ColEm Emulator

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fms
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Re: ColEm Emulator

Post by fms » Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:49 am

Hello, All!

I've just published ColEm 5.5 for Android, a new version of my ColecoVision and Coleco Adam emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .fms.colem -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... lem.deluxe -- full version
https://fms.komkon.org/EmuAndroid/ -- homepage

Starting this November, Google no longer allows Android apps to access files on Android10+ devices, outside app's sandbox. All storage access is now supposed to be done via something called "Storage Access Framework".

I had to make major changes to ColEm in order to comply with the new regulations. If you have a newer Android10+, you will see the list of storage volumes in the File Selector. Once you click on a volume, the app may ask you for permission to access it. Otherwise, things should work the same as before. If you find any new problems with the app though, please, report them to the support group or email me directly. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Refactored app to comply with Google's latest ban on file I/O.
* On Android 10+, all file access is now done via content providers.
* Content is copied to a temporary folder for use, changes moved back on exit.
* You may have to give app separate permission to read each storage location.

Have fun!

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Wmaalouli
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Re: ColEm Emulator

Post by Wmaalouli » Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:45 am

Norton is flagging your website as a known dangerous website. Any idea why?

fms
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Re: ColEm Emulator

Post by fms » Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:34 pm

Wmaalouli wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:45 am
Norton is flagging your website as a known dangerous website. Any idea why?
Not a slightest idea. It is actually in plain HTML, not much to mess up there. Ask Norton.

fms
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Re: ColEm Emulator

Post by fms » Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:35 pm

Hello, All!

I've released ColEm 5.5.1 for Android, a new version of my ColecoVision and Coleco Adam emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .fms.colem -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... lem.deluxe -- full version
https://fms.komkon.org/EmuAndroid/ -- homepage

This release fixes multiple issues that popped up after refactoring the app for "Storage Access Framework" compatibility. Files with parentheses and spaces in their names should work once again, among other things. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:

* Fixed several crash sources that popped up after refactoring.
* Fixed handling of spaces and parentheses in "content://" URIs.
* Fixed list of volumes in "Change Folder" dialog.
* Fixed "Change Folder" functionality.

PS: VGBAnext, my universal GBA, GBC, GB, NES, and Famicom emulator is on $2.99 sale at Google Play until the end of this week:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... om.fms.emu

Happy New Year!

fms
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Re: ColEm Emulator

Post by fms » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:25 pm

Hello, All!

I've published the free ColEm 5.5 for Windows and Linux, a new version of my ColecoVision and Coleco Adam emulator. There is also source code for those interested in porting ColEm to other platforms:

http://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ -- homepage
http://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ColEm55-Windows-bin.zip -- free Windows version
http://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ColEm55-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- free Linux version
http://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ColEm55-Source.zip -- portable source code

This release makes VDP compute 5th sprite status even when it is not drawing the screen, fixing the recent Uridium port to ColecoVision. The Windows version now has "Hardware | Paste Clipboard" to paste Windows clipboard contents into Coleco Adam apps. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Made VDP compute 5th sprite status even when not drawing screen.
* Recent Uridium and Gauntlet ports to ColecoVision work now.
* Added "Paste Clipboard" option to ColEm-Windows in Adam mode.

ColEm Deluxe, the complete ColEm app for Android, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... lem.deluxe

fms
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Re: ColEm Emulator

Post by fms » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:13 pm

Hello, All!

I've just published ColEm 5.5.2 for Android, a new version of my ColecoVision and Coleco Adam emulator:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .fms.colem -- free version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... lem.deluxe -- full version
https://fms.komkon.org/EmuAndroid/ -- homepage

This release fixes handling of the 5th sprite flag in the TMS9918 VDP, so that recently ported Uridium game works without glitches. I have also fixed compatibility with Android 4.2, File Selector UI on newer AndroidTV devices, and opening Coleco files from other apps. Finally, I enabled adding home screen shortcuts on newer Android devices. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* ColEm Deluxe is on $2.99 sale this week.
* Based on the latest ColEm 5.5 sources.

* Made VDP compute 5th sprite status even when not drawing a screen.
* The recent Uridium port to ColecoVision works now.
* Fixed compatibility with Android 4.2/4.3.
* Fixed file selection UI on newer AndroidTV devices.
* Fixed opening files from File Managers and other apps.
* Enabled adding home screen shortcuts on newer devices.
* Fixed leaked dialog window on app exit.
* Added rounded corners to legacy icons.

PS: ColEm Deluxe, the complete version of ColEm, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play until next Tuesday:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... lem.deluxe

Enjoy!

fms
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Re: ColEm Emulator

Post by fms » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:24 am

Hello, All!

I've published the free ColEm 5.6 for Windows and Linux, a new version of my ColecoVision and Coleco Adam emulator. There is also source code for those interested in porting ColEm to other platforms:

https://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ -- homepage
https://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ColEm56-Windows-bin.zip -- free Windows version
https://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ColEm56-Ubuntu-x86-bin.tgz -- free Linux version
https://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ColEm56-Source.zip -- portable source code

This release makes most command line options work on Windows and adds optional frame rate display. The emulator will now automatically switch between ColecoVision and Coleco Adam modes when loading ROMs or disk images. See below for all the changes.

ALL CHANGES:
* Now switching between ColecoVision and Adam modes when loading ROMs.
* Most command line options should now work in Windows version.
* Added "Video | Show Framerate" menu option to ColEm-Windows.
* Increased synchronization timer precision in Windows version.
* Added "-fps" command line option to ColEm-Linux.

ColEm Deluxe, the complete ColEm app for Android, is on $2.99 sale at Google Play this week:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... lem.deluxe

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