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Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition by Maik Schmidt

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Emulate Other Platforms

Another way to play some fine games on the Pi is to emulate other platforms. Many emulators are available for Linux, and they reanimate classic computers and game consoles, such as the Commodore 64, the Sega Mega Drive, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), and many more. There’s probably at least one emulator for every single system from the past.

An emulator rebuilds the hardware of a certain computer or game console in software. So, you run the emulator on the Pi, and then you can work with the emulated system as if you’re using the original hardware. Most importantly, you can run all the old software and games that were available for the old system.

Emulating a complete computer is extremely difficult even ...

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