It has been quite a while since I had time to write. It has been quite busy, but I have been able to spend quite some time professionally on the Raspberry PI.
One of the few things that visitors asked me for, was an updated version of the Quake 3 which is playable on the Raspberry Pi 2.
What I did was the following: I simply updated the old image, put it on a micro SD and inserted it with an SD Card adapter in an RPI1 and executed the following commands via SSH:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install rpi-update
some 30 packages were not installed automatically, I did those manually using:
sudo apt-get install -f -y
I also removed the wireless interface, as it used the obsolete WPA-Supplicant, by removing the corresponding lines:
sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
Then I put the micro SD in a Raspberry Pi 2 and executed the following commands:
Quake 3 will now run on the RPI 2 🙂 , BUT…. as it was not specifically compiled for the BCM 2836 it contains a bug. If you exit Quake the RPI will hang. For the moment I don’t have a solution for this as I can’t compile for the new BCM 2836.