higan v105 released


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A new version of the highly accurate Super Nintendo Emulator higan has been released. Here are the major changes in version v105:
  • higan: many improvements to Emulator::Interface to support forks/frontends
  • higan: refreshed program icon
  • icarus: new program icon
  • Game Boy Advance: slight emulation speedup over v104
  • Game Boy Advance: synchronize APU FIFO updates better
  • Mega Drive: added automatic region detection [hex_usr]
  • Mega Drive: support 8-bit SRAM
  • Game Boy Advance: fixed bug when changing to THUMB mode via MSR [MerryMage]
  • Master System: fix bug in backdrop color and background 0 priority [hex_usr]
  • Mega Drive: backgrounds always update output priority bit [Cydrak]
  • Mega Drive: emulated interlaced video output
  • Mega Drive: emulated shadow/highlight mode [Cydrak]
  • Super Famicom: auto joypad polling clears the shift register when starting
  • Super Famicom: added new low-entropy RAM initialization mode to more closely match hardware
  • Game Boy Advance: rumble will now time out after being left on for 500ms
  • ruby: improved rumble support in udev input driver [ma_rysia]
  • M68K: move.b (a7)[+/-] adjust a7 by two
  • M68K: illegal/lineA/lineF opcodes do not modify the stack register
  • Mega Drive: emulate VIP status bit
  • uPD7725: improved emulation of OV1/S1 flags [byuu, AWJ, Lord Nightmare]
  • uPD7725: improved handling of DP, RP updates [Jonas Quinn]
  • Super Famicom: improved emulation of mosaic effects in hires, interlace, and offset-per-tile modes [byuu, Cydrak]
  • ruby: improved Direct3D exclusive mode monitor selection [Cydrak]
  • Super Famicom: fixed save state bug affecting SuperFX games [Cydrak]
  • Mega Drive: added workaround for Clang compiler bug; allowing this core to work on macOS [Cydrak, Sintendo]
  • higan: hotkeys now also trigger when the main window lacks focus yet higan is set to allow input on focus loss
  • higan: fixed an edge case where int16_t <> double audio conversion could possibly result in overflows
  • higan: fixed a crash on macOS when choosing quit from the application menu [ncbncb]
The author of higan (byuu) notes on his homepage that this will be last release of higan for a while. You can download the new version from the higan page.