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  • 1-UP - 1-UP: Multi-Emu Frontend!
  • ARCADE FLYERS - The Flyer and Poster Archive for MAME/RAINE
  • CARTLIST32 - If you have console roms, you need this.
  • CHEAT - Pugsy's MAME Cheat Page.
  • CINDER - Cinder's Wallpapers.
  • CRASHTEST - More than JUST arcade screenshots!
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  • GIGO & HII'S SITE - Official site for G-NES/TNES/G-NSF/TGB and more!
  • G-MAX STUDIOS - EmuLand 1.0 -- AMAZING!
  • HUBERT - The Web Page
  • IMPACT EMU - Awesome 3D Arcade Emulator!
  • IR PINBALL - Original and Ported Pinball Tables for Visual Pinball!
  • MADRIGAL - Madrigal's Simulators
  • MAME - The Official Site!
  • MAME ROM INFO - MAME Rom sizes/CRCs/filenames/etc !
  • MAME WORLD - The ULTIMATE MAME support site!
  • MARP - Action Replays!
  • NGMC - NeoGouki's MUGEN creations!
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  • OVERCLOCKED - Daily emu/gaming comic.
  • POCKETNES - Play NES games on your PocketPC!
  • RETRO RADIO - Official Retro Radio mirror.
  • RIPS-R-US - Cool Sprite Rips!
  • SASS - Speak & Spell Simulator!
  • SCREENMANIA - 20,000+ Screenshots!!
  • SPACE INVADERS - Space Invaders Fan Site
  • TKMAME - The Coolest MAME Frontend!
  • TOSEC - DATfiles for everyone :)
  • THE REVIEW CENTER - Reviews, Reviews and Reviews!.
  • .TZX VAULT - Huge ZX Spectrum game vault!
  • X-MAME - Official X-MAME site. - Cool Sprite Rips!
  • SASS - Speak & Spell Simulator!
  • SCREENMANIA - 30,000+ Screenshots!!
  • SPACE INVADERS - Space Invaders Fan Site
  • TKMAME - The Coolest MAME Frontend!
  • TOSEC - DATfiles for everyone :)
  • THE REVIEW CENTER - Reviews, Reviews and Reviews!.
  • .TZX VAULT - Huge ZX Spectrum game vault!
  • X-MAME - Official X-MAME site.
  •   Wednesday, June 30th 1999 - Last updated @ 22:18 CET

  • According to Computer Exchange, UK Dreamcast games will have an option for 60hz gameplay, eliminating those ugly borders :) Thanks to Mat for the link

  • The MAME Flyers & Posters Archive has been updated to version 3.4, with 19 flyers replaced and 20 added :)

  • Head on over to GeoShock to download the redump of Sengoku 2

  • Microsoft has released service pack 1 for windows 98 users to download.

  • IMDB has all the details about the South Park movie narrowly missing a dreaded NC-17 rating (american version of a X rating).

  • The Madman's Cafe has posted pics of KOF99, they look amazing!!

  • It's my sister's birthday today and I forgot to buy her a present! I'll have to do some last-minute shopping =)

  •   Tuesday, June 29th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:39 CET

  • SMS Power released Tensai Bakabon. in addition to that, Zoop has also started SMS Dev, a site dedicated to hacking and programming Sega 8-bit systems! Thanks to PRoToCoL for the news.

  • Heh, many of you will get a sense of deja-vu :)

  • NEMU64 0.5a released! This should fix a small bug when loading .rom files.

  • I'd like to take a moment and think of my dear friend Dave (age 24) who was shot by his in-laws last year (some of you may remember this, no updates for 4 days). It's been exactly ONE year and 2 days now: Dave, we miss you :(

  • NEMU64 0.5 RELEASED!! This Nintendo64 emulator now runs several commercials games at playable speeds! It's amazing, it really is. Nemu64 now uses DirectX 6.0 (NT users won't be able to use this) for a massive speed boost and awesome graphics. It's not as fast as UHLE yet, according to the coders you can expect the same speed as UHLE very soon. Click here to read what's new, thanks to Adrox for the news

  • Bloomberg reported that Sega shares took a nosedive hitting rock bottom on the Nikkei exchange

  • Tim Atkins sent me a cool mail, it's about actual label warnings on consumer products. I turned it into HTML, so that it's easier to read.

  • Arcade ROMs from Japan has released Super Dodge Ball (Japanese bootleg, Technos)! Note: This is NOT NeoGeo. -P-

  • SMS Power has released Gain Ground, a conversion of the 2 player strategy arcade game. -P-

  • Lev, ZTNET/Emulation World's founder & all around nice guy, has been interviewed by News-u-lator! A good read to be sure. -P-

  •   Monday, June 28th 1999 - Last updated @ 21:45 CET

  • DarcNES for BeOS released, thanks to {Placebo} for the link

  • White men can't jump and here's the proof. I mirrored this file locally, it was obtained from DailyTV. Thanks to godhand for the link

  • Carsten Sorensen has released a little VBE2 TSR for Matrox G200 owners, it enables the low-res modes frequently used by old games and demos. If you were having trouble with emulators and such, this is the utility for you!

  • Come Back64 beta 2 for WIN32 released! This is a small bugfix release, check the CB64 Site for more info on this C64 emulator. Click here to read what's new, thanks to Steve_W for the news.

  • Sure is boring today, I'll see if I can find some news :)

  • Steven Livingston sent me a translation of what he thinks was written on the DBOY Site yesterday: 1) He recently got a new job. 2) He was angered by a magazine that treated Dboy badly. 3) He was disappointed that the an english translation was forgotten about. 4) People don't realize that the user has the easiest job but the creator is the one who really does the work. Ted also sent me a translation of thie page, but he ran it through Translingo and came up with something that's almost understandable :)

  • A brief request... if anyone knows good places to buy old arcade cabinets (cheaply) in the New York City area, please mail me! Thanks. -P-

  • Here's a little tip regarding NeoRAGEx... If you prefer console mode (limited credits and extra features/modes), but you want red blood etc., just do this: start the game in arcade mode, exit to Windows, go to the hiscores folder, and change the extension from brm to brmc. For most games (except AoF3 & Samsho 1 & 2)this will defeat the censorship. BTW, for Samsho2, just go to options, select Japanese for language, then go back and set it to English. Voila! Red blood! -P-

  • Here's the new Ami99, a Texas Instruments home computer emulator! Thanks again Emusphere for the file. -P-

  • FCE 0.14 released! FCE is a DOS NES emu. Thanks to Emusphere for the file. -P-

  • The SNES9x source code for the Windows version 1.19 build #39 is now public. -P-

  • SMS Power has released Double Target, a Japanese version of Quartet. -P-

  • Sorry for the late update. Not much news anyway. -P-

  •   Sunday, June 27th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:06 CET

  • You can now download ALL the neogeo romfixes from GeoShock!

  • Boukichi has posted his reason behind quitting Dboy, I think. I'm not sure since it's in Japanese (Steve ?)

  • Zoop has released Meka 0.20 to registered users: Changes in this version includes, but are not limited to: fixed slowdown with FM emulation on certain games, much improved input system with new options and a way to remap the gamepads buttons, added Sport Pad emulation, improved Paddle controller emulation and detection (now you can play Out Run with it!), slighty improved Light Gun emulation, messages are now shown in fullscreen mode, major checksum and compatibility update, and more options available directly from the GUI. As usual, only registered users have access to the new version for a certain amount of time. If I am in a good mood you can expect to see a public version in a few days. Thanks to Zoop and PRoToCoL for the news.

  • True, very true :)

  • New Olympic Sport ?

  • Pete Bernert has released version 1.0 of his new Midas SPU plugin for use with PSEmu Pro

  • If you're looking for a frontend for some of the emus you have on your HD, you might want to try out this new multi-emu frontend called FEMUS, it looks pretty cool :)

  • Emu+ RC2 released! This is an unofficial MAME build, with autofire and overclocking options, this release adds save states for NEOGEO games ONLY, has sound logging for DAC and Astrocad drivers (WOW and the TMS34010 games) and has a new Rampart slapstic fix. You can locally download the ASM Core version, the source and the C Core version, the Pentium optimised versions are available at the Emu+ Site.

  • Rumors about the existence of Chrono Trigger 2 appear to be based on some facts.

  • Wired reports about another batch of classic apples up for grabs at a auction on Tuesday

  • Will Nintendo's N64DD addon ever reach the marketplace? Check out Nintendojo for more info in this subject

  • MAME32 (Windows) 0.35 Release Candidate 2 released!!! Check the homepage for more info and support files. -P-

  •   Saturday, June 26th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:16 CET

  • Rodimus Prime (A/PMAME) has quit ? Thanks to David Poland for the news. *UPDATE* Check the page's source

  • Check out Weird Al's new video "The Saga Begins". It's a little ode to Star Wars :)

  • I think it's time some of you out there lose your analog cellphones real quick, check this story from Wired

  • Nudity + Rock 'n Roll = Dreamcast ?

  • If the King Of Fighters '99 anime intro grabbed your attention, then take a look at the character artwork courtesy of GameFan OnLine.

  • Gamefan has done an in-depth review of the little NeoGeo Pocket, Metal Slug looks awesome!! Maybe this could be the Gameboy beater that we're hoping for :)

  • The MAME RC2 roms are available!

  • Richard Bannister has released Dgen/MAC 1.1.4, here's what's news: The new version of DGen adds Raster Effects (by John Stiles) and Save RAM support (by Gil Pedersen), as well as many other minor changes and fixes. In other Dgen related news, a BeOS port by Abazan is now available! It's actually a port of the Linux version, you can download the R4.5/x86 binary of DGen/SDL here. Thanks to Richard Bannister and {Placebo} for the news.

  • New TRWIN-GL released! Lot of new things in this release, here'a small list: Faster texture cacheing, tlb, better support for controller and it plays a few commercial games. The can download the source here, be sure to check out the TRWIN Site for more news. Thanks to Einstein II for the news

  • LoopyNES has released a new beta containing various fixes and features including a fixed #11 mapper and vs. gun support. Thanks Emusphere for the file. -P-

  • Some RockNES news: they've got mapper #16 woking (Dragonball) and are working on #17. Thanks Emusphere for the news. -P-

  • Shamu is a Sega Saturn emu in development - so far they have managed to get the title screen from Nights to display! It's a start. :) Thanks Emulatronia for the news. -P-

  • JoseQ posted an interesting article regarding the numerous unofficial MAME builds these days. Lots of good points in the article, especially the reminder that programmers are welcome to submit their work for evaluation by mamedev. Atila is on the list, so if you write a new driver, improve an existing one or come up with some cool new optimization or feature - please ask him or someone on mamedev to submit it for evaluation! Your code *could* become part of Official MAME! -P-

  • Apologies to Kirkland, who was responsible for the Gururin fix for MAME 0.35rc2, not Dutch. -P-

  •   Friday, June 25th 1999 - Last updated @ 22:45 CET

  • HU-GO! 0.96 released! A new version of this PCE/TG16 emulator has been released and it has a nice number of updates and fixes which you can read here. The source to this emulator can be downloaded here.

  • SMS Power has just released The Flash! Thanks to PRoToCoL for the link

  • Emulatronia has posted pics of a new Speccy emu called SPEC256 which uses 256 colors!!

  • SPAM COP is here! "Spam Cop kills 99,9% of spam dead!" or something :)

  • Capcom still hasn't learn to count to FOUR, click here to see some SFIII: 3rd Strike pics :)

  • Courtesy of Phoenix Technologies BIOS software, you'll be greeted by advertizing during bootup screens in the future. Now, if I would see the following on my screen I would probably throw the computer out of my window: "Visit AOL @ www.aol.com, America's premier on/offline service" ;). Hmm, maybe I should plug Retrogames like that =)

  • CaPriCe32 1.01 released! This CPC emulator just received a huge update, click here to see what's new. Please check the CaPriCe Site for more info

  • "Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says" - "Two Sisters Reunited After 18 Years in Checkout Counter" - "Man Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge". Pretty weird huh, there's a lot more where that came from at The Best Newspaper Headlines of 1998

  • Retrogames will no longer be posting unofficial MAME builds that come without source. The source should also be sent to someone on the devlist so that it can be looked at and (maybe) added to the official MAME build.

  • Dennis Piet found a new home for his START-series of frontends, Longevity of Digital Arcade is now hosting him. To celebrate this, Dennis has released a beta version of StartM72! So head on over to his site and download it :)

  • WOW! Over 5,000,000 served and still going strong =) Retrogames is doing better than that Teri Hatcher Page ("Atila Mert Library" - on the menu) I once did, although I had about 2,000,000 hits on that one. Prophet and I want to thank you for your continued support!!

  • Roman Scherzer has released ClrMAME 1.39! This ROM management utility is now updated for the changes in MAME 0.35 RC2. Homepage. -P-

  • (I removed Prophet's bleem! post, since I already posted it 2 days ago - Atila :)

  • Rodimus Prime has released updated versions of AMAME & PMAME based upon MAME 0.35 RC2 source. AMAME & PMAME are *UNOFFICIAL* AMD/P2 & Pentium optimized MAME builds. -P-

  • Dutch was kind enough to create these batch files for fixing Gururin & Irritating Maze for MAME 0.35 RC2. Unzip the game zip and the fix zip into the same directory - it's pretty simple after that. -P-

  • Skeeter's Nest is reporting that SNK USA has canceled NeoGeo CD orders, and that SNK Japan is phasing out their home market. If you are still looking for a NeoGeo CD system, you better work fast! -P-

  •   Thursday, June 24th 1999 - Last updated @ 22:52 CET

  • SMS Power has released Spy vs. Spy!

  • The MAME Flyers & Poster Archive has hit 700 flyers! You can use these with MAME32 and several MAME frontends like TKmame and Arcade@Home

  • Gordon updated his MAME ROM INFO PAGE, go check it out!

  • Geo Shock has released the MVS dump of Ninja Combat! Thanks to HAZE and Guiseppe Romano for the news

  • AMD has started to ship their new CPU called Athlon (K7), thanks to SAV2880 for the link

  • Computer Exchange has reviewed KOF99 for the Dreamcast, thanks to Mat for the link.

  • Did I mention that I love the Jerry Springer Show ? It's the only show on TV that allows the audience to actively participate in the show ;) Too bad he turnt soft now, I thought we had enough Oprah's in the world :)

  • SNEeSe 0.251 released! Lots and lots and lots of bugfixes in this release, you can download the source here. Check the SNEeSe Site for more info.

  • A woman in Georgia has filed an obscenity complaint against a local Toys 'R Us, because they were selling Austin Powers dolls that said: "Do I make you horny, baby, do I?". She said that her son "is in no way ready for any sex conversations". She probably doesn't understand that kids at 11 are "knockin' boots" (Go ask your mom what that means ;) like never before. Where can I buy one of those dolls !?

  • MacMAME 0.35 RC2 released, it's now upto date with the DOS version.You can download the source here, for more info visit the MacMAME Site

  • Here's Austin Power's ID, be sure to check the signature ;) Thanks to Eric Lo for the pic.

  • Here's the MAME RC2 source code, it's an update and has to be applied over the RC1 source code.

  • Dutch has posted a message regarding the changes to several NeoGeo games in MAME 0.35 RC2. Some good info there - take a look. -P-

  • MAME 0.35 Release Candidate 2 released!!! This ain't just yer ordinary RC - there's all sorts of new stuff!!! =) As reported the other day, MAME team has fixed the previous problems with the Atari slapstic in several games, rendering Gauntlet 1 & 2, Xybots, Empire Strikes Back (YES!!!) & Rampart fully playable without random crashes in later levels etc. Also notable is the continuing trend of adding new games to release candidates! Among the new games are Search & Rescue, Street Smart, Flying Shark, Rally Bike, Demon's World & Wardner! Thanks Emuviews for the file. -P-

  • Tim Eckel's awesome MAME frontend, Arcade@Home, has once again gone out to the beta-testers. At beta 4, it's looking great - keeping up with the changes in MAME has been the biggest hurdle I think. If all goes well, there should be a public release soon, barring any serious problems. :) -P-

  • Deimos Zero does it again!!! Apollo69 provided a mod bios, which you can find at Deimos' homepage. Using this arcade mod, you can play those secret levels in Metal Slug X! Be sure to carefully follow the instructions Deimos has written. You can also download this New KBMAME with fixed trackball support (no more axis flipping problems in Irritating Maze)! -P-

  • Naz is creating a new home at GeoShock, Haze's new NeoGeo site derived from the now defunct NeoGeo Country!!! A great match if you ask me. -P-

  •   Wednesday, June 3rd 1999 - Last updated @ 22:23 CET

  • I'm having some mail difficulties (like no mail for 8 hours now!), sorry for not updating.

  • Pre-Order your Dreamcast at KB Toys today!!!

  • According to Gamefan and Electronics Boutique, the Dreamcast (pre-)sales are record setting. Joseph J. Firestone, Electronics Boutique's CEO, said "Presales for the Sega Dreamcast system have at this point surpassed the pace of any previous hardware launch." Thanks to wook for the link

  • MicroSoft decides to create Dreamcast console titles. Gamefan reports MicroSoft is creating an original title, Cut Away, and porting Flight Simulator.

  • Visitor 5,000,000 will be here within a day or so, only 50,000 hits left :)

  • Forbes has interviewed Howard Lincoln, CEO of Nintendo of America. They talk about things that are going one right now, the past and the future. Oh yeah, emulation is not mentioned :) Thanks to Dennis Essa for the link

  • There's a rather sizeable update at the Nemu64 Site, definately worth the read. I spoke to Lemmy and he told me that he added lighting support and chances are that a release might appear soon :)

  • Deimos has updated his site with more screenshots of hidden levels from Metal Slug X. Now the real question still remains: are any of these levels playable from the normal game? -P-

  • Madman's Cafe has posted a new KoF99 (MVS) update! For those hardcore KoF fans, check it out. -P-

  • Apollo69 appears to be making a new NeoGeo technical services site - I don't think it'll be dumping related. -P-

  •   Tuesday, June 22nd 1999 - Last updated @ 22:55 CET

  • Game Informer News has an article about the Intellivision Lives port rumors. Activision confirms they are interested in making a PSX version of Intellivision Lives, but have yet to decide on the specifics

  • SMS Power has released World Games, a weird sports game.

  • NeoMAME for MAC PowerPC released! Yeah, it's been out for a few days now, but it's been getting daily updates since its release. This NeoMAME has 16bit support for all games and can be overclocked, among other things. Thanks to Emuverse and Richard Bannister for the news.

  • According to Fastest Gaming News OnLine, Activision is considering releasing Space Invaders for the Dreamcast. If this interests you, maybe it's a good time to drop a line to Activision

  • GameFan released the anime intro of King of Fighters: Dream Match 1999 (Dreamcast version) as two big MPEG files. Get it now!

  • Mr. Boom 3.0 released! Mr. Boom is a Bomberman clone with netplay support, upto 8 people can play at once. Frantic action is the best action, check the Mr. Boom Site for more info

  • Gary posted a nice update on the SNES9x Developers Journal, he found an English version of Super Mario RPG and is working on SA-1 emulation. It also doesn't crash where ZSNES does (mine cart section)! After lots of trials and tribulations he also has his PC up and running again, so 3DFx and DirectX support will also be worked on again. Thanks to Emuviews for the link

  • GEO-SHOCK is here!

  • SNEeSe 0.25 released! After a very long time of nothing, SNEeSe returns. This SNES emulator was stopped a while ago, but the author continued work on it secretly. Although not upto ZSNES/SNES9x level yet, it's worth a download. The author also released the source code to the emulator. Thanks to [E|YSiUM] for the news.

  • The Nemu64 Site has been updated with more cool pics and a compatibility list :)

  • Manbeast interviewed Janne and Anders, the authors of NeoRAGE-X, you can read the interview here

  • Your prayers have been answered, The Empire Strikes Back in MAME is now playable! It sometimes hangs at the high score name entry screen, but hopefully that'll be fixed too soon :)

  •   Monday, June 21st 1999 - Last updated @ 22:33 CET

  • News-U-Lator has closed its doors.

  • The webmaster of freeroms.com received a NASTY letter from Nintendo a while ago, it was so nasty that it had to be hand delivered. NCL just never stops to amaze me, thanks to Stu for the link *UPDATE* The dude asked for it, selling N64 rom cds isn't smart (I didn't get that part the first time, sorry about that :)

  • Einstein II has done a massive compatibility test with all N64 emus out there, including Pagan and Nin64. A bit of German is required though :)

  • EMI Recorded Music will start to sell their HUGE catalogue of music over the internet! They've hired Liquid Audio to encode their catalogue (which spans thousands of cds) so that we'll be able to buy and download the songs via the internet. Click here for the full story

  • Nintendojo posted an informative followup on the GameBoy modem story, NCL's stocks also rose almost 10% during the day, because of this GB/Inet thingie.

  • Techweb is reporting that Intel admits to shipping defective 810 chip-sets, tsk tsk ;)

  • I'm alive, it's just that it's a quiet day today :)

  • Arcade ROMs from Japan has released Battle Field (SNK 198x?)! -P-

  • Woohoo!!! Guru-Choc is reporting that MAME Dev *may* have finally defeated the slapstic protection in Atari games like Gauntlet!!! If this is true, it's a very happy day for retrogamers everywhere! =) -P-

  • StartRAINE 0.23.3 released! This RAINE frontend now adds support for the secret games, the wibble effect(too weird!) and some other fixes. -P-

  • A new bleem! beta has been released for CD key owners! New features include Gran Turismo & Final Fantasy 8 support!!! Thanks Emusphere for the news. -P-

  • RockNES 0.91 has been released!!! This 8-bit Nintendo emu has been updated with tons of fixes and optimizations. Check the homepage for more info. Thanks again JoseQ! -P-

  • SMS Power has released Ms PacMan (8-bit Sega)! Thanks JoseQ for the info. -P-

  • Does Deimos rock or what!? Here's KBAME 9 ASM core with preliminary trackball support!!! Yes, it loads Irritating Maze correctly (sound is now correct, mostly...) and is actually playable! =) Be sure to get this new neogeo.drv as well. Source code is available from Deimos' homepage. -P-

  •   Sunday, June 20th 1999 - Last updated @ 20:58 CET

  • CNN is reporting that "Horror author Stephen King was seriously injured when he struck by a van while walking Saturday, police said." Click here for more on this story. Thanks to several people for the link

  • SNES9x for Windows 1.19 build 39 has been released and it now has .zip support and fixes a few bugs here and there, get it while it's hot ;)

  • PaleWriter has written a FAQ on Neo CD, the neogeo cd emulator. Click here to read it.

  • Seems that "Pirates of Silicon Valley", that will air on TNT tonight, kinda sucks. ZDNN has more on the movie.

  • Something's up at the Dboy site, the link for Dboy 0.50a has been removed. I don't know much else, since it's in Japanese. *UPDATE* According to Yuu and Steven Livingston developement on Dboy has probably stopped/halted. More info will be posted as we get it.

  • Former Lara Croft model Nell McAndrew will be appearing nude/naked/sans clothes in the August issue of Playboy Magazine, click here for more info on this "guaranteed-to-be-sold-out" issue. Hey, stop drooling already!!

  • Iomega lays another financial bomb, 2 plants are being shut down (among other things)

  • CNET reports Microworkz begins July 13th shipments of the iToaster. A Linux based computer that retails for $199, click here for more.

  • Intellivision is coming to the PSX, click here to read more about it! Thanks to ngz for the link

  • Pete Bernert has released version 1.17 of his TNT/OpenGL plugin for use with PSEmu. It's now faster and more compatible and has a special fix for Tomb Raider 3.

  • The Official Raine Site has been updated with information on hidden games (Bioship Paladin, Mutant Night, others?) and how to activate them! =) -P-

  • Some people asked for this, so here it is: the romfix.bat for fixing Kizuna Encounter, KoF95 & World Heroes Perfect for use with NeoRAGEx. Read the NRx readme.txt for instructions on proper use. -P-

  • Guru-Choc at Arcade ROM Heaven is reporting that Irritating Maze *is* dumped correctly, but current drivers are not loading it correctly. And REMEMBER - Irritating Maze is NOT yet playable on ANY emu. You can only watch the demos. -P-

  • SMS Power has released Super Kick Off (8-bit Sega)! Thanks Adrox for the info. -P-

  • Small tip: overclock captaint to 16 mhz to avoid the z80 error at game over in NRx. -P-

  • Here's a complete neogeo.drv for KBMAME, including drivers for ALL currently released/leaked games. Thanks to Deathlok the Demolisher for the irrmaze & fixed captaint drivers. -P-

  •   Saturday, June 19th 1999 - Last updated @ 21:28 CET

  • Dgen/Linux released, thanks to several people for the mail!

  • Fully correct MAME 0.35 RC1 romsets available now, in the usual place. 100 % Retrogames Quality.

  • Absolutely MASSIVE update @ the MAME WIP Page

  • Nintendo will offer GameBoy games through a cellular phone network service.

  • GameSpot News has a nice collection of DreamCast movie downloads available here and here

  • Everyone who uses the NeoGeoCD Emulator can buy NeoGeo CD's from SNK at http://www.snkusa.com/CD.htm. It's not a bad thing to do, you know :)

  • I fixed the neogeo messageboard. I'd just like to remind everyone to act in a normal way and not like 12 year old kids. I (Atila) do not like kids posting all sorts of weird stuff on the Retrogames boards, same applies for rom requests and general lameness. If you have nothing to contribute, do not post on the boards. If you're a little kid and your looking for places to "trade roms", keep on looking. You are not welcome on our boards.

  • One of the Irritating Maze sound ROMs has been confirmed by MAMEdev as a bad dump. That's why it sometimes sounds awful. Thanks Dutch for the info. And how about that Captain Tomaday Z80 error in NRx? Maybe just an emulation bug? -P-

  • AMAME & PMAME were both updated to 0.35 RC1, with support added for Fight Fever & Puzzle Bobble 2! The C versions are more stable than the slightly faster ASM versions. As with all unofficial MAME builds, DO NOT bother the MAME team with any questions about these versions. -P-

  • Pretendo 0.04 released! This is a Windows NES emulator. New things in this release include: joystick support, auto frame-skipping and numerous bug fixes. Thanks Emusphere for the news. -P-

  • Captain Tomaday and Irritating Maze were both leaked by the former NGC head. Here is the inevitable New neogeo.drv for KBMAME, with support for Captain Tomaday. No Irritating Maze driver yet. Thanks Zealot-Ria for the captaint driver. -P-

  • Another long day, late night... -P-

  •   Friday, June 18th 1999 - Last updated @ 22:46 CET

  • I didn't know that DIVX players could talk (nasty ;), thanks to the Gamers Advocate Group (GAG) for the link. If you don't know what the GAG is, you're missing out :)

  • Steven Livingston sent me the translation for today's BeNES release, click here to read it.

  • BeNES 0.4 released! This is an NES emu (homepage) for the BeOS operating system, since it's in Japanese (hi Steve ;) I have no idea what's new. Thanks to {Placebo} for the news

  • Dereth has shut down =NEON=, the split neogeo rom archive. His farewell message is pretty harsh.

  • iViLDeD needs help from one (or more) of you out there. The Sega System 32 emu author wants to buy a S32 board (Dark Edge) so that he can dump it, and neither him nor iViLDeD can spend the cash right now to buy the board. The board is onsale at eBay for only $15! *UPDATE* People do not bid on this anymore, NAZ knows the high bidder, if things work out it'll be dumped. Right now the price is just going up!

  • TNT (the tv channel) will be airing a movie about Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple) and Bill Gates (releases alpha and beta software as "retail version") which is called The Pirates of Silicon Valley on Sunday the 20th of June. BBC News reports that "ER star Noah Wyle plays Apple co-founder Jobs while Anthony Michael Hall plays Microsoft chief executive Gates". Well, can't add much there. Thanks to Richard Bannister for the link

  • Gamefan has a nice story on Zelda 2, with lots of rumours!

  • Sony is trying to stop/regulate the sales of used PSX games, they tried it last year (with a price limit) and it bombed, so this time they're trying it in court! Can you believe that ?! Sony doesn't want their used games to be sold cheap because it might hurt the PSX image. This is what they were saying last year. What a load of cr*p, click here to read more about it

  • NBA JAM 2000 is coming!!

  • KB Toys has dropped the PSX and N64 prices to $99, click here to read more about it.

  • Here's the latest Japanese sales charts regarding consoles. Sony's sales dropped 7,000 units last week :)

  • That media violence bill that we reported about a few days ago has been REJECTED by the US Congress!

  • DragonYen has posted a (last ?) long update on why EliteGamer.com is down right now. It's a long story, but it's time to whoop Sony's behind and maybe even call for a boycott of somesort. If I'm not mistaken, the bleem! people should be able to sue Sony for harassment (among other things)

  • Dan Boris has released version 0.12 of his Atari 7800 emulator called v7800, click here to see what's new.

  • The Raine site has been updated with screenshots of Strahl, a horizontal shooter by UPL! Raine fan donations purchased the board. :) -P-

  •   Thursday, June 17th 1999 - Last updated @ 01:17 CET

  • SNES9x Windows 1.19 build 38 released! Several fixes, additions and a smaller exe. Thanks DVG for the file. -P-

  • Haze tells me he wants to change the name of NeoGeo Country, and he wants your suggestions! Post them on our NeoGeo board. :) -P-

  • If you have a Matrox G200, you may be interested in this freeware VBE extension! It'll give you more modes for emus. :) Go here for more info. Haven't tried it, so use at your own risk! Thanks G for the info. -P-

  • Some good news for a change! Most Retrogames visitors know Haze - a great guy and one of our favorite MAME hackers. :) Well, Haze has reopened a completely New NeoGeo Country with a new attitude! No more demands for money, no more public attacks. -P-

  • NeoRAGE X 0.6b released! This is a small bugfix release BUT it also features overclocking !

  • Richard Bannister has released Arnold/MacOS 1.0.1, this CPC emulator just got a HUGE speedboost!

  • XMAME 0.35 RC1.1 released, click here to see what's new!

  • GameFan has posted an mpg of Castlevania Resurrection for the Dreamcast!

  • Dennis Piet has released an update to StartRAINE, his RAINE frontend. It fixes a few small bug left in the last release, version 0.23.1. A nice addition are the "mame keys", start leeching :)

  • BeMAME 0.34 beta 5 released! Finally an update for the BeOS port, but it's based on an old version of MAME. Let's hope a newer version will be released soon :) Thanks to jay_on_emu for the link

  • A major Windows NT securtiy breach was found earlier this month, which enables hackers to completely take over a server and its network! Very serious indeed, yet M$ still hasn't done anything big about it.

  • NEO-CD 0.40 released! Yes, here it is, the world's first NEOGEO CD emulator that works. I don't have any NEOGEO CD games here, but Turbofan tested the emulator with Metal Slug 2 (pic 1 - pic 2). The source is also available here. Thanks to Turbofan for the news

  • NeoGeo Country ? More like Lamer City!

  • Neill Cortlett has released his 68k emulator called STARSCREAM! This is the heart of many emulators out there and it can be freely distributed. If you're an emu author, you might want to download this :) Thanks to JoseQ for the news.

  • JoseQ has posted his latest Rumor Mill - always an interesting read. Some really good stuff this time, so definitely check it out!

  • UPDATE BY ATILA I'm DISGUSTED with what these losers posted on their site about our friend GURUCHOC of Arcade Heaven and his wife. NeoGeo Country will no longer get any support from Retrogames!

  •   Wednesday, June 16th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:10 CET

  • NeoGeo Country is looking for mirrors to host MVS version of Baseball Stars Professional, help them out if you can. Thanks to Guiseppe Romano for the news.

  • MORE PARTYMUSIC! Because our host setup a new server and added some bandwith he wants to see how the box performs under heavy stress. How better to help them with a few new releases, in MP3 style. First up is "Analogue State of Mind" by Dan Dryer of Destiny Music. This tune won the 1st place at TakeOver '99 in the MP3 contest a week or so ago. The second song is by Sierra & Chaotic of Destiny Music and is called "Super Model". Remember to leech both tunes as my host wants to see some stress on the new box!!

  • WOWOWOWOW!! NUDE CELEBS! Check out those thumbnails of all those famous celebs ;-)

  • DIVX IS DEAD! DIVX was on life-support too long I think :) Thanks to a zillion people (honest!) for the news

  • An American court rules Diamond's Rio, a portable mp3 player, is legal. Click here or here for the full story, thanks to wook for the stories :)

  • The King of Fighters '99: Dream Match will be going onsale in Japan next week and it *might* show up as a Dreamcast launch title on 9/9/99 !

  • Fixo has interviewed Jeff Miller of Stella-X fame, it's a long interview but very informative :)

  • MacMAME 0.35 RC1 released, information about new things is available at the MacMAME Site

  • AWESOME NEW PICS AT THE NEMU64 SITE !!

  • The US government is overreacting once again, now trying to pass a bill that will ban the sales of violent games to teenagers. This is the official US policy I think: 1) DO nothing. 2) Wait till something bad happens 3) Overreact and blame the wrong people 4) Try to pass crooked legislation 5) Hide from angry people 6) Revoke the crooked legislation 7) Go back to doing nothing. Thanks to Michael Farrell for the link

  • New bleem! beta released, this too requires the cd-key to play

  • What a night... over to you Atila!

  • DGen 1.12 released!!! DGen is a superb Win9x based Genesis emu. It now has ZIP support, better speed and several other fixes. Thanks Emuviews for the file.

  • KBMAME neogeo.drv updated once more to include Fight Fever (ffever), thanks again to [FeLon]. *Updated & Fixed* Thanks K.K. for noticing the incorrect item count.

  • *Update* Question retracted. My misunderstanding. Nevermind. :) -P-

  • Apparently PB2 is NOT a leak from NGC. Fight Fever has also been released. I just spoke to ChrisR on IRC. He claims to have dumped these games himself, and released them because he disagrees with NGC's policies. He also claims to own THIS huge collection of every NeoGeo game ever made. Make of all this what you will... -P-

  • NeoGeo Country has updated regarding the recent release of PB2. The good news is that NGC will continue - go read the update for yourself.

  • New KBMAME neogeo.drv now available. This update renames Pop'n Bounce, NeoGeo Cup 98 and Super Dodge Ball to Official MAME names. It also has a Puzzle Bobble 2 driver thanks to [FeLon]. *NOTE* - I DO NOT have PB2. DO NOT ask me where to get it or how. -P-

  • Unofficial MAME32 0.35 RC1 available here. DO NOT ask MAME team about this version, use it at you own risk! Thanks A@H for the file.

  • Here we go again... Puzzle Bobble 2 (NeoGeo) has been released on newsgroups.

  •   Tuesday, June 15th 1999 - Last updated @ 22:41 CET

  • Apparently email is bad for your health, well I knew spam was bad ;)

  • There are a few updates at the bleem! site, the "black boxes" problem seems to be solved and the winner of the "design icons for our site" thingie has also ended.

  • Things are a bit slow today, it's also a bit hot and that's never good for "work". We did break our little visitors record yesterday, we had 43,206 hits yesterday! I'm so overjoyed with winning this Oscar, I'd like to thank my mom, my brother for, well, being my brother, my producer George Lucas for standing by us when things looked bad, Quentin Tarantino, our director, for making me look real good in this movie and Arnold Schwarzenegger for playing in that lame movie when his career began, where he posed as Hercules. That gave me a few good laughs :)

  • Rafael Prado Rocchi has released BrMAME 0.35RC1, the Portuguese version of MAME.

  • Virtual E released! Here's the first version of this Virtual Boy emulator that looks like an emulator and actually does some good things :) Thanks to Da Beast for the news

  • Here are the new and/or changed romsets for MAME 0.35 RC1, thanks to ArcadeHeaven

  • The Bleem Site is reporting that the "black box" and "light shadows" problems have been fixed.

  • Not much going on tonight... but hey, it was a great weekend! :) -P-

  •   Monday, June 14th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:30 CET

  • 1964 has been updated to 0.0.18! 1964 is an open-source N64 emulator, be sure to check it out if you want to code a bit :) Thanks to EmuMania for the news

  • You will be able to rent a DreamCast at Hollywood Video this summer! Yes, late July is when you should be able to rent a DC and play it about 2 months before the official release :)

  • GameCenter has done a VERY good and long feature on the Atari 2600, one of the first consoles I ever owned. River Raid ruled back then :)

  • nIRV has released the first version of his Learning Windows Simulator, which is a completely new machine to me so it's time to try it out :)

  • Rodimus Prime (Optimus was better btw, - Atila) has released AMAME/PMAME 0.35 RC1, which you can download @ Cybertron. A/PMAME are CPU specific compiles with a few extra frames per seconds and games :)

  • EmuHQ has a few Mario64 pics up from a new Nemu64 beta with filled polygons :)

  • SMS Power has released Double Hawk for the SMS!

  • BXNoMercy posted 2 updates last night concerning Jagulator, the Atari Jaguar emulator. Seems good things are a-coming :)

  • Dennis Piet has released StartRAINE 0.23.1! StartRAINE is an excellent frontend for RAINE, here's what's new: fixed yet another setting-rename from Raine 0.23, added tripple-buffer, pixel-double and fast-set-pallete options to the settings-tab, added VGA-check for enable/disable tripple checkbox, changed frameskip option to allow manual setting, added 'Check all romsets' option to tools-menu, added 'Romcheck for this game' tabsheet. Lots of new stuff indeed :)

  • Raine 0.23 released!!! Some guy named "Paul G." (who the heck is that?) sent Antiriad a Sidewinder, so now Raine has much better support for this popular gamepad. Several other additions and fixes as well. No new games though. Homepage.

  • NeoRAGEx 0.6 released!!! Interpolated sound, faster & more accurate graphics, frameskipping, faster loading and several other fixes and features! Just get it! =) Homepage. *Link fixed*

  •   Sunday, June 13th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:37 CET

  • Gordon has updated the MAME ROM INFO PAGE again with all the changes from MAME 0.35 RC1, which was released earlier today. This is the biggest list of changes yet!!

  • HAZE has released a neomame which runs Super Dodge Ball CORRECTLY!

  • TKMAME updated! This release has SOOOO many new features it's incredible! TKMAME is an excellent MAME frontend coded in tcl with MANY MANY OPTIONS and is useable on both the 'nix/win32 platform

  • "Dear Dr. Ruth ..." Thanks to Tigga for the pic ;)

  • Okay Prophet, here goes: MAME 0.35 RC1 released!! You can download the source here, click here to see what's new!

  • Over to you Atila...

  • New neogeo.drv for KBMAME is now available! It supports ALL current dumps, including Super Dodge Ball thanks to [FeLon]!

  • Go to NeoGeo Country now!!! The Super Dodge Ball mirrors are ready!

  • Arcade ROMs from Japan has released dumps of Act Fencer (another Act Fancer dump?) and Pro Sports!

  • NeoGeo Country has updated with screenshots of the very rare NeoGeo game Super Dodge Ball! Even more exciting is that the NGC crew has decided to publically release this dump as soon as mirrors are ready!!! Yes folks, RS and NGC are real! =)

  • Deimos Zero of KBMAME fame has CONFIRMED the existence of secret levels and MS1 levels in Metal Slug X!!! In fact, visit his homepage for some screenshots! You should also read this message Deimos left on our NeoGeo board. :)

  • Super computers on the desktop in 18 months?! For only $1000?! 60,000 times faster than a P2-350?! Maybe... Thanks Popeye for the link.

  • I'd like to join Arcade@Home in mentioning the passing of DeForest Kelley at 79, AKA Dr. McCoy from the original Star Trek TV series and movies.

  • NeoGeo Country has been updated yet again! RS has now posted the donation address if you're interested in helping. Be sure to check this site out if you're a NeoGeo fan.

  • ZXPLUS 0.20 released! This is a Sinclair ZX Spectrum emu for Win9x. Sound, speed and CPU bugfixes included. Here's the homepage. Thanks again Emulatronia for the file.

  • For the Danji users out there, here's Danji Conversion Tool 1.0 b5! Here's the homepage for more details. Thanks to Emulatronia for the file.

  • RomCenter 1.50 released! This is a ROM management/checking tool for MAME. Numerous inprovements - see the homepage for more info.

  • D'Snow posted some interesting messages that Simpsons and RType Leo fans may appreciate...

  •   Saturday, June 12th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:11 CET

  • Fixo has interviewed Dave of Dgen and DTMNT, it's a very good interview with lots of information! Click here to read it.

  • Good news from the Nemu64 camp, Mario64 is fully playable in wireframe mode! Once it the plugin is updated to support filled polygons, it'll be released ASAP!

  • Pete Bernert has released version 1.16 of his TNT/OpenGL plugin for use with PSEmu, here's what's new: Fast 'Advanced blending' with the newest nVidia/ATI OGL drivers, full Texture Window implementation

  • Space Invaders was one of the first big hits in arcade game history - so it makes a great theme for a new emulation site. Nice design! =p

  • Get yer free bandwidth test folks! Thanks to everyone who sent the link.

  • Creative Labs has responded to 3dfx's Glide Wrapper lawsuit... with an updated wrapper! :) Read it yourself! Thanks Rufus for the link.

  • The MAME Testers Project has moved to Emulators Unlimited. Please check this site out - it's a terrific idea and YOU can be part of it! Thanks RocLobsta for the news.

  • Here's 2 new emulator releases: HuGo 0.95b (PC-Engine emu) with autofire, zip support and more speed, and Z26 v 1.31 for Windows (Atari 2600 emu). Thanks Emuviews for the news.

  • In case you haven't heard yet, Retrocade has recently added sound for Cinematronics' Tailgunner, support for Pengo and 16bit color modes. :)

  • Well, thanks to Apollo69 we now know the Shock Troopers v3 ROM should be 2mb with a checksum of a05ba5db. If you have the 4mb file, use Split to fix it. Split is a DOS program - the usage is like this: C:> split file-to-be-split name-of-first-half name-of-second-half. Be sure to backup your original ROM in case you make a mistake. Once you've successfully split the ROM, you can discard the second half and replace the 4mb v3 with the new 2mb first half in your shocktr2.zip.

  • *UPDATE* The DraculaX link posted earlier turned out to be FAKE. Sorry for the inconvenience. Another idiot wanting attention. Sigh... Thanks Michael Arm for the info.

  • Long day, late night... Got home after 3AM, sorry for the late update. -P-

  •   Friday, June 11th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:02 CET

  • Richard Bannister has just released Dgen 1.09d for MAC, this release has even more optimizations and SPEED!!

  • 3DFX is sueing Creative Labs and Creative Technology because of breach of contract. 3DFX is saying that Creative has used the Glide SDK while developing "Unified", Creative's Glide wrapper (3DFX emulator, if you will). Thanks to Gridle and Lev for the link

  • Gazoo has updated his NeoGeo Review Center with a review of Burning Fight and a small editorial on the things of late. He'll soon be posting more reviews in that NRC style: honest and straight to the point. Visit NRC if you want to know on what you should waste your bandwith on ;)

  • About the 2 different V3 roms out there for Shock Troopers 2, Appolo ICQd me about it, the correct size is 2 MB. He did it so in case it was leaked, he would know WHO leaked it. So the guys that donated the $$$ got the one with the 4MB V3 rom, pretty sneaky huh :)

  • There's another lenghty update @ the bleem! site

  • I'm almost done with my installation, in the meantime check out StellaX 1.1.2, a VERY good WIN32 Atari 2600 emulator

  • Here I am after a fairly long day, I installed WIN98 after formatting my entire HD. Feel so much better now :)

  •   Thursday, June 10th 1999 - Last updated @ 09:00 CET

  • NeoGeo Country needs your donations. :)

  • JoseQ has posted a letter of apology and resignation from the 14 year old webmaster of Emulation Ireland - a site that foolishly posted the private PSEMU beta. The site is now closed. In related news, read this GenEm messageboard post made earlier today regarding another site's attempts to defend themselves. Too bad they're not as mature as Emu Ireland's teenaged webmaster.

  • MAME supporting Dreamcast?!?! ;-) Heh... Thanks Emusphere for the link.

  • JoseQ posted another Rumor Mill. His hypothesis regarding CPS2 sure is a nice thought!

  • The Jagulator homepage has had yet another bit of good news! Seems things may start moving faster now. :)

  • There's been a lot of confusion regarding the checksum of Shock Troopers 2 v3 ROM. Allow me to clarify things a bit. Basically there appears to be 2 dumps floating around. One has a v3 checksum of a40cea2c, the other has a v3 checksum of a05ba5db. You can see which one you have by simply opening your shocktr2 with Winzip.

    I *think* the a40cea2c is the SAME, but is 4mb, while the other is simply that same dump cut in half. At this point I'd suggest waiting to see what size/checksum MAME and NeoRAGEx support before making any final calls. Anyway - if you use KBMAME, simply open neogeo.drv with notepad. Find the shocktr2 driver... Look at the last line: ROM_LOAD st2_v3.rom 0x800000 0x200000 0xa40cea2c. The last 8 characters are the checksum. The 200000 before that is the size. Simply edit the 2 (to a 4 if needed etc.) and the checksum to whatever appears in your zip when you open it with Winzip. -P-

  • Good ol' Zophar has been interviewed by Necromancer VMX, click here to read

  • Gamespot has done a cool feature on warez and pirates :) It's pretty long, but worth the read, thanks to the Kung Fu Klan for the link ;)

  • The topic in #bleem right now on EFnet IRC is: Headline: bleem! BETA TESTERS Subpoenad in by Sony in Sony vs. Bleem. I'm trying to gather information on this, so if I get news that I am allowed to post you will be able to read it here.

  • Haze has implemented his own NeoGeo MAME with support for the new dumps! Be sure to read the text files BEFORE you play. Thanks to Dave's Classics for the file.

  • Arcade ROMs from Japan has released the dump for Dangerous Seed (Namco System 1)!

  • If you are an IRC junkie, you should add #neogeocountry to your channel list. It was started by my friend RS of NeoGeo Country, and it's a very friendly channel. And visit #neogeo and #retrogamers too! -P-

  • Here's the latest version of StartRaine 0.22.1 supporting Raine 0.22. It's a Raine frontend of course! :) Again, thanks Emulatronia for the file. UPDATE This is a beta release!

  • A new Atari Jaguar emu called Jagbag has been announced. Thanks Emulatronia for the news.

  • Seems The IDSA site has been redone... I must say they've improved tremendously! You MUST take a look! :p

  • Arcade@Home had it's own exclusive release earlier today: Rodimus Prime's AMAME 35b13 (both ASM & C) and PMAME 35b13 (both ASM & C) with support for ALL the latest NeoGeo games.

  • For those interested - HauMAME is a version of MAME with support for Sega Saturn controllers hooked up to a PC.

  • Some of you no doubt noticed Retrogames was inaccessible for some routes... (like mine) Seems to be working now. :) -P-

  •   Wednesday, June 9th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:03 CET

  • For the doubters out there: PSEmu is dead!

  • Jeff Miller mailed me that we should be seeing a new version of Stella-X (WIN32 ATARI 2600 emu) this weekend, if all goes well. There will be heaps of new things in this release, click here to see the new stuff :)

  • Sav2880 has posted an editorial about the what's been going on the past few days in Emulation Country. You can read it at Emuviews, it's very well written and gets straight to the point.

  • Nintendo won a courtcase against GE because "Nintendo had contended that GE's patents were long obsolete and had no application to modern videogame products. Can you believe that ?!

  • Sega is having production problems again, they're going to be short on DreamCasts again. UPDATE - Sega ISN'T having troubles, read here! (thanks to Rob and Ninge for the news)

  • EmuAlliance were trying to save their asses today, with that mail they posted from Lewpy. "See, PSemu ain't dead!", well their other site (big link on their site) still frikkin' has the beta online as a "hot download". Well, EmuAlliance gets the big finger from Retrogames, you can be proud of that since you are the first site to receive that awesome award.

  • I guess you all noticed that Prophet is back :)

  • There's a new bleem! beta out which supposedly fixes a few nasty problems. Thanks to need2pee and _Psi_ for the news

  • Please remember: KBMAME, Emu+, PMAME etc. are merely derivative works that use the incredible work of the MAME Team. Without MAME there would be NONE of those alternate versions - just wanted to remind everyone where all the goodies originate! :)

  • It seems the new KBMAME cannot run Metal Slug X with less than 128mb RAM on some PC's. Click here for some possible help if you have a memory problem. Please post a message on the NeoGeo message board if you still have problems to help diagnose it.

  • Here is a fixed neogeo.drv file for the new KBMAMEa9. It will allow you to play Last Blade 2 in arcade mode without any tricks & fixes size errors in ST2. Also, the KBMAMEa9 zip now includes this fixed neogeo.drv as well. You can click here or below - same file. :)

  • RS wrote an interesting update at NeoGeo Country. In light of the very sad news about Apollo69 and Naz, this update provides a bit of hope amidst all the turmoil.

  • Alyas wrote an interesting post on our General Emulation Message Board. A good breakdown of the current state of emulation IMO. See what you think...

  • The Jagulator homepage has been updated with some very positive sounding news!

  • The docs (kbmame.txt and whatsnew.txt) have now been added to the KBMAME file below.

  • Well, this is sooner than expected, but since Metal Slug X, Shock Troopers 2 and Pop n' Bounce are already playable... Here's a Retrogames exclusive release, courtesy of Deimos: KBMAME v.9 ASM core with full support of all the new releases. So now you can save your games in progress. Be sure to READ THIS while you download. Here is the New KBMAME source (neogeo.c). Also, I (Prophet) tried a NeoGeo Pocket Color the other day... If you use NeoGeo emus, say thanks to SNK for the great games and BUY ONE OF THESE! It's an awesome portable and really deserves support! I'm getting one. :)

  •   Tuesday, June 8th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:47 CET

  • Sad news from iVilDeD, one of the PSEmu beta testers:

    Today is the 2 year anniversary of PSEmu (or 4 days ago depending on who you talk to) - the first playstation emulator made. The new author has been working very hard the last few weeks and managed to greatly improve both speed, compatibility and also got the MDEC fully working. The motivation? To give you a new release with some major improvements on this anniversary...

    This was however spoiled when someone betrayed the new authors trust by leaking a private beta. This beta has now been widespread on sites and message boards during the last few days. This has made the new author lose this source of motivation and he has now decided to discontinue the project.

    People like NINTENDA of emualliance have been claiming that spreading the beta is actually helping PSEmu. If you see him or anyone else spreading the beta: be sure to let them know how wrong they where, it's those people who made the author lose his motivation and resulting in the end of PSEmu...

    ...and NO, you can not have the sources.

    /iVilDeD - former beta tester of PSEmuPro

    There you have it, PSEmu is dead. Hope you're all happy now.

  • The MAME Testing Project is looking for SERIOUS people that can contribute to the project. This is a project which tries to test all games emulated by MAME and find bug reports for those games, which will hopefully give us better emulation.

  • NAZ posted a little something on our general messageboard, click here to read.

  • Atari 2600 NEXUS has posted a never before released game: SHOOTING ARCADE! It's a prototype and it uses the Lightgun, it doesn't really run correct on emulators yet but hopefully it'll be fully supported soon. Thanks to wook for the link

  • Sony has developed a new laser device for use with the PSX, it will enable the PSX to read both CDs and DVD!

  • An little Alaskan boy (aged 5) shot his brother (aged 7) because he couldn't use the Nintendo. All I want to know is how a five-year old boy can get his hands on a loaded gun and shoot his brother ?! Time to sue the parents I think, I'd also like to know what excuse the NRA will have this time. Wayne LaPierre must be real proud now. Thanks to Sumidexe for the link

  • Richard Bannister has once again updated Dgen for MAC, it's a whole lot faster now :) On a different note, hopefully Richard will be able to do these MAC updates himself once the script is finished (Sean, you alive ?). Yes, we will "expand" if you will and Richard is one of the people joining, it's kinda hard to see a script that's nearly done, but it hasn't been finished yet. Make me happy, Sean :)

  • BIG, BIG UPDATE @ The MAME WIP Page!!

  • About Nitrane: Putting Nitrane back into winamp required in_mp3.dll not out_mm2.dll. Just copy in_mp3.dll into the plugin directory. Sorry for the confusion.

  • We had some server trouble, but they're fixed now. Thanks to good old Lev for fixing it (next time I'm gonna sue you, a'ight =), let the updates begin (for the 2nd time today)!

  • PC Arcade is reporting about the latest beta they received of NeoRage-X, it has support for Metal Slug X, Shock Troopers 2 and Pop 'n Bounce.

  • Damn hospital, updates will start shortly.

  •   Monday, June 7th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:31 CET

  • And the bubble is bursted. The "leak" stunt was a nice goodbye rom release by NAZ and Apollo69.

  • You will understand that this is a SAD day indeed, losing 2 experienced dumpers in the same day. Guess we had it coming eh ? Thanks for the ride guys, eventhough the last part sucked :)

  • NAZ has OFFICIALLY stopped dumping NEOGEO roms, no more NEOGEO roms will be released by NAZ, here's what he had to say on IRC #neogeo: <NAZ> as is such the problems that Apollo69 is having i feel the same in neogeoworld and as such I will nolonger dump anymore neogeo roms... The leaks are a big problem. I will not answer anyquestions about it. its done including neocharity

  • Someone also leaked Pop'n'Bounce today, stupid lamers ......

  • There are 2 interesting articles posted at Salon, one is a cool article about emulation, the other is one about Linux and the stupid Australian censorship law. Linux has a few four-letter words in the source and it may fall under the new censorship laws. Pretty nasty huh ? Thanks to several people for the links

  • Lilac has released WonderTheme 1.1, his MEKA Theme File editor, head on over to EmuCamp and download!

  • Haze (author of several MAME derivatives) mailed me today, saying that someone is spreading a HAZEmame, as one of his MAME versions. This version is NOT by Haze and he asks anyone that downloaded it to delete it. More on the NeoGeo messageboard.

  • Visoly Inc., is working on a Gameboy emulator for the PSX which will only play non-CGB carts and it doesn't have sound (yet?), read more about it here. Thanks to Orochi Yagami for the news

  • According to a new survey, 40% of all business software installed in 1998 was pirated! Highest percentages were found in Vietnam (97%!!!) and China (95%!!). Can't say I'm surprised, software companies can't really expect customers to pay for beta software :) Thanks to Gerard Pinzone for the link

  • Shock Troopers 2 and Metal Slug X are floating around on USENET, someone made a special version of MAME which plays both of these games, lamers are bugging everyone on IRC about this. Don't even think about asking for them on IRC, it'll result in a kick/ban. (I have a hunch that today's list will be big)

  • Apollo69 has quit dumping because of the things that have been going on in the NeoGeo scene these past few days. This is a sad day indeed.

  • You can now order the HotRod Arcade Stick over a secure connection, here.

  • Raine 0.22 released!!! 9 new playable games (Chase HQ, Bomb Jack Twin, Silent Dragon, Thunder Dragon etc.), and lots of fixes and additions! Click here to read the Raine.txt for this version while you download, or visit the Official Raine Site for more info. :)

  •   Sunday, June 6th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:42 CET

  • Ubi Soft has said hat they will NOT be publishing MORTYR, a new first-person shooter because it's too violent.

  • Hahahahah!!

  • Manbeast has interviewed Jay Fenton, who yesterday allowed distribution of Robby Roto for use with MAME and other emulators.

  • The ZSNES Site has been updated with news about what will be included in the next release!

  • Word has it that we MIGHT see a new RAINE release in a few hours .....

  • The MAME Flyer & Poster Archive has been updated once again, this time there's 38 new one's and 4 have been replaced. This brings the grand total to 670 images which you can use with several MAME frontends.

  • Lemmy has posted a pretty sizeable update at the Nemu64 Site, with lots of news on the next release of Nemu64.

  • There's a HUGE update @ the bleem! site, apparently a new beta is being tested which seems to fix (almost) all CD-ROM related problems! Thanks to J|nX for the news

  • Sega will be releasing a limited run of 500 transparent Dreamcast consoles. Sega has named this Dreamcast model the "seaman", which is not exactly the perfect name in all parts of the world.

  • Noticed that Winamp hasn't had the same sound quality since losing Nitrane? Take out_mm2.dll from an old version of Winamp, throw out_mm2.dll into your current winamp plugin directory then load the dll as a plugin. Because Winamp overwrites out_mm2.dll during new installs you will have to install the "nitrane plugin" in same manner after any new winamp release. Thanks to Wook for the tidbit ;)

  • Michael Tedder has released the source code to Project Unreality, the first *REAL* N64 emulator that was dicontinued last year. If you're an N64 emudev, you might want to check out this source. Thanks to Morlac for the news and Zophar's for the file

  • The Raine Site has been updated with pictures of Thunder Dragon and Pop n'Pop! Take a look. :)

  • I suspect the Metal Slug X dump that was publically released is the "Mr.Lee" dump. If you managed to get it (those servers will die fast) - you won't be able to play it with any emulator yet. I hear it works, but only with a special MAME driver. Whether MAME or NeoRAGEx publically supports this game is now up to the programmers... Hopefully people will be patient and NOT annoy the devs... Maybe it's snowing in Hell too... An interesting ballgame eh?

  • In light of MAME's recent switch to png snapshots, I thought I'd share Imagoweb with you. It's a free Windows based image editing program with a terrific batch conversion utility. It worked for me! :)

  • OK - here is Just For Fun 0.22! This release supports 3 new games: Valtric, Butasan and Nova 2001. Valtric is very cool - kinda like a primitive Assault. You can get Valtric & Butasan ROMs from Arcade ROMs from Japan.

  • Megasis 0.04 released! Megasis is a Windows based Genesis emulator. This version has numerous fixes and speedups, and has added 6-button support and .ksb & .gsv support. Thanks Emusphere for the file.

  • Several ROM sites have released Metal Slug X ROMs for NeoGeo. There are several dumps that I'm aware of, so I don't know which this is... You might not even be able to play it... But the cat's (slug's?) out of the bag. Thanks RS of NeoGeo Country for the news.

  • If you saw an update earlier regarding Naz and SNK - it was FAKE. Some joker sent Atila a false email, it wasn't real so don't worry.

  •   Saturday, June 5th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:00 CET

  • Jay Fenton has allowed distribution of Robby Roto, one of the games he wrote while working for MidWay. This game is emulated in MAME, so you can LEGALLY use this with MAME now. MASSIVE thanks to Jay Fenton for allowing distribution of this game. Thanks to Gridle for the news

  • Pete Bernert has released version 1.15 of his TNT/OpenGL plugin for use with PSEmu, here's what's new: Window mode, polyline improvements, new (optional) caching func for speeding up some games. Thanks to Katharsis for the news.

  • SNES9x 1.19 build #36 BETA released! Several bugs have been fixed and sound has been upgraded, but there's no 3DFX support in this release. Remember, this is a BETA release so if it doesn't work (correctly) on your system: you get what you paid for :) Thanks to JoseQ for the news

  • There will be another *LIVE* Retro Radio Show at 13:00 PST TODAY! Shane will be using a SHOUTcast server, instead of the .ASF format, to stream it so Linux users will be able to listen too :)

  • A new version of mIRC has been released, bringing it up to version 5.6 now. Click here to download it, mIRC is the #1 IRC chat client for WIN32 based systems.

  • There's an update on the ZSNES Site about things that haven't been updated yet ;)

  • Here's are 2 new pics of NEMU64, this time running Super Mario 64 and 77a-SE. Very cool indeed.

  • If you have mailed me in the past 2 days, please mail me again! I've lost all mail from the past 2 days (_Ping_, I got yours ;) because I had to reinstall NT4 because Creative's new SB drivers screwed up my system again.

  • If you don't already have this, here is a complete neogeo.drv file for KBMAME9 that supports ALL current publically released NeoGeo games. Click here for KBMAME and other NeoGeo emulators.

  • World of Arcade is a very cool site, which recently added AVI's of Aliens (Konami 1990) and Downtown (Seta 1989) to his review section. Lotsa neat info here - worth a check, even if he didn't include Retrogames in his links. :(

  • Arcade ROMs from Japan has released Dragon Buster (old Namco game) and color PROMs for several Konami games (Twin Bee, Gradius, Konami-GT, Galactic Warriors).

  •   Friday, June 4th 1999 - Last updated @ 21:49 CET

  • Time to update the news, Pagan - a new N64 emulator has been released and it runs lots of demos and has sound, check the Pagan Site (over at EmuHQ) for more info.

  • If you live in Holland or Belgium, be sure to check out CANAL+ tomorrow because ALL DAY TOMORROW IS SOUTH PARK DAY!! Yes, the channel will be unscrambled all day so you won't need to pay a DIME to watch ALL SEASON 1 & 2 Episodes, it starts at 14:00 and lasts till 03:00. Have yer VCRs ready ;)

  • Gridle has updated the MAME WIP Page again!

  • JoseQ has also reviewed the HotRod Arcade Stick, read his review here. Yours truly should be getting his one pretty soon to review too :)

  • The Mushroom is reporting that Mac users are, by law, "second class citizens" ;) Thanks to D33J for the link

  • Seems the news posted @ Glide Underground yesterday about the DX7 thingie was based on a hoax. They have removed the post.

  • I received a mail from Rasky, who wrote that the "leaked" PSEmu 2 has a trojan in it and is nothing more than an old PSemu with a hacked GUI. Since he doesn't know what the effects are on one's system, he urges everyone who downloaded it to delete it.

  • Madman's Cafe has posted some of the first info regarding SNK's upcoming summertime Arcade MVS release, King of Fighters '99! Check it out NeoGeo fans! Thanks heyheyhey for the tip.

  •   Thursday, June 3rd 1999 - Last updated @ 22:18 CET

  • JoseQ has posted another Rumor Mill!

  • Seems Zophar's Domain was hacked again, so that ZSNES/AOL thingie was a fake and has been removed.

  • Glide Underground is reporting that DirectX 7 beta 1 has been released, anyone wanna help me out ?

  • SMS Power has released the SG-1000 version of H.E.R.O.!

  • Responding to the forthcoming Federal Trade Commission study and President Clinton's remarks concerning video game violence and game advertizing, IDSA president Doug Lowenstein released a propagandistic statement claiming 90% of game sales derive from adults; therefore, parents not legislatures should make game buying decisions.

  • PlayMedia has dropped its lawsuit again Nullsoft, makers of WinAMP. Click here to read more about this

  • The Serbian parliament has accepted the peace plan made by the G8, let's hope Milosevic does the same. Thanks to {Placebo} for the news.

  • EmuCamp is now hosting The Legendary Wonderboy Site, if you're a Wonderboy fan like me, you should check it out :)

  • I'm finally here :-) My cable company removed the cap, I can now download at T1 speeds (< 200 k/s)

  •   Wednesday, June 2nd 1999 - Last updated @ 23:16 CET

  • Here's what DataFellows has to say about bleem! and their anti-virus software :) Btw, AVP reports a virus in the cracked version of bleem!, that was released in by UCF. But I think that's a false alarm.

  • SNK's NeoGeo Pocket Color is now available in the USA and it's $10 cheaper than the GBC, only $69,95. You can order your NGPC @ www.snkusa.com

  • Bartman has mailed me stating that he has released the source of the DirectX version of SYSTEM16! This is an excellent move and I hope that someone will continue to develop this version, people that are thinking of continueing the emus, should coordinate their efforts so that they won't waste a lot of time. Oh yeah, click here to download the source of SYSTEM16 for DirectX.

  • BrSMS 1.21 released! Ricardo has put some nice new stuff in this "secret release", click here to read all the new stuff. Thanks to News-U-Lator for the news

  • Someone is selling Sunny's breast implants, Sunny was a wrestler for the WWF but now switched to ECW. The current bid is at $10,501, I would bid on it myself, but I already have a realdoll =)

  • The Register is reporting that "Sega is negotiating with AT&T to set up a major online gaming arena to be launched alongside the US debut of the Japanese games vendor's Dreamcast console", click here to read the full story.

  • Here's another EXCELLENT tune by Sierra of Destiny Music called Loosing your Mind, it's a remix of My Favourite Game by The Cardigans. It's one hard-hitting party starter and it is a "MUST DOWNLOAD" - be sure to have a good sound system to play this on! This MP3 is about 5.7 Mbytes in size.

  • Tupring sent me a mail explaining how to enable RAVE mode in iNES for MAC: first uncompress the preferences file (iNES.prefs) with Eazy-GZ or a similar program, Stuffit-Expander works too and then double click on it to open it with SimpleText. The first thing you should see is RAVE:00 - Change it to RAVE:01 and recompress the iNES.prefs file, Drag it onto Eazy-GZ, make sure you change it back to a .gz then just launch iNES and select RAVE from the video preference box. iNES has to be registered for this to work. After doing that, your NES games will look like this and this :)

  • If you're a gaming fanatic, you might want to check out ALL-GAMES.NET, a new site with cheats/reviews/screenshots/walk-thrus and more for a HUGE number of games!

  • New BACK IN TIME on the air! You can listen to Mike Stulir's RealAudio here, it has lots of news ad the guest this time is Carl Forhan of Songbird Productions, developer for Atari Lynx and Jaguar!

  • A new bleem! beta was released earlier today and the Support Pages on the bleem! server have been updated too, be sure to check it out.

  • TranceX has sent a log from the IRC channel #bleem on EFnet, where Randy is answering a lot of questions, if you have some trouble with bleem! then be sure to read this, as "an answer may be inside" ;)

  •   Tuesday, June 1st 1999 - Last updated @ 23:20 CET

  • Brian Lewis' Cabmame (a special version of MAME with arcade monitor graphics modes) recently upgraded to MAME.35b13 source. But the big news for PC monitor users is the addition of a tweaked 384x224 mode! You can use it with or without scanlines, and it's perfect for the CPS1 games and others. Sure hope Official MAME uses it soon... hint hint... :)

  • The Sega Dreamcast has had a nice price drop, it's now 19,900 Yen which is about $160. Very yummy indeed.

  • A new NeoRageX beta has been released to beta testers (not me, so do not mail me about it :) Hopefully we'll see a new release soon !

  • The Moonlit Coalition Site has been updated with news about the current status of the project. Direct3D drivers are ready, a software renderer and an OpenGL driver are being worked on. When it's released (no date given), it should be able to show some nice 3D gfx onscreen :) There's also a bit of news about NesRise!, the NES emu that is being worked on for MoonRise, their multi-console emulator. It's a pretty big update, so be sure to read it all. Thanks to KevHal for the news

  • Just wanted to let you all know that we had about 1,000,000 visitors in the month of May. Thank you all for the support, last one in the pool is a rotten egg!!

  • Nintedo NeXt has put some nice pics online of a game that is being made for the Dolphin, Nintendo's next console. I'll put some of the pics online, because their server is slooooooooooooooow. Word has it that it will kick PSX2's behind, Pic 1 - Pic 2 - Pic 3 - Pic 4. Thanks to {Placebo} for the pics.

  • Richard Bannister has released Dgen 1.09a, he accidentally left some debugging code in the last release which made it a lot slower than it should be. He has also released a new version of Frodo 4.1.8, he left in some code that stopped Frodo from working without a valid registration code. Both these emulators are for the MAC, click here to download.

  • Chris Quek has made a patch for Need for Speed 3, after applying the patch, it'll use features rom DX6 instead of DX5. Here's what he wrote: Hi, this might seem a little of topic but I have made a patch to upgrade NFS3 to use DX6 instead of DX5. This will allow more 3d accelerators to be supported (V3 and TNT). The benefit includes not just performance and stability but also visual improvements especially for the TNT card.

  • AOL has bought Nullsoft, makers of WinAMP (the #1 MP3 player) and Shoutcast! Thanks to DMUltra for the link

  • Fusion 2.0 has been released! Fusion is a commercial Mac emulator for the PC by Microcode Solutions, Fusion is a VERY impressive emulator.

  • Matt Currie has added an EAGLE-like option to KGB, his Gameboy emulator. EAGLE (also used in RAINE/SYTEM16) smooth's out graphics, making them look real good. It makes quite a lot of difference, but it works TOO GOOD on some games. The points on the dice in Monopoly are not visible :) Thanks to News-U-Lator for the news

  • GameFan has posted lots of pics from PAC MAN WORLD 20th ANNIVERSARY for PSX, it actually looks pretty cool.

  • Sega of Japan has explained WHY they're releasing games for the Gameboy Color, click here to read.

  • Saint from Build Your Own Arcade Controls has posted a review of the HotRod Arcade Joystick, he's mighty impressed with it :)

  • The bleem! Support Site on EmuHQ has some nice info on the next beta of bleem! which should be out within 48 hours, so you might want to the that site out. They have a lot more though, save states, a bleem! messageboard, user reactions to bleem! and lots of pics!

  • Emulatronia posted several screenshots from the latest Windows version of Depam, a NeoGeo & NeoGeo CD emulator!

  • Apparently the great SNES emulator ZSNES isn't dead afterall!!! Zophar's Domain recently reported that ZSNES is still under development, and will feature zip support and interpolated sound in the future. Thanks to Adrox of Emusphere for the info.

  • The Raine homepage has been updated with screenshots from Chase HQ! Looks real nice. =)