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by jdonald
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Unity in Raspberry Pi 3 or other small computers?
Replies: 7
Views: 6663

Re: Unity in Raspberry Pi 3 or other small computers?

Hmm I thought I had replied on this thread but maybe it was a different one. For what it's worth another approach is to use Unity's WebGL target. I did some tests with https://github.com/zfergus/unity-examples/tree/master/TankGame3rdPS last year. That simple example takes about 1 minute to load (not...
by jdonald
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Introducing Pi386
Replies: 62
Views: 18551

Re: Introducing Pi386

That's what I wrote above regarding /lib/modules. This package is not usable until that is addressed.

The only way neoaikon was able to get it to run was that his existing system had a 3G/1G split.
by jdonald
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Library to develop 2D game?
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: Library to develop 2D game?

WillBoxOwO, The Hello SFML example runs at less than 15% (of a single core) at full screen on my Pi 3B+. It's only when I run with the legacy driver does it have a 350% CPU usage problem. Based on your other posts, I suspect your problems with 2D engines could be related to the same issues you initi...
by jdonald
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arm A53 AArch64 Support
Replies: 17
Views: 2136

Re: Arm A53 AArch64 Support

64 bit kernel under a 32 bit raspbian is working fine for me, and I'm in the process of fixing up the bits of the kernel that don't work. All the Mmal and IL apps I've tried still work with that, as the buffers passed from the 32bit app still map correctly onto the Gpu versions of those structures....
by jdonald
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easily run 64-bit Debian Stretch packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi3 demo image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)
Replies: 106
Views: 9863

Re: Easily run 64-bit Debian Stretch packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi3 demo image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)

how does the 32-bit shell user even get to the point of trying to invoke a 64-bit app in the first place (in order for the binfmt handler to then pick it up)? Would you propose they be navigating inside the /var/lib/machines/debian-stretch-64 folder? This wouldn't happen much with the existing imag...
by jdonald
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64-bit operating system
Replies: 350
Views: 61879

Re: 64-bit operating system

Anyone know where to download or how to build an aarch64 cross compiler for armhf systems? On Debian or Ubuntu for x86_64 you can just run sudo apt install gcc-aarch64-linux-gnu, but this doesn't seem to be available in any armhf repositories. Likewise, the aarch64 systems don't have a gcc-arm-linux...
by jdonald
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easily run 64-bit Debian Stretch packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi3 demo image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)
Replies: 106
Views: 9863

Re: Easily run 64-bit Debian Stretch packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi3 demo image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)

Great work sakaki. I like how you take inspiration from various proofs of concept and carefully consider user feedback to come up with something awesome. Looking at jdonald's scripts the problem seems to come from different mesa versions. Rather than hacking the control files, I wonder if recompilin...
by jdonald
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games won't run properly
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: Games won't run properly

I see now. Looks like you used one of the first two methods "From the desktop" or "From the raspbian repository". I looked at the installed products from the Raspbian repo and this looks like the standard Debian armhf quake3 which links with Mesa libGL. My guess is that the Raspbian repo used to pro...
by jdonald
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games won't run properly
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: Games won't run properly

And I also tried both GL Drivers. Strange, the common Pi Quake 3 repos that I'm aware of shouldn't run at all with OpenGL + full KMS enabled (expect to get a "failed to add service error" off the bat.)The last time I saw Quake 3 open in a tiny window was when I tested q3lite with the Mesa GLES driv...
by jdonald
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64-bit OS for RPi 3B+ [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 5349

Re: 64-bit OS for RPi 3B+

You can follow the links in issue #75 to Crazyhead's bamarni fork here: https://github.com/Crazyhead90/pi64/releases and I can confirm that it works on a Pi 3B+. For some context see Crazyhead's thread . For Minecraft enthusiasts I also recommend the Raspbian+64-bit kernel image, although being a 32...
by jdonald
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mysql broken
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: Mysql broken

Have you tried:

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    sudo apt install mariadb-server
by jdonald
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How to setup Minecraft 1.12.1 on Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 375
Views: 181317

Re: How to setup Minecraft 1.12.1 on Raspberry Pi 3

That "Killed" looks more like running out of memory than a segfault. How much CPU memory does it show if you run vcgencmd get_mem arm and have you enabled swap just in case? You definitely need OpenAL or some sort. I wouldn't expect different behavior whether you use the system-installed one or the ...
by jdonald
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Questions on GL driver and omxplayer
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Questions on GL driver and omxplayer

But omxplayer seems only work using the option 3 (legacy non-GL driver). You can use omxplayer with option 2 as well, but need to add the --no-osd flag which I'm told disables subtitles Youtube in Chrome seems fine on all drivers. It still runs, but is known to be much choppier with options 1 or 2....
by jdonald
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: update SDL2 to a recent version
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: update SDL2 to a recent version

Are you trying to run your program with the standard video drivers, or brcm/dispmanx? The libsdl2 2.0.5 package in the Raspbian repositories doesn't actually support SDL_VIDEODRIVER=rpi. I think its default mode is x11. However, most of the guides you'll find online for building SDL2 on the Pi will ...
by jdonald
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Is Raspbian’s Chromium version too old to cut the mustard?
Replies: 22
Views: 5275

Re: Is Raspbian’s Chromium version too old to cut the mustard?

have an updated secure browser without modern video acceleration stuff if it's too hard to do frequent updates? I would rather have a more simple but safe and updated browser I noticed Chromium 71 works fine on the Ubuntu 18.04 images, so lately I've been running that binary on Raspbian. I'm sharin...
by jdonald
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: VisualBoyAdvance not working
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Re: VisualBoyAdvance not working

You can see others with:

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apt-cache search "Game Boy"
but none will necessarily be easier to use than VBA. Try running a game from the command-line:

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vba path/to/your-rom.gbc
Or install visualboyadvance-gtk and run gvba.
by jdonald
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64-bit operating system
Replies: 350
Views: 61879

Re: 64-bit operating system

Thanks for the helpful VideoCore architecture outline, 6by9.

I have yet to see the bcm2835-unicam module on any 64-bit Pi OS. Perhaps this would be a good feature for the next Gentoo release.
by jdonald
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Changing duke nukem 3d resolution?
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Re: Changing duke nukem 3d resolution?

Might not help for Retropie, but on Raspbian with the full OpenGL driver it runs smoothly at 1080p on a Pi 3. Requires building with USE_OPENGL=1. See this topic . If sticking with Retropie eduke32: The default folder on other Linux systems is ~/.eduke32 so try there? Otherwise, go to the folder wit...
by jdonald
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 RPI 3 official image published
Replies: 18
Views: 9730

Re: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 RPI 3 official image published

Ahh thanks. I still need to get used to to /boot/config.txt being placed at /boot/firmware/config.txt

After setting dtoverlay=vc4-kms-v3d I'm able to run WebGL blobs at 20 fps+ in Chromium and Minetest at the same quality as Raspbian.
by jdonald
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Release: Multiple 64Bit OS 3bplus desktop&lite
Replies: 55
Views: 4543

Re: Release: Multiple 64Bit OS 3bplus desktop&lite

I've been using this 64-bit Raspbian image for quite some time, but only recently came across this thread. A belated big thanks to Crazyhead for sharing. Those who use other 64-bit distros such as the original Bamarni Debian or any of the various Ubuntu/Xubuntu images, give this a try. Raspbian's PI...
by jdonald
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 RPI 3 official image published
Replies: 18
Views: 9730

Re: Ubuntu 18.04 ARM64 RPI 3 official image published

Agreed with feelslikeautumn. I wonder if the comment about flash-kernel has more to do with how earlier images had problems on the 3B+. I was able to boot this Bionic image on my Pi 3B+, connect to 5G WiFi, then install LXDE and a bunch of packages both 32-bit and 64-bit. Well done, N37 and team. Fo...
by jdonald
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: The best library for a 3D game?
Replies: 21
Views: 1727

Re: The best library for a 3D game?

WillBoxOwO wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Is it possible to use the libraries used in /opt/vc in my C++ programs, and perhaps, make a 3D cube spin?
Yes, and don't forget that gl4es does exactly that without requiring changes to your C++ GL code.
by jdonald
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: The best library for a 3D game?
Replies: 21
Views: 1727

Re: The best library for a 3D game?

That's too bad Berryboot is in the way. If you're running the legacy driver this not only hinders testing GL/GLUT/GLFW applications, but you can't write standard GLES either. You would instead have to look at the VideoCore examples under /opt/vc like hello_triangle. I hope you can get a second SD ca...
by jdonald
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64-bit operating system
Replies: 350
Views: 61879

Re: 64-bit operating system

The Mesa VC4 driver doesn't have GPU acelerated 3D, all is done on the ARM side, I though that was clear. See Eric's brief overview of how rendering works with Mesa's vc4_dri.so. Apparently the vertex shaders, pixel shaders, primitive rasterization and much of the graphics pipeline still run on the...
by jdonald
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: The best library for a 3D game?
Replies: 21
Views: 1727

Re: The best library for a 3D game?

WillBoxOwO congrats on getting your cube rendered. Did you enable the full OpenGL driver? Run sudo raspi-config , select Advanced, and choose OpenGL with Full KMS. To confirm if it took effect, after rebooting run lsmod | grep vc4 . Also try glxgears . It should have three gears in clear red, green,...

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