Friday, January 31st 2003 - Last updated @ 23:07 EST
Raine v0.37.3 - Raine has seen an update again. I'd download this release as it seems the authors are calling the previous release (0.37.2) as being "the most unstable version we ever made." Changes in version 0.37.3 are;
Rewrote the low level sound functions. Now sound quality should be much higher than ever (0.37.2 sound was rather bad, especially in windows at 22050 Hz. Now the synchronization method of the sound has completely changed). Also the stereo effect in windows in now much better (just try something like Kingdom Grand Prix with enhanced stereo turned on !).
Fixed and rewrote the triple buffer code. Windows users who have colors flickering in 8bpp are strongly encouraged to use triple buffer now. It's not working in every video mode though (and it might crash in dos).
Fixed lots of crashes in 0.37.2 (playing a few games in a certain order just crashed raine). Fixed crash in mazinger and kicknrun too.
Fixed bad colors in rygar, and fixed memory map in gemini king.
Fixed bad background in 3wonders, and fixed last cps1 clones to match mame conventions (yeah, mame does not support clones of clones...).
armedf, crazy climber 2 and terraf now support any color depth.
Switched to allegro for the sound for all versions of raine, and added "Max mixer volume" in the sound options. It can produce saturation or improve your sound. Just test. Windows users should now preferably use the AllegMix sound driver in the options.
nlx_doom added a key to reset the current game without calling the gui F1).
0.37.2 was too easy to crash, but this one should be much harder, it might even be the most stable version in the 0.30 series until now!
MackDaddy Mario - See Mario as you've never seen him before, shaking his thang and making the ladies (ok, just one ;) go crazy! Here's Mackdaddy Mario! Thanks to Xray1 for the link.
Thursday, January 30th 2003 - Last updated @ 21:08 EST
Getting closer - The official site for the PS2 emulator PCSX2 has been updated. Don't ask. Just go. Here's a hint, before you go E-Mailing the guy, no it's not running the GAME yet, apparently just gets to that screen. Thanks to NGEmu for the news.
BeOS MAME porters needed - BeEmulated has an update asking if anyone would be interested in doing the ports of MAME for BeOS. Click here for more info.
Rise of the Triad has been ported to BeOS using SDL. You can download the first version that has the shareware data files bundled with it right here.
Potato Updates - There's been a few updates over at Potato Emulation. First of all, there has been some progress made and pictures posted of PCE-CD, a new Java based PC Engine CD emulator. There's also been a few progress updates for Virtual Jaguar including a few WIP videos. Lastly, the Virtual Jaguar team is looking for a few undumed Jaguar games to increase Virtual Jaguar's compatibility. If you have any of them anre are willing to make a donation then contact the team at Potato Emulation
Tuesday, January 28th 2003 - Last updated @ 14:34 EST
Mars Matrix - Razoola has released Mars Matrix XORs! Many thanks go to willpower and Mito for the donations. Thanks to Corvus for the news.
Monday, January 27th 2003 - Last updated @ 22:31 EST
Magic Engine News - There's been a small news update on the Magic Engine website. Megami Paradise II is now fully emulated (Pictures are available). There's also been some recent progress on increased emulation speed. They say that a 1 ghz processor should allow you to enjoy the emulator.
Mame32 v0.64 - Mame32 version 0.64 has been released to keep in line with yesterday's Mame release.
xmame 0.64 rc1 - Lawrence has released a release candidate for xmame 0.64. The source code is here.
Raine Update - Raine, the arcade game emulator has been updated to version 0.37.2 yesterday. Changes include some new games, new clones and a ton of bug fixes. Read the entire here.
Sunday, January 26th 2003 - Last updated @ 18:25 EST
RockNES v2.61 - There's been another update to RockNES, the multi-platform NES emulator. Changes are;
Changed WRAM dummy data to $FFs instead of $00s (Low G Man works
Sound changed to 16-bit output, plus volume decay;
Small fix in the pulse channels frequency;
Small fix in the triangle/noise channels volume;
Small improvement to Konami's VRC6 sound driver emulation;
Fixed a bug on RIFF wave header saving, now 16-bit signed;
Fixed filename for dumping $8000-$FFFF data;
Fixed emulator shutdown (whoooops!);
NMI/RESET/IRQ vectors (values) are now dumped correctly;
V.I.C.E. v1.11 - Vice, the Versatile Commodore Emulator has seen an update today. The many changes in version 1.11 can be read in the change.log.
Mame WIP - Yeah I know that Atila already announced that Mame v0.64 is out but nobody mentioned the new Mame W.I.P. update.
U.G.V.M #4 - A new issue of The uk.games.video.misc Magazine (U.G.V.M) has been released. UGVM is a free downloadable magazine in Adobe pdf format which covers videogames from the early Atari days to present day gaming. Check them out, they do a good job. Also, if you enjoy their work please consider donating a buck or two to help them pay for the bandwidth it takes to supply the free downloads.
MAME 0.64 RELEASED! - The MAME Team have released the source code for a new version of "this here MAME thingamajigg" ;) The binaries are not available yet, but I'm assuming that Gridle is currently compiling them. You can read the changes here, stay put for more info.
Friday, January 24th 2003 - Last updated @ 22:49 EST
Pinball Reviews - K M E's pinball review site has undergone a facelift, reorganization and now has it's own domain.. check it out over at http://www.pinballreviews.com/. They have entertaining reviews for just about every game since 1990 and many classics as well.
HUGO WIP - After a long dry spell there's been an update at the Hugo homepage. Apparantly an update of Hugo, a multi platform PC Engine emulator is coming soon. New features are said to include a long awaited gui for Linux and windows as well as netplay.
Haze's System 32 WIP - Haze recently posted more WIP screenshots of the MAME Sega System 32 driver! Fading and lighting effects are now working due to implementation of RGB brightness controls.
SNEeSe v0.75 - SNEeSe the DOS based SNES emulator has seen an update. Changes in the recently released v0.75 are;
65c816: Corrected address wrapping in direct and stack addressing modes
65c816: Altered register allocation
SPC700: Altered register allocation
SPC700: Fixed a bug in the timers which caused them to be reset to random values when turned on
Source: Removed some obsolete code and dependencies
Source: Started cleaning up many of the C label references in the asm code
Render: Added support for dual window clipping with XOR or XNOR logic modes of 8x8-tile backgrounds with no offset change or mosaic
Render: Fixed a bug where window clipping was not updated correctly when changing layering order
Render: Added support for dual window clipping with all logic modes of 16x16-tile backgrounds with no offset change or mosaic in modes 0-4
Render: Added support for dual window clipping with all logic modes of 8x8-tile backgrounds with mosaic and no offset change
Render: Added support for dual window clipping with all logic modes of 16x16-tile backgrounds with mosaic and no offset change in modes 0-4
Monday, January 20th 2003 - Last updated @ 21:23 EST
Speed Buggy! - Aaron Giles has added Speed Buggy to his MAME TODO list. I have also been on vacation the past few days, I am not sure when I will be back to posting full time, as I am in need of some time to get away.
Haze & Prophet ZTnet Board Accounts - Since email hasn't resulted in anything, I'll try a news page broadcast instead. Can someone at ZTnet PLEASE fix the board accounts for usernames "Prophet" and "[Haze]" so we can moderate our boards again? I'll delete this post once I get some response from the management - apologies to our visitors.
Sunday, January 19th 2003 - Last updated @ 20:29 EST
JNES v0.50 - Jabo has released a new version of JNES in this post at EmuTalk. Go and check it out. :)
JoseQ's Rumor Mill is back. Check it out here. Good to see it again. :)
Friday, January 17th 2003 - Last updated @ 20:47 EST
PocketMSX v0.001xx - PocketMSX is another new emulator for Pocket PCs. This one allows you to play your favorite MSX games while on the go. Changes are;
Atari800DC v0.75 - Atari800DC is an Atari800 emulator for the Dreamcast. Changes in version 0.75 are;
Uses Atari800 cvs code base as of Jan-11-2003.
Reverted the sound changes which were introduced in the 0.72 version - the sound should be similar to 0.71.
Saved states on the VMU now show a Atari icon. Due to a change in the layout of the state save file, saved states of previous versions aren't recognized.
Changing video mode of emulated Atari now doesn't change the video mode used to drive the screen. These 2 video mode settings (what the emulated Atari thinks the video mode is, and the video mode used by the DC) can now be changed independently. Setting them to different values will disable double buffering, so best results are achieved if both settings are the same.
Buttons B, X, Y on the 1st DC controller can now be redefined to generate simulated key presses on the keyboard. If they are redefined, the Start, Select, and Option keys can be entered in the keyboard emulation screen.
Thursday, January 16th 2003 - Last updated @ 21:48 EST
PCSX2 WIP - Here's a little WIP update for this PS2 emulator. It seems to be going along quite nicely.
1) Recompiler now supports 3D NOW fpu instructions for the fpu. Soon probably SSE too
2) Many parts of HLE have been rewritten and improved
3) Many cpu cores bugs fixed and improved.
4) IPU is in progress
5) Well no more. Don't wanna spoil all the fun eh?
NeoPop 0.68.1mmx for BeOS has been updated, and for those of you who don't know, this is a NeoGeo Pocket emulator for BeOS. This should be a whole lot faster than the previous released now that it uses MMX in DirectWindow, as well as the sound getting an update, among other things. You can leech it right here. Thanks to the guys over at BeEmulated for the news.
Wednesday, January 15th 2003 - Last updated @ 15:20 EST
WineX Status Update - Transgaming Technologies has posted their monthy status report for January. In summary, their focus is currently on getting WineX 3.0 ready for release.
Tuesday, January 14th 2003 - Last updated @ 22:40 EST
Dapple v1.25 - Dapple has been updated to version 1.25 Updates are; (From the change.log)
"From outside: some internal changes to improve the 80-column text support (although right now it is fudged, it is still relatively readable, and if you really want, you can run AppleWorks 2.x with it). Also, a little tweak to cgafnt2h to make a cleaner font.h (changes the type from char to unsigned char)."
Atari800MacX v1.2.0 - Atari800MacX is the Macintosh OSX Port of David Firth's Atari 800 Emulator. Changes in version 1.2.0 are;
Added ability to program keys used for keyboard emulation of joysticks.
Completed subdirectory support for DOS functions for the hard drives. This support works best with Spartdos and BWDos, as it works with the command line in them, but will be supported by XIO functions with any DOS.
Added support for AlphaOmega Software's Extended Software Updater, to allow user to find out about new versions of program.
Fixed Folder Icons in Application Folder.
Fixed issues with special key assignments on gamepads (Select, Option, Reset, Shift, Ctrl).
Fixed issue with "Boot From Casette" preference change not taking after Prefs panel closed.
Fixed issue where if Boot Disk was not found, application would quit.
Monday, January 13th 2003 - Last updated @ 20:26 EST
ScummVM 3.0b for Dreamcast - Version 3.0b of ScummVM the cross-platform interpreter for SCUMM-based games, used by LucasArts in games like: Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, Day Of The Tentacle, The Dig, etc. is now available for the Dreamcast console.
Atari++ v1.14 - "The Atari++ Emulator is a Unix based emulator of the Atari eight bit computers, namely the Atari 400 and 800, the Atari 400XL, 800XL and 130XE, and the Atari 5200 game console. The emulator is auto-configurable and will compile on a variety of systems (Linux, Solaris, Irix)." Features are;
Cycle precise emulation; this includes correct emulation of horizontal kernels and programs that modify chip registers within a horizontal line. In a less technical language, software making use of advanced displaying techniques will be emulated correctly.
Emulation of an advanced 1050 disk drive including single, double and enhanced density. The emulator not only understands .atr and .xfd files, but comes with a mini-boot loader that allows you to boot from binary load files (.exe and .com).
Precise emulation of ANTIC and GTIA graphics, including undocumented scrolling features, undocumented GTIA player/missile priorities and collision detection, and some other less known GTIA features. Color artifacting is also available.
Precise emulaton of POKEY sound, including "Software Speech", high-pass filters, POKEY hardware timer interrupts and serial input/output communications. An emulation of the console speaker is also included.
Emulates graphics output either thru X11, or the SDL library, including a screen snapshot feature.
Sound output is either emulated by the Open Sound System (OSS), the SDL library, or by recording the sound samples into a WAV file.
Cylce-precise 6502 emulation, including "extra-instructions" that are not documented in the 6502-manual, and also including all known hardware-bugs of the 6502.
Printer emulation thru standard LPR printer user interface.
Joystick, paddle and lightpen emulation by keyboard or mouse, or by standard analogue PC joysticks. A special home-made interface allows the connection of Atari digital joysticks by an additional joystick driver. Hence, you'll be able to play all your old games even with your digital joysticks.
Saves and loads machine states to save games in the middle of the game play, and allows to resume from that point later on.
Includes emulation of a variety of cartridge types, including 5200 games cartridges and Oss supercarts.
Effective emulation of 800XL/XE and cartridge bank-switching mechanisms.
Includes a Dos 2.xx compatible interface to the filing system of the emulator.
Easy to use graphical user front-end for simple setup and configuration, includes saving and loading of (human-readable) configuration files. The user front-end also allows to setup details like the player/missile collision setup to build "game-trainers" on demand.
Includes a built-in monitor allowing experts to debug Atari software easily.
FPocketNES v8U8 - Flubba released a new unofficial build of Loopy's PocketNES, an NES emulator for the Gameboy Advance. This release adds support for "Mr Gimmick," fixed support for "Low G Man" and improved sprite scaling.
Saturday, January 11th 2003 - Last updated @ 22:38 EST
Space Instigators - Christopher Tumber and Atari Age have made the binary for Space Instigators available for download. Space Instigators is a version of the popular arcade game Space Invaders that is more faithful to the original than Atari's 2600 port. You can view manuals, screen shots and download the binary here
Friday, January 10th 2003 - Last updated @ 23:06 EST
AdvanceCD 1.0.0 - Advance CD is a bootable ISO image of a minimal Linux distribution containing the AdvanceMAME and AdvanceMESS emulators and the AdvanceMENU frontend. Changes: First public release.
KnoppiXMAME 0.4-4 - KnoppixMAME is a bootable arcade machine emulator with hardware detection and autoconfiguration. It works automatically on all modern and not-so-modern hardware, including gameports and joysticks. Changes: This version includes a custom -ck kernel which includes preemptible scheduling, low-latency, and compressed caching. All gameports and joysticks that have been tested work automatically, including dual sound-card joystick configurations.
Bochs-Tools 1.0.0 - Bochs-Tools is a collection of scripts and programs to be used together with the Bochs emulator. The main goal is to provide a more Unix-like interface to the emulator and to enable access to Bochs disk images from outside of Bochs. This project makes it very simple to copy an existing OS installation to a Bochs image.
SMS+SDL 0.9.4a - SMS+SDL is an attempt to 'port' the SMS Plus emulator to SDL supported platforms such as Linux and Mac OSX. Changes:
- updated core with latest version (0.9.4a)
- compiled using SDL-1.2.5
- rewritten the SDL sound code
- added TV2x filter
- can switch between filters at run-time
RascalBoy Advance - There's a new Gameboy Advance emulator out called RascalBoy Advance. I can't make out its features because the homepage is not in English.
FreeDO Progress - There seems to have been some progress made on FreeDO as well. FreeDO is a work in progress 3DO emulator.
Icarus Update - The Irarus Homepage has been updated with some new pictures to get you by until the emulator itself is released.
ClrMamePro v2.87 - ClrMamePro was updated to version 2.87 yesterday. Changes are;
Fixed: no-recompress-rebuild creates wrong files when using unzipped AND zipped sourcefiles.
Fixed: "remove-rebuilt-sourcefile" doesn't remove a file when having 2 (or more) roms with equal CRC but different sizes.
Fixed: statistic shows wrong number of missing roms when using split or full merge mode.
Added: profiler->hide green/red/grey profiles (right-click in profile tree to access the options)
Misc: '\' or '/' path separators in rom/sample/diskimage-names won't be filtered anymore but replaced with '`' ...until a real full setsubfolder support is added
Misc: added a space as separator to several scan messages
Misc: compiled with updated ziparchive package
Misc: missing diskimage also shows chd-md5 information
Misc: replaced the hyperlinks in 'ABOUT' with buttons and changed the url routines for better mozilla support
Misc: rewrote recursive profiler-treebuild function (old worked....but wasn't as stack-friendly as the new)
New Visual Pinball forums - Many folks (including the founder of alt.games.mame) who are upset with the over-moderation and censorship of vpforums have set up a new forum for Visual Pinball and PinMame development. The forum is over at http://www.vpfreeforums.com. Check this thread on rec.games.pinball for the reasons behind this new forum. Also don't forget our own pinball forums right here on Retrogames. Feel free to discuss anything pinball related there... Stern's new Simpsons machine will be hitting distributors soon!
Thursday, January 9th 2003 - Last updated @ 22:49 EST
MameInfo v4.26 - Mash has released another update to his Mameinfo.dat. Added in this version are the latest bugs, newest WIP, added 'Recommended Games' and an expanded hardware.txt
Tas' Link o' the day - here is an interesting link. Thanks to Tas_2012 for the news.
Wednesday, January 8th 2003 - Last updated @ 23:38 EST
Retrogaming Radio - The January 2003 edition of the show is now available - featuring a review of the X-Arcade Solo and even better; an interview with Matt Ownby of the wicked Daphne Laserdisc Emulator! There's more of course, grab your copy now!
Games - S.M.A.D. Soft is all in spanish, but they make a lot of free games. GlHack is a port of the game NetHack, using hardware acceleration via OpenGL® to render the 2D tile graphics.
GXMame-0.31 - GXMame is a frontend for XMame using the GTK library, the goal is to provide the same GUI as mame32. Changes:
- Translations updated.
- Debian directory updated.
- Diffdir options added.
- vidix option added.
- User can now set additionnal options string.
- Support new switches of XMame 0.62.1
- Added icons suport (xpm and ico if zipped, ico only if not zipped).
- Fixed an error message if a support zipfile was not found.
- Change default input and Hiscore path to user directory.
- Fixed a bug preventing to run the network.
- Added option for Netmame 0.6 rc1
- Added a new indented view where clones are shifted below their parent.
- Reorganize directory options into several tabs.
- User can now changes to color of the clones games.
- User can now changes the font of the folders and game list.
- Fixed a timout problem with the folder selection.
- Properties window display the game icon.
- Icons look better when scalled.
XZX-Pro 4.2 - XZX-Pro is a portable emulator of ZX Spectrum 48K/128K/+3 (8-bit home computers made by Sir Clive Sinclair), and Spectrum clones for machines running UNIX and the X Window system. Changes: Audio and joystick support on FreeBSD have been added. Audio emulation has been improved. Snapshots can now be taken in Didaktik mode.
Aaron Giles Update - There's been a small update at the Aaron Giles homepage. He reports on the status of games such as Super Rider, Cheese Chase, Ultimate Tennis, Stone Ball and the Art & Magic games.
SMS Plus v0.9.4a - SMS Plus is a portable, open source Sega Master System / Game Gear emulator. Changes in this version are;
A few cleanups so SMS Plus compiles with no errors or warnings.
Use of MMX code is now automatic but can still be disabled manually.
Replaced FM sound emulation with Mitsutaka Okazaki's EMU2413 library.
P.E.Op.S. Soft GPU and Sound SPU 1.3 - Pete and Linuzappz have updated the P.E.Op.S. Soft GPU and Sound SPU. Changes: can be read here and here.
XWine 0.3 - XWine is a graphical user interface for the WINE emulator. It provides an interface for configuring and running MS-Windows applications (MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, or Win32). Changes: The Graphical Configuration of Wine has been stabilized. It is now possible to restore the defeult wine config file. Some bugs were fixed.
Monday, January 6th 2003 - Last updated @ 20:37 EST
Dapple Update - Dapple has been updated to version 1.24. "Left Alt/Right Alt is working properly now !!!"
Arcade Flyer Archives - There's been another update at the Arcade Flyer Archive. 88 new flyers have been added this update bringing them past the 3,300 mark.
ClrMamePro v2.86.1 - There's a new version of ClrMamePro out. Changes are;
Added: A full-chd-integrity-check fix (MAME WIP -> kinst issue) (2.86.1)
Fixed: Another little diskimage related crash
Fixed: Rebuilder forgets to remove some empty subfolders
Fixed: A rebuilder crash/datfile import issue for some biossets
Fixed: Rare wrong/empty tree entry while doing set casefixes
Misc: Automatic fastscan after drag&drop is now optional
Misc: Don't skip a possible equally named 2nd archive if 1st has unfixable corrupt zipstructure
Added: Logfile-/fastscan removebuttons
Added: Warning if you use rompaths which match setnames
Added: More rebuilder options and pathvalues are accessable Via scan results popupmenu
Added: Year tags will be read, dir2dat can match/create and setinfo shows them
Daily Games Update - Here are today's games updates:
GTetrinet 0.5.0 is a client program for the popular Tetrinet game, a multiplayer tetris game that is played over the internet.
King of the Hill 0.7.7 is an artillery game in the grand old tradition of little tanks with ridiculously powerful weapons trying to blow each other up while trying to avoid getting blown up themselves.
T2002 is a DirectX version of Turrican with original graphics and the original music of Chris Hülsbeck to revive the glorious past on a modern Windows-PC and to remind of the achievements at that time.
GoBoy 1.1 - GoBoy is Gameboy Emulator for the Nokia 7650 based off GnuBoy. Changes: Fixed problems with non-Color GameBoy roms. Thanks to Chris F. for the news.
Unix Amiga Delitracker Emulator 0.73 - UADE plays old Amiga music formats by UAE Amiga emulation. It supports at least 150 different formats. Changes: ahx1/2 and (octa)med support have been added. Many players have been updated. Song database access was noticeably optimized. There is better support for package distributors, better song end detection, better file info support, and code cleanups.
RockNES v2.51 - Less than 12 hrs. later and RockNES has seen yet another update. Changes in RockNES v2.51 are;
Changed insert coin key to F8 (argh!);
Fixed another memory leak, now in the FDS driver;
Disabled FDS disk flipping if no FDS data is loaded (ugly);
Bochs 2.0.1 - Bochs is a portable x86 PC emulation software package that emulates enough of the x86 CPU, related AT hardware, and BIOS to run Windows, Linux, *BSD, Minix, and other OS's, all on your workstation. Changes:
- fix corrupt saved configuration files (Christophe Bothamy)
- fix missing break statements in apic (Shai Fultheim)
- fix compiling sb16 under FreeBSD (Volker Ruppert)
- updates to the documentation (Volker)
- fix text mode colors 8 to 15 (Volker)
- fix FPU integer load bug (Volker)
- stop pasting on hardware reset (Volker)
uCON64 1.9.8beta7 - uCON64 is a tool to backup all kind of video game media (Cartridges and CD's) It supports most available backup units for cartridge-based consoles and uses cdrdao as burn engine for CD-based consoles like Dreamcast or Playstation. Changes: can be read here.
Color Computer OS-9 Source Project - The Color Computer OS-9 Source Project is a central repository for the documenting and commenting of components of the OS-9 operating system for the Tandy Color Computers. Changes: OS-9 documentation.
Daily Games Update - Lots of free games out there folks, here is a partial list of ones updated yesterday which I thought you'd be interested in:
MAME WIP - Nearly every game from the 80s in today's MAME WIP update!
Misfit Mame - Misfit Mame has been updated today. "Misfit mame is a version a mame (based on mame .62 which contains games which are not included in the regular release of mame. Currently included in this release are arcade rom hacks, gambling and simulations,the multipac games and digger man." Changes in this version are;
Corrected 2 of Twisty's hacks(temptwst and tmptwst2)and the sf2m7 Street Fighter 2-M7 rom load
Saturday, January 4th 2003 - Last updated @ 16:00 EST
PocketWS v0.0022b - PocketWS is a Wonderswan emulator for WinCE devices though it's only been tested on the Compaq iPAQ. The only update that I can see in this version is that it will save the SRAM automatically.
VirtuaNES v0.73b - VirtuaNES has been updated to version 0.73b. Changes are;
Correct behavior of special NMI.
Correct that is strange when shows a choice screen at a Gemini man stage of Rockman3(Megaman3).(patched)
MAME Targets - Mr. Goodwraith has updated the MAME Targets page. Details on what's new can be found here. There is also some news there of some long sought after boards which have been obtained.
Daily Games Wrapup - Here are a few games announced yesterday:
Friday, January 3rd 2003 - Last updated @ 22:57 EST
ztnet Forums Hacked - It seems someone has managed to find a bug in our five year old forum software (imagine that) and is changing people's passwords. Hopefully our administrators will either upgrade the forums (very badly needed IMO) or fix the bug.
Guru Update - There was another Guru update yesterday. Newly dumped games are;
RAEdit 1.0 is a comprehensive Command & Conquer editing suite.
Please send me some feedback and let me know if you would like to see more of this type of news here on retrogames.
xbox linux reward status - To sum it up, it was Michael Robertson of Lindows.com who ponied up the money. The $100,000 for part A has been awarded, and the deadline for part B has been extended for another year. The full details can be read here.
Wednesday, January 1st 2003 - Last updated @ 19:38 EST
New Simpsons Pinball on test - Stern has just put out a "Simpsons" pinball machine on test location in Chicago. PinballRebel has put up a few pictures of the game here. This is not the same game as the 1990 Data East Simpsons machine. Initial reports on rec.games.pinball are very favorable. Look for one of these in an arcade near you in the next few months.
New Handheld Sim - MADrigal has just released his 34th handheld game simulator: "Monkey Jump" (VTech, Arcade Time & Fun Series). He states that "It's a VTech version of Nintendo's classic "Donkey Kong", and it's really worth a try!" Check it out over at madrigal.retrogames.com.