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Emulator Release: Speccy-Android Release News

fms

Member
Hello, All!

The free Speccy 5.5 for Windows and Linux is now available for download:

http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/ -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy55-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy55-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary

This version adds proper emulation for Sam Coupe MODE3 display, support for more disk formats, fixes SAA1099 PSG sound and Sam Coupe light pen port. I have also added a simple CPU-based linear interpolation scaler, for cases where GPU-based interpolation is unfeasible. Finally, there is a bunch of other fixes and improvements. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added proper Sam Coupe screen mode #3 display.
* Added handling of cases where .SAD disk image has .DSK extension.
* Added internal menu options for saving .SAD disk images.
* Added support for more raw disk image formats.
* Added simple CPU-based linear scaling algorithm.
* Added "-linear" command line option.
* Now disabling all trapdoor-based devices in Sam Coupe mode.
* Fixed reset when replacing disk image with LoadFile().
* Fixed auto-loading disk images in Spectrum +3 mode.
* Fixed palette updates when rewinding in Sam Coupe mode.
* Fixed light pen port, assuming no light pen for now.
* Fixed SAA1099 PSG sound.
* Added Speccy-Windows options for saving .SAD disk images.

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

I have published Speccy 5.5 for Android today, 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 version is based on the latest Speccy 5.5 for Windows and Linux, released earlier this week. It adds proper support for Sam Coupe's 512x192 MODE3 screen, more disk formats, and internal menu options to work with these formats. There are also multiple emulation fixes for Spectrum +3 and Sam Coupe modes.

As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:

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

See below for all the changes in this week's release.

ALL CHANGES:
* Based on latest Speccy 5.5 for Windows and Linux sources.
* Added proper Sam Coupe screen mode #3 display.
* Added support for more raw disk image formats.
* Added handling of cases where .SAD disk image has .DSK extension.
* Added internal menu options for saving .SAD disk images.
* Added simple CPU-based linear scaling algorithm.
* Fixed reset when replacing disk image with LoadFile().
* Now disabling all trapdoor-based devices in Sam Coupe mode.
* Fixed auto-loading disk images in Spectrum +3 mode.

PS: AlmostTI, my Texas Instruments graphing calcs emulator, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

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

Member
The free Speccy 5.6 for Windows and Linux is now available for download:

http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/ -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy56-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy56-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary

This version adds the "Hardware | Paste Clipboard" menu option to paste contents of Windows clipboard and fixes clearing file associations. As of this release, the Windows version of Speccy will no longer show "Open File" dialog on startup, as requested by many users. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* No longer showing "Open File" dialog when Speccy-Windows starts.
* Added "Hardware | Paste Clipboard" option to Speccy-Windows.
* Fixed clearing file associations in Speccy-Windows.
* Command line options should now be accessible in Speccy-Windows.

In related news, Speccy Deluxe, the complete Android version of the emulator, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play until the end of this week:

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

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

I have released Speccy 5.6, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator 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

This release is based on the latest Speccy 5.6 for Windows and Linux, published last week. It fixes issues with loading some .TRD and .Z80 files.

Since Google no longer allows apps to access file system on Android10+ devices, the new Speccy will now access files via "content providers" on these devices. You may have to give the app permission to access your storage. Please, report any found problems to the support group or email me directly about them:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/emul8

As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:

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

ALL CHANGES:
* Based on latest Speccy 5.6 for Windows and Linux sources.
* Fixed some .Z80 files not loading due to missing Interface I ROM.
* Fixed problem loading truncated .TRD files.
* Refactored app to comply with Google's latest ban on file I/O.
* On Android 10+, all file access is now done via content providers.
* Content is copied to a temporary folder for use, changes moved back on exit.
* You may have to give app separate permission to read each storage location.
* Fixed several crash sources that popped up after refactoring.
* Fixed handling of spaces and parentheses in "content://" URIs.
* Fixed list of volumes in "Change Folder" dialog.
* Fixed "Change Folder" functionality.

Merry Christmas!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

I have published Speccy 5.6.1 tonight, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator 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

This release fixes a few remaining issues that popped up after refactoring the app for Android "Secure Access Framework" support. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:

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

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed compatibility with Android 4.2/4.3.
* Fixed leaked dialog window on app exit.
* Added rounded corners to legacy icons.

Enjoy!

PS: MasterGear, my Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, and SG-1000 emulator, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play for another couple of days:

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

fms

Member
Hello, All!

I have just released Speccy 5.6.2, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator 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

This release fixes opening Spectrum files from file managers and other apps and fixes user interface on newer AndroidTV devices. I have also enabled home screen shortcuts creation on more recent Android devices, As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:

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

ALL CHANGES:
* Speccy Deluxe is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week.
* Fixed opening files from File Managers and other apps.
* Fixed file selection UI on newer AndroidTV devices.
* Enabled adding home screen shortcuts on newer devices.

Enjoy!

PS: Speccy Deluxe, the complete version of Speccy, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play until Tuesday.
 

fms

Member
The free Speccy 5.7 for Windows and Linux is now available for download:

http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/ -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy57-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
http://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy57-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary

This release enables punctuation keys in both Windows and Linux. Function keys should also work in Sam Coupe mode. To access emulator functions in Sam Coupe mode, press [CTRL]+[Fx] key combinations. Finally, Speccy will preserve custom colors (loaded from a .PAL file) when changing default palette setting. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Punctuation keys now work in both ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe modes.
* Function keys now work in Sam Coupe mode.
* In Sam Coupe mode, press [CTRL]+[Fx] for emulation functions.
* In Sam Coupe mode, use [BACKQUOTE] for [EDIT] key.
* In Sam Coupe mode, use [BACKSLASH] for [INV] key.
* Preserving custom color entries when changing palette setting.
* Preserving Sam Coupe colors when changing palette setting.
* Added ASCII text injection functionality.

In related news, Speccy Deluxe, the complete Android version of the emulator, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play through Tuesday:

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

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

The free Speccy 5.8 for Windows and Linux is now available for download:

https://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/ -- homepage
https://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy58-Windows-bin.zip -- Windows binary
https://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy58-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary

This release adds support for loading and saving Spectaculator snapshot files (.SZX). I have also enabled most command line options on Windows and added framerate display options to both Windows and Linux versions. The Linux version now runs at 50Hz PAL by default: that 60Hz NTSC default was an American mistake :). See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added initial support for Spectaculator snapshot files (.SZX).
* Added internal menu option to save .SZX snapshots.
* Added "File | Save .SZX Snapshot" menu option to Speccy-Windows.
* Added "Video | Show Framerate" menu option to Speccy-Windows.
* Most command line options should now work in Speccy-Windows.
* Increased synchronization timer precision in Speccy-Windows.
* Speccy-Windows will start in x2 size by default.
* Added "-fps" command line option to Speccy-Linux.
* Changed default sync frequency to 50Hz in Speccy-Linux.

In related news, ColEm Deluxe, my ColecoVision and Coleco Adam emulator for Android, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

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

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

I have released Speccy 5.8, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator 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

This release is based on the latest Speccy 5.8 for Windows and Linux, published this week. It adds support for loading and saving Spectaculator .SZX snapshots. There is also a bunch of fixes to custom color palette handling.

As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:

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

ALL CHANGES:
* Based on latest Speccy 5.8 for Windows and Linux sources.
* Added initial support for Spectaculator snapshot files (.SZX).
* Added internal menu option to save .SZX snapshots.
* Preserving custom color entries when changing palette setting.
* Preserving Sam Coupe colors when changing palette setting.
* Saving "Settings | Hardware | Palette" option.
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

The free Speccy 5.9 for Windows and Linux is now available for download:

https://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/ -- homepage
https://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy59-Windows-bin.zip --Windows binary
https://fms.komkon.org/Speccy/Speccy59-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- Linux binary

This release fixes automatic tape startup, loading Pentagon .Z80 snapshots, pasting text into ZX128 BASIC, sound issues in Windows, and a few other issues. I am no longer loading joystick configuration from .SZX snapshots to avoid messing up user-supplied input settings. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed some .Z80 snapshots not loading when IF1.ROM is missing.
* Fixed loading Pentagon .Z80 snapshots.
* Fixed tape startup when auto-loading tapes.
* Fixed pasting code into BASIC by pausing after each ENTER.
* Fixed audio randomly not working on Speccy-Windows startup.
* Forcing Scorpion Kempston bit6 to 0 (Donkey Kong Jr works).
* No longer reading joystick configuration from .SZX files.

If you like Speccy and want to see it being maintained, please, consider buying the complete Android version. Speccy Deluxe is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

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

Have fun!
 

fms

Member
Hello, All!

I have released Speccy 5.9, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator 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

This release is based on the recently published Speccy 5.9 for Windows and Linux. It fixes several issues loading .Z80 and .SZX snapshot files and makes File Selector more responsive, among other things. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:

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

ALL CHANGES:
* Based on latest Speccy 5.9 for Windows and Linux sources.
* Fixed higher framerate when using 48kHz audio sampling rate.
* Fixed some .Z80 snapshots not loading when IF1.ROM is missing.
* Fixed loading Pentagon .Z80 snapshots.
* Fixed tape startup when auto-loading tapes.
* No longer reading joystick configuration from .SZX files.
* Disabled querying content providers for auxiliary files to improve performance.
* Scrolling in File Selector has become much more responsive.
* Now only saving screenshot when saving state.
* Fixed saving states with a hardware key.

PS: MasterGear, my universal Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, and SG-1000 emulator, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

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

fms

Member
Hello, All!

I have released Speccy 5.9.1, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator 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

This release fixes wave-to-melody feature and no longer starts tape when both auto-loading and fast-loading are enabled. I also had to refactor and simplify a lot of sound rendering code. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:

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

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed running tape with auto-load and fast-load both enabled.
* Fixed emulation running too fast with wave-to-melody enabled.
* Toggling MIDI logging also toggles melodic sound conversion.
* Refactored audio rendering code.

PS: Speccy Deluxe, the complete version of Speccy, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

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

fms

Member
Hello, All!

I have released Speccy 5.9.2, a new version of my Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupe emulator 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

This release fixes resetting emulation to a new hardware model and adds options for disabling AY8910 sound chip and ULA+ video extension. I have also added Chinese translation, helpfully provided by David Chen. As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning Speccy from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:


ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed resetting emulation after selecting a new hardware model.
* Added Chinese translation made by David Chen.
* Added "Settings | Emulation | AY8910 PSG" option (on by default).
* Added "Settings | Emulation | ULA+ Video" option (on by default).
* Refactored Spectrum-specific settings mechanism.

Enjoy!
 
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