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Acorn Arcade forums: General: Help getting RPCEmu working on a MacBook
 
  Help getting RPCEmu working on a MacBook
  castlevarich (18:48 10/5/2017)
  helpful (02:08 11/5/2017)
    markee174 (18:14 11/5/2017)
  onlinegenie (18:33 17/5/2017)
    castlevarich (18:11 18/5/2017)
    castlevarich (18:16 18/5/2017)
      helpful (16:13 22/5/2017)
 
Jon Robinson Message #124081, posted by castlevarich at 18:48, 10/5/2017
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Hi, you all.

I am trying to get RPCEmu working on an Apple MacBook, but I am having difficulty working out how to install the ROMs.

I have downloaded RISC OS 5.22, and found the file, but when I create a roms directory in the same directory as the RPCEmu applications and copy the riscos file in, (which the Mac thinks is a unix executable), then try to load RPCEmu, I'm getting the message:

Could not load ROM files from directory 'roms.'

Does anybody know how to do this properly ????

Jon Robinson, Leeds
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Bryan Hogan Message #124082, posted by helpful at 02:08, 11/5/2017, in reply to message #124081
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Sorry I don't know anything about the Mac version, but you might have more luck getting help via the mailing list:

http://www.riscos.info/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/rpcemu

Or this forum on the ROOL website:

https://www.riscosopen.org/forum/forums/10

Although the Mac build is not one supported by the developers.
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Mark Stephens Message #124083, posted by markee174 at 18:14, 11/5/2017, in reply to message #124082
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Or the emulators forum on stardot

http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewforum.php?f=30
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Mark Syder Message #124085, posted by onlinegenie at 18:33, 17/5/2017, in reply to message #124081
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Apologies for the late reply - I've been on holiday and not logged on.

Just in case you've not yet got it sorted, I've just checked my iMac. The roms directory is in Documents/Shared RPCEmu data.
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Jon Robinson Message #124086, posted by castlevarich at 18:11, 18/5/2017, in reply to message #124085
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Apologies for the late reply - I've been on holiday and not logged on.

Just in case you've not yet got it sorted, I've just checked my iMac. The roms directory is in Documents/Shared RPCEmu data.
Dear Mark
Thanks for replying.

I'm trying to run the RPCEmu application, which I've put in my MacBook's Applications directory.

When I downloaded it, I also got something called RPCEmu.dSYM, which identifies itself as a Package, but when I try and run it it just loads something in Terminal and refuses to do anything, so I'm guessing it's not supposed to do that.

I have created a "shared RPCEmu" directory in Documents, and copied the rom image in, but RPCEmu is STILL saying

Could not load rom files from directory 'roms.'

Is that the right directory name, or is there more to it ?

The message would have been a bit more helpful if it had given me a path to it, so I would know where it is looking for the rom files.

The Mac readme talks about Mac OS specific settings for RPCEmu being stored in a Library directory, but my MacBook doesn't seem to have a Library directory.

Jon
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Jon Robinson Message #124087, posted by castlevarich at 18:16, 18/5/2017, in reply to message #124085
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It doesn't work even when you create a roms directory inside Shared RPCEmu.

The instructions for installing this on a Mac could do with being a little more complete.

Jon
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Bryan Hogan Message #124092, posted by helpful at 16:13, 22/5/2017, in reply to message #124087
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Does this page help:

https://www.riscosopen.org/wiki/documentation/show/RPCEmu%20and%20RISC%20OS%205%20on%20Mac%20OS%20X
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