Posts tagged emulator
Homebrew Coder Pate who first off released a DOS Emulator for the Nintendo DS, then moved onto the Android has now posted a release of his DOS Emulator for the Raspberry Pi. For those who dont know a Dos Emulator lets you play old PC Games such as Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, Theme park and similiar games from that period, in short an excellent way to play old games on a new device that was never intended to run the game.
The current status of the emulation is as follows:
- CPU: 80486 processor, including the protected mode features (for running DOS4GW games) but without virtual memory support. The emulation runs at a speed of around 20MHz 80486 (which equals a 40MHz 80386) machine.
- Memory: 640KB of low memory, 4MB of EMS memory and 16MB of XMS memory.
- Super-VGA graphics, with a maximum resolution of 640×480 with 256 colors.
- SoundBlaster 2.0 (including AdLib-compatible FM sounds) sound card.
- US keyboard.
- Two-button mouse.
For more information, and a download link, visit this forum post : pix86 v0.03 released! – Dos(PC) Emulator for RaspBerry Pi Released
A new firmware for the HxC SD card floppy emulator has been released. It features some bugfixes regarding SD card handling.
The HxC floppy emulator is directly connected to the floppy bus and emulates a complete disk drive. The disks, which are emulated by the floppy emulator, are stored on a SD card.
The new Shift Run Stop episode is now available. See if you can hear me get a mention
We were slumbering, as usual, in our misty Shift Run Stop cryo-pods, when through the liquid nitrogen we heard it: the unmistakable call of a Raspberry Pi in the wild. So here we are again, temporarily reanimated for a very special and rare chat with credit-card sized computer creator, Eben Upton. As Eben reflects on a trajectory that began with writing mouse drivers for BBC Micros and ended with being technical director at Broadcom, we try very hard not to drop his baby on the floor.
Download the Podcast from here : Episode 62: Dr Eben Upton and the Raspberry Pi (I suggest you subscribe too!)
The Podcast is also available through iTunes.
As seen at the Horizons event at the BFI, London in May 2012!
Fuse install guide here! (Added August 2012)
Getting the emulator to work was relatively simple. I just has to ‘apt-get’ in a few additional packages from the Debian repository. I didn’t need to modify any C code.
I tried to compile the code under the virtual machine set-up detailed on Russell Davis’s blog http://russelldavis.org, but it would not compile. So in the end, I compiled the code directly on the Pi. This did take about 20 minutes.
You should have seen my face once I got Manic Miner loaded
I will be taking more photos and video of the Raspberry Pi at the Beeb@30 event this weekend.
This Pi (Number 7) belongs to http://www.computinghistory.org.uk
Now has support for the BBC Micro SSD/DSD formats and also ADF. This is great news!
22/05/2011: HxCFloppyEmulator 18.104.22.168
-> Amiga/UAE Extended ADF file (new format) loader : crash corrected (Bitrate corrected).
-> All Amiga loader (IPF,ADF,DMS…) : Index timing adjusted.
-> Track encoder : Amiga track post gap corrected.
17/05/2011: HxCFloppyEmulator 22.214.171.124
-> New track generator implemented :
- Better implementation.
- More powerful API
- Less memory usage
- Multi format support : ISO, IBM, Amiga.
- Variable bitrate support.
- Auto GAP3 calculation.
-> Use of the new track generator for Most of file loaders:
- Code clean up.
- Code size optimization.
-> New files Support : *.ADF Amiga/UAE Extended ADF file format (old and new format)
-> New files Support : *.ADF Acorn file format
-> New files Support : *.SSD/*.DSD Acorn BBC file format.
-> New files Support : *.ADL Acorn BBC file format.
-> New files Support : *.D77/*.88D/*.D8U/*.2D/*.D68
-> New files Support : *.FDI file format. (Zx Spectrum…)
-> New files Support : *.LDF (CamputersLynx) file format. (Beta)
-> New files Support : *.D81 file format (C64+1581). (Beta)
-> New files Support : *.DMK file format (TRS-80)
-> New files Support : *.vegasdsk file format (“Tavernier” / Vegas 6809)
-> D88 files Support : 1DD format support
-> Ensoniq file support: skew, interleave corrected.
-> Fat12 floppy generator : Random Serial number.
-> JV3 files support : MFM track support corrected.
-> Index timing corrected.
-> RAW file loader window :
- New parameter : Skew, Auto Gap
-> SDCard Settings window :
- New boot mode parameters.
-> Floppy dump :
- Retry parameter.
- Floppy disk sectors layout view.
-> MacOsX xtools support correction.
What is HxC mount : HxCmount is a piece of software for your Atari ST that transform your HxC Floppy Emulator SD card into a hard disk emulator. Once loaded, you will be able to use a new disk letter (C: for example) exactly as a hard disk partition, the only thing is that the partition resides on a image file on your SD card.
- An hardware Atari ST computer;
- A HxC Floppy Emulator SD card;
- HxC FE firmware version : 126.96.36.199 (see the above link for firmware upgrade. Search firmware).
It has been tested on a regular Atari STE with 512KB of memory, and on an Atari Falcon
You can donwload a copy of this program from here.