Author Topic: Picodrive 1.91  (Read 53402 times)

pcercuei (OP)

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Picodrive 1.91
« on: October 13, 2013, 07:41:47 pm »
Hi guys,

Today, I bring you the very latest PicoDrive, the excellent Megadrive/SegaCD/32X emulator.

I worked with Notaz to add OpenDingux as an official platform supported by upstream Picodrive; which basically means we will keep in sync with the most recent improvements and developments.

I don't have a changelog, there are just too many changes since the old v1.35 we used to have.

Download here.
Sources here.

Kudos to hi-ban for the background image and icon.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2013, 08:16:25 pm by pcercuei »

segakiki

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 08:12:42 pm »
Thank you for porting this to the gcw the sound is much improved and mega cd games run great!
I don't think game gear games work on this yet though?
« Last Edit: October 13, 2013, 08:14:46 pm by segakiki »

pcercuei (OP)

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 08:16:55 pm »
Looks like it doesn't (that's what I've been told but I didn't test it myself). I edited the first post.

segakiki

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 08:29:00 pm »
WOW! even the special stage in sonic cd works flawlessly great work!
I've not tried 32x games yet, do they run at all?

Fei

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 09:21:59 pm »
Yeah !
Thanks for this release pcercuei :)

MacDonals

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2013, 10:29:13 pm »
Hell yeah, thanks for all the hard work!

Since this is on the official Picodrive development stream, does that mean ISO/MP3 images are no longer supported?
« Last Edit: October 13, 2013, 11:05:36 pm by MacDonals »

fredmacking

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 11:18:50 pm »
Thank you, can wait to test this out!!!!!

Atlantis_Risen

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2013, 11:33:10 pm »
Is it true that this version doesn't support mp3 audio with sega CD games?

SuperMarcoVer

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2013, 11:46:06 pm »
True!

doglush

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2013, 11:49:30 pm »
Thanks for this new version.
I remember playing Virtua Racing on GP2X with a great speed.
And on GCW Zero I have a slow 5fps... strange.

Great to see the next release will also work on OpenDingux.
Thanks.

wepecko

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2013, 12:16:56 am »
Thanks for this.
I played Pitfall for 32X and although I tried to juggle with options a bit, it's still slow, around 17FPS...

Atlantis_Risen

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2013, 12:19:50 am »
True!

Then I guess I'll have to [pokerface]re-rip my sega-cd cd's to a different format[/pokerface]

pcercuei (OP)

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2013, 12:20:57 am »
Hell yeah, thanks for all the hard work!

Since this is on the official Picodrive development stream, does that mean ISO/MP3 images are no longer supported?
They are supported if MP3 is enabled on the toolchain, which is not the case (as we don't have the license).

RupeeClock

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2013, 01:50:20 am »
This build is far far better than the earlier 1.35 port, I noticed a rather nasty issue with the save screen in Monster World IV, and that's gone now. This actually is buttery smooth it's wonderful.

retroman

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2013, 02:01:28 am »
Thanks for the emulator and your help on the channel ;)

MacDonals

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2013, 02:23:49 am »
They are supported if MP3 is enabled on the toolchain, which is not the case (as we don't have the license).
Ah ok. OGG would be nice in this case.

Something else I noticed, ROMs with .md extension are no longer supported.  Should be just a matter of renaming my files.
Actually, PicoDrive appears to be choking on some ZIP files.  Not sure why but I'm going uncompressed now.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2013, 03:48:45 am by MacDonals »

Reds

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2013, 05:48:29 am »
Hell yeah, thanks for all the hard work!

Since this is on the official Picodrive development stream, does that mean ISO/MP3 images are no longer supported?
They are supported if MP3 is enabled on the toolchain, which is not the case (as we don't have the license).

Hmm. So, can you play it by just converting the MP3 files to another format?

MikeyAK

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2013, 08:55:08 am »
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I can bind the same keys to player 1 and player 2 controls! Now I can play Puyo Puyo 2 against myself! THIS IS EFFING AWESOME!!!

MacDonals

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2013, 03:00:05 pm »
Hmm. So, can you play it by just converting the MP3 files to another format?
Not likely.  The reasons I bring up OGG (Vorbis) is that it's free, open source and generally better at compression than MP3.  Temper (PCE-CD emulator) supports OGG for audio playback, no license needed.

SuperMarcoVer

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Re: Picodrive 1.91
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2013, 04:49:22 pm »
I've noticed the some games (mega turrican) are full screen and some (lotus turbo challenge) aren't. There is no way to scale them right?