IRIX emulation on MAME

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warezit2000
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IRIX emulation on MAME

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As of MAME 0.207 enough of the SGI platform emulation has been implemented to make it is possible to install and run IRIX. There are guides online for installing IRIX 5.3 and for using a prebuild IRIX 6.2 image. I've tested both and it does indeed work, albeit *very* slowly compared to the real thing (although once it's all booted up the system is almost usable).

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Re: IRIX emulation on MAME

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You mean MAME as in the arcade/retro gaming emulator?

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Re: IRIX emulation on MAME

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Yep, nowadays MAME emulates a lot of non-gaming systems too, including some pretty interesting workstation platforms like HP PA-RISC, Apollo, and now SGI as well.

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Re: IRIX emulation on MAME

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I'm in complete shock. :OD I've never heard about MAME being used for emulating non-gaming purposes. Wow, guess MAME is far more powerful than I've thought.

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Re: IRIX emulation on MAME

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gtgamer468 wrote:I'm in complete shock. :OD I've never heard about MAME being used for emulating non-gaming purposes. Wow, guess MAME is far more powerful than I've thought.
System emulation started as MESS, and was absorbed back into mame some years ago.
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Re: IRIX emulation on MAME

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MAME64 0217 has support for IRIX. You need the ROMs and BOOT disk. However, I have been able to boot the system but not been able to install the OS

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Re: IRIX emulation on MAME

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willers wrote:MAME64 0217 has support for IRIX. You need the ROMs and BOOT disk. However, I have been able to boot the system but not been able to install the OS
same situation here
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Re: IRIX emulation on MAME

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There is a thread on the official forum which has OS installation instructions for some systems in MAME, and it includes IRIX.

It's basically the same as installing it on real hardware, so you could take the official SGI documentation and follow that, too.

(The OS CDs can be found on BA and on archive.org)
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