Pokitto in linux?

hi i’m new and wanted to ask if there is any way to play pokitto on linux :wave:

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Welcome! :smiley: you can use the Pokitto Emulator to play many of the games (as bin or pop). That’s how I test and try before getting a chance to use them on my pokitto SD card itself.

Can find the emulator here https://github.com/felipemanga/PokittoEmu/releases

I use Fedora Silverblue so if you have linux questions I will answer the best I can!

thanks although a question i have already downloaded the linux version now what should i do with the zip extract it?

Yeah extract it and you should find the executable PokittoEmu, which you launch in a terminal with a game as the argument

Something like ./PokittoEmu someGame.bin

this not? I have done what you say and it gives me an error
PokittoEmu (953.1 KB)

Can you take a screenshot / copy&paste the error here?



Oh right, you’ll need to install some libraries :slight_smile:

if you run ldd PokittoEmu you should get a list of requires libs. For example on my system:

[tor@fedora-desktop linux]$ ldd PokittoEmu 
	linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffd90577000)
	libSDL2-2.0.so.0 => not found
	libSDL2_net-2.0.so.0 => not found
	libSDL2_image-2.0.so.0 => not found
	libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007f70ccf16000)
	libstdc++.so.6 => /lib64/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007f70cccf7000)
	libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib64/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007f70cccdd000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x00007f70ccad1000)
	libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x00007f70cc9f5000)
	/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f70cd0f4000)

Notice I don’t have the SDL libs installed locally. So I’d need to go install those. Not sure which distro you are using, but you can find the packages in fedora using dnf as so: dnf provides libSDL2-2.0.so.0.

Otherwise another place I look on is https://pkgs.org, so you could look there as such: https://pkgs.org/search/?q=libSDL2-2.0.so.0 and then find which package you need from your current linux distro.

I think the installation instructions from FemtoIDE can also be helpful, and I believe it lists the libs you’ll require there too, so for Debian/Ubuntu distros it is simply sudo apt install libsdl2 libsdl2_net libsdl2_image