Bluebotlabs
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Portal on the Raspberry PI?

Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:49 pm

Is it possible, and if so how can I run Portal/Portal 2 on a Raspberry Pi 4?

trejan
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Re: Portal on the Raspberry PI?

Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:22 pm

Bluebotlabs wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:49 pm
Is it possible
No

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Re: Portal on the Raspberry PI?

Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:21 pm

Bluebotlabs wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:49 pm
Is it possible, and if so how can I run Portal/Portal 2 on a Raspberry Pi 4?

You need hardware with x86 CPU Architecture to run Steam:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/400/Portal/
Thinking outside the box is better than burying your head in the sand...

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leilei
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Re: Portal on the Raspberry PI?

Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:41 pm

Unless Valve suddenly feels like to make an ARM steam and make new ARM support for their games (which would likely only ever happen for Mac), your only Portal is through Steamlinking from a capable computer.

Vinuel
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Re: Portal on the Raspberry PI?

Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:38 pm

you can run steam link on the pi, so you would run it on your pc streaming it to your rasppi. Only works if the pc and the raspi are in the same network tho

Moonmarch
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Re: Portal on the Raspberry PI?

Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:06 pm

Proprietary games will not run on the Raspberry Pi computer. Proprietary games are games that are not open source. Most games are not open source either. This excludes console emulators, the Raspberry Pi computer can run retro console emulators. Even though Portal 2 has a Linux version, the Linux version of Portal 2 is designed for i386 computers, not ARMHF computers. You can't use i386 programs on a ARMHF computer. Even if you had access to the Portal 2 software package that you would use to install on a Linux PC. The package manager would tell you that your computer is not supported.

I'm not a huge puzzle games kind of person. I would search around for puzzle games for Linux, I don't know where to start. You can decide for yourself which puzzle games to install on the Raspberry Pi computer. Here is a link to Debian puzzle games that you can install on the Raspberry Pi computer:

Debian Games Puzzle packages
https://blends.debian.org/games/tasks/puzzle

ptitSeb
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Re: Portal on the Raspberry PI?

Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:26 pm

Yes you can.

Running propriatary x86 code is the whole purpose of box86.
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You need latest box86, latest mesa, and some overclock for your Pi4. And you need to play in a small res.
(oh and for now, it hang when quitting, so you need to kill it to quit...)

But you can play!

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