No longer throws toys out of pram if Windows’ User Account Control is enabled. New versions of VirtualAcorn‘s range of RiscPC emulators for are now available, which are “designed to better support Windows 7 and Windows 8.
…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.
Yet another new game from AMCOG! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take on the role of a secret agent operating on behalf of MI7 who has been sent to infiltrate an Antarctic facility operated by the nefarious Doctor Atom.
Back in the mists of time, the first game released by Soft Rock Software was Escape from Exeria, a game in which the player navigates mazes to collect things while avoiding the bad guys – but unlike the most famous example of its kind, with an added puzzle element. Updated and re-released in the mid-1990s, the company has taken another look at it recently and given it a new lease of life.
And an updated list of alternative votes. The Awards poll for 2019 went live towards the end of March, with a deadline for votes pencilled in as the end of May. However, due to the disappointing number of votes received, I have decided to leave it open until the end of this month.
I don’t think anyone can possibly disagree with me when I say that 2020, so far, has been an unusual year. Most of the world is in some form of lockdown due to the SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus) pandemic, with movements beyond our homes and interactions with people beyond our own households at a minimum – which means (in a RISC OS context) shows and user group meetings aren’t taking place.
The Awards poll for 2019 has been under way for about a month, and has so far received ninety form submissions – although that does include a number of blank entries1.
For a short time only, RISC OS users can benefit from a cloud service that nobody expected or requested and, quite frankly, most people probably won’t actually use. Well, it’s aimed at developers really, not the average user, so there’s that.
Well, not literally; the group is going nowhere! The next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) will take place on Monday, 18th November, and will be a group discussion about the options for using RISC OS on the move.
A new model RISCBook will be available from R-Comp at the London Show, on Saturday, 26th October.