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Old 08-03-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me how i can get emulators and roms that will work with the linux based operating system called Kubuntu???
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:07 PM   #2
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If you can't figure something that simple out, you probably shouldn't be running Linux.

Did you try looking in the Linux section on this site?

And does Linux still not have something similar to the ports directory in FreeBSD? There was an emulation directory in FreeBSD back when I was using it in 2000, surely Linux has caught up by now.
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:11 PM   #3
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i found zsnes for linux but everytime i try to download a gameboy emulator it doesnt work. i also can't get roms to open on zsnes
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:17 PM   #4
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Then I would suggest installing Windows. Seriously.
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:52 PM   #5
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This is an emulator related thread... moving.

Also, I agree with Inverse.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:59 PM   #6
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Mednafen is one of the best Linux emulators, and covers many, many systems.

Unfortunately it's command line driven, so if you're having this much trouble with something as simplistic as Kubuntu I don't know how you'll fare getting it working...
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:05 AM   #7
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I'm running Kubuntu myself, and I generally don't bother with the repositories when it comes to emulators. The repositories move too slow for emulation. I install Snes9x-GTK from deb packages made for *buntu x64 (mine being an x64 install), compile bsnes and SDLMAME myself (it's not hard, really), and only use the repositories for Mednafen (since 0.8.A probably isn't all that dissimilar to 0.8.C). I also used Regen and Mupen64Plus in the past (dumped the former because their implementation of SDL refused to recognize my joypad, dumped the latter because the accuracy doesn't seem to have fundamentally improved since 2001), and I don't recall them being that difficult to install.

I would generally agree with the above. If you're finding things this difficult, maybe Linux isn't for you.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:22 AM   #8
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Also, since no one mentioned it...no ROMs. :P (read the rules posted in the forum)
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:14 AM   #9
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Try XE, it emulates many many systems, but unlike mednafan, it has a GUI. I use this on my PS3 running Yellowdog Linux
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:45 AM   #10
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If you have the knowledge to, I highly recommend that you compile your emulators from source in Linux. Emulators are highly sensitive to the intricate workings of your CPU and its best to let the compiler running on your system to determine the best course of execution rather than download a precompiled binary suitable to someone else's particular CPU.
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