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Recommended OS for games

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:56 pm
by DrZann
Sorry if this has been asked before. But which RP Operating System would be most Recommended for games? Thanks in advance.

Re: Recommended OS for games

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:36 am
by Imperf3kt
Depends on your intended games.
From what I read, Raspbian is still the best overall for everything.

My personal advice: an x86 machine running x86 games, the Pi isn't exactly a powerhouse.

Re: Recommended OS for games

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:37 am
by OutoftheBOTS
If your after retro games then of course retropi

Re: Recommended OS for games

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:58 am
by Imperf3kt
RetroPi is software, not an OS

Re: Recommended OS for games

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:36 am
by karrika
The Pi is not a modern gaming rig. It works nicely for Aisle Riot (Solitaire card games) and Mahjongg. Retro games run well on it. And you can run lots of game development systems on it. I did program light sensitive pegs to play board games on a TV using the allegro toolkit on a PiZero.
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You may see a small wire going from a playing piece to a PiZero that was running the game, controlling the sound effects and controlling ambient lighting.

Re: Recommended OS for games

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:40 am
by fruitoftheloom
DrZann wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:56 pm
Sorry if this has been asked before. But which RP Operating System would be most Recommended for games? Thanks in advance.
Raspbian Jessie as that is what is used for Retropie its a base Operating System:

viewforum.php?f=78

https://retropie.org.uk/

Re: Recommended OS for games

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:30 am
by DrZann
Imperf3kt wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:36 am
Depends on your intended games.
From what I read, Raspbian is still the best overall for everything.

My personal advice: an x86 machine running x86 games, the Pi isn't exactly a powerhouse.
Indeed. I'm thinking more along the lines of a retro games box and text adventures like Zork. Although I've heard playing classic games such as Doom 3D and Half Life are possible on Windows Iot.

Raspbian sounds good since I already have some familiarity with Linux. Thanks

Re: Recommended OS for games

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:32 am
by DrZann
karrika wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:36 am
The Pi is not a modern gaming rig. It works nicely for Aisle Riot (Solitaire card games) and Mahjongg. Retro games run well on it. And you can run lots of game development systems on it. I did program light sensitive pegs to play board games on a TV using the allegro toolkit on a PiZero.
Very cool.

Re: Recommended OS for games

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:44 am
by DrZann
fruitoftheloom wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:40 am
DrZann wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:56 pm
Sorry if this has been asked before. But which RP Operating System would be most Recommended for games? Thanks in advance.
Raspbian Jessie as that is what is used for Retropie its a base Operating System:

viewforum.php?f=78

https://retropie.org.uk/
Thanks for the Links. I already have some familiarity with Linux so that sounds perfect.

Re: Recommended OS for games

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:52 am
by fruitoftheloom
DrZann wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:30 am
Imperf3kt wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:36 am
Depends on your intended games.
From what I read, Raspbian is still the best overall for everything.

My personal advice: an x86 machine running x86 games, the Pi isn't exactly a powerhouse.
Indeed. I'm thinking more along the lines of a retro games box and text adventures like Zork. Although I've heard playing classic games such as Doom 3D and Half Life are possible on Windows Iot.

Raspbian sounds good since I already have some familiarity with Linux. Thanks
FYI Windows 10 IoT Core IS NOT a Desktop Operating System: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot

Re: Recommended OS for games

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:34 am
by Pi Chi
DrZann wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:56 pm
Sorry if this has been asked before. But which RP Operating System would be most Recommended for games? Thanks in advance.
Raspbian of course, provided you're willing to play retro stuff over it. other than that, i can of slot machinery but i'm pretty positive you didn't mean it.

Re: Recommended OS for games

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:04 am
by Muntic0re
Depends on a game. When I was creating my game I used retropie software. Convenient tool.
Good luck in you creating :)

Re: Recommended OS for games

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:48 am
by Voljega
You can try Recalbox.

It is essentially a full OS on its own (a linux build from scratch not a raspian), kinda like Retropie but much more user friendly and easy to use and configure.

Re: Recommended OS for games

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:43 am
by sachinkhanna161
DrZann wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:56 pm
Sorry if this has been asked before. But which RP Operating System would be most Recommended for games? Thanks in advance.
Raspbian is the best OS to play games