MasterGear for Android

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    Just published MasterGear 2.7.1 for Android:

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

    Basically, adding the changes previously added to my other emulators:

    * Fixed duplicated images/labels in Freeze/Restore.
    * The action bar can now be toggled with a vertical fling gesture.
    * Added autosaved state and two more slots to the Freeze/Restore.
    * Added screenshots to Freeze/Restore slots.
    * Added Italian translation.
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    MasterGear-Android Release News

    Today, I have updated the Android version of MasterGear. The new MasterGear-Android 2.7.2 is available here:

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

    The main changes are support for .IPS patch files (yes, translations), faster and smoother non-accelerated video, and improved file selector. Full list of changes follows:

    * Improved non-accelerated video, making it faster and smoother.
    * Added .IPS patch support. For "mygame.sms", name your patch file "mygame.ips".
    * Added labels for CHT/SAV/IPS files to the file selector.
    * Now showing button labels with OpenGLES acceleration enabled.
    * No longer deleting buttons layout on each upgrade.
    * Added fast navigation with sections to the file selector.
    * Improved the file selector UI look and feel.
    * Enlarged screenshots in the file selector and Freeze/Restore.
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    Published MasterGear 2.7.4 for Android today:

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

    This release catches up with the changes I have made to my other console emulators (VGBA, VGB, and iNES) over the last couple of weeks.

    CHANGES:
    * Fixed a Layout Editor problem where a button could go off-screen.
    * Made buttons stick to the nearest screen edges.
    * Made button cues solid.
    * Fixed legacy wire-frame joystick display.
    * Fixed a few bugs in the license verification code.
    * Fixed handling of the FILL patch chunks inside .IPS files.
    * Switched to surfaces for faster and smoother non-accelerated video.
    * Further optimized synchronization between Java and native code.
    * Made file selector load directory listings faster.
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    Just released MasterGear 2.7.5 here:

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

    It brings all the latest changes introduced in iNES and VGBA:

    * Made virtual controls resizable via "Virtual Joystick Size" option.
    * Added automatic skip rate control via "Frames to Draw" option.
    * Removed garbage at screen edges in accelerated OpenGLES mode.
    * Added file selector labels for new files and MIDI records
    * Made display updates even faster by skipping unchanged areas.
    * Made directional joypad easier to control.
    * Fixed tactile feedback feature.
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    Released MasterGear-Android 2.7.6 today:

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

    CHANGES:
    * Added State Exchange feature letting users swap their gameplay states.
    * Localized all prompts in the State Exchange feature.
    * Now stopping native thread on startup, in case previous instance has been running.
    * Fixed screen updates in Advanced Settings and Debugger.
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    Ending this week with the release of MasterGear 2.7.8 for Android:

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

    In this release, you can use the NetPlay feature to play with other MasterGear users over local network or Internet. Please keep in mind that you should both be running the same game. Also, both your Android devices should either be on the same local network or have Internet-visible IP addresses. Select "Connect NetPlay" from the menu to start playing.
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    Just released MasterGear 2.7.9 for Android:

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

    This release adds configurable joystick shapes, with two alternative shapes included, and the extended file selector that shows cartridge hardware information, if found in a file.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Added configurable joystick shapes, with two alternative shapes.
    * Moved invisible and wireframe joystick settings to "Virtual Joystick Shape".
    * Added more options under "Virtual Joystick Opacity".
    * File selector now shows hardware information, if found in a file.
    * Localized all NetPlay messages.
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    Released a new version 2.7.10 of MasterGear for Android today, bringing in all the newest features and fixes from my other emulators:

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

    The MasterGear will play games written for Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, and SG-1000. It also emulates the SC-3000 home computer and SF-7000 disk drive. The new Android version brings the social network sharing and fixes button display on Android 2.x devices, among other things.

    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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    New MasterGear 2.7.11 for Android has been published:

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

    Introducing changes made to iNES, VGB, and my other emulators earlier.

    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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    Updated MasterGear for Android to version 2.7.12 this morning:

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

    Optimized the File Selector to work with large directories and made the license check procedure less frequent.

    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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    It has been a while, but I have finally got to updating MasterGear for Android today:

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

    The new MasterGear 2.7.13 adds native support for the MOGA gaming controllers and fixes a bunch of possible crash sources. Those crashes are rare, but they still occur according to crash reports, so it was a good idea to have them fixes. Also improved the Gallery and the File Selector.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Added native MOGA gaming controller support.
    * Fixed occassional 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 released an urgent update to MasterGear for Android:

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

    The MasterGear 2.7.14 fixes the freeze problem many users encountered in version 2.7.13, and adds a few more improvements. If you are having problems with MasterGear 2.7.13, upgrade to the new version immediately.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * FIXED CRASHES introduced in 2.7.13!
    * Added progress dialog to the File Selector.
    * Added full-screen virtual joystick mode (see Settings).
    * Now locking screen orientation when tilt joystick being used.
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    Hello, All!

    Releasing a new version of my MasterSystem and GameGear emulator, MasterGear-Android 2.7.15 today:

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

    This version greatly improves support for different Bluetooth joysticks: standard ones (like Nyko Playpad), Moga, and iCade. The joysticks are now supported everywhere in the app, not just during gameplay. Also, I am now showing real game names for known games in the File Selector, and you will no longer experience a delay when exiting from a game to the File Selector.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Now showing real game names in File Selector, whenever possible.
    * Fixed file ID computation to include all eight CRC32 digits.
    * MOGA buttons can now be assigned via "Assign Keys" in Settings.
    * Added MOGA gamepad support to the File Selector and Gallery.
    * Added standard gamepad support to File Selector, Gallery, and Settings.
    * Added optional iCade joystick support (see Settings).
    * Added "Show Real Names" menu option to the File Selector.
    * Optimized File Selector by not rescanning folder after running emulation.
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    I have released the new version of my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator, MasterGear-Android 2.7.17:

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

    The changes include fixes to the Z80 emulation, a rare crash-on-exit fix, and full iCade joystick support.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Added undocumented opcode 71h to the Z80 emulation.
    * Added more realistic "LD R,A" opcode to the Z80 emulation.
    * Fixed rare crash when exiting from emulator to the File Selector.
    * Fixed default iCade button assignments.
    * iCade buttons can now be assigned via "Assign Keys" in Settings.
    * Added iCade support to File Selector, Gallery, and Settings.
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    Released a minor 2.7.19 update to MasterGear-Android, my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator, fixing a few bugs:

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

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Fixed File Selector toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
    * Fixed situation where some people got empty file lists in File Selector.
    * Fixed a rare crash when reporting failed license check.
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    I have published a new version of my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator, MasterGear 2.7.20, to the Google Play:

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

    Added the Search feature and the new toolbar to the File Selector.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Added "Search Files" function to search for files when lost in File Selector.
    * Pressing SEARCH key in File Selector now invokes file search.
    * Added a new, better looking toolbar that now includes AlmostTI.
    * Fixed possible crash in Settings.
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    I have released MasterGear-Android 2.8 today, a new version of my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator:

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

    In addition to the Record/Replay functions, letting you record your gameplay and then go back in time, I have merged Freeze and Restore functions into Freeze/Restore dialog, made NetPlay a single checkable item, and moved all advanced features into Advanced submenu. The File Selector also became faster, as it now caches more file metadata. Many other fixes added as well.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Added Record/Replay feature letting you go back in time.
    * Merged Freeze and Restore into single Freeze/Restore dialog.
    * Added State Exchange access to the Freeze/Restore dialog.
    * Collapsed all advanced menu items into single Advanced submenu.
    * Made NetPlay a single checkable menu item.
    * Now only showing File Selector progress dialog for large folders.
    * Optimized File Selector labels and screenshots for smoother scrolling.
    * Optimized communications from native code to Java code.
    * Fixed NetPlay crash when own IP address cannot be detected.
    * Fixed problem with NAT IP being reported to NetPlay instead of local IP.
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    Hello, All!

    I have updated my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator, MasterGear for Android, to version 2.8.2:

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

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Finally fixed accelerated video when Android 2.x device rotated!
    * Added support for analog controls found on generic Bluetooth gamepads.
    * Now also showing status bar when action bar enabled.
    * Flick finger down to enable status bar.
    * Fixed "Other Apps" link in the "What's New" dialog.
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    Hello, All!

    I have released MasterGear-Android 2.8.3, a new version of my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator for Android:

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

    In this new release, I have made the fast-forward speed configurable and fixed the automatic frame-skip option (found under "Draw Frames" setting). Moga users will find that their analog controls work now. The File Selector has got a new, fancy row shading and will let you search for *.zip files, as well as *.sms and *.gg. See the full list of changes below.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Added configurable fast-forward speed (x2, x4, x8, or maximal).
    * Added working automatic frame-skip option (set "Draw Frames" to "auto").
    * Moga analog directional pad works now.
    * Now checking "/storage", then "/mnt" when searching for files.
    * Now also searching for .ZIP files.
    * Added even/odd entry shading to File Selector, for better navigation.
    * Added background to State Exchange and NetPlay selectors.
    * Added entry shading to State Exchange and NetPlay selectors.

    Have fun!
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    MasterGear-Android 2.8.4, a new version of my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator, has been published to the Google Play:

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

    Starting with this version, MasterGear requires double-click on the BACK key in order to exit emulation. This is done to avoid your fingers accidentally slipping onto the BACK key. If you do not like the new BACK key behavior, disable it by unchecking the "Press BACK Twice to Quit" option in the Settings.

    ALL CHANGES:
    * Now exiting emulation when user presses BACK twice (not once as before).
    * Uncheck "Press BACK Twice to Quit" setting to restore original behavior.
    * Added "Completely Delete File" to the File Selector context menu.
    * Added "Report Non-Working File" to the File Selector context menu.
    * Fixed a license verification crash when no network available.
    * Fixed several bugs in the Record/Replay functionality.

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