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==RPCEmu - Open Source RiscPC Emulator==
==RPCEmu - Open Source RiscPC Emulator==
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riscos.info maintains the source repository for RPCEmu, developed by Tom Walker.  Peter Naulls did the port to Linux. Chris Williams did the Mac OS X PPC port. RPCEmu is an dynamic recompiling (JIT) emulator of Acorn RiscPC-class hardware. It includes working emulation of ARM6, ARM7 and StrongARM cores, IDE and Floppy emulation, VIDC20 and IOMD chipset emulation, and other features.
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RPCEmu is currently maintained and distributed via the [http://www.marutan.net/rpcemuspoon RPCEmu Spoon Edition] website. Please check there for documentation, binary downloads and developer information.
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Present limitations:
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* No access to host floppy drives
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* Network access needs polishing (see below)
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* Unable to run non-RISC OS operating systems correctly (eg Linux)
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==Documentation==
==Documentation==

Revision as of 11:07, 21 May 2010

Contents

RPCEmu - Open Source RiscPC Emulator

RPCEmu is currently maintained and distributed via the RPCEmu Spoon Edition website. Please check there for documentation, binary downloads and developer information.

Documentation

Developer help wanted

In case you are a developer and want to spend some time on RPCEmu project, this is a non-exhaustive list of ideas to get you inspired:

  • It would be a good thing to have Windows, Linux and Mac OS X ports unified.
  • Address its emulation limitations (like host drive and network access)
  • Test the dynamic recompiler
  • Emulate the Portable_ReadBMUVariable SWI to read the host's battery state and a write RISC OS program to display it (Virtual Acorn also uses this interface, so the program would work on both emulated platforms)

There are currently two strands of networking: one for Linux and another for Windows.

References

Emulation of RISC OS
Emulators:
RPCEmu, QEMU, Arcem, VirtualAcorn, RedSquirrel, Arculator
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