[Rpcemu] RPCEmu 0.8.9

Peter Howkins rpcemu.howkins at marutan.net
Sun Jan 1 12:22:25 PST 2012

A new version of RPCEmu is available, 0.8.9


* All Platforms

  - Add support for emulation of 256 MB of RAM - the maximum possible in the
    Risc PC and A7000 architecture.

  - A new option to reduce CPU usage. By enabling this menu option, RPCEmu will
    attempt to reduce its CPU usage by utilising the 'Idle' feature of RISC OS.
    Once enabled, the CPU usage should reduce roughly 30 seconds after booting
    RISC OS provided that activity is low enough. No 'Portable' module is
    required to use this feature. This is partly based on code by Jeffrey 

  - A two-button mouse mode, for use on laptops and similar: this menu option
    swaps the right and middle mouse buttons, allowing the more common RISC OS
    use of Select and Menu on two-button mouse systems such as laptops.

  - Several fixes to the "Follow host mouse" feature, which should make 
    it more reliable: Correctly interprets OS_Byte 106 and handles 
    pointer/cursor linking.

  - SWIs are now intercepted even when called using CallASWI, based on a
    patch by Alan Buckley. This further improves the reliability of the
    "Follow host mouse" feature.

  - The mouse type will be automatically configured based on the type of
    emulated machine. Previously it was necessary to use '*configure  
    mousetype' when changing between Risc PC and A7000 emulation.

  - Resolved ARM bug where rotate could set C flag incorrectly.

  - A possible crash in the Dynamic Recompiler has been prevented by a 
    fix from Tom Walker.

  - RISC OS 4.02 with no VRAM configured now boots in Risc PC emulation.

  - Accuracy improvements to emulation of IOMD.

  - Workaround ADC issue on 64bit recompiler which prevented RISC OS 5.17 
    from booting.

  - Refactoring of code, particularly relating to RAM and IOMD.

* Windows

  - The window size is now taller by one pixel. Previously it was too 
    short, and the very bottom row of the display was missing.

  - Some improvements to the GUI, including enabling Windows "Visual 
    Styles" so that windows adopt the native look of the OS, and 
    improving the layout of the "Configure" window.

  - A potential freeze when choosing "File->Exit" has been fixed.

  - An improved icon, which includes high-resolution variants for Windows 
    Vista and later.

* Linux

  - Some improvements to the GUI, including improving the layout of the
    "Configure" window.

Note: Using the windows install to upgrade from
      previous versions may overwrite your cmos.ram
      and rpc.cfg files.
Matthew Howkins
Peter Howkins

Peter Howkins
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