Playing older love2d games on the console

#1

So I currently got a couple of .love files on my unit:
NEON PHASE.love
coco_cimber.love
basebird.love
geckojsc_animal_islands.love
soulstice.love
but for some reason all of them are saying they are an incompatible version (one loads up but none of the controls are configured) How can I get the unit to play older versions? Regards,
Thomas

#2

love2d it’s not very downward compatible, and the operations of these games are self-defined.

maybe in .local/share/love/ or in source code

like mari0
it has the options.txt under .local/share/love/mari0/ which can be used to define the control keys

the gameshell use love2d 0.11
I think the games you listed need a lot of modification in source code

#3

https://love2d.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=81640

#4

For Linux Desktop I found a solution which works quiet well:
https://love2d.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=85935

Something like this launcher is what you should get by default when you download löve2d …
Sure, as a developer there is nothing to gain but for EVERYONE ELSE … sorry.
If they made it possible to distribute *.love files, they should care.

I just tried it on the gameshell but it does not load. It’s an AppImage but I am certain this is not the issue.
Maybe someone can make a GameShell branch of this? I am definitly not the guy.

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#5

Hopefully it comes soon for 32 bit, thats kind of the reason I have linux on my pc