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Emulator Release: ares


ares is a multi-system emulator that began development on October 14th, 2004. It is a descendent of higan and bsnes, and focuses on accuracy and preservation.

ares currently emulates the following 27 hardware devices:
* Famicom + Famicom Disk System
* Super Famicom + Super Game Boy
* Nintendo 64 (under development)
* Game Boy + Game Boy Color
* Game Boy Advance + Game Boy Player
* SG-1000 + SC-3000
* Master System + Game Gear
* Mega Drive + Mega CD
* PC Engine + PC Engine CD + SuperGrafx
* MSX + MSX2
* ColecoVision
* Neo Geo Pocket + Neo Geo Pocket Color
* WonderSwan + WonderSwan Color + SwanCrystal + Pocket Challenge V2

ares v122 changelog:
ColecoVision: Clear top bit of controller port reads; fixes Defender [invertego]
Neo Geo Pocket: Allow BIOS to handle the boot process [invertego]
Neo Geo Pocket: Copy SNK logo from BIOS during fast boot; fixes Metal Slug: 2nd Mission [invertego]
Neo Geo Pocket: Fix address used to test ram initialization [invertego]
Neo Geo Pocket: Initialize Neo Geo Pocket port 1 to zero; fixes Dynamite Slugger [invertego]
Neo Geo Pocket: Many improvements to 'fast boot' [invertego]
Neo Geo Pocket: Re-enable savint ram to disk on unload [invertego]
Sega 32X: Implement FM/Framebuffer access bit; fixes Spiderman [Luke Usher]
Sega 32X: Implement RV bit [Luke Usher]
Sega 32X: Optimise SH7604 recompiler min-cycles for 32X; fixes Knuckles Choatix & Virtua Fighter [remutro]
Sega 32X: PWM DREQ and timer are different things; fixes PWM audio in many games [Luke Usher]
Sega 32X: Used cached interpreter instead of recompiler [Luke Usher]
TMS9918: Fix sprite size emulation; fixes many graphical issues in ColecoVision/MSX/SG-1000 [invertego]
TMS9918: fix interrupt behavior [invertego]
hiro: Fix browser dialog filters on macOS [Luke Usher]
hiro: Force GTK3 to use X11 backend; fixes a crash under Wayland [thrimbor]
lucia: Disable fast boot by default [Luke Usher]
lucia: Support digital presses from analog inputs [invertego]
mia: Add workaround for underdumped Delta Warp rom [Luke Usher]
mia: Improve Nintendo 64 save chip database; fixes saving in some titles [sp1187]
nall: Enable LTO by default on non-debug builds [Luke Usher]
nall: Speed up recompiler codegen [Luke Usher]
sh2: Allow cores to determine an ideal minimum recompiler block size [Luke Usher]
sh2: Optimised code-gen for the interpreter [Luke Usher]
sh2: Recompiler should invalidate single blocks, not entire pools [Luke Usher]
tlc2900h: Fix immediate mask in BIT #,r; fixes Pocket Tennis [invertego]
z80: Correct the effect of IE on the next instruction; fixes audio drop-out in Neo Geo Pocket games [invertego]