No$gba 2.6a released

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  1. dualscreenman
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    No$gba 2.6a has been released.

    Notable improvements include:

    Savetypes are automatically detected. [​IMG]
    Mario and Luigi: PiT no longer crashes when hitting a save block.
    Need for Speed: Carbon's races are now visible.
    Super Mario 64 DS now has shadows, runs at full speed with little to no frame skipping.
    Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and other cel-shaded games no longer have lines on the edges of the polygons.

    The 3D renderer has been sped up 2x, but won't affect most 3D games. This is because the nocash 3D core is to the point where it takes way less CPU power to emulate than it takes to emulate the DS's ARM7 and ARM9 CPUs.

    Still, to increase the speed of the 3D renderer 2x two releases in a row is an amazing feat!

    The previous version, 2.6, is now available for free. If you bookmarked the download link for 2.6 like Martin told you to, you can download 2.6a for free.
     
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    Hmm, I wonder what kind of computer Martin Korth has these days? Back in the no$gmb days I swear he was using a 66mhz pII. If anyone has read his massive readme's lately I am curious about it... Basically the older versions of these emulators could theoretically run with decent speed on ANYTHING... I haven't gone through his site lately so it would be amusing to hear what he's using these days.
     
  3. dualscreenman
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    He's using a sub-1GHZ CPU that can at least run Windows 95.
    And No$gba's speed is stunningly good even on older PCs too. [​IMG]
     
  4. cracker

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    P2-66? [​IMG] Think you mean P1.

    I read through his site a few months ago and I don't believe there was any mention of what he was using at the time. I'm sure not the same machine since P3s and up can be acquired even for someone who has 'no$'.

    If only the theory you had on the DS emulator was true. My pc is an Athlon XP @ 2.23G, 1G PC3200 (yeah don't laugh), and a Geforce 5 FX5500 w/ 256M and a lot of games still don't go full speed. It should be noted that some run fine on 'lesser' emulators though.
     
  5. dualscreenman
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    His third footnote on the main page implies he has a sub-1GHZ computer, by the way.
     
  6. Kikoshi

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    Which link was it?.. I dont remember seen it , unless is in the other board when 2.6 was released?
     
  7. Maikel Steneker

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    Wow, that's a big update! And it's great that it's available for free to anyone who has donated.

    Will all updates be free like this one? Or will you have to pay for 2.7 again?
     
  8. moshii

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    /me big grin [​IMG]
     
  9. teonintyfive

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    If you bought 2.6, all other updates are free to you, if you kept that link.
     
  10. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    Awesome! I'll donate as soon as I have money on my PayPal-account then [​IMG]
     
  11. Kamgusta

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    Guess it
    no$gba is a lie!
    a) no$ - you have to pay for latest version
    b) gba - has switched to nds
     
  12. xJonny

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    Well, you don't have to pay for it:
    When the next version comes out

    It plays gba too.
     
  13. Twiffles

    Twiffles танковые победы

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    It's worth paying for now, since from 2.5 to 2.6 there was a HUGE improvement in speed and 3D rendering.