[Rpcemu] Installing to Linux (John McCartney)

Peter Veltmans peter.veltmans at skynet.be
Thu May 28 09:55:35 PDT 2020


Hi all!

This is a reply to John McCartney's question about starting RPCEmu from
the desktop (actually: from the menu-system of a Linux-desktop).

As I wrote before (on 15/05/2020):

starting rpcemu from the command line (after compiling, of course) was straightforward. Starting it from the menusystem of the desktop however, was not. It gave an error, complaining about some files not being present (./roms, for example). I checked and lo and behold, the roms were present.

So I surmised that the menusystem just didn't change directory in a
clear way. So I made up a little script (called RISCOS5.sh), with the
following content:

#!/bin/bash
#
# A script to start RPCemu with RISCOS 5!
#
cd /home/USER/PROGRAMS/RPCEmu/rpcemu-0.9.3-recompiler-RISCOS5
./rpcemu-recompiler

NOTE: the last command (i.e.: './rpcemu-recompiler') should be on a new line after the cd-command!!!

I made another script (called RISCOS371.sh) for the Easy-Start-Bundle
with RISC OS 3.71, in the same fashion.

Both scripts were saved in a directory called RPCEmu (in my case under
another directory, called PROGRAMS) in my home-folder. Of course these
scripts could be placed anywhere where one has read-and-write access.

After that I just edited the menu-system of Ubuntu MATE, created two new
items in the menu-system and pointed each towards their respective script.

That did it! 

Both instances of RISC OS emulated through RPCEmu now start from their
own menu-item.

Sincerely,

Peter Veltmans




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