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  • 1-UP - 1-UP: Multi-Emu Frontend!
  • ARCADE FLYERS - The Flyer and Poster Archive for MAME/RAINE
  • CARTLIST32 - If you have console roms, you need this.
  • CHEAT - Pugsy's MAME Cheat Page.
  • CINDER - Cinder's Wallpapers.
  • CRASHTEST - More than JUST arcade screenshots!
  • CPS2SHOCK - CPS2 Resource Center.
  • DOCSHOCK REPAIR - Console Repairs!
  • FABLOW - Final Burn Save States!
  • GAMEBASE - Arcade Games list!
  • GIGO & HII'S SITE - Official site for G-NES/TNES/G-NSF/TGB and more!
  • G-MAX STUDIOS - EmuLand 1.0 -- AMAZING!
  • HUBERT - The Web Page
  • IMPACT EMU - Awesome 3D Arcade Emulator!
  • IR PINBALL - Original and Ported Pinball Tables for Visual Pinball!
  • MADRIGAL - Madrigal's Simulators
  • MAME - The Official Site!
  • MAME ROM INFO - MAME Rom sizes/CRCs/filenames/etc !
  • MAME WORLD - The ULTIMATE MAME support site!
  • MARP - Action Replays!
  • NGMC - NeoGouki's MUGEN creations!
  • NONMAME - Games Not Yet Emulated By MAME.
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  • OVERCLOCKED - Daily emu/gaming comic.
  • POCKETNES - Play NES games on your PocketPC!
  • RETRO RADIO - Official Retro Radio mirror.
  • RIPS-R-US - Cool Sprite Rips!
  • SASS - Speak & Spell Simulator!
  • SCREENMANIA - 20,000+ Screenshots!!
  • SPACE INVADERS - Space Invaders Fan Site
  • TKMAME - The Coolest MAME Frontend!
  • TOSEC - DATfiles for everyone :)
  • THE REVIEW CENTER - Reviews, Reviews and Reviews!.
  • .TZX VAULT - Huge ZX Spectrum game vault!
  • X-MAME - Official X-MAME site. - Cool Sprite Rips!
  • SASS - Speak & Spell Simulator!
  • SCREENMANIA - 30,000+ Screenshots!!
  • SPACE INVADERS - Space Invaders Fan Site
  • TKMAME - The Coolest MAME Frontend!
  • TOSEC - DATfiles for everyone :)
  • THE REVIEW CENTER - Reviews, Reviews and Reviews!.
  • .TZX VAULT - Huge ZX Spectrum game vault!
  • X-MAME - Official X-MAME site.

  •    Tuesday, September 30th 2008 - Last updated @ 22:26 EST

  • PSPColem v1.2.0

    Here is a new (final ?) version of PSPColem the Colecovision Emulator for PSP.

    For those who haven't seen previous versions, ColEm is one of the best emulator of the ColecoVision videogame system written by Marat Fayzullin. It's running on FreeBSD, HP-UX, SunOS, Solaris, Linux, and other Unix systems. PSPColem is a port to PSP of Colem (Unix version 1.0).

    What's new in version 1.2.0 :
    • Cheat support !
    • Memory monitoring engine to find your own cheat code !
    • Zip rom files are now decompressed in memory (much faster !)
    • New render modes and vertical shift feature
    • Improve file requester with virtual keyboard to choose sequentially rom files beginning with a given letter
    • Add documentation for settings in help menu
    • A thumbnail image is now displayed in the file requester while selecting any file with the same name of a previously saved game (roms, keyboard, settings). It might be very helpful to recognize that game later if you have thousands of different games in your rom folder !
    • The virtual keyboard is now usable in the file requester menu to choose the first letter of the game you search !
    • In the emulator menu you can go directly to keyboard and settings menu using the L-Trigger key.
    • Fix IR keyboard issue with fw >= 3.80 for FAT PSP
    • New default keyboard mapping
    • Add Moon Patrol music to EBOOT
    • Source code can now be compiled to build a linux version
    - TheInformer

  • AAE Alpha Build 87 "Reboot Release"

    Per the homepage...
    "Well, that took longer than I thought. There are so many changes it’s a new emulator. We’ll call this the “Reboot Release”...StarWars is now working, but Major Havoc is not there yet. I have Alpha One working perfectly in a test build, but it’s not included in this release. Joystick support is still not there yet, but will be soon. I’m almost done. I’m also open to suggestions on a new GUI design..."
    - Fangface

  • Gens32 Surreal 1.79 BadBoy

    What's new...
    1)Try to fix the bugs on ATI HD2600 etc..
    2)Adjust DAC.
    3)ADjust YM2612.
    4)Adjust PCM.
    5)Deleted some filters.Update Gens32 Surreal II.
    6)Update Gens32 IO for some hack use. - Fangface

  •    Monday, September 29th 2008 - Last updated @ 22:50 EST

  • DOSBox 0.72 out

    :: New build : DOSBox 0.72 (09/28/2008)
    Windows build is available. (No debugger-enabled build provided) Long time no see. As I reset the overall compiler settings and patches, several features are currently disabled.
    1. New CVS source was used and there are a few noticable changes.
      • To specify CPU cycles on shell prompt, type "cycles fixed nnnnn"
      • Added a parameter called "-securemode"
    2. The following features were removed.
      • MT32, Direct3D, OpenglHQ, Printer patch, VGAParts, Innovation sound, OverscanTo use these features, please use my previous builds or the builds of others(for example, gulikoza�s) instead.
    3. Pressing Alt-tab in fullscreen works fine.
    4. Some patches like openglide were updated.
    5. Fixed some minor bugs.
    - TheInformer

  • WinArcadia 8.11

    What's new...
    "Project|Save screenshot as PCX..." command.
    "Macro|Generate AVIs?" option (WinArcadia).
    Instructor 50: "Graphics|Fill segment intersections?" option.
    Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes. - Fangface

  • Nintendulator v0.965 Beta - 2008/09/28 Update

    There appears to be no indication of what's new. Nonetheless, get it here - Fangface

  •    Sunday, September 28th 2008 - Last updated @ 16:01 EST

  • Bruce Lee - A remake of the classic Commodore 64 game written by Mark Rosten. I used to play this game on the Apple II and had forgotten all about it. - TheInformer

  • jpcsp v0.08 rev428 - PSP Emulator for Windows - The JCPSP Team have released a new version of the Java PSP Emulator for Windows.

    Changes since last release (rev339)
      jpcsp v0.08 revision 428

    • Fixes to many HLE modules
    • Introducing Instruction Counter
    • Startup support for GE (Graphics engine) some demos works
    • HLE emulation of System Memory module
    • Support for kxploit to memory stick browser
    • Rewrote pspdisplay.It should be more compatible with all videocards
    • UmdChooser for select any folder you like for your isos
    • Added CSO file format support for umd.
    - TheInformer

  • Glow v0.9 - Glow is a remake, with a few twists, of the classic game Asteroids. This game was the author's entry in a programming contest at RetroEmu.

    - TheInformer

  •    Friday, September 26th 2008 - Last updated @ 11:56 EST

  • MAME 0.127u5

    What's new...HERE - Fangface

  • plus4emu

    What's new...
    -Some improvements and optimizations in the p4fliconv and compress utilities
    -A few minor bugs have been fixed - Fangface

  •    Thursday, September 25th 2008 - Last updated @ 07:13 EST

  • Atari++ 1.55

    What's new...
    - Fixed a couple of bugs in the disk emulation, thanks to Konrad Kokoszkiewicz for finding them.
    - Read and write capacity (815 commands) did not check for all supported disk layout types and hard-disk partitions,
    - Speedy commands were recognized and interfered even if the speedy emulation was turned off,
    - Disk status wasn't returned correctly for high-density drives
    - Fixed a parsing/error handling bug if the initial configuration files were incorrect.
    - Fixed the implementation of ZFR1 in the mathpack patch.
    - Fixed the implementation of FFRAC in mathpack patch.
    - Added constants required by BASIC for the patch.
    - This release comes with a new release of Os++, the emulator operating system. For the first time, this release is complete and includes a math-pack whose functions should be both faster and more precise than the original implementation. Thanks to B. Watson for continuously pushing me - it's done now.
    - Minor streamlining in the CIO implementation in Os++.
    - This release adds a STDIO interface to atari++, allowing it to read keyboard or editor input from the command line, and echo-ing output to stdout. This feature can be used for batch-processing.
    - Compared to the beta release, this version fixes one bug in the BCDToInt math pack routine (also known as FPI) which did not handle carry-over correctly.
    - Writing 0 to SKCTL now also resets the pokey timers as it emulates the POKEY soft reset.
    - Pokey STIMER also resets the poly-counters now, as it should.
    - Os++ includes minor fixes for the cursor rendering and interaction of S: with E:. Writing to S: now shields the cursor correctly. - Fangface

  • Wall Street - the video game

    When opening newspapers and seeing what's going on in the economy, one takes a moment to ponder what we can learn from the past (page courtesy of MAWS). - newsdee

  •    Wednesday, September 24th 2008 - Last updated @ 11:25 EST

  • Yabause 0.9.7

    A new version of the GPL Sega Saturn Emulator has been released. It supports several platforms, including PC, Mac, Linux, Dreamcast and Wii. - newsdee

  • Boondog

    is a free retro platform puzzle game that reminds of Prince of Persia. Avoid traps, push things around, and find the way out. It runs on both Windows and Linux. - newsdee

  •    Tuesday, September 23rd 2008 - Last updated @ 10:33 EST

  • Ootake 1.56

    What's new...
    - "Configure Save&Load Button" menu was added to "File" menu. The key(button) of "SaveState & LoadState" can be set. Please use this menu when you want to use the [S][L]key(default) because of other operations, too.
    - In "Rayxanber II", when the speed setting of TurboButton(AutoFire) is "High", the problem that the button was not occasionally accepted was solved.
    - In the domo of "Uchuu Senkan Yamato", when fast CD-ROM drive is used the problem that the voice became interrupted occasionally was solved.
    - When the check of "Fast CD"("Speed" menu) is removed, the speed of the CD-ROM access is brought close at the speed of a real machine.
    - Additionally, a detailed part has been improved and corrected. - Fangface

  • WinArcadia 8.1

    What's new...
    "Project|Save screenshot as PCX..." command.
    "Macro|Generate AVIs?" option (WinArcadia).
    Instructor 50: "Graphics|Fill segment intersections?" option.
    Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes. - Fangface

  •    Sunday, September 21st 2008 - Last updated @ 16:08 EST

  • Regen 0.93 Beta 4 + New Debuggers

    What's new...HERE - Fangface

  • FB Alpha

    What's new...
    Removed the keys for Neo Geo M1 decryption - the values are now derived from the rom, thanks to Haze and cyberwills [Barry]
    Fixed a memory issue in the HD6309 and M6809 CPU interfaces [kev]
    Allowed hi-res PNG images [Captain CPS-X] - Fangface

  • Virtual Apple - In case you hadn't heard about this site, you can play 8 or 16 bit Apple II games from within your browser. From the web site:

    Virtual Apple ][ is a site which will take you back to the 1980's through its collection of more than 1250 game disks online. Play and enjoy old Apple ][ (Apple2) and Apple IIgs games and other disks through your Internet web browser. You will find games like Oregon Trail and Number Munchers which many of you played as kids, as well as games like Tetris, Battle Chess, Leisure Suit Larry, Choplifter, Archon II and Kings Quest.

    This web site currently uses an ActiveX application and Apple IIgs emulator to automatically download and play most Apple 2 and Apple IIgs disk images online. To play a game, just select the disk from the menu and click on Yes to automatically download the ActiveX emulator and disk images in Internet Explorer and click on Install Add-Ons when prompted in Mozilla's Firefox Browser.

    Note: Requires Windows and either Mozilla Firefox Or Microsoft Internet Explorer. This site is completely spyware free and usage of the emulator is completely free!
    - TheInformer

  • Project: CFFA for Apple II series

    This is a project to create a CompactFlash / IDE Interface card for Apple II computers (][+, //e, //e enhanced or //gs). The card is ProDOS 8 and GS/OS compatible. With an additional driver, GS/OS users get additional partitions and speed. Now you can use a compact flash card as an Apple II hard drive and store your games and apps on it.

    To manage your Apple II archives from a Windows environment, look to Ciderpress. Ciderpress, introduced in March 2003, was developed and sold as shareware by faddenSoft, LLC. The program was made free, and the source code released under the BSD license, in March 2007. - TheInformer

  •    Saturday, September 20th 2008 - Last updated @ 23:46 EST

  • Atari USB joystick for Christmas?

    From the web page:

    Is this something you'd like to see being sold on atari.com this holiday season?

    Works with all Direct Input games under Windows, recognized and works with MAME on Apple OSX as well as Linux, even works with DOSbox games.

    Also has a hidden surprise on the PC board for hardware hackers...

    Want to get some feedback from everyone.


    I certainly would like to pick up a few of these if they ever became available! - TheInformer

  • FB Alpha Release

    Here's what's new:
    • Added decryption of the Neo Geo M1 roms, thanks to Andreas Naive and Haze [Barry]
    • Added clone of Marvel vs Capcom to the CPS-2 driver [Barry]
    • Added clone of Tengai to the Psikyo driver [Barry]
    • Moved Cps1Draw() out of a loop resuling in a big speed up for CPS-1 [Barry]
    • Added a "Deselect All" button to the IPS Manager dialog [Barry]
    • Fixed an issue with the menu translation template [Barry]
    • Matched all sets to MAME 0.127u4 [Barry]
    You can download the new version here: - TheInformer

  •    Friday, September 19th 2008 - Last updated @ 19:38 EST

  • Ultima V for TI89 calculator

    Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny
    Original by Lord British (Richard Garriott),
    Origin Systems.

    Remake by Ranman (David Randall)

    • 400 hours of game play
    • classic turn based RPG
    • 26 menu driven commands
    • user commands up to 6 party members
    • 175 NPC (non-playable characters)
    • NPCs have detailed conversations scripts
    • NPCs have a unique daily schedules
    • 512 tiles (11x11 pixel, 4 level grayscale)
    • 2 world maps (each with a size of 256x256 tiles)
    • 32 multi level towns (each level size 32x32 tiles)
    • 8 dungeons each with 8 levels
    • 31 types of weapons
    • 7 types of armor
    • 5 types of shields
    • 5 types of helmets
    • 5 magic amulets
    • 3 magic rings
    • 8 magic potions
    • 8 magic scrolls
    • 8 reagents (reagents are used to mix magic spells)
    • 48 magic spells
    • food, keys, torches, & gems
    • 24 additional items
    • Day and night
    • Light point source
    • Clear line of site
    - TheInformer

  • Wine 1.1.5 Released

    Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix. You can check out a list of what's new or changed here.

    - TheInformer

  •    Thursday, September 18th 2008 - Last updated @ 13:41 EST

  • MAME 0.127u4

    What's new...HERE - Fangface

  •    Wednesday, September 17th 2008 - Last updated @ 22:55 EST

  • EFiX Dongle Perfectly Transforms PC to Mac

    EFix is a simple USB dongle that'll let you magically install MAC OS Leopard on your PC. It runs beautifully, just like a real Mac Pro.

    Here are a few benchmarks you can check out.

    - TheInformer

  •    Tuesday, September 16th 2008 - Last updated @ 21:53 EST

  • iDeaS for Windows released

    Final version is now available. Changes:
    • Add support for Fog Alpha.
    • Add support for Edge Marking (only with shaders).
    • Add support for 8MBit save types.
    • Add support for RAM_COUNT register (only Vertex).
    • Fixed some bugs in Frames Skip options.
    • Fixed a bug savestate routines.
    • Fixed a bug in BGxCNT registers.
    • Fixed some bugs in console output.
    - TheInformer

  • Atari++ v1.55 cvs snapshot - A new version of the multi Atari emulator Atari++ has been released. Atari++ emulates the Atari 5200, Atari 400, 800, 400XL, 800XL and 130XE. - TheInformer

  • SpecEmu 2.7 build 15/09/08

    What's new...
    - Added a display/attribute address mouse tracker in Tool Window 1 (View Menu) - Fangface

  •    Monday, September 15th 2008 - Last updated @ 07:21 EST

  • bsnes 0.036

    What's new...HERE - Fangface

  • Parachute S4/1.03

    What's new...
    "Quick (and much requested!) update to the "Parachute" (Nintendo, Wide Screen) simulator. Quite a few people complaint about graphics flickering, making the game look a little "trembling" - now such problem should never occur anymore." - Fangface

  • Jnes 1.0.1

    What's new...
    bugfix: PAR cheats value selection
    bugfix: mapper 69 irq default value
    bugfix: solar jetman sound issue
    bugfix: bank masking issue
    rewrote fullscreen network chat to be faster
    added command line option -disablestatehotkeys
    custom palettes subfolder with drop down list - Fangface

  • WinArcadia 8.01

    What's new...
    Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes. - Fangface

  •    Sunday, September 14th 2008 - Last updated @ 06:54 EST

  • Transcendence 0.99c is a freeware 2D top-down space shooter quest to reach the galactic core. A nice mix between Privateer and Nethack, but beware the timesink!

    - newsdee

  •    Saturday, September 13th 2008 - Last updated @ 23:20 EST

  • List of commercial games released as freeware - I stumbled across this Wiki list yesterday. There are many games on this list available for downloading and playing, like Grand Theft Auto, R-Type, Defender of the Crown, and Marathon Trilogy. Another similar list of WinXP games can be found here. - TheInformer

  • Regen v0.93 beta 4 out - Details can be found here. - TheInformer

  • FLASH MAME - Yes, MAME ported to run through Flash. It's not perfect yet (no sound, runs slow with no frame-skipping) but a nice start (originally read about it here). - TheInformer

  • VirtualBox 2.0.2 released - Sun today released VirtualBox 2.0.2, a maintenance release. Check out the ChangeLog for a list of changes since VirtualBox 2.0.0. - TheInformer

  •    Friday, September 12th 2008 - Last updated @ 18:00 EST

  • MAME 0.127u3

    What's new...
    HERE - Fangface

  • WinArcadia 8.0

    What's new...
    Emulation of Signetics Instructor 50 computer.
    Miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes. - Fangface

  • Final Burn Alpha

    What's new...
    Ported MAME's M6809 CPU core [Barry]
    Ported MAME's HD6309 CPU core [Barry]
    Ported MAME's M6800, HD63701 CPU cores [Barry]
    Added an interface to the M6809 core and added support for it to BurnTimer and the cheat module [Barry]
    Added an interface to the HD6309 core and added support for it to BurnTimer and the cheat module [Barry]
    Added an interface to the M6800 and family cores and added support for them to BurnTimer and the cheat module [Barry]
    Added driver for Double Dragon and Double Dragon II [Barry]
    Added driver for Ghouls & Ghosts [Barry]
    Added driver for Renegade [Barry]
    Added SNK16 driver [iq_132]
    Added clone of The New Zealand Story to it's driver [iq_132]
    Added analog inputs to the SNK16 driver [Barry]
    Hooked up the sound CPU comms in the Power Instinct 2 driver [Barry]
    Very big update to the Jukebox [Captain CPS-X]
    Rewrote favourites module - delete your old favorites.dat file [Captain CPS-X]
    Added support for icons in the gamelists [Captain CPS-X]
    Added options to configure vertical and horizontal full-screen resolutions seperately [Captain CPS-X]
    Fixed another bug when FBA was used under Vista [Captain CPS-X]
    Made the inputs dialog stop the sound properly when using the shortcut key [Captain CPS-X]
    Applied the dialog sound fix above to the dip switch and cheat dialogs [Barry]
    Fixed a memory leak when loading PNGs [Captain CPS-X]
    Optimised the automatic support file download feature [Captain CPS-X]
    Matched all sets to MAME 0.127u2 [Barry] - Fangface

  •    Wednesday, September 10th 2008 - Last updated @ 23:31 EST

  • GeoGebra is a free and multi-platform dynamic mathematics software for schools that joins geometry, algebra and calculus. I used this open source software in my history of mathematics class and had a great time with it. No protractor and compass are needed any more to work with geometry. Here are a few screen shots. - TheInformer

  • A First Look at OpenOffice.org 3.0

    Free, alternative office suite OpenOffice.org's latest version 3.0 is now available for download by testers. OpenOffice.org 3.0 Release Candidate 1 offers several new features and improvements from its last major release, including better Mac support and collaboration capabilities. Let's take a look at the notable features so you can decide if it's worth taking another look at OpenOffice.org as an alternative to Microsoft Office. - TheInformer

  • GP2X Wiz - New Open Handheld Console announced

    This is the next generation of GamePark Holdings' GP2X console. Built on open-source software, they welcome homebrew development - unlike traditional systems that need to be hacked.

    The current GP2X enjoys from a very active community that creates several great games and ported many emulators to it. Since most 2D consoles already reach 60FPS on an overclocked GP2X, this new version should be truly great looking at the specs:

    - 533 Mhz CPU (more than double than previous model)
    - hardware 3D acceleration
    - 2.8 inch 320x240 OLED Touchscreen (+ stylus)
    - 2000mAh Lithium battery (estimated to last 5 hours)
    - 64 MB RAM
    - 1 GB on Flash storage
    - SD Card slot
    - Stereo sound
    - Microphone
    - Plays music and movie file formats
    - Flash 7 support

    The 2nd D-pad shown in the current site should be replaced by 4 proper buttons by release date. Software only needs to be recompiled to run on the new hardware, so versions for the new console will be available very quickly.

    The console is slated for release in November.

    Thanks to newsdee for the news! - TheInformer

  •    Friday, September 5th 2008 - Last updated @ 00:51 EST

  • Simply Google is a Google that has all of the various specialized services and searches out in the open and not hidden behind the deceptively simple Google home page. - TheInformer

  • TV Intros has a huge collection of the intros to past and present TV shows. It's a great trip down memory lane! - TheInformer

  • MAME 0.127u2 update released. Thanks to wildcat for the news. - TheInformer

  •    Thursday, September 4th 2008 - Last updated @ 22:03 EST

  • Square Enix planning to take over Tecmo

    The Tecmo name may soon become just a memory in retrogamers' hearts.

    Bloomberg reports that Square Enix is planning a friendly takeover of Tecmo. Tecmo has not yet answered to the offer, but the famed RPG makers are offering to buy stock 30% higher than the current stock price.

    The offer follows a Tecmo announcement last week that its profits went down by half and that its president, Yoshimi Yasuda, will quit on September 1st.

    Kotaku reports of a press conference where Square Enix president Yoichi Wada commented the brand would be assimilated to Square or Taito (which they acquired in 2005).

    He hasn't mentioned of any Final Fantasy / Dead or Alive crossovers, but perhaps in celebration Square has released Super Mario RPG to the Wii Virtual Console.

    Thanks to newsdee for this information! - TheInformer

  • VirtualBox v2.0 Released!
    released 2008-09-04

    This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:
    • 64 bits guest support (64 bits host only)
    • New native Leopard user interface on Mac OS X hosts
    • The GUI was converted from Qt3 to Qt4 with many visual improvements
    • New-version notifier
    • Guest property information interface
    • Host Interface Networking on Mac OS X hosts
    • New Host Interface Networking on Solaris hosts
    • Support for Nested Paging on modern AMD CPUs (major performance gain)
    • Framework for collecting performance and resource usage data (metrics)
    • Added SATA asynchronous IO (NCQ: Native Command Queuing) when accessing raw disks/partitions (major performance gain)
    • Clipboard integration for OS/2 Guests
    • Created separate SDK component featuring a new Python programming interface on Linux and Solaris hosts
    • Support for VHD disk images
    In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:
    • VMM: VT-x fixes
    • AHCI/SATA: improved performance
    • GUI: keyboard fixes
    • Linux installer: properly uninstall the package even if unregistering the DKMS module fails
    • Linux additions: the guest screen resolution is properly restored
    • Network: added support for jumbo frames (> 1536 bytes)
    • Shared Folders: fixed guest crash with Windows Media Player 11
    • Mac OS X: Ctrl+Left mouse click doesn’t simulate a right mouse click in the guest anymore. Use Hostkey+Left for a right mouse click emulation. (bug #1766)
    - TheInformer

  •    Tuesday, September 2nd 2008 - Last updated @ 18:55 EST

  • VirtualBox 1.6.6

    VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

    Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), and OpenBSD.

    This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
    • VMM: fixed excessive logging (bug #1901)
    • VMM: AMD-V stability fixes (bug #1685)
    • GUI: added support for Ctrl+Caps reversed keyboards (bug #1891)
    • SATA: fixed BSODs of Windows guests on a SATA disk (bug #1941)
    • SATA: fixed hard disk detection on Solaris 10 U5 (bug #1789)
    • VBoxHeadless: don’t start the clipboard service (bug #1743)
    • VBoxHeadless: added -vrdp parameter which allows to start the VM session without VRDP (bug #1960)
    • VBoxManage: fixes to creating raw disk/partition VMDK files, now accepts removable media on Windows (bug #1869)
    • VRDP: fixed communication with MS Remote Resktop Connection on MacOS X (bug #1337)
    • VRDP: clipboard fixes (bug #1410)
    • VRDP: fixed crash during PAM authentication (bug #1953)
    • Shared Folders: fixed a regression introduced in version 1.6.2: the shared folders service was sometimes not properly installed (Windows guests only, bug #1915)
    • Shared Folders: don’t deny to load a VM if a shared folder is not accessible (bug #822)
    • BIOS: allow to specify empty DMI strings (bug #1957)
    • OSE archive: added missing Makefiles (bug #1912)
    • Linux hosts: workaround for buggy gcc-4.3 compilers (e.g. openSUSE 11)
    • Linux hosts: one more fix for compiling the kernel modules on Linux 2.6.27 (bug #1962)
    • MacOS X hosts: shared folders unicode fix
    • Solaris hosts: fixed link issue (bug #1840)
    • Windows additions: allow to downgrade the package
    • Windows additions: fixed corrupted installer icon on Windows 2000 (bug #1486)
    • Windows additions: fixed bug when creating intermediate directories (bug #1870)
    • Windows additions: implemented /xres=, /yres= and /depth= switches for the installer (bug #1990)
    • Linux additions: properly unregister the misc device when unloading the kernel module
    • Linux additions: fixed startup order for recent Linux distributions again (e.g. openSUSE 11)
    • Linux additions: attempt to fix the autostart issue of !VBoxClient with Mandriva guests (bug #1699)
    • Linux additions: fixed detection of patched Linux 2.6.18 kernels of RHEL5 / FC6 / CentOS 5.2 (bugs #1899, #1973)
    • Linux additions: added new mount flags dmode, fmode, umask, dmask and fmask allowing to override the file mode (bug #1776)
    • Documentation: added a note that jumbo frames don’t work (bug #1877)
    • Documentation: document special host interface names on openSUSE11 (bug #1892)
    - TheInformer

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