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Puppy Arcade - Retro Gaming Live CD

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Puppy Arcade 11
Puppy Arcade is a FREE retro gaming operating system, with many emulators included for different systems & consoles, plus the multi-system rom browser 'Rom-Loader', and many other exclusive tools.

Plays games from the following systems:

Amiga (500, 1000, 2000, CD32, CDTV), Apple (68k, 128k, 512k, SE, MacOS, Plus), Atari (400, 400 XL, 800, 800XL, 130XE, 5200, Falcon, Lynx, ST, others), Amstrad (CPC, Plus, VEB, others), Arcades (many), Colecovision, Commodore (64, 128, VIC20, PET, others), Doom, GameBoys (GB, GBC, GBA), GameGear, Genesis/MegaDrive, Intellivision, Master System, MS DOS, MSX, MSX2, N64, NDS, NeoGeo, NeoGeo Pocket, NeoGeo CD, NES/Famicom, PC Engine/TurboGrafix, PC-FX, PlayStation, ScummVM, SNES, Wonderswan, Virtual Boy, ZX Spectrum (16k, 48k, 128k, +2, +2A, +3) and more!



Download Puppy Arcade 11 (kernel
(md5: 13dfecb18315a89f6368f01edcaec80d, size: 179mb)


- includes Rom-Loader, a multi-emulator frontend and rom browser
- includes a ROM info database with over 18,000 games supported
- includes detailed descriptions for most of the 18,000 supported
- Rom-Loader can download and display box art for each of your ROMs
- choose your preferred emulator for each system in Rom-Loader
- Rom-Loader supports joypad-only rom-browsing and playing for both players 1 and 2
- Rom-Loader supports custom emulators and emulator settings per ROM
- users can customise the layout and themes of Rom-Loader per system
- simple keyboard controls for nearly all emulators setup by default
- ATI, Nvidia and MESA/Xorg75 driver packages available in the package manager
- most emulators can be accessed directly in Menu->Fun->[emulator]
- nearly all emulators updated, many other changes from the previous version

More info:

Read the Puppy Arcade 11 README file, it's huge (also included in the download).


Rom-Loader, menu menu:

Rom-Loader, rom-browser page:

Rom-Loader, rom-browser page, ROM menu:

Rom-Loader, recent ROMs:

Rom-Loader, Settings pages:

Choose your preferred emulators:

BIOS installer:

Enable joypad for all emulators:


Rom-Loader GUI settings:


Emulator Config Files:
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Half-Shot 5 March 2014 at 7:41 pm UTC
Looks pretty cool. I guess this would be perfect for old laptops hanging around ;), provided they could emulate some games.
scaine 5 March 2014 at 8:11 pm UTC
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I have an old arcade cabinet which I've been putting off renovating as a MAME setup. Sounds like I have no excuse any longer...
philip550c 5 March 2014 at 10:16 pm UTC
no wii or gamecube with dolphin?
scaine 5 March 2014 at 10:24 pm UTC
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You made me google Wii emulation and it came back with this incredible project - That was news to me. Looks sweet. I'll check it out later, for sure.

But nope - doesn't look like Puppy Arcade incorporates it.
philip550c 5 March 2014 at 10:26 pm UTC
scaineYou made me google Wii emulation and it came back with this incredible project - That was news to me. Looks sweet. I'll check it out later, for sure.

But nope - doesn't look like Puppy Arcade incorporates it.
Yeah I started messing with it back in 2009 but even back then I was able to get it looking better than a real wii and you can even setup wii controllers. There wasn't any network support back then and Im not sure if there is now.
Clay 6 March 2014 at 4:35 am UTC
Looked nice. Tried installing on my laptop and it detected almost none of my hardware. It didn't even detect my HDD. Perhaps I will try again whenever they decide to update it. Downloading Groovy Arcade Arch instead.
Nasra 6 March 2014 at 12:04 pm UTC
No 3d games (no 32 bits systems like ps1 or saturn), and a very old kernel... It's for low computers systems ?
s_d 7 March 2014 at 3:47 am UTC
Get lxdream for DC & Dolphin on there for GC, and I'm there!
sc0ttman 7 March 2014 at 2:18 pm UTC
I've done some updated builds, with new kernels..
Check the homepage or forum..

In all builds, PSX, Dreamcast are supported..
Some are extra packages in repo..
But PSX, N64 supported out of the box..
Dolphin can be compiled of course, like any other program..

And of course, any Windows emulators can be used,
if you install WINE from the repo..
:0 9 March 2014 at 4:34 am UTC
The Official Dolphin emulator page is is a scam!!
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