Hacktube: New Emulator.

Discussion in 'Site News' started by Qjimbo, Aug 31, 2009.

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  1. Qjimbo

    Qjimbo Well-Known Member Member

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    Hacktube is online again everyone!


    Big thanks to proxi for getting me started with the applet version of Stephan Dittrich's jEnesis emulator. I've also put in a little tweak that should stop the sound bug. I'll add the ability to toggle sound soon. Games with sram also cause an exception error, which I'm working on resolving, though it could mean there is potential for online sram storage per user, which would be neat.


    Here's a rundown of the improvements of jEnesis over PotatoMulti.


    • Better Compatibility


    Hacks that used to crash, no longer crash. It's as tolerant as Gens when it comes to addressing errors and such.


    • Better Sound


    Sound Emulation is a million times better. No weird "hanging notes" are noticable anymore. PCM is a bit wobbly, though I believe thats due to the sample rate.


    • Soundbug: fix'd


    Adding a 3 second sleep to the stop function applet allows java to collect garbage up before killing the applet, reducing the likelihood of the repeating sound. I'm looking into a better way of solving this problem but for now this works pretty well.


    • Better Performance


    Less slowdowns and overall a better "feel".


    So yeah, go check it out!
     
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  2. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Administrator

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    Impressive work, Qjimbo. It's good to see this emulator being used, I downloaded it myself and it is good. This would also allow people to make sure it works on the emulator so yeah, download jEnesis and playing your hack before submitting it would be a good idea. I also like the controls and the new overlays. Also, few suggestions and issues:

    • User's avatar could be the one used on the forums instead of the hacktube image.
    • Links from the MySSRG page is using double slashes to the forum profile instead of one.
    • FAQ needs revamped with information for both emulators.
    • More clean roms could be added, specifically S3, S&K (alone), Knuckles in Sonic 2, Blue Sphere, the GG games (they are slightly different) and since the emulator has 32X support, Knuckles' Chaotix.


    Also, how long do you think it'll take before you revamp hacktube (in terms of rearranging shit and making stuff less gay ie: beginner hacks that ruin the quality of the system).


    Though I thought the sound would be decent, at least it's an improvement.
     
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  3. Selbi

    Selbi Plug in, baby. Retired Staff

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    Oh yes, the goddamned sound bug is gone! I'm so glad for finally having a better emulaot, though I have a few questiions:


    1: Am I the only one whose game is showed a little bit off screen?


    2: What happened to the 2x SAI?


    3: Why is there no loading screen / can you make one?


    4: As SOTI already said, when are you going to revamp Hacktube?
     
  4. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Administrator

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    I guess it's not supported on jEnesis.
     
  5. OrdosAlpha

    OrdosAlpha RIGHT! Naebody move! Administrator

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    Nice. The FAQ needs to be tweaked to remove the PotatoMulti download link, or replace it with a link to the JEnesis homepage/download link.


    @QJimbo: Did you get a response to the e-mail?
     
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