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  • 07/16/11--06:26: Snippets – 16th July 2011
  • Chris Gransden has announced the availability of version 3.02.1.24 of PDF, allowing users to view files in the ever prevalent Portable Document File format from Adobe. Changes in this version include better interaction with Paint and better facilities when saving images. PDF can, of course, be used to view Drag ‘n Drop, a PDF based [...]

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  • 01/03/12--11:23: RPCEmu 0.8.9 released
  • Peter and Matthew Howkins have announced the availability of a new version of free emulator RPCEmu. Version 0.8.9 brings with it a long list of improvements, fixes and new features. These include, for all the platforms on which the emulator can be run: There is now support for emulation of 256 MB of RAM. This [...]

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    Back in the 1980s, there were quite a lot of 8-bit home computers to choose from and, while it might seem somewhat surprising to us RISC OS using Acorn fans, some people actually chose other machines than Acorn’s BBC Microcomputer. And enjoyed using them. Strange, I know. One of the most popular of these was [...]

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    Following the release of his port of Fuse, the Spectrum emulator, Chris Gransden has busied himself with porting another emulator to RISC OS. This time, it’s a port from the Unix version of Mednafen, a command line driven multiple system emulator that provides support for OpenGL and SDL graphics, network play, re-mappable input configuration, joystick [...]

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    Today, it seems, emulators on RISC OS are like buses: You wait for ages for one to come along, then three turn up all at once. Earlier today, Chris Gransden announced a port of Mednafen, a multi game system emulator – and he’s followed that up with two more: Snes9x and MAME. MAME stands for [...]

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    Make your 32-bit computer do an Impression (ho-ho) of a 26-bit one! When Castle Technology Ltd launched the IYONIX pc, back in 2002, there was a significant question users needed an answer to before upgrading to the new computer: Would their old software run on the new hardware? The problem was that for all the [...]

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    Hats off to Hatari! Franck Martinaux of NO RISC – NO FUN – a new name in the RISC OS world – has released a port of version 1.62 of Hatari, an Atari ST emulator. Only available for computers running RISC OS 5.18 or later on at least a Cortex-A8 processor – which currently means [...]

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    Faster than a speeding bullet… albeit an old, comparatively slow, speeding bullet, by today’s standards Franck Martinaux has made version 1.00 of FastDosBox available from the NO RISC – NO FUN website. Previously mentioned on the website, the application was described as being available exclusively from PlingStore, R-Comp’s initiative to make it easier for new [...]

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    Hatari… Ho! Goody! NO RISC – NO FUN‘s Franck Martinaux has released a new version of Hatari, the Atari ST emulator. Previously only available for computers running RISC OS 5.18 on at least a Cortex-A8 (ARMv7) processor as used in the BeagleBoard and PandaBoard, this update of the RISC OS port allows it to be [...]

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    Ee be free, ee be. Well known to readers of Archive Magazine, the group known as T.O.M.S. – who first appeared in the magazine in volume 13, issue 11 (August 2000) with a review of the Epson Stylus Photo 1200 – had a semi-regular series of articles published in the A5 periodical from volume 17, [...]

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    Bringing you the latest yesterday’s last week’s month’s YEAR’s news TODAY! Thanks to a previous engagement being cancelled, an unexpectedly free day means I can – finally – root through my archive of possible news and put together a snippets-post of things that really ought to have been reported on before now on RISCOSitory. There [...]

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    Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 4th April, 2014. R-Comp Interactive have recently written to users of RISCube and RISCBook computer systems regarding the imminent end-of-life of Windows XP (April 8th). The general advice is “don’t panic” but we have provided a range of (we hope) helpful tips to bear in mind if you’re still using Windows [...]

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  • 02/11/16--11:02: RPCEmu 0.8.14 now available
  • Peter and Matthew Howkins have released a new version of their open source emulator, RPCEmu. The software provides an emulation of classic Acorn systems, such as the RiscPC (hence the name) and the A7000, and versions are available for a number of platforms, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Version 0.8.14 of the software [...]

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    A new version of RPCEmu is now available to download. The software, from Peter and Matthew Howkins, provides an emulation of Acorn computer systems such as the RiscPC or A7000 on other platforms, such as Windows and Linux. Version 0.8.15 sees a number of changes – some for all platforms on which the software is [...]

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    A new version of RPCEmu was pushed out early last month, featuring two significant changes leading to its version number jumping from 0.8.15 to 0.9.0. Those changes – for which test versions have been available for a while – are the shift from the Allegro 4 library to the Qt5 library (which enabled Chris Gransden [...]

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    The open source RiscPC emulator RPCEmu will be the subject of a talk by Matthew and Peter Howkins in London on Monday, 18th June. The brothers have been maintaining and further developing the open source emulator, which was originally developed by Sarah Walker, for over ten years, and it can now support all versions of [...]