Did you know that you can play Nintendo 64 games on you computer running Ubuntu? Actually, you can. In this post I’m going to show you how.
Step 1. Getting The Software
Mupen64Plus is a Nintendo 64 Emulator that allows you to play all your Nintendo 64 games on Linux Ubuntu.
It’s so easy to get, you can either just click here OR you can open up a new terminal window, and run the following command :
sudo apt-get install -y mupen64plus
Now you’ll have to wait a bit for the download and the installation of the application, then look up for the it in your applications menu, it should be there.
Step 2. Playing!
Now there still one last thing to do, just get a game’s ROM file (from this site for example), open it with Mupen64Plus and have fun!
Unfortunately, Mupen64Plus doesn’t have a graphical user interface anymore, and you won’t find it in the Ubuntu dash after the installation. Thus, to play a game, write “mupen64plus” without quotes in a terminal window, then drag the your game’s rom file and drop it on the terminal window. Most rom files are .v64
A graphical user interface for mupen64plus can be found here http://m64py.sourceforge.net/. Thanks to Jani for sharing the link.