install o2em on linux and recompile it
In my previous message "installer et configurer o2em", I explained how to install this emulator on windows.
In this message I'm going to provide instructions for linux.
The main videopac emulator is o2em. The web site proposes binaries of the latest release of o2em only for Windows. This is why we are going to start from the sources and recompile them.
This mesage is based on experiments made withubuntu Precise Pangolin 32 bits. You may need to tweak here described manipulations to your own linux distribution.
1 Dependanciesthe main dependancy of o2em is liballegro.
You can use synaptic Package manager to install it. You should get a result similar to the figure below:
2 Rebuild videopac emulator from sourcesIn this chapter we are going to rebuild o2em from sources. Those who do not whish to recompile it themselves can jump to chapter 3.
2.1 Download o2em sourcesClick on the following link to download a zip file of o2em sources o2em118src.zip.
Unzip the downloaded file. I use to unzip it into my home directory.
You should get the following directory structure:
2.2 Change the case of the file namesThe files in SRC directory nearly all have their name in uppercase. this is causing a problem during compilation. So we have to correct the case:
Enter the following script and save it into o2em118src/SRC/rename.sh
#!/bin/bashrun the rename.sh script .
for file in *
trfile=$(echo $file|tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]')
if [ "$file" != "$trfile" ]
command="mv $file $trfile"
2.3 Edit score.cTo solve errors like :
score.c:110:68: error: ‘errno’ undeclared (first use in this function)
Edit score.c file , add #include <errno.h> before the first #include statement.
* Score loading/saving by manopac
2.4 Modify makefileTo solve the following error
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lalleg_unsharable
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
Edit makefile.linux file
LIBALLEG = /usr/lib/liballeg.so.4.2 -lalleg_unsharable
LIBALLEG = `allegro-config --libs`Beware of antiquotes (AltGr 7)
make -f makefile.linuxAs output, you must get two executable files in SRC directory:
2.6 InstallCopy o2em into the directory of your choice. My pesonal choice is /usr/local/games/o2em. In this directory create two subdirectories roms and bios.
drwxrwxr-x 2 ventrill ventrill 4096 Feb 16 17:57 bios
-rwxrwxr-x 1 ventrill ventrill 11768 Feb 16 17:57 dis48
drwx------ 2 ventrill ventrill 4096 Feb 16 18:18 Docs
-rwxrwxr-x 1 ventrill ventrill 133448 Feb 16 17:57 o2em
drwxrwxr-x 2 ventrill ventrill 4096 Feb 16 17:57 romsIn bios directory, you must copy a bios file. In roms directory you must copy rom files. Pour avoir plus de détails, consultez le post "installer-et-configurer-o2em" .
3 o2em from binary in tarballFor those who do not want to go through the steps of recompiling described in chapter2, here is an alternate solution. I recorded the result of chapter 2 and zipped it into this archive : emulvideopac001-linux-x86.tgz.
Download it, expand it and here you are.
4 Use o2emFor now, there is no launcher availabel. I show a shell command. change to the directory wehre you have decompressed the archive. There enter the following commands :
To learn more about available options, read the file Docs/O2EM.TXT. I am also planning to describe the use of available options in future posts ...