openMSX Catapult 0.6.0-R2 released

by MSX Resource Center on 29-01-2006, 23:12
Topic: Emulation
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Today an update of openMSX Catapult 0.6.0 was released. It is a bug-fix release for Windows users. Shortly after release, the developers of openMSX found out that a small number of users had problems with some registry keys, caused by the wxWidgets library used. The library has now been recompiled without the components that caused the misbehaviour. The openMSX team also removed unicode support from Catapult, which limited it to work only on Windows NT, 2000 and XP. Windows 98 user might still experience some problems, though.

Another bug that was fixed in this release occured when starting Catapult for the first time: the "MSX Type" combobox would appear empty. Starting openMSX like that crashed the application. This was corrected and is in fact the only thing that changed to the source code, compared to the previous release. Non-Windows users don't need to update, as they will not notice any difference.

Both the Windows installer and zip package have been updated to contain the new release of Catapult. The openMSX team are currently looking for additional Windows developer in order be able to keep releasing Win32 releases in the future, and to improve openMSX even further, e.g. by adding DirectX support.

Relevant link: openMSX 0.6.0 - downloads

Comments (10)

By Manuel

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30-01-2006, 17:05

So, any problems left? Please let us know!

By only_69

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30-01-2006, 18:49

Dumb question, the file R2 comes with catapult and the emulator itself, isn'n it?

By POISONIC

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30-01-2006, 19:34

rist time?

By Manuel

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30-01-2006, 20:37

What do you 2 guys mean?

By mars2000you

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30-01-2006, 20:44

See the test of the news :

"Another bug that was fixed in this release occured when starting Catapult for the rist time"

By mars2000you

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30-01-2006, 20:45

Ooops , the text of course, not the test ! Tongue

By Manuel

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30-01-2006, 21:03

only_69: the Windows binaries contain the updated Catapult, as the text states.

By Grauw

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30-01-2006, 21:07

I still think removing Unicode support should not be seen as a feature Smile.

By Manuel

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30-01-2006, 21:16

Grauw, it wasn't in any of the previous builds either and no one complained Smile

By J-War

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31-01-2006, 22:36

O_o winners don't use drugs ! LOL!