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  •    Saturday, August 31st 2002 - Last updated @ 20:50 EST

  • Greece Bans Arcades (not quite) - George Anastasiadis from Gameland.gr emailed me about the recent introduction of a law in Greece banning arcades! Apparently arcades are closing up all over Greece for fear of being prosecuted. You can read an English translation of the law here, or visit Gameland.gr for more info, including a petition to repeal the law. *UPDATE* - Seems it's only GAMBLING machines that were banned, but apparently many Greek arcades depended on those machines for income. Standard videogame arcade machines have NOT been banned. I apologize for my bad reporting - that's why they don't pay me anything. :P - prophet

  • Fixed FBA Binary - If you downloaded the latest FinalBurn Alpha and find it's slow on your system, then head back and download again - Jan Klaasen uploaded a fixed version with fastcall support enabled. - prophet

  • tggui-0.1.3 - tggui is a tcl/tk frontend to TransGaming's WineX project. Tggui allows you to install and launch games, configure your winex drivers and more. Changes: Fixed a bug if a game's configuration was created prior to version 0.1.2 Tied tggui into autorun to play an installed game when the disc is inserted Fixed a bug preventing writing of drive changes in the config file Added verification of XF86Config and /mnt/cdrom Added ability to change XF86Config from tggui. - chris

  • FBA Beta Release - Team FBA have released FBA v0.2.9.1. This is a beta release, with the full release to follow shortly. The binary and source code can be downloaded from the FBA Homepage.

    What's New:

    - Toaplan2 emulation.
    - Massively improved CPS-2 emulation with support for all currently XORed games.
    - Improved CPS-1 emulation with support for the recent (Chinese?) hacks.
    - Many, many UI enhancements.
    - New blitters - including RGB effects, etc.
    - Demo recording and playback

    Cheers to Loop for the news. - RocLobsta

  •    Friday, August 30th 2002 - Last updated @ 21:19 EST

  • Project 64 v1.5 Final - A new version of PJ64, a popular Nintendo64 emulator for Windows, was recently released! Can't seem to resolve the page right now, but luckily lux_92886 posted this message detailing the HUGE list of new stuff! =) (Thanks pacmanfreak) - prophet

  • Very Old Games On New Systems - AKA VOGONS, is a new site featuring news and numerous forums dedicated to keeping the oldies running on today's hardware! PC's, Macs, consoles and more. (Thanks TheInformer) - prophet

  • Antiriad Reproduces - Congratulations to one of my favorite emu authors, all around nice fellow and main Raineman, Richard Bush, on the birth of his brand new baby son, Jack! Born just last night from what I'm told. :) (Thanks nemesis1) - prophet

  • GXMame 0.28 - GXMame is a frontend for XMame using the GTK library, the goal is to provide the same GUI than mame32. Changes: Support Flyers, Cabinets, Marquees and Titles screenshots in addition of the ingame one. Display history.dat and mameinfo.dat informations in the main window. Added options to configure scripts to allows to turn on debugging and disable the joystick support. More error detection when running xmame. New startup and gui options. Can run whatever the locale define as decimal separator. Added Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German translation. Bug fixes and code cleanup. - chris

  • Meka-l33t's Rumor Mill - Meka-l33t has updated his rumor mill again with some rather interesting things. - MetaFox

  •    Thursday, August 29th 2002 - Last updated @ 19:30 EST

  • Donkey Kong simulator - MADrigal is working on a simulator for Coleco's Donkey Kong tabletop game, and is in need of a bit of assistance. If you are good enough at the game and can get past level 3-2, please email him, as he needs information regarding later levels. I checked out a beta version of this and it is VERY cool.. looking forward to the final! - metallik

  • QuickPlay 3 - Just received an email about a new (to me) emulation frontend for Windows called QuickPlay! Looks interesting, and supports just about every emu you can name. - prophet

  • Baby Turok = $10,000 - Expecting? Due 9/1/2002? Broke? Not particular about your kids' names? Here ya go! =P (Thanks wreg) - prophet

  • MAME WIP - Haze, for shame... (j/k) DBZ before Galibert's 2006 System 16 rewrite?! Niechze was right. ;) - prophet

  •    Wednesday, August 28th 2002 - Last updated @ 12:58 EST

  • CrossOver Plugin 1.1.3 - CrossOver Plugin lets you use Windows plugins directly in your Linux browser. With CrossOver you can watch QuickTime movies, play Shockwave Director games, and even view Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents using the Microsoft viewers. Crossover is yet another fork of the Wine project. License: You gotta dish out buku bucks for this product, but a free demo version is available. - chris

  • jmame 0.4.5 - jmame is a Java-based frontend to XMAME. It uses the Swing toolkit and uses XML to store all settings. Changes: Changes include a fix for selection bugs, and the ability to play a game by hitting return or enter when it's selected. - chris

  • Another pinball company? - Looks like former WMS designer John Popadiuk Jr. is starting another pinball manufacturing company called Chicago Flipper. The site currently has just a splash page, but a bit more information is in this Pinball News article. There is also an article about Steve Ritchie returning (see below) and some reviews of Roller Coaster Tycoon on Pinball News - check it out. Thanks to Kyle for the news. - metallik

  •    Tuesday, August 27th 2002 - Last updated @ 21:10 EST

  • Steve Ritchie back in the game - According to news bite on PlayMeter, Steve Ritchie will be designing a pinball machine for Stern Pinball, to be released sometime in 2003! Mr. Ritchie is generally considered to be one of the best pinball designers in the last two decades, with such games as Black Knight, High Speed, Firepower, F-14 Tomcat and Star Trek: TNG to his credit. With Stern already manufacturing Pat Lawlor designed machines, this is great news for pinball fans! Thanks to LTG :) for the news. - metallik

  • ZiNcGUI 1.5.2.1 - Dafreak released a new version of ZiNcGUI, a nice frontend for the famous 3D arcade game emulator, ZiNc! This version fixes a startup bug. - prophet

  • MAME WIP - The MAME Work-In-Progress page was updated with some news, including screenshots from a proper dump of "Daioh," emulated courtesy of Haze! - prophet

  • Act Labs USB Light Gun contest WINNER #2 - For those who entered the 2nd contest, I finally received the winning entry from Act Labs! After reading tons of entries, they chose to award the prize to Bill Hunt - congratulations Bill! :) - prophet

  • EmuLoader v3.1.1 Final - Ciro released a new build of his popular MAME frontend for Windows, EmuLoader! According to the author, this should fix "if not all, most of the access violations from the last build." - prophet

  • MAMEinfo.dat 4.17 - M.A.S.H. released a new MAMEinfo.dat, updated through August 26th. - prophet

  • WineX Game Installer 1.12 - WineX Game Installer is a graphical interface to installing Windows games with WineX. It allows the user to install each game in its own directory with its own configuration and registry. Changes: fixed some bugs, games will now be installed in /usr/local/games, better file dialogs. - chris

  •    Monday, August 26th 2002 - Last updated @ 14:24 EST

  • JAE: Red Baron (Atari 1980) - Norbert has added a new game to the Java Arcade Emulator. Head on over there to check out this cool vector game from Atari. - chris

  • MAME WIP - There's been another WIP update over on the official page. Loads more cool pics to check out! - RocLobsta

  • Z26 1.57 - Z26 is a DOS based Atari 2600 emulator. This release adds support for interlaced games, and support for the recently released "Snow White" prototype at AtariAge.com. (Thanks bitstorm_omega & JAW) - prophet

  • Act Labs Lightgun & ZTnet Store Update - Lev just emailed me to explain that YES, the Act Labs Light Guns will be available via the ZTnet Store. Act Labs is shipping them much later than anticipated, so that's why the light guns aren't available yet. If you scroll down to the "Upcoming Products" section, you'll see the Light Gun info - once ZTnet has them in stock, they'll be ready to ship on a first-come first-serve basis. Using the ZTnet store supports this site and others on the ZTnet servers, so your business is appreciated. Please keep in mind that neither myself nor any Retrogames staff manage the store in any respect, so if you ever have questions about the products, availability etc. please contact the store directly or use their support forum. - prophet

  •    Sunday, August 25th 2002 - Last updated @ 14:51 EST

  • Guru Update! - Check out the latest PCB Dumps over at the Guru's. Looks like some of them are already emulated! Thanks to Smitdogg for the news. - chris

  •    Saturday, August 24th 2002 - Last updated @ 20:42 EST

  • Unofficial Hiscore.dat 7.94 - Leezer released a new Unofficial Hiscore.dat, which brings many new additions to the roster! Highly recommended if you like seeing your initials in all their glowing phosphor glory. :) - prophet

  • Mimic 2.06 - TheBeaver recently updated his arcade game emulator Mimic! The homepage won't resolve for me at the moment, but apparently Mimic now has System X support, playable via the mouse, System 16 support (Tetris only) & fixed controls for Hang On Jr. Also of interest - TheBeaver posted that he's also looking into the encrypted Sega games. (Thanks JAW) - prophet

  • More Sega Model 2 - Emulatronia recently posted more WIP screenshots from the mysterious Sega Model 2 emulator! This time there's flat shaded polygons on display, not just wireframes. - prophet

  • MAME WIP - Updated. Thanks to Stroff, Nicola, Masayuki, and Kale for today's updates. - chris

  • Cinciclassic coming up - Cinciclassic is scheduled for October 4th and 5th this year. The event, which is held in the Forest Fair Mall in Cincinnati OH, is an excellent opportunity to meet fellow classic game lovers, buy/sell/trade games, compete in tournaments and check out rare games and systems. A related article was recently published in the local paper, mostly concerning the great grandaddy of them all: the Atari 2600. If you're in the midwestern USA, this event is definitly worth checking out. - metallik

  • Final Fantasy 6 French Rap? - Just thought I'd quickly mention that a pretty cool Final Fantasy 6 ReMix was posted that features the Terra theme - French Hip-Hop style :) - david

  • Xeuphoric 0.11.0 - 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: Pixel doubling and reduced CPU wastage. - chris

  • MESS WIP for June - The MESS WIP page has been updated for the month of June! Lots of work porting drivers over to the newer MAME core, some major changes to the SMS/GG drivers, more improvements to the GameBoy driver, new Super GameBoy and GameBoy color drivers, Atari 7800 improvements, lots of bug fixes, and more! Head on over there to get all the details. - chris

  • uCON64-1.9.8beta4 - uCON64 is a tool to backup all kind of video game media (Cartridges and CD's) It supports most available backup units for cartridge-based consoles and uses cdrdao as burn engine for CD-based consoles like Dreamcast or Playstation. Changes: can be read here. - chris

  •    Friday, August 23rd 2002 - Last updated @ 19:16 EST

  • Model 2x WIP - Emulatronia has some more screenshots of an attempt to emulate Sega's Model 2x hardware. Thanks to Daemon for the news. - chris

  • o2em 0.90 - Andre de la Rocha has released a MAJOR new revision of the Odyssey² emulator for Linux, DOS and Windows! Changes: Fixed color palette. Sprites look better in several games. Fixed audio pitch and implemented white noise emulation. Enhanced support for European/PAL games. Frogger and Depth Charge are fully playable! Thanks to TheInformer for the news. - chris

  • Romcenter Release - Eric Bole-Feysot has released a new version of his rom management utility Romcenter. There's been a stack of fixes and additions in version 2.50 so it's well worth a download. - RocLobsta

  • MAME WIP! - STARBLADE, SOLVALOU and others are now in the Namco System 21 driver with full sound :)) - atila

  • jmame 0.4.4 - jmame is a Java-based frontend to XMAME. It uses the Swing toolkit and uses XML to store all settings. Changes: This release adds keyboard controls to the game table listing, typing search to the gamelist (Esc restarts the search), and a fix for the messed-up dependencies in the makefile. - chris

  • tggui 0.1.1 - tggui is a tcl/tk frontend to TransGaming's WineX project. Tggui allows you to install and launch games, configure your winex drivers and more. Changes: Fixed some bugs relating to verifying a game's existence Handled situations where old installations existed. - chris

  • Wicked Q2 v0.4 - wickedquake is a modification on the Quake 2 game source with totally new weapons, sounds, and many surprises such as a Pizza Timer. Download here. Changes: set some more cvars and new weapons (see wicked.txt for a full list of changes.) - chris

  • Color Computer OS-9 Source Project v030002beta1 - The Color Computer OS-9 Source Project is a central repository for the documenting and commenting of components of the OS-9 operating system for the Tandy Color Computers. Changes: This release actually takes up where the infamous "Level 2 Upgrade" left off, and incorporates most all of the known features of that never-officially-released version of OS-9. - chris

  • AirPONG 0.4.1 - AirPONG will be a game system that emulates different styles of Pong-type games. AirPONG will run on Linux and Windows and is written in C/C++ using OpenGL and the SDL library. Changes: Fixed Collision detection. Added Particle System. Made the game more playable. - chris

  • starcraft-wine - starcraft-wine is a project is to hack on wine in order to improve the compatibility for running Starcraft under Linux. Changes: Initial release. - chris

  • Underworld Adventures 05-butterfinger - uwadv is a project to recreate Ultima Underworld 1 on modern operating systems using the original game files. Changes: Complete character creation, a finished Linux build system, an installer and configuration program for Windows users, some bug fixes and many changes under-the-hood. - chris

  •    Thursday, August 22nd 2002 - Last updated @ 20:21 EST

  • NeoPop Core 0.66 - NeoPop is a portable open-source "NeoGeo Pocket (Color)" emulator. Changes: This release simply fixes bugs in several games: "Pocket Tennis" and "Pocket Tennis Color", also in "BioMotor Unitron" and "Kikouseki Unitron". Tons of new translations. - chris

  • AdvanceSCAN v1.2 - AdvanceSCAN is a command line rom manager for MAME, MESS, AdvanceMAME, AdvanceMESS and Raine for Unix, DOS and Windows. Changes: Added the advpng utility to compress the PNG files. Added the advmng utility to compress the MNG files. Added a Windows version. - chris

  • Hypocrisy at its Finest - Everyone's favorite news site, EMU-LMAO has finally shown its true colors. At the beginning of this month, Jack shows off his inflated ego by claiming his web site is responsible for the quality of emulation news sites. Just take a look at his ego trip here. Yet, the truth is, that he wants news sites to post off-topic news! Oh the hypocrisy! What are we to think? I guess the truth is Jack really wants off topic news so that he can inflate his ego even more. Well Jack, I will see what I can do for you over the next few days so you can better satisfy your ego. ;-) - chris

  • EmuTOS 0.5 - EmuTOS is a singleuser singletasking operating system for 32 bit Atari computer emulators, like Aranym or STonX. It is thought as a replacement for the TOS-images you usually need today for using emulators and it is also running on some real hardware, like the Atari Mega STE. - chris

  • Bochs Disk Images - The Bochs emulator has updated the Disk Images section with a new version of DLX Linux and Debian Linux. - chris

  • tggui-0.1.0 - tggui is a tcl/tk frontend to TransGaming's WineX project. Tggui allows you to install and launch games, configure your winex drivers and more. Changes: can be read here. - chris

  •    Wednesday, August 21st 2002 - Last updated @ 14:50 EST

  • Sega Model 2 Emulator?! - Seems somebody has gotten Model 2 polygons (albeit in wireframe) to display in an emulator! Check out Emulatronia's news page for several pics of "Sonic: The Fighters" in early action! Could games like "Virtua Fighter 2" and "Daytona" be emulated on your desktop before 2003? I don't know, but maybe... Keep in mind there were several revisions of the Model 2 hardware, and some are easier to emulate than others. Check System16.com for more info on the matter. (Thanks RingoWillyCat for the email) - prophet

  • .TZX Vault Update - The "Games That Time Forgot" page was updated, and the .TZX Vault also plans to add "hundreds of new dumps for the
    Spectrum, Amstrad, C64 and Vic 20
    " next week! - prophet

  • VirtuaNES 0.69a - According to HobbesAtPlay, the English version of VirtuaNES, a Japanese developed NES emulator for Windows, now works under XP with this latest release. - prophet

  • SMS Chip-8 interpreter 0.1 - Yes, you read correctly. This is indeed a Chip-8 interpreter/emulator for the Sega Master System written by Maxim. :D - MetaFox

  • Marbleman Quicktime on ABEM - Scott (AkA SafeStuff) posted about a quicktime movie of "Marbleman" (unreleased sequel to "Marble Madness") he posted to the ABEM newsgroup. It's 12Mb if ya wanna grab it. Scott's "Marbleman" machine is incredibly rare, and though the game is dumped, the ROM images remain unreleased to the public for emulation. If you live in Califormia, you can see Scott's super rare "Marbleman" machine at California Extreme. Otherwise, just download the movie and watch what you'll never play. Yeah, I'm bitter about it... Sue me! ;) - prophet

  • Nostalgia 3.1 - Nostalgia is a Mattel Intellivision emulator for Windows! Also available is a debugger version for developers. New stuff:

    -Fixed a bug in the Networking that was preventing Network play.
    -Fixed type ahead to work with numeric game names (4-Tris, etc)
    -Added "Home" and "End" capability to Load Cartridge screen.
    -Changed the way video memory is used to fix a problem that was causing Nostalgia to stop working unexpectedly on some video cards.
    -Generally reworked code for more efficiency, especially the core chip code.

    (Thanks TheInformer) - prophet

  • Act-Labs Lightgun Shipping - Apparently the long-awaited Act-Labs USB Lightgun is finally ready to ship! To those who asked: Please keep in mind - if you ordered from the Act-Labs section of the ZTnet store, I really don't know what to tell you. Retrogames has nothing to do with how the store is managed or stocked. Apparently no products are available now from Act-Labs there, so your best bet is to order directly from the source for now. I guess? Maybe Lev can let us know what's up with that? Lev? (Thanks Tom Peterson) - prophet

  • New EmuLoader v3.1 Binary - If you had "access violation" errors with the recent EmuLoader v3.1 release, then try the newly uploaded binary. Ciro hopes it's better now. - prophet

  • Defender of the Crown GBA - Here's a game every Amiga onwer will remember fondly - Cinemaware's "Defender of the Crown!" But is the new Gameboy Advance version any good? Read this Gamer's Hell review if you're curious, but it sounds pretty bad. :( - prophet

  • SlikStik Quad - Ever wanted one of those huge 4 player control panels ? Well, if you have the cash, then take a look at SlikStik's new Quad! It's got everything and then some - they also plan to post some photos of the Quad being played at the recent Classic Gaming Expo 2002. Another new model called the CO2 is also available, featuring 4 top-fire joysticks. Check the products page for details. - prophet

  • Back-In-Time Webcast - Mike Stulir emailed about the latest Back-In-Time webcast covering this years Twin Galaxies & FunSpot's "World Championships" of coin-op videogames & pinball! 100 hardcore arcade contenders showed up, and Mike scored numerous interviews. - prophet

  • Atari800 1.2.4 - Atari800 is an Atari 8-bit computer (400, 800, and XL and XE series) and Atari 5200 game system emulator for DOS, Windows, Amiga, Atari ST, Mac, and Linux/UNIX.

    Changes: Support for 576 and 1088KB RAM (selection available in the UI), separate Antic access to extended memory for 130 XE and 320 Compy Shop, 256K and 512K XEGS carts, an SDL version that cleans up after unsuccessful initialization, supports "-nosound" and "-dsprate", and continues to run even if sound initialization failed, and better functionality for the commandline options "-help" and "-v" ("-version") in most supported ports. License: GPL. - chris

  •    Monday, August 19th 2002 - Last updated @ 23:29 EST

  • Klive 1.0 - Klive is a new Spectrum emulator written by Steve Snake from scratch in 99% x86 assembly. You may download it here, as the homepage doesn't contain a download link. :P It attempts to update each pixel of the screen at the exact time that the real hardware does, so it should be very accurate. Klive currently supports Sinclair Spectrum 48K, Sinclair Spectrum 128K, Sinclair/Amstrad Spectrum +2, Sinclair/Amstrad Spectrum +2a, Sinclair/Amstrad Spectrum +3, Sinclair Interface 2, Cursor Joystick, Kempston Joystick, Currah µSpeech, Fuller Box, SpecDrum, Spectrum 128K sound on a Spectrum 48K, AY-3-8912 or YM2149 Sound Chip (selectable) with ABC or ACB Stereo support, and NEC µPD765A Floppy Disk Controller (in +3 Mode). Thanks to LazerTag for the news. - MetaFox

  • viva nonno 22.0.3 - viva nonno, the Namco System 22 arcade hardware emulator for Windows, has been updated adding support for Ridge Racer 2 (Japan-B) and Rave Racer (Japan-A, World-B). Thanks to stuart2773 for the news. - MetaFox

  • The Review Center - TRC has been updated to version 0.8.5 which adds all the Cps-1 and Cps-2 games to review. Thanks to Gazoo for the news. - chris

  • Catweasel Linux Device Driver 0.3.1 - cwfloppy is a Linux device driver for the Catweasel Advanced Floppy Controller manufactured by Individual Computers. Changes: A bug in the previous release which kept Amiga writing from working was fixed. A section about the HD indicator hole problem has been added to the README. Upgrading is highly recommended, as the previous development release can destroy your Amiga disks when trying to write to them. License: GPL. - chris

  • xu4 0.07 - xu4 is a recreation of the classic computer RPG Ultima IV for modern operating systems licensed under the GPL. Changes Include:

    - items searchable (runes, white & black stones, bell, book, candle, etc.)
    - city residents now move and have animated tiles
    - gem viewing (tiles aren't quite right)
    - getting chests
    - some actions now affect your virtues (stealing chests, talking to hawkwind, finding runes and stones)
    - companions will now join the party if asked
    - added filtering to the scaled images, like exult (2xBilinear only, for now); the -scale parameter now accepts a number or "2xBi" for filtered scaling (2 is still the default, 2xBi looks bad without the VGA upgrade)
    - chris

  • WineX Game Installer 1.11 - WineX Game Installer is a graphical interface to installing Windows games in Transgamings WineX and is licensed under the GNU GPL. Changes: fixed bug which made it impossible to install updates. - chris

  • FCE Ultra 0.81 - FCE Ultra is a portable NES/Famicom emulator based on Bero's original FCE source code. License: GPL. Thanks to The Informer for the news. - chris

  • NeoPop Core 0.65 - The NeoPop core files have been updated to version 0.65. Neopop is a portable open-source "NeoGeo Pocket (Color)" emulator. Changes: Added support for translations. License: GPL. - chris

  • MAME WIP - Updated. Thanks to Stroff, OG, Sixtoe, and Barry for today's updates. - chris

  •    Sunday, August 18th 2002 - Last updated @ 16:45 EST

  • Gridrunner++ - Jeff Minter, AKA Yak, of "Tempest 2000" fame (and LOTS more) released an updated version of the classic action/maze game Gridrunner for PC's! The free demo is a 2.8mb download. Yak says "If you loved Llamatron, if you loved Tempest 2000 or Tempest 3000... then I don't think you will be at all disappointed in this :)." Check the LLamasoft homepage for all the details. (Thanks Alan Bourke) - prophet

  • FE-3Darcade/Emulaxian 0.67 - Peter Vogels updated his 3D emulation frontend for Windows, 3darcade AKA Emulaxian as follows:

    -Select and play movies and mp3's also in the cylarcade and paging variants of the game selection menus.
    -Fixed a bug while leaving movecabs mode when a gamelist is smaller then the max number of cabs allowed for the arcade associated with that gamelist.
    -fixed a bug when arcadefull is set to true in fe.cfg the fe would give an error when the first cab is selected in the arcade.
    -Readded the option to show bitmaps instead of the 3d model in the paging menus by default. Just add showglcabsorpics|false| to your fe.cfg.
    -Updated the tutorial to fix an imported omission, namely adjusting cfg/fewhichselset.cfg in the cleaning house section.
    -Fixed a bug in the mame parser causing it not to not work correctly under windows xp and maybe other nt based systems.
    -Be sure to take a look at the wrappers from Lazarus they can be used to launch non-commandline emulators, like modeler etc.
    -Some other stuff I don't remember ;-) And thanks a lot to the folks that reported the bugs :-)
    - prophet

  • Rave Racer ABEM'ed - Courtesy of TheGuru & Kai. VivaNonno and MAME bound. (Thanks to anonymous) - prophet

  • Retrogaming Radio & Classic Gaming Expo - Shane Monroe emailed me about his Retrogaming Radio show covering the recently held CGE 2002. He intends to post pictures and other info until the show's full release on September 1st. - prophet

  • Satourne - OK, I haven't been around much, but Fabien Autrel's Satourne (Sega Saturn emu for Windows) has always been of interest to me, and I missed reporting on the release of the second public beta on the 8th... *sigh* So, if you're curious, and you didn't already know... (Thanks RingoWillyCat) - prophet

  • EmuLoader 3.1 - Ciro updated his MAME frontend, EmuLoader! It's now much faster - "the loading time of games is only 0.20 seconds to 1.6 seconds max!." - prophet

  • The Fat Man submits own OC ReMix - The Fat Man, aka George Sanger, has been a major force in the video and computer game music biz for almost two decades. Imagine my surprise when he emails regarding OverClocked ReMix, and casually submits a ReMix of one of his own compositions from The 7th Guest! Check out his site for more about him (including an interesting game composer cooperative program called GamePlayMusic), then head over to OCR to check out the mix he gave us. Cool :) - david

  • GoodTools Update - The Official Retrogames GoodTools Archive has been updated with the following updates:
    • GoodGBx 1.02
    • GoodGen 0.999.7
    • GoodJag 0.999.4
    • GoodLynx 0.999.4
    • GoodMSX1 0.999.2
    • GoodMSX2 0.999.2
    • GoodNES 1.01
    • GoodNGPx 1.00
    • GoodOric 1.01
    • GoodVBoy 1.02
    Thanks to Cowering for the updates. - chris

  • MAME WIP - Updated. Thanks to ElSemi, Stephane, and Steve for today's updates. - chris

  • XWine 0.2.2 - XWine is a graphical user interface for the WINE emulator. It provides an interface for configuring and running MS-Windows applications (MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, or Win32). License: GPL. - chris

  • Xeuphoric 0.8.0 - 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 adds support for OSS-less machines, FreeBSD, and displays other than 16/32 bit true color. License: Other/Proprietary License with Source. - chris

  •    Saturday, August 17th 2002 - Last updated @ 19:40 EST

  • NeoPop 0.64 - NeoPop, The open sourced NeoGeo Pocket and NGPC emulator for Windows has been updated again. - MetaFox

  • Meka - Bock has released a new version of MEKA to registered users. The general public will recieve this release once he gets back from his trip. - MetaFox

  • gngb 20020815 - Gngb is a gbc emulator for linux written in C using SDL. (Annoying ad will go away after a couple seconds). Changes: Add a minimal menu system (TAB to open it), Add some filter (--filter=X), bug fixes. License: GPL. - chris

  •    Friday, August 16th 2002 - Last updated @ 23:00 EST

  • Guru Update - Guru's site has been updated with some news of another System 22 arcade arriving. Click the link above if you are interested in that kind of stuff. Thanks to Tony for the donation. - chris

  •    Thursday, August 15th 2002 - Last updated @ 20:23 EST

  • jmame 0.4.1 - jmame is a Java-based frontend to XMAME. It uses the Swing toolkit and uses XML to store all settings. Changes: A new ability to select a joystick type, saving of joystick type to settings.xml file, ability to double-click on a game in the game list to play it, and new keyboard accelerators for the menu options. License: GPL. - chris

  •    Wednesday, August 14th 2002 - Last updated @ 20:59 EST

  • Victory Lap ABEM'ed - Courtesy of TheGuru & Kai. VivaNonno and/or MAME bound, no doubt. - prophet

  • Visual MSX 1.3.3 - Ciro released a new version of Visual MSX, his frontend for the popular MSX emulator NLMSX! - prophet

  • NeoGeo Universe BIOS - Razoola has been busy developing a new BIOS for real NeoGeo systems, allowing owners complete flexibility between AES and MVS modes, and more. He calls it the Universe BIOS. (Thanks Tormod) - prophet

  • Classic Gaming Expo video - Richard Ragon emailed me about these video highlights he posted from the recently held expo - some cool stuff to see. Check out that vector monitor interface for PC's at the end... Mmmm... - prophet

  • ArcadePC Ultra Reviewed - I finally (after 9 months!) posted a review of my new HanaHo ArcadePC Ultra cabinet! This is an amazing cabinet, and really brings arcade emulation to life to say the least. Check out the coin slots. :) - prophet

  •    Tuesday, August 13th 2002 - Last updated @ 23:00 EST

  • The System Shock Hack Project 0.2.10d - TSSHP is a project to reverse-engineer and recode (from scratch, but using the original datafiles) the 3D role-playing / shooter games from Looking Glass (System Shock and the Ultima Underworlds) Changes: Linear lighting option for Underworld, Support for Gouraud lighting under OpenGL, Added nosound option, Using quadtrees in real world (hybrid renderer). License: BSD. - chris

  • GXMame - GXMame is a frontend for XMame using the GTK library, the goal is to provide the same GUI as mame32. Changes: Fixed a bug that crashed GXMame on some computers. Improve Joystick support, you can now keep up or down directions pressed to scroll through the game list. GXMame doesn't try anymore to display a list of plugins when there are no plugin at all. License: GPL. - chris

  • MAME WIP - Updated. Thanks to OG, Brian, and Stephane for today's udpates. - chris

  • More Arcade Flyers - Yesterday, they released a new Flyer Pack, today they've added 81 new flyers to their database! Check them out at The Arcade Flyer Archive :) - atila

  •    Monday, August 12th 2002 - Last updated @ 04:41 EST

  • JAE: Battle Zone (Atari 1980) - After more than six months there is a new addition to JAE. Battle Zone is now the 40th game of the Java Arcade Emulator. - chris

  • WineX Game Installer 1.1 - WineX Game Installer is a graphical interface to installing Windows games in Transgaming WineX and is licensed under the GNU GPL. Changes: Support for spaces in filenames, option to install updates/patches, new layout. - chris

  • Arcade Flyers - A new MAME flyerpack (#14) is released at MAME32QA. 31 new ones added, 19 are replaced. 1868 in total. A datfile will soon be available @ Bogy's site. Thanks to Xray1 for the news. - chris

  • Reborn 1.0 - Reborn, a Rebirth clone that will soon become open source according to the developer, provides software emulation of three of Roland's most famous electronic musical instruments: the TB303 Bassline, the TR808 Rhythm Composer and the TR909 Rhythm Composer. - chris

  • MAME WIP - Updated. Thanks to Stephane, Shiriru, Belmont, Paul, and OG for today's updates. - chris

  •    Saturday, August 10th 2002 - Last updated @ 15:04 EST

  • CDRMooby2 - CDRMooby is a plug-in for PSX emulators. Changes: Actual working subchannel support, New GUIs, audio libraries. Entirely rewritten for better stability, design, extensibility. Same code base for linux and windows, RAR support works in linux now too. - chris

  • XSIDPLAY 1.6.5pre10 - XSIDPLAY is a graphical front-end for libsidplay. Changes: This release adds an Enlightenment sound daemon (ESD) driver and the ability to switch the sound driver at runtime. Support for Qt 2 has been dropped. License: GPL. - chris

  • SIDPLAY 1.36.55 - SIDPLAY emulates the Sound Interface Device chip (MOS 6581, commonly called SID) and the Micro Processor Unit (MOS 6510) of the Commodore 64 on your computer. It allows you to listen to more than 17000 famous C64 game and demonstration musics. Changes: This release has minor corrections to PSID v1 -> v2NG conversion and CIA timer speed integer calculation. For users of big-endian hardware, this patch-level also includes a fix for a broken external symbol in previous versions. License: GPL. - chris

  • MAME WIP - Updated. Thanks to Kurosan, Smitdogg, Stephane, Ken, Shiriru, Russell, Lawrence, and OG for today's updates. - chris

  •    Friday, August 9th 2002 - Last updated @ 04:19 EST

  • Pete's MesaGL Linux PSX GPU 1.65 - Pete has released his PSX GPU for Linux bringing it up to date with the Windows version. Thanks to LinuxEmu for the news. - chris

  • NeoPop 0.60 - NeoPop is a NeoGeo Pocket and NeoGeo Pocket Color emulator for Windows. Changes: Fixed sound emulation, and graphics core optimizations. License: GPL. Thanks to Hardware Freak for the news. - chris

  • MESS WIP Update - The MESS WIP page has been updated for the month of May. Lots of improvements and bug fixes by both Raphael Nabet and Nathan Woods bringing the MESS project up to date with the MAME 0.60 core. Click the link above to get all the details. You will probably need to click ahead a couple months to view May's reports (hopefully this will be fixed soon.) - chris

  • CGE 2k2 - I'm sure a lot of you are excited about The Classic Gaming Expo 2002 which will be held in Las Vegas this weekend.

    There is some buzz on the IRC channels about a cool new Atari 2600 cart which will be released this year at the show. Check out the AtariAge CGE2K2 Page to find out what else they will be showing off. - chris

  •    Thursday, August 8th 2002 - Last updated @ 20:52 EST

  • GXMame-0.27b - GXMame is a frontend for XMame using the GTK library, the goal is to provide the same GUI as mame32. Changes: Fixed a bug that crashed GXMame when a user tried to change options for a non-vector game. Added preliminary Joystick support (up/down to select game and button 0 to play it). Context menu appears when user presses on the "Windows" menu key. License: GPL. - chris

  •    Wednesday, August 7th 2002 - Last updated @ 16:38 EST

  • Shocker! - Thanks to Dr. MAD, and willpower for the shocking news over at CPS2Shock! - chris

  • jmame 0.4.0 - jmame is a Java-based frontend to XMAME. It uses the Swing toolkit and uses XML to store all settings. Changes: Up to three ROM paths, new file selectors to locate ROM and exe paths, a fix for a bug in game listing, sorting by Game Name, moving all Java code into the package com.ceklosky.jmame, and updates to the makefile to generate JavaDoc documentation. License: GPL. - chris

  • GXMame-0.27 - GXMame is a frontend for XMame using the GTK library, the goal is to provide the same GUI as mame32. Changes: General and specific options for games, Quick jump to a game typing the first letters of the game, No more problems with right click, Use path to find your executable, New logo. License: GPL. - chris

  • Artwork Update - Gridle has updated the Official MAME Artwork Page with all the latest submissions. - chris

  • Guru Update - The Guru has announced the arrival of several new boards thanks to R. Belmont, Pelle, and PCB-A-Holic. The Guru is also looking for a Data East MLC main board, if you happen to have one, please let him know. - chris

  •    Tuesday, August 6th 2002 - Last updated @ 15:06 EST

  • System 22 dumping - The Guru informed us that he can receive donations directly, in order to buy and dump System 22 (and other) games. It was pointed out that obtaining the System 22 PCBs will require good connections since they are rarely traded without their cabinets. Therefore it would be most logical to donate to The Guru directly. So if you're feeling generous or just want to help out, you can do so by donating to The Guru. - atila

  • FrontStella 1.4 - FrontStella is a GNOME front-end for the xstella Atari emulator. Changes: More bugs were fixed. A default ROM directory was added to the Global preferences. The window behavior was improved. The code was cleaned up. License: GPL. - chris

  •    Monday, August 5th 2002 - Last updated @ 20:54 EST

  • NeoPop 0.57 - NeoPop is a NeoGeo Pocket and NeoGeo Pocket Color emulator for Windows. Changes: The main reason for this update is the complete change in the layout of the source code. It's a lot 'flatter' and simpler and it should be much easier for system ports to be added. License: GPL. - chris

  • The System Shock Hack Project 0.2.10c - TSSHP is a project to reverse-engineer and recode (from scratch, but using the original datafiles) the 3D role-playing / shooter games from Looking Glass (System Shock and the Ultima Underworlds). Changes: OpenGL support for sprites, Improved OpenGL model handling, "Hot-spot" handling critters. License: BSD. - chris

  • Wine 20020804 - Wine is a free implementation of Windows for Unix. Changes: Beginnings of an IDL compiler. Several new winedbg features. More OLE and shell improvements. NAS and AudioIO sound drivers. Still more Sparc portability fixes. Lots of bug fixes. License: LGPL. Thanks to FBCrack for the news. - chris

  •    Saturday, August 3rd 2002 - Last updated @ 21:03 EST

  • SidBlaster 0.6 - SidBlaster is a console frontend for libsidplay. Changes: Added a mixer to let the user have more control over the output levels. 'M' to use. Fixed a small bug in the handle_time(). Minor curses-source cleanup. Now it takes much less CPU when _playing_ sids, but not in "idle" mode. License: GPL. - chris

  • NeoPop 0.56 - NeoPop is an actively developed NeoGeo Pocket and NeoGeo Pocket Color emulator. Changes: fixed DAC sample playing, keyboard shortcuts, frame-skipping and some bug fixes. License: GPL. Thanks to JAW for the news. - chris

  • Assistance needed - Check out this post by Logiqx.. He's looking for some folks to help him maintain the RomCenter/ClrMamePro DAT files and site. These databases are quite useful for organizing ROM sets.. Drop him a line if you're interested in helping out. - metallik

  •    Friday, August 2nd 2002 - Last updated @ 21:51 EST

  • Large coin-op auction - Here, let me get into "Shameless Plug" mode.. :) [obProphet] A friend of mine who was an operator here in Cincinnati is liquidating his entire remaining inventory of arcade equipment after 21 years in the business. There is a *ton* of stuff available... machines, boards, marquees, parts, etc. Lots of classic (retro, for the nitpickers) stuff there as well. It's currently on ebay here, - if the lot doesn't meet reserve, individual parts will be sold (quickly) to the best offer.. this stuff has to go ASAP, and will probably go for very good prices, so get your offers in if something interests you. [/Prophet] ;-) - metallik

  • The System Shock Hack Project 0.2.10b - TSSHP is a project to reverse-engineer and recode (from scratch, but using the original datafiles) the 3D role-playing / shooter games from Looking Glass (System Shock and the Ultima Underworlds). Changes: Fixed crash bug under Windows 2000. License: BSD. - chris

  • P.E.Op.S. Soft GPU 1.7 - P.E.Op.S. contains several open source libraries (plugins) for freeware MSWindows and Linux psx emulators. Changes: can be read here. License: GPL. - chris

  • AdvanceMENU v2.0.0 - AdvanceMENU is GNU/Linux, DOS and Windows front-end for AdvanceMAME, AdvanceMESS, MAME, MESS, RAINE and any other emulator. Changes include:

    - Added the support of the libSDL graphics library for the use of the program in a Window Manager.
    - Added the Windows support.
    - Added the support of the Windows MAME emulator.
    - Added the support of the XMAME emulator.
    - And a lot more...

    A more detailed history can be found here. - chris

  • WineX 2.1 - Transgaming Technologies has released their long awaited WineX upgrade! Changes in this version include:

    * Support for WarCraft III in OpenGL mode
    * Support for Civilization III, version 1.0 and 1.07. Version 1.21 is not yet supported due to copy protection issues.
    * Support for Black and White.
    * Support for Grand Theft Auto 3.
    * Fixes to DXGrab and XVidMode code to better support full-screen modes
    * Various improvements to DirectSound and Wave audio
    * Better support for DirectX version detection.
    * Improved keyboard focus support for some games.
    * Faster copy protection code.

    The full release notes can be read here. WineX 2.1 currently runs over 150 PC games on Linux. - chris

  • Hu-Go! 2.09 - Hu-Go! is a PC Engine Emulator for Linux/i386 under console and X11 (and Dos and Win). It plays Hu cards and CDs (and various forms of dumps from them). Changes: This version removes all legacy code using Allegro to prefer SDL. It also contains enhanced sound and synchronization engines. CD support has been reintroduced. License: Freeware. - chris

  • Cxmame 0.1.1 - Cxmame is a simple console-based frontend for xmame using the ncurses library. It was originally intended for xmame.svgalib, but works with all xmame targets. License: GPL. - chris

  •    Thursday, August 1st 2002 - Last updated @ 22:29 EST

  • New Retrogaming Radio - Shane Monroe has released a new Retrogaming Radio installment - this one being the "Classic Gaming Expo 2002 pre-show" episode. Check it out over at www.retrogamingradio.com. - metallik

  • Laser WIP - The Laser WIP Page has been updated with the addition of an unknown cocktail 4 player pong clone. If anyone has any idea of what the name of this game is, could you please send an email to metafox@consolevision.com. - MetaFox

  • The System Shock Hack Project 0.2.10a - TSSHP is a project to reverse-engineer and recode (from scratch, but using the original datafiles) the 3D role-playing / shooter games from Looking Glass (System Shock and the Ultima Underworlds). Changes: OpenGL support for 3D models (incomplete), anchor u, v coords for textures (fixes model texturing), introduction of Music support under Windows. License: BSD. - chris

  • viva nonno 22.0.2 - viva nonno has been updated, improving sound emulation, and fixing dialog errors, and full-screen mode.

    Thanks to stuart2773 for the news. - MetaFox

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