Not to go off on a tangent here, but are there any future plans for adding in filters like "CRT" or "scan lines" to emulate the effects? I know JzIntv was always built to be a top-notch true emulator of the Iintellivision core, which it is, but because it's also heavily used in Retropie and other forms of emulation, it could definitely benefit from these filters. Leaving it open for the user to create and add-in their own filters would be great as well. Many other true system emulators use them as well... Stella, CC64, Vice-64, just to name a few I've seen it in.
I don't have immediate plans for a "scanlines" mode. I could probably hack something up that would look "OK". I need to transition to SDL2 first, I think. Likely, the most efficient way to do this on a modern machine would be to define a layer with the scanline template, and then superimpose that over the layer with the graphics. That lets the hardware acceleration do all the dirty work for me.
jzIntv currently uses SDL1 and pure software rendering. SDL1 has been deprecated for awhile, and has noticeable performance issues on modern hardware. Too many SDL1-isms leaked into the rest of jzIntv, so I have my work cut out for me.
I've also had someone request a libretro backend. That would give me access to whatever functionality libretro provides.
All of this will have to be in my "copious free time." Or if folks would like to take some of this on and help me refactor jzIntv and modernize it, I'd be happy to accept patches and assistance. jzIntv already has direct contributions from around 9 other authors, not counting the library code jzIntv incorporates.
Thanks... PS... loving the new color palette. After some tweaks to my LED screen, it looks amazing and exactly as I remember it on a CRT. Very bright and vivid, not desaturated as it was before this new update. Thanks for that!
I'm glad you like it! Congo Bongo in particular was the hardest one to get looking "good." The way it uses yellow, tan, orange, and brown really highlighted flaws in my older palette.
You hackfile combos work BEAUTIFULLY!!! THANK YOU!!!! All the keys now "copy/paste" from notepad into jzIntv correctly
Great! I'll include this "hackfile" as a reference in the next jzIntv release.