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Software News   Software News : A/NES Pro v1.00
   posted by Alkaron on 8-May-2010 15:14:15 (2381 reads)
Today, thirteen years ago, A/NES was given birth. And today, it's time to announce the sequel of A/NES, entitled A/NES PROFESSIONAL.
This is the emulator that I've been working on the last couple of weeks and I think it's ready for a public release now. However, due to complexity of the NES, there's still a few bugs to fix.


A/NES PRO is for high-end Amigas. It's not something you want to try on your 68030. Minimum recommended setup is atleast a 50Mhz 68060 CPU (and overclocked is even better). The reason for these high requirements is that I wanted to create an accurate emulator. I am not there yet, but it's a start. :). A/NES PRO was inspired and designed with the NatAmi in mind.

Anyway, let's skip the tech-stuff, here's the news:
* Completely rewritten graphicsengine. Alot more accurate and nice looking, but also slower. :)
* Implemented "frameskip" option in preferences-section.
* ROMs can now be started from Shell, using "anes <romname.nes>".
* CPU-core bugfixes.
* Partial one-screen mirroring implemented (RC Pro Am)
* Mapper 87 implemented.

Parts of the new graphicsengine:
* Graphics are now handled as chunky- data instead of planar. More accurate at cost of performance.
* Sprite priorites implemented (sprites can appear behind background).
* CHR-bank swapping are now done entirely by using pointers instead of moving data. Many thousand percent faster than previous gfxengine.
* Screen-mirroring are now handled correctly and uses pointers instead of moving data (=alot faster). Games like Metroid and Zelda2 now works properly.
* Now uses C2P (Chunky2Planar) code by Mikael Kalms. Both 68060 and 68030 optimized versions included.

You may also have noticed that I've added a paypal-donate button my page. Feel free to use it if you'd like to encourage me to improve A/NES PRO even more in the future.

http://www.anes.se/
    

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Re: A/NES Pro v1.00
Posted on 8-May-2010 16:19:09
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I remember when i used classic amiga and run a/nes with ice climber :) Hmm i dont have my old roms package left. I miss ice climber, kid icarus, balloon fight and others. I wish i had nes emulator for my ps3. Have to check if i have any nes emulator under os4.

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Re: A/NES Pro v1.00
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There is a version of AmiNES on OS4Depot.net. If A/NES Pro multitask and uses C2P, may be it is possible to work on AmigaOS 4?


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Posted on 8-May-2010 16:59:17
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@drHirudo

Not, if does not support AHI.

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If it uses the standard audio.device it should work on OS4, surely?

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Re: A/NES Pro v1.00
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@Alkaron

what about taking code from CoolNess? Perhaps the cpu core is interesting as it's written in assembly and pretty optimized. Check it out here


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