Saturday, April 2, 2011

Genesis Plus GX 1.5.0

by EkeEke
Genesis Plus is a Sega Genesis / Sega Megadrive / Sega Master System emulator. This is a port of Charles MacDonald's Genesis Plus to the Wii, with a lot of improvements.

-Preferred PAL Mode: Any (automatic TV mode detection, no more PAL60 version needed).
-Display mode : 480p, 480i, 576i, 240i, 288i, 288p and 240p
-Supports Zip compressed rom images.
-Genesis 4 players multitap adapters (Sega TeamPlayer and EA 4-Way Play) support
-Game Genie & Action Replay cheat code support
-Sega Mouse
-Sega Activator
-Sega Menacer & Konami Justifier lightguns. 2 lightgun has the same time supported.
-SVP DSP (Virtua Racing)
-Master System compatibility mode
and a lot more, read the included user manual for details.

added support for Master System compatibility mode (Z80 ports access mode), incl. Mode 5 rendering.
added Mode 4 rendering for both Genesis & Master System modes.
added alternate BG planes rendering functions (should be faster on PPC architectures).
added support for Master System compatibility mode (Z80 ports access mode).
added Master System peripherals emulation (Control Pad, Paddle, Sports Pad & Light Phaser).
added XE-1AP (analog controller) emulation.
added Activator emulation.

-added support for all known Master System cartridge mappers.
-added copy-protection hardware emulation for a few MD unlicensed games: fixes 777 Casino (crash when talking to bunny girls).
(NB: most of those unlicensed games seem to have been already patched by ROM dumpers, main purpose is documenting them)
-added support for Top Shooter arcade board controller. (A=Shoot, B=Bet, C/RIGHT=Coins, START=Start, hold UP on startup to enter service mode)
-improved King of Fighters 98 mapper emulation (registers address decoding is now 100% accurate)
-fixed Game Genie when several codes affect same ROM address.
-fixed EEPROM types for Brian Lara Cricket & NBA Jam TE (verified on real cartridges)

-added Master System compatibility mode emulation (automatically enabled when loading ROM file with .sms extension).
-improved savestate stability & compatibility (support for old 1.4.x savestates is preserved)
-various code cleanup & comments.

-fixed cheat codes handling when several codes affect same ROM address.
-improved input controller detection on menu exit.
-improved key remapping dialog box to match emulated device
-changed Menu key for Gamecube controller to allow MODE button mapping
-fixed DVD not being unmounted on swap (memory leak)

Wii only
-added USB mouse support for Sega Mouse emulation
-compiled with latest libogc: improves USB compatibility & fixes stability issues with Wiimotes.

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