ACE CPC Emulator, only Amiga makes it possible?

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OffseT

ACE 1.24 released! (for MorphOS)

       
  • Added a new filter to improve audio output quality.

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    • This is a fast and accurate filter which is using the Altivec capable FResample library.
    • 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).

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    • 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.

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    • 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 (or Aminet)

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

CraigsBar

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.
    • 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 (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

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OffseT

#77
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 download page.

What else? 8)

OffseT

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 download page.

What's next? :o

OffseT

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 download page.

I wonder how the next one will sound like...  ;)

OffseT

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 download page.

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


OffseT

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 download page.

What could we talk about next time?  ???

genesis8

Is there another emulator author intending to use your plugin API at the moment ?
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Amstrad news site at Genesis8 Amstrad Page

OffseT

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)

OffseT

#84
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 download page.

Enough speaking for now... let's switch to something slightly different next time...  ;D

OffseT

#85
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 download page.

Soundchip party now! 8)

genesis8

So two emulators which can emulate the playcity with CPCEC, or do I forget one ?
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Amstrad news site at Genesis8 Amstrad Page

mahlemiut

MAME has partial support for the PlayCity.
- Barry Rodewald

TotO

JavaCPC, MAME, SugarBox, Caprice4Ever, CPCEC, Myst, MiSTer, now ACE. (may be I forgot others)
"You make one mistake in your life and the internet will never let you live it down" (Keith Goodyer)

Amigamstrad

Thank you very much for the new ACE 1.24 and its new plugins to near us the Amstrad hardware.

OffseT

#90
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 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

OffseT

#91
ACE 1.25 released! (for MorphOS)

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

  • Added a splash screen to deal with plugins which are slow to initialize or activate/deactivate.
  • Added MagicBeacon notification support when making a screen grab.
  • Improved plugins API (v7) regarding mice and joysticks events (better plugins portability and efficiency).
  • Clean up in plugins SDK (better documentation).
  • Added analog joysticks support to plugins API (Amstrad Plus only).
  • Upgraded mice and joysticks plugins to use the new plugin API.
  • Added info bulle to inform the user about mouse events being captured/released by a plugin.
  • Improved joysticks internal management to natively support Playstation, Xbox and generic gamepads layouts.
  • Improved joysticks plugins to handle combined (use one gamepad to control both CPC joysticks) and analog modes.
  • Minor fix in CRTC 0 and 2 emulation.
  • Minor fix in Gate Array emulation.
  • Updated Multiface Two plugin's icon (thanks to Christophe 'Highlander' Delorme).
  • All plugins but joysticks are now automatically deactivated when selecting a quick prefs preset.

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 (or Aminet)

Stay tuned, more to come shortly. :o

SkulleateR



TotO

"You make one mistake in your life and the internet will never let you live it down" (Keith Goodyer)

OffseT

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)

OffseT

Let's continue with both Techni-Musique and SSA-1 speech ACEpansion updates! :)

Same place to download!

OffseT

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!

OffseT

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

OffseT

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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