[Release] VHBL for Apache Overkill Mod by JeoWay, increased compatibility

March 29, 2013

The latest VHBL release for Apache Overkill had several compatibility issues. Some of these issues have now been fixed, through a mod by JeoWay. Jeoway has taken the time to improve the latest VHBL to add better support.

According to his thread, the update improves homebrew compatibility and some of the homebrew that he has gotten to work are:

  • Lamecraft (Terrain generation works)
  • DOOM (Sound works right most of the time, playable)
  • SNES9xTYL 042 (only this specific version)
  • gpsp kai (The emulator itself works fine, saving is a bug in the emulator)
  • yMenu
  • pyMenu
  • Nazi Zombies Portable

He has still not managed to get Daedalus working though (and a note for those who ask, DaedalusX64 will not work with VHBL, as it requires Kernel access. Older versions of Daedalus might however work eventually).

The files can be downloaded here

Please report failure/success. JeoWay apparently didn’t work directly from the sources, but hex-edited/decompiled the exiting files to add features, so we’re not adding this mod yet on the official download page, until we get further confirmation that this does not bring any regression. In any case, if you are having issues with the VHBL that got released by TomTomDu80 a few days ago, you might want to give this one a try.

As a reminder, VHBL is GPL, and every binary release should have the matching sources, but the situation is currently a bit of a mess because TomTomDu80 lost his source files in a hard drive crash. We’re doing what we can to get the source files back, as TomTomDu80 promised he would be working on them again asap.

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