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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #125 on: 13:23, 08 July 10 »
So, it dithers better, right?

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #126 on: 12:49, 09 July 10 »
 

This picture looks soooo gorgeous.
Nice drawn, nice colours.
I like the facial expression of the girl in this processed version of the picture more compared to the original picture.
 
 
 
[youtube=Vv1DG1TN1eg]video[/youtube]

Is that really possible on a CPC (with enough memory)?
Mode 0? It looks too fine-pored...
To good to be true somehow...a cheating scandal?
 
 

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #127 on: 13:22, 09 July 10 »
The movie is almost a fake. (No possibility to store/read and playback those large files on a real CPC yet, playback is emulator-internal.)

But the converter is real!

A small slideshow I made:
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #128 on: 19:04, 11 July 10 »
Today I coded a new GameBrowser for JavaCPC.

[youtube=OyCb6vmHa-g]gamebrowser[/youtube]

You will be able to play thousand of games via this application without downloading them. ;)
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #129 on: 09:48, 12 July 10 »
Without downloading them? So you're putting all the images (TOSEC or what?) in the emulator distro?

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #130 on: 10:52, 12 July 10 »
Without downloading them? So you're putting all the images (TOSEC or what?) in the emulator distro?

It's an emulator internal download.
You don't see that.

Higher quality video:
http://cpc-live.com/gamebrowser

You can try the new gamebrowser in my latest beta:
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #131 on: 10:58, 12 July 10 »
Ah - so it *does* download :D

What about an offline version then?

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #132 on: 10:59, 12 July 10 »
What about an offline version then?

Offline version: Open your wanted dsk and play it.
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #133 on: 11:04, 12 July 10 »
Hahahaha :D Ok then...

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #134 on: 11:55, 12 July 10 »
Ah - so it *does* download :D
it's a downloader for lazy people  :P

What about an offline version then?
CPCGamesCD?  :P
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #135 on: 10:24, 13 July 10 »
CPCGamesCD - exactly what I was driving at.  Well, if JavaCPC could be completely integrated in CPCLoader it'd be great...

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #136 on: 11:21, 13 July 10 »
CPCGamesCD - exactly what I was driving at.  Well, if JavaCPC could be completely integrated in CPCLoader it'd be great...
Markus wants everything in his emu ;)
Emu dominance ;)
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #137 on: 12:58, 13 July 10 »
Markus wants everything in his emu ;)
Emu dominance ;)

Well indeed, I want a lot of funstuff ;)
But I don't want dominance.
There are other emulators (Except or 'Arnold') which are much better!
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #138 on: 13:31, 13 July 10 »
WinCPC FTW!

...even though it messes up the CAT in Color Lines...

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #139 on: 13:39, 13 July 10 »
...even though it messes up the CAT in Color Lines...

This cannot be because bad emulation.
I think you use a bohemian ROM setup.
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #140 on: 14:28, 13 July 10 »
bohemian? :D But it may have been because I used his custom font rom...

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #141 on: 21:30, 13 July 10 »
Well indeed, I want a lot of funstuff ;)
But I don't want dominance.
There are other emulators (Except or 'Arnold') which are much better!

But your emulator is perhaps the most portable. What's the point of implementing cool features in a DOS- or Windows-only emulator? It's too limited IMHO. Computers are now fast enough that a higher-level language like Java makes sense for this kind of task.

And so far everything seems to work great in JavaCPC. In the DOS days I've had much bigger problems getting some games to run. Maybe some very demanding demos can show differences between emulators, but for the average game I'm very happy with JavaCPC so far. (Of course if JavaCPC Desktop would also work under Java v1.5, I'd be even happier.)

Saying that JavaCPC is much better than Arnold may sound like faint praise from me, but I'm mainly on a Mac right now, so I don't have much to compare it to. Still, I think JavaCPC is pretty fantastic!

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #142 on: 23:51, 13 July 10 »
CPCGamesCD - exactly what I was driving at.  Well, if JavaCPC could be completely integrated in CPCLoader it'd be great...
Well, you can change the default emu in the Explorer to JavaCPC (or another emu you like) ;)

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #143 on: 09:07, 14 July 10 »
Well, you can change the default emu in the Explorer to JavaCPC (or another emu you like) ;)

Important: CPCGameCD only works with JavaCPC up to v.6.7.!

For the upcoming Desktop-version the CPCLoader needs to be updated.
Next JavaCPC will open files and launch them via command-arguments.
This works already nice in the CPC GameBase by L. Daneels.
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #144 on: 09:46, 14 July 10 »
Computers are now fast enough that a higher-level language like Java makes sense for this kind of task.

Try saying that to my netbook... Even WinCPC runs with frameskip on.

Which reminded me - which is considered the fastest emulator out there?

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #145 on: 14:36, 14 July 10 »
Try saying that to my netbook... Even WinCPC runs with frameskip on.

More or less by definition, a netbook is a computer that is too slow to do anything beyond instant messaging on it. Before the name netbook was coined, such computers were known as paperweights/door stoppers, but apparently they've found a way to make people actually pay for them.  :)

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #146 on: 15:46, 14 July 10 »
Which reminded me - which is considered the fastest emulator out there?
WinAPE, I think.  Shouldn't be too much strain on a netbook, either.
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #147 on: 16:47, 14 July 10 »
WinAPE, I think.  Shouldn't be too much strain on a netbook, either.

Thanks, will try it tonight... I haven't tried it on the netbook.

More or less by definition, a netbook is a computer that is too slow to do anything beyond instant messaging on it. Before the name netbook was coined, such computers were known as paperweights/door stoppers, but apparently they've found a way to make people actually pay for them.  :)

You're right about the first half - indeed, it's only supposed to do a little browsing and some lightweight work, not games. But this doesn't mean we shouldn't *try* to.

Oh, btw, I find a netbook the perfect solution for my needs; meaning cheap, light, small factor, good battery, it suits me much better than my laptop when I'm sitting out on my balcony sipping my coffee... so it's not all too bad!

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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #148 on: 18:34, 15 July 10 »
Today I compared Chany's demo "Dreamend Megademo".
Left side are JavaCPC screenshots, right side are WinApe screenshots)

First thing:
Demo did not start on WinApe (CPC 6128 config, no plus/ppi emulation, normal floppy disk emulation, CRTC 1)

This test should'nt be a contest "which emulator is better?" but demonstrate how different CRTC emulations can be.
Especially the 8th image has a logo missing in WinApe. (Because CRTC register 6, which can update vDisplay in almost any case)

   
     
 
   
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Re: JavaCPC Desktop available as BETA!
« Reply #149 on: 13:42, 16 July 10 »
Oh, btw, I find a netbook the perfect solution for my needs; meaning cheap, light, small factor, good battery, it suits me much better than my laptop when I'm sitting out on my balcony sipping my coffee... so it's not all too bad!

I think netbooks made more sense when they were really inexpensive in the beginning. But somehow prices have gone up so much that they are not that different anymore from regular laptops in terms of price and features.

What I liked about early netbooks were among others their solid-state hard drives, but it looks like regular HDs are the norm for netbooks now. So tablet PCs will probably displace netbooks eventually, because they fill the same niche as (early) netbooks did and are even smaller.

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