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sc0ttman


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PostPosted: Fri 21 May 2010, 16:47    Post subject:  Puppy Arcade 8
Subject description: the retro gaming puplet
 

Puppy Arcade 9 is now out...

Get Puppy Arcade 9 here


Older version below:

Puppy Arcade 8
the retro gaming puplet - homepage

Download: Mirror 1 (updated)

md5: eed91c5dcd38ac8ad9991cd9429f24f0

Reviews:

Review on Openbytes
http://retro-replay.com/2010/07/puppy-arcade-8-review/

Summary:

Upgraded emulators, easier to use, more help, with a quick start dialog, a browser
installer, automatic BIOS and frontend downloaders, default emulator choosers
and a lovely all-in-one, cabinet-friendly, multi-emulator rom-loader!

(Based on TurboPup Xtreme, Puppy 4.2, kernel 2.6.25.16)

Important Changes:

Puppy Arcade now has its own custom-built frontends for many emulators, which
have all been integrated into the most important new app, 'Rom-Loader', which
supports fullscreen, joypad navigation, rom-browsing, emulator settings and more.

More emulators are included than before, including 3 new 'Apple Mac' emulators,
while others have either been upgraded (SDLMAME replaces GxMAME) or they've
had their frontends improved.

When launching your emulators from either Wbar or the start menu, you can choose
which emulators or frontends are loaded by default. Which emulator/frontend you
choose is up to you, and can be controlled by the 'Frontend-Chooser' tool.

The 'Rom-Loader' frontends replace the default emulator frontends where possible,
although this can be changed back easily with the "Frontend-Chooser".

The ISO is only 105mb! This means lots of things had to go or have been replaced by
smaller alternatives. For example, a browser installer has been included, and no browser
is installed by default! You'll need to choose which browser you want when you boot.

All BIOS files have been removed, including the files included in previous versions.
But a simple BIOS file downloader is now availiable, to get you started more quickly.

Lastly, VLC 0.8.6h and VLC-GTK have replaced Gxine and xine, as VLC supports more
filetypes, has great subtitle support and is very fast, even on old PCs. Pmusic is of course
included, while MOC and xmp are included for CLI audio playback of even more files.

Thanks:

Thanks to all the lovely people who helped me on this.. You know who you are!

sc0ttman
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PostPosted: Fri 21 May 2010, 16:48    Post subject: additional emulators and files  

Additional Emulators and Files (optional):

MAMEPGUI - lovely frontend for SDLMAME

ZSNES 1.51 - alternative SNES emulator, use this if SNES9x is no good for you..

iNES - simple, reliable NES emulator

Zinc Emulator - emulator for (mainly) Namco arcade games such as Soul Edge, Rival Schools, Star Gladiator etc..

Yabause - SEGA Saturn emulator

SpectEmu - simple, alternative ZX Spectrum emulator.

MasterGear - simple and fast SEGA MasterSystem and GameGear emulator

Mednafen plus MednafenFE - multi sega emulator. Requires OpenGL.

GnGeo - fast NeoGeo emulator, no frontend

pSX - very accurate, fast PSX emulator.. Requires both OpenGL and Sony PSX BIOS!

MSX emulators - 2 MSX emulators, and the required MSX BIOS files

Commodore Manual - LOADS of stuff on how to use the commodore

USB Installer for Windows - easily create a bootable USB stick with the Puppy Arcade ISO

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PostPosted: Fri 21 May 2010, 16:49    Post subject: changelog and details  

Puppy Arcade 8 - changelog and details

Packages added:

drivers
- wacom tablet

libs (and extra symlinks)
- crypto
- cups
- faad
- fltk
- gc
- gnocl, tcl,tk
- gnomecanvas, gnomecanvasmm, gnomeprint
- xorg_xfbdev-7.3-1
- pulse audio
- seamonkey libs
- ncurses

system
- floppy-formatter-1.7
- acpid 1.0.10-1 (thanks to shinobar)
- autonet 100209 (thanks to shinobar)
- pupremaster (dougals, fixed)
- remasterpup2-100120 (thanks to shinobar)
- StartMount 0.5.1
- sysinfobox 1.0

emulation
- SDLMAME 1.36
- E-UAE WIP4
- basilisk, sheepshaver, minivmav
- scummvm 1.0
- fceu 0.98.12
- rom-loader (huge thanks to zigbert)
- bios-checker
- frontend-chooser
- rejoystick control centre
- quickstart
- saturn emulator chooser
- mame frontend chooser
- apple emulator chooser
- new commodre chooser
- new osmose frontend - now "rom-browser" compatible

utils
- pbackup
- rover (thanks to jemimah)
- browser-installer (thanks to 01micko)
- defaults-changer (plus MANY new default**** files)
- wish tcl-tk apps - filerusher, burn, supernotepad, finance (thanks to pa-mcclamrock)
- smaller petget GUI


multimedia
- vlc 0.8.6h and vlc-gtk 1.8 (thanks to ttuuxxx and dejan555)
- moc player 2.4.3
- bashburn 3.0
- burn2iso 2
- pburn 3.2.5
- pmusic 0.9.9.4
- ffconvert 0.6
- mp3info 0.8.5a
- retrovol 0.7
- pupRadio 0.5.5
- xmp 3.1.0

internet
- CLInet 0.7
- pnetlive 0.2
- netsetup 20100310 (thanks to shinobar)
- you2pup 1.4
- streamripper 1.64-4
- StreamSniff

Packages Removed:

- Gxine and xine libs
- E-UAE WIP3
- ScummVM 0.9
- Gxmame
- Seamonkey
- Abiword, aiksaurus, Gnumeric, Inkscape, etc
- CUPS
- Sane
- Gutenprint
- Pwidgets
- Ptray
- Pnethood
- Samba
- GtkBasic Demos
- MuppyFiler
- MuppyQuickMount
- Others

Bug Fixes:

- Unexpected shutdown now fine with HD installs (thanks rfxcasey)
- Removed lots of junk and some duplicate files!
- Right-click wallpaper-changer is now working perfectly
- Fixed PetGet - now never crashes when installing PETs without .desktop files
- fixed the Xvesa mtpaintsnaphot hotkey bug, when 'UP' was pressed

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PostPosted: Sat 22 May 2010, 04:31    Post subject:  

I'm re-uploading due to a small error - the default frontend chooser did not find Gens, making it a real pain in the ass to load the Gens emulator itself.. This has been fixed and an updated version has been uploaded.
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PostPosted: Sat 22 May 2010, 06:42    Post subject:  

thank you for the update!
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Gee

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PostPosted: Sun 23 May 2010, 17:12    Post subject:  

Wow amazing OS. Thank you.

I tested the psx emulator on my vaio fz140, it ran well.
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P123

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PostPosted: Sun 23 May 2010, 19:24    Post subject:  Good Puppy!  

Great now I can play my PSone games without fiddle about with wires & cables to hook up my little beige box to my new lcd tv. Laughing

This is the only recent puplet to realise that on the UK keyboard the " is above 2 and the @ sign is above the ' not the other way around.

As for the choice of web browser you have included more than lucid and I found that I really like Icecat, but not sure when I would use the text only browsers you included in the list as well.

Just one question how do I increase the volume as there is no icon on the task bar?
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PostPosted: Mon 24 May 2010, 01:31    Post subject: Re: Good Puppy!  

P123 wrote:
Just one question how do I increase the volume as there is no icon on the task bar?


Open up either Sgmixer or retrovol from the start menu

(menu->multimedia->retrovol)...

Retrovol will put an icon in the taskbar once its loaded...

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PostPosted: Mon 24 May 2010, 04:32    Post subject:  

Thanks sc0ttman, I'll give that a try later as I am downloading an .iso which will take approximately 5 hours.
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PostPosted: Mon 24 May 2010, 06:17    Post subject:  

Puppy Arcade 8 has been reviewed (well) on OpenBytes Very Happy

Here is the link

http://openbytes.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/review-puppy-arcade-8-livecd-105mb/

Added to the mian post as well..

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PostPosted: Mon 24 May 2010, 16:42    Post subject: would love a .sfs  

thanks for the great, evolving package..
I'd really love a .sfs that could be used with 4.3.1+.. I'm a bit too busy to boot a different distro for specific app areas such as this, but would love to run Mame (one of the only emulators I use) while multitasking with all the customizations I've accumulated on my old-standby Puppy version. Actually I don't even know about TurboPup.. there's so many puplets now that i just cant keep up.

Trying the latest SDLmame should be interesting.. Gxmame seems long since abandoned and I recently tried the latest Mame32 (or whatever the Winbloze verison is called now) and wow, it kicked butt as far as dealing with differently-named romsets. Remembering back to previous versions of SDL, it seemed quite slow, which is what I then read about it as a general complaint.
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PostPosted: Mon 24 May 2010, 17:13    Post subject:  

You can download all these emulators separately from http://ppm.scottjarvis.com
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PostPosted: Fri 28 May 2010, 00:22    Post subject:  

This is surely a great puplet, and I really like it.

I've installed it on my Eee PC 1000HA. There is just one annoying problem: whenever I started an app, the screen goes to full brightness. I recall that I met the same issue when I tried another puplet (Puppeee) . Both Arcade and Puppeee are based on Puppy 4.x, so is this problem due to Puppy 4.x itself? How can I fix it?

And also, since lupu is out now, will there be a Puppy Arcade 9 based on lupu? ^_^
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PostPosted: Fri 28 May 2010, 01:51    Post subject:  

camelorange wrote:
This is surely a great puplet, and I really like it.

Good Very Happy

camelorange wrote:
I've installed it on my Eee PC 1000HA. There is just one annoying problem: whenever I started an app, the screen goes to full brightness. I recall that I met the same issue when I tried another puplet (Puppeee)

This is indeed an issue on the Eee PC.. (I've got the same one as you)..
Jemimah has updated Puppeee a lot since I last downloaded it..
I just use the old Puppeee beta2 - does what I want...

I don't know if this brightness issue has been improved or fixed.
I recommend checking out the Puppeee thread and website - you'll find more info on that issue there..

However, I do have one suggestion, but cannot tell you how to do it.. yet:

Make all the brightness levels the same, in whatever file stores the brightness levels...
Again, the Puppeee thread will have some helpful info about this somewhere..


camelorange wrote:
And also, since lupu is out now, will there be a Puppy Arcade 9 based on lupu? ^_^

Probably not.. I like TurboPup as a base, because it uses so little RAM and ZERO CPU when you're not doing stuff
This makes the ROMs playable on as many systems as possible (old and new)...

However, I will release an SFS file containing all the emulators, Rom-Loader, Rejoystick, etc.. some time in the (not immediate) future..

The SFS could be added to whatever version of Puppy people like..

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jun 2010, 18:11    Post subject:  

3559 downloads in 14 days.. That's 254 downloads a day, on average..

Yet this thread is so quiet! I'll assume all is working well... Rolling Eyes

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