Drastic on Retropie

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nickd03
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Drastic on Retropie

Postby nickd03 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:58 am

Okay, I'm new here, I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 3, and loaded it with Retropie, and I was wondering why Retropie users get to use drastic for free. I know that you have to pay for the android version, but you can download it for the Raspberry Pi 3 as seen here https://github.com/retropie/retropie-se ... intendo-DS. I was also wondering how its possible to run it on Retropie, as it is an android app.
Exophase
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Re: Drastic on Retropie

Postby Exophase » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:47 am

It's on Raspberry Pi because I released the port for it, as a semi-closed beta. I asked people not to distribute it but since I did link to it publicly somewhere it was basically inevitable. It still would have been nice if maintainers of a major front end didn't decide to incorporate it prematurely. That said, I still plan to release an "official" first version although at this point the lines have been really blurred as to what that even means.

As for why they get to use it for free, I guess I don't have much of an answer for that other than that it's simply up to my discretion and I don't think the RPi ecosystem or community is a good fit for paid apps. This isn't completely without precedent, I released the Pandora version of DraStic (which the RPi one is more similar to than the Android) without charging, and before the Android version.
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Re: Drastic on Retropie

Postby Jay Haru » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:46 am

doesnt really matter if its free on what can be considered a niche market. its not like rpi or pandora for that matter will have a huge impact on android stuff.
and as exo said, his discretion so whatever he does, its up to him.
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Re: Drastic on Retropie

Postby dop3 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:49 pm

I just registered to say thank you.

I sincerely hope you're working on a stable version. As you said the Pi community isn't one to charge things for but I'll gladly donate, even more so than the android version costs if that makes any difference, -gladly-.

Any chance of getting a combo Exit key while I'm pushing my luck? Select+Start or whatever. That's my only real frustration I can see with the setup, otherwise all I see is growing pains and I think it's awesome.

Thanks for your work so far either damn way!
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Cloudlink
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Re: Drastic on Retropie

Postby Cloudlink » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:48 am

I will also gladly donate generously to Drastic when a stable release is available, as I have to many developers whose work is available for use with RetroPie.
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Re: Drastic on Retropie

Postby 8bitmurphy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:45 pm

thank you for this, and count me in for the donations as well. blew my mind back when it came out on android, and just tested it on the raspberry, performs fantastically.

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