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Any StrongARM RiscPC owners around?

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Mixed requirements on the software side. I've tested with ROS 3.7 and 4.something. SharedUnixLib and Drender required (and the latter might need 16-bit sound capabilities to be turned on from prefs). StrongARM/200 recommended, won't run nicely below that.
added on the 2009-08-03 14:28:20 by Marq Marq
o/ RiscPC here (among others)
added on the 2009-08-05 02:03:17 by Photon Photon
Well then, here's one port more: Megademo IV 2 by Artwork
added on the 2009-08-13 19:49:56 by Marq Marq
A friend of mine has tested one of those ports on his RiscPC/SA, but the framerate was very low. He suspects his viewfinder gfx card to slow it down.
added on the 2009-08-15 17:15:15 by baah baah
The demo works great on my emulated machine.
Its great having demos on RISC OS :)

Thanks for the port.
added on the 2009-08-15 22:49:01 by nx nx
Just made a deal with Marq to buy one of his RISC PC 600s, so I'll do some porting / coding efforts for it during the next months as well :) (I'm particular to porting REminiscence and other games as well)
added on the 2009-08-17 09:26:30 by visy visy
RISC OS scene booting up again after a break of "a few" years :) Lovely 'puters they are. Spent the whole sunday setting up two RPCs and upgrading my dream machine - a RPC 700 with SA/287 MHz, 128M RAM, 2M VRAM, ROS 4.39, SCSI controller, 100Mbit ethernet, 5x86 card and if I get it working a Viewfinder w/ ATI Rage Pro 128.
added on the 2009-08-17 10:29:26 by Marq Marq
only got an Archimedes 3010 here, and I need to find a 220V->100V converter to run it :P
added on the 2009-08-29 10:13:50 by mrhill mrhill
we're almost into double figures of demos released this year!
added on the 2009-08-29 21:56:17 by nx nx
So, I bought a Acorn Archimedes A7000 recently and I had some nightmare trying to transfer anything usable to it. CD-Rom seems to have a very hard time reading discs I burn on PC (I remember of course to burn with iso9660 format, or better create an ISO on acorn emulator with !ISOform (which couldn't find anywhere but on some riscworld magazine CDs that I have to get from torrent) and burn for the real acorn (with utils like sparkplug, etc so that it regains the file types), couldn't the real acorn read it 99% of the times, and when I could I copied the sparkplug finally to the HD. Then I am passing zips of demos from PC formatted disks. There is also an option to write ADF files on disks (HD disks that I make like DD with tape on the hole) but the format is 800kb and doesn't seem to work on 720kb DDs. I was puzzled there, is it the correct format for ADFs?

Anyway,. my other question is what are good C compilers for A7000? Running natively on the real machine. Is there a gcc version? I am trying to find a good tutorial site (also tutorial how to code demos for acorn, ie access the videoram, etc).
added on the 2013-07-01 11:08:01 by Optimus Optimus
Also, I see many demos saying they can't switch display mode? Now it's time to search for what libs I need to place on !system folder or something? Arghh... but my emulator configuration, ok maybe I could look at the !system folder on emulator and compare :P
added on the 2013-07-01 11:09:52 by Optimus Optimus
If you can get hold of an ethernet adapter, that might give you an easier way of transferring data to/from the A7000 -- you might even be able to get NFS working (I think there was a "sunfish" and a "moonfish", which were a client and the server, one way round or the other).

Display modes for demos are a nightmare -- everyone liked to invent their own resolution, and most of them don't seem to display on a modern LCD panel. Probably the most compatible thing is an old multiscan CRT monitor, if you can find one of those these days...

For a compiler, google for "GCCSDK". It won't run too fast on an A7000 though, I wouldn't have thought.
added on the 2013-07-01 12:04:56 by puppeh puppeh


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