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VirtualAcorn Christmas Closure
Our offices will be closed for Christmas from 2:00pm on Friday the 19th of December and will re-open at 10:00am on Monday the 5th of January 2015. While the offices are closed our phone lines will be closed. If you need urgent technical support then you can contact us via e-mail but it will take longer than normal for us to reply. Any orders placed over the Christmas period will be processed once our offices re-open in January.
If you need an unlock code during this period please use the on-line registration forms. We will continue processing unlock code requests over the Christmas holiday but the service will be slower than usual. Have a Merry Christmas.
Latest news :
5/9/2014 - New Windows versions of VirtualRPC-SE, VirtualRPC-SA and VirtualRPC-AdjustSA now shipping
From today's date we will be shipping upgraded versions of all our Windows products designed to better support Windows 7 and Windows 8. Earlier this year we released an upgraded VirtualRPC-AdjustSA and since then we have been working on similar improvements to VirtualRPC-SE and VirtualRPC-SA...(Read more)
26/8/2014 - 'Incompatible host' error documented with new solution
We are still working on the Support section of the VirtualAcorn website with new articles appearing at a regular...(Read more)
30/7/2014 - Latest updates to technical support articles
As part of our continuing product support 3QD Developments Ltd is constantly updating our support database. Over the last 30 days there have been two new issues that have not presented before and that were not covered by existing technical support...(Read more)
26/6/2014 - New VirtualAcorn website launched
3QD Developments Ltd are pleased to announce that a new version of the VirtualAcorn website has now gone live. We have been working on the re-designed website for several months with every page and every graphic on the site being updated. The new site is easier to navigate with a crisper more modern image. In addition the...(Read more)
13/5/2014 - VirtualRPC-AdjustSA for Windows updated
We are pleased to announce that from today we will be shipping an updated version of VirtualRPC-AdjustSA for Windows. There have been numerous...(Read more)
18/4/2014 - New support articles in the VirtualAcorn website
A number of new support articles are now available in the support section of the VirtualAcorn website. New articles that help users with the Windows Event Viewer have been added along with direct fixes for common problems. Articles relating to UAC (User Account Control) on Windows...(Read more)
14/2/2014 - VirtualRPC-AdjustSA for Mac OS X - updated for Mac OS X Mavericks
Over the last couple of months 3QD Developments Ltd has been refreshing and updating VirtualRPC for Mac OS X. There have been a great many changes based upon customer feedback. In particular we have completely re-built the product installers to fix a long term issue...(Read more)
18/12/2013 - 'VirtualRPC In Use' - Combined Supplements e-booklet
For ease of reference, the recent 10th Anniversary special 'VirtualRPC In Use' article is now combined with the 12 supplements issued in 2011 to form a baker's dozen. The revised e-booklet can be downloaded from...(Read more)
Virtual Acorn allows you to run the Acorn operating system RISC OS on a Windows PC with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. You can also run RISC OS on a G4, G5 or Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Any RISC OS programs can then be run on the PC/Mac. VirtualAcorn can operate inside a window, just like any other Windows application, but can also run full screen. In full screen mode the PC looks and feels just like an Acorn computer. VirtualAcorn requires no extra hardware to be fitted in your PC and can be installed in minutes.
Every copy of VirtualAcorn comes with appropriate software and documentation including:
- An appropriate version of the Acorn RISC operating system.
- Complete HTML RISC OS user manual with EasyStart front end.
- Virtual ADFS hard disk drive with the latest !Boot sequence.
- Facility to read Acorn floppy discs and CD-ROMs.
- Power management and networking support.
- Bundled ROM based applications such as !Paint and !Draw.
- Full commercial versions of Ovation, DrawWorks and Mr Clippy.
- Sample software packs of Public Domain, Freeware and Shareware programs.
- Pre-configured memory settings which allows VirtualAcorn to run "out of the box".
- Access to the many thousands of RISC OS applications available.
VirtualAcorn really is the best of both worlds. You can run the operating system you want, RISC OS, on cheap fast modern hardware. Why have two computers, when you can have everything you need in one?
Customers should note that VirtualAcorn products require an unlock code before they can be run. You will need to install the software then contact VirtualAcorn with your unique Product ID and serial number. We will then provide an unlock code, currently we are only able to provide codes during normal office hours.