Futureproofed ISOs of classic games
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README.md

The Century Arcade

A kit for making bootable ready-to-play ISOs of classic games

To setup a build machine

  1. Start with Ubuntu Server 12.04.3LTS.

  2. Install these packages

     # apt-get update
     # apt-get install git build-essential zip unzip libgmp3-dev libmpfr-dev libmpc-dev texinfo libncurses5-dev
    
  3. Choose the toplevel $ARCADE directory [default /opt/arcade]. Make sure it has at least 10GB free.

     $ export ARCADE=/opt/arcade
     $ mkdir -p $ARCADE
    
  4. Checkout the Century Arcade src repository.

     $ git clone https://github.com/century-arcade/src.git $ARCADE/src
    
  5. Build the toolchain. This downloads ~200MB and uses 2.5GB of disk under the $ARCADE directory.

     $ make -C $ARCADE/src toolchain
    

To build the ISO for a game

  1. Download the game source package (like LostPig-source.zip) and unzip into a folder (like $ARCADE/games/LostPig-source).

  2. make GAMESRC=$ARCADE/games/LostPig-source

  3. The LostPig-zmachine.iso will be in the current directory.

To play an ISO with qemu

  1. [For a release: unzip the .izo.zip to get the .iso.

  2. QEMU_AUDIO_DRV=alsa qemu-system-i386 -soundhw all -cdrom LostPig-zmachine.iso

Notes

Makefile tries to include .arcaderc (from the current directory) very first thing for default GAMESRC and PROJECT values for development purposes (so a bare 'make' actually does something reasonable).