SunVox on Raspberry Pi

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SunVox on Raspberry Pi

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A brief installation guide is provided below.
(tested on Raspberry Pi 2 with the latest Raspbian, but actually it will be very similar on any Linux-based device)

1. Make sure that the SDL2 library (libsdl2) is installed in your system. Go to the main RPi menu -> Preferences -> Add / Remove Software:

2. Get the ZIP archive with the latest SunVox from the site:

3. Find the folder where you downloaded the SunVox:

4. Double click on the SunVox ZIP file - you will get into the archive viewer. Press the "Extract files" button:

5. Enter the directory where to extract the files (for example, local home directory /home/pi) and press "Extract":

6. Close the archive viewer and remove the SunVox ZIP file.

7. Go to the extracted folder -> sunvox -> linux_arm. You will see several files, including the following:
sunvox - version with 32-bit (floating point) audio engine (recommended);
sunvox_lofi - version with 16-bit (fixed point 4.12) audio engine for slow devices;
sunvox_opengl - version with 32-bit audio engine + OpenGL graphics;

8. Open readme.txt for more information.

9. Double click on the preferred version.

10. If nothing happened, open the Terminal and enter the following commands:
cd ~/sunvox/sunvox/linux_arm
chmod a+x sunvox

After that you will see some error messages describing why the program does not work.
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