Apple //GS on PI

If you are going to emulate and Apple //gs, you better do it on a hobby computer board. GSplus is a fun and exciting Apple //gs emulator. It can easily be compiled on the Raspberry Pi hobby computer boards. I’ve compiled it on a Pi 3, Pi 3+ and a Pi 4. You will need an Apple its ROM file and a started HD image. I may include a link to the ones I have use in the post at a later time.

My recent setup consisted of a Raspberry Pi 4 with 2gig of ram and a 128gig microSD running the latest RaspianOS Bookworm with GUI. At some later time I will document a ‘Lite” install that runs without GUI in full screen. My Pi 3+ is connected to the official Raspberry Pi 7″ display and runs full screen. Very Cool.

Let’s get started! I will assume you already have ‘Bookworm’ OS (GUI) already installed on your Pi 3,3+ or 4. Open a console and type the following commands.

** Install dependancies **
sudo apt-get install -y libpcap0.8-dev libsdl2-image-dev cmake libreadline-dev re2c

** Clone source from GITHUB **
git clone

cd gsplus
ln -s vars_rpilinux_sdl2 vars
mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -DFREETYPE_INCLUDE_DIRS=/usr/include/freetype2/

** Copy Binary to home folder **
cd bin
cp GSplus ..

That’s it for now. I’ll update this post with a more detailed setup at a later time. I just wanted to share the good new with everyone. APPLE II FOREVER!