Install Cool Retro Term on Raspberry Pi
Cool Retro Term
Simulates an old CRT terminal.
This is fully hardware accelerated as long as your Fake KMS GPU driver is enabled.
Yes, it's a usable pi@raspberrypi terminal emulator.
To run: Menu -> System Tools -> Cool Retro Term
To run in terminal: ~/cool-retro-term/cool-retro-term
Fortunately, Cool Retro Term is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Cool Retro Term.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
Cool Retro Term will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Install Cool Retro Term
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Cool Retro Term.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Terminals category.
Now scroll down to find Cool Retro Term in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Cool Retro Term for you!