pretty icon on the website and it all appears as if by magic. Right?

Well… Not so much when you’ve got a new Linux distro that is a Fedora edition, it would seem.

Installing Skype on Fedora 21: to say it wasn’t easy would be an understatement. Once I worked out that the best Skype/Microsoft had to offer was a download option for Fedora 16 it seemed like it I had no option: and I was off to see what Professor Google had to say on the matter.

The lovely Prof. Google hit on one of my favourite panic button sites for Fedora problems:

http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2012/install-skype-on-fedora-centos-red-hat-rhel-scientific-linux-sl/

This website always seems to have a brilliant answer for all the new Fedora codes for things I need. I love the fact there are so many people out there who not only have the patience and smarts to work these things out, but also put them online to help people.

 

Problems…

One annoying thing was that for some reason there were still issues even after I went though this tutorial… I’m not sure what was wrong, but once I worked out just what the terminal was telling me, it turned out it as missing a whole bunch of added extras too… So one by one I asked the terminal to install them as they appeared.

It was only after running this crapload of code that I finally got Skype up and running — and it actually  works just fine now.

It took much longer to mange than if the package on the website had run properly. Running everything separately, manually, makes things take so long — something we’re not used to in the age of unpacked zip files, and lightning-fast and instant installations at the click of a mouse or tap of the screen. On the other hand there’s a huge sense of achievement when after all that effort, the thing you were trying to get to work actually works.

That is why I like Fedora — everything new I try to do with it gives me some sense of achiement because I did it myself… with the help of dear old Professor a Google, of course.

 

Skype Install

Installing Skype 4.3 on Fedora 21:

http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2012/install-skype-on-fedora-centos-red-hat-rhel-scientific-linux-sl/

<Code is written in green>

 

First:

<enter root mode:>

 su -

## OR ##

 sudo -i

 < Changes terminal to:>

[root@localhost ~]# 

 

Installation:

yum localinstall http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-7-5.noarch.rpm

 

<Success>

 Installed:
  epel-release.noarch 0:7-5
Complete
  • Required Dependencies:
    yum localinstall http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-1.el7.nux.noarch.rpm

 

<Success>

 Dependency Updated:
  cups.x86_64 1:1.7.5-15.fc21
  cups-client.x86_64 1:1.7.5-15.fc21
  cups-filesystem.noarch 1:1.7.5-15.fc21
  cups-libs.x86_64 1:1.7.5-15.fc21
  dbus.x86_64 1:1.8.16-1.fc21
  dbus-libs.x86_64 1:1.8.16-1.fc21
  dbus-x11.x86_64 1:1.8.16-1.fc21
  freetype.x86_64 0:2.5.3-15.fc21
  gtk3.x86_64 0:3.14.8-2.fc21
  libgudev1.x86_64 0:216-20.fc21
  libstdc++.x86_64 0:4.9.2-6.fc21
  sqlite.x86_64 0:3.8.8-2.fc21
  systemd.x86_64 0:216-20.fc21
  systemd-compat-libs.x86_64 0:216-20.fc21
  systemd-libs.x86_64 0:216-20.fc21
  systemd-python.x86_64 0:216-20.fc21
  systemd-python3.x86_64 0:216-20.fc21

 

  • Download Skype 4.3 Dynamic
cd /tmp
## Skype 4.3 Dynamic for Fedora/CentOS/RHEL/SL ##
 wget --trust-server-names http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-dynamic

  • Extract Skype:
mkdir /opt/skype
## Extract Skype 4.3 ##
 tar xvf skype-4.3* -C /opt/skype --strip-components=1

 

  • Create Launcher:
ln -s /opt/skype/skype.desktop /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop
 ln -s /opt/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png /usr/share/icons/skype.png
 ln -s /opt/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png /usr/share/pixmaps/skype.png
touch /usr/bin/skype
 chmod 755 /usr/bin/skype

  • Open /usr/bin/skype with text editor and add following content:
 <Open Text Editor>
 ∘ gedit /usr/bin/skype
 ∘ nano /usr/bin/skype

Then in the text editor add:

#!/bin/sh
 export SKYPE_HOME="/opt/skype"
 $SKYPE_HOME/skype --resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

<save>

 

<< * INSTALL PROBLEMS * >>

  • PROBLEM: Error Received:
 /opt/skype/skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXv.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Ran:

 yum install libXv.so.1

<Because the terminal code stated that it was lacking the package named “libXv.so.1”, we request Yum to install it – and keep running the Skype request to find the missing packages until it finally runs>

 

  • PROBLEM: Error Received:
 /opt/skype/skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXss.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Ran:

yum install libXss.so.1
    • PROBLEM: Error Received:
     /opt/skype/skype: error while loading shared libraries: libQtDBus.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    Ran:

    yum install libQtDBus.so.4
    • PROBLEM: Error Received:
    /opt/skype/skype: error while loading shared libraries: libQtWebKit.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    Ran:

    yum install libQtWebKit.so.4

    <<Skype now running >>

     

    run Skype:

    skype