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11 hours and 54 minutes ago
posted by  dlevere

If you want to try WideGB and play some GameBoy games in widescreen, check out this link to grab the binary.

Currently, it’s only available for macOS but it should be available for Windows soon and the technology could also be implemented in other emulators according to pmorinerie, its developer.

There’s also a NES version called WideNES by Daniel Prilik.

Source


5 days ago
posted by  martini


VirtualBox 6.0.6 has been released and its available for download:
- URL

Check the new features of this release on the changelog document.

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.


5 days ago
posted by  martini


QEMU 3.0.1 is available for download:
- URL
- Download

"QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer.

When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance. "


5 days ago
posted by  martini


Wine version 4.6 for Linux has been released:

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

Here it is the official announcement:
URL: https://www.winehq.org/news/

"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.


5 days ago
posted by  martini

This document was designed to help you programming the Game Boy Classic, Game Boy Pocket, Super Game Boy and Game Boy Color (basics – you will need additionaldocuments for GBC specific programming). It was ment to be a complete handbook to start right off coding forthe hardware. The documents consists of three major parts.

The first is the ‘GBSpec.txt’ (also known as the Pan Document) by Pan of Anthrox, Marat Fayzullin, Pascal Felber, Paul Robson, Martin Korth, kOOPa. This will be found in paragraph 1.

The second is a mixture of several documents from ‘Game Boy Assembly Language Primer (GALP) V1.0’ by GABY (GAmeBoY). It contains opcodes, time duration and the affected flags per ASM command and the. This can befound in paragraph 2.

The third is a summary of specifications and commands for Nintendo Super Game Boy speciffic programming bykOOPa and Bowser. See paragraph 3.

Source: OSNews.com



12 days ago
posted by  zeroone



Nintaco is a cycle-accurate Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)/Famicom emulator and NES Sound Format (NSF) player written in Java, ostensibly making it cross-platform. It supports the vast majority of games including those for the Famicom Disk System (FDS), Dendy, VS. UniSystem, VS. DualSystem and PlayChoice-10, along with a plethora of peripherals.

It tracks play history, enabling the player to rewind time to undo mistakes, and to watch, export, edit and resume play at any point in the past. It supports netplay, save states, video and audio recording, video filters, screenshots, cheat codes, a debugger and a TAS editor. It can be controlled programmatically via an API. It provides automatic capturing of sprites and level maps. It even simulates R.O.B., the Robotic Operating Buddy.


12 days ago
posted by  martini



Hello, All!

I've published updates to VGBAnext, Speccy, and ColEm emulators for
Android this week. The Cheatopedia is now much easier to reenable: all
you need to do is download a file to your "Downloads" folder, and the
app will do the rest. No need to unzip stuff any more. I have also
switched to Android Pie SDK and introduced a horizontal fling gesture to
show the action bar. This is done to avoid a clash with the vertical
fling modern Androids use to reveal their navigation UI. See below for
all the changes.

VGBAnext 6.1.2 -- GameBoy Advance, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Classic, NES Emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.emu
* Automatically unzipping VGBAnext-Cheats.zip, if found in Downloads.
* Now searching for ROOT.chts in /sdcard/VGBAnext and all its subfolders.
* Fixed missing library problem on Android Pie, introduced in version 6.1.1.
* The empty File Selector search will now also find NES files.
* Fixed NES sprite rendering at the left edge of screen.
* Fixed vibrating sound during NES replay.
* Fixed State Exchange and box art downloads on newer Androids.
* Switched to Android Pie SDK (Android-28).
* Oldest supported OS is now Android-9 (Gingerbread).

Speccy 5.1.2 -- Sinclair ZX Spectrum Emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy
* Automatically unzipping Speccy-Cheats.zip, if found in Downloads.
* Now searching for ROOT.chts in /sdcard/Speccy and all its subfolders.
* Now able to show action bar with horizontal flings at screen top/bottom.
* Fixed State Exchange and box art downloads on newer Androids.
* Fixed saved state compatibility between 32bit and 64bit architectures.
* Fixed native OpenSLES sound on newer Androids.
* Fixed a possible crash in Java code.
* Fixed toolbar application links.
* Switched to Android Pie SDK (Android-28).
* Oldest supported OS is now Android-9 (Gingerbread).

ColEm 4.6.7 -- ColecoVision Emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.colem
* Automatically unzipping ColEm-Cheats.zip, if found in Downloads.
* Now searching for ROOT.chts in /sdcard/ColEm and all its subfolders.
* Now able to show action bar with horizontal flings at screen top/bottom.
* Fixed State Exchange and artwork downloads on newer Androids.
* Fixed saved state compatibility between 32bit and 64bit architectures.
* Fixed several problems saving and loading TMS9918 state.
* Fixed native OpenSLES sound on newer Androids.
* Fixed a possible crash in Java code.
* Fixed toolbar application links.
* Switched to Android-28 SDK (Pie).
* Oldest supported OS is now Android-9 (Gingerbread).

Also, ColEm Deluxe, is currently on $1.99 sale:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.colem.deluxe

Best regards,
Marat Fayzullin


13 days ago
posted by  dlevere

This is a port of the VICE C64 emulator to 3DS.

VICE - the Versatile Commodore Emulator - http://vice-emu.sourceforge.net/

Source


14 days ago
posted by  dlevere

PPSSPP/Libretro Switch Public Beta by m4xw
==========================================

After a lot of work, m4xw is very happy to share this with all of you.
Currently it only supports "IR JIT" (which is basically a more optimized Interpreter) and "Interpreter", proper JIT (dynarec) support is still in the works.
Audio & Video support works, many core options cause Issues tho.

It is mandatory to "Close Content" after changing any Core option and restarting RetroArch, else it will potentially crash, don't close the RetroArch menu!

Special thanks to hrydgard for everything he has done for the PPSSPP Project.
If you want to support his work, consider buying PPSSPP Gold https://central.ppsspp.org/buygold even if you don't use it!

I will PR it once the libretro port is finished, also implemented half of what's needed for a Standalone port ;)
Source is on my Github, but it's highly WIP and needs a custom RA and a custom ffmpeg, so you should just wait if you want to build it yourself ;)

Libretro Docs (important informations for this core): https://docs.libretro.com/library/ppsspp/
Official Game Compatibility Tracker (your mileage might vary): https://report.ppsspp.org/games

GitHub (WIP Switch): https://github.com/m4xw/ppsspp/
GitHub (Official): https://github.com/hrydgard/ppsspp

Installation Instructions
==========================================

Drag & Drop the "retroarch" folder to the root of your SD, overwriting any file (it will not touch any options).
Assets are bundled, so you don't have to bother with that.

Notes
==========================================

If you are using ANY method of loading RetroArch OTHER than Atmosphere's title redirection feature, DO NOT report issues that you encounter.
These issues can skew testing and could very well be caused by loading through an unsupported method.

Video slowdowns are related to missing hardware accelerated decoding (nvdec), it's not a libretro/PPSSPP Issue.
FMV cut-scenes will be fine.

Download Link: https://m4xw.net/nextcloud/index.php/s/eS4dA7fZt9P6amy

Source


25 days ago
posted by  martini



LaunchBox 9.6 has been released:
- URL

"LaunchBox is a emulators frontend for the Windows Platform. It supports several emulators, including support DOSBox, Steam and ScummVM launching. It also downloads the games artwork from several sources. It is freeware but you can also buy "LaunchBox Premium" that has more customization options."


25 days ago
posted by  martini

BlastEm 0.6.2 has been released:
- URL

"BlastEm has the goal of being an extremely accurate Genesis emulator while still running on relatively modest hardware by using advanced techniques. "

It is a Sega Genesis emulator for the Windows, Linux and MacOS platforms.


25 days ago
posted by  martini


GameEx 15.54 is available for download:
- URL

"GameEx is a front-end for MAME, GameBase, Daphne, PC Games and all command line based game emulators. Supported Operating Systems are Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3+, Windows Server 2003 SP2+, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012."


25 days ago
posted by  martini


MameUI64 version 0.208 for Windows is available for download:

- Project URL

"MAMEUI, formerly MAME32, is the GUI version of MAME. Originally authored in 1997 by Chris Kirmse, it was the first port of MAME™ to the Windows platform. MAMEUI is currently in maintenance mode with no active development taking place. The 64-bit version is still compiled and released when there is no breakage with the core."


25 days ago
posted by  martini


QEMU 4.0.0-rc1 is available for download:
- URL

"QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer.

When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance. "


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