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The PICO-8 homepage seems to imply there's a version available for the raspberry Pi, but I'm not seeing it anywhere. Is it just not released yet during alpha, or am I missing something? At first I thought it would be included with the Linux download, but it's compiled to the 80386 architecture and so of course will not work on ARM.

P#10062 2015-04-20 20:27 ( Edited 2015-12-07 14:28)

If I remember correctly, he's still working on PICO to make it fit on Raspberry as it's the main target of the project. We already have the computer/JS target for playing with while waiting for next updates though! ^^

P#10089 2015-04-21 13:22 ( Edited 2015-04-21 17:22)
:: foner

Cool thanks. I figured as much, but just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing a link somewhere or something.

P#10092 2015-04-21 17:19 ( Edited 2015-04-21 21:19)

Is the plan to have the full editor on the Pi, or just the runtime (like the web player)?

P#10101 2015-04-22 12:45 ( Edited 2015-04-22 16:45)

PICO, on Windows 8.1 x64 takes more or less 27MB RAM. It'd be easy to it to fit in a Pi. I should try on a Linux too but this is already promising.

Lua is a lightweight language (it can even run on calculators, I helped porting an interpreter from Casio AFX to Casio FX-9860) and IIRC, the actual amount of Lua VM opcodes on PICO-8 treated per second is around 2 or 4 millions. We already have emulators emulating more powerful and speedier CPUs and displaying the result on a screen.

PICO-8 could fit on a Pi as we already have on computers, but this is only speculation.

P#10119 2015-04-22 16:17 ( Edited 2015-04-22 20:17)
:: jph

I was initially drawn to Pico-8 for use on the Pi2,. although I am finding it is fun anywhere, I would also like to try it on that hardware.

P#10176 2015-04-24 08:22 ( Edited 2015-04-24 12:22)

Tried to run pico-8 today using qemu-i386 in a chroot on a Raspberry Pi B, but hit a segfault shortly after launch.

I'd love to have a native arm build so we can have pico-8 on handhelds, arcade cabinets and set top boxes!

P#10464 2015-05-04 18:02 ( Edited 2015-05-04 22:02)

I desperately want this! I do a computer camp for my son and his friends every year and this year they're getting Pi2s to replace their old Pis. Would be rad to do pico as the primary platform this year, as it's so focused compared to basically every other dev suite.

P#10784 2015-05-19 01:33 ( Edited 2015-05-19 05:33)

The idea of making Pico-8 into an actual handheld console using the pi and a 3ds printer is making my mouth water!! :D

P#11773 2015-07-22 20:41 ( Edited 2015-07-23 00:41)

Booted up my Pi2 to see if I could turn it into a dedicated PICO-8 dev machine, but it looks like I'll have to wait a while longer. Looking forward to this!

P#17584 2015-12-07 09:28 ( Edited 2015-12-07 14:28)

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