's friend and co-worker. Long time reader and (almost) first time poster on this board.
Long story short, my name is Jameson and I just found back my little nice spaceship. I would like to make it fly again, using modern technologies...
Not clear ?
Ok, maybe you could read this story
So I couldn't resist, and yesterday I started the EliteStation project.
My goals are :
- make Frontier Elite 2 run on a raspberry pi,
- make it run on its 2.8" touch TFT, using the nice board made by Texy
- make it run well enough to play it (using the touchscreen, of course) ^^
- and without overclocking if possible
With something like this, I may succeed with a space station docking procedure, and not crash on it !
So, I'm now there :
Video : EliteStation - Round 1
(please, don't pay attention to the mess of wires, there are other projects going on
Frontier Elite 2 runs out of X, on its own 2.8 TFT, but is really slow and there's still keyboard / mouse / touchscreen issues.
I tried with my own-compiled dosbox, fastdosbox and rpix86, both have pros and cons. Outside X (using a little hack), performance seems to be the same, whatever emulator I'm using.
If I run the game using rpix86 emulator, inside a X session, on a HDMI monitor, it runs pretty well. On the little TFT, inside or outside X, performance is horrible. I think SDL is making troubles on framebuffer outside X, I will investigate.
So, I still have some work, but I'm already really happy to hear the Elite theme on my headphones. Yes, audio is working
Now, mister Braben, could you please tell me where I could ask for my collector tee-shirt ? I really need this one !