AmiArcadia 7.5a released

Date 31-Jul-2008 13:41:51
Topic: Software News

AmiArcadia 7.5a has been released. Since Aminet has some issues at the moment, you will need to grab it from the official site:

WinArcadia 7.5 (Windows): 31 July 2008
AmiArcadia 7.5a (AmigaOS 3): 1 August 2008
AmiArcadia 7.5a (AmigaOS 4): 4 August 2008
AmiArcadia 4.81 (MorphOS): 3 March 2008

AmiArcadia and WinArcadia emulate these Signetics-based machines:

* Emerson Arcadia 2001 console family (Bandai, Emerson, Grandstand, Intervision, Leisure-Vision, Leonardo, MPT-03, Ormatu, Palladium, Poppy, Robdajet, Tele-Fever, Tempest, Tryom, Tunix, etc.) (1982);

* Interton VC 4000 console family (Acetronic, Fountain, Interton, Prinztronic, Rowtron, Voltmace, Waddington, etc.) (c. 1978);

* Elektor TV Games Computer (1979); and

* PIPBUG-based machines (such as the Electronics Australia 77up2 and the Signetics Adaptable Board Computer) (c. 1977).

Features: ReAction GUI load/save snapshots windowed and full-screen modes CPU tracing trainer drag and drop support graphics scaling automatic load/save of configuration/game keyboard/joystick/gamepad/paddle/mouse/trackball support autofire warp mode gameplay recording/playback PAL/NTSC modes sprite demultiplexing help windows source code debugger frame skipping redefinable keys save screenshots ARexx port network play real-time monitor locale support game selection sidebar text-to-speech undithering support for ZIPped games

AmiArcadia has been covermounted on Amiga Future (Germany), and has made the Aminet Top Ten, and is the most downloaded emulator on Aminet. The supported languages are currently English, French, German and Italian. AmiArcadia and WinArcadia were each awarded ratings of 5 stars by WinArcadia 1.63 was recommended by NonMESS as the best emulator of these machines: "WinArcadia is the clear winner. For one, the Arcadia 2001's sound is much more clearly reproduced and is actually in tune with this emulator, compared to its competition. Second, WinArcadia gets credit for its use of the standard windowing GUI, which aside from other benefits allows for drag-and-drop support. Finally, I've run side-by-side tests of just about every game available for the system...highly accurate. Check this one out. WinArcadia is far more advanced than the MESS driver, with near-perfect emulation and tons of support for extras like save-state and graphics scaling. Definitely worth a look."

Requires (AmigaOS 3.x version): OS3.5+.
Recommended (AmigaOS 3.x version): OS4/MorphOS, RTG.
Changes since 7.5: Bug fixes (AmiArcadia only).

Hopefully updates to the OS4 and MorphOS ports will happen soon.

This article comes from AmigaWorld - Amiga Community Portal

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