How to run .exe's
I want to create a custom folder and run games from it by using the exe for the game. Would this be possible using a new system in emulation station, and if so how would I add the .exe's to the system once I had created it (want to run low intensity games from itch.io, downloaded so it can run without wifi)
@cybermonkey01 please fill out https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first
note that .exe games are for windows and x86. retropie can run on an x86 PC, but not windows - linux
Pi Model or other hardware: B+
Power Supply used: 5V power cable
RetroPie Version Used (eg 3.6, 3.8.1, 4.1 - do not write latest):Looking to see what version I should use
Built From: Pre made SD image on retro pie, but looking to see what systems to run
USB Devices connected: Controller
Controller used: Yes
Anyway so my bad ok, never used a linux pc so didnt realise the file extensions were different, so how would I go about making it run .x86's as many of the games support linux
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@cybermonkey01 Is not that simple, since the Raspberry Pi does not have the same CPU as a regular PC so even if the game would be compatible with Linux, this usually means it's compatible with Linux on a PC.
Do you have an example for a game that runs on Linux, which you'd like to run on RetroPie ?
Yeah here it is
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Looking at their download package, the game runs only on PC - they have 2 programs for x86 (32 bit) and x86_64 (64 bit) CPUs and it's developed in C# (uses Mono on Linux). So it's not going to work on a Raspberry PI (as I said before).
If your main objective is to play the games from itch.io, then a Raspberry PI is not the right platform - you'll need a PC.
Trying to make a handheld console though, so would it be possible to build a pc that fits in that small of a form factor
@mitu All I really want is to be able to play games from a website (such as itch.io) where I download a game and play it on the raspberry pi, but I want to play games that were made recently, but I am aware that the capabilities of the pi mean I'm not going to be able to play GTA on it, but want the games to come from a website that has a large selection of them, what programmes should I be looking for that can run on the pi
@cybermonkey01 most of the free to download games that can run on the pi are already in our ‘ports’ package manager.