☃ Merry Christmas everyone!
It's been a year since I've posted here, but even longer since a
release for Jnes for Windows, over three years in fact. Since the
last Windows release there were pretty big changes under the
hood to get Jnes to work on Android, and in the background I
have been trying to also improve the accuracy of the emulator.
While Jnes has a proud tradition of playing most games, there are
some subtle hardware behaviors that Jnes was not able to
emulate correctly. I've made some progress on improving that in
this release, you are unlikely to notice it unless it breaks
something. Cheats also got reworked significantly, editing should
be stable. There are a slew of new awesome cheat
codes from Gent,
please give him some thanks for all his hard work in helping put this release together.
Lastly this update brings a much needed upgrade to DirectX 9.0,
which should modernize Jnes on newer versions of Windows, as
well as a native 64-bit version which is just nice to have. It was
discovered during testing that this version may not work on
Windows XP any longer, and I'm not sure why. I decided to move
ahead with the release rather than delay it.
My hope is that this release brings some joy to the world, for
those of you who have been anticipating a new release for a
while please accept this gift with warmest regards, I hope it has
something you were looking forward to. I might be getting a bit
older, but the world seems like it could use a bit of joy and
understanding from each other now more than ever. Please
pass some joy forward to others, especially at this time of year.