WinUAE 2.7.0 - Beta 3 : It's a new day for this great Amiga Emulator!

Toni Willen is still hard at work on WinUAE the great Amiga emulator, which was released just recently into the final of 2.6.0. But here we are again with a brand new Beta 2.7.0 Beta 3 with new fixes! This guy puts so much effort into the software it comes as no surprise as to why it's so popular.

Beta 3:

- Disable Z3 Cirrus Logic RTG board if 24-bit address space.
- Hard reset and CL board enabled crashed.
- Added Chipset/RTG screen toggle input event ("Toggle chipset/RTG screen"). Only works when RTG mode is active, supports both Cirrus Logic emulation and uaegfx. NOTE: temporarily also hardwired to END + F9.
- VGA planar modes (<=16 colors) work now.
- VGA text modes confirmed working (NetBSD and OpenBSD enable VGA console automatically if supported board detected)
- Piccolo appears to have 4M address space (VRAM alias). Fixes EGS 7.4 graphics bugs and missing mouse cursor.
- >1024 pixel tall modes work now correctly, including cursor vertical positioning (see below).
- GD542x documentation says hardware cursor can't be used if "Multiply Vertical Registers by Two" bit is set (allows >1024 pixel tall modes, wasn't emulated in original qemu code) unless chip is GD5429 or later. But CGX4 does use it with boards that only had GD5426 or GD5428. I guess it only happens when cgxmode is used to create impossible modes that no real monitor or chip can support...

- Added misc panel "Hide all UAE autoconfig boards" option. It deletes all UAE-only autoconfig board ConfigDev nodes in ExpansionBase.
- Rewritten .cue decoding, some CD images with audio tracks had incorrect audio positioning, for example Tie Break Tennis CDTV and Falcon CDTV.
- Log also physical/virtual CD drive track information.
- CIA-A vsync TOD counting is now cycle-exact. (if cycle values in Commodore's Agnus sync pulse timing sheet are correct, they appear to be because it is standard PAL/NTSC)
- CIA-B hsync TOD counting is also positioned cycle-exactly now (end of hsync pulse), was at the start of scanline previously.

Download Link
Beta Discussion

Another great alternative if you have the games and system files is FS-UAE which is a pretty damn awesome frontend that uses WinUAE at it's core. They also have a game database which you need to register for, which shares everyone else s working configuration files for easy Amiga game loading.

Also available are easy to install OS packages which again you may need certain legal files, but there is nothing more satisfying than having an Amiga OS running through an emulator. Further more, you can make separate installs of WinUAE by making a WinUAE.ini file in the same directory as WinUAE.exe. However make sure when you update, that you delete everything in the WinUAE.ini file(back up previous).


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