Named “Dragon Spirit”, ixbar3000 v0.26 continues it’s trail of awesomeness! I forgot to release v0.25 “Dragon Quarter” to the public so this post includes the updates from that too. It has been 9 months since the last official version, a lot has changed. I’ve found a cloud storage for the imagepaks and thus the imagepaks are now online! New paks include NTSC-Dreamcast and PSP (~30%).
So, I got “new” power source for my old machine that was lacking one. After some RAM replacement I was greeted by GRUB — giving me dualboot choise of Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 2000. I chose the best windows ever made and once I got to the desktop I saw only x icons: Unreal Tournament 1, Unreal Tournament 2, OpenTTD, Master of Orion 2 and X-Wing vs TIE Fighter. That XvT is special for it contains my modifications to the game.
This update brings two very awesome features. First is called canvas. It’s tk’s powerhouse of displaying 2d. In practice this means that I can finally start to deprecate the old textbox-hack once done two known bugs will be gone too. The second one is nothing less than multiplayer! Yup, it’s here and it’s crossplatform. You’ll need mednafen as your emulator.