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WinUAE 0.8.8 Release 6 is out! - August 4, '99 by JoseQ
The much awaited new version of WinUAE has finally been released! You can download it from the Emulator Download Page as usual. Weighing in at 629 Kilobytes this new version is no puppy, it includes a long list of Fixes, Additions and Changes that are most likely going to make you drool while the download is completed. And here is the list of everything that has happened since the previous release, direct from the page:

  • FIXED: Picasso96 screen-modes are now limited by the amount of RTG memory which has been allocated. This way, if the user has selected 1-meg of RTG memory, they can't try and open a 1600x1200 24-bit display.
  • FIXED: TCP/IP Networking from within WinUAE works better for some cases.
  • FIXED: .dms files FINALLY work again, provided that xdms.exe is available on your system.
  • FIXED: Creating a new drawer from Workbench and changing its default name no longer crashes.
  • FIXED: File-system bugs like renaming, and some obscure problems regarding sub-directories being in-use and undeletable, even when they're not.
  • FIXED: Obscure bug relating to the 'a' bit (archive-bit) as seen with the AmigaDOS PROTECT command.
  • FIXED: And yet more file-system bugs.
  • FIXED: Option to disable sound when WinUAE is minimized wouldn't properly restart sound when WinUAE became visible again.
  • FIXED: MIDI selection is only available in the GUI when serial-emulation has been enabled.
  • FIXED: Second joystick button now works properly for some games which didn't initialize the POTGO register correctly. (B.C. Kid)
  • FIXED: Speedup in windowed-mode file-system access, due to use of a DirectDraw Clipper, and not parsing the clip-list manually. NOTE: This may cause a slow-down on some systems??? Feedback!
  • FIXED: Source-archive has been properly updated to include some missing files.
  • ADDED: DirectX 6.x support for a Picasso96 speed increase. This also lets people have different refresh-rates for full-screen mode, as opposed to the old version's 60Hz limitation.
  • ADDED: DirectSoundNotification support, for better double-buffered DirectSound under Win98 and Win2000 (if sound-card supports it).
  • ADDED: Refresh of the window while dragging the GUI around on top of it. Only works in windowed-mode for now. Fullscreen with a GUI will still result in black painting.
  • ADDED: Support for serial-on-demand (shared serial-port) in the GUI. NOTE: Untested. Feedback!
  • ADDED: Enforcer-hits generate a beep and flash the window.
  • ADDED: Amiga In A Box (AIAB) link in About tab of GUI.
  • ADDED: About tab of GUI has a nicer look.
  • CHANGED: Line-mode default is "Doubled", so that the proper height screens are displayed by default.
  • CHANGED: Compile options and some source-code, for a speed increase and size decrease.

    I'm sure you're out to enjoy this wonderful emulator already, so I'll let you go. Have a good time!

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