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Games for raspbian

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:08 am
by Ed Raket
Are there games you can apt-get, that work out-of-the-box with raspbian?

Re: Games for raspbian

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:41 pm
by mpthompson
Many games. Pretty much everything supported in Debian Wheezy. Just be aware that a number of the graphical games are intended to run on faster desktop systems and may perform poorly on the Raspberry Pi. Perhaps others will chime in with specific game recommendations.

Re: Games for raspbian

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:35 pm
by Julian
ScummVM from the repository works good out of the box. I tried the feeble files and even video playback works (I re encoded the video files a view years ago when the format was not supported by ScummVM so I can't say anything about the original video files). Sadly it only runs in native resolution, scaling (fullscreen) does not work. I read someone was working on that but I haven't heard anything since.

Re: Games for raspbian

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:52 pm
by Ed Raket
Good to hear! i try'd "scummvm" and that did not work ? (how did it work with Julian...?), but now i will try other games if they work... :mrgreen:

Re: Games for raspbian

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:01 pm
by Julian
I just did a "aptitude install scummvm" and copied over the game files via smb from my pc. I am not using an image tough. I installed the system with the installer form the raspbian website from scratch.

Re: Games for raspbian

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:51 am
by Ed Raket
I found out that when i install Scummvm, and enter X by: startx... it works! :D
But when i enter X by: sudo startx.... it does not work, why is this so?

Re: Games for raspbian

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:35 am
by tomas_em
You should try to run ScummVM directly from command line, no X needed. Just enter scummvm ;-) Works like a charm, tested lot of games including MonkeyIsland 3. Also OpenTTD works that way. No X - more memory for application ...

Re: Games for raspbian

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:37 am
by tomas_em
And dont forget the fuse (fuse-sdl for console based) - ZX Spectrum emulator, works great especially from commandline (fuse-sdl).

Re: Games for raspbian

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:04 am
by Ed Raket
tomas_em wrote:And dont forget the fuse (fuse-sdl for console based) - ZX Spectrum emulator, works great especially from commandline (fuse-sdl).
I will surely give this a go, and get more used to the commandline (again... ;) ) it works like a charm without X!

p.s.
never played Monkey3... i just started on Monkey1, and it's a real joy to play it once more after all these years :mrgreen: