[MSX] openMSX 0.6.2 released

Manuel Bilderbeek manuel at msxnet.org
Sun Apr 15 18:38:20 CEST 2007


Hi,

Today openMSX 0.6.2 was released.

New or improved emulator features:
* Video recording and improved sound recording (stutterless).
* SDLGL-PP renderer (OpenGL 2.0) can do hq and hqlite scaling in hardware.
* Easier to use trainers. It is possible to enable or disable individual 
cheats of a trained game.
* Extended hot keys: you can now bind any host event to a TCL command, 
which means you can e.g. let openMSX push the MSX F1 key if you press a 
certain button on your PC game pad.
* Event recording and replaying (experimental for now: only available at 
command line, recorded session starts when openMSX starts).
* Debugger now supports watchpoint regions.

MSX device support:
* V9990 enhancements: deinterlace, cursor Y position in overscan mode, 
huge speed optimizations for P modes.
* SCC sound quality improvements (no more aliasing).
* Support for the Playball mapper (and samples).
* Fixed mirroring of some FDC registers and diskROMs.
* Dot matrix graphical printer emulation added (thanks to the blueMSX Team).
* Cassetteplayer recognizes end of tape and stops.
* Small bug fixes in various devices: MSX-Audio, V9990, VDP, SCC, PSG, 
TC8566AF.
* Various speed optimizations: VDP command engine, Z80, video rendering, 
V9990, debugger response time in break mode.
* Added a few Arabic MSX machines, but note that they have not been 
verified to be correct.

Build system, packaging, documentation:
* Added support for building an application folder on Mac OS X.
* Added support for building a universal binary for Mac OS X.
* HTML-ized the Console Command Reference and the diskmanipulator 
documentation. There is now also linking to these new manuals, which 
improved the usefulness of them a lot.
* Added a text document about how developers can control openMSX from 
their own application: doc/openmsx-control-xml.txt.

For the complete list of changes, please read the release notes. You can 
download openMSX 0.6.2 here [1]; source, Win32 and Mac OS X (universal) 
packages are available. Packages for Debian and FreeBSD 6 are expected 
soon in their native distribution systems.

See also the openMSX website: http://openmsx.sourceforge.net/

[1] http://sourceforge.net/project/platformdownload.php?group_id=38274

-- 
Grtjs, Manuel

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