0.91.15 / 30-03-2021
Raine is mainly a M68000 and M68020 arcade game emulator focusing on Taito and Jaleco games hardware. It started as an experiment with the Rainbow Islands romset, dumped by Aracorn/Romlist. It can emulate many games now, and new games are appearing on a weekly basis.
Most Recent Changes
It's almost only fixes, but there are quite a few:
unlikely incompatibility between mslug2 & pbobblen, this fixes both this time.
there were some problems in neocd with speed hacks, they are now disabled for the kof games and kabukikl
still on neocd, there was a crash when reading an audio track merged with the main data track, this worked before, but anyway it's fixed.
old capcom savegames prior to some time in march 2020 couldn't be restored anymore, I added a callback to fix things on the fly, it might not work for all the games, I don't have savegames for all of them, but it should work for most of them.
the year is updated automatically now there was a strange "stack smash" on my laptop when opening the console, it happens only on this computer, which has exactly the same software setup as my main computer, so it's probably a gcc bug, but for now I disabled their stack protection to work around that, even if it's required only for 1 file related to the console, I disabled it everywhere.
the scripts can now handle more than 100 arguments, required for some cheats about the starting level !
fix pbobble2/2o/2x always on help line cheat
fix pbobble2 alternate world levels cheat
fix cheats comments containing ", and handle multi-line comments for cheats, the bottom line of the screen will "flash" if the comment is too long, just click on it to get the full comment. Example of such a cheat : the last one for strider.
and by the way finally update the default background color to be darker and less transparent, I did it here on my default settings a long time ago but I should have committed it, here it is, handy to be able to read these big comments for the cheats. (if you keep your settings while updating and want to try the default new color, just delete the bg_color line in rainex_sdl.cfg/raine32_sdl.cfg in the config directory).
one is about the speed of games like pang for the 64 bits version (they were too slow !), it's specific to the z80 emulation using the C version only.
and the other is quite original, a graphical glitch in some cps2 games like hyper street fighter 2 and some others which was unnoticed for more than 10 years ! You can see pictures along with the discussion there :
the main problem this time is in the 64 bits build, all the kabuki games were broken (pang, super pang, block, pengo, and quite a few cps1 games).
Also fixes chasehq and continental circus graphics. chasehq and night striker gain a region switch too.
And a last fix (hopefully !) for the sound associations with kof99, a song which never stopped during the intro.
Cabal (cabalbl) is finally fixed, graphics and sound. The kind of game which seems easy to emulate and which is tricky. This one is quite different in raine, we don't have at all the same way to handle the samples (but thanks for finding the crazy bitswap for the sound command !).
neogeo/neocd saves didn't contain the 68000 bank, it's fixed (problem hard to locate though !).
a last fix for the sound associations, the one included in the test build earlier.
sound associations fixes for kof98/99/garou and aof3, see mer-curious post
big toaplan2 update finally. Changes for the romsets : batridera becomes batriderja (mame name), added batsuguna (which is the old batsugun we had before if I remember correctly) and batsugunsp (which is really a special version and not a stupid clone), bgarreganv which was supposed to be a new version of battle garegga, but good luck to find what's changed inside, also bgareggat2 which is supposed to be "type 2", same comment, and bbakraidja which was the old bbakraid. kgpe becomes kingdmgp, same game but different crc for the rom and official mame name, comes with cheats so it's better. sstriker had been mistakenly removed from the list of drivers so it's back, with a new clone, sstrikerk. Also batrider and bbakraid gain the biggest region switch ever seen in raine with 25 countries inside ! Not 25 languages though of course, it's japenese or english for the language, but it's still impressive ! Also there are some new fixes for batsugun inside to handle the graphical glitches, it should be ok until the end of stage 3 if I remember wel, the big boss here is still too black but it's much better than before anyway !
peekaboo didn't run in 64 bits, specific problem to the emulation there, it's fixed but there are still emulation problems.
added new clone tetristh which is like tetrist but on some different taito hardware (taito h), but it's exactly the same game though, it's more a curiosity.
new cheats for the new clones, kingdmgp, tetristh, batsugunsp, sstriker (it's not a clone but it was gone !).
you couldn't disable the shaders without quiting in this 0.91 version, fixed now (at least in linux, but probably in windows too).
fixes again region switch for lots of games which got broken when changing something else lately. The list of affected games is big, found out for syvalion.
avoid deleting a rom when downloading with curl : if trying to get a clone which doesn't exist on the server but it is on the disk without its parent, then the clone was deleted ! Now it's not at least !
makaiden didn't load its correct gfx rom, so it looked exactly like its parent (very old bug since 2010 !).
And some big source changes to make rom structs more readable and a little smaller, it should have been done long ago, but there is always something else to do... !
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