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Title: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 21:43, 17 July 16
Ok guys. Since Push'n'Pop died, I finally created an account here to post news about ACE.
I know that you are mainly about PeeCee and that ACE is not really your cup of tea, but I need to post news somewhere. ;D

So, ACE 1.12 is finally released after being delayed for quite a long time.

This new version fixes some issues in CRTC emulation (mostly on CRTC 0/2 since CRTC 1/3/4 are already almost perfect  8) ). It also extends the plugins API and comes with new plugins for mice and joysticks.

More details about ACE on the dedicated web page.


http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net/)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: CraigsBar on 02:31, 18 July 16
Will definitely be grabbing this tomorrow. Thanks @OffseT (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1826) ;)


Edit: Downloaded and installed... Ever better, this is without doubt the best Amstrad Emulator on any platform.


I'd love to see Arnold for OSX match this, and I am sure it will get there. but right now it's not there yet.


Thanks @OffseT (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1826) and keep up the good work @arnoldemu (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=122) :)

Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: roudoudou on 10:16, 18 July 16
Quote from: OffseT on 21:43, 17 July 16
I know that you are mainly about PeeCee and that ACE is not really your cup of tea, but I need to post news somewhere. ;D


Maybe you see the following post from Kevin about acid testing: amstrad cpc "acid" test (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/emulators/amstrad-cpc-'acid'-test/)


It would be nice to share all limit cases you told me about  :P


Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: arnoldemu on 10:48, 18 July 16
@OffseT (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1826): Yes I hope I already tested some of these limit cases but if there are some I missed please tell me about them and I will add a test.
I can tell you if the limit case is already tested and the name of the program to run to see it.
I have tested a lot of things but I have probably missed something.

All the tests I made and published have been run on the following setups: GX4000, 464Plus, 6128Plus, 464 (type 0, tall keys), 464 (type 4), 6128 type 0, 6128 type 1, 6128 type 2, KC Compact.
+ I also tested some hardware devices I have: X-MASS, X-MEM, PlayCity, Symbiface 2, Amram 2, Dobbertin ROM board.

Ace has always been the emulator which people say is the best because of it's higher accuracy and compatibility. I can't run it myself but I have asked Craig to run some tests :)

The name "acid" tests comes from the html acid test. e.g. http://acid3.acidtests.org/ (http://acid3.acidtests.org/)
It means to thoroughly test features. In our case to thoroughly test the hardware of cpc and plus so that the accuracy of emulators can be confirmed and to highlight and show limits and features of our machines so that they can be used (or worked around) in demos and games :)

Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 20:17, 18 July 16
Ok. I didn't know about this acid test (I don't read forums very often).
I'll run it and I'll fix what might be wrong in ACE asap!


That's a very good idea to try to gather this kind of tests. I'll let you know if I have some additional stuff I could provide you
(I guess Roudoudou was thinking about some timing tests for I/O ASIC register page).

I don't know if ACE is that accurate. Well, at least for me it is not accurate enough. :P
Anyway, last time I checked Arnold and WinAPE, ACE was better at almost every stage. ;)
(I cannot check on a regular base because I don't have any PC at home)

Now, the good news is that Arnold and WinAPE are still being improved, and that some other good emulators are on the way for PC users.
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: TFM on 20:20, 18 July 16
Welcome OffseT, nice to read from you again.  :)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: arnoldemu on 21:00, 18 July 16
Quote from: OffseT on 20:17, 18 July 16

Now, the good news is that Arnold and WinAPE are still being improved, and that some other good emulators are on the way for PC users.
Arnold's accuracy has improved a lot but It doesn't pass the tests 100%.


Feel free to ask questions about the tests. Please put the questions in the thread about them :)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: Gryzor on 17:40, 08 August 16
Glad to see some news - the more, the merrier. Even though I still have a MorphOS machine on my to-do list...
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: Skunkfish on 19:24, 08 August 16
Can MorphOS run on WinUAE? I believe it's possible to run AmigaOS4 now?
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: roudoudou on 21:49, 08 August 16
Morphos is not a free software  :(
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 19:26, 21 August 16
MorphOS is a commercial operating system and cannot be run emulated.
Anyway, it is free to download and install on any supported machine (the trial version is limited to 30 minutes sessions).


The goal of ACE never was to be widely spread; I just wanted a proper the best CPC emulator on the machine I have at home. 8)
On PC you already have Arnold and WinAPE which are good and still being improved.

Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:05, 21 August 16
Quote from: OffseT on 19:26, 21 August 16
MorphOS is a commercial operating system and cannot be run emulated.
Anyway, it is free to download and install on any supported machine (the trial version is limited to 30 minutes sessions).


The goal of ACE never was to be widely spread; I just wanted a proper the best CPC emulator on the machine I have at home. 8)
On PC you already have Arnold and WinAPE which are good and still being improved.
ACE is in my opinion the best emulator on *any* platform. It's a shame I am probably the only one who gets to appreciate it. Thanks for your continued work on ACE it is awesome.
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: TFM on 02:14, 22 August 16
Quote from: OffseT on 19:26, 21 August 16
On PC you already have Arnold and WinAPE which are good and still being improved.


You forget JavaCPC, which is in few ways more precise than all other emulators.  :)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 00:46, 23 August 16

Quote from: CraigsBar on 23:05, 21 August 16ACE is in my opinion the best emulator on *any* platform. It's a shame I am probably the only one who gets to appreciate it. Thanks for your continued work on ACE it is awesome.


Thank you very much! ;D
Anyway, there are more users than you think!

Quote from: TFM on 02:14, 22 August 16
You forget JavaCPC, which is in few ways more precise than all other emulators.  :)


Sorry, I don't know much about PeeCee. :P
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: TFM on 00:47, 23 August 16
Quote from: OffseT on 00:46, 23 August 16

Sorry, I don't know much about PeeCee. :P


Yeah, they're not that important anyways.  :laugh:
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: Skunkfish on 14:49, 23 August 16
Planning an emulator round-up for issue 2 of my fanzine, I'm assuming a Mac Mini G4 and trial MorphOS is the cheapest way to get thus emu up and running?
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: CraigsBar on 15:11, 23 August 16
Quote from: Skunkfish on 14:49, 23 August 16
Planning an emulator round-up for issue 2 of my fanzine, I'm assuming a Mac Mini G4 and trial MorphOS is the cheapest way to get thus emu up and running?
Yep, sure is. It's best if you get a g4 "silent upgrade" Mac mini. But the 1.42ghz is OK too.
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 22:03, 07 November 16
ACE 1.13 is available.
This version comes with numerous small improvements related to usage for crossdev (thanks Krusty for the advices).
 
It also fixes several small bugs (mainly in MUI code) and introduces some minor improvements in the emulation engine (thanks to Kevin Thacker test suite). Finally, it also includes internal reworks to improve portability and 64-bits support.

http://ace.cpcscene.net/fr:downloads (http://ace.cpcscene.net/fr:downloads)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: CraigsBar on 22:39, 27 November 16
I've been playing with my vampire 600 v2 recently so have not tried thus new release yet. But I guess it will be awesome
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: CraigsBar on 16:27, 02 January 17
Played with this latest release in preparation for the Amiga event in 3 weeks time. All working beautifully.
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 22:10, 09 March 17
Hey there!

Just a few words to let you know that ACE 1.14 is released. 8)
A lot of improvements, including CRTC 0 now as good as CRTC 1/3/4, reworked GUI, updated German translation, new icons, new features...

More details about ACE on the dedicated web page.
http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net/)

Still for MorphOS only, but internals were also improved to ease a future AmigaOS port.
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 17:10, 19 February 18
Hi there!

ACE 1.15 is released. :o
A lot of improvements, including real time video recording, extensive symbols handling, clipboard support and a bunch of new stuff...

More details about ACE on the dedicated web page.
http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net/)

Still for MorphOS only, sorry guys! :P
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: DanyPPC on 21:58, 19 February 18
I own a MacMini G4 with dual OS (MacOS/MorphOS) installed, and i think ACE is the best Amstrad CPC/CPC+ emulator i have tested and used on an Amiga compatible platform.


Great work !  ;)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: Skunkfish on 12:15, 20 February 18
Planning to pick up a PowerPC Mac Mini this week and looking forward to trying out this emulator finally!
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 12:11, 25 February 18
Additionally, I published the source code of a small tool which can be used to convert ACE video recordings (AREC files) and then encode them (thru ffmpeg) in your preferred format.


Here it is: ace-arec2raw (http://ace.cpcscene.net/en:downloads#ace-arec2raw)


It is the POSIX compatible version of the tool already provided for MorphOS with ACE. The goal is mainly to be able to use a big fat PeeCee to do the durty encoding job instead of injuring your little MorphOS machine.  ;D
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 13:13, 19 March 18
ACE 1.16 released. 8)


What new?

Grab it there:.
http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net/)

Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 20:02, 08 September 18
I forgot to mention that...
ACE 1.17 was released 8)

It is new, it is nice; you need it!

Grab it there:
http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net/)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: DanyPPC on 00:37, 09 September 18
Downloaded and installed under MorphOS 3.11 on macmini. That' great, as always !
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 20:44, 20 March 19
Feel free to download ACE 1.18 now! 8)

This version includes various GUI improvements, as well as new plugins (for more light guns), optimized speed, and more.

[/size]It's always free, just use your mouse to click there:[size=78%]
http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net/)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 19:10, 12 July 19
ACE 1.19 is ready; I am looking for a few additional beta testers before the release.
Ping me if you wanna be the first ones to check this new version of the best emulator ever. :)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 20:56, 17 September 19
In a truly unbelievable event, the best emulator became even better!


:o   ACE 1.19 is out!   :o


Lot of exciting new stuff, but here are the main ones:

Heaven is just here: http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net) 8)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: Ast on 21:49, 17 September 19
C'est bien beau tout ça mais à quand une version Windows ??
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: roudoudou on 08:46, 18 September 19
Quote from: OffseT on 20:56, 17 September 19

       
  • Added support for up to 4096K expansion RAM (compatible with MemCard 2M and CPC4MB).
  • Added support for new snapshot chunks MX??, so that up to 4160K can be stored.
HiSo....   How many MX chunks? Starting from 00 or 01 ?I will add support for Rasm in the next release :-*
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 18:37, 18 September 19
Quote from: roudoudou on 08:46, 18 September 19
HiSo....   How many MX chunks? Starting from 00 or 01 ?I will add support for Rasm in the next release :-*

MX?? chunks are following MEM0-8 chunks. They are numbered from 09 to 40 (hexadecimal numbering).
Information are stored compressed like in MEM0-8 chunks.

I wanted to add this description to the snapshot CPCWiki page (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Snapshot), but my password was lost and password recovery do not work!

Quote from: Ast on 21:49, 17 September 19
C'est bien beau tout ça mais à quand une version Windows ??

Ça représente une quantité de travail très conséquente et il y a déjà de bons émulateurs sous Windows, ça n'est donc pas une priorité pour le moment. ;)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: Phi2x on 17:07, 19 September 19
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Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: roudoudou on 14:14, 11 October 19
Quote from: PhilZeVibe on 17:07, 19 September 19
Done!

MX09 to MX40 i counted 55 slots of 64K -> 3520K
plus MEM0-8 -> 9 slots of 64K -> 576K
total 4096K, not 4160K so i guess some 4M extension are not really 4M or we cannot use the last page of 64K because of IO adressing


Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: Phi2x on 16:53, 11 October 19
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Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: roudoudou on 18:22, 11 October 19
Quote from: PhilZeVibe on 16:53, 11 October 19
From MX09 to MX40 included, there are 56 slots, not 55 slots ;)
rhaaaaaaaaaaa, i forgot the 09 in fact when counting  :o
thank you
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: roudoudou on 09:57, 15 November 19
Hey guys




It's cool to extend snapshot memory over 512K but what about the snapshot ram configuration still a 8 bits value in the header  :D 



Let me know when it's done (for rasm integration)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: megachur on 09:58, 16 November 19
Someone can send me (or post here) snapshot wih Xtra memory sna made with ACE for implemting it on my CPC emulator and test purpose  ;D ?
Thanks in advance !  :D
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: roudoudou on 09:26, 17 November 19
Quote from: megachur on 09:58, 16 November 19
Someone can send me (or post here) snapshot wih Xtra memory sna made with ACE for implemting it on my CPC emulator and test purpose  ;D ?
Thanks in advance !  :D
Here is a snapshot (with an animation)Offset told me it works with ACE
If you use with Winape the animation will stop quickly as there is only 512K read and 3.5M free occuring blank screens before it loops again
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: roudoudou on 10:19, 17 November 19
I made another one in mode 0 (probably better visual result, can't say)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 19:13, 22 November 19
I confirm, 4MB snapshots from rasm are correctly supporting the new MX?? chunks introduced by ACE. 8)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 11:06, 11 May 20
What a pleasant day!


:o   ACE 1.20 is out!   :o


New features and a few fixes in emulation engine (quite hard to find improvements by now, since it works soooo good! :laugh: ):
Enlightenment here: http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net) 8)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 10:38, 25 May 20
The best CPC emulator strikes back with a small update!


:o   ACE 1.21 is out!   :o 
Magia here: http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net) 8)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: m_dr_m on 15:28, 25 May 20
Now waiting for amiga-like demos on CPC.
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 11:57, 26 May 20
Neither a demo, nor Amiga-like, but surely something will happen. :D
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 20:02, 12 June 20
I am looking for new beta-testers for ACE and the upcoming version 1.22 (which includes new Spanish localisation and an improved/simplified plugins SDK).
Feel free to ping me.  8)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: zhulien on 16:40, 06 July 20
Does it run on a Vampire?
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: DanyPPC on 18:40, 06 July 20
It runs only under MorphOS.
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: roudoudou on 20:12, 06 July 20
Quote from: DanyPPC on 18:40, 06 July 20
It runs only under MorphOS.
or Haiku  :D
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 19:57, 07 July 20
Quote from: zhulien on 16:40, 06 July 20
Does it run on a Vampire?


Building a 68k version would be doable but it might require MUI 5 and not only the old 3.8.


I already did an AmigaOS 4 version (never released, for testing purpose-only) and it was not a huge effort. An AROS version was tried also, but cancelled because of AROS being really too buggy. But basically, in all these Amiga ports,  the main point was the video rendering (no acceleration at all on AROS, and AmigaOS 4 didn't have a proper overlay support, but now with 4.1 I could try again and use their new compositing engine).


I don't know if there is overlay or some other hardware accelerated frame buffer rendering on Vampire, if so, it could be funny to test how it could run on it... but I don't have a Vampire, and my regular 060 Amiga is surely too slow.

Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: zhulien on 19:13, 08 July 20
I do have a licenced copy of MorphOS on my Mac Mini (currently not setup) but my A500 with vampire is setup - I was using MorphOS for about 10 years between selling my A1200 PPC then on Pegasus 2 then to Mac Mini - but then when the Vampire came out, I could have my nice all in one keyboard computer back again... i collect all in one keyboard computers, it is how home computers should be :D
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 18:52, 22 October 20
The best CPC emulator strikes back with version 1.22! 8)

Download it here: http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net)

Here is a simplified list of enhacements and new features in this update:

Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: zhulien on 16:41, 25 October 20

any chance for M4 emulation? and perhaps some other cpc hardware?


My wish list:


- M4 support
- Code Coverage Tracking (I am sure you can come up with a tagging method for code that we can put in our source - even if it is subroutine entry / exit) that the emulator can tag it's copy of memory when an instruction is read and/or when data is read within a session, then dumped out and compared with the source - in a generic way via the tags so it can work in any source code environment.  This will help debugging a lot.
- Multiplay support
- SSA1 support
etc...
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 13:47, 26 October 20
Quote from: zhulien on 16:41, 25 October 20
My wish list:
- M4 support
- Code Coverage Tracking (I am sure you can come up with a tagging method for code that we can put in our source - even if it is subroutine entry / exit) that the emulator can tag it's copy of memory when an instruction is read and/or when data is read within a session, then dumped out and compared with the source - in a generic way via the tags so it can work in any source code environment.  This will help debugging a lot.
- Multiplay support
- SSA1 support
etc...

That's a nice wish list, but my time is limited... and in fact I'm not required for most of this. 8)

M4, SSA-1, Multiplay support: ACEpansion interface can be used to create plugins to emulate most I/O expansion cards. Feel free to create them! Plugins SDK is fully documented and example source code of all default plugins is given (Albireo one is also given in a dedicated repository).
Code coverage tracking: it should be possible using breakpoints (there is an observer mode) and scripting (a script can be executer everytime you enter en breakpoint). In fact, using the AREXX interface, a lot of scripts could be created to automated almost everything and to integrate ACE in any kind of IDE.

I made ACE as open as possible so that external people could create their own scripts and plugins. :D
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: roudoudou on 15:17, 26 October 20
Quote from: OffseT on 13:47, 26 October 20
M4, SSA-1, Multiplay support: ACEpansion interface can be used to create plugins to emulate most I/O expansion cards. Feel free to create them! Plugins SDK is fully documented and example source code of all default plugins is given (Albireo one is also given in a dedicated repository).
Code coverage tracking: it should be possible using breakpoints (there is an observer mode) and scripting (a script can be executer everytime you enter en breakpoint). In fact, using the AREXX interface, a lot of scripts could be created to automated almost everything and to integrate ACE in any kind of IDE.
Any audio demo for SSA-1 ?
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 17:12, 24 January 21
A new version of Albireo ACEpansion plugin (emulating Albireo card from PulkoTronics) is available for ACE.


Get it here: http://ace.cpcscene.net/en:downloads (http://ace.cpcscene.net/en:downloads)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 11:57, 12 March 21
Due to a Fire incident at OVH data-center ( https://www.searchenginejournal.com/ovh-data-center-fire-darkens-thousands-of-sites-worldwide/398485/ (https://www.searchenginejournal.com/ovh-data-center-fire-darkens-thousands-of-sites-worldwide/398485/) ) ACE web site is down. No clue if it was destroyed or if it will come back to life at the moment (Quasar Net is also down for the same reasons).


You can still download ACE and its additional plugins from Aminet: https://tinyurl.com/3ru48x6u


More news asap.
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: Gryzor on 12:09, 12 March 21
Must have been those VICE folks...
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: norecess on 16:11, 12 March 21
...with the hope you had a backup, @OffseT (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1826) ! (fingers crossed)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 01:28, 25 March 21
ACE web site back online. ;D
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 20:07, 17 April 21
A new ACEpansion which is emulating the Amdrum sound card from Cheetah is now available for ACE.


http://ace.cpcscene.net/en:downloads
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 11:40, 19 April 21
A new ACEpansion which is emulating the X-Mass IDE interface is now available for ACE.

http://ace.cpcscene.net/en:downloads (http://ace.cpcscene.net/en:downloads)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: Amigamstrad on 17:03, 24 April 21
Thank you for your ACE emulator running on my preferred operating system.
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 20:40, 25 April 21
Quote from: Amigamstrad on 17:03, 24 April 21
Thank you for your ACE emulator running on my preferred operating system.
Pleased to read you like it.  :)


By the way... ACE 1.23 was just released! (for MorphOS)
Thanks to translators help (many thanks to you guys!), it is again fully translated in French, English, Germand and Spanish.


Enjoy at: http:/ace.cpcscene.net (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/http:/ace.cpcscene.net) (or Aminet)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: Amigamstrad on 20:55, 25 April 21
Quote from: OffseT on 20:40, 25 April 21
Pleased to read you like it.  :)


By the way... ACE 1.23 was just released! (for MorphOS)

       
  • New configuration window for easy events scripting.
  • New supported chunks in snapshots.
  • New AREXX commands.
  • A few minor bug fixes in GUI.
  • A few adjustements in PSG and PPI emulation.
  • Internal adaptations so that ACE could now run on AmigaOS 3.x too (no release planned yet).
Thanks to translators help (many thanks to you guys!), it is again fully translated in French, English, Germand and Spanish.


Enjoy at: http:/ace.cpcscene.net (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/http:/ace.cpcscene.net) (or Aminet)


Yes, I like friend. And for 68k will be a good program if the MorphOS API also works on Amiga OS 3.x.x
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: manossg on 20:56, 25 April 21
Quote from: OffseT on 20:40, 25 April 21

       
  • Internal adaptations so that ACE could now run on AmigaOS 3.x too (no release planned yet).


Wow, this is exciting news!  :D


Thank you so much for bringing CPC goodness to Amiga people!
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 21:13, 25 April 21
Quote from: manossg on 20:56, 25 April 21

Wow, this is exciting news!  :D

Thank you so much for bringing CPC goodness to Amiga people!


ACE running on AmigaOS 3.9 (using MUI 5 and Picasso96)



(http://ace.cpcscene.net/_media/ace-beta-amigaos-3.9-1.jpg)


(http://ace.cpcscene.net/_media/ace-beta-amigaos-3.9-2.jpg)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: manossg on 21:38, 25 April 21
Quote from: OffseT on 21:13, 25 April 21

ACE running on AmigaOS 3.9 (using MUI 5 and Picasso96)


Let me know if you want any testing done on V4!  ;D
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 12:15, 26 April 21
Quote from: manossg on 21:38, 25 April 21
Let me know if you want any testing done on V4!  ;D
Thx for the proposal which sounds interesting. 8)
Unfortunately, even if I have something working, it does not meet my quality expectations yet (mainly because of Picasso96 PiP flaws).


That's why no release is planned for now.
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: manossg on 13:50, 26 April 21
Quote from: OffseT on 12:15, 26 April 21
Thx for the proposal which sounds interesting. 8)
Unfortunately, even if I have something working, it does not meet my quality expectations yet (mainly because of Picasso96 PiP flaws).


That's why no release is planned for now.


No worries, mate!
I hope you will manage to overcome the P96 problems and you can count on me for Vampiric testing when you do!  ;)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: CraigsBar on 15:13, 26 April 21
Quote from: manossg on 20:56, 25 April 21

Wow, this is exciting news!  :D


Thank you so much for bringing CPC goodness to Amiga people!


That is indeed exciting news.... I wonder If that means ACE running on my AmigaOS 3.9 A600 Vampire v2? or will there still be a requirement for a PPC family CPU and a really really fast 68k will still not cut it?
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: manossg on 16:33, 26 April 21
Quote from: CraigsBar on 15:13, 26 April 21I wonder If that means ACE running on my AmigaOS 3.9 A600 Vampire v2?


Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: SkulleateR on 17:43, 26 April 21
Wow, this looks promising, hope you get the P96 problem sorted ....


Now I got a nice reason for re-setting up my A1200 PPC  :o 8)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 18:41, 30 August 21
ACE 1.24 released! (for MorphOS)

As always, ACE is fully translated in French, English, Germand and Spanish.

Get it at: http:/ace.cpcscene.net (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/http:/ace.cpcscene.net) (or Aminet)

And since ACE is now 10 years old, it's time for celebration... stay tuned, more to come shortly. :)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: CraigsBar on 20:38, 30 August 21
Quote from: OffseT on 18:41, 30 August 21
ACE 1.24 released! (for MorphOS)

       
  • Added a new filter to improve audio output quality.

    •       
    • This is a fast and accurate filter which is using the Altivec capable FResample library (http://aminet.net/package/util/libs/FResample).
    • Old built-in filter (which is about 1% faster but with a lower quality) can still be used by adjusting tooltypes (see guide for more info).
  • Added new features in plugin API (v6 API).

    •       
    • With the new features, you should now be able to create plugins to emulate any kind of interface.
  • Added a plugin to emulate the Multiface Two from Romantic Robot.

    •       
    • Multiface Two plugin source code is provided as an example of using the new plugin features.
  • Added a new window to show the internal keyboard matrix.
  • Improved PSG noise emulation (thanks to Zik and Targhan).
  • Improved mice and joyticks plugins.
  • Fixed a crash when loading invalid snapshots.
  • Minor fixes in GUI.
As always, ACE is fully translated in French, English, Germand and Spanish.

Get it at: http:/ace.cpcscene.net (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/http:/ace.cpcscene.net) (or Aminet)

And since ACE is now 10 years old, it's time for celebration... stay tuned, more to come shortly. :)


Fabulous updates. Cannot wait to test it later

Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 18:22, 31 August 21
Ok, let's slowly start the 10 years old celebration... :D

Say hello to the MultiPlay ACEpansion!

This one is a few month old already, but I was too lazy to release it. :P

It is a full featured emulation of the MultiPlay card, supporting both mices and joysticks.
It has a small GUI to choose what you wish to plug on each emulated port, and you can even adjust the mouse sensitivity; by default it is auto-sensing (like the Joysticks ACEpansion provided by default with ACE).

Just pick it on http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net) download page.

What else? 8)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 15:33, 01 September 21
Let's continue the celebration... ;D

It came from the desert... welcome to the Mirage Imager ACEpansion!

For those who don't know it, this is a sort of primitive Multiface Two.
Not really usefull today, but it could revive old memories to some of you.

Just pick it on http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net) download page.

What's next? :o
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 10:16, 02 September 21
Celebration is not over yet... :laugh:

How about the Nova ACEpansion!

The Nova from PulkoTronics  is the perfect companion of the X-Mass to unchain UniDOS.
Of course, Albireo users love it too.
(both Albireo and X-Mass plugins were already available)

It just appeared on http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net) download page.

I wonder how the next one will sound like...  ;)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 19:26, 03 September 21
Celebration is going on... :P

Listen, the SSA-1 ACEpansion is talking to you!

The Amstrad SSA-1 Speech Synthetizer turned your CPC in an English speaking device!
Long ago I was asked for it, now you can use it within ACE!

Available on http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net) download page.

I guess you can't wait for the next words...  ;D

Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 13:17, 04 September 21
It wouldn't have been fair not to invite SSA-1 little brother to the celebration...  8)

Let's the DK'Tronics speech synthetizer ACEpansion talk to the crowd too!

The DK'Tronics speech synthetizer is very similar to the SSA-1, but with a voice quality which is even worse.
That said, it had the advantage to come with a built-in ROM (as an option). By the way, some games are supporting both synthetizers.

Grab it on http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net) download page.

What could we talk about next time?  ???
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: genesis8 on 15:26, 05 September 21
Is there another emulator author intending to use your plugin API at the moment ?
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 17:36, 05 September 21
Quote from: genesis8 on 15:26, 05 September 21
Is there another emulator author intending to use your plugin API at the moment ?
Nobody never contacted me in this regard.

Anyway, ACE plugin API exists for quite a long time, and it always was public and fully documented. Moreover, code of all plugins is available, and apart a few of them, they are in plain C and easy to compile on any system using a simple OS-wrapper (quite easy to create regarding the very little amount of system APIs used in most plugins). For instance, PulkoMandy actually compiled them for Haiku, and the OS wrapper also already exists for Qt (it is part of the -stalled- attempt to port ACE on PC).

So, feel free. 8)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 17:43, 05 September 21
Are you talking to me?  8)

Here is the Techni-Musique speech synthetizer ACEpansion!

Surely the best synthetizer of this kind. Voice quality sounds much more natural than the one from SSA-1 and DK'Tronics speech synthetizers.
Techni-Musique speech synthetizer could even sing!
By the way, only french speaking softwares are available for it.

Listen to its sweet voice on http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net) download page.

Enough speaking for now... let's switch to something slightly different next time...  ;D
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 17:11, 06 September 21
No surprise, a celebration is not a celebration without music! :P

Dance, dance, dance with the PlayCity ACEpansion!

A soundcard with two additional PSG, also features programmable frequency, hardware timers and more.
This plugins emulates all parts of the PlayCity, including vectorized interrupts and NMI. Have fun. ;D

Enjoy the square sounds at http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net) download page.

Soundchip party now! 8)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: genesis8 on 18:43, 06 September 21
So two emulators which can emulate the playcity with CPCEC, or do I forget one ?
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: mahlemiut on 01:04, 07 September 21
MAME has partial support for the PlayCity.
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: TotO on 01:25, 07 September 21
JavaCPC, MAME, SugarBox, Caprice4Ever, CPCEC, Myst, MiSTer, now ACE. (may be I forgot others)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: Amigamstrad on 15:22, 07 September 21
Thank you very much for the new ACE 1.24 and its new plugins to near us the Amstrad hardware.
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 19:15, 07 September 21
Having plenty of square sounds is nice, but having a FM synthetizer is better! 8)

Say hello to the Willy ACEpansion!

The Willy is an adapter which let you plug an OPL3LPT or S2P sound card to your CPC.
This plugin emulates a Willy and the OPL3LPT plugged on it (S2P is not emulated yet).
The OPL sound chip was a very popular FM synthetizer in the 90's, notably used on PC Soundblaster and compatible sound cards.

Nifty sounds at http://ace.cpcscene.net (http://ace.cpcscene.net) download page.

That's the end of this one week long celebration for ACE 10th anniversary.
ACE can now emulate more than 20 peripherals thanks to its numerous plugins, have fun. ;D
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 17:36, 14 September 22
ACE 1.25 released! (for MorphOS)

The most polished CPC emulator comes again with even more polished features: 8)


And as always, ACE is fully translated in French, English, German and Spanish (thanks to the translator guys!).

Get it at: http:/ace.cpcscene.net (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/http:/ace.cpcscene.net) (or Aminet)

Stay tuned, more to come shortly. :o
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: SkulleateR on 19:06, 14 September 22
The Link is missing a "/"  :P
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 23:24, 15 September 22
Quote from: SkulleateR on 19:06, 14 September 22The Link is missing a "/"  :P

Who stole the "/" !?  :o

-> http://ace.cpcscene.net <-
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: TotO on 23:48, 15 September 22
Slash Gordon?
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 20:05, 18 September 22
ACE was already the most complete emulator, with the most impressive list of ACEpansion plugins, but again, suddently, some more are coming!

In this shiny day, DK'Tronics speech synthesizer ACEpansion was gracefully upgraded to v1.1, including a nice new icon from Christophe 'Highlander' Delorme. 8)

And... after a few months, quietly waiting in a lost drawer on a dark hard disk, here comes also a brand new plugin!
Say hello to the Dandanator ACEpansion! (with a few example games included)

Feel free to grab them on http://ace.cpcscene.net download section!

As usual, code source of all ACEpansion plugins are made available on FramaGit, so that others might dare to use them. :D
(required portable OS-wrapper also available on-demand)
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 12:25, 20 September 22
Let's continue with both Techni-Musique and SSA-1 speech ACEpansion updates! :)

Same place to download!
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 19:53, 23 September 22
Today, both Willy and Nova ACEpansions were updated! ;D So unexpected! :o
Not a big deal, just adding some nice icons from Highlander! 8)

Just pick them on https://ace.cpcscene.net download page!
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 17:04, 27 September 22
Two additional ACEpansions were updated! 8)

Amdrum, with again a new nice icon from Highlander, but also the Mirage Imager with both a new icon and some code tuning.

Enjoy! ;D
Title: Re: ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?
Post by: OffseT on 18:55, 02 October 22
Today, it's time for Tot0's glory. :)

Both the MultiPlay and the PlayCity ACEpansions were updated!

The new MultiPlay emulation takes advantage of ACE's improved mouse plugin API, while the PlayCity fixes a few glitches.
And again, both are now using nice icons from Highlander. 8)
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