Créé par Near (ex byuu) et continué par Luke Usher (PolyBlast / CxBx-Reloaded) et d’autres, Ares est un émulateur multi-systèmes dont le développement a commencé le 14 octobre 2004. C’est un descendant de higan et bsnes. Il se concentre sur la précision et la préservation.

Ares émule les 30 machines suivantes:
– Famicom + Famicom Disk System
– Super Famicom + Super Game Boy
– Nintendo 64
– Game Boy + Game Boy Color
– Game Boy Advance + Game Boy Player
– SG-1000 + SC-3000
– Master System + Game Gear
– Mega Drive + Mega 32X + Mega CD
– Playstation
– PC Engine + PC Engine CD + SuperGrafx
– MSX + MSX2
– ColecoVision
– Neo Geo Pocket + Neo Geo Pocket Color
– Neo Geo AES
– WonderSwan + WonderSwan Color + SwanCrystal + Pocket Challenge V2

A noter qu’un pack de shaders est disponible ici.
Des packs MSU-1 sont disponibles ici.

Voici les informations depuis l’ultime dernière version d’ares créée par Near:

This release primarily provides improved Neo Geo Pocket/Neo Geo Pocket Color and Sega 32X emulation.

The entire Neo Geo Pocket/Color library is now thought to be playable, with minor graphical issues in four titles.

A small number of SEGA 32X games are now playable, although most still experience graphical and/or audio issues.


– ColecoVision: Clear top bit of controller port reads; fixes Defender [invertego]
– Neo Geo Pocket: Allow BIOS to handle the boot process [invertego]
– Neo Geo Pocket: Copy SNK logo from BIOS during fast boot; fixes Metal Slug: 2nd Mission [invertego]
– Neo Geo Pocket: Fix address used to test ram initialization [invertego]
– Neo Geo Pocket: Initialize Neo Geo Pocket port 1 to zero; fixes Dynamite Slugger [invertego]
– Neo Geo Pocket: Many improvements to ‘fast boot’ [invertego]
– Neo Geo Pocket: Re-enable savint ram to disk on unload [invertego]
– Sega 32X: Implement FM/Framebuffer access bit; fixes Spiderman [Luke Usher]
– Sega 32X: Implement RV bit [Luke Usher]
– Sega 32X: Optimise SH7604 recompiler min-cycles for 32X; fixes Knuckles Choatix & Virtua Fighter [remutro]
– Sega 32X: PWM DREQ and timer are different things; fixes PWM audio in many games [Luke Usher]
– Sega 32X: Used cached interpreter instead of recompiler [Luke Usher]
– TMS9918: Fix sprite size emulation; fixes many graphical issues in ColecoVision/MSX/SG-1000 [invertego]
– TMS9918: fix interrupt behavior [invertego]
– hiro: Fix browser dialog filters on macOS [Luke Usher]
– hiro: Force GTK3 to use X11 backend; fixes a crash under Wayland [thrimbor]
– lucia: Disable fast boot by default [Luke Usher]
– lucia: Support digital presses from analog inputs [invertego]
– mia: Add workaround for underdumped Delta Warp rom [Luke Usher]
– mia: Improve Nintendo 64 save chip database; fixes saving in some titles [sp1187]
– nall: Enable LTO by default on non-debug builds [Luke Usher]
– nall: Speed up recompiler codegen [Luke Usher]
– sh2: Allow cores to determine an ideal minimum recompiler block size [Luke Usher]
– sh2: Optimised code-gen for the interpreter [Luke Usher]
– sh2: Recompiler should invalidate single blocks, not entire pools [Luke Usher]
– tlc2900h: Fix immediate mask in BIT #,r; fixes Pocket Tennis [invertego]
– z80: Correct the effect of IE on the next instruction; fixes audio drop-out in Neo Geo Pocket games [invertego]


Télécharger Ares (32 bits) v114 (3.3 Mo)

Télécharger Ares (64 bits) v124 (4.8 Mo)

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