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Old 06-25-2008, 02:40 PM   #1
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Dreamcast Emulator - lxdream ... How do you install from the .tar.gz?

i just searched for a dreamcast emulator and found lxdream (
which is an emulator for linux (duh)
but anyway, it comes in a .tar.gz format and i don't realy know how to install those :S
does anyone know of a .deb of this emulator or can give me simple step by step instructions on how to install from .tar.gz
by the way i downloaded the latest version, 0.8.3 if that helps
thanks, oversword
Old 06-25-2008, 05:14 PM   #2
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This howto explains how to install a tat.gz in the Source Code section:

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Old 06-25-2008, 05:22 PM   #3
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Well ya -

First thing go into the dir where the .tar.gz file is, then do

#gunzip <nameoffile>.tar.gz

Then just go into the directory where you want to install it -

I would suggest /usr/local/ but thats just me

Then while in /usr/local (or whatever install directory)

#tar xvf /<fullpathtotarfile>/<filename>.tar

Then I would explore the install directory to see where it put the program and then just put the dir it is in your path - it will probably be something like


Then run it

Hope I understood what you where trying to do correctly -


I just saw the guy above me ^^^^^^^ so ya it is probably better to read that


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