For feedback, tips, requests and more packages, see the forum: Puppy Arcade Forum (includes help docs, etc)
Puppy Arcade can play retro games. Lots of them. It's a live CD - simply download, burn and boot!
Puppy Arcade features lots of emulators, custom emulation tools, easy system setup, a BIOS installer and frontend downloaders and a great all-in-one, cabinet-friendly, multi-emulator rom-loader, which supports fullscreen and joypad navigation.
Puppy Arcade works great as a live CD, but can be installed to hard drives, USB sticks, etc. Go to 'Menu->Setup->Frugal Installer'. Or for a Puppy Arcade USB installer in Windows, you can go here: http://tinyurl.com/pa8installer
Learn how to enable full joypad-only navigation and rom-loading here
- nice boot menu on the Live CD, which enables users to boot from CD, hard drive, etc
- boots straight to 800x600 desktop (xvesa), auto connect to net
- firstrun dialog start on first boot for easy desktop setup
- custom apps, tools and menus to improve your gaming experience
- much improved bios setup, gamepad setup and joypad-only navigation
- easy to install to hard drive with Frugal-Installer and Grub4DOSconfig
- based on TurboPup - with updated apps, including xvesa, rox, jwm and more
- much better support for low resolutions (640x480 and up)
- compatible with .deb and .txz packages (Debian Lenny binary-compatible)
- an all-in-one frontend and rom-browser which supports a number of systems
- browse for roms, remembers your last used rom directories
- supports changing many important emulator settings
- remember all your settings in a config file
- integrated with RejoysStickCC to support joypad navigation (requires Xorg and RejoystickCC)
- integrated with BIOS-checker to auto install all required emulator BIOS or system files
- helps you use your joypad to browse, load (and even play) your roms with Rom-Loader
- helps you map any keyboard keys to joypad buttons (example: gamplay controls and emulator quit command)
- edit an emulators profile in the list, to add its keyboard controls (shown on screen) to your chosen joypad buttons
- load a profile to enable the chosen keyboard to joypad button settings
- make sure you click the 'Help' button for more info
- automatically check, download and install any missing emulator BIOS files
- choose which emulator frontends are loaded by default for you systems
- choose either the emulators themselves or the custom made Puppy Arcade frontends
- a custom GUI with easy setup links, loads at startup (or after firstrun)
- choose a browser, your preferred MAME and Saturn packages, wallpaper and much more
- added updated, improved main tools (rom-loader, quickstart, rejoystickcc, frontend-chooser, bios-checker)
- added jscalibrator and joystick (from debian lenny repo)
- added gparted-static-gtkmm1
- added grub4dosconfig 1.6.3
- added remasterpup2-100120
- added flash-installer dialog (by technosaurus)
- added frugal installer-1.4
- added vgb-3.5 (cli only)
- added desmume-0.9.6 (nintendo DS emulator)
- added scummvm-1.2.0 (debian lenny version)
- added swapfile-manager-v2
- added pburn 3.3.1
- added rcountry-20101201
- added quickstart-1.1-p4-xvesa (customised)
- added vlc-gtk-2.0 (works great)
- added sws (wallpaper tool, customised)
- added partview (customised)
- added muppyquickmount
- added smaller, faster Xvesa (~500kb, static version by technosaurus)
- added much improved 'pupdoom' a frontend for prboom (Doom game)
- added new wallpaper, updated the 'classic' wallpaper a little
- added custom startup script for wbarcc, to load profiles based on screen resolution
- updated desktop startup, faster, cleaned up processes (in /root/.xinitrc)
- updated browser-installer to support firedog-3.6
- updated default emulator settings for better gaming out of the box
- removed flash libs (replaced by the flash-installer)
- when using joypad navigation with rom-loader, use your d-pad where possible or try to disable 'analog' mode until game starts
- you need not setup an emulators rejoystick profile, if it's already
configured to use a joypad (except 'Quit' keys, see next post)
- vlc cannot play local .flv or RealMedia files, but streams work
Many, many thanks to:Barry K (obviously), synth, Goblin, shinobar, afgs, zigbert, 01micko, technosaurus, dejan555, trio,
Makoto, Dingo, Nikukyo, ttuuxxx, GrumpyWolfe, Ale, tikbalang, Trip[ABK], Ambassador, ICPUG, tasmod, jpeps, and others...
Click the add comment button to give me feedback, suggestions or abuse!
Rob, commented at 26/08/2010
Spotted this on the Puppylinux irc.
This looks great and will give it try sometime soon.I'm currently running lucid 510 amongst several others
Great informative site too.
Thanks again for this,I'm getting excited already...lol
Camilo Martin, commented at 27/08/2010
Awesome! PSX! N64! :D
Admin, commented at 30/08/2010
Thanks Rob, glad you're keen! :D
Ace Lite, commented at 05/09/2010
this is awesome :) iv been looking for a distro like this for a while and it makes it even better you used puppy
Admin, commented at 07/09/2010
Glad you like it, hope the download link is working OK.
Jimmybot, commented at 09/09/2010
this is most excellent, thank you for putting time and effort into this. i haven't even installed it but have been salivating over the features. i don't have paypal but you need to be rewarded for this!
Admin, commented at 11/09/2010
Thanks Jimmybot, very much appreciated.
I hope you like it. If you have any problems, post them here, on or on the Puppy Arcade forum.
Eltolad, commented at 14/09/2010
Is it possible to seed this as a torrent file? I have tried 9+ times to download (I am currently in Indonesia) and it fails every time.
I use Free Download Manager, and according to it, the server (your server) does not support resuming.
I have successfully downloaded several linux distros using utorrent, though.
Thanks in advance.
Admin, commented at 15/09/2010
Sorry about that! I've added some other mirrors. Hope they work.
Eltolad, commented at 15/09/2010
Thanks for your prompt reply.
I also want to thank you for all the hard work you've put into making a usable emulation distro.
I went ahead and tried all of the mirrors once more (not all at the same time!), and sadly, the download fails part of the way through.
If you do decide to offer it as a torrent, you can be assured that I will be seeding whenever I am online.
49152, commented at 27/09/2010
Excellent work,thanx a lot. Is there any chance of getting Atari VCS 2600 support (Stella???).
Admin, commented at 28/09/2010
For Stella, try this package: http://packages.debian.org/sid/i386/stella/download
You may need to check the dependencies: type 'ldd /path/to/stella' in the terminal to find out if any dependencies are missing.
Although Stella used to crash when run as root (everything is run as root in Puppy Linux)..
Not sure if Stella still crashes though..
Dan, commented at 01/10/2010
Really appreciate all the hard work that you have put into this. The only thing I'd like to see is skulltag being added in here, maybe in extra packages? It's my favorite doom port, and I play it more that anything else. I can't figure out how to add it myself, me being a newb with linux and puppy. Thanks again for making this awesome linux distro!
RetroTek, commented at 05/10/2010
Thank you for your excellent work. I have been using puppy arcade for a while now. I am very impressed.
It works great, and i see even greater potential. I have not yet tested with an arcade monitor but i'm convinced it will work perfectly.
There is one feature i miss though.
I would really like to see an arcade jukebox package. I am not asking you to make this. I bet you got your hands full. But maybe someone reading this could help out.
There is no such program for any linux distro,
Luke, commented at 14/10/2010
hi Scott ive just upgraded to ver 9 from 7 really liking the new userbility :) only problem i have is when i close my laptop 9 goes to sleep but 7 didnt is there any way to stop 9 from going to sleep when thw laptop is closed thanks :)
Admin, commented at 14/10/2010
Yes you can stop this behaviour by stopping the "acpid" daemon.. Delete the acpid file from /root/Startup and restart X.. that should do it..
You may also need to remove the entry that starts acpid in the file "/etc/init.d"
Luke, commented at 15/10/2010
hi i deleted the acpid file from start up but couldn't find the init.d file in etc so i just got rid of the suspend file from the acpid folder in etc so at least power off still works :)
Admin, commented at 19/10/2010
Glad that worked for you, and a good tip for others, maybe.. :)
Luke, commented at 19/10/2010
Hi me again :s is there any way to use / installl drivers for a ps3 controler?
Admin, commented at 20/10/2010
I'll look into it..
Adsflkjasdf, commented at 07/11/2010
I am using the Puppy Aracde MAME loader and attempt to open a MAME game, but it always gives me the error "The selected game is missing one or more required ROM or CHD images. Please select a different game."
Can anyone shed some light on what might me going on here?
Admin, commented at 08/11/2010
MAME ROMs contain 'sets' of files, or 'romsets'. This error means you do not have all the files in your rom.
Try installing GXMAME (QuickStart->MAME-Setup) and see if that works. Or, try finding a different romset.
RomKeeper was a great site for this, but its gone now :(
FuzzyLizard530, commented at 08/11/2010
I haven't been able to get this to work properly with my Laptop. I pretty much just have graphics issues.
If you need any other info, I'll need to know a good util program to get you the info you need
Corban, commented at 10/11/2010
Puppy Arcade is bad ass.
I know this isn't the place to request help, but after much forum searching it was suggested I get in contact with the man behind the magic.
Scott, how do we shoot you an email?
Admin, commented at 11/11/2010
Email me here, at my contact page: http://scottjarvis.com/page12.htm
Or leave your comments here, or on the Puppy Linux forums..
Krehator, commented at 29/11/2010
Had a booting problem after using the universal installer. I kept getting an error about "No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!".
I was using Universal Installer 1.7 to copy it to a hard drive via my USB-IDE adapter.
To save you some time, simply rename the ISOLINUX.BIN and ISOLINUX.CFG files on the new drive to SYSLINUX.BIN and SYSLINUX.CFG.
Hope that helps anyone who has the same problem.
Joshua.Songy, commented at 20/12/2010
Scott, I love emulation and this is a dream come true to me to have an os dedicated to this, butthere is something wrong with the madwifi drivers bundled with your distro, and without wifi Puppy arcade is almost useless.
Every other puppy distrobution that came with ath5k automatically recognized my wireless device, but on yours it wont detect my wifi, only ethernet.
I have managed to find two other cases with the same problem. Any help?
I am willing to give any other informaton you need.
Admin, commented at 30/12/2010
Joshua, I've looked around, this thread might help, if not, I've no idea: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=34159
Joshua.Songy, commented at 01/01/2011
I tried those drivers before I posted, but to no avail. I am not using that wireless card anyway, so I donít think my card is the problem. I found the link I tried to post last time, so I will try posting it again. This page shows another user with the same card and problem, and according to him the ath5k modules are not present during boot up. I am sorry I canít be any more help; I am still a Linux n00b. Here is the link: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=58984&sid=ffdcb8b065c5fd
Joshua.Songy, commented at 01/01/2011
Just to let you know, puppy arcade 10 no longer works with the Universal installer you linked to.
Admin, commented at 03/01/2011
Thanks for the info about the USB installers from Pendrivelinux - I have let them know their .exe doesn't work with GRUB live CDs...
And I'm sorry, but I am also a total nooby when it comes to chopping and changing linux modules - so I usually only buy hardware that I know will work with the distros I like!!
It looks as though it is the kernel, which I might try to upgrade at some point..
I'll keep hunting for answers and let you know as soon as I think I find one! Sorry I can't be of m
Joshua.Songy, commented at 03/01/2011
I think they already know it isn't supported, as far as I can tell all it does is installs syslinux and extracts the iso to the usb drive.
Now that you mention it, all the distros I tried were puppy 5.0, maybe the new kernel has updated drivers?
Anyways, when I get my hands on a compatible version of the kernel headers, I plan to recompile the madwifi modules myself, but it seems that the site with the sources is password protected, I can't.
I will get back to you if I ever find those h
Joshua.Songy, commented at 03/01/2011
Also, the SNES emulator refuses to start on my machine, I click it, the screen briefly flashes with what seems to be the GUI, and then it instantly disappears.
I tried with the official puppy frontend with the same results.
I wasn't really going to play with the SNES emulator; I just thought I would let you know.
Sorry my machine is so troublesome.
Thanks for the help.
Joshua.Songy, commented at 05/01/2011
Okay, I attempted to recompile the modules from scratch, but after I was finished, the no interface detected problem was still there.
I am currently in the process of transferring all my frontends and bioses manually through windows, but I will gladly test any future fixes you may run across.
It is so strange, I can get great wifi and OpenGl out of the box with all the other distros I have tried, but yours refuses to work.
Oh well, thanks for all the help. You have got a great pup.
Admin, commented at 06/01/2011
Hi Joshua, thanks again for the info and testing. I would be interested to know if you can get your wifi working on a standard Puppy 4.2 (on which Puppy Arcade is based...)
Also, OpenGL should be fine, if you install the right drivers. Not sure which you need of course, of if the right drivers are available for you...
Admin, commented at 06/01/2011
Also, the password protected files you want probably need this: user: puppy, pass: linux
Joshua.Songy, commented at 07/01/2011
I tested my wireless under puppy 4.20, and it turns out it doesnít work.
I had tested the newest Puppy and Ubuntu, along with a few other new ones, and it never occurred to me Puppy arcade was based on 4.2.
Sorry I wasted your time here, and please consider a kernel and driver upgrade in your next release.
I eagerly await Puppy arcade 11.
Admin, commented at 12/01/2011
Thatnks for the feedback Joshua, not wasting my time, glad to know it wasn't me who broke something from Puppy 4.2
I hope to upgrade the kernel in the next release.
Joshua.Songy, commented at 15/01/2011
Hey, I decicded to look at your puppeee arcade page and noticed you attempted to minimize disk writes.
I run puppy arcade of a usb drive currently, so would you recommend puppy arcade or puppeee arcade for a longer usb life.
Admin, commented at 17/01/2011
They both minimise disk writing in USB installs - by only saving your changes (to the save file on your USB) at shutdown, unless you tell it not to save at all.
Joshua.Songy, commented at 04/02/2011
I have found a workaround to my problem.
I installed the puppy arcade 8 sfs in the latest lighthouse pup (based on puppy 5.2), and installed the
Everything is working, including wireless and OpenGL. Dosbox refused to run full screen, and think this may also be why a few other emulators refuse to startup.
I plan to try this installation in vani
Joshua.Songy, commented at 04/02/2011
I plan to try this installation in vanilla puppy to see if it is just an issue with lighthouse.
I just thought I would let you know that puppy works in Lupu.
Your commenting system cut me off in the first post, sorry.
Stitch, commented at 13/02/2011
Can I host this on my site for download??
Admin, commented at 14/02/2011
Thanks for letting me know Joshua, sorry about the late response. And you can try DOSBoxGUI to get fullscreen going, may be a little easier.
And Stitch, yes you can, of course... If you want to link to this page, that would be lovely.
And by all means, post a link to your site here.
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Joshua.Songy, commented at 16/02/2011
Okay, I was looking and it turned out the start menu entries were broken, and thatís why nothing would start.
I can start them from the bin folder though.
I am using jwm, do you know how to repair the entries?
Admin, commented at 18/02/2011
I don't know how you broke them, but the menu relies on the files in /usr/share/applications. You can run "fixmenus" from the terminal to refresh it.
If that won't work, you can copy the contents of the main sfs on the live CD and replace your own. Also check "/etc/xdg/templates/_root_.jwmrc" as this is a template for the menu when built with the "fixmenus" command"
Joshua.Songy, commented at 19/02/2011
I didn't break them, they were just invalid on both lighthouse pup and vanilla puppy fromthe start, even with jwm.
I guess i will try to coppy the emulators over later, I don't have time right now.
I will get back to you when I do.
MonkeyTurnip, commented at 23/02/2011
Hi cool piece of software, its my first real play with Linux.
just a quick one, can i get rid of the multi boot options that comes up before the "post" screen when booting in the Puppy Arcade?
Joshua.Songy, commented at 24/02/2011
Monkey, if you meen the menu that aks if you want to boot into ram, safe boot, etc... You can, but it requires you yo edit the syslinux (or grub) boot files. If you have a;ready burned the cd it is impossible afaik.
Cardillox, commented at 25/02/2011
Dear Scott,thank you for your work. Unfortunately when i try to boot my distro,i obtain this error: "pup_420.sfs not found,dropping out to initial-ramdisk console. What means it?
I tried from an usb either but it did not works.
Thank you fo your patience.
Admin, commented at 26/02/2011
Monkey, I am not sure to be honest! Best to check the GRUB4DOS tutorials and guides on the web. They will contain the information you need.
Cardillox, you must have the 'pup_420.sfs' file in the wrong place. It should be in a folder with the "initrd.gz" and "vmlinuz" files. The folder must be in the root of your drive, such as "C:\myfolder" (in Windows) or "/mnt/sda1/myfolder" (in Linux). You can use the "Frugal installer" to install Puppy Arcade to HD or USB. Hope this helps.
Admin, commented at 26/02/2011
Just a quick note, the link you click after adding a comment has been fixed, I think.
Enrique, commented at 26/02/2011
No working. The files are case sensitive. Using Grub "ls" command; I can see all the files are upper case (example: /MENU.LST )but the script use all names lower case (example: /menu.lst). As scripted only get an endless loop. Using comand line get a "error:15 file not found" one after another.
Admin, commented at 28/02/2011
Enrique, are you booting from Live CD or from hard drive? In any case, all your files should be lower case, and not upper case. Example: "pup_420.sfs", even all the extensions should be lower case.
Enrique, commented at 28/02/2011
testing... (seem comen is too long)
I am booting from live CD. Cronologicaly; I did this:
1.-down a pupy arcade 10 from the link above. Checked is say pupy-arcade-10.iso.
2.- Burned ImgBurn, no problems
3.- Booted on a old compaq presario, start the cd and stops in a windows with a long line starting with a long \"error check..\". No car returns jus a big line.
4.- not a linux guru but i know my way besides the instructions are on the screen so i press \"c\" and fool around.\"ls\" comm
Enrique, commented at 28/02/2011
4.- not a linux guru but i know my way besides the instructions are on the screen so i press "c" and fool around."ls" command list EVERYTHING on upper case (and with no "car return"). "esc" put me back on the editor.
5.- The comand in grub are now one liners. I start to see a pattern, all in the menu is in lower case. Hummm... i type "e" and edit the lines with "/menu.lst" and changed to "/MENU.LST". Finished with "b"
6.- Got into a second menu with 3 option for pupyarcade 10 a
Enrique, commented at 28/02/2011
6.- Got into a second menu with 3 option for pupyarcade 10 and other boots. All ended with a "error 15 file not found". Each time i repeated the steps 3 to 5, so it was slow but need to be shure.
7- edited (manualy in grub) the entries /vmlinuz and /intrd.gz and press "b" at the end. Since the kernel stoped in the presario several times, i concluded the distro was flawled; write the preciding comment and just forget the whole deal.
8- Since you were nice to replyme i took more of my time
Enrique, commented at 28/02/2011
8- Since you were nice to replyme i took more of my time and loaded up PowerIso and edited all "menu.lst" files references to upper case.Burned
9.- Booted in another machine (PcChips A13+ based). Shocking!!!. The same situation. Menu entries in lower case, files upper case. In PowerIso names where lower case.
Enrique, commented at 28/02/2011
10. I am stubber guy when i want. so; manualy edited the first menu and GOT THE SECOND MENU. This time with a nice space invaders backdrop.
11- I just willing to test the "all ram" install and works like a charm from there.Long gone are the days from corel linux.
Enrique, commented at 28/02/2011
12- Just to be shure, lodaded the modded CD into the presario and basicaly the same situation.Still kernel panics but this time i am absolutly shure the compaq is to blame not the distro.
So, i am filling a bug report or "undocumented feature" if you wish to name it that way.I can not risk the info in the big machine so; i have not test the HD stuff. Besides for me a how to patch the FIRST menu is good enougth for my needs.
Hakan, commented at 01/03/2011
pls make a new version
Johnbharath, commented at 07/03/2011
Everything fine it will be still better more if wine and nitendo64 fully supported.Mupen64 still has issues.
Lutzer, commented at 17/03/2011
IS there a puppy arcade 10 pet-file or am i missing something ? I would like to add puppy arcade to my lucid puppy. Thanks !
Admin, commented at 18/03/2011
Hi Lutzer... There is a Puppy Arcade 8 pet file, and some other pets you can use to update it to Puppy Arcade 10. Here is PA8 pet: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=58134
And here are the updates: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=64171 (scroll to bottom)
Buckwheat, commented at 19/03/2011
Ty soo much now i have something to do in school! ^^
Admin, commented at 21/03/2011
You're welcome Buckwheat, that is EXACTLY the kind of thing that Puppy Arcade was designed for. :D
WeLovePuppyArcade, commented at 16/04/2011
I've just stumbled across Puppy Arcade 10! Is it safe for me to set up 10, or is 11 just around the corner? ;)
Admin, commented at 16/04/2011
Go for 10 ;)
DetectiveSpecial, commented at 23/04/2011
I just finished building a bartop cabinet, and came across Puppy Arcade 10 while researching MAME builds. This distro is amazing, especially for someone having no capabilities with Linux. Thank you a million times over for putting work into this. In the future, might there be a way to customize the ROM Loader? That seems to be the only thing preventing it from being an excellent cabinet OS.
Admin, commented at 25/04/2011
You can look in '/usr/local/paloader' - the scripts in there can be edited, BASH knowledge would be required.. What customisations did you have in mind?
David, commented at 03/05/2011
I am very pleased with this Puplet.
My life centers around 68k based computing, primarily Amiga and Atari ST/TT/Falcon, though also Mac, Sinclare QL and other 68K systems. Your puplet allready includes a good selection of 68k computer Emus, and all the libraries needed to easily add more.
Thank you for doing the work to give such a greate Puplet.
PS: Which Devx SFS should I use with this (I have tried a couple with out success)?
Maxpelle, commented at 04/05/2011
I love your puplet, it runs flawlessly an my Eeepc.
I'd like to install it on my arcade cabinet too, but i'm afraid it doesn't feature 15khz monitor frequency.
Have you in mind to do something like Groovy Arcade Linux or ArcadeOS?
Admin, commented at 08/05/2011
Unfortunately, making 15khz support is not planned - I need to learn more before I attempt it! Sorry!! It would need a kernel re-compile, with the right drivers and then frame buffer setup and working (I think).. You can search google for the Puppy 4 kernel sources PET file, and read Puppy Linux.com for more info.
Admin, commented at 08/05/2011
David, the devx is on the first post of the Puppy Arcade forum, here is the direct link to it: http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/sfs_modules-4/devx_420.sfs
I have a larger one (87mb), with more header files and libs, etc, that I will upload to http://ppm.scottjarvis.com soon.
Admin, commented at 08/05/2011
Maxpelle, which Eee PC do you have? Have you experienced resolution or keyboard layout problems?
Maxpelle, commented at 09/05/2011
I have two Eeepcs, a 701 one with 7 inch lcd and a 900a wuth 9 inch screen.
I only tested Puppeee Arcade on my 701 and experienced no problems, but I didn't test it deeply.
So far I'm happy with the first version on my little Eeepc.
What about adding Wiimote support? Many Android and Iphone emus already do it.
Admin, commented at 14/05/2011
The base on which the next Puppy Arcade could be made is underway (by me) - it is called "Puplite" and is already at version 5.0, I want to go for an ambitiously improved 6.0..
If you're reading this, like Puppy Arcade and want to see future versions with improved hardware support and usability, I STRONGLY suggest you get involved in testing Puplite 5.0 and 6.0 Alpha when it is released: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=522415
Admin, commented at 15/05/2011
BTW I am in the process of compiling various libs and utilities to see if I can get wii support, as well as Xbox360 pad supprt, both using bluetooth... I am not sure the Wii remote will be of too much use, have to look into how they are used a bit more, but xbox pads might be a nice addition.. I don't actually have an xbox 360 pad to test though :/
Joshua.Songy, commented at 16/05/2011
I have both an xbox360 wireless controller and an xbox360 USB controller, and would be willing to test each provided I can get them via a pet file (I still have wireless woes).
Admin, commented at 27/05/2011
Hi Joshua, I've been trying for a while (obviously) to compile these drivers, but they just dont want to get built! But if I compile them, or get them compiled, I will post them for you. Hopefully I can get it done soonish!
Joshua.Songy, commented at 31/05/2011
Thanks, I didnít mean it in an impatient way. I dual boot windows, so I really can test anything you host,
as i can just download the pet with windows, and access the windows partition from puppy.
I did compile the wireless drivers once, but it still didnít work. I think itís just one big giant kernel issue at
this point (mainly, my laptop is too new for that kernel). I will test that distro you linked to if I have time.
Tommaso, commented at 10/06/2011
Is it possible to install bios-checker on other distribution?
Is it possible to obtain the source code and the packages without downloading the whole operating sistem?
Myles, commented at 11/06/2011
Is it possible to run this from an SD card?
Admin, commented at 12/06/2011
Yes, Puppy Arcade can run from SD card - but if you're using a netbook, you may prefer Puppeee Arcade. Also, no the 'BIOS-Installer' does not run on other distros, it uses the Puppy Package manager, so would need a re-write.
Pauli, commented at 15/07/2011
I really like this distro! I'm very happy with it, I just need help with installing drivers for Intel GMA 950 graphics. I'm running on D945GCLF2 and Puppeee seems to work nice with openGL, could some one tell me how to install those drivers...?
Robbie, commented at 28/07/2011
I couldn't find a forum, so I'll ask this here. I have an acer aspire 5732z and I booted puppy arcade 10 from a USB...and loaded every single module and can't get a network connection. Any advice? wired connection = Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller. I very much look forward to using this OS once I get the net working.
Kris, commented at 13/08/2011
Any chance of getting snes to work? I attempted to download a few other emulators and couldn't either get them to work or couldn't figure out how to compile them.
Tuxx, commented at 04/10/2011
Keep up the good work, this is my favourite distro :)
Puppyite, commented at 19/10/2011
Your Puplet looks like fun.
I invite you and anyone reading this to join my forum:
I think you will find it a refreshing change of pace
Red Death68, commented at 21/10/2011
love the project thinking of dual booting my desktop with it(or an alienware laptop if i win the contest im in) only thing i dont like is no ps2 support =( is there plans to add this?
also if it is added and the os is updated how will you update the entire os other then installing the new one
Admin, commented at 24/10/2011
Red Death68, no plans for PS2 support, it's too 'heavy'.
Puppyite, I'll have a look, maybe start a thread.
Tuxx, you're welcome! :)
Kris, SNES should work 'out of the box', check Snes9x-gtk guides online if needed.
Robbie, you probably need a kernel upgrade for that hardware to work better, see http://tinyurl.com/pup-kernel-switching..
Sorry for my long absence! See here for why: http://tinyurl.com/akita-linux
(It will be the base of future Puppy Arcade releases!)
Red Death68, commented at 24/10/2011
im thinking of dual booting this on my desktop its got decent specs
if i do could i add something like this http://pcsx2.net/
or would there be compatibility issues?(im not used to linux been a pc guy all my life)
and are there any future updates planned for this project? and if so how will people with this installed already update it and keep their save data?
Admin, commented at 25/10/2011
You can download the Linux binary from the site and try that, you will need to search for and install the 'dependencies' listed as well. You will probably find .deb files that work, in the Debian Lenny (stable) repository..
There will be an update, not sure when, start of the new year perhaps, and I will give details on the smoothest way to upgrade.
Red Death68, commented at 25/10/2011
nice to know i will try to set up my dual boot soon im in college for computer science so i am almost always busy with a mix of work sleep and homework/classes
Red Death68, commented at 25/10/2011
i forgot one other question when i set up dual boot and build the partition how much space do you believe ill need for puppy arcade and its save files?(my games will be run from a 2tb external hdd
Admin, commented at 26/10/2011
I've run Puppy Arcade off a 512mb USB stick, which contained CPS2 and N64 roms and other stuff.. Puppy itself will take around 100mb, then you need at least 256mb or more for the save file, and any space left over for games, movies, etc...
If you have a really slow, old PC, you might need a 'swap file' partition, or use the swap file tool in the menu..
But nearly no one will need it.
Red Death68, commented at 27/10/2011
i deided rather then dual boot id instll this to my 2tb external but now when im in the os i can access and of the other files on the drive any suggestions?
Red Death68, commented at 27/10/2011
ok i found out it didnt kount the drive but now i have a new problem everytime i select a iso for psx it closes the psx emulator
Red Death68, commented at 27/10/2011
sorry for double post idk how i did that but i have a question anyways how do i find and download dependencies? also how do i use my controller on gba?
Admin, commented at 27/10/2011
Click on the desktop, the 'Apps' menu pops up.. click 'Show Drives' - which shows and mounts/unmounts your drives...
if you are having PSX problems, it is probably the plugin settings - play with them a bit..
Or try other PSX emulators, available here: http://ppm.scottjarvis.com
And I use Debian Lenny (stable) repo to hunt for dependencies... Most packages in my repo (above) don't need extra deps.
And to use joypads, set it up in the emulator, or use RejoystickCC
<3PuppyArcade, commented at 15/12/2011
The world eagerly awaits Puppy Arcade 11!
Craig, commented at 03/01/2012
Thanks for your efforts...from the outside it looks good. However, when I try to download, all I get is this Ilivid setup exe file. But I am downloading using puppy linux, not Windows, and so this is of no use to me. How can I get the iso file without Windows?
is there a Mailing list?
so you can email people when
PuppyArcade11 comes out?
(or any other major leap forward)...
thanks for all your hard work!
maybe you could recommend an
inexpensive Arcade Stick
Jonathan, commented at 10/01/2012
Is there a way to compile Puppy Arcade 10 based on Lucid Puppy? The Ubuntu Kernel supports my wireless card, and I'm having too much trouble with the current kernel even used in Racy... I noticed all of the extra files. Would it be a matter of installing them in Lucid Puppy?
Admin, commented at 13/01/2012
Sorry no mailing list.. Just have to check this webpage.. About joysticks, see http://www.linuxcompatible.org/..
And yes, you could add puppy arcade 8 to Lucid (not tested): http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=58134
Crundy, commented at 08/02/2012
Do you know if this will work with an ARM based machine? It would be cool to have it running on a Raspberry Pi when they come out.
Admin, commented at 09/02/2012
No it won't... Puppy Linux is moving towards working on the RaspberryPi, and some russian guy has already done it, but has yet to share his work.. The main build system of Puppy Linux (called Woof2) is moving towards being multi-arch, with a view to supporting the RaspberryPi... For more info on these development, see http://bkhome.org
Crundy, commented at 10/02/2012
OK thanks, so will you be updating puppy arcade with Woof2 when it's stable (and you have time of course)?
One other thing, did you have any joy with getting XBox USB controllers to work? If not then is it possible for us to just install the non-kernel driver?
Admin, commented at 16/02/2012
Not sure yet, I very much doubt Woof2 will make a Puppy 'Arcade' without very heavy modifications - and I've not even used it yet... It might make a nice base... I have to think about how to release the next one.
The xbox kernel driver is probably a no go, unless someone better with kernels does it, but I did compile xboxdrv, don't have anything to test it with, and can't remember what I did with it though!
Brunobelo, commented at 16/02/2012
Man, give me the binaries of xboxdrv so I can test it for you. :)
Michael, commented at 18/02/2012
Please make a new version based on racy puppy! I cannot boot arcade puppy 10 on my machines :-(
Madone, commented at 19/02/2012
This is my favorite distro from now on :)
Tnx man, excellent work !
Eathray, commented at 24/02/2012
Looks good on install, my kiddo's getting excited... can I ask, is there, or will there be an smp release? Sure hope so.
Admin, commented at 25/02/2012
Brunobelo, I don't have them...
Michael, it is possible to quite easily change kernels and rebuild the main SFS file, pup_420.sfs. You could steal the kernl from Racy.
Glad you like it Madone :)
Again, for SMP release, you could switch the kernels.
I linked to how to do that earlier in this thread... "see http://tinyurl.com/pup-kernel-switching.."
Emetib, commented at 05/03/2012
You said abuse was okay, so here it is.
BTW, I suggest you configure your FTP server to support resuming downloads or those of us with dodgy connections will eat up your bandwidth having to start the DL over every time our
Admin, commented at 06/03/2012
LOL! The 'readme' (help section) that members see is available as a readme in Puppy Arcade itself, and is linked to or loaded up by many of the helpful GUIs, included auto loaded at 1st boot!!! It's also available on the Puppy Arcade forum thread.
It was viewable to all for ages, but then I got lots of comments, so I thought it would make the page not so long, cos it's pretty long now...
And I'll have a look at the FTP thing, but I think there's not much I can do.
Kevin, commented at 07/03/2012
love it...heard there may be a raspberry pi port? is this true? this would be amazing, thinking of hollowing out a broken NES and sticking a rpi inside!! this would be the ideal OS
Dan, commented at 16/03/2012
Emetib (btw, biteme?.... oh so clever).... more like colour you 'douchebag' - why bother moaning about something you barely looked into first? And about the download resume, don't blame the host for your crappy connection, move outta your mum's basement and get your own broadband ;).
aaaanyway, Scott, do you suggest any particular joypads for this distro?
Admin, commented at 16/03/2012
Anything that is supported by older kernels.. So that is mainly older pads ;P I tend to go for the "Logitech dual action" pads, shaped like PS2 pads.. Cos I liked SNES and PS1 .. and a little PS2 :) Here is a list of stuff *apparently* supported in 2.6 kernels: http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~vojtech/input/hardware.html.. Here is a script to go in /root/Startup to get them found: http://pastebin.com/dQpwFJvp (save and make exec with chmod +x in terminal, or right click in file manager, go to properties)
Admin, commented at 19/03/2012
Sorry Kevin, forgot to say I am not working on a RPi release as I don't have one, and prob never will have one! However, I am not adverse to trying to get a PUppy Arcade type thing working on ARM based devices, but we're waiting for Puppy Linux to go truly multi-architechture at the moment...
Luke Earnshaw, commented at 03/04/2012
Hi Scot I am planning to upgrade to arcade 10 from 9 due to a few unclean installs corrupting the install of 9 and I have run the live cd and noticed that 10 has grub4dos instead of grub config I was wondering if you could tell me how to install grub config on 10 as my arcade 9 cd will no longer boot (it reports a kernel panic when it is trying to perform the switch root to layerd file this seems to have started since I 1st ran the 10 disk) system on this laptop even though I wiped both ext2 partions on my laptop including the boot partion. The reason I want to install grub on a different partion is that whenever I mess with the windows mbr it always corrupts.
any advice would be good
User, commented at 13/04/2012
Torrent for version 10: https://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7182141
Butt , commented at 15/04/2012
Hi fellow BUTTS
Molecular, commented at 24/04/2012
I'm Currently using the Puppy Arcade 10. I just wanted to know how to play NFS Most Wanted black edition using DosBox.
I tried to execute it, but it says:-
"This program cannot be run in DOS mode"
Pls help me in this situation.
Your help is highly appreciated.
Admin, commented at 02/05/2012
Luke, boot PA9 off CD, save and then copy the 'grubconfig' file to /usr/bin/ in your PA10 install... That should work fine.. Type 'grubconfig' in the terminal, see if it works.. If it complains of missing files, copy them too... Grub4DOS and its installer (Grub4DOSConfig) work very well... Test them if you can...
Molecular, I have no idea, sorry, I'm sure you followed the steps at the DosBox website already.. Need for Speed is listed in the 'unsupported' games, not sure if it's all versions though...
Sorry about the late message, been away...
Nerdwithnolife, commented at 02/05/2012
Hey Scott, I am having the darndest time getting the Atari to work from the ROM loader. There doesn't seem to be the same community support as in the general puppy linux forum. Perhaps those using it already know enough to skip the help (could be a PEBCAK error on my part).
I made sure to have a tos.img, and even the atarixl.rom. The bios checker keeps running when I click on the Atari logo (even though it says the 800 and ST bioses are there) in that dock at the bottom of the screen, and the rom loader keeps prompting for a rom, though it never recognizes any of the files I throw at it. I can still load by pressing F1 in the emulator, but would love to have automated configuring without the hassle. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
Admin, commented at 04/05/2012
Maybe try running hatari in the terminal directly, and not using rom-loader.. cos rom-loader might be the issue...
Also BIOS-Checker might be buggered a bit...
Which brings me to say, for ALL users:
PA10 UPDATES CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=488932#488932
DavidS, commented at 06/05/2012
I like this integration of a modern Linux distro that is stripped down so as not to waste resources with all the emulators already compiled (and most installed).
I must say that your reliance on HTML features newer than 4.0, on this site, is a bit of a concern. I am one that feels that there is no reason for most of the newer amendments to the HTML standard, and with your use of a TurboPUP based Linux distro I am surprised to see that some of your links do not function correctly in the Arachne, or Dillo web browsers.
Shadowspawn, commented at 18/05/2012
Can you make a torrent of this if and when you ever make a new image? It'd help for those that want to verify that their download is good, and it may be easier anyway on bandwidth.
Basil, commented at 27/05/2012
hello, may i ask you if i can use this liveCD on a powerpc (non intel mac) with OSX 10.5.8 leopard ?
Or how and where can i find the parodius rom for macmame please ?
Alex, commented at 22/06/2012
just want to say "Thanks a lot!", it's been a long time since i've had so much fun with computer gaming (...about 15 years ago when I sold the Amiga, to be exact...).
I'm not a skilled Linux-User, but is there any way to instantly start the Amiga-Emulator after booting up?
Also, I've seen that there's some activity ongoing regarding the regular Puppy on the Raspberry Pi. Do you know of any plans to enable the Puppy Arcade for the Pi?
Rich, commented at 27/06/2012
Raspberry pi support... that would be an incredible idea!
A pocket sized n64 i only drempt of in my dreams!
You should definitely consider getting that working! Gees this would be the ultimate retro gaming os. Get on it will ya!
Shadowspawn torrent idea
& support for xbox 360 controllers would be awsome.
Admin, commented at 30/06/2012
They hate it and I needed a quick fix...
About Torrents, I did make one, and seeded for ages, I was the only one who ever seeded...
I might make another at some point, if people seed..
Basil, I don't think it will work on your Mac.. But just burn the Live CD try to boot it and see...
Won't do any harm... Also, Parodious is at romnation.net...
About auto starting the Amiga emulator, put a startup script in /root/Startup - look in the other scripts in the dir for examples...
And about the RPi, Puppy is in alpha on the Pi, will wait for a while, and I still don't have one, so am currently relying on other people to compile stuff...
Doug, commented at 03/07/2012
I just purchased an x-arcade tankstick. The tankstick emulates a keyboard over usb.
Is there anyway to make the x-arcade takstick work with MAME on puppy linux? I love the entire puppy arcade you have setup, I just want to be able to use my tank stick...
Admin, commented at 03/07/2012
Hi Doug, this is from memory, so it might not be perfect... But after MAME loads up the ROM, you can press the TAB key to bring up the MAME options menu, and from there you can choose joypad configuration, and you should be able to get the tank stick working... If NOT using SDLMAME, you can also do this from the extra GUIs that can be downloaded with the MAME Frontend Chooser...
Here's an improved script to go in /root/Startup to get ur tank stick found: http://pastebin.com/dQpwFJvp (save and make exec with chmod +x in terminal, or right click in file manager, go to properties)...
IF it still doesn't work, then it's probably not supported by the kernel...
Doug, commented at 04/07/2012
Thank you... I fugured it out because I got all excited and didn't read anything....
I have another question about network drives. I have a home Amahi (fedora based) server Which I mount shares as drives on my dlna box and my windows machines. What would be the best way to mount the drives on puppy arcade?
Thank you again!
Doug, commented at 04/07/2012
Ughh... I shouldn't have posted until I thought about it a little more. I simply mounted the network drive in my rom directory....
Herudae, commented at 19/07/2012
Hello, it looks good but Mirror 1 is broken and I've tried to download iso image in Mirror 2 from two machines, under Windows and under Linux, from browser and from Download Manager, and it just impossible, in 8 attempts the maximum data downloaded was 75Mb, could you please upload it to a cyberlocker or something. Thanks a lot
Puppylover89, commented at 24/07/2012
I liked you linux version and i was tested my old laptop and its works nice. So it can run videdo grapic crad its above Ati radeon X1100 ? And i can install it if i had platform on Windows 7 ? I was tested on it xp platfrom. I wanna play full grapics and windows side playstation emulator is litte slow grapics so this linux i can running little better ? my viedo crad memroy is 256MB and Ram 4GB CPU 1,9X Turion x2 AMD.
Oliver IDDQD, commented at 10/08/2012
Thanks this is now my primary OS
Polar Bear, commented at 11/08/2012
Any chance in a Puppy Arcade 11 in the near future due to it being several years old? I am wanting to make a dual boot with my Mint 13, but due to the lack of ext4 support (it will not recognize my hard drive due to being in ext4 also mint doesn't play well when installing in ext2.) also the new versions of Puppy Linux recognize my Zotac GT430 card and install the proper driver, but Puppy Arcade 10 will not. right now I have to use my laptop and off a Pendrive (with roms put on the Pendrive)
Admin, commented at 24/08/2012
PuppyLover89, There are ATI graphics drivers available in the PPM (Package Manager), but I think your system may be too new to be fully supported. You can install Puppy alongside any other OS.
Polar Bear, I am not planning an update at the moment, so don't hold your breath.. But you can manually change kernels, which will change the supported cards, etc... I have posted the link above in previous comments.
Hope that helps.
Josh, commented at 31/08/2012
First off, thanks a ton for this. I installed PA 10 on a 30 gb hard drive I pulled out of an old zune and now it's like I can carry an arcade in my pocket! I can't wait for this to work on ARM so I can get my Raspberry Pi on. Thanks again and I'd love to see a PA 11!
CJW293, commented at 10/09/2012
Still downloading Puppy Arcade, HOWEVER, if it runs as well as Lucid Puppy 528 does on my Dell Latitude PPX, P3 500 Mhx, 192 Mb RAM, then I shall return and leave lots of kudos.
We should ALL be very greatfull for those who take the time to put together a package such as Puppy Arcade. Many thanks.
Andrew, commented at 20/09/2012
This distro looks fantastic and exactly what I'm looking for. I have a broken Dell XPS that is pretty new with great on board video and an Intel i5. The only problem is all the ports are USB 3.0 and without the original keyboard plugged in, windows doesn't recognize anything plugged in until the USB 3 drivers are installed. Does the latest version of PuppyArcade support USB 3 natively?
I'm going to use the boards out of this to build a custom Emu system.
Mark, commented at 17/01/2013
Can rom\'s for Mac mame be run on this system? I have them on an old Mac and would like to play these
Tweeks, commented at 04/03/2013
Have you thought about creating an appliance/console running Puppy arcade? maybe through kickstarter?
Would be brilliant to have a simple front end, possibly some way of downloading roms etc.
MaslowK, commented at 15/03/2013
Just out of curiousity, why does the first mirror link to a url shortener, which links to an executable labeled as a "download manager", rather than the image itself?
Vega, commented at 16/03/2013
I have tried running puppy arcade 10 on my old eee pc 701 4G , The graphics don't seem to be supported, and can't seem to do anything with the desktop as windows don't open. What can i do to fix it? Thanks in Advance :)
Admin, commented at 18/03/2013
Andrew, Puppy ARcade does not support USB3 - its based on a linux version from 2008!
Mark, I think MAME roms from you old MAC should be fine... but the roms supported (and the required contents of the .zip files) changes a little from MAME to MAME..
MaslowK, the mirror site went shit.. So I have updated the Mirror 1 link, it now points to http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/0VVZCULM/ ...
Vega, it is likely your Eee PC will need extra tweaks to get it working, or try Puppeee Arcade, if you can find it! (I'm gonna re-upload it soon, if I can find it!!)
Tweeks, no I haven't even booted Puppy Arcade for over a year.. And I dont think I can get away with adding a ROM downloader - lots of people dont like that sort of blatant illegality :/
Grant, commented at 07/04/2013
Hi im havn a bit of a problem im running puppy arcade 10 off a kingston data traveler g3 usb on a toshiba satellite l500-1zw laptop. puppy arcade goes to boot menu fine but when i boot my screen is filled with small squares displaying a part of the screen where ever the mouse is(if that makes sense).
Jack, commented at 30/04/2013
I'm having a lot of trouble making a bootable USB from the iso. Have tried using mac discutility and also Ubuntu's startup disk creator. Any advice? I've done this before so I don't think I'm being *that* much of a moron...
Qwerty, commented at 03/05/2013
Ive been using puppy arcade 10 as my os (through usb) on my "all in one PC" I built a few weeks back.
I decided to use my usb drive on my laptop, and it booted up fine.
But, when I logged of I changed the boot order, and started windows. But all I get is a black screen and a mouse cursor. Any help?
Admin, commented at 17/05/2013
Grant, maybe installing "xorg_xorg_dri_full" will fix this: http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet_packages-4/xorg_xorg_full_dri-7.3.pet
Jack, just boot the live CD go to Menu->Setup->Frugal Installer .. This can create a bootable USB.
Qwerty, if I understand, I *think* Windows probably buggered your MBR (boot stuff).. Boot from a live CD and re-install as you did before... If I got it wrong, re-install the Win boot stuff to MBR (can't remember how, never use it, sorry.. google it)..
BTW, it literally brings a smile to my face that people still use this, as I know it's very outdated and it's not exactly an 'active' project!
But I still welcome donations, never get any these days, but that's probably cos my support is total shite ;)
Richie, commented at 27/05/2013
Sorry, I have a question about JWM customization in Arcade 10. The GTK theme colors not applied in tray, and I can't hide it, or replace to top. The error message says:
"New config corrupt. Keeping original."
Can I fix it somehow?
Thanks for your great work, currently this is the easiest way for me, to emulate my fav old games. But eye candy is sooo important to me...
He-man, commented at 01/06/2013
hello, can i make this controller works? http://dx.com/p/usb-fighter-joystick-controller-for-pc-1-8m-cable-66330
is the cheaper i found, i wanna make my own arcade
thx a lot, great work man
Richie, commented at 08/06/2013
Hi, this is what I have done.
Admin, commented at 22/06/2013
Richie, You can overwrite most JWM settings in the file /root/jwm/jwm-personal ... It may be settings in there overwriting what you're trying to do.. BTW that's a lovely screenshot, where did you get the icons??
He-Man, buy it and try it!! You won't find cheaper one than that, it looks quite nice, I am tempted to try one myself!! :) If it's fairly standard USB controller, it'll get recognised as something, should work OK..
Nebulaehair, commented at 24/06/2013
I'm a crunchbang linux user that's been on a quest for an awesome gaming linux distro, and I'm glad to say that my quest has come to an end. You've done hell of a good job on Puppy Arcade.
Daniel Klein, commented at 29/06/2013
I actualy have a problem with the controls settings at Amiga emulation. When i was playing Apydia, i had cursor keys configiured and the right ctr. After a while the right ctr drove me mad andit was uncomfterbal to play.
I found a wireless joystick what has the reciver lost, but it has usb micro port 1.1 if im not mistakened. When i pluged in the cable from the joy to the laptop, i clik on the rejoycc and it doesnt see the device. Please help!
Daniel Klein, commented at 30/06/2013
And i have an other major problem with puppy arcade.
When i boot my puppy normaly, the desktop pops up with a pallete of 16 colors. On the other side when i boot into safe mode, the desktop pops up into a palette of high color/ true color.
Can anyone help me? Please!!!
I almost forgot, when it is booten into normal mode, i cant open any single window.
Richie, commented at 03/07/2013
Thanks your reply, I found icons and wbar background on google. (used keywords: genesis icon, psx icon, etc.)
Richie, commented at 04/07/2013
There are the emu icons:
Having a bit of a problem. I'm installing version 10 on a Pentium 4 machine. During the install all goes well until I pick my mouse type then the screen goes blank and the whole process just gets stuck there. Any ideas, I've already tried in safe mode.
Phil C, commented at 17/07/2013
can i say thanks for such a great emulation distro! im very happy with it.
Is there any way i can install this on to my hard drive instead of running from disc or usb pen?
Admin, commented at 21/07/2013
Rfxcasey, which gfx card are you using? have you tried to force a certain resolution through the boot codes... maybe pfix=nox will help you test the problem on the console.. not sure what else.. you need the file /etc/mousedevice to have in it something like /dev/psaux, that'll skip that wizard..
Phil C, glad you like it! :D Makes me happy too! You can use the "Frugal Installer" to install to pretty much anything, it's in the main menu under 'Setup' - just choose the partition you wanna install to..
Kidx86, commented at 01/08/2013
How do i install this and can i install steam on this cause would be my complete distro with steam and thunderbird?
Themacmeister, commented at 08/08/2013
This just saved me a DVD download of LinuxGamersLive...
Many thanks indeed.
Jonas , commented at 22/08/2013
Any chance you could add Netgear WG111 USB (RTL8187) is loaded in MacPup525 i am not sure it is the same kernel version.
Youll need to download and then load the devx_420 SFS and the kernel-src-184.108.40.206 SFS .. (one downloaded you SFS-Loader to load them) ..
Then you need to extract the sources and compile them, with something like:
Admin, commented at 07/09/2013
Kidx86, you can install to USB or HD using the "Frugal Installer" in the Setup section of the main menu. Or type 'frugalinstaller' in a terminal to run it.
Steam prob won't work, unless you wanna mess with your system and update libc6, you could use this one:
Wonderful distro ! Works flawlessly even with an old PC !
But I have some questions :
- does a French version of this distro exist ?
- will it be possible having a WonderSwan/WonderSwan Color emulator ?
- is multiplayer mode ( e.g. on the NES emulator ) possible ?
- is a frontend like Wah!Cade usable with Puppy Arcade ?
Thanks in advance, and keep doing a great job !
Cbriana, commented at 03/10/2013
One very minor comment - can you put a prominent date on the pages, so we know when they are updated? Aside from that, very, very nice setup and application!
Nbrockz, commented at 27/10/2013
Hey, I installed a bootable version of puppy on a 4GB USB drive. Unfortunately after the first run, Puppy Arcade has made the drive readonly and it is impossible to format it now. Please help.
Crux, commented at 15/11/2013
Love this distro. It doesn't detect my wireless card however. I have a dual-boot of this and Slacko Puppy so I use Slacko to get online.
Any ideas on what I need to do to get the wireless card detected? I'd prefer to just have this distro by itself on my laptop.
Cruxader, commented at 18/11/2013
I'm the post above asking about the wireless card problem.
I figured it out. I updated the kernel to the 4.31 puppy iteration and that fixed me up.
Had to update the squash version from 3 to 4 to get it to work. Took me forever to figure that out!
At any rate, now that I finally got it to work, I may try to update the kernel to a newer iteration than what I used.
Bgroichn, commented at 28/11/2013
Having a cute GUI for picking the emulator is nice. But wouldn't it be better to have a GUI to choose the game then let the system figure out the emulator. It would make it much more useful.