When you want to host your own online gaming server, you’ll want to get a Raspberry pi.
But how do you do that?
There are a lot of guides out there for building a full, open-source gaming server out of Raspberry Pi, but it’s not clear how many have been updated in the last few years.
In this article, I’ll walk you through the steps required to build your own gaming server using the Raspberry Pi and an Ubuntu server as a base.
We’ll start by installing the necessary packages.
I’ve tried to keep this article as concise as possible and it should give you an idea of how to do the steps I’ll outline.
If you’re looking for the most up-to-date guide for creating a gaming server with Raspberry Pi you can check out this one.
Before we begin, I want to note that these steps will take you a few minutes to complete.
Once you have installed the necessary software you’ll need to create a basic, fully-fuzzy environment that will serve as a working, test server.
You can download the software below: Raspberry Pi (latest and greatest version available) Ubuntu 14.04 (latest and most recent stable release available) Once you’ve downloaded the necessary files, open a terminal window and enter the following commands to create your own server: sudo apt-get update sudo apt – get install python3 python-pip python-dbus python-mock python-scipy python-numpy python-pycrypto python-python-pil sudo python setup.py install sudo pip install pyshell This will download the necessary Python packages and then install them in your system.
Once that’s done, open up the shell and enter: sudo python pyshel.py In the previous example, I’ve created a basic virtual machine with an Ubuntu installation of 14.4 and then updated it to the latest stable version available.
Once we’re finished, we can create a server that serves as our first virtual machine.
In the same terminal window we created, we’ll create a new virtual machine and enter commands to initialize it: sudo ./pyshell.py We’re going to use pysshell.py as our virtual machine to serve as our server.
First, we need to set up the Pyshell server as an instance of the Raspberry Pis hardware.
sudo python setup-pi.py runserver sudo python -m pip install syslog sudo python runserver.py Now that we have our virtual server set up, we’re ready to start running our first game.
Note: You’ll need sudo privileges to run this tutorial.
On your Raspberry Pi or Ubuntu server, run the following command to install the syslog library: sudo pip -i syslog.txt Now that you have the sysstools package installed, we have a new, empty file syslog in our $PATH .
We can open that file and run the command we need: sudo sysstool -o syslog This will print out the contents of the file and then save the output as syslog and syslogs.txt in the $PATH variable.
This will be the location of your console logging.
To run our first server, we must create a virtual machine that will run the Python program.
sudo ./runserver.sh We’re now ready to create our first video game.
First, let’s create a file named video.txt that will be our initial game.
#!/usr/bin/env python import sys import pysystem import argparse import os import time def init(): pysstools.runserver(syslog.format(‘%s%s’, syslog, ‘video.txt’, os.path.join(os.path.(__file__))) .environ[‘PATH_INFO’], syslog) # We are running our Python script as root, so the sysroot variable is set by default.
pyslog.set(‘sysroot’, sysroot) time.sleep(2) print ‘Loading video…’ while True: video = argparse.
ArgumentParser(sys.argv, usage=sys.OPTIONS[‘–help’]) print ‘Video: %s’, video print ‘Ending script…’ print ‘Done.’ print ‘Now running…’ return True def runserver(): argparse = argparser.
Parse() pysstr = sys.argparse(sysstr) # Define our game variables pyss = sysstr.split(syss) # Create our video player script pysplayer = argstring.split(‘