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Aemulor 2.2 upgrade online

By Chris Williams. Published: 5th Aug 2003, 01:46:48 | Permalink | Printable

'How it works' article reveals Aemulor insides are made of code, not magical 32bit elves

aemulor logoAemulor.com have informed us this morning that Aemulor 2.2 is now available as a free upgrade to registered users from their website. A demo version of Aemulor 2.2 is also available for download and a new documentation section is also now available online.

In the new documentation section, you can find a copy of the software's manual and a very geeky but still informative article on how Aemulor works and the basics of processor emulation. The technical document, published first in Foundation Risc User, comments that future versions of Aemulor may be able to try different optimisation techniques on different 26bit applications and learn which optimisations work best and therefore in future stick to the best optimisations for each particular 26bit application.

For the unaware, Aemulor is an application that enables existing 26bit mode RISC OS software to run on 32bit mode only computers. This means users of the 32bit XScale powered Iyonix can use Aemulor to run legacy 26bit software. In many cases, Aemulor acts as a lifeline to users of RISC OS 5 who want to continue using old software that, for one reason or another, can't be made 32bit compatible or are awaiting 32bit compatibility updates. A database of known 26bit software supported by Aemulor is online here.

Aemulor.com's Neil Spellings stated that Aemulor 2.2 "sees over 30 enhancements to Aemulor, including improvements in emulation, bug fixes and User Interface enhancements; many of which are suggestions and results of feedback from existing users."

The Aemulor team, now starting a summer break, have pencilled in a Q4 release for Aemulor Pro. There's also reportedly an easter egg hidden in Aemulor and the first person to find it wins a free upgrade to Aemulor Pro.

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"We've added unnecessary bloat to our software and will reward the first person to spot it."

Ahh, I must be getting old and cynical ;)

-- Dougal

 is a RISC OS UserDougal on 5/8/03 10:20AM
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Knowing Adrians obsession with code efficiancy, the Easter Egg will be a matter of a few hundred bytes!

We have halved the Aemulor memory workspace requiremens afterall :-)

Cheers,

Neil

 is a RISC OS Userspellinn on 5/8/03 11:17AM
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I very nearly compressed it in fact, but eventually decided to be sensible!

In fact it's about 1.5KB, but I thought it might make somebody laugh.

Anyway, in 1995 I installed a Windows /mouse driver/ that was 4 times the size of Aemulor!

So there ;-)

Adrian

 is a RISC OS Useradrianl on 5/8/03 11:45AM
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I was just teasing ;)

I remember once writing a program with a friend once and I think we put the easter egg in there when we'd only got a third of the way through as it provided light relief from more serious work :)

-- Dougal

 is a RISC OS UserDougal on 5/8/03 1:02PM
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Jolly Gosh!

 is a RISC OS UserTimothy609 on 5/8/03 4:40PM
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If you've got a copy of PlayDays for RISC OS, then there's an easter egg in it:

When it asks you for your name, type in "uzi ninemm", and the mouse pointer turns into a cross hairs, and you can shoot the characters.

(I think it's that; it could be "uzininemm", or "uzi nine mm"). There's some other guns as well, but this is the most fun ;-)

 is a RISC OS Usertribbles2 on 5/8/03 9:01PM
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> ninemm

No accident that that's an anagram of eminem I'm sure. :-)

 is a RISC OS Useradrianl on 5/8/03 10:54PM
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Is it true that a copy of aemulor can be found on the DVD version of 8 mile? -- Steve Knutson

 is a RISC OS Userknutson on 6/8/03 12:19AM
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