Installing SpecBAS for Raspberry PI

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A quick guide to getting the current version of SpecBAS up and running on a Raspberry PI

Downloading SpecBAS for Raspberry Pi

A binary debian package containing the current version of SpecBAS for Raspberry Pi can be found at

Running SpecBAS for Raspberry PI

You must be running a linux distro with hard floating point support. Such as the Raspbian Wheezy distribution that Raspberry recommends.

Type "sudo apt-get install sdl-image1.2" to install the SDL image libary (you may already have this installed, if so, all good!)

Copy from the specbas archive into your /usr/lib/ directory and make sure it's readable. i.e: "sudo cp /usr/lib", followed by "sudo chmod 444 /usr/lib/"

Make sure the SpecBAS binary is executable "chmod 755 SpecBAS"

Run SpecBAS ("./SpecBAS")!

Upon first execution, SpecBAS will create its working directory; /home/user/specbas . This folder is effectively the root folder for SpecBAS/SpecOS, where SpecBAS will load files from, and save files to. SpecBAS will be unaware of any files located outside of this folder.

Compiling your own version

The SpecBAS source files are available through SVN at The bass audio library is also available from