Saturday, January 1, 2011

Added NEStopia to my Ubuntu PPA

I added packages for the latest Linux port of the awesome NES emulator NEStopia to my PPA. The only problem is that I don't know how to make a package create a ~/.[appname] config directory and/or put required config files into that directory at first run. If anyone knows how to do that, I'd appreciate the info. EDIT: Ok, I fixed it. I created a quick-and-dirty bash launcher script that will check for the required directory and file and create them if needed.

Unless/until I find out how to do that, anyone wanting to use my package will have to manually create the config directory and at least create a husk of an inputs file by opening a terminal and typing:
mkdir .nestopia ; touch .nestopia/nstcontrols
From that point on, everything should work fine. If you are super-scared of hitting the terminal and would feel better with a script, you can download and run this script and it will take care of it for you.

Let me know if you run into any issues or have any questions.


Anonymous said...

Would you mind updating your nestopia-undead build? There are far more fixes in 1.42 and 1.43, apparently.


Hunter K. said...

Sure thing. Just uploaded some new packages to Launchpad, so they sould be ready to go very soon. :)

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