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ares v136 released
2024-02-23 15:30:00

ares v136 has now been released.

Since v135, a total of 5 contributors have created 31 commits to the ares codebase.

If you wish to see the full changelog in a per-commit format along with their authors, similarly to how previous release notes were written, you can do so on GitHub <...

ares-v135-released
2024-01-23 11:00:00

ares v135 has now been released.

Since v134, a total of 14 contributors have created 51 commits to the ares codebase.

If you wish to see the full changelog in a per-commit format along with their authors, similarly to how previous release notes were written, you can do so on GitHub...

ares v134 released
2023-11-22 11:25:00

ares v134 has now been released.

If you wish to see the full changelog in a per-commit format along with their authors, similarly to how previous release notes were written, you can do so on GitHub here.

Since v...

ares v133 released
2023-07-21 08:50:00

ares v133 has now been released.

If you wish to see the full changelog in a per-commit format along with their authors, similarly to how previous release notes were written, you can do so on GitHub here.

Since v...

ares v132 released
2023-03-08 11:00:00

ares v132 has now been released.

For this, and future release notes, I am going to make an attempt to write a more human-readable changelog; similar in style to a progress report.

If you wish to see the full changelog in a per-commit format along with their authors, similarly to how...

ares v131 released
2022-12-27 20:55:00

ares v131 has now been released.

ARM64 Windows builds are now available.

The 32X core is no longer marked as experimental, having reached 95% compatibility. There are still have some minor glitches here and there, the majority of games can now be played.

There have been signi...

ares v130.1 released
2022-10-03 19:00:00

ares v130.1 has now been released.

This is an emergency hotfix release for macOS and Linux users that fixes the following issues

  1. N64, PS1 and 32X emulation crashes on Intel macs running macOS versions newer than Catalina. Unfortunately this slipped through the net because...

ares v130 released
2022-09-30 16:25:00

ares v130 has now been released.

The most notable changes to this build are the addition of Nintendo 64DD emulation and support for Parallel-RDP on macOS.

Universal Binaries are now available to macOS users, so Apple Silicon users no longer need to self-compile for best performance....

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...