However, thanks to a job I'm about to do for Retro Software I tried to fire up Tom Walker's Windows binary of Arculator on Ubuntu Linux under WINE. I had simply assumed before that it wouldn't work - how wrong can you be, it works beautifully:
It's an odd feeling to use this desktop again after so long
I have just as much old stuff languishing on 3.5" floppy for the Archimedes as I have for the BBC Micro - Repton 3 screen designs, test cards and bits of presentation in !Draw format, programs including a rather nice version of Minesweeper I wrote in BBC Basic, some programs I wrote in ARM assembler and so on.
I am also now longing to play the original Archimedes version of Repton 2 again. Hopefully when I get back to the UK I'll be able to transfer some of these discs over so I can use them on Arculator.