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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:31 pm

TheGreatNi wrote:
mrpi64 wrote:Hmmm, a wikipedia page containing a list of games for the Pi... Sounds interesting.
That's not what I meant.
I meant you take the list I posted and make a compatibility thread on the forums, not a wikipedia page...
A wiki page was exactly what I was thinking though :lol:
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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:12 pm

Eh. We just need someone with a lot of DOS games, the three main emulators, and a whole lot of time to test 'em out...

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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:15 pm

I would love to see this work on the Raspberry Pi...

http://methane.sourceforge.net/

Is it possible?

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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:20 am

Possibly. Here are the Linux installation instructions:

Linux Installation Instructions
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Get ClanLib 2.2 from www.clanlib.org

Basic Installation
==================
make ; Make the program
./methane ; Run the program
I'm happy to help.
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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:27 pm

mrpi64 wrote:Possibly. Here are the Linux installation instructions:

Linux Installation Instructions
===============================

Get ClanLib 2.2 from http://www.clanlib.org

Basic Installation
==================
make ; Make the program
./methane ; Run the program

Did you just copy and paste that from their website?
You have to configure, compile, and install ClanLib, and then compile super methane bros. I won't put any binaries up, it'll be included in nigames...

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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:24 am

TheGreatNi wrote: Did you just copy and paste that from their website?
No . . . :oops:
I'm happy to help.
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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:56 pm

We're nearing the 100000 mark!

Anyway, I tried compiling the PCE emulator that you can find on the side of the page for the online PCE-JS emulator (link to github). There is a .A archive thing that it doesn't like. Something about the archive having "no index" (I think). Considering I know nothing about this, if someone could get that files index-thing sorted, then we could have a Mac Plus + IBM PC + 68k + PowerPC emulator for the Pi.
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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:54 pm

Half Life 1.

A FPS from 1998 released by Valve Software. Runs OKish in dosbox with win 98 installed... not sure on the legality though, just download it from the internet. Not posting links because of that.

I might get a tutorial up.
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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:47 pm

chaoticlapras wrote:Half Life 1.

A FPS from 1998 released by Valve Software. Runs OKish in dosbox with win 98 installed... not sure on the legality though, just download it from the internet. Not posting links because of that.

I might get a tutorial up.
Really?!Can you post screenshots of this?

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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:03 pm

Yeah, seriously, and I'll post some screenshots in a few days hopefully.

I lent my pi to a friend for a bit as their's is a permanent web server and it melted finally. So I can't post 'em right now. How does one screenshot on a pi anyway?

It runs at about 8fps but isn't fluctuat-y. It's probably because it needs Windows 98(!) emulated to run in dosbox. I haven't tried running older OSes with it, might speed it up a bit.

I don't know if the source is anywhere, if it is I might make a proper port; it's one of my all time favourite games.
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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:17 pm

Ok, Half Life 1's source code is on github. I'll get porting, see you guys after christmas when I emerge with your present!

HL2's source is with the source engine, but required specs are absurdly high for our little pi.
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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:35 pm

one of my favorite games RTCW or Return To Castle Wolfenstein works on the Pi, it's based off of quake 3 so it runs a bit slowly for my liking (e.g. 30+ fps) and it also requires that you have the pk3 files (just like quake 3!)

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 76#p578776

the working download link to the binaries is in the comments
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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:32 am

I would *love* to see a port of half-life for the pi.
note: I may or may not know what I'm talking about...

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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:34 am

Me too! Good luck.
I'm happy to help.
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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:18 am

Updated last: 2/25/15 - Don't Reply with Quote as I'll be updating this post as needed!


Just wanted to say that this list has helped a lot and I've found a few games that I really enjoy but wish to share my testing experience with all the ones I've tried out and found. This list will be updated as I play new games or if previous ones on this list become unstable or unplayable.

First my favorite games that work that I tested from this list and my experience with the games (ie. this may contain items listed already but the difference it contains my game-play experiences and best ways to play):

Beneath-a-steel-sky ( one of my most favorite games on Raspberry pi so far it's really good!!)
Flight-of-the-amazon-queen
Scummvm

-This app works great but it works best in X if you play the game with out X you may run into a crash that will lock up the Pi especially when saving or restoring game saves. It will result in having to SSH your Pi to reboot. It really stinks if you have to do this. I didn't know how to do this at first and I corrupted my Pi SD card about 3 times by unplugging it. So always run from X if you don't want to have issues with crashing and also turn off full screen mode this will allow you to close app with the little x on top right. (runs on default clock perfectly). If you're interested in running the app in terminal try read the super duper footnote at the bottom of my post.

SuperTux
-Runs good in X and better without X. (default clock speed)
-Works with USB SNES Controller plug in play in Raspbian.

PrBoom
Works great in and out of X (it's full screen and upscaled without X, ie. when it works.). Works with nearly all WAD files and custom WADs. You get Freedoom with it but if you don't like it download a WAD file name it doom.wad or doom2.wad and cd to the file or open folder in terminal using X and just type:

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prboom
- I found a old WAD of Chex Quest complied for PRboom that is amazing (just google "chexquestwiz" extract the zip rename to chex.wad to doom.wad and open in terminal and use the command above). You can also create an .SH file that executes a specific WAD file. Just look it up on Google on how to do it (doom world).
The Best resolution to run the game is 1024x768, set it in the PRboom.cfg file (which is in a hidden folder on pi/home/prboom), anything higher causes noticeable frame-rate issues. Also running the app without X causes the game to run at fullscreen upscale without borders. Within X it's going to be full screen but in a small box if you're screen resolution is above 1024x768 (default clock speed fine, but can run at in 720p with good frame rate if you overclock Turbo mode).
- All your problems go away if you own a Raspberry Pi 2 B. You can do 1080p.

NOTE: Current January 2015 Raspbian version of Prboom is now unstable without X windows. If you play it without X it will not show picture and only sound and you still can get out of the game with SSH or listening for menu navagation sound effects. But, if you use a Custom resolution by modifying the PRboom config file for example if you use 1920x1080 it will crash your Pi severely and it will not shut down or be SSH able. You can Fix the Black Screen Issue by trying the directions listed at the complete bottom of my forum post or read up on linked forum post as the games issues have to do with SDL libraries: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 73#p707673

-Works with USB SNES Gamepad out of the box. Just have to go into prboom Settings within game and turn on joystick support and then reboot the Game. To change controller layout you have to modify PRBoom.cfg file. Keyboard may be needed to quit game.

Chex Quest
You will need PRboom to play this.
ChexQuest.wad for PRboom: http://dl.openhandhelds.org/cgi-bin/wiz ... 0,0,30,320 (Please Note Chex Quest is a freeware wad, it doesn't violate copyrights, the original is now Freeware and you can get it here on developers site: http://www.chucktropolis.com/gamers.htm)
The version listed from Openhandhelds.org is a modification of the WAD that works in PRBoom just by dragging and dropping the file into a folder of your choice.)

To play the game ChexQuest WAD:
1. Extract the folder and take out prboom.wad and chex.wad.
2. Rename "Chex.wad" to "doom.wad".
3. Put "Prboom.wad" and "Doom.wad" in same folder of your choice.
4. CD to the folder or if in X open the folder in terminal and and type: Prboom.
5. Press Enter and it will play the game wad :geek:

Alex4 (like a old Gameboy game really fun and cute)
-Laggy in X. Start this app without X using command (default clock speed)
-Works with USB SNES controller- Plug and Play.

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Alex4
PenguinsPuzzle

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penguinspuzzle
-Solid game that comes pre-installed on all Raspberry Pi (default clock speed)
-I enjoy the puzzles and the nice solid 3D graphics is a plus reminds me of Old PSP games that was sold a long time ago named: Frantix- A Puzzle Adventure.
-Exiting the game is a bit of a hardship. You press "Esc" and you have to close terminal quick or the app will restart instantly. It can be accessed through Terminal only with or without X windows.

NXEngine aka "Cave Story" (it's a port of the game put into NXEngine to run easily on the Raspberry Pi with full GPU support on default clock speed.)
http://store.raspberrypi.com/projects/nxengine
-amazing adventure game contained within. Good controls and runs only without X windows. Also make sure you have 128MB GPU just in case. It runs in 1080p full 60fps.
-I'm really enjoying the game runs solid and great. Nice graphics and game-play for free! At the same level as Beneath a Steel Sky in quality.
-SNES USB Controller Plug and play! Requires Keyboard to quit game.

PiSNES: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=42152
Google Code page: https://code.google.com/p/pisnes/
It works great and runs most games excluding a few games that used some proprietary CPU (ie. SuperFX chip: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_FX#List_of_games) on the cartridge (read Google Code page for more details.) . PiSNES has the reputation of being the fastest and most compatible SNES emulator for Pi, if you find a better one please share on this forum post. Note: Currently I'm abandoning SNES Emulation for personal reasons and further testing information will not be provided.

How to Run PiSNES:
1. Get PiSNES using the Google Code URL
2. Unzip the PiSNES download anywhere on your home folder or in a folder of your choice.
3. Put in Game ROMS in ROM folder. (ROMS can remain Zipped.)

I tested all the ROMs of a few games that I actually own. You may need to overclock your Pi to run these properly (medium overclock recommended). I currently run my Pi on Turbo mode with 128MB allocated to GPU and everything is flawless with PiSNES so Test accordingly.

Updated: After further research I'll won't be posting info on a specific game performance on emulators, but the emulators stability is posted above.

Note: If you're interested in a all-in-one OS solution for emulation try out RecalBox. When using RecalBox make sure you only use "Turbo mode" and not "Extreme". Extreme clock will break your warranty if you're concerned about that stuff.
Recalbox: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 94#p670894

*For More Emulators try: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 78&t=54357


FreedroidRPG (Another Favorite. It reminds me or Windows 3d Movie maker with it's nice graphics)

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sudo apt-get install FreedroidRPG
The Game must be started in X windows and you must boot it from a Terminal Window with the following command so that OpenGL is disabled:

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freedroidRPG -n
Game runs at 25fps+ when at Turbo mode on a Raspberry Pi B+ and less at default. I'm sure the game will run significantly better on Pi2B. Since it's a top down RPG the frame-rate should not be too much of an issue. I recommend 128GPU allocation.

Using a Raspberry Pi 2 B is highly recommended for this game.

From what I read on the game it's really good and contains a full story that's around 12 hours long.
For more information extensive trouble shooting and installation check out this forum post I made:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 64#p704564

Read the super duper footnote to play the game in terminal properly.


Games that I tried from this list but didn't like and my experience with it:
OpenTTD
-Laggy in high resolutions so use it in a small windowed mode. Best to run the game without X as it will default to 480p making it really fast. Not my type of game btw at little too much in the details. I've been informed that the more complex creations you make the more it will lag no matter your resolution. May want to consider playing this on Pi2 only since it has more CPU power and RAM.

Micropolis
-Works fine for me no matter how you play it, but I don't like the learning curve of the game.

Game Emulator Experiences (Full Image SD Card OS Stuff)
RetroPie: Experience:
This is not super user friendly, that's all I will say (it's my opinion, but try it out if you want). I tried to compile for 20hrs and it required too much configuration. You may want to use a direct image instead or try RecalBox.


Special super duper footnote:
To Fix the Black Screen Issues with a lot of applications and games that are started from Terminal (without X windows), first, update to latest Raspbian image. Then if it still is messed up try the following command:

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wget http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~buzz/pi/sdl/sdl1/deb/rpi1/libsdl1.2debian_1.2.15-8rpi_armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i libsdl1.2debian_1.2.15-8rpi_armhf.deb
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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:37 pm

Your'e welcome :D . Alex4 is full of retro fun, isn't it?
OpenTTD seems to get along fine for a bit, then when you progress to a certain stage, it starts lagging about every 2 seconds.
I'm happy to help.
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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:50 am

mrpi64 wrote:Your'e welcome :D . Alex4 is full of retro fun, isn't it?
OpenTTD seems to get along fine for a bit, then when you progress to a certain stage, it starts lagging about every 2 seconds.
Yeah I stopped messing aroud with OpenTDD when I realized that the menu in X was laggy. But without X it was fine. I figured there would eventually be to tedious to have genuine fun with.

Alex4 was said to be good on other forum posts so I tried it it was laggy as a beast on X so I tried without and it ran fine. So I kept it because was completely non laggy in anyway without X.

So far the list of games I've tried are the ones I like except for OpenTTD and Micropolis which seemed ok but I just wasn't genuinely interested like Beneath a Steel Sky. I mean Beneath a Steel Sky is story based fun that I like so much good dialogue and puzzles and good atmosphere for a sci-fi I like. PRboom seemed like a good experiment with getting and finding my old game ChexQuest (you should look it up in my previous post.)

You got any suggestions for good action packed games with good adventure (ie. not interested in Open Arena or Quake btw.) The Jedi Knight series seemed promising but nothing seems to be moving on that open source port.

Update: 1/26/15
Is NXEngine (Cave Story) Any good I didn't see it on the list but saw it mentioned and they recommend it but didn't say anything about how well it plays.

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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:31 pm

Scummvm can run more than just Beneath A Steel Sky! Try sudo apt-get install flight-of-the-amazon-queen (the package name may be different, I can't quite remember. apt-cache search it). And there's loads more on their website - Dreamweb (the Sci-Fi idea of the 90's), Broken sword (1 & 2), e.t.c. These are all freeware, too.
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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:50 pm

I really should try Scummvm on one of my Pis sometime. I occasionally use it on my laptop to play Day of the Tentacle or Full Throttle - both great fun games :)

[edit]Oh, and Discworld of course :-)

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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:44 pm

rpdom wrote:I really should try Scummvm on one of my Pis sometime.
mrpi64 wrote:Scummvm can run more than just Beneath A Steel Sky!
They all run pretty good Scummvm's site informs the performance of each game that works and there performance (http://scummvm.org/compatibility/). The two free ones in the repository works perfect no errors plus there are a few extra one from ScummVM's Website you can download for free: 'Lure of the Temptress', 'Drascula: The Vampire Strikes Back' and 'Soltys'" (http://scummvm.org/games/). All of those I haven't tried yet and may never will because I still gotta finish Beneath a Steel Sky. All you gotta do is download them to your home folder and create organized way to folder them. Then open ScummVM and select add game. Then all you do is select the folder you made with the files in it and it adds the game to ScummVM (I'm sure you're already familiar with this but if not check thier FAQ: http://scummvm.org/faq/ :D


I just think there are occasional CPU spikes when loading saves or skipping cut scenes so be sure to do you're saves on areas that don't have a lot of animation of it may crash (rarely). Thus my reccomendation alway to run in X (it seems to barely ever crash in X) or you may have to use SSH to reboot the Pi if it crashes with out X. When in X all you have to do is close the window and you're back to loading your previous auto-save. But Beneath-a-Steel Sky is great. 8-) Edit: Most of the time the games only use 20% of the CPU with an occational spike here or there when loading a save or skipping cut-scenes.

Edit: Beneath-a-Steel-sky was the reason why I sort of Got a Pi because it has all these free games to try out. Also I'm motivated to learn Linux as I'm interested in using the OS as a desktop replacement and getting nitty gritty with the barebones of the Pi will help me learn the inner-workings of the Linux more.
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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:52 am

I'm starting to use Ubuntu as my desktop replacement, and I'm probably going to try out the Windows 10 technical preview over 8.1. Shame that every time I put it into sleep (or "suspend"), the files stem becomes read only, and it takes two or three reboots to get it working again. Plus, I can't change the screen brightness. But Ubuntu isn't the only desktop replacement - try out SuseStudio - you can configure your own Open Sue and build it completely online.
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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:43 pm

How well does NXengine perform on Raspberry pi (ie. Cave Story)?

The Ubuntu issues with boot, reboot and shut down issue usually has to do with Nvidia Graphics cards try a older driver or different Graphics card. Nice suggestions, but I don't want to get off topic.

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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:22 am

PuppetHoundZ wrote:How well does NXengine perform on Raspberry pi (ie. Cave Story)?

The Ubuntu issues with boot, reboot and shut down issue usually has to do with Nvidia Graphics cards try a older driver or different Graphics card. Nice suggestions, but I don't want to get off topic.
nxengine works great. It's very playable, saves fine, the whole nine yards!

I'd recommend getting it via RetroPie (it comes by default) or via the Pi Store to avoid any weird compilation errors.

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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:41 am

TheGreatNi wrote:
nxengine works great. It's very playable, saves fine, the whole nine yards!
Sweet then I'll definiately use Pi Store. I was holding back so much, just wanted to be sure. Thanks. :)


Update: Keep this post relevant! The New Pi is out! People will need to start to confirm if said apps work on Pi or Pi2. 8-)

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Re: GAMES LIST: Games That Work On The Pi

Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:23 pm

@mrpi64

I've updated my post of my experience with games on Raspberry Pi. PrBoom stuff I wrote updates needs to be read up on. You may want to update your list with a note about it.
http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 30#p675330


Anybody know if Vavoom will run better than PRboom?

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