Jun 062018
 

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. Continue reading »

Jun 062018
 

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, and its aim is to emulate the hardware of a RiscPC, allowing suitable versions of RISC OS to be used on those platforms.

Oct 282016
 

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 OS screen mode.

Feb 112016
 

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. Continue reading »

Apr 062014
 

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 XP on your RISCube or RISCbook. Continue reading »

Mar 192014
 

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. Continue reading »

Apr 012013
 

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, issue 3 (December 2003) until volume 19, issue 4 (January 2006) . That series was centered around using VirtualRPC, an emulator for Windows and Mac OS X computers that allows those people who need to use those platforms to continue to enjoy using RISC OS without having to have two computers on their desk, and was called “VirtualRPC in Use” Continue reading »

Dec 162012
 

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 used on a Raspberry Pi, which uses an ARMv6 BroadCom BCM2835 SoC (System on a Chip). Continue reading »

Dec 162012
 

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 users to discover software they might be interested in. Continue reading »

Oct 142012
 

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 systems based around the BeagleBoard and PandaBoard – Hatari has been compiled with an optimised version of SDL 1.2.15, and is able to emulate an 8Mhz Atari ST or STE at 100% of the original computer’s speed. Continue reading »