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  • CARTLIST32 - If you have console roms, you need this.
  • CHEAT - Pugsy's MAME Cheat Page.
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  • G-MAX STUDIOS - EmuLand 1.0 -- AMAZING!
  • HUBERT - The Web Page
  • IMPACT EMU - Awesome 3D Arcade Emulator!
  • IR PINBALL - Original and Ported Pinball Tables for Visual Pinball!
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  • OVERCLOCKED - Daily emu/gaming comic.
  • POCKETNES - Play NES games on your PocketPC!
  • RETRO RADIO - Official Retro Radio mirror.
  • RIPS-R-US - Cool Sprite Rips!
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  • SCREENMANIA - 20,000+ Screenshots!!
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  • 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!
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  • SCREENMANIA - 30,000+ Screenshots!!
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  • X-MAME - Official X-MAME site.

  •    Thursday, July 31st 2003 - Last updated @ 23:34 EST

  • B-em v0.6 - B-em is a DOS and Windows based BBC Micro Emulator. Changes are;
    • Model B+ support, along with 1770 emulation
    • Totally rewritten 6502 core - faster, more accurate
    • Fixed some VIA timing - Revs now works
    • UEF works better
    • New GUI
    • Improved sound core - now supports sample playback
    • Now emulates two disc drives
    • Win32 version now available
    - Griking

  • Mupen64 v0.2 - Mupen64 is a multi-platform Nintendo64 emulator. After five long months a new release is out. Changes are;
    • Core Changes
    • Better sound plugin integration
    • Optimizations in interrupt handling
    • A totally new interpreter core (half of a compiler => far much faster) it caches the opcodes when they're decoded
    • Self modifying code detection code for the new interpreter and the compiler when it'll be implemented
    • RSP plugin integration
    • pif2 implemented for banjo tooie
    • RSP hle plugin
    • The first version of this plugin based on uhle sound code
    • 3 main audio ucode implemented (based on uhle)
    • MP3 ucode implemented (direct asm to c translation)
    • jpeg ucode (direct asm to c translation)
    • Boot code for btooie and dk
    • On Windows: ability to use the hle part of a sound plugin while using another to output the sound (example: using hle from Azimer's plugin and ouputing with Jabo's plugin) This option doesn't work with azimer's audio plugin 0.3 version Please see more info about RSP and this feature in readme.pdf in chapter "3.3.2 Configuration"
    • Sound Plugin for linux
    • A new lle sound plugin that's using the OSS api
      Windows port
    • Major cleanup of gui code and bug fixes
    • Gui improvements in rombrowser
    • Gui changes in configuration sheets and about dialog
    • Updates in language support and template Dialog with proper credits to translators ,send us your translations now :)
    • Support for screenshots from menu (depends on video plugin) (F3 key)
    • Added some shortcuts for gui functions to accelerators
    • Option to choose directories of plugins,screenshots and save states in sheets
    • Auto limit VI/s according to game region (60 or 50)
    • Ini updated with latest N64 releases
    - Griking

  • Nestopia v1.05 - A Netopia update was released today. Netopia is an excellent Windows based Nintendo (NES) emulator. Changes in this release are;
    • Corrected the CRC database searcher (several games had the wrong name displayed in the title bar)
    • Fixed a bug that made the user defined paths not to be saved properly.
    • Changed so that images with support for both PAL and NTSC will prioritize NTSC and not PAL as in earlier versions when "auto mode" is selected.
    • Added mapper 107 ("Magic Dragon")
    • Added mapper 134 ("Olympiq IQ")
    • Added mapper 135 ("Super Pang")
    • Added mapper 198 (chinese version of "Destiny of an Emperor")
    • Fixed a bug in the UNIF loader that caused all files having a board name beginning with NES-,UNL-,HVC-,BTL- or BMC- to be parsed wrongly.
    • Fixed a bug that caused the application to hang and/or crash when Alt-Tabbing.
    • Removed most of the sound clicks and pops heard when the audio gets disabled (menu entering, window moving etc).
    • Made so that all the save slots automatically gets imported/exported to/from files using .ns1 through ns9 on load/close. It's ON by default.
    • Fixed a PPU bug that could cause the application to crash when loading up a game in the middle of an NSF tune.
    • Fixed the frame rate timer. In previous versions it had the potential to cause serious lagging.
    • Fixed the fullscreen mode cursor, sometimes it could get visible/invisible when it really shouldn't.
    • Changed to using C++ exceptions, way better error handling now.
    • Added the option to add custom keys to the "save to next slot" and "load from last slot" commands.
    • Added 8bit graphic mode. filters are not supported for this one.
    • Improved the TV-mode graphic filter and removed all visual artifacts in the marginals.
    • Added an option in the preferences dialog to disable the use of the ROM database.
    • Added more logfile info.
    - Griking

  • Legend Of Success Joe Returns (But Why?!?!) - Someone at Konami, has decided to bring back this absolutely horrible game (NeoGeo) back to life on GBA and PS2. This game is best left a 'cult classic', ahem... - atila

  • pcsx2 0.4 - pcsx2 was updated, now at version 0.4. Thanks to Purpleguy for the news. - chris

  • Atari 2600 Homestar Runner RPG - Paul Slocum has announced his new project Homestar Runner RPG, based off the HomeStar Runner cartoon character! Mike and Matt Chapman (creators of Homestar Runner) will be contributing story, graphics, and creative ideas to the game. A demo ROM is also available for download. Thanks to Albert for the news. - chris

  •    Wednesday, July 30th 2003 - Last updated @ 20:50 EST

  • That Time Of The Year Again - I turned 28 today and I didn't even hype it this year ;) - atila

  •    Tuesday, July 29th 2003 - Last updated @ 16:04 EST

  • GEST v0.66 - Another day, another update. Kinda reminds me when all of us were scrambling to keep up with Final Burn. :)

    -command-line rom load support e.g.
    -GEST rom.gb
    -drag and drop a file to GEST executable (doesn't seem to work very well, at least on my Win98)

    Click here to visit the page to download it. I think I'll try out Gameboy emulation again. =P - dhalamar

  • Guru Update - The Guru has posted an update today. It seems like he's made a discovery of sorts and is looking for somebody's assistance. - Griking

  • Gest v0.65 & Source - Normally I'd wait a few days and post about two or three Gest updates at the same time. But because the news is slow today and the fact that the author has released the source code this time around as well I'll make an exception. Changes in version 0.65 are
    • Source Code Released
    • Mortal Kombat 3 playable again
    • Fixed minor graphics problems in
    • Konami Collection 3 and Nettou Garou 2
    - Griking

  • Universe BIOS v1.2 - "The Universe BIOS is for owners of a real MVS arcade system that want an easy way to change country region or between Arcade or Console mode on boot. Also included are other features that are not normally possible using the standard MVS bios."
    Changes in this release are;
    • Additions
    • Added Multislot support to the Jukebox Player and Gamecart CRC check.
    • Added the ability to continue on from a hardware error.
    • Allowed Test Mode button to give access to TEST mode menu while in console mode.
    • Cheats for MATRIMELEE added to the cheats database.
    • Test mode improvements
    • Time added to main test mode menu screen (date format changes from euro to usa region).
    • Crosshatch test shrunk to match fullscreen used by most games.
    • Full color fade bars in color test (why the original BIOS never did this is beyond me).
    • Setting up the code number will now be in English even when set to Japan region.
    • Soft DIP settings will always be in English even if set to Japan region. (Soft DIPs shown will always be from Euro region, this means some settings will not work unless system set to EURO region, like the language soft DIP for example).
    • Changes
    • Disabling the hardware test (general bios settings) now disables the Z80 test also.
    • Visually improved the gamecart crc check screen making it better.
    • Games that use the protected banking system no longer calculate the crc32 for those banks, instead it is indicated that they are custom.
    • Doing a 'WORK RAM TEST' (all hard dips on at power on) no longer clears region settings.
    • Updated CRC32 database although there could still be errors.
    • Fixes
    • Fixed a lockup if entering the Memory Card Manager or Test Mode from the splash screen when running in console mode with hard DIP 8 (stop) on.
    • Fixed 'unlock Kyo & Iori' kof99 cheat (no longer jumps to character select after win).
    • Fixed distorted music in Jukebox Player with games ROTD, KOF2002 and MATRIMELEE.
    • Fixed REALBOUT2, KOF98, NEOCUP98 and BREAKREV reset on the 'winners dont use drugs' screen on multislot Hardware.
    - Griking

  •    Monday, July 28th 2003 - Last updated @ 14:44 EST

  • nesterj 0.51b has been updated, although i haven't the slightest clue as to what is new. Click here to go to the page and grab it. - dhalamar

  •    Sunday, July 27th 2003 - Last updated @ 18:34 EST

  • RockNES 3.01 - Taking a page from Gest, another release of RockNES, the DOS based NES emulator has been released today. Changes in version 3.01 are;
    • Added ability to save the ASM code to a text file;
    • Added opcode $89 as double-NOP (asian `Super Donkey Kong` works);
    • Added sprite RAM address clearing on frame ending (fixes a few asian games);
    • Added frameIRQs, but might be preliminary though (sound in Dragon Quest 2);
    • Fixed a minor CPU issue with 2 variables;
    • Fixed $4015 register behaviour;
    • Fixed triangle channel functionally (Total Recall/Ghostbusters 2);
    • Fixed DMC status bit on $4015 reads (Solar Wars/Bomberman 2/Castelian);
    • Fixed default video settings (when no config file is found);
    • Fixed screenshot saving and changed its format to "game title 000.bmp".
    - Griking

  •    Saturday, July 26th 2003 - Last updated @ 20:36 EST

  • RockNES 3.0 - The DOS based Nintendo (NES) emulator RockNES, has been updated to version 3.0 today. Changes in this release are;
    • My brand new kickass 6502/2A03 CPU core;
    • Sound drivers (pAPU + VRCVI) rewritten from scratch (better support);
    • New savestate file format, fully composed by tagged blocks;
    • Fixed a few problems saving/loading states;
    • Fixed WAVE logging;
    • Fixed WorkRAM initial data back to $00s, except for mapper #4;
    • Fixed GUI colors if user selects a different palette (VS Unisystem);
    • Fixed mappers #9 and #10 graphics on state loading;
    • New fast stretched mode on 640x480 by default now;
    • Added a disassembler, you can output ASM code to a window anytime;
    • Others usual source fixes.
    - Griking

  • Scale2x 1.6 - Scale2x is a real-time graphics effect able to increase the resolution of small bitmaps guessing the missing pixels without blurring the images. Changes:
    • Added an example of the fast implementation of the effects applied to a generic bitmap. There is also an example for the not obvious Scale4x effect.
    • Revised the command line tools. Now they support all the formats of .PNG images. Also images with 16 bits per channel.
    • Fixed a linking problem with some libpng installations.
    - chris

  • Gest Updates - As expected there have been a few Gest updates released the past few days.
    • Gest v0.64
    • Fixed graphic problems in Barbie Magic Genie title
    • GB Hi-Color Demo (PD) works
    • Fixed random crashing in Beat Mania GB 2 (J)
    • Fixed some bugs in rom loading
    • Gest v0.63
    • Rockman 8(pirate), a game that doesn't seem to work on other emulators, now works perfectly! (or at least better :)
    • When starting the emulator the speedup options didn't get checked in the menu even if they were on
    • Fixed sound problems when the emulator is paused
    • Small optimizations
    • Some bug fixes
    • Gest v0.62
    • 6 digit game genie codes supported
    • Fixed the LCD fix of last version, this time in SGB mode
    • Gest v0.61
    • Saving now works in Digimon 3
    • In GB mode when LCD was turned off the screen went black instead of white, fixed
      - Griking

    • Snes9x v1.40 - After a long wait an update to the excellent Super Nintendo emulator Snes9x has finally been released. There really are just too many changes in this update to list here. Just get it. - Griking

  •    Friday, July 25th 2003 - Last updated @ 03:45 EST

  • New version of Satourne - That's right. This Sega Saturn emulator got updated to version 1.0.2p. Wanna see whats new and download? Go here. Thanks to NGEmu for not getting ticked off at me for copying to the best of my knowledge. =P - dhalamar

  • GameBase 0.94 Released! - James Burrows released a new version of his universal emulator frontend, GameBase, here's what's new:

    - Added an 'Auto Syntax Check' option when writing gemus scripts

    - auto-calculation of supported emu file types - no longer need to manually
    specify them (can still use them as defaults tho)
    - Now shows musician photo when clicking on the music details tab for a game
    - Minor interface changes
    - Amended licence/disclaimer

    - Fixed crash when minimising the gemus script editor window
    - Fixed bug where GB wasn't saving associated script files when adding new
    - Fixed bug when assigning photos to musicians when a game is selected
    - game controls now properly changable via the text.ini file
    (keyboard/joystick/mouse/paddle etc.)

    You can download this new release from the GameBase site. - atila

  • Man... I know I shouldn't talk, but where did the updates go? :) Anyway, since it seems I'm the only who really gives a rip about this kick ass operating system, an individual who goes by edge has ported over Exult to BeOS.You can nab the BeOS version of it from the great guys over at BeEmulated. Go to that site, there have been a lot of updates to emulators like MAME, ScummVM, and Hatari to name a few. - dhalamar

  • DirectX Vulnerability Found! - The Register is reporting that a 'critical' problem with DIrectX was found and that MS issued a patch to fix the problem. After I installed this, WIN2k crashed and gave me a BSOD :) - atila

  •    Tuesday, July 22nd 2003 - Last updated @ 22:17 EST

  • NEStron v0.6.6b - I'm not familiar with this emulator but NEStron is a NES emulator for Windows based computers. It claims to be pretty fast in comparison to other NES emulators but I haven't tried it out. This version fixes a controller bug in WindowsXP - Griking

  • WineX July Development Status and Voting Report - Updated! Transgaming is now starting to work on DirectX 9 support. - chris

  •    Monday, July 21st 2003 - Last updated @ 23:17 EST

  • HUGE Guru Update - The Guru has updated his website with a ton of new goodies that has arrived in the mail. - Griking

  • SMS Plus/SDL v7.1 - SMS Plus/SDL is a port of the SMS Plus emulator for SDL supported platforms. This release fixed a bug in the joystick code. - Griking

  • Bad News? - On a sad note that seems to repeat itself way too often recently The Eidolon's Inn has lost its host and will be shutting down at the end of the month unless it can find an affordable new host and funds to keep it up. Eidolon's Inn is a site devoted to the classic computer and videogame systems of the 1980's and '90's as well as almost all things Sega. - Griking

  • Gest v0.60 - This is starting to get a bit rediculous now :) - Griking

  • Gest v0.57 - Well, it happened again. I'm away for a few days and I missed now one but two more Gest updates.
    • v0.57
    • Better change controls dialog
    • Added some speedup options
    • Misc bug fixes
    • v.56
    • Super Robot War is now playable
    • Stretching the window works properly with SGB games
    • Mix frames should now work properly in 16bit screen modes
    • Controls now uses DirectInput and they can be changed
    • Fixed border might not display sometimes in 'GBC with SGB border' mode
    - Griking

  •    Sunday, July 20th 2003 - Last updated @ 19:06 EST

  • Rainemu.com Troubles - What once was the Raine Emu forum, is now gone. All database files and forum posts are gone and can't be salvaged... - atila

  • xmame/xmess-0.71.1 - xmame/xmess-0.71.1 is out. Changes since 0.70.1:
    • Everything from MAME 0.71 and MESS 0.71.
    • The include path for xmess now puts mess/ before src/ and src/includes. Fixes Bugzilla bug 435.
    • The man page xmame.6 is much more up-to-date. (Andrew Burton)
    • Fixed errors reported for xmame.6 on a Debian Woody system. (Alex Kirk)
    - chris

  •    Saturday, July 19th 2003 - Last updated @ 12:36 EST

  • System 22 WIP - Stroff has posted some progress on Namco System 22 emulation! - chris

  •    Friday, July 18th 2003 - Last updated @ 21:33 EST

  • Server Problems - Sorry about the lack of updates lately guys, it seems that in keeping with the theme Retrogames is being hosted on an Atari 800 nowadays. As soon as I can stay connected for more than a few minutes at a time I'll start posting some news. - Griking

  •    Thursday, July 17th 2003 - Last updated @ 15:15 EST

  • Terminator 3 pinball reviewed - KME and crew have added a Terminator 3 pinball review to their already-impressive list of pinball reviews over at (what else) www.pinballreviews.com. This game marks Steve Ritchie's return to the industry after 8 years, and it appears to be a pretty solid effort. Check out the review, and be sure to read the others.. some are pretty entertaining. - metallik

  • Jail America - Everyone in the United States of America is going to jail. I guess we will have to jail ourselves in our own houses because no one will be working to pay taxes to build more jails. See here for the laughable details, another article is here. Thanks to Funkmob for the news.

    Edited by Metallik. Keep your political agenda away from Retrogames, please. - metallik

  •    Wednesday, July 16th 2003 - Last updated @ 20:54 EST

  • WinUAE v0.8.22 Release 8 - WinUAE, the Windows port of the UAE Amiga emulator has been updated. Lots of changes in this release;
    • Bugs fixed:
    • Stuck joypad POV directional controller
    • Joystick keyboard layout B and C second firebutton
    • Workaround for buggy sound driver (ISA SB16, maybe others) that report zero as minimum and maximum supported sample rate
    • Possible crash when copying to virtual filesystem's root
    • CD32 media change detection
    • Extended ADF write protection check
    • Extended ADF HD floppy support
    • Fast copper works again + config file support
    • JIT FPU fix (Descent Freespace -demo)
    • 57600 serial bit rate was incorrectly rounded to 56000
    • 2.8GHz+ CPU clock rate calculation overflow
    • New features:
    • All configuration file loading restrictions removed, load new configuration file at any time!
    • Display width, height, depth, lores, doubling, correct aspect can be changed on the fly
    • Bsdsocket.library updates
    • Picasso96 emulation optimizations
    • Improved audio emulation (Mortville Manor, Maupiti Island speech and Fighting Soccer)
    • AHI driver update
    • Improved and more compatible CD32 pad emulation
    • Improved CD32 CD autodetection
    • Sound capture to wav-file
    • Direct3D hardware filtering and scaling
    • More configurable source tree, added very simple way to disable features like AGA, JIT, bsdsocket, Picasso96, harddisk, 68020+ etc..
    • Separate basic A500-only WinUAE executable included (winuae_mini.exe)
    • Quick state save (SHIFT/CTRL + END + numpad 0-9) and restore support (END + numpad 0-9)
    • and more..
    - Griking

  • My email - Please don't use my old email address anymore, just stick to atila@retrogames.com for now. - atila

  • Gest v.50 - Gest, the regularly updated Windows based Gameboy emulator has been updated yet again. Chganges in v.0.50 are;
    • Save directories can be changed from the menu
    • Saving in Final Fantasy 1 should now work
    • Game Genie cheat codes
    • SGB emulation
    - Griking

  • Cxbx v0.7.7 - Cxbx, the new Xbox emulator has been updated with a new release and screenshots. Changes are;
    • Turok Evolution displays startup graphics and intro sequence!!
    • Stella and a few other homebrew games are now playable :] This means you can play all your atari games on Cxbx, which is a great novelty.
      Finally low level emulation of the heap, which is a very very nice thing and fixed some glitches/bugs.
      Fixed timing (FPS is much higher now! it is unbelievable)

    - Griking

  •    Tuesday, July 15th 2003 - Last updated @ 17:46 EST

  • MESS 0.71 - Released!. Browse the whats new file to see what has changed since the last release. - chris

  •    Sunday, July 13th 2003 - Last updated @ 13:45 EST

  • Wine 20030709 - Wine Is Not an Emulator. It is an alternative implementation of the Windows 3.x and Win32 APIs. Changes: More Direct3D and DirectSound improvements were made. Inter-process clipboard support was added. Locale handling was improved. More progress was made on the kernel/ntdll separation. The usual load of bugs were also fixed. - chris

  • Gex v0.9.6 - There's been a lot of work being done on Gameboy emulation recently it seems. This time it's GEX thats updated. Changes in this release are;
    • Sprite Flags settings for normal GB fixed
    • CGB speed switch code fixed
    • Read of Sound Registers fixed
    • CGB Timer inprovements
    • Direct Sound Bug fix (when closing GEX)
    • Warioland works now without sprite errors
    • Zelda Orcale of Ages,Demokart.gb,GTA,Berlin now works
    - Griking

  •    Saturday, July 12th 2003 - Last updated @ 12:17 EST

  • Adventure II Demo Update - A new demo and some great new pictures of Adventure II has been released. Adventure II is an unofficial sequel to the classic Atari 2600 game but this time for the Atari 5200. The game is about 40% completed at this point and as an old time Atari fan I have to say that this game is REALLY starting to looking great. - Griking

  • YAPE v0.49 - Yape (Yet Another Plus/4 Emulator) is a multi-platform emulator of the 8 bit Commodore 264 family (C16, C232, plus/4) of microcomputers. Changes are;
    • [NEW] CPU level 1551 drive emulation (certain turbos also work)
    • [NEW] disk setup dialog window
    • [NEW] full(ish) write support in 1551/IEC drive emulation mode
    • [NEW] customizable header and disk ID when creating new D64 images
    • [NEW] breakpoint now works with the drive CPU
    • [NEW] writable horizontal dot counter ($FF1E)
    • [NEW] more verbose debugging information
    • [FIX] fixed writing the cursor register
    • [FIX] some GUI fixups
    • [FIX] lotsa bugfixes
    - Griking

  • Xebra Update - Xebra, a Playstation emulator seems to have been updated but the documentation is all in Japanese so I can't tell you what's new. - Griking

  • Gest v0.41 & 0.42 - Geez, I go away for a few days and I missed not one but TWO new Gest updates.
    • Version 0.42
    • Pocket PuyoPuyo 4 graphics fixed
    • SQRXZ Color (PD) works
    • Version 0.41
    • In this version you can play GB games in GBC mode with palettes that look more or less like the default GBC palettes. Choose GBC (or GBA) as system type. The palettes can be changed at any time with the number buttons.
    • Gameboy games can be played in GBC mode with GBC default palettes
    • Magical Drop intro graphics fixed
    • Road Rash (GB) screen blinking fixed
    • Added option 'Force GBC' to menu
    - Griking

  • Nestopia v1.04 - The excellent NES emulator Nestopia has been updated today and it just keeps getting better. Changes in this release are;
    • Added a TV-mode graphic filter.
    • Moved the timing options into a separate dialog and added some more features. Speed throttling can now be toggled by F5 (default).
    • Did some further improvements to the sound quality.
    • Fixed mapper 64, "Skull & Crossbones" and "Klax" are now playable, thanks to Xodnizel for his findings on this insane mapper.
    • Fixed mapper 70, "Kamen Rider Kurabu" and "Space Shadow" are now playable.
    • Fixed mapper 83, "Garou Densetsu 2 (Fatal Fury)" and "World Heroes 2" are now playable.
    • Added mapper 133 ("Jovial Race")
    • Fixed mapper 232, "Maxi 15" is now playable.
    • Fixed mapper 244, now "Decathlon (Asia)" suffers from less glitches.
    • Changed the configuration file, now it's text based and more hacker friendly.
    • Changed the shortcut key for fullscreen/window mode switch to ALT+RETURN.
    • In addition to the right mouse button ESCAPE now also toggles the menu in fullscreen mode.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented new battery-ram files from being created.
    • Cleaned up a few things in the DirectSound manager. Hopefully this fixes the sound problems a few people have had.
    • Added many new file CRC's to the internal database. Thanks to [yang] for the assembling.
    • Now Nestopia remembers the last selected screen/window size.
    • Optimized the scanline graphic filter renderer.
    • Added some more logfile output messages.
    - Griking

  •    Friday, July 11th 2003 - Last updated @ 22:41 EST

  • MAME WIP - Updated! - chris

  • News Release for GoodSNES v0.999.6 (BETA):

    GoodSNES is a Nintendo Super NES/Famicom ROM renamer by Cowering.

    GoodSNES Stats: 4900 entries

    Recent Additions:
    • Brand new scanner. Most accurate scanner of any SNES utility
    • 'renamebad' and 'movebad' commands are gone
    • Added 'convert' command to convert interleaved to non-interleaved (and 'convert' won't kill your original file like other tools)
    • 1100+ new ROMS added
    • Big thanks to "dog_from_duckhunt" for all the Jap name updates. more accurate and consistant now
    • Lots of translations added, if i missed a version# or group credit, please let me know and I'll fix it right up
    • Much Much more.. read good.doc
    Please e-mail Cowering (hotemu@hotmail.com) if you have unrecognized ROMS to include in the next release. - chris

  •    Wednesday, July 9th 2003 - Last updated @ 19:16 EST

  • MAME WIP - The MAME Work-In-Progress page has been updated! LOTS of screenshots. :) (Thanks [red]) - prophet

  • Gest v.40 - Yet another Gest release today. You gotta love the author's dedication to this emulator. Changes in version v.0.40 are;
    • Road Rash (GBC) is (finally!) playable
    • Demotronic Final Demo (PD) works
    • Initial D Gaiden graphics fixed
    • Pitfall works also in GB mode
    • Also fixed minor graphic problems in Jeopardy!, Zen Intergalactic Ninja and Zankurou Musouken(Samurai Spirits)
    • "LCD off empty screen" option added to video menu
    • Drag and drop support
    - Griking

  • VisualBoy Advance v1.6b2 - the Gameboy Advance emulator VisualBoy Advance has seen an update today. Since this release is a beta there is no documentation included with the binary but the emulator homepage lists the following as changes in this release.
    • Rewind is only enabled in the menu if there is a rewind position
    • Rewind history is discard if a rom is loaded or a save state is loaded
    • Warning message added when playing movies about losing previous saves
    • Rewind can be disabled by setting interval to 0 for slower machines
    • Sound problems loading old save states should be gone (note that version beta 1 save states will have the problem though)
    • Accelerators are now correctly saved to the INI
    - Griking

  • Donkey Kong Hi-Score Smashed - As of June 30th 2003, Steve Wiebe achieved the new world record for Donkey Kong - 947,200 points! You can read the very detailed report here, courtesy of Twin Galaxies. (Thanks Razoola) - prophet

  • Haze WIP - Aside from releasing a source update for MAME (0.71u1), Haze also posted a very interesting screenshot from something he's working on. It's either Sega's MegaTech or MegaPlay! Or maybe both? :) - prophet

  • MAME & MAME32 Plus! 0.71u1 - My favorite unofficial MAME (and MAME32) has been updated to the latest sources! Get it now from the MAME Plus! homepage. So full of yummy extra features, it demands to be downloaded. Or somethin'... :o) - prophet

  •    Tuesday, July 8th 2003 - Last updated @ 19:51 EST

  • Little John GP32 0.2 - YoYoFR released a new version of his superb NES emulator for GP32! This release is reason enough for anyone wanting a portable NES to buy a GP32, as it runs 60fps without sound, about 30fps with sound, and also has a very full feature set. It's still a bit buggy though, add your feedback on the GP32emu board, you'll find an ongoing thread there where you can address the author. - prophet

  •    Monday, July 7th 2003 - Last updated @ 19:32 EST

  • Cxbx v0.7.6 - There's been another Cxbx release today. Cxbx is a work in progress Xbox emulator. The internals have changed very significantly in this version, so some apps (especially homebrew emulators) are starting to run. PointSprites now runs correctly, and is a very impressive demo. Other changes are;
    • Many more homebrew apps show some graphics
    • DirectInput bugs fixed
    • PointSprites works great without source hack
    • Lots of code cleanup

    The author is also asking for people who give this release submit compatibility information to him. - Griking

  • Gest v0.37 - Geez, maybe we should just do a weekly Gest report and combine all of the changes rather than doing it once (or twice) daily. Anyways, Gest version 0.37 has been released and as of this moment is still the latest release. Changes are;
    • Even more compatibility fixes.
    • Fixed games: Initial D Gaiden, Korodice,Quest RPG, Altered Space, and Jeopardy!
    - Griking

  • EmuLoader v3.9.2 - Ciro once again updated his great Windows based frontend for MAME, EmuLoader! This build works correctly with clones of CHD games, plus adds the ability to rename files within a ZIP - very convenient. - prophet

  • Xcade 004 GP32 - Okay, one more GP32 news post... :) Skeezix just posted a new beta version of his GP32 arcade game emulator, Xcade! The big news is SOUND in the Pacman hardware based games, including Ms.Pacman and Pengo. (This news bit I found myself. :P) - prophet

  • Atari800 & Nester for GP32 - Mark Watson's Atari800 GP32 port was updated to 0.4! It includes various tweaks & fixes, and the screen drifting bug is dead and gone now - I love this emu. :) Next, we have Scherzo's latest NesterGP, a superb NES emulator for GP32, now up to v1.1! This release includes fixed savestates & game genie, plus a faster file selector. (Thanks GP32emu as usual) - prophet

  • Gest v0.36 - The Gameboy emulator Gest has been updated yet again. Changes in this release are;
    • More compatibility fixes (Action Man,Battletoads,Legend of Zerd)
    • Donkey Kong GB playable again (broken in v0.20)
    • Sprite limit option added to menu

    - Griking

  •    Sunday, July 6th 2003 - Last updated @ 20:56 EST

  • Video Game Museum Update - ReyVGM tells me "The VGMuseum has been updated with game endings for the MSX Metal Gear and the Playstation Final Fantasy Origins, also the Super Nes screenshot section has been updated. They have over 1700 game endings already for everyone to enjoy." Cool. :) - prophet

  • PCEAdvance v4.1 - FluBBa's PC-Engine emulator for GameBoy Advance, PCEAdvance was updated! New stuff includes SOUND(!) emulation, plus support for Cyber Core, Download & SF2CE (sans buttons). (Thanks GBAemu) - prophet

  • GP32 Update - A new Colecovision emulator, GPColEm v0.1, was released by Consolius! This release doesn't have sound or alphabetical game sorting yet, but all that's planned for the next version. Download it from GP32emu. Also in the news are two WIP emulators. First we have Little John, YoYoFR's NES emulator - new screenshots were released showing off all sorts of great features, from screen scaling to sprite capacity doubling. Next, we have fSMS32, Rlyeh's brand new Sega Master System (and Game Gear??) emulator - which reportedly runs 60fps with crystal clear sound, save states and an advanced file selection system. You can see photos at GP32emu & GP32Xtreme. UPDATE - GP32emu just posted a new test build of GPvGB (Gameboy Color emu) which is very fast (too fast!) and solves the crash bug! - prophet

  • DOSemu 1.1.5 - DOSEmu is a Linux application that enables the Linux OS to run many DOS programs including some DPMI apps. Changes: In this version, lots of bugs were fixed, and many new features added, including fullscreen support for X and an improved CPU emulator for VGAEMU. - chris

  •    Saturday, July 5th 2003 - Last updated @ 22:58 EST

  • Guru Update - Looks like The Guru got a few new goodies in the mail. - Griking

  • Gest v0.35 - Yet another Gest update. Changes in version 0.35 are;
    • Some fixes (Tetris DX,Popeye 2)
    • Fixed sound channel enable/disable
    • MBC7 emulation (numpad keys control the sensor)

    Changes have been so frequent I guess he decided to just skip v0.32-0.34. :) - Griking

  • VisulaBoy Advance v1.6beta - A beta release of the Gameboy Advance emulator VisualBoy Advance has been released today thought the author has decided to not document what has changes have been made until the official release is made next week some time. Give it a try if you feel lucky. - Griking

  • Spectaculator 5.1 - Spectaculator is a Sinclair ZX Spectrum emulator for PCs running Microsoft® Windows® 95, 98, ME, NT 4, 2000 and XP. It emulates the 16K/48K/128/+2/+2A/+3 Spectrums and some additional hardware. Changes in this release are documented here.

    Thanks to Hawq for the news. - Griking

  • STeem v2.5 - Steem is a Freeware Atari ST emulator for Windows and Linux. Changes in this release are;
    • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed PSG write bug (X-Out)
    • Implemented FDC spinup (Vroom multiplayer)
    • Improved hard drive program terminate emulation (still not perfect)
    • Improved MFP accuracy (Harley Davidson, Super Hang-On)
    • Fixed some disk formatting bugs (Fastcopy Pro, Acopy, Chambers of Shaolin)
    • Fixed GEMDOS void return bug (Amberstar hard drive install)
    • Fixed hard drive read only file bug
    • Fixed set video address at end of line bug (Relapse Demo)
    • Fixed turn IKBD off during reset bug (Just Buggin')
    • Fixed trace interrupt with exceptions
    • Fixed 512Kb and 2Mb memory sizes
    • Fixed FDC seek bug thanks to Kimmo Hakala (Air Supply)
    • XSteem: Much improved sound
    • Stupid hard drive booting bug fixed
    • New Features
    • Macros - record keyboard/mouse/joystick input (won't work on some versions of Windows)
    • Profiles - save all settings and restore them at your leisure (won't work on some versions of Windows)
    • Disconnect drive B option (Premier Manager 2, Alternate Reality v1.2)
    • Accurate drive speed option
    • More flexible shortcuts
    • Customisable icons
    • Disks in archives can be read/write (changes are lost on eject)
    • Minimum size screenshots option
    • GUI improved
    • Fullscreen quit button
    • XSteem: Vastly improved GUI
    • DEBUG: Trace is now cycle accurate
    • DEBUG: Separate memory monitor and breakpoints
    • DEBUG: Step over, shift display, redraw on stop
    • DEBUG: Break on interrupt
    • DEBUG: Bigger memory/source dumps
    • DEBUG: More versatile find in browsers

    Thanks to TheInformer of our forums for the news.

    - Griking

  • Xeuphoric 0.12.1 - Xeuphoric is a port of Euphoric, Fabrice Francès' Oric emulator, to the X window system. It emulates the Oric-1, the Oric Atmos, and the Telestrat. Changes: This release fixes a bug in the video emulation and improves the handling of tapes. Floppy disk emulation works now. - chris

  •    Friday, July 4th 2003 - Last updated @ 19:15 EST

  • Barry White Dies At 58 - I was saddened to find out that Barry White, Singer Extraordinaire of Bedroom Music, passed away at the age of 58. - atila

  • MAME 0.71 - Gridle has just posted the source and binaries for MAME 0.71, among other things, TESTDRIVERS for ZN games (ZiNC emu) have been added! Check the WHAT'S NEW list to see what has been added/fixed in this release. - atila

  • DCMAME 0.70 Source - Ice88 posted the source for his upgrade of DC MAME to 0.70 in this DCEmulation topic.

    When you place this source on top of the PC MAME source, you have a full current 0.70 MAME for Dreamcast to work from. Prior to this release, all MAME builds were based on 0.37b15 or 0.37b16. - MetaFox

  • xbox has been owned - It is now possible to own your Xbox without a modchip! Prizes here, comments here, and news here. - chris

  •    Thursday, July 3rd 2003 - Last updated @ 23:50 EST

  • Translations Updates - Here are the translations that have happened recently: RPGONE released a bugfix update for their translation of the RPG Dragon Quest I.II and a 100% translation patch of the anime tennis game, Aim For the Ace for the SNES. Also, Gil Galad has released a 25% complete patch for the platformer, Adventures in Asmik Land, for the SNES.

    Thanks to The Whirlpool for the news. - MetaFox

  • Ipher's ZSNES WIP - Ipher released a new WIP build of this great SNES emulator! According to our console board mod, Pr3tty F1y, it has new DSP updates, making games like Ballz 3D playable. - prophet

  • Apple IIe on Palm - PalmApple is a new open source Apple IIe emulator for Palm OS based handhelds! It's still alpha, but includes:

    Complete rewrite using 68000 assembly for 6502 and video emulation.
    Apple //e with M65C02 CPU (not complete undocumented opcode emulation)
    64K Memory (with 16K Language Card)
    40x24 text mode, 280x192 hires mode, and mixed text/hires mode.
    Disk II controller support - slot 6 only
    No slot 3 expansion ROM support
    No sound support (anybody know how to program the Dragonball PCM hardware?)
    No 80-Column Card
    Included Apple disk converter
    - prophet

  • Gest v0.31 - Some people are just tireless! There's been yet another Gest update today. Changes in this release are;
    • Removed "fix" for Mario Land (FF1 sound)
    • Some misc fixes
    • Fixed config file
    - Griking

  • Atari 2600 RPG Project - The Atari 2600 RPG Project is a so far unnamed new homebrew RPG for the Atari 2600. Some of the planned features of this new game are;
    • Large world, comparable in size to early Ultima series
    • Save your place using a code system
    • A large amount of text to give the game a real story
    • Entirely turn-based
    • Standard RPG staples: magic, weapons, HP, the inn, etc.
    • Fight enemies from other Atari 2600 games

    I'm not sure how long it's been available but there's now a demo of this project available for download that can be run on your favorite Atari 2600 emulator.
    - Griking

  • RascalBoy Advance v1.2.5 - RascalBoy Advance is another Gameboy emulator updated today. (Gameboy Advance actually) Changes are;
    • Added GameBoy Color sound channels emulation
    • Added "-nogbcsound" command line to disable GameBoy color sound channels
    • Fixed various bugs in layers' alpha blending
    • Fixed various bugs in sprites rendering
    • Fixed external bios file management
    • Added "drag & drop" ROM files feature
    • Various speedups to ARM emulation (about 20% faster)
    • Added popup menu to load recent files
    • Enlarged files submenu to 10
    • Added Autostart ROM emulation option
    • Framebuffer management optimization
    • Added Fullscreen view option
    • Added resize window feature
    - Griking

  • KiGB V1.45 - KiGB, the multi-platform Gameboy emulator has been updated today. Changes are;
    • Changes:
    • In previous versions, even GB mode was off, KiGB would still force to GB mode when KiGB detected the game was not for GBC. In v1.45, KiGB will no longer force the mode switch. This is useful for running demos that have corrupted GBC flag in the ROM header. (Invasion DX (BUNG) (PD) [C] and Joshua Wise's Demo (Quang2000) (PD) [C]).
    • Bugs Fixed:
    • No borders were displayed when choosing the preference "GBC with SGB borders" on some SGB-supported games. Fixed.
    • Fixed a bug on handling the SGB command CHR_TRN when tile type was set to OBJ. Itsudemo Nyando Wonderful shows the border.
    • Palettes were incorrectly initialised. Fixed. (16 Threads Demo)
    • Adjusted the timing on interrupts. Fixed the following games: Legend of Zerd (graphics glitches in the intro), Altered Space (graphics glitches at the leftmost when the rocket appears in the intro) and possibly other games (the music of Adventure of Arle)
    • Adjusted the LCD behaviours on GBC mode. Screen flashed for Air Pocket OP during showing CGs as in a real GBC.
    • Fixed a bug for the GB CPU quirk. Background of Killer Instinct now shows up.
    • Fixed a bug when tried to continue without first actually start for Initial D Gaiden.
    • SGB mode was not reconized for It's a World Rally. Fixed.
    • Fixed the hung bug for Joust & Defender (U) [C][t1].
    • Fixed the scrolling bug for Jetsons.
    • Fixed a hung bug for Konami Collection 1 after pressing Start in the the option screen.
    • Fixed a sprites drawing bug. Fixed the graphics glitches of the following games: Ken Griffey Jr's Slugfest (at the lower left of the rotating baseball) and Action Man(at the game over screen)
    • [MS-DOS port only]
    • Screen might appear at the top left corner or blank.
    • Fixed a bug in reading mulitple joypads in SGB mode for Killer Instinct. When the game starts, Player 1 gets control instead of Player 2.
    • Fixed a bug in TIMA timing. Korodice will not hang after the Mode Select screen.
    • Fixed a bug in HDMA. The last screen of AGO Realtime Demo shows up.

    Thanks to Hawq of our forums for the news. - Griking

  • gens ports - Gens has been ported to BeOS and Linux. - chris

  • MAMEoX v0.70.3b - released, changes listed here. - chris

  • dapple2-emuii - emuii-0.31 released. - chris

  • Color Computer OS-9 Source Project - V03.01.03 has been released, files can be downloaded here. - chris

  •    Wednesday, July 2nd 2003 - Last updated @ 22:17 EST

  • Retrogaming Times #70 - Tom Zjaba has released issue #70 of The Retrogaming Times, a nice Retrogaming newsletter. Some items that he covers in this issue are;
    • Gaming gems of the Vic-20
    • Reviews the many Pac-man variants for the Atari 5200
    • Many faces of Jumpman & Jumpman Jr.
    • More classic videogame commercials
    • and more...
    - Griking

  • CPCE v1.31 - CPCE is an Amstrad CPC Emulator for DOS, DPMI and WIN32. This latest version enhances the Z80 engine and enables the PAUSE key.

    - Griking

  • Nebula Model 2 v.09 - Nebula Model 2 has been updated. House of the Dead is now added. Full changes are;
    • Fixed collision detection in Last Bronx and Fighting Vipers
    • Added House of the Dead (remember to calibrate the gun)
    • Improved SCSP code, faster and more accurate.
    • Fixed missing sounds in some DoA Stages (flute in Kasumi stage)
    • Added analog controls for racing games (not very tested though). You'll have to delete the .dat file for the game in the config folder in order to let nebula
      to configure analog controls.
    • Added save/load state support.
    • Fixed some STCC missing textures (wrong rom loading addresses).
    - Griking

  •    Tuesday, July 1st 2003 - Last updated @ 22:17 EST

  • DreamFrodo 0.92 - DreamFrodo, the Commodore 64 emulator for the Dreamcast, has been updated to 0.92. Here's what's new:

    -This version hopefully fixes the random crashes some people have experienced. Many thanks to all people who helped with testing.

    Thanks to MetaFox

  • Gest v0.30 - Another day, another Gest update it seems. Changes in this gameboy emulator this time are;
    • Optimized memory writing/reading
    • Frameskip can be selected
    • Video layers can be disabled
    • Sound channels can be disabled
    • MBC3 RTC emulation
    • HuC3 emulation (HuC3 games should be playable: Robopon,Pocket Family)
    • Fixed state saves (not compatible with v0.20 save states!)

    Aside from the update Gest has broken away from Geocities and relocated to a new hompage so update your bookmarks.
    - Griking

  • Mame Flyer Pack #11 Update 1 - A new Mame Flyer Pack has been released. There's 78 new flyers in this release and another 31 which were replaced. Thanks Xray1 of our forums for the news. - Griking

  • Mame Jump! - Grand Master Peter has put together another entertaining Mame based flash movie. Check out Mame Jump! along with some of his other work here. - Griking

  • Nestopia 1.03 - I don't know if this was just released or if we just missed it the other day but Nestopia, the excellent NES emulator has been upgraded to v1.03. Changes in this release are;
    • Added 2xSaI, Super 2xSaI and Super Eagle graphic filters.
    • Added support for all the graphic filters in window mode.
    • Added game configuration file support.
    • Improved sound quality.
    • Added some more file CRC's to the zapper-auto-detector.
    • Added an option to map all keys in one go.
    • Added an option in the preferences dialog to force the application's thread to be in high priority mode.
    • Corrected an entry in the pAPU's length counter LUT.
    • Changed the square channel's default frequency limit. This fixes the sound in "Mega Man 2" and possibly a few other games.
    • Fixed a bug that caused some save states not to load correctly.
    • Lowered the output volume on the FDS sound chip.
    • Fixed mapper 78, "Holy Diver" and "Uchuusen - Cosmo Carrier" are now playable.
    • Fixed a frame IRQ counter bug, now "Akagawa no Yuurei Ressha" and "Dragon Warrior" among others work as they should.
    • Fixed a bug which sometimes caused the user defined IPS path to be ignored.
    • Rewrote a few parts in the movie player/recorder. Should be more stable now.
    • Cleaned up a few thing in the GUI.
    - Griking

  • Cxbx v0.7.5 - Some great progress is being made with Cxbx the new X-box emulator. The homebrew game X-Marbles now plays with only a few graphical glitches. Complete changes in this version are;
    • X-Marbles homebrew demo is playable!
    • New GUI bitmap (thanks, bot!)
    • DirectSound emulation has begun.
    • Corrected converted Exe stack commit.
    • Fixed a really annoying problem with the debugger not being able to attach, that has been around for way way too long.
    • Caught up 4627 pretty far.
    • PointSprites and Gamepad demos, and some other new XDK samples run better.
    • Added more Direct3D/XAPI emulation, Hunter The Reckoning gets pretty far but no graphics yet.
    - Griking

  • Ultra-HLE 2064 v1.0.5a - v1.0.5a of this N64 emulator addresses issues that arose in 1.0.5 along with some extra changes. Get it at the Ultra-HLE Homepage
    • Optimized edynarec
    • Optimized hardware & HLE emulation
    • Fixed some hardware emulation bug
    • Major source code cleanup
    • Fixed the pause bug in edynarec/interpreter mode
    • Fixed flashing status bar issue in fullscreen mode
    • Added full partial support for some roms
    • Fixed the Zelda Mq/MoM issue
    - Griking

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