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How to start Baldi's basic in Linux

A topic by fredand44 created Aug 16, 2018 Views: 2,686 Replies: 3
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Hello Guys!

My son heard about Baldi's Basic (https://mystman12.itch.io/baldis-basics) ... at school today.

We downloaded the linux version, but I can not figure out how to start it?

In the zip there are one folder and two files.

I chmoded them to 777, but when I try to start it like:

pi@raspberrypi:~/Applications/Baldis $ ./BALDI.x86_64
bash: ./BALDI.x86_64: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error

Do you guys understand how to start the game?

Best regards

Fredrik

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First of all, did you try asking in the game's own comment section? Its creator is in a better position to answer support question about their own game.

That said, the problem is obvious: you're trying to run a game for 64-bit PCs on a Raspberry Pi, which has a completely different CPU. There's no simple fix for that. Unless the creator can add a build for the Pi, your only real recourse is to use a compatible computer instead. Sorry.

I wouln't have thought that it mattered if it was a Raspberypi or not, if it is a linux distro then it should have worked.

I unziped the downloadable file by doing the following:

#FedoraisAwesome> unzip BALDI_1.4.1c_Linux.zip

#FedoraisAwesome> chmod +x BALDI.x86

#FedoraisAwesome>./BALDI.x86

x86_64 is a complicated instruction set that runs on desktop computer and laptop CPUs. ARM CPUs are much simpler and less power hungry; so phones, mobile game consoles, and Raspis use them. It is not possible to run x86_64 programs on ARM without instruction emulation (read: slow) or recompiling the game. I don't know if the dev would be interested in doing this.

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