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Anyone running Unity on Raspberry Pi 4 yet?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BrienKing, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. BrienKing

    BrienKing

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    Just bought one and would like to see if I can get something running on it. If someone already is running Unity on a Raspberry Pi 4 could you share what you did?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ryiah

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    I wasn't aware there was a new model available. I wonder how that managed to sneak past me. We had a thread a few years ago discussing the Raspberry Pi 3 and while we eventually got it to run Unity apps the reality is it quickly slowed to less than 30 FPS with only a few primitives and some scripts.

    https://forum.unity.com/threads/current-raspberry-pi-3-b-and-unity-state.614236/#post-4124752

    Unfortunately from the looks of it while they greatly improved the processor and memory capacity, the GPU has been left largely untouched and as a result I wouldn't expect an improvement in running Unity apps. If you want to play games on a single board computer my recommendation is one of the Udoo x86 boards as they're based on PC hardware.

    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/raspberry-pi-4-b,6193.html
    https://www.udoo.org/udoo-x86/
     
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  3. GameDevCouple_I

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    It would however make a great custom controller. Although you could do that with an arduino nano which would limit the form factor of the controller a lot less!

    But yeah for game jams this sort of thing is great. For example you could make a game controlled by the knobs on a retro radio :)
     
  4. BrienKing

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    A little more pricey than a Pi, but not too bad if the 4GB version is usable. Are you running one of these boards? What OS are you running? GPIO connector? The pics look like it, but I need to dig further into the docs.
     
  5. Ryiah

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    No. I haven't had a need for a system small enough to require a single board computer. A Mini-ITX build is my smallest.