Puppy Linux Arcade

May 22, 2010 - Sc0ttman released Puppy Arcade 8. What's new, according to sc0ttman: Upgraded emulators, easier to use, more help, quick start dialog, browser installer, automatic BIOS/ front-end downloaders, default emulator choosers and a lovely all-in-one, cabinet-friendly, multi-emulator rom-loader!

(Based on TurboPup Xtreme, Puppy 4.2, kernel

Puppy Arcade 8

Download from Mirror1 105 MB md5sum = a0bdb77c2da603105a8ec0f51b2a0310

For more information and feedback, visit the Forum.

Read more below for older/version 5 of Puppy Arcade.

Nov 11, 2009 - From the Forum, sc0ttman introduces:

Puppy Arcade V5 - based on Turbopup Xtreme

Videogame Emulation Puplet, now based on TurboPup !!

Puppy Linux Arcade v4

Puppy Arcade v5' - video game emulation on low-end PCs - use old laptops and PCs to play truly great games in their full glory.
V5 will be around for a long while - there's not much more I can do with it.

NEW VERSION: Puppy Arcade v5, now based on Turbopup Xtreme

Download here: Mirror1 | Mirror2 | Mirror3
Note: Mirror 3 requires user = puppy password = PuppyArcadev5
109MB MD5: 3f114a4ffce5d5299c86b0b8ad09e636

Systems emulated in Puppy Arcade:

Amiga, Atari, Amstrad, Arcade Machines, Colecovision, Commodore 64, GameBoys (GB, GBC, GBA), GameGear, Genesis, MasterSystem, MS DOS, NeoGeo, NeoGeo CD, NES/Famicom, PC Engine/TurboGrafix 16, PSX, Scumm, SNES and ZX Spectrum.

System Requirements: It will work well on old PCs - Pentium 2s, AMD K6s and so on, although each emulated system has its own recommmended system requirements.

See the Forum post for other file formats and older versions.

Added by raffy May 21, 2010 (9:20PM)

fekir on July 23, 2010 (6:01AM)


firstly I wanted to express my congratulations to sc0ttman, I think that puppy arcade is really a gret distro.

Secondly I wanted to ask you.
Is it possible to compile your program that downloads the bios emulators?
I think it would be great to be able to install it on every system, instead of having a dualboot for such a comfortable program


Adam on March 17, 2010 (6:47PM)

I love Sam & Max. On that basis I will give this build a try. Thanks.

sc0ttman on February 22, 2010 (10:28AM)

Puppy Arcade 7 now available... Many improvements made in the gaming department.. Getting closer to a genuine arcade cabinet distro.. :)

sc0ttman on January 10, 2010 (10:29AM)

VICE emulator for Puppy Arcade can now be downloaded from here:


matrobriva on January 2, 2010 (9:52AM)


sc0ttman on January 2, 2010 (7:23AM)

I've managed to got Vice working, and will make it available very soon on the forum, it's literally 20 times bigger than Frodo (500k and 10mb respectively) than has higher system requirements..

I'll make Vice available anyway, but may or may not include it as default in the next version.

In answer to an earlier post about system requirements, like all puppies, this will work well on old PCs - Pentium 2s, AMD K6s and so on, although each emulated system has it's own recommmended system requirements.

Massimo on January 1, 2010 (9:07AM)


you should replace Frodo with Vice; it's much better :-)

matrobriva on December 31, 2009 (2:05PM)

What are the minimum requirements?

(Answered by the second post below.)

matrobriva on December 31, 2009 (2:03PM)

Wonderfulllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll! I'm lovin'it!

ice00 on December 24, 2009 (2:39PM)

Can be included even Vice emulator in next version for Commodore machine?
Frodo is fast in emulation, but it cannot run many demos of Commodore 64, and music reproduction is quite primitive.

Vice else support lot of Commodore machine, like C128, Vic 20, Plus 4.


wilde on November 13, 2009 (12:18PM)

I have the version 4 now download the version 5 excellent !!!

loliloli on November 10, 2009 (8:34PM)

O-M-G! This is exactly what I need.
I'm building an arcade machine with a 400MHz computer and this is the Holy Grail to me :D

Thank you, for the love of everything holy!
I'm looking forward to V5 :)

sc0ttman on October 24, 2009 (9:49AM)

Puppy Arcade updated to version 3 - see forum link for more info.

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