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ColEm Emulator Updates
« on: June 08, 2020, 21:52:35 PM »
I wanted to share this.  For anyone looking for a good ColecoVision emulator, ColEm is excellent.  A new update was released today.  This was posted by Atari I/O member fms today.

Hello, All!
 
I've just released the free ColEm 5.0 for Windows and Linux, with the source code for those interested in porting ColEm to other platforms:
 
    http://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ -- homepage
    http://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ColEm50-Windows-bin.zip -- free Windows version
    http://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ColEm50-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- free Linux version
    http://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ColEm50-Source.zip -- portable source code
 
This release adds the complete Coleco Adam emulation, including keyboard, printer, disk, and tape drives. Both .DSK and .DDP file types are now supported. There are multiple new menu and command line options for working with printers, disks, and tapes. Please note that since Coleco Adam emulation is very new, it may have bugs. If you encounter any problems, or any Adam software that does not run, please, report it here.

Recent ColEm releases also added support for 2kB SRAM found in the Lord Of The Dungeon game, Super Game Module (SGM) emulation, AY8910 PSG, 24c08 and 24c256 EEPROM emulation, and other modern features important to the homebrew community. See below for all the changes in the latest release.

 
ALL CHANGES:
* Coleco Adam emulation is now operational, with keyboard, printer, disk, and tape drives. Use -adam command line or "Hardware | Adam" menu to enable. Requires EOS.ROM and WRITER.ROM files.
* Emulator will load .DSK files into disk drive A: and enable Adam mode.
* Emulator will load .DDP files into tape drive A: and enable Adam mode.
* Printer output can be sent to a file with -printer option.
* Adam disk drives can also be loaded with -disk* options.
* Adam tape drives can also be loaded with -tape* options.
* Windows version has got full support for Adam-specific media images and hardware.
* Added "File | Save Printer Output" menu to ColEm-Windows.
* Added "Hardware | Disk Drives" menu to ColEm-Windows.
* Added "Hardware | Tape Drives" menu to ColEm-Windows.
 
Enjoy!
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Re: ColEm Emulator Updates
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2020, 17:33:15 PM »
A new update has been posted, this time for the Android version.

Hello, All!
 
I have released ColEm 5.0 for Android, a new version of my Coleco emulator:
 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.colem -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.colem.deluxe -- full version, currently on sale
 
This release is based on the latest Windows/Linux ColEm 5.0, released last week. It finally adds complete Coleco Adam home computer emulation, with keyboard, disk drives, and tapes. Both disk (.DSK) and tape (.DDP) image files are now supported and can be run from the File Selector. The "Settings | Emulation" screen adds options for Adam emulation and virtual keyboard. Since Adam emulation is still very new, please, let me know if you experience any issues with it. Hopefully, these should be gone in the next few months.
 
Additionally, the "Change Folder" dialog now contains buttons for all your storage devices, such as SD cards and USB flash drives. To select a storage device, simply select "Change Folder" from the File Selector menu, click on your storage device, then click on "Ok". As you remember, I had to disable cheat features to avoid Google staff banning ColEm from the store. You can easily reenable cheats though by downloading this file to your Downloads folder:

http://fms.komkon.org/EmuAndroid/ColEm-Cheats.zip
 
ALL CHANGES:
* Based on the latest ColEm 5.0 sources.
* Coleco Adam emulation is now fully operational.
* Added support for Adam disk (.DSK) and tape (.DDP) files.
* Added "Settings | Emulation | Coleco Adam" option.
* Added "Settings | Emulation | Coleco Adam Keyboard" option.
* Added "Settings | Emulation | ColecoVision Keypads" option.
* Added list of available storage devices to "Change Folder" dialog.
* Added available storage devices to the top row in AndroidTV UI.
* Changed message indicating that Android denied a directory listing.
 
PS: ColEm Deluxe is currently on $2.99 sale for the next few days:
 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fms.colem.deluxe
 
Enjoy!
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Re: ColEm Emulator Updates
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2020, 22:21:36 PM »
A new update has been posted...

 I've published the free ColEm 5.3 for Windows and Linux, with the source code for those interested in porting ColEm to other platforms:
 
    http://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ -- homepage
    http://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ColEm53-Windows-bin.zip -- free Windows version
    http://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ColEm53-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- free Linux version
    http://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ColEm53-Source.zip -- portable source code
 
This release comes with refactored scaling and special effects framework, optimized for larger screens and windows. It improves the Windows version behavior with multiple screens. I have also added separate options for linear interpolation, loading palette and cheat files. See below for all the changes.
 
ALL CHANGES:
* System ROM files location now defaults to where executable is.
* Refactored scaling and special effects framework.
* Optimized scaling for large screens and windows.
* Fixed ColEm-Windows behavior with multiple displays.
* Added "File | Load .PAL Palette" option to ColEm-Windows.
* Added "File | Load .CHT Cheats" option to ColEm-Windows.
* Added "Video | Interpolate Video | Linear Scaling" option to ColEm-Windows.
* Enabled "Video | Stretch Full Screen" option with effects enabled.
* Enabled "Video | Force 4:3 Screen" option with effects enabled.
* Renamed snapshot saving options in ColEm-Windows.
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