Install Puppy Arcade to a Flash Drive from Windows

In the following section, I will show you how we installed Puppy Arcade to a USB Flash Drive using Windows and our Universal USB Installer. Puppy Arcade (created by Scott Jarvis), is a remix of Puppy Linux with a strong focus on Console Game Emulation. Puppy Arcade  includes some of the most popular Console Game Emulation software available for Linux. Of course you will need to supply your own game ROMS.

Console Game Systems that can be emulated include: Amiga, Atari, Amstrad, Arcade Machines, Colecovision, Commodore (64/128/VIC20/PET), GameBoys (GB, GBC, GBA), GameGear, Genesis, MasterSystem, MS DOS, NeoGeo, NeoGeo CD, NES/Famicom, PC Engine/TurboGrafix 16, PSX, Scumm, SNES and ZX Spectrum.

Puppy Arcade Desktop Screenshot

Puppy Arcade Screenshot

Distribution Home Page: http://scottjarvis.com/page105.htm

Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 128MB (more with persistence)

Persistent Feature: Yes

Puppy Arcade Live USB Flash Drive Creation Essentials

  • Windows PC to perform conversion
  • puppy-arcade*.iso
  • 128MB or larger USB flash drive (fat32 formatted)
  • Universal USB Installer (does the USB conversion)

Puppy Arcade Live USB Flash Drive Creation tutorial

  1. Download and launch our Universal USB Installer, select Puppy Arcade and follow the onscreen instructions
  2. Once the script has finished, restart your PC and set your BIOS or Boot Menu to boot from the USB device, save your changes and reboot

If all went well, you should be booting from your Live Puppy Arcade USB. You will be prompted to create a persistent file for saving your session data on shutdown. Just select your USB device when prompted.

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