Aemulor Pro embraces SibeliusBy Chris Williams. Published: 12th Mar 2004, 22:45:32 | Permalink | Printable
EventuallyUsers of Sibelius will be warmed by this week's news that the Aemulor team have managed to finally run the famous music notation software on the Castle Iyonix, using Aemulor Pro. As Sibelius is a 26bit application, it needs Aemulor Pro to enable its execution on the Iyonix's 32bit only XScale processor.
"With the changes made for Aemulor Pro I'm happy to report that Sibelius 7 is now running on the Iyonix. Both in desktop mode and full-screen," Aemulor developer Adrian Lees announced, explaining that Aemulor Pro addresses the tricky screen requirements that Sibelius demands:
"Over Aemulor, Pro adds support for low-colour screen modes (Sibelius needs a 4-colour screen), including support for multiple banks (again required by Sibelius) to allow smooth screen updates. A number of demos use this as well.
"The current code makes each of your native modes available with 1-,2- and 4bpp. I plan to introduce scaling code so that the old 640 x 256 modes will be displayed using a 640 x 480 native mode, for example, allowing you to run old games/programs without letterboxing."
Sibelius was first released in 1993 for RISC OS machines, having undergone five years of development by the Finn brothers. Now the software is used world wide on Windows and Mac platforms.
Adrian adds that he's looking for Aemulor Pro beta testers, don't all rush in at once.
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