GameCube News
FCE Ultra GX v3.0.0 (NES emu for GC)

Tantric has released a new version of his continued port of FCE Ultra GX a NES emulator for both the Nintendo Wii and GameCube.

Changes:

New GX-based menu, with a completely redesigned layout. Has Wiimote IR support, sounds, graphics, animation effects, and more
Thanks to the3seashells for designing some top-notch artwork, to Peter de Man for composing the music, and a special thanks to shagkur for fixing libogc bugs that would have otherwise prevented the release
Onscreen keyboard for changing save/load folders and network settings
Menu configuration options (configurable exit button, Wiimote orientation, volumes)
Configurable button mapping for zapper
New save manager, allowing multiple saves and save browsing. Shows screenshots for Snapshot saves, and save dates/times
SMB reconnection feature
ISI issue fixed

Thanks to http://www.wiibrew.org and http://www.tehskeen.com for the news.

http://code.google.com/p/fceugc/

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SNES9x GX v4.0.1 (SNES emu for GC)

Michniewski and Tantric updated their SNES9x port to Wii and Gamecube once again.

Changes:

Fixed turning off autosave in menu
Keyboard fixed, more keys added
Fixed 7z loading from DVD
Enable auto loading and renaming of SRAM save without “Auto” in the name
PAL resolution fixed – no more letterboxing
File browser scrollbar box now draggable, arrow buttons now scroll list
Better handling of multiple on-screen wiimotes
Menu restructured – new “Game Settings” menu

Source: http://www.wiibrew.org and http://www.tehskeen.com

http://code.google.com/p/snes9x-gx

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VisualBoyAdvance GX v1.0.9 (GBA emu for GC)

Tantric has taken on Emu_Kidid’s port of VisualBoy Advance a Nintendo Gameboy Mono, Color and Advance emulator for the Nintendo Wii and released a completely new and rewritten version.

Changes:

* Gamecube controller should no longer rumble constantly

More than 500 legal ROM’s for try out can be obtained from here: //files/gameboyadvance/

http://code.google.com/p/vba-wii/

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VisualBoyAdvance GX v1.0.8 (GBA emu for GC)

Tantric has taken on Emu_Kidid’s port of VisualBoy Advance a Nintendo Gameboy Mono, Color and Advance emulator for the Nintendo Wii and released a completely new and rewritten version.

Changes:

* Rotation/Tilt sensor games all work
* Solar sensors (Boktai 1/2/3)
* Rumble (except for games that rely on Gameboy Player)
* Keyboard
* PAL support, finally!
* New scaling options, choose how much stretching you want
* Colourised games now partially work but still have distortion
* “Corvette” no longer has a screwed up palette (but still crashes)
* Triggers net reconnection on SMB failure
* Source code refactored, and project file added
* Instructions section added to the readme file

More than 500 legal ROM’s for try out can be obtained from here: //files/gameboyadvance/

http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11191

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SNES9x GX v4.0.0 (SNES emu for GC)

Michniewski and Tantric updated their SNES9x port to Wii and Gamecube once again.

Changes:

New GX-based menu, with a completely redesigned layout. Has Wiimote IR support, sounds, graphics, animation effects, and more
Thanks to the3seashells for designing some top-notch artwork, to Peter de Man for composing the music, and a special thanks to shagkur for fixing libogc bugs that would have otherwise prevented the release
Onscreen keyboard for changing save/load folders and network settings
Menu configuration options (configurable exit button, wiimote orientation, volumes)
Configurable button mapping for superscope, mouse and justifier
New save manager, allowing multiple saves and save browsing. Shows screenshots for Snapshot saves, and save dates/times
Experimental hq2x filter, contributed by michniewski

Thanks to http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11178 for the news.

http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Snes9x_GX

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SD-Boot v0.4 (RC1) (GC Application)

SD Boot by Emu_Kidid allows you to load/run homebrew and legally owned backups from a SD card.

Thanks to http://www.tehskeen.com for the news.

http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=11092

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Genesis Plus GX WIP (09-03-2009) (Genesis emu for GC)

Eke-Eke is on the way to redesign parts of his Genesis emulator for Wii and GameCube!

http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=10822

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ScummVM v0.13.0 (GC 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.

Release notes:

As we turned to a 6 months release cycle, here is our newest and best ScummVM version for you!

A couple of new engines were added, and besides 2 Humongous Entertainment titles, we now support The 7th Guest and Bud Tucker in Double Trouble.

Among other notable things there is a completely new vector-based GUI, which is a merged work of our last year GSoC student Vicent Marti, as well as a General Main Menu which adds a common save/load interface to most of our engines, adding the much awaited Return to Launcher feature along the way. It was the work of another successful student, Chris Page.

A complete list of new games and features can be found in the release notes, and the latest ScummVM version itself (available for a large number of platforms as usual) is located at the downloads page.

Let’s play!

Changes:

New Games:
– Added support for The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Two: Hand of Fate.
– Added support for The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Three: Malcolm’s Revenge.
– Added support for Lost in Time.
– Added support for The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble.
– Added support for the PC version of Waxworks.
– Added support for the Macintosh version of I Have no Mouth, and I must Scream.
– Added support for Drascula: The Vampire Strikes Back.

General:
– Added CAMD MIDI driver for AmigaOS4.
– Revived the PS2 port (was already in 0.11.1 but was forgotten in the release notes).
– Plugged numerous memory leaks in all engines (part of GSoC’08 task),
– Added audio double buffering to the SDL backend, which fixes the problems with the MT-32 emulator on Mac OS X (for now only enabled on Mac OS X).

AGOS:
– Fixed crashes during certain music in Amiga versions of Elvira 1 and Simon the Sorcerer 1.
– Fixed palette issues in Amiga versions of Simon the Sorcerer 1.

Queen:
– Speech is played at the correct sample rate. (It used to be pitched a bit too low.)

SCUMM:
– Rewrote parts of Digital iMUSE, fixing some bugs.
– Rewrote the internal timer code, fixing some speed issues in e.g. COMI.
– Improved support for sound effects in Amiga version of Zak McKracken.
– Added support for mixed Adlib/MIDI mode in Monkey Island 1 (Floppy).

http://scummvm.sourceforge.net/downloads.php

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libogc v1.7.1 (GC misc)

GameCube coders out there might be interested in the latest libogc release.

Release notes:

libogc 1.7.1 is now available, changelog will follow later.

http://www.devkitpro.org/libogc/libogc-171/

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Visual Boy Advance GX v1.0.7 (GBA emu for GC)

Visual Boy Advance GX is a Game Boy Advance / Game Boy emulator for the Wii and GameCube based on VBA-M and Visual Boy Advance v1.7.2.

Changes:

– Updated to VBA-M r847
– Corrected sound interpolation
– Faster SD/USB – new read-ahead cache
– Removed trigger of back to menu for Classic Controller right joystick
– Fixed a bug with reading files < 2048 bytes - Fixed GBA games on GameCube - Fixed homebrew GBA games on GameCube - Fixed some memory leaks, buffer overflows, etc - Code cleanup, other general bugfixes

Discussion: http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10405

http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Visual_Boy_Advance_GX

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