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by billb
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: PyGame key, NO screen
Replies: 5
Views: 2685

Re: PyGame key, NO screen

"The input queue is heavily dependent on the pygame display module. If the display has not been initialized and a video mode not set, the event queue will not really work." http://www.pygame.org/docs/ref/event.html I wonder if you can simply pretend there is a display connected, initializing the dis...
by billb
Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: jzintv Intellivision emulator
Replies: 21
Views: 18561

Re: jzintv Intellivision emulator

Could you post a link to more information or give more details about the converter? I'm wondering if it generates keyboard input for everything or if it's mixed joystick and keyboard. The Intellivision controller has a 16-direction joystick/disc, 3 distinct buttons, plus a numeric keypad (0-9 plus C...
by billb
Wed May 21, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: jzintv Intellivision emulator
Replies: 21
Views: 18561

Re: jzintv Intellivision emulator

I tried the same command line options, game ROM, and the keyboard hack file as listed above and didn't have any problems. The only way I could come close to duplicating that behavior was to remove read permission on the kbdhack file -- in that case it went to a blank screen for a moment then returne...
by billb
Mon May 19, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: jzintv Intellivision emulator
Replies: 21
Views: 18561

Re: jzintv Intellivision emulator

Does it give any error when launching from the command line? From your example above, the command should be: /home/pi/RetroPie/emulators/jzintv-1.0-beta4/bin/jzintv -z1 -f1 -q --kbdhackfile=/home/pi/RetroPie/emulators/jzintv-1.0-beta4/bin/LockNChase.kbd [path to your ROM] (that's all one line) Or wi...
by billb
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wolfenstein 3D (Original).
Replies: 14
Views: 9735

Re: Wolfenstein 3D (Original).

unfortunately the source files in the first post are no more available... any mirror or alternative? Old post, I know, but for posterity the source may be found on the internet archive: http://web.archive.org/web/20130901061259/http://www.chaos-software.de.vu/ or on github: https://github.com/mozzw...
by billb
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I install Minecraft?
Replies: 3
Views: 1341

Re: How do I install Minecraft?

I don't believe the Raspberry Pi version of Minecraft has been released yet. When it is released, it may or may not be installed from the software repository using apt-get. So you may or may not be doing it wrong, but in any case you're doing it too early. ;)
by billb
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 140962

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

scruss wrote:
billb wrote:Hewlett Packard.
Pre or post Compaq?

They used to make the most fabulous calculators, printers, plotters and test equipment. Now? Meh.
Used to, yes, back when the printer drivers came on a 720K floppy instead of a 360+ MB download. ;)
by billb
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: YOU SUCK: the venting thread
Replies: 948
Views: 140962

Re: YOU SUCK: the venting thread

Hewlett Packard.
by billb
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Apps, Apps, Apps
Replies: 10
Views: 4807

Re: Apps, Apps, Apps

Is there a website that has a download directory anywhere please. I don't know if Raspbian has any kind of nicely formatted online directory of what's available. Raspbian is based on Debian wheezy, so you should be able to get an idea of what's available by looking here: http://packages.debian.org/...
by billb
Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: so confused O.S.
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: so confused O.S.

First, download the latest Raspbian image from here (either via torrent or direct download): http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads Then follow the instructions for copying the image to an SD Card on Windows in the wiki: http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup#Copying_the_image_to_an_SD_Card_on_Windo...
by billb
Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Apps, Apps, Apps
Replies: 10
Views: 4807

Re: Apps, Apps, Apps

Where are all the applications for the Raspberry Pi? They're in the online software repository ("repo") and can be installed from a terminal (note this requires internet access). I'm going to assume you're using the Raspbian Linux distribution which is based on Debian. First you'll want to update y...
by billb
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Emulationstation Error
Replies: 3
Views: 3165

Re: Emulationstation Error

I don't use Emulationstation, but I'm guessing you need to install libfreeimage3. From a terminal:

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sudo apt-get install libfreeimage3
by billb
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: jzintv Intellivision emulator
Replies: 21
Views: 18561

Re: jzintv Intellivision emulator

You're welcome.

The download link in the original post should be working fine, now, too.
by billb
Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: jzintv Intellivision emulator
Replies: 21
Views: 18561

Re: jzintv Intellivision emulator

Sorry about the link being down for the moment. Should be back up by Monday.

For now here's an alternate url:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7Sr8m2 ... lZclE/edit
by billb
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: mapping startx screen back to my pc laptop
Replies: 24
Views: 9091

Re: mapping startx screen back to my pc laptop

Yes, writing a new image to your card will wipe out everything on the card -- not just update.
by billb
Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Tardis Hub?
Replies: 8
Views: 2052

Re: Tardis Hub?

Finally found one of these Tardis hubs in a local store and it sure is tiny! I'm leaning towards using the Tardis cookie car instead -- much more room and there's a removable bin inside.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/d0dd/
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by billb
Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: mapping startx screen back to my pc laptop
Replies: 24
Views: 9091

Re: mapping startx screen back to my pc laptop

I haven't, but I'm using a more recent version of Raspbian. Before going any further in trying to fix this, is it possible for you to download and use the latest image of Raspbian? http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads From what I understand, there have been quite a few improvements since the version...
by billb
Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Easy access to your Pi from Windows using MobaXterm
Replies: 39
Views: 103302

Re: Easy access to your Pi from Windows using MobaXterm

MobaXterm has some other nice features in addition to the X11 forwarding and SFTP explorer -- there's a built-in Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client as well. 0. To connect to your Pi's desktop using RDP you'll need to install a Remote Desktop Protocol server on the Pi. At the terminal on the Pi, en...
by billb
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Sonic Adventure DX on Pi?
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

Re: Sonic Adventure DX on Pi?

I don't believe we have any working Dreamcast or Gamecube emulators (by "working" I mean playable) and it's not likely we'll see any for the RasPi in the future. The Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo Gamecube consoles are pretty cheap these days, though. Also that game was released on XBox Live and PSN as...
by billb
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do you create a desktop shortcut to Matchbox-Keyboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 2525

Re: How do you create a desktop shortcut to Matchbox-Keyboar

Look in your menu -- Accessories -> Keyboard -- right-click on that and select 'Add to desktop'. The .desktop file looks like this: /home/pi/Desktop/inputmethods-matchbox-keyboard.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=Keyboard Comment=Virtual Keyboard Exec=matchbox-keyboard Type=Application Icon=matchbox-key...
by billb
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: GNGEO - A "Beginners Guide" to Compiling and Using
Replies: 16
Views: 23655

Re: GNGEO - A "Beginners Guide" to Compiling and Using

Why are you running ./configure and make as root? I don't see why that would be necessary. Normally we'd do things like: sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev or sudo make install Instead of actually logging in as the root user. Same thing in steps 9-10: sudo mv /home/pi/gngeoroms/000-lo.lo /usr/local/...
by billb
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Rassberry Pi and Jack audio
Replies: 70
Views: 52985

Re: Rassberry Pi and Jack audio

I was just using default settings and getting the memory allocation error. I haven't tried the method you've posted above, but it was getting rather late and I wasn't sure if that was exactly what I needed. If you think this might all work I'll give it another try and make note of the details. Every...
by billb
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Rassberry Pi and Jack audio
Replies: 70
Views: 52985

Re: Rassberry Pi and Jack audio

I have the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable which apparently plays well with Linux. I plugged it into a powered USB hub connected to the Pi and it was immediately recognized (the device showed up as expected in dmesg output) and I was able to select it as an input device in qjackctl. So I thought I was wel...
by billb
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Easy access to your Pi from Windows using MobaXterm
Replies: 39
Views: 103302

Re: Easy access to your Pi from Windows using MobaXterm

But for a program which requires root permission, the program exits with a message showing *can not open gtk -display*. It exits after the command cvNamedWindow("OUT", 0); I would like to know how I can solve this? Use gksudo when launching a graphical program that requires root permission. For exa...

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