You’ve been asking for it and we heard you loud and clear. Today we’re releasing an alpha image for PocketC.H.I.P. that features our new MALI-400 3D acceleration driver. That’s right. You can now run Quake III with hardware acceleration directly on PocketC.H.I.P.!
Update: Take PocketC.H.I.P. Quake III to the next level with multiplayer, here’s how!
The software team has been hard at work to create this new PocketC.H.I.P. image, and there’s plenty more to read about (including shipping for the December holidays!) on the forum. But let’s just jump ahead and get Quake III running on PocketC.H.I.P. first!
Use the online flasher and update your PocketC.H.I.P. to the new alpha image with GPU acceleration. Flashing PocketC.H.I.P. will overwrite all of the data, but also installs an MLC NAND driver which gives you the full 8GB of storage space.
Once the flashing finishes, connect PocketC.H.I.P. to your WiFi network.
Note: Need help with setting up WiFi? Check out our online PocketC.H.I.P. docs.
Update the list of packages available to your system by typing the command below, then press enter.
sudo apt update
When prompted for your password, type chip and press enter.
Install the version control software git so you can download the Quake III source code.
sudo apt install git
Use git to clone the source code for Quake III from GitHub to your PocketC.H.I.P..
git clone https://github.com/NextThingCo/ioquake3-gles
Change directories to the one you just cloned.
Run the build.sh script, which compiles Quake III and makes a configuration change to the Awesome window manager. Just sit back and relax while the script does the work!
Type the following command and get your frag on. Enjoy!
Note: To change the controls, start from the main menu of the game and use the arrow keys to highlight Setup, then press enter. In the new menu, use the same method to select the Controls and press enter. You can then bind the keys just the way you like.
Now that there is an alpha release of the 3D driver and a new NAND driver giving you 4GB more space on PocketC.H.I.P., what are you planning to install? Make sure to let us know in the comments below, and share your photos with us in the forum and on Twitter. Happy Fragging!