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 "wget" to fetch the debian package to your home directory.

Then type "sudo dpkg -i specbas-pi.deb" to install it.

Upon first execution, SpecBAS will create its working directory; /home/username/specbas (if this folder doesn't already exist). A number of useful files and folders will also be set up within this directory (containing fonts, demo programs, and a copy of the SpecBAS Reference Manual). This folder is effectively the root folder for SpecBAS/SpecOS, where SpecBAS will load files from, and save files to. SpecBAS is 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