This project is a GUI to install emulators/games for Next Thing Co's Pocket C.H.I.P.
Latest commit cb3a6a7 Feb 17, 2017 @IkerGarcia v3.8, see CHANGELOG


This project creates an emulator/games installer GUI for Next Thing Co's (@NextThingCo) Pocket C.H.I.P.


Although the idea is to make a push and install interface, during the first versions still some manual installations will be needed. Just read the how-to file to gain information about this and how to use PocketInstaller.

YAD is used for the interface:

Zenity is used for of the launchers interface:

Pocket Home (by @o-marshmallow) is highly recommended for a great experience:

Also, all the game installers and config files have been created taking the job previously done by some great people at the Next Thing Co's forums:

PocketInstaller has been created by Damian Vila (@damianvila) and Iker García.


Pocket C.H.I.P is an amazing Linux handheld machine. It allows, and will allow more in the future, several uses being one of the most popular ones turning it into a portable emulator/game machine. However, in order to install the software a heavy use of terminal is needed and this can be awful for user with few experience. This is way Damian Vila proposed at the forums the creation of this tool. We teamed up and this is the result.


Everyone can contribute to this project, improving the code or adding functions. If anyone wants something to be added to the installer we will try to do it. Also, .sh files and config files are always welcome, so we just need to add the pushed software to the main GUI.

As this is being updated regularly, don't forget to rebase your fork before creating a pull-request.


Special thanks to Andrea Campanella (@andreacampanella), for the amazing contribution from v2.3.

Special thanks to Kolja Windeler (@KoljaWindeler), for the amazing idea of automatically detecting screen resolution and modifying configuration files. Also, for acting as beta tester and improving the code.

Special thanks to CharonPDX for acting as beta tester and giving useful advices that will be applied in the future.

Special thanks to Aaron Turner (@torch2424), for adding PCSX.

Special thanks to Scott Baeder and Tyler Steele for reporting bugs and testing to find the fix.

Special thanks to Eric W. Brown (@Feneric), for adding Zoom and the appropiate shebang to the scripts, including Freedroid and XU4, normalized icons.

Special thanks to Tarjei Tjonn (@CaptainZalo) for debugging all the scripts and creating the one for Minecraft. Excuse me for the typo in your name!

Special thanks to Alfred for reporting bugs.


This project is licensed under the MIT license (read License file). Of course, this license affects only to the parts we have created, all the other tools (YAD, Zenity, Pocket Home and so on) hold their own license. Regarding to us, share, collaborate and enjoy!