Pi news

Moon­light streams modern shooter to the clas­sic hand­held.

Linux Format - - CONTENTS -

See how a FPS is run­ning via a Rasp­berry Pi Zero W, there’s Pi-pow­ered drone fun in New York, and read-only mode comes to Rasp­bian Lite.

Player Un­known’s Bat­tle­grounds ( PUBG) is one of the most pop­u­lar games on Steam at the mo­ment, and 314re­ac­tor’s Michael Darby has only gone and got it run­ning on a Game Boy. Okay, not re­ally. Let’s ex­plain…

PUBG is a Win­dows-only af­fair, but us­ing Nvidia’s open source Moon­light pro­to­col it can be streamed from a ca­pa­ble PC to any sup­ported de­vice. In this case the tar­get was a Rasp­berry Pi Zero W con­nected to a 2.2-inch PiTFT dis­play squeezed into a Game Boy Color case. Us­ing the tra­di­tional two AA bat­ter­ies for power, volt­age boosted to the req­ui­site 5V didn’t quite pro­vide enough juice to power ev­ery­thing, so room had to be made for a LiPo bat­tery and an Adafruit Power­boost. These and other ac­com­mo­da­tions re­quired a good deal of cut­ting and glu­ing. The fpcp util­ity was used to ac­cel­er­ate the frame­buffer de­vice. The re­sult may look a lit­tle rough ‘n’ ready, but we ap­prove whole­heart­edly. Go to http://bit. ly/pugb-game to find out more about the project.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.