blueMSX 2.8.3 - beta

by Latok on 28-12-2010, 21:00
Topic: Emulation
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Source: MRC forum

The blueMSX team have released a beta version of the upcoming release of blueMSX, version 2.8.3. New features in this release are:

  • Added support for smooth rewind of emulation (check hotkey in shortcut editor)
  • Added support for ColecoVision Super Action Controller
  • Added support for ColecoVision Super Expansion Module hardware
  • Added support for ColecoVision Expansion Module #2 using mouse
  • Added support for Parallax ARC cartridge
  • Added support for stereo PSG in MSX machine configuration
  • Fixed critical bug that caused Trainer and Cheats to fail as well as memory writes in the debugger when any of the Catalan, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Dutch, Finnish or Russian languages were selected
  • Fixed bug in handling of transparent sprites
  • Fix ARTRAGs VDP command engine bug
  • Fixed 'no frequency' bug in SN76489 emulation
  • Fixed minor bug in Beer IDE emulation

Relevant link: blueMSX 2.8.3 - beta

Comments (9)

By dvik

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28-12-2010, 21:42

If you try this and experience problems with lag etc, like Artrag reported, that you could let me know what machine you are using (and application too if you want to share it). There seem to be some problem that related to the rewind feature that I haven't been able to reproduce. It is probably related to save states used in the feature and it seems to be machine dependent (or perhaps something else). Anyways, let me know. Its a pretty neat feature. Works like meisei (but a bit faster rewind without audio).

For people that don't care about the rewind feature but want to have other bug fixes or features, the feature can be disabled in the emulation tab.

By NYYRIKKI

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29-12-2010, 15:15

Fixed critical bug that caused Trainer and Cheats to fail as well as memory writes in the debugger when any of the Catalan, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Dutch, Finnish or Russian languages were selected

Finally! I thought that I'm going to die to old age before this bug will be sorted out!

Excellent work Dvik!!!

By dvik

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29-12-2010, 18:25

That bug was really tough to find since it was related to a couple of different translations only. Thanks for insisting that it was a bug Smile

The bug with the rewind seems to be occurring more frequently on Windows 7. I've done most my testing on XP. I'll check Windows 7 and hopefully I'll be able to find and fix the issue.

By Edwin

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30-12-2010, 00:09

Is the Jailbreak-continued-copy-vdp-bug also included in the fixes?

By dvik

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30-12-2010, 22:29

I received good feedback and found the issues with reverse play. We released a new beta that includes:

- Fixed reverse play (shortcut F6)
- Updated Finnish translation

You can get it at the same location:

http://www.bluemsx.com/rel_download/blueMSX_2.8.3_beta.zip

The official build will include Machine updates that includes the stereo PSG emulation as well as a generic MSX2 machine made for DOS2.

By KdL

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31-12-2010, 04:14

an old bug = the bit0 is inverted into specification of turbo 5.37MHz (MSX2+ Panasonic machines)

www.webalice.it/gnogni/bug/bluemsx_turbo6mhz_bug.png

By dvik

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31-12-2010, 07:01

I fixed that turbo inversion. You can try the update (same link)

http://www.bluemsx.com/rel_download/blueMSX_2.8.3_beta.zip

By KdL

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01-01-2011, 06:40

ok, it's fine now Smile Smile Smile

By nyuundere

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06-02-2017, 23:35

I tried to put Coleco.rom with 8K Normal Ram and Opcode PSG and Bluemsx crashes on W10 2.3GHZ i3 Skylake 8GB RAM