Over the years I’ve looked at DosBox many times, I’ve covered it when it was included as part of the Puppy Arcade distro and I’ve covered it as a package in its own right. To say the package is impressive is to grossly understate this piece of software. But let me rewind a little as […]Read More DosBox 0.1.4 – For ChromeOS!
I was born in the mid 70’s and consider myself lucky to have enjoyed the 80’s with the introduction to our home of the Atari 2600. Like many people reading this article, those will be fond memories of hours spent in-front of a TV playing Space Invader type clones. It’s funny, just like when you […]Read More The Atari 2600, Stella 3.9.3 & What was wrong with us in the 80’s?
On the 26th February version 2.3 of this popular emulation package was released over on Sourceforge. Since I am a keen Commodore user (and still own working original hardware) I thought I would take a look at the latest version to see how things have progressed. Providing emulation for the Commodore family of computers (C64/128, […]Read More VICE 2.3 – C64/128, Vic20, Pet, Plus4, CBM-II emulation!
Hot off the press for Saturday 4th December is Puppy Arcade 10, which was kindly announced to me by Scott Jarvis its creator. Openbytes and Puppy Arcade have a history. It’s a distro that I have been following and reporting on for a long while and during that time I have watched it mature into […]Read More Puppy Arcade 10 released! – The emulation distro!
Driving home from London on Friday at 8pm is not a chore for me. It’s at this time the tech hour is broadcast on LBC 97.3 and no matter how bad the traffic, it’s always a great journey home hearing the producers mostly concentrate on proprietary software whilst trying to avoid any questions from the […]Read More Marvin v1.3.0 – Android app of the week!
Look to the end of this article for the 7 reasons to use Puppy Arcade, but before you do that lets consider this distro which is much loved here at Openbytes. Previously I have spoken with the creator (Scott Jarvis) and one of the most impressive things about this distro (other than its excellent) is […]Read More 7 reasons to play retro titles – Puppy Arcade 7 is released!
Since the Puppy Arcade review gave me a little inspiration for a few emulation related articles, here is the “battle” which I mentioned on Twitter that has ScummVM and Dosbox going head to head with each other with the game Kings Quest III by Sierra. The idea that Linux users would want to play old […]Read More Retro gaming: Dosbox v ScummVM – Who is the champion?