Installing VICE (Commodore Emulator) on MacOS

Before doing anything else, make sure that you have Xcode installed.

Install the xa (xa65) open-source 6502 cross compiler. Download the source code. Then extract the file, cd into the directory, then:

tar xvf xa-2.3.9.tar.gz
cd xa-2.3.9
make
make install

Install Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL2). Download the source code. Extract the file, cd into the directory, then:

tar xvf SDL2-2.0.10.tar.gz
cd SDL2-2.0.10
./configure
make
make install

Download the VICE source code. Extract the file, cd into the directory, then:

tar xvf vice-3.3.tar.gz
cd vice-3.3
./configure --enable-sdlui2 --disable-bundle
make install

To run the C64 emulator, run the following:

x64sc

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