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Looking for Grafx2 console art package?

Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:23 am

I think Grafx2 in now available in Jessie (and on Devuan Pi/Arm) (both Debian 8)

It can be built on Wheezy (Debian 7)

Get the source here:
Get TTF patch here:

The patched files allow you to use Grafx2 with or without X Windows with SDL_TTF. Current binary builds (if you still have the .deb form the old Pi-Store) do NOT allow TTF (and others) use outside of X Windows (will crash because X is not running)

you need the development packages for SDL, SDL_image, SDL_TTF, LibPNG, and LUA 5.1 (or 5.2) for a complete build:

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sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev libpng12-dev

By default Grafx2 uses LUA 5.1, so you need to be aware "src/Makefile" may need to be edited if you have any problems building with LUA 5.2 (you can have both installed):

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sudo apt-get install liblua5.1-dev

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sudo apt-get install liblua5.2-dev

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