OK, some of you may have noticed in the 'Stella 4.7.3 released' thread that a new TIA core is being developed for Stella, ported from the 6502ts project. I'm happy to say that this will soon be in a state ready for preliminary testing. I hope to have a some test builds ready on Monday or Tuesday, but I just wanted to let everyone interested know that it's coming. Throughout this thread, I will update what's been added to each build, and hopefully be able to incorporate/fix some of the issues that you will find. What we'll be looking for is a somewhat detailed report on the following:
- regressions against the old Stella core (ie, something worked in Stella before, and is now broken in the new core)
- regressions/deviations from real hardware (ie, something is broken in the new core, and didn't work in Stella either)
- improvements in the new core (ie, something that was broken in Stella before, but is now working in the new core)
It's very important that we know the status in terms of one of the 3 items above, so we can narrow down how to fix a bug, and/or note where the new code actually works correctly.
The third test release is now available at https://github.com/D...stella/releases. Please read the issues and readme, and report bugs accordingly