Can one create a game using RenPy on ChromeOS or iOS?

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Can one create a game using RenPy on ChromeOS or iOS?

#1 Post by EwanG » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:10 pm

Or to put it another way, is it possible to use a Pixelbook or iPad Pro to program a RenPy game? I presume to actually do the build for Android I would still have to move the finished game back to a PC, but would love to be able to work on the road or at least away from home.

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Re: Can one create a game using RenPy on ChromeOS or iOS?

#2 Post by Imperf3kt » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:22 pm

Disclaimer: opinion based on experience with Android

Short answer: yes with limits

Long answer: You can only go so far as scripting your game and creating assets (art, music, video)
As to testing or building a distribution; that will need to be done on an actual computer and not ARM based devices.

I referr you to the changelog
https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/changelo ... spberry-pi
https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/changelo ... rm-support
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pro·gram·mer (noun) An organism capable of converting caffeine into code.

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Re: Can one create a game using RenPy on ChromeOS or iOS?

#3 Post by EwanG » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:57 pm

OK, appreciate the info. Figured the distro would need a "full fledged" OS, but if I can't even run for test, then I suspect I will need to consider something with a bit more oomph to replace my Chromebook Plus. Thanks!
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Re: Can one create a game using RenPy on ChromeOS or iOS?

#4 Post by PyTom » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:08 pm

You could plausibly use crouton to turn your chromebook into a Linux PC, but you'd be very limited.
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