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Atari800MacX 5.1.0 has been released


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Hi all,


I've posted on ViTNO, but copying here for Atariage readers' sake.


A new version of Atari800MacX, the Atari XL/XE/5200 emulator for MacOS is available now. This new version contains an important internal change, replacing the deprecated OpenGL with Metal, which will ensure Atari800MacX will be ready for the future versions of MacOS.


Besides replacing OpenGL, the Atari emulator also had hundreds of functions reviewed and any deprecated API was updated as well.


Although the major changes happened under the hood, Atari800MacX 5.1.0 also includes UI enhancements, like bringing back the drag & drop of disks, rom, cassette and XEX files to the main program screen. Another small but welcome change was the addition of authentic Atari disk drive sounds when a new disk is inserted or removed from the drives!


Here is the full release notes:


New Features/Bug Fixes (in version 5.1.0):

  • Added real sounds for opening and closing of disk drives when disks are inserted and removed from emulated Disk Drives. (A preference on the Atari tab of the Preferences pane controls this).
  • Updated application to use Apple’s Metal API instead of OpenGL. MacOS has deprecated OpenGL, and this should help to future proof the program.
  • Re-added Drag and Drop of disk, rom, cassette and XEX files to the main program screen. This feature was in 4.x versions, but had been removed in 5.x versions.

Bugs Fixed:

  • Fixed issues with keypresses still being issued along with joystick/trigger motions when using Keyboard joysticks.
  • Fixed a keyboard issue when using a Ctrl+Shift combination, where the shift key state was stuck pressed after both keys were released. The shift will go back to unpressed only if another Ctrl key was pressed.
  • Replaced deprecated MacOS API calls, to ease porting to future MacOS versions.
  • Fixed issue with Disk Sector editor where after doing a Goto Disk sector, the up and down arrows used the old location.


Download it here: https://github.com/atarimacosx/Atari800MacX/releases/tag/Release_5.1.0





Edited by pedgarcia
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On 7/3/2020 at 1:04 PM, pedgarcia said:

A new version of Atari800MacX, the Atari XL/XE/5200 emulator for MacOS is available now

Thank you!! Love this emulator when I can't use my real hardware.  Thanks for letting us know, I just went and got it! 

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