Puppy Arcade 6 - emulation live cd
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Puppy Arcade 6 - the emulation focused linux live CD Homepage - scottjarvis.com/page105.htm See homepage for more info, files and screenshots An emulation focused linux live CD that can be run totally in RAM or optionally installed to nearly anything! Puppy Arcade 6 works well even on older PCs. Systems emulated in Puppy Arcade 6: Amiga, Atari, Amstrad, Arcade Machines, Colecovision, Commodore (64/128/VIC20/PET), GameBoys (GB, GBC, GBA), GameGear, Genesis, MasterSystem, MS DOS, NeoGeo, NeoGeo CD, NES/Famicom, PC Engine/TurboGrafix 16, PSX, Scumm, SNES and ZX Spectrum Help Guide 1. Getting Started 2. The desktop 3. The control panel 4. Configuring emulators 5. Getting ROMs 6. Accessing your drives 7. Saving your settings 8. Tips & Tricks 9. Enable 3D acceleration (optional) 10. Install to hard drive or USB (optional) 1. Getting Started: - Download the ISO file, then either burn to CD, or install to a USB drive. - Insert your media and reboot, making sure your PC's set to boot from either your CD or USB. - When Puppy Arcade boots, choose your keyboard and display options to load the desktop. 2. The desktop: - left-click on the deskop for a small 'apps' menu, with links to the most useful apps and tools - right-click on the desktop for the full puppy menu - you'll see an animated icon bar at the bottom, showing all the emulators available - left-click on the emulator you want to load, then browse for a rom file. - right-click on the emulator icons to reset/refresh the menu - you've got a start menu, quick links menu and taskbar at the very bottom, set to auto-hide - the wallpaper can be changed by right clicking on any image any choosing 'Set as wallpaper' - the file manager has all the most important bookmarks added already, in the toolbar 3. The control panel: - a tabbed navigation panel showing most of the settings and tools available - choose the 'Gaming' tab to configure your emulators config files - if needed, use one of the network wizards to setup your internet connection 4. Configuring emulators: Some emulators require not only roms, but a system file too. - Amiga: Find and download a kickstart file (kick13, kick20, kick31), put it in '/usr/lib/uae' and rename (or symlink) to 'kick.rom'. - Commodore:You'll need to download a pack of system roms, and extract to '/usr/lib/vice/[system]' - Prboom: get doom2.wad or freedoom.wad. You already have '/usr/share/games/doom/prboom.wad' installed NOTES: You are not allowed to own the BIOS of any systems that you have never purchased. Mupen64Plus also requires OpenGL (3D acceleration, see below) 5. Getting ROMs - I cannot include roms with this release, but here are some links where you can get them: - Rom-World.com, Romhustler.net, Emuparadise.org, Snes-O-Rama.us, CPS2 XOR Files, ROM Keeper, LemonAmiga NOTE: You are not allowed to own the ROMs of any games released commercially, that you have never purchased. 6. Accessing your drives: - all your storage drives can be found at '/mnt/' - but not until you 'mount' them - left-click on the desktop and choose 'Drives' to see all your drives - hard drives are listed as sda1, sda2, sda3 and so - double-click on a drive to mount it, it will then open up in a file manager window - after saving your settings (see below), you can use 'startmount' you open your drives at boot 7. Saving your settings - choose 'pupsaveconfig' from the 'utility' menu to create your save file before you shutdown, so you don't lose any changes - when you shutdown for the first time, you should be asked to save your session - a nice menu should popup when you shutdown to help you create a savefile, if needed - after creating a savefile, you will be asked whether to save to it or not, at each shutdown 8. Tips & Tricks a. Run Puppy Arcade without a hard drive: - After booting, you can simply replace your Puppy Arcade live-CD with a CD/DVD full of roms. - Mount the DVD/CD drive and your roms will be available at '/mnt/sr0/' b. Hard drive/USB install: - Put your savefile on the same drive as your roms, and your roms will be available at '/mnt/home/path/to/your/roms' c. Create an easy to remember ROM directory: - You can symlink your roms folder to /roms/ - so it's easy and quick to reach them - To do this, type 'ln -s /path/to/your/roms /roms' in the terminal d. Use you joypad or joystick: - Plug in your device before the Puppy Arcade deskop loads - Your joypad will be loaded automatically and should be called '/dev/js0' - You can now update the controller settings in your emulators to use your joypad 9. Enabling OpenGL (for 3D acceleration - only required for N64): You'll simply need to download and install the correctpet file for your graphics card. Then (optionally) follow the softwares' instructions and restart X. PETS FOR NVIDIA CARDS: The 'nvidia-7186.pet' is for ancient nvidia graphics cards (riva TNT to Geforce 1). The 'nvidia-9643.pet' is for most nvidia cards (officially Gf2 to Gf4 but tested on Gf7 OK). The 'nvidia-100.14.19.pet' is for latest cards (Gf5 to Gf8). All Nvidia drivers are available download.tuxfamily.org/nop/ More Nvidia info www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=22272 Alternatively, you could find and download "NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.22-pkg1_412.sfs" to add a large collection of proprietry Nvidia drivers. PETS FOR ATI CARDS: Catalyst 9.9: For newer cards, go to www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=46507 Catalyst 9.3: For older cards, go to www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=45601 You can find out which one you need at the pages above. PETS FOR INTEL CARDS: A few drivers and details about compatibility can be found at www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=44388 Finally, for one more .PET, you can check out murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=291587#291587 PETS for OLDER / VARIOUS CARDS: Here are a load of .PET files for SiS, framebuffer, 3dfx, Voodoo, Intel, Matrox, VIA and others, see this post: www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=48019 If you STILL can't find what you are looking for, then try a search at pupplinux.ca or the puppy forums 10. Install to Hard Drive or USB (optional): - See scottjarvis.com/page105.htm, to download the files below - Installation is not required - you can simply boot Puppy Arcade straight from CD - However, Puppy Arcade can also be installed using a number of easy methods: - Install to any USB drive, using Windows: Download the ISO file and this USB installer, then follow this great guide at PendriveLinux.com - Install to anything, using Puppy Arcade: Load the live CD, select 'Menu->Utility->Universal Installer' and follow the guide - Install a dual-boot system, using Windows: Get the exe installer. You'll need either a FAT32, or fully-defragmented and uncompressed NTFS drive!