A new version of RPCEmu has been released, offering an easy way to get up and running if you haven’t used RPCEmu before – and if you wish, to try out RISC OS Direct without needing a Raspberry Pi.
A new version of multi-platform emulator RPCEmu has been released. Version 0.9.1 of the software, which allows classic Acorn hardware such as the RiscPC and A7000 to be emulated on Windows and Linux, amongst others, includes a number of changes – from new features, such as the ability to take screenshots from a menu, to networking improvements (leading to fewer steps needed from within RISC OS to configure networking).
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 RISC OS from 3.50 to 6.20 – including version 3.80, which was the development version for the RiscPC 2, aka Phoebe, and never officially released.
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 to build a version that runs on RISC OS), and the threading model now sees the GUI on a different thread to the actual machine emulation. RPCEmu can be run on a number of platforms,…
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 available, such as a stability issue with 8MB VRAM being resolved, and a UI change to the Windows version: the window maximise button has been disabled, since the window size is determined by the RISC…
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.
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 is the maximum amount supported by the RiscPC (which, as its name suggests, is hardware the emulator is originally designed to emulate) and A7000. A new option has been added to reduce CPU usage. When…
No London Show again? Read about the last Wakefield one instead! Due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers, last year’s Wakefield Show morphed into the Wradfold show – Wakefield, but in Bradford – and this year, the show carried on in the same location, for much the same reason. It took place on 22nd April at the Cedar Court Hotel in – well, yes – Bradford.
25th February 2023 saw the RISC OS Southwest Show return to the Arnos Manor Hotel in Bristol. This was the first time the event has taken place since just before the Covid pandemic hit the UK, with the last one pretty much on the eve of the plague landing on our shores in early 2020.
No, not a zombie from Ancient Greece – it’s an online emulator! If you want to run RISC OS software on another platform, such as Windows, there are a couple of fairly obvious choices with RPCEmu and VirtualRiscPC – but they aren’t the only choices you have. Another is Arculator, first written and released by Sarah Walker just over two decades ago, with the latest release (2.1) appearing just under two years ago.