There are a number of features/optimisations still on my TODO list, but as I promised last month, I'd like to release R10 by the end of March. I think frequent, small updates are better than keeping everyone waiting months between releases.
Although R10 will be a smaller update than R9, there are some great improvements (most of which I've already talked about):
- An approximate 10-15% speedup
- Frameskip, framerate limiting and stick deadzone tuning
- Various small bugfixes
I'm hoping to have everything ready by Sunday afternoon at the latest.
One feature which might not make it is the Expansion Pak support. I mentioned that I'd finally fixed the bug that was preventing this from working, but I've been having difficulty resolving the various memory issues that it causes when enabled. Rather than delay R10, I'd prefer to disable the Expansion Pak support for now and release R11 early - as soon as I've fixed the underlying problem. I'll keep you posted.