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Offline Arnaud

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CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« on: 09:14, 16 March 19 »
Hello,
i have just discovered this new emulator (release 14/03/2019), maybe the substitute of CPCE95 i still use.

Congratz to CNCSoft  :)

http://cngsoft.no-ip.org/cpcec.htm


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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #1 on: 12:11, 16 March 19 »
Yes , the other emulator is 10 years old , and there is another new ZX Spectrum emulator in the same web , ZXSEC

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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #2 on: 20:30, 17 March 19 »
Where are the particular strength of this emulator?

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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #3 on: 08:27, 18 March 19 »
Where are the particular strength of this emulator?
According to its author, It is made in C instead of assembler, it is much more correct internally than the previous CPCE, everything is done by keyboard, there are no menus
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #4 on: 11:57, 18 March 19 »
According to its author, It is made in C instead of assembler, it is much more correct internally than the previous CPCE, everything is done by keyboard, there are no menus


This is cons, not strength 😁
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #5 on: 13:43, 18 March 19 »
I tried the emulator with phX demo. Pretty encouraging ! Only the tunnel part (shown before Freddy) showed some visible artefacts. Plus FDC loading that slowed down audio, too. But all the rest was pretty accurate!

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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #6 on: 18:59, 18 March 19 »
According to its author, It is made in C instead of assembler, it is much more correct internally than the previous CPCE, everything is done by keyboard, there are no menus


Ok, sounds it's quick then. Does it have a turbo mode?
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #7 on: 20:43, 18 March 19 »
Where are the particular strength of this emulator?

Drag'n drop and auto start with a dsk file on my desktop shortcut.

Really quick to start a downloaded file.
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #8 on: 21:35, 18 March 19 »
Nice!  :)
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #9 on: 20:49, 20 March 19 »
Version log
 
  • 20190318 -- third public release. By default the window shows a menu; new option -+ hides it.
  • 20190317 -- second public release. Fixed Win32 joystick bugs: JoyGetPos returns ZERO on OK, not on ERROR.
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #10 on: 13:23, 22 March 19 »
Nice!  :)


the tapes are always started with turbo mode ;


it's 100% compatible with all games released on tape. Even the hardest schemes works with it. (MBC, Gremlin loader 1,2,3 for ex.).


I have tested CNGSOFT new emulator (i'm the alpha tester) against 1300 original CPC games, including 1000 games in their tapes versions.



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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #11 on: 11:52, 26 March 19 »
20190325 -- fourth public release. Onscreen indicators (hide them with -O); fixed bugs in ZXSEC that slowed emulation down when the frameskip wasn't zero, and another bug in audio recording on WAV files.

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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #12 on: 20:52, 10 April 19 »
  • 20190408 -- seventh public release. Fixed a bug in the YM3 file recording, another one in the ZXSEC internal timings, and one more in the debugger commands with optional parameters.
  • 20190404 -- sixth public release. Fixed a Z80 emulation bug in IRQ logic. Configuration (computer model and file paths) is kept across sessions in a INI file.
  • 20190331 -- fifth public release. Tapes can be browsed, either by file position (WAV and CSW) or by block (CDT, TZX and TAP).
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #13 on: 21:23, 07 May 19 »



* 20190419 -- eighth public release. Added options for image and sound interpolation; tape automatically rewinds itself when it reaches the end (à la FUSE); fixed a bug in TZX files that store 0 instead of 8 in the "used bits" field, another bug in CUSTOM INFO blocks in TZX files, and another one when ZXSEC loads a 48K SNA file in Plus3 mode (users should manually switch to a safe model beforehand anyway). INI files now remember the names of the last used files.

* 20190430 -- ninth public release. Softer B/W Spectrum palette; fixed bug in FDC sector size calculation if GAP datas are stored (Loriciels' discs); added simple memory contention to ZXSEC ("Amaurote", "Black Lamp", "Puzznic", "Sly Spy", "Zub"...).
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #14 on: 21:30, 07 May 19 »
Hello,
i just tried your latest version, but i haven't found how disable the console window.

Is a way to hide the console or you still need it for debugging ?
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #15 on: 23:10, 07 May 19 »
Hello,
i have just discovered this new emulator (release 14/03/2019), maybe the substitute of CPCE95 i still use.

Congratz to CNCSoft  :)

http://cngsoft.no-ip.org/cpcec.htm
any solution for Autotype like JavaCPC? :)
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #16 on: 08:48, 08 May 19 »
Very nice. I use CPCE a lot for development in Linux because is fast to start (and it works fine with WINE, better than WinAPE).

I see CPCEC doesn't do "proper" fullscreen and only maximizes the window. Other than that, I can see it replacing CPCE for my dev pipeline.
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #17 on: 08:44, 14 June 19 »
  • 20190526 -- minor patch fixing a bug in autorun mode: opening menus and switching windows cancelled the automatic keyboard.
  • 20190524 -- tenth public release. Added support for CDT/TZX file blocks 0x24 and 0x25 (loop start and ending) (cfr. BATMAN.TZX), fixed bugs in the handling of weak sectors in DSK files (cfr. "Titus Classiques"), YM file
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #18 on: 15:08, 25 June 19 »
Anyone's got a direct link? Company firewall is blocking dynamic dns servers...
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #19 on: 15:35, 25 June 19 »
Anyone's got a direct link? Company firewall is blocking dynamic dns servers...
http://cngsoft.no-ip.org/cpcec-20190526.zip

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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #20 on: 15:38, 25 June 19 »
Thanks man :)
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #21 on: 12:18, 03 August 19 »
I just released a new version that (among other things) answers this question:

Hello,
i just tried your latest version, but i haven't found how disable the console window.

Is a way to hide the console or you still need it for debugging ?

* 20190731 -- eleventh public release. Added a new UI-based debugger (typing commands is no longer needed) and support for ZIP archive reading based on PUFF.C from the ZLIB project, upgraded GCC to 5.1.0 and removed all `inline` tags (they did more harm than good), and generally reworked all internals to make them OS-independent. Several details improved as well: the file selector fixes a bug in Win10, "browse tape" dialog shows the file name, Spectrum +3 automatically becomes +2A to load tapes, `auto rewind` shows up in Edit menu and fixes bugs in CSW files, and sound emulation has improved, for example "Terminus" on CPC plays sound and "Agent X II" on Spectrum is no longer noisy.

The console window is no longer a required part of CPCEC and ZXSEC; the sources still include the old debugger, but it's disabled by default.



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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #22 on: 13:41, 10 August 19 »
Small update:
20190809 -- minor patch restoring the "silent" discarding (i.e. without error codes) of write operations in read-only discs and allowing the automatic booting of IBM-formatted discs.

While it isn't a very faithful approach to the disc write protection, this should let several copy-protected games run straight from ZIP archives instead of complaining that the disc is read-only. Besides, AFAIK the opposite case never happens: no protection fails when the disc is NOT write-protected.



Ideally, this screen won't happen from now on.
« Last Edit: 13:42, 10 August 19 by cngsoft »
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #23 on: 16:50, 10 August 19 »
Yes, ideally dark blue on black won't happen again  :laugh:
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Re: CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft
« Reply #24 on: 12:10, 12 August 19 »
Small update:
20190809 -- minor patch restoring the "silent" discarding (i.e. without error codes) of write operations in read-only discs and allowing the automatic booting of IBM-formatted discs.

While it isn't a very faithful approach to the disc write protection, this should let several copy-protected games run straight from ZIP archives instead of complaining that the disc is read-only. Besides, AFAIK the opposite case never happens: no protection fails when the disc is NOT write-protected.



Ideally, this screen won't happen from now on.
Can it use ParaDOS v1.2? / Remap keyboard?
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