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4. Playing Classic Console Games > Emulate Other Classic Systems in Linux

Emulate Other Classic Systems in Linux

Emulate some of the most popular gaming consoles of yore.

So, the emulation bug has bitten you harder than you imagined, and you’re not satisfied with merely running the arcade machine emulator MAME [Hack #22] or the Nintendo Entertainment System [Hack #40] ? Then read on to find out about emulators for many different retro consoles that will run on your Linux box, including the Super NES, Atari 2600, Sega Genesis, and more.

Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

The venerable Super NES was one of the most popular console systems to ever hit the United States. But even the huge number of games that were available here pales in comparison to the number of games published in the motherland: Japan. With an emulator, and maybe a Japanese dictionary—or see “Play Japanese Games Without Speaking Japanese” in Gaming Hacks (O’Reilly), you may be able to explore a vast new sampling of SNES games! So let’s get down to it.


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