I am trying to run TIC-80 on the GameShell.
I created an issue on their GitHub in case any change need to be done in the TIC-80 codebase: https://github.com/nesbox/TIC-80/issues/643
I tried running the linux build and it does run with the following command in ssh:
SDL_VIDEODRIVER=x11 DISPLAY=:0 bin/tic80 but the screen size is wrong. I can only see part of the TIC-80 screen.
Does adding the “-fullscreen” command line argument help? (Haven’t tried it yet.)
I got PICO-8 sized well because it has more specific command line args for resizing the display. Maybe Tic-80 needs a similar feature. (I don’t see one in the code beyond -fullscreen.)
-fullscreen did not help but I managed to run it by changing the UI scale from 2 to 1.
It does not take the full screen but it is centered.
Now I need to change the input configuration.
I made good progress.
First of all, you might to compile TIC-80 from sources for the
linux target. Linux releases do not support ARM for now. Make sure it contains this commit: https://github.com/nesbox/TIC-80/commit/1504301a3bb65c5b8a0140db8dbaa3e73d12d0ac
Next, create a launcher. You can find information how to do so on this wiki page: https://github.com/clockworkpi/GameShellDocs/wiki/Running-PICO-8-on-the-GameShell
It is targetting the PICO-8 but most of the information is valid for TIC-80.
For the launcher, create a script with the following content (replace <path/to/tic80> witht the actual path to the binary):
<path/to/tic80> -uiscale 1 -fullscreen -surf
For the TIC-80 to recognize the GameShell button, we need to change the keymap.
Download the keymap matching your buttons layout (I made them on my computer as a convenience):
Copy your keymap file to this location:
I also made a small icon to fit in the GameShell launcher:
Now you can run TIC-80 on your GameShell.
There are some limitations though:
- you can’t exit TIC-80, you will need to reboot the GameShell to quit
There is no menu item to quit TIC-80, but the main developer is working on it
- You need to be online
-surf argument starts a browsing mode, but if you want to download tic cartridges, it should be trivial to do so. I am not sure how to have a single launcher to do both.
- It does not take the whole screen
The screen resolution of TIC-80 only fits once in the GameShell screen. That’s what the
-uiscale 1 argument is for. We cannot easily scale the screen to match the GameShell while keeping the aspect ratio.
Have fun playing with it!
today I cloned tic-80 and compiled it on GS
with arguments like :
DISPLAY=:0 ./tic80 -uiscale 1 -fullscreen -surf
then TIC-80 still not fullscreen
why is that?
-fullscreen argument means the app is not windowed but I think that’s the default on the GameShell, so it doesn’t do much.
TIC-80 runs in multiple of 240x136 pixels, so it adds a lot of padding around the screen with a scale of 1x, and it doesn’t fit in the GameShell screen anymore at 2x.
well ,even I use -fullscreen ,it still windowed
if uiscale ==2 it will oversize the screen
pretty strange behavior
Is this still able to be built? they switched to cmake and it requires cmake 3.9. The GS uses cmake 3.7
EDIT: nvm, I installed a updated cmake via stretch-backports
I tried commenting out the v3.9 requirement line in CMakeLists.txt. That’s building now so we’ll see if that works. How did you install this cmake 3.9 build? (Linux noob here…)
EDIT: Building worked with cmake v3.7, which was surprising.
I added stretch-backports to my repo list by adding:
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main
To the bottom of /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -t stretch-backports cmake
I created an issue on the TIC-80 repo on GitHub. I may try my hand at fixing it myself but we’ll see how much time I have on my hands in the coming weeks.
the fullscreen issue of tic80 is fixed now
Support may get better and better (and official):
The TIC-80 dev seems to really like the GameShell!
@damantisshrimp thanks for getting TIC-80 support in the GameShell ! Really enjoying it so far.
I’ve opened another thread about offline use of TIC-80 if you have any ideas : [TIC-80] offline version of cartridges