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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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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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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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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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