Time to bring back the oldschool with the classic, Famicon. The Famicon or the Nintendo Entertainment System, as it was known in the states, was a console of epic proportions. It was the beginning of the never-ending journey of Final Fantasy and the addiction to saving everyones favorite princess, Zelda. And now you can play all your favorite classics on linux.
There are multiple ways to installing an NES Emulator onto Ubuntu. I am going to show you the quickest and easiest way to install my personal favorite, FCE Ultra. If you are using an up-to-date version of Ubuntu this will be a painless install. First you will have to do is go to “Applications >> Add/Remove.”
From there allow ‘All Available Applications’ to be shown then search “FCE Ultra.” Check off FCE Ultra and GFCE Ultra NES Emulator and then click Apply Changes.
Now all you have to do is find your favorite NES games in a ROM form and run GFCE Ultra from Applications > Games > GFCE Ultra NES Emulator. Within the GUI frontend you can configure the Input, Video, ect. options to tweak it to your liking. To further your experience, follow our guide to installing Game Pads on linux. Enjoy =D
Any problems? Just leave a comment I will respond as soon as I find a solution.
GFCE Ultra running on Ubuntu 8.04