CPCEC a new emulator from cngsoft

Started by Arnaud, 09:14, 16 March 19

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Arnaud

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



XeNoMoRPH

#1
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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https://youtu.be/F5jC76gjt_U
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GUNHED

Where are the particular strength of this emulator?

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XeNoMoRPH

Quote from: GUNHED on 20:30, 17 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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roudoudou

Quote from: XeNoMoRPH on 08:27, 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 😁
use RASM, the best assembler ever made :p

I will survive

norecess

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!


GUNHED

Quote from: XeNoMoRPH on 08:27, 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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Arnaud

Quote from: GUNHED on 20:30, 17 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.

GUNHED

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XeNoMoRPH

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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dlfrsilver

Quote from: GUNHED on 21:35, 18 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.




XeNoMoRPH

#11
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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XeNoMoRPH


       
  • 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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cngsoft




* 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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Arnaud

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 ?

Fabrizio Radica

Quote from: Arnaud 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
any solution for Autotype like JavaCPC? :)

reidrac

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.
Released The Return of Traxtor, Golden Tail, Magica, The Dawn of Kernel, Kitsune`s Curse and Brick Rick for the CPC.

If you like my games and want to show some appreciation, you can always buy me a coffee.

XeNoMoRPH


       
  • 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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Gryzor

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Chinnery

Quote from: Gryzor on 15:08, 25 June 19
Anyone's got a direct link? Company firewall is blocking dynamic dns servers...
http://cngsoft.no-ip.org/cpcec-20190526.zip


Gryzor


cngsoft

#21
I just released a new version that (among other things) answers this question:

Quote from: Arnaud 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 ?

* 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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cngsoft

#22
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.



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Gryzor

Yes, ideally dark blue on black won't happen again  :laugh:

The_Mole_UK

Quote from: cngsoft 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.
Can it use ParaDOS v1.2? / Remap keyboard?

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