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2016-12-22 21:17
blacky

Registered: Sep 2007
Posts: 27
VICE 3.0 has been released

VICE 3.0 has been released.

VICE is a program that runs on a Unix, DOS, Win32, OS/2, BeOS, Amiga
or Mac OS X machine and executes programs intended for the old 8-bit
computers. The current version emulates the C64, the C64DTV, the C128,
the VIC20, practically all PET models, the PLUS4 and the
CBM-II (aka C610/C510). An extra emulator is provided for C64 expanded
with the CMD SuperCPU.

VICE is *free* software released under the GNU General Public License,
and as such it comes with full source code.

The most important changes from the last version can be found at the end
of this posting.

For more information and download instructions check out the VICE home
page at:

http://vice-emu.sourceforge.net/

This release marks the start of a new release schedule. We will be
releasing a new source version every 3 months. The binaries that will
be built for a new version will depend on the downloads of the
previous version and available maintainer for the port. This means that
ports without maintainers and/or not enough downloads will no longer be
made. This means that this might be the last release for mac os x and
windows, since we do not have any official maintainers (or people
helping out) for those ports.

=======================================================================
Note that some of the binaries are not available yet, we are still
working on them, they will be added to the download page(s) as soon as
they become available.
=======================================================================

The VICE team.

----------------------------------------------------------------------

* Upgrading
===========

If you run into trouble please try removing any VICE configuration files
left from previous installs.
(vice.ini / .vicerc / vice2.cfg / vice-sdl.ini depending on platform)

* Changes in VICE 3.0
======================

** General
----------

- New SDL based Android port.

- New Windows RT port.

- New Sortix port.

- New SDL2 support.

- New SCPU64 emulator (xscpu64).

- New KoalaPad emulation.

- New high pass filter emulation for DAC based devices (SFX sound sampler,
DigiMAX cartridge, DigiMAX shortbus device, userport DAC,
userport DigiMAX device, DigiBlaster SIDcart add-on).

- New sampler sound input support, used by sfx sound sampler, digiblaster
and userport/joyport sampler devices.

- New tapeport system supporting the following devices: datasette, tapelog,
cp-clockf83, tape-sense dongle, (not yet working) dtl basic dongle.

- New Inkwell Systems lightpen emulation.

- New scroll wheel support for the Micromys mouse emulation.

- New "printer/plotter" Commodore 1520 emulation.

- New 1540 drive emulation.

- New native (koala/doodle) screenshot support.

- new godot screenshot support.

- New keyrah keymaps.

- Extended the 'RS232 net' support to all platforms that support networking.

- RTC offset and RAM contents can now be saved.

- Documentation in PDF and TXT format.

** C64(SC)/C128 changes
-----------------------

- New IDE64 v4.2 emulation.

- New IDE64 USB server emulation.

- New IDE64 DigiMAX short bus device emulation.

- New IDE64 ETFE short bus device emulation.

- New RGCD cartridge emulation.

- New Final Cartridge III+ emulation.

- New rrnet mk3 cartridge emulation.

- New easy calc result cartridge emulation.

- New GMod2 cartridge emulation.

- New MMC64, MMCReplay, RetroReplay and IDE64 clockport emulation.

- New RRNET clockport device emulation.

- New MP3@64 clockport device emulation.

- New joyport system which currently supports attaching the following
devices to the native ports: joystick, paddles, 1351 mouse, neos mouse,
amiga mouse, atari cx22 mouse, atari-st mouse, smartmouse, micromys
mouse, koalapad, generic lightpens, datel light pen, magnum light phaser,
stack light rifle, inkwell light pen, 2bit sampler, 4bit sampler, bbrtc,
paperclip64 dongle, coplin keypad, cardco cardkey 1 keypad, atari cx85
keypad, rushware keypad, atari cx21 keypad. And the following devices to
the various userport joystick adapters: joystick, neos mouse, amiga mouse,
atari cx22 mouse, atari-st mouse, 2bit sampler, 4bit sampler, bbrtc,
paperclip64 dongle, coplin keypad, rushware keypad.

- New Userport system which currently supports attaching the following
devices: rtc58321a, ds1307 rtc, dac, digimax, 4bit mono sampler, 8bit
stereo sampler, cga joystick adapter, pet joystick adapter, hummer
joystick adapter, oem joystick adapter, hit joystick adapter, kingsoft
joystick adapter, starbyte joystick adapter.

** C128 changes
---------------

- New Swiss ROM support.

** C64(SC) changes
------------------

- New Sony CXA2025AS NTSC palette.

- New CP/M (Z80) cartridge emulation.

** C64SC changes
----------------

- New VICII VSP-bug emulation.

** C64DTV changes
-----------------

- New joyport system which currently supports attaching the following
devices to the native ports: joystick, 2bit sampler, 4bit sampler,
bbrtc, paperclip64 dongle, coplin keypad, rushware keypad. And the
following devices to the hummer userport joystick adapter: joystick,
2bit sampler, 4bit sampler, bbrtc, paperclip64 dongle, coplin keypad,
rushware keypad.

- New Userport system which currently supports attaching the following
devices: hummer joystick adapter.

** VIC20 changes
----------------

- New UltiMem cartridge emulation.

- New I/O-2 RAM cartridge emulation.

- New I/O-3 RAM cartridge emulation.

- New BehrBonz cartridge emulation.

- New mike's VFLI modification emulation.

- New joyport system which currently supports attaching the following
devices to the native port: joystick, paddles, 1351 mouse, neos mouse,
amiga mouse, atari cx22 mouse, atari-st mouse, smartmouse, micromys
mouse, koalapad, generic lightpens, datel light pen, magnum light phaser,
stack light rifle, inkwell light pen, 2bit sampler, 4bit sampler, bbrtc,
paperclip64 dongle, coplin keypad, cardco cardkey 1 keypad, atari cx85
keypad, rushware keypad, atari cx21 keypad. And the following devices to
the various userport joystick adapters: joystick, neos mouse, amiga mouse,
atari cx22 mouse, atari-st mouse, 2bit sampler, 4bit sampler, bbrtc,
paperclip64 dongle, coplin keypad, rushware keypad.

- New Userport system which currently supports attaching the following
devices: rtc58321a, ds1307 rtc, dac, cga joystick adapter, pet
joystick adapter, hummer joystick adapter, oem joystick adapter.

** PLUS4 changes
----------------

- New userport emulation.

- New joyport system which currently supports attaching the following
devices to the native port: joystick, neos mouse, amiga mouse, atari cx22
mouse, atari-st mouse, 2bit sampler, 4bit sampler, bbrtc, paperclip64
dongle, coplin keypad, rushware keypad. The following devices to the
various userport joystick adapters: joystick, neos mouse, amiga mouse,
atari cx22 mouse, atari-st mouse, 2bit sampler, 4bit sampler, bbrtc,
paperclip64 dongle, coplin keypad, rushware keypad. And the following
devices to the sidcart joystick port: joystick, paddles, 1351 mouse,
neos mouse, amiga mouse, atari cx22 mouse, atari-st mouse, smartmouse,
micromys mouse, koalapad, 2bit sampler, 4bit sampler, bbrtc, paperclip64
dongle, coplin keypad, cardco cardkey 1 keypad, atari cx85 keypad,
rushware keypad, atari cx21 keypad.

- New Userport system which currently supports attaching the following
devices: dac, pet joystick adapter, hummer joystick adapter, oem
joystick adapter.

** PET changes
--------------

- New PET HRE (High Res Emulator) board emulation.

- New 2-chip colour board emulation.

- New joyport system which currently supports attaching the following
devices to the various userport joystick adapters: joystick, neos
mouse, amiga mouse, atari cx22 mouse, atari-st mouse, 2bit sampler,
4bit sampler, bbrtc, paperclip64 dongle, coplin keypad, rushware
keypad.

- New Userport system which currently supports attaching the following
devices: rtc58321a, ds1307 rtc, dac, cga joystick adapter, pet
joystick adapter, hummer joystick adapter, oem joystick adapter.

** CBM6x0/7x0 changes
---------------------

- New joyport system which currently supports attaching the following
devices to the various userport joystick adapters: joystick, neos
mouse, amiga mouse, atari cx22 mouse, atari-st mouse, 2bit sampler,
4bit sampler, bbrtc, paperclip64 dongle, coplin keypad, rushware
keypad.

- New Userport system which currently supports attaching the following
devices: rtc58321a, ds1307 rtc, dac, digimax, 4bit mono sampler, 8bit
stereo sampler, cga joystick adapter, pet joystick adapter, hummer
joystick adapter, oem joystick adapter.

** CBM5x0 changes
-----------------

- New joyport system which currently supports attaching the following
devices to the native port: joystick, paddles, 1351 mouse, neos mouse,
amiga mouse, atari cx22 mouse, atari-st mouse, smartmouse, micromys
mouse, koalapad, 2bit sampler, 4bit sampler, bbrtc, paperclip64 dongle,
coplin keypad, cardco cardkey 1 keypad, atari cx85 keypad, rushware
keypad, atari cx21 keypad.

** PETCAT changes
-----------------

- New Kipper Basic support.

- New Basic on Bails support.

- New The Tool 64 support.

- New Eve Basic support.

** VSID changes
---------------

- New RSID BASIC tunes support.

- New Compute Gazette SIDplayer files (mus/str) support.

- New psid v4 3sid support.

** Unix changes
---------------

- New multi-threaded GUI display.

- New joystick status items in the GTK GUI.

- New hardware SID I/O access system which allows PCI CW3,
ISA/PCI HardSID, ParSID and SSI2001 to work with and
without device drivers.

** MS-Windows changes
---------------------

- Documentation in CHM and HLP format.

- New hardware SID I/O access system which allows PCI CW3,
ISA/PCI HardSID, ParSID and SSI2001 to work with and
without device drivers.

** AmigaOS changes
------------------

- New hardware SID I/O access system which allows
clockport/Zorro/PCI CW3, ISA/PCI HardSID and SSI2001 to
work with and without device drivers.

- Documentation in AmigaGuide format.

** BeOS/Haiku changes
---------------------

- GUI fixes and improvements.

- New support for Haiku native x86_gcc2, x86, and x86_64 binaries.

- New "bsp" sound driver inspired by SDL (and used by default on Haiku,)
which should produce sound on all systems where SDL programs can.
This has been tested on Haiku R1 Alpha3 where the old "beos" driver
produces only crashes.

- New hardware SID I/O access system which allows PCI CW3,
ISA/PCI HardSID, ParSID and SSI2001 to work with and
without device drivers.

- Due to the addition of the hardware SID I/O access system, binaries built
for BeOS no longer run under Haiku. Please use Haiku native binaries.

** DOS changes
--------------

- New hardware SID I/O access system which allows PCI CW3,
ISA/PCI HardSID, ParSID and SSI2001 to work with and
without device drivers.

** OS/2 changes
---------------

- Documentation in INF format.


Enjoy!

Signed, Marco van den Heuvel.
 
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2017-01-07 20:19
blacky

Registered: Sep 2007
Posts: 27
Quoting gorans
Hi,

I compiled 3.0 on OS X 10.11.

Problems:
- VIC II settings window is empty
- when started on second monitor (Desktop on Display 2), Vice dissapears when switched to full screen
- if second display is connected via HDMI and set to PAL 50HZ, framerate is unstable and varies from 80% to 100%
- control window is always in front of all other windows even when Vice is in background
...


We have no osx maintainer, so none of these issues are going to get fixed, feel free to submit patches though if you can fix those issues.
2017-01-29 13:55
Skate

Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 458
I just noticed TAP images doesn't load with Vice 3.0 (on Windows). Virtual device traps option is enabled.

I tried it with the tap image that hedning has shared below.

http://csdb.dk/forums/?roomid=7&topicid=122228#122239

Older Vice versions load it correctly. Vice 3.0 doesn't start loading and keeps waiting at "Press play on tape" message.
2017-01-29 14:48
iAN CooG

Registered: May 2002
Posts: 1660
tap loading works of for me, try deleting/renaming your vice.ini
2017-01-30 09:57
Skate

Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 458
@iAN CooG: You're right, some option seems to cause that. TAP loading works with default settings but doesn't work with my current vice config. I'm kinda busy now, i'll figure out which option causes it later.
2017-01-30 13:58
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 7899
my bet is on device traps, as usual :)
2017-01-30 14:09
Skate

Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 458
@Groepaz: I've tried both device traps on and off. Unfortunately, i (accidently) deleted my old config file and now i can't reproduce the same bug. I'll open a ticket if i can reproduce it and it really is a bug.
2017-01-31 02:59
Compyx

Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 196
Maybe support for t64 should be removed, that'll remove the confusion when it comes to t64 vs tap.
2017-02-15 20:07
Sith

Registered: Jul 2013
Posts: 17
Did winvice 3.0 break "I love the cube 100%" by Samar? I tried to fiddle with all kinds of settings but disk side 2 just won't load...
2017-02-24 22:33
Color Bar

Registered: Oct 2012
Posts: 100
When I run my sierpinsky intro (sieRpiński fRActal) on x64sc of Vice 3.0 only a few dots appear:

http://imgur.com/a/PV8Nf

I tried a few VICE builds including the latest. On x64 it runs fine. It also runs as it is supposed to be on x64sc of Vice 2.4 (and on Hox, micro64 and ccs64).

Is there something wrong with the emulation of SID random number generation in x64sc of Vice 3.0?

Or should I change some emulator settings?
2017-02-25 10:03
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 7899
works just fine for me in VICE (recent trunk). SID is exactly the same in x64 and x64sc too.... so if there is a difference, it cant be that :)

that said, when you find bugs, report them on the bug tracker. please.
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