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.
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