Here’s a quick recap of how to do it
First install a C compiler, make, and all the usual developer tools. On Fedora this is done like so.
In The Terminal type
sudo dnf -y groupinstall "Development Tools" sudo dnf install flex bison git
Then you must clone, rgbds
git clone https://github.com/gbdev/rgbds.gi cd rgbds git checkout v0.5.2
Then do the build
make clean make sudo make install
You are now ready to compile Pokemon Yellow itself. To do that cd back to your home directory, or anywhere you want that’s not the rgbds directory. And execute
git clone https://github.com/pret/pokeyellow.git cd pokeyellow make
Assuming everything went according to plan you now a file called
pokeyellow.gbc . This is the rom image of the game. Copy it somewhere safe. And fire it up in your favorite emulator.
To play along with us on stream you will need to complete one additional step. Download the .ips patch from PokeCommunity (Membership required) Mirror here, and apply it to the rom. There are several ways of doing that easiest way is probably Rom Patcher JS
Turns out with a little help from the community, and some linux know how all your 9 year old dreams can come true. Embrace the Joy of Linux everyone.