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gpSP v0.7 (GBA emu for Symbian^3)

gpSP is a well known Gameboy Advance emulator available for a bunch of systems. It was initially written by Exophase.

Changes:

Support for Symbian^3
Better Audio
alpha channel for keys is now configured at video section (not in controls panel)
8-directional / 4 directional DPAD
Hidden A+B button areas
save/load states is now working

http://www.summeli.fi/?p=2520

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ScummVM v1.3.0 (misc)

ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!

Some of the adventures ScummVM supports include Adventure Soft’s Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution’s Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep’s Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision’s Gobliiins; Westwood Studios’ The Legend of Kyrandia and games based on LucasArts’ SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more. You can find a thorough list with details on which games are supported and how well on the compatibility page. ScummVM is continually improving, so check back often.

General release notes:

1.3.0 (2011-05-28)
New Games:
– Added support for Backyard Baseball.
– Added support for Backyard Baseball 2001.
– Added support for Urban Runner.
– Added support for Playtoons: Bambou le Sauveur de la Jungle.
– Added support for Toonstruck.
– Added support for Living Books v1 and v2 games.
– Added support for Hugo’s House of Horrors, Hugo 2: Whodunit? and Hugo 3: Jungle of Doom.
– Added support for Amiga SCI games (except Conquests of the Longbow).
– Added support for Macintosh SCI1 games.

New Ports:
– Added WebOS port.

General:
– Added support for loadable modules on platforms without a dynamic loader (GSoC Task).
– Added Danish translation.
– Added Norwegian Bokmaal translation.
– Added Norwegian Nynorsk translation.
– Added Swedish translation.
– Added Debug Console to Cine, Draci, Gob, MADE, Sword1, Touche and Tucker Engines.
– Closed significant memory leaks. RTL should now be more usable.

AGOS:
– Closed memory leaks in Simon 2 and Feeble Files.

Cine:
– Corrected memory leaks and invalid memory accesses. Future Wars should be more stable.
– Made Operation Stealth completable, though significant graphical glitches remain so not official supported.

Drascula:
– Added German and French subtitles in the Von Braun cutscene (#3069981: no subtitles in scene with “von Braun”).
– Improved French translation of the game.
– Added support for “Return To Launcher”.

Gob:
– Fixed “Goblin Stuck On Reload” bugs affecting Gobliiins.

Kyra:
– Closed memory leaks.

Parallaction:
– Corrected issue which could cause crash at engine exit.
– Closed memory leaks in Nippon Safes Amiga.

SCI:
– Added a CMS music driver for SCI1 – SCI1.1 games.
– Added an option to toggle undithering from the ScummVM GUI.
– Added several previously missing parts of the game state in saved games, such as game played time, script created windows, the script string heap and information related to the text parser in old EGA games.
– Added support for SCI1.1 magnifier cursors.
– Added support for the keypad +/- keys.
– Added support for the alternative General MIDI tracks in the Windows CD versions of Eco Quest, Jones in the Fast Lane, King’s Quest 5 and Space Quest 4.
– Added support for the alternative Windows cursors in the Windows version of King’s Quest 6.
– Added support for simultaneous speech and subtitles in the CD versions of Space Quest 4 and Freddy Pharkas.
– Corrected resource loading leaks.
– Corrected several problems and issues in the Skate-O-Rama rooms in Space Quest 4.
– Corrected several issues in Hoyle Classic Card Games.
– Fixed several graphical glitches (like, for example, parts of the screen that weren’t erased correctly under some rare circumstances).
– Fixed several script bugs.
– Fixed several pathfinding related issues and lockups (like, for example, a lockup in the shower scene of Laura bow 1 and pathfinding in some screens during the chase sequence in Laura Bow 2).
– Fixed several music related glitches and possible lockups (like, for example, a rare music lockup that occurred when loading a saved game outside the palace in Quest for Glory 3).
– Fixed possible problems and lockups in the character import screens of Quest for Glory 2 and 3.
– Fixed a bug that caused a lockup in the SCI1 CD version of Mixed Up Mother Goose, after Tommy Tucker’s song.
– Fixed a script bug in the CD version of King’s Quest 5, which caused a lockup under certain circumstances when going outside the witch’s house in the dark forest.
– Function keys now work correctly when the num lock key is on.
– Improved support for fanmade game scripts.
– Improved support for non-English versions of games.
– Made several enhancements and fixes related to MT-32 music (e.g. reverb).
– Music is no longer out of tune when loading saved games.

SCUMM:
– Improved support for FM-TOWNS versions of games.

Sky:
– Fixed crashes on sequences for several ports (Android, OpenGL, …).

Teenagent:
– Closed memory leaks.

Tinsel:
– Closed memory leaks in Coroutines.
– Added enhanced music support for the German CD “Neon Edition” re-release of Discworld 1.

Touche:
– Corrected memory leaks and minor issues.

Tucker:
– Added workarounds for several issues present in the original game.

SDL ports:
– Closed memory leaks in Mouse Surfaces.

Android port:
– Switched to the official NDK toolchain for building.
– Fixed GFX output for various devices.
– Fixed various crashes.
– Switched to the native screen resolution to improve text readability.
– Added support for pause/resume.
– Added support for games using 16bit graphics.
– Increased the performance significantly.
– Added support for the “Fullscreen mode” option. Unchecking this keeps the game’s aspect ratio.
– Added a new graphics mode for linear filtering.
– Overhauled the input system (see README.Android).
– Added a MIDI driver based on SONiVOX’s Embedded Audio Synthesis (EAS).

Nintendo DS port:
– Added support for loadable modules.

PSP port:
– Added support for loadable modules.
– Added image viewer.

PS2 port:
– Added support for loadable modules.

Wii/GameCube port:
– Added support for loadable modules.
– Fixed 16bit mouse cursors on HE games.

http://www.scummvm.org/downloads/

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Sqrxz 2 v0.80 (Symbian OS S60 Game)

Sqrxz 2 is a Jump’n’Run which requires a sharp mind and fast reflexes, high frustration is guaranteed. Original Sqrxz made by Marcus Vesterlund (Maze) and John Holmvall (Hojo). Sqrxz 2 is a sequel to this game created by Rodolphe Boixel (Thor), Shahzad Sahaib (Kojote), Alexander Wiklund, Simon Butler and Jane Mumford (Jayne). Symbian OS port is courtesy of Anotherguest.

Story:

Another day another journey… As living on planet earth and its surrounding solar system seemed boring Sqrxz decided to check out another location in the universe. Just in case and to be extra careful he took a pocketful of emeralds with him to keep him in ready cash, but after starting his exciting journey he realized all his emeralds are suddenly missing! Retracing his steps Sqrxz notices mysterious creatures popping up all over the place to hinder him in his search… Oh what troublesome days… Help poor Sqrxz get back all his emeralds!

Features:

* Tough challenging gameplay – Extremely difficult; not for weaklings!
* Retro graphics!
* Hidden passages to discover!
* 10 tricky n’ hard levels!
* 11 marvelous chiptunes!
* Top 10 highscore!
* Infinite continue mode, which you will need badly in order to practise! :)

http://www.sqrxz.de/sqrxz-2/

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Sqrxz 2 v0.80 (Symbian OS UIQ3 Game)

Sqrxz 2 is a Jump’n’Run which requires a sharp mind and fast reflexes, high frustration is guaranteed. Original Sqrxz made by Marcus Vesterlund (Maze) and John Holmvall (Hojo). Sqrxz 2 is a sequel to this game created by Rodolphe Boixel (Thor), Shahzad Sahaib (Kojote), Alexander Wiklund, Simon Butler and Jane Mumford (Jayne). Symbian OS port is courtesy of Anotherguest.

Story:

Another day another journey… As living on planet earth and its surrounding solar system seemed boring Sqrxz decided to check out another location in the universe. Just in case and to be extra careful he took a pocketful of emeralds with him to keep him in ready cash, but after starting his exciting journey he realized all his emeralds are suddenly missing! Retracing his steps Sqrxz notices mysterious creatures popping up all over the place to hinder him in his search… Oh what troublesome days… Help poor Sqrxz get back all his emeralds!

Features:

* Tough challenging gameplay – Extremely difficult; not for weaklings!
* Retro graphics!
* Hidden passages to discover!
* 10 tricky n’ hard levels!
* 11 marvelous chiptunes!
* Top 10 highscore!
* Infinite continue mode, which you will need badly in order to practise! :)

http://www.sqrxz.de/sqrxz-2/

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Gianas Return v1.001 (Symbian OS UIQ3 Game)

Giana’s Return aims to be a worthy UNOFFICIAL sequel of the alltime classic “The Great Giana Sisters”.

Features:

* Power Ups and Extras
* Oldschool style pixeled sprites and tiles
* Wonderful hand drawn backgrounds
* Illustrated hand drawn storyline
* Over 18 Tracks of finest chip music!
* Multi-Language: German, English, French, Spanish
* Password and/or save game (depending on release platform)
* Hidden Warp Zones and Bonus Caves
* Hidden Trainer
* TOP 10 Highscore

Changes:

-Fixed transparency bug in bonus caves and world 3, introduced with v1.0

This marks an initial port for Symbian OS UIQ3 devices!

http://www.gianas-return.de/

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ScummVM v1.2.0 (Symbian OS Series 60 misc)

ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!

Some of the adventures ScummVM supports include Adventure Soft’s Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution’s Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep’s Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision’s Gobliiins; Westwood Studios’ The Legend of Kyrandia and games based on LucasArts’ SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more. You can find a thorough list with details on which games are supported and how well on the compatibility page. ScummVM is continually improving, so check back often.

General release notes:

CABAL (Coalesced ‘Adventures beyond Architecture’ League) finally came alive, and now for real. Yes, truly, it took us just 6.5 years, and today we are eagerly announcing that a universal adventure game interpreter, playing SCUMM, AGI, and SCI games has been released.

From now on, it is available on ScummVM’s downloads page (Look for version 1.2.0). You may jump straight there, or stay a bit longer and see what cool new features are included.

As you have probably already realized, this release has support for SCI, and moreover, the list of compatible games goes beyond the original FreeSCI which was merged about 1.5 years ago. We support Conquests of Camelot/the Longbow, Castle/Island of Dr. Brain, Codename: ICEMAN, EcoQuest 1&2, all four Hoyle games, Freddy Pharkas, Jones in the Fast Lane, King’s Quest I-VI, both Laura Bow games, Larry up to 6 (low-res 6 only), Police Quest 1-3, Quest for Glory I-III, Space Quest up to V and a few others. Incredible work by the FreeSCI team and our own SCI engine team!

Early SCI 16-color games can be optionally undithered by ScummVM, making them look much better. To see a comparison between undithered graphics and the original, watch this video produced by one of our SCI engine developers and see for yourself.

Besides SCI, we have added support for yet another Coktel Vision game called Fascination and we have a number of new ports: Android, Dingux, Caanoo and OpenPandora. Unfortunately we had to declare the PalmOS port officially dead.

As usual there are tons of engine-specific bug fixes. Take a look at the release notes if you want to know more. But wait! We would like to tell a little bit about another long-awaited feature new in this release. After all these years we are finally going international, and the ScummVM GUI can be translated into any language (well, almost any). Right now we have Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian localizations. Besides this there are a lot of smaller improvements like tooltips, radio buttons, improved usability and we support more games running from original media without the need to shuffle the game files.

Enough talking! Now it is time to download ScummVM and start playing!

Changes:

1.2.0 (2010-10-15)

New Games:
– Added support for Fascination.

New Games (Sierra SCI0 – SCI1.1):
– Added support for Castle of Dr. Brain (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for Codename: ICEMAN.
– Added support for Conquests of Camelot.
– Added support for Conquests of the Longbow (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus.
– Added support for EcoQuest 2: Lost Secret of the Rainforest.
– Added support for Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist.
– Added support for Hoyle’s Book of Games 1.
– Added support for Hoyle’s Book of Games 2.
– Added support for Hoyle’s Book of Games 3 (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for Hoyle Classic Card Games.
– Added support for Jones in the Fast Lane.
– Added support for King’s Quest I (SCI remake).
– Added support for King’s Quest IV (SCI version).
– Added support for King’s Quest V (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for King’s Quest VI (low and hi res).
– Added support for Laura Bow: The Colonel’s Bequest.
– Added support for Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra.
– Added support for Leisure Suit Larry 1 (SCI remake) (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for Leisure Suit Larry 2.
– Added support for Leisure Suit Larry 3.
– Added support for Leisure Suit Larry 5 (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for Leisure Suit Larry 6 (low res).
– Added support for Mixed-up Fairy Tales.
– Added support for Mixed-up Mother Goose.
– Added support for Pepper’s Adventures in Time.
– Added support for Police Quest I (SCI remake).
– Added support for Police Quest II.
– Added support for Police Quest III (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for Quest for Glory I/Hero’s Quest.
– Added support for Quest for Glory I VGA remake.
– Added support for Quest for Glory II.
– Added support for Quest for Glory III.
– Added support for Slater & Charlie go camping.
– Added support for Space Quest I (SCI remake) (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for Space Quest III.
– Added support for Space Quest IV (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for Space Quest V.
– Added support for The Island of Dr. Brain.

New Ports:
– Added Android port.
– Added Dingux port.
– Added Caanoo port (based on the GP2XWiz port).
– Added OpenPandora port.

General:
– Removed the outdated PalmOS port.
– Switched to the “fast” DOSBox OPL emulator.
– Fixed a crash in the rjp1 player code affecting the FOTAQ Amiga version.
– Added support for more original media layouts.
– Added support for GUI localization.
– Improved GUI by adding tooltips and radiobuttons.
– Improved GUI usability by hiding more irrelevant options not supported by specific games.

AGI:
– Fixed number of GFX glitches.
– Made PIC drawing code picture perfect.
– Added support of MIDI devices.
– Added support for accurate Tandy sound emulation. Switched to it as default.

Broken Sword 2
– Fixed missing speech in some cutscenes.
– Fixed a memory leak that would eventually cause the game to hang. (#2976008 – BS2: Game lockup in British Museum)

Drascula:
– Fixed number of GFX glitches.
– Made many cutscenes smoother.
– Changed behavior of items menu. Now it shows up on mouse up.

Groovie:
– Added support for the Macintosh version of The 7th Guest.
– Added support for custom MT-32 instruments.

KYRA:
– Fixed some minor graphical glitches.
– Implemented formerly missing recreation of some in game items.
– Added support for playing Kyrandia 3 with the original CD file layout.

LURE:
– Fixed bug where Goewin could get stuck in the Weregate
– Fixed issue with Ratpouch repeatedly moving between two rooms
– Fix for Goewin losing her schedule after Were-cave
– Fix for player getting stuck in sewer exit room

Parallaction:
– Made part one of The Big Red Adventure completable.

SAGA:
– Fixed graphics glitches in several scenes.

SCUMM:
– Several improvements in Maniac Mansion NES.

PSP port:
– New backend design: fixed minor graphical issues and enabled 16-bit support.
– Enabled playback of MP3 files using the Media Engine. This means that the port is optimized for MP3 files (as opposed to OGG).
– Many optimizations. Everything should run faster.

Wii port:
– Added support for USB2 mass storage devices (requires The Homebrew Channel >= v1.0.8 with IOS58).

GameCube port:
– Added support for DVDs with the ISO9660 file system.

GP2X port:
– Added support for dynamic engine plugins (experimental).
– Reworked control system and better touchscreen support.

GP2XWiz/Caanoo port:
– Improved downscale code to minimise ‘tearing’ corruption.
– Reworked control system and better touchscreen support.
– Renamed backend from GP2XWIZ to GPH to better reflect the supported devices.

http://www.scummvm.org/downloads/

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ScummVM v1.2.0 (Symbian OS UIQ3 misc)

ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!

Some of the adventures ScummVM supports include Adventure Soft’s Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2; Revolution’s Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword 2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep’s Inherit the Earth; Coktel Vision’s Gobliiins; Westwood Studios’ The Legend of Kyrandia and games based on LucasArts’ SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more. You can find a thorough list with details on which games are supported and how well on the compatibility page. ScummVM is continually improving, so check back often.

General release notes:

CABAL (Coalesced ‘Adventures beyond Architecture’ League) finally came alive, and now for real. Yes, truly, it took us just 6.5 years, and today we are eagerly announcing that a universal adventure game interpreter, playing SCUMM, AGI, and SCI games has been released.

From now on, it is available on ScummVM’s downloads page (Look for version 1.2.0). You may jump straight there, or stay a bit longer and see what cool new features are included.

As you have probably already realized, this release has support for SCI, and moreover, the list of compatible games goes beyond the original FreeSCI which was merged about 1.5 years ago. We support Conquests of Camelot/the Longbow, Castle/Island of Dr. Brain, Codename: ICEMAN, EcoQuest 1&2, all four Hoyle games, Freddy Pharkas, Jones in the Fast Lane, King’s Quest I-VI, both Laura Bow games, Larry up to 6 (low-res 6 only), Police Quest 1-3, Quest for Glory I-III, Space Quest up to V and a few others. Incredible work by the FreeSCI team and our own SCI engine team!

Early SCI 16-color games can be optionally undithered by ScummVM, making them look much better. To see a comparison between undithered graphics and the original, watch this video produced by one of our SCI engine developers and see for yourself.

Besides SCI, we have added support for yet another Coktel Vision game called Fascination and we have a number of new ports: Android, Dingux, Caanoo and OpenPandora. Unfortunately we had to declare the PalmOS port officially dead.

As usual there are tons of engine-specific bug fixes. Take a look at the release notes if you want to know more. But wait! We would like to tell a little bit about another long-awaited feature new in this release. After all these years we are finally going international, and the ScummVM GUI can be translated into any language (well, almost any). Right now we have Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian localizations. Besides this there are a lot of smaller improvements like tooltips, radio buttons, improved usability and we support more games running from original media without the need to shuffle the game files.

Enough talking! Now it is time to download ScummVM and start playing!

Changes:

1.2.0 (2010-10-15)

New Games:
– Added support for Fascination.

New Games (Sierra SCI0 – SCI1.1):
– Added support for Castle of Dr. Brain (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for Codename: ICEMAN.
– Added support for Conquests of Camelot.
– Added support for Conquests of the Longbow (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus.
– Added support for EcoQuest 2: Lost Secret of the Rainforest.
– Added support for Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist.
– Added support for Hoyle’s Book of Games 1.
– Added support for Hoyle’s Book of Games 2.
– Added support for Hoyle’s Book of Games 3 (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for Hoyle Classic Card Games.
– Added support for Jones in the Fast Lane.
– Added support for King’s Quest I (SCI remake).
– Added support for King’s Quest IV (SCI version).
– Added support for King’s Quest V (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for King’s Quest VI (low and hi res).
– Added support for Laura Bow: The Colonel’s Bequest.
– Added support for Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra.
– Added support for Leisure Suit Larry 1 (SCI remake) (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for Leisure Suit Larry 2.
– Added support for Leisure Suit Larry 3.
– Added support for Leisure Suit Larry 5 (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for Leisure Suit Larry 6 (low res).
– Added support for Mixed-up Fairy Tales.
– Added support for Mixed-up Mother Goose.
– Added support for Pepper’s Adventures in Time.
– Added support for Police Quest I (SCI remake).
– Added support for Police Quest II.
– Added support for Police Quest III (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for Quest for Glory I/Hero’s Quest.
– Added support for Quest for Glory I VGA remake.
– Added support for Quest for Glory II.
– Added support for Quest for Glory III.
– Added support for Slater & Charlie go camping.
– Added support for Space Quest I (SCI remake) (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for Space Quest III.
– Added support for Space Quest IV (EGA and VGA).
– Added support for Space Quest V.
– Added support for The Island of Dr. Brain.

New Ports:
– Added Android port.
– Added Dingux port.
– Added Caanoo port (based on the GP2XWiz port).
– Added OpenPandora port.

General:
– Removed the outdated PalmOS port.
– Switched to the “fast” DOSBox OPL emulator.
– Fixed a crash in the rjp1 player code affecting the FOTAQ Amiga version.
– Added support for more original media layouts.
– Added support for GUI localization.
– Improved GUI by adding tooltips and radiobuttons.
– Improved GUI usability by hiding more irrelevant options not supported by specific games.

AGI:
– Fixed number of GFX glitches.
– Made PIC drawing code picture perfect.
– Added support of MIDI devices.
– Added support for accurate Tandy sound emulation. Switched to it as default.

Broken Sword 2
– Fixed missing speech in some cutscenes.
– Fixed a memory leak that would eventually cause the game to hang. (#2976008 – BS2: Game lockup in British Museum)

Drascula:
– Fixed number of GFX glitches.
– Made many cutscenes smoother.
– Changed behavior of items menu. Now it shows up on mouse up.

Groovie:
– Added support for the Macintosh version of The 7th Guest.
– Added support for custom MT-32 instruments.

KYRA:
– Fixed some minor graphical glitches.
– Implemented formerly missing recreation of some in game items.
– Added support for playing Kyrandia 3 with the original CD file layout.

LURE:
– Fixed bug where Goewin could get stuck in the Weregate
– Fixed issue with Ratpouch repeatedly moving between two rooms
– Fix for Goewin losing her schedule after Were-cave
– Fix for player getting stuck in sewer exit room

Parallaction:
– Made part one of The Big Red Adventure completable.

SAGA:
– Fixed graphics glitches in several scenes.

SCUMM:
– Several improvements in Maniac Mansion NES.

PSP port:
– New backend design: fixed minor graphical issues and enabled 16-bit support.
– Enabled playback of MP3 files using the Media Engine. This means that the port is optimized for MP3 files (as opposed to OGG).
– Many optimizations. Everything should run faster.

Wii port:
– Added support for USB2 mass storage devices (requires The Homebrew Channel >= v1.0.8 with IOS58).

GameCube port:
– Added support for DVDs with the ISO9660 file system.

GP2X port:
– Added support for dynamic engine plugins (experimental).
– Reworked control system and better touchscreen support.

GP2XWiz/Caanoo port:
– Improved downscale code to minimise ‘tearing’ corruption.
– Reworked control system and better touchscreen support.
– Renamed backend from GP2XWIZ to GPH to better reflect the supported devices.

http://www.scummvm.org/downloads/

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Spartak Chess v0.0.1 (Symbian OS Game Port)

Spartak Chess is a Chess based on Stockfish v1.8 engine.

http://code.google.com/p/spartak-chess/

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Sqrxz v0.9.9.6 (Symbian OS Game)

Sqrxz requires fast reflexes and is a simply mindblasting Jump’n’Run puzzle game with high frustration factor.

Storyline:

While Sqrxz wandered around on a sunny day, he was unaware that he had lost all his items while enjoying the scenery. It was already dark until he recognized the loss. There was no possibilty, but to go back where he started the trip and save his things. If the loss was not already enough, strange creatures appeared. Will they be helpful?

Sqrxz (2010) is a remake of a game with the same name and has been created by Rodolphe Boixel (Thor), Shahzad Sahaib (Kojote), Simon Butler and Brendan Ratliff (Syphus). Minor support came from Marcus Vesterlund himself who also gave permission to redo his game. Denny Müller (Mulle) supported the team with a WordPress-Theme for the official page and Rabia Sahaib (Mahek) made three more levels.

A remake should be usually bearing improvements, so does Sqrxz 2010. Beside the “classic” graphic mode, there is a new mode with “deluxe” graphics. The main gameplay has modified in a way that you need to collect all items to open the door at the end of each level, which makes some levels harder than they actually already were. Extended “fun” is guarantueed with additional three levels, unseen before. Each level does have it’s own chiptune and adds up to the retro feeling. A Top 10 highscore table will hold all your records. For the ones who like hidden features, there is even a small easter egg!

Features:

* Hardly any game will annoy you more! Frustration deluxe ahead!
* Amiga’ish feeling!
* 16 Levels including a “beginners” level
* 18 Chiptunes
* Classic AND new graphic mode
* Top 10 highscore
* Endless continue mode
* Hidden easter egg

Changes for Dreamcast, Windows 32-Bit, Ubuntu 32-Bit, Wiz:

* Multi-Language support: English, German, French and Spanish

Changes for Pandora, Symbian OS (UIQ3 & S60v3), Amiga OS4, MorphOS, NetBSD (x86 & PPC):

* Improved collision
* Improved controls
* Added “Dali” quote in startup
* Removed donation nag in end, donations are still welcome.
* Fixed highscore glitch
* Multi-Language support: English, German, French and Spanish

Other release notes:

Another update of Sqrxz arrived – all ports are up to date now. We are also pleased to announce the initial release for GPH’s new Caanoo handheld.

Also a notable mention deserves “TuxTheWise” for providing a Dreamcast-ISO of Sqrxz, so you can easily play the game using DreamShell. Of course we should also not forget all our porting machines Pickle, phx, AnotherGuest and Indiket! Thanks for making all those beautiful platforms possible!

For all Sqrxz gamers: We still have one bug in the game, but it occurs occasionally. Sometimes Sqrxz “transports” randomly to another location. This happens really very seldom and we are not able to reproduce this. The Sqrxz-Team would be happy, if you figure out what causes this. This way we can iron out the last problem :)

Thanks a lot to all involved and enjoy playing!

http://www.sqrxz.de/?p=235

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PSX4ALL (Proof Of Concept) (PSX emu for Symbian OS)

A Nokia N97 emulating old Playstation 1 titles? Your dreams have come true!

http://www.summeli.fi/?p=1840

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