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Software News   Software News : WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
   posted by _Steve_ on 19-Jun-2008 16:44:50 (3269 reads)
Toni Wilen has released the latest update to the popular Amiga emulator - WinUAE.

This release is the first no longer supported by Win9x/ME.

A full list of changes since 1.4.6 are as follows:

Requires Windows 2000 or newer. Does not run on Windows 9x/ME.

New features/improvements:

  • Picasso96 emulation rewrite.
    • Major speed increase.
    • Optimized blitter operations.
    • Hardware (flicker free) mouse cursor emulated.
    • Picasso96 native switch without screen/window reopening if old and new size matches (instant mode switching).
    • Fullscreen to fullscreen switch without desktop flashing.
    • Colour space conversion, all RTG colour depths supported in windowed mode as long as Windows desktop has same or higher colour depth.
    • Simple scaling support added, fill to whole screen instead of switching resolution. (Useful with low resolution games and demos in windowed mode or if host resolutions like 320x200 are not supported).
    • Configurable 15/16/24/32 bit colour space formats.
    • Important notes if slowdown is noticed:
      • Select "NonLocalVRAM" in Misc-panel (if major slowdown)
      • Make sure display panel depth setting is same as Picasso96 depth setting (or tick "Match host and RTG colour depth if possible")
      • Color space conversion is always slower than direct match.

  • Filter update.
    • Scaling and centering are now more intuitive (NOTE: old settings are not compatible).
    • "FS" scale multiplier added (fill whole screen).
    • "1/2" scale multipler added.
    • Hq3x and hq4x filters added.
    • Onscreen LEDs are not filtered any more.
    • Keep aspect ratio option added.
    • Direct3D/OpenGL filters not yet updated.

  • PCMCIA SRAM card emulation, includes real PCMCIA SRAM card support.
  • ROM scanner byteswapped and even/odd ROM image support.
  • Multithreaded AVI recording, huge speed increase with 2+ core CPUs
  • Right mouse button over image selection buttons opens favourites menu (can add/remove/edit shortcut paths to disk/rom/harddrive images).
  • Sprite emulation updates, sprite doublescan support improved (for example Fantastic Dizzy CD32 background), yet another missing undocumented feature implemented.
  • More compatible with timing changes caused by power saving features.
  • Missing uaescsi.device CMD_GETGEOMETRY added.
  • Debugger, GUI debugger improvements.
  • A600/A1200/A4000 IDE emulation LBA48 (>128G) support.
  • Input handling is more Windows-like, only release mouse/joystick/keyboard when WinUAE loses focus (previously when mouse was not captured)
  • Added 1.5M Chip RAM (A600 + 0.5M trap door expansion) and 384M/768/1.5G Z3 RAM (configures two emulated RAM boards) configurations.
  • Configuration file cache implemented, increases initial configuration list loading speed.
  • 5.1 sound settings include center and LFE channel (all 4 channels mixed)

Bug fixes:

  • uaenet.device random deadlock fix, NSCMD_DEVICEQUERY works correctly.
  • Gayle interrupt handling update.
  • CPU emulation fixes, EXTB.L and CHK.L was 68000 (should be 68020+).
  • Sprite emulation fix, Super Skid Marks hires mode cars and Marvin's Marvellous Adventure score/cloud interference.
  • "HAM4" and "HAM5" is displayed properly.
  • Sound emulation fix, fixes Weird Dreams hospital scene sound problem.
  • More compatible CD32 state restore support.
  • AGA mode sprite garbage may have appeared in some cases. (1.4.5+)
  • DOS formatted HD floppy image crash.
  • Rare real harddrive detection crash.
  • CD32 compatibility improved (Liberation CD32)
  • Display emulation fix, mixed interlaced and non-interlaced modes don't cause random display errors any more, same with doublescanned interlaced modes. (for example hires-mode Pinball Illusions)
  • Autoconfig emulation update, Action Replay 3 does not detect non-existing fast RAM board anymore.
  • Many lha/lzh archives mounted as a harddrive crashed.
  • Mousehack (tablet) mode works again.
  • On the fly mouse/joystick switching crash fix.
  • A3000 1.3 SuperKickstart works again.
  • Many "non-standard" resolutions were missing in Picasso96 mode.

and more..

Click link to download the Installer Version
Click link to download the ZIP file version (2.1MB)

For full information and support, please visit the official WinUAE website.

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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 19-Jun-2008 17:47:31
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Great update, many thanks!

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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 19-Jun-2008 17:48:27
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good work!

What about a ppc-emu for os4 that would kick azz!

I know, just get only the real thing (hardware..)

Last edited by fingus on 19-Jun-2008 at 05:48 PM.

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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 19-Jun-2008 18:17:22
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Downloading now!
Thanx for the great update!

God created Paula so that Allister Brimble and Dave Whittaker could do music

Check my Amiga gameplays (ITA)!

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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 19-Jun-2008 18:57:47
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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 19-Jun-2008 21:20:52
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good work! What about a ppc-emu for os4 that would kick azz! I know, just get only the real thing (hardware..)

Toni has already said it will never be added by him. If someone wants to fork the project they can.

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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 19-Jun-2008 22:15:56
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Excellent job - the P96 display code rewrite improves performance considerably.

WinUAE keeps on getting better and better - just when you think that there is little left to add or improve, Toni posts another monster update.



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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 20-Jun-2008 14:30:53
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From: Glasgow, Scotland

Another excellent release thanks.

I have been using the betas with Amiga Forever 2008 for the last few weeks and its a nice improvement on the previous release series.

Sam440ep 667mhz, 512MB, 120GB 2.5" HD, OS4.1FE
WinUae 3.0.0, OS 3.9, BB3, Catweasel MkIV
Amiga 1200, Blizzard 040/40 (BlizzardPPC 060/200 with SCSI removed at present), mediatorSX pci, Voodoo3, PCI network card os 3.9BB2
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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 20-Jun-2008 15:12:54
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Good job friends, your better option for continue live our Amiga system.

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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 20-Jun-2008 16:12:50
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whot iff somebody donated him a ppc board or an amiga one,

euae relly sucks on amiga os 4.0
wee need that ppcjit in uae

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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 20-Jun-2008 21:29:53
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I think UAE is a bit of overkill for OS4 since it already has a fast 68020 and JIT emulation built in. What you might want to port to OS4 is something along the lines of TUDE.
Why redo the work of the petunia guys just use the existing emulation. What most people don't realize you don't get faster speed emulating and 060. So unless your program calls for an 040 or offers better features your best bet is to emulate an 020 as it is the most complete CPU.


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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 21-Jun-2008 1:51:03
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Great job Toni!

He is one of the greatest coders on the Amiga scene!

Sent from my Quantum Computer.

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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 21-Jun-2008 2:23:26
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I see your point. It's not the cpu speed, but the AGA problem I am referring too.

I have an OS 3.9 installation on my second HD, and it's a nightmare.

For example multimedia programs.
Apps that are tied to the Amiga AGA chipset.

I have a TV out converter from Kong Computers, it works as a bypass so you still have your VGA monitor. It's like when you use the s-comp port on the a1200 at the same time as you are using scandoubler or GFX card, it clone the screens.

I am thinking of finding a HD recorder with some kind of FTP server build in and with two inputs and outputs, then record from video camera to HD then move the file to Amiga, use some editing tools and then push play to record it back to the HD recorder.

But try to run scanner under e-uae emulation or just other programs really sucks, and cant be used to make realtime video.

Anyway I wonder how the signal will be if you set at VGA to DVI converter to the amiga gfx card and the to a HDD recorder and then the recorder to a new HDTV.
will the signal be messed up ?.

Anyway I hope a better e-uae will show up.

[Just fixed some obvious typos/spellings]

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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 22-Jun-2008 17:06:36
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This release is certainly a bit faster here.

Toni Wilen.

"Would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom?!?" William Wallace (Mel Gibson in Braveheart

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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 27-Jun-2008 4:54:19
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I'm not sure when it happened. But I noticed it during the last two releases. The sound is now working perfectly. You can't tell it from a real Amiga. Music-X works now. This is a major thing.

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Re: WinUAE (1.5.0) released today
Posted on 30-Jun-2008 17:01:46
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WinUAE becomes more and mor perfect.

Thanks a lot for the very good work.

In the past years I've done nearly all my programming work under WinUAE, because it brings me a incredible speed boost measured against my 40/40 AMIGA.

I can't see anything now, what I could miss in the AMIGA-emulation for me.


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