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RockNES v1.700

posted in Emulator Release by swampgas on Jan 20th, 2001

As promised, a new version of RockNES was released...lots of changes (most notably ZIP support and the addition of mappers 5, 33, 43 and 48):
  • Added ZIP support
  • Small changes in the rom loading
  • Movie support slightly improved
  • Added support for mapper #67 (no games are playable)
  • Mapper #5 improved somewhat (only CastleVania3 and MetalSladerGlory work)
  • Mapper #33 improved somewhat (support FlintStones)
  • Mapper #43 (1xx-in-1) changed to number #235
  • Mapper #48 (SMB2j (LF36)) changed to number #43
  • Fixed mapper #4 IRQ timing
  • Fixed mapper #21 (Ganbare Goemon Gaiden 2 has correct gfx)
  • Fixed mapper #68, more games are playable
  • Fixed mapper #160 (Aladdin -- preliminary IRQ timing control)
  • Fixed mapper #235, thanks to Takeda/nester
  • Fixed VS Atari RBI Baseball patch on reads
  • Fixed pAPU timing (was completly wrong), output is better
  • Fixed a PCM decoding bug, plus removed IRQ and cycle eating on queue
  • Fixed sprite DMA transfer
  • Fixed state loading (of RSx files)
  • Fixed PPU state at 'power on' (starts at scanline zero)
  • Fixed pattern table dumping, thanks snowbro for the bug report!
  • Small PPU optimizations/tweaks
  • ROM images larger than the header spec may be loaded again
  • Game screen is no more cleared when video resolution dialog is closed
  • Added horizontal screen centering using LFB blitter
  • Added directories setup for everything
  • Added FPS (frames-per-second) display. Just press F1 to display/hide
  • Added current video resolution display in the Help->System specs dialog
  • Mapped F11 key to 'quit to OS' directly
  • A couple of non-emulation related problems were squashed, plus cleanups
  • Documentation updated, plus big english errors fixed A Windows port isn't available yet, but you can grab the DOS version from the NES emulators. Thanks to Luis and Gyromite for the news.


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