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Old 10-04-2006, 05:19 AM   #1
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Donkey Kong

I was wondering if is possible to play the classic Donkey Kong on a Linux machine(Debian testing).
All I know is that the package zsnes is a emulator for that:
(Emulator of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (TM)
ZSNES allows you to play classic games written for the "SNES" game
console on a GNU/Linux system. It supports advanced features such as
multiplayer gameplay over a TCP/IP network.)
But I have no idea how to do that.
Could someone say something about it please?
Old 10-05-2006, 06:07 AM   #2
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ZSnes is pretty easy to use, it's identical to the Windows version, it even supports joysticks. There are a lot of websites that host SNes ROMs with disclaimers saying that it's OK if you used to own the game and want a backup copy, but otherwise if you download it and get caught they can't be held liable. Just google SNes ROMS or something and you're bound to find it. I use it and gens(Sega Genesis Emulator) because my old Sega Genesis exploded, so rather than try to hunt down another one, I just turned to emulators. The games are actually pretty small, like less than 5 MB apiece small.

If you haven't installed ZSnes, google it, there are downloads for it on their website.
Old 10-05-2006, 11:11 AM   #3
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You could try Mame for Linux. I think it is called XMame.
Old 12-10-2006, 04:30 PM   #4
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I tried to install zsnes under Ubuntu (debian based) and it said I needed four dependencies. So I just did "sudo apt-get install zsnes" and it did most all the work for me. to start it I just open a terminal and type "zsnes" and it loads.


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