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NEO Coding Competitions => NEO Spring Compo 2007 for GBA/NDS division => NEO Spring Coding Compo 2007 => NEO Compo 2007 => The past Neo Coding Compos => the GBA/NDS APP zone => Topic started by: redbug on March 21, 2007, 04:07:52 AM

Title: [NDS App] StyxDS v0.2
Post by: redbug on March 21, 2007, 04:07:52 AM
New release of the atari ST emulator.

What's new ?
In one word : quicker ! (but not yet realtime)
- Auto-frameskip (max 5)
- New screen handling (next version will be ARM asm based)
- Mouse in touchpad mode is quicker.

Which games are really playable ?
Rick Dangerous I & II, Xenon 2, Speedball and many other Atari ST great games.

How to use it ?
Copy bios and disks in the /roms/st.
Bios file (tos102fr.img or other bios) have to to be renamed to tos.bin
Disks have to be in the .st format

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/163/428425779_d957cd2688_o.png)
Great looking NEO Spring Compo 2007 logo :)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/186/428425781_60b619fb8d_o.png)
Game running at 97% (don't expect that in all game)
Title: Re: [NDS App] StyxDS v0.2
Post by: alekmaul on March 21, 2007, 04:36:11 AM
nice to see this entry  ;D
Title: Re: [NDS App] StyxDS v0.2
Post by: Metaluna on March 21, 2007, 06:21:46 AM
Right now, I just wish I had more time to do some in depth testing.

I've just tried a bunch of games so far : Blues Brothers, Xenon, Rick Dangerous 2, Bob Morane Ocean, Operation Jupiter, The Sentinel... and I really can't believe my eyes. They all can be launched and most of them are fully playable. The improvements are simply amazing. Even Bio Challenge works!
Title: Re: [NDS App] StyxDS v0.2
Post by: penpvdbs on March 21, 2007, 11:22:28 PM
I really like emulators and this application for the DS is very interresting! The compatibility is quite good too. It reminds me of the Atari emulator for the PALM handheld.

Some feedback:
I tried several random roms and most of them will boot ( hunter, HQ, a driving game) The compatibility for the .st format is great I think! The speed is average but for racing games and fast action the speed might increase just a little bit more. Don't get me wrong I do like this emulator and it offers me a way to play the old games again while on the go.The games were playable. I CAN't thank you enough.
rewrite the screenhandling to ARM based  will hopefully increase the emulator it's speed. It's a good idea!

What I would love to see is having multiple disk(.msa files)  loaded in order to play Another World or LoomThese games aren't in .st format or is there a way to convert them to st?

Again thanks for the emulator and keep up the good works!

Title: Re: [NDS App] StyxDS v0.2
Post by: redbug on March 22, 2007, 12:19:43 AM
Thanks for your comments.
There is a .msa to .st converter available here: http://msaconverter.free.fr/index-uk.html
Title: Re: [NDS App] StyxDS v0.2
Post by: penpvdbs on March 22, 2007, 05:51:58 PM
Hi Redbug,

Here is some more feedback.

I have tested a lot of games now. I would recommend this emulator to anyone who likes to play the old classic games again. This emulator truely brings up good memories and should be rewarded for giving me such a nostalgia feeling. Most games will boot and only looking and hearing the beeps and tunes again will bring a smill upon my face. :)

Some games I've tested:
Another World (very slow, somtimes will freeze after menu)
Monkey island (Playable at low speed, sound buffer issues,how do I save my progress?))
Loom (Playable, how do I save my progress?)
Hunter (runs well)
Battle Chess (Looks very good, this game is fun to play although the speed may increase a bit)
Ninja Turtles (very good compatibility)
Rick Dangerous 2 (Good compatibility)
Blues brothers (Good compatibility but some control issues)
Golden Axe (collors get mixed up in game but runs fast )
Prince of persia(Black screen)

Some small notes:-
I noticed that sometimes the emulator stops capturing my mouse or touch screen input. This happens mostely when I switch between the input keyboard/mouse screens.
-Sometimes I noticed that it seems that the buttons while pressed or short pressed work the same as auto-fire (rapidly pressing the keys). Maybe this strange occuring with my input is because the emulator does not runs on full speed yet or the cycles speed isn't fully optimized?

Hope the speed will be optimized a bit more and we have a pretty good emulator!
 

 ::sm-29.gif:: love this emu!
Title: Re: [NDS App] StyxDS v0.2
Post by: Frodo on March 26, 2007, 12:48:59 AM
it must have been a hell of a work to code such an impressive emulator.  ::sm-29.gif::
Title: Re: [NDS App] StyxDS v0.2
Post by: trabitboy on March 27, 2007, 11:36:42 PM
got my vote, it's so impressive  8)
Title: Re: [NDS App] StyxDS v0.2
Post by: buothz on July 11, 2007, 09:02:48 AM
New release of the atari ST emulator.

What's new ?
In one word : quicker ! (but not yet realtime)
- Auto-frameskip (max 5)
- New screen handling (next version will be ARM asm based)
- Mouse in touchpad mode is quicker.

Which games are really playable ?
Rick Dangerous I & II, Xenon 2, Speedball and many other Atari ST great games.

How to use it ?
Copy bios and disks in the /roms/st.
Bios file (tos102fr.img or other bios) have to to be renamed to tos.bin
Disks have to be in the .st format

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/163/428425779_d957cd2688_o.png)
Great looking NEO Spring Compo 2007 logo :)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/186/428425781_60b619fb8d_o.png)
Game running at 97% (don't expect that in all game)


oh my god! this emu is fantastic! thanks a lot now i try it with supercard minisd :D thanks a lot
Title: Re: [NDS App] StyxDS v0.2
Post by: Albert1234 on March 23, 2010, 05:17:40 PM
I really very like it firstly many thanks to redbug for these great ported emulators to the ds.
The mouse still doesn't work for me. I got the joystick working in rick dangerous and starglider but I can't tell if the keyboard works. It's invisible until I touch it and makes a noise when I touch the keys.
The speed is a lot better and this shows incredible promise but I have a sinking feeling that the controls will never work on my set up(I hope I'm wrong).
The other emulators from redbug work very well, so I hope that these problems can be fixed. Either way awesome work redbug.