SPIN Update 0.1a (beta) available

edited May 2002 in Emulators
Hi all,
The latest beta of SPIN is up (a new ZXSpectrum emulator, in case you've not heard of it before - it's not bad, IMHO :), and available for download. It's a lot
more stable, and has wads of new work gone into it - it looks a lot better
than it did :)

Get it from:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/paul.dunn4/SPIN.Zip

Thanks for the bug reports (both of you) - one is fixed, the other is being
worked on. We need more feedback!

What's new? Well... Aside from the fact that the only part that really needs including now for speccy emulation is the +3 floppy, here's a cut n paste from the readme:


Fixed resource leak in graphics
Switching "Auto Adjust Framerate" on and off now works.

Fixed bug in sound - beeper clips properly now.
Fixed widestereo routines to use user-settings

Small bug in the non-mmx interpolated gfx routine.
MMX will now be disabled if the host machine doesn't support MMX extensions
MMX can also be disabled by setting UseMMX = 0 in SPIN.ini

Temporary fix for MDA multicolours
Small speedup in the Z80's port read routines
Many parts of the Z80 Core recoded in Pure Assembly.

Updated all but the joystick options now. You can set screen modes,
Volume settings, stereo placements...
Saving and loading of settings implemented.

Fixed file open/cancel bug
Fixed Auto tape controls preventing some games from loading
Fixed bug where the emulator would hang if the tape started playing with no
tape inserted


Any feedback would be most appreciated. Send bug reports to me (Dunny) at Paul.Dunn4@Ntlworld.com -
there's a way to go yet, but it's getting better. I'm particularly
interested in how blitz loading and speedloading (and the auto tape
controls) fare with various TZXs, and the quality of the sound is under
scrutiny now too. Beeper antialiasing has always been there, but it should
be better now. Anyone care to test?

Thanks,
Dunny and Woody.

Comments

  • Wonder if they manage to continue this?
    I wanna tell you a story 'bout a woman I know...
  • Wonder if they manage to continue this?

    Don't be silly, you know SPIN's dead.
  • Marko wrote: »
    Wonder if they manage to continue this?

    Don't be silly, you know SPIN's dead.
    Disappointing, I thought it showed promise...

    I wanna tell you a story 'bout a woman I know...
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