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Android developer, developer of Combian64

Combian64 ChangeLog

Combian 64 version 2.8.1

Fix an issue with corrupted installer package that didn’t allow to install additional software

Combian 64 version 2.8 Released!!!

What’s new in this version?

  • Fully compatible with Raspberry Pi 3b+
  • Added WiFi support
  • Rewritten boot logic: solved the issue with joysticks not always recognized at boot
  • Changed system language again to US
  • Removed mouse pointer at the emulator boot

Combian 64 version 2.7

After a period of silence, i decided to update Combian with a few nice features.

Unfortunately it’s not possible to update old Combian 2.5 with this new version, so, if you want to use it, you have to re-flash your microSd.

Combian 2.7 Experimental (Vice 3.1 +  SDL2) is delayed cause of some issue with Sdl2

What’s new in Version 2.7 ?

  • Vice was updated to version 3.1 (all emulators fully working)
  • Connect to a BBS using StrikeTerm via TCPSER
  • Updated X-Copy to support CRT files
  • Quitting from an emulator bring you back to the main Combian menu
  • Repaired layout keyboard configuration on raspi-config

I hope you enjoy this new release.

Useful notes:

  1. Sorry, i forgot to change system language from italian to US. To restore US as default, use raspi-config, change locale to US and then reboot.
  2. If you need to remove the annoying mouse pointer from screen, and set your own resolution 4:3 or 16:9, go to Vice menu–>Video settings–>Size settings and select fullscreen, set then your preferite custom resolution.

Update: Released Version 2.5 and 2.5 Experimental

Major changements was made to Combian64 menu:

  • Items reorganization
  • Added detailed instructions
  • Added Midnight Commander
  • Added X-Copy, an option that will copy your rom from USB keys to Combian 64 folder automatically w/out straggling against Midnight Commander usage.

Please Note – Combian64 is now splitted in two version:

  • Version 2.5 [Vice 3.0 + SDL 1.2] – Regular Branch (Stable)
  • Version 2.5 Experimental [Vice 3.0 + SDL 2.0] – May have some bug due to not a full compatibility between Vice 3 and SDL2.
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