Saturday, July 08, 2017

Install vice 3, the new version of the commodore emulator, in Ubuntu or Debian (including raspbian for raspberry pi)

Vice is one of the most powerful and famous Commodore computers emulators (not Amiga), it is really like an emulation suite since each platform has a specific executable and you have to call from the console (and not only in GNU/Linux, although always we can create shortcuts).

Last Christmas the new version 3.0 was launched with a lot of improvements, but the programmers didn't launch binaries for any GNU/Linux distro, so we need download the source code, uncompress and compile it, but this is very easy typing the next commands in your console (copy & paste):
sudo apt-get install build-essential byacc texi2html flex libreadline-dev libxaw7-dev texinfo libxaw7-dev libgtk2.0-cil-dev libgtkglext1-dev libpulse-dev
tar -zxvf vice-3.0.tar.gz
cd vice-3.0
./configure --enable-fullscreen --with-pulse --with-x --enable-gnomeui
sudo make
You need copy the BIOS files in your folder .vice into $HOME folder, inside .vice must be a folder for each system:
These are the commands to run each system:
x128  x64  x64dtv  x64sc  xcbm2  xcbm5x0  xpet  xplus4  xscpu64  xvic

There are also tools to transfer data between your commodore and your PC as c1541 or cartconv to manage floppies or cartridges respectiveness.
You can see the documents enclosed to the software for more details.

Artículo original en castellano


  1. bash: ./configure: Ingen slik fil eller filkatalog
    I get this error message after ./configure --enable-fullscreen --with-pulse --with-x --enable-gnomeui

    Any pointers why?

    1. You need first to uncompress tar.gz y change to folder where vice is:
      tar -zxvf vice-3.0.tar.gz
      cd vice-3.0