jEnesisDS v0.7 + ApprenticeMinusDS v0.2.6 released

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  1. Destructobot
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    Lordus has released version 0.7 of jEnesisDS, his awesome Sega Genesis emulator for the DS. Also included is the initial release of ApprenticeMinusDS, his new Sega Master System/ Game Gear emulator.

    jEnesisDS change log
    ApprenticeMinusDS change log & known issues

    Download: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=2274
     


  2. Urza

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    Why did you upload them together?
     
  3. Destructobot
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    Lordus released them that way.
     
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    2002120141 GBAtemp Regular

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    wish he'd be able to make jenesis run in a "fit to screen" mode or something...
     
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    He can't. Deal with it. That issue comes up in every discussion of jEnesisDS, and it just isn't possible with the hardware renderer. He has to use all four of the DS's background layers to emulate the Genesis backgrounds, and the DS can only scale two background layers at a time.

    An older version that used a software renderer did have full scaling, but it didn't run at full speed and it didn't have sound.
     
  6. DanTheManMS

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    Curse you Destructobot for taking the words right out of my mouth. [​IMG]

    I'm not entirely sure it's the "2 layers vs 4 layers" thing though. I thought it was more of an issue of tile mode supporting only vertical scaling (by skipping scanlines) vs framebuffer mode supporting both vertical and horizontal scaling. Tile mode uses the DS's 2D hardware and is obviously faster, hence why Lordus has focused his efforts on using this one rather than the framebuffer mode.

    To the one who asked, if you're interested, the version that has both modes is v0.4a. They're separate *.nds binaries. Also note that vertical scaling is actually already enabled by default and has been since v0.5 or somewhere around there.
     
  7. Destructobot
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    I got that bit about the background layers from your second post in the jEnesisDS topic you started on the Pocket Heaven boards.

    Wait, that's not it. I'll try and find the right post.


    Edit: I can't find the post I was thinking of. It was either on a different forum or I just made it up. Either way, Lordus has stated many many times that horizontal scaling is probably never going to happen in the hardware renderer, so people should feel free to stop asking about it.
     
  8. notnarb

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    I'd love me some genesis rewind.. too bad the roms take up most of the available ram
     
  9. Nero

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    I've been gone for 2 months and this is what happens?
    Two releases of jEnesisDS. Way to go Lordus. [​IMG]
     
  10. jhoff80

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    Anyone else have issues with Sonic and Knuckles attached to Sonic 3? Sonic 3 works fine alone, as does Sonic and Knuckles, but the rom of them attached doesn't seem to be recognized, though I guess its possible I have a bad rom.
     
  11. Destructobot
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    AFAIK roms over 3 megabytes don't work yet.
     
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    I was just testing to see if Alien Soldier runs better now, but it hangs at SEGA logo screen. [​IMG]
     
  13. Destructobot
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    Alien Soldier works if you turn on H-INT Emulation in the config menu (touch the controller icon).
     
  14. dualscreenman

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    Yay @ better sound emulation. Sounds good!
     
  15. Kellicros

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    Awesome! Thanks very much. [​IMG]
     
  16. SoulAnger

    SoulAnger MENUdo's Developer

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    holy crap finally an update! i love this emulator, jEnesisDS that is. [​IMG]
     
  17. jhoff80

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    Oh, okay, thank you.
     
  18. DanTheManMS

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    It could very well be another forum, or a random post on this one. I go to several different forums that could have potentially discussed jEnesisDS at some point in time.

    In any case, yeah the question does get asked too much, but by this point I usually just tell them to read the ReadMe and be done with it, hehe.
     
  19. SylvWolf

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    Great emulator. Not perfect but, seeing as this is the DS, it is very impressive. People like Lordus are the ones that fuel the homebrew scene. ApprenticeMinusDS is pretty good too. Compared to SMSAdvance, it has a bigger screen, better compatibility and can directly access the file system, but doesn't have save states. If he implemented save states at some point, it would just blow SMSAdvance out of the water.
     
  20. Destructobot
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    Press L+R to go into the save state menu. You have 10 slots per rom.