Multiple Emulators Solution to Play Any Game in Linux
Puppy Arcade 7 can play games from a variety of systems, using apps called ’emulators’, which load ‘roms’. To play games: Just load an emulator, optionally choose some settings, and select a rom to play. Play Amiga (500, 1000, 2000), Atari (ST, 800, 800XL, 130XE, 5200), Amstrad (CPC, Plus, VEB), Arcades, Colecovision, Commodore (64, 128, VIC20, PET), GameBoys (GB, GBC, GBA), GameGear, Genesis/MegaDrive, MasterSystem, MS DOS, N64, NeoGeo, NeoGeo CD, NES/Famicom, PC Engine/TurboGrafix, PSX, ScummVM, SNES and ZX Spectrum (16k, 48k, 128k, +2, +2A, +3) & more using Puppy Arcade.
Tips and Tricks
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/’
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’
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
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, or using ‘Rejoypad’.