Perhaps many of Gamers wondered in their thought, "if we migrate to ubuntu, can we play popular games like we used to play before ?", for that question above I can answer clearly that Anything can do with Ubuntu Now days, this article will give another solution for playing popular Game at Ubuntu. The gamers used to play various game in different way, platform and operating system but in this article we just discuss how play a game console in ubuntu using application/system called emulator, a video game console emulator is a program that allows a computer or modern console (cross-console emulation) to emulate a different video game console's behavior. We have known that Ubuntu has a lot of video game emulator, in this article I just pick up top 5 Greatest Ubuntu Game Console Emulator you should know.
PCSX for Sony Playstation 1 (PS 1)
PCSX is Ubuntu Game Console Emulator for Sony Playstation 1 (PS1). If you are Sony PlayStation 1 (PS1) game fans, but you do not have the console, this is a solution for Playing Sony Playstation 1 (PS1) at Ubuntu. How to install PCSX in ubuntu is quiet simple, type the command bellow in your terminal then you have PCSX installed in your mechines
sudo apt-get install pcsx
PCSX2 for Sony Playstation 2 (PS2)
PCSX2 is Ubuntu Game Console Emulator for Sony Playstation 2 (PS2), PCSX2 available in both Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. In its latest stable release, many PS2 games are playable, and several games have full functionality. The main bottleneck in PS2 emulation is emulating the multi-core PS2 on a PC x86 architecture. Although each CPU can be emulated well, accurately synchronizing the cores is very difficult. How to use and install PCSX2 in ubuntu is quiet simple, download the library here then running the PS2 game by using image.
The visualboyadvance (VBA) for Game Boy Advance
VisualBoyAdvance (VBA) is an Ubuntu Game Console Emulator for Nintendo’s Game Boy, Color and Advance, handheld game consoles. VBA now has versions for Windows, Linux and Mac.
How to install visualboyadvance in ubuntu is quiet simple, type the command bellow in your terminal, then you will have visualboyadvance installed in your Ubuntu.
sudo apt-get install visualboyadvance
Desmume for Nintendo DS (NDS)
Desmume is Ubuntu Game Console Emulator for Nintendo DS (NDS), DeSmuME is a new Nintendo DS emulator by YopYop. Emulates pretty well Meteos's demo but there is a small problem with the mouse. It is called DeSmuME which we guess comes from merging DS EMU and ME. Emulator is progressing very fast and many commercial NDS roms can be booted on it (http://www.ndsemulator.com/nintendo-ds/desmume.htm), Other Great Nintedo DS Emulator is nocash GBA, but we should have wine installed to run it, because GBA is not available in both Ubuntu and other Linux distros.
|Desmume Nintendo DS screenshot|
How to run or install Desmume in ubuntu is quiet simple (just like before :P), download the library here http://www.desmume.com/download.htm or by typing command bellow, then you will get desmume installed in your Ubuntu.
sudo apt-get install desmume
The Guide bellow is show us how to install and run Desmume on Ubuntu Desktop, the video bellow is taken from youtube by this link.
How to install and Play Nintendo DS using Desmume on Ubuntu Desktop
ZSNES for Super Nintendo
ZSNES is a Super Nintendo emulator ZSNES project was GPL'ed and its source released to the public. It currently runs on Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, and DOS. Remember that this is a public beta so don't expect this to run on your machine. How to install Zsnes in ubuntu is quiet simple an cheap, just type the command bellow in your terminal then you get znes installed in your ubuntu.
sudo apt-get install zsnes
Yes here the end of the article 5 Greatest Ubuntu Game Console Emulator, Another solution for Playing Popular Game at Ubuntu, hopefully this article would be useful for ubuntu gamers, happy holiday ....