Update your PocketCHIP
First update the packages list from repository by typing this on Terminal (press [Enter] at the end):
sudo apt-get update
If a password is required, type
chip and press [Enter] (password will not be shown.)
Then upgrade existing packages by typing:
sudo apt-get upgrade
These steps are necessary to get the most up-to-date list of available software, and update your PocketCHIP's existing software. It's wise to run these from time to time, or before installing a new software package.
sudo wget -O ipi.sh http://bit.ly/pokeinst
sudo chmod +x ipi.sh
(It shouldn't ask for a password after the first time, but if it does, remember it's
(Here you see it as "installpocketinstaller.sh", we thought "ipi.sh" would be easier on your fingers)
./ipi.sh to install all the packages and files needed for it to run.
It may take a while to download and install everything, don't worry. But you should see progress. If it stalls, check your internet connection and try again.
Run the GUI
When you want to install something just go to the folder where this project is stored:
If everything went as expected, you should see the installer's window.
Just check the desired emulator/s and click [Install].
You should see the installation logs. Once finished, the installer will quit, and you can start playing with the freshly installed software!
To install anything else, run
Or, if you have Pocket Home by Marshmallow (we strongly recommend it), make a desktop icon as stated in the first post, using the icon from:
And the command:
vala-terminal -fs 8 -g 20 20 -e ~/PocketInstaller/PocketInstaller.sh
(We are planning on doing this for you in a future version)
You can install Pocket Home directly from the installer. A reboot is recommended after it, so the installer will do it for you after a few seconds.
Now you can create icons for the installed programs, see the forums for more information: https://bbs.nextthing.co/t/pocket-home-marshmallow-edition/6579
(This, too, will be automatic in the future).
If any of the available programs is already installed, you won't see it available for installation.
The current list of programs (as of version 3.0) is:
- Mednafen (GB, GBA, NES, SNES, NPC)
- VICE (C64, C128)
- Pocket Home (Marshmallow)
- BSDGames (New in v3.6)
- Minecraft (New in v3.6)
- Quake III (New in v3.6)
- RetroArch (New in v3.6)
More will be added in the future.
The scripts that runs the different programs can be found in the Launchers folder.
Copy config files
Config files (with resolution, keys mapped, etc.) can be found in the Configuration folder. Just replace the original ones with these versions.
Update to the latest version of PocketInstaller
To get the latest version, just run the install again.
If you want to uninstall PocketInstaller, just delete the folder containing the script:
rm -r ~/PocketInstaller
Bear in mind that this will remove the installer, but not the emulators you've already installed.