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ares v129 released
2022-07-13 17:00:00

Ares v129 has now been released. As seems to be the recent trend, Rasky has once again contributed a significant amount of improvments to the Nintendo 64 core; among other things, even allowing the Nintendo 64 port of Linux to boot!

Additionally, this release adds preliminary emulation of...

ares v128 released
2022-05-17 19:00:00

Ares v128 has now been released, notable changes include:

Improved Nintendo 64 Emulation

Rasky has been working hard on improving the n64 emulation; making sure we pass as many test cases in the new n64-systemtest rom as pos...

ares v127 released
2022-03-03 11:30:00

ares v127 brings significant improvements to Mega Drive and Nintendo 64 emulation, as well as improvements to NES / Famicom and SNES / Super Famicom.

Other than the usual emulation improvements, there have been the following notable changes:

Apple Silicon Support

ares v126 released
2021-11-28 08:30:00

ares v126 brings even more improvements to the NES/Famicom emulation by adding support for many more rom mappers. Compatibility for MSX1/MSX2 has also improved as a result of adding heuristics for better mapper detection.

An issue that prevented Windows users from mapping inputs in v125.1...

ares v125.1 released
2021-11-10 22:10:00

ares v125.1 is an emergency point release to fix a major performance issue that has exclusively impacted Windows users. If you're a Windows users, you probably want to update.

Additionally, it fixes some minor crash issues, implements the GTROM mapper (used by some NES homebrew) and fixes...

ares v125 released
2021-11-09 20:37:00

ares v125 brings significant improvments to Famicom, Mega Drive and Mega CD/32X emulation and minor improvements to Master System and GearGear emulation.

An issue that caused most recompiler based cores to crash on macOS has been solved.

The desktop ui also gained support for a 'scr...

ares v124 released
2021-10-15 14:00:00

ares v124 brings the compatibility rating for the Famicom and Nintendo 64 cores
up to three stars. This means that at least 80% of the game library is working.

There have been notable improvements to Game Boy, Mega Drive, Sega Mega CD, Sega 32X and Nintendo 64 emulation, and the PC-E...

ares v123 released
2021-08-22 13:50:00

ares v123 includes significant improvements to the emulation of the ColecoVision, SG-1000 and the Game Boy/Game Boy Color.

This release brings the compatibility rating for ColecoVision and SG-1000 to four stars.

This means that we have 100% compatibility with both of those libraries...

ares v122 released
2021-08-02 19:23:00

This release primarily provides improved Neo Geo Pocket/Neo Geo Pocket Color and Sega 32X emulation.

The entire Neo Geo Pocket/Color library is now thought to be playable, with minor graphical issues in four titles.

A small number of SEGA 32X games are now playable, although most st...

ares v121 released
2021-06-26 22:51:00

I've released ares v121. Because it is not fully complete or stable, it is released as source code only.

The license is now once again ISC instead of CC-BY-NC-ND.

Master System, WonderSwan, and WonderSwan Color compatibility have increased to 100%, with no remaining known bugs.

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ares v120 released
2021-05-06 14:13:00

This release provides improved Nintendo 64 and Mega Drive emulation, plus some emulation speedups and new features like keyboard-mapping for all Nintendo 64 controls.

The infamous Titan Overdrive demos now run with the exception of one glitched screen each, but you will need to compile wit...