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The Retro Hour EP103 – Amiga VS Atari ST Gaming (misc)

The Retro Hour is your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news, views and interviews from the UK.

Content:

We talk Atari ST VS Amiga gaming, Vampire games and coding for classic systems with Dimitris Giannakis aka Modern Vintage Gamer!

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The Tube v0.4.1.2 (Pandora Application)

The Tube is a freeware minimalistic youtube browser based on youtube-dl and mplayer.

Changes:

– update youtube-dl
– allow use of mplayer from panplayer2, this improves tearing
– change video player with m, saves last used
– config of video player may need some fine tuning (for e.g. tv out)

https://repo.openpandora.org/?page=detail&app=thetube

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RetroArch v1.7.0 (Multiple Emus for Android)

RetroArch is a modular multi-system emulator system that is designed to be fast, lightweight, and portable. Starting with v1.3.6, RetroArch users can download compatible freeware content, such as the shareware release of Doom, right from the app.

List of included libretro cores:

NES: FCEU, Nestopia, QuickNES
SNES: PocketSNES, SNES9x-Next
GBC: Gambatte, TGB Dual
GBA: Meteor, VBA
Genesis / Sega CD: Genesis Plus
Saturn: Yabause (Very slow!)
Playstation: PCSX-ReARMed
Atari 2600: Stella
Chip8/16: Maxe
Arcade: iMAME4all, MAME078, Final Burn Alpha
Mednafen cores: PCE-Fast, WSwan, PSX
Natives: NXEngine (Cave Story), PrBoom (Doom)

Changes:

– CHEEVOS: Add badges for achievements, shows thumbnail images of achievements.
– CHEEVOS: Leaderboard support.
– CHEEVOS: Only disable savestates on hardcore mode if achievements are not available.
– COMMANDLINE: Fix fullscreen toggle switch.
– COMMON: Add ‘Automatically Load Content To Playlist’ feature, enabled by default.
– COMMON: Fix slowmotion ratio always being reset back to 1.
– COMMON: Optimized NBIO implementations now for Apple, Windows, and Linux. Uses mmap for Linux/Windows/BSD if/when available. File I/O should now be much faster for loading images inside the menu.
– COMMON: Native Blissbox support now for latest firmware as of writing (2.0). Implementation through libusb and/or native Windows HID.
– COMMON: New lightgun API.
– COMMON: New VFS (Virtual File System) API.
– COMMON: Fixed some playlist bugs.
– COMMON: New snow shader.
– COMMON: Fix Quick Menu title, no longer shows ‘Select File’.
– COMMON: Fix loading cores that require no content one after another.
– COMMON: Map Delete key to Y button for non-unified menu keyboard controls.
– COMMON: Fix for relative paths being normalised and generating a duplicate history entry.
– EMSCRIPTEN: Fix references to browserfs.
– FREEBSD: Support libusb HID input driver.
– HAIKU: Buildfix.
– INPUT: Map clear button to DEL key.
– LINUX/X11: Add RetroArch logo to window title bar.
– LINUX/X11: Input driver now supports new lightgun code.
– LINUX/X11: Support window transparency (requires a compositing window manager).
– LOBBIES: Fix for crash on join netplay rooms via touch / glui.
– LOCALIZATION: Update Italian translation.
– LOCALIZATION: Update Japanese translation.
– LOCALIZATION: Update Portuguese-Brazilian translation.
– LOCALIZATION: Update Polish translation.
– LOCALIZATION: Update Russian translation.
– MENU: Snowflake menu shader effect.
– OSX/PPC: Fix the GL2 renderchain, had to use EXT versions of framebuffer/renderbuffer functions.
– PS3: HTTP requests / downloads should now work.
– PS3: Core Updater now works.
– PS3: Improved font rendering, enable STB Unicode font renderer.
– PSP: Make it work with Vita’s Adrenaline.
– PSP: Fix audio sync.
– PSP: Fix content loading, port should be functional again.
– PSP: Use 64MB when available.
– SCANNER: Fix crash from Windows-incompatible format string.
– VITA: Improve packaging, installation times.
– WIIU: Disabled the controller patcher for now since it was the source of many stability issues.
– VULKAN: Various stability fixes for WSI.
– WINDOWS: Add MSVC 2017 solution.
– WINDOWS: Get rid of the empty console window in MSVC 2010 builds.
– WINDOWS: Raw input driver now supports new lightgun code.
– WINDOWS: Use configured OSD/text message color on GDI driver.
– WINDOWS/XINPUT: Populate XInput VID/PID from DInput so autoconfig doesn’t rely solely on joypad names
– WINDOWS/XINPUT: Fix crash that occurs in some situations with Steam running and a Steam Controller plugged in.
– WINDOWS: Improve version reporting under System Information.
– WINDOWS: Support window transparency.
– WINDOWS: Correct usage of GetWindowPlacement per MS docs, fixes game window position on Win95/98.
– WINDOWS: Added Visual Studio 2017 support.

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TemperPCE v1.01 (PCE emu for 3DS)

bubble2k16 updated Exophase‘s TemperPCE for the Nintendo 3DS. It’s a TurboGrafx / PC-Engine emulator to the old 3DS and old 2DS. This port heavily relies on the 3DS’s 3D GPU hardware to achieve 60 FPS (or close to 60 with frame skips).

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The Retro Hour EP102 – Retro Gaming Christmas Quiz (misc)

The Retro Hour is your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news, views and interviews from the UK.

Content:

Paul Drury from Retro Gamer magazine and Oliver Wilmot from the National Video Game Arcade return to try to keep their title as reigning quiz champions.

How will their fare against Ravi and Joe from The Retro Hour Podcast in a battle of video game and computer knowledge?!

Merry Christmas to all our loyal listeners, see you in 2018.

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The Retro Hour EP101 – The Best of The Retro Hour Podcast (misc)

The Retro Hour is your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news, views and interviews from the UK.

Content:

We look back on some of our favourite moments of the first 100 episodes of the Retro Hour podcast. Featuring LGR, Tom Kalinske, Al Lowe and more!

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The Retro Hour EP100 – Nolan Bushnell – The Father of Video Games (misc)

The Retro Hour is your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news, views and interviews from the UK.

Content:

We’re joined by the father of the video games industry, Nolan Bushnell is our special guest for episode 100!

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The Retro Hour EP99 – The National Video Game Arcade (misc)

The Retro Hour is your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news, views and interviews from the UK.

Content:

We get the story of the UK’s first National Video Game Arcade with plenty of Jeff Minter and Matthew Smith love.

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The Retro Hour EP98 – Classic Gaming TV (misc)

The Retro Hour is your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news, views and interviews from the UK.

Content:

We talk golden joysticks and classic gaming TV with Alex Verrey AKA Big Boy Barry!

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Hermes (Commercial) (Dreamcast)

Hermes joins the “Black Friday” fun and can be bought only today for 8€, instead of 15$, directly from the publisher DragonBox Shop! Shipping costs are not included!

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