Hello,

We've released DOSBox 0.74 today. It should be more compatible, slightly faster and
work better with Windows 7.

Full changes list:
  - Several small game specific fixes/hacks/support. (Offensive,
    Roadhog, GTA installer, Kingdom O' Magic soundcard detection,
    Pirate booter, Armored Fist installer)
  - Add the S3-specific 640x480 256 color mode. (fixes regression in "Wooden
    Ships and Iron Men" and "I Have No Mouth  And I Must Scream")
  - Fix a stack overflow that could crash DOSBox.
  - Add fake microphone input. (fixes Talking Parrot)
  - Modify adlib turn off code, so that it doesn't turn off in
    cases where the same sound is repeated over and over again.
  - Several small fixes to the CDROM audio code. (HOMM2, Redneck
    Rampage and others)
  - Several improvements to the CDROM emulation code. (fixes Alpha
    Storm and  GT Racing 97)
  - Some small CPU fixes that might fix something.
  - Handle opcode 0xff subcode 7 as invalid instruction. (fixes dif-2 & others)
  - Some hercules fixes. (Testdrive)
  - Improve support for blanked parts that wrap around to the start of
    the screen. (fixes Magic Circle demo and Sid&Al)
  - Remove old OPL cores as the new ones seem to work very nicely.
  - Modify movie recording code so that the movies aren't corrupt when
    you exit dosbox without stopping the movie.
  - Change RGB3x scaler to look more pretty.
  - Improve initial register values compatility of the GUS.
  - Added autodetection for Gameblaster. (games can find it now)
  - Change render preferences a bit to be more compatible with Windows 7.
  - Add DOS fixes to terminate program. (fixes Fortune Teller)
  - Add FFREEP. (fixes Trucks)
  - Improve FPU ST80 in C mode when writing zero. (fixes Antigok)
  - Add special int10 scanline function. (fixes mz700 and probably lots
    of games that mess with them)
  - Fix scrolling in rarely used video modes. (fixes Orphee)
  - Modify game specific hacks a bit so that Kick off 3 works again.
  - Lots of fixes to the INT10 video parameter table. (Seven spirits
    of ra and others)
  - Add VGA blanking in machine=vgaonly. (used by Alien Carnage)
  - CGA, PCJr, Tandy: Add video blanking, change display start latch
    timing, sync pulse width correction.
  - PCJr, Tandy: implement vertical retrace interrupt.
  - PCJr, CGA: line-by-line video emulation.
  - PCJr: support on-screen change of color modes 4medium to 16low. (used
    by Ghostbusters booter)
  - Hercules: Add green and amber monochrome support.
  - All machines: only update the video timing when needed. (Jungle Hunt,
    others that synchronize to the video screen might profit)
  - Several small DOS fixes.
  - Some UMB related fixes. (The Legacy without UMB)
  - Fix version number of DSP for SB 1.5. (fixes a few games)
  - Several VGA emulation improvements. (Allertone football manager)
  - Some Tandy fixes. (Mech Warrior)
  - Small improvements and fixes to the OPL emulation.
  - Add low level Tandy DAC emulation.
  - Some EMS fixes. (fixes Mortal Kombat and others)
  - Change SoundBlaster DSP reset mechanism, add sb irq acknowledge logic.
    (fixes stmik-based applications)
  - Some interrupt pointer location modifications. (fixes Tinker Tales)
  - Some fixes to the BOOT code. (fixes Last Mission)
  - Respect write-only file information. (fixes Champions of Zulala)
  - Some RTC fix. (fixes Tully Bodine and others)
  - Improve mouse emulation to work better with Water World.
  - Hopefully fix the translation of the configuration file.
  - Speed up and fixes for the recompiler core. (pitfall2 pcjr)
  - Change memory start location. (fixes 7th Guest installer)
  - Several fixes to the batch file handling. (Shift and
    use the typed first %0 instead of the parsed %0)
  - Improve file redirection and redirected line ends. (fixes
    Phantasmagoria 2 DOS installer)
  - Fix compilation with new MAC os X version.
  - Add 16C550A FIFO support to the serial port emulation.
  - Improve modem emulation to get higher speeds.
  - Change default samplerates to 44100, blocksize to 1024 and prebuffer to 20,
    so that hopefully certain soundcards produce more fluent sound playback.
  - Add some rarely used, but for some games critical flags to
    the internal commands.
  - Add -userconf flag, so that the userspecific configuration can
    easily be used together with -conf configfile.
  - Improve internal timing with repeating timers (especially with
    the dynamic core).


Have fun,

DOSBox Project Administrators.