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Software News   Software News : WinUAE (2.4.0) Released
   posted by Zontrox on 29-Mar-2012 23:52:38 (3132 reads)
A new version of the popular Amiga Emulator has just been released (29.03.2012).

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New features:

- VSync supported in fastest possible CPU and JIT modes, complete rewrite, fast, 100% jitter free.
- Built-in CD filesystem. Full Amiga CD compatibility, including audio tracks and Amiga Rock Ridge extension, without need for manually installed CDFS, completely replaces old CD option that mounted CD drives as read-only harddrives. NOTE: CD device names renamed to standard CDx: (Old was WinCD_x:)
- Commodore A2024 monitor emulation. (1024*1024 grayscale monitor)
- Individual Computers Graffiti emulation.
- PCMCIA IDE hardfile emulation.
- USB game controller low latency raw input mode is now the default. (Mouse and keyboard support was already implemented long time ago) Windows Vista and newer only. Custom input mappings may need resetting.
- PC keyboard mode, keys like home, end, pageup, pagedown etc are mapped to Amiga key codes.
- Input configuration qualifier key/button support. Any key or button can be configured as a qualifier and other key mappings can be configured to require one or more active qualifiers.


- Programmed screen modes (DBLPAL, Multiscan etc..) display positioning and setup greatly improved.
- Performance improved in fastest possible CPU without JIT mode.
- Performance greatly improved when immediate blitter and fastest possible CPU is enabled and program does lots of small blits.
- Gayle IDE emulation IDE doubler mode compatibility improved.
- Sound syncronization updates, much more stable with VSync. (more updates planned in future)
- Fastest possible CPU mode audio glitch prevention hack updated. (WHDLoad IK+, Moonstone, Uridium II, etc..)
- Added pause emulation/disable sound option to active but mouse uncaptured state.
- RTG emulation optional ZorroII mode.
- UAE harddrive controller RDB harddrive "Do not mount" and "Bootable" options supported.
- Interlace mode handling and switching improved.
- Interlaced fields are matched in vsync modes if both Amiga mode and output device mode are interlaced.
- Lots more options can be modified on the fly using uae-configuration.
- Multiple display adapter/multiple monitor selection and support improved.
- GUI sound buffer range adjusted, non-linear scale, more smaller buffer sizes selectable.
- Joystick/mouse autoswitch also enabled in Input panel non-GamePorts mode.
- Native code execution disabled by default. Enable option in Miscellaneous panel.
- CPU Idle automatic limit added, no more slowdowns if it is set too low.
- Keyboard emulation improved, properly emulated handshake and lost sync state.

Bugs Fixed:

- uaenet.device crash if opened without installed winpcap.
- Startup crash if more than 8 serial ports detected.
- Random hangs when switching cycle-exact mode on the fly.
- CD image/physical media change on the fly didn't always trigger notification correctly.
- Lots of bsdsocket emulation compatibility and multi-thread stability fixes (YAM hangs fixed)
- Directory filesystem reported file size was not updated until file was closed.
- Directory filesystem host-side memory leak fix.
- Some Advanced Chipset options were not correctly overridden in compatibility mode.
- Mouse input stopping working randomly after returning emulation from GUI.
- Emulated middle mouse button got stuck in rawinput mode if middle button was set to untrap mouse.
- Detect and fix bad configuration options when using uae-configuration, for example it was possible to enable both cycle-exact and JIT at the same time causing frozen emulation.
- Rare cycle-exact mode interrupt timing issue. (Guardian Dragon II / Kefrens random hang)
- Some minimized/inactive/active switching issues.
- Directory harddrives configured as unbootable still booted normally under KS 1.3.
- Windows dialogs (not GUI or file dialogs) were invisible in fullscreen Direct3D mode.

and more...

Download Installer version.
Download ZIP version.

For more and the latest please visit the Official WinUAE Website.

Note: Thanks to Toni Wilden for continuing his work on this great emulator.

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Re: WinUAE (2.4.0) Released
Posted on 30-Mar-2012 6:00:41
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What's crazy is that I had never tried WinUAE until very recently because I thought Amiga Forever was the same thing... boy was I wrong. WinUAE is amazing. I have mine boot out to a second (crt) monitor so I'm running Win7 and WinUAE at the same time... Win7 on my widescreen lcd and WinUAE on my little crt so it looks totally authentic. It's soooo much more feature rich than Amiga Forever (imo) and it runs everything I've thrown at it perfectly. I had no idea Amiga emulation was that good.

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Re: WinUAE (2.4.0) Released
Posted on 30-Mar-2012 10:12:49
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This is my favorite bit 'Individual Computers Graffiti emulation' :)

Well done Tony!

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Re: WinUAE (2.4.0) Released
Posted on 30-Mar-2012 16:16:24
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I had no idea Amiga emulation was that good.

I remember when it used to be said that it was impossible could never be done, whilst all the time Amiga's could emulate a Windows PC. Sadly now that statement has very much reversed.

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Re: WinUAE (2.4.0) Released
Posted on 30-Mar-2012 22:53:02
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It is fantastic only that a little more to speed with some PCs hostings will be perfect.

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Re: WinUAE (2.4.0) Released
Posted on 31-Mar-2012 9:55:50
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It has come a long way shame its no JIT for x64, only i486.

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Re: WinUAE (2.4.0) Released
Posted on 31-Mar-2012 12:52:46
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From: Italia

this version is much slower than old 2.3.2 or 2.3.3

i tried Breathless without jit, and 2.4.0 is slower and sometimes jerky.
No prblems with 2.3.2,

I tried a demo of demoscene: Stars/Therapy and with 2.4 there is icrendible slowdown..
very great with old version..

here a video to show these slowdowns:

the first part of Breathless is on WinUAE 2.4.0
the second part of breathless is on WinUAE 2.3.2
the first part of Stars is on WinUAE 2.4.0
the second part of Stars is on WinUAE 2.3.2

Last edited by Seiya on 31-Mar-2012 at 01:39 PM.


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Re: WinUAE (2.4.0) Released
Posted on 31-Mar-2012 15:58:48
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It's soooo much more feature rich than Amiga Forever (imo)

Your comparison doesn't make sense because Amiga Forever actually runs on WinUAE.

Modern Retro Experience

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Re: WinUAE (2.4.0) Released
Posted on 1-Apr-2012 0:57:56
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Great, gonna update now

AmigaOS 4.1 FEu2 on Sam440ep-flex 800MHz 1GB RAM
C128, A500+, A1200, A1200/40, AmigaForever 2008+09+16, 5 x86/x64 boxes
Still waiting (or dreaming) for the Amiga revolution...

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Re: WinUAE (2.4.0) Released
Posted on 1-Apr-2012 7:24:00
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Awesome update! Cant wait to get home and try! Antz.

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powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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Re: WinUAE (2.4.0) Released
Posted on 1-Apr-2012 14:00:50
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I have been using Amikit. Any ideas how they compare?

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Re: WinUAE (2.4.0) Released
Posted on 1-Apr-2012 14:43:59
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I have been using Amikit. Any ideas how they compare?

AmiKit runs on WinUAE too. Just download ZIP archive of the latest WinUAE, extract it and copy the WinUAE.exe to your AmiKit\WinUAE folder.

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Re: WinUAE (2.4.0) Released
Posted on 2-Apr-2012 6:17:39
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Guess its time to update AmiKit on my laptop.

Hate tends to make you look stupid...

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