[Coco] OVCC for Raspberry PI Raspbian Stretch
zambotti at iinet.net.au
Thu May 16 01:56:00 EDT 2019
Someone asked regarding this and so.
I have managed to get OVCC working on the Raspberry PI Raspbian
But the performance is so bad I will not be releasing it.
On the the 3B+ it manages 3fps throttled and 30 fps un-throttled.
Unfortunately the SDL2 libraries for Raspbian are not optimised or
accelerated and worse appear broken.
The 30 fps in un-throttled mode does not work properly with a screen update
occurring every several seconds.
There is another version available for the PI that runs under Ubuntu Mate
I have run this and it operates at 15fps max when set to 1.89mhz. This is
only a quarter of the 60fps required
for normal operation.
This is hardly ideal.
Unfortunately OVCC requires a to b run in a Window manager and cannot be run
directly on the graphics device.
What most SBC arm systems do is run specialised emulators that provide
graphics without a window manager.
I think MAME on Arm Linux would be the best option for a CoCo emulator on
such low powered systems.
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