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I'm trying to install Pico-8 onto my chromebook. I'm on the dev branch and have the linux beta enabled and downloaded the files. But I can not get them to install using command "sudo apt-get install pico-8";is this the wrong command?


P#57613 2018-10-06 10:41 ( Edited 2018-10-06 18:40)

Yeah, pico-8 isn't on apt... You have to buy it and download it here on the website/Humble.

If you have done that, and that's what you mean by having "downloaded the files" (although I have no idea how you can be on the dev branch of pico-8, as that's not publicly available), you don't have to install anything. Just run the binary you downloaded.

P#57621 2018-10-06 14:40 ( Edited 2018-10-06 18:40)

I have bought and downloaded it, and running the binary isn't working. I get error message "File type is not supported"

What I meant by being on the dev branch was I'm on the dev branch of ChromeOS

P.S. Sorry it took so long to reply! I've been super busy.

Edit: added P.S.

P#62206 2019-02-24 10:19 ( Edited 2019-02-24 10:40)

I actually managed to resolve this with a bit of help from elsewhere posting process:

Move unziped the program files into the "linux files" partition.

cd to the "pico-8" directory.

Then "sudo chmod +x pico8" this marks it as an executable.

Finally run it with "./pico8".

At the moment it doesn't run with sound.

P#62209 2019-02-24 11:31

Aha, I'm not familiar with ChromeOS and from your post I didn't realize that you weren't actually running Linux, haha. Glad you resolved it sans sound.

P#62221 2019-02-24 22:04

Currently sound does not work for linux apps running on ChomeOs

P#62278 2019-02-26 14:58

I can confirm that sound now works since crostini added sound support. I can't seem to get a gamepad to work though, which is making me sad.

The gamepad works in html5gamepad.com so I know that the machine is seeing it. But if anybody has suggestions I'd love to hear them!

P#63269 2019-04-05 22:19

Hello! I know this is an old post, but I hope I can get an answer. I am doing all the things that sam-i-am said he did to run the exec, but when i type "./pico8", I get an error that says "cannnot execute binary file: Exec format error"

Any help would be appreciated!

P#80632 2020-08-11 13:53

You would get better visibility by opening a thread rather than adding to a closed one!

(Your error message means that you got the wrong kind of executable program for your system)

P#80674 2020-08-12 16:30

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