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[2010-06-23] hybrid vdc core & backup ram manager

 
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dmichel
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:28 pm    Post subject: [2010-06-23] hybrid vdc core & backup ram manager Reply with quote

A lot of things going on, the hybrid VDC core is half finished, I got the timing and I/O part working, only the rendering part is missing, I'm trying to separate the two parts so that the rendering can run on a separate thread to take advantage of dual core CPUs, on a dual core the rendering should be almost free and on a single core the rendering will happen after a whole frame has been emulated, which should be faster than a scanline by scanline rendering.

In parallel I'm working on the GUI of the backup RAM manager too :



With it you can save/load backup RAM separately, and you can create new backup RAM slots, like that you don't have to delete your saved games when you want to start anew, just create a new slot for a game and voila.

I'm also cleaning/restructuring a bit MagicEngine code, some parts of the program are dusty (messy? Razz ), this will help to maintain/update the code.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, so this really has me excited. Being able to have multiple saves of certain games like Might and Magic III. This feature is really a good idea! I am thinking we are all gonna love the new version! I cannot wait!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll just be happy if you can remember flash hiders is a 6 button game, not 2. Laughing

And please don't say it's been fixed in a release that's been out for years. Be just my luck I could have been playing flash hiders on an arcade machine all this time.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting work David. Always improving an already kick butt emulator. Bravo! Very Happy Very Happy
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