Friday, August 27, 2010

version 1.5 released

Ok, so what's new in version 1.5 ?

Above all, the tape support is greatly improved, now supporting tzx turbo, custom loaders and flash-loading.
It's still not 100% (e.g. some speedlocks don't load), but getting there. Then there's multitouch support - not very functional on Nexus/Desires because of their hardware limitations, but quite useful on Galaxy S for example - you can finally use the on-screen fire button there, that's a new feature too.
You can also map joystick to hardware keys now - joystick fire is auto-mapped to the camera button on Sony X10, where you have virtually no other options. Some little bugfixes of course, and the brand-new WorldOfSpectrum search function. That's about it.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

v1.4 is out

Well, the tape still sucks, but at least some bugs are fixed now.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

v1.3 released

Ok, so I've finally found out what was causing the load-game crash on some devices - I couldn't believe it: if you read word (/long) from odd addresses in the native code, it works just fine on most phones, but it crashes on some older CPUs (no exception thrown, no error message, it just quits the app). Just sucks.
If I hadn't remembered the "odd address guru meditation" on my Commodore Amiga 15 years ago, I wouldn't even have thought about it.
I've also fixed some more stuff  (joystick etc.)
This "quest for compatibility" is really getting endless. It  took me just  a week or two to write the whole emulator thing and get it working on my Nexus one, and now it takes forever to make it compatible with all the devices I've never heard of.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


hehe. just got some funny e-mails / market comments:

kim B: What is this app supposed to do ?
jessica: I couldn't figure it out and I don't know what you would even use or for
... etc

It feels like I'm getting too old :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

version 1.2 is out

Just fixed some bugs and made the emulator working on Android v1.5+
Please test and send bugreports