Has anyone got Pico-8 working on Raspberry Pi 4? Specifically under Raspbian Buster, console/terminal mode?
I've got it running in the Desktop, but there are graphics issues (tearing, non-smooth scrolling) so want to run it from the console. I have done this in the past on Pi 1/3, but am having trouble with the Pi 4...
Launching Pico-8 give me the following error:
SDL Error: Could not create EGL window surface ** FATAL ERROR: Unable to create window (SDL restoring keyboard) Segmentation fault
(pico8_dyn gives the same error)
Anyone know what I need to do?
I think it has to do with Raspbian Buster rather than the Raspberry 4. Same issue if you try to use Kodi.
Basically it has to do with the video drivers not being ready yet. You should be able to use the previous version of Raspbian. There are also ways to make it work on Buster, but I haven't tried. Some people suggest installing xorg.
So then, tried the oldest version of Buster (2019-06-20) - same problem.
Also tried the latest version of Stretch (2019-04-08) and it won't boot...I think that is probably normal as the OS is older than the Pi 4 hardware.
What I'm confused about is that I found the following thread where mdgunn is using Pi 4, Buster and Pico8. Perhaps this is running from the desktop?:
I'm looking to make a RasPi purchase here with the prime goal of running PICO8 games on it. (I plan on keeping it behind my TV so I can play in the lounge at home.)
I think PICO runs fine on the RasPi 3, but reading this thread maybe not so well on the 4? Would it be wiser to just purchase a 3b+ do you think?
A little while ago I made sure I had all the recent updates on my Pi 4 and it didn't make much / any difference.
However I made note of some settings to try changing but have not yet had chance to try it. I will do so soon and report back.
Aside from all that...if you only want to run Pico 8 from a console then a Pi 2 or 3 would do the job perfectly. I have used both in that scenario.
[Please log in to post a comment]