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    Neo Geo CD Universe Bios 3.3 Released!

    Found the time this weekend to updated the CD Universe Bios to a new version. This one hopefully fixes the small issues affecting v3.2 making the overall experience on the Universe Bios on the CD system far more polished.


    WHATS NEW IN VERSION 3.3
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    Improvements

    • Bios now selfchecks itsself at boot, a red screen is displayed if an error is found.
    • Changing the system type will make the system reboot when exiting settings.
    • Opening the ingame menu should now pause CD audio, it should play again once closed.
    • Overhauled the backup memory manager to improve usability.
    • Formatting the backup memory no longer clears unibios region settings.
    • Updated to include 68k exception error handling.
    • Made the white flash on opening and closing the audio player program box shorter.
    • The finger pointer now disapeers when the Universe Bios settings dialogue is open.
    • The Insert CD dialogue box now clears when the Universe Bios settings dialogue is opened.

    Fixes

    • Stopped entry into unibios features after pressing start to load game from radio screen.
    • Hopefully stopped entry to ingame menu at points where used tiles will be corrupted.
    • Hopefully fixed rare case of ingame menu graphics not showing if entry just before a game game requests files to be loaded from CD.
    • Fixed reset on entry into the cheat database if the loaded game is Fatal Fury 3.
    • Fixed severely corrupted ingame menu if the loaded game is Last Hope.
    • Stopped the ingame memory viewer accessing ranges that cause a system reset.
    • Stopped the ingame menu being accessible on the radio screen after quitting a game.
    • Added large font to ingame menu for World Heroes Perfect, Overtop and Zintrick.
    • Added fix to correct the color brightness (bug/protection) when in Euro region.

    MVS/AES DEV Bios related only

    • Fixed rare issue that caused blank screen on boot if no data loaded or no key code used.
    • Stopped the ingame memory viewer accessing ranges that cause system resets.

    PC-2-NEO related only

    • Some CDZ systems can now take advantage of the faster loading speed options.
    • 2UP joystick passthrough handled better on PC-2-NEO screens.
    • Fixed a minor issue with the progress bar on initial IPL file load in some games.
    • Fixed NeoTurfMasters blank screen after first hole loading if CD audio used.
    • Fixed bad tiles in PC-2-NEO when accessed from the CD ingame menu if the loaded game is Samurai Shodown RPG.
    • Fixed corrupted font in PC-2-NEO when accessed from the ingame menu if the loaded game is either World Heroes Perfect, Overtop or Zintrick.

    Cheats

    • Improved the Crossed Swords 2 gold cheats.
    • Added NeoTurfMasters 'Unlock Scotland' cheat (press D on course select screen).
    • Added a Viewpoint 'Simultaneous Play' cheat.
    • Added more Iron Clad cheats.
    • Added some Last Hope cheats.
    • Added cheat for 'Samurai Shodown RPG' to unlock Omake mode.
    • Added Infinite Magic cheats to Kabuki Klash.
    • Added hidden character cheats to Zintrick.
    • Added 'Show SP commands OSD' cheat for Samurai Shodown 4
    • Added cheats for 'Metal Slug 2 Turbo'
    • Fixed Metal Slug 2 Autofire cheat.
    • Fixed Ninja Combat 'Max Power' cheat typo.


    On a side note, the PC-2-NEO GUI software for windows and firmware has also been updated today to v3.5. It is available for download on the PC-2-NEO page at www.universebios.com. It has some exciting new features for you homebrew programmers to get stuck into. See the included readme for more information.
    Last edited by Razoola; 04-03-2016 at 06:09 AM.
    THE UNIVERSE BIOS ( MVS / AES, and now also for CD )
    www.universebios.com. Also on facebook, please like http://www.facebook.com/UniverseBios.

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