Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 (reviving old topic)

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Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 (reviving old topic)

Postby mintwurm » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:44 am

Hi,
I just installed RetroPie and was surprised to find no (good) DS emulator.
There is desmume but it is rather laggy.

Digging deeper, I found threads on this forum, discussing the possibility of a release of Drastic for the Pi.
Unfortunately, the posts date back to 2015 and there doesn't seem to be a follow up.
Maybe you could reconsider the issue ?

A central question was how to release (price) the pi version:
Release as a paid app -> runs against the open-source / everything free frame of mind.
Release for free -> anger android customers that have paid.

Personally I believe that good work shouldn't be free.
I own the android version and would have gladly paid twice its price, since the app is absolutely amazing. There would be nothing wrong with charging for the app on the Pi.
That being said, I wouldn't hold it against you to release a free version for the Pi, on the contrary. And I don't think there would be many people that wouldn't like this community service.
Maybe you could add a donate button ? Actually I think this would be even more profitable than simply charging the android price.

I'm afraid this was rather a long text and all of it on details of the release.
I have no idea how much work is involved in the port or even wether it can be done at all.
So without wanting to presume, I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Thanks for one of my favourite android apps.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 (reviving old topic)

Postby Exophase » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:38 pm

I'll talk to Lordus about it again. Ultimately it'd be up to him if he wants to get a build in working order, since I don't have RPis to test/develop with. But if is in favor of that I think we can support a free release. I'm not really concerned about interference with Android sales at this point.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 (reviving old topic)

Postby mintwurm » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:11 pm

If you decide to release this for free, I'll donate a pi to the team for testing (and fun).
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 (reviving old topic)

Postby mintwurm » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:15 pm

Hm, actually I was in favor of a paid version.
So: if you release this for the pi (paid or unpaid) I'll donate a pi
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 (reviving old topic)

Postby ericbazinga » Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:24 pm

mintwurm wrote:Hm, actually I was in favor of a paid version.
So: if you release this for the pi (paid or unpaid) I'll donate a pi

I'll take that Pi off your hands XD
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 (reviving old topic)

Postby mintwurm » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:51 pm

Any news on this ?
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 (reviving old topic)

Postby Exophase » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:59 pm

Lordus says it currently works okay on his RPi 2.

We need to do some things like key mapping configuration before it'll be viable for a release.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 (reviving old topic)

Postby mintwurm » Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:07 am

Sounds great, thanks for the work.

And it seems like an additional rpi for testing would come in handy.
Are there PMs on this forum ?
Can you contact me with the desired shipping address ?
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 (reviving old topic)

Postby Exophase » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:05 pm

Thanks, but please don't worry about it, Lordus's testing should be sufficient - I can do whatever development I need to do on other Linux ARM devices (like Pandora). Or if I do need to grab one it'll be a lot easier for me to order it.
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Re: Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 (reviving old topic)

Postby mintwurm » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:57 am

Are there any news ?

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