History

This is a simplified history, for the full history please look at the ACE documentation.

  • Version 1.14 (09.03.2017)
    • Reworked layout of several windows.
    • Updated german catalog (Stefan 'polluks' Haubenthal).
    • Added new icons for GUI, drawers, plugins and filetypes (Mathieu 'Hwikaa' Delaruelle).
    • Re-optimized emulation speed that had deteriorated in version 1.13 (ACE is now 5% faster).
    • Greatly improved CRTC 0 emulation.
    • Fixed some minor issues in emulation of CRTC 1, 3 and 4.
    • Improved internals to ease portability on AmigaOS and AROS.
    • Added support for breakpoints on Maxam and WinAPE BRK opcodes.
    • Improved some AREXX commands.
    • Updated the cross-development examples to use vasmz80_oldstyle assembler instead of pasmo.
  • Version 1.13 (07.11.2016)
    • Added new step by step modes in Z80 window.
    • Added decimal/hexadecimal configurable views.
    • Various improvements in GUI.
    • Improved AREXX commands.
    • Improved portability and 64-bits compatibility.
    • Fixed minor bugs in MUI code.
    • Fixed minor emulation issues thanks to Kevin Thacker test suite.
  • Version 1.12 (16.07.2016)
    • Migration from gcc 4 to gcc 5.
    • Fixes in CRTCs emulation.
    • Added new APIs in the plugin interface.
    • Added new plugins for Kempston and AMX mice.
    • Added new plugin for joysticks (replaces internal emulation).
    • Fixed version string of the executable (it prevented Grunch from detecting ACE version).
    • Fixes in snapshots handling.
    • Fixes in tape to hard disc interface.
    • Automatic reconfiguration of the floppy disc drives depending on the inserted disc image.
    • Fixed a bug in ASIC SSCR mask.
  • Version 1.11 (13.09.2015)
    • Fixed mode 2 pixel shift on CPC with CRTC type 4 (AMS40226).
    • Fixed somes issues with video frame buffer management.
    • Added emulation of mixed border/display words bug at screen start when register 6 is set to 0 on CRTC 0 and 2.
    • Added emulation of half-border at end of line on CRTC 0 and 2 (can be seen in OUT(Dated)/Semilanceata).
    • Added a AREXX command to export the current breakpoints in a REXX script.
    • Added support for a new “configurable breakpoints” chunk in saved/loaded snapshots.
  • Version 1.10 (15/05/2015)
    • Added plugin interface so that everybody can add some hardware expansions emulation to ACE (you want emulation for RS232, for VirtualNet96, for PlayCity? Just do it!).
    • Removed built-in printer and Digiblaster support and implemented them as plugins (source code included as an example).
    • Added german catalog thanks to Stefan 'polluks' Haubenthal.
    • Fixed overlay support to avoid an alignment problem that was triggered by MorphOS 3.8 (Stefan Blixth and Charlie).
    • Added audio mono output (internal speaker mixing way).
    • Internal clean up and optimizations.
    • Fixed some minor bugs.
  • Version 1.9 (30/03/2015)
    • Fixed CRTC 0, 3 and 4 emulation (all demos that were not working as expected are fixed).
    • Finalized Amstrac Plus emulation (no more known problems).
    • New option to automatically reconfigure CPC keyboard depending on host's keyboard.
    • Added new windows for keyboard and joysticks.
    • Added disassembler for DMA instructions.
    • Improved CPC versu host's charset conversion.
    • Added new AREXX commands.
    • Fixed minor bugs in MUI interface.
  • Version 1.8 (19/11/2014)
    • Added drag and drop support.
    • Re-introducted automatic experimental frame skipping.
    • Added screen grabbing feature.
    • Improved rendering engine for future extensions.
    • Added icons to snapshots.
    • Improved emulated CPC information window.
    • Fixed catalog version to ease translator work.
    • Improved some internals to ease ports.
    • Fixed minor bugs.
  • Version 1.7 (15/06/2014)
    • Added tape emulation through audio files.
    • Added icons and filetypes for Ambient.
    • Added new icons for the drawers and the executable.
    • Added predefined launchers for stock CPC configurations.
    • Reworked preferences menu with new options.
    • Added new AREXX commands.
    • Added new tooltypes.
    • Added new “about” window to know about the currently emulated CPC.
    • Fixed minor bugs.
  • Version 1.6 (21/04/2014)
    • Changes in the layout of various windows including the main window.
    • Improved tape to hard disc interface.
    • Improved configurable breakpoints (complex conditions, scripts, names…).
    • Fixed minor bugs.
    • Added DK'Tronics memory expansion issues emulation.
    • Improved CRTC 0 emulation.
    • Added new AREXX commands.
    • Added a separate window for emulater screen monitor emulation configuration.
  • Version 1.5 (07/04/2013)
    • Added Amstrad Plus emulation (the entire Amstrad CPC range is now emulated).
    • Added support for light guns (Magnum Light Phaser and Trojan Light Phazer).
    • Added system friendly wrapper to access the hard disc from the operating system of the emulated CPC (benefit of faster than light files accesses, long file names, directories…).
    • Added screen monitor settings to the main window (brightness and vertical hold).
    • Added several new tooltypes and AREXX commands to configure and control the emulator.
    • Improved disc images internal structure to prepare replacement of DSK format.
    • Minor bug fixes.
  • Version 1.4 (18/07/2012)
    • Internal improvements.
    • Added emulation of the different Gate Array versions (ACE is the first and only CPC emulator to propose this!).
    • Added a MANUFACTURER option to choose the brand of the CPC to emulate.
    • Fixed the Gate Array analyzer window which could have a wrong size.
    • Added mapping of “ENTER” from the CPC numeric keypad on “F12” (useful for PowerBook G4 keyboard).
    • HexEdit.mcc MUI class is now optional.
    • New more user-friendly icon.
    • Fixed some typos in french and english catalogs (RickD).
  • Version 1.3 (14/05/2012)
    • Added synchronisation phase precise display with partial bytes and artefacts support (ACE is the first emulator to do this! WatchEnjoy… And cry!1)).
    • Added interlaced mode support.
    • Improved DSK support (all DSK extensions are now managed).
    • Fixes in FDC emulation.
    • Fixes in Gate Array emulation (Beb).
    • Fixes in CRTC 1 emulation.
    • Fix in I/O port breakpoints management.
    • Improved full screen mode.
    • Minor changes in GUI.
  • Version 1.2 (29/01/2012)
    • Migration from gcc 2 to gcc 4.
    • Improvements in the GUI.
    • Added a disassembler window.
    • Improved breakpoints.
    • Fixes in CRTC 1 emulation (phi2x).
    • Fix in PSG emulation (phi2x).
  • Version 1.1 (18/09/2011)
    • Improved Gate Array & CRTC emulation and synchronisation.
    • Fixes in CRTC 1 emulation.
    • Improved CRTC 0, 2, 3 & 4 emulations.
    • Fixes in English translation (Stefan A. Haubenthal).
    • Improved French version.
    • Fixed to make ACE compatible with MorphOS 1.x (Stefan A. Haubenthal).
  • Version 1.0p1 (16/08/2011)
    • Fixed a bug in arguments handling that caused a hit (Grzegorz Kraszewski).
    • Fixed a bug in locales handling that caused a hit (Grzegorz Kraszewski).
  • Version 1.0 (15/08/2011)
    • First public version.
1) You might have to play with your monitor brightness to see all the subtleties
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