iNES for Android

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  1. fms

    fms Emu author Emu Author

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    Hello, All!

    I have just published iNES-Android 3.7.2, the new version of my NES/Famicom emulator, to the Google Play Market:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

    This version comes with the much extended Freeze/Restore feature, fixed Cheat Editor, and some relief for tablet owners, who can now toggle the action bar with a vertical fling gesture. Flinging up hides the action bar, flinging down makes it reappear.

    Here is the full list of changes:

    * The action bar can now be toggled with a vertical fling gesture.
    * Added screenshots, autosaved state, and two more slots to the Freeze/Restore.
    * Added Italian translation.
    * Made Cheat Editor remove whitespace from input and save cheats reliably.
    * Optimized screen updates sync, for better framerates.
    * Fixed cut-off landscape display on Nexus7 and other tablets.
    * File selector now memorizes the last seleted position.
    * Now pausing gameplay immediately when opening Android menu.

    Have fun!
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2012
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  3. fms

    fms Emu author Emu Author

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    iNES-Android Release News

    I have just published the iNES-Android 3.7.4 with the new file selection interface. The file selector now allows fast navigation with the alphabetical sections list, more or less like the address book app. The file selector looks cleaner now, and the screenshots got larger too. Finally, I have added ROM mapper #87, making the Japanese version of Goonies and other Japanese games run. You can get the latest iNES-Android here:

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.fms.ines

    FULL LIST OF CHANGES:
    * Improved the file selector UI look and feel.
    * Added fast navigation with sections to the file selector.
    * Added new toolbar to the file selector.
    * Enlarged screenshots in the file selector and Freeze/Restore.
    * Fixed duplicated images/labels in Freeze/Restore.
    * Added support for mapper #87, used in Japanese Goonies version.
    * Added Cheatopedia to iNES (empty for now).
  4. _E_

    _E_ <font color="#990000"><b>Lurking</b></font>

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    Looks interesting :)
  5. cyclonmaster

    cyclonmaster EmuAddict-_-;;

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    How about adding split screen 2 player mode just like epsxe did. It awesome :)
  6. fms

    fms Emu author Emu Author

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    Well, I am not adding the split screen mode, but indeed, there is a networked 2-player mode coming. Every player will see identical screen. One of them will be playing with joypad #1, another with joypad #2, like if they were playing on a real NES. This feature has been implemented on Windows already, just need to make it easy to use on Android. The code is already there, the server that lets players see each other is up and running, debugging the whole thing at the moment.
  7. fms

    fms Emu author Emu Author

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    iNES-Android Release News

    Good news for all JRPG players and everyone else who likes playing Japanese games. The iNES-Android 3.7.7 released tonight will automatically load and apply .IPS patches, such as English translations. Thus, if you have got a game named "MyGame.nes", name the corresponding patch file "MyGame.ips" and place it into the same place where your game is. Also added mapper #184 and finally fixed the button labels in the accelerated video mode.

    You can download the newest iNES-Android here:

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.fms.ines

    Lots of NES .IPS patches can be found here:

    http://www.romhacking.net/?page=translations&platform=1

    FULL CHANGE LIST:
    * Added support for .IPS patch files. For "mygame.nes" use "mygame.ips".
    * Now showing button labels with OpenGLES acceleration enabled.
    * No longer deleting buttons layout on each upgrade.
    * Added NES mapper #184. Kanshakudama Nage Kantarou no Toukaidou Gojuusan Tsugi runs now.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2012
  8. Lasnap

    Lasnap Elven-Dragon Mage

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    Have to remove the first translation link as that is a warez site.
  9. fms

    fms Emu author Emu Author

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    You mean the EmuParadise one? Ok, removing.
  10. Lasnap

    Lasnap Elven-Dragon Mage

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    Yeah that is the one I was talking about. It is a known Warez zite around here and its against the rules to be linking to them.
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    iNES-Android Release News

    I have released iNES-Android 3.7.8 today:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

    In this version, I have started filling iNES Cheatopedia with cheat codes. So far, I have added 62 games to the list. Other improvements include faster, smoother video, fixes to the patch file handling and GameGenie support, smarter virtual joystick, and
    (hopefully) less obtrusive license verification.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Added cheats for 62 games to Cheatopedia.
    * Switched to surfaces for faster and smoother video.
    * Optimized sync between Java and native code.
    * Now disabling cheats on startup.
    * Fixed handling of the FILL patch chunks inside .IPS files.
    * Fixed support for multi-entry GameGenie cheats.
    * Fixed Cheat Editor cheat code input.
    * Fixed legacy wire-frame joystick display.
    * Fixed several bugs in the license verification.
    * Made overlaid buttons stick to nearest screen edges.
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    iNES-Android Release News

    Tonight, I am publishing iNES-Android 3.7.9:

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.fms.ines

    In this new version, you can enable multiple Cheatopedia cheats at once. I have also made directional joypad easier to control and further optimized display updates. So, give new version a try!

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Now you can enable multiple cheats at once.
    * Made directional joypad easier to control.
    * Made display updates even faster by skipping unchanged areas.
    * Increased VBlank interrupt delay from 4 to 5 cycles, making Kart Fighter work.
    * Fixed tactile feedback feature.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2012
  13. fms

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    There is a new iNES-Android 3.7.10 in the Play Store this morning:

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.fms.ines

    Starting with this version, you can resize the virtual joystick buttons. Check out the new "Virtual Joystick Size" option in the Settings and let me know if it works for you, or doesn't.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Made virtual controls resizable via "Virtual Joystick Size" option.
    * Added automatic frame skip control under "Frames to Draw" option.
    * Added file selector labels for new files and MIDI records.
    * Minor fix to IPS patches.
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    iNES-Android Release News

    I have released iNES-Android 3.7.11:

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.fms.ines

    The main addition is the State Exchange feature letting you upload your current gameplay state to a server and download states uploaded by other users. I have also fixed a few old bugs.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Added State Exchange feature letting users exchange their gameplay states.
    * Now deleting .CHT file when all codes removed in Cheat Editor.
    * Now stopping native thread on startup, in case previous instance has been running.
    * Fixed screen updates in Advanced Settings and Debugger modes.
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    iNES-Android Release News

    I have just released iNES-Android 3.7.12 with the network play capability. Yes, you can now play multiplayer NES games with other iNES users over Internet:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

    In order to use NetPlay, follow these steps:

    1. Both players should be running the same game.
    2. The first player should select "Connect NetPlay" from the menu and then choose "Become Server" option.
    3. The second player should select "Connect NetPlay" and choose first player's name from the list of available servers.
    4. Both emulators will now reset and start playing as if they were the same NES box with two gamepads.
    5. Once you are done playing, select "Disconnect NetPlay" on both devices.

    IMPORTANT: Both your devices have to be on the same local network or visible over Internet. You cannot use NetPlay from behind NAT right now.
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    iNES-Android Release News

    Starting this week with the iNES-Android 3.7.13 release:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

    This new release improves the file selector, adds configurable virtual joystick shapes, and fixes many bugs in the Cheatopedia interface.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * File selector now shows ROM/RAM size, mapper type, battery, and other hardware information.
    * Added "Virtual Joystick Shape" setting with two extra shapes, wireframe and invisible options.
    * Added more options under "Virtual Joystick Opacity".
    * Now showing the "NEW" label only for recently changed files.
    * Now saving Cheatopedia path when cancelling cheat selection.
    * Fixed Cheatopedia navigation and disappearing checkmarks.
    * Fixed a couple of NetPlay crashes and localized all messages.
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    I have published iNES-Android 3.7.15 today:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

    The main addition is the ability to share what you are playing with friends. Also, multiple bug fixes, big and small, the most notable fix makes button labels appear on some Android 2.x devices where they did not show up before.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Added "Share" menu item for letting others know what you are playing.
    * Added "Help" menu item to the file selector.
    * Fixed button labels and keyboard display on Android 2.x devices.
    * Fixed screenshots quality.
    * Removed extra text line from NetPlay and StateExchange lists.
    * Made all "Help" menus point to the FAQ web site section.
    * Switched all URLs from market.android.com to play.google.com.
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    A new iNES-Android 3.7.16 released today:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Added CoverFlow-like 3D screenshot browser to the File Selector.
    * Fixed hangups on Android 2.x device rotation with OpenGLES enabled.
    * Added Change Log dialog showing up after each upgrade.
    * Added "Rate Me" option to the change log dialog.

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    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
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    Starting week with iNES-Android 3.7.17 release:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

    I have optimized the File Selector to better handle large directories with many files. Those who experienced long load times and crashes on such directories will be happy now. Also further relaxed the license check, totally excluding the possibility of checking the license on each run.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Optimized File Selector to show large directories faster and without crashing.
    * Now showing more file information when there is no screenshot.
    * Fixed alphabetical index in the File Selector.
    * Fixed licensing check problem where app tried checking license on every run.
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    The new iNES-Android 3.7.18 is out on the Google Play:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

    I have fixed a few sources of occasional crashes, further improved the File Selector and the Gallery, and made Settings show currently selected values in the list.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Fixed occasional crash when returning from Cheat Editor or Cheatopedia.
    * Fixed occasional crash when rotating device.
    * Fixed crash when scrolling Settings with Japanese locale.
    * Now showing current values of all list preferences.
    * File Selector no longer resets when device is rotated.
    * You can now share the latest list of changes from the Change Log.
    * Gallery has got a new background.
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    I have published iNES-Android 3.7.19, a new version of my NES emulator for Android:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.ines

    This version adds full Moga gamepad support, with configurable buttons, and five more NES memory mappers. There is also the new full-screen joystick option and a few other improvements.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Added native MOGA gamepad support.
    * Added MOGA gamepad support to the File Selector and the Gallery.
    * MOGA buttons can now be assigned via "Assign Keys" in Preferences.
    * Added full-screen virtual joystick mode (see Settings).
    * Added support for mapper #26 (Konami VRC6 with A0/A1 bits flipped).
    * Added support for mapper #36 (TXE/MicroGenius).
    * Added support for mapper #38 (Crime Busters).
    * Added support for mapper #41 (Six-in-One multicart).
    * Added support for mapper #42 (hacked FDS games).
    * Now properly finding the internal storage directory, if not "/sdcard".
    * Now locking screen orientation when tilt joystick being used.
    * Added progress dialog to the File Selector.

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