Oct 252018
 

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).

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.

Oct 202016
 

RISC OS Bits, who popped up on the RISCOSitory RADAR with an amusing acronym just in time for April 1st this year,  has released a new product called the RiscPOD – a 40GB 2.5″ hard drive in an Acorn branded enclosure, with an emulator installed and ready to run. Four versions are available – IyoPOD, with RPCEmu installed; ArcPOD, with ArcEM installed; BarePOD, without an emulator so you can set it up yourself; and CustomPOD, on which other set ups can be installed on request.

Feb 112016
 

AKA: RISC OS on the cheap.

The next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London will take place on Monday, 15th February, and the meeting’s presentation – with the multi-puntastic title “RISC OS for Pi-nuts” – will be presented by Peter Howkins and Bryan Hogan. The pair will be looking at ways to run RISC OS without having to run up a large bill to do so. Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

Jan 032012
 

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 enabled, Continue reading »