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I'm curious about picking up a Chromebook, but I really want to be able to develop PICO-8 stuff on it ... so I did some testing with CloudReady, which is basically a vanilla version of Chromium OS, with developer mode enabled by default.

Knowing that, I figured if it ran PICO-8, getting a Chromebook may be worth it.

Firstly, the good news:

It works!

I downloaded the 64-bit version, made my home folder executable:

sudo mount -i -o remount,exec /home/user/CRAZY_LONG_HASH_REPRESENTING_USER/

Then ran the standard executable pico8, not pico8_dyn.

The only issue is that the keyboard stops working for Chromium OS itself while PICO-8 is running and also after you close it with Ctrl + Q. Logging out and logging back in fixes that. Seems like we could be closer than we thought to having a Chromebook native verison!

P#31328 2016-10-20 15:17 ( Edited 2017-02-16 13:42)