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Reply 1120 of 1125, by 7F20

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lukeman3000 wrote on 2020-09-03, 00:03:

Thanks; just checked out that link. It looks like the pixel perfect implementation in ECE may still be superior in at least some ways. In which case, is ECE version r4301 still the most stable and feature-complete release containing ant's pixel perfect patch?

If you look back in this thread, there's a big to-do when Ant's patch was broken and they say what the last version with it is.

Reply 1121 of 1125, by KainXVIII

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lukeman3000 wrote on 2020-09-03, 00:03:
KainXVIII wrote on 2020-09-02, 21:43:
lukeman3000 wrote on 2020-09-02, 21:21:
Hi guys; just looking for some clarification - […]
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Hi guys; just looking for some clarification -

* ECE no longer has ant's pixel-perfect support, but it can be added?

* Does the latest version of DOSBox (0.74-3) have ant's pixel-perfect?

* Is r4301 still the latest version of ECE that is the most feature-complete and stable? (presuming it includes pixel perfect as well?)

* Lastly, and this may be extending beyond the scope of this thread - does ScummVM now support some kind of pixel-perfect scaling? And furthermore, if so, what reasons might there be to continue playing games with DOSBox as opposed to ScummVM from a practical/functional point of view? I like DOSBox; I'm just wondering what differences (noticeable by the user) there are in the gaming experience between the two, at this point in time.

Pixel-perfect support can be added through shaders https://github.com/tyrells/dosbox-svn-shaders
ScummVM is usually better and have pixel-perfect scaling, but some games are not 100% compatible (https://www.scummvm.org/compatibility/), so expect a bunch of bugs compared to pure dosbox emulation.

Thanks; just checked out that link. It looks like the pixel perfect implementation in ECE may still be superior in at least some ways.

In what ways?

Reply 1122 of 1125, by Yesterplay80

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New release: DOSBox ECE r4367, now with MUNTs mt32emu in version 2.4.0!
https://dosboxece.yesterplay.net/

My full-featured DOSBox SVN builds (without debugger) for Windows: Vanilla DOSBox and DOSBox ECE (Enhanced Community Edition)

Reply 1123 of 1125, by KainXVIII

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Yesterplay80 wrote on Today, 07:14:

New release: DOSBox ECE r4367, now with MUNTs mt32emu in version 2.4.0!
https://dosboxece.yesterplay.net/

Huh, what's new in 2.4 version of munt? 👀

Reply 1124 of 1125, by _Rob

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KainXVIII wrote on Today, 14:54:
Yesterplay80 wrote on Today, 07:14:

New release: DOSBox ECE r4367, now with MUNTs mt32emu in version 2.4.0!
https://dosboxece.yesterplay.net/

Huh, what's new in 2.4 version of munt? 👀

google...
https://github.com/munt/munt/blob/master/mt32emu/NEWS.txt

2020-03-29:

2.4.0 released.

* In addition to already existing options intended to improve
audio output quality in contrast to somewhat degrading emulation
accuracy, the two more quirks of LA-32 are now configurable.
NicePanning enlarges the allowed value range for the pan setting,
providing for smoother panning.
NicePartialMixing disables occasional counter-phase mixing of partials
making the timbres that contain closely sounding partials be
mixed in a more predictable way.
* Improved emulation of the pitch overflow quirks of the MT-32 GEN0
by disabling the upper-bound check that is only applied during the base
pitch calculations by modern units. Specifically, this fixes the "starfall"
timbre playing at wrong pitch in the WILLY BEAMISH intro when using
ROMs of the MT-32 GEN0 (discovered by eddieduff at Sourceforge).
* Fixed compilation errors when setting various preprocessor definitions
intended for debugging.
* Converted compiler definition MT32EMU_REDUCE_REVERB_MEMORY to a runtime
configuration option. This allows the client to ensure that reverb mode
changes are safe for rendering in a realtime thread.
* Improved the implementation of the internal MIDI event queue. Notably,
added a new storage mechanism for the payload of SysEx events that
does not require memory allocations while pushing events to the queue.

Reply 1125 of 1125, by KainXVIII

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_Rob wrote on Today, 15:39:
KainXVIII wrote on Today, 14:54:
Yesterplay80 wrote on Today, 07:14:

New release: DOSBox ECE r4367, now with MUNTs mt32emu in version 2.4.0!
https://dosboxece.yesterplay.net/

Huh, what's new in 2.4 version of munt? 👀

google...
https://github.com/munt/munt/blob/master/mt32emu/NEWS.txt

Interesting, i wonder why there are no 2.4.0 release on sourceforge page https://sourceforge.net/projects/munt/files/munt/