How to Install Emulators on Ubuntu (NES Edition)


   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.”



How to Install Emulators on Ubuntu (SNES Edition)

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Fuse 0.9.0 Released..


Fuse, which stands for Free Unix Spectrum Emulator, was originally, and somewhat unsurprisingly, a ZX Spectrum emulator for Unix according to it’s homepage. Fuse is awesome for many old school people out there who want to go back to the good ol’ days. This program is a must-have for anybody that owned a ZX Spectrum.

Changelog (with thanks to Linux Game Tome):

  • +D disk interface support
  • Improved Beta disk interface support
  • Pentagon 512 and Pentagon 1024 support
  • Hi-Fi beeper emulation
  • Improved Windows support
  • ALSA sound driver
  • AmigaOS support
  • MorphOS support

You can visit the Linux Game Tome page here, or go directly to the homepage of Fuse for instructions and downloads.

Loemu 0.3.0 Released Today

Loemu is a free front end application that can be used for a variety of emulators. According to Loemu’s main homepage, it features;

  • Game emulation with xmame, sdlmame, snes9x and zsnes is supported.
  • Game browsing using dynamic list. This allows tracking in a parcial list generated with several categories.
  • Fast game finding. Specific filtering tool speeds up the search.
  • Game lists by played and favorite games.
  • Localization support.
  • Developed in PyGTK + Glade basis.
  • Released under GNU General Public License

All of these features makes me feel like a little kid inside because I an an avid SNES fan. 🙂

You can visit Loemu’s homepage here for more information and downloads.