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- 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.
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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).
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+0.74
+ - 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).
+
0.73
- Add two new opl2+opl3 emulators. (better speed, different implementation
approach)

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