[Rpcemu] RPCEmu 0.8.12 Mac test build

Theo Markettos theo at markettos.org.uk
Tue Aug 11 10:26:00 PDT 2015


On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 12:53:43PM +0100, Richard Walker wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> 
> Thanks for the update Theo.  I've had a quick play and it looks good.
> No worse than the previous builds as far as I can tell.
> 
> I've had a bash at updating Sprow's 'how to' for getting RPCEmu
> up-and-running with RISC OS 5.  Anyone fancy verifying?
> 
> https://www.riscosopen.org/wiki/documentation/show/RPCEmu%20and%20RISC%20OS%205%20on%20Mac%20OS%20X

That's great!  I just hacked the download links to point to the parent page
so the page doesn't have to get updated for every version.  It would
probably make sense for Mac builds to go on the main RPCemu web page once
they have stabilised - at the moment I'm just throwing things about for
testing.

> As per the previous builds, my MacBook gets hot and the fans come on.
> I have a vague memory that I need to install something extra to allow
> the emulated CPU to idle... any tips, anyone?

There is the tickbox in Preferences, however I haven't explored that.  There
is also a RISC OS program that can be run (comes in the riscos-progs folder)
- I'm not clear on what the current recommended position is (all this isn't
specific to Mac as far as I'm aware)

> P.S. A couple of minor suggestions:
> 
> 1) default the CPU to SA110, RAM to 128MB and VRAM to 2MB.

There's not much advantage to being in SA110 mode.  There's also no
advantage to having VRAM.  It probably makes sense to have the default
settings the same as the Windows version of RPCEmu so things are consistent. 
Should all versions move to 128MB RAM?

> 2) default the sound to on.

Is there a reason why this is not enabled by default?  Is it so on Windows?

Theo



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