UAE4All Mod updated to 1.24, virtual keyboard support added
Ask and ye shall receive. That’s pretty much how I feel right about now and that’s why I always say you should leave feature suggestions if you want something. Developer rsn8887 has just updated his UAE4All Mod to version 1.24 and added the one thing that was stopping me from enjoying a game on this, a virtual keyboard.
You can see the keyboard in the screenshot below. It is very small so it doesn’t get in the way of the game and has a zoom feature on whichever key you are at. This latest update also fixes the labels in custom controls to reflect the PS Vita controller instead of the Pandora’s.
What is UAE4All Mod?
UAE4All is a popular emulator of the Amiga 500/1200 computer that has been ported to many platforms from the PC to the Dreamcast and Pandora. It was ported for us PS Vita users by developer cpajuste of ScummVM Vita fame. The emulator is fully featured and runs fullspeed and is the better alternative to the old PSPUAE emulator that you could run on the Vita’s PSP emulator. This mod version has been developed by rsn8887 and is based on cpajuste‘s source and it improves the emulator greatly in all areas you could wish for.
Changelog for UAE4All Mod v1.24
- virtual keyboard (mapped to “hold start then press select”)
- labels in custom control menu now reflect Vita controller
- default analog mouse control deadzone increased from 100 to 1000 to fix mouse pointer drift (can be changed in menu)
- default joystick port set to 1, since the mouse is always on (can be changed in menu)
Instructions for UAE4All
- Install vpk
- Copy Amiga kickstart 1.3 and 3.1 roms (BIOS files) into the ux0:/data/uae4all/kickstarts and rename them kick13.rom and kick31.rom respectively (Google the files, they are relatively easy to find)
- Put disks (adf) in “ux0:/data/uae4all/roms”
Select = toggle menu
Start+Select = toggle virtual keyboard (hold start then press select)
Start+dpad up/down = move screen up down
Start+dpad left/right = change screenmode (to zoom in on games with borders)
Right analog stick = analog mouse (can switch this to left in menu)
Left analog stick = acts as amiga joystick
Dpad = acts as amiga joystick
When custom controls are off:
Square = joystick button autofire (can be customized)
X = joystick button (can be customized)
R+Square = CTRL
R+Circle = LALT
R+Cross = HELP
L+Square = left mouse
L+Circle = right mouse
R+dpad = arrow keys
When custom mouse controls are on:
Dpad = digital mouse
Triangle = slow mouse down
Thanks to Cpasjuste for the original port and jumping in to add shader support
Thanks to ScHlAuChi for extensive testing
Download UAE4All Mod
To download the UAE4Aall Mod, just head over to either rsn8887‘s GitHub release page or his thread on the wololo.net forums. If you wish to leave him feedback or suggestions you can do so in the release thread. To download the vpk directly, you can do so by clicking here.