VICE C64 emulator on Raspberry PI

I recently tried how the VICE C64 emulator performs on the Raspberry PI.

Because Debian comes with a quite old version of VICE I compiled the current V2.4 myself.

Installing the depencies (note: I know that not everything in the list is necessary, but this worked for me):

sudo apt-get install xaw3dg-dev libxaw7-dev libreadline-dev
sudo apt-get install libmp3lame-dev libpng12-dev libjpeg62-dev
sudo apt-get install libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-net1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev
sudo apt-get install libusb-dev libgtk2.0-dev libvte-dev

Now download VICE and install it:

tar xvzf ../vice-2.4.tar.gz
cd vice-2.4
./configure --enable-gnomeui
sudo make install

My RasPI runs stable at 800Mhz with these little heat sinks. This is fast enough to run VICE at 100% emulation speed (if you don’t do other stuff in the background). If switched to ‘warp mode’ VICE will run at ~170%.

Hi there

Well, this is it, the first post in this blog ever (and we hope it will not be the last).

Silk and Ilu are working people which decided to work less (for their companies) and to have more time for themselves in 2014.

The first step in that direction is to not work on Fridays (Free-Day as it is called over here in Germany). We wanted more time for our projects (which are many) and for recreation (which we need).

Be prepared to read nerdy stuff from Ilu, handycraft from Silk and holidays/short trips from both of us…