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  1. #21

    Default Re: fMSX-Android Release News

    Hello, All!

    fMSX-Android 3.8.2 is now available for everyone to download from Google Play:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.fms.fmsx (free version)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ms.fmsx.deluxe (full version)

    The main additions in this release are the Kitkat SD cards compatibility, better support for Moga and other analog gamepads, and the slow-motion mode, currently combined with the fast-forward mode. I have also added the decorative background and made many fixes to multitouch, graphics, and the File Selector. The change list is rather long this time, see it below.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Added decorative background in portrait mode.
    * Added slow-motion mode, combined with fast-forward mode.
    * Added "Analog Joystick Blind Radius" setting for Moga and other analog joysticks.
    * Added "Show File Selector Toolbar" option to the File Selector.
    * Added "Settings" menu option to the File Selector.
    * Made a work-around for external SD card use on KitKat!
    * If can't write to external SD card, saving states to /storage/sdcard0/fMSX.
    * If fMSX folder doesn't exist, saving states to /storage/sdcard1/Android/data/com.fms.fmsx/files.
    * Fixed multitouch input in cases where it didn't work.
    * Fixed recognition of multiple file extensions.
    * Fixed sections navigation in the File Selector.
    * Fixed File Selector crash when deleting a file.
    * Fixed scanline effects with OpenGLES enabled.

    Enjoy!

  2. #22

    Default Re: fMSX-Android Release News

    Hello, All!

    I have been improving sound chip emulation in fMSX-Android 3.9 and just published the results of my work to the Google Play:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ms.fmsx.deluxe -- full version
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.fms.fmsx -- free version

    This fMSX release has much, much better PSG sound emulation. The proper white noise emulation is back, and the channel volumes are now logarithmic. I have also fixed the amplitude envelope lengths and changed the way envelopes work. In addition to the sound, there are fixes to network play, virtual gamepad, and the File Selector. Starting with this version, fMSX-Android will also automatically open ROM files with .MX1/.MX2 extensions.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Majorly improved AY8910 PSG emulation.
    * Added support for .MX1/.MX2 ROM files.
    * Added "Settings" menu option to the File Selector.
    * Added "Tilt Joystick Blind Radius" setting.
    * Fixed directional pad activated by touching outside.
    * Fixed network play, previously broken for some users.
    * Fixed auxillary files display in the File Selector.
    * Set precise CPU, VDP, and PSG frequences.
    * Switched to table-based PSG envelopes.
    * Switched to logarithmic PSG volumes.
    * Fixed white noise frequency computation.
    * Adjusted noise to be 50% of the melodic volume.
    * Adjusted envelopes length.
    * Improved overall melodic audio quality.

    Have fun!

  3. #23

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    Hello, All!

    The new fMSX-Android 3.9.1 release is ready for you to download from the Google Play:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ms.fmsx.deluxe (full version)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.fms.fmsx (free version)

    This time, I have added the function to automatically download the pictures of software boxes and show them in the File Selector, wherever screenshots are not available. You can enable this function with the "Download Box Art" menu option. The DropBox support has also been improved: it no longer requires you to enter the password every time, and your game progress gets uploaded to the DropBox when you finish playing. The BACKSPACE key on the virtual keyboard has been fixed, and both Gallery and DropBox will work with Kitkat SD cards in this new fMSX version. See below for complete details.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Fixed "BACK" button on the virtual keyboard.
    * Now automatically downloading box art images when on WiFi.
    * DropBox no longer requires login every time you open it.
    * Gameplay saved back to DropBox after you are done playing.
    * Enable "Download Box Art" in File Selector main menu to download box art.
    * Choose "Download Box Art" in context menu to find box art for one game only.
    * Added Gallery support for SD card folders on Android Kitkat.
    * Added DropBox upload from SD card folders on Android Kitkat.
    * Hopefully fixed "O" button on Sony Xperia gamepads.
    * Improved decorative background in the portrait mode.
    * Upgraded DropBox SDK to the latest version.

    Have fun!

  4. #24

    Default Re: fMSX-Android Release News

    Hello, All!

    A new version of my MSX emulator, fMSX-Android 3.9.2 is now available on Google Play:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.fms.fmsx (free version)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ms.fmsx.deluxe (full version)

    Changes include better control over decorative backdrop and assignable "O" button on Xperia keypads.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Now allowing to remap the "O" button on Xperia Play gamepad.
    * Made backdrop optional (see "General | Show Portrait Backdrop").
    * You can now supply your own backdrop in /sdcard/fMSX/Backdrop.png.
    * Gallery now shows box art, as well as screenshots.

  5. #25

    Default Re: fMSX-Android Release News

    Hello, All!

    Just released fMSX-Android 3.9.3, my MSX home computer emulator:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.fms.fmsx (free version)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ms.fmsx.deluxe (full version)

    The new fMSX includes [supposedly] easy Wiimote support, fixes .ZIP files on Kitkat and special video effects on x86 devices. The BACK button, found on some gamepads, should be fully usable. Hardware media keys will now save, restore, or replay your gameplay, or you can assign these functions to any other buttons.

    Starting with this version, I am no longer blocking LuckyPatcher use. If fMSX find LuckyPatcher installed on your device, it will show a warning, but continue running. Please, do not use this as an excuse for piracy.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Added "Input | Wiimote Support" option for easy and painless Wiimote support.
    * LuckyPatcher use now accepted, by public demand, but you will see a warning.
    * Gamepad BACK button fully usable and assignable.
    * Added custom key assignments for freezing, restoring, and replaying gameplay.
    * Added "General | Confirm Freezing State" option for people who tend hitting "Freeze" by mistake.
    * The "REWIND" hardware key now replays recent gameplay.
    * The "RECORD" hardware key now freezes gameplay state.
    * The "PLAY" hardware key now restores gameplay state.
    * Tested fMSX on real a x86-based Android device (Dell Venue 8).
    * Moved "Screen Orientation" and "Keep Screen On" to the "Video" tab.
    * No longer showing box art for .ZIP files, as we cannot identify them.
    * Fixed support for .ZIP files stored on Kitkat SD cards.
    * Fixed scanline effects on x86-based Android devices.
    * Fixed crashes when downloading DropBox files.
    * Fixed crash when setting backdrop location.
    * Fixed some Russian translations.
    * Reordered items in the "Video" tab.

    Have fun!

  6. #26

    Talking fMSX-Android Release News

    Hello, All!

    The next fMSX-Android 3.9.4 release is out:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ms.fmsx.deluxe (full version)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.fms.fmsx (free version)

    In this release, I am trying to address the problem reported by some Bluetooth keyboard users who find most of their keys unresponsive. If you are stuck with such a keyboard, try enabling the "Input | Ignore Fake KeyUp Events" option and see if it helps.

    I have also replaced the Layout Editor with the all new Virtual Joystick Editor. The new editor lets you independently resize buttons, shows their labels and the screen edges every button sticks to. Finally, the Assign Keys screen now shows current key assignments for each button.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Use "Input | Ignore Fake KeyUp Events" if your keyboard doesn't work!
    * Now showing current key assignments in "Assign Keys".
    * Replaced "Edit Layout" option with "Edit Virtual Joystick".
    * Buttons can be individually resized in Joystick Editor.
    * Added scale, shape, and transparency options to Joystick Editor.
    * Added gravity indication with dotted lines to Joystick Editor.
    * Added button labels to Joystick Editor.
    * Removed separate joystick size, shape, and opacity settings.
    * Reordered items in the "Input" tab.

    Have fun!

  7. #27

    Cool fMSX-Android Release News

    I have published fMSX-Android 3.9.5 today, adding custom screen positioning and fixing a bunch of bugs. Some of these accumulated over the last few releases. Others lingered for a while, slowing things down and wasting resources. Download the latest fMSX-Android here:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.fms.fmsx (free version)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ms.fmsx.deluxe (full version)

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Added screen resizing/positioning to the Joystick Editor.
    * Added backdrop image to the Joystick Editor.
    * Fixed DropBox and BoxArt threads left after exiting app.
    * Fixed stale timer thread remaining after exiting a game.
    * Fixed joystick resizing/positioning in the Joystick Editor.
    * Fixed backdrop image shifting down after rotation.
    * Removed AdMob library, as the app is not running any ads.
    * Removed some outdated code that is no longer relevant.

    Enjoy!

  8. #28

    Default Re: fMSX-Android Release News

    Hello, All!

    The new fMSX-Android 3.9.6 is now online:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ms.fmsx.deluxe (full version)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.fms.fmsx (free version)

    The new version optimizes emulation startup and fixes zombie processes left after quitting the app. I have also optimized a few other things and removed unused code and resources. If you had problems with fMSX being sluggish, these problems should be gone now.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Emulation starts faster, due to optimized utility library.
    * Eliminated defunct processes left by some activities.
    * Removed unused and outdated code, resources and bitmaps.
    * Reduced switch times between Settings, Exchange, etc.
    * Keeping just one copy of Google Analytics library.
    * Only starting Google Analytics when needed.
    * Fixed default settings initialization.

    Have fun!

  9. #29

    Default Re: fMSX-Android Release News

    Hello, All!

    I have just released fMSX 4.0 for Windows and Unix. You can either download free fMSX-Windows binaries, or get the source code and compile fMSX for your favorite Unix or Linux flavor:

    http://fms.komkon.org/fMSX/

    The new fMSX comes with support for cheat codes and custom palettes. In the upcoming releases, I am planning to improve these features and introduce them into fMSX-Android. If you have suggestions or complaints about the new features, please, let me know.

    ALL CHANGES:
    • Added custom palettes. To make a custom palette for Game.rom, create Game.pal containing 16 #RRGGBB values, one per line. This palette file will be loaded automatically.
    • Added cheat codes. To make cheat codes for Game.rom, create Game.cht containing codes in 00AAAAAA-DD and 00AAAAAA-DDDD formats, one per line. This cheat file will be loaded automatically.
    • AAAAAA is the ROM address and DD is the value to write there. For 16bit values, use DDDD.
    • To enable cheat codes, select "Hardware | Cheats" in fMSX-Windows, or press F8 and select "Cheats | Enable".
    • To edit cheat codes, press F8 and select "Cheats".


    Enjoy!

  10. #30

    Cool fMSX-Android Release News

    Hello, All!

    A new version of my MSX emulator, fMSX-Android 4.1, is now available online:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.fms.fmsx (free version)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ms.fmsx.deluxe (full version)

    This release makes PSG noise emulation more realistic, adds cheat codes, the Cheat Hunter for finding these codes, the Cheat Editor for editing them, and the Palette Editor for changing MSX colors to your liking. I also fixed the BACKSPACE key that did not work for some people and corrected a few other things.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Changed PSG noise to be more realistic.
    * Added support for ROM cheats in 00AAAAAA-DD and 00AAAAAA-DDDD formats.
    * Added support for RAM cheats in AAAA-DD and AAAA-DDDD formats.
    * Added custom palettes (*.pal files with 16 #RRGGBB values).
    * Added Cheat Hunter that lets you search for cheats.
    * Added Cheat Editor for entering your own cheat codes.
    * Added Palette Editor for modifying game colors.
    * Android [DEL] now acts as MSX [BACKSPACE] key.
    * Android [FORWARD_DEL] now acts as MSX [DEL] key.
    * Aligned backdrop to the bottom on stretched screens.

    Enjoy!

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