Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Retro Gaming For Linux!

A new video game emulation based live CD... Based on TurboPup Xtreme (one of the fastest linux distros around).

Puppy Arcade plays: 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!

Puppy Arcade 7 can play games from a variety systems, using apps called 'emulators', which load 'roms' (the actual games). To play games: Just load an emulator, optionally choose some settings, and select a rom to play.

No actual game roms are included, just the emulators. However, they do provide links to the top websites where you can find roms in abundance. (Note: I do not endorse use of any of these games without legal license to play them). I assume that these roms are either in the public domain, or that you have to licensed or purchased them for your personal use.

I like Puppy Linux in every form. Puppy is fast and light on its feet. The addition of games is a fun way to take advantage of the nimble Puppy platform. If you are a fan of 80’s style arcade games, Puppy Arcade is probably the best platform for you. Running your games in RAM, without ever touching a hard drive, will be a cinch with the ease of Puppy Linux.

If you are new to Linux, better yet new to emulation, this is your best rout. It makes both subjects painless. Puppy arcade is tiny in size for what its worth. A whopping 105mb.

This thing is light weight and extremely quick. Once you boot up its running in RAM. Its very fast. Running an OS in RAM is like going from 56k to a T3. You can load this bad boy up on a USB stick and carry it around with you if need be.

Puppy Arcade works great on PCs - both new and old. But if you have an Eee PC, you might like to try Puppeee Arcade, which is perfect for your netbook.

Download Puppy Arcade 'Here'

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