Case sentivity problematic for modding games(FNV)

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Hello, firstly allow me to thanks all devs of this wonderful OS. You saved lot of money when WIN10 start to make lot of trouble to me. I do not want be long. My question is, i would like to make certain folders to be case insensitive. For modding purpose i would have to manually renaming all files from game that expect opposite behavior. I was searching the net and found out, than i need to create EXT4 partition. I did that, but have problem probadly with permissions, because in Steam i wanted to add this new partition as game library, but it not showing up.

Help will be very welcomed, i would also give this informations to discord for other ppl too.

Regards, F

Hi there, welcome!
I'm not a gamer, so I'm just trying to go by logic.
Maybe you could give a look here:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Steam/Troubleshooting#Cannot_add_library_folder_because_of_missing_execute_permissions
and if necessary here to adjust permissions:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/File_permissions_and_attributes

PS: I edited your post to give proper formatting to the garuda-inxi part.
Just give a look :slight_smile:

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Hello,

thank you for your reply, i will have to study the links you sent me, before i can reply if understood it. I have been using Garuda for almost year, it is awesome system, things that were unimaginable on Win10 are possible here. Could not return anymore. I am still learning though, trying to avoid terminal operations if possible. The thing is that for example Fallout New Vegas expect case insensitivity. When i download mods for it, one will have folder named lets say "Config" and other mod "config". I could for sure rename few folders manually, but problem is, there are hundreds of files inside them, which can be duplicated too, resulting in breaking mods obviously.

Is it true, that if i create EXT4 partition, i can turn sensitivity off ? Before i study above links, i need to know if it remedy my problem.

Regards, F

Try this search in your favorite search engine:

Bash script to convert caps to lowercase letters

Here is a good hit from that search string:

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If I am following what you are asking, you want a game to be able to use Config, even if the actual directory is config (or the other way), as case insensitive. Apparently, this is possible since kernel 5.2 and using ext4 file system. It appears it will NOT work on an existing ext4 formatted partition, so a new one will have to be created, and you could do it as per folder basis. The following seems to give a good working example (as well as a Phoronix link with news of the feature):

I have not used this feature, and cannot guarantee that it works as indicated. Also, it must be noted, if you already have data in a Config and config directory, you are responsible for merging these into one usable directory on the created partition.

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