LiveSplit is a timer program for speedrunners that is both easy to use and full of features.
You can read more about its features at livesplit.org
Generally, the core features work;
-graph/run prediction/most layout add-ons
-running the timer
What does not
- Global hot keys do not work, in order to start/stop the timer and split you must have focus on the window. However, I used a work around involving the Linux package
"xdotool" and creating a script that sends the required keystroke to LiveSplit that is then binded to a keyboard shortcut. I used the following script at one point but have not tested it recently; your mileage may vary:
xdotool key --window $( xdotool search --limit 1 --all --pid $( pgrep LiveSplit ) --name LiveSplit ) "INSERT_KEY"
- Settings do not save when quitting LiveSplit (Right Click > Settings). For some reason Livesplit saves the settings.cfg file into the same directory where you save your split/layout data files, but reads it from settings.cfg file in the root directory of the program ($WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program Files/Livesplit). I fixed this by using
cp -f in my wine start script to copy the settings.cfg with the settings you want into the settings.cfg file that Livesplit reads from.
- In version 1.6, choosing fonts glitches out and causes the program to partially crash (i.e not able to select font using the application) for me anyways. I've used 1.5 in the past and never had this problem. Mine could be due to a glitched out layout file, glitched out wine font files or something else. You can always edit your layout file using your friendly neighbourhood xml editor. It's probably something really stupid thats causing it. Like I said, 1.5 worked no problemo for me.
What was not tested
-Races feature (port into SpeedRunsLive)
-A few of the layout plugins
Here's that I did to get LiveSplit working: Create a new 32 bit Wineprefix: WINEARCH='win32' WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-livesplit wine 'wineboot' I've always used a 32 bit prefix, haven't tested 64 bit in a while but it used to not work Download Livesplit.zip from the download link and copy the unzipped file into the Program File directory inside your Wineprefix C Drive Use winetricks to install dotnet40 and fonts (make sure your wineprefix is set correctly) - I personally had trouble installing fonts, couldn't be bothered to try and fix it but i'm sure it's simple enough. I got core fonts downloaded anyways Make a startup script or just set your wineprefix and then cd into the directory and wine LiveSplit.exe
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Jun 09 2016||1.9.8||N/A||Yes||Bronze||llldino|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64||Oct 06 2015||1.6.2||N/A||Yes||Silver||llldino|