Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nintendo NES Emulator in Debian

Remember the good old days when we play the Nintendo games  like Mario,Ninja Gaiden.,still interested to play the old Nintendo games and in Debian then there are two emulators we can use one is FCEUX and the other is mednafen. mednafen is available in the repo a simple apt-get will install mednafen in your computer.mednafen can be run by issuing the following command.
$mednafen  /poath/to/rom.nes
to make use of joystick install joystick from repo and run jscal to calibrate your joystick and can run your game but my favorite is the FCEUX and it has graphical interface called gfceux.
To install Fceux following dependency is to be satisfied
Pulse audio, scons, libsdl1.2-dev, libsdl1.2debian-esd, liblua5.1-dev, zlib1g-dev zenity.
run scons to build and scons install as root to install. To run Fceux
open terminal then run by
$fceux  /path/to/rom.nes
If you want a GUI then downlaod GFceux  and install by running
#python setup.py install
you can run GFceux Applications----->Games------>FCEUX NES Emulator
Happy Gaming :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Installing Draftsight in Debian 64 bit

Draftsight is a cad program that is compatible to autocad in linux but is only available in 32-bit but we can make it run in 64 bit by following these commands.
Dependency to be satisfied first:
now open terminal become root 
dpkg -i --force-architecture DraftSight.deb
it will install draftsight 
after installation it will be available in Applications--->Graphics menu  
and should be activated within 30 days.It is free though :) .
Thanks to:  http://courira.ca/en/2011/03/draftsight-for-linux-how-to-install-on-ubuntu-64-bit
 
Also look out for Brics-cad pro and Ares commander edition both offer cad  for linux 
in both 32-bit architecture full version is available for a price though.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Manga Downloader in Debian Gnu/Linux

Download Domdomsoft manga downloader.
It is built for windows but can run in linux by using mono as it is a .NET app
Download and install mono from the Debian repository
open terminal and change the directory to were domdomsoft manga downloader is located and run
ben@debian:~/manga$mono domdomsoft.exe
                                OR
you can run through wine
download winetricks from http://winetricks.org/winetricks by running
wget http://winetricks.org/winetricks
make it executable
dependency-----wine
run winetricks
it has links to microsoft .netv2, v3 ,mono and other microsoft libraries download and install mono using winetricks
the config files of the manga downloader has to be in home folder
now run
wine /path/to/domdomsoft.exe