Monday, June 25, 2018

Linapple y The Octalyzer: Apple II emulators for GNU/Linux


Linapple is an emulator of the mythical Apple II quite simple and intuitive to use:


Follow these steps to install it in GNU/Linux (Debian, Raspbian or Ubuntu):
  • Download the source code from sourceforge.
  • Uncompress it.
  • Install all the necessary packages to compile it.
    sudo apt-get install zlib1g-dev libcurl3 libzip-dev libsdl1.2-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev
  • Compile it:
    cd src
    sudo make install


To run the emulator just type 'linapple' in the linux console.
Press F1 and you get information about all the function keys:

The Octalyzer

Other amazing Apple ][ emulator is The Octalyzer:
  • Multisystem: available for GNU/Linux (32 & 64 bits), Windows (32 & 64 bits) and OSX.
  • It's a unique binary file, you only need copy it to /usr/local/lib and run octalizer to enjoy it.
  • Drag and drop disk images to the windows, to open them.
  • Can render the images to 3D

Enjoy both emulators :)
Artículo original en castellano