Game deployment via PackMan

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Game deployment via PackMan

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ADFFS and games supported on the Pi are available via PackMan using the following source URL:

https://www.jaspp.org.uk/packages/release

Caveats/issues:
  • Although ADFFS is installed as a dependency, you still need to ensure your machine meets the requirements detailed in the latest ADFFS release
  • Some games have conflicting !App folder names, particularly where there are multiple versions of the same game. These games will currently end up in a numbered subfolder that matches the game ID
  • Some games are missing icons for the !App folder (please contact me if you want to create suitable icons)
  • Game compatibility on RiscPC and other platforms will vary as testing is primarily done on a Pi3
  • The games are known to work on a Pi3 with ADFFS 2.72 and newer
  • There is currently no package manager for RISC OS 3.1x. You can however manually download the distro file above, which is a TXT file, then grab the direct download link for the games you're after from it. Download them directly and then extract via SparkFS
Thanks go to Alan Buckley for developing the bespoke packing tools that make this possible, along with his continued development of PackMan.
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Re: Game deployment via PackMan

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The majority of PackMan distribution packages have now been updated to include the Environment field. The unfortunate side-effect is that all packages will now being indicating an update is required, when in fact the packages haven't changed.

The ADFFS package has not been updated with the Environment field at this point, it will be updated along with the next ADFFS release.

For beta testers, the ADFFS beta has been updated and several games have been added, in particular a lot of ARMv4 compatible games that make use of the ARMv4 JIT.
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Re: Game deployment via PackMan

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@Jon: I am so glad ADFFS got a BETA update!
Should we also update RiscOS before reporting errors? What ROM version is recommended?
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Re: Game deployment via PackMan

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Requirements are the same as 2.72, so no updates should be required. Please post any issues on the 2.73 beta thread and I'll start looking at them.

Make sure you update any games you have installed via PackMan. I've updated all the games I've tested that appear to work to the ARMv4 JIT, as per the StrongARM compatible thread.
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Dead links

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There are a couple of dead links in the packages that 404 when you try to download through PackMan. I've grabbed the latest lists.

Adventures-classic-compilation Adventures, classic compilation (1988) (TOPOLOGICA) F1000400
KerBang KerBang! (1991) (Eterna) F1022000

Just got a Pi 3A with RISC OS, having a look around and thought I'd report them in case they're not known about already.
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Re: Dead links

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segasonic wrote: Thu Jul 04, 2024 5:37 pm There are a couple of dead links in the packages that 404 when you try to download through PackMan. I've grabbed the latest lists.

Adventures-classic-compilation Adventures, classic compilation (1988) (TOPOLOGICA) F1000400
KerBang KerBang! (1991) (Eterna) F1022000
Sorry, its where I've been building packages for the next release of ADFFS and forgotten to either remove them, or upload revised packages before building the public list.

I've uploaded those two packages, hopefully they'll work with the current packaged release of ADFFS.
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Re: Dead links

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JonAbbott wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 9:09 am
segasonic wrote: Thu Jul 04, 2024 5:37 pm There are a couple of dead links in the packages that 404 when you try to download through PackMan. I've grabbed the latest lists.

Adventures-classic-compilation Adventures, classic compilation (1988) (TOPOLOGICA) F1000400
KerBang KerBang! (1991) (Eterna) F1022000
Sorry, its where I've been building packages for the next release of ADFFS and forgotten to either remove them, or upload revised packages before building the public list.

I've uploaded those two packages, hopefully they'll work with the current packaged release of ADFFS.
Cheers Jon! Downloaded, Adventures Classic Compilation seems ok, KerBang! shows some error popup on boot but I can't read it because it's squashed. Something about a file it can't find. Could be a me/Pi thing. I'll grab the 2.84 beta when I get a mo.
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Re: Dead links

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segasonic wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 9:46 am KerBang! shows some error popup on boot but I can't read it because it's squashed. Something about a file it can't find. Could be a me/Pi thing. I'll grab the 2.84 beta when I get a mo.
It probably relies on ADFFS 2.84. Either manually update to the latest beta, or update to the latest obey.zip ensuring you modify !ADFFS.Run as per the obey.zip download page.
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Re: Dead links

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JonAbbott wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 11:53 amIt probably relies on ADFFS 2.84. Either manually update to the latest beta, or update to the latest obey.zip ensuring you modify !ADFFS.Run as per the obey.zip download page.
I downloaded the latest 2.84 beta and KerBang! runs fine on that. Cheers!

I'm enjoying RISC OS and ADFFS on the Pi so far. It's nice to be able to download stuff directly rather than grabbing on PC then firing it over to the A3010 with a slow serial transfer. Also RISC OS looks lovely at 1080p with 32bit colour :)
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