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5.1.3 to 6.0: (December 23, 2018)
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  * Note: because of major TIA sound changes, the state file format has
          changed, and old state files will not work with this release.

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  * New cycle exact audio core based on work by Chris Brenner (crispy);
    greatly improved audio emulation accuracy (i.e. E.T., Ms. Pacman).
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  * Full rewrite of the audio subsystem; resample TIA output to target
    sample rate directly in Stella.
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  * Added option to force stereo sound for all ROMs, or to use the
    setting on a per-ROM basis.
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  * Threading: decouple emulation from frame rendering.
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  * Main loop rewritten; emulating speed and timing is now much more
    faithful (i.e. speed in Pick'n'Pile).
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  * Added preliminary support for 'CTY' bankswitching scheme and recently
    released 'Chetiry' ROMs.  Special thanks to SpiceWare for adding music
    support to this scheme.

  * UI modernization (new widget look, dialog titles added, dialogs
    refactored).

  * The bankswitch scheme can now be forced by naming the ROM with a
    specific extension (ie: .f8s for F8SC, .fe for FE, etc).  The
    supported extensions are the same as the ones from HarmonyCart and
    UnoCart.

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  * Extra functionality for Time Machine dialog (start/stop recording;
    minor fixes; TODO button and initial key repeats...)

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  * When logging messages to the System Logger, condense similar messages
    that arrive in batches into fewer messages (including timestamps).
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  * Fixes for collision corner cases (during HBlank).
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  * Fixed excessive CPU usage while in UI modes (ROM launcher, debugger,
    etc).

  * The 'launcherexts' option has been replaced by a true/false option
    named 'launcherroms', which specifies to show only ROMs or all files
    in the ROM launcher.
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  * Changes in 'Game Properties' dialog
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    - 'Default' button now affects only current tab like in all other
      dialogs.
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    - 'Display' and 'Console' tab changes are now immediate.
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    - Fixed bug when selecting 'Auto-detect' format for 50Hz ROMs

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  * Fixed bug in autodetecting Genesis controllers.

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  * Fixed bug with 'thumb.trapfatal' commandline argument; sometimes Stella
    would lock up when encountering a fatal error instead of entering the
    debugger and displaying a message.

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  * Fixed bug in reading from settings file with entries that were empty;
    the parsing was failing.  This affected the 'cpurandom' argument; when
    all options in it were turned off, they were all turned on again during
    the next program run.

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  * Fixed bug with 'hold' events; they are now released a short time after
    starting a ROM.

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  * When starting Stella for the first time, the first ROM selected will
    determine which path to use by default for subsequent runs.

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  * Fixed emulator crash when starting SaveKey ROMs from commandline with
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  * Fixed missing TV format update in frame stats dialog when switching
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  * Fixed missing debug color update when switching display type.

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  * 'Fill to scanline' now works for scanlines above current scanline too.
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  * The debugger 'uhex' command is now honoured in CDF and BUS schemes.
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  * When switching screenmodes, the sound is now paused and later resumed.
    This fixes popping and cracking sounds apparent on some systems, notably
    OSX when toggling windowed/fullscreen mode.

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  * State file format has been optimized to be smaller, and faster loading
    and saving.  This affects both the files saved to your computer as well
    as Time Machine functionality.

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  * The ROM name saved in a PNG tEXt chunk now honours the 'snapname'
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  * Improved snapshots when phosphor is enabled.

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  * Updated PAL palette.

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  * Added 'Cartridge.StartBank' ROM property, to force a ROM to use a
    specific bank for its reset vector.

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  * Added Developer setting, which breaks on reads from write ports.  It
    now detects such conditions in many more cases.  This new way of
    detecting RWP errors obsoletes the old '_rwport' debugger command,
    which has now been removed.
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  * Added recently released 'Arkyology' prototype ROM to the database.

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  * Added 'Amoeba Jump' and 'Flappy' ROMs (from the Retron77) to the
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  * Fixed 'Street Racer' and 'Video Olympics' ROMs to use paddles in both
    ports.

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  * For UNIX systems: in the ROM launcher, when using symlinks use the
    symlink pathname instead of the underlying filesystem pathname.

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  * The UNIX builds now use the system-installed PNG and ZLIB libraries
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  * The Macintosh builds are now named 'macOS' throughout the codebase to
    reflect the new naming from Apple.

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  * For better compatibility, the Windows 32-bit version does not require
    SSE2 anymore.
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  * Updated included PNG library to latest stable version.

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-Have fun!


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5.1.2 to 5.1.3: (June 10, 2018)

  * Fixed crash in OpenBSD when quitting the app, which can also be
    happening on other systems (no reports yet, but the problem is now
    fixed for good).

  * Fixed configure/build scripts to work natively under OpenBSD.


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  * Fixed bug with SaveKey autodetection; some ROMs were not correctly
    detecting that a virtual SaveKey device was plugged in.  This notably
    fixes issues in "Super Cobra" and "Scramble" ROMs.

  * Make previously mentioned ROMs use the SaveKey device by default.

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  * Added "Time Machine" mode, which automatically creates save states
    in user-defined intervals.  The user can navigate back and forth within
    these states inside the emulator and the debugger.
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  * Huge improvements to the disassembly view in the debugger and
    disassembly files created:
    - reformatting in debugger for better space utilization
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    - much improved code and data detection
    - access tracking and indicators for TIA/IO/RAM adresses in disassembly
    - break vector is tracked (if used)
    - improved cycle count (page penalties, sums created in disassembly)
    - improved handling of instruction masking opcodes (e.g. BIT)
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  * Fixed change tracking bug during rewind; changes were accumulated
    instead of being displayed only for the last rewind step.

  * Extended 'rewind' to take a second parameter which allows rewinding
    multiple states.

  * Added 'unwind' command, which undoes the latest rewind(s)

  * Added '<' (unwind) button to debugger.

  * Thumbulator support is not conditional any more.

  * Moved various developer related settings in new Developer Settings
    dialog. These settings now come in two groups (player/developer) and
    allow switching all settings at once.

  * Don't trap write accesses to the datastream pointers in CDF and BUS.
    This fixes -dev.thumb.trapfatal 1.

  * Complete rework of TV mode and ystart autodetection. The new
    implementation is more robust and reduces startup time.

  * Add two "grace lines" of black to the top of the frame when
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  * Fixed a bug in ystart autodetection that could cause screen jumps.

  * Fixed several bugs in holdselect, holdreset and holdjoyX commandline
    arguments; these now work as expected.

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  * Improve TIA PF collision handling during hblank; this fixes a bug in
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  * Fixed wrong display of HM values in debugger after 'HMCLR' has been
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  * Fixed bug with the debugger 'savedis' command in Windows; it wasn't
    actually saving the files at all.  This has never been reported
    before, so I guess it shows how many people use that functionality.

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  * The debugger 'savedis', 'saverom' and 'saveses' now save files in
    a default, user-visible directory (see the documentation for more
    information).  In the case of 'saveses', the filename is now named
    based on the date and time of when the command was entered.

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  * Fixed bug with saving snapshots in 1x mode; there was graphical
    corruption in some cases.  Such snapshots also now include any TV
    effects / phosphor blending currently in use.

  * Fixed regular-sized snapshots when phosphor effect was enabled;
    sometimes the image was 'double-blended', resulting in a snapshot that
    was too dark.
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  * Fixed crash when selecting 'CompuMate' as a controller type for a non-
    CompuMate ROM; this controller type can no longer be manually
    selected, and will be used automatically used for CompuMate ROMs.

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  * Fixed cheat codes, so 7 digits codes are now accepted as described in
    the doc.
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  * Fixed swapped ports being displayed wrong in System Logs and debugger.

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  * Added options to erase the AtariVox/Savekey flash memory, either for
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    all ROMs or only the current one.  Also added a message (configurable)
    when the flash memory is accessed.
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  * Access to the AtariVox/SaveKey can be signaled with a message.

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  * Frame stats display made transparent. Also it now displays the real
    frame rate and if the developer settings group is enabled.

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  * Improved tab auto-complete in debugger.
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  * Added conditional traps and savestate creation to debugger.
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  * Added 'Options...' button to debugger which gives access to the options
    menu during debugging.
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  * Added debugger pseudo-register '_cyclesLo' and '_cyclesHi', which give
    the number of CPU cycles that have occurred since emulation started.

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  * Added debugger pseudo-register '_fcycles', which gives the number of
    CPU cycles that have occurred since the frame started.

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  * Added debugger pseudo-register '_icycles', which gives the number of
    CPU cycles of the last instruction.

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  * Extended debugger 'dump' command to take a second argument, indicating
    the end of the range to dump data.

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  * Improved change tracking; more values are tracked and change tracking
    now works in case of a break too.
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  * Added widgets for trackball and SaveKey/AtariVox controllers.
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  * Improved emulation of 'FE' bankswitch scheme (no user-visible changes,
    but internally the emulation is much more accurate compared to the
    real thing).  Related to this, improved the debugger support for this
    scheme (you can now switch banks in the debugger view).

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  * Added ROM properties for 'Scramble' ROMs, and updated info for all
    "Champ Games" ROMs.

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  * Added ROM properties for 'Zippy the Porcupine' ROMs, and updated
    info for all "Chris Spry (Sprybug)" ROMs.

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  * Support UNIX style builds (configure / make) on OSX with both
    XCode / clang and g++.

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  * Fixed error when building with uClibc-ng for ARM (thanks to Sergio
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  * Improved emulation of Trakball controller, eliminating bias in left/
    right directions.  Thanks to Thomas Jentzsch for the idea and code.
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    Related to this, added 'tsense' commandline argument and associated
    UI item, to allow changing sensitivity of mouse trackball emulation.
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  * Added preliminary support for multi-threading in the Blargg TV effects
    code.  This is still a WIP; more improvements are coming.  Related to
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    commandline argument and associated UI item to enable/disable
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    multi-threading.  Thanks to Thomas Jentzsch for the bulk of the work
    in this area.
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  * Blargg TV effects now no longer cut off the right side of the image
    (by several pixels) in certain cases.
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  * Updated CDF scheme to latest version from Spiceware.  In addition,
    this scheme now supports versioning, so older and newer ROMs will
    continue to work.

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  * Fixed an annoying bug in Linux, where Alt-Tab'ing out of a window and
    then back again would pass a 'Tab' key event to the app, which in
    most cases would navigate to the next UI element.

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  * Fixed potential issue with state file saving and the debugger; under
    certain circumstances a rewind would give a different state than
    before (note that the state file format has changed because of this).

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  * Fixed lockups when entering the debugger under certain circumstances.
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  * The debugger 'listtraps' command now shows all traps set, not just
    the first one(s).

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  * Reverted joystick changes for Decathlon ROMs from last release, as
    it was added by mistake.

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  * Fixed issues in keypad, Genesis and various other controllers that use
    INPTx registers; the emulation is now much more accurate in this area.
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  * Various 'Bumper Bash' and 'Decathlon' ROMs are marked as always having
    all 4 directions on a joystick enabled, since they can't be played
    properly otherwise.

  * Added 'Hunchy II' from Chris Walton (cd-w) to ROM properties database.

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  * Note: because of major TIA/6502/RIOT changes, the state file format
          has changed, and old state files will not work with this release.

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  * Stella has moved from Sourceforge to Github.

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  * Completely new TIA core is now available, ported from 6502ts by
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    Christian Speckner (DirtyHairy). This new core is extremely accurate,
    and matches real hardware in almost every test we've performed.
    New features include:
     - Meltdown emulates correct
     - The lap number in Pole Positions displays correctly
     - Artifacts in the mountains on Snoopy and the Red baron are gone
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     - Line artifacts in Title Match Pro Wrestling and Realsports Boxing
       are fixed
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     - The spurious line at the left border of Video Chess now displays
       correctly
     - All 32 char text demos from AtariAge now work perfectly (Stella 4
       shows artifacts on several of these)
     - Stella is now the only emulator to display the "Mega Bitmap Demo"
       (atext.bin) from AtariAge correctly
     - Improved starfield effect for missiles (still TODO for ball and
       players)
     - RSYNC emulation has improved, all testcases now match real
       hardware
     - Several other ROMs that have never worked in any emulator are now
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     - RDY behavior with respect to write cycles is accurate
     - Optional YStart autodetect and more robust frame handling
     - NUSIZ during player draw matches hardware
     - RESMx during missile draw matches hardware
     - Paddle emulation is slightly more accurate. As a consequence, the
       "paddle feel" may be slightly different from Stella 4
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     - Fixed debug colors can now be set for each graphical object, from
       a choice of 'red', 'orange', 'yellow', 'green', 'blue' and
       'purple'.  This is accessible through the new 'tia.dbgcolors'
       commandline argument and within the UI.
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    and implementation.
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  * TV phosphor effect can now be force-enabled for all ROMs, instead
    of manually setting ROM properties for each ROM.  This is accessible
    in the UI and through the 'tv.phosphor' commandline argument, and
    defaults to being off (or enabled per-ROM).

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  * PAL color-loss and Blargg TV effects can now be enabled at the same
    time.  Previously, when Blargg effects were enabled, PAL color-loss
    couldn't be shown.  Related to this, the Blargg effects now use much
    less memory and in some cases run faster than before.

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    Special thanks to Christian Speckner (DirtyHairy) for the
    implementation, and alex_79 for finding documentation that finally
    describes in more detail how the M6532 chip actually works.
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  * Added BUS (experimental) and CDF bankswitching schemes, and also
    ARM Timer 1 support; special thanks to SpiceWare for the code.
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  * Fixed bug with SaveKey and AtariVox not properly closing their memory
    files before starting another instance of the same ROM, when the ROM
    was opened in the ROM launcher.

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    - The 'cls' command now only clears the screen, not the history
    - The 'help' command now accepts other commands, and gives extra
      information about the command (ie, 'help breakif' prints extended
      information about the breakif command)
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    - Added 'palette' command, which shows a color swatch of the
      currently active TIA palette
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    - Added 'debugcolors' command, which shows a legend for 'fixed debug
      colors' mode
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    - The previous trap'm' commands now work when setting TIA read
      addresses; previously they only worked for write addresses
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    - The previous trap'm' commands are now renamed 'trap', 'trapread'
      and 'trapwrite'
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    - The TIA tab now shows 'old' contents of player and ball registers
    - Various UI items are crossed out when disabled, to more clearly
      indicate their current state
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    - Various UI items that previously required a double-click to toggle
      (pixel and bit widgets) now require only a single-click.
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    - Command completion now works with internal functions and pseudo-ops
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    - System labels (aka, register names, etc) can now be typed in lower-
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    - In general, input error checking is much more strictly enforced
    - Read-only UI items now have a different background color, to
      clearly indicate if an item can be modified.
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    - Debugger '.lst' and '.sym' files are now searched based on the name
      of the ROM file, and not on the internal properties name.
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    - Snapshots can now be saved by pressing the F12 key (the various
      other ways to save snapshots still exist).
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  * Mouse grabbing is now enabled in windowed mode only when the ROM is
    using a virtual analog controller (paddles, trakball, etc).

  * Renamed various trakball-like controllers more accurately: AmigaMouse,
    AtariMouse (previously CX80) and Trakball (previously CX22).  Related
    to this, reduced the resolution of the Trakball by half, to properly
    match real hardware.

  * The stack pointer (SP) is now initialized to $FD instead of $FF, to
    match research done in other 6502 projects.

  * Fixed bug in debugger tracing and displaying the partial TIA image;
    the first time entering the debugger and starting to trace, the image
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    was blanked out (black) instead of being drawn in greyscale.  Also, the
    image is now synchronized, instead of being two frames behind.
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  * Fixed crash with zipped ROMs that are less than 4K in size; so far
    this bug has only ever occurred in Windows XP, but it's been there
    since Stella 4.1.

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  * Fixed bug in 'Rom Audit' functionality; sometimes ROMs without a
    valid properties entry were being renamed as "Untitled.bin".

  * For the entire UI, removed colons and generally made the UI items
    easier to read.

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  * Added ROM properties for D.K. VCS homebrew ROM, thanks to Andreas
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  * Added slight improvement for auto-detecting Superchip bankswitching;
    the new implementation now works for the NTSC 'Dig Dug' ROM.  Special
    thanks for SpiceWare for the idea and modified implementation.

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  * Fixed long-standing bug in 3-voice music in DPC+ bankswitching scheme;
    the music now sounds much more like the real thing.

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  * For the Linux/UNIX port:
    - The settings directory now uses the XDG Base Directory Specification.
      In most cases, this means that your files will now be stored in
      '~/.config/stella' instead of '~/.stella'.  To keep your old settings,
      run the following commands from the terminal:
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        mv .stella .config/stella

      You will probably need to edit '~/.config/stella/stellarc' and change
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    - Always use the built-in png and zlib libraries instead of the system
      versions.
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    - The preferences file has changed from 'net.sourceforge.Stella.plist'
      to 'Stella-emu.plist'.  To keep your old settings, run the following
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    (thanks go to RomHunter for his tireless research in this area).
    Related to this, updated the snapshot collection.

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    both libraries are now compiled into the app whenever one is selected.
    This fixes issues with a newer ZLIB not working with an older PNG, etc.

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    Thanks to Omegamatrix of AtariAge for the bug report and patch to fix
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    These are similar to the non-'m' versions, except that they also trap
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  * Fixed bug in debugger 'reset' command; it wasn't resetting the
    bankswitching, so after a reset the banks were in an undefined state.

  * Updated UNIX configure script to fix a bug where it fails in
    cross-compilation under certain circumstances.  Thanks to Vlad
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  * Fixed bug when entering and exiting the debugger; sometimes the
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  * Updated DPC+ Thumb ARM emulation code to latest from David Welch.
    In particular, this fixes incorrect handling of the V flag when
    adding and subtracting, but also fixes compile-time warnings that
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  * Improved TV 'jitter' emulation; the recovery time can now be spread
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    name; each controller after the second one was named the same as the
    second one.  This caused the joystick mappings to be lost, since there
    was only information about two controllers being saved.

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    paddles having too large of a deadzone in Linux.  Currently, this
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    - Added ability to specify the maximum range of movement for paddles
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      the paddle range, and could result in moving the mouse onscreen with
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      a real paddle all the way to the end of the range).  This eliminates
      issues in (for example) Kaboom, where there was a huge 'deadzone'
      when moving to the left.  All applicable ROMS in the internal
      database have been updated.

    - The range for paddle emulation now takes an integer from 1 - 20,
      indicating how much to scale movement (ie, how fast the onscreen
      paddle will move when you move the mouse).  The movement itself
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    loading a ROM would always point to the last opened ROM, not to the one
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    ROM properties was being stored in the external file when it was
    exactly the same as the internal entry.

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  * Added 'CV+' bankswitching scheme, developed by myself and LS_Dracon
    (of AtariAge).  This scheme contains RAM like the CV scheme, and
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  * Added more C++11 updates all over the codebase, and ran Stella
    through Coverity for the first time.  I'm proud to say that Stella
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  * Fixed small logic error in 'MDM' bankswitching scheme.


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  * Added 'Alt/Cmd + j' shortcut key and 'tv.jitter' commandline argument
    to toggle the TV scanline jittering emulation added in the last
    release.  Also, this jittering now defaults to off.

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  * Fixed bug in 'MDM' bankswitch scheme; bankswitching wasn't being
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  * Added ability to edit values in more widgets in the debugger.  For
    now, this applies mainly to the various decimal and binary fields.
    More widgets will be made editable in future releases.

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  * The TIA now emulates the jitter that occurs when scanline counts
    are not consistent frame-over-frame.  Also, the DPC+ scheme now
    emulates jitter that can occur when using its Fractional Datafetchers
    if the DFxFRACINC registers are not re-initialized every frame.
    Special thanks to SpiceWare for this implementation.

  * Tweaked 'MDM' scheme autodetection to detect that the identification
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  * Changed 'hidecursor' commandline argument (and associated UI item) to
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  * Fixed snapshot bug most noticeable in MacOSX, where taking a snapshot
    of a TIA image sometimes left parts of the UI onscreen (and in the
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    Control Panel "Add/Remove Programs" list.

  * For the OSX port: Updated build scripts to be compatible with Xcode 7.

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  * Fixed bug whereby text input could not be entered in certain widgets
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  * Finally fixed fullscreen rendering issues on some OpenGL
    implementations in Linux (mostly Intel-specific).  Basically, the
    concept of 'dirty updates' has been removed; the window is now
    updated continuously.  This may also fix issues some people were
    having with triple-buffering in Windows Direct3D, etc.

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    first time.  This was most obvious under OSX, but occasionally
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  * Reverted some minor C++11 features (std::regex and cbegin/cend
    iterators) in a few places, since otherwise GCC 4.9 is required to
    compile Stella, and it isn't available on many systems yet.  These
    changes allow Stella to be built with GCC 4.8, which is present in
    the latest 'long term release' of Ubuntu.

  * Fixed error messages on state loading; sometimes multiple messages
    were being added together and displayed.
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  * Fixed bug when running ROMs using AtariVox controllers; the app would
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  * Snapshot functionality now works while the emulation is paused.

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  * Certain textfields in the UI now have filtering enabled, preventing
    insertion of illegal characters.  This will be extended throughout
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  * The conversion to C++11 has begun :)  From this point on, to build
    Stella you will need a C++11 compatible compiler (Visual Studio 2013,
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  * Fixed major bug with joysticks, where mapping was being lost on reset,
    the app would crash when plugging/unplugging certain sticks, etc.

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    joysticks that Stella knows about) and the ability to remove
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  * Improved ZIP file handling, so that it now works as a normal
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  * The debugger 'reset' command now does a complete system reset,
    instead of simply setting the PC to the reset vector address.

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    list-skipping (jumping to a line in a list by keypress) is disabled.

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  * The 'ctrlcombo' command now has a GUI item, allowing it to be changed
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  * Added 'Shift-Alt/Shift-Cmd s' keyboard shortcut, to enable continuous
    snapshot mode for each frame.  This is really only useful if you
    save snapshots in 1x mode; using it in high-resolution mode is
    not recommended.  Special thanks to SvOlli for the idea and code.

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  * The minimum supported version for the OSX port is now OSX 10.7.
    Because of this, the 32-bit version is also discontinued, as 10.7
    supports 64-bit Intel only apps.

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    (thanks go to RomHunter for his tireless research in this area).
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  * Text input from non-US keyboard layouts is now supported.  Note that
    all text in Stella is still ASCII-only, but at least it can now be
    entered using a native layout.

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  * Controllers are now detected dynamically by Stella.  This means that
    you can plug/unplug joysticks/paddles/etc while Stella is running,
    and they will be added and removed automatically.  Also fixed is
    a bug whereby sometimes custom joystick mappings weren't being saved.

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    can selectively enable/disable randomization for each one.  The
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    modified as originally designed by E. Blink; hotspots are now in the
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  * The OSX app-icon now includes 32x32 and 16x16 versions, so 'small'
    icons will be viewable in 'Finder', 'Get Info', etc.

  * The Linux port now uses an app-icon; this seems to be needed for
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  * Re-added 'uipalette' option due to popular demand (of at least one
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    an annoying system beep.  Currently this is fixed by patching the SDL2
    library and including a modified version with Stella.

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  * Improved 'DASH' bankswitching scheme support; there is now a debugger
    tab for changing banks and viewing internal cart RAM, and
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  * Improved snapshot viewing in the ROM launcher; snapshots are now
    scaled to the available space, and can better accommodate sizes
    other than those generated by Stella itself.

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  * Improved support on multi-monitor systems.  Stella will now use the
    same monitor for fullscreen-windowed mode switches.  Special thanks
    to Magnus Lind for patches that added this functionality.

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  * Ported Stella to SDL2, which brings many new features.  Among the
    largest improvements is native hardware acceleration support for
    Windows (Direct3D) and Linux/OSX (OpenGL).  It is also now possible
    to port Stella to iOS and Android devices using OpenGLES.
    Hardware acceleration is now required, which means up-to-date drivers
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  * Fullscreen video modes now use the desktop resolution.  Switching
    to fullscreen and back to windowed mode no longer rearranges icons
    on your desktop.

  * TIA TV effects are now available in all video modes, since hardware
    acceleration is a requirement.
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  * Added a much more detailed view of cart extended RAM to a new
    debugger tab.  Special thanks to SpiceWare for this implementation.
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  * The AtariVox and SaveKey controllers now have the ability in the
    debugger to completely erase the virtual EEPROM data.

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  * Added 'savesnap' debugger prompt command, and also associated
    context menu item to the debugger TIA output area.  This saves the
    current TIA image to a PNG file.

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  * Added 'hidecursor' commandline option, which allows to completely
    disable showing the mouse cursor (useful on systems that don't have
    a mouse).

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  * Removed 'uipalette' option, as the original palette is no longer
    supported.

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  * Added bankswitch schemes BF, BFSC, DF, DFSC and 4KSC, thanks to
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  * Updated ROM properties for several ROMs, thanks to Omegamatrix of
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  * Fixed program crash when specifying a bankswitch type that Stella
    didn't recognize; an error message is now displayed.


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  * Improved parsing of the DASM lst file for the debugger disassembly;
    it sometimes missed constant declarations.

  * Changed 'usemouse' argument from a true/false option to accept
    'always', 'analog' and 'never'.  This allows to use the mouse as a
    controller under more specific circumstances.  The default is
    'analog', which means the mouse is only used to emulate analog-like
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    current font too narrow.

  * Renamed 'debuggerres' argument to 'dbg.res'.  All future debugger-
    specific options will start with 'dbg.'.

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  * The TIA 'zoom' area in the debugger now supports scrolling the
    mouse wheel (currently up/down only, as I don't have a sideways
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        are now three font sizes, which are automatically selected when
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        PC didn't match the mirror for the current bank.  In this case,
        the disassembler became confused and didn't properly track the
        PC address.

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        depending on how breakpoints were set, it was sometimes off by
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        then pressing 'Enter' / clicking 'OK' locked the UI until exiting
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        (from hex) in the TIA tab.  Related to this, all data input
        widgets in the UI now have the ability to enter binary,
        decimal or hex values by using the proper leading character
        (\, #, $, respectively).

      - Added 'INTIM Clks' to the 'I/O' tab. which shows the number of
        clocks between each 'step' of the INTIM timer.

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        'TIA' tab, and 'ramrandom' to the 'I/O' tab.  These options were
        available for quite some time, but they weren't exposed in the UI.

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        hexadecimal display between upper/lower case.  This setting is
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        For now, the contents are only partially used, to detect
        constants vs. symbolic addresses in the symbol file.  Eventually,
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        background pixels as either blanked or with the underlying object
        colour, instead of always being black.   This gives a more accurate
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    launcher by a right-mouse-button click) to 'Power-on options', with
    the following new options:
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        reset buttons.  Related to this, added 'holdjoy01' and 'holdjoy1'
        commandline arguments, and removed 'holdbutton0' argument.

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        window title bar.  Stella could not be expanded in this way,
        so the button was removed.

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        which can be saved to an external file.  This disassembly is
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        the actual data in the binary.  This means, for example, that a
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      - Fixed bug when entering patched bytes; the current number base
        wasn't being used.

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        a label in the case where it occurred in the middle of the data.
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      - Added a new dialog for changing Distella settings, located by
        right-clicking the disassembly code.

      - The commandline option 'dis.resolvedata' has been renamed to
        'dis.resolve', with new usage (see manual for further details).

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  * Fixed regression in handling ZIP files (as compared to version 3.7.5)
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    created with newer versions of the ZIP program.  Related to this, added
    better error messages for invalid/missing/unreadable ROM files.
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  * Added 'snapname' commandline argument and associated UI item, for
    specifying whether snapshots should be saved using either the internal
    ROM database name or the actual ROM filename.  This feature was
    present in older releases of Stella, and due to popular demand it's
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    now back again.  Related to this, added a new dialog specifically for
    the numerous snapshot-related items.
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  * Fixed bug in Linux/OSX versions when starting Stella for the first
    time; it was previously creating mislabeled directories to store
    settings, snapshots, etc.

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  * Fixed redundant "New console created" message when entering the same
    ROM multiple times from the ROM launcher.

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  * Updated profile database for "BasketBall" ROMs; the joysticks are now
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    swapped by default, which allows one and two-player games to work
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    correctly.

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  * SuperCharger/AR ROMs now ignore the 'ramrandom' setting, and start with
    RAM containing all zeroes.  This seems to fix issues with Dragonstomper
    always starting in exactly the same state.

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  * Fixed issue when debugging CompuMate ROMs; keystrokes entered while
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    debugging would be interpreted as typing on the CompuMate keyboard.

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  * Changed colour of the 'current PC indicator' in the debugger to
    match the one used for line selection.  This makes it easier to
    see for those with problems seeing lighter colours.

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  * Improved functionality of the various pop-up dialogs and context
    menus in the UI; they can now be navigated more fully by the keyboard
    and mouse.

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  * Updated internal ROM properties database to ROM-Hunter version 9
    (thanks go to RomHunter for his tireless research in this area).
    Related to this, updated the snapshot collection.

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  * Added support for TIA RSYNC writes, thanks to Omegamatrix of AtariAge.
    This allows the recently released "Extra Terrestrials" ROM to run, as
    well as improving emulation of "Fatal Run" and several other test ROMs.

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  * Fixed typo in TIA HMOVE writes, thanks to Thomas Jentzsch.  This fixes
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    the constant collision issues in "Kool-Aid Man", and several other
    homebrew ROMs.
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  * Fixed sound issues on OSX PPC machines (all sound was in little-endian
    format, but PPC is big-endian).

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  * The OSX DMG archive now contains proper modification dates.

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  * Huge changes to the sound system:
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      - The sound code now uses 16-bit signed samples instead of 8-bit
        unsigned samples, making it more compatible with a wider variety of
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        systems.
      - Improved sound output for several ROMs, including "Space Rocks"
        (the 'heartbeat' sound can now be clearly heard).
      - The 'volume clipping' option has been removed, since in 16-bit
        mode it's no longer needed.
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      - The 'Tia freq' option has been removed.
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      - Selecting more common sample rates (other than 31400) now works
        much better, but there are still a few ROMS (like Quadrun) where
        31400Hz still works best.

  * Many changes to handling ZIP archives:
      - Files in multiple levels are now recognized.  This fixes issues
        in Windows where such files couldn't be loaded at all, and in all
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        systems where ROMs with the same name (but in different
        directories) weren't being recognized.
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      - ZIP contents are now handled more intelligently.  Archives
        containing only one ROM are automatically loaded, whereas those
        with multiple files are treated as directories.
      - Opening an archive from the commandline now works as in the UI,
        where opening a multi-ROM archive will pop up the UI and show the
        archive contents (as a directory).
      - The ZIP code behind the scenes is now much faster by making use
        of caching (the old code was actually from 1998!).
      - This new 'archive' infrastructure may eventually lead to 7-Zip
        support, as well as 'virtual' formats (such as showing the list
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  * Improved bankswitch autodetection for FA2 ROMs; 29K and 32K versions
    (meant for Harmony cart) are now recognized.

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  * Improved bankswitch autodetection for X07 ROMs (although there's only
    two known ROMs in existence, so the detection probably isn't robust).

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  * Tweaked bankswitch autodetection for the 0840, F8 and FE schemes;
    several homebrews that didn't run before now work correctly.