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macOS improvements2019-08-17 15:57:22

I fixed all outstanding GUI bugs I could find in hiro for macOS, so bsnes should basically run ideally now save for the missing fullscreen and joypad support.

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bsnes-hd beta 92019-08-16 11:14:30

DerKoun released bsnes-hd beta 9, which features some cool new HD windowing and gradient effects. Here's a before-and-after example of the gradient effect. Pretty cool stuff!

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Multi-Monitor Support2019-08-15 18:14:39

I added multi-monitor support to higan and bsnes. Not complete yet, long ranty technical breakdown on my Twitter feed if you're interested. But it's coming along ...

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Articles2019-08-14 14:35:02

I'm going to take another shot at writing articles, but this time I want to stay focused on positive, non-divisive topics. Further, my viewpoints on many previous articles have shifted somewhat over time. As such, I'm posting only the previous Experiment! and Emulator Latency articles. But the intention is to add more again in the future.

The full index will be available here, or under the Other menu at the top of the site.

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Switch SNES controller2019-08-13 21:10:42

Oooh, now this looks really cool! Hopefully as a USB device it'll work out of the box on PCs. If so, I'll be sure to have it auto-map with future bsnes Windows releases once it's out.

Edit: ah it's wireless, so you need custom Bluetooth drivers. Definitely doable, but a touch less exciting.

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bsnes 480p Deinterlacing2019-08-12 14:01:06

A new feature as of bsnes v108.8 is 480p deinterlacing. Rather than render each field of interlaced content separately, bsnes can optionally render both fields, turning 480i content into 480p60 content. Thanks to bsnes' multi-threaded PPU renderer, this incurs less than 3% additional CPU resources when enabled. Below are some before and after demonstrations. I've also posted a video demonstrating this in action here, although the YouTube lossy encoding doesn't quite do the improvement justice.

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Hard Rock Cafe2019-08-12 11:06:45

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Night Theme and Mobile Support2019-08-12 03:31:03

Under the site menu at the top left, there's now an option for a night theme ("dusk"), which will apply throughout byuu.org. Also, I have updated everything to be easier to use on mobile devices. The preservation database may prove useful for retro game collectors now when hunting in local shops, for instance.

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Custom Youtube URL2019-08-12 03:20:55

With many thanks to those who subscribed, I was able to request a custom URL. My Youtube channel is now located at https://youtube.com/byuusan. Thanks again!

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Spinach Curry with Cheese Naan2019-08-11 05:20:28

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bsnes Overclocking: Gradius III2019-08-10 04:49:10

Left: bsnes running at 100% speed.

Right: bsnes running at 400% speed.

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bsnes Overclocking: Contra III2019-08-10 04:40:59

Left: bsnes running at 100% speed.

Right: bsnes running at 200% speed.

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Mobile Site Improvements2019-08-10 04:04:09

I've increased font sizes and reflowed the preservation page tables for mobile devices. Hopefully the site looks and responds better on mobile now. If you disagree or have improvement suggestions, ping me at one of the links in Other->Social please ^-^

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New Tagging System2019-08-09 13:39:54

I added a tags bar to the top of the main page, so you can filter the kinds of information you're interested in. It's something I really, really wish Twitter supported. On the whole, I'm liking this CMS, and I want to be less reliant on third-party services, so I'll probably start posting more here and less on other sites. We'll see though ...

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Almond Brulee2019-08-09 09:11:08

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SNES widescreen patches2019-08-08 09:54:46

DerKoun has implemented widescreen support into his bsnes-hd fork. The results when they work are quite stunning, but to fully work, pretty much every game will require manual reprogramming work to handle things like offscreen sprites and loading additional tilemap data.

I'm hoping to find someone interested in producing these ROM hacks. If we can get at least one working patch made for a major SNES title, I will integrate the widescreen support into bsnes official. The idea would be to include the widescreen patches alongside the emulator, so that games could automatically switch to widescreen mode when enabled in the settings.

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White Peach French Toast2019-08-08 09:49:28

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Youtube2019-08-08 09:43:56

I set up a Youtube channel here. I'll be using it to post videos of higan and bsnes development and features.

So far, there's two videos demonstrating the new bsnes v108.1+ overclocking support...

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Welcome2019-08-08 09:34:28

I built a CMS system for byuu.org, with the intention of posting more frequently to this site's homepage. For now, the previous site news can be accessed here.

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