Box64 0.2.4 Released - Some x86-64 Games Now Playable On RISC-V

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 19 August 2023 at 12:16 PM EDT. 10 Comments
A new release of Box64 is now available, the Linux x86_64 emulator for running programs and games on non-x86_64 architectures like ARM/AArch64 and RISC-V.

With today's Box64 v0.2.4 release, Dynarec now works on RISC-V which in turn can provide a large speed-up for running x86_64 Linux binaries on RISC-V 64-bit. This makes games like Stardew Valley now playable on the Vision Five 2 single board computer.

Vision Five 2

The Box64 release also has improved compatibility with more fixes in the ELF handling, more wrapped libraries and functions, and more opcodes implemented. There is also support for 32-bit processes in Wine with the experimental WoW64 support.

Box64 logo

The Box64 0.2.4 release also has fixes for Steam, improved multi-threading support, and various other additions to improve emulating x86_64 apps and games on ARM, RISC-V, and other CPU architectures. Downloads and more details via GitHub.

Box86 0.3.2 is also out today for that x86 32-bit focused emulator effort. The Box86 0.3.2 release has improved system call handling, improved ELF loader, reduced memory footprint, and other stability enhancements.
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