The possibility of running software Amstrad PCW in a GNU/Linux is not well known because there are usually no emulators available in the official repositories of most distributions, unlike in other platforms such as commodore , spectrum , ataris , etc...
But there is an emulator for Amstrad PCW called Joyce, that works very well and we can install doing in any GNU/Linux (including raspberry pi), just follow these instructions:
- Download lastest version for Unix.
- Uncompress this file in a folder, for example in /opt . You can rename the subfolder as pcw:
sudo tar -zxvf joyce-2.2.7.tar.gz
mv joyce-2.2.7 pcw
- Compile the code (we'll need libxml2-dev pack):
sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev
sudo chmod +rw pcw
sudo make install
- You also need an image of CP/M plus boot disk, copy it on $HOME/Joyce/Boot folder and rename as boot?.img where ? is a number from 0 to 9.
- You'll need a real PCW to use them legality (A friend presents me one), in any case you need search in another site or get from your own PCW with the necessary tools, I can't provide a link to these files.
- You can run the emulator with this command: