So I have had my Pi2 for a week, and I gotta say, it’s a great piece of kit. PiPlay is coming along nicely. Having some hiccups on the Pi2 that I need to fix before I do a full release.
With that being said, I saw on Hacker News today a port of a gameboy emulator to the Go language, that also only utilizes the console. It’s called Termboy, and while it doesn’t run that fast on the Raspberry Pi, it’s still a neat little tech demo.
We first download the proper console font and install it:
tar xf kbd-2.0.2.tar.xz
sudo cp kbd-2.0.2/data/consolefonts/default8x16.psfu /usr/share/consolefonts/
Now we download the latest GoLang version (The apt-get version of Go is 2 years old)
tar xf go1.4.1.src.tar.gz
Set the path for where we want our Go packages to be downloaded
One that has completed, it’s time to download Termboy and build it.
./go get github.com/dobyrch/termboy-go
Now goto the bin folder where our newly built termboy executable resides, and run it like so:
More PiPlay news soon. Promise!