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 la dernière version d’ares:

– add hotkey to toggle fast forward [LukeUsher]
– add support for using Supergrafx and CD together [LukeUsher]
– default filter/shader to « None » rather than « Blur » [LukeUsher]
– ensure ares is ‘portable’ on Windows [LukeUsher]
– fix an issue where System directories were created incorrectly [LukeUsher]
– remap all inputs based on physical controller layouts [LukeUsher]
– implement keyboard capture for msx [LukeUsher]

– tweak display timing; fixes dmg-acid2 and cgb-acid2 [LukeUsher]

– slightly reduce red tint, to bring the display closer to my GBA SP [LukeUsher]

– add missing initialization during power-on [invertego]
– readjust cpu sync after recent changes (Kolibri fix) [TascoDLX]
– reimplement refresh timings [TascoDLX]
– vdp dma transfer is delayed after bus is acquired [TascoDLX]
– vdp timing tweaks for accuracy [TascoDLX]
– vdp vscroll bug implemented [TascoDLX]

– connect/fix up keyboard emulation [LukeUsher]
– fix a number of memory layout issues [LukeUsher]
– fix linear cartridge rom mapping [LukeUsher]
– improve rom type detection and add more board types [LukeUsher]
– require a proper bios rom for msx1 [LukeUsher]

– activate address errors by default [rasky]
– add address error for invalid 64bit address in 32bit mode [rasky]
– add missing file for mame RDP SSE2 implementation [rasky]
– add separate CIC 7102 detection [bigbass1997]
– add support for homebrew-specific special header flag [rasky]
– fix (again) TLB logic in case of invalid TLBs [rasky]
– fix 64-bit pc calculation in J opcode [rasky]
– fix a few memory access opcodes that were using a 32-bit address [rasky]
– fix behavior of conflicting bits in writes to SP_STATUS [rasky]
– fix BGEZAL/BGEZALL opcodes when testing RA [rasky]
– fix cache to use physical addresses [rasky]
– fix controller input after PIF refactoring [rasky]
– fix COP0 config initial status [rasky]
– fix cop0 LL write mask [rasky]
– fix CPU core to correctly handle 64-bit PC [rasky]
– fix Dual accesses on MMIO regs [rasky]
– fix exception kind in case of TLB invalid page and with nonmatching asid [rasky]
– fix handling of invalid pagemasks [rasky]
– fix JALR when jumping to RA [rasky]
– fix LL / SC / LLD / SCD opcodes [rasky]
– fix masking of COP0 context / xcontext [rasky]
– fix RSP BGEZAL/BLTZAL when RA is being tested [rasky]
– fix RSP DMA wraparound [rasky]
– fix RSP DMEM/IMEM accesses with all access sizes [rasky]
– fix RSP LTV opcode in its corner cases [rasky]
– Fix RSP MTC2 and LFV opcodes [rasky]
– fix RSP PC to stay within 12 bits in all cases [rasky]
– fix SIGILL at startup when SSE4.2 is not supported [rasky]
– fix TLB logic for non-global entries [rasky]
– fix TLB random register when wired > 31 [rasky]
– implement buggy byte/half reads from cartridge space [rasky]
– implement exceptions in non-taken delay slots [rasky]
– implement LWU opcode in RSP [rasky]
– implement proper PI bus writes with IO busy bit [rasky]
– implement undocumented broken RSP opcodes [rasky]
– improve address exceptions with correct COP0 status [rasky]
– improve emulation of vector load opcodes in side cases [rasky]
– improve TLB register masking [rasky]
– increase a little the PI DMA timing. [rasky]
– internal mask of physicalAddress register in TLB entries [rasky]
– make sure TLB entries are correctly initialized at power [rasky]
– map domain 1 address 3 zone into main memory map [rasky]
– refactor PIF chip into its own class [rasky]
– implement correct behaviours of jumps within delay slots [rasky]
– small accuracy tweak to the RSP semaphore register [rasky]
– Change inner dead-zone size and geometry [kev4cards]

– initialise bram for cd-rom system [LukeUsher]

– Add database entry for the « Super FX voxel demo » to specify a RAM size of 64k instead of 32k [jbo-85]
– Support ROM/RAM addressing for Super FX ROMs that are not a power of 2 [jbo-85]
– fix a hang when loading Satallaview content [LukeUsher]
– pad bsx flash to minimum size of a memory cart [LukeUsher]

– adjust interrupt/exception timing [TascoDLX]
– fixed group 2 exception prefetch (CHK, DIV by zero) [TascoDLX]
– omit illegal addressing modes for CMPA & TST [TascoDLX]

– implement text mode [LukeUsher]

– fix menubar visibility with gtk3 [AmatCoder]

– determine desktop path based on environment [LukeUsher]
– handle CHD paths with non-ASCII chars on Windows [invertego]
– optimize priority_queue remove function [rasky]
– prevent chd memory leaks + don’t allow unsupported track types [LukeUsher]
– remove hardcoding of lto=true [LukeUsher]

– support for loading CHD compressed CD-ROM images [LukeUsher]
– update out of date resources [invertego]
– update sfc board database & heuristics [LukeUsher]

– pulseaudio shouldn’t block for events [AmatCoder]

– Add top-level Makefile [rasky]
– fix building from Windows command prompt [invertego]
– fix clean targets on Windows [invertego]
– fix zlib include path [invertego]
– codesign binary after build on macOS [rasky]


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