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Aemulor turns to RISC OS 2

By Chris Williams. Published: 19th Apr 2003, 23:28:58 | Permalink | Printable

Get that 1991 feel on your 2003 hardware

Jan de Boer's A310 emulator for modern RISC OS computers has proven popular in various online corners of the wired RISC OS world this weekend with Arcsite running a story on it as well as AcornArcade with a nice retro gaming angle and mini-review. Jan's emulator shamelessly provides Arthur, RISC OS 2 and 3 ROMs for you to play with and although it runs acceptably on a StrongARM computer, it's not yet compatible with the Iyonix.

So up steps Aemulor today, the 26 bit emulator for Iyonix users, with a guide to run Jan's emulator on a 32 bit system.

"Aemulor can now run applications written before RO4 thanks to the efforts of Jan", announces Aemulor developer Adrian Lee. "An A310 emulator that now, thanks to Aemulor, runs on the Iyonix and allows me to play with Arthur OS for the first time".

Yes, yes. We're also delighted at the irony of running an emulator on an emulator just to get mindlessly primitive Arthur (aka RISC OS 1) on your RISC OS 5 machine.

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Next step is for Aemulor to support pre-RiscPC architectures natively. Coz you know you really want to run Chocks Away on your Iyonix. Oh yes indeedy ;-)

-- Spriteman.

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 19/4/03 11:56PM
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Does it run 65Host? ;)

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 19/4/03 11:56PM
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BeebIt -- Spriteman.

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 19/4/03 11:56PM
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/me tries to think of an emulator that runs on the BBC

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 20/4/03 12:01AM
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> Does it run 65Host?

Not yet... but I'm working on it ;-)

Aemulor can run 65Tube, but I just /had/ to try !Emulator, just for the hell of it!

More emulated emulators to follow! :-)

Adrian

 is a RISC OS Useradrianl on 20/4/03 12:26AM
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Iyonix -> Emulator -> 65Host -> Elite!

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 20/4/03 12:44AM
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Oh yes...65Host on Emulator...Nice plan. Me likes that, Monkeyson. Hmph - now I just need to buy that Iyonix then. -- Andrew Hill,

 is a RISC OS Usermd0u80c9 on 20/4/03 11:28PM
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Speaking of which, isn't the prize draw for the second Iyonix coming up in May? I must win, everyone please withdraw their entries (so to speak) -- Gavin Smith, Carrickfergus

 is a RISC OS UserSparkY on 20/4/03 11:44PM
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Ooops. My plan isn't so hot when you remember Elite doesn't run on 65Host.

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 20/4/03 11:54PM
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Can someone detail the differences between running this and ArcEM (arcem.sf.net)?

Another good use for it, and presumably arcem, is for software authors to check software still works OK on older OSes.

 is a RISC OS Userralph on 21/4/03 11:16AM
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I don't think I've ever got ArcEm to work for me so thats a major difference between it and Emulator ;-)

 is a RISC OS UserThe Doctor on 21/4/03 11:37AM
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ArcEm's GNU GPL allowing contributions from the community. I'm unclear what conditions Emulator is released under.

 is a RISC OS Userralph on 21/4/03 12:01PM
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!Emulator runs out of the box on RISC OS machines, unlike ArcEM. Emulator runs RISC OS on RISC OS, hence it being more ethnical than say, nicking the OS 3 ROM images and running RISC OS on a linux machine.

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 21/4/03 1:17PM
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Emulator: RISC OS only, but fast. Runs in a window and single task.

ArcEm: Open source, runs on Unix, MacOS X, Windows, RISC OS. RISC OS version single tasking only, and much slower than Emulator.

-- Peter, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 21/4/03 1:34PM
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> and much slower than Emulator.

If you're interested in speeding it up, and don't have a copy of FRU issue 11, email me (adrian@aemulor.com) and I'll send you the article I wrote that describe how Aemulor's ARM610 mode works.

You'll find it quite a bit faster than the current ArcEm....the core of an emulator really needs to be in assembler for speed, but the approaches I described in FRU can be portably described in C.

Cheers,

Adrian

 is a RISC OS Useradrianl on 24/4/03 11:00PM
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Hi Adrian,

Emailed. Thanks.

 is a RISC OS Userralph on 25/4/03 4:40PM
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