Author Topic: Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator  (Read 7900 times)

gameblabla (OP)

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Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« on: June 12, 2016, 04:01:35 am »
Exophase is the biggest proprietary zealot on earth.
He kept all of his emulators proprietary and after he realised he made no monez from the Pandora scene,
he decided to port his DS emulator to Android.
He made 2 millions of dollars thanks to DrasTic but this all changed.
One day, after he woke up, he said : "I feel like releasing Temper's source code."
And so, he did, on the pyra boards.
That day, Exophase was no longer a proprietary zealot :
he was a true hero.

Version 1.24.1
Download Temper here :
https://github.com/gameblabla/temper/raw/master/SDL/temper.opk

Put your syscards file in $HOME/.temper/syscards.
For example, for the Super CD-ROM Syscard version 3.0,
the file should be called syscard3.pce.

Controls
SELECT : Menu

Changelog:
Code: [Select]
Version 1.24.1:
Using new RGB 512 color palette from wikipedia.
It seems to look a little nicer now.

Version 1.24:
This version has better colors based on Mednafen.
Thanks Qubits !

Version 1.23.2:
Should fix support for OGG files.

Version 1.23.1:
Should fix the color/gamma issue.

Version 1.23:
Fixed several issues with Audio, thanks Qubits for reporting them.
Temper will now exit if you attempt to load a binary file. (instead of a cue file)

Version 1.22:
Fixed several issues with custom input.

Version 1.21:
Fixed Button VI not working. (thanks bear for reporting it)

Version 1.2:
Fixed a lot of issues on GCW Zero, it's now much faster.
Select now brings up the menu.
(If someone needs select for a special game like Air Zonk, he can always remap the buttons.)
Triple buffering is now enabled too.

Version 1.1:
Fixes issues with syscards and Select + A now brings up the Menu.

Version 1.0:
Initial version.

Any suggestions are WELLCUM !!!
« Last Edit: December 04, 2016, 12:00:04 am by gameblabla »

van denhawk

Re: [BETA] Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016, 12:35:47 pm »
What is the difference between this new version and the already existing Temper?
« Last Edit: June 12, 2016, 12:38:05 pm by van denhawk »

gameblabla (OP)

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Re: [BETA] Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2016, 02:41:32 pm »
What is the difference between this new version and the already existing Temper?
This new version is a native one optimised for the GCW Zero's better processor.
It also saves the configuration, bram, save states... to the home directory.
It is also guaranteed to work on future firmwares, whereas the Dingoo version can no longer work at any time.

Quickman

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Re: [BETA] Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2016, 08:10:56 pm »
@gameblabla
 Possibly a stupid question…  what's the difference/how does it compare to your Mednafen??


gameblabla (OP)

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Re: [BETA] Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 02:17:40 am »
@gameblabla
 Possibly a stupid question…  what's the difference/how does it compare to your Mednafen??
Apparently, Mednafen suffers from some slowdowns for some games.
Yes, i could not believe that as i have personally not experienced that.
Temper is less accurate but much faster and better designed for speed unlike Mednafen.
It also comes with a menu, which Mednafen does not have by default.
(Only a primitive text interface that heavily relies on a keyboard)

Strauberry

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Re: [BETA] Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2016, 02:28:23 am »
Where would I put the BIOS files? I tried the "images" folder, but that didn't seem to improve performance, and neither did placing the BIOS in the same directory as my roms
"Might as well, y'know? Never know, y'know? Hey... You know me I'm Toby Sand"

Quickman

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Re: [BETA] Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2016, 03:20:41 am »
Nice! Thank you for the response! Sounds like I'll still be keeping Mednafen around and maybe end up using both for different types of games :)

Maybe Med for platformers , and temper for shooters?

gameblabla (OP)

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Re: [BETA] Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2016, 03:41:16 pm »
Where would I put the BIOS files? I tried the "images" folder, but that didn't seem to improve performance, and neither did placing the BIOS in the same directory as my roms
Sorry, you were supposed to place it in the "syscards" folder but that folder was not created by Temper, oops.
I have released a new version that fixes this and Select + A now brings up the Menu.

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Sounds like I'll still be keeping Mednafen around and maybe end up using both for different types of games :)
I think most people who wants to play NEC PC-Engine games will just use Temper now instead.
I would only advise people to use Mednafen if they want to play Supergrafx games.
For the other systems though (Neo Geo Pocket Color and Lynx), Mednafen is still the best choice.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2016, 03:45:23 pm by gameblabla »

Aeter

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Re: Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2016, 09:10:14 pm »
Lynx and neogeo pocket have better emulators already, Race and Handy320.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2016, 09:13:03 pm by Aeter »
~cucullus non facit monachum~

bear

Re: Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2016, 09:00:05 am »
thank you

1.Select + A now brings up the Menu;   no use in any game  :-[

2.cound't remap button(ie put menu to select)

3.sound lag


gameblabla (OP)

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Re: Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2016, 06:30:23 pm »
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1.Select + A now brings up the Menu;   no use in any game  :-[
no use in any game ? What is your point ?
Of course, it has no purpose in games, because you know, Select + A brings the menu...
Hmm....

2.cound't remap button(ie put menu to select)
You can remap buttons in the buttons but it's done differently in Temper.
You need to change the mapping by pressing left and right in the input menu.

And no, i'm not going to put the menu to select. Why ?
Because some games like Air Zonk is using the Select button.
In order not to conflict with such games, this is the only workaround i found.

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3.sound lag
Maybe it runs too slowly ?
In what games did this happenned to you ?
You can set "Show FPS" to Yes in the menu.

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Lynx and neogeo pocket have better emulators already, Race and Handy320.
lol aeter.
Handy320 does not run some games.
As for Race, it's such an unstable piece of s**t that it can't be updated due to that.
In fact, it no longer works properly when compiled against the latest toolchain.

Aeter

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Re: Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2016, 06:53:57 pm »
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Lynx and neogeo pocket have better emulators already, Race and Handy320.
lol aeter.
Handy320 does not run some games.
As for Race, it's such an unstable piece of s**t that it can't be updated due to that.
In fact, it no longer works properly when compiled against the latest toolchain.
When I used them they performed properly at least in my opinion, perhaps my standards aren't that high.
Or perhaps the games I tested just run well enough, who knows.
~cucullus non facit monachum~

AtariHERO

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Re: Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2016, 09:01:38 pm »
ex. new adventure island run perfect on last temper
now the sound is terrible on this release  :'(

gameblabla (OP)

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Re: Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2016, 11:14:29 pm »
I should have tested it on a real GCW...
It was indeed not running properly due to numerous odd issues.
But now, it's a thing of the past and all the games are now running properly with crystal clear sound !

Enjoy this new release and sorry for the trouble !
« Last Edit: June 15, 2016, 11:51:51 pm by gameblabla »

Strauberry

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Re: Temper - NEC PC-ENGINE emulator
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2016, 12:28:40 am »
All my roms are running at full speed now, thank you for the latest release!
"Might as well, y'know? Never know, y'know? Hey... You know me I'm Toby Sand"