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:
- 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.
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