Wing Commander series on the Raspberry Pi

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  1. CrazySpence

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    Pardon the quality but the point is made. The Pi 3 is powerful enough to enjoy the series' Dos games.
     
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    Well GBA prophecy is a bit of a cheat XD. Did the software render of Prophecy kill it? You should see if you can run munt as well, of course that might be breaking the bank ram wise but worth a shot.
     
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    Software rendering required a 166mhz pc the Pi can emulate a high 486 computer through dosbox at the moment so it wouldn't work out.
     
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    Well dosbox is a no go for windows games, but I was originally thinking wine at the time, but of course it's not meant to run an ARM processor.
     
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    I had got win95 to install on the pi but it would only run in safe mode even after following the many win95 guides for dosbox but the Pi version is dosbox doesn't entirely behave the same as x86 platforms.

    So, hence the gba cheat heh
     
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    An ODROID (xu4 or c2) would probably be a better choice for prophecy. The cu2 is only about $5-$7 US more than the Pi 3 if I remember right.
     
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    I doubt it, It's still an ARM cpu, and would require some sort of X86 emulation.
     

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