Porting of ZGE to Raspberry PI

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Porting of ZGE to Raspberry PI

Post by overclocked » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:43 pm

Hi everybody,

I haven't looked a the source code that implements the x86 Linux ZGE engine but though I'd ask instead. Would it be possible to get a version that can run these nice stuff on a Raspberry PI runing Linux? Or maybe even native booting directly from SD-Card? :-)

I've bought a RPI some months ago to fiddle with and it's just a great inexpensive little platform.

Some stuff that I've got working is playing MAME emulator games using PS3-controller via Bluetooth.

The RPI consists of a 700Mhz ARM (overclockable to 1Ghz) and a quite capable Open GL ES compatible graphics core. Runs among other things Raspian (Linux Debian port) just fine and of course a very nice XBMC port showing 1080p movies no sweat.

With the port for Android using open GL ES and the x86 Linux port already there...

Best regards
Magnus

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Post by VilleK » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:06 am

Hi Magnus,

Yes, should be possible. I assume there is a port of SDL working for the platform. Currently the ZGE Linux source assumes x86 CPU, so one would have to switch around the IFDEFs in the source a bit so that it uses the ARM bits written for Android in some places.

I don't have time to look at it myself at the moment though. But if anyone volunteers I'll be happy to assist! It is indeed a very neat little device.

/Ville

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