News nybble: Quake updated

You receive 25 health! Following R-Comp‘s release of a new version of Quake just before this year’s Southwest Show, further work has been carried out on the source code, and there is now a new version available from !Store. The updated version benefits from hardware-accelerated floating point capabilities of modern CPUs, which provides a significant […]

Show report: Southwest 2018

Better late than never, but not as late as last year – so that’s something, right? This year’s Southwest Show took place on Saturday, 24th February, at the Webbington Hotel and Spa – the same venue at which it has been held every year since its inception. This year’s show was therefore the 21st, marking […]

RISC OS Awards 2016 results

The RISC OS Awards poll for 2016 was brought to a close on 29th February. As before, the results were processed and counted on a RISC OS computer (using a home-brewed program to turn the votes into a file for each category, ready to be loaded into Fireworkz), and initially announced on the @RISCOSitory Twitter […]

Snippets – 16th October, 2016

Out of the chaos comes… another round up of (mostly late) news! With yet another protracted busy period here in the RISCOSitory/Soft Rock Software bunker, it’s time to round up some news that has either been previously missed, or held back until more time was available.

RISC OS Awards 2015: Alternative options revisited

An updated look at the alternative options people have voted for so far. The voting form for the 2015 RISC OS Awards poll went live seven weeks ago tomorrow – and the current tally stands at a few short of 140. This is a notable improvement on last year’s poll, which received around a hundred […]

RISC OS Awards 2015: Alternative options

Have you voted yet? If not, get voting – and here are some additional ideas! The voting form for the 2015 RISC OS Awards poll went live three weeks ago today, and there have so far been just over a hundred entries – which is still a long way short of the first poll run […]

HeXen II port released

First Heretic, then HeXen… now HeXen II, too. Ooh! With the release of the Hheretic and Hhexen ports, RISC OS users had the first two games in the Heretic/HeXen series, originally developed by Raven Software and published by id Software. Now, a little under six weeks later, Chris Gransden has completed the original trilogy, releasing […]