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GP Doom v4 (GP32 game port)

A new version of GP Doom has been released. This vesion has various bugfixes and most importantly working sound! Downloads can be found atGP32Emu.

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Pipe Panic – test release (GP32 game)

NoBrain2K let me know on IRC about his new Pipe Mania game remake namedPipe Panic. He has released a test version which features just the one level at the moment and he wants some feedback on the game which you can do so via the GP32Emu Development Discussion forumhere. Download the test release via the projects homepage athttp://members.lycos.co.uk/combustion/. While your on the site check out the new WIP and screenshots for another game namedGlooPwhich is a puzzle game for the GP32.

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iMappy v1.0 (GP32 Application)

iMappy is a map viewer with which you can see maps with differents level of details. It can scroll on images of the districts of the city. Here’s what the author had to say about this version:

    – Total rebuild of the program: use of GIF files (not interlaced).- Unlimited number of levels (the previous one was limited to 3 levels).- District selector.- User interface.

Goto theiMappy homepageto download.

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Speccyal K v0.1b (Spectrum emulator for GP32)

Tyrell brought us an updated version of his Spectrum emulator for GP32. The changes:

The lock bug has been fixed ! If you have also experienced this bug (emulator freeze while entering the options screen, or the file browser, or the virtual keyboard), download the new 0.1b version. Also added: – Keep the last loaded directory between file browsing sessions- Options screen: use”select”key to confirm, and”B”key to quit without saving the preferences.- Virtual keyboard: use”B”button to quit without entering a key

http://www.speccyal.be/.

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CaSTaway GP v0.05 (Atari ST emulator for GP32)

Skeezix let me know that he has released a new version of his Atari ST emulator for the GP32. Changes are:

    CHG:Now going to release as two binaries.. a fast with okay sound one, and a pitifully slow one with good sound. Sucks.NEW:Built a simple dialog system, so can present cute little menus.CHG:SELECT toggles into/out of Frameskip mode (so you can get into frameskip from any mode, and back to that mode when you’re done!)CHG:START brings up a new Options Dialog, where 99% of everything is doneCHG:Firing-up screen shows sound status and a tiny bit of helpCHG:START used to pause in 004; Options menu pauses emulation, so START will in effect still pause.. and START again to dismiss the dialog and resumeCHG:Moved Mouse Calibrate to the options menuCHG:“Left shoulder”is nolonger used to cycle between input modes; instead the options menu has all the modes on it, to make them easier to pickNEW:“Toggle sound”is available on the options menuCHG:Disks menu on the option menu, where youcan save the floppies to SMC, and will soon have Eject/Insert, etc.CHG:Right-shoulder in mouse-mode now toggles over to Cursor mode; Cursor mode right-shoulder toggles over to mouse-mode. Now you can toggle between the two modes with no work!CHG:Keyboard mode.. going off one side wraps the key-selection to the otherNEW:When in frameskip mode, left shoulder sets to 0 frameskip, while right shoulder sets to 90 frameskip. Bam!CHG:Bottom part of screen shoudl always be black, to keep visibility highNEW:Disk submenu now sports Eject operationsNEW:Disk submenu now supports inserting new disks; first eject current ones, then insert the new ones!

Visit the Castaway/GP homepageherefor more information and the downloads. NOTE: The button assignments have nearly all changed so read the readme before using. Dont forget to give any feedback on this new release on the post by Skeezix on our forumshere

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Play-Asia.com News: Front Light GP32 units

Some news from Play-Asia.com, my current main sponsor. The GP32 with frontlights are back in store. The new Front Light Version uses a white non reflective light source and has a built-in switch on the back to turn light on/off. More details and order on Play-Asia.com.http://www.play-asia.com/

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Easybuy2000 News: EZF ADVANCE 256MB

There is a new developmentcard to use with your GBA. This one makes use of USB and the transfer is faster than on usual carts using a linker. This item might be interesting for you if you want to try the dozens of Freeware GBA productions out here. Preordering is possible from now on… some of the features:

  • Operates on a single USB to GBA link port cable, the most portable fashion device for your package, GBA and GBA SP compatible
  • Realtime clock and calendar built-in, perfect for Pokemon and future RTC compatible games, and also ideal for third-party PDA-like applications
  • Fastest data transfer rate on the market, only 42s needed for reading or writing a 64M game
  • Play small games no greater than 2M directly via cable, no cart needed, best solution for developers, FC emu games and ebook applications
  • Hardware saver support, perfect support for all kinds of current and future saver types, and all games
  • Faster and higher density flash chips mounted, smooth operation for all time critical games, no speed patch needed. And 128M, 256M and 512M cart capacity available
  • The EZFA cable is ready to go for future GBA-Internet interactive applications, more fun you can have with your EZFA
  • http://www.easybuy2000.com

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    Speccyal’K Released (Spectrum emulator for GP32)

    A new Spectrum 48k and 128k emulator namedspeccyal Khasbeen released for the GP32. It features:

      – 48k and 128k models- Can load SNA / TAP / Z80 (v1.45, v2.01, v3) / SLT / SCR file formats- Virtual keyboard to enter any key and thus allowing a greater compatibility. It also allows entering the LOAD””command on the basic command line to load the TAP file format.- Full speed @ 132 mhz- Mame z80 cpu core for great compatibility- Beeper Sound (need some enhancements though)- Options screen with options to choose the joystick emulation (sinclair1, sinclair2, cursor), the emulated hardware, and whether or not user wants to display the FPS …). Options are automatically saved on the SMC. – File browser with possibility to load a file anywhere on the SMC card

    The author _tyrell_ will soon add AY-3-8910 emulation, its currently implemented but it will crash the emulator so for now it is disabled. Downloads of this new Spectrum emulator can be found on the homepage athttp://www.speccyal.be/.

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    Browian Motion Demo (GBA demo)

    A new techdemo has been releaed at GBAdev! This one shows a”browian motion”effect.http://www.gbadev.org/

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    PCEAdvance v1.6

    FluBBa released a new version of his PC Engine emulator for the GBA. Changes are:

      Fixed a lot of the background glitches.Fix US roms from Pogoshell.

    Visit his siteherefor the downloads.

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