FBANext PS3 r424 MC68000 / Z80 Arcade Emulator is Released


162w ago - Today squarepusher2 has updated the MC68000 / Z80 Arcade Emulator to FBANext PS3 r424, which includes many changes as outlined below.

Download: FBANext PS3 - r424 (FW 1.92+/FW 3.15/FW 3.41/CFW 3.55)

To quote: Since I now have commit access (thanks to Lantus), I can drop the 'custom' label and instead give you straight version releases.

This one I committed today - it includes all my changes from the previous three or four custom versions including a ton of additional improvements - this CHANGELOG is probably not very decipherable for the average user, but I'm going to post this here anyway since it would take too long to create a new CHANGELOG:

CHANGELOG (r424)

  • (PS3) Added waterpaint-normalcontrast.cg, waterpaint-normalcontrast-scanline.cg, waterpaint-highcontrast.cg, waterpaint-highcontrast-scanline.cg shaders
  • (PS3) Optimized crt.cg shader - now runs at 60fps (fullspeed) at 1080p (1920x1080). Also added crt-highgamma.cg.
  • (PS3) Texture references used - far faster graphics code as a result. Also adapted refreshwithalpha so that it looks the same as it did before without texture references.
  • (PS3) Added all the shaders added inbetween r423 and the custom versions
  • (PS3) Replaced inlineASM in burnint.h with intrinsic so that it can be compiled with SNC. Also commented out little endian functions in blargg_endian.h to get SNC to work
  • (PS3) Commented out all exceptions and try - catch blocks in files such as ticpp.cpp and others - SNC by default works with exception support disabled - also exceptions have performance overhead - commenting out the exceptions and the try-catch blocks for both GCC and SNC increased performance.
  • (PS3) Got rid of virtual function call overhead in classes that inherited from a base class with virtual function definitions - such as the Cellframework Audio driver, and FBA's aud_audio.h itself. Led to measurable performance increases and lag reduction.
  • (PS3) Better button responsiveness - in PS3/run.cpp, for some reason button input was only being registered one out of every three frames - commented that out. There were tons of other branches in the interface code that are unnecessary - checking for bDrivOkay for instance in video_interface and vid_psgl - that were commented out for
    PS3. This could similary be applied to FBA 360 for some performance gains - same with the elimination of virtual function call overhead.
  • (PS3) Menu scrolling with the D-pad/analog stick in the ROM browser/settings menu/ingame menu by pressing and holding directional keys.
  • (PS3) Shaders now receive three additional input params for the main vertex program (main_vertex). This allows us to offload some more calculations from the fragment shader which leads to increased performance.
  • (PS3) Added back ability to go to Service menu by pressing R3 button.
  • (Core) - Rygar driver colors are restored again to normal colors - during the update to FBA beta, a swapword statement was left out.
  • (PS3) Makefile works now for either SNC or GCC. Change CELL_BUILD_TOOLS to set either of the two. The best speed I currently get with GCC for some odd reason.
  • (PS3) Makefile and preprocessor statements in the code now let you compile the source and have it detect your SDK version automatically.
  • (PS3) There is a special debug mode you can activate (CELL_DEBUG_CONSOLE = 1) where a Telnet server will be running in the background which you can telnet into - in this mode, you can track variables and/or dump screenshots on the HDD.
  • (PS3) Better speed, far less lag as a result of all of the above. PS. Every change above only affects the PS3 version.





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#128 - HeyManHRU - 132w ago
Try installing the "r486" version before you install the "r490" version.

Here (http://www.ps3news.com/forums/ps3-hacks-jailbreak/fbanext-ps3-emulator-wip-screens-features-coming-soon-114448-12.html#post380796) is the "r486" version.

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#127 - NN33NN - 132w ago
r490 and r486 Does not work under REBUG 3.55 on my PS3 60 gb FAT. Gives me a black screen a freez the hole PS3 , I have to hold in power on button to shout it down. Anyone else on Rebug 3.55 that have the same problem with the new versions of this emulator??

If you are on REBUG 3.55 and r490 works for you, can you please zip the folder FBAN00000 and upload it to multiupload.com so I may get it.

Thx

Versions r470 and r478 works just fine on REBUG, but i want the new ones to work too

NTA's Avatar
#126 - NTA - 133w ago
Capcom vs SNK 2 is based on Naomi system, that system is only emulated on pc.
Darn I forgot about that. Thanks for letting me know

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#125 - PS3 News - 133w ago
Below is FBANext PS3 MC68000/Z80 Arcade Emulator Rev f9bbf2004e.

Download: FBANext PS3 MC68000/Z80 Arcade Emulator Rev f9bbf2004e

Some details from pete_uk are also below: ps3crunch.net/forum/threads/1136-FBA?p=10131#post10131

Fork of Lantus' FBA Next for PS3/360 - experimental fork intended for merging back to Google Code master. libsnes port in development.

Source aquired from https://github.com/twinaphex/fba-next-slim/
Commit history: https://github.com/twinaphex/fba-next-slim/commits/master

Thanks to Twinaphex for his work on this emulator.

Here are a few more updates from pete_uk: ps3crunch.net/forum/threads/1136-FBA?p=12872#post12872

Download: FBANext PS3 MC68000/Z80 Arcade Emulator Rev 682f9ce1bd

FBA-NEXT-SLIM - Commit 682f9ce1bdbf9514ab5ab451508e7251acd6a0b4

Lots of improvements made since the last version I posted.

FBO mode is not currently hooked up. Although you can select 2 shaders in the settings, only the first is enabled.

Please Note: Twinaphex has now configured FBA to use a plaintext CFG file instead of XML in the old versions.

If your roms are stored anywhere other than the default of "/dev_hdd0/game/FBAN00000/USRDIR/roms", You will need to edit /dev_hdd0/game/FBAN00000/USRDIR/fbanext-ps3.cfg.

This version should also fix the black screen crash / issue some people have been having.

Download: FBANext PS3 MC68000/Z80 Arcade Emulator Rev 682f9ce1bd Fix

This version should work fine as I installed it on my PS3 last night.

Download: FBANext PS3 MC68000/Z80 Arcade Emulator Rev d504f35c87

Source Code: https://github.com/twinaphex/fba-next-slim/commit/d504f35c879e09ad6af7a3538dbbd564f505c9f9

Now with new menu system, Dual Shaders & loading of ROMs from USB !!!

Download: FBANext PS3 MC68000/Z80 Arcade Emulator Rev 4555785755

Source Code: https://github.com/twinaphex/fba-next-slim/tree/4555785755af080029a90c04649683c387d4c397

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#124 - Vsago - 133w ago
is there any way to set FBAnext to not show every revision or country version of a game? I have the full rom set and I know I could just delete the unwanted sets but with the naming scheme and the amount of them it would take forever.













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