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Re: Fortnite

Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:57 am

Imperf3kt wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:51 am
The Pi, cannot be compared to it because it is ARM based, with 1GB of RAM and no dedicated GPU.
Is that true? I'm pretty sure that the Pi's SOC is mainly GPU with a ARM CPU bolted on.
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Re: Fortnite

Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:00 pm

scotty101 wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:57 am
Imperf3kt wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:51 am
The Pi, cannot be compared to it because it is ARM based, with 1GB of RAM and no dedicated GPU.
Is that true? I'm pretty sure that the Pi's SOC is mainly GPU with a ARM CPU bolted on.

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Re: Fortnite

Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:31 am

jamesh wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:49 am
No, I don't believe so. Even if it could be run, it would struggle to run fast enough, the GPU is probably not good enough.
You're right, performance issue will raise.

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Re: Fortnite

Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:21 am

RPI is not capable to play game like fortnite, because it requires a lot of GPU, so PC or console are capable of playing them.

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Re: Fortnite

Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:01 pm

jamesh wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:49 am
No, I don't believe so. Even if it could be run, it would struggle to run fast enough, the GPU is probably not good enough.
It won't work. Why technically it will but you won't be able to play. You need a lot of GPU. Internet speed if we consider optimal still it won't help you at all.

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Re: Fortnite

Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:54 pm

use steam link on raspbian

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Re: Fortnite

Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:10 pm

Hi, a quick bump, Raspberry PI 4? Any thoughts?

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Re: Fortnite

Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:10 pm

It's got the capability, possibly.

But you'd still need fortnite for ARM Linux.
Best option is to contact Epic Games.
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Re: Fortnite

Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:42 am

How would you be able to enter multiplayer servers using a Linux computer, Fortnite is for ios, android, consoles, and pc.

I've seen Fortnite run on a cheap smart phone on YouTube before, this phone was running Android, if there is a version of Android OS for the RPI that runs without problems, perhaps Fortnite would run on the RPI.

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Re: Fortnite

Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:08 am

Moonmarch wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:42 am
How would you be able to enter multiplayer servers using a Linux computer, Fortnite is for ios, android, consoles, and pc.
Because the internet is standard, doesn't matter what OS you are using. So the servers can be anything, and the clients can be anything, as long as the protocol between them is the same.

I'm using a Linux PC running Chrome to write this message. The server it goes to doesn't care what OS or architecture I am using - the protocol is standard.
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Re: Fortnite

Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:05 pm

I was talking about anti cheat, I don't play Fortnite I don't know if Fortnite even uses any anti cheat software, you know to prevent people from hacking the game, unless there are private servers people can use, as soon as the anti cheat software detects your computer is a different OS, your account can be banned from the game, because Linux is not officially supported.

If there are private servers that run a modified version of the Fortnite client, a client that is compatible with Linux, then I suppose Fortnite is possible, you would be able to compile the client to run on the RPI which I assume is a form of copyright infringement, because Fortnite is not open source.

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Re: Fortnite

Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:13 am

Which is why I said "contact Epic Games"

You're not going to find a Linux installer for Fortnite let alone Raspbian, unless you do.

I'm pretty sure they'll ignore you, but it's the only way to proceed.
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Re: Fortnite

Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:00 am

Well according to the minimum requirements needed to run Fortnite, since this game is not part of the Linux freeware collection that I'm familiar with, you will need Android 5 Lollipop 64 bit, you should be able to install the latest version of Android according to articles and videos I have seen on the internet, here is a article that shows you how to install Android on the RPI computer:

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-a ... pberry-pi/

Let's see here to run Fortnite you need 3gb of ram with opengl3.1 GPU, and ARM64 CPU, this game should run on the RPI4 based on the tech specs, now I'm not going to try this myself, if necessary install Android on a spare SD Card then tell everyone if the Fortnite client runs or not.

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