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VA5000 resources archive online

By Chris Williams. Published: 8th Apr 2006, 14:37:42 | Permalink | Printable

Plus games including Bug Hunter In Space

Acorn nut logoAn archive of VirtualA5000 upgrades is now back online, following a fan's takeover of the resources. Frank Wockenfuss spent two months setting up the website, which received the blessing of VA5000 publisher VirtualAcorn.

Born from the Red Squirrel emulator by Graeme Barnes, VA5000 was the precursor to the popular VirtualRiscPC package. VA5000 was dropped from the VA product range in May 2004 following the success of the RiscPC emulator.

Frank said: "I'm very proud to present the new VA5000 upgrades section. The site is made for all users of VirtualAcorn's superb A5000 emulator, Virtual A5000, who are looking for the updates, that were available for the emulator a while ago on the homepage of VirtualAcorn. This site is your first stop to find the long searched upgrades."

Various tweaks and enhancements were released for the VA5000 during its active life time. The emulator is still useful for people wishing to play older games and demos that may not work as well on RiscPC-class platforms. The website also includes many downloadable games and utilities from the Acorn era - including Bug Hunter In Space and demos of Quark.

VirtualAcorn have stressed that they are no longer responsible for the upgrades now available on Frank's website, and a full back up should be taken before applying any of the patches.

Links

Wocki's Acorn website

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so when do we get to download va5000 and ro3.7 roms free?

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