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    Hello everyone, im excited to get started in this game especially for its Linux server support, unlike Space Engineers is now Microsoft bound a max of 8 players can be hosted with terrible performance at a very high cost.

    I have some questions about Linux, I want to know if its open source, basically I want to know if I can get a Raspberry Pi 4 and host a Server on it..... as it is running Raspbian ....... an off shoot of Debian...... it is running on Arm Hardware, and thus must be compiled on the machine using the "make" command to get maximum proformance.
    If it is not open source that would not allow this, could I request an executable be compiled for the Raspberry Pi 4?
     
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    Hello everyone, im excited to get started in this game especially for its Linux server support, unlike Space Engineers is now Microsoft bound a max of 8 players can be hosted with terrible performance at a very high cost.

    I have some questions about Linux, I want to know if its open source, basically I want to know if I can get a Raspberry Pi 4 and host a Server on it..... as it is running Raspbian ....... an off shoot of Debian...... it is running on Arm Hardware, and thus must be compiled on the machine using the "make" command to get maximum proformance.
    If it is not open source that would not allow this, could I request an executable be compiled for the Raspberry Pi 4?
    I recall schema mentioning years ago that he managed to do something with the pi, so Id be hopeful, probably best to ask him on the discord https://starmadedock.net/discord/
     
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    Starmade is mainly coded in java. Java is a cross-platform language and the same code should work the same way no matter what the platform is. If there's differences then it's the interpreter fault. In theory you should be able to take the game and make it run on the raspberry pi without any trouble. There is plenty of tutorials on the internet to install java on raspberry pi.

    Worst case scenario starmade is mostly deobfuscated so you could uncompile it and re-compile it after fixing the 100's of problem the uncompiling will bring.

    However, starmade and java games in general are very RAM hungry. Your raspberry pi won't be able to run the server properly because you're limited to only 4 GB if you have the 4GB version of the raspberry pi.
    Plus, the CPU is very limited on raspberry pi compared to more conventional computers, as such the server will also struggle. Not to speak about how the raspberry pi store its data and the possibilities of corruption if the amount of data going through the SD card is a lot.

    If you really want to host a server and want to play with friends i recommend using an online hosting party. In my opinion the raspberry pi wouldn't be able to give you the best experience for the game. But this can be interesting to set up nonetheless, i might try it at home at one point on my raspberry pi.

    Plus, as aceface said, you should join the discord, there will probably be people to help you out and maybe schema himself might be available to answer some questions you might have to set up starmade on a raspberry pi. But if you want help, the best way to do it is to start to try out stuff and come with specific errors. Maybe it'll work out on your first try and the raspberry pi will be enough for your needs. Can't tell for sure without trying.
     
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    There will probably never be support for ARM, and even if it did work most ARM chips would struggle to run a server with the current load of generating planets. You could possibly get it to work through emulation through something like this, but I don't think it would be playable.
    You can certainly try and get it to work, as Scypio mentioned, StarMade is now mostly deobfuscated.

    I have some questions about Linux, I want to know if its open source,
    StarMade is a commercial product, our code is all rights reserved to Schine GmbH. That being said, we're happy for people to modify/add to the game, as long as it's not for commercial purposes. Which won't be the case for you :)

    Alternatively, you can host it on another machine running a standard Linux distro.
     

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    Hello everyone, im excited to get started in this game especially for its Linux server support, unlike Space Engineers is now Microsoft bound a max of 8 players can be hosted with terrible performance at a very high cost.

    I have some questions about Linux, I want to know if its open source, basically I want to know if I can get a Raspberry Pi 4 and host a Server on it..... as it is running Raspbian ....... an off shoot of Debian...... it is running on Arm Hardware, and thus must be compiled on the machine using the "make" command to get maximum proformance.
    If it is not open source that would not allow this, could I request an executable be compiled for the Raspberry Pi 4?
    From what I know, starmade is HEAVILLY CPU clock bound and then by secondary heavilly RAM bound. I really doubt an ARM chip can do anything decent with the game...

    Even the LvD and DominionPrime servers which are both running on some really beefy hardware have issues.
     
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    probably best to ask him on the discord https://starmadedock.net/discord/
    Off-topic, but I don't use Discord, and would like to ask what's been going on there lately.

    It's been about 2 months of radio silence over here on SMD since the last update... So what's cooking? :)

    Any noteworthy developments?

    I'd appreciate it if anyone could share a brief summary of the highlights of what has been done/discussed, if anything.
     
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