At the core IceBro consists of a 6502 simulator with a graphical debugger around it. Programs can be loaded into the simulator memory and executed but no other hardware is simulated within the debugger.To work with VICE the debugger can connect to a running instance of VICE (C64 or Vic20) and copy the machine state (RAM, CPU registers, labels and breakpoints) when its monitor mode is enabled.This means that the debugger is primarily looking at the copy of the machine state, and most debugging happens in the copied state. The vice console commands still works with the VICE machine state.This differs from a debugger that is working directly with the machine state and IceBro is not intended as a replacement for such debuggers.Currently IceBro runs on 64 bit Windows systems, porting to other systems is possible, see below.
8bit-Unity 0.3.3 will come out soon. This update adds support for graphic chunks, with which scenes can be animated. To showcase the feature, a Tech Demo called "8bit-Goblin" is included. Check out this preview video!!!
Export - One-click export of all essential binaries. Project - Conversion from per-char to per-tile colouring. General - Maximum tile size is now 10 x 10. General - Countless code optimizations and bug-fixes. Compressor - Sort characters by colour (ascending). Compressor - Sort tiles by colour (ascending). Image import - Increased capacity up to 500,000 character images. Image import - Much faster algorithm. Binary/Text export - Map data by selected area only. Text export - Char/Tile usage statistics. Map editor - Box highlighting of "current" cell. Map editor - Area fill (solid/incremental). Map editor - Delete row/column. Map editor - Insert blank row/column. Map editor - Dimensions of the selected area shown in status bar. Tile editor - Char "Picker" tool. Editors/sets - Next/Previous item with keyboard shortcuts. Editors/sets - Zoom level in status bar. Editors/sets - Zoom level shortcut (CTRL + mouse wheel). Sets - Mouse wheel for vertical scroll. Sets - Box highlighting of "current" items (left/right mouse buttons).