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I want to play games on the vice emulator on ubuntu 14.04. I have never managed to get vice working in ubuntu.What are the steps needed to achieve this?

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What's Vice C64? –  Braiam Oct 12 '13 at 22:16
    
It's a commodore 64 emulator. There is a a linux version but I don't know how to get it working. I have now discovered you can sudo apt-get install wine and then download the windows version and use it with wine –  uzi3k Oct 13 '13 at 22:43

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You can compile the native version pretty easily (well...). Tested with version 2.4. (compact instructions --- tell me if you need more details).

1) download the last version from http://vice-emu.sourceforge.net/

2) unpack it where you want

tar xvzf vice-2.4.tar.gz
cd vice-2.4

3) install required dev libraries:

sudo apt-get  install build-essential  libvte-dev libasound2-dev libgtk2.0-dev libgnome2-dev

4) configure, compile and install (it will go in /usr/local/). On my netbook, I have a coffee after the "make"...

./configure --enable-gnomeui
make
sudo make install

5) if you machine is 64 bit, do the following (as root)

cd /usr/local/lib
ln -s ../lib64/vice .

(this is probably a bug; the emulator will search the ROMS in /usr/local/lib even if the installation is a 64 bit one and the install program will put the libraries under /usr/local/lib64/)

6) Enjoy! (this thing evokes a tear... my first computer ever was a C64. If only I did not lost my discs...)

vice x64 running

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thanks @Rmano, now I can finally play mission impossible on ubuntu. just a quick question: is it possible to set fullscreen mode? I can't find how to do it. –  tezzo Mar 7 at 7:56
    
Fullscreen does not work for me either. It produce a borderless window, but does not scale to fit the monitor. I think is by design; really the emulator maps 4 (2x2) real pixels to each pixel of the C64. But you can ask the upstream forums... –  Rmano Mar 7 at 15:54
    
This still works with Ubuntu 14.04, playing last ninja and it works great, fullscreen doesn't work for me either. –  uzi3k Sep 12 at 21:42

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