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running linux Factorio on an rpi

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can I run factorio on an rpi II+ ? is it even possible? Or mebby on a tablet.
My factorio addiction is leading me to want a mobile way to play the game. I was thinking of using a rooted android tablet then wiping android off of it and installing mint linux on the tablet then install factorio on it. with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse.

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Factorio won't run on a Raspberry Pi because it requires the x86/x64 architecture while the Pi and most other tablets/phones are built on ARM architecture.
There is also the discussion if it even has enough computing power / memory to run Factorio: https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... =5&t=17605
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ah ok my mistake was in assuming that the linux download was a source tar ball and that you did a make make install.
the linux download is a binary exe then.

oh well , I just really don't want to shell out a boat load of cash on a x86 laptop just to run factorio. I thought something like an arm sbc or tablet would do.

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666JTK666 wrote:ah ok my mistake was in assuming that the linux download was a source tar ball and that you did a make make install.
the linux download is a binary exe then.

oh well , I just really don't want to shell out a boat load of cash on a x86 laptop just to run factorio. I thought something like an arm sbc or tablet would do.
I do not think the game is open source, or the devs thought about non x86. There may even be optmizations that are targeted specific for x86 by now, so even if they do disclose the source (which I hardly doubt they would), I'm doubtful that it would compile, and even if it did, graphics would probably be an issue.

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The devs /have/ thought about ARM.

The conclusion was something around RPI being probably okay (for non-modded game server?), if they had ARM binaries.
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