Puppy Arcade 9 – New release!

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August 27, 2010 by openbytes

Gaming not what it used to be?  Bored by the plethora of 3rd person shooters which seem to dominate the games market?

Well there has been no reason to say that ever since Puppy Arcade had it’s first release –  Puppy Arcade caters for probably every platform of yesteryear you could want and then some more.

Puppy Arcade is a distro I have covered numerous times in the past, in fact it is one of the few which I try keeping up to date with.  An excellent distro which is a testament to not only the hard work of its creator (Scott Jarvis) but also his genuine love of the emulation scene.  Redundant hardware in need of a new life?  Use Puppy Arcade to turn it into a retro console!

Previous Openbytes reviews of Puppy Arcade  here: v8,  v7 , v6 and I also had the pleasure of a Q&A with Scott Jarvis which can be found here with the review of v5.

The new version of Puppy Arcade, like those before it, is further improvement on a distro that even in its early days impressed with its platform diversity and rock solid stability whilst at the same time requiring very modest specs and I think you will find that even the most dated of your rigs will be able to find life again with this distro.

Puppy arcade clocks in at a 105mb download, which is amazing in itself when you consider how much is packed into it.

Changes to version 9 include (taken from homepage):

upgraded emulators, improved system setup, more help, improved quick start dialog, BIOS installer and frontend downloaders with even more optons in all the default emulator choosers and a better all-in-one, cabinet-friendly, multi-emulator rom-loader……Various networking and system scripts have been updated, adding fixes found on the Puppy Forum, while keeping the changes that make ‘TurboPup’ such an ideal, fast, base distro. Many apps have also been added or updated, and it has a nicer desktop taskbar, with easier system setup, thanks to some updated and customised JWM tray tools.

Again taken from the site, Puppy Arcade emulates the following platforms:

Amiga (500, 1000, 2000), Apple (68k, 128k, 512k, SE, MacOS, Plus), Atari (ST, 800, 800XL, 130XE, 5200), Amstrad (CPC, Plus, VEB), Arcades, Colecovision, Commodore (64, 128, VIC20, PET), GameBoys (GB, GBC, GBA), GameGear, Genesis/MegaDrive, MasterSystem, MS DOS, MSX, N64, NeoGeo, NeoGeo CD, NES/Famicom, PC Engine/TurboGrafix, PSX, ScummVM, SNES and ZX Spectrum (16k, 48k, 128k, +2, +2A, +3) and more!

So download your copy of Puppy Arcade today.  I’ve been impressed with all the releases to date with Puppy Arcade 9 being no exception.

You can visit the homepage of Puppy Arcade here: http://scottjarvis.com/page105.htm

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3 thoughts on “Puppy Arcade 9 – New release!

  1. [...] Puppy Arcade 9 – New release! Gaming not what it used to be? Bored by the plethora of 3rd person shooters which seem to dominate the games market? [...]

  2. Robotron 2084 says:

    Gay story. How about an old joke I saved?

    Wilson runs a nail factory and decides his business needs
    a bit of advertising. He has a chat with a friend, who works in
    marketing, and the friend offers to make a TV ad for Wilson’s
    nails. “Give me a week,” says the friend, “and I’ll be back with
    a tape”.

    A week passes and the marketing executive shows up with a
    cassette tape and puts it into the VCR.

    A roman soldier is busy nailing Jesus to a cross.
    The soldier turns to face the camera, and with a grin,
    says: “Use Wilson’s Nails, they’ll hold anything.”

    Wilson, astonished, shouts: “What is the matter with you? They’ll
    never show that on TV. I’ll give you a second chance, but no more
    Romans crucifying Jesus!”

    Another week goes by and the marketing man returns with
    another tape. He puts it into the VCR and pushes ‘play’.

    This time the camera pans the Roman standing with his arms
    folded looking up at Jesus on the cross. The Roman peers into
    the camera lens and says: “Wilson’s Nails. They’ll hold anything”.

    Wilson is beside himself. “You just don’t get it yet. I DO NOT
    want anything with Jesus on a cross! Listen, I’ll give you one
    last chance. Come back in one week with an advertisement that I
    can broadcast.”

    Wilson waits impatiently. The marketing executive arrives a
    week later, as ordered, and puts the new video into the VCR.

    A naked man, with long hair, gasping for breath, is running across
    a field. About a dozen Roman soldiers, coming over the hill, are
    hot on his trail. One of the soldiers turns to the camera and says:
    “If only we had used Wilson’s Nails.”

    • openbytes says:

      er, yes Robotron, is this now you having completely lost it?.

      Doesn’t it end on everyone singing “Always Look on the bright side of life”

      Im upset Robotron. Your whole campaign is merely your latest “effort”? Thats really the best you have got? lol.

      There was me looking forward to an onslaught of posts whilst you try to get me to change my views on freedom of speech.

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