1.5 is slightly different from the last officially released madmab edition of the emulator in that it has two new things. It uses the new gte core (does not appear to affect speed drastically) and it has more recent mdec code for games where movies would not play properly or play at all.
1.5 (Reloaded) is the full blown code change with new gte core, mdec playback, and the ability to play a handful of games that all the other cores cannot play as well as a few other game specific fixes (like movies, xa playback, attenuation, etc). Biggest disadvantage is a slight framerate loss (3-5fps?)
1.4, and 1.6 are currently unchanged and operate as they always have before.
Anywho I am now looking for beta testers. The emu has been highly modified to handle "Redump Org" images as well as properly playing most CDDA. However I'm mostly interested in people willing to test "Non Redump" images.. like ".bin/.cue", ".iso", ".ccd", and ".mdf" images. It would also be preferrable if you could upload problem images to the ftp for me.
Since the "cue" reading code has been highly modified to read "Redump Org" images as well as normal ".bin/.cue" files I need to make sure the other oddball formats work as well. Since I did get a few people reporting issues with various images. That is why I really need someone who can send problem images to the ftp.
We already have a top 100+ starter pack in the works. Mostly based on "Redump Org" images so if someone is willing to get involved with that, it would certainly be great.
You all know where to go to sign up and get the goodies. And I'll always be around here as well, of course!
See y'all around.