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Re: Handheld Remakes (Simulators) (20141011)
« Reply #165 on: May 29, 2016 - 12:20:21 »
Done. Thank you :)
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Re: Handheld Remakes (Simulators) (20141011)
« Reply #166 on: December 25, 2016 - 23:49:55 »
Happy belated Christmas everybody!

One new release, one little milestone in the process of upgrading all my simulators to the latest standard. Today's release is a classic by Gakken: Tom and Jerry Popper.

The simulator has been rewritten from scratch and new graphics and sounds have been included.

This is the list of new downloadable files:

- Tom & Jerry Popper (Gakken, LCD Card Game) S4/1.04 (Standard 4, complete rewrite)

- MADrigal CD Collection ver. 59.26
- ClrMamePro DATfile ver. 20161226 [59.26]

Grab them from the usual downloads area.

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Re: Handheld Remakes (Simulators) (20141011)
« Reply #167 on: March 06, 2017 - 08:26:05 »
Second to last release in my scheduled process of upgrading all my simulators to my newest standard ("S4"). Today's game is again a classic from Gakken: Donkey Angler (also known as Fishing Boy).

The source code is brand new, the graphics have been improved significantly and the game can now be fuly operated via keyboard - making it ideal to install on PC arcade cabinets.

I am also releasing an updated version of Tom & Jerry Popper, following the request from a few users. The "time mode" can now be operated with both "1" and "3" keys, making the simulator compatible with various PC cabinet setups.

This is the list of new downloadable files:
- Donkey Angler (Gakken, LCD Card Game) S4/1.05 (Standard 4, complete rewrite)
- Tom & Jerry Popper (Gakken, LCD Card Game) S4/1.05 (Standard 4, minor update)
- MADrigal CD Collection ver. 59.27
- ClrMamePro DATfile ver. 20170306 [59.27]

All files available for download at the usual downloads page.

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Re: Handheld Remakes (Simulators) (20141011)
« Reply #168 on: March 08, 2017 - 21:28:49 »
Hi m4drigal, I have a quick question for you.

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Re: Handheld Remakes (Simulators) (20141011)
« Reply #169 on: March 09, 2017 - 07:48:30 »
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Re: Handheld Remakes (Simulators) (20141011)
« Reply #170 on: May 21, 2017 - 13:01:28 »
I made it.

It took ten long years for me to upgrade all my handheld simulators to the most recent "Standard 4". This process started with the release of Mickey Mouse Panorama Screen in October 2007 and step by step the new features were added to all 59 games.

Today I am releasing an updated version of the last game which had been in my "to do" list for years. It is a very beautiful and well-designed game featuring intriguing "artificial intelligence" routines making the game vs CPU particularly challenging.

As usual, the new version features brilliant and larger graphics, improved sounds, tons of fixes and - for the first time in my simulators collection - a brand new key configurator control panel allowing players to redefine all game buttons by assigning any key on the keyboard (this comes very handy for the users of arcade cabinets and game launchers).



This is the list of new downloadable files:

- Penguin Land (Bandai, LSI Game Double Play) S4/1.04 (Standard 4, complete rewrite)
- MADrigal CD Collection ver. 59.28
- ClrMamePro DATfile ver. 20170522 [59.28]


Grab them from the popular downloads page.

What's next?

To be honest, I have not yet made a decision about my next step in this huge simulation project. I have been coding simulators for almost 18 years now and, despite still enjoying doing that a lot, I do not have much spare time to devote myself into programming new games.

I think I may firstly upgrade all my other simulators by adding all the new features such as the removeable splash screen and key configurator control panels. Or maybe I end up deciding to code a new game simulator... we'll see. I will keep you posted, as usual.

In the interim, enjoy the new release!

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Re: Handheld Remakes (Simulators) (20141011)
« Reply #171 on: October 15, 2017 - 10:18:53 »
    Huge, huge, HUGE news today!

    During the past five months, I upgraded all of my games (59) by adding numerous features that had been requested by many users over the years. I have always wanted to add those features but never really found the time and the willingness to commit myself in such an extensive "makeover" of my games.

    But then in the end, I made my decision and added the following new features to all games:

    Fullscreen mode (default). The old "shaped game" mode is still available as an option.
    Wallpaper/backdrop with logo/watermark. They can both be customised by the user, and replaced with others.
    Skins system. All of the game graphics and instruction manuals can be replaced to suit the player's needs. Explanations how to generate skins are provided with each game. Suitable for players that use small or huge monitors, so that they can use small or big graphics. Or they can replace the characters, (imagine playing Donkey Kong with Luigi, or Sonic!), backgrounds, make graphics lighter or darker, etc. Everything is now possible!
    On-screen menu available when game works in fullscreen mode.
    Key configurator added to all games
    Touch-screen compatible. All games can be operated fully via keyboard, or mouse and touch screen.
    Button overlays, needed to play the games via mouse or touch-screen, can be enabled/disabled at will.
    Graphics improved and upgraded to all games.
    "VFD glow" effect added to all VFD-screen games, making the gaming experience ultra realistic!
    Sound effects volume normalised to all games.
    Fully configurable by editing the included .ini file [/li][/list]

    The games have been tested over the past months by users of the wonderful Hyperspin community, under a "private beta testing" scheme. Now the time has come for the OPEN BETA phase!

    HAVE YOUR SAY!

    Over the next 30 days (that is, until 16th November 2017) you will be given the opportunity to download and try the beta versions of all games. After this period, all games will be fixed, tweaked, updated and lastly released as "final versions".

    Simply head to the usual downloads page and download the complete games package (CD Collection Beta) or the 59 standalone games (beta versions). Then send me an email with your bug reports, comments, or requests for changes before the deadline - being 16th November 2017.

    I look forward to receiving your comments!

    Please be informed that, as soon as the final versions of the games are released (by say mid December 2017), the new games will also be made available for RetroArch - thanks to the work of incredibly talented Brazillian programmer Andre Leiradella. RetroArch is part of the LibRetro project and works on Android, Apple, Windows, PS3, PSVita, Wii, WiiU, 3DS and many more popular platforms.

    Following the release of the Retroarch versions, my new friend HCF-Retrocoder will also publish the new games under this MADrigalX and MADrigalPSP that allow the games to run on Xbox and Sony PSP!

    And hopefully, Kyland Kainbryce (author of the porting to NES Mini) will have some time to also upgrade his package with the new games!

    Then a new surprise game will be released on Christmas, so stay tuned!

    This is the list of new downloadable files:
    Standalone games (all Standard 5 beta versions)

    Bandai Electronics
    - 1x LCD Game Digital: Las Vegas
    - 1x LSI Game Double Play: Penguin Land

    Coleco
    - 1x LCD tabletop: Donkey Kong Junior
    - 1x VFD tabletop: Donkey Kong

    Elektronika
    - 3x LCD: Explorers of Space, Fowling, Frog Boaster

    Epoch
    - 1x VFD tabletop: Galaxy II

    Gakken
    - 3x LCD Card Game: Donkey Angler, Tom & Jerry Popper, Towering Rescue

    Mattel Electronics
    - 1x LCD: Dungeons & Dragons Computer Fantasy Game
    - 2x LED: Armor Battle, Sub Chase

    Nintendo
    - 5x Wide Screen: Egg, Mickey Mouse, Parachute, Snoopy Tennis, Turtle Bridge
    - 4x Multi Screen: Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong II, Lifeboat, Mario Bros.
    - 5x Panorama Screen: Donkey Kong Circus, Donkey Kong Jr, Mickey Mouse, Mario's Bombs Away, Snoopy
    - 2x Tabletop: Donkey Kong Jr, Snoopy

    Queentex
    - 1x LCD: Motor Cross

    Tomytronics
    - 2x VFD tabletop: Pac Man, Tron

    VTech
    - 8x Classic Time & Fun: Banana, Condor, Escape, Monkey, Pancake, Pirate, Safari, Sleep Walker
    - 5x Mini Time & Fun: Bomb Fight, Caccia al Ladro, Cessate il Fuoco, Hippo Teeth, Hot Line
    - 4x Explorer Time & Fun: Baseball, Defendo, Engine Room, Roller Coaster
    - 3x Sporty Time & Fun: Hippo Teeth, Hot Line, Tennis Menace
    - 2x Arcade Time & Fun: Chicky Woggy, Monkey Jump
    - 3x Electronic Tini-Arcade: Chicky Woggy, Crazy Chewy, Wild Man Jump

    unknown manufacturer
    - 1x Game & Time: Grab Man
    CD Collection (59.S5.beta)[/li][/list]

    All files available for download at the usual downloads page.

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    Re: Handheld Remakes (Simulators) (20141011)
    « Reply #172 on: November 23, 2017 - 19:37:44 »
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    Re: Handheld Remakes (Simulators) (20141011)
    « Reply #173 on: December 04, 2017 - 08:26:32 »
    Hi all!!!

    The time has come to release the final version of all (59) games to the newest Standard 5 format. This update was announced over one month ago and follows about six months of hard programming work and one month of intense beta-testing and refinements. During this time, i have been working closely with very talented programmers and graphic artists who helped out a lot.

    In addition to all the features of the "beta versions" published in October, the new releases feature new functionalities and bug-fixes. For example, it is now possible to switch full-screen and windowed modes from the on-screen menu or by pressing F12 in-game.

    Today's news is not just about the release of all Windows versions of my games. Thanks to the effort of great guys like Andre Leiradella, HCF Retrocoder and KMFDManic, all games are now fully playable on more than 15 platforms including Android, Apple, Raspberry, Linux, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360, WiiU and the newest NES and SNES Mini consoles!

    The list of new files updated during the past few weeks is impressive:

    1) Standalone simulators
    - All 59 games for Windows - version 5.00 (many of which with source code)
    - All 59 games for RetroArch/Libretro - portings by Andre Leiradella, based on Standard 4 sources


    2) Collections
    - MADrigal CD Collection for Windows and ClrMamePro DATfile - version 59.S5
    - MADrigalPSP for Sony PSP and PSVita - version 1.0 by HCF Retrocoder, based on Standard 4 sources
    - MADrigal for NES and SNES Classic - version 2017-11-05 by KMFDManic, based on Standard 4 sources

    All files available for download at the usual downloads page.



    * MORE NEWS *

    MADrigal's Simulators has gone social! The brand new Facebook page will provide updates on the world of handheld simulators on a regular basis, so get connected!

    A new article and video review of this project was recently published on Emumovies. The article is now available for download on the usual Press Review page.



    * WHATS NEXT? *

    There are quite a few new things coming up in the next few weeks. Just a couple of teasers attached:
    - MADrigalX (scheduled for release mid December)
    - Donkey Kong Special Edition -(scheduled for release on Christmas 2017)

    ...so you better stay tuned! :-)



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    Re: Handheld Remakes (Simulators) (20141011)
    « Reply #174 on: December 05, 2017 - 07:48:22 »
    Thanked you in the other place, thank you in here too. :D


    Keep up the great work.
    Would love to see your work in MAME (with your name in the team).

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    Re: Handheld Remakes (Simulators) (20141011)
    « Reply #175 on: December 05, 2017 - 09:03:46 »
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    Thanked you in the other place, thank you in here too. :D


    Keep up the great work.
    Would love to see your work in MAME (with your name in the team).


    My name is in MAME already, but for something different: the CreatiVision driver  :D

    I really can't find the time to write a driver for these handheld games in MAME, unfortunately. But others will do for sure, and I look forward to that!
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    Re: Handheld Remakes (Simulators) (20141011)
    « Reply #176 on: December 24, 2017 - 10:23:04 »
    Merry Christmas everyone! Ho! Ho! Ho!

    What better way to celebrate than playing your favourite classic videogames under the Christmas tree? And when they are completely free, the games play even better! :-D

    As announced a few weeks ago, I am today releasing my very own re-interpretation of Nintendo's most iconic pocket game: Donkey Kong Multi Screen.

    This "Special Edition" application simulates the gameplay of the old classic Game & Watch with a few minor changes. Even though the gameplay is almost the same, the graphics and audio experience is quite much improved: everything has been re-designed from scratch!

    The game features four stages, each with custom-made images and sounds effects. Tweaking the included "config.ini" files, you have the power to create and add your own images, remove any of the existing, change the order of the stages, make the game play your own sound effects, or... whatever you have in mind! :-)

    The included stages are listed below:

        1. "Sunset City" features black LCD graphics on a black skyscraper on a cityscape background. The graphics is an adaptation of the beautiful DK Wallpaper designed by Old Game Box a few months ago.
        2. "Panorama Screen" is inspired by the beloved colourful electronic games of the same series, released by Nintendo in 1983-1986. The graphics feature coloured sprites on a black background and show how the game would have looked if it was released as a Panorama Screen game.
        3. "Coin Op World" utilises graphics from the classic arcade coin-op Donkey Kong (with adaptations from me). Sound effects also come from the original arcade game.
        4. "Classic G&W" is the real pocket game displayed very realistically, to provide the real experience of having the game on your crowded desk. It utilises the photo of a real Game & watch as pictured by my long time friend Roberto Mayrhofer.

    The below image shows two of the four settings and one intermission screen, shot at 1366x768. Note the game requires screen resolution of 1024x768 as a minimum, however the bigger the screen, the better! Best results are obtained on 1920x1200 desktops.

    Read below list of new files released today:

    - Donkey Kong G&W Special Edition version S5/5.00 - for Windows only
    - MADrigal CD Collection version 60.0 - for Windows only
    - ClrMamePro DATfile - version 60.0

    The files are available for free download from the usual downloads page.

    I wish to express my gratitude to Old Game Box and Roberto Mayrhofer for providing portions of the game graphics, and Mike DX and Paul Rahme for providing a few sound effects. This game could not be the same without your help! :-)

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    Re: Handheld Remakes (Simulators) (20141011)
    « Reply #177 on: January 04, 2018 - 19:21:47 »
    Attention all owners of pi-based sytems running RetroPie and RetrOrange Pi!

    Thanks to the effort of Giorgio "Giorba" Balestrieri, the complete MADrigal Collection is now available on these little cute systems, complete with interface, screenshots, the latest LibRetro core, a small database with game information and instructions o install the package!

    The below images show the system in action.

    Furthermore, KMFDManic has just released his latest version of MADrigal for NES Mini and for SNES Mini, containing various fixes and updates. Also, the collections can now be run directly from a USB-stick connected to the consoles - without the need of injecting them into the internal flash memory, wohooo!!!

    This is the list of new files:

    - MADrigal for RetroPie and RetrOrange Pi, version 0.1
    - MADrigal for NES Mini, version 2017-12-25
    - MADrigal for SNES Mini, version 2017-12-25

    The files are available for free download from the popular downloads page.

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