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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
11 AM to 5 PM
Tickets: £5 on the door, under-16s free
RISC OS User Group Of London (ROUGOL) is pleased to be organising the fourth RISC OS London Show. We will again have an exciting mix of hardware and software on display, plus guest speakers in the theater.
2012-10-21 - New this year, room 3.14 for anyone to show off their Raspberry Pi projects, even if not RISC OS related. Anyone exhibiting a project gets free entry - contact us to register. Head of the R-Pi Foundation Eben Upton is hoping to be at the show, providing his jetlag after flying back from Korea is not too bad!
2012-10-18 - The show will be the first chance to see the official release version of RISC OS for the Raspberry Pi
2012-10-17 - The Centre for Computing History have been added to the exhibitors list
2012-10-04 - Added Archive Magazine to the list of exhibitors - look out for the next feature packed issue!
2012-09-28 - The first list of exhibitors for the 2012 show is online, more updates to follow.
2012-01-22 - Help us to advertise the show by using one of our website banners on your own site.
Its been a while since I have used my Raspberry Pi, so i though I would give XBMC a go. XBMC is a multimedia player for many systems, including the original XBOX and the Raspberry Pi.
Getting XBMC running was really easy – but im not going to tell you how to install it. There are plenty of guides already on the Internet that tell you how to do it.
The only configuration change I had to make was to set the audio to come out via the 3.5″ audio jack. The monitor I use in my study doesn’t have a HDMI socket, so I have to use a HDMI to DVI cable. DVI does not carry a audio signal.
The ultimate test for me was to get a video file playing. The natural choice of program was Micro Men. Most of my video files have subtitles as my wife is deaf.
I really do think that XBMC is going to be one of the most popular uses of the Raspberry Pi in the home.
I took my Raspberry Pi to the Sinclair Spectrum at 30 ‘Horizons’ event this weekend. There was a birthday cake with the Raspberry Pi logo on.
Here is my Pi next to the ‘Pie’
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
The Computer Literacy Project was a BBC-led initiative to improve computing education in Britain. A new series entitled The Computer Programme was planned for 1982, and the corporation wanted their own machine to accompany it.
A number of British computing firms were approached to produce a machine to the BBC’s own specification. The contract was awarded to Acorn Computers, whose own Atom replacement machine, the Proton, was adapted to satisfy the criteria.
The resulting BBC Micro became the machine of choice for schools up and down the country, backed by the then Conservative government’s own desire to make Britain lead the world in computer education.
Thirty years on, the BBC Micro is fondly remembered as being the computer that started a generation of careers in IT. It also begs the question – what did the Computer Literacy Project achieve, and how does it compare to how computing is taught now?
Beeb@30 will be a celebration with a twist, with the people who made it happen just over thirty years ago.
For more information and how to order tickets, please visit this page.