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30.Aug.2010
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Emulator: Preview to WinUAE 2.3.0
As usual the developers of the well-known Amiga-emulator WinUAE has given a short preview to the next forthcoming version. WinUAE 2.3.0 is supposed to be published in September:

New features:
  • CDTV and CD32 subchannel hardware emulation, CD+G audio CDs supported.
  • CDTV statefile support.
  • FLAC CD audio supported (cue+flac or cue+iso+flac).
  • Automatic center option in autoscale select menu.
  • uaescsi.device SCSI emulation, including full CD audio support.
  • Pause uaescsi.device CD audio when emulation is paused or GUI is open.
  • Support for configuration file delayed CD image insert, for example CD32 games
  • F17 Challenge and Last Ninja crash if booted before CD32 boot screen appears..
  • Right and bottom border, if outside of display area, is blanked instead of filling with current border color.
  • Full "Portable"/USB key mode (-portable command line parameter) and relative path support.

Updates:
  • CD/CD image handling rewrite:
    • .ccd/.img/.sub and .mds/.mdf v1 image files supported.
    • Subchannel support (CDTV/CD32 CD+G).
    • Audio tracks fully supported.
    • SCSI emulation, CD images and non-SPTI mode full uaescsi.device CD audio support, most common CD SCSI commands emulated. SCSI emulation enabled by default.
    • Near-instant compressed (mp3/flac) CD audio and zipped CD image startup time.
    • More reliable CD/CD image and CD backend on the fly change support.
  • CD32/CDTV more accurate CD audio and animation streaming.
  • RawInput ignored most software injected key messages (messages without source keyboard information). They are now redirected to virtual keyboard called "WinUAE null keyboard".
  • Audio and disk DMA sequencer is now cycle-exact, Paula DMA request line timing fully emulated. (previously DMA accesses were "immediate", all other timing was already exact)
  • Direct3D bezel overlays and "old" overlays separated, bezel overlays are in overlays-directory, old overlays should be renamed as masks.
  • Direct3D bezel automatic display area detection and aspect ratio correction.
  • Disk images inside archives are automatically "extracted" to Disk Swapper and floppy drive paths when dragged and dropped.
  • Improved plugin-directory detection.
  • 68000 and 68020 cycle exact CPU timing updates.
Fixed bugs:
  • Triple/double/single buffer option was not saved to configuration file.
  • Autovsync didn't work.
  • Rawkeyboard GUI F12 key ignored window focus.
  • Gameports panel joystick/mouse type (mouse,joystick,analog joystick,..) was ignored whenn configuration file was loaded.
  • Direct3D 2x+ shader filter bad image quality.
  • CDTV CD timecode fixed (Built-in CD player time counter).
  • CD32 CD end of play notification only worked if play was last sent CD command. (Fightin Spirit)
  • CD32 CD audio status update when attempting to play data tracks (Mission Impossible 2025)
  • CD32 pad 2-button mode fixes (F17 Challenge, Quik The Thunder Rabbit, ATR)
  • Audio length detection error if MP3 audio tracks had checksummed frames.
  • Built-in image mounter CD audio timecode offset fixed.
  • Z3/RTG RAM leak when restarting.
  • Direct3D scanlines can be (finally) enabled on the fly.
  • Configuration file cdimage0=:\ at startup didn't work.
  • Dynamic hardfiles didn't work reliably with DirectSCSI filesystems.
  • Dynamic hardfile data corruption if physical file size grew over 4G.
  • Some demos had blank display (broke in 2.0 Denise updates).
  • Transparent clipboard crash if Windows-side image was not 8 or 32-bit.
  • Initial ROM scan didn't detect Amiga Forever rom keys correctly.
  • Joystick axis bogus autofire in some situations when remapping joysticks.
  • RawInput was not enabled if only one (physical or logical) keyboard was detected.
  • RTG mouse cursor problem in D3D mode with enabled filter.
  • RTG 8-bit fullscreen mode color error in some situations.
  • Some misc custom chipset and disk emulation tweaks.
(cg) (Translation: dr)

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