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9 hours and 21 minutes ago
posted by  martini


MAME version 0.173 had been released:
- Download
- WebSite

MAME is available for the Windows, Linux and Mac OS platforms.

"MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game's ROM and disk data, MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern general-purpose computer. MAME can currently emulate several thousand different classic arcade video games from the late 1970s through the modern era.

MAME is free and open source under the GPL-2.0+ license "


9 hours and 40 minutes ago
posted by  martini

Hello, All!

I have updated VGBAnext, MasterGear and fMSX emulators for Android this week. Most fixes and changes affect virtual control layouts. fMSX keyboard can now be resized and moved around the screen. MasterGear has got separate layouts for portrait and landscape modes. VGBAnext comes with cheats for 21 more GBA and GBC games. See below for all the changes.

VGBAnext 5.2.6 -- GameBoy Advance, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic Emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.emu
* Enabled backdrops in the Layout Editor.
* Added "SCREEN" label to the Layout Editor.
* Removed dormant ChartBoost SDK library.
* Added cheats for 8 more GBA games.
* Added two GBA SSX games to Cheatopedia.
* Added two GBA Street Fighter games to Cheatopedia.
* Added Super Duper Sumos and Monkey Ball to Cheatopedia.
* Added Street Jam Basketball to Cheatopedia.
* Added Super Dodgeball to Cheatopedia.
* Added cheats for 13 more GBC/GB games.
* Added Klax and Klustar to Cheatopedia.
* Added Knight Quest and Land Before Time to Cheatopedia.
* Added Knockout Kings and Lazlo's Leap to Cheatopedia.
* Added four Konami Collection Games to Cheatopedia.
* Added Konami NFL Football to Cheatopedia.
* Added Las Vegas Cool Hand to Cheatopedia.
* Added Last Action Hero to Cheatopedia.

MasterGear 3.5.5 -- Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, and SG-1000 Emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg
* Layout Editor has separate layouts for landscape and portrait modes.
* Adjusted portrait background image in the Layout Editor.
* Fixed dashed lines display in the Layout Editor.
* Removed dormant ChartBoost SDK library.

fMSX 4.5.3 -- MSX, MSX2, MSX2+ Home Computer Emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.fmsx
* Layout Editor now allows you to adjust keyboard location.
* Move keyboard rectangle around, or resize it with two fingers.
* Layout Editor got separate layouts for landscape and portrait modes.
* Fixed Layout Editor to always save changes before emulation resumes.
* Made Layout Editor always rotate when device rotated.

Best regards,
Marat Fayzullin


1 day ago
posted by  MrNES



MadNESs is a new NES-emulator for Windows. This emulator focuses a little bit more on the user-experience than other NES-emulators. It's still very early in development but most basics features are implemented.

A few features:
* Windowmode
* 2-player support (keyboard only at the moment)
* Sound-emulation
* Builtin audio-ripper (WAV/PCM/ASM)
* Custom filerequesters for the retro-experience
* Hardware monitor for ROM-hackers

It can be downloaded here:
- URL


7 days ago
posted by  martini

Z64K beta version 2016-04-21b is available for download:
- URL

Z64K is a pixel exact emulation of the Commodore 64, VIC 20 and Atari 2600 written entirely in Java.


7 days ago
posted by  martini

ClrMamePro version 4.029a is available for download:
- URL

ClrMamePro is a MAME ROM-manager for the Windows platform (32 and 64 bits).


8 days ago
posted by  Edman

Yet again Google has flagged Zophar's Domain as hosting malware.

Rest assured, none of the years, even decades old software on this site can harm your computer.

Unfortunately, a lot of old software nowadays gets identified as a virus even though it isn't one, or is so old that it wouldn't even matter if it was. All it takes is a few virus scanners to flag some piece of code it finds suspicious, and Google will flag a site and make it inaccessible.

The real victim is old software, because the only way to overcome being flagged as an infected site is to delete the file. Today's victim is the English version of nesterJ, an emulator last updated 13 years ago. Some virus scanners identify this as a virus, so Google flagged all the files on ZD as infected.


14 days ago
posted by  martini


Emu Loader version 8.0.5 has been released:
- URL

Emu Loader is a Frontend for MAME for the Windows platform.


14 days ago
posted by  martini


Wine Stable version 1.8.2 for Linux had been released:

URL: https://www.winehq.org/

"Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD.

It is open source software under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License."


14 days ago
posted by  martini

puNES v0.99 is available for download:
- URL

"puNES is an emulator under development that works on Linux32/64 and Windows32/64. The SDL version, of course, needs of SDL libraries to run. Uncompress the zip/tar file in a subdirectory and use. The emulator, finally, support compressed archives."


14 days ago
posted by  martini

Hello, All!

This week, I updated iNES and ColEm emulators for Android. Both apps now have separate virtual joystick layouts in portrait and landscape modes. To change the layout, go into "Settings | Input | Virtual Joystick Layout" and move/resize controls the way you like. Then rotate your device and set the alternative layout. See below for details.

iNES 4.5.5 -- Nintendo NES and Famicom Emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines
* Layout Editor got separate layouts for landscape and portrait modes.
* Fixed Layout Editor to always save changes before emulation resumes.
* Made Layout Editor always rotate when device rotated.

ColEm 3.6.3 -- ColecoVision Emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.colem
* Layout Editor got separate layouts for landscape and portrait modes.
* Fixed Layout Editor to always save changes before emulation resumes.
* Made Layout Editor always rotate when device rotated.

Best regards,
Marat Fayzullin


21 days ago
posted by  martini

Hello, All!

This week, I updated my VGBAnext, VGB, and MasterGear emulators for Android. VGBAnext now lets you set separate virtual joystick layouts for portrait and landscape modes, something many people asked for. I have also changed VGBAnext icon to show GBA, so that its purpose is more clear (of course, it still emulates GBC and GB :)).

MasterGear adds special function assignments for hardware buttons found in your device, while both VGB and VGBAnext add cheats for 11 more GameBoy Classic Games, including King Of Fighters and Killer Instinct.
See below for all the changes.

VGBAnext 5.2.5 -- GameBoy Advance, GameBoy Color, and GameBoy Classic Emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.emu
* Added a new, more clear icon.
* Layout Editor got separate layouts for landscape and portrait modes.
* Fixed Layout Editor to always save changes before emulation resumes.
* Made Layout Editor always rotate when device rotated.
* Added cheats for 11 GameBoy Classic games.
* Fixed missing game IDs in the Cheatopedia.
* Removed garbage from the Cheatopedia.
* Removed outdated org.apache.http.* API from the State Exchange.

MasterGear 3.5.4 -- Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, and SG-1000 Emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg
* Fixed Layout Editor to always save changes before emulation resumes.
* Made Layout Editor always rotate when device rotated.
* Added "Input | Assign Special Keys" setting.
* Use new setting to assign functions (menu, ffwd, etc) to hardware keys.
* Removed "General | Use PLAY/RECORD Media Keys" option.
* Removed "General | Use FFWD/REWIND Media Keys" option.
* Removed outdated org.apache.http.* API from the State Exchange.

VGB 4.9.3 -- GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, and Super GameBoy Emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.vgb
* Fixed Layout Editor to always save changes before emulation resumes.
* Made Layout Editor always rotate when device rotated.
* Removed outdated org.apache.http.* API from the State Exchange.
* Added cheats for 11 more games.
* Added Karate Joe and Karateka to Cheatopedia.
* Added Kattobi Road and Kid Dracula to Cheatopedia.
* Added Kid Icarus and Killer Tomatoes to Cheatopedia.
* Added Killer Instinct and King Of The Ring to Cheatopedia.
* Added King Of Fighters '95 and Kingdom Crusade to Cheatopedia.
* Added Ken Griffey Jr Presents MLB to Cheatopedia.

Best regards,
Marat Fayzullin


29 days ago
posted by  martini

Cemu v1.4c is available for download (2016-03-29):
- WebSite

Cemu is an experimental Wii U emulator for the Windows platform.


29 days ago
posted by  Firehawke


MAME version 0.172 had been released:
- Download
- WebSite

MAME is available for the Windows, Linux and Mac OS platforms.

It's with great pleasure that we announce the release of MAME 0.172. This release includes several notable things above and beyond the usual assortment of new systems, new features, and bug fixes.

Most importantly, this is the first release of MAME since the change to a proper open-source licensing scheme as announced earlier this month. From this release onward, MAME will be distributed under a GPL-2.0+ license, with the bulk of code being covered under a 3-clause BSD license.

MAME now has an up-to-date set of documentation! You can find it under the "Documentation" drop-down at the top of www.mamedev.org, or go directly to http://docs.mamedev.org/ to check it out.

Due to the large number of configuration changes made in this version, we strongly advise all users to delete their existing INI configuration files and re-create them using the "-cc" option.

For those of you running MAME on authentic CRT monitors, MAME now incorporates a number of scaling-related features from GroovyMAME, thanks to its author being brought on board the team, which should help reduce user fragmentation. Please note: If you have issues with MAME 0.172's graphics output, please ensure that "unevenstretch" is set to 1 in your MAME configuration.

MAME 0.172 will also introduce a new high-score saving system using Lua scripting. The feature is still experimental, but it's something to keep an eye on for interesting future developments!

This version additionally marks the creation of a cross-platform data-driven shader system via the BGFX renderer, which allows you to apply shader effects per-screen, and more.

If you want to view the full list of changes, view whatsnew.txt. And as always, you can get MAME 0.172 binaries at the official download page.


35 days ago
posted by  martini

Hello, All!

This week, I updated VGBAnext, VGB, and Speccy emulators for Android. Starting with these releases, you can assign special functions (menu, save/restore, fast-forward, etc) to hardware buttons found on your device. Use the "Input | Assign Special Keys" setting for this. I have also fixed the high-frequency white noise volumes to accommodate for human hearing limitations and adding a FAB button to the Settings that lets you rate the app (it disappears once pressed at least once).
Both the Java and the native code got a major refactoring for these releases, with pre-Gingerbread and post-Gingerbread implementations merged into the same code base. See below for all changes.

VGBAnext 5.2.4 -- GameBoy Advance, GameBoy Color, and GameBoy Classic Emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.emu
* Added "Input | Assign Special Keys" setting.
* Use new setting to assign functions (menu, ffwd, etc) to hardware keys.
* Removed "General | Use PLAY/RECORD Media Keys" option.
* Removed "General | Use FFWD/REWIND Media Keys" option.
* Fixed volume for high-frequency white noise.
* Added a "Rate Me" FAB button to the Settings (disappears when pressed).
* Cleaned up the Java side, removing deprecated code.
* Merged pre-Gingerbread and post-Gingerbread native code.
* Removed some debug messages from the native side.

Speccy 4.0.4 -- Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Its Clones Emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy
* SAME CHANGES AS VGBAnext 5.2.4.

VGB 4.9.2 -- GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, and Super GameBoy Emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.vgb
* SAME CHANGES AS VGBAnext 5.2.4.

Best regards,
Marat Fayzullin


36 days ago
posted by  martini


Wine version 1.9.6 for Linux had been released:

URL: https://www.winehq.org/

"Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD.

It is open source software under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License,

What's new in this release:
- Some more work on Direct2D support.
- Various improvements to RichEdit interfaces.
- Initial support for ICMP version 6.
- Various bug fixes."


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