sooms wrote: ↑Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:57 amI simply want to download games onto my Raspberry pi 3 and play them, but I can't find a solution since there's only stupid game streaming and retro gaming emulator tutorials on youtube. I've tried to do things on Raspbian but it can't run .exe files. I'm seriously confused right now, and I would love to know if I can actually play games on this thing or if it's only for programming, which would mean I have wasted my money.
steveb4pi wrote: ↑Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:22 pmSorry, but the B3 is way too slow for the average PC game .. in fact it can hardly run a modern web Browser with more than one tab open...and is hard pushed to run Android (which, if you do get it running, will be about the only way to 'download a game and run it' )
The B3 is about equivalent to a 20 year old PC ... which is why the 'focus' is on 'Retro' (20yr old) games that ran on 20yr old PC's
Sell it on https://www.ebay.co.uk
.exe files are a format specific to Microsoft. More to the point, Windows only runs on the Intel/AMD x86 CPU architecture. All Pis use CPUs built to the ARM architecture. The machine language is different between the two designs. The whole point of the Pi is that it is inexepensive and--therefore--suitable to allow kids to learn with because if they break it, replacement cost is minimal. That older games can be run under various simulators is simply a pleasant surprise.
I know, it's all hype mate, I wasted 120quid by buying two, one for getting me into space, and another to dig the garden which broke after a couple of uses. Absolutely enraged here like.
The computer may not be stupid. You need to lean more about how things work. For example, if I buy a car with a diesel engine I should not expect it to be able to use gasoline.