SofaRun 7.0 released

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Par Louthrax

Prophet (2293)

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17-05-2020, 19:38

Hi all,

SofaRun has been updated to version 7.0.

Here are the changes since the initial 6.0 release from 29/12/2019:

  • Internal support for SG-1000 and Sega Master System ROMs using new SofaSMS tool (another specific post will be created about that). As this is now an internal SofaRun support, default settings and per-game settings can be specified:
  • SofaRun does not exits anymore when trying to return to a deleted directory or ZIP file.
  • Extensions are preserved for cached / uncompressed files (were always ".UNZ" before). Should solve issues with programs relying on the extension.
  • The "PROGRAM" enviromnent variable is now set to the called program (was always "SR.COM" before).
  • Delay for probing joysticks in SofaRunIt (used for swapping disks) are now calibrated at start (should work on all turbo machines).
  • Support for JoySnes. In consequence, "JoyMega" naming in INI files and display has been changed to a more generic "Joy2Key".
  • Temporarily changed splash screen message to also mention "Lazy Hedgehogs" :). The support of the "Pause button" through joystick and FM emulation for SMS is quite handy, as having the same things on Master System implied hardware modifications on the joystick inteface, and of course having a Japanese Master System for FM sounds.

Sound support for SG-1000 games with SofaSMS is based on Tiny Yarou work, with some improvements - OTIR instructions through sound chip is now supported. Games like SG-1000 Galaga are working well with sound on standard MSX 1 machines.

Download link is still the same: https://www.louthrax.net/mgr/. Version numbers and documentations for all tools have been updated.

GDX, just test if the JoySnes support has improved or not with this version (I do not expect that). If not, please contact me, I'll send you test versions.

As usual, let me know if you encounter any problem with this release !

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Par Grauw

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17-05-2020, 19:49

Very nice changes in this release!

Louthrax wrote:
  • SofaRun does not exist when trying to return to a deleted directory or ZIP file.

Some deep philosophy in this changelog Smile.

Par Louthrax

Prophet (2293)

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17-05-2020, 19:51

Grauw wrote:

Very nice changes in this release!

Louthrax wrote:
  • SofaRun does not exist when trying to return to a deleted directory or ZIP file.

Some deep philosophy in this changelog Smile.

Ah, thanks, typo fixed Smile

Par wark91

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17-05-2020, 20:38

Hi,
Thank you for the fix !

Par Manuel

Ascended (17079)

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17-05-2020, 21:06

Louthrax wrote:

[*]Temporarily changed splash screen message to also mention "Lazy Hedgehogs" Smile.

Hehe, that topped it off nicely! Smile

Par Sander

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17-05-2020, 23:40

Great update, thanks Louthrax!

Par Latok

msx guru (3793)

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18-05-2020, 00:16

Great!

Par ibantxuyn

Expert (116)

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18-05-2020, 02:37

WOW, good job Louthrax!!

Par edoz

Prophet (2302)

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18-05-2020, 08:45

Thanks for this nice update! Cool to have SMS support as well!

Par gdx

Prophet (3835)

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18-05-2020, 10:05

JoySNES seems works properly now.

Louthrax, what do you think of using button 2 like follows?

[Button 2]+[UP] same as the button 2 now but with Sofarun settings only.
[Button 2]+[Down] for settings and action menu for the selected item. (based on name extension or item type)
[Button 2]+[LEFT]/[RIGHT] for change current drive.

Par tfh

Prophet (2474)

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18-05-2020, 09:56

Good job Smile Thanks for the great update! Smile My favourite piece of MSX software... Not a Pengo here, but lazy? yes!

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