PearPC 0.5.0!

It took a whole lot of a while but here is finally the 0.5.0 release. This is the first release with AMD64 support. The are also a lot of smaller bug fixes and compilation problem fixes.

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PearPC 0.4.0

It took a while but here is finally the long awaited 0.4.0 release. This is the first release with G4 support by Daniel Foesch (you have to enable it in your config). Other feature include support for native CD-ROMs (no need for images) and endianess safety (i.e. you can run PearPC on big-endian systems).

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Happy Birthday!

One year ago I released PearPC 0.1, so today PearPC celebrates it's first birthday! Thanks for all who helped so far.

Altivec merge

We finally merged the altivec-branch into the main CVS tree. That means you can now use the G4 emulation with the standard CVS tree. You can also expect the 0.4 release soon.

To enable altivec emulation you have to set the entry "cpu_pvr = 0x000c0000" in your config file.

PearPC 0.3.1

This is mainly a maintaince release fixing some wrong/unimplemented keyboard mappings, a JITC bug preventing Java applications to run and a partition table problem. Additionally the BEOS port was updated.

Important note: This release fixes an ugly partition mapping bug which prevented PearPC to boot OpenDarwin. But the fix might cause regressions: so if your image is no longer booting and you can compile pearpc yourself, please talk to the pearpc-devel mailing list.

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PearPC 0.3.0

The most important change of this release are the accurate timing facilities which made PearPC faster and allowed us to implement idle-sleep. So PearPC no longer consumes CPU time when the client is idle. Other changes are an SDL port (faster graphics), full screen support for Win32 and SDL and of course a lot of optimizations.

Note that there are again some small config file changes, so please update your config file from the shipped ppccfg.example. I also updated the about page to reflect recent development. Read the full changelog for all changes.

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11.2.1981 - 2.7.2004

Yesterday evening at 23:00 one of my best friends, one of my best critics, one of the most valuable programmers of PearPC, the one who could help me in all situations, the one with whom I had the best time of my life, died after getting hit by a train.

Stefan 'steveman' Weyergraf -- Rest In Peace. We'll never forget you.

PearPC 0.2.0

The most important change of this release is certainly that network now also works with Windows as host. Since we now have conditional redraw code, you can take a smaller redraw interval without dramatic speed decrease. With this release, you can switch the screen resolution (i.e. the size of the window) at runtime via the video.x driver. Note that there are some small config file changes, so please update your config file from the shipped ppccfg.example. Read the full changelog for all changes.

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PearPC 0.1.2

With this release you can finally use network with Darwin PPC / Mac OS X clients (but still only with Linux as host).

  • PROM: fixed: "seek > 2^32 not impl".
  • JITC: fixed mmio with overlapping pages (should fix "mac os crashes when idle")
  • numpad keys mapped
  • (Win32) fixed: "'" key wasn't mapped
  • (Win32) fixed: F8 key wasn't mapped
  • (Win32) fixed: crash when unknown keys in F11 mode pressed
  • 3c90x: added MII support, some bugs fixed

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PearPC 0.1.1

Here comes the first small update for PearPC. Changes include:

  • (Win32) fixed: '=' key wasn't mapped
  • fixed: "JITC Error: cannot read page-table"
  • fixes for older BootX (for Mac OS X 10.0 and 10.1)
  • FPU: fixed fmaddx and friends (That means your Finder will no longer crash-loop)
  • gcard: 1024x768x32 mode wasn't useable
  • io registers weren't zero extended on byte or half accesses (aka "[IO/IDE] <Error> command 'ffffffa1' not impl")
  • compiles now also with gcc 2.95
  • boots debian for PowerPC

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Join the development

We've create a development section. There you will find instructions on what you can do to help us and how to join the developers mailing list.

Also we have updated the documentation and there is a FAQ now.

PearPC 0.1 released!

This is the first official release of PearPC. Please note that this is an experimental program not meant for productive use. There are still unimplemented instructions, mysterious bugs and missing features. Don't use it on important data, it WILL destroy them sooner or later! However if you are brave enough to try it out fetch one of the builds or the source. Don't forget to read the documentation, it will save you hours of frustration! And please don't whine if it doesn't work for you but fix the bugs.

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Home of PearPC

Welcome to the new homepage of PearPC! Here you'll soon find the 0.1 release of PearPC.


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