Emulation linux

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by RamCpu, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. RamCpu macrumors member

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    Is there a linux distro dedicated just for emulating games that works with powerpc macs?
     
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  3. crewkid89 macrumors regular

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    What are you actually looking to do? There are plenty of emulators that run on Linux, though I haven't checked which are still putting out PowerPC binaries. There are gaming centric distros but they tend to pop up once and not get major updates. Check distrowatch.com but I wouldn't hold my breath looking for one that still runs on PowerPC, they mainly focus on current gaming pc hardware. I would just get a known dependable distro that runs on PowerPC and install what you want from there. There wold be no real advantage in having a distro with an emulator focus except that the emulators would be pre installed.
     
  4. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    The best way to play the old PowerPC games on a PowerPC mac is with a PowerPC mac running OSX.
     
  5. RamCpu thread starter macrumors member

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    looking for a distro that can be controlled by a controller instead of mouse and keyboard
     
  6. Wildy macrumors 6502

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    Linux has native support for controllers built in (as part of X-org).
     
  7. crewkid89, Aug 19, 2013
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    crewkid89 macrumors regular

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    You don't need a distro specialized for that. Just get any distro and run xbmc you can run emulators and select roms from there. I have never done this but I have seen videos of it. XBMC does support controllers. Just setup the computer so XBMX automatically runs at startup.

    Edit: here is a plugin for xbmc http://code.google.com/p/romcollectionbrowser/
     

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