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PS3 Amiga Emulator is Updated to E-UAE v0.8.29 WIP4 PS3 r7


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175w ago - Today Ole has updated his homebrew Amiga Emulator for PlayStation 3 to E-UAE v0.8.29 WIP4 PS3 r7 followed by revision 8 below, which the recent changes detailed below.

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E-UAE 0.8.29-WIP4 for PS3 release 8

  • Compiled by using psl1ght v.2 sdk
  • The full uae documentation is stored in the 'docs' subdirectory, here you are reading the ps3 port info.

Features:

  • 68000, 68010, 68020, 68040, 68060 processor cores
  • OCS, ECS and AGA chipset
  • amiga hi-res (720x576) graphics resolution in 32bit depth
  • joystick1, joystick2 (2nd joypad required) and mouse emulation
  • options dialog (supports switching of the disk files and more)
  • sound in 48000 kHz
  • keyboard emulation
  • support for usb keyboard and usb mouse
  • support for loading zip and dms floppy images
  • support hor harddisk files
  • save-state saving and loading
  • reads either /dev_usb000/uae/uae.cfg or /dev_hdd0/game/EUAE00829/USRDIR/UAE.CFG configuration during startup!

Requires:

  • ps3 ready to boot homebrew programs
  • kickstart rom - see docs/readme

Controls:

  • CROSS - joystick button 1
  • SQUARE - mouse button 1
  • TRIANGLE - mouse button 2
  • CIRCLE - user defined keyboard key
  • press R2 to activate virtual keyboard (vkb), release R2 to hide it. If vkb is shown press left/right digital pad to select the current key. Press the 'up' digital pad button to actually simualte key press of the current key. L1, L2, R1 ann CIRCLE buttons are user defined keys. If vkb is shown press L1 to define L1 button, press L2 to define L2 button and press R1 to define R1 button. Later on (when keyboard is hidden) if you press L1, L2 etc. it will simulate assigned key press / release.
  • joypad 1 (emulates joystick 1 and mouse 1)
  • joypad 2 (emulates joystick 2) - if you want to enable 2-joystick mode, plug-in the second joy pad, restart uae and switch the port mode to "joy-1 & joy-2" in the options dialog.
  • left analog pad emulates either mouse movement (by default) or joystick. Press R3 (right hat) to switch between mouse and joystick control on left hat. Speed-up of the mouse cursor movement can be changed in the options dialog.
  • press Start to enter application menu, you can load ADF files from there.
  • press CIRCLE to exit the application menu

Additional info:

  • The program reads uae.cfg during startup. In this configuration file you should specify all required parameters (memory size, kick rom, initial floppy disk files, cpu core, chipset etc.).
  • Files (kickrom, adf files) are accesible from either usb disk or internal disk.
  • NTSC support: press and hold CIRCLE button during emulator startup to initialize 480 lines /60 Hz video mode. If it doesn't work for you, you can press and hold TRIANGLE button during starup to use the current video mode set in dashboard. Make sure to change emulator options to actually emulate ntsc amiga machine by setting ntsc=true in your configuration file or in options.
  • Save states are stored in your harddisk directory /dev_hdd0/game/EUAE00829/USRDIR/SAVE
  • to use harddisk file: enter options and mount it the "Hard files" submenu. Alternatively you can specify the harddisk in your configuration file by adding the following line: hardfile=read-write,32,1,2,512,/dev_usb000/uae/system.hdf or, if the previous one doesn't work for you: hardfile=read-write,0,0,0,512,/dev_usb000/uae/system.hdf Normally you just need to change the path and filename of the hardfile. The first four numbers are the default ones and should work even if your emulated disk file has a different size. The first set of numbers is ok for hardfiles formatted to OFS (old file system), the second set (zeros) is for harddisk files formatted to RDB (fast file system).

Credits and thanks:

  • UAE team and porters.
  • RCDRUMMOND for E-UAE
  • psl1ght sdk team
  • PS3 homebrew scene

Release log:

r8

  • added support for hardware keyboard and mouse plugged-in the ps3 usb ports
  • added scan-line support with user defined intensity (options -> video -> scan lines) Note: this feature is processor intensive and slows down emulation about 10 to 20%.
  • fixed bugs related to options ui (when program started with default uae.cfg)
  • source code ported to psl1ght v.2

r7

  • harddisk file can be mounted/unmounted in options menu
  • fix for multiple simultaneous keyboard key presses

r6

  • bugfix release (fixed processor core switch, couple of other glitches)
  • added 800% floppy speed option
  • added QUIT E-UAE option

r5

  • updated to the latest E-UAE 0.8.29-WIP4 source code.
  • support for harddisk files
  • suport for save-states and save state thumbnails
  • modified options dialog (more options are now configurable)
  • support for drive sound (new feature that was not finished in WIP4 code)
  • RETURN key added to the virtual keyboard
  • left analog stick can be used to emulate joystick (R3 switches between mouse and joystick mode of the left analog stick)
  • fixed 2 controller mode: now 2 mice can be emulated as well.
  • options dialog hooked up as an euae’s gui interface

r4

  • unpublished release, vsync modifications

r3

  • options dialog has more space for filenames

r2

  • added support for uae.cfg stored on hdd

r1

  • initial release







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Ni72ous's Avatar
#18 - Ni72ous - 181w ago
Put your games (adf files) on a usb key plug it into usb port two, load the emulator and press start then highlight floppy one and press x then just browse for your game and press start to exit the options menu, the game should load.

Studs's Avatar
#17 - Studs - 181w ago
Hey all.

I downloaded the Amiga emulator and installed just fine, but now i'm stuck. I have the boot keys etc etc just dont know how to go about loading up the roms i have. Any help would be great.

Cheers

WheedWhack3R's Avatar
#16 - WheedWhack3R - 182w ago
I too have an old C-64 collecting dust along side 500+ games and programs in Floppy format and 2 cartridge games with a printer 12 other floppy disc drives, two super action controllers, 2 mice, 6 fast load cartridges, and loads of cables and books. so I know how you feel.

I should probably use this emulator instead, seeing as how the old RF adapter it uses to connect a TV to commodore would look atrocious on a HDTV. Can't wait to play some classic games!

I love the idea of bringing retro PC games to PS3 and can only say is LOAD "*",8,1 and, "Stay a while, Stay Forever, Ha ha ha " -Impossible Mission ..only on Commodore, and PS3 Homebrew emulators!!

daveshooter's Avatar
#15 - daveshooter - 182w ago
Wow and there's me thinking it's only me, that loved my Amiga's.

Now I have to go looking for the Dance/trance Demo's that came out back then, them things had me mesmerized.

PSPSwampy's Avatar
#14 - PSPSwampy - 182w ago
This is pretty cool - will have to give this a try, i've got an A1200 gathering dust in my attic waiting for it's true value to be realised once it becomes a fully fledged antique!

I've even got an old PC setup with A&B floppy drives to convert my 2000+ strong collection of 3.5inch disks!

Ahh the good ol' days - when games looked like *^% but played so well - I remember the days spend getting that damn snake to eat without crashing into its own tail!

Can't wait for the Spectrum ZX81 emulator (don't remember seeing one being released yet)

PSPSwampy.

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