And I'd like to congratulate DinkeyToy with her new Job too ;) Anyway, I think this could a welcome addition to Retrogames. If you have someone you'd like to wish a "Happy Birthday", you can mail me and I'll add a nice list every morning :)
Happy Birthday, Teego! Teego turned 21 today, so he can get legally drunk now ;)
What was the first videogame ever? Computer Space, Pong? According to E.G.M. July 1991 PGF (Pre-GameFan:), it was a 1958 Tennis/Pong type game invented by Willy Higinbotham! According to the magazine, the game was more sophisticated than Pong, and was on display for 2 years at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The game used discrete circuits, so I doubt Nicola will add it to MAME any time soon. ;-) -P-
As some may already know, RS will make Pleasure Goal Futsal (NeoGeo MVS - Saurus 1996) public via GeoShock this Friday! And from what a little birdie tells me, that's not all RS has planned... -P-
Here's NeoJukeBox 2.21, which fixes some display bugs under Windows and more. *UPDATE* According to the author, Miguel Angel Horna: "The song list is not saved when you exit in the new neojuke (2.21), to save it, load another romset or the same again and it will be saved." Thanks as always to Emulatronia. -P-
Arcade ROMs from Japan released 2 new Konami dumps - Roller Games & Surprise Attack! Both are currently unemulated of course. -P-
Well, Microsoft deserves credit - they screw up more consistently and dangerously than most software companies. Perhaps they haven't the money to spend on proper development time? Umm... no, can't be that... I dunno. Anyway, for now I'm still deciding how to handle my mail for this site. -Prophet-
Monday, August 30th 1999 - Last updated @ 00:09 CET
That Gameboy emu for the PalmPilot, which we reported about 6 months ago, runs TETRIS now! It's still beta and it cannot be downloaded yet. For more on this cool emu click here, thanks to Sereth for the news.
NVIDIA (makers of the TNT/2) is hyping something on their site, I have NO clue what it is. Thanks to Ramze for the news. (update, apparently it's a new card)
Emu Mayhem has interviewed JoseQ of Emuviews. This is one of the best interviews I've read lately :)
Here are a few more links about this Hotmail breach, here's one by a CNN and here's one by SLASHDOT. Thanks to Mason and CJayC for the links.
Hotmail is down -- and about time it is!! Click here to read The Register's take on this "security breach", thanks to KevB for the link.
Genesis Power has released their 20th rom today: Virtua Fighter 32X !! Thanks to Snorter and PRoToCoL for the news.
Hotmail users, ditch your account FAST and signup somewhere else. HOTMAIL is WIDE OPEN to ANYONE!! I'll find a relevant link soon enough for you. Trust us on this one.
Haze of GeoShock has been busy - you can now get a special version of MAME with a Pleasure Goal driver and support for the newest MVS redumps there. Also, there are a bunch of Pleasure Goal screenshots courtesy of RS! Remember: Pleasure Goal is dumped but NOT yet released! -P-
Wow!!! You'd all better make a bid on that before it's gone!!! Woohoo!!! Crunch... Thanks Josh. ;) -P-
Here's a great site for BeOS users: BeEmulated! -P-
More NeoGeo! :) MasterAL told me about The Ultimate NeoGeo Resource, which now has over 50 players guides, 130 items of artwork, and a complete game list with screenshots & reviews! -P-
RS has dumped Pleasure Goal, a rare 1996 NeoGeo MVS game! Note: the dump is NOT yet available to the public. -P-
Great news for anyone interested in winning a freshly minted copy of Atari Arcade Classics #1 (and more?) for PC!!! Arcade 2000 makes a full line of arcade products including full-sized cabinets & panels that work with everything from PC to Dreamcast! Here's what Jeff Kemper, President of Arcade 2000 had to say:
"After receiving a few emails regarding lost or returned entries, I have decided to extend the contest until Wednesday, September 1st, and make the announcements on Thursday. I believe this to be the fairest way to handle the problems people have had with sending me their entries." -P-
Please stop mailing us about the MAME ROMs. If/when they return, you will know. And no, I'm not a part-time emulation tech-support service either! Aargh!!! =) -P-
Sunday, August 29th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:44 CET
Are you spending too much time on the net ? Have you forgotten what SNAIL MAIL looks like ? You have forgotten the colors of the flowers in your garden ? Your girlfriend has dumped you because of your computer addiction ? Then you need to Getalife (tm)
Mac SNES9x 1.2.2 released! Yes, the Mac port was released today, you can download it from the SNES9x Site!
There has been another addition to MAME WORLD, the net's best MAME support site. Roclobsta told me that, "MAMEClassic has joined us, it is a new 32bit frontend (similar to Arcade@Home) It has 2 versions, one for classic games only and one with support for all MAME games, depending on the users taste. Cool thing about it is that it lets you set all the raster and vector settings. Sounds pretty damn cool :) In related MAME WORLD news, they're having a "design a new logo" contest, so if you feel like showing your artistic skills, be sure to send in a logo!
The E.M.U+ Site has added a tutorial on how to compile E.M.U+ yourself. Compile info is given for both the DOS and WIN32 version of this unofficial MAME.
Silly me... Here's the *correct* link to the Hu6280 homepage. Thanks Duncan999 of wwemu for telling me. -P-
Cartsen Sorenson informs me that a new, bugfixed version of Oldsk00l player for Winamp is now available at his homepage! Oldskool is a very cool Amiga MOD player with many unique features. -P-
Here's the Unemulated Arcade Games page by Btribble. I think the link accidentally was erased before. Anyway, a very cool page with tons of info and pictures about why many games are not yet emulated. -P-
Saturday, August 28th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:09 CET
Oops... almost forgot this one. SNES Redump 2000 is a new site dedicated to dumping & redumping SNES games! Cute siteop too. ;) -P-
Arcade ROM Heaven reported this bit of MAME Work-In-Progress news: "Namco System 1 works :)" That includes Galaga '88, Dragon Spirit, Splatterhouse, Pacmania and more!!! =) -P-
GeoShock has added 3 hard-to-find games to their downloads section... You may want to check that out! Thanks to Arcade@Home for the news. -P-
JoseQ reported some great news about 3 emulators: Jamsponge's Hu6280 (PC Engine emu) is on track for a new release with CD support, SNES9x Developer's Journal had great news regarding a new Windows release this weekend and MESS (multiple console emu) looks to be developing again!!! All great news. =) -P-
Snorter informs me that Genesis Power has released WWF Raw 32x! -P-
Challenge Games, that new NES ROM hacking group led by X-4000, has released SMB3 Challenge v.6.8, and the upcoming Zelda & Metroid are on target for a beta release soon! Some Metroid Challenge screenshots are available as well. -P-
Kyo sent me these URL's to see some cool SNK vs. Capcom (NGPC) character screenshots! Here and here. :) -P-
Friday, August 27th 1999 - Last updated @ 18:52 CET
HAHAHAH!! Yes, it's dumb, but it's fun :) Thanks to Wildman for the link ;)
A new version of KOF91 (that EXCELLENT homebrew fighting game) will be released sometime next week. This new version will be VERY different, as it will feature SPECIAL MOVES (a bit buggy), but the biggest news is that it is now a DirectX application: it has been ported to Windows!! Check Moah's KOF91 Site for pics of the next version!
Fuji Bank of Japan got itself some trouble, as rude emails were sent to major investors. The rude emails were caused by a virus, read the full story here. Thanks to |pogo| for the news.
The 17Gb isn't the only big thing coming, we have something else up our sleaves too (no, it's not an emu and it's not someone's birthday ;)
Sure is boring for a Friday .....
The UK release of the Dreamcast has been pushed back to October 14th. This means everyone in Europe will have to wait :( Thanks to DJW and Doctor-X for the news.
Here's Brian Lewis' ArcadeOS 2.30, a really awesome DOS frontend for MAME!!! It's especially designed for real arcade monitors. Check out the PC2JAMMA page (now at MAMEWORLD!) for more info - there's tons of new features in this version. You can also thank Brian for those yummy tweaked modes in DOS MAME. =) Thanks to A@H for the news. -P-
The SNES9x site was updated about the new Windows version(s), which is in current development. Thanks JoseQ's for the news. -P-
Here's SMF's Redump 2.2 - a very useful utility to change MGD2 NeoGeo dumps into MVS format. This version adds Art of Fighting to the list. Thanks to Arcade ROM Heaven for the file. -P-
Carl-Henrik of Dead Serious Clan (Shark dudes!) told me about the new Starscream driven Oldsk00l MOD Player! This Amiga music file player for Winamp has tons of cool features - take a look at the homepage for more info and other cool files. :) -P-
Check out Classic Gamer Magazine!!! It's a new magazine specializing in the good old days of gaming, recently announced at the Classic Gaming Expo 1999. -P-
Kaptain Koin-Op returns! This site will feature arcade/console manuals, desktop themes and other game related stuff. -P-
Please don't mail me in Chinese. Not even Atila can read that (I think). -P-
Thursday, August 26th 1999 - Last updated @ 22:16 CET
Current amount generated by the telethon is $14,000,000.
Gemulator SoftMac released! This is a commercial Mac emulator for WIN32 systems and apparently it completely rocks! According to the site, it boots up MacOS 8.0 in 10 seconds -- all I can say is WHOAH :) There's a free demo available for download on the Gemulator site! Thanks to DrSteveW for the news.
There's a huge telethon on Dutch TV right for the people struck by the eartquake in Turkey, 10 days ago. You can contribute by donating money at Giro 797 (online, for Dutch people) or via Is Bank (Turkey). You can use your credit card when donating via Is Bank, all transfers are done via SSL. The current amount generated by the Dutch telethon is about $7,000,000.
If you're a NERO user like me, you'll be glad to know that a new version (184.108.40.206) was released, now with VCD support, some cool wizards and more!
Spiderman: Web of Fire for Sega 32X released @ Genesis Power, thanks to Snorter for the news.
That BIG thing that Atila's been talking about must be soon now... (And NO, it's not anyone's birthday! :) -P-
Remember that Arcade Solutions panel I'll be designing & reviewing? Well, it may have a VERY special feature... Stay tuned! =) -P-
New NeoGeo MVS releases are rare these days, but not extinct! Magic Box news (great site BTW) has posted some cool pics and info about Prehistoric Isles 2, a spanking new game for the old workhorse! Thanks HeyHeyHey for the news. -P-
Speaking of Arcade 2000, check out Retrogaming Times' very positive review of Arcade 2000 products (A Tale of 2 Joysticks) and lots more at the recent Classic Gaming Expo 1999! Thanks to Arcade@Home for the link. -P-
From Jeff Kemper, President of Arcade 2000, makers of deluxe arcade cabinets and control panels:
"The contest for the Atari Arcade Hits #1 CD will end on Saturday Evening, August 28th, and the winner will be announced on Sunday. Thanks to all who submitted, and for those who haven't please do by Saturday Afternoon. In addition to the CD there will be an additional, unannounced giveaway, to be announced Saturday as well." -P-
X-4000 informs me that he's begun a new ROM hacking *group*!!! There are 4 new members, including Curtis Himel who's helping with the homepage. You can expect some very cool classic NES ROM hacks soon including Challenge versions of SMB1, SMB3, Zelda & Metroid!!! The Challenge hacks are more difficult and feature new levels, graphics etc. -P-
Are videogames too violent or too SEXY?! =) Thanks to J. Hakola for the link! *Link Fixed* -P-
sfx11 and Snorter both reminded me that Phantasy Star 3 *Portugese version* is available now at Genesis Power!!!
Retrogamer's are definitely not all male! (She's married BTW.) ;-) -P-
Arcade ROMs from Japan has dumped Primella ( NTC), Hot Chase (Konami) & some fixed Super Contra ROMs (Konami)!!! These ROMs are not currently emulated. -P-
Wednesday, August 25th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:13 CET
Here's a follow-up on the Glaze3D story from earlier. There seems to be some controversy about the validity of this card, Gridle has posted a little something from a Slashdot post about Glaze3D, which you can read here.
NeoFever has released NAZ's MVS redump of Art of Fighting for the NeoGeo, thanks to [HAZE] for the news!
Chris has released a new version of his cool MAME frontend, TKMAME. He has also released a rom analyzer (like clrmame) for Unix/Linux called The Romalizer :) It can remove all unnecessary files from your mame zipfiles, you can get both these programs from the TKMAME Site
Shane Monroe is moving and so is his site MonroeWorld. Monroeworld will be unavailable for a few days but you'll be able to reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org for the moment.
Nemu64 is making good progress, the official site (now moving to www.nemu.com) has released 4 pics of GEX running on NEMU64, they look gooooooooooood!!
A new and VERY disturbing bug in IE5 has been found today, one "which enables a malicious hacker to place a program on the victim's hard disk, to be executed at the next reboot." According to Guninski (who discovered the bug), "the attack can be launched by causing IE5 users to click on a hyperlink on a web page, but it also can be transmitted by e-mail to users of Microsoft's Outlook 98. The exploit places an executable program in an HTML Application file in a Window 95 or 98 computer's start-up folder. When the victim reboots his or her computer, the program will execute. So for instance you reboot Windows, that program is started and your HD gets formatted or something! Read the full story here, they also list a fix for this "bug". Thanks to avtr for the link.
Genesis Power has released the Portuguese version of Phantasy Star 3 for the Sega Genesis, not the 32X as reported earlier. Thanks to Snorter and sfx11 for the news.
Check out MAME WORLD for new updates on A/PMAME and it is now also the new home for ClrMAME, the rom manager!
I downloaded new ATI drivers today, which were optimized for Q3 Test and whaddaya know ? IMPACT started working in hardware OpenGL mode! Yeah, it was pretty fast and when I turned off the music (sound fx still work) it was even faster! The drivers I used were released yesterday and can be found at Betanews
The US Department of Justice wants to do something scary, it's opting for new legislation which will allow them "to break into your home and (without your knowledge) disable the security precautions on your computer. Then it can track and trace everything you do". Click here for more on this story, thanks to Grant D. for the link.
Hmm, a BSD port for the Dreamcast ? Thanks to PrOfUnD Darkness for the link.
Some of you will probably remember Future Crew, that awesome demogroup. Well, seems the BitBoys have now come up with the ULTIMATE videocard, which 3 times faster than anything out there at the moment! You can out the new videocard, which is called GLAZE3D, here. There is also a feature list which you can view here. Siemens' daughtercompany, INFINEON, has promised that they will manufacture this new chip, hopefully it will get all the support it deserves. Finnish mag TIETOKONE has done an article on GLAZE3D (in Finnish), but I've already mentioned most of the important things from the article in this little update. We'll post more about it when it comes availalble, thanks to Draft for the links.
Tuesday, August 24th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:22 CET
MGX 0.08 released! Boukichi sure works fast, here goes: new .cfg file included, the .exe is now smaller and 2 new frontends available. There are 2 simple launchers available for D-Boy and MGX, which you can download from the site. One is DBY specific, the other is a general launcher. Oh yeah, they're in Japanese :) Thanks to Kosh for the news, the translation was done by me :)
If that monkey from the banner annoys you, just press STOP on your browser when the page has fully loaded.
Genesis Power has released Motherbase 2000 for the Sega 32X. There is NO emulator that will run 32X games at this moment. Thanks to Snorter and sfx11 for the news.
iViLDeD has posted a few new screenshots of the SYSTEM32 emulator now running Golden Axe 2 and Super Visual Football, as you can see from the new GA2 pic, the backgrounds are now working and the colors are real nice, except for the main character, but that's being worked on. I've mirrored the pics locally, you can view the GA2 pic here and the SVF pics here. There are also a few UNRELEASED iMPACT shots at iViLDeD's Site:)
I've not mentioned this before, but I feel I must now. There's a LOT of hype about a new WIP PSX emulator called ASSASSIN. It's been called the "bleem! killer", but at this moment it couldn't kill a fly. Why ? Because its core isn't even finished yet. No graphics emulation, no cd-rom emulation, no sound emulation, no nothing, if you will. You can see why I haven't mentioned this before. It might as well be a "fake emulator", then again it could be real. I've done my job (informing you about this "emu"), now it's your turn to make up your mind. The webmaster said that I will be sorry that I haven't supported ASSASSIN from the beginning (made me chuckle ;) and that "selected" webmasters (I ain't included) will get a beta when it's ready. To those webmasters I can say: "It's gonna be a loooooooooong wait" =)
Sony just lost another round to bleem!, when it was DENIED an injunction against bleem!. Thanks to Randyman for the news.
Still looking for the Ultimate Arcade Panel for your PC? Don't like to buy stuff without reading some *reliable reviews* first? Not 100% satisfied by what's out there? Well, don't make a move till you read my hands-on review of a genuine Arcade Solutions panel that *I'm* designing!!! Coming soon... =) -P-
I picked up King of Fighters R2 today for the NGPC! Awesome game! If you haven't gotten a NGPC yet, get one!!! It ROCKS. Next, Dreamcast... ;) -P-
It seems that a Windows version of Retrocade is very close to a private beta testing release! Thanks Arcade@Home for the info. -P-
Here's SMF's Redump 2.1!!! This utility will correctly convert MGD2 NeoGeo dumps to MVS format, now including 2020 Baseball & Ghost Pilots. -P-
Atari 2600 fans, here's Z26 1.34!!! This release fixes games from displaying in the wrong place or having incorrect # of scanlines. Homepage. -P-
Don't forget to visit SMS Power for your SMS,GG and SG-1000 gaming needs! Today's release was the SG-1000 version of Bomb Jack! -P-
Romulous wants to help you to find what you're looking for... ;) -P-
Monday, August 23rd 1999 - Last updated @ 23:21 CET
If it's flyers you're after, you might want to try Blazemore's Game Skins, there are NEOGEO and NES scans online. If you can contribute in any way, please mail Blazemore.
Here's a picture of a duck breaking the local speed limit. 50 kmh (32mph) was the limit and the duck is doing 64 kmh (40 mph). So, as soon as the cops locate its pond or whatever, it will receive a hefty ticket ;-) Thanks to Janine for the pic.
Remember my uhmm, "cryptic" message from a few days ago ? Well, uhmm, seems like it'll be here in a day or two. Should make all our lives easier =)
No, say it ain't so!! AOL-TV ?!?! Thanks to TkChris for the link.
Shane Monroe has released another Retro Radio, his emulation radio show. This week there's a rant about the "state of emulation", if you will. You can download it or listen to it streamed (Real G2 player required)
Here's MAME WORLD! MAME WORLD was designed to offer support for everyone's favorite emulator: MAME. MAME WORLD has a "how-to-compile-MAME-yourself" site, hosts several sites such as the MAME MERGE site, the MAME Testers site and about a zillion more. You need to check this out, because it is huge ... and it's hosted right here @ Retrogames :) Not all parts are fully functional yet, but that will be fixed within the next few days. MAME WORLD is run by Zan, Roclobsta and KillerClown.
Some stuff to post, even though I *should* be studying... -P-
Sunday, August 22nd 1999 - Last updated @ 17:32 CET
EMU+ 0.36b3 released! This "enhanced", unofficial MAME version has been updated and has also added a fix for the Sidewinder. I'd like to put it up for local download, but I guess MAME is really slowing our server down, upload speeds are horrific :)
You can download the source for MAME 0.36 Beta 3 now :)
SNEeSe 0.34 released! This SNES emulator has received another update, this time adding a mosaic effect and some graphic engine tweaks.
New MUGEN beta is now available! Some fixes and new features like animated backgrounds & more music support. MUGEN is a cool fighting game construction kit. -P-
Here's the American Red Cross Relief Fund - you can actually donate online to help the Turkish earthquake victims. Thanks to Tim of Arcade@Home for the link. Tim also posted a short editorial called State of Retro Emulation that's worth a read. -P-
Speaking of RS, he's in the process of attaining some very rare games to dump. If you'd care to contribute to this project, visit RS' Place for details. -P-
Kinox has a new domain now, and also welcomes RockNES author Fx3 to their staff! There is also a new interview with RS, the well known NeoGeo dumper. -P-
Hmm... RealityMan has moved and updated the Official UltraHLE homepage to Emugaming.com. No new versions are planned it seems, but the page will offer support info directly from RealityMan (one of UltraHLE's authors) himself. Thanks Bomb for the news. -P-
Bersy told me about the new Fellow 0.34!!! Fellow is a very good Amiga emulator for DOS. -P-
The JagBag site was updated. It seems some progress is being made on this Jaquar emulator, and there is some talk of emulating CD's. Thanks Paul for the tip. -P-
Hu-Go! 1.00 Beta released!!! Hu-Go is a PC-Engine/TurboGrafz-16 emulator that can play CD ISO's! Homepage. Thanks to sfx11 for the news. -P-
If you are interested in helping the earthquake victims in Turkey, click here for more information, courtesy of Emre Tuncer. -P-
Friday, August 20th 1999 - Last updated @ 22:43 CET Basimiz Sagolsun / May they rest in Peace
Better late than never, here's MGX 0.05. Another day, another update for this Game Gear emulator ;) It now uses RAZE, Richard Mitton's Z80 emulator. Thanks to StormCade for the news.
CCS64 2.0 beta for WIN32/DX released! This lovely C64 emulator was updated yesterday and you can read what's new here. Remember, this version is for Windows and needs DirectX. Thanks to ajnin for the news. CCS64 homepage.
I'm back, sorta. Prophet did a good job on the updates :)
Here's the *correct link* for One Must Fall 2097, a PC robot fighting game, now freeware! Thanks to Ashley for the news. -P-
Here's SMF's Redump 0.20, a cool utility to convert MGD2 NeoGeo dumps to MVS format. This version works with 2020 Baseball, but *might* not be correct for MAME when the MVS set is supported. Thanks to Arcade ROM Heaven for the file. -P-
E.N.D. seems to have a new URL now. A really good site from Brazil! -P-
Genesis Power had some new releases recently, including Star Wars 32X & Motocross Championship, both for 32X. -P-
DGen 1.17 released!!! This Windows Genesis emu now has Game Genie support, SRAM, raster effects and more. Here's the source code. Haze says it's the 1st emu to play Powermonger! :) Homepage. -P-
Walter told me about this Bleem! Support page for interested Bleem! users and potential users. -P-
X-4000 mailed me about Super Mario Bros. 3 Challenge v.6.3! This is a cool hack patch for the NES classic, now up to level 6-3. Check out the homepage. - there's a cool challenge/hi-score board and more - a must for Mario maniacs! -P-
I can't express how horrified I was to learn of the earthquake in Turkey and the tragic deaths in Atila's family. As I expressed by email, I pray that his family can summon the strength to deal with this awful crisis. And may the souls of all those who perished rest in peace. -P-
Wednesday, August 18th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:10 CET Basimiz Sagolsun / May they rest in Peace
The 411 has done a cool interview with Mathis Rosenhauer, a MAME- and MESSDEV member. Thanks to BMan2 for the news.
MGX 0.04 released! Boukichi has updated his Game Gear emulator, new things in this release are sound output and "Setting the joystick sensitivity was enabled.". I got the translation from a nifty program called TRANSLINGO (25MB download). Thanks to Kinox for the news.
Suntzu7 has moved his Cartlist32 Site to Retrogames, if you have no idea what Cartlist32 is, you must check it out :) Welcome aboard, Suntzu7!
I would like to thank everyone for their kind and supportive mails.
My dad's aunt was killed in yesterday's earthquake, we haven't heard from my uncle and his family yet, my brother-in-law's relatives live in Golcuk, which was struck VERY hard yesterday. May those that have been killed rest in peace.
Here's a bit (1:27 min) of the song I asked about 2 days ago. This is MILK INC - OCEANS (Pat Krimson Remix). The quality is good enough (sorta) since it was recorded from vinyl to tape to HD to MP3. If you are into this kind music (like me :) you should BUY THIS, because I know I will. The beat AFTER the lyrics is what got me hooked. Thanks to ElvisP for wavving it.
Check out Emuviews - the new Rumor Review has some very nice information - example: Sonic arcade has been dumped! Lotsa cool stuff so go read it. -P-
Here's Z26 1.33, a very good Atari 2600 emulator for DOS!!! This version adds some new 50hz PAL modes. Homepage. -P-
GeoShock updated the 2020 Baseball MVS redump with, hopefully, the correct set. -P-
MAME Fan alerted me to news of the VBS/Monopoly virus. It's another stupid email worm - click here for details. -P-
Arcade 2000 is now officially taking orders!!! This very cool company produces awesome full-size arcade machines complete with the most incredible control panels you've ever seen. They're completely compatible with PC's and can also be made to work with everything from Dreamcasts to Ataris! -P-
Maktos.com is a cool videogame site specializing in Japanese translations of news etc. to English. Some cool content (reviews, media section etc.) that will hopefully expand over time. Take a look. -P-
Arcade ROM Heaven confirmed Super Contra being worked on for MAME, ROMs are there as well! -P-
Tuesday, August 17th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:15 CET
Uhmm, that thing we were forced to give up some months ago and has been available in SMALL portions ever since will be back in ALL its glory soon.
If you have any troubles accessing Retrogames.com tomorrow, be sure to try www.retrogames.net. There might be some DNS troubles tomorrow, so please try www.retrogames.net
Anyway, time to get back to business. Here are 2 new screenshots of NEMU64 running Mission Impossible, both these pics are from a debug version of the emulator: pic 1 and pic 2
You probably heard about the MASSIVE earthquake that struck Turkey (at 3 AM Turkish time) today. It struck a VERY populated area (Istanbul/Bursa/Izmit) that also is also visited by many tourists. I have quite a number of relatives living in that region and I haven't heard from any of them. It's almost impossible to get calls through. My uncle and his family were at their house in Bursa, of which construction was only finished 3 months ago. At this moment, there are over 1,200 dead and thousands of injured. The deathtoll will most likely rise, since people were sound asleep at their homes. A lot of those appartement buildings collapsed, leaving many people dead or injured inside. May those people that were killed, rest in peace.
Heh... interviews don't slow J-ROM down - Arcade ROMs from Japan released Parodius, Hexion and a missing sound ROM from Mirai Ninja! Remember, these are new dumps and not yet playable on any emulators. -P-
Kinox recently interviewed J-ROM, the famous dumper from the land of the rising sun! :) In other interview news, Emulation Celebration interviewed Dave of DGen & DTMNT fame! -P-
GeoShock released the MVS *redump* of 2020 Baseball! -P-
Genesis Power released 32X RBI Baseball! They also need help completing the list of games, so please take a look. -P-
Monday, August 16th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:23 CET
I'm looking for the name of a certain hardtrance song, it contains only a few lyris but a totally MASSIVE beat, here are the lyrics: OCEANS APART/I'm still thinking of you/Tears in My Heart/My dreams torn in two. I heard this song at Club Shaft in Lommel, Belgium but I forgot to ask the DJ for the name of the song/group. If you have ANY information on this song, please mail me :) (Update I've heard 2 good possibilities: It's either a remixed Bryan Adams song (which I kinda doubt :) or a song by Milk Inc called OCEANS. If any of you have any of the above and can send me a one-minute snippet, of the girl singing the lyrics, I'll know which one it is :). Okay, it is OCEANS, but the version I heard had a massive beat and the voice was a bit overpitched. So, either it is another version or the DJ at Club Shaft kicks major ass :) Luckily I have it on a tape I got from the DJ and with a bit of luck I can post a small snippet soon :)
Both Sony and Nintendo are selling their consoles for $99 from today on, in the USA. Sure this nice, but why not add $100 and buy yourself a state-of-the-art console in 3 weeks time: Sega Dreamcast :) I know I will be =) Thanks to John Goodhue for the news.
Romcenter 1.61 released! RomCenter is a rom manager for various emulators (MAME/RAINE) and it scans zip files for roms, checks them, detects bad, missing and useless roms and repairs them. If you need any additional .dll files, be sure to check the RomCenter Site!
Please stop mailing me about the Unofficial MAME32 that's out, I CANNOT post it. It has no source, no text files, just a mame32.exe.
Bleem! 1.4a has been released, this is a a bugfix release but "if you are having problems with your CD-ROM (or DVD) reading the key, please try this version!". Thanks to several people for the news.
Speaking of arcade controls, Tim Eckel is working on a new project using Happ's USB interface! His initial impressions are very good - take a look if you're interested in that sort of stuff. :) -P-
Saint's Arcade Controls FAQ site has tons of cool information on the news page lately. If you even have a passing curiosity about building anything arcade-related, this site is a MUST. -P-
SMS Power has been busy as usual; some notable releases lately include Road Rash & Smash TV! -P-
Kinox has translated an N64 Emu News (German site - what's the URL?) interview with F|RES, the TRWINGL author, into English. Note: this item is way down their news page, so scroll baby! -P-
No real news right now... but you might want to check out our new section called Other Stuff! Over time this section will grow, so note that it's also accessable via the menu to the left, under Misc.things. -P-
BTW - thanks Atila for the warez joke! I enjoyed my email as well. =) -P-
Sunday, August 15th 1999 - Last updated @ 18:40 CET
RAZE 1.01 released! This Z80 emulator gets a bugfix release, fixing 2 little bugs. It now works with NASM 0.98 and the reset code has been fixed, thanks to Neil Bradley.
Here are a few mails I received about the "warez link", I've removed all names of the people that mailed me. Some mails contain profanity, please be warned :) I will treasure these mails till the day I die =)
I received my subscription copy of EDGE last Friday and I finished it already :) The first person to mail me will get this magazine from me, just include your address and I'll ship it your way, free of charge. This month's edition has lots of Dreamcast news, KOEI's PSX2 screenshots, a Colin McRae Rally 2 feature and lots more. (UPDATE - It's going to Richard Bannister :)
About yesterday's "Warez link": The link that I have provided (file:///c|/) is COMPLETELY HARMLESS because it allows YOUR browser to show YOU the contents of YOUR C: drive. If you change the C to D it will show you the contents of your D: drive. Try opening a picture or text file on your harddisk using your browser and you will see the following in Netscape: file:///c|/directory/file.ext and this in IE5 c:\directory\file.ext. You can stop threatening me with lawsuits now for "exposing your HD to everyone on the net" :) Why are you clicking on warez links btw ???
Pete's TNT OpenGL driver 1.20 released! This OpenGL plugin for TNT cards and other OpenGL cards for use with PSEmu Pro has had another update, new things are: removed all MFC stuff, Win2000 support, some bug-fixes for non-TNT cards, small optimizations. Thanks to LeRoutier for the news.
MGX 0.03 released! Boukichi has updated his Game Gear emulator, he fixed a bug and changed the CPU speed for this release. Thanks to Kosh for the news.
TRWin 1.04 released! This is the 3rd release of this N64 emulator, since 1.03 was released while I was sleeping :) Things that are now fixed are: fixed a bug that prevented TRWin from running on Voodoo2, improved support for Riva 128, flip-rom bug fixed. More info can be obtained from the TRWin Site, thanks to PRoToCoL for the news.
Saturday, August 14th 1999 - Last updated @ 19:33 CET
The Guru has updated his Arcade Art Site, you can use the arcade cabinet pics with various MAME frontends. There are now 850 pics :)
EMU+ 0.36 Beta 2 released! EMU+ is an unofficial version of MAME, with such features as over/underclocking support, save states for NEOGEO games, autofire support and a lot more.
The French version of MacMAME 0.36b2 is available for download on the MacMAME Site. Thanks to Marc Vielfaure for the mail and translation ;)
Here's my HotRod SE review, the SE version of the stick has 6 buttons. I have the live action video, but it's unedited and in MPEG II format so it's kinda big. Once ElvisP edits that and it's a good size, we'll put it up for download :) One small note, if you're gonna buy the stick, make sure you buy the Hotrod SE (the one with 6 buttons), you'll be glad you did.
Knuckles Chaotix 32x released at Genesis Power! Now if someone would just make a 32x emu... =) -P-
Some general notes: To everyone who's been mailing me videogame links - thanks, but this is an *emulation* site, so I don't want to overload the news with that stuff. To compaq98 - I replied to your mails, not sure you've been getting them. -P-
I finally got my Neo Geo Pocket Color and it's AWESOME!!! Here's my review if you'd like a more in-depth opinion. Throw away your Gameboys folks! :) -P-
Phew, no more "13" to worry about... -P-
Friday, August 13th 1999 - Last updated @ 00:30 CET
My impressions of TRWIN: No Sound in commercial games (although that's listed in the FAQ), I tried MARIO64 with it and I get about 10 fps during gameplay on my PII-266. Graphics are top-notch though, good stuff. The faster your system, the better the results are. The GUI sucks though ;)
TRWIN released! Here it is, the new speedy N64 emulator that uses DirectX. Go to the TRWIN Site (hosted by EmuHQ) for more info on this N64 emulator. I'll give you my impression on it in a few minutes.
Australia rules (sometimes)! The OZ government has just passed a law that LEGALISES reverse engineering :) Reverse Engineering is VERY useful for emulator authors. Thanks to Schmoopy for the link
Trivia Time: Did you know ... that PSEmu Pro (the PSX emu) is downloaded more than 2,000 times a day ?! That Lev hosts more than 50% of the big sites out there ? That on boring days, I download more than 2GB a day ? That I type most of my updates in CuteHTML or Notepad ? That Jose, Guru-Choc, Paul101 and I started out on the same host back then - Threadnet ? That this site has had more visitors than the entire population of Belgium (not quite, but still ;) ? That emulation is bigger than ever ? That my nephew is almost 7 months old ? That my coffee has too much milk ? That I don't like too much milk in my coffee ? That I'll be doing more Trivia Time soon ? That we'll also be doing a "special word" soon ? That in the first installment of "special word" you can hear me say PAISAN in an Italian accent ? That this will happen tomorrow ? That I'm sick of typing right now ?
My regular mail account is working again, so you don't have to use email@example.com anymore, although it will be monitored :)
Here's thinker: ***** BUG WARNING ***** Wife 1.0 has an undocumented bug. If you try to install Mistress 1.1 before uninstalling Wife 1.0, Wife 1.0 will delete MSMoney files before executing a self - uninstallation. Then Mistress 1.1 will refuse to install, claiming insufficient system resources. -- Thanks to Hav0k :)
Gamespot also did an interview with Sega yesterday, speaking about the departure of Bernie Stolar and he preparations that Sega is making for 9/9/999 (US Dreamcast launch). In related news, Gamespot also reports that Mr. Stolar was given $5,000,000 when he was removed from his position. Someone please make me president of Sega and then fire me :) Thanks to HEYHEYHEY again for these 2 links
Rodimus Prime (I still think Optimus was better - Atila) has released A/PMAME versions of MAME 0.36 beta 2, click here to download them.
EmuHQ's secret, speedy N64 emulator will be released in a few hours time
Julio Cesar has updated Vila Caldan, his free Gameboy Color game!
I just noticed that my ISP's mailserver is down, please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to mail me again, if you've mailed me in the past hour.
I couldn't believe this next story, it's pretty damn scary: The Kansas Board of Education rejected evolution as a scientific principle Wednesday, dealing a victory to religious conservatives who are increasingly challenging science education in U.S. schools. Those religious people conservatives just proved the evolution theory, if you ask me: they went from "dumb to dumber". Evolution, baby! Click here for the full story, thanks to Peran for the link. (NB, my comments should be viewed in a sarcastic way ;)
PSX.IGN.COM is reporting that the Japanese release date for the PSX2 is January 23rd, 2000. The price is 45,000 YEN ($391) and games will sell for 8,000 YEN ($70 !!). Chances are that US prices will be even higher and at those prices, they won't sell much (or maybe they will, I'll have a DreamCast anyway ;) ....
Pugsy has updated his Cheat Site, he's added 2000 or so cheats for games added in MAME 0.35 and 0.36 Beta 1. Download the new cheat file from Pugsy's Cheat Page. Thanks to PRoToCoL for the news.
I've just received my alpha copy of The Impact: WHOAH! Eventhough my ATI RAGE PRO was unable to show me the goods in hardware OpenGL mode, the software mode still kicked ass :) Because of this, I was unable to make any screenshots (thank you, ATI), but once I get my voodoo card it should be better ;) Prepare to be amazed once it's released.
Sonikku_a is giving away a copy of SOUL CALIBUR for the Sega Dreamcast, all you have to do is beat Super Mario Bros. 3 in the fastest possible time :) Full details are at Sonniku_a's Site.
Philips will be releasing their own portable MP3 player soon. This little player will play BOTH the SDMI and MP3 format -- very good news indeed :) SDMI is the "industry" standard, which means that you pay for the files you download and then play them. The "industry" seems to forget that there are independant labels out there and independant artist who solely rely on MP3 as a medium, they would have NO benefit (or interest) in this SDMI feature, so it's good to see that Philips supports them too.
Bernie Stolar has left the building! You read that correctly, Bernie Stolar (CEO of Sega of America) was axed yesterday, out of the blue. Thanks to Bo Hyun for the mail.
Wednesday, August 11th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:57 CET
R.A.Z.E released! Richard Mitton (the author) says the following about this emulator: R.A.Z.E. is a Z80 emulator for Intel based x86 systems. It's not the fastest out there, but it is faster than C emulators, and is extremely accurate, featuring almost perfect emulation of the undocumented features. Enjoy :)
EmuHQ will be releasing a new N64 emulator this Friday, that is just as fast as UltraHLE but it will be using DirectX - not GLIDE (3DFX). It will work flawlessly with about half a dozen games at first release :)
Something went wrong while baking cookies, thanks to the people at Rock 103 and [Caleb] for the link :)
StartRAINE 0.24.2a released! This is the second release today (we missed the first one ;), this has a small bugfix, so feel free to download this. StartRAINE is a WIN32 frontend for RAINE.
ShinobiZ has posted some nice screenshots of the System32 emulator, I've tried the new beta myself and I have to say that it does rock :) It's a shame though that the author doesn't have a lot of time to work on it.
A man in Germany was beaten to death by other people in a bar, because he wouldn't switch off his cellphone. He was getting calls all the time and when people asked him to switch it off, he refused. Sure, a ringing phone is obnoxious at times, but to kill someone over it ?!
Arcade@Home released 2 *enhanced* sample sets for MAME: Donkey Kong Jr. & Mario Bros. There's also a pretty nifty frontend tip from Tim! :) -P-
M.U.G.E.N. is a very cool new freeware program that allows the user to create their own 2D fighting games! It's still a work-in-progress, but it already has tons of cool features like special & super move support, midi & mp3 music support etc. Take a look! Here's a link to a group working on a sample project using M.U.G.E.N. Thanks to Dave's for the links. -P-
Emuchrist has posted many interesting articles lately, among them Socrates' review of Retrogames! I *think* he likes us, but he has *no idea* how wrong he is about what Atila and I talk about! -P-
As expected, it's slow right now after the big MAME release... -P-
Monday, August 9th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:34 CET
SegaNet is reporting that Hong Kong pirates have succeeded in copying Dreamcast CDs and that the CDs are being sold for about US$6,50. A modchip (about $20-$25) is required, but after installing that, you can alledgely play copied DC games on your DC. Thanks to EmuHQ for the link (NB I'm not to sure about the validity of this article, more tomorrow)
Gridle has posted a MAME WIP update already :) The MAME Site is also about to hit 4,000,000 visitors =)
I received a mail from Mr. Frz about Compig (the Danji neogeo emulator author) that Compig has stopped work on his emulator and has started a Konami XeXeX emulator. It is in the early stages of developement, click here for Compig_R's Site (in Korean)
Pics of RIVAL SCHOOLS running on The iMPACT have been uploaded to the official "The iMPACT Site"
Emu Gaming is here! Emu Gaming is a new site with lots of emu and online gaming news, it also hosts the official Jagulator Site (Jaguar emu) and Exposure (that rumor site ;). Many of the people working there used to be affiliated with Emulators Unlimited.
The Official MAME site has released 4 new sample sets: Q*Bert, Reactor, Mario Bros. & Donkey Kong Jr. for use with MAME 0.36 beta 2! They're in the Downloads section, just in case people aren't sure. :) -P-
Sunday, August 8th 1999 - Last updated @ 21:02 CET
Zwaxy has updated his MAME ACTION REPLAY PAGE, it is now in sync with MAME 0;36 Beta 2. If you have no idea what his page is about, then you are missing out :)
Gordon has updated his MAME ROM INFO PAGE, it is now in sync with MAME 0.36 Beta 2. If you have no idea what his page is about, then you are missing out :)
Yesterday, the CPS1 Patch Team released a cool frontend that "will let you use your current MAME merged romsets with Callus + Zip Support + Language / Zone Patches + Fixes.This program was made to make Callus / Mame gamers share the same roms!" Be sure to download that if you need that :) Today they've released a SPANISH LANGUAGE PATCH for Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition which you can download here. On a more personal note, Sebastian Hernandez wishes Viviana Molinari, his girlfriend, a very happy birthday :)
The source to MAME 0.36 beta 2 is available from our MAME page.
Hmm... lotsa people didn't notice, so I'll make it easy. Click here for ALL MAME 0.36 beta 2 ROMs (& more), courtesy of our friend Zyclone. :) You'll find the same links on the menu to the left... -P-
MAME 0.36 Beta 2 released!!! This incredible release includes the Konami arcade game emulation people have been waiting for - Simpsons, TMNT 2, Sunset Riders and X-Men are all playable to some degree!!! Of course, there's LOTS more too - click here to read the complete whatsnew.txt! -P-
Saturday, August 7th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:24 CET
Remember ZIPMANY? That wonderful single file zip utility ? Well it's "NO-NAG SHAREWARE" now and isn't crippled in anyway, But if you continue to use it, be sure to register it for only $10 :) Tigga has also released ROM TRIMMER 1.02 today, Rom Trimmer "is a utility that allows you to trim any rom file to a desired length required by the emulator. Its so easy to use its idiot proof ! " Head on over to Tigga's Site and download those programs :)
Genesis Power has released 2 different versions of SPACE HARRIER for the 32X, thanks to Steve_W for the news.
VMWare 0.9 beta released for WinNT/2000!! If you're running Windows NT and you want to try some different OSes but don't want to format your HD or whatever, this is your answer. VMWare allows you to run a plethora of OSes from WITHIN NT without (hopefully) screwing up your system. Now you can run Linux/FreeBSD or any other supported OS while running NT/2000 !! VMWare creates VIRTUAL MACHINES which allow you to run these OSes, a Linux version of the host program is also available!
The Guru has updated his Arcade Cabinets pics for use with MAME, there are no 774 pictures! You can use these pics with MAME32 and several frontends - go to The Arcade Art Museum and download them !
Thanks to someone VERY special, you can now download a LOT (if not all) previously undumped INTELLIVISION images! You can use these with the "Intellivision Lives!" emulator package.
I guess you want some extra info on The Impact, huh ? Well, I spoke to the author and he told me that he has disabled support for ALL games made after 1997, he will probably add support for them in 2002 or so. The emulator is 100% perfect btw :) As for a release date, he mentioned something about "XMAS present". For pics of The Impact, check Thursday's news: "See the impact and die!"
Wanna become a dumper? Check out Apollo69 - he's selling something you might be interested in! -P-
MSX computer fans should try BrMSX 2.2! It's a very fast, accurate DOS based MSX emu. Lotsa fixes! Homepage. -P-
Yet another HuGo 98 beta! This DOS based PC-Engine/Turbo-Grafx emu plays ISO images and now supports new graphics modes & ZIP files! -P-
New version of Cinelator released! Cinelator is a Windows based Cinematronics vector games emu. It runs 14 games, though Speed Freak is not yet working. Check the homepage for details. Thanks Emulatronia for the news. -P-
Thanks to everyone for the nice words on my Birthday! :) Sorry I missed updating last night, but I was out. Here's some new emus for ya! -P-
Friday, August 6th 1999 - Last updated @ 22:08 CET
JNES 0.1 released! This is a new NES emulator for WIN95/98 and has a lot of features, give this NES emulator a try, you will probably like it :) Check the JNES Site for more information on this NES emulator
Do not download the FAKE Dreamcast emulator called NiGHTMARE, because it will become your worst nightmare if you run it! I reported about this FAKE emulator a while ago, but I thought I better relay the message again. Anyway, I also mailed the people at download.com about this, thanks to everyone for the mails.
Thursday, August 5th 1999 - Last updated @ 23:43 CET
A company called ICARUS PRODUCTIONS has been able to bump up the colors for the Gameboy Color to over 2,000 ! Just don't expect this technique to be used on sprites in games because apparently it is VERY processor intensive. Things it can be used for are detailed title screens, character artwork, still cutscenes, and other, non-animated game screens. It doesn't work on emulators (yet ?), click here for the full story. Thanks to scienide for the link
There's a pretty big update at the RetroFX Site about well, uhmm .... RetroFX :)
Happy Birthday to Me (Prophet)!!! =) Send money and beta emus. Good chocolate cake is cool too! Thanks. -P-
Wednesday, August 4th 1999 - Last updated @ 17:09 CET
I had lost whatever faith I had in Australian TV/movies ever since I saw "Flying Doctors" ("What do you get when you blow up St. Elsewhere? Flying Doctors!") and Neighbours (don't get me started on Rex Hunt ;) but today I saw a nice Tv movie from "the country they call OZ": AMY. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised and moved :) Now, if they could just get Kylie back on the little screen =)
The NEOGEO POCKET COLOR will be hitting stores (Babbage's, Software Etc., Electronics Boutique and others) this month, POCKET.IGN has more news on this, thanks to scienide for thelink
ZSNES 0.952 released! Here's what new in this release of this marvelous Super Nintendo emulator: Fixed a small H+V IRQ timing problem, fixed the bug which caused HiROM games from not loading properly through the commandline, fixed some vertical off by 1 line bugs, attempting to save over read-only files shouldn't mess up anymore Thank to BaT for the news.
Heh, I don't know how to comment on this next article by MSNBC, but it involves a man and a few sheep and tying up and jail. Thanks to whoever gave me this link, I closed the IRC messagewindow by mistake.
Happy Two Year Anniversary to Till and the great folks at Sys 2064!!! If you've never visited this wonderful site, take a look! -P-
Naz has dumped "Guardians of the Hood" by Atari 1992!!! Also, be prepared for the Adam Sandler ballad... ;-) -P-
Here's the new URL for the CPS Patch Center. Sebastian Hernandez and crew have also released their new SF2CE language/zone swapper! -P-
I received mail regarding a new emulator frontend called HardFront by Hardmind. The Hardmind site is very cool, but keep in mind it's in Spanish. -P-
Massive MAME W.I.P. update!!! I won't even tell you what's there - YOU MUST GO AND LOOK! I guarantee, you'll love it. -P-
Tuesday, August 3rd 1999 - Last updated @ 21:36 CET
The Jagulator Site will be moving from Emulators Unlimted to a yet unspecified site.
Bullet Proof Sounds (remember the Speed Bubble Bobble track from a while ago?) has done another remix, this time it's "Millenium Mario" - download and listen :)
ZSNES 0.951 released!!! Version 0.950 had some problems, so this is a quick fix release. ZSNES is a superb Super Nintendo emulator for DOS. Homepage. -P-
Here's HuGo 0.98 beta!!! This is a PC-Engine/Turbografx-16 emulator that supports CD ISO's. Thanks to Emulatronia for the file. -P-
GeoShock is now hosting Emulation-X's Interviews!!! So far Emulation-X has done some very good interviews with Atila, RS, Haze, Naz, & Guru-Choc. He has a nice friendly touch to his interviews, and often asks some very interesting questions, so it's pretty entertaining and informative stuff. -P-
ZSNES 0.950 released!!! *** Get the new 0.951 instead*** ZSNES is a superb Super Nintendo emulator for DOS. Homepage. Thanks FireBladeT for the news. -P-
I'm (Prophet) back! =) Arrived home from vacation early this morning... To those of you who mailed me during my absence, please give me some time and I'll reply ASAP. Hope Atila had a great Birthday (hope some of you weren't too disappointed... :) Heh... Actually it'll be my birthday very, very soon too. Anyway, I'm working on an ASM project for school, so I haven't time for massive updates. I do have a few things for you though... -P-
Monday, August 2nd 1999 - Last updated @ 23:31 CET
SNEMUL 0.90 released! It's been awhile, but here's SNEMUL 0.90 (SNES emulator), with support for (buggy) SuperFX, DSP1 and a lot more :) Thanks to EmuCamp for the news
Seems summer is the premier time of year to (try to) pass legislation that will work out bad for us, the consumer. Infoworld reports that "a group that works to unify state laws this week passed the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) legislation, which is widely opposed by software consumer advocates, software developers, and IT organizations." What this basically means is the following: "The legislation will theoretically allow software vendors to repossess software by disabling it remotely, and to disclaim warranties. It will also prevent the transfer of software licenses from one party to another without vendor permission, and will outlaw reverse engineering." Read more about this here, thanks to |pogo| for the link
Cloanto has released Amiga Forever 3.0! The press release says this: Amiga Forever contains a complete and ready-to-use emulation solution to run Amiga software under Windows, Linux and other systems, and a suite of Amiga utility and cross-platform data sharing applications. For the full press release, click here
Wook of EmuTech has written an "emutorial" about the 10 commandments in emulation. The kids at Emutech2000 should take note of rule #5: Never steal another emulation site's name or group's name. Thanks to BWB of EmuHQ for the news. Speaking of EmuHQ, they got an exclusive alpha release of HUGO (TG16 emu) on their site, so you can download that if you want :)
The Dboy Site has been updated with a bit of news, Boukichi apparently has written a piece for Game Lab (?) Magazine (on sale August 17th) about "How to make an emulator" and "Why DBoy has been discontinued". From what I've gathered from the translation by Translingo, is that Boukichi is very sad, but he felt he had no other choice. Again, this is a rough interpretation, so if you can provide me a better one, please mail me.
Sunday, August 1st 1999 - Last updated @ 23:40 CET
Famtasia 5.0 released! This NES emulator for Windows has reached "final" status after a long beta period, thanks to DarkMazda for the news
Geoshock has released another rom, this time it's Master of Syougi, a Japanese chess or Mahjong game, I think.
Are you ready for the launch ? You better be, since Sal Bugliarisi wrote a nice and easy to use windows frontend for Z26, the Atari 2600 emulator. It's called Z-Launch and you can download it here.
Here's what can happen to you if your system is infected with Back Orifice 2000, these 2 pics cracked me up. The 2 pics are huge (about 600k total) but the look on the dude's face is well worth the wait. Priceless :) Thanks to Michael Horton for the link
Office97 users beware! A new hole has been discovered in the suite, which SERIOUSLY compromises your system's security. It's related to Microsoft's "JET" database engine, ZDNET reports that "the security hole does not involve macros but rather database queries which trigger the execution of commands on the user's computer system. A dangerous query can occur in a spreadsheet formula, a field in a wordprocessor document, or a data file used by a database-enabled application". Here's the scary part, "The security hole can be used to inject a virus or a Trojan horse program, such as Back Orifice, into the victim's system. It can also cause the system to transmit sensitive data, including encryption keys, credit card numbers, etc., to a malicious third party". Click here to read the full article, a fix for the problem is also given.
Tim Eckel has released an update (0.36d) to his MAME frontend, Arcade@Home. You can download it here. Thanks to everyone that mailed me!
Z26 1.32 released! Z26 is an open source Atari 2600 emulator for DOS and it has just recieved a small update, here's what's new: Some minor things. But mostly, this is the first round of support for Starpath Supercharger games. There are still a few rough edges, and we only support single-load games. To find out more about this emulator or to obtain the source code, check the Z26 Site.
RAINE 0.24a released! A truly massive update to this multi arcade game emulator for DOS, click here to see what's new (big list :) As for the new roms, there has just been a massive rompost in alt.binaries.emulators.misc (availability of this newsgroup depends on your ISP), check the RAINE Site for more info on this emulator