Hey there Mac/Unix users, some good news for you. Thanks to Dusto mentioning that he’d try and see what he could do in Ubuntu, I figured I’d give it a shot myself since I had an Ubuntu partition lying around, and lo and behold here we are. Thanks Dusto for getting me off my lazy ass!
So, right off the bat, I will say that I did not test this with a controller, only keyboard. I’ll update this guide when (if) I fiddle with it and get controllers working. Might even be as easy as plugging it in and having it work, but I doubt it.
So, for starters, you’ll need a program called Wine, which emulates a windows environment and allows you to run windows executables. From Mac users, try the latest version of WineBottler. Unix users can find the wine installer for their distro here.
Once you have your flavor of wine installed, it pretty much follows my guide here. There are two differences. The first, and most important, is that you’ll need to open the Nestopia exe with Wine. Now I haven’t used WineBottler, but the site claims you should be able to just double-click the exe and choose a ‘Run Directly’ option. For Ubuntu, it’s as easy as right clicking and opening with Wine.
That *should* bring up Nestopia without any issues. That was the hard part. The other difference of this setup is that for whatever reason the default Timing settings are changed, which causes the game to be choppy. You’ll want to change the first option to “Synchronize to refresh rate”, and you should be golden there as well.
Other than that, aside from following the rest of the Windows guide, everything should be smooth sailing from there.
Feel free to give it a try and reply here. With Ubuntu, I didn’t hit any network problems, but I’m anticipating that this won’t always be the case. We’ll puzzle through whatever issues may arise.