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raspbian, lxde, quake and xbmc

i was told this couldn’t be done ! well here you go it can 

as raspberry pi with lxde, xvmc and quak3 3


to install xvmc on raspbian you get the latest install from here -> http://www.raspbian.org

and to update to the latest firmware follow this guide -> https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-update

to install xvmc on rasbian ssh into the box and do this:

wget https://github.com/downloads/RB-tomaz/xbmc-rdp/xbmc-rdp.armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i xbmc-rdp.armhf.deb; sudo apt-get -y -f install

I selected yes to auto start as you have 5 seconds to stop it starting.


quake 3 install:
sudo apt-get install git gcc build-essential libsdl1.2-dev

Download the Quake 3 source code:

mkdir ~/src
cd ~/src
git clone https://github.com/raspberrypi/quake3.git
cd quake3

Edit build.sh in quake3 directory:

change line 8 to this: ARM_LIBS=/opt/vc/lib
change line 16 to this: INCLUDES=”-I/opt/vc/include -I/opt/vc/include/interface/vcos/pthreads”
comment out line 19: #CROSS_COMPILE=bcm2708-

Do a ./build.sh

Find copies of the following somewhere (other guides will show you) and place in build/release-linux-arm/baseq3:
pak0.pk3, pak1.pk3, pak2.pk3, pak3.pk3, pak4.pk3, pak5.pk3, pak6.pk3, pak7.pk3, pak8.pk3
From here:


sudo usermod -a -G video [your_username]

log out and back in and run -> Run ioquake3.arm

my compiling kept locking up the rapberry

so i got this -> Download the version with sound here.

and tar zxvf Quake3.tar.gz

and it ran perfect with levels!!!! 


If you have a edimax mini wireless this works out of the box…

First /etc/network/interfaces. It should have a single entry something like

add this:

allow-hotplug wlan0

auto wlan0

iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid “NETWORK SSID” (or wireless-essid NETWORK PASSWORD if WEP)
wpa-psk “NETWORK PASSWORD” (your wireless password)