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Raspberry PI?

posted Mar 12, 2012 05:44:50 by TreChipman
I know that people have had some success getting Artemis running on Linux, so I was wondering if getting it running on Raspberry Pi is within the realm of possibility. They're not particularly powerful, but Artemis isn't a huge resource hog, and Pis have the advantage of being a) super cheap and b) extremely portable. Plus, their tiny footprint would make them easy to stash unobtrusively in a LBE. I have effectively no experience in Linux, but you have to admit a $25 price point makes a pretty compelling argument for at least trying it out.

Thoughts?
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Hissatsu said Mar 12, 2012 11:03:54
On my Odeon TPC-10 Artemis 1.60 client plays well up until Diff 9. On Diff 10, it begins to drop FPS and on Diff 11, its basically unpayable at ~1 FPS or less. Odeon TPC-10 is a powerful tablet pc, having 1.8 GHz processor, 2Gb DDR3 667Mhz RAM etc. So i do doubt that a PC with probably weaker graphic card and twice as weak processor and way less memory would handle it. Uness of course Windows 7 Home severely cripples the power of the Odeon TPC-10 and that is why it cannot handle Difficuty 10-11 games for me.
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kwadroke said Mar 12, 2012 15:27:44
Raspberry PI is an 700MHz ARM processor with limited RAM, so in order to run Wine Games, you'd have to emulate an X86 processor then run Wine on top of it. That would cause major slowdowns without a direct port of Artermis to a Linux ARM distribution.

From http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs :
Will it run WINE (or Windows, or other x86 software)?
No.


Although it won't be able to run Artemis, they would be good hardware controllers for an LBE.



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Cmdr.Brandr said Mar 12, 2012 17:05:38
I didn't think the Raspberry PI devices were generally avaiable yet?
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kwadroke said Mar 12, 2012 17:07:24
Orders were opened up not too long ago, but they all sold out pretty quickly. Not sure if they've shipped yet.
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wwjdtd said Jul 02, 2012 16:35:00
While the R-PI is not powerful enough to run WINE it IT enough to run a "cloud" solution caled: LTSP (found @ www.ltsp.org) witch can be linked with a windows terminal box, for a full windows environment!

From what I understand here is what you would need to set up (note I have no R-PI's to try this on so until I can get my hands on 4 or 5 of them you try it):

?? of R-PI's & SD-cards > 1GB of room
1 of LTSP server
1 of windows terminal server (or you could use dual boot or even just use WINE)
pair of speakers to plug into the main screen R-PI
Note: the SERVERS must be decent power since they are what are running the desktops of ALL the clients.

PLEASE correct me if I am wrong and see THIS web page for more on how the servers are connected... no need for WAN/CLOUD/INTERNET

Jcc10 / Wwjdtd

P.S. First post!
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wwjdtd said Jul 04, 2012 14:46:04
The R-PI was just Re-released under one condition: only 10 per order. (I got a e-mail stating that I could order but you had to reg. your interest. to get the e-mail)

Also in other news: I found THIS project after a small amount of research and there is a video of it at work HERE

EDIT: Sorry to steal your post but i am Pre-ordering my R-PI's today and they should arrive before mid September. I will try to make a tutorial on how to set it up ASAP... You know I will make a separate post when I do that. But I will post here alerting you when I do.
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