November 17, 2017
Archives  News  Bannister Updates All Emulators  


Tuesday, June 22, 2004
 
Bannister Updates All Emulators
7:56 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Richard Bannister, creator and maintainer of numerous game system emulators, has recently released an update affecting all 25 of his programs. Some major tinkering under the hood of these has led to many improvements across the board.
Here's a partial list of the changes:

  • Quick
  • Screenshot now saves files on the desktop.
  • Added the ability to pause emulation when the active user is switched.
  • Improved support for Macs with more than one monitor.
  • Separated Blitter module (see "Developer" above) and added some new Altivec blitter code for the most common effects. In most cases this is significantly faster on G4/G5 machines. (The old code is still available too for G3 users).
  • Further performance enhancements in OpenGL code.
  • (Emulator Enhancer) Support for network play in some emulators. This feature should be considered preliminary at this time.
  • (Emulator Enhancer) Added support for Reverb and EQ Audio Units. Thanks to Snes9x Custom for the idea.

Bannister is hard at work on updating the base emulator shell behind these, and while the shell API won't be released for others to use for a while yet, he has released the source to his suite of blitters. Developers curious to get a look behind them can head over to Bannister's site now and download the open-sourced LPGL package.

Bannister.org News


Other Mac Games News for Tuesday, June 22, 2004

IMG Store: Space Colony Now Available1:44 PM
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Enters Beta1:24 PM
• Bannister Updates All Emulators7:56 AM
Blizzard Sends WoW Phase 3 Invites7:56 AM
Shadowbane Patch Today; v3.0 Testing Soon7:56 AM
UT2004 Mod Air Buccaneers Updated7:56 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Tuesday, June 22, 2004 on one page

Mac Games News for Monday, June 21, 2004

One on One With Aspyr's Glenda Adams12:47 PM
Freeverse to Showcase Bumpercar at NECC10:36 AM
Take a Sneak Peak at Upcoming Mac Games10:27 AM
Frozen Throne Tournament at Clan Tournament10:12 AM
Aspyr Releases Call of Duty 1.4b2 Patch9:43 AM
First World of Warcraft PvP Raid9:19 AM
Warcraft III Ladders to be Updated9:19 AM
Aspyr Ships James Bond 007: Nightfire9:14 AM
Giga Designs Debuts 1.5 GHz Upgrade for G4 Cube9:14 AM
Unreal Tournament v3236 Patch for Mac Released9:14 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Monday, June 21, 2004 on one page


Recent Mac Games News

Friday, June 18, 2004
Thursday, June 17, 2004
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Monday, June 14, 2004


Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.



Archives  News  Bannister Updates All Emulators