BZFlag on the Nintendo Switch (not a request)

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BZFlag on the Nintendo Switch (not a request)

Post by kainxkitsune » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:57 pm

So I made a new account just to share this with everyone. I remember over the years of many users requesting mobile versions of bzflag and mostly getting shot down. (would be a pain to port, mobile devices suck, not powerful enough ect) funny enough switch through its hacking scene can run a full ARM Ubuntu install with 3D acceleration. so BZFlag is by all means completely playable, though it takes some doing to get the joycons working if you don't have a bluetooth keyboard handy. Anyways heres some screenshots of it in action (sorry for the glare on the screen its a very shiny screen and its very bright in this room)

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Re: BZFlag on the Nintendo Switch (not a request)

Post by tainn » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:51 pm

That's... pretty darn epic!

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Re: BZFlag on the Nintendo Switch (not a request)

Post by kainxkitsune » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:58 pm

tainn wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:51 pm
That's... pretty darn epic!
Thank you! it's really easy to setup as well. just setup l4t ubuntu on the switch and a simple apt get install bzflag (although i do think thats a old version but building the newest isn't hard either)

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Re: BZFlag on the Nintendo Switch (not a request)

Post by Zehra » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:53 pm

Looks quite nice. I can imagine it being a bit tricky to play, but still being fun and enjoyable.

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Re: BZFlag on the Nintendo Switch (not a request)

Post by kainxkitsune » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:14 pm

Zehra wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:53 pm
Looks quite nice. I can imagine it being a bit tricky to play, but still being fun and enjoyable.

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pretty much, I mean you Could hook up a keyboard and mouse and either play docked somewhere or have a bluetooth setup if a controller doesn't cut it. I think in some ways it could be a viable option to a laptop for very few people. I honestly sit to close to a real PC to bother, though now thinking about it perhaps a native port wouldn't be so hard to pull off set it up for controller support.

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Re: BZFlag on the Nintendo Switch (not a request)

Post by The Noah » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:04 pm

This is super cool! If I get a second switch I might do this.
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Re: BZFlag on the Nintendo Switch (not a request)

Post by Samson1 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:09 pm

Nice!

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