Star Wars: The Phantom Menace has done over $200mln in 2 weeks, but I know how they did that. I saw on Letterman that that Paul Schaffer got charged $102mln for a ticket =) Thanks to DMUltra for the link.
DarkMazda has given me a compressed version of the Retrogames logo, it's now 11k instead of 22k, so it should save quite some bandwith. Let me know if it doesn't look correct or anything.
GLMAME32 0.35 Beta 12 released! This is a port of the Linux GLMAME, it uses OpenGL hardware acceleration to make these games look REAL good, with bilinear filtering and anti-aliasing and LOTS more! BIG thanks to Jausoft for porting this, check the GLMAME32 Site for more info and pics!
The Register is reporting that Nintendo has shut another site down, namely the sEMUf Site. At the moment it's not clear WHO they mailed, hopefully we'll here more about that later. I have a few words to say to Nintendo, but since this is a "family site" I'll refrain from using the multitude of four-letter words that I'm shouting while writing this update.
According to Nintendo's FAQ on emulation, all roms are illegal, so we expect NINTENDO to sue CAPCOM for licensing the CAPCOM to the HotRod people
HOTROD LIVES!! Richard Ragon has announced that their HOTROD Arcade Joystick is now ready and orders are being taken! Every HotRod will come with a special version of MAME, the Arcade@Home frontend and 100% LEGAL CAPCOM ROMS, all I can say is WOW!! Capcom has allowed Hanaho to ship roms with this Joystick, which is an excellent move on CapCom's part. There are 2 versions available of Hotrod, one selling for $179,95 and the other for $199,95. Click here for the full press release
System16 is now open source!! Thierry has released the source to System16, the excellent Sega Arcade Game emulator, all is available except the StarScream 68k core. The zipfile contains both the source and an unfinished beta of System16, click here to see what's new. Now, could someone PLEASE continue this emulator !? Thanks to EmuViews for the news!
Arcade ROMs from Japan recently released several new dumps, including Argus, Valtric, Metal Soldier Isaac and Ginga Ninkyouden. Thanks Adrox for the news.
The latest beta of Arcade@Home recently went out to the testers. Expect a release soon. Some of the new features include: support for many picture formats, a test for zip file integrity, addition of history to the Game Info tab etc. and various fixes and updates.
Memorial Day in the USA - God rest the souls of our fallen veterans. -P-
Sunday, May 30th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:08 CET
Emu+ 0.35 Beta 13 for WIN32 was released a few minutes ago, this is basically a MAME32 with overclocking and autofire options! This enables you to play those neogeo games that suffer from slowdown (like Metal Slug) , without any slowdown. Remember that this costs extra CPU time, you can get the source here. Check the Emu+ Site for more info!
The Underground Connection has released a public beta of their NES Zelda -> PSX port, click here to download. Use Psyke or PSEmu to play this. They're looking for gfx artists and musicians to change the look/sound of the game BEFORE releasing anymore. If you can help, read the docs and mail them!!
Leah has killed her Sega-CD emulation project called SuiCiDe, because of vicious attacks towards her and Steve_W. In the past few days, they've received several mail bombs, causing VITAL personal stuff to get lost. Basically lamers have done it again, another fine project down the drain, click here to read Leah's statement.
Insane has released an update to MAME MERGE, his MAME rom manager, version 2.31 is now available. A few nasty bugs crept in, since version 2.30 was quite a rewrite, click here to see what's new.
Pete Bernert has released version 1.14 of his TNT/OpenGL plugin for use with PSEmu Pro! New in this release is the following: Added more resolutions (up to 1600x1200), OpenGL software mode detection, optimizations
True Reality for Windows has been released! This N64 emulator uses OpenGL, but it didn't do much on my system. Then again, ATI's NT4 OpenGL support sucks bigtime. PTS told me that it runs WaveRace on his machine, so you might want to try that, check the homepage for more info. Thanks to Emulatronia for the news.
SMS Power has released The Flintstones for SMS, it's as horrible as the Genesis version so you might want to think twice before downloading it ;) Thanks to Kai Holst for the link
PSEmu 2 *might* be released once it's ready, if I'm correct there's an anniversary coming up VERY soon for PSEmu ?? Thanks to iViLDeD for the tidbit ;)
Atila in da house ! I'll start updating in a few minutes.
Saturday, May 29th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:47 CET
Richard Bannister has updated the Mac ports of Dgen (Genesis emu, version 1.09) and Frodo (Commodore64 emu, version 4.1.7), click here to start downloading these little gems!
Cyberwarrior X posted a little about the next bleem! beta release on the bleem! messageboard. It's something he gathered from talking to Randy on IRC, click here to read. The next beta is supposed to be out Monday or Tuesday.
Cloanto has updated Amiga Forever Online, its commercial Amiga emulator which uses LEGAL, LICENSED ROMS AND PROGRAMS! The site lists the following: The new release includes Amiga Explorer 3.0, Personal Paint 7.1, TurboText, KingCON, ToolManager, drag-and-drop de-archiving, and much more! All users of the previous version of the Online Edition are eligible for a free upgrade, and have already been sent instructions. A special add-on for the CD-ROM version is being worked on, and will be announced when ready. Amiga Forever Online can be purchased for $29,95.
I stumbled upon this cool site, it has monologues like those that Dave Letterman and Jay Leno use when they're opening the show. It's called Jim Rosenberg: Monologue and it is hilarious :)
I was out most of the day, it was about 30 Celsius here and at around 18:00 a MASSIVE thunderstorm hit. Like 2 inches of of rain in about 30 minutes :)
Michael Russell has written another EXCELLENT Rom Rant, quite frankly, he hits it RIGHT on the head with this one. I'll give a hint: PEOPLE AT SONY, PLEASE READ THIS COLUMN, YOU MIGHT ACTUALLY LEARN SOMETHING!!
The Mac port of TrueReality runs Mario64 !! The pic looks pretty amazing and I hope that this Mac port will be released soon, since Mac owners have been without a good N64 emu for a VERY long time now. Thanks to Gilles Celli for the link
Retrolames has opened! This is one of the BEST emu sites I've ever seen! =) Thanks U.P.R. - you guys ARE psycho stalkers! -Lackey-
DGen 1.10 released! This update contains bug fixes and "Medley Mode." :) Thanks Emu.Unlim. for the file.
Friday, May 28th 1999 - Last updated @ 22:51 CET
The SNES Emulation Centre is no more. Secain lists various reasons for this step which you can read @ SEC, but everyone here at Retrogames would like to wish Secain and everyone else all the best and hopefully they'll be back one day!!
JoseQ has posted another Rumor Mill with MAME pics of PITFIGHTER and HYDRA!
The SNES9x Status Page has been updated with the news that Jerremy Koot is looking is US based laywers to give him FREE advice on the current situation. Jerremy is currently thinking about bringing back snes9x.com or calling it a day. Very serious stuff indeed.
Sega Europe has announced the launch titles for the European release of the Dreamcast, click here to see the 30 titles!!
HiVE 1.03 released! Both Phozon and Sky Kid have been added, there's even a preliminary PACLAND driver! Click here to read what's new, or here to go to the HiVE Site. Thanks to JoseQ for the news.
Lilac of EmuCamp has released a nice little utility which allows you to create your own themes for use with Meka. It's called WonderTheme and you can download it here, you can also download the source here.
Yes, Metal Slug X for NeoGeo has been dumped, but at 28 MB it's a pretty hefty release. "I pity the fool that offers download space!"
Dgen 1.07 released! There were 2 releases of Dgen tonight and a LOT of things were changed. You can now use choose between 2 68k engines, one is faster and the other is more accurate. Click here for a full list of what's new. This is a VERY impressive release.
The weather is "absolutely smashing", sorry about the later updates than usual =)
The riddle at NeoCharity seems OREOS related .... People in #neogeo and #retrogamers have been trying to crack the riddle and I've also received numerous mails/ICQs on the riddle. Nice one, Chemical :-)
That person in the picture is duddie, former author of PSEmu Pro :-)
Noone has won the pack of biscuits yet, it's not Jesus (7 times!!), it's not PeeWee Herman (5 times!), it's not Sardu nor is it my brother NOR is it The Undertaker (about 20 times!) :-) I'll be revealing the TRUE identity in about an hours time!
There's a hidden message at NeoCharity, under the counter. It lists a bunch of ingredients for a product. If you know the name of the porduct, feel free to mail me, 'cause I want to know it too :)
Neocharity has released 3 new roms: Quiz Daisousasen 1 & 2 and Neo Cup 98. Chemical states that this might be the last release EVER from them, no "real" reason has been given. I'd still like to thank everyone at NeoCharity for releasing so many kickass games, you guys rock!!
Dgen 1.05 released! Dave has added a GUI with a few goodies in it, he had some help from Steve Snake (Kgen author) and fixed a few bugs while he was at it. Thanks to EmuSphere for the news. Dgen is a WIN32 Genesis/Megadrive emulator.
You might wanna check out ROAR - The videogame museum. It contains info/pics/gamelists of a lot of console systems. (happy now, Daemon ;)
WHOAH!!! Someone stole the Star Wars reel right off of the projector! Thanks to Chemical for the link
Bit of a quiet day today, not much happening. Oh yeah, MAME 0.35 Beta 13 was released, other than that there has been almost nothing =) Click here to see what's new in this release, you can download the source here. Anyway, this is the last in the 0.35 beta cycle, next release will be Release Candidate 1, no new drivers will be added.
Noone has been able to guess who this is, so noone has won the pack of biscuits yet. Keep them guesses coming!
Retrocade 1.2 beta 2 released! After a VERY long time, we finally see a new version of this ridiculously fast arcade game emulator, click here to see what's new and improved in this release. New .pak files will be up shortly.
Phew, here I am - updates will begin in about 5 minutes.
If you beat the ETERNITY puzzle, you might win $1,600,000! This means that you will have to use your brain, so some of you won't qualify ;) Thanks to Zoci-Joe for the link
This site has a few OLD commercials online for Atari and Intellivision systems, pretty cool :) Thanks to Gav for the link
HU-GO 0.93 released! Another update has been released of this PCE/TG16 emulator, this is basically a bugfix release. You can get the source to Hu-Go here. Thanks to Zophar's Domain for the news
Here are 4 new pics of the yet unnamed Sega System 32 emulator, it shows the intro of Golden Axe 2: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4.
If you can guess who THIS is, you will win a pack of biscuits. A small one too, because he's cheap ;) Mail me if you know who he is.
Need a new pet? Well, this ad is giving some away - take your choice! Thanks Darin Fontana. =)
The Mac TrueReality Homepage is reporting that an upcoming release will play (drumroll please...) commercial games. There are some screenshots up as well, using OpenGL to implement 3D - go see! Thanks to Gilles Celli for the news.
Here's one for you Star Wars Episode I fans (umm, and who isn't? :) Apple has made some new 15 second Quicktime commercials available HERE for your viewing pleasure.
The new Official #Retrogamers Site is open to the public! You'll find quotes, news and even pictures of #Retrogamers regulars. If you didn't know, #retrogamers is a great EFnet IRC channel dedicated to emulation, videogames and whatever nonsense people decide to talk about... ;)
Some great news on the Retrocade front. A new private beta is currently making the rounds, and a public release is expected soon, possibly tomorrow!
The Raine site has been updated with pictures of Bomb Jack Twin!!! If you're a Bomb Jack fan, you will drool when you see these pics - it looks to be a faithful recreation of the original with better graphics. Thanks to JoseQ for the heads up.
Lemmy won't be releasing NEMU64 anytime soon thanks to Nintendo. He's a bit worried at the moment and doesn't want himself to get into any kind legal trouble, so until some things are cleared up, he won't be releasing it :(
Lewpy has released version 1.0.19 of his Glide Plugin for use with PSEmu, it improves on bilinear filtering and fixes a few bugs. Thanks to Emu24X for the news
The Sesame Street gang has gone evil! They probably played too much Pac Man and now they're killing hitmen, click here for proof!
EliteGamer has had a rather nice redesign, go check it out here!
I have moved some of the older news to the May 1999 News Archive, so the main page loads faster too now :)
DBOY 0.50a released! Something CGB related has been fixed, yet I don't know what since the docs are in Japanese. Thanks to EmuSphere for the link
You can download a new bleem! demo here, this should fix the memory related problems that some had.
Retrogames welcomed Simon Thompson as visitor 4,000,000 today, a big thanks to all of our visitors for sticking with Retrogames! Simon, maybe you want to mail me about your "prize" :)
DTMNT Dave has released an update to Dgen, version 1.04a is available for WIN32 and DOS, the DOS version has not sound though. The biggest new feature is INTERLACE MODE SUPPORT! Click here to get the WIN32 version or here to get the DOS version of Dgen 1.04a
The SNES9x Status Page is available at this location, it has been set up after being shut down yesterday by Nintendo. I believe that Nintendo can now be sued for harassment, if there are any lawyers out there that want to check this out, please do :) Thanks to Mr. Frz for the link
Friday, May 21st 1999 - Last updated @ 22:12 CET
Apparently the SNES9x Site has been shut down by Nintendo, Jeremy Koot told people on IRC that NCL mailed their ISP stating that emulators are illegal, their 2-bit ISP pulled the plug.
Yes indeed, milk is good for you! Thanks to wook for the link
Richard Bannister, John Stiles and Gil Pedersen are currently porting Dgen, WIN32 Genesis emu, to the MAC! It's already running full-speed on high-end G3s, but they will try to optimize the code, so that less powerfull machines can run it too at acceptable speeds, click here for more info. Thanks to JoseQ for the news
Dennis Piet has released a new frontend for RAINE called StartRAINE. This frontend allows you to save settings PER GAME (unlike RAINE), has a screenshot preview and is just plain easy to use :) Dennis will release a complete screenshot pack later, click here for a full list of features. He has also updated StartM72 to version 0.33.6, one of the new things is the fact that you now have 3 rompaths for your zipped roms, click here to for a full listing.
Mike Green's Speak & Spell Simulator has been updated to RC1 and was released to beta testers today. All the remainig samples have been created and are now located INSIDE the .exe. If things go well, we could see a release by tomorrow!
iViLDeD posted another pic of the Sega System 32 emulator, this time it's the fire sequence from the intro of Golden Axe 2. The fire is actually animated but you ofcourse you can't see it in this pic :)
Petter Schau has started a project to port FELLOW (Amiga emu) to WIN32, he basically needs coders to code (small) parts of the WIN32 routines like the mouse driver, keyboard driver, GUI and lots more. If you're a coder and you can help out, please check this site. Thanks to Luciano for the news.
Not much going on yet, but I'll start to update in a little while. Things are pretty hecktic at the office :)
Thursday, May 20th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:45 CET
XGL200 0.04 released! Scott Cutler has updated his Glide Wrapper and this version has a HUGE amount of fixes, games that didn't work with the last release now work again! Thanks to Nintendont for the news.
This next line made us chuckle on IRC: <Orochi> WARNING!!!!! BEFORE PLAYING ANY OF THESE GAMES YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT EMULATION WILL CAUSE YOUR CHILDREN TO RUN AMOK KILLING PEOPLE NEEDLESSLY, ALSO ATILA IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF STARVATION IN 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES, BUT ONLY BECAUSE HE IS A MOB-LORD AND STEALS ALL THEIR FOOD AND WORKS THEM LIKE SLAVES TO CODE NEW EMULATORS AND REFINE COCAIN!!!! This has been a warning from the surgeon general.Heh
Pete Bernert has released version 1.12 of his PSEmu OpenGL plugin, he fixes a few bugs and the plugin now has good bilinear filtering! Thanks to Katharsis for the news
Bit of SNES9x news, the WIN32 version of SNES9x is being worked on and will have the best sound possible: interpolated sound @ 16bit/44k - WOW!! Also a controller emulation bug has been fixed, it was a small bug but it caused many games to not work. D3D hardware image scaling and filtering might be added as an option. Thanks to JoseQ for the news
Magic Engine news: Deej of Emu24X is reporting that Magic Engine (PCE/TG16 emu) is now a WIN32 emu utilizing DirectX and has FULL SuperGrafx emulation, aswell as lots of new features. Also, Magic Engine *MIGHT* be released as freeware, although it's worth EVERY penny it's charged for.
Gridle has just updated the MAME Work-in-Progress Page again, now with pics of "The Return of Ishtar" and "Skull & Crossbones" added!
Ivilded (bleem! and PSEmu 2 beta tester) has posted a pic from a new Sega System 32 emulator that is in developement. An anonymous coder has been working on this and the NEC V60 (same cpu as on Sega Model 1 boards) has been emulated. The pic looks a bit icky but System32 is a complex machine. Click here to go to Ivilded's Site and click EMULATION at the bottom of the page. Can't wait to get my hands on this =)
Dave Spicer (Sparcade) has posted a message on the Emuverse messageboard, asking which game he should emulate next in Sparcade - click here and submit your choice! Thanks to pcus for the link
Segu has released beta 4 of his Direct 3D plugin for use with PSEmu, this release fixes a few bugs and Tekken 3 now works!! Thanks to Emu24X for the news
Heh, this was just messaged to me on IRC, I thought it was worth a post:
[15:32] <fam^> have u heard about the killings in georgia
[15:34] <fam^> i've read a report that says they were browsing the web just before they did those killings, the police looked through the internet explorer history for that day and found www.retrogames.com, they think somthing on your site made them do it
[15:34] <fam^> they want to arrest you for second degree murder
If you want to know what's going to happen with DirectX 7 & 8, regarding speed-ups and new supported things, be sure to click here. I also heard today that NT4 will get DirectX 7 this fall, that sure makes me happy because the only reason I use WIN95 nowadays is to play an occasional game every now and then. You can go to Beta News for more DirectX 7 coverage (among other things)
Z26 1.30 released! This Atari 2600 emulator can now play Pitfall II, you can also download the source here. Check the Z26 Site for more info and thanks to EmuSphere for the news
Wednesday, May 19th 1999 - Last updated @ 21:07 CET
Jagulator Site is up! Yep, BXNoMercy (formerly RealityMan) has opened the site dedicated to his Jaguar emulator called Jagulator. Can't wait to see Tempest 2000 emulated =)
Reiginsei has done the inevitable, he has made 2 new characters for use with KOF91, the homebrew one-on-one fighting extravanganza, namely ATILA and ZOPHAR! You can download The King Of Fighters '91 by clicking here. Small note to Zophar: it's not a steel cage match, but it's close enough ;)
Here is the second in a series of #Retrogamers profiles, this time Yuu has interviewed NAZ: the dumping ninja. Click here to read the interview, which was conducted on IRC
David Wragg sent me a link to a JAVA 3D Pong game, it's pretty cool but a tad fast on my PII :)
A while ago, I posted a link to a site with a cool remix of Bubble Bobble, in Speed Garage style. Lots of people weren't able to download the MP3, because the site was SLOOOOOW. Well BulletProof Sounds has made the MP3 available on MP3.COM, click here to download
Someone bought Star Wars tickets for $2,000,000 ?! Click here to view this, thanks to Rastan for the link
Bleem! has been cracked and is available around the net right now, if you have to resort to downloading a cracked program make sure you get it from a "respected group" and not another virus infected file. *SIGH*
Quick news round-up: The Moonlit Coalition has posted some news regarding the drivers they'll be using in the future for use with Sunset. 1964, the open source N64 emulator, has been updated to version 0.13, no major new things, but worth a download anyway. Pretendo news: SMB3 is working on Pretendo and a kickass GUI is in the works, also Pretendo64 (N64 emu) is being worked on but it's not more than a REALLY good debugger right now. Thanks to EV and ES for the newsbits
Hasbro Interactive has unveiled its 1999 arcade line-up: PONG - MISSILE COMMAND and Q*BERT are ALL getting the 3D treatment (3D pong ?!). Another release by Hasbro will be ATARI ARCADE HITS, with original (emulated ?) versions of Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, Super Breakout and Pong. They'll be releasing even more, click here to read! Thanks to TAS 2012 for the link
Zoop just ICQd me and told me that a new MEKA had been released, yep MEKA 0.13.1 has been released! Zoop has fixed a few bugs and added a bunch of themes to MEKA which you can use, click here to read what's new
I've just tried the new PSEmu beta, man it's awesome!! One thing that the coder changed BIGTIME is the compatibility rate, it's almost 80% now!! Sound is awesome, graphics are awesome and it's even smaller than the current public release. I will DEFINATELY donate something, this emulator is definately worth it. I *REALLY* hope that this will get a public release soon (hey, isn't there an anniversary coming up soon ??) so you will all be able to enjoy it. I just hope that people won't ask for a refund @ bleem.com if this gets released =) Thanks again to Deej for "mediating", you rock!!
Here are a few pics of the Electronic Arts booth at E3, click on "BIGGEST CROWD AT E3" and you might spot someone whose emus you've played a LOT. According to Zophar, he might be next to the dude with the sign, then again there are a huge amount of people next to that one dude :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ZOPHAR! Zophar turned 19 today and we wish him and his site all the best!
David Herpolsheimer of bleem! has been interviewed by people of AGN while at the E3, click here to view the Realvideo stream. The stream is 80 kbps, so if you're connected at 33k6 or something, you won't be able to view it the way it should be viewed. Thanks to EmuSphere for the link.
Emu24X is reporting about a new version of PSEmu Pro, version 2.0! A new anonymous author has stepped in and continued PSEmu Pro, PSEmu has a new dynarec R3000 core which is AT LEAST twice as fast as the old one. This means SPEED!!! MDEC is now sooooooo smooth, it's ridiculous :) There is just one problem, the author is SERIOUSLY thinking of NOT releasing this publically and you can't really blame the guy. PSEmu was the first PSX emu, with great 3D hardware support, 100% freeware, runs several games with PERFECT sound and PERFECT fps, yet noone ever donated ONE DOLLAR to this emulator. 20,000+ people did shell out $20+ for bleem! and most were disappointed. Deej of Emu24X is a PSEmu Pro beta tester and has the alpha version. He will probably post MPGs and pics of PSEmu Pro 2.0 later today.
v7800 1.0 released! Dan Boris has released the first version of his Atari 7800 emulator, dubbed v7800. Dan has released this standalone emulator, because a MESS release is still way off. Yes, the 7800 will also be emulated in the next version of MESS :) Remember you will need a BIOS to boot this emulator, you can see some pics of 7800 games here. Thanks to Emuviews and VH D for the news
Monday, May 17th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:04 CET
There are 2 "super secret beta versions" of KGB (both DOS and WIN32 versions), the Gameboy emulator, available at the KGB Site. Just click on the KGB in the upper left corner :)
Telekawaru has some serious trouble at home, so he won't be able to work on SNES9x for a while, here's what he had to say: I don't know how much longer I will be able to go online from my house. My step-father (The drunken @$$hole) decided that I don't need an ISP or a phone line. Today he tried to stop me from going online by ripping some wires from my phone jack, but I guess he thinks I'm an idiot and wouldn't know how to put it back together. He'll be pissed about that. In any even, I will probably end up moving into a friend's house for awhile. I'll be able to get online there. So, hopefully, if I am banned from the internet for awhile, it will only be very temporary. See ya. Very sad news indeed, I hope your situation gets better soon. Thanks to News-U-Lator for the news
Hasbro Interactive has released the rights for the Jaguar! This means that developers can now release Jaguar games without obtaining a licensing agreement from Hasbro, who owns the right to the Jaguar. For the full press release, click here, thanks to whoever posted the URL in #Retrogamers.
The Fox has updated his Comments Page, he has some cool pics of RealityMan at the WWF No Mercy pay-per-view event :)
PsybaBrew has reviewed bleem! and in the process made a few mpeg movies of bleem! running Tekken 3 and Twisted Metal, click here for one of them.
You can now vote for your favorite Emu Star @ Exposure, click here to vote!
This next article made me chuckle, according to CNN, Disney has removed all of the violent video games from its theme park acrades. A Disney spokesman was quoted saying: "It's not an indictment of the industry -- this is just not the place for violent video games." Hmm, if I'm not mistaken some of the Disney cartoons contain a fair amount of violence. It's overreacting, that's what it is. Pretty soon we'll see trying to shoot other people who will then say that "all the cuteness made me do it!". I wonder who they will sue then, chances are Disney because they are the "mother of all that is cute", heh :)
Ultra FCE 0.13 released! Lots of new stuff in this DOS NES emulator, click here to read the new things for this release. For more info, check the FCE Ultra Site
GalEMU 0.40 beta 5 released! Barry Rodewald has released another version of this WIN32 multi-arcade game emulator, after a 2 month hiatus :) A few bugs were squashed and Scramble bootleg, running on Galaxian hardware has been added. This emulator uses the same roms as MAME, a DOS and 'nix port can be downloaded from the GalEMU Site. Thanks to Emuviews for the news
NRC joins Retrogames! We would like to welcome the NeoGeo Review Center aboard, a site that will offers reviews of ALL available neogeo games. If you want to know on what you should spend your bandwith, this is the site to check out!
Magic Box is reporting that SONY is about to release a new version of their Playstation console (model SCHP-9000) which no longer has a parallel port. You won't be able to add a modchip to your Playstation or use the Pro Action Replay cart anymore. Nice of Sony, eh ?
Richard Ragon (CEO of Hotrod) mailed me about the attention their Arcade Joystick for the PC got: Right before the E3, some offices from ZD news, dropped by our office and took some photos of the HotRod Joystick Unit. A few days later they came over to our area in the Capcom booth at the E3 show, and got a nice little demonstration of the HotRod Joystick and the ArcadePC. They liked it so much they wrote up an article about it -- which you can read here, this should be the ultimate solution for us PC gamers :)
RockNES 0.90 released! This is a pretty huge update, as support for the Famicom Disk System and Nintendo VS (both arcade and .nes versions) have been added, click here for a full list of new things. Check the RockNES Site for more info :)
Sunday, May 16th 1999 - Last updated @ 22:12 CET
DTMNT Dave has released the source code to Dgen, his Genesis/Megadrive emulator so that it can be ported to other systems, you can download it here. Be sure to read the README.TXT! Thanks to Emusphere for the news
Steven Livingston has sent in the translation for the SMSfan Plus release: Added preliminary SG support
SMSfan Plus 1.07b released! I have now clue what's new with this WIN9x SMS emulator, since it's all in Japanese :) Thanks to UANE for the news
New Email Wars released! Manbeast has conducted an interview with Atila of Retrogames, they talk about lots of emulation and non-emulation related things and ... hey wait a minute: that's me =)
This is a nice article on a ridiculous lawsuit by people in Oklahoma, sueing Jan de Bont (and others) because a tornado ruined people's houses. Then again, this is posted on The Onion =) Remember, one ridiculous lawsuit deserves another (are those people in Littleton listening ??) Thanks to Albert Saltzman for the link.
Dgen 1.02 released! "TMNT Dave" has updated his Genesis/Megadrive emulator, this version is a small bugfix release and will probably make a few people (including myself) very happy :)
Operation Sports has posted a review of bleem!, it's obvious that the reviewer isn't too happy with bleem!, although he thinks that it'll turn into a good emulator. Thanks to Randyman for the link
I was out partying 'till 7 AM this morning (it's 15:37 now), updates will return to normal VERY shortly
Saturday, May 15th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:07 CET
RUMSX 0.17 released! This is an MSX emulator for WIN32, click here to read what's new. Thanks to Steve_W for the news.
There are already a few bleem! cracks out there, do not download them because you will risk being infected with BO/NETBUS, click here for more.
MekaDrive announced! Charles MacDonald is working on a Sega CD/Mega CD emulator, called MekaDrive. Zoop (of Meka fame) will join the project shortly. Mekadrive is still in preliminary stages. Check Emucamp for more news and thanks to Darkmazda's Domain for the news.
Invader Saver 2.0 released! Invader Saver is a WIN9x/NT screensaver that is actually an emulator, if you press '3' it'll go into emu mode and you can play Space Invaders!! If you need some "essential files" to run this screensaver/emu, be sure to check out the homepage
On June 5-6, there will be a weekend with EmuUnlim staff at Alton Towers in the UK. You will be able to meet about 10 EU staff members and a few special guests. Click here for more info, chances are that yours truly will show up too :)
New Email Wars released! I missed this by about a week, pretty new huh :) Fixo has interviewed quang, author of Jet Pak DX, the free Color GameBoy game, click here to read
This is the first in a series of #Retrogamers regulars profiles. Yuu (#Retrogamers) conducted an interview with Tigga, another #Retrogamers regular and channel operator. Tigga is famous for her TiggaCam, click here to read. Go Retro!
Jackyl sent me a few nice WinAMP skins, based on arcade games. I've rezipped the rar archive, it contains skins of Zaxxon, Xevious, RoadBlaster, Mario and Donkey Kong. The zipfile contains zips which you can put into your winamp/skins directory without unzipping, click here to download
Richard Ragon, CEO of Hotrod Joystick, was at E3 and took a pic of the bleem! booth, which you can see here.
Just for Fun 0.21 released! This multi arcade game emulator has added support for Rad Action, Atomic Robo Kid and Raiders 5 !! JFF now also has a homepage which you can visit here, hosted by the kind people over at RetroPlay. Thanks to Giuseppe Romano for the news.
Hu-Go 0.92 released! Hu-Go! is a new TG16/PCE emulator for DOS, it's pretty compatible but sound is not perfect yet and requires a PII-266. Hu-Go! is based on Fpce and Xpce code but it has been recoded, the source code is available here. Thanks to Baconboy99 for the news
BLEEM! HAS BEEN RELEASED!! Yes, the wait is over, go download this Playstation emulator for WIN9x NOW, remember to have your KEY CD ready!
Sony is acting like a big bully at the E3 Expo, it forced the bleem! people to remove the comparison shots between the Playstation and bleem! To get this done, Sony sent their lawyers and a few E3 officials to the bleem! booth. Sony is starting to look real bad, probably even worse than Nintendo. Read the full story here. Thanks to Stick_Fig for the link.
Friday, May 14th 1999 - Last updated @ 22:21 CET
Since we all spend too much time online, we might as well do something productive, like play Rondal's Portal! Rondal's Portal is an online Role Playing Game and it's FREE :)
(Gridle asked me to post this) Seti @ Home has begun! This project is quite neat - it fetches a block of radiotelescope data from a server on the internet, then works on that data, trying to find sensible sounds from it. Much nicer than those RC5 key finding contests!
Microsoft is asking for a wh00ping -- a BIG one! They are backing legislation which basically sucks for you, the US consumer. Article 2B, as it's known, absolves software producers from virtually all liability for their products. Even if it's shipped with a virus, doesn't match a demo, is just plain defective or so bug-ridden it's unusable, US customers will have no right of redress. Nice huh ??
Larry Bank (author of HiVE) has opened his CODE CORNER, a collection of pages on how to speed up current MAME drivers and how to do certain things the best way, emulationwise. Thanks to JoseQ for the news
I was deleting some files off of my HD and I found this zip with Tempest 2000 mods (580kb). It gives you a small sample of what this game will kinda sound like once the Jaguar is emulated :) I have no idea how this file got on my PC so I don't really know who to thank for it. Use ModPlug to play these files, WinAMP just doesn't cut it :)
Boukichi, author of DBOY, has released MGX 0.01 - a Game Gear emulator. You can run games using the commandline, mgx file.gg will do the trick. That's about all I know at the moment since the docs are in Japanese, check the MGX/DBOY Site for more info
Don Tapscott, chairman of the new media think tank Alliance for Converging Technology, said during the opening keynote at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that the entertainment industry is NOT to blame for teen violence. ZDNN has the full article here, thanks to shaolin for the link.
Thursday, May 13th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:11 CET
Sega-Otaku (hi Mike ;) has the full list of US Dreamcast launch titles, click here to see the list. The US launch is way better than the Japanese launch :)
Glide Underground is reporting that Creative Labs (Sound Blaster, etc) has released a Glide Wrapper called Unified for their TNT based cards, which you can download here. It's apparently pretty fast but not really compatible yet, but CL promises frequent updates. I wonder what 3DFX has to say about this :)
Sony will start to sell its new robot dog called AIBO from this July on, it's a pretty smart dog too. And it's only US$2,500! Thanks to MercuryZ for the link
A bit late, but better late than never. Here's Z26 1.29! Z26 is an Atari 2600 emulator which works in DOS/WIN9x/NT, click here to see what's new. You can get the source to Z26 here, check the Z26 Site for more news. Thanks to wook for the news.
Here's a cool MP3 of Mancow calling a Thai restaurant and ordering Thai food. What he's really ordering is a bunch of rap stars; "One order of Tupac Shakur and Two Short Ribs" - "I need Thai food, coz ME SO HUNGRY!" - "You no have Wu Tang Clan ? What kind of restaurant is this ??". Click here to download the file.
PC Arcade has a bit of news on the next NeoRAGE-X release, Janne and Anders have implemented 44khz sound and fixed the zoom and a few gfx glitches. Could this mean that a NRX release is near ??? Thanks to UNAE for the news
The Underground Connection has put up a pic of their Zelda game for PSX, they're trying to convert the game to Playstation, not emulate it :) I've been seeing bits and pieces of it for about 3 weeks now, including several .avis of the game running on PSEmu. The graphics will be altered before release because Nintendo will probably go bananas if they would release it like this :)
JoseQ has released another RUMOR MILL, Phozon is making a HiVE release! There's a lot more rumors there, so go check it out :)
I've received about 200 mails about Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors for which I'd like to thank everyone who mailed me :) I now have both the intro and ending of the series in MPG format! I'll try to encode them to RealVideo and put them up for download. Click here to download the intro in MP3 format :)
Steve Antony Willams (Steve_W in #retrogamers) has sent me a poem he found on USENET about bleem, click here :)
HUWIN 1.89 beta 13 released! More opcodes have been converted into x86 ASM, which means that it's faster again :) Also, speed throttling has been added for people with fast PCs, be sure to check the .ini file for instructions, check the HU6280 Site for more info
Wednesday, May 12th 1999 - Last updated @ 22:36 CET
I have a special request, since noone on #retrogamers seems to remember this cartoon, I'm looking for the theme song of JACE AND THE WHEELED WARRIORS. Don't mail me the theme, just provide me a link if possible. Thank you :)
Claudia Wallis over at TIME.COM has written an article on about her son, who plays Zelda64 a lot, from a mother's point of view. It's a refreshing article, one we don't see too often, which basically tells parents to actually play the game once with their kids and show some interest in what their kids are doing. Click here to read the article and thanks to Colour Cure for the link
New Back In Time released! This month's edition has an interview with Hugh Falk, who is a writer & reporter for many publications in the mainstream gaming media, including C|Net Gamecenter, Gamepower, and PC Gamer magazine. He has recently entered into the world of gaming software development. Definately a good listen! June will see 2 episodes, one with Larry Bank of HiVE and one with Buckner & Garcia of the Pac Man Fever album. Back In Time is a RealAudio show.
TRS-80 1.6b2 for Mac released, the main new thing is that this emulator is now MacOS 8.5 aware. I'll try to upload the binaries later, because I'm getting about 20 bytes per second on the upload for some weird reason. Thanks to Richard Bannister for the news.
Project Global is no more! Pmastas_ says that PG is going underground (= finished) because of all the things that have happened in the past few days. So we'll never see this "N64 emulator" in released form, but I guess this is what you could except when you mess around with a pic of your emulator ?
"Set your Fasers/Tasers to STUN" -- FOR REAL!! Thanks to The THERAPiST¿ for the link
Nullsoft, makers of WinAMP, have announced that they will no longer be distributing Nitrane, their MP3 decoding engine. Nitrane is the cause of a $20mln lawsuit brought upon NullSoft by Playmedia Systems, who filed the suit because of copyright infringement, fraud, and breach of contract. Click here to read more about Nullsoft's deciscion.
Next Generation Nintendo console announced! According to Next-Generation Online, NCL is teaming up with IBM and Matsushita to deliver the ultimate experience. IBM will supply the main PowerPC CPU @ 400 Mhz (its heart) and Matsushita will supply the DVD drive for use with the console. Nintendo will also use "Enhanced Counterfeit Protection" to stop people from pirating the console and its games. More news is expected at the E3, thanks to wook and Phil Baxter for the news
I'm sorry about the "late" first update(s) this past week, I do have to run a business here. Everything should be back to normal on Friday, maybe tomorrow :)
The Moonlit Coalition has posted pics of games running on Sunset, their N64 emu. Pics have been posted of Mario Kart64, Bomberman, Waverace and San Francisco Rush. I can confirm that the "leaked" Sunset/Waverace pic is in fact real.
Tuesday, May 11th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:16 CET
Pugsy has updated his MAME CHEAT PAGE, you can download the cheat.dat there, which contains cheats for games for use with MAME! This release contains 13,078 cheats in the current update!!
New TrueReality released! This release is able to run some 3D demos, with a nice picture pack here. In related news, NSFE is being continued and an old source code will be released soon. NSFE is currently being developed as a private project. True Reality is an N64 emu for Linux, thanks to Coolbest for the news
Super Mario Bros. DX for Color Gameboy is floating around the net, thanks to the guys in EFnet #gbc for the ban btw ;)
The MAME Flyer and Poster Archive has been updated to version 3.0, with 31 flyers added and 11 flyers replaced! Also, the flyers are now in .jpg format, so they should be even smaller now, so head on over to the MAME Flyer and Poster Archive Site and download this release
New bleem! demo released! They want you to help out test their new server so I won't be posting a copy here, you'll have to go to the bleem! site and download from there. The build is clean again with NO TIME-LIMIT and a speed-up here and there, bugs are being ironed out, together with this new server, it MIGHT be safe to assume that a release COULD be near ;)
I spoke to bwb of EmuHQ yesterday and one of the coders of MyTurn, and they did agree with me that their initial post was contradicting itself. They did say however, that MyTurn is a real emulator.
Monday, May 10th 1999 - Last updated @ 22:18 CET
Emu+ 0.35 b12 released! You bet, both the DOS version and WIN32 version of this combined OC/AFMAME have been updated, including support for Quiz KOF and Last Blade 2, although LB2 will have to be played in console mode for now. The sources can be downloaded here (DOS version) or here (WIN32 version)
Zoop has released Meka 0.13 to registered users, biggest new features are COLECOVISION emulation and the ability to create GUI themes. Click here to go to the Meka Site
This has gotten way out of hand, students are being harrassed by the schools they go to because of the way they act/dress. Something is VERY screwed up in the States ...... Thanks to Colour Cure for the news.
MAME WIP updated, pics of Rampart and Shuuz added!!
EmuHQ is hosting a Sega Saturn emulator called MyTurn, it doesn't do much yet, but a new release should be up by next week with controller support and partial implementation of CPU processing. N.B. I've removed the download link, this is probably another hoax of some sort. The MyTurn page says that work on the CPU core will begin next week, but one of the testers is saying that NiGHTS already works?! Yet the coders (of all people!!) can't confirm it, it would seem to me that the coders would know what it emulates at this stage. I suggest to everyone that has downloaded it, to delete it. Thanks to Zophar for the eye-opener :)
It's not what you would expect, although the logo is quite a rip-off! Oh, you're wondering what I'm talking about: www.streetfighter.com. Thanks to RGuile for the link
Noticed lots of confusion over KBMAME's neogeo.drv. Here is a complete neogeo.drv with all the latest drivers needed for KBMAME v.9. You MUST rename your Last Blade 2 to lastbld2.zip. Hopefully this will help others who need it. NOTE: The quizkof driver contains a v3 loading fix from Deimos - so you might want to download it anyway, or read this from our NeoGeo board.
Phozon (Namco 1983) coming to MAME! Here are some pics thanks to Emulatronia.
Sunday, May 9th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:27 CET
More Simulators coming ! nIRV is starting to write an Learning-Windows Simulator and he needs a bit of help, so click here to read more about it.
I spent the last few hours watching TV, I saw GONE FISHING starring Joe Pesci and Danny Glover. Somehow, I feel that that were another 2 hours NOT spent good.
I've received an essay on videogames and violence, from emuwizard. It's a good read and hits a few nails with a big hammer :)
WAVE RACE64 runs on Project Global! Yep, and this N64 emulator is using OpenGL to get those polygons on the screen, OpenGL people rejoice!! The pic looks extremely yummy btw, so head on over to the Project Global site NOW!
Last night's LIVE Retro Radio show was awesome!! You can download the file at Monroeworld and here too, so you can listen to the 90+ minute show. The file is about 11 Mb big, so if you are on a slow connect, don't download this.
Raine has added one more game, namely OMEGA FIGHTER by UPL, a coooooool vertical shooter! And of course, if you are a regular reader of Retrogames, you'll know that there are 2 more games in the RAINE GUI to chose from now: PUZZNIC and Atomic Robo-Kid. We reported about this about 3 weeks ago :)
Ultimate Gaming Resource has put up a list of things on how to get to the E3 by air or land travel, what places to see in the Los Angeles area, where to eat, where to stay; the list goes on and on! If you're going there, this page is a MUST visit!!
According to a story at Excite, San Franciscans held a party Friday "to de-stigmatize and celebrate the under-recognized activity of self-love." Dubbed National Masturb*tion Day, there will even be a masturb*te-a-thon and sponsors are wanted to donate money for every minute that contestants masturb*te. Money, that will be donated to HIV/AIDS research, click here to read. Thanks to Darin Fontana for the link
WinUAE 0.8.8 R4 released! I guess it's time to use my news catcher or something, because this was released a week ago. This Amiga emulator for WIN9x/NT has received another fine update, click here to see what's new. Thanks to wook and J|nX for the news.
More on TRWIN, it's confirmed that it is in fact real. BUT it will NEVER be released to the public, it's a private project. The pics weren't supposed to be released, from what I've heard. TRWIN was based on True Reality, but was completely rewritten and then it was decided to go private. If I get anymore info, I'll post what I can. I got my info from a MAJOR source in N64 emulation.
I've received some info that the TRWIN/WAVE RACE thingie is a big hoax. I'm trying to gather as much info that I can, info that I'm allowed to publish. From what I've seen, those screenshots do NOT come from TRWIN as far as I'm concerned.
Sir Clive Sinclair has set his sights on a portable Linux machine, which should cost less than half the price of a comparable WINTEL machine. Sir Clive Sinclair was responsible for the ZX-81 and the Spectrum to name but two. Thanks to Richard Bannister for the link
Dextrose has put up some cool pics showing WAVE RACE for N64 from a NON-PUBLIC beta version of TRWIN, an N64 emulator. Quite frankly, they look amazing and a public release is forthcoming! Thanks to J|nX for the link
The FCC has made a small mistake on its mailing list :-) Thanks to DMUltra for the link
Gremlin Graphics and Kingsoft have given Back to the Roots written permission to host their amiga roms! In related news, Activision has given permission for ALL THEIR AMIGA GAMES to be hosted there too! This means that you can play the games LEGALLY on an Amiga emulator from this weekend on!!
Rodimus Prime has just released AMAME 0.35 beta 12, the MAME compile for PII/AMD/486 CPUs. So if you have one of those processors, you might want to download this release, it offers a few frames per seconds more than the regular MAME :) Thanks to Bomb` for the news.
Brad Oliver, co-author of MacMAME, has joined Westlake Interactive, click here to read their press-release. Westlake is known in the Mac community for their ports of games like Tomb Raider II, Duke Nukem and Unreal (to name a few) from PC to Mac. We congratulate Brad and wish him all the best at his new job! Thanks to Richard Bannister for the news
Meka Site updated! Zoop was working, trying to earn some money so the page wasn't updated for a bit. A pic of this thingie called COLECOVISION emulation has been added, a release is planned at the end of the week ;) Thanks to DMUltra for the news.
Emu+ 0.35 Beta 11 released! This is a special version of MAME, it combines a few of those homemade alterations (like AFmame, OCMAME) into one product. Should make things easier :) So, this release has AUTOFIRE and allows all CPUs to be overclocked on a "PER CPU" basis. A WIN32 version is expected soon and new version will be released soon all based on beta 12 sources. Speaking of sources, here's the source for this release. Check the homepage for more info
Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh, I want an iNAX and sit different!! Thanks to ORG2 for the pic
There's a HUGE update on the bleem! site about "yesterday's fiasco", as they put it. It's worth a read, but those expecting another release date or something: it isn't there. Bleem! will be out when it's out.
I received a mail today about the Speak and Spell Simulator and it's one of the nicest mails about emulators I've ever received, here's a snippet: .... I just went out and bought one for my daughter after seeing the homepage. I forgot all about that thing! She can use the one I bought her in the car and the one I download tomorrow on the PC! ....
Speak and Spell Simulator 1.0 released! Mike Green did an awesome job and now we can all listen to those horrible, garbled sounds again ;) This simulator looks and sounds so real, it's scary! Thank you, Mike!!
MESS Site updated again! Ernesto Corvi has submitted some pics of his AMIGA driver and it looks REAL good! Time to add a MESS Page, I think =)
Thursday, May 6th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:01 CET
Small bit of MAMEWIP news: Bryan McPhail, Oliver Bergmann and Randy Mongenel have added RAIDEN to MAME!!!!
SYSTEM16 0.80 DX released! This is Bartman's last release of the SYSTEM16 WIN32 port, he will no longer be maintaining the WIN32 port, because he has deleted the source by accident. This is what was left, it's kinda like an almost like an almost finished beta, but it is good enough :) Thanks to JoseQ for the news.
More MESS news!! Yep, the MESS WIP Page has been updated with news and pics of a PCE/TG-16 driver written by Charles MacDonald. Charles has also rewritten the SMS driver, so head on over the the MESS Site and check it out!
The NeoGeo Review Center has opened! Not a lot of reviews yet, but the ones that are online are pretty in-depth and accurate. Definately a site to bookmark! Oh, and the LOSJ fanatics in #neogeo may not like the LOSJ review ;)
TKmame 0.35-pre8 released! Yep, this multiplatform MAME frontend has received another update. This version's main new feature is support for the new symbolic joystick names, and SNES pad support (Win32 only)
Ricardo Bittencourt (author of BrSMS/MSX) has released his PARROT graphics enhancer. PARROT makes the games look better, because it uses 32,000 colors instead of 32 :) You can now download the source code for this and use it in your own emulator! Thanks to JoseQ for the news
It's true, QUAKE 3 makes kids more violent!! Thanks to m0ebius for the link
Dragonyen has posted a long rant about the current ongoings with bleem!, the PSX emulator. It does make a lot of sense, and to be honest, I feel sorry for the way the bleem! team has been treated lately. It may even be their fault, but let's not forget that Win95 (for isntance) was like 3 years late or something and full of bugs. See, the thing is that once bleem! is released, all those people complaining will probably go "WOW!!!!", those people better NOT say anything.
Sonikku_a has posted a #bleem log from yesterday, when the CEO of bleem!, LLC entered. The log is a bit messy (like IRC ;) but you get the point.
You ever wanted to buy an arcade machine, maybe one of those cool pinball machines or even a LaserDisc game ? Well, now you can thanks to Arcade Warehouse!
I've updated the SNES Page, was lagging a bit :) Also, SunOS and Solaris ports of version 1.19a are available at the SNES9x Site. Thanks to JoseQ for the news
Nemu64 has expanded once again, hWnd (who wrote GL²IDE) has joined the team and will rewrite the Direct3D engine, which should result in a speedup. Some 2D games will work, like Mortal Kombat Trilogy and NBA Hangtime and perhaps a few more (pretty dark on that rift eh ?) The HLE part of Nemu64 can be turned off/on during gameplay, so you can see the speed difference pretty well. A release should follow soon enough, so don't bother the authors about a release date. Oh, the the release AFTER that release will let you play 3D games ;)
And as you probably noticed, there was no bleem! release last night. Reasons for the delay are listed at bleem! site, they will give refunds to those who want it.
Doug Lowenstein for once does something good. There was a meeting yesterday in the Senate about violence and videogames and Doug Lowenstein of the IDSA, was one of the few that stood up for videogames and focussed more on the parents, since the parents buy the pricey games. Nofadz.com has put a page with "who said what" and even Realaudio files of what they said. Some of the things said are so ludicrous, you'd start to think if these people actually know what a videogame is. Thanks to Cable|guy for the news
MESS Site moves to Emuverse! After a 5 month hiatus, the MESS project (kinda like MAME, but for console systems) is back with 2 new systems added to the project: the Enterprise 128K and the Amstrad CPC 6128. Both the new drivers are being developed by Kevin Thacker, the author of Arnold (CPC/CPC+ emu). 2 pictures are available at the MESS Site of these "new" systems
Wednesday, May 5th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:14 CET
The bleem! site has been updated with a bit of news about their new tracker, it shows you what the status of YOUR order is at this very time :-)
I'm feeling better, so updates will return to normal from tomorrow on. That's right, LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of updates everyday =) Not this paltry 10 updates a day anymore.
AmiGenerator 990503 released! This is the Amiga version of Generator, a Genesis emulator. There are apparently heaps of new things in this release, which you can read at the AmiGenerator Site. I was unable to download a copy, because the FTP was full. Thanks to Jerome Davoine for the news.
Bleem! (the Playstation emulator) will be released in about 5 hours from now (21:30 CET) and chances are that 5 minutes after its release there will be a zillion sites offering a cracked/hacked version of bleem!. Please, DO NOT download these files, as they will most likely be virus/BO infected and might end up destroying your system. It is NOT worth the trouble!
Ooh, this is nice (sorta ;). This is a Virtual Dog Sh*t Creator, if you're not good at math, your doodie will probably generate an error :) Thanks to whoever sent me the link, I've lost your mail!!
Gridle has updated the MAME WIP Page again, pics of Cyberball 2072, Rad Action and a whole lot more!
Dboy 0.50 released! This Gameboy emulator has received a pretty big update, here's what's new. Thanks to Kosh for the news and Steven Livingston for the translation
Dgen 1.01 released! Dave has been able to fix his HD, thanks to all those people that mailed him, so he has released a new version of Dgen, his Genesis emulator. This release uses a dgen.ini with several options and has the usual bunch or fixes. Thanks to Till Oldemeyer of SYS2064 for the news.
MAME32 0.35 Beta 12 released!! This is the WIN95/98/NT version of MAME, lots of people have been waiting for this, myself included :)
Tuesday, May 4th 1999 - Last updated @ 19:40 CET
Bubble has updated AutoFire MAME to Beta 12 and also added support for QKOF, you can get the binary here or the source here
J-ROM has released Quiz King of Fighters, a Japanese-only (I think) NeoGeo game around 8mb zipped! The file appears difficult to download however...
RAGE team are rockin' the NeoGeo emulation world yet again - here's the latest NeoRAGEx version 0.5c!!! This update fixes many problems with games lacking sound, adds autofire, more Shotfactory options and various tweaks and fixes. Thanks Janne and Anders!
Got home at 2:00 AM here in NYC - Sorry for the late emergency update. :)
Monday, May 3rd 1999 - Last updated @ 23:28 CET
I'm feeling a bit sick (must be this good weather!), so if Prophet reads this, feel free to update :-)
I've added a new board, for discussion about current affairs like the Nato Attacks on Serbia or the school shootings. If you are wondering why Retrogames should allow such a board, it's because there's a need for a board like this on this site. I hope this makes the general messageboard a bit cleaner :)
I wonder if someone actually did this :) Thanks to Shih Tzu for the link
New TrueReality for Linux released! For some reason, the file cannot be downloaded from my site, so click here to read what's new and download the file. Thanks to Coolbest for the news
PC Arcade is reporting that we should see a new NeoRAGE-X release today, probably :)
DarcNES 990502 released! Another update from this multi-system emulator for 'nix systems. This release has the usual bunch of bugfixes and improvements, check the homepage for more info
Step 1: [Insert loser here] Step 2: [Loser inserted]. I believe this person is as stupid as Nintendo :) Thanks to bigphoot for the link
DosUAE 0.75d released! This is the DOS version of the Amiga emulator, but inlike its WIN32 counterpart, it's at version 0.75
Speak and Spell Simulator! Yep, one of the machines still on everyone's list is finally here (well, almost ;)! This thing works like the real machine and even sounds the same, although I'm not sure the latter part is good ;) The beta I've tried is pretty amazing and it should be released right here @ Retrogames in a few days, maybe sooner. Depends on how soon the subdomain starts to work :)
This is day 5 of this nice weather, I have this feeling that we will get one week of rain for every nice day we've had =)
This is what I get for being human ... at times :) It's a tad late, but it's here: DarcNES 05.01, the NES/SMS/GENESIS (not quite)/PCE emulator for Unix. There's an X11 version and an SVGAlib version. You can edit the makefile and compile a DOS version yourself :)
The following site has a really cool "RETRO Design", it's modelled completely like an Amiga with workBench 1.3 :) Although it's in German, it's not too difficult to navigate and if you look around, you'll see some Amiga roms for download too :) Click here to see the site
ClrMAME 1.36 released! Roman Scherzer said that this will be the last release for a while, since he will be implementing some new features. Those features will take quite some time. Anyway, this release fixed the PIGNEWTON bug and adds a bit more protection. ClearMAME is a MAME rom manager.
BWAHAHAHA!! Nintendo has a FAQ on its site concerning emulation, ROMS and piracy and NINTENDO once again shows that they think that THEY make the rules. One of the questions in the faq is the following: Does Nintendo Think Emulation Companies Promote Piracy? Why? Yes. The only purpose of video game emulators are to play illegal copied games from the Internet. WRONG! I know for a fact that there are CERTAIN developers out there for various consoles, that use the emulators to test out the game. HAH! Emulators are also used by people at home who code their own games/demos and play/use them on the emulators, since they cannot burn an EEPROM. Here's another one: Are all ROMS on the Internet Illegal? Yes. All ROMs available on the Internet are unauthorized and infringing copies of copyrighted works. WOOOOOHAHAHAH!! NINTENDO seems to forget that some roms are in the public domain and others have gotten the author's permission to be freely distributed. Let's not forget the homebrewn roms, eh ? They also complain about UltraHLE and how it is violating some copyrights and circumvents their anti-piracy security system. To this I have one thing to say: Either you show us what it is violating or you NEVER EVER mention that again! Click HERE to read this ridiculous FAQ. Thanks to DarkMazda's Domain for the link
Here's a patch to make Fatal Fury 3 work again in MAME 0.35 Beta 12. Thanks to Mason for the file.
What a wonderful Sunday :-) Again the sun is shining, it's about 22 Celsius, and quite frankly it's a shame to be sitting inside and working. So, I won't ;)
Saturday, May 1st 1999 - Last updated @ 23:59 CET
MAME 0.35b12 roms! Thanks go to Gridle, again. He simply rocks. (forgottn.zip isn't there, it's not supposed to be enabled)
Dgen 1.0 released! The author of DTMNT strikes again, this time with an Genesis/Megadrive emulator for WIN32. He said it works in WIN95/98 but it also works on my NT4 setup (with the DX5 beta). It's not on the level of Genecyst or Kgen98, but it's all you're gonna get and it ain't that shabby (for now ?). The author of DGen, DTMNT (and the future DTMNT2) has had his partitiontable corrupted by Windows NT4.0. If you believe you may be able to help,please read the second text file included with DGen for a description of the problem. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to go to the Dgen Site
SNES9x 1.19 for Linux/i386 (libc6) released! MASSIVE update, check this: Initial 3dfx support, faster screen rendering on most games, sprite priority problems finally fixed, software z-buffer, sound fixes, 4096 SNES colour mode, special SPC700 cycle timing for some games, multiple colour window bug fixes, ROM check sum validation (check for corrupt/hacked ROMs), and lots of other emulation bug fixes. That's an impressive list, let's hope the DOS/WIN32 ports follow soon :) Speaking of ports, John Stiles has updated the Mac port and it is now at version 1.18e, you can download it at emulation.net. Thanks to gamb|t for the news
RomCenter 1.30 released! This excellent MAME rom manager now handles the "NO GOOD DUMP EXITS"-roms better and even allows you to play games directly from RomCenter. Check the RomCenter Site for more news
Seems that.. bleem! will finally be released on 5/5/1999 at 5:55PM. (The question remains - in which time zone?)