Christopher Martin has contacted me to let me know that version 0.52-1 of the DRenderer module, which is the version currently found in the package on riscos.info, is obsolete and has a number of problems. He has been working on the module, and has contributed new sources and a build system to the GCCSDK team, […]
Today, it seems, emulators on RISC OS are like buses: You wait for ages for one to come along, then three turn up all at once. Earlier today, Chris Gransden announced a port of Mednafen, a multi game system emulator – and he’s followed that up with two more: Snes9x and MAME.
Following the release of his port of Fuse, the Spectrum emulator, Chris Gransden has busied himself with porting another emulator to RISC OS. This time, it’s a port from the Unix version of Mednafen, a command line driven multiple system emulator that provides support for OpenGL and SDL graphics, network play, re-mappable input configuration, joystick […]
Snapper is a screen capture program, originally written by David Pilling and supplied with his scanning and image processing software, and now maintained and further developed by Chris Johnson. The application allows the user to save areas of the screen as sprites – much as can be done using Paint, supplied with all RISC OS […]
David Bradforth of Alligata Media has made two books available as free downloads via his Alligata site on MagCloud. BASIC V for the Acorn Archimedes was written by Mike Williams and originally published by Dabs Press in 1989, and was acquired by Alligata Media in 2005. According to the blurb the “book provides a practical […]
PlayIt is a tool for playing sound samples, which is used by a number of RISC OS applications, including DigitalCD. Originally written by Rick Hudson, recent updates have been made available by Christopher Martin. The latest update, version 1.72, improves reliability, especially on 26bit systems, due to several bugs being dealt with in the software’s […]
We all know that one of the many reasons for Microsoft Windows being so big, requiring so much memory and disk space, and ever faster processors to be able to cope with each new version of the operating system in order to make it usable, is the fact that throughout its evolution it has always […]
Everyone knows the standard ways of entering ‘extended’ characters in RISC OS – those characters that aren’t readily available from a standard keyboard by just pressing a key, or shift and a key – but the approach is arguably not as user-friendly as it might be, since it either means knowing which key combination or […]
Back in the 1980s, there were quite a lot of 8-bit home computers to choose from and, while it might seem somewhat surprising to us RISC OS using Acorn fans, some people actually chose other machines than Acorn’s BBC Microcomputer. And enjoyed using them. Strange, I know.
R-Comp have released another update to Fireworkz Pro for RISC OS, the integrated word processor, spreadsheet and database package previously developed and sold by Colton. This latest development, bringing the software up to version 1.34/05, boasts the following enhancements and fixes: