Schlagwort: Tracer

Emulicious Major Update Release

A major update of Emulicious has been released!

Finally the tools previously only available for the Master System and the Game Gear are now also available for the Game Boy and Game Boy Color. That means that all the viewers, i.e., the Palette Viewer, the Tile Viewer, the Tilemap Viewer and the Sprite Viewer are now also available for the Game Boy and the Game Boy Color. Furthermore, the debugger including the smart disassembler with automated code/data separation and all of its additional tools are also usable for Game Boy and Game Boy Color debugging. These additional tools are the Tracer, the Profiler and the Coverage Analyzer. The only tool that isn’t supported for the Game Boy and the Game Boy Color is the Memory Tracer.

Additionally, the accuracy of Game Boy and Game Boy Color emulation has been improved greatly.

Emulicious Major Update Release

A major update of Emulicious has been released!

It comes with a lot of improvements and additions:

  • Performance
  • The overall performance has been improved.
  • The impact of the debugger on the performance has been reduced significantly.
  • Bugfixes
  • A bug has been fixed that could cause crashes on Linux based systems.
  • A bug has been fixed that could cause Emulicious to run even slower when it couldn’t reach 100%
  • Additions to Emulation
  • Light Phaser Emulation
  • Emulation of 3 and 6 button Mega Drive Controllers
  • Additions to Tooling
  • Hovering over a RAM addresses in the debugger shows its current value
  • The Memory Editor now indicates labels by underlining the corresponding bytes
  • When the Tracer is enabled the debugger now also visualizes the trace
  • The trace in the debugger can now be followed CTRL+Left and CTRL+Right
  • Port Watchpoints can now be added in the Breakpoint Window using the prefix ‚p‘ so entering „pdd“ would add a port breakpoint on port dd.
  • A completely new tool has been added called „Coverage“. It records all accesses to any address. It uses different colors to encode relative numbers of accesses. It uses 3 base colors at different levels of brightness. Yellow means it is accessed significantly more often than green and red means it is accessed significantly more often than yellow. The brightness indicates the relation to other values with the same base color. A brighter color means that it has more accesses than the one with the darker color. The Coverage tool can be used to identify hotspots but also to identify dead code, unused data or unused RAM. In conjunction with breakpoints and stepping it can also be used to identify which code/data/ram is used from one point of the execution to another.
  • An overview ruler has been added to the debugger which is a 1 dimensional representation of the whole file of the debugger. It also shows the colors of the tracer and the coverage tool. It can be clicked to directly scroll to the corresponding address.
  • Misc
  • Patch files can now be loaded like ROM files
  • Screenshots can now be taken by pressing F12

Download issues solved and update released

Some people have experienced issues downloading files from emulicious.net. These issues should be solved now. If you still encounter problems with downloads from this website please report them so they can be solved as soon as possible.

 

An update of Emulicious has been released. The update comes with additional options for the tracer and introduces an outline to the debugger.
The outline helps you navigate through code more easily by providing a structured representation of the code. It is directly linked to the selection of the debugger so it can also help to orient yourself in the code.
The tracer can be controlled using conditions now.  You can define conditions on which to start/end tracing and a condition on which to trace an instruction at all.
Besides that the tracer allows you to provide an expression to be evaluated before each instruction being traced. The result of the evaluation is appended to the trace. This way you can add additional information to your trace. For example if you want to watch the value in RAM at $c000 you can set the expression to „@$c000“. Using this expression each line of your trace will also show you the value at $c000.