News nybble: RPCEmu 0.9.1 released

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).

RPCEmu gets a London outing on June 18th

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.

News nybble: RPCEmu 0.9.0 sneaked out

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,…

News nybble: RPCEmu 0.8.15 released

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…

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 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…

Snippets – 9th January, 2022

A roundup of 2021 news and releases not already covered on RISCOSitory With 2021 now behind us, the time has come for one final round up of news that hasn’t already found its way onto onto these pages – although this time, in fact, it’s the only round up of such news for 2021; for 2020, a snippets post appeared half way through the year and then another just after the year ended – but no earlier post has been compiled for 2021.

Come and stay at the Haunted Tower Hotel…

…FOREVER! If you visited the recent London Show, you would have had a chance to play a couple of new games – both with a theme corresponding with the event taking place the day before Halloween, with one available to buy at the show. That game was The Haunted Tower Hotel, from AMCOG Games – and it is now also available to purchase via !Store, priced at £9.99.

London Show next Saturday

Organised as an online event last year because of the pandemic, the RISC OS London Show is returning to the physical world this year, and will take place on Saturday, 30th October, at its customary venue: St Giles Hotel,Feltham,TW14 9AD. The doors will be open to the public from 11:00am until 5:00pm, with an entry fee of £5.00 for adults – under-16s can get in for free.