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Offline (Male) Goombert
Posted on: February 08, 2013, 05:01:40 AM

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In case anyone doesn't know, the Raspberry Pi is a project to create a simple and inexpensive gaming platform for the price of only $100 with the ability to do Quake graphics, and all that hardware accelleration and what not it has.

Anyway, allot of people over the GMC seem to like the idea of having Game Maker available for it, however YYG is completely ignoring the advent of this platform. I was wondering what the community here thinks about porting ENIGMA to Pi? I am not sure what the popularity of the platform is going to grow into or whether it will be just a flop. But nonetheless id like to know what everyone thinks of it.
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I think it was Leonardo da Vinci who once said something along the lines of "If you build the robots, they will make games." or something to that effect.

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Reply #1 Posted on: February 08, 2013, 10:14:30 AM

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I recall Pi being huge on Yoyo's agenda. It was the reason they designed a Linux port. Has this changed?
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Reply #2 Posted on: February 08, 2013, 12:59:20 PM

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I mentioned this a few months ago. I wanted to port a study project of mine which I had to launch on an embedded device (I chose RPI). At first I though nothing will have to be changed (as it is Linux), but then noticed that it supports OpenGLES instead of the regular one. All the rest of the functions should work just fine, so its only the drawing functions. Its also a step towards porting to phones and I am willing to rewrite the drawing functions (which would just require changing from immediate rendering to vertex arrays), but I don't know how the window system needs to be changed.
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Reply #3 Posted on: February 08, 2013, 02:23:56 PM
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Even with the creation of the raspberry pi software store for their raspbian distro, it's simply nowhere near commercially viable for yyg to bother with IMO. The version of gamemaker and the games that Dailly has showcased running on the pi was the port of GM7 to Lazarus w/ FPC. They've basically entirely abandoned that. It's not completely out of the question for them to create a Linux runner in GM:S, however I doubt they'd include an arm/opengles runner for the desktop distros. Still, who knows what the hell they'll do.

I've got a pi myself, but extremely limited linux or c++ experience.
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Reply #4 Posted on: February 08, 2013, 06:54:01 PM

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Well they have GLES support, so running on Pi shouldn't take any effort. But I don't know if they plan that or no. If we had GLES (like running Android port) then compiling for RPI would be a breeze.
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Reply #5 Posted on: February 12, 2013, 11:17:55 AM

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Yes exactly what daz, said you can find that old news post here http://yoyogames.com/news/65
This is also why I do not expect much to ever change with their IDE as Mike Dailly has shot down requests for things like ribbon toolbars several times. I do not see them caring about Linux much either, no Linux people want their $500 software that comes with loads of proprietary agreements just to install it from all the copyright formats and stuff their using now. Their concern right now is the Xbox360 as Microsoft developers are helping them port it for the Game Marketplace. Edit: And windows store...
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Reply #6 Posted on: April 08, 2013, 01:13:00 PM

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In case anyone doesn't know, the Raspberry Pi is a project to create a simple and inexpensive gaming platform for the price of only $100 with the ability to do Quake graphics, and all that hardware accelleration and what not it has.

Anyway, allot of people over the GMC seem to like the idea of having Game Maker available for it, however YYG is completely ignoring the advent of this platform. I was wondering what the community here thinks about porting ENIGMA to Pi? I am not sure what the popularity of the platform is going to grow into or whether it will be just a flop. But nonetheless id like to know what everyone thinks of it.
Yes! Port to Raspberry Pi!
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