This page contains links to downloadable updates for VirtualRPC-SA.
IMPORTANT: Read these instructions BEFORE trying to install any of these updates.
These updates allow older copies of VirtualRPC to be updated to include features/bug fixes that are already part of products we currently ship. In order to work out which updates (if any) need to be installed please read the following steps:
Firstly find your VirtualAcorn CD. There is a serial number printed on the CD, you need this number. The number you need is not on the RISC OS licence sticker.
Read down the list of updates below and find the first update with a CD serial number higher than the number printed on your CD. For example if your CD serial number is 20398 the first update with a higher number is 20461 - HostFS Jan 2009.
If you don't find an update with a CD serial number higher than the number printed on your CD then you do not need any of these updates. Do not read any further.
Having found the first update with a CD serial number higher than the number printed on your CD download it and then install it.
Continue installing each of the following updates down the list in sequence. You must not skip one. You must install them in the sequence shown. If you do not follow the instructions then the VirtualRPC might not function correctly and it won't be possible to install any future updates.
All of these updates are in Windows format and need to be installed from Windows. To install an update first quit VRPC, then download the update using Windows. Next find the update on your harddisc (using Windows). Then open the update (it will be in a .zip file) then finally double click on the update and follow the instructions on screen.
CD Serial No.
VirtualRPC-SA May 2006 Print Fix
This update fixes problems where although VirtualRPC-SA reports that is has printed correctly no print job comes out of the printer.
Fixes faliure to print when using a RISC OS Printer Definition File.
VirtualRPC-SA October 2006 Update
This update installs a new version of HostFS2 and also updates ShowPrinters components.
Replaces existing HostFS::HardDisc4.$.Printing.ShowPrinters with a multi-tasking version.
Fixes the problem of random "Data Abort" messages and occasional lock ups on file transfers reported by some users.
VirtualRPC-SA January 2007 update
This update fixes a couple of issues reported by some users. This update is also designed to support the use of RISC OS 6 (either the RISC OS 6 Select 4 Preview, or RISC OS 6 supplied as part of the Select scheme) on VirtualRPC-SA. It is also designed to allow VirtualRPC-SA to run on Windows Vista.
F1 Function key now handled correctly in the desktop.
Adds support for both RISC OS 6 and Windows Vista.
Fixes the problem reported with hardware scrolling when using RISC OS 6 (Select 4).
VirtualRPC-SA HostFS update Jan 2009
This update contains a new version of HostFS along with some other new components:
New version of HostFS that preserves file datestamps when copied between HostFS mounts.
Fix for the problem of some files listed in the HostFS extensions list appearing as text.
Datestamps of archive files are preserved when the archive is opened and not altered.
New HostClock plugin that stores the full date, this prevents RISC OS forgetting the current year.
Link to the VirtualAcorn forums added to the Tutorials directory in HardDisc4.
Instructions on setting up the HostClock added to the Tutorials directory.
Fix for problem where some machines refused to print after the Dec 2008 update was applied.
Fix for problem with files being saved without filetype after a printing failure.
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