Buzz on Linux in 2020

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mridlen
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Buzz on Linux in 2020

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I posted this in the Buzzers facebook group, but I figured I should post here too now that the board is working again.

I was able to get the current build of Jeskola Buzz running on Linux... with sound output. This was done on Fedora Linux, but should work on most Linux distros.

Install wine
Install playonlinux and run it
Download Buzz (x86) and install it with playonlinux
Set it up as 32-bit Windows
include library dotnet40

That's pretty much it. Just wanted to share the process with anyone that is interested. I have no idea how well this works long term, or with VSTs, but it at least loads and plays sound.

Someone who knows Windows libraries might be able to shed some light on why dotnet40 does not install on a 64 bit "windows" in Linux. Is there a different library that will do the trick to get Buzz working? I don't really know the library requirements

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Thank you! I'll have to try this as have been trying to use Buzz on Linux for years.

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I will say I'm getting some really bad visual glitches that make it very hard to use it efficiently. Again, hopefully someone with more persistence can come though and refine this procedure.

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Re: Buzz on Linux in 2020

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Have you tried Winetricks - https://wiki.winehq.org/Winetricks
Might help with all the WPF stuff that runs the gui (try maybe downloading the 'windowscodecs' and 'dotnet*' packages)

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