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What we desperately need for the handful of schools that still use Acorn computers is a RiscPC RISC OS 3.6 emulator. As the StrongArm, then RISC OS 4, then the Iyo have been developed, less and less of the specialist educational software has been updated, and as schools have invested in the new hardware/OS es they been able to run less and less of their software. A 3.6 RiscPC emulator for SA/RISC OS 4would bring all of those old software titles back into use. I'm thinking particularly of the IMS readers that used to allow Dorling Kindersley's Ultimate Human Body and Microsoft's Dinosaurs and Ancient Lands CDs to be used with Acorns, plus the multimedia CDs from AVP. There are a couple of A310 emulators that work on StrongARM/Iyo but they are very slow and don't support CD drives. Are there any takers out there who would like to have a go at cross-compiling one of the existing RPC emulators for later RISC OS systems? Jon

 is a RISC OS UserJon on 30/7/07 6:24PM
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