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217w 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.



FBANext PS3 r424 MC68000 / Z80 Arcade Emulator is Released

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#101 - sharp30 - 218w ago
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it won't find the roms.. any help? how do i edit the xml file ?

#100 - Moolers - 219w ago
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Thanks squarepusher2, FBANext keeps getting better and better. Well done.

#99 - HieiYYH - 219w ago
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there will be cheat support?

#98 - PS4 News - 219w ago
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I have promoted it to the main page now and +Rep for the update squarepusher2!

#97 - squarepusher2 - 219w ago
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Here is a new build of FBANext r423 Custom v3 PS3 MC68000/Z80 Arcade Emulator which now includes a big lag reduction among the changes and fixes outlined below.

Download: FBANext r423 Custom v3 PS3 Emulator / Source Code

FBANext PS3 - r423 - Custom - v3

WHAT'S CHANGED SINCE V2:

  • Big reduction in lag - also a far more stable FPS as a result of this (due to elimination of virtual function call overhead when a class would inherit from a base class with virtual functions). You will notice the biggest improvements with fighting games for CPS2/CPS3 - but overall all games should benefit from this.
  • A new shader - tv-highcontrast-HD. This basically mimics the look of a high-end CRT monitor. Set 'Hardware Filter' to Linear and select a resolution lower than or equal to 1440x1080 to get the best results (if you have triple buffering on - else it's 960x1080 or lower for best results)
  • Fixed: A hang/freeze would occur after selecting a shader and then changing the resolution.
  • Fixed: You can now go back and forwards in the list when selecting a shader - press Left to go back one entry in the shader list, and press Right to go forward.

As ever, I've included the diff file along with the pkg in the zip file. This includes all the patches I've done since the commit of r423 on Google Code. There will be a new release of SNES9x shortly with similar lag reduction (by doing the same thing - getting rid of virtual function call overhead).

This has proven to be a big win so far - the only thing so far that has actually shown a substantial improvement/difference while trying out several PPC in-order optimization 'tricks'.

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#96 - pegasus19 - 220w ago
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You'll have to access it by FTP server or awesomefilemanager.

#95 - khwaldeh - 220w ago
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how can i get the roms work? the program still says no rom found.. i think must copy the roms to dev_hdd0\game\fban00000\usrdir\roms but how can i do that?

#94 - PS4 News - 220w ago
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As a follow-up to his recent SNES9x update that included an HD version with shaders, squarepusher2 has also updated the FBANext r423 Custom v2 PS3 Emulator which now includes a Custom HD Mode as well.

Download: FBANext r423 Custom v2 PS3 Emulator / Source Code

FBANext PS3 SVN r423 Changelog:

WHAT'S NEW:

  • Core - updated fm.c fmopl.c with to match latest mame.
  • PS3 - added triple buffer option (check options to toggle). Triple buffering
    will be stored in xml

CUSTOM CHANGES:

  • A much faster graphics driver - try CPS3 and CPS2 games and feel and see the difference in terms of speed. Most of the input lag noticed by experienced arcade players should be mostly gone now.
  • Triple-buffering is hardforced to be enabled by default - together with the new graphics driver makes the framerate very fast.
  • Sysutil OSD is used for some parts of the In-Game menu, such as saving a savestate, saving a button preset, or generating a clrmame.dat file, and so on.

Changelog for Custom r423:

  • New input code
  • HD shaders – as with SNES9x PS3, 4xSoft-HD looks the best

Included is a diff patch intended for Lantus – so these changes can be carried over into mainline FBA.

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#93 - insomniaddict - 222w ago
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Yup. Install order is 3.41>3.55 OFW>3.55 CFW.

To be honest, I didn't try geohots. I installed Kmeaw and everything has been working great.

#92 - rickyrolls - 222w ago
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I wish I did just have a problem finding roms, I been up all night trying to install this. I am on 3.55 waninkokos V2 CFW. I have downloaded like 6 or 7 different versions, 2 have installed and then error when I try to load, the others won't install at all. I only see geohots CFW everywhere I look, did I mess up going from 3.41 OFW straight to 3.55 CFW?