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New Rig...Looking for Emulation and Utilities....

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#1 Solomon_Man OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:56 AM


I setup (re-setup) a PC I had laying around...with a little new hardware (memory,HDD). This PC is not my main PC but the plan is to use this more or less as test machine of sorts....


Today Its a Quad Core, 8 Gig, 120 GIG SSD, 750 GIG standard HDD and DVD 18x burner. The video card from memory is a 1/2 GIG Express card can't remember the brand at the moment but I believe its a NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT.  Sound is integrated.


Its dual boot with Windows 10 Professional from a Retail box  and Ubuntu 16.0.4. Both are fresh installs.


I am looking for suggested emulation software that would be more Linux based then windows, but I will look into Windows suggestions as well. Nothing against Windows at all but as I said its more as a exploration/test box.


Also software that can be used with my SIO2PC and SIO2USB for my 8 bit machines (I have many). I would also be interested in anything that can emulate Atari ST as I have not had much luck locating a Atari ST at a decent price in my neck of the woods.


Also development software/tools that would be possibly used for 8 bit/2600 development ....Got on the band wagon with this a while back.... went through the tutorials... bought a couple books... and then it stalled out.









#2 mr_me OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:08 AM

Almost all emulators I use have a Linux port. Altirra (Atari 800/5200) is Windows only and I'm not sure about Bluemsx.

Edited by mr_me, Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:17 AM.

#3 KeeperofLindblum OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:23 AM

I wish I could offer more advice, but RetroArch (libretro) is pretty good for getting emulators on both Windows and Linux. 


You can download "cores", and they're basically just listed as systems which gets the appropriate emulator for each.



#4 Solomon_Man OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:33 AM


Thanks for replies!


Is there a APE equivalent in Linux?


I will have to look into retroarch.


Thanks again,


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