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[*] posted on 9-3-2021 at 03:29 PM
Is DIV still alive


There seems to have been a bit of activity around here recently, Anything happening?
Missing DIV..
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[*] posted on 9-3-2021 at 07:30 PM


Sure is! Good to see you Dom. How's things been?
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[*] posted on 9-3-2021 at 08:04 PM


Good thanks, and you?
SO what's the plan?

I've been trying out a few game programming options on my Raspberry PI and can't seem to find anything that lives up to the DIV experience. Is it possible to get DIV running on a Pi?
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[*] posted on 10-3-2021 at 10:39 AM


Yes indeed DIV runs great on a PI. Which pi do you have? I can put something together for you or teach you how to compile it yourself.

[Edited on 10-3-2021 by MikeDX]
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[*] posted on 10-3-2021 at 12:20 PM


Excelllent! Thanks Mike.
I have a Raspberry Pi 4 model B

I know DIV works on Linux because I used to have it on an old Ubuntu machine. I remember there were a few steps to getting it up and running but I can't remember all that console stuff. Chmod is my limit and I tried that but no luck. So basically, I'd be grateful for either the ready to go package or a much needed lesson in how to set it up myself.

On another note, I'm surprised that the Pi foundation people don't package DIV themselves seeing as they are so big on getting people coding. It beats Pygame and pgzero hands down. Maybe you should have a word.
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[*] posted on 15-3-2021 at 06:10 AM


Meanwhile......
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[*] posted on 18-3-2021 at 12:36 AM


Sorry i thought I'd replied!

Drop me an email and I'll send you some instructions, then I'll convert that into a page on the site at some point so we can all enjoy!
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[*] posted on 18-3-2021 at 11:30 AM


Quote: Originally posted by MikeDX  
Sorry i thought I'd replied!

Drop me an email and I'll send you some instructions, then I'll convert that into a page on the site at some point so we can all enjoy!


e-mail sent..
Thanks Mike.
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[*] posted on 26-4-2021 at 03:52 PM


hey mike, is div still actually worked on though?
If so I am interested in coding with it still
But wish i had the booklet for mode 8!
I cant remember sh*t. And yeh I would imagine linux users are loving it coz frankly there aint anything even close to div on any linux system.

[Edited on 26-4-2021 by RaverDave]
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[*] posted on 27-4-2021 at 12:09 PM


@RaverDave. For what it's worth I don't think anything is happening on the development front these days, but at least DIV mostly works as it stands. Mode 8 has a few example programs in the help system which, to be honest, is all one would need to get the hang of it. There isn't that much to learn.
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[*] posted on 27-4-2021 at 08:35 PM


DIV isn't being actively working on, however I still plan to get a few things added at some point and finish up a few loose ends.

Network connectivity is one

Being able to export for a few more platforms is definitely on the cards but requires some time. I'd like to create a retroarch core as that will bring a lot of eyes on us and to be able to create games for airconsole (web). I've done some primary work on this with a default phone controller. It looks really promising!
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[*] posted on 27-4-2021 at 09:40 PM


Quote: Originally posted by RaverDave  
hey mike, is div still actually worked on though?
If so I am interested in coding with it still
But wish i had the booklet for mode 8!
I cant remember sh*t. And yeh I would imagine linux users are loving it coz frankly there aint anything even close to div on any linux system.

[Edited on 26-4-2021 by RaverDave]

All the mode8 documentation is available in the help (API and editor), there is also an example in the help that allows you to navigate in a fairly large world of mode8, what is known today is some small bug present that with some tricks can be avoided.
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