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2017-08-10 23:29
The Phantom

Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 353
WinVice for Linux Mint

Greetings and Salutations :D

I recently installed Linux Mint on an old Atom based laptop (aspire one series by Acer).

My intention was to use the old tech, so I formatted the entire thing, installed Linux Mint, and finally, made a "juke box" out of it.

My question (finally) is this: Is there a version of WinVice I can use with Linux Mint?

I spend a good 3 or 4 days a week away from home, and really want to be able to code or draw while I'm away from home.

Do I have any options, or will I continue to bring a book to read?
2017-08-11 05:13

Registered: Jun 2002
Posts: 1332
Download source. ./configure --secret-options && make && make install
2017-08-11 05:23

Registered: Sep 2011
Posts: 25
Does it need to be WinVICE in particular? If not, then:
sudo apt-get install vice
(need to get the system ROMs too, they go under /usr/lib/vice)
2017-08-11 12:02

Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 345
WinVice is for Windows, hence the name. You'll need the Linux version. Which can be installed with `apt-get install vice`, as Marq mentioned. You'll probably still need the source to copy over the ROMs into their proper directories, since Debian doesn't package the ROMs due to some 'copyright' concerns.

But I'd personally just checkout the latest trunk from SVN and compile that. See doc/building/Linux-Native-Howto.txt for instructions on installing the required packages to build VICE.

Edit: just found out Mint 18.2 still carries VICE 2.4, so you're definitely better off building from source.
2017-08-11 17:13

Registered: Oct 2014
Posts: 185
If you want the better monitor, WinVice uses ancient windows tech, and not much of it, so it would probably run in WINE fine.
2017-08-11 17:18

Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 345
Quoting oziphantom
If you want the better monitor, WinVice uses ancient windows tech, and not much of it, so it would probably run in WINE fine.

lol, yeah I suppose you could run WinVice through Wine, if you're a masochist.
2017-08-11 17:27

Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 345
Anyway, to properly install the latest VICE on Mint 18.2, I've compiled some instructions. This worked on a fresh Mint 18.2 x64 install with the MATE desktop:

== Building and installing VICE SVN on a fresh Linux Mint 18.2 install ==

This will install a Gtk2 build of VICE on Linux Mint 18.2 from the latest

Lines starting with '$' are meant to be entered into a terminal session.

Install required packages:

(some of these may already be installed)

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential
$ sudo apt-get install subversion
$ sudo apt-get install autoconf
$ sudo apt-get install automake
$ sudo apt-get install byacc
$ sudo apt-get install flex
$ sudo apt-get install libreadline-dev
$ sudo apt-get install texinfo

( these packages are required for the Gtk2 UI)

$ sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-cil-dev
$ sudo apt-get install libgtkglext1-dev     # HW scaling
$ sudo apt-get install libvte-dev           # virtual terminal emulation
$ sudo apt-get install libpulse-dev         # pulse audio support
$ sudo apt-get install libpcap-dev          # for ethernet support

( these packages allow one to use media recording)

$ sudo apt-get install libavcodec-dev       # for video capturing support
$ sudo apt-get install libavformat-dev
$ sudo apt-get install libswscale-dev

$ sudo apt-get install libmp3lame-dev       # required for MP3 encoding
$ sudo apt-get install libmpg123-dev        # required for MP3 decoding (and for
                                              mp3@64 cartridge support)

$ sudo apt-get install yasm                 # required for --enable-static-ffmpeg
                                            # and --enable-shared-ffmpeg, yasm
                                            # needs to be >=1.2.0

Make a directory to pull the VICE tree into:
$ mkdir ~/src && cd ~/src

Get the VICE source tree from SVN:
$ svn checkout svn://svn.code.sf.net/p/vice-emu/code/trunk vice-emu-code

Run ./autogen.sh to generate the build system files:
$ cd vice-emu-code/vice
$ ./autogen.sh

Once that worked, it's time to configure VICE:

(Not all of these configure switches are required, but for a Gtk build, at least
 `--enable-gnomeui` is required. By default VICE will install into /usr/local,
 if you want to change that, use the `--prefix=/some/directory` switch.)

$ ./configure --enable-gnomeui --with-resid --enable-fullscreen \
        --enable-ethernet --with-pulse

If that succeeds with configure outputting a large listing of enable/disabled
features, you can build VICE:

$ make

And if that succeeds, you can install VICE:

$ sudo make install

Let me know if this works for you (the OP).
2017-08-17 19:09
Count Zero

Registered: Jan 2003
Posts: 813
I recently installed vice on linux mint on an LG netbook "powered" by an Intel Atom 270 and ended up with some 10 fps.

While that Netbook just works with linux or win xp home - I doubt any recent vice version will run at a reasonable speed on "Atom power" :(

Phantom? Your experience?
2017-08-17 20:28

Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 345
I had VICE 3.0 running fine with ReSID and CRT on a single core Pentium4 @ 2.0Ghz, using an old HP laptop of at least ten years old (it had WinXP, I installed Lubuntu).

Is an Atom 270 that much worse?
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