Yabuse (Sega Saturn for Mac OSX)

Yabuse, the Sega Saturn emulator for Mac OSX, saw an update a couple months ago.

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Pick up the latest version here —>Ā yabause-0.9.14-mac.zip

SDL MAME for Mac OSX

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Here’s a great in depth article I found on how to run SDL MAME for Mac OSX. I’ve posted links in the past, but I found this article to be the best of the best. Plus, it’s fairly up to date too. It’ll take some work, but you can benefit from running the most current version of MAME rather than the older MAME OSX (although I still love MAME OSX).

http://www.tweaking4all.com/software/games/macos-x-run-mame-mavericks-10-9/

And for a little more information on how to run QMC2 (I’ve posted about it before, and it’s in the downloads box already)…

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-play-arcade-games-on-your-mac-with-mame-qmc2/

The Latest Dolphin Emulator For Mac

Dolphin, the Wii and Game Cube emulator for Mac, now sits at version 3.0-427. Grab it from the Box File Widget on the right hand side of this blogs home page or direct from their website. Let’s check out the changes.

Improvement to revision b8bef29bcc5a .. šŸ˜›

Virtual ][ Updated to 6.5

Virtual ][, “The Best Apple II Emulator”, for Mac saw an update and now sits at version 6.5. Get it from the Box File Widget located on the blog homepage, or from their website. Let’s check out the changes.

  • Fixed an issue where the Mockingboard card could halt the virtual machine (this happened, for example, in Ultima IV).
  • Corrected an issue in the “floating bus” screen rendering, thereby improving compatibility.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause stray pixels on the emulated screen when switching from 80-column text to low-resolution graphics.
  • Improved screen rendering perfomance by using Apple’s Grand Central Dispatch technology.

SDL MESS for Mac

The same people who bring you all the wonderful SDL MAME updates for Mac now have another offering, SDL MESS. SDL MESS is a HUGE console emulator for Mac. It has everything from Genesis to Nintendo. You can enjoy having the power of several emulators all in one handy dandy spot. You can download it in pieces or from the website. Let’s check out the changes.

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New System Drivers Supported:
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- Sanyo MBC-200 [Matt Dawson,Angelo Salese,Miodrag Milanovic]

Systems Promoted from GAME_NOT_WORKING:
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- Juicebox [Tim Schuerewegen]
- Avigo [Sandro Ronco]

Skeleton drivers:
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- BK-8T Terminal [DATAsoft]

System Driver Changes:
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- ti99: Fixed GROM address counter handling and GRAMKracker's
	wrong RAM pointer [Michael Zapf]
- ti99: Fixed GRAMKracker's write protection [Michael Zapf]
- pc1512: Added a dump of the WD1015 MCU. [John Elliott]
- mac: Further improvements to Quadra 700; System 7.5.0 (and probably 7.1)
	will boot, but system remains NOT_WORKING due to many known flaws.
	Fixed slot interrupts on IIci so 4-head operation is possible. [R. Belmont]
- iq151: Added slot interface and moved video32/video64/disc2
	emulation into slots. [Sandro Ronco]
- iq151: Added emulation of Grafik module. [Sandro Ronco]
- amiga: a number of games seem to get confused when there's two drives
	(they wait for a index pulse on the second) [O. Galibert]
- mac: Fixed name of Asante MC3NB card, added Apple NuBus Ethernet Card
	which the Asante is a perfect clone of, fixed 24-bit mirroring so
	ethernet cards work in all slots [R. Belmont]
- amstrad: Added support for ROMbox, SSA-1 speech synth and DK'Tronics speech
  synth to be used in a daisy-chain of expansion devices.  [Barry Rodewald]
- samcoupe: Hook up the new wd1772, format support incomplete though [O. Galibert]
- abc1600: Added portrait/landscape layouts. [Curt Coder]
- abc800: Refactored the ABC bus to single-slot (as it really is). [Curt Coder]
- aes: cleanup of code, and made aes use neogeo softlist from MAME [David Haywood]
- mac: fix SCC so AppleTalk check fails gracefully instead of locking up;
	removed ROM patch on II/IIx/IIcx since it's no longer necessary [R. Belmont]

Software Lists:
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- snes.xml: new dump added, NHL '97 Revision A [badinsults]
- snes.xml: redumped and profiled arround 100 cartridges [MESSfan]
- lynx.xml: stripped headers of dumps, removed bad dumps, added auto-rotate code [Huygens]
- astrocde.xml: fix errors and add several new or previously missing dumps [ranger_lennier]

Source Changes:
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- amigafdc: Upgrade and fixes [O. Galibert]
- wd1772: Adapt the pll to a 8MHz frequency [O. Galibert]
- ipf: Describe the remaining fields [O. Galibert, SPS]
- floppy,wd1772: First stab at write support, in-memory only for now [O. Galibert]
- ipf: weak bits are usually badly-written/not written zones [O. Galibert]
- floppy: Slot-ize the floppies so that you can choose
	how many are connected [O. Galibert, R. Belmont]
- ami_dsk: ADF write support [O. Galibert]
- refactored the Commodore IEC bus to use slots. You can now connect up
	to 4 IEC floppy drives of your choice (1540/1541/1571/1581) to
	a VIC-20, C64, C128, C16, Plus-4, or C65. [Curt Coder]
- refactored the IEEE-488 bus to use slots. You can now connect up
	to 4 IEEE-488 floppy drives of your choice (C2040/C3040/C4040/
	C8050/C8250/SFD1001) to a Commodore PET or CBMB. [Curt Coder]

Virtual ][ Emulator for Mac

The Virtual ][ emulator for Mac saw an update late last month. It now sits at version 6.4.1. You can download this and many other emulators in the Box File Widget located on the right hand side of this blog or from their website. Let’s scope out the changes.

What’s new in version 6.4

  • Dropped support for MacĀ OSĀ X 10.5 and the PowerPC processor. The program now requires an Intel Mac running MacĀ OSĀ X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or better.
  • Added a feature to change the write protection and volume number of disk images.
  • It is now possible to configure a 65C02 processor in an AppleĀ ][ or ][+ virtual machine.
  • When choosing “Copy as Text” from the Edit menu, international characters on the screen are now correctly copied to the Mac clipboard.
  • Improved the quality of the QuickLook preview and thumbnail of a saved state file.
  • Some custom character sets were not accepted by the virtual machine – this has been fixed.
  • Fixed a number of minor issues, thereby improving the overall stability of the program.

What’s new in version 6.4.1

Corrected some minor issues that were introduced in version 6.4:

  • Double-clicking a disk in the Finder didn’t work anymore when VirtualĀ ][ did not run – this has been fixed.
  • All pictures in the Inspector Help were missing – this has been corrected.

Yabuse – Sega Saturn Emulator for Mac Updated

After 2 years of down time, Yabuse, the Sega Saturn emulator sees an update. I’m so excited about this because there aren’t too many Sega Saturn emulators out there. This new update offers up a Cocoa port too. Download this from the Box File Widget or from their homepage.