lol. That picture of a lightgun was not any implication that I was about to shoot somebody. It has to do with something else.
Something dealing with barnyard animals.
Well I'm quite pleased with myself today. A couple of days ago I realized the record/playback function did not work and was a bit baffled as to why. After digging around in the emulator code I managed to fix it! A change I could actually submit to the A800 team, although I doubt they'd really care.
I tell ya. It sure caused some weird behavior when using the rewind function! Certain events that occured alot of times would not happen again, etc. It was one of those things that I noticed, but didn't notice. Things are usually moving so fast it isn't always obvious. I might leave that in the rewind function because I found it easier to recover from ugly situations as a result of this little "quirk".
So I can add that to my list of changes.
Record and Playback now work correctly. Except it currently does not record analog input. Bummer. This should technically make game saves incompatible with Atari800, Atari800win, etc. But since it happens to be the last saved byte.....
Added in a "do not allow activating attract mode". Really only useful in demo's.
Autoselect media defaults to yes if no configuration file exists, so if you go to the "configure computer options" menu it will execute.
New bug... Period key sends "$". Thanks to a little fix I made so I'll need to fix THAT.
I discovered the record/playback "bug" when I was gonna make a list of suggestion of things for you guys to check out.
It's more of a "familarize yourself with typical x-port features" list than a check for bugs list.
Anyways.. Try it out. Record a session and then play it back. Be careful to turn off record or play before exiting a game though cause it currently does not do that. It's on my todo list of things to fix.
You can listen to mp3's while playing atari games, as well as even creating a playlist. So go ahead and dump some mp3's on your xbox and try it out. I usually do not use this feature but the Atari does not play a whole lot of music itself, just mostly sound effects. Just go into the options menu (press right analog stick down), then press the left analog stick down to bring up the menu.
Rewind.... Hold down the left trig and right trig at the same time. Try it after you die.
Fast Forward. Don't feel like waiting? Press the right trigger and the game will speed up.
Slow mo... Game a little to fast for you? Is your old age affecting your reflexes? Try this one. Left trigger + the B button to toggle it on/off. The speed for this can be adjusted in the general options.
If your playing a game that requires keyboard input you can press the left analog stick down to bring up an onscreen keyboard.
Wanna save a picture while browsing games? Just go into options while playing it, Utlities->save screenshot.
Gotta hi definition TV? Go into the video options and you can set the emulator to 480i/p, 720i/p, and 1040i/p. I can't remember if your dash needs to be set to match or not.
Seems my 42 character fix has a glitch in it where it actually puts a space before a filename that is exactly 42 characters and has an extension (doh). But being I don't wanna quite release my current build just yet I figured I'd just let you guys know about this odd little quirk. It has been fixed so once I finish up my next little project I'll send it.
Unless someone wants it real badly, I suppose it doesn't matter. Just being lazy.
Edited by Shannon, Mon Feb 4, 2008 8:58 AM.