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I noticed that the version of SDL2 statically linked to the Linux build only has the X11 driver enabled.

Is there a plan to get future build with DirectFB enabled, that should be possible by passing --enable-video-directfb to ./configure and statically linking to DirectFB?

Alternatively a dynamically linked Debian package would allow users to run pico-8 against their own SDL and specify the video driver using SDL_VIDEODRIVER env var.

Thanks in advance.

P#15857 2015-10-26 02:44 ( Edited 2018-05-11 19:34)

I second this wish

P#15871 2015-10-26 16:06 ( Edited 2015-10-26 20:06)

yeah dynamically linking SDL sounds like a better way to go

P#15887 2015-10-27 00:09 ( Edited 2015-10-27 04:09)


I think This was left a while ago, and I saw that in recent Linux builds we have pico8_dyn executable. So far I haven't figured out a way to run it using directfb. Is there a command line argument to run it? Or do I need to configure sdl lib to prefer directfb in some way ?

P#52571 2018-05-10 06:34 ( Edited 2018-05-10 10:34)

this looks promising maybe?: https://github.com/zielmicha/SDL2/blob/master/README.DirectFB

but apparently it's kind of old

It looks like the support for DirectFB is still there though: https://discourse.libsdl.org/t/is-anyone-using-directfb/22616/3

So just a compilation flag that needs to be enabled when you compile SDL2?

P#52632 2018-05-11 15:34 ( Edited 2018-05-11 19:39)

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