Kent Dickey, the creator of the KEGS Apple IIgs emulator, has released a new version of the software. KEGS v1.23 features changes that are designed to improve the emulator’s performance and stability.
One of the most significant changes in KEGS v1.23 is the way the emulator tracks time. Previously, KEGS used a double to track time, but the latest version uses an unsigned long long, which enables higher speeds. This change should make the emulator run more smoothly on modern computers, allowing users to enjoy their favorite Apple IIgs games and applications with less lag and fewer glitches.
Another key improvement in KEGS v1.23 is support for video mode changes in the middle of lines. This means that users can switch between different video modes, such as HGR, GR, and text, without experiencing any visual artifacts or other issues. This change should make it easier for users to explore different programs and games on the Apple IIgs, without having to worry about compatibility issues or other limitations.
In addition to these changes, KEGS v1.23 includes a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. For example, the latest version removes debugging printfs from iwm.c, which should improve overall performance and stability. Additionally, the way video updates are done has been fixed to address a specific issue with Dagen Brock’s HDGR demo, which switches pages to double the GR vertical resolution.
Overall, KEGS v1.23 is an important update for anyone who uses the KEGS Apple IIgs emulator. The new version is available now and can be downloaded from the KEGS SourceForge site at: