BeebEm for RG350 (Retro Handheld)

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BeebEm for RG350 (Retro Handheld)

Post by j6wbs » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:27 pm

Hiya,
I have put up an initial release of BeebEm (Acorn BBC Micro emulator) for the RG350 (Retro Handheld), and will appreciate feedback.

https://github.com/jeremyrayner/beebem- ... beebem.opk

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A big thanks to Bob Fossil for the RS97 version upon which this is based, and for his direct help in getting started with this little project.


To install, put beebem.opk into your APPS folder on the RG350, it should then appear in your Emulators section.

Running BeebEm at least once will create the ~/.beebem/roms/ folder if not already present
You will then need to locate and put System ROMs (aka BIOS) with exactly these names into ~/.beebem/roms
'acorn_dnfs' - Acorn DNFS 1.2 (chip ID# 201666)
'os12' - Base operating system for BBC Model B (v1.2)
'basic' - BBC Basic Programming Language (v2)

Sources: https://github.com/jeremyrayner/beebem-rg350/

Note:
I've made it save per-game keyboard mappings and settings to ~/.beebem/kbd/ folder,
and you can save state of emulator to the ~/.beebem/saves/ folder too

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Re: BeebEm for RG350 (Retro Handheld)

Post by chrisn » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:12 pm

Wow, that's excellent =D> If only I had one of those consoles...

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Re: BeebEm for RG350 (Retro Handheld)

Post by j6wbs » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:08 am

There is a bit more detail About BeebEm for the RG350 over on the RG350 forum here https://boards.dingoonity.org/retro-gam ... for-rg350/

I’ll be keen to hear from any stardot members, if you get this running, I think the RG350 can be had for about £60-£80 on Amazon (ymmv) and it is great fun to have the old BBC games with you as you travel.

Cheers

Jez

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Re: BeebEm for RG350 (Retro Handheld)

Post by JudgeBeeb » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:21 am

Fans of Chinglish should check out the pictures in this listing on Amazon.
Smooth without fever, stronger operation.
And the obvious fake reviews.
There is no hot problem.
This is probably not the Amazon Marketplace vendor to buy it from :shock:
There is so much wonder in the universe; why should you want to imagine that there is more?

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Re: BeebEm for RG350 (Retro Handheld)

Post by j6wbs » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:49 am

absolutely, buyer beware and all that, unfortunately Acorn don’t make these so you have to be cautious these days.
For those that are interested, I purchased mine from amazon.co.uk from Anbernic Seller Inc for £83.99, I have no affiliation or interest in them, I just think it is a nice device and the particular unit I received has worked well so far. I have replaced the SD cards and flashed the firmware to the latest stable (1.5.1), however the out of box experience was pretty good. Steve Benway has a nice video about the device here... https://youtu.be/9Kp-kf7pCLQ which is what tempted me in the first place.

Cheers

Jez

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