>> Sunday, July 22, 2007
As if the recent developments of Frog Feast aren't enough great news for the CD-i homebrew scene there have been some interesting developments in store for CD-i Emulator. With rumours of a front end extension that should keep media player PC owners happy. Just think of the MODS this could inspire! Nologic, the creator of the loader, explains: "I've been asked to create a loader for this emu, in order to get it to work with GameEx a very well renowned front end. While working on this I've come across a few issues that I feel should be addressed as soon as possible, so that I can add whatever support I can for this one of a kind Emulator...which in turn will draw more foot traffic to this site and forum...and in all likely hood increase revenue. On July 17th, I have released the loader." Unexpected developments for the readers, I didn't know this was going on! I have to admit I don't really know what a front end loader is, so maybe one of you can explain me a little?
The first version of the loader had to deal with a couple of issues, posted below. The release is yet too new for us to know which issues have been solved eventually or what still has to be done about it. Whenever we hear more, you'll hear too.
1. While launching in fullscreen the taskbar area is not occupied by the Emu...and hence not truly fullscreen.
2. While launched in fullscreen and applying stretching, the mouse control is captured and forced continually to the left.
3. While fullscreen the mouse is clearly visible, while it should be made hidden...or at the very least a completely transparent cursor should be used.
4. No command line options to send the Emu to fullscreen, nor to remove toolbar, nor apply stretching.
5. No INI file in which to save default graphical settings (fullscreen, aspect, show toolbar,...)
6. Issues with Emu not asserting its self correctly in z depth (top most window) when launched by Front end.