Over the last couple of weeks I have made a few changes to SpeccyDS. First up was the file browser. As suggested, files can now highlighted with the stylus or the up and down d-pad controls. Once highlighted, a file can be loaded by either selecting them again or by pressing ‘A’. The system seems to work quite well.
I have also added support for .Z80 files. I really should have done this for the last release. The implementation was much easier than I expected and, as many people pointed out, the selection of .Z80 files is far better than .SNA.
The .Z80 support brings me onto the subject of this post… .Z80 support has given me the opportunity to test more games than I did with .SNA (since converting files to .SNA was a boring process). I’m happily surprised at the number of games that work without any problems. However, the crashes in Megabucks and Starquake still bother me since I’m having trouble tracking them down.
Therefore, I have created a new Compatibility page on the blog. The theory behind this is that bugs should be easier to track down if I have a larger list of non-working games to test. It’s looking a bit empty at the moment, so if you know of a game that doesn’t work with SpeccyDS I would appreciate it if you could add it to the comments with a description of what goes wrong. I will regularly check the comments and update the list as they come in.
Thanks for your help 🙂