List of games for Raspberry Pi

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by AndrewS » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:43 am
I believe most USB joysticks just appear as standard HID devices, so should just be plug'n'play (literally!) :D
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by Condemned » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:46 am
RaTTuS wrote:nethack works fine ;-p

I've installed Angband:
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sudo apt-get install angband

The 'SDL' front end (?) for it seems to run very quickly in the debian/raspbian desktop. I launch it from an LXTerminal window using:
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angband -msdl -uCharacterName

My children (7 & 9) are hooked, and interest hasn't waned for a couple of weeks now. We've had to set up a rota to prevent (real world) fighting.
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by Pygar » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:47 pm
My thanks for the replies... Hmm... "mame"? "xwindows"? Looks like I have some learning to do. As far as the "plug and play" joysticks go... I have an IPazzPort wired keyboard that is supposed to be Plug and Play but when connected to RPi is "Plug and Inert Object". I'll look later in the List of Peripherals that Work and see if there's a cheap joystick...
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by Onyros » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:53 am
ScummVM works pretty well, too, at least on Arch. No real fullscreen yet, as of version 1.4.1, but apart from that it's recommended from this side.

I tried Secret of Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Gobliiins and Leisure Suit Larry (the original!).

Still have to try Full Throttle, but I suspect it'll be a little slower. Gobliiins, though playable, is also a little slower than the rest.
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by BenWiley4000 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:06 pm
Here's my testing experience (I run overclocked with 850 arm, 350 core, 500 sdram, so I can't guarantee ALL of my games listed as working will run.. but most will):

blobwars (possibly some lag)
frozen-bubble (lag without overclock)
tmw (lags some, might not with substantial overclock)
wesnoth (slow loading times, gameplay seems fine)

gnujump (requires opengl for acceleration)
freeciv (crashed for me when trying to connect to localhost; may be result of attempting to run server and client on same machine)
openttd (error on startup, may work if remedied)
widelands (start and load was taking so phenomenally long that I gave up, though it was definitely at least loading)
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by thexman » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:54 pm
AndrewS wrote:I believe most USB joysticks just appear as standard HID devices, so should just be plug'n'play (literally!) :D

Hid compatible version 1 or 1.1 currently don't work on the PI non of them due to an error in the Blob i believe theres a post in the trouble section about it and the foundation are still to post a fix for it.
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by Noobest of them all » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:56 pm
The online magazine "Magpi" had a list of games in the third number:

I tried Zangband and it seemed to work fine.
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by minitweak » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:54 am
Hey Y'all

Just though I would let you know that most of the games on or should work with DOSBox and it beats trying to get your copies of ancient games off of 3'1/2 in. and 5' 1/4 in. floppies or even (god forbid) 10 and 20 meg HDDs for use with your Pi. also has some nice old goodies that should work through Pi with an emulator
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by owen_a » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:36 pm
mrbill wrote:I wonder if the java4k games might run

Anyone got java working?


apt-get install openjdk-7-jre
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by xranby » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:57 am
owen_a wrote:
mrbill wrote:I wonder if the java4k games might run

Anyone got java working?


apt-get install openjdk-7-jre

To install the java browser plugin and javaws java webstart jnlp launcher:
apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin

For more java applet testing follow this thread:

You can also start the java4k games using the appletviewer found in the openjdk-7-jdk package
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by Foxbat » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:07 pm
I can verify that Ultima 7 (Exult engine) works on the Pi.
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by m1n1m3 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:14 pm
Toad King wrote:What about Nethack? :P

theres a nethack download for pi (sudo apt-get install nethack-console) theres also a clone called nitrohack believe
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by Magic Knight » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:07 am
There are 1,000's of games available for the ZX Spectrum using the Fuse emulator
Open a terminal from the desktop and type
sudo apt-get install fuse-emulator-gtk
sudo apt-get install spectrum-roms
Fuse is automatically added to the Games menu
Then pop along to
click on the archive link and download some games, most have full instructions available.
Here's one of my favourites ... id=0004744 :)

Tips - when running Fuse, click Options - Filter... to increase the window size, I use Double size
and click Machine - Select..... to change between 48k and 128k

Have fun
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by ulysess » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:40 am
Magic Knight wrote:There are 1,000's of games available for the ZX Spectrum using the Fuse emulator

I recommend Speccy ;)
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by SimonSmall » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:17 pm
I have tried Dungeon Crawl (sudo apt-get install crawl) and it works fine in command line mode (and using SSH). It is a Rogue-like dungeon adventure game

I tried crawl-tiles, the graphical version, and I got some errors in the X11 log. I have not had a chance to look into these yet, but I hope it works
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