Timeless demo


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by Ed Raket » Fri May 18, 2012 9:37 pm
Epic!! could this run on a Pi? i used to watch this for hours, and i would do that again... ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEg-P7HRxX4

Sourcecode is free these day's, but no coding knowlidge or a Pi (RS lets me wait a little)
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by AndrewS » Sat May 19, 2012 8:33 am
Demos like that are almost always written in assembly language (in this case x86), making it impossible* to port to a different CPU architecture, such as ARM used by the Raspberry Pi.

*until proven otherwise ;)
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by felix123 » Sat May 19, 2012 10:29 am
Youtube comments suggests it works on a 286, so you could probably run it on an emulator on the Pi
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by Ed Raket » Sun May 20, 2012 9:50 am
Thx, this explains a lot. So emulation might be an only option...
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by Ed Raket » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:53 pm
I found a linux port. i downloaded the file, and the "readme" tells me i just have to "makefile" this sourcecode.... Help !? :shock:

http://www.linuxmotors.com/timeless/

It would be great if a linux guru could tel me step by step how to compile this sourcecode, it would be the first time compiling stuff for me... It needs SDL libs installed, would that work on the Pi allso?
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by Larry_Adlard » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:09 pm
Sorry Ed. When compiled it is almost certainly going to compile for an INTEL/AMD/X86 processor.
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by Ed Raket » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:59 am
Thanks for pointing that out Larry, i forgot about the processor thingy... :oops:
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by rew » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:20 pm
Guys..... Instead of discussing things you don't know enough about, you could of course just try it. I did.

It compiles out-of-the-box (after installing SDL-dev and SDL_sound-dev) on my amd64 box. Runs great.

It compiles out-of-the-box (after installing, ... you know the drill) on my raspberry pi.

The screen I have here is only 320x200 and the video output is quite crappy. I expect it to be a lot better on something not-composite-video and on something with proper resolution.

I didn't test the audio output, as I don't have any audio devices installed on this 'pi.

[update] I have a headphone nearby. I tested the audio. It works...
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by Ed Raket » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:14 pm
Well Rew.... as soon as RS will let me, im gonna try it out ;) But this is good news :D
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by mxcum167 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:18 pm
I can also confirm that it compiles and runs quite well (with sound) on the RPi.

:)
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by Ed Raket » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:33 pm
Wow Mxcum, that is cool! is there a program file i could use on qemu in the mean time?
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