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Emulator Release: Speccy-Android Release News

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

Speccy 4.5.2 for Android is now out:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy.deluxe -- full version
http://garageresearch.aptoide.com/ -- on Aptoide
http://android.oms.apps.opera.com/en_us/catalog.php?vendor_id=199556 -- in Opera Store

For this release, I have fixed a bunch of crashes in the World Of Spectrum Browser. Also, since DropBox finally disabled their APIv1 in September, I had to switch to DropBox APIv2. So, you should once again be able to use DropBox from Speccy. Finally, there is a new Speccy release for Windows and Linux. You can get it here:

http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/

See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Released free Speccy 4.5 for Windows and Linux.
* 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.
* Fixed several crashes in the WoS Browser.
* Fixed a crash when downloading a game from WoS in the WoS Browser.
* Fixed a crash when clicking on an item in the WoS Browser.
* Removed the use of the "file://" URI in the WoS Browser.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

This week's Speccy 4.5.3 release for Android fixes remaining DropBox issues:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy.deluxe -- full version
http://garageresearch.aptoide.com/ -- on Aptoide
http://android.oms.apps.opera.com/en_us/catalog.php?vendor_id=199556 -- in Opera Store

The DropBox should now work properly for everyone. If you are still experiencing problems with it, please, let me know. I also fixed the situation where an older save file stuck in the backup folder (/sdcard/Speccy) would keep overriding newer saves. This should no longer happen. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* 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.
* Fixed a few other bugs in the DropBox code.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

I've just released Speccy 4.6 for Windows and Linux:

http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/ -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy46-Windows-bin.zip -- free Windows version
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy46-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- free Linux version

The new version fixes DirectInput support on Windows and makes directional pads found on XBox gamepads work. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed DirectInput joysticks support in Speccy-Windows.
* Made directional pads work on XBox gamepads.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

Speccy 4.6 for Android is now online:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy.deluxe -- full version
http://garageresearch.aptoide.com/ -- on Aptoide
http://android.oms.apps.opera.com/en_us/catalog.php?vendor_id=199556 -- in Opera Store

This update fixes gamepad operation on ShieldTV and other AndroidTV devices. It appears that in the newer AndroidTV builds, there is a new "input device" named "virtual-search", that gets detected as a gamepad but does not really exist. Speccy will now ignore this device. I have also fixed a DropBox crash when your app folder has subfolders and switched to the latest Android SDK version. See below for all the changes in the Android release.

ALL CHANGES:
* Released free Speccy 4.6 for Windows and Linux.
* Fixed DropBox crash when app folder has subfolders.
* Fixed gamepad on Nvidia ShieldTV and other AndroidTV devices.
* Any input devices named as "virtual-*" are now ignored.
* Any virtual (android-16) and disabled (android-27) devices are ignored.
* Switched to the latest android-27 SDK.
* Now using Android build tools version 27.0.2.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

Starting this week with the Speccy 4.6.1 Android release, available from Google Play and Aptoide:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy.deluxe -- full version
http://garageresearch.aptoide.com/ -- on Aptoide
http://android.oms.apps.opera.com/en_us/catalog.php?vendor_id=199556 -- in Opera Store

This release fixes some bugs with the PSG sound rendering. Among other examples, the engine sounds in Nigel Mansell's GP play correctly now. I have also fixed an issue running files from the World Of Spectrum browser. Finally, if you have a newer Android, you should once again be able to place shortcuts to favorite games on the home screen. Simply hold your finger on a game in the File Selector, then choose "Add to Home Screen" from the popup menu. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed PSG sound rendering in Nigel Mansell's GP, etc.
* Fixed running files from the WoS browser.
* Fixed native crash when saving state.
* Fixed several other possible source of native crashes.
* Fixed desktop icon placement.
* Fixed crash when passing "file://" URI via desktop icon.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

This week's Speccy 4.6.2 release for Android can be found on Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy.deluxe -- full version
http://garageresearch.aptoide.com/ -- on Aptoide
http://android.oms.apps.opera.com/en_us/catalog.php?vendor_id=199556 -- in Opera Store

The new release adds the remaining replay time display. I have also fixed several bugs in the replay mechanism. The Settings activity now uses the same dark/light textured backgrounds as the rest of the app. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added remaining time display during replay.
* Fixed replay rollover mechanism.
* Added shadow underneath the time display.
* Settings activity now uses black/white UI setting.
* Switched Settings to Material Design on Lollipop+.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

I've released Speccy 4.7 for Windows and Linux this morning, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum emulator:

http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/ -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy47-Windows-bin.zip -- free Windows version
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy47-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- free Linux version

This release adds remaining replay time display and fixes several bugs in the replay feature. Furthermore, I've recompiled the Linux version with "-Wall" and fixed most of the warnings. Finally, deprecated code and #defines were removed from this version. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added remaining time display during replay.
* Stopping replay when emulation reset or state loaded.
* Fixed replay rollover mechanism.
* Added shadow underneath the time display.
* Compiled Speccy-Unix with -Wall and eliminated warnings.
* Replaced -DNO_WAVE_INTERPOLATION with -DWAVE_INTERPOLATION, off by default.
* Deprecated -DSOUND, sound code always compiles now.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

The latest Speccy 4.7 emulator is now out for Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy.deluxe -- full version
http://garageresearch.aptoide.com/ -- on Aptoide
http://android.oms.apps.opera.com/en_us/catalog.php?vendor_id=199556 -- in Opera Store

This release fixes a few things for AndroidTV users, making sure the first player always gets the stock gamepad and both players can exit emulation and open menus. It shares the source code with the Windows and Linux releases made the last week. The code was recompiled with "-Wall" and warnings fixed. Also, I removed some deprecated #ifdefs. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Released free Speccy 4.7 for Windows and Linux.
* Made sure first player always gets stock gamepad on Nvidia ShieldTV.
* Either player can open menu or exit emulation now.
* Compiled with -Wall and eliminated warnings.
* Replaced -DNO_WAVE_INTERPOLATION with -DWAVE_INTERPOLATION, off by default.
* Deprecated -DSOUND, sound code always compiles now.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

Today, I have released Speccy 4.8, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and its clones emulator:

http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy48-Windows-bin.zip
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy48-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz

The new Speccy version extends replay functionality. At any time during replay, you can press the UP button to pause it, then press LEFT and RIGHT buttons to step through your gameplay. Pressing UP again resumes replay. Pressing any other button gives control back to you. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Made replay save states approximately every 170ms.
* Added ability to browse through paused replay.
* During replay, press UP to pause or resume.
* When replay paused, press LEFT and RIGHT to browse.
* Press any other button to continue playing.
* Now cancelling replay if any key or button is pressed.
* Made WaitJoystick() exit when window closed.
* Fixed NMI and REWIND keys in Speccy-Linux.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

Speccy 4.8 for Android, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum emulator, is now online:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy.deluxe -- full version
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/ -- homepage

This release is based on the recently released Speccy 4.8 for Windows and Linux. It adds ability to pause replay and browse through it with the arrow keys. Once satisfied, you can resume replay or go back to gameplay. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Released free Speccy 4.8 for Windows and Linux.
* Made replay save states approximately every 170ms.
* Added ability to browse through paused replay.
* During replay, press UP to pause or resume.
* When replay paused, press LEFT and RIGHT to browse.
* Press any other button to continue playing.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

Speccy 4.9 for Android, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and its clones emulator, is now online:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy.deluxe -- full version
http://garageresearch.aptoide.com/ -- on Aptoide
http://android.oms.apps.opera.com/en_us/catalog.php?vendor_id=199556 -- in Opera Store

This release fixes a few crash sources, fixes compatibility with Android Pie, and removes the detection of a fake "joystick" on Archos Gamepad. I have also switched to newer Android build tools. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed crash in Joystick Layout Editor when buttons become too small.
* Fixed crash when trying to share a screenshot on newer Androids.
* Fixed compatibility with Android Pie.
* Now skipping fake virtual "joystick" supplied by Archos Gamepad.
* Upgraded Google Analytics library to the latest compatible version.
* Switched to Android Build Tools 28.0.1.

Also worth noting that Speccy Deluxe is currently on $1.99 sale at Google Play. Also, VGBAnext is on $2.99 sale:

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

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

Starting this week with a major Speccy release. Speccy 5.0, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum emulator for Android, now comes with Cheatopedia containing POKEs for 3300+ ZX Spectrum games:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy.deluxe -- full version
http://garageresearch.aptoide.com/ -- on Aptoide
http://android.oms.apps.opera.com/en_us/catalog.php?vendor_id=199556 -- in Opera Store

Also, following emulators are on sale for $2.99 at the moment:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines -- iNES emulator
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ati -- AlmostTI emulator

Please note that the Cheatopedia feature is very experimental at the moment. Please, report any problems you encounter when using Cheatopedia. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added Cheatopedia and Cheat Editor support.
* Added cheats for 3300+ ZX Spectrum games.
* Initial ZX Spectrum Cheatopedia release, expect some glitches, report problems.
* Added light and dark skins to the Cheat Editor.
* No longer skinning Settings background, since Android does not support it.
* Palette files (.PAL) now allow lower-case letters.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

A new Speccy 5.0.4 release for Android is now available, with Speccy Deluxe still on sale for $1.99 for the next couple of days:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy.deluxe -- full version

In this release, I've addressed a few user requests. Speccy can now be forced to save all its files (state saves, screenshots, etc) to the application folder in internal storage. Previously, this only happened if the original folder with the Spectrum software was not writable. Also, you can tell Speccy to hide dot-files created when transferring MacOS content to an Android device. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added "Settings | General | Hide Dot Files" option.
* Enable hiding dot-files to ignore system files created by MacOS.
* Added "Settings | General | Prefer App Folder" option.
* Enable app folder preference to save new files to the application folder.
* Fixed "Completely Delete File" menu option.

PS: VGBAnext is currently on $2.99 sale at Google Play:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.emu

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

I have just updated Speccy, my free Sinclair ZX Spectrum emulator for Windows and Linux, to version 5.0:

http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/ -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy50-Windows-bin.zip -- free Windows version
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy50-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- free Linux version

In this release, I have moved PSG sound computation to the Sync8910() function. As result, the sound now starts playing immediately after loading a .Z80 file. I have also fixed airplane sounds in Auf Wiedersehen Monty, beeper conversion to melodic audio, MIDI recording and playback. See below for all the changes:

ALL CHANGES:
* Moved PSG sound computation to Sync8910().
* When loading .Z80 files, PSG sound starts playing right away.
* Fixed airplane sounds in Auf Wiedersehen Monty.
* Fixed beeper conversion to melodic audio.
* Fixed MIDI playback in Speccy-Windows.
* Minor fixes to MIDI recording.

Finally, the latest deluxe version of Speccy for Android is currently on sale for $1.99 at the Google Play:

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

Have fun!
 
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fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

This week's Speccy 5.1 release for Android adds more Sam Coupe compatibility, as well as better Spectrum +3 disk image handling:


https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy.deluxe -- full version

Most disk-based Sam Coupe software should run now. I have also made some progress making SpeedLock-protected Spectrum +3 disks boot, but we are not quite there yet. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed loading of Spectrum +3 disk images that use SpeedLock.
* Fixed uPD765 FDC status, as expected by SpeedLock boot loader.
* Disk-based Spectrum +3 software that uses SpeedLock tries booting now.
* Disk-based Sam Coupe software works now.
* Fixed WD1793 FDC status reporting, as expected by Sam Coupe.
* Fixed Sam Coupe memory page switching.
* Fixed Sam Coupe line coincidence interrupts.
* Added loading of Sam Coupe disk images.
* Added extra 256kB RAM to Sam Coupe.

Enjoy!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

The free Speccy 5.1 for Windows and Linux is now available for download:

http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/ -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy51-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy51-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary

This release improves disk image loading in Spectrum +3 and fixes many Sam Coupe features, including line coincidence interrupts, memory page switching, and disk controller operation. Sam Coupe RAM has been extended to 512kB. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed loading of Spectrum +3 disk images that use SpeedLock.
* Fixed uPD765 FDC status, as expected by SpeedLock boot loader.
* Disk-based Spectrum +3 software that uses SpeedLock tries booting now.
* Fixed WD1793 FDC status reporting, as expected by Sam Coupe.
* Disk-based Sam Coupe software works now.
* Fixed Sam Coupe memory page switching.
* Fixed Sam Coupe line coincidence interrupts.
* Added loading of Sam Coupe disk images.
* Added extra 256kB RAM to Sam Coupe.
* The [ALT] key acts as both FIRE and CONTROL in Sam Coupe mode.

Have fun!

PS: My AlmostTI graphing calc emulator is currently on $2.99 sale at Google Play:

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

Do keep in mind that you will need the firmware ROM file from a real TI calculator that you own.
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

I have published Speccy 5.1.1 for Android, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy.deluxe -- full version

This version includes native support for 64bit ARM CPUs and fixes accelerated audio on newer Androids. Unfortunately, I had to disable Cheatopedia, Cheat Editor, and Cheat Hunter features, since Google Play no longer allows them and bans any apps that come with game cheating features. You can reenable these features yourself, by downloading this file and unzipping it to the "/sdcard/Speccy" folder:

http://fms.komkon.org/EmuAndroid/Speccy-Cheats.zip

See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added native support for 64bit ARMv8 CPUs.
* Fixed accelerated sound on newer Androids.
* Had to remove the cheats, since Google Play no longer allows them and bans apps containing cheats.
* You can reenable cheats yourself, see help page for details.
* Switched to Gradle build.


PS: VGBAnext, my universal GameBoy Advance, GameBoy Color, and NES emulator, is currently on $2.99 sale:


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

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

Hello, All!

Speccy 5.1.2 for Android, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum emulator, is now online:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy.deluxe -- full version

This version makes it much easier to reenable Cheatopedia and other cheat features. All you need to do is download this file into your Downloads folder:

http://fms.komkon.org/EmuAndroid/Speccy-Cheats.zip

The app will automatically unzip it to /sdcard/Speccy and enable all the cheat features, including Cheatopedia. In other news, I have now switched to Android Pie SDK and fixed a few problems on newer Android devices. Both State Exchange and box art downloads should work again. Additionally, a quick horizontal fling along the top or the bottom screen edge will now show the action bar, without interfering with Android's default gestures. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Automatically unzipping Speccy-Cheats.zip, if found in Downloads.
* Now searching for ROOT.chts in /sdcard/Speccy and all its subfolders.
* Now able to show action bar with horizontal flings at screen top/bottom.
* Fixed State Exchange and box art downloads on newer Androids.
* Fixed saved state compatibility between 32bit and 64bit architectures.
* Fixed native OpenSLES sound on newer Androids.
* Fixed a possible crash in Java code.
* Fixed toolbar application links.
* Switched to Android Pie SDK (Android-28).
* Oldest supported OS is now Android-9 (Gingerbread).

PS: My ColEm Deluxe emulator is currently on $1.99 sale at the Google Play Store:

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

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Re: Speccy Release News

I've just published Speccy 5.1.4 for Android, a new version of my universal Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.speccy.deluxe -- full version

This release fixes tilt joystick functionality and prevents Spectrum model selection from interference with snapshot loading. Also, pressing the BACK button once will now show the action bar for those who can't learn the fling gesture. If you are missing Cheatopedia and other cheat features, removed from the app because of Google Play repressions, simply download this file into your Downloads folder to reenable them:

http://fms.komkon.org/EmuAndroid/Speccy-Cheats.zip

ALL CHANGES:
* Enabled "Settings | Input | Tilt Joystick" option.
* Fixed screen rotation after disabling the tilt joystick.
* Fixed Spectrum model setting interfering with snapshot loading.
* Now showing action bar when the BACK button is pressed once.

Also, VGBAnext, my universal GBA, GBC, and NES emulator, is currently on $2.99 sale:

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

Enjoy!
 
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