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Old 04-27-2014, 07:46 AM   #1
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Mupenplus64 installed but won't run

I've been trying to install mupenplus64 (Nintento 64 emulator) to my computer, for a few days now. At first, I tried
apt-get install mupenplus64
(tried with sudo as well), however it couldn't find the package So I looked online at the Debian Wiki and found the .deb (Unstable) i386 and tried
dpkg -i /root/usb/mupenplus64.deb
(it installed very quickly) after mounting my usb drive to my /root/usb directory. This didn't give me any errors, however when I run the program from the terminal after starting my window manager (Fluxbox) nothing happens. Am I doing something wrong? Did I miss something?

tl;dr I installed an emulator (that should work correctly) and nothing happens when I try to execute it. Is there a way to check for possible errors, on my part?

Thanks, in advance, for your time!!
Old 04-28-2014, 01:24 AM   #2
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Two points:
1. On the Debian package site,, a search for mupenplus64 yields this result:

You have searched for packages that names contain mupenplus64 in suite(s) unstable, all sections, and all architectures.

Sorry, your search gave no results
2. /root/usb/ seems to be a very weird place to install this package. Why would you choose to put it there? You would have to run the program as root and not as an ordinary user.
Old 04-28-2014, 05:00 AM   #3
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I'm a little confused about the /root/usb thing too.
Either way, OP, if you did a dpkg -i ect, it should have installed into the correct location.

You are using 'mupenplus64', that is not the right command. The correct command is 'mupen64plus'.
Mupen64plus does not have a gui. You need to run it pointing to the location of the rom, eg:

mupen64plus ~/games/emulation/n64/banjo-kazooie.z64


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