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General Category => Emulators => Topic started by: CrookieMonster on 20:03, 20 February 21

Title: Amstrad CPC on a Mac
Post by: CrookieMonster on 20:03, 20 February 21
What's the best CPC emulator for the Mac these days? I'm after one that also runs Plus/GX4000 software.
Title: Re: Amstrad CPC on a Mac
Post by: SkulleateR on 20:35, 20 February 21
Best one would be RetroVirtualMachineV2 but it does not emulate the plus range yet ....


Sadly since Apple released MacOS Catalina most Amstrad Emulators (which are 32Bit) won't work anymore ...


Best guess for you would be Retroarch for playing GX/Plus Games
Title: Re: Amstrad CPC on a Mac
Post by: CrookieMonster on 21:15, 20 February 21
Thanks. It’s a real shame. Arnold still works but I can’t get it to switch to the Plus/GX4000 modes. Does anyone have any plans to create a new version?
Title: Re: Amstrad CPC on a Mac
Post by: gurneyh on 21:17, 20 February 21

CEPC is also a great emulator and supports the plus/gx4000 range as well.
Unfortunately, to my knowledge there are no other alternatives than to build it from source.

http://cngsoft.no-ip.org/cpcec.htm
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/emulators/cpcec-a-new-emulator-from-cngsoft/new#new

Title: Re: Amstrad CPC on a Mac
Post by: mahlemiut on 23:34, 20 February 21
MAME will do the job if you don't need much in the way of CRTC trickery.
https://www.mamedev.org/index.php
Title: Re: Amstrad CPC on a Mac
Post by: SkulleateR on 23:55, 20 February 21
Thanks. It’s a real shame. Arnold still works but I can’t get it to switch to the Plus/GX4000 modes. Does anyone have any plans to create a new version?
Interesting, I cannot get ANY version of Arnold working on MacOS Catalina because of the 64bit structure ... Which Version are you using ?
Title: Re: Amstrad CPC on a Mac
Post by: ukmarkh on 05:15, 21 February 21
Just use Winape32 with Parallels for Mac or dual boot with dirty Windows 10 or better still, use a virtual machine  ;)
Title: Re: Amstrad CPC on a Mac
Post by: eto on 16:11, 21 February 21
RetroVirtualMachineV2

Try out Retro Virtual Machine. The CPC is properly emulated, the Plus will come with the next version.
Title: Re: Amstrad CPC on a Mac
Post by: CrookieMonster on 12:17, 22 February 21
SkulleateR: It says it's the one compiled with 2.0.5 with a build date of 20 August 2017. It's running on Big Sur.

Thanks everyone for the steers.
Title: Re: Amstrad CPC on a Mac
Post by: Sid_ on 16:02, 22 February 21
If you need to compile on mac just tell me. I’ll do it and maybe the job will be already done.

Title: Re: Amstrad CPC on a Mac
Post by: TotO on 17:52, 22 February 21
RVM2 is great, sadly it eat too fast my battery by turning my MBP into an airplane.
So, I'm waiting a version that allows to disable some display features to use it again.
Title: Re: Amstrad CPC on a Mac
Post by: Emu on 10:43, 25 February 21
May I suggest a try with CPCemu? https://cpc-emu.org/ (https://cpc-emu.org/)