Thursday, January 2, 2014

iFBA 1.0 available

iFBA 1.0 is now available on Cydia (Bigboss repo), go get it!

Major changes:

  • "Follow-finger" mode for several classic shmups (cave, toaplan, psykio, ...): play games and move your ship with your finger!
  • FBA core updated
  • iMpulse controller support
  • iOS 7 & iPhone 5 widescreen support
  • Replay support added for several games (with online sharing)
  • bugfixes
In "follow finger" mode, please note that by default:

  • button 1 becomes an autofire switch. A kind of on/off switch for button 1.
  • last button control button 1 autofire behaviour -> real autofire (on/off/on/off/...) or continuous press.
    It helps to emulate common control for shmup: press regularly for standard shoot, continuous press for lazer.
You can change to normal buttons behaviour in the iFBA options.

27 comments :

  1. Thank you for the update! I honestly prefer your emulator to other arcade iphone emulators due to the amazing controls you have. I'd say the controls are nearly identical to the official sf2 app. I play mostly fighters and I can pull of pretty much all the special moves using your innovative touch screen controls. :)

    Performance and glitched graphics seems to have improved quite a bit from your last public release. One thing I noticed is that saved states do not seem to work for Megadrive games. Any plans on implementing/fixing Megadrive save states in the future?

    Keep up the great work!

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  2. thanks for your feedback.
    Final Burn Alpha is currently not supporting megadrive savestate. If it is implemented I'll port the code to my iOS version.

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  3. Great work! Just found this blog, been using final burn forever glad the have an app for iOS. I have a few questions though. What's the "skin" setting for? And is there a way I could be another player in a game (ie Simpsons first player homer second player marg) Keep up the good work :D

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  4. Amazing emulator and great update.

    If I had one small and easy proposition, it would be to implement an option to hide clone games from the game list.

    Thanks again for this great piece of work!

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  5. Great piece of software :)

    Just two requests really:

    1 - As unknown noted ... a option to hide clone games would be great

    2 - Latest BTStack release is working again but sadly not with IFBA. I tried both, Wiimote, Wiimote+ Classic and a Wii U Pro Controller (support for the latter would just be epic in it's own right offcourse)

    Beside that great to see this and much respect to you for developing/porting it.

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  6. Excelent emulator. Combined with iCade and a Jailbroken device it῾s a must have… I have noticed a general issue, that accours during game play in all games on ios 7.0.4 and iPad Air (don῾t konw, if it῾s the Air῾s fault however) The sound and whole game play freeze for a ¾ of a second or less randomly every 30 sec to 1 min and it῾s quite annoying, as if it would be loading (like on old PCs).

    Other than that, a superb emu with lots of cool features, keep up the good work and sorry for the bad English! :-)

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  7. I just installed your 1.0 iFBA today. So far I can't get any Toaplan games to work on my iPhone 5s. DoDonPachi works and looks great though, and I love the finger controls. Thanks!

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  8. hi yoyofr. everything is working well and btstack with current update. a wish for future update is the btstack part that allows the sixaxis to work :) thanks for your coding on this app.

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  9. Thanks for this emulator! Great job... Not sure how to send u a recompense for all your hard work so I'll pick up a copy of Modizer just to send u something great job!

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  10. Just an observation really and a BIG Thanks for all your hard work ... I noticed that on my iPad mini Retina ios7 there is a stutter/ freeze in a few games. Just not sure what it is and I think it was mentioned in the post above. Anyway..it is a small nuisance for such a great emulator! But I certainly would like to see you take a look at that. Thanks again.

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  11. Hello and thanks a lot for this wonderful emulator.
    If I may have a suggestion, maybe you could :

    - make compatible the ps3 controller
    - make a correction to the slowdown on Ipad Air

    Then, the app will be close to perfection (to me).
    Anyways thanks again for all your work

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  12. Thanks for the iMpulse controller support. I have ordered mine today and cant wait to try it.

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  13. Hi, and thank you for this great emulator which runs very nicely on an iPad 1. I have one question : which rom set would you recommend for best results ? I tried 0.135b, 0.139 and 0.149 : even in the most recent rom set, many games are not working well (such as R-Type or Toki, which is fluid but as a problem with music). Thank you for your help.

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  14. There is no PS3 controller support. Please, please, please add it. Thank you

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  15. Yes,please,please.I really wish I could play your awesome emulator with a sixaxis controller.What do we need to do to make this happen?

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  16. Just adding my vote for Sixaxis support, I hope you haven't ditched this project Yoyofr as a majority of people are using Sixaxis pads.

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  17. Hi, Will iFBA 1.0 works under iOS 8.1 jailbroken, and will there be update soon? Thanks!

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  18. I want to update my ipad 3 ios 5.1.1 with ios 8.1 pangu jailbreak.
    Is iFBA still working with ios 8.1?
    May I ever use my iCade with?
    Please help me, because ios 8.1.1 is coming soon and non jailbreakable at this moment.

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  19. iFBA is working in 8.1 with pangu (jailbreak). But it hasn't support for sixasis. Only wiimote, icade and iMpulse

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  20. Thanks for this emulator! Great job

    Logitech Powershell Controller Would it be supported? If the best in the world
    English can not do well .

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  21. Hey! Not sure if you're looking at this blog anymore, but this emulator is great! Never thought I'd be able to play these awesome arcade games on my phone.

    I did run into a few issues though.
    *PC Engine game controls don't seem to respond, except for Start working for Run. Changing the DIP switch to 6-button controller just seems to make it malfunction.
    *R-Type LEO seems to crash the app.

    But hey, this thing is still awesome! Great work!

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  23. Any chance of getting ifba on tvos?

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  24. Thanks for a great emulator. Accidentally discovered that the Steelseries Free works flawlessly under Icade settings. Just one newbie question. How do you save state?

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  26. Hi. Awesome Emu. I bought an iPad 1 just to have this emu running. 2 "questions"...i have done jailbreak and i can't install ifba 1.1 from safari and it isn't yet on Cydia, where can i get it? Other question, can we connect automatically with an iCP (icontrolpad) like in emulators snes 9x ex/ neo.emu ? Or do you have plans to implement it?

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