0.9.5 press release
0.9.5 introduces an entirely rewritten main emulation loop This totally changes the timing, and totally breaks old savestates. The OSX build is now based on the GTK port which is more up-to-date.
* synchronous SPU mode to fix streaming sounds * win32: lua engine, path configuration, 7z dearchiving support
bug: rewrite main emulation loop and cycle accounting, fixes a lot of timings bug: add more detailed timing emulation, removes much bogus lag bug: rewrite DMA,gxfifo,gxstat; fix many games and no more alternate flush mode bug: fix cflash directory support for non-windows and sector-writing bug: fix freeze in cart irq bug: correctly emulate dma to/from tcm bug: fix in thumb LSR carryflag bug: fix thumb BX PC switch to arm state bug: fix adpcm looping, remove adpcm caching (no longer necessary) bug: fixes to swi 3,4,5,8,0x10 bug: fixes to exmemstat and ipc sync registers bug: support new backup commands bug: improve bootup bios/firmware emulation steps enh: gbaslot: add guitar grip, gbagame flash support, expansion memory pak enh: add more powerful antigrain-based drawing library and rewrite OSD system enh: ideas-style debugging prints enh: most optimizations now SSE instead of SSE2 enh: more improvements to frameskipping and frame advance/speed controls
bug: fix backdrop blending with garbage bug: fix 256B granularity sprite addressing for sub gpu bug: fix obj blending, bmp obj rendering, and some obj window cases bug: fix 128-wide captures bug: fix 16color BG line buffer overflow bug: fix color overflow in capture blending bug: fix disp fifo capture bug: fix simultaneous vram display and capture via same bank bug: fix 3d overflow acknowledge registers bug: fix 32bit toon table writes bug: change 3d cores to use 18bit color bug: fix boxtest (addition overflow!), move clipper to main graphics engine bug: fix failure in some cases of polygon clipping bug: fix disp3dcnt emulations bug: fixes to poly sorting bug: fix ogl renderer wireframe support bug: swrast: fix backface culling of nonconvex polys bug: swrast: add clear image and scroll emulation bug: swrast: add fog emulation bug: swrast: fixes to shadow rendering bug: swrast: preliminary edge marking, works decent enh: swrast: multicore optimization for a few fps speedup
bug: fix support for multiple gamepads and gamepad hotkeys bug: fix mic noise code and load wav instead of raw; effective in more cases bug: fix for several sticky and broken hotkeys, and f10 hotkeys bug: fixes in ram search, add DTCM and ITCM searching, ... bug: fix sound settings vol slider bug: recover from missing window -32000 problem bug: don't turn on mic unless mic input is enabled enh: x64 build type now supported enh: side-by-side and single screen view modes, many fixes to window resizing enh: choose any gap size by dragging bottom window edge (must be enabled) enh: choose a gap color enh: import/export no$GBA savefiles directly enh: multicore optimization for filters, rotation, OSD enh: soundview can now mute channels enh: new ioregview enh: common commandline system, many arguments shared with linux enh: improve map view tool to support more modes enh: add "FORCE AS CURRENT" recovery tool for mis-sized savefiles enh: add some kind of very small savestate rewinding buffer enh: autoframeskip works better enh: add Italian translation enh: added 2x resizing filters (hq2x, hq2xs, lq2x, lq2xs, 2xsai, supereagle) (scanlines, nearest2x, bilinear)
enh: alsa microphone support enh: hud and osd notification for gtk and cli frontends enh: add support for the SSE optimizations