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Linux users often grew up using other computer Operating Systems and playing their games on Consoles. After making the switch to a Linux based desktop, no one is keeping you from enjoying those old environments, because emulator software has been written for a great many of those old platforms. Looking for a way to play your old Commodore games? Or MS DOS? Or Atari, ZX Spectrum, or …? There is an emulator for almost everything, and they run great on Linux.

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binfmt_misc The term binfmt_misc describes a capability of the Linux kernel which allows arbitrary executable file formats to be recognized and passed to certain user space applications, such as emulators and virtual machines. Explanation The executable formats are registered through a special purpose file system interface (similar to /proc). Your kernel must be configured with ”CONFIG_BINFMT_MISC” built-in or as a module. The ”register” file contains lines in a specific format: , , ,
TRS80 - Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 1, 3, & 4 Emulator for Slackware The following information will assist you in getting TRS80 by David Keil running on Slackware. PREWORK: 1. Purchase the EMULATOR, and have it in the mail before proceeding. The EMULATOR is provided by, and purchased for $10.00 from: David Keil P.O. Box 143 Alma Center, WI 54611 Email: dmkeil@discover-net.net It is well worth the modest price he is asking...... David's website is located at: <http://www.classiccmp.org/cpmarchives/trs80/mirrors/www.discover-net.net/~dmkeil/> 2. Install DOSB… , , , , , ,
XTRS - Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 1, 3, & 4 Emulator for Slackware The following information will assist you in getting XTRS by Tim Mann running on Slackware. PREWORK: 1. Install XTRS (Version 4.9D) from SlackBuilds.org <http://slackbuilds.org> 2. Read the XTRS Emulator Documentation. SETTING UP XTRS 1. Remove any previous symbolic linked files (if needed): , , , , , , ,
Z80 Emulator for Slackware The following information will assist you in getting MYZ80 by Simeon Cran running on Slackware 14 under DOSBox. PREWORK: 1. Locate the zipfile myz80.zip, and extract the contents to a folder named Z80-Sim. <http://www.z80.de/myz80.zip> 2. Install DOSBox from SlackBuilds.org , , , , , ,


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