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Emulator Release: iNES-Android 3.7.2 Published

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

My first emulator release of this year, iNES 4.8 for Android, is now live:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

This release makes PCM and sawtooth sound channels work properly and adds the 4:3 screen option, requested by the users. I have also added support for binary palette files, used by other emulators. Note that iNES also supports text palette files that are much easier to edit. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed DPCM sound channel (Journey To Silius, Castlevania 2, etc).
* Fixed sawtooth sound channel linear counter.
* Added "Video | Scale Video | Stretch to 4:3 Ratio" option.
* Added support for binary .PAL files used by other emulators.

Happy New Year!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

I have just updated iNES, my Nintendo NES and Famicom emulator, to version 4.8. The free Windows and Linux binaries can be found here:

http://fms.komkon.org/iNES/

This release makes some final fixes to the new sound chip emulation. Both DPCM and sawtooth channels should now work properly. I have also added support for binary palette files (.PAL) used by other emulators and an option to force 4:3 "television" screen ratio. The Windows version comes with its own share of small fixes and additions. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed DPCM sound channel (Journey To Silius, Castlevania 2, etc).
* Fixed sawtooth sound channel linear counter.
* Added support for binary .PAL files used by other emulators.
* Added "Force 4:3 Screen" option to iNES-Windows.
* Fixed 44kHz sound hiccups when 50Hz sync selected in iNES-Windows.
* Disabled Direct3D antialiasing when magnifying by x3 or more.
* iNES-Windows will use the last loaded .PAL file automatically.
* iNES-Windows will not overwrite last .NES file name with .PAL or .STA names.
* Keys [1]-[8] will toggle individual sound channels in iNES-Windows.
* Key [0] will toggle all sound channels in iNES-Windows.
* Added -4x3 command line option to iNES-Unix.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

The iNES 4.8.2 for Android, a new version of my NES and Famicom emulator, is now online:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

This release adds HQ4X scaling algorithm, accessible via "Video | Interpolation Effect | HQ4X". Since it is only available in the GLES-accelerated mode right now, make sure you have "Video | Accelerated Video" option checked. I have also made many improvements to other GLES scalers. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Released free iNES 4.8 for Windows and Linux.
* Added HQ4X scaling (only in "Accelerated Video" mode).
* Select "Video | Interpolation Effect | HQ4X" to enable.
* Disabled GLES linear filtering when scaling algorithm selected.
* Further optimized GLES scaling algorithms.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

The new iNES 4.8.4 release for Android is now available from Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

This release greatly improves Famicom DiskSystem sound chip emulation, fixes several issues with the MIDI recording, and makes Layout Editor title bar transparent, so that the buttons layout there precisely corresponds to what you see in the emulator itself. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added waveforms to DiskSystem sound chip emulation.
* Added volume envelopes to DiskSystem sound chip emulation.
* Fixed triangular channel volume in MIDI recording.
* Fixed MIDI drums option that simulates noise channel with drums.
* MIDI now computes and uses effective power of a waveform.
* Made title bar transparent in Layout Editor (tap screen to toggle).
* Items no longer jump in Layout Editor when you start moving them.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

A new version of my NES and Famicom emulator, the iNES 4.9 for Windows and Linux, is now available for free:

http://fms.komkon.org/iNES/ -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/iNES/iNES49-Windows-bin.zip -- Windows version
http://fms.komkon.org/iNES/iNES49-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux version

This release greatly improves DiskSystem sound chip emulation and fixes several issues with MIDI playback and recording. The Windows version also adds an option to disable Direct3D linear image interpolation. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added waveforms to DiskSystem sound chip emulation.
* Added volume envelopes to DiskSystem sound chip emulation.
* Computing effective waveform power when simulating samples via MIDI.
* Fixed triangle channel volume when playing via MIDI.
* Fixed "Hit MIDI Drums" option in iNES-Windows.
* Added "Nearest Neighbor" option to disable linear interpolation.
* DiskSystem disks now get loaded starting with side A.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

I have just published iNES 4.8.5 for Android, fixing a few things requested by users:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

Starting with this version, pressing analog triggers on your gamepad (such as Nvidia ShieldTV gamepad) will simulate L2/R2 shoulder buttons, rather than L1/R1. This way, you can assign these analog triggers separately from the regular L1/R1 shoulder buttons. I have also removed tiny text cues from the virtual gamepad skins which already have their own button labels. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Removed text cues from joystick skins that have them already.
* Analog gamepad triggers now mapped to L2/R2 buttons.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

I have just released iNES 4.8.6, fixing special effects shaders on low-end 3D hardware:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

Several users reported colored lines and bars when using CMY/RGB raster masks or scanline simulation on certain Android devices. I have tracked the problem to Mali-400 and other low-end GPUs using 16bit floating point numbers for rasterization. Had to add a few workarounds to make shaders work on these devices.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed CMY/RGB filter shaders on low-end GPUs (Mali-400).
* Fixed scanline simulation shaders on low-end GPUs (Mali-400).

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

I have just published iNES 4.8.7 for Android, a new version of my Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Famicom, and Famicom Disk System emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

In this release, I have fixed compatibility with Astro File Manager and other programs that let you click on a file and run it. As a side effect, iNES has also gained the ability to handle "content://" URIs. Finally, I refactored a lot of library code inside iNES, including the code for virtual buttons and for obtaining extended information about files. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed support for opening NES files from Astro File Manager.
* Added support for opening "content://" URIs.
* Refactored file type definitions in the manifest.
* Refactored EMULib library code.
* Moved virtual buttons implementation into OvrButton class.
* Moved file-specific utilities into FileInfo class.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

I have published iNES 4.8.9 for Android today, removing the need for the READ_PHONE_STATE permission:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

Many people complained about this permission, since it also allows the app to make phone calls (which iNES obviously does not need). In reality, this permission has only been used to obtain the unique IMEI number, used to identify your device in the logs when you need help. Starting with this release, I have switched to the AndroidID for device identification, removing the request for permission.

ALL CHANGES:
* No longer asking for READ_PHONE_STATE permission.
* Application will use AndroidID rather than IMEI to identify users.
* When emailing for support, attach your AndroidID (dial "*#*#8255#*#*").

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

I have released iNES 4.9 for Android this morning:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

This new release of my NES and Famicom emulator fixes a bunch of crashes reported by the new, more vigilant Google Play Console and improves compatibility with some misbehaving gamepads. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Eliminated false directional events from analog gamepads (XBox360).
* Fixed multiple crashes reported by the new Google Play Console.
* Fixed crashes when showing or dismissing progress dialog in the File Selector.
* Fixed crash when blitting image to screen while exiting.
* Fixed crash when starting a game from the Gallery on Android Nougat.
* Fixed crash when exiting Palette Editor on Android Nougat.
* Hopefully fixed rare crash in the File Selector onCreate().
* Hopefully fixed rare crash in Palette Editor RGB dialog.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

Just released free iNES 5.0 binaries for Windows:

http://fms.komkon.org/iNES/

The new version of my NES and Famicom emulator adds support for DirectInput joysticks and gamepads, moves all input-related options to a separate "Input" menu, fixes several crashes and adds the "Draw 65% Frames" option. New Linux binaries coming soon.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added support for DirectInput joysticks to iNES-Windows.
* Moved all input-related options to the "Input" menu in iNES-Windows.
* Fixed crash when changing audio sampling rate in iNES-Windows.
* Added "Draw 65% Frames" option to iNES-Windows.
* Fixed screen updates after changing scaling algorithm in iNES-Windows.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

The newest iNES 5.0 for Android is now online:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

This release fixes a bunch of crash causes reported by the Google Play Console. It is based on the same latest iNES sources as iNES 5.0 for Windows, released earlier this week:

http://fms.komkon.org/iNES/

See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Released free iNES 5.0 for Windows and Linux.
* Hopefully fixed a crash in the native startup code.
* Hopefully fixed two native crashes when drawing screen.
* Fixed two Java crash sources when the emulation starts.
* Fixed crash when parsing URI during startup.
* Fixed crash when dismissing progress dialog in Cheatopedia.
* Fixed the order of calls in onPause() / onStop() / onDestroy().

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

An updated iNES 5.0.1 for Android is currently rolling out to the Google Play Store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

This release fixes a few crashes and addresses the awkward situation where a user navigates to the root folder of his device only to find out that he has no permission to list files there and nowhere to go. Such situation should no longer happen. It only affects newer Androids though. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed File Selector getting stuck at unreadable root folder.
* Fixed native crash when processing initial commands sent by Java side.
* Fixed crash when loading an invalid skin bitmap file.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

iNES 5.0.2 for Android, a new version of my Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Famicom emulator, is now online:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

In this version, I have taken measures to work around Android 7+ restrictions on system folders access. You should be able to navigate through restricted folders, even if you can't see their contents. If you do get stuck in such a folder though, use the new "Change Folder" option to jump where you need to go. I have also fixed a bunch of bugs reported by the Google Play console. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added "Change Folder" option to the File Selector for jumping between folders.
* Made folder listing error a bit less threatening, since it has become the new normal in Android 7+.
* Fixed hangup on exit where Java code waits for non-existent native thread.
* Removed outdated features from the EMULib code.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

iNES 5.0.3 for Android, a new version of my NES and Famicom emulator, is now online:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

Starting with this version, every option in the "Settings | Emulation" tab will be preserved between app runs. I have also bugfixed and improved the Joystick Layout Editor. The screen rectangle is freely resizable in both dimensions, and the buttons will fully restore their positions when you reset the layout. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Video format and other hardware options will now be saved.
* Greatly improved the Layout Editor, fixing many bugs.
* Layout Editor now lets you resize screen in both dimensions.
* Screen rectangle will stay centered while resizing.
* Buttons gravity will be restored when resetting layout.
* Made states/screenshots deletion more reliable.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

Today's iNES 5.0.4 for Android restores access to DropBox:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

Since DropBox recently disabled their original APIv1, I had to switch iNES to their newer APIv2. The DropBox functionality should work again, although you might want to reset settings or reinstall the app in order to clear the DropBox token left over from the older API. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Switched to DropBox APIv2. DropBox support works again.
* Use "Settings | General | Reset All Settings" to remove old DropBox token.
* Fixed a few bugs in the DropBox code.
 

fms

Member
Re: iNES Release News

Hello, All!

The new iNES 5.1 for Windows and Linux is now available for free from the iNES home page:

http://fms.komkon.org/iNES/ -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/iNES/iNES51-Windows-bin.zip -- free Windows version
http://fms.komkon.org/iNES/iNES51-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- free Linux version

This release adds multiple monitors support on Windows, fixes disappearing windows, DirectInput, and flicker that appeared in Win10. The directional pads found on XBox gamepads should work in this version. The Linux version now uses PulseAudio sound, so that you do not have to mess with the OSS sound emulation. Finally, I am now treating all mapper #99 ROMs as VS-System ROMs. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Made iNES treat all ROMs with mapper #99 as VS-System ROMs.
* Added multiple monitor support to iNES-Windows.
* Fixed disappearing window in iNES-Windows.
* Fixed best full-screen mode detection in iNES-Windows.
* Fixed window flicker that appeared after recent Win10 updates.
* Fixed default window position to the middle of the screen in iNES-Windows.
* Fixed DirectInput joysticks support in iNES-Windows.
* Made directional pads work on XBox gamepads.
* Switched iNES-Linux to using PulseAudio sound.
* Updated old PulseAudio driver for 64bit Linux.

Please note that the Android version of iNES is currently on sale for $2.99, so get it while it is cheap:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

iNES-Android has been updated to version 5.1:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

The new version fixes remaining DropBox issues, making DropBox work. I have also fixed a bug where older save files would get stuck in the /sdcard/iNES folder and override newer saves. Finally, the free iNES for Windows and Linux has been released last week. You can get it from the homepage:

http://fms.komkon.org/iNES/

Here is the full list of changes in the Android version:

ALL CHANGES:
* Released free iNES 5.1 for Windows and Linux.
* Fixed issue with backup save file being chosen over the normal one.
* Fixed remaining DropBox issues.
* Fixed upload dates on the DropBox files.
* Made DropBox worker queue more reliable.
* Renamed DropBox authorization activity.

Enjoy!
 
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