Installing Hercules

Hercules is the name of an emulator program that simulates being an IBM mainframe. It can host each of IBM’s public domain OS’s, OS/VS1, MVS3.8j and VM370. Hercules runs on a lot of hardware, under Windows, Linux, and MacOS.

Hercules has quite a history, ultimately culminating in the version brought out by SDL. Lots of information about their SDL Hercules can be found here.

Installing Hercules on your Raspberry Pi

Yes, that can be done! With some tips from mgrossmann and mettler, guys I met on a Dicord channel, I got it to work and on this page I will tell you how. You also might want to check Moshix’ M82 video. Okay, here we go. First, as always, go to your terminal and make your system up to date:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

When we have done that and our system is all shiny and sparkling again, we can do our install. The first choice you have to make is this one: do you want a quick fix or do you want the latest and optimized version by building compiling your very own version? Click on your choice: