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Article #610 (635 is last):
From: Michael Current 
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news
Subject: Atari800win 2.5a & source released
Posted-By: xx004 (Atari SIG)
Date: Sun Jan 17 21:37:53 1999

From: rich@cstone.net (Rich)
Date: 18 Dec 1998 19:20:03 -0000

Atari800Win has been updated to version 2.5a, and the source code
archive has been updated as well. The Atari800win page is located at

http://www.cris.com/~Twist/atari800win

and the emulator itself is contained in this zip:
http://www.cris.com/~Twist/atari800win/atari800win_2.5a.zip

source code is in this archive:

http://www.cris.com/~Twist/atari800win/atari800win_2.5a_source.zip

Please do not download the source unless you intend to really look at
it; my bandwidth is very limited.

Here is what's new in this release:

12-18-98        Ver 2.5a
  * Note: Older saved states will need to be re-saved for this
    version.
  * Re-synced with the general Atari800 code base. Fixed a couple of
    Antic problems.
  * Fixed screen getting offset when switching hardware types.
  * Fixed the damn keyboard joystick not being detected (was only
    happening on machines that have no hardware joystick devices, and
    guess what - all of mine do. Grrr).
  * Joystick selections are saved permanently. If you change your
    stick config around (hardware wise), it won't crash, but you will
    probably have to reconfigure via the joystick selection dialog.
  * The scanline modes are now driven by highly tweaked assembly,
    mostly because I changed the way they worked: they now show
    half-lumen lines interleaved instead of black ones. In a couple of
    the available graphics modes (GDI) even though a lot more work is
    being done it's slightly faster than the older scanline mode.
  * Added keyboard accelerators for the following functions:
    Alt-C       Cartridge dialog
    Alt-D       Disk dialog (floppies)
    Alt-G       Graphics dialog (screen modes)
    Alt-H       Hardware dialog
    Alt-J       Joystick dialog
    Alt-K       Keyboard dialog
    Alt-L       Load Atari executable
    Alt-S       Sound dialog
    Alt-R       Rotate through artifacting modes (including off)
  * Last path used to load Atari executables is remembered
  * Some small code re-orgs (same functionality, but less code)
  * Fixed screen corruption in stretched-window modes when paused
  * Smarter about registry updates - doesn't have to reset ROM paths
    when these occur now. Also, for first time users tries to find the
    ROMS in either the working directory or "ROMS" subdirectory
  * Added different machine types in hardware selector for 320XE Compy
    and 320XE Rambo




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