Thursday, August 10, 2006

R7 close

I'm getting close to finishing everything I want to get into R7. I've just spent a little time tidying up a few loose ends (little things like the way screenshots are handled). The one last substantial bit of work I want to get done is support for custom controller configs. I think this should be a few hours work, so I expect I'll finish this sometime on Saturday or Sunday, with a release following shortly afterwards.

I got a new PC on Tuesday and this has slowed things down a little bit as I've spent a couple of evenings this week seeing just how stupidly fast it is. This is what I went for in the end:



I've got it all hooked up to my Dell 2405fpw and it's awesome. It's nice to finally be able to play games at the 2405's native 1920x1200 resolution without it chugging along :D

-StrmnNrmn

80 comments:

thedman said...

first post woot

tsurumaru said...

Die please.

skater9269 said...

please thedman dont start that on strmnnrmns site even if you kidding please and also you rule strmn you really are a great coder and where did you get the money for that pc mine only has 512 mb of ram and 150 gb hd.I cant wait for r7.any idea what youll work on for r8.

Urkel said...

FIRST POST W00T

Alex said...

Cool, I got a new computer this week too!

xiringu said...

great news, as always :)

I knew there was something special about you...you had an Amiga!

I was the proud owner of an A500 and later of an A1200 :)

maybe after you get bored of N64, you'd like to have a go at improving the UAE port? :P

I'd like to play Xenon2 and Blood Money full speed on the psp ;)

RyanMWolfe said...

STrnm i am glad you got a new PC, but will this take time awaty from Deadalus? i hope not but it is your PC do what you want with it. anyway. Congrats on the New PC hope it is Fast:P


PS i have win 95 and 10gig hardrive:(

Imtiaz said...

Please try to finish this by Saturday. I and countless others have been waiting for this for so long! Just a thought, so the speed of the emulator is where you want it to be right? Can you further improve the speed, or have you reached your ultimate goal? Just curious

Mario Kart God said...

Yes please try very hard to finish this on Saturday please. I have high School starting back up and would like to have tons of time to play it!

thedman said...

srry guys yah i was just screwin around and by the way go strmn
and yah so how fast is it now

thedman said...
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thedman said...

ps; plz dont thretin me or i wil be forced to eat ure parents thanks

omgnintendo64 said...

thats a sweet pc,i wish i had the cash for a 7950 :(,i have a older 6600gt,just gotta say though i would have waited for the direct X 10 cards,but wicked pc none the less

And good work with r7

Disturbd1 said...

wicked sweet pc! anyways, this is OT but, strmnnrmn, what do u think of PSXP? the psx emu for the psp. it seems like BS to me, but u have more dev knowlegde than me.

PSDroideka said...

This sounds so [word that could be perseaved as inapropriate]awsome!!! Can-Not-WAIT! But having said that i CAN wait until you think its ready!!!

Wait a go Man

tsurumaru said...

thedman

Sorry, that just winds me up.
You know how it goes ;). Next we'll be seeing:

LOL Im iN UR bLOg fIRsTINg UR POsTs!!!!!1111one

PS You may want to bring some sauces with you as my parents probably need some extra seasoning. :P

kersplatty said...

woot nice work strmnnrmn so what speeds can we hope for now? wish i could afford a new graphics card

johnybon said...

Great work, can't wait.
Chin!Chin!

wally*won_kenobie said...

seriously, you should have got an Intel Mac. Giving you the ability to boot windows XP and Mac OS X at the same time. Gives you a hell of a lot more compatibility :P

GmDude66 said...

Dam, well done on the PC!

And can't wait for the release of R7 either :D

Sroon said...

That is a pretty decent pc for now adays! I prefer AMD dual core proccessors but yourz is very great! good job Norm!
One question is there a way to donate to you? just this week i donated to about 3 people and one of them wearnt you because I cannot find your paypal button!
well i hope you can answer my question !
you are a hard working guy and cirtanly desourve some donation from people!
ok piece out( O )( O )

Mario Kart God said...

Yeah I agree with wally, I got an intel mac and it is amazing!

GeEkPiE said...

my siss's boyfriend has 8mb broadband and 1.11 terrabytes of hd space on his pc

you hav to drewl over that

1.11 tb :0

and he has it pimped out to the max

but anyways that is one demon of a pc man.

salomon st said...

im sure this isnt the fastest he wants to get it prolly just for this release tho

RyanMWolfe said...

I wish i could afford a new comp i still have win 95 and it sucks balls i can bareky get on the internet, but when i do the high speed internet kicks in and it is fast.

Conrats on the New comp.
Hopefully the new comp will allow you to get out more releases more often

BigMace said...

great news, I am really looking forward to this weekend.

RyanMWolfe, I just checked newegg.com, and for about $250 (If you use your old case) you can build pc with an AM2 1.6ghz Sempron, 512 ram, 80 gig hd, DVD Burner, Asus Mobo, 400 psu. This system wont be a powerhouse but it can browse the net and if you throw in decent vido card you can play a few games.

RyanMWolfe said...

Bigmace thanks a lot for looking For me, but i dont have $250.00. i spent it on my psp, but thansk anyway i will check it out and might ask my mom is i could borrow the money:P. doubt it though.


Thanks BIGMACE

infernomax said...

Hope todays, the day :) any chance on a release time strnnrmn?

Sroon said...

HOLY TITS!!!
this may be the BEST release since R5!!
Il be awayting Strmnnrmn!!

RyanMWolfe said...

Hopefully it will be here tonight or this afternoon. i hope so cause i am going to beach and need something to do on the ride down there (6 Hour drive) so if it is possible try to get tit out today.

Mario Kart God said...

STRMNNRMN, PLEASE LET TODAY BE THE BIG DAY!

Kemp said...

"so if it is possible try to get tit out today"

The thought shared by millions of guys I am assured =P

Sroon said...

Wow every one always copies me!!
tits is my word I am thee TITTY MASTER!!
btw Norm! Im wayting really patiently! waiting patintly to play Zelda!
oh and would you could you get the expansion pack working so we can play DK64 and Zelda MM?
Piace( O )( O )

Mario Kart God said...

I can't wait to play Mario Kart!!!

omgnintendo64 said...

i think that we better do the cookin by the book,or our cake well end up crazy

omgnintendo64 said...

i think that we better do the cookin by the book,or our cake well end up crazy

Disturbd1 said...

"i think that we better do the cookin by the book,or our cake well end up crazy"

Thx for the spam...... and dbl post.... and stupidiTITy

Mario Kart God said...

So if Strmnnrmn most likely finishes today, does that mean he will release it the day he finishes? I HOPE SO!

Imtiaz said...

MKG, it does actually say that when he finishes it he would release it shortly afterward, so hang on! Either today or tomorrow, have patience, and we will enjoy this emu even more so.

Mario Kart God said...

Ahhhhhhhh, I know! Sorry, but I just want it so badly!

Sroon said...

Titl prolly be out by tomarow night as uasual! At night!
( O ) ( o )

StrmnNrmn said...

skater9269: I haven't decided what I'm going to work on for R8. R7 is faster but I think a lot more work needs doing here.

xiringu: The Amiga was a fantastic machine. If Daedalus didn't require so much work I'd love to get involved with the psp port of UAE.

ryanmwolfe: It will take a little bit of time away from Daedalus as I move my development environment over to the new pc. Once it's set up it should be nicer for me to develop with though.

imtiaz: It's looking like it's going to be Sunday now. The speed is a lot better with R7, but I still have a long way to go. Don't work - there are still lots of things I can improve, it just takes time :)

disturbd1: I've not heard anything about psxp, but I've not been checking many news sites for the past couple of weeks. Got a link?

Mario Kart God said...

Can't wait to play the emu!!!!! If it's possible it would be awesome if it could come out today!

RyanMWolfe said...

This sucks i just found out that I am ahead of Europe by like 3Hours and i will have to wait 3more hours than you europeans will have to:(

omgnintendo64 said...

Disturbd1, just because you use a messy recipe,doesnt mean you can blame you crazy cake on me,like whats up homie i just gotta have a cake

StrmnNrmn said...

kersplatty: It depends on the rom - I think you'll be pleased, but you'll have to wait to try it out :)

wally*won_kenobie: I could have done that but I've never really been a Mac kind of guy. I do really like the look of the MacBook Pros though :)

geekpie: 1.11TB is crazy :) The motherboard has 8 SATA channels and 2 RAID controllers so I was thinking about buying a bunch of 200GB disks and hooking up a nice RAID array. I'm not quite sure what I'd do with all that storage though...

skater9269 said...

strmn i dont know if you have tried but if you get into super smash brothers vs mode u can get into the level and the camera moves and the start pause camera works but part of the course and your charecter is invisible so do you know what causes this.thanks.

Mario Kart God said...

I wish it would get released today!

Sroon said...

Why doesnt golden eye work!
are u having it "locked" untill an outstanding release? 007 Worlds Not Enough works almost perfect with out the Dyna rec enabled!
It just doesnt even start loading can you eplain why StrmnNrmn?
thanks!
( O ) ( O )

skater9269 said...

what time is it in the uk it is 7:47 here i hope it is released while im sleepin cause that would be less waiting for me.lol

Sroon said...

Yup same time where im at bro!
7:52 now!
I thought he said he would release it tomarow!( O ) ( O )

StrmnNrmn do your majic bro!!

oh and just to remind you about your paypal donation button so I can show you how much I apreceat your work!(O)(O)

skater9269 said...

sroon i live in south carolina where do you live well i think the uk is like 5 hrs ahead so its like one there and i think i will be sleepin till ten and that means till five for the uk so strmn will maybe release it over night .

Sroon said...

pacific bro! its 9:10 now!
(O)(O)

Jonesyxxiv said...

Yeah I hope its released soon. If its released over night it would be awesome, No waiting and a nice surprise in the mouring. But I wont be the first one to DL it again. :( LOL

Sroon said...

Tamorw WILL be one of the greatest dayz of my life!!!!

Mario Kart God said...

SAME WIT ME!

Sroon said...

YAAAHHH!
btw are you really THEE Mario Kart God?
lol jk!
hope my expasion pack question gets answerd!! and the paypal one too!

Mario Kart God said...

Yes I truly am the Morio Kart God, jk, but not really! : )

BelmontSlayer said...

@skater9269

Heh, I'm in SC too! I live in Summerville (About 30min from Charleston)...Where are you at? Maybe we can have a PSP meetup. :P

GmDude66 said...

lol, it's 12:55 am here in PA..

Guess i'll have 2 check on this when I wake up..

G'night

Kevin said...

hey strmn, love your work on daedalus, the concept's ingenuity is only beaten by its results.

great computer from the sound of the spec list, very similar to what i'm about to drop 6k on next year.

Core 2 Extreme x6800

Asus P5N32-SLi Deluxe motherboard

dual Geforce 7950 GX2's (or whatever's newer at the time)

2tb hard drive space, first 500gb 10000rpm

4gb ram (expanded to 8, and then 16, with the addition of 2 and 4gb ram sticks, respectively)

and to kick it off, 2 24" HD lcd monitors for work, and a 50" plasma for games and movies.

the logitech mx5000 set looks pretty awesome for $150, if you're interested.

BigMace said...

Todays the day I cant wait.
I am going to bed hopefully there will be a nice suprise when I wake up in the morning.

skater9269 said...

@belmontslayer I live in seneca near clemson so psp meetup is a no but still cool to no ive got another south carolinian lookin at strmnnrmns blog i guess lol

infernomax said...

3:30PM in london... should be soon i hope... keep an eye on www.daedaluslist.co.nr

Sroon said...

WOW its 10:36am in Ontario Canada for me!!! prolly be out at night!!!

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Mario Kart God said...

Well todays the big day!!! Can't wait! My Guess is it will be up in about 5 hours.

Sroon said...

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?
group_id=57977

heres the source forge site where StrmnNrm released it first last time!

Mario Kart God said...

Ahhhhhhh, i've just been sitting at my computer reloading the page again and again! Please release it soon Strmnrmn!

RyanMWolfe said...

Soo how much longer until it is released hopefully not too long i wish it was released yesterday. Also i dont think it will be as fast as we think it will be. maybe 30-40% faster but it will not seem that fast, but it will be faster.

Mario Kart God said...

Actually I think it's gonna be about 50-70% faster.

Mario Kart God said...

Well we know it will be definetely over 30% fast because Strmnrmn told ud about 2-3 weeks ago thats how fast he has got it. He also told me that Mario Kart is going 13 fps in 150cc, when it used to only be going 5-7 fps. That's about a 100% speed increase. And Mario Kart in R6 in time mode went about 13-17 (I even got it to go 23.1 fps on time.) So maybe that will also double in fps about 100%.

RyanMWolfe said...

Yeah and remember when StrnRmn told us that the Dynarec engine Wouldn't help Some games like Zelda oot he said that it would only get like a 2fps increase i wonder if he fixed that?? anyone know

Mario Kart God said...

Nope, well strmnnrmn mostly posts at 3-4 PM on his clock. Right now it is 9:30 AM on his clock.

RyanMWolfe said...

you think someone like Strnmrm has the skills to port halo to the psp i highly doubt it just wondering

Kemp said...

You know someone with the Halo source code? Might be possible if yes, otherwise seriously doubtfull.

Also, you guys really need to do something other than sit there refreshing the page, surely you have something more constructive to do? Like learning to program so you can be as famous as StrmnNrmn ;-)

Reh said...
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Reh said...

Hello
I'm like a Groupie of your emulator Daedalus.
So a Question came up to myself.
On the Pc version of Daedalus you can add Plugins.
Whats about the Psp version?
Do you need a Special Video Plugin for running daedalus on
Psp or you chosed one of the already made for the Pc version?
And if u chosed one your Daedalus graphic plugin for the Pc could be there
a way to exchange it ? Sorry for such a Question, i know i could look up
your work in the source code but i dont really understand something in coding.
Btw Nice Work which you done in the Psp-Scene!
Sincerly
Rehbock

wally*won_kenobie said...

I wonder if strmnnrmn forgot to blog that R7 is now out
Check it out at
psp-news.dcemu.co.uk

kgerlinky said...

I am very tempted to go with a very similar setup myself.

The Conroe's overclock very well indeed, and the Gigabyte boards are a great choice for this. I hear people are getting 3GHz+ speeds (by upping the FSB) without a hitch.

Have you tried this yet? It definitely sounds like you have the ideal setup to give it a whirl!