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How to install a Game Boy emulator Giovanni on the Apple Watch

Last week MacDigger told about the new Giovanni Game Boy emulator for the Apple Watch. The application can use anyone absolutely free, as all the source files are on GitHub in the public domain. If you have Apple Watch and you feel nostalgic for Gameboy games from my childhood, to install the emulator in just a few minutes.


To install need MacBook iMac come with OS X/Mac OS and above, the Xcode development environment 8.0 and higher, Apple Watch operating system watch OS 3 and above, Apple developer account (free also works) and an active account on GitHub.

How to install emulator Game Boy on the Apple Watch:

Step 1: first we need to install Git on a Mac. If you are an experienced developer and often use Xcode, you can skip to the next step. If not, launch the Terminal and type the following command to install tools Xcode: “xcode-select –install”.

Step 2: Now you need to create the SSH key to clone emulator. In the Terminal enter the following command:

ssh-keygen-t rsa -b 4096 -C [your email address]

Step 3: When prompted to enter a file, just press Enter and verify that the recorded generated passphrase.

Step 4: Next, you need to use a SSH key. Type in a Terminal this command:

eval “$(ssh-agent-s)” ssh-add-K ~/.ssh/id_rsa

Step 5: the Key must also be added on GitHub. To do this, run in Terminal:

pbcopy < ~/.ssh/

Step 6: Login to your GitHub account, go to Settings -> SSH Keys and CPG and press the green button to add SSH. As in the previous step, you copied the key, just press Command + V to paste in GitHub.

Step 7: Having done all the boring work, it’s time to finally install the emulator. Go back to Terminal and run the following command:

git clone –recursive cd GIOVANNI open”.

Step 8: This command will automatically download project Giovanni in the Finder. Start Giovanni.xcodproj. After you open Xcode, connect your iPhone to your computer and you will be able to export the program directly on the mobile device.

Step 9: connect your Apple Watch to your iPhone and install Giovanni on the watch through the app Watch.

To install ROM-image need a third-party file Manager like iFunBox or iExplorer. With their help, you need to add the files to a folder Giovanni.

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