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WinUAE 2.5.0 released - The best Amiga emulator!
« on: December 03, 2012, 11:51:44 AM »
Brilliant news this evening the best Amiga emulator is out of beta and now has a final version of 2.5.0, AMIGA FANS REJOICE! If you want to play Amiga games or be able to use an Amiga Os on your PC, Winuae is the best emulator you can use, I wouldn't recommend any other.
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UAE is a mostly complete software emulation of the hardware of the Commodore Amiga range of computers. A Commodore Amiga, for those who don't know, is a 16/32 bit computer system based on the Motorola 680x0 CPU and a few specially designed custom chips that provided superior graphics and sound capabilities compared to the other personal computers available at the time. WinUAE is the windows port of the UAE software, and is said to be the most actively maintained, and developed version of UAE, and comes with a lot of features and a very nice GUI interface

Here's the latest update details :

New features and updates:

- GUI is finally fully resizeable! GUI font is configurable.
- GUI position, size and fonts saved separately for windowed, fullwindow and fullscreen modes.
- GUI CD audio volume control added.
- Syncronize clock option does full time sync when emulation is unpaused or exited from GUI.
- Memory configuration can be fully modified (on the fly, loading state file or using Restart button)
without need to rerun the emulator.
- RTG screenshot and video recording directly from emulated VRAM if capture before filtering ticked.
- RTG monitor (if multiple monitors) selection added to GUI.
- RTG hardware sprite and hardware vblank emulation are now optional.
- Chipset "Wait for Blitter" too fast CPU workaround added, enabled by default, fixes most graphics glitches if program does not wait for the blitter, more compatible than immediate blitter.
- Optional fake 1G directory harddrive size limit for old programs that think drive is full or has negative space if drive is bigger than 2G. Can be changed on the fly.
- Added disable notification icon option.
- Added blank unused displays(s) (opens full screen topmost black window(s)) option.
- CD32 CD controller emulation improved (Missing Guardian and Universe CD32 CD audio)
- AutoVSync 100Hz/120Hz capable monitor support added.
- Low latency vsync and legacy vsync stability improved.
- Full PC hardware interlaced mode support.
- 68060 missing integer instructions are not anymore emulated if more compatible CPU checkbox is checked.
- Chipset emulation improvements. (EyeQlazer/Scoopex, Blerkenwiegel/Scoopex, No Way Demo/Academy, Brian the Lion AGA, SuperPlus monitor mode)
- Sometimes appearing Windows "no disk in drive" dialogs that point to missing harddrive path are gone.
- Audio emulation quality improved.
- Parallel port sampler emulation audio quality improved.
- GamePorts panel remap option allows separate axis configuration and multiple events.
- Game Ports panel Test mode can be used to test any kind of input event, not just joystick events.
- Lots of Input panel improvements. (qualifiers, custom events etc)
- Easy to use debug logging option added to Paths panel.
- Optional MIDI In to Out routing added.
- 64-bit build supports 2.5G address space, allowing up to 2G of Z3 expansion memory.

2.4.x bugs fixed:

- Add Harddrive dialog didn't list all harddrives on some Windows XP systems.
- New CDFS didn't work with DVDs (2G size limit) and Joliet CDs.
- Extended ADF write support was accidentally disabled.
- "ALT-TAB or middle mouse button untraps mouse - F12 opens settings" window title was missing.
- Directory filesystem 64-bit seek packet implementation was broken.
- USB HID game controller [-] and
  • input axis movement was broken.

- SPTI + built-in CDFS crash.
- uaescsi.device error codes fixed (MakeCD)

Older bugs fixed:

- RTG palette (if 8-bit mode) wasn't saved to statefile.
- Disable screen saver option haven't worked properly since 2.0.
- Warp mode didn't work in all vsync modes.
- CD image mounter MDS image CD audio tracks didn't play if subchannel data was not included, MDS image data tracks with subchannel data didn't work at all.
- CD/CD image on the fly switching was unreliable. (Again)
- Random unexplained graphics glitches when cycle-exact CPU enabled and bsdsocket emulation was in use.
- Some chipset mode on the fly configuration changes caused blank screen when returning back to RTG mode.
- Volume control in WASAPI exclusive mode didn't work.
- Windows XP blank screen after ALT-TAB back to Direct3D fullscreen mode.
- Direct3D pixel alignment errors in some modes. (Again)
- Many Input configuration fixes.
- Windows Mouse mouse mode sometimes stopped at invisible barriers.
- CD32 CD audio was delayed.

WinUAE Download link : http://www.winuae.net/  click on download

Classic WB Installation disks : http://classicwb.abime.net/

Video Tutorial on getting you all started
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Re: WinUAE 2.5.0 released - The best Amiga emulator!
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 16:32:28 PM »
That is awesome news. I to highly recommend this software for the complete package.
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Re: WinUAE 2.5.0 released - The best Amiga emulator!
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2012, 22:05:04 PM »
I tried WinUAE4All on my Caanoo but it simply wouldn't work which is a shame.
Know of a number of peeps who use this one on the PC though and do say it rocks.
I think I'll just stick to the real thing for now :)

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Re: WinUAE 2.5.0 released - The best Amiga emulator!
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 22:19:33 PM »
That is great news.  I haven't updated my WinUAE for quite some time now, but now might be a good time. 

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Re: WinUAE 2.5.0 released - The best Amiga emulator!
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 16:47:25 PM »
I love the Lemon Vids also showing how to install.
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Re: WinUAE 2.5.0 released - The best Amiga emulator!
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 17:39:38 PM »
Version 2.6.0 is about to launch, will update the links here when it's released, so getting even more closer and actually now that a real Amiga with all the new features Toni is adding to it.