[Rpcemu] RPCEmu 0.8.12 Mac test build
richardwalker at letterboxes.org
Tue Aug 11 13:55:57 PDT 2015
On 11 Aug 2015, at 18:26, Theo Markettos <theo at markettos.org.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 12:53:43PM +0100, Richard Walker wrote:
> 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
I did ponder linking to the parent. Makes sense, I guess.
Agreed about the main RPCEmu page. I liked the info on ROOL’s site
when I last saw it, and I like the idea that we can all edit their wiki.
Aso, I didn’t realise the page wasn’t Sprow’s. Must be my laziness reading
the ‘last edit’ date. :)
>> 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)
Ah yes, there is indeed an option. Dunno how I missed that!
Thanks to David (and David!) for pointing that out too.
>> 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?
The reason I mentioned the VRAM was because a note somewhere said that
RISC OS 5 might show display corruption without it.
Also, I have found that with the ARM610 CPU emulation, RISC OS 5 is quite
crash-happy. From a clean-boot, if I wiggle around a filter window, it will
crash with some silly ‘Filer may have gone wrong’. SA110 is fine.
Has anyone else found this?
I’m sure I read somewhere that the SA110 emulation is the most extensively
used and so the most developed/mature. I could be mis-remembering.
>> 2) default the sound to on.
> Is there a reason why this is not enabled by default? Is it so on Windows?
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