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  • CHEAT - Pugsy's MAME Cheat Page.
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  • G-MAX STUDIOS - EmuLand 1.0 -- AMAZING!
  • HUBERT - The Web Page
  • IMPACT EMU - Awesome 3D Arcade Emulator!
  • IR PINBALL - Original and Ported Pinball Tables for Visual Pinball!
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  •    Saturday, January 31st 2004 - Last updated @ 23:40 EST

  • Aaron Giles Update - Aaron has posted yet another mystery screenshot, if you know what this game is, please feel free to let us know on our message boards. - chris

  • Dumping Project Update - Mr. Goodwraith has posted an update on the status of his dumping project. He is looking for donations to purchase a classic arcade from 1979, Zun Zun Block. - chris

  • FreeDOS 2.0.33 - Keeping up with the DOS news, the FreeDOS team has released an update to the FreeDOS kernel. Changes: can be read here. - chris

  • DOS MESS - Mad Hatchet has ported MESS over to DOS you can download the necessary files here. I am not sure if smf has officially handed the DOS MESS port torch over to Mad Hatchet yet, but if he gives the word, this will be the official port. - chris

  • DOS MAME - SMF has updated the DOS MAME buils which can be downloaded here. SMF also notes that the PSX for MESS driver was just commented out because of the memory subsystem changes Aaron Giles has made, so the new driver may yet be included with the next release of MESS. - chris

  • Joyce and Anne 2.1.4 - Joyce and Anne emulate the Amstrad PCW series of computers. Joyce emulates the 8000, 9000, and 10 series; Anne emulates the PcW16. Changes: Disc image files made by the emulators now contain data rates and recording modes. This allows disc images in 720k CP/M format to be used in the PcW16 emulator. It is no longer possible to corrupt PcW16 memory by moving the mouse pointer off the bottom of the screen. - chris

  • cygwin 1.5.7 - Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows. Changes: can be read here. - chris

  •    Friday, January 30th 2004 - Last updated @ 17:54 EST

  • SCUMMVM News Update - The folks over at SCUMMVM have reassured us that a new version should be coming soon. The compatibility chart is looking pretty green, the next release should promise to be a good one! - chris

  • MESS PSX Updates - smf from DOSMAME fame, has updated the MESS PSX code and has reported that some demos are now working. However, don't expect it to be available by the next MESS release, since the driver is still commented out in the code. - chris

  • Vice 1.14 - Announcement brought to you by The Informer, read it here. - chris

  • Links Page Updated - I have updated the retrogames WebLinks page removing a couple links to web sites which host ILLEGAL ROM DOWNLOADS! This is in response to the "new" policy here at retrogames which is now being enforced. I may have missed a couple sites, and there may be other links in other places at Retrogames. If you find any please bring them to my attention so that I may remove them. :/ - chris

  • uCON64 1.9.8-3.1 (Mac) - uCON64 is a tool to backup all kinds of video games (cartridges and CDs). Changes: A Mac OS X port is now available. - chris

  • Posts Deleted - Due to a misunderstaing, I deleted some posts by one of our busy news posters yesterday. This was a mistake I made out of anger, and I should not have done this. I want to make a public apology to everyone here for this action. It has also been brought to my attention that there are to be no more links to any ROM downloading sites at retrogames, this policy has apparently been in place for about a year now, however I was not aware of any such policy until today. Anyway, I hope my sincere apology will be accepted by the retrogames news posting staff. - chris

  •    Thursday, January 29th 2004 - Last updated @ 13:00 EST

  • MAME/MAME32 Plus! 0.79 - My favorite unofficial version of MAME for Windows was updated to the latest official sources: MAME/MAME32 Plus! (Thanks worldrave) - prophet

  •    Wednesday, January 28th 2004 - Last updated @ 15:06 EST

  • MAME 0.79 Released - Finally, after some huge internal changes (that should be transparent for most of you) mame has been updated to 0.79, and apart from those changes there's also some nice new stuff and fixes - Sixtoe

  •    Tuesday, January 27th 2004 - Last updated @ 05:56 EST

  • AaronGiles.com Updated - Aaron has updated his site explaining a little test that he's made for MAME that should make testing it a lot lot easier - Sixtoe

  • R. Belmont's WIP Emporium Updated - More M1 and MAME wip news over at Arbee's site, plus some important information about what appears on the page ;) - Sixtoe

  • SNESAmp 3.1 Released - This is a Winamp plugin that allows you to play Super Nintendo SPC files through it. This is the first update for ages and improves on the original in almost every way, thanks to ZeroKnightRaiden for the headsup - Sixtoe

  • Highly Experimental for XMMS Updated - This is a port of Neill Corlett's Highly Experimental Winamp plugin for XMMS. Currently it can read and emulate psf, minipsf, psf2, minipsf2 and tag files and output them via XMMS. This version updates to the latest core and fixes some more bugs - Sixtoe

  • Flarestorm Updated - This PSX emulator for the mac has seen another update, fixing more bugs - Sixtoe

  • The Arcade Flyer Archive Updated - Dan has updated the site with around 50 new flyers, and another 50 to come next update, its a nice update with loads of rare stuff, if you havn't come across the site before I cant recommend it enough - Sixtoe

  • Logiqx Tools Updated - Logiqx has made some enhancements and released DatUtil (v1.30) and MAMEDiff (v1.24) and also released dat files for the latest versions of M1 and Raine, and also tidied up his site a bit - Sixtoe

  • Emu Loader v4.4 MAMu_ Special Edition - Ciro has released a new version of Emu Loader, lots of filter options added this time among other things.
    Warning: The new WinXP high quality icons option is a Windows XP feature only. If you use XP icons in Win9x your entire system will crash. You have been warned! - Sixtoe

  • ZipMax 0.5 Released - Roman has released a new ZipMax with some new requested features, its pretty much complete now, and the source is available if you want want to add anything - Sixtoe

  • ClrMamePro 3.22b Released - Nothing really big in this update, Some minor fixes, fresh compile, thats it - Sixtoe

  • JOYCE v2.1.4 (development) released - JOYCE is an SDL Amstrad PCW emulator for *nix or Windows (or any other SDL platform, this update adds the proposed extension to the DSK format; this allows the emulated PcW16 to load CP/M - Sixtoe

  • Dolphin Teaser Fix Released - The Dolphin team have released an update to their experimental teaser version of their emulator, the new build should be faster and more stable - Sixtoe

  • Pasofami v1.40 Released - This Japanese NES/SNES/GB emulator has been updated again - Sixtoe

  • Mame K6 0.78 Binary Released - Shonk has released a Windows AMD K6 optimised build of MAME 0.78 - Sixtoe

  • Mini vMac Updated - Mini vMac is an open source portable and simple mac emulator, and to celebrate the Mac's 20th anniversary (crikey, has it been that long?) Mini vMac has been updated to version 2.2.0 - Sixtoe

  •    Monday, January 26th 2004 - Last updated @ 11:58 EST

  • Supermodel WIP - Supermodel is the WIP Sega Model 3 emulator that you should have, by now, seen various screenshots of over in at least the Guru's Model 3 dump status page.
    Well now there is an official Supermodel WIP page hosted by yours truly (big purple cadillac pimping baby, yeah!) over at System 16, makes some interesting reading for the technically minded and some nice screenshots for everyone else ;) - Sixtoe

  • Dolphin TEASER Released - The Dolphin team have released an experimental teaser version of their emulator to the public. It runs quite a few games but is pretty slow and unstable, and as they say, please keep in mind that this release is just a preview - Sixtoe

  •    Saturday, January 24th 2004 - Last updated @ 15:46 EST

  • New Mario Bezel - M.A.S.H has made a new Mario Bros. bezel with help from Da Joker and Souki, you can see the work here. - chris

  • Marquee Game - This month's Madville Corporate Alpha Challenge features video games. I found this to be pretty fun and a good challenge. Feel free to post the solution on the General Emulation message board if you get them all correct. - chris

  • Scramble Spirits - Haze has posted a couple Scramble Spirits WIP screenshots. - chris

  • Mamory 0.2.12 - Mamory is a set of usefull functions for emulators related projects. It allows easy inclusion of roms management features into these projects through a simple API. Changes: quick hack to reflect a minor xmame 0.78 change, and a 'cosmetic patch' from SadMan to display required disk size. - chris

  • Raine 0.39.2 Released - Another version of raine with a couple more fixes - Sixtoe

  •    Friday, January 23rd 2004 - Last updated @ 19:50 EST

  • MAME / MAME32 Plus! 0.78u6 Released - This deravitave build has been updated to the u6 core - Sixtoe

  • Multisystem Emulator Updated - The Z80 multisystem emulator has been updated again, featuring a much more comfortable print / plot function - Sixtoe

  • Flarestorm Updated - This PSX emulator for the mac has seen another update, fixing various bugs - Sixtoe

  • Mame32FX and SmoothMAME Dead - Both of these derivititivityive builds have been killed off by their respective authors, thanks to Ashurax and R Belmont for the headsup - Sixtoe

  • History.Dat Updated - Fandemame has updated his history.day file to 0.78d - Sixtoe

  • Charles Mcdonald's Homepage Updated - Charles has updated his homepage a couple of times, he's got a new toy :) - Sixtoe

  • AaronGiles.com Updated - Aaron has updated his homepage with just a few notes on whats been going on lately - Sixtoe

  • MAME 0.78u6 Source Diff Released - The latest WIP diff, containing the last of Aarons fixes has been released, old news I know, but I thought I'd better chuck it up here in case anyone missed it, as always, any new bugs should be reported to MAME Testers, and only using a normal build - Sixtoe

  • UNZ V0.4 L10b Released - This is an FM-Towns Marty emulator for windows, the latest update features more compatibility as well as other things - Sixtoe

  • XM6 version 1.50 Released - This Sharp X68000 emulator for windows has been updated to version 1.50 with some more compatibility fixes. If you havnt tried the X68000 before, it holds some of the best arcade home ports that were ever made - Sixtoe

  • CPC-em version 0.3 released - This is an open source windows and dos Amstrad CPC emulator, its had a fairly comprehensive overhall in this update, so most of it's new - Sixtoe

  • ZSNES Milestone build - Pagefault has put a milestone windows build of ZNSNES up at his homepage, thanks to XTale for the headsup - Sixtoe

  • Meka v0.66 Released - This multiple console emulator for DOS and Windows has been updated with loads of fixes and a fair few more games added to the compatibility list, thanks to TheInformer for the headsup - Sixtoe

  • VirtuaNES v0.90c Released - Got a few updates a couple of days in a row fixing various bugs that have appeared, thanks to TheInformer for the headsup - Sixtoe

  • Problems... - As you may have noticed, there's been no news for a few days, this was because the server decided to delete all our user files, fun eh?
    All better now, normal service will resume etc... - Sixtoe

  • Point2Play 1.2 - Point2Play is a graphical frontend for WineX. Changes: can be read here. - chris

  • Wine 20040121 - Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and Unix. Changes:
    • Many improvements in the shell32 dll.
    • Better support for constructors in C++ Winelib apps.
    • Improved Regedit tool.
    • Full support for graphic tablets.
    • Lots of DirectMusic improvements.
    • Better support for video playback.
    • Full IME support for Asian locales.
    • Lots of bug fixes.
    - chris

  • GemRB v0.2.2.8 - GemRB is an Infinity Engine Emulator. The Infinity Engine is the Game Engine developed by BioWare Inc. used in games like Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape Torment. Changes: GemRB v0.2.2.8 includes a lot of new features, included Dialogues, Area Travelling, ACM Audio Streaming, and much more. - chris

  •    Tuesday, January 20th 2004 - Last updated @ 21:56 EST

  • BridgeM1 Lists Updated - Fujix has updated the M1 track list packs twice this week, a big shout out goes to ZEK after he has gone through and translated a huge amount of the Japanese lists to English - sixtoe

  • More Virus Misery - This time over at zophar.net, various reports of a pop-under banner virus trying its hardest to make your life a misery - sixtoe

  • NESCafe v0.53 - This is the latest version of the java nes emu NESCafe, it now has Light Gun support, a built-in 6502 debugger and a built-in ROM Download engine that will work with proxy servers and corporate firewalls - sixtoe

  • Logiqx Tools Updated - Logiqx has updated his DatUtil to v1.29 and MAMEDiff to v1.23 fixing a few bugs and making certain data files much smaller - sixtoe

  • SNESGT 0.153 Released - This SNES emu for windows has had an update fixing a bug in mapper initialization code and has modified the sound envelope code and the SPC timer update speed - sixtoe

  • MAME 0.78u6 Source Diff Released - The final internal core update by Aaron (for the moment) has been finished and Haze has chucked up the latest binary for testing over at his site, some heavy testing and reports to mametesters would be appreciated - sixtoe

  • R. Belmont's WIP Emporium - More updates for MAME and M1 over at the emporium! - sixtoe

  • Firefox XMAME Update - Scott has posted an updated patch for xmame-0.78.1 which allows both MACH 3 and Firefox to be played, no windows or mac patch yet - sixtoe

  • WineX WIP - Transgaming has issued a work in progress report for the month of January. Interesting progress on speed improvements, alsa support improvements, pixel shader improvements and getting Steam issues resolved. - chris

  • DOSEmu 1.2.0 - DOSEMU stands for DOS Emulation, and is a linux application that enables the Linux OS to run many DOS programs - including some DPMI apps. Changes: This version includes improved DPMI support, a full changelog can be read here. - chris

  •    Monday, January 19th 2004 - Last updated @ 15:34 EST

  • StepMania 3.9 alpha 12 - Don't know whats new in this alpha, as the boards down its normally posted at, but its available nevertheless, seems stable enough from what I can make out from the past few hours though ;) - sixtoe

  • Pete's PSX GPU XGL2 Linux driver Version 2.5 R2 - Pete has updated his OGL2 plugin for linux, this fixes some compatibility problems with the ATI 3.7.0 Linux drivers - sixtoe

  • Virtual Jaguar Updated - There is a new Win32 CVS binary (version CVS 20040118) available for download from the homepage (at the bottom) - sixtoe

  • KiGB v1.55 released - Among other things, this update runs Prehistorik Man, which apparently doesnt run in any other gameboy emulators properly - sixtoe

  • MAME 0.78u5 Derivitive Builds Updated - The normal couple of derivitive builds have been updated, MAME/MAME32 Plus! and MAME32FX, depending on your weapon of choice - sixtoe

  • MAME 0.78u5 Source Diff Released - The new source for the latest update has been released over at Haze's page.
    Worth mentioning in this update (apart from the massive internal upheaveals and Namco System21 update) is a new early/prototype version of Outrun, which is more or less the same but all the courses are in a different order, makes playing it strange if you're used to it ;) - sixtoe

  •    Sunday, January 18th 2004 - Last updated @ 16:51 EST

  • R. Belmont's WIP Emporium Updated - News of lots of bugs squished in a M1 bug-a-thon™, some MAME bugs squished as well, groovy baby, yeah - sixtoe

  • DOSBox - After reading a post on our forums in reply to the VirtualPC trial news, I was pointed to this cool util called DOSBox, that I'd kinda heard of, but never used/come across. DOSBox is an open source SDL based DOS-emulator that is designed specifically for running DOS games and has ports on at least Windows, Linux, MacOS X and BeOS, it also emulates 286/386 cpu's, realmode/protected mode, fileSystem, XMS/EMS and a SoundBlaster card, makes a good alternative.
    *edit*, ok, they've both go their good and bad sides, best to try both and see what you like personally. - sixtoe

  • Logiqx Compiling Page Updated - For those of you that want to try and "roll their own" compile of MAME or Raine, Logiqx has updated his guides to compiling WinMAME and Raine32, also worth checking out is the standard mame.net compile page (for MAME only obviously) - sixtoe

  • Raine 39.1 Released - Some updates to the TaitoF2 driver and some crashs fixed in this update, thanks to TheInformer for the headsup - sixtoe

  • Project Tempest v0.92 Updated - In this update there is added support for CDI format version 4.0. The author is also investigating the cause for the Direct3D error on some computers. Some changes have been made to this version to see if its any better, so give it a shot if you get the error - sixtoe

  •    Saturday, January 17th 2004 - Last updated @ 12:41 EST

  • Raine32 For ROMEO - After a new version released today, I thought I'd investigate as I'd never heard of it before. It's a version of Raine32 0.39.0 modified to support the Japanese ROMEO soundcard, and thats where it gets interesting, worth a read for those of you interested in the audio side of things - sixtoe

  • Fuse 0.6.2 Beta Released - Over in this post in the sourceforge forums, the Fuse team have released a beta of the upcoming 0.6.2 version of Fuse and the Fuse utilities - sixtoe

  • Zecut0r Z80 v0.2 Released - This update to this Spectrum emulator added TZX support and various other options, the file seems to be hosted over at world of spectrum as I cant find any other homepage - sixtoe

  • WinUAE 0.8.24 WIP Update - Theres a list of the current WIP for the "to be released early Feb" version of WinUAE over at its homepage - sixtoe

  • Project Tempest v0.91 Released - This release fixes the crashing bug in 0.9 when a joypad is attached, if you grabbed 0.9 this morning better get this one if you use a joypad - sixtoe

  • Virtual PC Trial - Not as off topic as you may think, I can imagine a lot of retrogamers getting some use out of this (I know I am!). Microsoft are offering a 45 day trial of Virtual PC 2004. If you don't know what this is, its basically a PC emulator that lets you install and run, in a window, any OS you can think of. This, of course, includes DOS, so if you want to play all those old DOS games or emulators again on modern windows systems this is ideal, requirements are Windows 2000/XP - sixtoe

  • ScummVM Request - Getting near the ScummVM 0.6.0 release the scummvm team have made a request regarding bandwidth for the freeware games that are having to have their cutscenes reencoded, head along to their homepage for details - sixtoe

  • openMSX v0.3.4 Released - This open source MSX emulator has been updated with a huge list of changes (far too many to list here) - sixtoe

  • blueMSX 1.1.0 Re-Released - Looks like yesterdays release was linked to an incorrect file, if you grabbed it yesterday, get it again today for the correct version - sixtoe

  • Project Tempest v0.9 Released - This Atari Jaguar emulator for windows has been updated with the main additions this time being the new preliminary CD support and the re-addition of the GUI by popular request, thanks to EFX for the headsup - sixtoe

  •    Friday, January 16th 2004 - Last updated @ 05:38 EST

  • Advance Builds Updated - Andrea has released AdvanceMAME v0.78.1 and AdvanceMESS v0.78.0.1 over at the Advance Projects homepage, with lots of fixes concerning storings of settings and other small tweaks, definitly worth upgrading for your cabs, the new UI is nice as well :) - sixtoe

  • PIE 1.11 - PIE, the pacman instructional emulator, has been updated to version 1.11 - sixtoe

  • History.Dat Updated - Keeping pace with the source releases, Fandemame has released another update - sixtoe

  • Guru's Updated - Guru has recieved more boards in the post, but unfortunatly for now most of them are protected in one way or another... - sixtoe

  • NESCafe v0.52 Released - NESCafe is an open source NES that is written entirely in Java and consequently will run on any platform, you can even play it online through an applet, which is pretty cool :) - sixtoe

  • PCEAdvance 5.5 Released - This open source PC Engine emulator for the GBA has been updated again - sixtoe

  • ClrMamePro 3.22a Updated - This update has built in M1 support now, and features a couple more fixes as well - sixtoe

  • Arbees Emporium Updated - RB's has updated his WIP site with mostly sound related stuff, some good news allround really ;) - sixtoe

  • blueMSX 1.1.0 Released - A new update of this MSX emulator has been released, fixing loads of bugs and adding a lot more functionality - sixtoe

  • RascalBoy Advance beta - This GBA emulator has been updated again, fixing a number of issues - sixtoe

  • MAME Derivitive Updates - A couple of the derivitive builds have been brought into line with the latest u4 source, MAME32FX 0.78u4 and MAME32 Plus! v0.78u4 - sixtoe

  • AppleWin v1.12.3 Released - This is an Apple //e emulator for Windows has been updated with some news bits and peices and some video mode additions, thanks to TheInformer for the headsup - sixtoe

  •    Wednesday, January 14th 2004 - Last updated @ 17:30 EST

  • Emu7800 v0.41 Released - Emu7800 is an open source Atari 2600/7800 emulator for Windows written in C#. The main change in this update is a switch to SDL instead of DirectX, thanks to TheInformer for the headsup - sixtoe

  • Star Ocean DeJap Translation - DeJap have posted their translation of Star Ocean, this is what they have to say -
    "Is this what everyone's been waiting for...?
    Star Ocean V1.0 Public Release - Non Final
    Thanks to everyone who helped bring this project to where it is today. For those of you who like waiting, version 2.0 (which will look much better) is due out some time next year.
    " thanks to EFX for the headsup - sixtoe

  • New WIP Dreamcast Emulator - Theres an interesting update for this new WIP DC emu called ChooDo over at its homepage, this emu is being supported by some of the team behind Icarus as well, so we could expect good things, heres the update -
    After long waiting time with no updates, here are few updates:
    -- CPU has now 2 separated cores, with MMU and without MMU, switchable by user (before loading the game)
    -- G2, G1 and texture DMA are implemented, Whole event handling system currently under huge changes (this is main delay for now)
    -- Few bugs in CPU INTC (interrupt controller) are fixed.
    As the admin says "Well it is getting very close to be able to run something more than couple of demos. :-)" thanks to EFX for the headsup - sixtoe

  • xmame/xmess-0.78.1 - Lawrence Gold writes: Sorry it took so long, but I'm pleased to announce the release of xmame/xmess-0.78.1. Note that this is missing a few things, such as the shared library support, which I've yet to look over, and the light gun patch from Joe. However, I'm using a more modern email client now, so I'm better able to keep track of such things. ;-)

    You can grab a patch against 0.77.1 from here, and a full tarball from here.

    I'm still pondering an AdvanceMAME-like release, but I haven't decided anything for sure yet.

    Changes since 0.77.1:
    • Everything from MAME 0.78 and MESS 0.78.
    • You can now make tools without first having to make osdepend.
    • Fixed a couple of minor problems with src/unix/Makefile and src/unix/unix.mak. (Adam Di Carlo)
    • Rearranged a bit of code to allow the MESS tools to build.
    • Added JOY_SDL to the makefile so that the SDL joystick plugin canbe enabled for non-SDL targets. The SDL target still enables the plugin without requiring JOY_SDL to be set.
    • The ALSA module now builds against ALSA 1.0. Fixes Bug 501.
    • Changed the abbreviation of -pause_brightness to -pbrt to prevent a conflict with -playback.
    • Added double buffering, enabled via -doublebuf, to the SDL target. (Thomas Jarosch)
    • Deprecated the SDL target's -modenumber in favor of -vidmode_w and -vidmode_h. (Thomas Jarosch)
    • Updated the included zlib library to 1.2.1, which should be faster than 1.1.4.
    • Fixed an infrequent spurious error reported by zlib 1.2.1. (Mark Adler)
    • OpenVMS support should be close now. (Robert Alan Byer)
    • Changed the man path to $(PREFIX)/man/man6, which is more FHS-compliant according to Andre Majorel.
    - chris

  • Charles MacDonald's Home Page - Just a little update with a request for Oki MSM5205 and NEC uPD91061GD data sheets, if you have them let him know (I cant check at the mo' if I have them) - sixtoe

  • AaronGiles.com Updated - Just a little update from Aaron saying about the MAME 0.78u4 update - sixtoe

  • Apollo64 Open Sourced - Azimer has released the source code for his N64 emulator Apollo v0.10 and his last HLE Audio plugin over at the Apollo64 site, there will probably not be another update unless someone officially takes over/rescues the emulator, thanks to pacmanfreak for the headsup - sixtoe

  • Multisystem Emulator 0.97a - Version 0.97a of Michael Franzen's Multisystem Emulator which emulates the SHARP-systems MZ-80K, MZ-80A, MZ-700, and MZ-800, but additionally some older arcade games, the Spectrum 48k, Sinclair ZX81, TRS80 and Coleco is available for download. What's new?
    - Some corrections for PCP/M-80
    - speed up for disk processing - sixtoe

  • VisualBoyAdvance Site Move - Due to hosting problems the VBA site has now moved th NGEmu, so head along there for your updates now - sixtoe

  • ClrMame 3.22 Released - Only a handful of updates this time, also Roman has explained how to add internal support for M1 in ClrMame internally - sixtoe

  • Retrogaming Radio - The belated edition of the newest retrogaming radio is now available over at the RGR site, as Bryan says "Insanely long show this month, featuring an interview with Ed Rotberg (think BATTLEZONE!), part three of the RGR INSIDER report on the Amiga computer (software and community is covered), and the editorial commentary featuring my rant on commercial emulation. Plus, we'll tell you about our Christmas prizes - to be given away this month!" - sixtoe

  • Project Tempest WIP - Some nice progress over at the PT WIP page featuring Primal Rage, thanks to Stephen Richards for the headsup - sixtoe

  • VirtuaNES v0.90a Released - Just a little update to this emulator to do with IPS patching and fixing a bug with the speedup added in the last update, thanks to TheInformer for the headsup - sixtoe

  • MAME 0.78u4 Source Diff Released - Haze has released another source diff update on his site. This update features phase 2 of Aarons massive core changes, and as always, testing of this core (with original compiles, not derivitive builds) and reports to MAME Testers is appreciated on any new bugs uncovered - sixtoe

  •    Tuesday, January 13th 2004 - Last updated @ 04:54 EST

  • QJoyPad Updated - QJoyPad is an open source linux util that takes inputs from a gamepads or joysticks and translates these into key strokes, letting you control any program with your controller that relies on the keyboard, i.e. most emulators ;) - sixtoe

  • FlareStorm 2.0 [20040109] - FlareStorm is a PSX emulator for the Macintosh, its seems to be updated on a regular basis - sixtoe

  • Catlist .78u3 Released - Triggerfin has updated his category files to 0.78u3 so they work with the latest beta
    - sixtoe

  • History.dat Updated - Fandemame has released a Diff update from 0.78a to 0.78b of his history dat file - sixtoe

  • neopopCE ver.0.01 - This is a neogeo pocket emulator for WindowsCE, the homepage is in Japanese but its fairly straightforward - sixtoe

  • Snes9xpp SE'(040112) Released - The bonus in this update is that theres actually an english gui option now, which means those of us that cant read Japanese can actually use it now :) - sixtoe

  • Mame32FX 0.78u3 Released - This derivitive build has been updated to the 0.78u3 core, and while more stable then the 0.78u2 build, is still not recommended. The archive is also in 7zip format now as well to save on download time - sixtoe

  • PIE 1.1 Released - This educational pacman emulator has been updated to version 1.1 - sixtoe

  • Atari Combat Redux Design Contest - Zach Matley has created a new version of Combat, dubbed Combat Redux, that allows for 28 unique playfields, there is a competition to design a new playfield over at AtariAge. Thanks to TheInformer for the headsup - sixtoe

  • Bochs v2.1 Released - Bochs, the open source highly portable open source PC emulator has been updated to v2.1, loads of changes in this update. Thanks to TheInformer for the headsup - sixtoe

  •    Monday, January 12th 2004 - Last updated @ 12:49 EST

  • PDROMs Llamatron Remake Competition - There is a new coding competition at PDRoms! The goal is to write a Llamatron style game (AKA Robotron) for one of these systems: Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Neo Geo Pocket, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Gameboy Advance or Dreamcast. Deadline is the February 8th (Sunday) 23:59 GMT +1. First prize is a Neo Geo Pocket Color with seven games. Rules can be found here. Thanks to Kojote for the email. :) - prophet

  • Emu Loader v4.3.3 Released - Ciro's excellent frontend has seen a new update, this one needs a clean install but apparently is worth it for the improvements, the whatsnew is too large to list here ;) - sixtoe

  • EMAME Updated - MAME for Symbian devices has been updated to 0.95 implementing frameskip, some more speedups and some more games among other things - sixtoe

  • VirtuaNES v0.90 Released - This version has several speedups, some new graphics filters and a change to the language plugin, thanks to TheInformer for the headsup - sixtoe

  •    Sunday, January 11th 2004 - Last updated @ 13:41 EST

  • Phew! - That'll teach me for having a couple of days off ;), anyway, I fixed the reported bugs in System16 since the update as well while I was at it, thanks to those who told me what I'd forgotten ;) - sixtoe

  • Pasofami v1.4n Updated - Pasofami has had another update, adding support for yet more chips and features.
    Its hard work using the emulator and getting around the homepage unless you understand Japanese though, but it can be worth the hassle ;) - sixtoe

  • Just Breed Translation - Shih Tzu just mailed in about their update with "Bongo` of Stealth Translations and me (Shih Tzu) have released a complete English translation of Just Breed, a 1992 Enix strategy-RPG for the Famicom. The game has one of the longest scripts on the system (I'd also say one the most entertaining, but that's for you to decide), and, though linear, is a fun play-through. Yay!
    - sixtoe

  • Snes9xpp SE' 040111a Released - This SNES emulator has had an update fixing a few things and correcting a few bugs - sixtoe

  • SNESGT 0.151 Released - A new version of this Super Nintendo emulator has been released, fixing a few issues - sixtoe

  • SSF Updated - SSF, the Windows based Sega Saturn emulator, has had a prototype build released - sixtoe

  • PCE Advance 5.4 Released - This PC Engine Emulator for the GBA has been updated again, with the most notable update being that multiboot works again - sixtoe

  • Catlist Updated - Triggerfin has updated catlist to 0.78u1, so its good for u2 and u3 as well really - sixtoe

  • MAME32FX .78u2 Released - This derivative build has been updated to the now defunct 0.78u2 core.
    I have to point out that I'd avoid any non-official version of MAME that was based on 0.78u2 and even 0.78u3, as they're only meant as test versions (and dont really include any new games) and we're not going to take bugs reported on derivitive builds... - sixtoe

  • MAME 0.78u3 - Haze has released a quick update to the source which fixes most of the problems reported so far with 0.78u2, please continue testing with this so that we can continue to fix anything else that broke in 0.78u2 - sixtoe

  • Misfit MAME Updated - The MAME with all sorts of odd hacks supported has been updated to a bit more recent core while the maintainer cleans up his drive - sixtoe

  • YAPE 0.54 Released - YAPE, the Commodore Plus/4 emulator has has an update for the windows version - sixtoe

  • KEGS v0.85 Released - KEGS, An Apple //gs emulator for Mac OS X, Win32, Linux, and Unix/X11, has been updated fixing a handful of bugs, thanks to TheInformer for the headsup - sixtoe

  • Guru's Model 3 WIP Updated - Guru has updated the WIP Model 3 emulator screenshots page, there are now some screenshots for Sega Rally 2 and Virtua Fighter 3, and I must say, its looking good! - sixtoe

  • RAINE v0.39 Released - Raine has been updated yet again, adding some effects to a couple of drivers - sixtoe

  •    Friday, January 9th 2004 - Last updated @ 20:03 EST

  • System 16 Updated - Thats right, its time for some full on self pimping action! I've updated System 16 only a month and a half since last time, if I carry on in this way I'll probably get more updates out a year than the MAME wip ;)
    Anyway, too much new to mention here, head along and have a look if you're into your arcades - sixtoe

  • MAME 0.78u2 Source Released - Right, after Aaron mentioning it was about to happen on his site, Haze has released the source update diff for 0.78u2 at his site, as he says "this is a huge update but the only change against u1 is the Memory System overhaul, for more details read the whatsnew.txt. It is important you do a clean build since most files have been changed including many core files, it is also important that this build gets tested, everything *should* function the same way as in u1, if any games / drivers don't behave as they did in u1 please let us know so we can fix the problems as soon as possible"
    Its well worth all porters and anyone who is in the middle of writing a driver updating as this update has touched most of the core files in some way - sixtoe

  • History.dat Updated - Fandemame has updated the MAME history file to 0.78a in line with the latest release - sixtoe

  • Haze's Reminder... - From the "only applying to around 0.01% of you" pile, if you're planning on submitting anything to mame please wait until at least 0.78u2 is out, as your driver is almost garunteed not to work after the new changes so no new submissions are being accepted against the current core - sixtoe

  • UnMAMEd Update - Forgot to mention this when it happened, but as always, Bobby has updated his site removing newly emulated games and moving some others around - sixtoe

  • Hercules Daily Build - Worth mentioning if for no other reason that it hasnt been mentioned for a while, Hercules is an open source software implementation of the IBM mainframe System/370 and ESA/390 architectures, in addition to the new 64-bit z/Architecture. Hercules runs under Linux, Windows and Mac OS X 10.2 and later, and gets a source/binary snapshot almost daily - sixtoe

  • Multisystem 0.94g - This Z80 based multi system emulator emulates the SHARP-systems MZ-80K, MZ-80A, MZ-700, and MZ-800, but additionally some older arcade games, the Spectrum 48k, Sinclair ZX81, TRS80 and Coleco.
    The site can be a bit odd to navigate, but in the left hand menu click on whatsnew, 2004, and then follow the link from the news article - sixtoe

  • ClrMAMEPro 3.21 - Roman has updated his rom managing tool for windows again with a few fixes and changes of behaviour - sixtoe

  •    Thursday, January 8th 2004 - Last updated @ 11:24 EST

  • R Belmonts WIP Updated - Some good news for the Konami GV system emulation in MAME over at the Emporium, and some nice piccys as well :) - sixtoe

  • Raine Updated (again) - Todays update to Raine, 0.38.5, updates the cheat engine and database - sixtoe

  • Reip's WIP Updated - Reip has updated his MAME wip page with pictures of the newly emulated, and admittedly seriously dogy, "Competition Golf: Final Round" by Data East - sixtoe

  • PIE Updated - An interesting project this, the Pacman Instructional Emulator, or PIE as its known, has been designed almost as a "how to emulate" emulator, as the author says "The main goal of PIE is to provide a good architecture and code that is easy to read and understand. There is plenty of documentation not only for the emulator itself, but also for the Pacman hardware that is being emulated. I think this will provide the interested reader all of the information needed to understand how such an emulator works, and also a good starting point to do some experiments of his or her own"
    also worth a look is SIDE, the Space Invaders version - sixtoe

  • ARAnyM v0.8.5beta Released - ARAnyM (Atari Running on Any Machine) is an open source virtual machine for running Atari ST/TT/Falcon software on any kind of hardware - sixtoe

  • Virtual Jaguar CVS Build - The author of this open source Atari Jaguar emulator has decided to do binaries for the Win32 version on a semi-regular basis, there is a warning however that they may be slightly...unstable ;) - sixtoe

  • RiceDaedalus - RiceDaedalus, a now open source N64 graphics plugin, has been updated to v5.3.1 fixing a number of things (but not to the authors satisfaction). This will also probably be one of the last releases of this plugin for a while, hence it being made open source - sixtoe

  • PCEAdvance Updated - PCEAdvance, the PC Engine emulator for the GBA has been updated to v5.2, includes some speedups and a timer irq fix - sixtoe

  • CaSTaway/GP Updated - CaSTaway, the Atari ST emulator for the GP32 has been updated to v13.2, there are two versions now, normal and +, the + version has higher quality audio but the speed obviously suffers - sixtoe

  • AdvanceMenu 2.2.17 - AdvanceMENU is a frontend for AdvanceMAME, MAME, MESS, RAINE and any other emulator. Changes: Removed the MAME .cfg support. AdvanceMAME doesn't use them anymore. The DOS version should now restore correctly the video mode at the program exit. - chris

  • AdvanceMAME/MESS 0.78.0 - The Advance Team has released a new version of AdvanceMAME and AdvanceMESS. The new version has a new user interface, check out a screenshot here. A full log of changes can be read here. - chris

  •    Wednesday, January 7th 2004 - Last updated @ 05:53 EST

  • MAME Torrents - TonyD has provided some BitTorrent links for your ROM collecting needs! - chris

  • R Belmonts WIP Updated - Some great progress on a certain bowling game :) - sixtoe

  •    Tuesday, January 6th 2004 - Last updated @ 22:19 EST

  • NGEmu.com Virus - I just visited NGEmu.com and got 2 popup virus's detected by my virus scanner, if I were you I'd avoid it until its sorted out...
    **edit 2** The banner downloaded a file called sp.exe into the windows directory and altered the startup file to run it on launch, The exe is something that creates hotlinks to this ntsearch site from key words, and managed to do it through an up to date virus scanner and firewall, beware - sixtoe

  • Raine 0.38.4 Updated (again) - The 3rd update in as many days, this release is to correct a bug in pirates - sixtoe

  • PCSX2 WIP Updated - Been updated again and looks like some impressive progress. Please bear in mind though the FPS in the screenshots, dont expect it to run at playable speeds for a long long time - sixtoe

  • Surreal64 1.0 Released - This is a N64 emulator for the xbox, its a kind of mish mash of several emulators to try and get as much compatibility as possible - sixtoe

  • R Belmonts WIP Updated - Just a little update, but a neat one, he's managed to get Powerful Baseball working in MAME properly - sixtoe

  • AaronGiles.com Updated - Aaron has updated his site with some details on what he's doing in MAME at the moment, the rest of MAMEdev have been ph33ring for some time, now it's your turn ;) - sixtoe

  •    Monday, January 5th 2004 - Last updated @ 18:10 EST

  • RascalBoy Updated - This has been updated to v1.2.7.5, adding Save/Load game capabilitys among other things - sixtoe

  • ClrMamePro 3.20a Release - This quick update fixs a problem with the Judge Dredd CHD images. - sixtoe

  • Virtual Apple - ActiveGS is an ActiveX port of the Kegs Apple IIgs emulator. From what I can make out it lets you play all Apple II/IIgs games from your browser! Thanks to Theinformer for the headsup - sixtoe

  • Pete's Plugins Updated - Pete's OpenGL2/XGL2 PSX GPU has been updated to Version 2.5, this is an hw/accel psx gpu plugin for *modern* systems. It doesn't use OpenGL2 (yet), but you will need a good graphics card supporting the latest OpenGL extensions. nVidia/ATI cards with at least 64 MB vram are recommended - sixtoe

  • Emuloader Updated - Ciro's excellent MAME/Emu frontend has been updated to Emu Loader 4.2.3 with the main fix this time being that you can run it on Win98 again ;) - sixtoe

  • NESCafe 0.50 Released - NESCafe is a NES emulator for Java.
    * Applet Mode has been re-introduced and improved. (David de Niese)
    * The GUI has had some internal improvements. (David de Niese
    - sixtoe

  • Atari++ Updated - Atari++ 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 consoles, it has been updated to Version 1.32 - sixtoe

  • Raine Updated - Raine, the multiple arcade emulator has been updated to 0.38.3, not much new but a couple of new games and a couple of fixs, thanks to TheInformer for the headsup - sixtoe

  • MAME 0.78u1 Derivitive builds update - As normal, after an update several of the unofficial builds have had an update as well, these include...
    - sixtoe

  • ClrMAME Pro 3.20 - Roman updated ClrMAME Pro as follows:

    misc: added support for nodumps in biossets (mame 78u1 psarc95 issue). (since psarc95 is a 'one nodump only' set, nodump-handling won't create it. Add it manually or use fixmissing/rebuilder)

    misc: backup's _unknown folder will be automatically used for fixmissing (though it may only find stuff in there when the 'fixmissing scans all files' option is used. That's not recommended, since it's too slow. Searching _unknown will be useful when scanning different dats or different MAME versions though.)

    misc: export datfile exports chd-sha1 information, too
    misc: changed some gui texts

    fixed: handle errors for files > 2GB (zipfiles are still limited to 2 GB though...will change that when I got some more time).
    - prophet

  •    Sunday, January 4th 2004 - Last updated @ 20:34 EST

  • Arnold Updated - Arnold, an excellent Amstrad CPC emulator for windows, has been updated for the first time in 2 years. Theres a massive amount of stuff in the whatsnew, far too much to list here - sixtoe

  • Fox Steps Down - Stephen Richards (aka The Fox) has stepped down as the owner/maintainer of EmuUnlim.com as of 10th January due to real life commitments. He's been in the emulation arena for the past 7 years and will still be around, albeit in a minor capacity. He's a top bloke, and the emulation community will be weaker for not having him about as much, but he wants to make sure people know that this doesn't mean the end for his site and hopes it'll go from strength to strength, read him interview himself here, best of luck mate - sixtoe

  • Stepmania Alpha 11 Released - Stepmania, the open source dancing game simulator has been updated fixing some more bugs. Best thing about this release is a new option for "fast loading" which means it wont scan your directory every load. As everyone who uses Stepmania knows, this was a right pain in the bum - sixtoe

  • M1 0.7.4c For Linux - Just to clear up some confusion, the 0.7.4c Linux binary is actually the same as 0.7.4b, its a posting glitch on the automated updating util on emuhype, you dont need to download it, thanks to RB for the headsup - sixtoe

  • MAME 0.78u1 Source Diff - For those of you that roll your own, Haze has uploaded the source diff for 0.78u1 at his site - sixtoe

  •    Saturday, January 3rd 2004 - Last updated @ 17:15 EST

  • Mac M1 Updated - Continuing with my "at least one post a day about M1", Richard Bannister has updated the Mac version of M1 to 0.7.4b bringing it in line with the windows release - sixtoe

  • MAME WIP Updated - Gridle has updated the work in progress for the first time this year, lots of new stuff, including some major improvements in STV and the usualy slew of new games and fixes - sixtoe

  •    Friday, January 2nd 2004 - Last updated @ 20:50 EST

  • Project Tempest WIP - Project Tempest, the Atari Jaguar emulator for windows, has got an interesting WIP put up showing work on emulating the Jaguars CD drive system (you remember, the thing that looked like a toilet), some nice screenshots, but the site says a release is a long way off yet - sixtoe

  • M1 Updated...Again... - Like I said, buses etc... M1 has been updated to M1 0.7.4b, fixing a problem with the atari games being broken and all sorts of problems if you didnt have a 44100 sample rate selected, its compatible with the latest BridgeM1 as well - sixtoe

  • PCSX2 WIP Update - I dont normally post about next gen stuff (having little or no interest), but I thought some people might find this interesting, many polys here... - sixtoe

  • ZiNc News - A possible first, emulation news thats not about a WIP or a release (kind of). The next version of ZiNc that's released will be the last one, it will support several new games, including the recently WIP SystemGV/Baby Phoenix Hardware, but that will be the last release, as the authors are basically bored of it now ;) - sixtoe

  • Jukebox Updated - Like buses, you wait around for a decent arcade music emulator and 2 turn up at the same time. Elsemi has released Jukebox 2.9, fixing most of the outstanding SCSP bugs, adding Model 3 support and DSB2 emulation - sixtoe

  • BridgeM1 Updated - As always, when M1 gets an update Fujix's excellent frontend BridgeM1 gets one as well, theres also more more lists available, all from the e2j download page, theres also some more themes available now as well - sixtoe

  • M1 Update - If you downloaded M1 last night grab it again as the debugging was left on in the original, still use the links below - sixtoe

  •    Thursday, January 1st 2004 - Last updated @ 23:01 EST

  • R Belmonts WIP Updated - As well as releasing a new M1, RB's updating his WIP page with some nice screenshots of the newly emulated konami psx based games running in ZiNc (as there are some core problems preventing them running in MAME at the moment). You can also have a look at this post on the ZiNc forum as well for more details - sixtoe

  • M1 Updated - M1, R Belmonts arcade sound and music emulator for windows and linux has been updated to version 0.7.4 adding loads of fixes and some new games.
    Get it from emuhype now! - sixtoe

  • Video Game Museum - The Video Games Museum has been updated with over 70 Arcade game ending screenshots, ranging from Cadash, Out Run, R-Type Leo, Splatterhouse, to Darkstalkers and Mega Man 2 The Power Fighters! Also the Final Fight screens you get when you beat the game on 1 credit.

    Also updates for Neo Geo, Amiga, Famicom Disk System, Sega 32X and many more.

    So come and visit us and relive old memories. - chris

  • Belmont WIP - RB has posted a WIP pic of a newly decrypted Konami GX game! - chris

  • 1964 Updated - The Nintendo 64 emu for windows has been updated to 1964 0.9.9 "New Years Release" with a massive amount of changes and updates. Apparently this will probably be the last release of this emulator. - sixtoe

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