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latest version of Retrix is 2.9.7.0

2.9.7.0 (4th Jun. 2022):

Features and enchancements

Improvements

Improved frame buffer

Minor bug fix

Known Issues

AS PER 2.9.6.0


2.9.6.0 (3rd Jan. 2022):

Features and enchancements

Improvements

New Effects System (GPU based)

Compressed files support [(zip, 7z, rar, gz, tar] (Thx SharpCompress)

Improved layouts

Improved performance (Thx DekuDesu)

Ability to see the updated pixels only

Improved XBox Menu

Fix core's log (Thx KimNynxx, Constantin)

Add instructions to import BIOS collection

Set any overlay you want

Performance solution (I called it "Crazy Buffer"), as per my test on low end device I got very good results

Resolved

PERFORMANC TIPS

-To avoid high memory usage, load the game without compression

-After many games you will play the app could get heavy (just restart it)

-When the performance drop, just pause..wait..resume

-Note: X86 & ARM Contains more cores

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible

PSX sometimes crash when changing the game

Some effects will not work with XRGB8888 format (In-app Log List)


2.9.5.0 (19th Sep. 2021):

Features and enchancements

Improvements

Enhanced threads render

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.9.3.0 (16th Sep. 2021):

Features and enchancements

Improvements

Pause/Resume button in gamepad

New threads render (Beta)

New Performance options

Minor fixes

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.9.2.0 (9th Sep. 2021):

Features and enchancements

Improvements

Local notifications

Restore games list position after stopping the game

New Certificate

Update Issue Fixed

Set min target to 15063

Minor fixes

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.9.1.0 (22th July. 2021):

Features and enchancements

System SFX

Windows 11 Sound Effects

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.9.0.0 (15th April. 2021):

Features and enchancements

Emulation Cores

TIC-80 Computor

Pokemon Mini

Watara Supervision

Fairchild ChannelF

NES (QuickNES)

For more check help page for more info

Games Folder

Games Folder now will be saved, you don't have to select it each time

System SFX

You can now mute all the system sounds/sfx

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.8.0.0 (24th March. 2021):

Features and enchancements

In-Game Bar

New top bar with shortcut for the imprtant settings

Touch pad visual issue has been fixed

Emulation Cores

Emulation cores now will load faster

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.7.9.0 (20th Feb. 2021):

Features and enchancements

Analog Control

Now you can use analog control to move

Analog control issue when user scale controls fixed

Sensors Control

Enhanced Sensors Movement Feature

Touch Control

Enhanced Tocuh pad custom scaling

All Settings related to touch pad moved to Advanced (Start icon) -> Gamepad

Retrix Tricks

Used for tricks and advanced options

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.7.7.0 (17th Feb. 2021):

Features and enchancements

In-Game

Move options like (close, save, reset) to the top

Because if the user customize the controls and move them up it might block these options

Customization

Change scale point for controls from center to corner

This will be helpful if you want to scale only and the controls will be in the same position

Debug Menu

Debug menu moved out of Extras menu

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.7.6.0 (16th Feb. 2021):

Features and enchancements

Games List

Games results will be cached until the user choose to reload the games list

Smart Rename

Enhanced & more accurate auto rename for Arcade console

Sensors Movement

You can use your device sensor to move

Note: If the option not visible then your device don't have the supported sensors

GB Emulation

correct the option so the Super Gameboy games can be auto detected

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.7.5.0 (6st Feb. 2021):

Features and enchancements

Cores List

Add version number for each core (Very important for future usage)

Update System

You can now update the current cores

Now I can release updates for the cores only and this will reduce the amount of the app updates

Auto Save

Auto save settings moved to saves menu at the top-left

Sound Effects

change "success" notification to a lighter sound effect

Gamepad Buttons

Customize buttons positions (individually) now possible for each console

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.7.4.0 (5st Feb. 2021):

Features and enchancements

PSX

Because of an issue related to the controller

Now when before you start play any PSX game you have to choose if you want to include the Analog control or not

It's completely based on your game requirements

The issue was:

Some games was not detect the controller at all when the analog control included

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.7.3.0 (1st Feb. 2021):

Features and enchancements

Features

Added: Layout -> Show/Hide L2 R2 Touch Buttons

Added: 1X, 2X Touch Buttons:

1X: R1+L1

2X: R2+L2

Enhancements

If XBox menu appeared the game will automatically paused

The Game will resume after closing the menu

Fixes

Fix PSX (Old) + AnyCore open counter

Fix Actions Feature accuracy

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.7.2.0 (30th Jan. 2021):

Features and enchancements

XBox

XBox/Gamepad Controls can be customized for each console as you like

XBox Menu (Fast & short)

Show XBox Menu [Press Down + [Select/View])

Quick Save (Press Left + [Select/View])

Show Saves List (Press Right + [Select/View])

Features

Add CD Support option for Any Core

Compatibility list view: will show what the skipped cores due compatibility issues

Reset AnyCore: You can delete all AnyCore files from the Settings Page

Touch pad can be customized for each console

PSX (Old) Core re-added along with the new one (If you faced any issue with the new PSX try this one)

Enhancements

Now you can show/hide "Actions Keys" alone, no longer related with Save/Load/Mute keys

Gameplay menu name changed to "Layout"

Show/Hide Special Keys moved to "Layout" menu

Show/Hide Actions Keys moved to "Layout" menu

Fixes

Fix Sega CD Console name in BIOS page (it was appear as SG-1000 by mistake)

Fix app was crash if the user hold on empty list

Fix PSX was not detect Gamepad in some games

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.7.0.0 - 2.7.1.0 (25th Jan. 2021):

Features and enchancements

Any Core

Now you can import multiple cores

All cores imported by Any Core feature can be full customized from the games list

You can use BIOS map to inform the system about the required BIOS files for the related core

Pinned mode: the core will be moved to the top

Touch Controls

Now you fully customize the controls (Scale, Position)

Customization will be saved until the user choose to reset

Compatibility Detector (Beta)

If any core was not Compatible and caused any crash, will be skipped in the next start

If you lost/missed some cores try to reset the app data

Save State

Clean all saves option now available in the slots menu

Fixes

Fix blank snapshot on stop

Fix audio level was back to high after mute

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.6.9.0 (18th Jan. 2021):

Features and enchancements

Fixes

Fix images caching issue

Move Arcade console to the top

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.6.8.0 (16th Jan. 2021):

Features and enchancements

Important Fix

Fix the most important issue in the app, the issue was causing crash each few minutes

Other Fixes related to the performance

Tested for over 30 minute with auto save each 1 minute without any problem

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible

Atari Lynx required zip roms on ARM (only)


2.6.7.0 (15th Jan. 2021):

Features and enchancements

Games List

New Layout, the list is more advanced

You can use search to find your game

You can manage the recent games list like delete one game from the recent list

A snapshot will be taken from the game once you stop playing

Cartridges Icons for most consoles

Mixed Content

Now if you select games folder and the folder was contain many .zip games

Retrix will show only the supported games

App Layout

Enhanced Layouts

More responsive than before

Gameplay

Total time played will appear near to the game

Overall time played will appear under the recent list

Save Engine

New save engine

New list view will show the saves with screenshot

You can use 1-10 save slots (Managed by user)

Quick save now will save upto another 10 slots will be overwritten with the older (Managed by Retrix)

Auto save now will save upto another 15 slot will be overwritten with the older (Managed by Retrix)

All results will be sorted by the latest save

Performance

Finally audio buffer performance issue fixed

Delay Frames feature: will solve some performance issue

Audio Buffer Counter, helpful for monitoring the performance

Reduce Freezes: will solve the freezing issue (Could cause some issues on ARM devices)

Action Buttons

Action buttons can be used now for quick save/load

Audio

Add new option for audio levels (High Level)

Add audio effects (Echo, Reverb)

Mute audio can increase the performance

Sega VirtualPad

Show / Hide XYZ can be set now from the Layout menu

Extras

Added: Video only option (stop the audio)

Fixes

Fix Internal timers bugs

Fix Sega consoles BIOS files conflict

Fix FPS results

Resolve cursor direction when rotate the screen (Right / Left)

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.6.6.0 (9th Jan. 2021):

Features and enchancements

New Console

Virtual Boy

Loading Game

Loading game detailed status

Autosave

Autosave each custom time ( 15, 30, 60, 90 Second ) + on stop

Rotate Gameplay

Rotate gameplay screen (Left/Right), very useful for some NDS games

Core Options

Save your customized core options as default values

Fixes

Fix FPS counter (was not accurate)

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.5.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.6.5.0 (5th Jan. 2021):

Features and enchancements

Retrix Gold

Retrix now is "Retrix Gold" as new stable & strong universal emulator

New Consoles

SEGA Saturn

Nintend N64 (Beta)

New NDS Emulation Core

Atari Lynx

Atari Jaguar (Beta)

Not fully stable, Gamepad controls not tested yet

Vectrex

NES (Nestopia Engine)

Consoles Cores

Emulation Cores updated to the latest with new advanced options

In-Game Options

You can now update the emulation core options while playing

BIOS Files

Optional BIOS

Extra Optional Bios Files can be used with some emulators

Enhanced Page

Now the BIOS page looks better and more detailed

You can also filter the list by console name to get the exact files

Verification for Arcade, NeoGeo BIOS disabled because it's very hard to find them

some BIOS files online work with few games, you can now try these BIOS files

Nintendo DS

Now working without BIOS

Save State

Save state is active and stable

Core Options

Extra Core options are available now

Left Analog

Left Analog now linked with the pointer position and it will move the cursor when it's available

When you tap on the left analog it will emulate the tap action (instead of touch)

Touch (Beta)

Cursor / Pointer Work with touch now as beta version still need enhancements, not fully accurate

If you tap on the screen it will emulate the tap action, so you can use Analog to move the cursor and tap on the screen

You can choose the relation between the cursor and the analog control from "Core Options"

Sony PSX

More Performance Improvement added to PSX, specially for mobile devices

Consoles Icons

Consoles Icons Enhanced + More consoles icons added (Check the attachements)

NeoGeo, Arcade

NeoGeo, Arcade, PolyMaster now using the latest emulatoion core FBNeo (Thanks for FBNeo Team)

FBNew SubSystem is active now, subsystem will allow you to run multiple types of games using Arcade console

Smart Filename resolver, what every your file name is Retrix will resolve the name to the original one if possible

Below list of the subsystems

CBS ColecoVision

MSX 1, Nec PC-Engine, Nec SuperGrafX, Nec TurboGrafx-16

Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo Family Disk System

Sega GameGear, Sega Master System, Sega Megadrive, Sega SG-1000

SNK Neo Geo Pocket, ZX Spectrum, Neogeo CD

Note: the rom need to be inside zip file, and with custom name find it here

Note: If Smart Name resolver didn't help you should get the name manually

Note: If you are a fan of Arcade games please let me know the correct sequence + colors of the buttons after your try.

Log List

You can track the emulation logs while playing

Safe Stop

Now the emulator will stop the game safely to reduce the issues that could appear when you are switching between the consoles

Auto Save

The game will be saved to Slot 10 when you stop the game

This option can be disabled from Extras uncheck Auto Save

AnyCore

This feature will allow you to import new core directly from the storage

The core should be prepared for libretro API with the old VFS functions

Fixes

-Fix SNES controls (Swap bettween L, R)

-Fix NDS controls (Swap bettween L, R)

Performance menu name changed to Extras

Fix the crash when the game failed to load, now it's more stable than ever

NeoGeo, Arcade, PolyMaster Prevent core from stop loading the game becuase of the CRC check

Always check the Log List to know what exactly the problem FBNeo Team prepared the core with very detailed log

Known Issues

Zip Files for PC-FX not working always, prefered to load the game unzipped directly from the folder

SEGA 32X not working on Mobile, some games might work

CCD roms is not working currently, try to get the rom in other type like ISO

SEGA Saturn currently provide slow performace on Mobile

Nintendo 64 Slow performace and not stable

Arcade, NeoGeo 7z files supported by the core but might not work for now with Retrix


2.6.3.0 (8th Dec. 2020):

Features and enchancements

Games List

Once the user set games root (Check help page), will be able to play the games directly from the emulator without picking any file

Recents List

This list will come along with Games list and it will be sorted by the most played

Full Backup/Restore

You can now backup the whole system including (Saves / BIOS Files / Actions / Recents) and restore it anytime or share it with friends

Ignore BIOS

You can now try to play the game without the BIOS file, very small chance to get the game working but some games could work

Fixes

Fix System not detect some extensions in zip files

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.2.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible


2.6.2.0 (28th Nov. 2020):

Features and enchancements

SPEED / PERFORMANCE

Big performance enhancement added to this version as promised, now 60% faster

EXPERT OPTIONS

You can now change all system's core options as you want

Each system contains many options could help you reach the result you want.

SKIP FRAMES

Will skip random frames with chances to increase the performance.

DROP PIXELS

Will speed up the game especially for NDS & PSX

Many horizontal pixels will be dropped, what you will see is not scanlines filter

QUALITY

Now you can set render quality with multiple options

Nearest: fastest, but the lowest quality

Linear: slower but higher quality

Cubic: most processing time, but higher quality

MultiSample: for good edge anti-aliasing

Anisotropic: increases the draw distance of textures

High Quality: refers to HighQualityCubic filter

ALIASED

Turn anti-aliased edge off with change for better performance

AUDIO OPTIONS

Mute - Medium Level - Low Level - Normal/Default Level

AUDIO ONLY

This feature might used for testing purposes, it will play the audio only.

FPS COUNTER

This option will show FPS counter at the top left corner

ARCADE / NEOGEO ROMS

Add name resolver in case the user change the file name (not all games supported)

COLOR FILTER

Now will work for all systems 2D / 3D (3D games color filter a bit heavy on mobile)

RETRO COLOR

Retro color filter/mode added if you would like to play the game with retro colors

SNES EMULATION

SNES emulation for mobile fixed (Now it's working)

CONSOLE ICONS

Console Icons update and enhancements for better match with the original consoles

Known Issues

SEGA 32X

Currently there is a problem with this system, not working very well

ARCADE / NEOGEO

The application crash on some roms, it might work if you give another try

NINTENDO NDS

Still the save/load options not working + touch option

ARCADE GAMES

Customizing the system and virtual pad in progress still not stable


2.6.1.0 (21st Nov. 2020):

Features and enchancements

Gameboy Color

Gameboy Color added again (removed by mistake), You can play with this console (GameBoy & GameBoy Color)

System name on game start

Very helpful when you open the file directly to see which emulator is playing

Sega Mega Drive

Mega Drive will show full buttons set (X, Y, Z - A, B, C) Some games was requesting more buttons

Games Root folder

This will solve the access if the game contains multiple files, soon will be use for recent games

New file types icons

Now roms will get the console icon, easier to organize

Fixes

Fix System not detect uppcase extensions in zip files

Fix "State Saved/Loaded" message when it's not saved/loaded

Fix Fullscreen shortcut

Known Issues

AS PER 2.6.0.0

Same list of issues will be fixed as soon as possible

SNES ON MOBILE

SNES roms will not work currently on mobile

ARCADE GAMES

Customizing the system and virtual pad in progress still not stable


2.6.0.0 (16 Nov. 2020):

Huge update in this version

On Screen Info

To know better what is the current status for any action

Actions Buttons

You can trigger multiple buttons with one button
If you are playing fighting game it will be very helpful to record the special moves in one button

Included Settings:

ACTIONS SPEED set the speed of the actions

SWAP LEFT / RIGHT swap between the directions, helpful in fighting games

Color Mode

You can set your custom color mode like "Cool", "Warm","Sepia","Grayscale"...etc

NOT FOR 3D games, next release will support the 3D games

Nintendo N64

BETA - PC ONLY

Currently for PC only you may use it for testing it might be not fully functional

Virtual Pad Customizes

We add virtual pad customizes for

PC Engine, PC Engine CD, PC-FX, WonderSwan Color, Arcade FinalBurn Alpha, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Neo Geo, PolyGame Master

Included Settings:

Special Keys (Quick Save Buttons, Actions Buttons) can be show/hide from the menu

Virtual Pad SFX

BETA

If you would like to hear the buttons sound like real activate this option

Keyboard shortcuts

The keyboard shortcuts changed to be matched with the virtual pad

Main keys is now fixed (Arrows, A-S-D, Z-X-C)

Follow the same sequence in the virtual pad

Help Page

Now you can visit the help page inside the app and read detailed information about the usage

80% Less Crash

App crashes reduced by 80%, we did our best to resolve the most annoying issues

Consoles Icons

Game consoles replaced by real icons, or we tried to get the similar icon as much as we can

Consoles Sort

Consoles will be sorted by open counts so the most used will be on the top

Rebrand

Almost complete change for the brand elements like the logo and some of the pages

Known Issues

SLOW GAME

If the game went too slow/heavy just pause the game and resume it will back to normal

NINTENDO NDS

Save / Load Slot not working, beside touch screen is not linked yet

PERFORMANCE

Some of the heavy games (PSX, NDS) will not perform in the full speed, we are adding some enhancements

Errors

To avoid the crashes, some of the errors will appear in popup message


2.5.3.0 (3rd Nov. 2020):

Features and enchancements

Left Analog

Left Analog Virtual Controller is now ready to use

Game loading

Game loading now more stable

Quick save

Quick save / load buttons enhanced for better experience

Included Settings:

Click on the button to save the state

Hold the button to load the state


2.5.2.0 (1st Nov. 2020):

Features and enchancements

Notifications

Notification on save state (removed) replaced by sound effect

Sound Effects

Add Interface sound effects for better interaction

Overlays

Add scanlines overlays (5 modes)

Quick Load

Quick save state will load the state on hold (Long press/touch)

Game loading

Start game issue resolved


2.5.0.0 (30th Oct. 2020):

First Release

Initial Release

Base version of RetriX 2.1.1 -> Retrix Silver 2.5.0.0

Fit Screen

Game play screen can now fill the window even with the virtual pad (optional)

Stop Confirmation

Confirmation dialog on stop or back pressed to avoid losing the game by mistake

Loading Progress

"Progress ring" will appear while the game is loading

Extend Slots

State slots extended to 10

Virtual Pad

Virtual Pad replaced by buttons with their real action

Actions Bar

Rearrange actions bar to top for a better space for virtual pad controls

Corner Directions

Add corners movement for virtual pad

Quick Save

Add quick save slots 9,8,7 with touch controls

Virtual Pad Customizes

Custom virtual pad for each system will be setup automatically based on default controller

Backup

Saved Slots can be imported/exported to storage to keep them safe or to share with friends

Known Issues

GAME NOT STARTING

If the game didn't start directly don't close the emulator or stop it, just pause the game and press play again it will start