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  •    Sunday, April 30th 2000 - Last updated @ 10:41 EST

  • PowerMSX 0.05 released! Here's what's new in this release:

    -MEGARAM and MEMORY MAPPER emulation
    -Configuration of MSX memory with scripts (MSX.CFG)
    -Overall setting of the emulator with PMSX.INI
    -Nice DEBUGGER (Hit F6)


    PowerMSX is an MSX emulator for DOS, thanks to the MEP crew for the news. - atila, tiny edit by - dutch

  • ArmageTRON released! This is a 3D version of the 'bike game' featured in TRON, that wonderful movie from way back when ;) It uses OpenGL and even has netplay, so what are you waiting for ?! Thanks to DemoNews for the news. - atila

  • SlashDot is reporting about a PSX Documentation Project, a 153 page document describing the innards of the PSX, all 100% free and GPLed. It took the author a year of hacking, but he has completed the task. The document is available in StarOffice/RTF/TXT/DOC and HTML format. Thanks to Sonikku_a and Atma for the news. - atila

  • N64 INI news: Here are some INI files that have been released in the last couple of days for various Nintendo 64 emulators:

    - Emulation64 has released version 1.2a of their Corn INI file, with 25 playable games, including Superman.

    - The Company has released version 1.0B of their Corn INI file, with 4 fully playable games added.

    - EmuHQ posted what they state is an "update to the official Nemu64 INI," with games added/bugs fixed. I don't see a mention of this on the official Nemu site. However, I definitely believe EmuHQ, as they are an excellent and reputible site. ;)

    - Supertoto of Emulation Kingdom (French site) released version 1.2f of his Corn ini file, with a total of 29 games supported. - dutch

  • Barry Rodewald has released version 1.3.5 of his QPlayer. Vampire Saviour 2 sounds work correctly now. Also added is a configuration dialog, use of FIR filters, and the ability to play a sound code by pressing ENTER. For those who don't know, this will play sounds from the QSound ROMs from CPS2 titles. Since CPS2 emulation is very highly sought after but unlikely as long as the program ROMs are encrypted, this is the best we can get at the present time. - dutch

  • Myzar is back, his previous host doesn't like emu related content apparently. (Guess they don't like hits either.) :P Let him know if there's something you're trying to get from him and the link is broken. - dutch

  • Visual Mame, the DOS based front end, has been updated to version .23b. You can now force games as available or unavailable for different versions of Mame, and set the locations of various Mame directories (like screenshots). There are also some additional command line options. Check the homepage for all the details. - dutch

  • Pssssst! Lucienne's Quest and PaTaank over at 3DOExtreme... pass it on... :) - dutch

  • Unbelievable.. I'm sure most of you have seen Wazzup! the Elian version... it turns out it's been taken down from many sites due to threats from The Associated Press for copyright infringement! UNBELIEVEABLE... I just watched Dennis Miller Live last night and he used the image in his "news" section... the AP better threaten HBO as well, otherwise I'd hit the AP back with discrimination. :P Thanks to CD-man for the news. - dutch

  • Holmes Atari 8 Bit Games has gotten a facelift, and that's not all. :) There are over 2000 ATR disk images of 8 bit games, plus 2600, 5200, 7800, and more! There are also tons of manuals available as well! :) - dutch

  • Late but what the heck... like the thought of a bunch of Gauntlet sprites moving about on your screen? Check Simon Sweetman's screen saver, Gauntlet Saver 1.21. - dutch

  • Don't forget to hit Arcade ROM Heaven for those "needed soon" things. :) - dutch

  •    Saturday, April 29th 2000 - Last updated @ 10:58 EST

  • Gridle has updated the MAME Work-in-Progress page again! It's quite a big update, be sure to check the pics of the CAVE driver (April 19). - atila

  • Genesis Power have dumped Vapor Trail. - atila

  • HU-GO 1.22 released! HU-GO is an excellent open-source, PC Engine / Turbo GraphX emulator that also supports CD-emulation. You can find out more about it on the Hu-Go site. Thanks to EmuHQ.com for the news. - atila

  • "The European Commission has launched an investigation into Nintendo and its distributors over a price fixing "cartel", on consoles and video games." You can read the full story at The Register. - atila

  • I just noticed that there were no posts today, so let's get busy! - atila

  •    Friday, April 28th 2000 - Last updated @ 15:49 EST

  • More news from the Amiga Emulation Zone: "Thanks to Andy, I've managed to alter his CFG file for WinUAE running EA's ONE ON ONE. My config runs a bit closer to the real speed and removes the nasty flicker on the player's character". - atila

  • Cinder of Cinder's Wallpapers has posted 3 new wallpapers for Rush 2049. For some strange reason, I now want to play Manic Miner 2049'er on my old Atari 600XL :) - atila

  • The Official MAME site has passed 6 million visitors! - atila

  • The Amiga Emulation Zone has been updated with the following games: Apidya (only works on FELLOW), Black Caudron, Eskimo Games, Horror Zombies from the Crypt, Little Computer People, Ninja Warriors, Under Pressure and Wanted. - atila

  • It's finally been confirmed, thanks to Kyo Takagan of KOF Perfect: Iron Clad MVS indeed existed. (Check out his other scans and themes he has online. :) Thanks much to KOF Perfect for the image and Burnknuckle for the news! (Let me know if you want me to remove the mirror of that scan, Kyo. ;) - dutch

  • Katharsis has 11 little suprises in Geoshock's downloads section. ;) You might want to check Burnknuckle as well. =) - dutch

  • Myzar has released version 1.6 of his unofficial Nemu64 ini file. Playable games include NBA Jam 99 (slow), Onegai Monster, Pawafuru Puroyakyu 5, and Zelda 2! - dutch

  • Yet another Genesis Emulator is out today, Megasis v0.5! It can now handle save states, background shadows and highlights, sound effects, menu shortcut key customizations, plus a bunch of fixes! Check the homepage (in both Japanese and English) for all the details! You'll need Windows 95 or 98 with DirectX installed. - dutch

  • Mac users can now download an update to Virtual Game Station, now at version 1.4! This includes a fix for the DVD lockups, some game specific fixes, and the ability to play both PAL and NTSC! :) - dutch

  • Moving forward to dump number 101, Genesis Power presents Goofy's Hysterical History Tour. - dutch

  •    Thursday, April 27th 2000 - Last updated @ 15:56 EST

  • Back In Time has posted an extensive review of the PlayStation version of Gauntlet Legends! - atila

  • The NeoGeo Review Center is no more, but it will be back with a vengeance ... and you can help decide its destiny! - atila

  • Sorry about double posting that Judge interview, I need more coffee :) - atila

  • Corn 0.29 has been released! This is the version that most people were waiting for, as you can now play several more N64 games with sound, at full speed! You can also download language files and other goodies by clicking here. ContraSF urges everyone to read the doc that comes with the archive, as it has important information about several games that do not work in 0.29, but do work in 0.20. Thanks to MikeDX for the news. - atila

  • My cablemodem is still not working (a whole week now) and it's getting very depressing. Add the fact that local calls aren't free in the Netherands, it depresses me even more. - atila

  • About that "System16 update project"... The VGN board poster who disclosed the project, mentioned that they were working with a ROM dumper, NOT Apollo69 but according to him, someone "close" to that. Well, it's NOT Naz - I asked him. If the ROM dumper reads this (if indeed it's real), can you please email me to confirm this project? I've also emailed the poster at BOTH his emails. Fingers still crossed. - prophet

  • KoF Perfect was updated again! This time there's a new Athena WinAmp skin and some rare NeoCD ad scans! - prophet

  • Kazuya posted a great interview with Judge, who apparently is working on a *new* emu that supports the NeoGeo Pocket Color and also other systems! It's currently named MHE. - prophet

  • Overclocked has reviewed Pulirula! (One of those Taito games in Raine. ;) - dutch

  • Gens v0.5 has been released with a TON of bugfixes and improvements! You can read the entire list over at the homepage! Thanks to "Katharsis" for the news. - dutch

  • PRoToCoL went nuts with some news today, the next group of updates are courtesy of him. :) - dutch

  • Genital has been updated to version 0.2. This is a Genesis emulator for DOS. It can now handle 320x240 ModeX, save states, Starscream debugging, Z80 emulation x/Raze, background color, window layer, sprite limiting, and an overall compatibility increase! Here is a direct link to the change history details. The archive includes the binary, documentation, and source. - dutch

  • I noticed some corrupt files in the Arcade Flyers #19 pack yesterday (namely rodlandj.png, rodland.png and airduel.png), but they have been fixed. Go ahead and download the pack again and replace yesterday's files with this one. - dutch

  • You can now pick up some cool looking Garou: Mark of the Wolves wallpaper over at Cinder's Wallpaper Archive. (Heh, I don't think it's too black Cinder. ;) - dutch

  • If you've noticed problems running CLRMame Pro with Raine 28g or fastscan/logfiles, try a clean install. Delete or rename your current CLRMame directory, and replace it with a new one with freshly extracted files. Delete the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/ClrMamePro. Run CLRMame Pro again and respecify your paths (remember they are all absolute) and settings. - dutch

  • If you downloaded the Visual Mame frontend for DOS yesterday, it did have some bugs which are now fixed in version 0.22. "Because of a nasty bug the version posted on this page did not work properly - ignored all the configuration options you have done and started with the default. So if you have downloaded on Apr 25 or Apr 26 (version 0.21) you must download again to fix the problem. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience!" - dutch

  • I am always hearing UK folks gripe on IRC about their connection speeds, most of our British friends are stuck on dial up, and have to pay for it (in the UK all calls cost money, even local ones). That's about to change... for 39.99 per month, BTopenworld will provide connections that are up to 20x faster than dial up. - dutch

  • A laptop judge? Um, I'd rather have Judge Dredd thanks. :P Thanks again to PRoToCoL for making my job easier. ;) - dutch

  • Amongst the rush of news I missed over the weekend was Win68K .25, which fixes quit a few bugs. You can read an interview with Kenjo (the author), courtesy of the Japanese Computer Emulation Centre. - dutch

  • Looking for some Sinclair ZX Spectrum tape images to go along with that emulator? An awesome resource is the The .TZX Vault, give it a look! - dutch

  • ...Sega Extreme... Saturn ISOs... Pro Pinball, Legend of Oasis, Mega Man X4, Vampire Hunter 2, Virtua Fighter 2, Street Fighter Collection, Keio Flying Squadron 2, Albert Odessy...kthx. - dutch

  • NLMSX 0.25 is out (a MSX1, 2, and 2+ emu for Win32). It now has correct handling of 50/60 hz display modes, correct interrupt mode 2 handling (fixes UZIX), and some performance improvements. Thanks to The MEP Crew for the news. - dutch

  • The DeKu Main Page has been getting lots of updates, here you can find animated NES game intros in gif format, NES images, N64 eeproms (more comming soon), Gameboy codes, and more. - dutch

  •    Wednesday, April 26th 2000 - Last updated @ 20:54 EST

  • Just a reminder about that System 16 continuation project reported by VGN - there is absolutely NO proof that this project is real yet! So please keep that in mind before getting too excited. Let's all just keep our fingers crossed. I'm trying to verify it one way or the other but can't guarantee anything. - prophet

  • So just how does one add high score support to a game emulated by Mame using the new HISCORE.DAT file? Hobbesatplay posted this message that contains some very helpful information. - dutch

  • Shane Monroe has recorded his last RetroGaming Radio: "This is the final episode of RetroGaming Radio. It has been TRULY a blast being part of the retro gaming community like this for nearly two years. The fans have been great and I've had a great time providing you with this show. Now my time is needed to promote Amiga emulation and retro-remake programming. I hope you will come with me on those journeys as well. Thanks to everyone that has been a part of this!"

    This is sad news indeed, as I personally enjoyed the show, and many with me. To listen to the final episode (in MP3 format), click here. - atila

  • According to the news on Vintage Gaming, Turbo Outrun is now fully playable in the System 16 Update project. Afterburner I and II are also playable but have some bugs that should be fixed very soon. Good news indeed! (I was thinking the same thing as Till... maybe all those encrypted System16 sets will work now. ;) - dutch

  • This next story might upset Chris, our Linux 'advocate', because it looks like Microsoft isn't the only one screwing up with backdoor passwords:
    "An undocumented backdoor password in the Red Hat Linux Piranha package containing Linux Virtual Server (LVS) software has been discovered by Allen Wilson of the X-Force department of security outfit Internet Security Systems. The backdoor password allows remote attackers to execute commands on a server, ISS says."

    You can read the full article by clicking here, they also offer a link to the Red Hat server for an update. - atila

  • Spinal has released version 2.4 of his Nemu64 INI file, with a total of 103 playable games, including Duke Nukem Zero Hour and Earthworm Jim 3D. Check the readme for the rest of the details! - dutch

  • I see there's a lot of speculation at what Bleem's new technology is going to be... Randy has stated it will not be OpenGL or Glide. (Hehe I believe it's much better than that ;) - dutch

  • Team Japump is still at it, they dumped Shienryu and Sea Bass Fishing (ST-V system) on Monday. - dutch

  • Steve| sent me this lovely recording of him and his brother. I believe they are reading from a leaked David Lynch script. Steve| tells me he is the "background voice." (Warning: very disturbing, don't say you weren't warned) - dutch

  • According to this Wired article, Bill Gates is no longer the richest man in the US. The title now goes to Larry Ellison of Oracle. - chris

  •    Tuesday, April 25th 2000 - Last updated @ 21:39 EST

  • Don't miss the update on the Bug Report Page over at the Mame Tester's site. - dutch

  • Welcome back Romulous and Remus! :) No news updates yet but the site return is beautiful. ;) Thanks to Mame World for the news. - dutch

  • Once upon a time, Snorter wandered down a Toys R Us aisle and found six 32x games on sale for $2 US each. Since then, Genesis Power was born. :) I would like to congratulate them on Genesis release #100, Out of This World (U). Pay them a visit and be sure to read the rest of their history! :) - dutch

  • Need the Spectrum 128 BIOS for MESS? Oliver delivers. :) - dutch

  • Wow, not only did the Arcade Flyer Archive reach over 1000 flyers online, they also released Mame pack #19, with 44 new flyers and 26 replaced!! Never downloaded these? XRay1 has posted flyers.zip which contines the entire collection of 1027 images! Word of warning: it's 36 megs! - dutch

  • Thanks to Jan AxHell, you can download Spectrum tapes, tzx, and z80 DAT files for ROM Center! Thanks to Vintage Gaming for the news. - dutch

  • I also read over at Vintage Gaming that the System 16 update project is still underway. Turbo Outrun has some encrypted ROMs, and a "well known dumper" from the NeoGeo scene will be helping with that. Hmmm... :) - dutch

  • Cowering has slipped in a new Good utility - GoodGBX 0.990 Beta! Tally is 3582 entries for Gameboy and Gameboy color. This release includes a "new scanning engine, creates subdirectories if using DIRS command, and all KNOWN to ME roms are ided now." Thanks to Eggman for the news. - dutch

  • The official version is out - WinZip 8.0! Thanks to Adam Valleskey for the news. - dutch

  • Mike Green of EmuDX fame has taken over Phil Stoffolino's Monaco GP Simulation Project! Best of luck to you Mike, can't wait to try it out once it's finished (whenever that may be ;). - dutch

  • Amiga Mania has 17 more games up, including Super Monaco GP! Thanks to Vintage Gaming for the news. - dutch

  • All politics and personal issues strictly aside, I heard a rumor that Emuchrist posted a dump of Euro Champ 92 on Freedrive. I haven't been able to check this, and I am hearing other rumors that the link is dead anyway. I have not seen EC92 on Usenet, so I guess we'll have to wait and see if this materializes anywhere. - dutch

  • The DOS frontend for Mame FEMAME got a bugfix release today, now at version 2.02. If it was crashing on you before, try this one. Thanks to SYS2064 for the news. - dutch

  • Another DOS frontend for Mame that's had an update today is Visual Mame, which now includes the options for version 37 beta 1 (the current release) of Mame. - dutch

  • DreamNES 2000 b1 was released three days ago, it includes more mappers (6,246,80,240) and improves mapper 19 and 23. You'll notice sound in mapper 19 now and also other bugs associated with sound should be gone. Click here for our mirror of the emulator. You need Windows and DirectX installed to run DreamNES. DreamNES also includes a built in ROM utility called ROM Encyclopedia. Good luck with your operation Kevin, come back to us soon! :) - dutch

  • Brian's Coinop history archive is now located at www.arcadehistory.com. Keep your eyes on it for a site redesign soon by someone well known. - dutch

  • Here's an article that mentions two studies from the American Psychological Association's Journal of Personality and Social Pschology. Basically it purports that playing violent video games can make you more violent. Funny... I thought it had to do with morality. :P Thanks to CherryROMs for the link. - dutch

  • Mame Digita v37b1 was released on Sunday; MESSD v37b1 is available as well. This version of Mame and MESS for digital cameras includes auto game orientation, faster emulation in some drivers, and some hacks for Gamegear/SMS in MESSD, give Sonic and SMB a try now. :) - dutch

  • Saturday saw a release of Return of Coco, a multiple (mainly Tandy Color Computer) computer emulator for Windows. Version 0.83a Alpha is mostly bugfixes. - dutch

  • Also on Saturday was Digitoxin's release of NesToy32 1.0! Since it's Win32 console, it runs faster, and also runs under NT. Zip support's not there yet but it will be soon, as will PCEToy32. :) You can use NesToy to fix bad headers, identify and rename ROMs, and more. - dutch

  • Waaay back on Friday NeoSMS, the newly released Sega Master System emulator for Windows, was updated to version 0.2b Build 15. In addition to bugfixes, the VDP register/port handling was rewritten, and keyboard handling (written by ATani) was added. - dutch

  • Also missed on Friday was the release of Retrogaming Times by Tomorrow's Heroes, now at issue 32! - dutch

  • Namco has announced its next Dreamcast game, and no, it's not Soul Calibur 2, Tekken or Ridge Racer. No, it's Namco Museum, which contains emulated classics like Pacman, Ms. Pacman, Galaga and Dig Dug. Not what we hoped for, but a worthy purchase nonetheless :) - atila

  • Sega X has posted an article on Sega's E3 line-up, I am VERY impressed. For more information on Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), click here. - atila

  • You can vote for the games in this years CGE Twin Galaxies Atari 2600/Colecovision tournament, all you have to do is select five games and you're set! Ofcourse, you will need to click here first :) - atila

  • Cinder has posted 2 new wallpapers, Ridge Racer V looks good enough to drool over :) - atila

  • Vega-X has done a review of Rygar for Overclocked. There's also a new Spy vs. Spy remix available. - atila

  • Gmaxstudios has opened up here on retrogames.com @ gmaxstudios.retrogames.com, and along with their opening, they have released Emuland 1.0! "G-MAX Studios' Emuland is a control center to provide easy access to a multitude of ROMs/Game images, and is a valuable tool for collectors of obsolete videogames. Emuland is not an emulator front-end, as the development of GUI-based emulators has all but nullified the need for such an application. Emuland does, however, offer the ability to launch emulators from the main console for your convenience." - dutch

  • While I was gone yesterday, I didn't have a chance to wish Eggman a happy 29th birthday! Yep, I'm about four months behind him.. we're getting too old too fast, nice that we have Mame and other emulators to keep us feeling young. :) Anyway Happy Birthday from Retrogames Eggman! ;) - dutch

  • Here's a very nice tribute to Money Idol Exchanger by Monsieur Ququette. - dutch

  • FDS Spray 1.2.1 is now available, it can now handle 220 Famicom Disk System images. Be sure to grab version 1.2.0 plus the refill pack now available. - dutch

  • Hehe, did you hear what happened when Elian returned to Cuba? Thanks for that one, Snoopie. :) - dutch

  • Good news bad news. First, bad news: Redump64 (Commodore64 tape images) will no longer be updated. Good news: Peepo has instead joined The ULTIMATE C64 Tape Page! :) - dutch

  • Addictivegames.com is a great site that links to TONS of java games on the web. I have to keep away from it at the moment or I'll get distracted. ;) - dutch

  • This happen to you after six beers? Thanks Adam. :) - dutch

  • ICQ, the "chat flower thingie proggy," :) has been updated to version 2000a. - dutch

  • Nice to see all the activity over at Genesis Power, their latest is Mega Bomberman, cool! - dutch

  • Guess who's back muthas? Hehe I am feeling better now, let's see what I can do with the webcopying... ;) - dutch

  •    Monday, April 24th 2000 - Last updated @ 16:58 EST

  • The Arcade Flyers Archive now has over 1000 flyers online! Thanks to Xray1 and Cinder for the news. - atila

  • The results are in for the recent bannister.org poll asking "Which early computer had the best sound support?". A new poll begins today, which asks "Which arcade game do you think was the most memorable?". - richard

  • Microsoft's stock went down 15 points on the NASDAQ today after a 'leaked' report, saying that the Department of Justice would try all it could to split up the company. Also, Microsoft "beat profit targets, but reported lower-than-expected revenue for its third quarter". Click here for the full story on CNNfn. - atila

  • NESten 0.6 Beta final released! Before I post what's new, a word of warning: "Please delete the old version of NESten before installing this version, or you will have a lot of the mappers double up... Thy hast been warned!" Onto the good part:

    - Thanks to the efforts of Kevin Horton, NESten now has a palette generated from an actual formula... This means you can set the hue and tint to your own custom feeling :)
    - Added two new .PAL files, KHorton.pal & k0rn.pal
    - Fixed a PPU bug causing NESten to GPF (now Time Lord/Vice works)
    - Fixed another PPU bug, causing gfx corruption (now Kirby & TMNT work)
    - Fixed the problems with SRAM for the last time?
    - Fixed a bug in the DMC channel even Microsoft would be proud of...
    - Eliminated the "extra" triangle sound in some games (SMB1)
    - Added some stuff to the rom loading dialog.
    - Added Next/Prev to NSF player.
    - Minor speed improvements.
    - Thanks to Jabo for help with improving several Konami Mapper IRQ's
    - A lot of new mappers added thanks to Quietust.


    NESten is a rather excellent NES emulator for Windows. - atila

  • There's a bit of news on the Monaco GP Simulator site: Phil Stoffolino has handed the project over to Mike Green, of EmuDX fame. Thanks to JPMorgan for the news. - atila

  • Today, a new site opens on Retrogames: DocShock Repair! It is a site which will help you repair your (broken) consoles. Not all sections are up yet, but the Genesis and PSX sections are fully working. Want to know how to repair that faulty PSX laser alignment ? Or that Genesis Model2 power connector ? Or anything else ? Easy, visit DocShock Repair! - atila

  •    Sunday, April 23rd 2000 - Last updated @ 23:39 EST

  • SegaXtreme has been updating quite a lot! Umm, go visit and stuff. - prophet

  • Several people mailed me about the Ultracade, a multiple classic game cabinet by 3DFX spinoff Quantum3D! Interesting, very interesting. - prophet

  • MSX fans - I'm gonna send you over to the great M.E.P. for the latest MSX emu releases, including the new BrMSX 2.05! BrMSX now has a new double speed switch and more. - prophet

  • Basilisk II build 121 is out! Basilisk II is a Windows 2000 Professional and Windows NT 4.0 port of this Mac emu. Here's what's changed. (Thanks Chevolt) - prophet

  • Mek tells me the Videogame Museum needs people to help by contributing pics, info, and histories for all systems! - prophet

  • Get a free NeoGeo Pocket Color! Just enter Burn Knuckle's contest and you could win! And click those banners to keep the Orochi powers alive! - prophet

  • Dutch has been very ill the past few days, and without our star reporter the news is sparse here. Sorry. :( Believe it or not I'm still at work (Access 2K is a buggy crash prone piece of junk!)... Anyway, here comes my pitiful attempt at a news update (hey, I supposedly retired in January! ;) - prophet

  • A new hiscore.dat is available at the MAME site! - atila

  • The ZSNES team (SNES emu) has posted a status update on their current work. - atila

  • Emuita.it has conducted an interview with RamSoft, the creators of RealSpectrum (DOS Speccy emu). The interview is available in both Italian and English. - atila

  • CNET has located quite a few Easter eggs, tucked away in the software you use most :) Thanks to CD-man for the link. - atila

  • Overclocked: Easter V2.0. Also, Zeroes Unlimited has a 'review' up of Dungeons of the Unforgiven. - atila

  • Before I forget, happy Easter to all of you! Go easy on the eggs, a'ight ? - atila

  • Lemon added 190 new C64 games today, making a total of over 2500 games online. I'm surprised the Lemon still has juice ;) - atila

  • Philip Katz, author of PKzip, has been found dead :~( He created the zip compression technology, the one we're ALL using today. May he rest in peace. - atila

  • Chat's cool, but don't forget our message boards! =) There's the General, NeoGeo and Console boards for emulator and game talk. If you'd like to discuss politics (even site politix :) or speak your mind about anything at all, use the Current Affairs board! Check the menu to the left for other board choices as well. - prophet

  •    Saturday, April 22nd 2000 - Last updated @ 15:22 EST

  • Since this is quite a boring Saturday, you can still join me and others in the Retrogames Chat Room. We will also host a special chat next week, where all of the people that update Retrogames will be online, to answer your questions! The exact day and time (Saturday or Sunday) will be posted this coming week. - atila

  • CDR Info has posted a preview of the new Nero 5.0, which will be released next week. - atila

  • Someone please code this game, I'm sure it will sell millions! - atila

  • DarkMazda mailed me saying that Squeem 0.06a had been released, this is a DOS beta of this NES emu. - atila

  • GuruChoc's Arcade Heaven is transerring domains, so if you have problems try http://216.42.31.135/ as an alternative. - prophet

  •    Friday, April 21st 2000 - Last updated @ 22:28 EST

  • Stereovision.net has done an article about using emulators in stereoscopic 3D! Pics included. - prophet

  • Neo-Link opened a very nice Jaguar fan site, with lots of information and images about the games for this abandoned Atari beast! - prophet

  • Genesis Power is fighting back with Midnight Resistance! - prophet

  • This next article stinks, thanks to PRoToCoL for the link. - atila

  • OS/2 users rejoice! MGL Retrocade Alpha 3 has been released, the big news being the new FULL-SCREEN option, which means a major speed increase! Thanks to Barry M. for the news. - atila

  • Overclocked is mirroring the final version of The Scribe's Emu FAQ, as an added bonus, they've also added an OC-exclusive PDF version. - atila

  • Well, yesterday was one of those days that EVERYTHING went wrong. First cablemodem stops responding, then I couldn't connect to the internet via my ISDN line anymore. Then I accidentally uninstalled WIN98 SP1. I was unable to get my AVM ISDN card recognized and working again. There I am, with a crippled system. I ended up formatting my C: drive and installed Windows 2000, which works great btw. At least I beat 2 of my friends playing pool late last night ;) - atila

  • "I pity da fool who don't click this link!" =) (Thanks MiniSonik) - prophet

  • Burn Knuckle (NeoGeo emulation & fan site) added a game fix section! They're also in danger of going offline due to the costs of maintaining their space, so if you like the site, click their banners and help keep them alive. - prophet

  •    Thursday, April 20th 2000 - Last updated @ 23:55 EST

  • Whirpool (AKA the Donut eating translation page ;), has posted that Neill Corlett (MGE, Retrocade, Seiken3 translation & several light-speed CPU engines etc.) and a team of undisclosed script translators are reportedly at work tranlating Bahamut Lagoon! There's even a few early hot n'crusty screenshots! Other cool news there as well for you trans-fans. (Thanks Kagaden) - prophet

  • Fans of rare SNES games, beware the Fathead Cat! - prophet

  • Genesis Power posted some True Lies! ;) - prophet

  • Exodus3D has released Episode 2 of No Idea, this one features REIROM, a very well known siteop in the emulation community, the "Mahir of emulation," if you will. :) This episode was again scripted by the talents of Protocat. =) - dutch

  • Cowering has completed a final release! You can now download GoodPCE version 1.00 with a total of 916 entries, here's what's new:

    - 1.0! only one cart remains to be dumped (Magical Chase USA)
    - all ROMS ided
    - requested BADDUMPS dir to move all the bad roms into

    If you've never used a Cowering Good Utility, it's an excellent way to quickly scan, identify, and sort what you have. Cowering will be taking a much deserved week's vacation, I wish him all the best. :) In the meantime, Digitoxin has all of Cowering utilities nicely archived at ROM Collector's Anonymous. - dutch

  • Mac Users - did you know that you can receive the latest Mac emulator news by e-mail? Check out the MacEmu mailing list for more information. - richard

  • My cable modem decided to go on a holiday today, it stopped working without reason. All the lights indicate it should be working, but it isn't. Thank you, Chello. - atila

  • I'd just like to remind you that our chat room is still alive and we actually have a few people in there now ;) - atila

  • The Japanese Computer Emulation Center has moved to its own domain, you can reach it at http://www.jcec.co.uk. Please update your bookmarks. - atila

  • Happy bithday to Devilman, who will be turning 25 tomorrow. I'll be turning 25 also, but that'll be on the 31st of July. Someone please call Shady Pines and reserve us a place, we're old =) Oh yeah, before I forget, we hit 13,000,000 yesterday. Everyone keep refreshing, because 13 is bad, mmmkay ? - atila

  • Vice 1.4 has been released, this is a multi platform, multi Commodore emulator. :) Major bugfixes and improvements are in this release, be sure to check the big list. :) You can visit the homepage and download versions for Linux, DOS, Win32, Risc OS, and OS/2. Thanks to Vintage Gaming for the news. - dutch

  • Cowering has released GoodPCE 0.988, with 916 entries, more Japanese names updated, and a DIRS option to move files to Japan/USA/PD directories! - dutch

  • Looking for a nice clean Sega Master System (SMS) emulator? Look no further than Michael Montague's NeoSMS v0.2 Beta! It's been in development since October of last year, and this is its first public release. You need Windows 95/98/2000 with DirectX 7 installed. Visit the official page and download your copy! You might also want to pay a visit to Zoop's SMS Power as well. ;) Thanks to bwb for the news. - dutch

  • N64 INI News: Spinal has released version 2.3 of his Nemu64 INI file, this version has Iggy's Reckin' Balls and Mortal Kombat Mythologies playable. - dutch

  • vbSpec, the ZX Spectrum Emulator written entirely in Visual Basic, has been upgraded to version 1.10! The list of changes is pretty big, but to summarize, it has improved performance and Z80 emulation speedups, and runs 2-3 times faster than the previous version. You can also use the numeric keypad now. The source is also available. Thanks to JoseQ for the news. - dutch

  • Who hasn't seen Ghostz yet? :) This is a comic featuring the ghosts from Pac-Man. I would say the spirit of this is akin to South Park, so if you don't like course language you may want to stay away. I thought it was pretty funny however - where else can one find Ghandi reincarnated as a talking Christmas tree? ;) Thanks to That_Guy for the link. - dutch

  • Anyone remember Arcade Menu? This is a Mame front end that's been around forever it seems, and it's just had an update! You can now download version 2.40 from the homepage and enjoy support for PNG format, support for pics in zip files, and the ability to zip ROMs after execution of the emulator. The author has also posted his first version as well, for those interested in seeing how far it's come. :) Thanks to EmuHQ for the news. - dutch

  • Another Mame front end that's had a long history is FeMame. Atila mentioned this earlier, but I thought I'd point out that the cool thing about this front end is that it is DOS based, so you can run it in pure DOS mode. Version 2.01, compatible with Mame v36b1 to current, has had a big update, including auto support for 16 bit color, HOTROD support :), more switches, and support for Gravis GrIPs. =) - dutch

  • Remember Visuatrox's Unofficial VGS Compatibility site? It has greatly expanded since it's been online. It now features image comparisons, a search engine, and quick and easy sorting. Some peole have reported problems using certain CDROMs with the Virtual Game Station as well, and Visuatrox has set up a CD-ROM compatibility section accordingly. Nice work!!! - dutch

  • Larry Bank of HIVE fame has written an emulator for Microsoft's new Windows CE device--the Pocket-PC. Each device will come bundled with a "Fun Pack" which includes Pac Man running under emulation. The emulator reportedly runs at full speed on the CE device, and includes a "stylus" interface... you can move Pac Man using the stylus via tapping and dragging. Thanks much to James Miller for the news. - dutch

  • I've seen it reported around, and I checked the post on Vintage Gaming-- it seems that a group of students will be attempting to continue System16 with the goal of getting Turbo Outrun, and Afterburner 1 and 2 emulated! System32 is also on the list. Nice to hear!! - dutch

  • I had no idea about this, Bas let me know of a couple freeware remakes of Worm. I'm sure many of you are familiar with these, but this is mostly for those who aren't (like me :). The MS-DOS version is called Liero, it's got multiple weapons and Bas tells me you can even set the blood level to 500%. :) A Linux version was subsequently released, called Nil. - dutch

  •    Wednesday, April 19th 2000 - Last updated @ 19:37 EST

  • Gridle has updated the Mame WIP page with news from the last 7 days! One of the new games is called Poly-Play. You can download the ROM for it right from mame.net since the copyright holders don't exist anymore! :) - dutch

  • Almost forgot Steve|'s birthday! Steve| turns 18 today, many of you will know him from IRC and if you've been around long enough you'll remember him from the NeoCharity days. I would have sent some Pikachu toys but I only found out about this yesterday. :) Happy Birthday from Retrogames Steve|! - dutch

  • This week's bannister.org poll asks "Which early system had the best sound support?". Also, answers to the recent "Guess the emulator author" competition are now available. - richard

  • ContraSF has released Corn 0.29 (N64 emu) to registered users, it's not available for download at the official Corn site yet. He did post pics of new games working in Corn -- with sound! - atila

  • Till mailed me saying that a new version of FeMAME (MAME frontend) is available at his site, click here to go to SYS2064! - atila

  • ClrMAME Pro 1.4 released! This is a special Easter release, courtesy of Roman, here's what's new:

    - misc: added some folders to the archive...so you can clean up your cmpro folder :o) Only zip32.dll, cmpro.exe, _last.cmp and cmpro.txt should be the only files (beside the new folders) in your cmpro folder...you should put fastscans, datfiles, cache data to the new dirs. ! THE DEFAULT BACKUPPATH WAS RENAMED !
    - misc: emulator binary isn't needed anymore if CMPro already cached the data from this binary
    - misc: 'fix missing' will be called even if a rom checksum is wrong not only when a rom is missing
    - misc: all FolderBrowser are initialized with the last used folder
    - misc: internal data will now be stored in 'cache' folder.
    fixed: gui bugs


    You can download it from the link above. - atila

  • The Japanese Ministry of Trade has lifted the export ban for the PS2. They said it couldn't be used in missle guidance systems after all. - atila

  • The Visual Boy Gameboy emulator for Windows has been upgraded to version 1.4.1. It has a Windowed mode now (in 16 bit color mode only ala Callus95), better frameskip on slower machines, and better sound. - dutch

  • Digitoxin has released PCEToy 0.90, this will identify PCE/TG16 ROMs and rename them, resize oversized dumps, encrypt/decrypt US ROMs, repair hacks, and more! - dutch

  • CCS64 has had a bugfix release a couple days ago that fixes a sprite collision detection bug. You can download DOS and Windows versions that include the fix from the homepage. Thanks to EmuHQ for the news. - dutch

  • Ever quickly need to know what time it is in any part of the world? Try here, I just bookmarked it. ;) Thanks to the duck. :) - dutch

  • 3DOExtreme has added Bust a Move! Thanks to Opi for the news. - dutch

  • Hmmm... maybe Sony was right? Nice one David! :) - dutch

  • I felt like some College Football, luckily Genesis Power was able to provide new dumps of College Football's National Championship (1994) and College Football's National Championship 2 (1995). - dutch

  • I totally missed this yesterday, Lemon added 135 new cover scans. Thanks to Erik Shultz (who donated around 40 of them) for the reminder. :) - dutch

  •    Tuesday, April 18th 2000 - Last updated @ 18:38 EST

  • World of Spectrum has announced that they've been granted permission by various programmers to distribute their work via the World of Spectrum site! Thanks to Opi for these last 2 news bits. - atila

  • Human68k Xperiments has released a utility called DIM2XDF, it cuts the DIM header of game disks in ".DIM" format, so you can use them in WinX68k! Both DIM2XDF and WinX68k are availabe here. - atila

  • If it hadn't been on ABC News, I probably wouldn't have believed it: In China, "a video arcade owner has been executed for killing three children who failed to pay a 30-cent debt", click here for the full story. Thanks to Adam V. for the link. - atila

  • Derek Smith would like to announce the release of a new emulator for the Macintosh platform, Crazy-8. Crazy-8 is a CHIP8 emulator that can run all known CHIP8 games and is the only Macintosh emulator to support SCHIP games with good compatibility. Crazy-8 was written in
    FutureBasic3 from Stazsoftware, a terrific development environment for Macintosh. If you doubt a BASIC compiler can compare to C, Crazy-8 is capable of incredible speed if one turns off the frame limiting functions. - richard

  • Zyclone informed me that both the Raine roms for 0.28f+g and the latest MAME roms are available from the links on your left. - atila

  • The Fox has posted a new version of his compatibility list for AGES (32X emulator). - atila

  • We're back! - atila

  •    Monday, April 17th 2000 - Last updated @ 20:42 EST

  • Haze pointed out this site for those who are interested in emulation development for the Neo Geo Pocket Color. It hasn't been updated for a while, but it's a very good resource. Thanks Haze! - dutch

  • Cowering has released GoodGBX 0.987! The total ROMs supported are 3431. This release includes new Gameboy and Gameboy color dumps, and also uses a new scanning engine. - dutch

  • Zoop has some goods up over at SMS Power: a redump of Astro Warrior (SMS), Jeopardy! Sports Edition (SMS), and Lode Runner (the first port) for Sega Game 1000. Thanks to Opi for the info! - dutch

  • GEM version 0.4 has been released, this is a Gameboy emulator for your MSX computer. "It's a major release with incredibly fast video renderers, supporting raster effects and sprites! Lots and lots of games are now PLAYABLE ^_^" - dutch

  • N64 ini news: Myzar released version 1.4.3 of his Nemu64 ini file, he reports some new ROMs working but atm I'm unsure which ones, maybe try Aldo Vargas's Nemu INI Merger? ;) - dutch

  • NLMSX version 0.24 final has been released (shortly after the beta version) and is available from the homepage. The final version (according to the homepage) has PSG Emulation finalized and the timing problems should be corrected. Thanks very much to the MEP-Crew for the news. - dutch

  • AGES has had a bugfix upgrade to version 0.18b. Did you notice glitchy graphics in Doom, Brutal, Knuckles Chaotix, or others? Try this version. You'll find that Doom is fully playable, and also T-Mek works. Cosmic Carnage is still proving troublesome but it's being worked on. :) Thanks to WiLD for the news. - dutch

  • Eric Bole-Feysot has added 25 new datfiles for use with RomCenter, bringing the amount of supported systems to 60 (!!) Eric is also looking for an Apple II datfile, in anyone wants to help him out, you can mail Eric. - atila

  • That wonderful, multi-platform Commodore 64 emulator known as ComeBack64 now has its own domain at http://www.cb64.com/! - atila

  • Genesis Power, the console dumping team that never quits :) has dumped Light Crusader, an RPG title. An interesting point they make is that due to emulation, you can save the game at any point (something that can't be done on the actual console). - dutch

  • Looks like the Tomb Raider movie (staring Angelina Jolie as the pixel chick Laura Croft) will be out in Fall 2000. There is also an official site for it here.

    The Final Fantasy movie is still about a year away (June 15, 2001), and will be CGI based, like the game. It will feature voices by the likes of Ming-na Wen (Mulan), Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Peri Gilpin (Frasier), Ving Rhames, Donald Sutherland, and James Woods. You can see some of the clips (which are pretty impressive so far) at www.finalfantasy.com, the official homepage for the film. - dutch

  • Sorry I'm late, I was watching Walking With Dinosaurs. :) Apparently, Australia and England already got to see this several months ago. You were right, Mel. And I saw the talking raptor. ;) Let's see if I can catch up with news now... - dutch

  • Another site gets it's own domain, this time it's Exodus3D. Update your bookmarks to www.exodus3d.com. Exodus3D is a talented artist and site designer from Australia, and she's also an emulation enthusiast. ;) - dutch

  • More games dumped by Team Japump, this time Gun Bird, Sengoku Blade, and a Prototype (?) version of Puzzle Bobble. Keep in mind these aren't available anywhere. Thanks to Vintage Gaming for the news. Speaking of unavailable, I count eight "unavailable" romsets in Raine .28g. Am I correct? :P - dutch

  • Don't forget to pick up version 0.8 of Arnimedes, a great CPC emulator for DOS. This should fix the ROM banking issues. Thanks to Opi for the news. - dutch

  • How about a Pong remake by David Lloyd of Overclocked and Bloodlust Software? :) It's called Sprong 1.0, go check it out! You need Windows 95, 98, or 2000. Be sure to check the docs as well. - dutch

  • MameD and MESSD version 36 final released! The source and binary for the Kodak DC220, DC260, DC265, DC290, Minolta Dimage 1500 EX and HP C500 Photosmart are now available at the homepage. It includes waveform matching to help with some sound issues on the Kodaks, and performance on the DCAM versions should be improved. - dutch

  • Yage has finally had a release, download Yage version 0.05 from the homepage. This is a PC based Gameboy emulator. Since this is an early release, don't expect it to run many ROMs; the older the ROM, the better. iYage 0.1 is also available, which is the debugging version. At this point it only debugs type 0 cartridges because bank switching isn't implemented yet, it also only includes Z80 emulation. - dutch

  • If you are looking into building your own arcade cabinet, most likely you'd want to look into a genuine arcade monitor. But, they can be cumbersome to set up, especially if you're a newbie. A good alternative is a color television (with S Video inputs), but you'll need a good video card for good output. Mike Stulir has recently tried this with a Voodoo3 3500TV card, and got excellent results. Check out his full report at the Back in Time website. - dutch

  • N64 ini News: Redah Bening of Emulation64 released an INI file for Corn, their version number is 1.1 and 21 additional games are playable. Check the included readme file for more info. Also, Spinal has released version 2.2 of his Nemu64.ini, with more games added and more games playable. - dutch

  • With so many N64 emulator INI files out there, it's nice to have a utility like the Nemu64 Ini File Merger 1.1b. Written by Aldo Vargas and available from his site, it can remember the last updated Nemu64.ini file, and "updates the 'Almost playable' games when 'Do not replace games already playable' is selected." It should also work with corn.ini and ultra.ini as well. Also don't miss his other updates, including VGSNet 1.0 beta 8 (utility that attempts to add netplay support to many emus), and also a piano simulator! :) - dutch

  • DaemoN informed me that Roar! has been updated with several new photos as well as some replacements. Roar! is a great site for those looking for photos of console based systems. - dutch

  • The Arcade Flyers site has added 16 new flyers as well as some replacements, for a total of 951 flyers in their database. - dutch

  • Spectrum fans take note, the ZX website has recently added the inlay covers to all of the MP3 recordings they have online, as well as a brief description of the game. Malc mentioned, "So for all those that are recording the MP3s back to cassette why not download the covers!" Why not indeed. ;) - dutch

  • Songbird Productions announced on Friday four new Lynx games that they will be releasing: Cybervirus, a 3D action game (based on the same engine as BattleWheels); Championship Racing, an overhead racing game; Planar Wars 3D, a shooter; and Ultravore, a "comlynxable" fighter. Thanks to Ville for the mail. - dutch

  • NAZ's homepage may still be gone, but he's been keeping busy and has released version 1.82 of his informative CPS2 FAQ. :) Download it from CPS2 Shock! - dutch

  • Any audiophiles like myself out there? Have you been waiting for a high quality component for your home stereo system that can do MP3 files recorded on a CD as well as play conventional CDs? Say hello to MP30. I have to get one of these, go ahead and read all the details at the link. Thanks very much to John Makos of CDRInfo.com for the news. - dutch

  • Oh wow, I like this one. :) Logiqx made a utility called MAMEDiff 1.0. It creates ROM reports that shows the ROM differences between 2 versions of Mame. You don't need the ROMs in order to create the reports, just the two different Mame executibles. Nice! - dutch

  • Vortendo 1.0 Psycho Circus (a special KISS edition! :) was released on Saturday, it fixes a lot of bugs and includes support for multiple CPU cores, right now Alfredo Gil's and Don Jarret's. Ti Bone mentions he's working on his own CPU core as well. Vortendo is a NES emulator for Win32. - dutch

  • Trailing one version behind his current release, danmanya has released Emu+ DOS version 0.36 final. This is an unofficial version of Mame with extra features such as dynamic CPU overclocking adjustments, autofire, lots of extra video modes, etc. Remember this isn't supported by the official Mame team. - dutch

  • EX68 has had an update to version 2.03, once again, since everything is in Japanese I am clueless as to what is new. I notice there is an ex68v203.lzh and an ex68d203.lzh archive available, it would appear the "d" file is supported under Windows98? Only a guess. :)
    UPDATE: John Stringer of the Japanese Computer Emulation Centre was kind enough to let me know that the "d" version is the debug version. It's the same as the normal "v" version, except that it has debugging tools included as well. Thanks John! - dutch

  •    Sunday, April 16th 2000 - Last updated @ 17:21 EST

  • ZDnet is reporting that "Japan has slapped export controls on Sony Corp.'s new, hugely popular Playstation2 video game because the machine is so sophisticated it could be used for military purposes, media said Sunday." Apparently the PS2 GPU can be used in missile guidance systems. Click here for the full story, thanks to JJJJ for the link. - atila

  • A new video.dll for use with TRWinGL has been posted at the TRWinGL site, this new plugin fixes a few bugs that would crash TRWinGL. TRWinGL is an N64 emulator for Windows, thanks to EmuHQ for the news. - atila

  • A huge kiddie porn ring was busted earlier this week. People like that should be dealt with quickly: a bullet, right in the kisser. There is no crime as hideous as kidde porn, I hope they will rot in hell. Thanks to drewbert for the link. - atila

  • The Amiga Emulation Zone has added lots of games for use with various Amiga emulators. - atila

  • I saw Our Guys (the rape of Leslie Faber in Glen Ridge, 1989) on TV and decided I would try to find some more info on this horrific story. I found a good article at Salon, the fact that the town of Glen Ridge would stand by 'their boys', without any further investigating is a disgrace. If you haven't seen this TV movie yet, see if your local video store has it. It's worth it. - atila

  • Threee new remixes are available at http://remix.overclocked.org/ featuring Outrun, Tetris and Ultima IV! - atila

  •    Saturday, April 15th 2000 - Last updated @ 23:44 EST

  • WinAmp 2.62 was released! WinAmp is an MP3 (and other formats) music player by Nullsoft for Win9x. (Thanks MiniSonik) - prophet

  • Warlock posted a terrific status report on Raine 0.28g! It's chock-full of screenshots and info to help get the best performance. - prophet

  • CDR Info posted a review of the The Terratec M3PO player, a "PC-on-a-card player offer(ing) the usability of a full-featured PC based MP3 player." - prophet

  • Bwb of EmuHQ told me about this article he wrote about Ages, the just-released Sega 32X emulator! He tested every available game and posted tons of screenshots and other info. - prophet

  • Genesis Power has released dump #93, Battletech! - prophet

  • As most people probably guessed, Haze (recently retired GeoShock founder & updater), is the new partner at Burn Knuckle! Good luck to both sites! - prophet

  • xmame-0.37b1.2 has been released. This version includes the MESS 0.37b1 code bringing xmame up to date with the latest version of MESS. You can read the changes here. - atila

  • Eric S. Raymond, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, has written a short article on the recent discovery of the back door in the Microsoft's web server software. This is a good read for anyone who thinks Microsoft will be able to compete with open source opearting systems such as Linux. Personally I am truely amazed at the allegiance people still have to 'the evil empire known as Microsoft'. (edited by Atila, original post by Chris) - atila

  • PC World posted this article about an FBI investigation of Napster and similar programs. Music pirates beware! (Thanks Arcade Heaven) - prophet

  • Anyone wanna buy an L39 Jet ? It's being auctioned, only $200,000 (starting bid :), thanks to Devilman for the bid. - atila

  • Also on ViBE, don't miss your chance to be the first person to receive a copy! The competition - guess the emulator author - can be found here. - richard

  • A movie of ViBE running Mario's Tennis is now available. ViBE is a dynamic recompiling Virtual Boy emulator for the Macintosh. - richard

  • Burn Knuckle has had a complete redesign! Plus there's some new music and talk of a mysterious new "partner." NeoGeo fans, this is a must-visit site. - prophet

  • AGES 0.18a released! AGES has working 32x emulation, but it is VERY slow, but with frameskip 7, you'll get there ;) You will also have to rename 32X roms, they must have .32x at the end, or they will not load. And please read the textfile that's in the zip! Check the AGES site for more info, thanks to whoever it was that alerted me on #retrogamers 8) - atila

  • MAME for PS2 ? You better believe it, that pic of Wizard Of Wor on a rotating cube looks groovy! Thanks to |pogo| for the link. - atila

  • This Saturday is pretty damn cool, not only is the weather great but I will probably see my girlfriend on TV tonight, since she went to the TMF Awards (kinda like the Dutch MTV Awards) and they have 3 live streams from the show at various speeds (33kbps - 128kbps). Now, where did I leave my little black book ? - atila

  • MESS has been updated to v0.37b1. Here is the DOS binary and here is the source. [The MESS page itself hasn't been updated yet]. - richard

  • Those of you who downloaded Destiny Translation's Wednesday release of the Destiny of an Emporer II Japanese->English translation patch for the NES game should visit their page and grab version 1.10, which fixes the warlord game graphics. Apply the patch to a fresh NES Japanese ROM image. Thanks to Vintage Gaming for the news. - dutch

  • If anyone noticed any html problems and dead links out on the ZX homepage, Malc Jennings has assured me that it's been fixed and the site is now 100%. ;) - dutch

  • Dutch speakers (and that does not include me :) can now get Dutch help files for WinUAE. Their homepage also tells us to expect version 0.8.12 sometime soon! :) Thanks to Chevolt for letting me know. - dutch

  • Check out the facelifts out at Project Hyperion and EmuDX! Sweet! :) Don't miss Vega's Poser renderings that he's working on for the DX version of Kung-Fu Master! - dutch

  • A new emulator called MCHE (Multiple Console and Handheld Emulator) v0.6b for DOS has been released over at Virtual Applications. From what I've been able to gather from the readme file and homepage, it emulates Game Boy, Sega 8-bit, NES, and Famicom Disk System, with the possibility of Colecovision, TG-16/PCE, and Lynx being added later. Since this is an early beta, you should expect to find lots of bugs and things not working. However don't hesitate to try it out and see how it works! :) For those interested, the source is also available. - dutch

  • FDS Spray 1.1 is out with lots of bugfixes and a 176 game database. FDS Spray is a utility for renaming and fixing FDS (Famicom Disk System) images. Command line arguments should now work as expected, the output takes up less room, 9 games were added, and the problem 1.0 final had with getting file names is fixed. :) - dutch

  • Thanks to the efforts of Marc Vielfaure, you can now download French MacMame v37b1 (now in synch with the latest version of MacMame). - dutch

  • Sports fans don't miss Lakers Vs. Celtics and NBA Showdown 94 over at Genesis Power! - dutch

  • Win68K version 0.2 has been released, since the docs and official page are in Japanese I've no idea what's new. This is a X68000 emulator. Thanks to the Japanese Computer Emulation Centre for the info. - dutch

  • Today's Nintendo 64 INI releases are Spinal's Nemu64 INI version 2.0, and The Company's Corn INI version 1.0a. Both INIs add a TON of games and have them flagged as working or non working. Be sure to check the docs for all the details! - dutch

  •    Friday, April 14th 2000 - Last updated @ 21:28 EST

  • Oooh... Ed Rotberg is auctioning Blasteroids & STUN Runner *Prototypes* at Ebay! Ed Rotberg is the author of these great Atari classics - rare retro goodies indeed! If only I had the extra $$$ and more apartment space... (Thanks Lando242) - prophet

  • Another week, another What ever happened to...? WEHT Episode 2: this time I'll let a visitor ask - J.K. wrote "What ever happened to MageX? It was a very promising Win32/DirectX emulator that was out long before Mame32 existed. It was up to v8 and then disappeared without a trace." Anybody know the answer? Feel free to email me answers and/or your own WEHT questions.
    - prophet

  • Been to Planet 32X? They need a new host, so if you've got space and would like to bring them onboard drop them a line. - prophet

  • "Plextor released firmware updates for their models : PX-W8220CPX-W8432, PX-R820. The most important new feature is that finally plextor drives support MMC DAO RAW which makes them compatible with CloneCD!" Check CDR Info for details and files. - prophet

  • Mac users can check out MacVision-8, a MacIntosh port of Marcel de Kogel's Chip-8 emulator done by Terence Grant! Very retro! - prophet

  • "Microsoft said its engineers included a secret password using the phrase "Netscape engineers are weenies!" in Web site authoring software that could allow hackers to gain unauthorized access to potentially thousands of Web sites".
    This is crazy, they built a backdoor into FrontPage 98; welcome to Sueville, USA ? Click here for the full story, thanks to various people for the news. - atila

  • GuruChoc has been busy redesigning ARH, but Raine fans might be more interested to know that he's uploaded ALL the missing goodies he could find! Battle Garegga, Esprade, Feveron (coin insert not working tho) and more! =) - prophet

  • Here's a mail I received from Shane Monroe:

    "As you probably know, I've been turning my attention to programming lately - namely with the idea of taking old C64 and Amiga classic games and porting them to the PC. My first project - a recreation of my own Amiga game - is Psycho Squares 2000. Using the very powerful DIV Games Studio (http://www.div-arena.com), I've been able to get a PLAYABLE PREVIEW of this game ready in about a WEEK! Game programming for the masses. Come over to Dark Unicorn Productions' temporary website (http://www.darkunicornproductions.com) and pick up a copy of the one level playable preview!" - atila

  • HCC Soft has released a simulator for TOMY-Kurohige (Game+Watch) - atila

  • Sega X (good DC site :) is reporting that Sega will add VGA Box support for the Dream Library. They're also considering to include Mark III (Master System), PC-Engine CD-ROM2 (Turbografx-CD) and Sega 32X titles into the Dream Library. Those not familiar with the Dream Library, will be glad to hear that it is a Genesis/TG-16 emulator for the Dreamcast and the thought of playing 32X games on a Dreamcast sounds pretty darn good :) thanks to Floach` for the news. - atila

  • The good people at Kinox have interviewed Harry Tuttle, who runs The Dump. Click here to read the interview, conducted by MGhandi. - atila

  • MADrigal has released his tenth simultor: Armor Battle (Mattel Electronics, 1978, LED display)! - atila

  • Inspector Vector, the "custom NeoGeo Artwork guy," :) has a new site up featuring much of his emulation related artwork. It's called Gunstar, The Digital Age, hosted over at Shodown.net. OK, that being said, I just want you to know I just checked it out... WOW. It blew me away. His Flash stuff is SLICK. Be sure you have the player installed so that you can see this. - dutch

  •    Thursday, April 13th 2000 - Last updated @ 20:53 EST

  • Metallica is suing Napster. AND three colleges, AND twenty fans. A San Francisco judge will also soon be announcing a verdict in the Recording Industry Association of America's case against Napster. Why should you care? Because it's precedent-setting. :( Thanks to fifreak for the info. - dutch

  • Sega Extreme has had an interesting update in their Saturn section. You also might want to check SMS Power (especially you Andre Agassi fans :). Thanks to Opi for the tip. - dutch

  • Better 3 days late than never... FCE ULtra, the emulator for DOS based on Bero's FCE source code, has had an upgrade to version 0.20. This includes newly added mappers, rewritten sound emulation, and tint and hue controls. - dutch

  • The latest patches for KOF99 and Garou can be found at the XPS Library. They have been updated recently, but I've no idea what's new. - dutch

  • Pretendo64 has been discontinued... but the source has been made available. Thanks to EmuHQ for the news. - dutch

  • Roman added a NeoGeo Pocket Color DAT file by Darren Bradbury to the CLRMame Pro homepage. He's also given his site a bit of a facelift. :) - dutch

  • Release will probably be sometime this weekend?? *drools...* And don't miss that bit about the BIOS. :) (Thank you EmuLad! ;) - dutch

  • The Arcade Flyer Archive has been updated again:

    13 new flyers are added to the database and 6 are replaced. Now there are 935 flyers online! Besides, we released a new Mame flyerpack (#18) containing 10 new and 8 replaced flyers. This brings us to the total of 983 images! Go and GET IT! - atila

  • NLMSX V0.24 Beta has been released and is available at the
    homepage. The beta "features preliminary PSG-Support. It still sounds quite crappy, but it's there!", according to the mail I received. :) Thanks to the MEP Crew for the news. - atila, small edit ;) by - dutch

  • Overclocked: For the gameplay . . . yeah - atila

  • Genesis Power have dumped 2 more games: Bulls Vs Lakers and Bulls Vs
    Blazers
    . - atila

  • I've spent the entire day 'out in the field' because my brother had some ceremony at the militairy academy where he and 9 others got promoted to captain. Eventhough he's a doctor, working at the Dutch AirForce :) We were allowed to use the shooting alley, I got a perfect score using 'ye olde Glock 17', a rather nice handgun. We used it on a simulator ("Cool, just like a videogame, this is easy!") then we were given an Uzi, a Bazooka, M-16 and a Kalashnikov (AK-47) and a MAG (Belgian machine gun, 750 rounds/min, 23lbs). Impressive, but it's good to know that they're mainly used in training/on the battlefield. And no, this has not been a service announcement for the NRA. - atila

  • gRustibus is a MAME frontend for the GNOME environment. Its goal is to be feature-rich and easy to use. It shows screenshots and flyers for your MAME ROMs, and allows you to configure each game individually. Most operations can be done using the keyboard. - chris

  • Oops. (Thanks Drewbert :) - dutch

  • Malc Jennings of the excellent ZX website (everything Spectrum :) has interviewed Chris Wild (author of Lords Of Midnight PC) and Dan Condon Jones (author of Chaos PC). - dutch

  • HCC (author of G&W FIRE simulator) has released a simulator for the Tomy Watch+Game "TOMY-Kurohige." He has version 0.5 up in the download section of his site. - dutch

  • Lordnick has updated his compatibility list to the latest version of Vegas (0.92). As well as some interesting files. ;) - dutch

  • Overclocked posted a new guest review of "Home Improvement" for SNES, plus that Guess the Song contest is still running! And he also won an Originality Award from JoseQ! Congrats and enjoy that HotRod OC. :) - prophet

  • LOL DUDES! We've been WEBCOPYNEWSed! =P (Sorry folks) - prophet

  • Destiny Translations released v.1.00 of their English translation patch of NES/Famicom game "Destiny of an Emperor 2"! (Thanks Shih Tzu) - prophet

  • Tsuki Soyokaze - Moon Breeze Entertainment Inc. will interest anime fans, which pretty much means everybody right? :) Their mission is to supply the world with the best anime computer games - sounds good to me! - prophet

  • Speak Portugese? Like 32X? Then visit Planet 32X, now in Portugese! - prophet

  • Team Japump dumped 18 more arcade games! Keep in mind these dumps are not downloadable, but hopefully some of them will show up in MAME? (Thanks Till) - prophet

  •    Wednesday, April 12th 2000 - Last updated @ 18:31 EST

  • Anticupid posted a nice ROM Report for Raine .28g out at Arcade ROM Heaven, including ROMs that are new to version .28g (as opposed to .28f) and of course those elusive ROMs no one has yet. :) (Heh, we don't want to "webcopy" now do we? ;) - dutch

  • Using Raine 0.28g? Here's a few things to keep in mind: If you're getting jerky scrolling and unsteady framerates try turning Triple Buffers OFF - that should fix it. And if you're experiencing any problems with Sidewinders, don't be surprised. Both issues are due to the use of the latest Allegro, which does not include Antiriad's special Allegro hacks for Triple Buffer and Sidewinder fixes. Some good news is that people with PCI cards have reported they're getting sound. :) Remember to use the last OFFICIAL build, Raine 0.28f, as an alternative. DO NOT BOTHER ANTIRIAD about 0.28g, it's NOT OFFICIAL! Feel free to post any concerns/questions on our message boards. Or email complaints to Reirom... ;) Heh, j/k. - prophet

  • MacMame v37b1 is out... now in synch with the current version of DOS Mame. Remember you need a PowerMac in order to run Mame on your Mac. (edited by Atila) - atila

  • Missed last night's update of Danmanya's Emu+, now in synch with the current version of Mame at v37b1. This is basically Mame with a lot of extra and experimental features added or turned on. In this version, you can force 16 bit color in ALL games, change the CPU clock speeds without having to reset a game, autofire with variable delays, save states in Neo Geo games, and play around with different video modes like eagle and "crap tv," among other things. Pick up your copy from the homepage, and remember that this is not an official version of Mame (not supported by Mamedev). - dutch

  • Hmmm, anyone know where I can find Metal Black for Raine? What? Did I hear Arcade ROM Heaven? =) - dutch

  • Mame.exe is nearly 8 megs, but most archives have it at under two. How does it get so small? It's done with a utility called UPX (The Ultimate Packer for Executables), which has recently had an update to version 1.01, and also includes a source code release! I've noticed it also works well on Mame32.exe as well. :) Thanks to Katharsis for the news. - dutch

  • Looking for something to use with all those CPC images? Give Arnimedes a try. This Amstrad CPC emulator for DOS has just recently had its first public release with version 0.8. Thanks to Emuviews for the info. - dutch

  • Rodimus Prime (our resident Transformer) has released A/P Mess v.36 final. Go grab it! - dutch

  • 3DOExtreme has added another game to the pile, this time it's Slam 'N Jam '95 by Crystal Dynamics. Thanks to Drewbert for the news. - dutch

  • JEK Chan let me know that a new Pretendo public beta has been released, version 0.10. Massive what's new list in this fine NES emulator for Windows. And Happy Birthday guys! ;) - dutch

  • Maddog has sent us a Vega 0.9 compatibility list, thank you sir! :) - dutch

  • Myzar (Mr. Nemu64 ini :) has added a Corn compatibility section to his site! - dutch

  • It was bound to happen. :) Spinal has released an unofficial INI version 1.1 for Corn. It looks like it includes some additional roms, but I haven't had a chance to look to closely at it. - dutch

  •    Tuesday, April 11th 2000 - Last updated @ 17:38 EST

  • Genesis Power has dumped Gadget Twins and Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude (I kinda liked that Greendog game :) - atila

  • Oh my, those MAME WIP pics look luvverly! - atila

  • Well, it's been posted at Emuviews now, so no point in me holding back... Please remember this is an Unofficial release. That being said, here's Raine 0.28g! Kayamon compiled this build (with Antiriad's permission) to fix a few bugs and add the new SEAL, which may result in PCI soundcards working better now. Read this for all the details. If you have a problem with this build, get the last Official release, Raine 0.28f. If you've never tried Raine before - it's one of THE greatest, fastest multiple arcade game emulators ever made. DOS only. - prophet

  • Ack... Well, you may have heard that an Unofficial build of Raine with some bugfixes & new SEAL may be released soon. At this point everyone is waiting for the final "go." I suspect it'll show up soon... I'm just a bit confused what to do just now. :-/ - prophet

  • Some sites have gotten their own domain names, be sure to update those bookmarks: Emuhappenings has moved to www.emuhappenings.com, and Geoshock has moved to www.geoshock.com. Easy enough to remember eh? :) - dutch

  • Guru-Choc has hired some newsies. :) He's also building up quite a nice archive of goodies, don't miss it. - dutch

  • Do you use Mame in your Unix environment and need a front end? Try Mamecat, version 0.40 has just been released, with quite an extensive list of changes and updates. - dutch

  • Having some trouble with Corn 0.2 and EAccess Violation problems? Check the homepage for three workarounds to this problem, in addition to language support for Norwegian, Dutch, Italian, and German. - dutch

  • I'm kinda bored tonight.. maybe I'll try blowing up some pop tarts, per Boba Fett's suggestion. :) - dutch

  • Looking for a site that has everything to do with computer emulation, including those necessary BIOS files? Look no further than GBMan's emulair.com. ;) - dutch

  •    Monday, April 10th 2000 - Last updated @ 17:25 EST

  • Kai of Burnknuckle.com is currently working on site Revision 4.0, which he says "is truely a quantum leap for the site in terms of presentation, content, and overall efficiency." He's also trying to get a certain former siteop onboard with him, might I suggest that this former siteop should take him up on his offer. =) - dutch

  • Anex86 2.15a as well as EX68 2.02 have been released! Many thanks to go out to Opi of GeoShock for these last few updates! - atila

  • DreamNES 2.0 released, the what's new list is too big to post here. Check the homepage! - atila

  • Amiga Sector One reported on the 8th of April that Artech Studios had permitted them to upload their games which they developed for the Amiga. Well, today they've posted Das Boot! - atila

  • If you want game translations, you better eat a few Donuts ;) - atila

  • ShinobiZ has released ROMIDENT 2.1! In the current version, up to 3306 games & clones (269 sets added since last version) can be identified. - atila

  • Darkmazda's Domain (Konnichiwa, Jason ;) has hit the big 1,000,000. Congratulations from everyone at Retrogames! - atila

  • Emulation Status has had a rather large update, numerous games were added. - atila

  • Zipmany 6.08 has been released today, adding complete support for Windows 2000 as well as other fixes. - dutch

  • More 32x news! Quintesson has posted an update on AGES: Knuckles Chaotix is working again! AGES is displaying polygons, so Virtua Fighter and Doom seem to work! Those pics look yummy :) Thanks to Emulad for the news. - atila

  • The Arcade Flyers Archive has been updated again; 10 flyers have been added to the Flyer Viewer, bringing the grand total to 922! - atila

  • Genital 0.1 released! Genital is a new Genesis/Megadrive emulator for DOS, which will most likely be ported to other systems (source code is available). PLease check the readme file for more info. Thanks to Xray1 for the news. - atila

  • Vega has posted another EmuDX update, this Kung Fu Master DX version is starting to sound better and better with every update. - atila

  • MADrigal has released another fine simulator: Sub Chase (Mattel Electronics, 1978, LED display)! He also mentions that his next simulator will most likely be "Armor Battle" (Mattel Electronics, 1978) - atila

  • VEGAS 0.92 released! Here's the second release of this Genesis/32x emulator, here's what's new:

    - Fixed a stupid typo in interrupt clearing. A whole bunch of 32X games now work.
    - Small change to FM sound. Not sure, but possible improvement to some games.
    - Improved SH2 speed (5 to 10fps increase on my system)
    - Fixed SH2 Word writes. Fixes a lot of graphic glitches and some 32X games run better.
    - Fixed some bank switching. More 32X games work!
    - Simplified FM timers. Strider 2 and Grind Stormer (among others) now play music.
    - I accidentally deleted a line before the 0.9 release. Its been replaced. Red Zone and Subterrania now work again.
    - Fixed window split. Dragonball Z looks better now.
    - Optimized BGA rendering.
    - Fixed a typo when reading 32X interrupt flags. Didnt affect any games.
    - Found another stupid typo in the PWM flags. Toughman 32X runs further.


    Thanks to bytie for the file and news. - atila

  • The Windows port of RockNES has been updated to version 1.050. It includes all the changes in yesterday's DOS release, as well as high and true color mode support. It also does 2 players now and you can configure the keys. And of course the usual speedups and bugfixes with version upgrades, be sure to check the homepage for all the details. :) - dutch

  • Here it is as promised.. Corn 0.2, released a while ago at the homepage! This version includes a new GUI, Gfx engine improvement, speed improvements, and better compatibility and ini file support. Have at it! :) Thanks to TonyD for the news (he must have been refreshing quicker than I was :). - dutch

  •    Sunday, April 9th 2000 - Last updated @ 17:01 EST

  • Promises, promises ... Thanks to UncleVom for the link. - atila

  • A movie of ViBE running Warioland has been released. ViBE is a dynamic recompiling Virtual Boy emulator for Macintosh. - richard

  • Overclocked - Sittin' & Waitin' - atila

  • Finding any bugs in Mame v37b1? Check out the Mame Testing Project's version 37 beta 1 bug report and see if it's been reported yet. By the way, the Mame Testing Project recently turned one year old.. happy birthday, and congratulations guys. =) - dutch

  • Aldo Vargas is updating his VGSNet 1.0 utility like mad, it's now at beta 7. It also appears to be under development for more emulators as well (like Snes9x, ZSnes, Kgen, Genecyst, Nesticle, DBoy, No$Gmb, Rew, etc.)! This is an attempt at network play support. I haven't tried it yet due to lack of time. :) You might also want to check out his VGS Joy utility as well, this can add joystick support to programs by mapping keystrokes to joystick buttons. - dutch

  • If you are an Arcade@home user, be sure to grab a copy of the latest catver.ini file, now in synch with Mame v37b1. - dutch

  • Remember, Corn 0.2 should be out sometime today, in the meantime check out PeterD's preview he put up. :) - dutch

  • RockNES 1.052 for DOS has been released. In addition to a slew of fixes, mapper #230 has been added (22-in-1 and Contra work) as well as image size checking (checks size with header spec). The GUI color is now green as well. :) Check the homepage for a complete update list. - dutch

  • Chrono Trigger room mods anyone? Check out this massive post from psychic_x! Thanks for pointing it out, Digiwrath. =) - dutch

  • Looking for some goodies for Vegas 0.9? You might want to check this page that Lordnick has put up, it includes compatibility information and screenshots. :) - dutch

  • Logiqx has released version 1.1 of his DatUtil utility, which aids in the creation of DAT files for ROM managers like CLRMame Pro and ROM Center. New in this version is support for "JFF.TXT, Sparcade RAT and JAS Romlist. Made enhancements for console datfiles too (more games/longer names etc) and an improved listinfo parser." It now handles a total of 11 formats.

    Logiqx has also updated the Shark and System16 datfiles out at the CLRMame Pro homepage. - dutch

  • Shawn Baird, the author of Project Hyperion, has been interviewed out over at saturn.sega-zone.com! - dutch

  • Wells Gardner, the best name in arcade monitors, recently introduced a new series of PC compatible *XGA resolution* monitors! For cabinet enthusiasts, the 19" model sounds amazing, and the price is decent at $355!
    - prophet

  •    Saturday, April 8th 2000 - Last updated @ 23:38 EST

  • Now for some MARP news:

    "The MAME Action Replay Page's (MARP) 3rd tournament recently completed, with Phil Lamat winning by only a single point! Ian Sutton was second and Ben Jos Walbeehm was third. Voting for games in the 4th tournament is underway - the deadline for this is April 30th, 2000 at 23:59 GMT. The MARP has also made an attempt to make it a little more convenient for new players to log on, so if you want to play - please come and join the MARP. :)"

    (Thanks GOLDEN Gameboy) - prophet

  • It's 23:05 local time (CET, Paris/Berlin time) which means that I must now leave you and go party. I suggest you do the same tonight ;) - atila

  • Genesis Power has dumped that which is feared by all that is supernatural: Ghostbusters! - atila

  • There's a tiny update on Gazoo's Neogeo Review Center site. - atila

  • Hans de Goede has done it again! This time he has released xmame 0.36 (final), xmess 0.36 (final), and xmame 0.37b1.1 all at the same time!! You can download them here and read the changes here - chris

  • Shoot-em-ups fans might enjoy Barrax Empire, a fun gallery of classic shooting games from the arcades and consoles. There are currently 384 games listed! - prophet

  • Judge Fred told me about SegaXtreme, a very nice page hosting lotsa Sega related music, reviews and more! You'll also discover 3DO Xtreme there as well. Another cool page is Perfect Zero, hosting multiplatform videogame multimedia and more! - prophet

  • Oscar winner Angelina Jolie will star as Lara Croft in the movie that will be shot this summer. I hope the critics won't 'shoot' it when it's released ;) Thanks to CD-man for the news. - atila

  • Wouldn't you hate to owe Micro$oft $780,000... - richard

  • It's Saturday - and I get the first post of the day! I got new glasses, a nice haircut and a girlfriend who can hardly wait to see me ;) I wrote all this while listening a rather groovy mix by DJ Tim (Astro Team) - atila

  •    Friday, April 7th 2000 - Last updated @ 19:45 EST

  • Looking for a reference for all those Genesis or Lynx games? Digital Relicts now has stats and screenshots for 926 Genesis games and 80 Lynx games. Thanks to Emucamp for the news. - dutch

  • Lemon, an excellent C64 site, has added six new reviews and 355 new cover scans to their archive. Thanks Opi. :) - dutch

  • The Mame frontend Lanzador Uni version 0.23 Final has been released with skin support! Included are Uni, Rock, and Pac Man skins. List ROMs and options problems have been solved, joysticks and micros have been added, and there's been some code optimization as well. Lanzador Uni is also multilingual, and includes Portuguese support. - dutch

  • Several people told me about Aldo Vargus's VGSNet 1.0 beta 4 Experimental, which is an attempt to add netplay support to the Virtual Game Station. I suppose it's worth a try at least. ;) - dutch

  • The Spectrum music player Vbay has had an update to DOS 1.666 and Windows 2.2. The Windows version now lets you adjust the speed of the playback and brings back playlists. Check the homepage for the full lists of what's new. Thanks to EmuHQ for the news. - dutch

  • Check out the Hyperion page, this is a Sega Saturn emulator in development. He's got the CD player screen up. Keep at it! :) - dutch

  • There's been a small bugfix to the Penguin Land simulator by MADrigal, it's at version 1.01 now. Check his other simulators out as well, they're cool! :) - dutch

  • In the lastest saga of the Nemu64 INI wars, CyRUS64 has released version 2.0 of his unofficial INI. Playable games include Nagano Winter Olympics, CyberTiger Woods, F-Zero X, Mission Impossible, Pokemon Stadium, Tony Hawks Skateboarding, Dynamite Soccer, All Star Tennis, GEX 3d, ISS 98, J League 1997, Knockout Kings 2000, Madden NFL 2000, NBA in the Zone 99, PGA European Tour, Ready 2 Rumble, Ridge Racer 64, Tetris 64, Wheel of Fortune, Win Back, and WWF Attitude. I expect someone will release version infinity shortly. :) - dutch

  • Want to emulate a Spectrum in a window? Get ZX32 2.00.04.04, recently released at the homepage. It now simulates the color bleed effect you get on a TV display (restart the emulator after turning color bleed on or off). It's also compiled using the Intel C/C++ compiler, see if you notice any problems. Thanks to EmuHQ for the news. - dutch

  • Remember that PCE Emulator I mentioned that BouKiChi was going to be releasing? Here is is, PCE version 0.02. Again, since I can't speak Japanese I don't know what's new and I haven't tried it yet, but I would guess you would type "pce [romname]" :) - dutch

  • I missed the update a couple days ago to the Mameload front end, now at version 2.95. It's been a few months since the last update, so this brings it up to speed with the latest releases of Mame, for example "Pong" is no longer displayed. Check the homepage to see what else is new. - dutch

  • Bleem! is recruiting... - dutch

  • On the Mame32 front, looks like Mame32 v37b1 will have the icons.zip support built in, which ends up saving 34 megs on a 32k cluster system. :) It will also have a "ctrl-r" "play random game" feature. John has the screenshots and icons posted already, as usual. ;) - dutch

  • Oliver has reorginized his BIOS section for MESS, he's got some "wanted" images, I'll take at look at it for him but perhaps some of you can beat me to it. ;) - dutch

  • Andy Saputo has retouched the Space Encounters artwork and removed many of the dust and scratches. Give it a try. :) - dutch

  • M.A.S.H. sent in his unofficial Mameinfo.dat file for Mame v37b1. Unzip and put this in the same directory as mame.exe. - dutch

  • For those of you who like to audit your samples in Mame, LogiQX has released a patch for Mame v37b1, get it from his site. - dutch

  • Opi let me know about a site called 3DOXtreme. 3DO images, anyone? Currently online is a puzzle game called Icebreaker. - dutch

  • Exodus3D did an "emulation" comic for Leaked Betas called "No Idea," if you're wondering about the content, it was written by Protocat. :) Think Penny Arcade with animals and drugs. ;) - dutch

  • For those of you who can't get enough of wassup, don't miss this stuff posted out on budweiser.com. Thanks Lento. :) - dutch

  • Apparently the problem that Digiweb was having has been resolved, and Arcade ROM Heaven is once again accessible.. - dutch

  • More Commodore news, Amiga In A Box (package for the Unixish UAE) has been updated, release R7 is available for download. "New features include permission to include Directory Opus 4 in the package, as well as support for the next WinUAE release." The main addition to this release is the magnificent Directory Opus 4.14 - a new version of arguably the best file-manager ever made. There are also other bugfixes and improvements, as well as a work around for Amiga Forever, click here for a full listing of new and changed things. Thanks to Mr Fujisawa and Jaybee for the link. - atila & - dutch

  • Both the DOS and WIN32 ports of CCS64 (first emu I ever tried) have been updated to version 2.0b. CCS64 is a multi platform C64 emulator. Thanks to Hy(ness) for the news. - atila

  • Cinder has added a rather groovy Discs of Tron wallpaper. It's available in 800x600 and 1024x768. - atila

  • Cowering has released more Good utilities, this time in the computer realm! He now has available GoodCPC 0.986, which knows 2596 Amstrad CPC/Plus images, and also GoodOric 0.984, which knows 252 images for the Oric computer system. Could a GoodC64 be on the horizon? =) BTW, you might want to check the usenet group alt.binaries.emulators.misc. :) - dutch

  • Gridle asked me to post this:The long-waited Lord of the Rings teaser trailer has been released! Download it by clicking here. It's QuickTime 4, so if you don't have it yet, you can easily download the full install package here. - atila

  • The EmuDX site has had an update, the EmuDx team is planning to do a remake of Kung Fu Master (RetroFX style): that pic looks amazing! - atila

  • Gens 0.4 released! This Genesis/Megadrive emulator for Windows has had another update, here's what's new:

    * Gens configuration saved in file ! (finally)
    (You can specify your own file name for special configuration)
    * SRAM fixed and entierely implemented (saved in file)
    * Mouse cursor now hidden in Full-Screen then you must use the right mouse button to access at popup menu !
    * Perfect recovering of sound after 'load state' (only with MZ80 core)
    Saves files are now bigger, but there are compatible with old format.
    * DAC (few) noises fixed
    * Some little bugs with VDP DMA fixed
    Others bugs fixed ...


    Check out the Gens site for more info, thanks to KinoX for the news. - atila

  • Overclocked - 32xpectations (Pretzek & Green; Metal Head rocked!) - atila

  •    Thursday, April 6th 2000 - Last updated @ 16:03 EST

  • Mac users - want to be the first person to get a copy of ViBE? Enter this competition to guess the emulator author! - richard

  • Enjoying Mame v37b1? Be sure to drop by Mame.net for K6 and I686 binaries, Space Encounters artwork, and Got-Ya samples. Thanks Gridle! :) - dutch

  • Emu authors might be interested in checking out Karl Stenerud's Musashi 3.0, a portable C m680x0 emulator. "This version adds m68020 and m68ec020 emulation with correct timing, and of course a whole slew of bugfixes." - dutch

  • Devilman let me know about a cool site with Java games called freearcade.com! They have a TON of games online, including arcade classics! I better stay away from it while I'm at work or I'll be there all day. =) - dutch

  • Ti-bone has released Vortendo 1.0 Cake. Mapper 65 is supported now, so Mario Brothers works. :) There's also been bugfixes with vertical mirroring (1942 works now), memory mapping (fixes more games), sprites, and mapper 0. It can also skip up to 25 frames now, has one more unhandled opcode in the main core, and also has added a status bar. - dutch

  • Netscape has released a "Preview Release" of Netscape 6. Thanks to Chris Papcin for the e-mail. - dutch

  • All the roms for MAME 0.37b1 are available at http://www.mame.dk/! - atila

  • Here's my ROM Report of all the new and changed ROMs for Mame v37b1. This time, I left all the details in. :P For now sites you might try visiting or keeping an eye on are Arcade ROM Heaven, Emuviews, SYS2064, Mame.dk, and alt.binaries.emulators.misc on Usenet. - dutch

  • That went smoothly. :) Here's my DOS binary compile of Mame v37b1. As one siteop I know of would say, ENJOY IT NOW!! :) Let's take a look at the ROM situation... - dutch

  • Here it is... the source code for Mame v.37 beta 1! You can also click here (thanks to Exodus3D :) to read what's new. Thanks to Emuviews for the file, let's see if I can't get it to compile. - dutch

  •    Wednesday, April 5th 2000 - Last updated @ 22:28 EST

  • Apparently Nicola Salmoria released the MAME 0.37 beta 1 source code a short time ago! I'm actually going to bed at the moment, but if I can round up a binary I'll upload it. If not, hopefully other staff will do the deed ASAP. :) (Thanks Emuviews) - prophet

  • MAME WIP updated! - chris

  • The Windows version of MESS has *FINALLY* been updated - to v0.36. You can get the binary and the source. - richard

  • Here are the "results" of my 1st episode of What ever happened to...? The question was WEHT Oldtimer from Dave's boards. So far I haven't heard from him directly, but Ginsu Victim posted this message on our General board. Good to know Oldtimer is still around. :) - prophet

  • The Macintosh version of MESS has been updated to v0.36. This release brings it into sync with the latest PC release. You can get the binary here and the source overrides here. - richard

  • ClrMAMEPro 1.3 released! This famous ROM checking utility now inlcudes internal MESS support (well timed with the 0.36 release!), a new parser engine and lotsa cleanups. Homepage. - prophet

  • Arcade Flyers has released their MAME Flyer Pack #17, with 9 new flyers and 8 replaced images! Gotta love that original artwork! - prophet

  • Burn Knuckle is back!!! NeoGeo emulation fans will simply LOVE this site. More goodies than you can shake an Orochi at... err, something like that... And tons of groovy SNK multimedia too! - prophet

  • I found this TRS-80 site which contains tons of info, emulators for all platforms, roms and more on the TRS-80 series of computers, this site is definately worth checking out. - chris

  • David Tucker has released Reality Boy 0.7 to the public. This is a Nintendo Virtual Boy (the red 3D vector thing :) emulator for DOS. "This is mostly a bug fix release, it only adds support for Panic Bomber (with the -fixpal command line switch)." David has stated that the source is available (though it is not open, he still retains the rights to it), however, the link appears to currently be down. - dutch

  • People looking for various files to go with today's release of Vegas 0.9 can check out usenet.. alt.binaries.emulators.sega and alt.binaries.emulators.misc. Don't have access to these groups? Try Supernews.com: It's $100 US for a one year subscription but in my opinion it's worth it. - dutch

  • Don't miss the DAT files posted over at the CLRMame Pro homepage. There's JAS v1.01, JAS-SYS1 beta 1.2, JFF 0.24, and MESS 0.36. Roman also reports that the next version of CLRMame Pro will be able to receive MESS data automatically! - dutch

  • Anime fans should appreciate Fredart.com, he's pretty talented and has a nice site design... he has posted many of his drawings in progress and also his finished works. Oh, and he posts Anime news as well. ;) Thanks to CherryROMs for the site of the day. :) - dutch

  • I drove over 400 miles yesterday, so please forgive my lack of updates yesterday. - atila

  • MADrigal (hosted here at Retrogames) has released another simulator: Penguin Land (Bandai - 2-players tabletop). If you haven't tried any of his simulators, you should try at least this one; it oozes quality and fun :) - atila

  • Two more remixes (a symphonic STARFOX Clan McCloud Mix and another Chu-Chu rocket breakbeat mix) are available @ http://remix.overclocked.org/. - atila

  • MrFaust was kind enough to send me a comp. list for use with Vegas. - atila

  • Vegas 0.9 released! Here it is, the first fully (?) functional Sega 32X emulator, it also emulates the Genesis/Megadrive! I tried Doom and Judge Dredd, Judge Dredd worked flawlessly (Genesis version?), but I didn't see any polygons in Doom, only sprites and bitmaps. You will also need the 32X bios, which is available around the net. Thanks to Trojan and MikeDX for the news! - atila

  • Looks like we have our first working 32x emu, gimme a few moments to test it out :P - atila

  • I gave up Winamp for Sonique long ago.. and Sonique 1.50 has just been released. Thanks to Vintage Gaming, I know that now. :) - dutch

  • Looks like GoodN64 has had some cleanup from Cowering and Kirkland, it's now at version 0.987 with an improved database and deep scanning and bygroup options.. read the doc for all the details. :) Digitoxin also has NESToy 4.0 released out there, you can see the long list of revisions by clicking here. - dutch

  • Kosh e-mailed me and let me know that BouKiChi released Dboy 0.58 Final.. and yes, this really is FINAL, as in discontinued.. :( This includes a complete manual, although it is in Japanese only for now. But the good news is, he will be working on a PC Engine emulator now. :) - dutch

  • Marc Vielfaure has gotten the French translation of MacMame v.36a complete for you French speakers with Power Macs. :) - dutch

  • DreamNES 1.9 has been released at the homepage, adding support for mappers 91, 248, 241, 112, 115, 71, and 41. Thanks to Vintage Gaming for the news. - dutch

  • AdriPSX DOS version 00.04.24 is out with the following updates:

    - added a simple message output box for user mode
    - Corrected two optimizations
    - Fixed some ugly bugs that appeared during last release
    - This ISN'T the XA Audio release yet
    - Look at CURRENT STATUS section to learn more about this release

    Check the homepage for more info, and thanks to Bobbi for the news. - dutch

  • *UPDATE*Fogueman told me that it was not a fighter he liked, but Final Fantasy VIII! Nportillo sent me this pic... the boy on the left attacked two people with a Samurai sword, newspapers report it was due to a fighting game he liked. What do you think? (Edited by Atila) - atila

  • Zoop has released Meka 0.52 to registered users.. these are the folks who have sent him carts and stuff. :) He ususally releases it to the public a few days later so stay tuned.. :) In the meantime you might want to check out what's new and the themes page Zoop has set up. Oh and Opi let me know about various goodies Zoop has over at SMS Power... =) - dutch

  • Pikachu fans click here.. a big Pikachu fan I know told me it was the most beautiful page he ever saw =) - dutch

  • The Basilisk II Macintosh II emulator for Win2k and WinNT4 has been updated to build 119. To read all of the revisions it's had in the past couple days you can click here. Remember, it will run but not *all* features will work under Win95/98. Thanks to Whacker for the news. - dutch

  • CD-man let me know that the yesterday's release of the EX68 emulator has taken away the key-generate protection since Sharp has (wisely) released all of their X68000 stuff to the public. Let's hope more companies follow the trend. :) - dutch

  • Sorry I'm late.. I got hooked on Alien Invasion out on Javagameplay.com.. you get four weapons. =) - dutch

  •    Tuesday, April 4th 2000 - Last updated @ 21:31 EST

  • Emulation has been around for a while now, and much has come and gone... so on occasion I'd like to ask: What ever happened to..? This episode I'd like to ask - what ever happened to Oldtimer from Dave's messageboards? Perhaps the most well-known and well-liked poster before the VGN era, I'd love to know what happened to him? Ya still out there oldtimer? :) If anyone out there has some WEHT questions drop me an email and I'll consider them for the news page. - prophet

  • SNK's Official Metal Slug 3 page was updated with some AMAZING news about this new NeoGeo MVS game! Apparently there are numerous routes in the game, which should fix the only problem the series had in the arcades - totally linear levels. Someone tell me where I can find this game in NYC! Please! XS sure ain't the place. :( (Thanks Tormod) - prophet

  • Basilisk II, a MacIntosh II emulator for Win2K/NT, has been released! (Thanks Chevolt & Whacker) - prophet

  • Flash Emuware produces free, quality emu-related utilities. New releases include ROM Doctor 0.988, now with greatly improved ftp merging, and Good Purge, a Win32 app that cleans up your Cowering's Good tools "missing ROM" lists. Here's Good Purge, check the Flash homepage (above) for other files. - prophet

  • Arcade Flyers have updated again! 912 flyers now online - get 'em now for your favorite frontend! - prophet

  • David Tucker has updated Reality Boy, a Virtual Boy emulator for PCs, to v0.7. He has also released the full source code. Mac users can look forward to ViBE, a dynamic recompiling emulator, which is coming soon. - richard

  • MESS has been updated to v0.36! You can go to the official page or you can just get the source or the DOS binary. Win32 binary is coming soon. - richard

  • Sega is giving away dreamcasts. - chris

  • Magic Engine, a PC-Engine (TurboGrafx-16) emulator for the PC has had a beta release to version 0.9.7. It features bugfixes, improved CD ROM support, enhanced Magic System compatibility, more save states when using a System Card, better backup RAM management, gzip (.gz) support, better PCI sound card support, and the re-implementation of the old games.dat archive format (used in previous versions). Thanks to Vintage Gaming for the news. Visit the homepage for French or Japanese versions as well. :) - dutch

  • -=Spinal=- has released an unofficial INI for Nemu64, he's numbered it at version 1.9. Click here for a complete revision history. Thanks to several sites for the news. :) - dutch

  • A free and legal N64 ROM has been posted over at the N64 Scener called Puzzle Master! It's a nine meg download but it looks pretty sweet. Thanks to Vintage Gaming for the news. - dutch

  • Project Hyperion has moved over to EmuHQ! Take a look at the screenshots, it doesn't do commerical games yet but he's got the Sega splash screens going. :) - dutch

  • I'm sure most of you have heard by now.. Microsoft lost, well sort of. :P "A federal judge has concluded that Microsoft violated antitrust laws by leveraging its monopoly position in operating systems to capture the market for Web browsers." It's still possible that the company won't get broken up, we'll have to wait and see what happens. - dutch

  • Looks like EX68, the X68000 computer emulator for Win95/98/NT/2000 has had an update to 2.01... this is a Japansese site so I've no idea what's new. - dutch

  •    Monday, April 3rd 2000 - Last updated @ 19:27 EST

  • Anyone remember Bigjack.com? That site that's been dormant for over a year? It's back! They have a new URL and a new name - Videogames Classics @ www2.brfree.com.br/vgc. For now the page is in Portuguese only, but they say an English version will be back online soon. - dutch

  • I discovered this site by mistake! - chris

  • Gridle has once again updated the MAME WIP page again, the MAME 0.37 beta cycle is looking good already :P Thanks to BombJack of www.mame.dk for the news. - atila

  • This is the kind of thing that happens to Windoze 2000 users. What alternate operating system do you want to download today? - chris

  • Today is Judgment Day for Microsoft, will Microsoft be split up or will something else happen to the company? Thanks to CD-man for the link. - atila

  • Cinder has updated his site, more awesome Ridge Racer V wallpapers are available! I can barely draw a circle in Paint, look at what this dude is doing! - atila

  • xtrs is a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I/III/4/4P emulator for Unix and the X Window System. It includes lower case, the real time clock, the Model 4 hi-res graphics option, mouse support, sound and music support (requires OSS), cassette support, 5" and 8" floppy disk drives, and even hard disk drives. The emulated floppy and hard disk file formats are compatible with the popular MSDOS-based emulators by Jeff Vavasour, Matthew Reed, and David Keil, and all features of the original TRS-80 floppy disk controller are emulated. Under Linux, physical floppy disk drives are also supported. Physical cassettes can even be read and written when the phase of the moon is right. Version 4.0 adds emulation of the Orchesta-85 and Orchestra-90 sound synthesizers, emulation of the TimeDate80 and other battery-backed clocks, a -scale option to make the window larger, support for Level I cassette storage in .CAS files, and a pile of bug fixes. - chris

  • MacMame .36a as been released with the following bugfix: "Fixed problem where MacMAME would crash if the 'hiscore.dat' file was converted to Mac line-endings (e.g. by Stuffit Expander). [Brad Oliver]" Thanks to SYS2064 for the news. - dutch

  • Apparently, I will croak on November 12, 2049. :P Thanks (I think) to Guru-Choc for the link to TheSpark.comDeathTest. - dutch

  • The public release date of Corn 0.2 will be next Sunday, April 9! Thanks to Emuviews for the news. - dutch

  • Pretzel & Green have reviewed Wonder Momo, a rather weird game. Better check it out yourself. - atila

  • Genesis Power has dumped 2 more games, Bubsy 2 (awful, awful game) and Taz-Mania (which is kinda sweet :) - atila

  • GeoShock has obtained the news-reporting talents of Opi, formerly of Emucamp. I understand Emucamp is now seeking new reporters so drop them a line if interested. We wish Opi the best of luck! - prophet

  • Gens version 3.9 is out with the following updates:

    - Joystick support added ! (directx 5.0 needed)
    - Interlaced VDP mode added ! (can play at sonic in split mode but only with my 68000 core)
    - Fixed (again) auto-detection for some others country ...
    - Fixed H-Blank status in VDP
    - Some others few bugs fixed (Alt-Tab key, ...)

    Check the homepage for more info. - dutch

  • Since Digitoxin's April fool's "quitting" joke (he assures us those responsible have been sacked ;) he has released NesToy 3.2 with database updates and some new features, here's the whatsnew.txt. :) - dutch

  • RockNES has had a dot upgrade to version 1.051 with the following fixes:

    - Fixed mapper #41 (Caltron 6-in-1 works fine);
    - Added mirroring control to mapper #33 (not sure if correct, game Insector X seems to look better);
    - Fixed minor GUI glitches.
    - dutch

  • I haven't tried this out yet, but I read in several places about a new Asteroids Emulator for DOS called AstDX.. it uses the Asteroids program ROMs and includes new sprites and sounds. It uses the same ROMset as Mame. - dutch

  • Daemon has updated Roar! with the hardware specs for the Atari 2600, and he's also added a pic of the Super Famicom and got his file sizes reduced for faster loading. :) - dutch

  • The Guru dumped a slew of games, check his site for the full list. Thanks to several people for letting me know. - dutch

  • LOL! (Thanks to BioMassa for the link :) - dutch

  • Generator32 .13b has been released at the homepage, here's what's new:

    - Preliminary FM Sound support
    - Autodetect color depth (and 555,565)
    - New Version of mz80 being used (3.4)
    - PSG Support added - Uses WaveOut by default, can use MIDIout
    - A few new bugs to fix, Simple VDP mode is one of them
    - "Standard" VDP mode is the default (line renderer)

    Thanks to EmuHQ for the news. - dutch

  • BrMSX 2.4 has been released at the homepage. This is a Brasilian MSX emulator for DOS. There are various bugfixes and improvements in this release, check the homepage for the full list. The source is also available. Thanks to The MEP-Crew for the news. - dutch

  • In the spirit of birthdays, Romseeker.com is about to turn one year old.. and they will be giving away a prize to their 500,000th hit to celebrate. (Another site to have gotten a facelift from Exodus3D. :) - dutch

  • The High Voltage SID collection ("the ultimate Commodore 64 music collection" :) has had it's 20th update, bringing the collection up to a total of 12,554 SIDs. Be sure to keep your collection up to date! Thanks to Gridle for the news. - dutch

  • M.E.P., the MSX Emulation Page, told me about the release of NLMSX V0.23! New this version is better 50/60 hz sych, improved interrupt mode 2 handling and some minor performance tweaks. Get it at M.E.P., and check out their great MSX game archives as well. - prophet

  • Back to the Roots has obtained even MORE deals with Amiga software publishers to legally post more games on their site! Expect games to soon be available from Vulcan Software (i.e. "Valhalla" series), Vivid Image Developments (i.e. "First Samurai"), Digital Integration (flight sims), Croteam LLC (football games) & ITE Media (Troll time!). And that's just a start! - prophet

  • I received word from Dark Force that his translation group DeJap has a "Tales of Phantasia" translation nearly finished! Not only that but they have another translation project in mind that should make many fans very happy if it happens. And it's not SNES,PCE or Genesis. :) - prophet

  •    Sunday, April 2nd 2000 - Last updated @ 15:08 EST

  • Remember that we have quite a few messageboards that are available to you. Just click any of the links to your left, you can even click that chat link at the bottom of the list of messageboards. - atila

  • The Stairway to Hell (BBC Micro and Electron site) has been updated! - atila

  • James has released MESSD/MAMED 0.36rc2! If you have a digital camera that is supported (check the site), then be sure to check out this truly 'portable' version of MAME/MESS! - atila

  • While surfing I came across Trans-Tech Inc., a translation group currently working on a Japanese->English translation of "Tales of Phantasia." Considering how awesome that game looks, maybe some of our bi-lingual visitors would like to download this script file and have a go at helping out. I think you'll need Japanese Windows to view these files properly. Visit the above URL if you think you'd like to join their team. - prophet

  • Logiqx has set up his own webpage and has posted some useful utilities! The first one is called Datutil 1.0: "DatUtil (v1.0) was created to aid in the creation of dat files for Rom Managers such as ClrMamePro and RomCenter (Roman Scherzer / Eric Bole-Feysot). It can convert between formats, compare dats, extract individual games (and optionally their clones), cleanse dats etc. It currently handles 8 formats - MAME Listinfo (this includes ClrMamePro), RomCenter Datafiles, MESS Listinfo, RAINE Gameinfo, Shark Listinfo, Retrocade Romlist, Callus Gamelist and System16 GCS." He's also posted an archive of source code modifications for Mame so that Sample auditing works (for those who like their samples ;). Thanks to EmuHQ for the news. - dutch

  • CPS2Shock has added the flyer for "Dimahoo" (courtesy of NAZ), Capcom's latest CPS-2 release. - dutch

  • Haze and Katharsis are now regularly updating Geoshock. :) They've got some interesting news on Apollo69 and other NeoGeo and non-NeoGeo releated items. Nice to see you guys back! - dutch

  • Great news! Sharp has released all their X68000 stuff to the public! The BIOS you need for various emulators isn't illegal to download! :) Thanks to Opi and the X68000 Games Pile for the news. - dutch

  • Barry Rodewald, author of the Galxian Emulator, has released version 1.3.4 of his QPlayer: "Version 1.3.4 is a minor update, that updated the CPU core to M-Z80 v3.4, and add a few extra features." - dutch

  • Console and Emulation has interviewed Spect-Re, author of the MiGen64 emulator. - dutch

  • Hugo! 1.21 has been released! Hu-Go! is a PC Engine Emulator for Linux/i386 under console and X11. It plays Hu cards and CDs (and various forms of dump from it). Online are binaries for DOS and Linux, the source is also available as well. Here's what's new:

    - better Linux install
    - better centered eagle and scanline mode
    - a scanline screenshots feature
    - more developer's features
    - sound with cd games even in no bios mode
    - more modular sources
    - some experimental centering stuff in sources.

    Thanks to Elmer for the news. - chris & - dutch

  • DaGee has sent in version 2.2 of his IPS patch archives to fix known bad Genesis dumps. This includes 47 patches, for a total of 150, released previously in version 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, and 2.1. Thanks for the archvies DaGee, I've gotten quite a few messages from people who have appreciated these. :) - dutch

  • N. Andou has released Pasofami 1.3v, since the docs are in Japanese I don't know what's new. Thanks to Destination Emulation for the news. - dutch

  • April 1 is over, but this would have been nice if it weren't an April Fool. ;) Thanks James. :) - dutch

  • Malc Jennings of the ZX website has interviewed Vaggelis Kapartzianis, the author of the ZX32 emulator for Windows. - dutch

  • Famtasia 5.10 Final has been released at the homepage. Since the first beta, many bugs have been fixed, the sound channels have improved, and the drawing logic has been reworked. Newly supported mappers are: 5, 13, 18, 32, 33, 34, 40, 48, 64, 65, 67, 69 (no ex sound), 71, 99, 113, 151, 181, 182, 226, 240, 242, 243, 245, and 246. Also supported are keyboard tape, the disksystem mechanical sound (thanks to toufu), movie, and vs. Unisystem. Thanks very much to Destination Emulation for the news. - dutch

  • Missed Rodimus Prime's release of A/P Mame version .36 Final last Tuesday. His Powerscore update is on its way. :) Thanks to Jabberwocky for the reminder. - dutch

  •    Saturday, April 1st 2000 - Last updated @ 17:09 EST

  • THEY did something wild at Genesis Power! - prophet

  • A poll has been started asking if the new Dynamic Recompiling Virtual Boy Emulator for the Macintosh, ViBE, is real or just an elaborate April Fool's Joke. What do YOU think? - richard

  • GameFan has also done a report of day 1 of the Tokyo Game Show. Sega dominates the show and they even compare the DC version of Dead or Alive 2 and the PS2 version. Guess which version wins ;)
    Speaking of Sony's new "wondermachine", Sony is recalling all the current PS2 Utility discs and will be giving new discs to everyone. Well, everyone that is dumb enough to exchange them anyway. If you were to switch your discs, you will no longer be able to watch Region 1 (USA) DVDs on your PS2. - atila

  • HAHAHA :) - atila

  • Dave Dries is working on a new rendered MAME movie! You may remember his last movie, where you'd roam through an arcade filled with games :) He has posted a preview in QuickTime format (5.2MB), he's not done yet, but it gives a nice indication of what the final result will look like. Thanks to [ PRoToCoL ] for the news. - atila

  • fnwire.com has done a hilarious interview with Jeeves of the "Ask Jeeves" search engine. - richard

  • Wow, today's Overclocked is dead on! Where does he get his information? :) Thanks to Exodus3D for the news. :) - dutch

  • Oh yeah, Happy Birthday Retrogames!!! =) Congrats to Atila for starting such a friendly little emulation site, who knew it would become so popular? And a HUGE THANK YOU to all our visitors. Here's to another 2 years of fun n' gameshhh... Hic! ('scuse me...) :) - prophet

  • GameFan just posted a report from The Amusement Showcase International (ASI) in Las Vegas - one of the 2 big international arcade shows. "Gauntlet Dark Legacy" & Capcom's new shooter "Dimahoo," developed by the 2-D shooting geniuses at Raizing, are sure to please many retrogamers. But what hit me hardest were GameFan's closing words "The arcade industry is going away fast. So this weekend, go to your arcade, and dispense some change--before arcades are gone for good." :( I think I'll just do that. - prophet

  • The DOS port of AdriPSX has been updated to version 00.03.26: "Well, this update fix lots of bugs on GTE, that will allow some 3D games and demos to work fine, now, as well as general improvements for speed and enhanced CD reading." Thanks to EmuHQ for the news. - dutch

  • RomCenter users take note: more DAT files have been posted at the homepage, including Atari 5200, MESS .36rc2, Jaguar, and NeoGeo Pocket. - dutch

  • SkulleateR has posted a review of the recent freeware freeware release of BeOS. - dutch

  • Genesis Power has dumped Bubsy! :) - dutch

  • ZX has been updated again, adding 38 more games to the archive, including: Cauldron, Cauldron 2, Cluedo, Charlie Chaplin, Chiller, Colony, and more. They have also added another mp3 - Wizards Warrior by Mastertronic - that you can record on a cassette and play back on a real Spectrum. :) - dutch

  • For us USA folks, remember to set your clocks ahead one hour before Saturday ends... I'm not sure what the rest of the world does. =) - dutch

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