DrSMS v4.00 released

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    DrSMS is a Sega Master System and GameGear Emulator that will allow you to play all of the old Sega 8-bit classics on your Gameboy Advance.
    Visit the official site here
    Version 4 was released on October 18th.

    List of changes, quoting from the official site:
    -> Support for SMS SRAM
    -> Compressed Save States (huffman "slow as shit" compression)
    -> More Bug fixes
    -> Cleaned up sprite routines, removed support for Alien3 as it caused alot of problems with loads of other games. The need of the many outweigh the needs of the few...and all that
    -> Removed buffered palette writes, so Space Harrier is now flickery again, but James Pond now has its parrallex scrolling again.
    -> Removed Game Gear Mask toggle
    -> Fixed a major bug in the memory paging routines
    -> Added support for Star Trek Game Gear Games, there still not perfect but getting there.
    -> Improved the sound routines

    Good one!
    Download DrSMS v4.00
  2. Kei

    Kei Member

    Sep 23, 2003
    first post..

    hey this could be good...opens up a whole new library of games..
  3. Tavis

    Tavis Newbie

    Previous versions do not run with my EZ512.. anyone having any luck, if they have an EZ512, with this version?
  4. Puck The Joker

    Puck The Joker Puck, The Arrogant Phuck

    Nov 3, 2002
    Didn't Sega have 6 buttons? How does that translate for the GBA?
  5. hking

    hking Newbie

    [​IMG] nice
  6. BlazeHedgehog

    BlazeHedgehog GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 31, 2003
    The Master System and the Gamegear only had 2 buttons. (Button 1 and Button 2, plus Start)

    Since I'm lazy; hows the speed on this?
  7. Reploid Ayla

    Reploid Ayla GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 26, 2003
    United States
    Portland,OR/Alex Kidd

    is it full speed? (im at school right now, and i cant test it out very well)

    this is the first i've heard of a game gear emu for gba so

    all in all im looking forward to playing lots of
    Shining Force Gaiden ^__^
  8. SMN

    SMN GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 24, 2002
    United States
    For Emulator:
    This is damn good guys. I tried to convert a couple games and it was excellent (speed, sound, etc...)

    Only 1 out of a few games I tested on didn't seem to work though. I mean it converted ok giving no problem/error but after I hit Start all I saw was a black screen (maybe this game I converted is not a 8bit game, I don't know (can't tell :-p)

    Overall, this is good [​IMG]
  9. iceman9414

    iceman9414 Newbie

    can you list some of the best gamegear games for me?

    I am a big fan of strategy and simulation games. Were there any games such as the "Sim" series like Sim Ant or Sim City on Game Gear? I am embarassed to say I owned one but I only had a few games like Ecco and Police. I was a bigger fan of my pea-green colored gameboy [​IMG]

  10. root02

    root02 root@gbatemp.net, GroG Minion, and 2nd Biggest Gee

    Nov 7, 2002
    United States
    Game Gear Games:
    Sonic The Hedghog series, with 2 being the hardest one..
    Ecco, which you've played.
    Bubble Bobble, of course.
    Marble Madness is another good one..

    It seems I spent all my time playing Ecco and Sonic, though..

    [root@your.box]# logoff
  11. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    streets of rage is an EXCELLENT beat'em up, considered by alot of people as being the best GG game!
  12. bolton2

    bolton2 bolton2

    Oct 25, 2002
    United States
    Everywhere and Nowhere :P
    hmm maby ill have to get this, but i mean there is nothing like the genesis sonic games. i was never really a fan of gg, but you cant go wrong with sonic no matter what i always say lol
  13. kristianity77

    kristianity77 GBATemp old fogey

    Jul 10, 2003
    United Kingdom
    Bewdley, UK
    very good emulator this is. had one version or another of this emulator on my f2a for months now. Very good, completely working save states, perfect frame rates, very good sound. Id say it was probably the best emulator on the GBA apart from pocketnes.

    Some cracking games available too!! If you download this try to get hold of the following:

    Wonderboy 3 : Dragons Trap
    Wonderboy In Monsterland
    Casino Games
    Penguin Land
    Fantasy Zone 2
    Phantasy Star (I know its on GBA already but master system version is EXACTLY the same but only weighs in a 512kbs)
    Sonic 1 & 2

    To name but a few!!
  14. jole86

    jole86 Member

    Aug 16, 2003
    Does it work on pogoshell 1.2 and if you starting to use pogoshell 3.0, does your saves deleate then?
  15. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    If you guys want a fun small puzzle game to add to your DrSMS collection, try Pengo on Game Gear.

    It's an addictive, fun little puzzle game you should at least try out!
  16. UnrealTorment

    UnrealTorment Member

    May 5, 2003
    United States
    The game gear version of Ninja Gaiden was awesome, it was like the arcade version. As far as RPG's go, there was this game called Defender of Oasis that was good. There were also a couple Shining Forces released for it, but only one in english as far as I know.
  17. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Linux-Dragon of quick wit and sharp tongue

    Sep 17, 2003
    OT: Nice Firebird siggi you have there [​IMG]
  18. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    [​IMG] It's just an ad someone made for people to use. I didn't make it.
  19. owlman

    owlman GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 15, 2002
    Kung Fu Higsby
    Hmmm...., I can convert games to .gba?
    I then can play on flash cart?
  20. mynimal

    mynimal Kyoji sux.

    Jul 11, 2003
    Is this any good? What games make it worth it?