XRoar alternatives?

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Fundin
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XRoar alternatives?

Post by Fundin » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:26 pm

Hi,

Anyone know of alterantives to XRoar for OSX?
Cannot seem to get it to run on my Mac.

Thanks

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by robcfg » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:42 pm

What's the problem?

I use it on my Mac without a hitch.

You can use MAME too (specially for the nice debugger), but for everyday use XRoar is much more comfortable to use.

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by Fundin » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:00 pm

I just doesn't seem to work.

I thought I could just download Xroar, load the game and then load games. I get stuck with this screen.

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by Fundin » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:00 pm

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by Alastair » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:50 am

Fundin, you also need the Dragon ROMs (IC17 for a Dragon 32, IC17 and IC18 for a Dragon 64 - incidentally, if you were to remove these chips from a real Dragon you would see the screen you posted). These ROMs are available from the download archive. The manual tells you where to place the unzipped ROMs.

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by Fundin » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:50 pm

I feel like I'm being an idiot!
Got Eurohard S.A. - Dragon 200 IC17.ROM and Xroar but looking in manual for next steps, any clue?
Thanks

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by Alastair » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:04 pm

Fundin, I don't have a Mac and it would probably be best if a Mac user helps you, but I can tell you that the manual states:
ROM images should be placed either in your home directory as ~/.xroar/roms/, or under the installation prefix as prefix/share/xroar/roms/. Any configuration file should be created as ~/.xroar/xroar.conf.
I hope this makes sense to you .

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by Fundin » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:40 pm

I put it here
/Users/simonjohnson/Library/XRoar/roms
No joy though, I think that's the same as ~/.xroar/roms/ ?

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by robcfg » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:07 am

Hi,

The right path would be /Users/simonjohnson/.xroar/roms

Also, what are the rom names once uncompressed?

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Re: XRoar alternatives?

Post by sixxie » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:24 am

I think on MacOSX, the directory under ~/Library/ is indeed equivalent.

But it's worth nothing that the Dragon 200 IC17 is the 64K BASIC ROM - you'd also need IC18. I don't know if that's true on the board, but the downloads I checked a while ago seemed to be that way around. On the original Dragon 64, IC17 is indeed the 32K BASIC ROM (the one you'd need to get going at all).

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