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by Zalamel
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When will the open GL driver stop being experimental?
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: When will the open GL driver stop being experimental?

I too, am curious if there is an estimate for when the first stable version of the driver may be released. :)

As for a place to watch the evolution of the driver, Eric Anholt's Live Journal page is probably what you're after. As he is the developer of the driver.

http://anholt.livejournal.com/
by Zalamel
Sun May 29, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heatsink question
Replies: 15
Views: 4954

Re: Heatsink question

The RPi 2 really doesn't need a heatsink, as David said. Heatsinks are more of a Raspberry Pi 3 thing. However, if you're planning on getting a RPi 3 eventually, these videos may be of some help as to how to cool it, and how effective each method is: Raspberry Pi 3: CPU Temperature Tests & Heatsink ...
by Zalamel
Sun May 08, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3: Aggressive Passive Cooling
Replies: 8
Views: 5460

Re: Raspberry Pi 3: Extreme Passive Cooling

As mentioned in the OP, I don't have a working camera at the moment. :cry: The pi can capture screenshots. You dont need a 'camera' :? I think it might be a tad difficult to take screenshots of the physical Pi and heatsink :lol: That link is for 'sysbench', which isn't designed to heat anything up....
by Zalamel
Sun May 08, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3: Aggressive Passive Cooling
Replies: 8
Views: 5460

Re: Raspberry Pi 3: Extreme Passive Cooling

At the end of all of this, my Pi went from thermally throttling at 82c, to never going above 37c even at max load, without need of a fan! Well worth the effort. Actually test it by really maxing the cores out and then report your temps ;) I'd followed this guide when testing the temperatures, so I'...
by Zalamel
Sun May 08, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3: Aggressive Passive Cooling
Replies: 8
Views: 5460

Raspberry Pi 3: Aggressive Passive Cooling

I've been experiencing a lot of overheating with my Pi 3, and started looking into cooling options. Most people seem to opt for a small heatsink and a fan, but this draws quite a bit of power, which was unacceptable in my situation. I eventually settled on using a large passive heatsink, salvaged fr...
by Zalamel
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3: Fan and Cooling Tests
Replies: 1
Views: 11703

Raspberry Pi 3: Fan and Cooling Tests

It looks like the RPi 3 staying at 40nm lithography resulted in overheating issues for some people, this video shows a neat solution on how to quench the heat! Raspberry Pi 3: Fan and Cooling Tests I'd say for anyone who pushes their Pi 3 hard with Gaming, Emulation, or HD Video Watching, a heatsink...
by Zalamel
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: AppGameKit Game Engine Ported to the RPi - And it's FREE!
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

AppGameKit Game Engine Ported to the RPi - And it's FREE!

Saw on the RPi sub-reddit today that AppGameKit has ported their game engine to the Pi. Seeing as there hasn't been any further news about the Gamemaker Pi Exporter , this is likely the next best thing. You can download it from their website, here. It uses a version of BASIC for coding, called DarkB...
by Zalamel
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games for RPi
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Re: Games for RPi

Besides Urho3D, as Greg mentioned, there's also the Godot Engine . However, it would need to be compiled for ARM, and requires the new OpenGL drivers. Someone compiled an older version of Godot specifically for the Pi in the old depreciated forums, found here , but it'll take a long time to load the...
by Zalamel
Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Eternal Lands, a 3D MMORPG that now works on RPi 2 and 3
Replies: 5
Views: 2512

Eternal Lands, a 3D MMORPG that now works on RPi 2 and 3

A few hours ago, a developer of Eternal Lands posted on the Raspberry Pi reddit , showing off his efforts to port the game to the Pi. It's not perfect, as there's still some glitches and it runs at a slow framerate, but with some optimization, this could become the first fully fledged 3D MMORPG to b...
by Zalamel
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Android Sub-Forum is Apparently Quite Broken.
Replies: 27
Views: 4180

Re: The Android Sub-Forum is Apparently Quite Broken.

You would think that, but most people don't read messages, warnings, signs with 3ft large lettering. Look at the number of people who were annoyed and surprised that the experimental hardware acceleration did not work flawlessly... The fact is that as long as there was an active Android section, ev...
by Zalamel
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Android Sub-Forum is Apparently Quite Broken.
Replies: 27
Views: 4180

Re: The Android Sub-Forum is Apparently Quite Broken.

Android is far from working and until it is functional it is wrong to expose this Alpha OS to the unaware new users, hence why it is not discussed here.... Surely a warning message would be sufficient to inform users of its alpha status? A simple search of 'Raspberry Pi Android' already would bring...
by Zalamel
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Android Sub-Forum is Apparently Quite Broken.
Replies: 27
Views: 4180

Re: The Android Sub-Forum is Apparently Quite Broken.

It's been known for a while. The subforum has been locked, that's why it looks weird. Yes it has been broken and locked for a couple of years, there is a Android Community Forum which any Android OS posts get pointed towards: https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!forum/android-rpi Huh...Strange. Anyo...
by Zalamel
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Android Sub-Forum is Apparently Quite Broken.
Replies: 27
Views: 4180

The Android Sub-Forum is Apparently Quite Broken.

It has come to my attention via this post on the RPi subreddit, that the Android sub-forum seems to be broken in its current state, as shown here. It appears to be a rather simple fix.

did anyone else know about this?
by Zalamel
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: officially supported game engines?
Replies: 18
Views: 3065

Re: officially supported game engines?

Judging by this thread about game engines on the Pi: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=122929 I'd say that besides maybe the Urho 3D engine, it's probably not worth bothering with most of these engines on the Pi until the new open-source GPU drivers by Eric Anholt are fully rel...
by Zalamel
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Game Engine??
Replies: 13
Views: 10370

Re: Game Engine??

There was a thread in the Godot forums a while back on porting Godot to the Pi, but interest seems to have died out. It's a real shame too, because Godot is shaping up to be the best 2D engine out there, and it's open-source to boot! It would be the ideal choice for the Pi. Maybe interest will be re...
by Zalamel
Thu May 16, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42047

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

Well done, enjoy it but don't forget to add the camera module for a truly super-duper handheld computer. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3890 Since one of your applications is to use the Pi's as a computer in survival mode, have you looked at less conventional types/methods of generating electr...
by Zalamel
Wed May 15, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42047

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/31056697.jpg I've received my Raspberry Pi! And color me impressed! Even though I'd seen pictures, and a couple videos of it, I'm still amazed at how truly tiny the Pi really is. So tiny, in fact, that I'm inspired to construct something utilizing it. I p...
by Zalamel
Sun May 12, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42047

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

Snip I think it is all very simple. MarsBoard folks have very little or no clue about software. And they don't need to, it's not their job. Their job is to provide you with a working hardware. The hardware can be quickly validated using their flashable android and linux images from http://www.marsb...
by Zalamel
Fri May 10, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42047

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

Snip. What kind of support do you expect? If it is all about possible hardware issues, warranty, purchase & delivery, then you are indeed expected to get this kind of support from MarsBoard folks. You don't expect every local hardware shop to maintain their own flavour of x86 linux distro for the c...
by Zalamel
Thu May 09, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42047

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

Snip Exactly why I would not buy one, certainly not whilst there is no decent support and an active community. EDIT: Just been browsing thru their forum, makes me want to get one even less now. That's exactly what happened to me. When I first came upon it, I thought "Oh man, this is awesome, and lo...
by Zalamel
Thu May 09, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42047

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

Depending on your exact requirements, here is another possibility: http://www.elektor.com/products/kits-modules/modules/120026-91-embedded-linux-made-easy.35.2135310.lynkx I have also done extensive research on all these little computers and came to the same conclusion that the Pi is best. It can d...
by Zalamel
Thu May 09, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42047

Re: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

You might check out the new BeagleBone Black. If you want to talk to a small screen, BBone has a lot of options. I kind of dismissed the BBB fairly early on in my search for the perfect board, however now that I've learned a few things about Allwinner's CPU's, and their lack of support, the BBB has...
by Zalamel
Wed May 08, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives
Replies: 62
Views: 42047

Raspberry Pi Vs. Alternatives

Hello All, I'm not entirely sure if it's alright to talk about Pi alternatives here, on the official Pi forum, but this seemed like the best place to ask about it. Seeing has most of you here are quite informed on these things. Right, so on to the question. I'm in the market for my first micro-compu...

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