Recommended emulator for Linux?

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Recommended emulator for Linux?

Postby hjalfi » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:43 pm

I'm looking for a decent Linux BBC emulator with Tube and VDFS support.

Right now I'm using the version of b-em from https://github.com/stardot/b-em, but it hasn't been updated for months, and people aren't talking about it much --- it looks like a lot of the effort has switched to beebem, which is fine, except beebem only works on Windows. (The last Linux version I've found is really old.) Is this still the current recommended Linux emulator?

I ask because I've just found possibly the most awesome emulator bug ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4icSz0ks2pE

From looking at the source, VDFS always loads transient executables into the I/O processor, which means that when my program runs it scribbles hilariously all over the sound workspace. I've had a look at fixing it myself, and while making it load them on the Tube is easy, making it run them there appears to be much less so.

Should I be sticking with b-em, or looking elsewhere?

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Re: Recommended emulator for Linux?

Postby sydney » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:09 am

The windows version of beebem seems to work well with wine, although the debugger does not work .

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Re: Recommended emulator for Linux?

Postby hoglet » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:53 am

hjalfi wrote:Right now I'm using the version of b-em from https://github.com/stardot/b-em, but it hasn't been updated for months, and people aren't talking about it much --- it looks like a lot of the effort has switched to beebem, which is fine, except beebem only works on Windows. (The last Linux version I've found is really old.) Is this still the current recommended Linux emulator?

It has gone a bit quiet, but I've just added Kieran's NULA work:
https://github.com/stardot/b-em/pulls
it's currently waiting for review (from Steve or Kieran).
hjalfi wrote:I ask because I've just found possibly the most awesome emulator bug ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4icSz0ks2pE

From looking at the source, VDFS always loads transient executables into the I/O processor, which means that when my program runs it scribbles hilariously all over the sound workspace. I've had a look at fixing it myself, and while making it load them on the Tube is easy, making it run them there appears to be much less so.

Should I be sticking with b-em, or looking elsewhere?

Would you mind filing an issue, then at least it won't get forgotten:
https://github.com/stardot/b-em/issues

Dave

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Re: Recommended emulator for Linux?

Postby hjalfi » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:17 am

No problem --- bugs added (I also found another less obvious VDFS crash).

I like b-em; it's good to know it's still being worked on.

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Re: Recommended emulator for Linux?

Postby kieranhj » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:11 pm

hoglet wrote:It has gone a bit quiet, but I've just added Kieran's NULA work:
https://github.com/stardot/b-em/pulls
it's currently waiting for review (from Steve or Kieran).

Oop, yes. I did take a cursory glance and it looked OK. I am away this weekend but will review the PR properly and approve when I get back.

I have some other modest changes to propose of my own including the VGM logging and pause/single frame step feature.


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