Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Freedroid – Paradroid remake alpha


Well, it’s not a C64 emulator, but it’s perhaps the best game there ever was on it, so the wait for VICE is just that little bit more bearable now!  Mrlogan has released an alpha port of Freedroid!

ok : first the disclaimer. This should be seen as an Alpha (just for fun) and not a release.
just unzip it to dingux and create the usual menu entries to point to ./freedroid
There is still lots to do:
1) Some controls associated with entering scoreboard need doing.
2) Need to get the sound fixed.
3) The resolution is scaled and could do with some improvement.
I am way way out of my depth and a little suprised I got this far so I am not sure if I will be able to do the rest. So I will quickly go over how I did it in case anyone wants to move it on.
I downloaded the gp2x version of freedroid and copied it to the pc (running linux) and to my dingux games folder
I used:
export PATH="${PATH}:/opt/mipsel-linux-uclibc/usr/bin"
./configure --host=mipsel-linux --target=mipsel-linux --with-sdl-prefix=/opt/mipsel-linux-uclibc/usr --enable-static --prefix=/opt/mipsel-linux-uclibc/usr --x-includes=/opt/mipsel-linux-uclibc/usr/include/ --x-libraries=/opt/mipsel-linux-uclibc/usr/lib/
once it compiled i moved the executable to the freedroid/data/src directory on the SD card and created a modified version of the freedroid.gpe (without the gp2x menu recall) called freedroid
tried it out and it work apart from the controls so I commented out some gp2x specific code which looked like it might be the issue and compliled it again and it worked kinda ok.
That's as far as I got.


  1. i've copied Freedroid folder, added an entry to dmenu...
    when i start the game, a picture shows for some secs then it goes back to dmenu..
    If I check the terminal I can read something about a mon file not found -> disabled audio
    Then there is an error on sdl_joystik.
    Did someone managed to start freedroid? :)

  2. controls are fixed and soundfx are now enabled

  3. Anonymous said...
    controls are fixed and soundfx are now enabled

    Where? I can't find any new link...

  4. The errors about the file missing and disbled audio are normal, even when it works it does that. The message about the Sdl_joystick isn't and I think that since the last dingux system rollout (28 july I think) contained some additions to do with the sdl_joystick which is probably accounting for it. See if you are using the most uptodate dingux system.

  5. thank you for the tip, i'll try out!

  6. nope, i've upgraded to last zImage (from dingux-system-20090730.tar.bz2) but nothing changed..
    one thing... i've originale fw == 1.03
    do you think I should jump to 1.1?
    if I do a FW upgrade (1.03 to 1.1) to i need to re-flash dual boot?

  7. ok, i've updated "fd" file from the forum and now it's working ^_^ TY