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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?

P#66550 2019-08-11 16:50

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.

P#66552 2019-08-11 17:18

Ok gotcha, thanks! Think I'll try an older version of Raspbian then and see how it goes...

P#66576 2019-08-11 21:46

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?:


P#66625 2019-08-12 20:28
:: merwok

What kind of screen do you have?

P#70330 2019-11-28 18:34

Using a VGA CRT monitor via HDMI > VGA adaptor...

That isn't the issue though, someone on twitter had the same issue using a native HDMI screen.

I just noticed there is a new Raspbian from September which I haven't tried yet...will give that a go!

P#70359 2019-11-29 10:19

I've got the same issue using an HDMI display.
For some reason I get massive frame drops on the desktop when I full screen the window.

P#70437 2019-12-01 06:12

Have you tried the September release of Raspbian? Wondering if they have improved the video drivers since the earlier version.

Not impressed with the Pi 4 to be honest, Pi 2 worked better!

P#70486 2019-12-02 09:54

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?

P#74687 2020-04-13 05:45

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.

P#74765 2020-04-15 09:03

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