Rasbian is the new OS recommendation for the Raspberry Pi. It’s slightly better configured than the previous Debian “squeeze” image, with fewer steps needed to build SimCoupe.

Here’s an update to my previous instructions, plus a new binary:

System Requirements

  • Raspberry Pi board.
  • Rasbian “wheezy” (2012-07-15-wheezy-raspbian) written to SD card.
  • Network connection for software downloads.

Building From Source

Install the SDL development library and source control tool (about 40MB):

sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev subversion

Fetch the SimCoupe source code:

svn co http://simcoupe.svn.sf.net/svnroot/simcoupe/trunk/SimCoupe@1439

It’ll take around 20 seconds before the files begin downloading.

Then compile the code:

cd SimCoupe/SDL && make

After about 10 minutes you’ll be ready to launch SimCoupe:



Binary Download

Here’s one I made earlier:

wget http://simcoupe.org/files/simcoupi-r1439.zip
unzip simcoupi-r1439.zip