Testing Blade Runner with ScummVM

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Re: Testing Blade Runner with ScummVM

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Hi,

Is there any way of getting this to work on 2.0.0?

I am running ScummVM on Raspian on a Raspberry Pi, I have all my adventure games on there.

My copy of Blade Runner does work on my PC (I have it set up as per the instructions in this thread), but I am running a later version on that. However, it'd be nice to play it on my Pi, and there doesn't seem to be the later version available.

Thanks,
Adam

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Re: Testing Blade Runner with ScummVM

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You're asking us to time travel. No, we cannot come back to 2017 and add Blade Runner there :)

The better way would be to get 2.1.1 or your Raspberry Pi. You could try, for instance, snap packages from our website in the downloads section.


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Re: Testing Blade Runner with ScummVM

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sev wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:00 pm
You're asking us to time travel. No, we cannot come back to 2017 and add Blade Runner there :)

The better way would be to get 2.1.1 or your Raspberry Pi. You could try, for instance, snap packages from our website in the downloads section.


Eugene
Fair enough! I don't want you to time travel... 2017 was better than 2020 though.

I'll have a look at snap packages, although I imagine I will struggle. I should just play it on my PC really.

You are doing amazing work - thank you!

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Re: Testing Blade Runner with ScummVM

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AdamBeGood wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:03 pm
sev wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:00 pm
You're asking us to time travel. No, we cannot come back to 2017 and add Blade Runner there :)

The better way would be to get 2.1.1 or your Raspberry Pi. You could try, for instance, snap packages from our website in the downloads section.


Eugene
Fair enough! I don't want you to time travel... 2017 was better than 2020 though.

I'll have a look at snap packages, although I imagine I will struggle. I should just play it on my PC really.

You are doing amazing work - thank you!
A few months ago I managed to do a successful cross-compilation of ScummVM 2.1.1 (and 2.2git) for my RPi 3 with Raspbian OS (3.2). The cross compilation was done on a Ubuntu 16.04, but it should also work for the recent 20.04.
I updated the instructions here:
https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Comp ... cummVM/RPI

And also I made a Docker image using a different toolchain here:
https://github.com/antoniou79/scummvm-r ... Dockerfile

I had written about this in another thread:
f you are using a Raspberry Pi 2 or newer (which adopt the ARM7 architecture) then a more straightforward way to setup the building environment on your host PC (running a Debian based Linux distro) can be shown in this Dockerfile:
https://github.com/antoniou79/scummvm-r ... Dockerfile

Basically, the method shown in the Dockerfile skips the steps of installing on the Raspbian and then copying over from the Raspbian OS SD Card, the headers and the developer libraries to the host PC. Instead, it uses the Debian packages for the armhf architecture for the toolchain and libraries.
viewtopic.php?p=88570#p88570

I did try the snap package, but it was buggy on my RPi at the time. The more prominent issue that I recall was with pulseaudio conflicts which resulted in noisy audio. I also do recall several warnings being printed out on the console while launching ScummVM but I don't think I have kept a log of those. These issue may have been resolved in the latest Raspbian and snap package for all I know.

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Re: Testing Blade Runner with ScummVM

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Wow! Thanks for the in-depth reply.

I am currently seeing if the Snap version has improved at all, but have met problems even getting that to run: https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/trouble-wi ... an/19254/6

I had a quick look at your guides and I think they are definitely beyond my knowledge at this point. Once I've tried the Snap version of 2.1.2, then I will try to read up and go the compilation route. There are many things I don't understand at this point though.

Edit: I eventually got the 2.1.2 Snap to work, by installing PulseAudio - but the sound does not work at all (well, it does but it just sounds like someone passing wind at a very rapid rate). It basically sounds like the issues you had, Praetorian.

So I've gone back to 2.0.0 and will just do without Blade Runner until they update the "sudo apt upgrade" version, or I work out how to compile my own version.

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