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Short:PC-Engine/TurboGrafx Emulator
Author:Juan Antonio Gomez (007)
Uploader:trackerhero gmail com
Type:misc/emu
Version:0.3
Replaces:misc/emu/AmiPCEngine.lha; misc/emu/pcengine_01.lha
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Distribution:Aminet
Date:2020-07-01
Download:http://aminet.net/misc/emu/amipc-engine.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/misc/emu/amipc-engine.readme
Downloads:191
AmiPC-Engine Emulator v0.3 (30 June 2020)

( - THIS IS A PREVIEW VERSION - )


OVERVIEW:
---------

* What is emulated:

- CPU: 100% emulated but it has bugs, so more fixes need to be done.
- VIDEO: 70% emulated:
--- Tiles/Bitmaps: 100% emulated using the 256 colors AGA mode. (BUT, 16 colors
are used for Sprites emulation)
--- Sprites: Emulated using AGA Sprites, so I can only use ONE palette (16
colors) of the 16 palettes (256 colors) possible in a PC-Engine. So, Sprites
colors will be changed randomly, and only the most palette will be used for all
Sprites
- PSG/Sound: 75% emulated, I only emulate 4 channels of the 6 channels possible
in a PC-Engine. Currently the sound is not very similar to a real PC-Engine.


* What needs to be improved:

- CPU fixes and some optimizations
- Design a new Video-renderer to allow TILES and SPRITES share the same bitmap
(256 Colors of AGA)
- PSG/Sound: Improve sound emulation to sound like a real PC-Engine.



FUTURE:
-------

I will try to improve AmiPCE in the next few weeks... (I hope to release new
versions this year and not next decade like previous versions ;-)



PERFORMANCE:
------------

The minimum Amiga hardware needed to emulate a PC-Engine with a real speed is:
68060 at 50mhz



HISTORY
-------

* Version 0.3 (30 June 2020)
-------------
- Fixes in CPU emulation
- Bitmaps rendering improved to handle all kinds of game hardware-scrolling
changes. (done with line-interrupts)
- Bitmaps rendering improved to update already rendered TILES with its new
graphics changes.
- Sprites rendering speed improved.


* Version 0.1 (2011)
-------------
- Lot of fixes in CPU emulation


* Version Alpha (about 1997)
---------------
- First release in a very early stage and abandoned due the Amiga AGA
limitations to emulate a PC-Egnine with a minimal quality


END:
----

I decided to improve AmiPC-Engine Emulator like a birthday surprise to my Friend
'Carlos Peris' aka 'Zener' (Author of RED Pill Game Creator)

He was asking me all these last years about to release an improved version of
the AmiPC-Engine Emulator...

So.... HERE IT IS Carlos!!!!! Happy-birthday !!!!!!


That's all!

Juan Antonio Gomez aka 007!


Contents of misc/emu/amipc-engine.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
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[unknown]                42221  318988  13.2% -lh5- 216f Jun 30 18:13 AmiPC-Engine
[unknown]                 1496    3298  45.4% -lh5- dd62 Feb  4  2011 AmiPC-Engine.info
[unknown]                 1058    2177  48.6% -lh5- 52a7 Jun 29 23:20 Readme
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 Total         3 files   44775  324463  13.8%            Jul  2 03:16

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