First firmware to include ‘Elite: the new kind’.
A few changes in the firmware to better support Elite (the text system and a new optimization feature) necessitated a complete recompile of the other apps. against the new, changed library, too. Also includes a few bug fixes (e.g. Fortress of Narzod was inaccessible in v2.22 or Omega Race showed infrequent sound problems during gameplay).
I should specifically mention again that these new apps inherit the bitmapped text option -as they do the language option- from the menu. And the lately ported games -Akalabeth, Dungeons of Daggorath and Elite:TNK- do use more text than usual so setting up and using the ‘fast’ text option at least for these games is advisable, if possible of course.
However when the ‘safe’ text option is already fast enough usually the app. will ignore the menu setting and always use ‘safe’ mode – e.g. all Vectrex cart. binary translations so far.