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MasterGear-Android Release News

Hello, All!

I have published MasterGear-Android 2.8.5, a new version of my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

Starting with this version, I am enabling automatic frame skip control and hardware video acceleration by default. These two features should provide everyone with the fast, smooth gameplay video. Also fixed a bunch of rather important issues (that previously broke auto frame skip) and added full support for iPega gamepads.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added support for directional pad on iPega gamepads.
* Switched to hardware accelerated video by default, for fast video.
* Switched to automatic frame skipping by default, for smooth video.
* Existing users should manually enable the "Hardware Video Acceleration" option and set "Draw Frames" to "Automatic".
* Fixed initial parameter passing to the native code.
* Fixed automatic frame skip computation based on frame rate.
* Added explicit "Quit" menu option, for people who cannot find BACK key.
* No longer hiding action bar when MENU pressed, to retain access to items.
* Ordered initial dialogs by importance (About, Change Log, Progress).
* Added Twitter link to the change log, use it to keep track of updates.
* Fixed a nasty crash in the Record/Replay icon display.
 

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MasterGear-Android Release News

Hello, All!

I have updated MasterGear-Android, my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator, to version 2.8.6 today:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

This release makes Z80 emulation more accurate, adds configurable automatic firing function to all fire buttons (see "Auto Fire Settings"), and lets you use the new light UI theme throughout the app (enable "Light UI Theme" in Settings). See below for the complete list of changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added accurate R register emulation.
* Added accurate LDIR/LDDR emulation.
* Added configurable auto-fire function (see "Auto Fire Settings" option).
* Added new "light" theme throughout the app (see "Light UI Theme" option).
* Added shadows to screenshots throughout the app.
* Added default mappings for generic joystick buttons #1..#10.
* Fixed screenshot sizes in the File Selector.
 

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MasterGear-Android Release News

I have released MasterGear-Android 2.8.8, a new version of my Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, and SG-1000 emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

This release adds always-on gameplay recorder that lets you "rewind" the last 16 seconds of gameplay. Press the "Replay" button at any moment to go back in time. I have also added a new contour joystick skin which can be enabled via "Virtual Joystick Shape" option.

ALL CHANGES:
* Gameplay recording now always enabled. Select "Replay" at any time!
* Added new "contour" joystick shape (see "Virtual Joystick Shape" setting).
* Fixed stutter during NetPlay connection process (NetPlay still slow though).
* Made replay play all records to the current recording position.
* Made recording pause when replay is on.
* Fixed many corner cases in record/replay.
 

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Hello, All!

I have released MasterGear-Android 2.8.9, a new version of my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

This release adds support for ARM-based GoogleTV devices running Android 4.x, a new grid-based File Selector view, switches to the OpenSLES native sound API, takes additional measures to prevent crashes, and contains many other fixes. See below for the complete list.

ALL CHANGES:
* MasterGear now runs on GoogleTVs updated to Android 4.x (LG G2/G3).
* Now defaulting to OpenSLES native audio, for minimal latency.
* Now recycling bitmaps to prevent Bitmap.nativeCreate() crashes.
* Added optional grid view to the File Selector, default for GoogleTVs.
* Added extra folder and cartridge icons to the File Selector.
* Added "Audio Rate" setting, for controlling sampling rate.
* Added "Native Audio" setting, for disabling OpenSLES, if needed.
* No longer requiring touchscreen support from the Android device.
* Fixed icons not being shown for File Selector entries with real names.
* Fixed audio initialization always setting 100ms latency.
* Fixed audio pause/resume when activity pauses or resumes.
* Fixed inconsistencies during replay.
* Refactored audio control between Java and native code.
* Removed logging code from record/replay.

Have fun!
 

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Hello, All!

I have published MasterGear 2.8.10, a new version of my Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, and SG-1000 emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

The main new feature in this release is the DropBox integration. You can upload your gameplay state to a DropBox account and download it later, to continue playing on your other Android device. There is also a way to browse contents of your DropBox.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added DropBox support to the File Selector.
* Added "Upload to DropBox" menu option to save game to DropBox.
* Added "Download from DropBox" menu option to load game from DropBox.
* Added "Browse DropBox" menu option to browse DropBox contents.
* Now also deleting main screenshot when "Delete All" selected.
* Now allowing to become NetPlay server even if can't register with global directory.

Have fun!
 

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Hello, All!

I have published MasterGear-Android 2.8.11 today, the new version of my Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, and SG-1000 emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

This release adds a bunch of hardware emulation options, previously only available from the rather unfriendly Advance Settings menu. Starting with this version, you will be able to tweak how VDP emulation works, whether your MasterSystem will have Yamaha's OPLL sound chip and the 93c44 serial EEPROM.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added "Hardware Options" screen to the Settings.
* Added "Show All Sprites" option to the Settings.
* Added "Delay VRAM Reads" option to the Settings.
* Added "Show PAL Video" option to the Settings.
* Added "YM2413 (OPLL) Sound Chip" option to the Settings.
* Added "93c44 Serial EEPROM Chip" option to the Settings.
* Added "CDMasters Memory Mapper" option to the Settings.
* Added missing string translations.
* Added DropBox application icons.
 

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Hello, All!

Today's release is MasterGear-Android 2.8.12 - a new version of my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

In this release, I have added support for x86-based Android devices and made a few UI fixes. As a side result, MasterGear should now run on desktop Android emulators (AndroVM, Genymotion, Bluestacks, etc).

ALL CHANGES:
* Added support for Android devices based on Intel x86 CPUs.
* Now properly building shared library for each architecture.
* Added new-styled action bar, consistent with toolbar.
* Added proper icon for the parent directory ("..") entry.
* Added DropBox application icons.

Enjoy!
 

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Hello, All!

This Christmas Eve, I am bringing you MasterGear-Android 2.8.13, the new version of my Sega 8bit consoles emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

MasterGear will run software written for Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, SG-1000, SC-3000 home computer, and its SF-7000 extension. This new release lets you change the hardware model and locale (US/Japan/Europe) from the automatically determined settings. I have also taken steps to properly sync PAL hardware at 50fps, rather than 60fps used by NTSC. Those who complained about certain games running too fast, this change should fix your problem.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added "Hardware Model" screen to the Settings.
* You can choose SMS, GG, SG-1000, SC-3000, or SF-7000 hardware.
* Merged PAL/NTSC selection with hardware model selection.
* Now limiting frame rate to 50fps when emulating PAL hardware.

Happy Holidays!
 

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Hello, All!

I have published MasterGear-Android 2.8.14 this morning, a new version of my Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, and SG-1000 emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

This release adds the optional "vertical scanlines" display effect that simulates LCD display structure. Moreover, if you enable both the "LCD Scanlines" and "TV Scanlines" options, MasterGear will apply the raster effect to your display. Feel free to experiment with these options.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added "Simulate LCD Scanlines" option, for vertical scanlines.
* Added raster effect when both vertical and horizontal scanlines enabled.
* Fixed a crash when surface gets destroyed during display update.
* Fixed a crash when deleting files with special characters in their names.
* Fixed a crash when showing sections in File Selector.

Enjoy!
 

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Hello, All!

The new MasterGear-Android 2.8.15 adds automatic recognition of some games requiring special hardware, such as Codemasters' MicroMachines and the MLB Baseball games. I have also split the Settings into multiple tabs, for easier navigation, and moved some of them around.

MasterGear-Android is my Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, and SG-1000 emulator for Android. You will find it here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

ALL CHANGES:
* Added automatic hardware selection for some games.
* CodeMasters' Micro Machines works out of the box now.
* MLB Majors Pro Baseball works out of the box now.
* Settings are now tabbed, for easier navigation.
* Added Emulation section to the Settings.
* Made "Scanline Effect" a list selector, to accommodate multiple effects.
* Removed "93c44 Serial EEPROM Chip" option, as it is now automatic.
* Removed "CodeMasters Memory Mapper" option, as it is now automatic.
* Moved some options from Input and Video sections to General.
* Reordered Settings by importance.

Have fun!
 

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Hello, All!

I have released MasterGear-Android 2.8.16, a new version of my Sega GameGear, MasterSystem, and SG-1000 emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

In this version, I have enabled gamepad navigation in the tabbed Settings and made it possible to reassign Moga controller buttons. Also fixed a nasty bug that made MasterGear drain the battery when running in the background. See the complete change list below.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added ability to assign Moga buttons via "Assign Keys".
* Fixed battery drain when MasterGear is running in background.
* Added arrow keys navigation to the tabbed Settings.
* Added Moga controller navigation to the tabbed Settings.

Have fun!
 

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Hello, All!

I have released MasterGear-Android 2.9, a major update to my Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, and SG-1000 emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

This release adds support for Pro Action Replay cheats and Cheatopedia with a bunch of cheat codes for popular games. I am going to add more cheats in the future releases. You can also add your own Cheatopedia entries by editing the MG/custom.chts file in the internal storage. Pro Action Replay cheat format is XXXX-XXXX. More information about adding your own cheats can be found here:

http://fms.komkon.org/EmuAndroid/#CustomCheats

ALL CHANGES:
* Added Pro Action Replay cheats support!
* Added Cheatopedia with cheats for most popular games.
* Added Cheat Editor interface for entering your own cheat codes.
* Added "Hide Title Bar" option to hide status/action bar on startup.
* Custom Cheatopedia entries can be added to /sdcard/MG/custom.chts.

Have fun!
 

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Hello, All!

Starting this month with the MasterGear-Android 2.9.1 release:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

MasterGear emulates Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, and SG-1000 videogame consoles. In the new version, I have fixed recognition of file names that contain multiple extensions and added cheats for 26 more games to the Cheatopedia, including Sonic games, Phantasy Star, and Prince of Persia.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed recognition of multiple file extensions.
* Added 26 more games to the Cheatopedia.
* Added five Sonic games to the Cheatopedia.
* Added three Outrun games to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Phantasy Star cheats to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Prince of Persia cheats to the Cheatopedia.

Enjoy!
 

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Hello, All!

I have published the MasterGear-Android 2.9.2 update, fixing screen edge artifacts and adding Cheatopedia cheats for 32 more games:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

See below for details.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed left/top edge artefacts with accelerated video enabled.
* Switched to the newest NDK and compiler toolchain.
* Added 32 more games to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Ninja Gaiden cheats to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Penguin Land cheats to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Psycho Fox cheats to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Quartet cheats to the Cheatopedia.
* Added R-Type cheats to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Rainbow Islands cheats to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Rygar cheats to the Cheatopedia.

Enjoy!
 

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Hello, All!

I am releasing MasterGear-Android 2.9.3 today, a new version of my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

The new version has got the slow-motion mode (combined with the fast-forward mode in the Settings) and a variety of fixes. More importantly, I have started adding workarounds for external SD card restrictions imposed by Android KitKat. If you are a KitKat user, the new MasterGear will let you keep your games on the external SD card, saving your gameplay states to /sdcard/MasterGear folder or the app-specific SD card folder, as KitKat prohibits third-party apps from writing arbitrary SD card folders. No, I do not know why Google made this restriction. I guess their Nexus devices simply do not have SD cards, so they never tested.

ALL CHANGES:
* Added slow-motion mode, combined with fast-forward mode.
* Fixed multitouch input in cases when it didn't work.
* Made a work-around for external SD card use on KitKat!
* If can't write to external SD card, saving states to /storage/sdcard0/MasterGear.
* If MasterGear folder doesn't exist, saving states to /storage/sdcard1/Android/data/com.fms.mg/files.
* Fixed fast-forwarding in automatic frame rate mode.
* Fixed a crash in Cheatopedia, when displaying the list.
* Fixed rare crashes in gesture detection.

Have fun!
 

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Hello, All!

Just released MasterGear-Android 2.9.5, a new version of my Sega MasterSystem and GameGear emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

This release fixes Cheatopedia on Kitkat devices and adds cheats for 14 more games. Moga and other analog gamepad users are now able to adjust the sensitivity of their analog controls. I also included the access to Settings into the File Selector menu.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed Cheatopedia on Kitkat, when running games from SD card.
* Added "Analog Joystick Blind Radius" setting for Moga and other analog joysticks.
* Added "Show File Selector Toolbar" option to show or hide toolbar in the File Selector.
* Added "Settings" menu option to the File Selector.
* Added Strider, Super Kickoff, Wonderboy, and 11 more games to the Cheatopedia.
* Removed the MENU button from the screen (use "Advanced | Settings" instead).
* Fixed sections navigation in the File Selector.
* Fixed scanline effects in Debugger, etc.

Enjoy!
 

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Hello, All!

This morning, I am releasing MasterGear-Android 2.9.6, a new version of my Sega MasterSystem, GameGear, and SG-1000 emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

In this new release, I have fixed the network play, improved the sound quality, reenabled the built-in debugger, and added 24 more games to the Cheatopedia. See below for the complete list of changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Fixed NetPlay for those who had problems with it.
* Improved audio quality, removing harmonics.
* Reenabled built-in debugger (see "Advanced | Debugger").
* Made sure audio updates after restoring state.
* Added cheats for 24 more games to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Terminator cheats to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Ultima 4 cheats to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Xenon cheats to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Zillion cheats to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Zool cheats to the Cheatopedia.

Enjoy!
 

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Hello, All!

MasterGear-Android 2.9.7 is now available from Google Play;

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

In this version, I have adjusted the sound emulation to be closer to the original, fixed a bunch of bugs, and added cheats for 17 more games to the Cheatopedia.

ALL CHANGES:
* Improved SN76489 PSG emulation.
* Fixed directional pad activated by touching outside.
* Added tilt joystick sensitivity setting.
* Switched PSG to logarithmic volumes.
* Corrected PSG base frequency.
* Fixed File Selector crash, when deleting a file.
* Fixed auxillary files display in the File Selector.
* Fixed gameplay recording feature.
* Added 17 new games to the Cheatopedia.
* Added four Wonder Boy games to the Cheatopedia.
* Added three World Cup games to the Cheatopedia.

Have fun!
 

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Hello, All!

I have just published MasterGear-Android 2.9.8, adding automatic search and download of the games box art:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

Once you enable "Download Box Art" option in the File Selector and connect via WiFi, the new MasterGear will automatically search the Internet for the box art images of your games, download, and show them in the games list. I have also improved DropBox integration: you no longer need to enter the DropBox password every time you run MasterGear, and your gameplay state is automatically uploaded to DropBox once you finish playing.

ALL CHANGES:
* Now automatically downloading box art images when on WiFi.
* Enable "Download Box Art" in File Selector main menu to download box art.
* Choose "Download Box Art" in context menu to find box art for one game only.
* DropBox no longer requires login every time you open it.
* Gameplay saved back to DropBox after you are done playing.
* Added Gallery support for SD card folders on Android Kitkat.
* Added DropBox upload from SD card folders on Android Kitkat.
* Hopefully fixed "O" button on Sony Xperia gamepads.
* Upgraded DropBox SDK to the latest version.
 

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Hello, All!

Starting this week with the MasterGear-Android 2.9.10 release:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

Starting with this release, you no longer need to browse through the list of games in the Cheatopedia: it will try automatically locating cheats for your game. Xperia owners should be able to assign the "O" button on their keypads. Finally, the new MasterGear comes with a decorative backdrop image. If you do not like it, disable it via "General | Show Portrait Backdrop", or supply your own image in /sdcard/MasterGear/Backdrop.png.

ALL CHANGES:
* Cheatopedia automatically selects cheats by game ID.
* Now allowing to remap the "O" button on Xperia Play gamepad.
* Added decorative backdrop image in the portrait mode.
* Made backdrop optional (see "General | Show Portrait Backdrop").
* You can now supply your own backdrop in /sdcard/MasterGear/Backdrop.png.
* Gallery now shows box art, as well as screenshots.
* Added cheats for 29 new games to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Alf, Addams Family, Astro Warrior to the Cheatopedia.
* Added Alex Kidd and Asterix games to the Cheatopedia.

Enjoy!
 

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Hello, All!

The next MasterGear-Android release is out:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.mg

The new MasterGear 2.9.11 fixes ZIP file support on Kitkat and enables hardware media buttons (record, play, rewind), to save, restore, or replay the gameplay. If you have extra buttons on your gamepad, you can also assign these functions to the extra buttons, via "Input | Assign Keys" setting.

ALL CHANGES:
* LuckyPatcher use now accepted, by public demand, but you will see a warning.
* Fixed support for .ZIP files stored on Kitkat SD cards.
* Added custom key assignments for freezing, restoring, and replaying gameplay.
* Added "General | Confirm Freezing State" option for people who tend hitting "Freeze" by mistake.
* The "REWIND" hardware key now replays recent gameplay.
* The "RECORD" hardware key now freezes gameplay state.
* The "PLAY" hardware key now restores gameplay state.
* No longer showing box art for .ZIP files, as we cannot identify them.
* Moved "Screen Orientation" option to the "Video" tab.
* Reordered items in the "Video" tab.

Have fun!
 
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