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levi

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The main thing you've mentioned that's piqued my interest personally is FTL, assuming you've done enough of those optimatizatons to make it run better by now. Presumably you should also release a launcher so we can try other things more conveniently, and I'd imagine that as something that simply brings up a dialogue box that allow you to select an x86 executable to run.
 

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Question is: shall I release some PND for any of the game I mentionned? And if yes, wich one should I do?
(also, latest box86 with dynarec will be in next Codeblocks pnd relase)
"World of Goo" could be cool played with a stylus
 

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Well for me a PND of Heretic II will be really a nice addition...but where i found the Linux release?
 

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Well for me a PND of Heretic II will be really a nice addition...but where i found the Linux release?
Go back in time and order the game from Loki Games?

Or has the Linux version got any love from GoG?
 

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Yes, that would be very good for debugging, but indeed, that would need me to track every write to memory, so basically write a memory tracker for each instruction, so some third code per x86 opcode (interpreter / dynarec / tracker), with its own set of bugs...
I guess there may be a better option of forking, having original run normal, fork running dynarec, and then some shared memory/pipe/similar for communicating between them to confirm results match up. Anyway, all looking really good!
 

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Presumably you should also release a launcher so we can try other things more conveniently, and I'd imagine that as something that simply brings up a dialogue box that allow you to select an x86 executable to run.
I was thinking the same thing and then realized that you'd still need to retrieve the x86 libs needed by the executable. A launcher that automatically retrieved these libraries would be awesome.
 

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I was thinking the same thing and then realized that you'd still need to retrieve the x86 libs needed by the executable. A launcher that automatically retrieved these libraries would be awesome.
Most of the times, mostof the needed libs are already in the package (in a lib subfolder, or lib32...). Only system libs or the one like libstdc++ need to be provided. So not that much. And many other libs are wrapped and the arm version is used instead anyway.
 

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Oh cool, because last time I tested (back when you released it) I remember having to download a lot of libs for some games.
 

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Go back in time and order the game from Loki Games?

Or has the Linux version got any love from GoG?
GOG don't have it...:(

and go back in time....uhmm i need to check on Archive.org if Loki site take my credit card xD:cool:
 
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