GAMELEGEND 2022-03-21 20:07 (Edited)

this works with a non rooted device :)

alright so you need the following
1. Termux IMPORTANT: download from F-Droid because the google play store version is outdated
2. AndroniX from google play
3. RealVNC from google play
3 part 2. you might be able to use another vnc server app but i had success with RealVNC
4. i suggest that you have more than 2.5 - 3 gb of storage left
5. patience because you will be waiting a lot


Install Ubuntu with Andronix

1. click on the Ubuntu button in andronix ts the 1st one the big orange rectangle with the Ubuntu logo

2. i installed 18.04 because that is what the linux build for lowres was tested with

i could type the rest of the steps to install Ubuntu but if you click on the links to the docs there is a easy to understand step by step video to show you what to do

now that you have you have the desktop showing i just clicked on use default config


Install Packages

now open the terminal for me there is a button to open terminal the at bottom of the screen in the middle

type the following commands
1. apt install git
2. apt install make
3. apt-get install libsdl2-image-dev
4. apt-get install libsdl2-mixer-dev
5. apt-get install libsdl2-ttf-dev

now you can build lowres NX

sudo apt install git make build-essential libsdl2-dev
git clone https://github.com/timoinutilis/lowres-nx.git
cd lowres-nx/platform/Linux/

you can copy and paste all 5 commands and press enter but i did them one at a time

now when you drag a .nx file around you may not see it being dragged around the screen

i dont know if there is any other way to do it but everytime i want to run a file i go to the terminal and type cd lowres-nx/platform/Linux/ and then ./output/LowResNX and then just drag the file into the LowResNX window

to write my programs i am currently using xfwrite which is just a simple text editor

xfwrite is already installed

and i may not be able to hear sound but there is a bright side to this.

so what i do is i run the gfx designer and sound composer and then i copy and paste the data from disk.nx and AIDE wich is an IDE for android but you can just use any text editor and then i run the .nx file in retroarch with the lowres NX core and you can hear sound

Dan 2022-03-22 20:28

I'm using the Retroarch to run Lowres NX games on my android Phone.

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