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  •    Sunday, September 30th 2001 - Last updated @ 15:28 EST

  • VisualBoyAdvance v0.5 - VisualBoyAdvance, Forgotten's fantastic combo Game Boy/Color/Advance emulator for Windows has been updated to version 0.5. This and the new ZSNES release should keep you busy for a while I suppose.

    - fixed bug accessing the BIOS (caused apparent hang in some cases)
    - reverted the ARM to previous version (sound distortion fixed)
    - fixed a bug in the 16-bit and 32-bit cheat search
    - fixed a slowdown on GB emulation
    - fixed screen capture to only take one shot while the button is pressed
    - fixed problem of not saving battery file when using recent menu
    - fixed problem starting from double-click on binary image (association)
    - fixed missing GB filters when selecting files to open
    - removed unimplemented opcode for SWP opcodes
    - added auto-fire option for buttons A, B, L and R
    - added full screen mode (640x480 only - 320x240 will be enabled later)
    - added DirectDraw option for Emulation only (removes filtering problem) and
    use video memory (may speed up some machines)
    - added graphic filters: TV Mode, 2xSaI, Super 2xSaI and Super Eagle
    (adapted from Snex9x code). Note: fast machine needed.
    - full screen option to stretch to fit image
    - added option to associate emulator with GB and GBA files
    - added priority option to avoid problems on some machines
    - added dialog with cheats in use
    - added option to freeze memory location: infinite money, lives, etc...
    - Opi

  • ZSNES v1.337 - A new ZSNES is out ! _Demo_ mentioned for this release : "ZSNES v1.337 has been released after almost 4 years since ZSNES first public release. It is dedicated to zsKnight and his family". Click here to view the incredibly HUGE list of changes for this release - thanks FastShow for the email.

    Note to our visitors - sorry for the lack of news updates by myself. I've lost my job this week (after working 19 years for the same company). This caused a lot of worry, troubles and head ache for me and my family. I don't feel any motivation to do something with my PC besides these two postings. Sorry for that, maybe it will change soon - who knows !! - Opi

  • VirtuaNES v0.31 - The Windows NES emulator VirtuaNES has seen a new release, 0.31, with sprite fixes and the option to disable CRC-checking. Also, this emulator uses plugins for different languages - native English and Japanese binaries are downloadable, with plugins for Chinese and Korean. Grab everything here. - david

  • Arnold v30092001 - The latest version of the Amstrad CPC, Amstrad CPC+ and KC Compact emulator Arnold, versioned after today's date, is available here with source code as well. Additional and improved snapshot support and fixed graphics round out the advances. Thanks to emulation9 for the news. - david

  •    Saturday, September 29th 2001 - Last updated @ 16:45 EST

  • SHOW ME THE SOURCE CODE!! - Well, Realityman has posted the source code to Jagulator at his site. He felt that "the move was warranted so that others can get involved in Jaguar emulation so we can see Jag Emus on other platforms/graphics api's (e.g. DirectX)". I wanna play Tempest 2000 on my little machine =) - atila

  • Visual Pinmame updated - The Visual Pinmame team has released an update to this awesome program! Visual Pinmame is a "back end" to Visual Pinball, allowing it to play simulated "real" tables (such as Addams Family and Medieval Madness) with the original rules, sound, displays, etc. straight from the original game ROMS. Check out the whatsnew here and head over to the official site for the download. Thanks go to Bluetex for the news posting! - metallik

  • FPSE Discontinued - Though the post is in Italian and babelfish's translation was a little spotty, it appears that LDChen is signing off of the PSX emulator FPSE for good, with an extended post ending with an instruction not to torture his collaborators as they are not able to upload(?) anything. Best I could do with babelfish, check it out in Italian here. - david

  • WinUAE 0.8.17 Release 2 - The latest release of the Windows Amiga emulator WinUAE, version 0.8.17 release 2, was made available on Thursday the 27th (sorry we missed it). You can grab it here. - david

  • New Mimic, v1.09 - Mike has released v1.09 of his multi-console Mimic emulator. Improved stability & sound and 320x200 menus are some of the improvements. You can download Mimic and its associated drivers from the Mimic homepage. - david

  • New GBA emu, BATGBA v1.0 - Yet another GBA emulator enters the fray. BATGBA currently runs only demos, no commercial games, but you've gotta start somewhere. Its author seems to have other interesting hobbies as well - check out the page & download here. Thanks to Zophar's Domain for the news. - david

  • Retrodrive v.3 Released - Tim Meekins' Genesis / 32X emulator Retrodrive has been updated to version 3. New are bug fixes, faster execution, and 32X PWM (pulse width modulation) sound. FYI, this emulator was previoulsy known as GeNSX and before that, Vegas. Grab it here. Thanks to emulation9 for the news. - david

  •    Friday, September 28th 2001 - Last updated @ 14:11 EST

  • Modeler 0.9.2 Released! - Don't you just love these frequent updates ;) Anywho, the list of new and updated things is pretty big, so you better check it out here. Oh yeah, don't forget to download the binary while you're there :) - atila

  • HuC 3.11 - HuC is a PC Engine C compiler. It can create ROMs (hucard) or CD images and is bundled with an assembler and all kinds of libraries. You can ouput text, scrolls, make sound, control CD, handle sprites and tiles, and more. Changes: Improved display on real console, a color correction mode, new drawing line, and a fix for a bug in put_number function with 3 arguments. License: Public Domain - chris

  •    Wednesday, September 26th 2001 - Last updated @ 19:49 EST

  • Cinciclassic! - Are you a classic gaming fan? Live in the American midwest? If so, you need to be at the 3rd annual CinciClassic in Cincinnati, Ohio! This event runs November 9th thru the 11th and will feature auctions, tournaments, trading, collection displays, and perhaps even a peek at an entirely new Colecovision game thats being developed! The Cinciclassic team has reserved a large area in one of the biggest local malls for this event. Bookmark the official site and check back for more news as it develops. Many, many rare items will be on hand for looking, playing and trading, and a few pinballs are expected to make an appearance. Don't miss it! - metallik

  • www.segaxtreme.com - Finally after a long time ... IceMan2k's Sega fan site SegaXtreme got its own domain www.segaxtreme.com ! IceMan2k also reported his latest soundtrack additions to SegaXtreme : Ecco the Dolphin, Funkotron and Sol Feace are now available for download. The music score of Ecco is a true MUST DOWNLOAD imho ! Happy leeching. - Opi

  • Daphne v0.99.3A - Brad Oldham once again provided us some interesting Laserdisc based gaming news !

    "Excellent news for laserdisc game fans ! A new release of Daphne has been released that fixes a few bugs. One of these fixes includes support for multiple MPEG files.

    Now here’s the kicker:
    Someone has already constructed a utility that converts your Digital Leisure Dragon’s Lair DVD-ROM VOB files into the appropriate format in order for Daphne to utilize them. (NOTE: This does not work with the DVD-Video version, only the DVD-ROM version (the one you play on your PC.
    This utility can be downloaded from : http://www.geocities.com/veralanpher
    ". - Opi

  • Front Mission For SNES Finally Translated - Today is another milestone in the history of "Private Video Game Translation" ! One of the most eagerly awaited game translation projects has come to an end (almost). A complete patch for SquareSofts fantastic strategy game Front Mission was released by F.H. - a group of really smart, nice and brave people :)

    Be sure to read the online FAQ, it seems that ZSNES has a few problems with this game (use the switch '-u' to start the game). Why are you still reading this crap ? It's about time to board your Wanzers and have some fun. Don't forget - bug-reports are still helpful and welcome, I'm sure a thanks will find its right adress too !

    News found at The Whirlpool. - Opi

  • That little guy is still kicking - My brain isn't quite working correctly right now (hell, when is it ever working period ;)). I'm a "Linux Kiddie" now running Mandrake Linux 8, but I still remember, and plan on re-installing the other little guy, BeOS. Speaking of which, check this out:

    NeoPocott v0.38b R2
    Redone/Fixed scaling/scanline routines
    Redone/Fixed keyboard/joystick handling
    Implented FPS counter
    Implented FPS counter
    Implented multiple screenshot saving
    Implented in-emulator B&W/Colour selection
    Implented country select switch
    Implented disable/enable gfx layers selection
    Fixed fullscreen output


    Boycott Advance/SDL v0.22b R1
    Insync with the latest BoyCott Advance 0.22b tree (Caz/Niels)
    16-bit output, no slow 32-bit anymore as in the previous version
    Rewritten scaling/scanline code
    Improved soundcode
    Optimised and restructured some code (not much)
    Fixed pause/continue, sound didn't stop while in pause
    Fixed gfx-output-stop when frameskip is set to 0 using in emulator frameskip decrease using F6 key
    Implented Savestate loading/saving
    Implented Throttle option/switch for a maximum of 60FPS which is usefull for fast machines and for proper sound output
    Implented Autoskip option/switch which is handy for slow P.C.'s and keeping the emulator at a stable 60FPS
    Made BeOS frontend up-to-date with latest version

    AND the great Gameboy/Gameboy Color emulator GNUBoy has been updated to version 1.0.2. You can get them all over at BeEmulated. - dhalamar

  • Interview! - EmuIta has interviewed Peter Hirschberg, who has created and/or worked on the following projects: Vector Dream, Marble Madness Emulator, Retrocade and LEDhead. The interview (linked above) is in English, but an Italian version is also available from this link. - atila

  •    Tuesday, September 25th 2001 - Last updated @ 16:27 EST

  • AdvanceMAME v0.55.0 & More - Andrea Mazzoleni released the latest version of his excellent unofficial MAME - Advance MAME! There are also updates of his excellent frontend, Advance Menu, and the display utility, Advance Cab. Here's all the new stuff:

    AdvanceMAME Version 0.55.0
    ) The `[gamename]' options are now correctly read.
    ) Renamed the option `video_mode_reset' to `videomodereset'
    ) The command line boolean options now don't need the
    argument "yes". You can disable them with
    the format -noOPTION.

    AdvanceMENU Version 1.15
    ) Added the `emulator_roms_filter' option to filter the
    roms files for the `generic' emulator.
    ) The `coin' and `time' values of a parent games count also
    the clones if they are not displayed.
    ) Added a new event `shutdown' which exit immeditially and
    shutdown the PC. (default CTRL+ESC)

    AdvanceCAB Version 0.10
    ) The `vbeline_driver' option is now correctly read

    Detailed development history is here. - prophet

  • ClrMAME Pro 2.22b - Roman Scherzer released the latest version of his very popular ROM manager, ClrMAME Pro! This 2nd bugfix release (note the 'b') should fix several bugs. Here's the new stuff:

    added: optional no drag'n drop warning for scanner->rebuild dropped files
    added: switch to show/hide missing roms in 100% missing sets
    fixed: remove-rebuilt-BIOS-source files didn't work in all cases
    fixed: number of rebuilt bios files isn't correct
    misc: detection of MAME sample/rom merge errors (thehand/gotcha)
    misc: biosets are now checked like the other sets, too
    misc: hiding parentset messages in clonesets in fullmergemode
    misc: new method to detect a running ClrMamePro

    - prophet

  • GBA-Renamer 2.4 Beta 3 - If you need it, here it is. Updated DAT file is there as well. (Thanks Hawq) - prophet

  • Hackers Beware! - The Bush administration is to make 'hacking' a terrorist offence and they'll put you away for life. - atila

  •    Monday, September 24th 2001 - Last updated @ 11:12 EST

  • Pinball news - A couple news bits here.. first, WPCMAME has released a Visual Pinmame version of Rverboat Gambler. Get it at AJ's site. Also check out Andre's Scorpion table (released earlier in the month).

    Moving along to "real" pinball, Pinball News has reviewed the first production (non-prototype) Monopoly machine produced by Stern Pinball. This machine was designed by Pat Lawlor, who was responsible for some of the best selling pinball machines of the '90s. Check out the review here. - metallik

  • NeoPocott/SDL 0.38b R2 - Niels Wagenaar has released a new version of NeoPocott, the skinny is the following:

    - Redone scaling/scanline routines;
    - Redone keyboard/joystick handling;
    - Implented FPS counter;
    - Implented multiple snapshot loading/saving;
    - Implented multiple screenshot saving;
    - Implented new scanline option for proper scanline mode;
    - Implented in-emulator B&W/Colour selection;
    - Implented/Fixed scaling output;
    - Implented country select switch;
    - Implented disable/enable gfx layers selection;
    - Fixed sticky keyboard bug(s);
    - Fixed joystick handling;
    - Fixed fullscreen output;

    You can download the new version from this link; WIN32 and Linux binaries are available, the BeOS binary will hopefully be ready tonight. - atila

  •    Sunday, September 23rd 2001 - Last updated @ 22:53 EST

  • Linux 2.4.10 - Torvalds has released kernel version 2.4.10. Grab it at kernel.org if you can, it is currently being slammed right now and I can't even get to the mirrors page... - chris

  • Arcade Solutions Reopened - Andy Desak has reopened Arcade Solutions, and is taking orders again! He builds customized arcade control panels and even full cabinets, and as you'll see on his site, the quality is remarkable. Andy has gained an excellent reputation for doing quality work and treating customers right, so if you've ever wanted that perfect emulation controller, but simply couldn't build it yourself or find one already made the way you want, then check out Arcade Solutions. (Thanks to Saint of the great BYOAC) - prophet

  • 2 More News Bits - Our messageboard news posting friend TheInformer told us about:

    CustomGB 0.014 - Gameboy emulator, not sure what's new though.

    Pete's ASPI/IOCTL CDR v1.7 - a Playstation emulator CD plugin, now has "Native io-control support, no forced ASPI layer needed anymore with NT/2K/XP."

    - prophet

  • NJ's NeoGeo CD Emu Updated - NJ released NeoGeo CD Emulator Ver.0.1 Build 010924! Not sure what's new though. (Thanks Emulatronia) - prophet

  • Nebula & NeoGeo CD - According to some nice screenshots at Emulatronia, ElSemi is adding NeoGeo CD support to Nebula! Scroll down and you'll see 2 shots of the NeoGeo CD BIOS in emulated action. (Thanks Hawq) - prophet

  • DreamGBA 2.3 - Go get it! Here's the new stuff:

    - Better save area limitation,will solve some save problem
    - Full mosaic function added
    - Added new Real GBA display mode
    - Some speed-ups

    (Thanks Hawq & K.K.) - prophet

  • Neo-0 Releases - Neo-0 released more decrypted KoF2000 ROM images today, including the first 2 parts of P2 and the S1! They've also released something more interesting in a way - a very rare NeoGeo MVS based slot machine game called VLiner! Dumped by a mysterious figure called LoN, it uses features that are not yet emulated. Check Neo-0 for files and further information. (Thanks LoneWolfBogard) - prophet

  • Cygne "Color Beta" - The recently reported new color beta of Cygne, the best (and only ?) Bandai WonderSwan emulator, is online. Looks like the author Dox released it as a proof to defend himself against some idiots who accused him posting fake pics.
    I have No Comment besides my usual ARRRRGGGH !!!

    Thanks to Kojote for the news notification. - Opi

  • .tzx Vault Updated - Gilby, webmaster of the .tzx Vault, one of the best Sinclair Spectrum resources currently online wrote in to spread the word about his latest update.

    "We now have every Crash covertape ever produced preserved!! A big thank you goes to Andrew Barker and Mondo Dizzy (Tommy) for their help. Also added in this update is a new Compilations page, a couple of MIA tapes, some rare 128k remixes and master tapes from Gilsoft". - Opi

  • 1964 WIP Pics - schibo uploaded 10 new 1964 taken with the private 0.6.4 beta.

    "The beta is about 75% compatible now (and higher for partially playable games). We're trying to do up the next release really nice, so we're not sure when it will be released. But it'll have some nice surprises for you!."

    You can check out these new pics by clicking here. Thanks to dabods for the news. - Opi

  • CPC Zone Redesigned - Malc Jennings fine Amstrad fan site CPC Zone awaits you with a great looking new design ! - Opi

  • z26 v1.49 - John Saeger's Atari 2600 emulator z26 (DOS/Win95) was updated once again - here are the changes. Thanks Rob ! - Opi

  • CPS-2 Shock WIP - Razoola posted a new WIP update with his latest NeoGeo findings. Thanks GBMan ! - Opi

  • NonMAME - Duckie has updated his NonMAME site with information from the latest arcades emulated by MAME, Daphne, and Modeler. - chris

  • BoyCott Advance/SDL 0.22b R1 - niels wagenaar has released a new BoyCott Advance/SDL. There is also some Handy/SDL and NeoPocott/SDL WIP news posted. - chris

  • MAME WIP - A period of seven days of MAME development is now covered by Gridle's latest MAME WIP update - thanks Rico2000. More news by me in a few hours. - Opi

  • ROMBrowser 0.1.1 - ROMBrowser is a Java tool for organizing emulator ROMs. It will identify rom files by their CRC, give information about their characteristics (game title, parent rom, etc), and organize those ROMs with different filters. License: GPL. - chris

  •    Saturday, September 22nd 2001 - Last updated @ 04:19 EST

  • DAPHNE v0.99.3 - The recently delayed new DAPHNE release (Laserdisk - Dragon's Lair & Co) is now online and available for download ! Thanks Tormod ! - Opi

  •    Friday, September 21st 2001 - Last updated @ 19:34 EST

  • Gens v1.10 - Hi guys, I'm still here but very busy with my so called real life.

    Sega Genesis emulation at its best ! Stéphane Dallongeville made a emulation breakthrough ! His new Gens version offers preliminary Sega CD support ! Right now it works only with a handful REAL CDs - but it looks very promising in my opinion.

    * Prelemenary SEGA CD emulation added :
    - Sub 68000 (100%)
    - Prg Ram and Word Ram implemented (95%)
    - PCM chip (100% but stil buggy)
    - GFX rotation and enlargement (60%)
    - Font color/data (100%)
    - CDD (70%)
    - CDC (60%)
    - BRAM saves supported
    - No graphics conversion, no ISO support, no save state support yet
    * Added an option to improve the DAC sound (voices) or not.
    This option can be enabled/disabled only by key-shorcut (see in the shorcuts section) because i don't recommend you to always use it since this can cause sound bugs with some games.
    * Added the possibility to force software blit for Fullscreen "Normal" and "Double" render mode.
    This option can be enabled/disabled only by key-shorcut (see in the shorcuts section) because almost people don't need to use it, try it only for speed issue.
    * We can now choose the order of country detection.
    * Undocumented scroll mode implemented.
    * Undocumented plan size mode implemented.
    * Rewrite the VDP IO control part, little speed increase.
    * Fixed VDP sprite table register (bug added in Gens 1.00)
    * Fixed a bug in the 68000 Starscream core (bit-shift instructions).
    * Fixed a bug in VDP control decoding (Gens v0.8 was right about it).
    * Fast-blur fixed for no MMX processor.
    * A minor bug in DAC recovering sound has been fixed.
    * others minors changes.

    Thanks to RGWD and Rico2000 for the news ! - Opi

  • Arcade Cabinet Images Pack 13 - The Official MAME32 QA page released cabinet pack 13! And I'm outta here!!! Woosh... :) (Thanks dP-dropout) - prophet

  • StretchMAME32 Kaillera Test 28 - SMAME released another test build of his excellent StretchMAME32! New stuff includes death of a crashing bug, Xexex driver fix, 3 and 4 player controls for nbbatman and leaguemn, and default changed to windowed mode. - prophet

  • Three In One - Have to go soon, so here's 3 emu updates in one posting: (Thanks to TheInformer)

    CustomGB v0.013 - In Japanese, not sure what's new.

    NLMSX v0.35 Beta 3 - better GUI & MSX-AUDIO (Y8950) support!

    FinalBurn Next Build 010920 - An unofficial version of FinalBurn. In Japanese, not sure what's new. If anyone can write in Japanese, please tell the author to RELEASE HIS SOURCE CODE! :)

    - prophet

  • Nebula 1.91b - ElSemi released a new bugfixed build of his excellent CPS-X/NeoGeo emulator for Windows, Nebula! Mostly some sound related issues have been nailed this time. (Thanks cricri_pingouin) - prophet

  • Modeler 0.9.1a - A new bugfixed build of Modeler, the Sega System 32 emu by Farfetch'd, R.Belmont & Sarayan, is now available for download! This build kills some nasty little bugs related to full screen modes and the frame counter, plus a sprite lagging issue. (Thanks to OG the MAME muppet for version # correction, hehe) - prophet

  • MAME Frontend 1.2 - Succo Fabio released a new version of his MAME Frontend! Here's what's new:

    - Multi-Configurations added. See readme.txt for instruction.
    - Font definition for the gamelist added.
    - The SaveState, Favorites and Configurations now are saved in the system registry, no more lose of data between different releases.
    - Visualization and Resize now available on every resolution.
    - Bubble Bobble Image on the Splash-screen !!!
    - Many minor bug fixed

    He calls it the "Purple Bubble" release. :) - prophet

  •    Thursday, September 20th 2001 - Last updated @ 23:30 EST

  • Modeler 0.9.1 - Modeler 0.9.1 has been released. Changes from 0.9.0:

    Win32 specific:

    * Rewritten DirectSound driver (with inspiration from Final Burn) that fixes the major sound-related slowdowns people were seeing. Also behavior is much better when the framerate is below 60 (sound will no longer break completely up except on extremely slow computers).

    Linux specific:

    * Changed "Multi32 second monitor" option to the more useful "Multi32 dual screen". This is also consistent with the Win32 version.

    Common improvements:

    * On-screen message added when the mouse grab/ungrab toggle is used.
    * Keyboard steering for the driving games added.
    * Frameskip and autoframeskip added.
    * GA2 black screen bug when fighting Death Adder fixed.
    * Sound clipping in the F1 games and Burning Rival improved.
    * Speed throttle added for no sound mode.

    Thanks to TonyD for the news. - chris

  • gnuboy 1.0.2 - gnuboy emulates the Color GameBoy handheld console in portable C, with interfaces for X11, Linux fbcon and svgalib, SDL, DOS, and Windows, with other ports planned in the future. Compatibility with ROMs tested is around 99 percent, and all major hardware features except SGB extensions are supported. Changes: Bugs in sound emulation have been fixed, improving the sound quality in almost all games. Noise channel (#4) now matches pseudo-random sequence output by a real GB very closely and stereo channels, which were swapped before, are fixed. Bugs that broke Konami Collection Vol. 1, Amazing Penguin, and Legend of Zerd were fixed. A crash under strange circumstances and some compile-time issues have been corrected. License: GPL. - chris

  • SNES9x 1.39 - A new release of SNES9x, an excellent Super Nintendo emulator for Windows & Linux, is now available for download! Here's the new stuff:

    -Added SDD-1 unknown graphics data logging at the dumper's request. A bit late but might help with Street Fighter 2 Alpha's data dumping. Creates a romname.dat file in the freeze file folder.
    -Implemented 16-bit texture support for OpenGL modes in Windows and Linux. Had to support a new pixel format type to do it - RGB5551 (one bit of alpha) which caused me some major problems - black was no longer always pixel value zero!
    -Removed the Bump map OpenGL mode from the Windows port (didn't look so good anyway and was slow).
    -Added a hidden novelty OpenGL mode (clue: a keyboard shortcut activates it)
    -Reverted back to FMod version 3.20 after reports that version 3.33 broke AD3 support.
    -Implemented a better work-around for the broken select system call in the Linux kernel - the original work-around was long-winded and stopped working when I implemented OpenGL support under Linux.
    -Added the same speed-up hack to the OpenGL code that the Glide code already supported. Basically, if your OpenGL implementation supports 16-bit textures then OpenGL mode should be as fast, or faster than the 3dfx Glide mode.
    -Hopefully fixed Glide support.
    -Reverted back to the original colour blending code. The newer code, although more accurate in most cases, had too many glitches and was slower.
    -Included multiple Japanese games fixes from Iswashi San.
    -Fixed a timing problem caused by a speed up hack that was affecting Top Gear 300. No the game still isn't playable yet, but I noticed the problem while investigating the DSP-4 chip used by the game.

    (Thanks to Dabods from EmuHelp) - prophet

  • Huge System 16 Update - Sixtoe completed a GIANT update at System 16 - The Arcade Museum! Lotsa new stuff to peruse, including ALL Atari arcade games, ALL Konami arcade games, and tons of new Sega and Namco information. I'm tired just thinking about all that work Sixtoe put into this update, but I'm sure many people will appreciate it. :) - prophet

  • Dega Source Released - Dave (aka FinalDave) decided to release the source code for his outstanding Windows based Sega 8bit (Master System, Game Gear) emulator, Dega! According to Dave, here are some notable aspects of this source release:

    First source code example of
    * overlays in emulators
    * SMS sound enhancement
    * VGM logging

    There's also some other quite nice code in there:
    * Good SMS PSG emulation
    * Doze Z80 emulator update
    * PNG saving

    Nice decision Dave. :) Open source is great! - prophet

  • MAMEinfo.dat 3.51 - M.A.S.H released yet another update of his MAME Info data file! The newest 0.55 bugs have been added, via a DIFF update file. Also available is a source package with "Completely rewritten 'MAME STATISTICS' and MAME now shows only the GAME_NOT_WORKING warning. All other flags/warnings can you display with 'GAME MAMEINFO'." - prophet

  • Nebula 1.91 - El Semi released a new version of his CPS-X/NeoGeo emulator for Windows, Nebula! Quite a few changes, check the readme.txt for details. But overall, lotsa bug fixes, improved ROM handling, better sound interpolation, hotkeys and support for decrypted KoF99 are among the highlights. (Thanks GBman of EmuLair) - prophet

  • CPS2Shock XOR Release Update - Marvel Vs. Capcom fans might be interested in what Razoola of CPS2Shock recently posted:

    "The cut off date will be reviewed at the end of this year. That will be one year since it was made, to me there seems no problem adding a year to the cut off date at that time. This mean you can expect mvsc within the next 6 months."

    And there you have it. - prophet

  •    Wednesday, September 19th 2001 - Last updated @ 20:53 EST

  • Public Domain ROMS - PDROMS.com, one of the (probably) biggest Console Freeware Rom Archives has been updated with a lot of GBA Demos/Games (all Freeware)! - chris

  • Bliss 1.9c - Bliss, the Intellivision emulator, has been updated as follows:
    -Fixed the surface bit-depth bug.
    -Fixed the Y-Offset graphics glitch
    -Implemented a new, more accurate Intellvision memory model.
    -Added the ability to select the starting ROM as a command line parameter. - prophet

  • Advance MAME Updated - Andrea Mazzoleni updated his unofficial MAME variant, Advance MAME, to 0.53.2! This is mainly a bugfix release. Also new is Advance Menu 1.14.2 and Advance Cab 0.9. The Advance MAME projects are specially designed to give users complete control over MAME's video output, and are particularly useful for arcade monitors. Look here for a complete development history, including the new features for these releases. - prophet

  •    Tuesday, September 18th 2001 - Last updated @ 23:31 EST

  • KDE 2.2.1 - KDE just released version 2.2.1! I am running it as I post this, so far I am impressed. :) - chris

  • xcps2mame - Hoonis has posted binaries for his linux version of cps2mame-0.55. OpenGL, SVGAlib, and X11/DGA binaries available with asm68k core compiled in. - chris

  • Dega v1.07 - Dave posted Dega v1.07 - these are the changes. - Opi

  • WonderSwan Color Emulation - Well, I don't understand the language but I'm able to view the colorful screenshots ! Looks like Cygne now also emulates the color upgrade of Bandai's WonderSwan handheld. Thanks to Newdeal for the email. - Opi

  • a.c.e. v1.5 - Brian A. Troha reported a freshly updated a.c.e. emulator. Version 1.5 has now newly added support for the following arcade systems : Sega System 16, Sega System 18 and NeoGeo ! - Opi

  • NeoCPS v1.09 - TouFou released a new version of NeoCPS to the interested public - thanks Rico2000. - Opi

  • FinalBurn Alpha v0.137a - LoopMaster & Team FB Alpha are still busy advancing Dave's abandoned Final Burn arcade emulator.

    "This release is basically a bug fixed version of the v0.137 release. Here's what's new/fixed in this release:"

    1) Fixed auto-pause
    2) Fixes to dozea.asm
    3) Fixed HotRod inputs
    4) Fixed an input menu bug when there's no DIP-SW data available.
    5) Updated and fixed dipinfo.dat file
    6) Updated fbcheat.dat file
    7) Added volume control
    8) Added more accelerators
    - Opi

  • MAME v0.55 Goodies - Mr. Fixfile Till from Sys2064 once again posted a new, time saving MAME fixfile with fixes for blmbycar, kurikint and spacedx. Thanks Tafoid.

    - MAMu's funny and beautiful MAME icons were updated to honor the new MAME release as well.

    - The boys from Classic Arcade Project notified me the brandnew Catver.ini release with all the latest changes introduced by MAME v0.55. This file is helpful/needed if you use mamelang32, the Arcade@Home frontend and some other MAME related applications. - Opi

  • New NesterDC - Fact : You've sold your NES and bought a Dreamcast. Problem : you feel the desire to play some old NES classics.
    Solution : Download the new NesterDC release (more mappers which equals a lot better compatabillity), burn a GD and remember the good old days when we all were young and naive !
    Thanks to Hollywood Hasney for the info. - Opi

  • New Worm Doing The Rounds - Once again, a rather nasty 'worm' is doing the rounds and wreaking havoc on Microsoft web servers and PCs. Slashdot has the following to say on it:

    "A new worm seems to be running rampant Unlike Code Red, it attempts to hit boxes with many different exploits (including what looks like an attempt to exploit boxes still rooted by Code Red). It looks like each IP tries 16 attempts on its neighbors. There is also a new mail worm mailing WAV files or something with bits of what appears to be the registry... it may or may not be related. ... Web servers compromised by this worm apparently attach a "readme.eml" to all web pages served... and due to a bug in IE5, it will automatically execute the file! Yay Internet Explorer!"

    This means that you (once again) shouldn't open attachments from people you don't know (or people you DO know, for that matter). Also check Newsbytes for a story on this new worm.

    UPDATE: I just checked my email and there were a lot of infected mails. They tried to download something from the net and install it. Be sure to change your security settings (Outlook uses IE5) - atila

  • UAE 0.8.17 for Windows, Release 1 - Here's a major update for Amiga fan's best friend WinUAE ! Now with the much wanted "save state" support (not perfect yet), a lot of game fixes (Leander, Archon 1 & 2, Dynablaster and BC Kid) and a huge pack of other changes. Please go straight to the download page - it's there even if the news section claims there is no new release !!! Thanks to my friend morph72 for the email ! - Opi

  • xmame-0.55.1 is out! - Changes since 0.54.2 include:
    • Everything from MAME 0.55.
    • Removed the romcheck script until its author considers it far enough along for public consumption.
    • Added mamecds to contrib/tools. (Carlos Calzada Grau)
    • Updated the ALSA 0.9 support: Added -alsa-buffer; replaced the use of SND_PCM_FORMAT_S16_{LE,BE} with SND_PCM_FORMAT_S16; changed -alsapcm(-pcm) to -alsa-pcm(-apcm); changed the default value of -alsa-pcm. (Shyouzou Sugitani)
    Download it at the xmame web page! - chris

  •    Monday, September 17th 2001 - Last updated @ 16:16 EST

  • Game & Watch Simulator Egg - _MADrigal_ posted his 30th Game & Watch simulator today, Egg from Nintendo's Wide Screen series - S3/1.00 (Standard 3, final).
    Please note : The game lacks the instruction manual browser - _MADrigal_ would be glad to receive some scans from one of our readers :) Next release will be "Oxota" by Elektronika. - Opi

  • Mame K6 v0.55 Binary - Shonk compiled the latest MAME source with activated k6 switch and made it available for download. - Opi

  • Mameinfo.dat v3.50 - M.A.S.H. has uploaded a new version of Mameinfo.dat - new in v3.50 :

    * Updated to MAME 0.55. Bugs(17 Sep).
    * Added new 'Recommended Games'.
    * Update driver section.
    * Zip-Source: 'MAME STATISTICS' with more infos (CPU Hardware list, Stereo, Drivers). - Opi

  • Modeler v0.9.0 for Mac is now available. - richard

  • SNEeSe v0.60 - SNEeSe, a fine SNES emulator for DOS developed by TRAC & Butcha has been updated to version 0.60.
    • Render: Fixed a bug in mode 7 vertical-flip
    • Render: Rewrote sprite rendering again - improves speed
    • Configuration: Restructured config file
    • Render: Added independent horizontal/vertical stretch options
    • Source: Now linking with Allegro 3.9.34
    • DMA: No longer preventing HDMA register from being written to during display - fixes some graphics glitches in Chrono Trigger
    • PPU: No longer allowing writes to VRAM and OAM outside v-blank, force-blank
    • PPU: No longer allowing writes to CGRAM outside v-blank, h-blank, force-blank
    • 65c816: Modified cycle counter and wait-for-interrupt emulation
    • Timing: Improved 65c816<>SPC700 timing slightly
    • GUI: GUI is now by default DISABLED because of instability - those who still wish to bear with it can enable it via a commandline switch
    • Commandline: Added several new configuration switches
    Thanks to Navarone's Emulation 9 for the news. - Opi

  • Modeler 0.9.0 Released! - This wicked Sega System 32 / Model 1 emulator for Windows/Linux (MAC version will hopefully follow later today) has been updated, new playable games are:

    - Golden Axe 2 (1992, System 32 type A hardware)
    - Spiderman (1991, System 32 type A hardware)
    - Arabian Fight (1992, System 32 type A hardware)
    - Sonic the Hedgehog (prototype) (1994, System 32 type B hardware)
    - Holosseum (1992, System 32 type A hardware)
    - Outrunners (1993, Multi32 hardware)
    - Arabian Fight (1992, System 32 type A hardware)
    - Burning Rival (1992, System 32 type A hardware)

    The full list of new/changed things can be seen here. I think we have to thank Dexter for his constant nagging, otherwise the 'Modeler Muppets' would have never released this version ;) - atila

  • New MAME32 v0.55 + Screenshots & Icons - John Hardy IV has uploaded the new MAME v0.55 screenshots and icons. Download them from MAME32 Q&A site directly until the mirrors pick up.

    UPDATE Xtian informed me about the freshly released MAME32 v0.55 version. On your marks .... get set .... GOOOO ! - Opi

  • MODELER - If all goes well, we'll be seeing a MODELER release today. It won't be perfect, but it'll be a lot better than the last release. Dexter (where is he?) will probably still refer to the Modeler team as MUPPETS, though :) - atila

  •    Sunday, September 16th 2001 - Last updated @ 20:46 EST

  • MAME 0.55 ROMs - ZyClone has put up new and changed ROMs for MAME 0.55. Thanks for the notice, ZyClone! - chris

  • MAME 0.55 Released! - Binaries and source packages are now available from the Official MAME site! Here's what's new. - prophet

  • MAME 0.55 Coming Soon - According to some messages on the Official MAME board, a new version is on the way! So don't go offline yet! - prophet

  • VisualBoyAdvance v0.4 / VisualBoy v1.4.12 - Forgotten just uploaded new versions of his great Game Boy / Color / Advance emulators.
    Version 1.4.12 of VisualBoy is probably the final release for this emulator due to the newly added Game Boy Color emulation in VisualBoyAdvance.
    Click here for all details. - Opi

  • Logiqx & Caesar - Please note that we proudly host Loqiqx & his related site, Caesar! You can now find them both linked from the hosted sites section to the left - just scroll down. :) - prophet

  • Bliss32 v1.9b - A new version of Bliss32, the Intellivision emulator, is available! The download links do appear to be working now. Here's the new stuff:

    -Video performance fixes!
    -Sprite collision bug eliminated.
    -Improved error detection/reporting.
    -New INI options for automatically pausing the emulator when you bring up the menu, and for starting with the menu already active
    - prophet

  • MAME WIP - Gridle has updated the MAME WIP page with reports for the past couple of days. Some nice pics of Ultraman as well! - chris

  • MESS WIP - The MESS WIP page has been updated with WIP reports for the rest of August. Most of the work in this update is getting MESS to work with the latest MAME core. Screenshots were added for the August 19th entry. Check the link above to get all the details. - chris

  • G-NES v0.54a - Gigo has updated his NES emulator G-NES to v0.54a! This minor bugfix version fixed CPU emulation bugs that cause some games work improperly. - Aries

  •    Saturday, September 15th 2001 - Last updated @ 17:52 EST

  • RetroCovers - The Beauty Salon For CDRs :) - Juggling Bear and The Mayor informed me about their latest additions at RetroCovers :

    New front covers for TurboGrafX 16, SEGA Game Gear and Master System. Changed all four SEGA Console front covers to SEGA Genesis / 32X.
    WIP (previews online) : NEO*GEO Front Covers 1 & 2 - SMS, GG & TG16 CD Labels. Please look yourself by clicking here. - Opi

  • Daphne News - hey Laserdisc fans, we have some good news for you ! We got the new release date for Daphne. Brad Oldham sent me the following :

    "The release is now scheduled for Friday, September 21st.
    Here are some fresh new pictures of Daphne running with MPEG2 in an actual Dragon’s Lair cabinet
    - Cliffhanger - Super Don Quixote - Space Ace - - Opi

  • Bad Dudes VS. Bin Laden - Here it is. Just a small way for Americans, and our friends, to release some tension. (Thanks pcb-a-holic) - prophet

  • ClrMamePro 2.21 - New version of Rom manager ClrMamePro by Roman Scherzer has released! What's new in this version are:
    • added: SaveMissing and SaveLogFile buttons are back :O)
    • misc: little change for biosdetection (for future logiqx's datfiles).
    • misc: deleting a profile removes the linked fastscan & logfiles, too.
    • misc: UseDefaultPath isn't hooked to FixMissing on/off anymore.
    Please forward to link above to download this great utility, be also check out the new datafiles for CPS2, Kawaks, Nebula and Calice. Thanks to TheInformer for news. - Aries

  • WinX68k v0.61 - Sharp X68000 emulator WinX68k by Kenjo has updated to v0.61! Changes in this version are:
    • Now WinX68k will switch screen mode to 16bit by demand on startup.
    • Fixed volume label display bugs in Windrv.sys.
    • Fixed OPM DT1 table calculation.
    • Fixed mouse dead-zone range bug when CRTC access occurs in mouse mode.
    Try this and unofficial high-speed version to find which will be your favorite (please check previous news for UO version to get more information). - Aries

  • NGCD emu by NJ - Navarone of Emulation 9 reported that NJ has released the Alpha version of his NeoGeo CD emulator! Since it is an initial version, it may not work stable, but FM/SSG sound was implemented. Let's see how to use it after download it:

    1. Extract the archive to any folder.
    2. Use strip.exe (included in NEOCD) to fix BIOS file of NeoGeo CD.
    3. Put startup.bin, patch.prg (included in NEOCD) and BIOS file fixed in step2 to folder you placed the emulator.
    4. Put NGCD game disc to your CD-ROM drive.
    5. Launch the emulator.

    It's support joystick, but you can't change the button setting. There are also some command line options, please check the readme file for more information. - Aries

  • MAME Cheats - For the first time in fifteen months, a new cheat file has been released for MAME. Download it, and get the latest news over at Pugsy's MAME Cheat Page. - chris

  • Mozilla 0.9.4 - What I consider to be the best browser, Mozilla has just got better with version 0.9.4. You can read the release notes here. Of note, you can now disable pop-up or pop-under ads with Mozilla. - chris

  • Pinmame News - Several new tables released yesterday for Visual Pinmame! They are:

    - Cosmic Gunfight by Apocalypse

    - Jungle Lord by Gerhard and crew

    - Kiss by wpcmame

    - Safecracker by Rev063

    Also, Elektra, Road Show, Dracula and Doctor Who were all updated. Check out AJ's site for details! - metallik

  •    Friday, September 14th 2001 - Last updated @ 14:26 EST

  • MAME News - Metal Soldier Isaac II - Here's something most of us really enjoy - a new MAME WIP update by Gridle. Thanks to Brian A. Troha for the notification. - Opi

  • More SegaXtreme - Iceman2k of SegaXtreme just let us know about more updates! This time they added 11 Segata Sanshirou commercials (in mpeg format) and also the soundtrack to Shining the Holy Ark and Sorcerian for Saturn! - Aries

  • CustomGB v0.012 - I think you probably know that Nintendo GameCube was launched today in Japan, and GB emulator CustomGB has also updated in order to "celebrate" NGC's release. Changes in v0.012 are:
    • Added real-time save/load states.
    • Changed some routine to assembler in GB-CPU core.
    • Slightly speed-up on CPU and graphic routine.
    • Fixed bugs in Pocket Printer emulation.
    • Fixed bugs in new GB-CPU core.
    • Improved task management routine.
    • Fixed HuC1 and HuC3 emulation, now Pokemon Card GB and Pocket Family work properly.
    The author is also working on GBA emulation, please contact him if you could help on GBA's CPU emulation. - Aries

  • ViciMame 0.54.1 - ViciGamer has mailed me about his own build of MAME, ViciMame 0.54.1! It is fully featured, and the principal features are:
    • Support for the new CPS2Shock releases.
    • Include NJ NeoGeo Driver, Aaron's CPS2 and triple buffer fix, 6809 Fix, most of the FixMame features and various Sound and Graphics fixes.
    • Support for 9 unofficial games.
    To get a complete (and really big) list of feature, please forward to link above. - Aries

  •    Thursday, September 13th 2001 - Last updated @ 19:56 EST

  • MIMIC WIP Update - The MIMIC WIP page was updated. Check it out here. Here's a just a small quote:

    "The SH2 core is about 85% complete and is running the Saturn BIOS. It seems like its waiting for an interrupt or something as Video RAM is not even touched so I don't have any screenshots to show.".

    Thanks to M Beaver for letting us know. - flipcode

  • CD32 Emulator - What appears to be real, a new CD32 emulator was announced. Here's the thing - it's commericial. Here's a quote from the site:

    "Akiko is a CD32 emulator for Windows9x/ME/2000. It runs with the help of a CD32 adapted version of WinUAE and with the help of the Install2001 system which was also used in the Amiga version of the CD32 Games Install Kit. The emulator is currently in development but it can already run over 80 percent of the CD32 games (with CD audio and Joypad emulation!)."

    As more on this comes to light, we'll let you know. Check out the web site here. - flipcode

  • MAME WIP - Gridle posted a new MAME WIP update showing the results of three days of MAME development.

    Thanks to Guru for the update info ! He also stated in his email "I received another PCB, a very rare Data East game called Boogie Wings. I'll dump it soon.." - Opi

  • FinalBurn Alpha v0.137 - LoopMaster informed us about his newly released FinalBurn Alpha v0.137. New in this release : Qsound emulation, new GUI, support for Razoola's latest releases and much more. - Opi

  • SegaXtreme updates - If you are big Sega fan, don't forget to check out SegaXtreme's recently updates! Now CD Art section has been sorted out, and new Sega Movie(game intro/ending) section also online. Thanks to James for news mail. - Aries

  • EmuLoader v2.6 Final - Mitch from HotRodSupport just has mailed us about the MAME frontend EmuLoader has updated to v2.6 Final, and now it's support HotRod! Quote directly from site:
    "This version is the biggest release I've ever did. Emu Loader just got better... and faster :)"
    The change list is really huge, so be sure to check it when you are downloading this awesome frontend. - Aries

  • Tip for LZH extract - Crashtest has sent in a tip:
    "for ppl with european OS, there will be no problem if they use
    powerarchiver, that can make and extract lzh files with correct long japanese names."
    Good news to who want to try out the unofficial high-speed version of WinX68k. If you don't know what this emu is, please check out today's first post! - Aries

  • G-NES v0.54 - Gigo has updated his NES emulator G-NES to v0.54! This version mainly improved extension sound support and debugger's features. Changes are:
    • Slightly speeds up C Core.
    • Now can setting FPS option in GUI
    • More accurated Auto-frame skip and waiting.
    • Added option to on/off horizon sprites limit.
    • Fixed Sunsoft FME7(Gimmick!) extension sound.
    • Fixed NAMCO106 extension sound.
    • Updated MIDI sound emulator with the latest version of nsf2midi, now support music definition file(mdf) used by nsf2midi, and added frequency change feature.
    • Fixed bug that cause error when loading file which has uppercase extension.
    • Fixed bug in Win2k that can't load file from recently opened file history.
    • Added sound wave table viewer.
    • Viewers of palatte table, name table and pattern table has been improved(more information and compacted size).
    • Added viewers for sprites memory, PPu memory, PPU/APU register and mapper status.
    • Fixed CPU core and APU-IRQ processes in debugger.
    • Added stack, PC trace and register editor features to debugger.
    • Improved break-point feature in debugger.
    At this time there is only Japanese version avaliable, but this great NES emu is definitely worth to try it out. - Aries

  • New StretchMame32 test ver - Also an "unofficial" news. StretchMame32 (with Kalliera) has a new test version release. In v0.54 test 25 it added support of 5 new games recently released by CPS2Shock. Grab it in "test ver" section and don't forget to leave a feedback to author. - Aries

  • WinX68k speeds-up - Navarone of Emulation 9 just let us know about WinX68k high-speed v0.10, the unofficial version of Sharp X68000 emulator WinX68k, has released! Compared to WinX68k, this UO version has the following improvement:
    • Speeds-up on graphic routine.
    • Now can select where to create BackBuffer (System/NolocalVideo Memory or Direct3D Texture).
    • More accurated FPS display in Win95/98/Me.
    Because the archive is LZH format, and contains Japanese filename, so you may encounter problem after downloading it in English OS (I'm using Japanese ver of Win2k to open it). But if you can extract it without error, then place it to folder of original WinX68k and you are ready to try it. - Aries

  •    Wednesday, September 12th 2001 - Last updated @ 20:54 EST

  • Intel & Microsoft X-Box 2 - Sound odd considering the first isn't even released? Well, it's actually the HomeStation dubbed as "X-Box 2". Whilst it does seem odd to think of a second X-Box, keep in mind that the so called PS3 was announced not long before the actual release of the PS2, so it is possible. Possibly, the X-Box 2 will be incorporating the Intel P3 chip, and an nVidia combo, say the nForce. For more info check it out here. - flipcode

  • EmuHQ Problems - I was asked to inform you that the site of our friends at EmuHQ is NOT DEAD or DOWN - Kazuya wrote :

    "www.emuhq.com is not dead - it isn't loading at the moment and I'm not sure what the problem is. Unfortunately PeterD is away for a good week or so yet and I don't have access to fix it - I only post news :) .... it should (hopefully) be fixed soon. .... all the hosted sites still appear to be functioning correctly though!" - Opi

  • Five New XOR Tables At CPS-2 Shock & 2 New Emus - Massive update at CPS-2 Shock ! Maybe it helps you to overcome this tragedy.
    • D&D: Shadow over Mystara (Euro 960209)
    • Street Fighter Alpha (Euro 950727)
    • Street Fighter Alpha (Euro 950605)
    • Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (US 940818)
    • Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (US 940705)

    • Kawaks v1.31
    • CPS2MAME v2.54
    Thanks to Brian A. Troha for the email. - Opi

  • C-64 Emulator For Dreamcast - Here's BigBoy's demo test release of DC64, a WIP C-64 emulator for Sega's illfated Dreamcast. Thanks to Roope Seppälä for the reminder. - Opi

  • WinEMU v0.50 - Ok - here's one more emu related news item for you.

    Version 0.50 of WinEMU,Zsolt Prievara's fine Commodore 16/Plus4 emulator for Windows, is now available for download. "The decimal mode CPU bug has been fixed as well as the keyboard bug.."
    Thanks to Navarone's Emulation 9 for the news. - Opi

  • DAPHNE Release Delayed Due To Terrorism In USA - The recently announced new DAPHNE release has been indefinitely delayed until further notice. We'll keep you informed. Thanks Brad. - Opi

  • Relief The Red Cross, Join The Disaster Fund - Wanna support the Red Cross in it's efforts to help those poor people affected by this barbarian crime ? Join this Amazon project and donate a few of your bucks.

    Current stats : Total Collected: $1,005,504.45 -
    # of Payments: 36022. Thanks psychodot ! - Opi

  • T98-Next 12a Beta - PC-9821 Series emulator T98-Next has a minor update, actually emulator has no changes, but device plugins included are updated to the latest version. Thanks to Ashley for news. - Aries

  • Post Emu News - I think it's important that life go on, don't let terrorism stop us from living. I'm not in the mood for games or emus, but I support this site continuing its' emu news posting mission. Though myself, and I'm sure all the NYC visitors, appreciate Opi's sentiments for our tragedy. - prophet

  • BoyCott Advance/SDL 0.22b R1 WIP - The Boycott Advance site has posted a bit of WIP news:

    - Insync with latest BoyCott Advance 0.22b tree (Caz/Niels);
    - Rewritten scaling/scanline code (Niels);
    - Improved sound code (Caz/Niels);
    - 16-bit output, no slow 32-bit anymore as in the version (Caz);
    - Fixed pause/continue, sound didn't stop while in pause (Niels);
    - Optimised some code (not much) (Niels);
    - Fixed annoying WIN32 error and Linux core dump with sound (Niels);
    - Implented Savestate loading/savind (Niels);
    - Implented throttle option/switch for a constant 60FPS which is usefull for fast machines and for proper sound output (Caz);

    They're hoping to release a version within the next 2 weeks. Thanks to Niels for the news. - atila

  • MIMIC Site Updated - Firstly appologies to M Beaver for not posting this earlier. I was one of those in search for answers on family members in NY.

    The MIMIC site was updated with some information about the SH2 core progression. It's tucked away in the archives now because of the lateness of this news article, but if you dig it up it basically states that it's going on nicely but is having some looping issues with the Saturn and ST-V Titan BIOS (did I say ST-V BIOS?). Check it out here for more info.

    Link fixed - original posting by flipcode. - Opi

  • Hmm - It may seem a bit odd, but we've begun posting emulation news again. It may help take out minds off the tragedy, even if only for a short while. - atila

  • I don't think we should post emu news today nor tomorrow ! - Opi

  • UK Emergency Number - Mark Frampton sent me the following info which may be helpful for anxious people from the United Kingdom who need info about their missing loved ones.

    "In the UK they also have a number set up for seeking people and information, which is a Government Phone number !

    - +44 (0)207 008 0000
    - Opi

  • Generator/MacOS - Richard Bannister emailed me to inform me of v0.33 of the MacOS port of Generator, his Genesis emulator, was released. You can find it here. - flipcode

  • z26 v1.48 - Hey, there's a new version of the Atari 2600 emulator z26. Check out what's new:

    - Screen capture now works in all video modes. If you hold down the = key, you get a fairly continuous stream of pcx files.
    - New fast video modes. These are accessed with the -e (for Eckhard?) command line switch. This allows the Mode-X routines to do 32-bit accesses to the video card. On my computer this more than doubles the speed of the emulator when running in these modes. Unfortunately, they may not work on all video cards. The -e command line switch also enables tall and narrow 160 pixel video modes for modes 0, 1, 2, and 3. These are very fast modes, and they give your games a Vectrex like feel.
    - Added support for a couple of new ROM images.
    - Fixed a stack overflow bug in the GUI.
    - Thanks to Eckhard Stolberg for help with this version. I did not suspect that so much more speed could be had from the video system.

    Download it from the afforementioned page if you're like me and love that old tank. - dhalamar

  • Twin Towers - I was up most of the night watching CNN and the Dutch channels, as they provided news around the clock of this absolutely horrific day. The images looked surreal, but unfortunately, they were as real as could be. Manhattan looks like a warzone.

    There are rumors floating around of muslims being behind the attack, regarding that I'd like to say the following:

    A true muslim would not do such a thing. A true muslim respects life and everything that comes with it. Perhaps they are fundamentalists, but that does not make them muslim. I'd like to point you towards this press release by the American Muslim Political Coordination Council at Islamicity regarding this.

    For me, it is vital that people understand the difference between muslims and people who perpetrate these heinous acts.

    "The City So Nice They Named It Twice" will never be the same again. America will never be the same again. The world will never be the same again. Our deepest sympathies go out to all who are affected by this tragedy. - atila

  •    Tuesday, September 11th 2001 - Last updated @ 19:39 EST

  • They Sacrificed Their Life ! - Many brave people died while fulfilling their duties today. They sent 400 firefighters into both towers in NYC - CNN just reported more than 200 of them may have perished, 78 Policemen are missing :/

    Each loss of life is worth a cry ! - Opi

  • State of War - The U.S. Congress is already talking about a state of war, military bases across the country are either in threat condition Charlie or Delta, and the U.S. Military is in their highest state of readiness. This is certainly the most tragic attack in U.S. history, with a death toll much higher than that of Pearl Harbor. I am both angry and sad at what has happened, and I fully support a declaration of war if so be. Although the attack was carried out by terroists, it may end up in a battle between nations. Russian President Putin has declared that he will support any action taken by the U.S. government. - chris

  • Official NYC Emergency Info - Check NYC.gov for further updates. Scroll down for a list of emergency numbers as well.

    Due to the lower Manhattan emergency, all in-bound Manhattan bridges and tunnels are closed. All outbound Manhattan bridges and tunnels are open, except for the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. NO FARES WILL BE CHARGED ON BRIDGES AND TUNNELS. EZ PASS GATES WILL BE LIFTED. Only emergency vehicles can enter Manhattan.

    All Subway service system-wide is suspended until further notice.

    Grand Central Station has been reopened for limited outbound MetroNorth service only - no fares are being collected.

    Penn Station is closed until further notice.
    Busses are operating. No fares are being collected.
    All airports nationwide are closed.


    As per the NYC Board of Education, several schools in the locality have been evacuated (see list below). Schools in the locality that have not been evaucated are keeping children indoors, and are only releasing children to their parents. The rest of the system should continue operating but at a heightened state of security. Schools are not, however, being closed at this time.


    Students from PS 234 have been evacuated to PS 41. PS 41 is located at 116 West 11th Street, off of 6th Avenue. Phone # (212) 675-2756.

    Students from PS 150 have been evacuated to PS 3 which is located at Christopher and Hudson Streets.
    490 Hudson Street, New York Phone # (212) 691-1183.
    Children from PS/IS 89 have been evacuated to either PS 3 or PS 41.

    (Thanks Sam) - prophet

  • NYC Emergency Numbers - Here are some numbers I just gathered:

    St. Vincent's Hospital Patient Info: 1-800-604-7285

    NY Waterway (ferry NY to NJ): 1-800-533-3779

    Red Cross (blood donation info): 1-800-GIVE-LIFE

    American Airlines Info (passenger lists?): 1-800-932-8555

    Morgan Stanley Investors (to get info on employee's status): 1-888-883-4391

    - prophet

  • I know I haven't posted in a while, I moved to a new house and have been extrememly busy with that. But I had at say how shocked I am at the news today. One radio report I heard said that this is the worst attack on the US since Pearl Harbor. The hits happened at the World Trade Center right before 9:00 am. There could have been up to 70,000 people (including non employees) in the buildings at the time, they don't know for sure yet.

    I'm glad to hear you're alright Prophet!

    Godspeed, - dutch

  • NYC Update - A NYC RG reader named Sam sent me this: "I'm a faithful retrogamer whos visited your site many, many times and i just want to take this opportunity to send everyone who was in/near or involved the Trade Center Bombing my most heartfelt feelings. I work in lower Manhattan (20th and 6th) I SAW the second plane fly over me and hit the building ! I also saw HUNDREDS of people crying and weeping in the streets as the south tower of the world trade center explode and collapse on itself. My sister got married in the financial center there just a few months ago ..... I encourage ALL New York and anyone remotely near New York to donate blood,,, if nothing else this may do something. MOST casualties are being treated in St. Vincents hospital... im sure they have a phone number set up for information." If anyone knows any appropriate emergency numbers, please email all of the staff here, and hopefully they will post them. Perhaps that might be of some small help. I just heard type O blood is in short supply and most needed. In a short while I'm leaving to go to a local hospital to offer assistance and/or blood, so I will likely be offline for quite some time. - prophet

  • Blood Shortage In DC And New York - Americans - please go and give some of your blood for the hurted survivors in New York or Washington DC. It's urgently needed. - Opi

  • SKYNEWS - CNN.COM is having major trouble because of the massive amounts of visitors trying to reach the site. You can still reach SKYNEWS easily and their live stream is holding up well. I am still in shock. - atila

  • New York City - As our visitors may recall, I live in NYC. At the moment, it's sheer havoc here. Everyone is frightened and emotional. You can smell smoke in the air as far away as Brooklyn where I am at the moment. I thank God that my family and myself live far from the World Trade Center. My prayers and thoughts go out to everyone who has lost their loved ones at this time. Don't know what else to say. Take care everyone, everywhere. - prophet

  • Oh My God - All These Poor People ! - I'm sitting here in front of my TV and have no words left to describe what I saw - this is an unbelievable terrible catastrophe. How can people plan and commit such a crime ? All these poor innocent souls, the blood and tears ...

    All my hopes and prayers for Matt Valva's family member who work in and around the tower area. No-one should suffer such an awful fate. America we cry for you !!! - Opi

  • Updates - U.S. Pentagon hit with an apparent bomb; all flights in the U.S. are cancelled; evacuations at possible future targets (Sears Tower, etc). - metallik

  • Planes Crash into World Trade Centre - In a very sad event, two planes, believed to be 18 minutes apart, have crashed into the WTC. If you can tune into CNN, you can see re-runs of the recorded second plane crashing into it with massive explosions. One can only hope and pray that casualties will be minimal. Unfortunately we do not have any web news reports to provide more information at this time. - flipcode

  • KOF99 Never Encrypted?! - Hm now here's a news nugget to raise the eyebrow. If you check out the CPS2Shock WIP Page, it turns out KOF99 was never encrypted but, "more a simple case of line swapping, and of course the new banking system".

    Certainly interesting to read. In the same article, it talks about Garou as well, so why not check it out?

    Thanks to Razoola for setting the #cps2shock channel topic on efnet for the news. ;-) - flipcode

  •    Monday, September 10th 2001 - Last updated @ 18:29 EST

  • Game & Watch News - _MADrigal_ from the lovely Italy uploaded a brandnew handheld simulator from Nintendo - "Mickey Mouse (Wide Screen Series, 1981)" Simulator S3/1.00 (Standard 3, final) and also updated this game - "Explorers of Space (Elektronika)" Simulator S3/1.01 (Standard 3, more accuracy). Both game archives include a manual and are available here.

    According to Luca Antignano's mail (that's him _MADrigal_) the next Game & Watch releases should be "Egg" by Nintendo ©1981 and "Oxota" by Elektronika. - Opi

  • Meka v0.59b - Omar Cornut aka Zoop posted a little bugfix for Meka v0.59.

    "Meka 0.59b is available and is basically a bugfixe over Meka 0.59 which had some quirks left. This isn't extremely important to get it now, but it might be needed by some games!" - Opi

  • VGBA v1.2 Linux Binary - Marat Fayzullin posted a Linux binary of his latest VGBA release. "It is compiled on RedHat Linux and available from http://www.komkon.org/fms/VGBA/. Make sure that your Linux supports POSIX threads and X11 is running in the 16bpp mode". - Opi

  • ClrMamePro v2.20 - Roman Scherzer released a new version of ClrMamePro. Please refer to the ClrMamePro homepage for the large list of changes in v2.20. - Opi

  • Nolan Bushnell Interview - There is an interview with Nolan Bushnell (maker of Pong) over at joystick101.org. Thanks to /. for the news. - chris

  • Sarien cvs20010909 - Sarien is a portable Sierra AGI resource interpreter engine that allows you to play Sierra On-Line AGI version 2 and version 3 games natively in Linux, Solaris, Windows, and other platforms. Changes: The ports to MacOS X Cocoa, to AmigaOS in full-screen and windowed modes with AHI sound, and to WinCE PocketPC have been merged to the main tree. Noise sound channel and invisible ego signaling have been implemented. Bugs in the AGI commands get.num and configure.screen have been fixed. License: GPL. - chris

  • Dalek in the corner pocket! - Josh Lehan has released a conversion of Bally's Dr. Who for Visual Pinmame! I am at work now and can't test or comment on the tables yet, but I will say that Dr. Who is one of the most underrated WMS pinballs out there. Excellent theming, good depth to the rules, and an incredibly cool 3-level mini playfield (the Time Expader). Highly recommended.. get the table here. Thanks to Duglis for the news - metallik

  • Garou Goes To DC - IGN posted a nice report (with screenshots) about a Dreamcast port of SNK's famous 2D fighting game, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, being scheduled for release in the USA! It's slated for mid-October, and is said to include new modes beyond the NeoGeo version. Yes, I know the game isn't very retro, but 2D games ARE! ;) (Thanks Dulled420) - prophet

  • Bruce Lee PC Remake - Back in my old Atari 800 days, there was a game I played almost daily, and it was called Bruce Lee! :) It was addictive, it was fun and you got to play as Bruce Lee - what more could anyone want? Well, Mark Rosten must've loved it too, because he's used Blitz BASIC to produce a PC remake of Bruce Lee! Demo release 1.0 of the game is now available for download. - prophet

  • Pocket Sarien Rev.2 - Vasyl has updated his Pocket PC port of the Sierra adventure game interpreter Sarien! It now has "better color palette and uses new "AGI mouse" mode for stylus." This program will allow you to play classic adventures like Leisure Suit Larry & King's Quest in the palm of your hand. Get it now from Vasyl's Pocket Atari homepage. - prophet

  • Langrisser Translation Release - Iceman2K of SegaXtreme informs that they've released the 1st ever Saturn *RPG* (not game as I said before) translation patch - a partial translation of Langrisser 3! (NOTE: The 1st Saturn game to be translated was actually Ninpen Manmaru.) The patch is an ongoing project by CyberWarriorX, and you'll find instructions on how to apply the patch included in the zip file at SegaXtreme. - prophet

  • BLISS Releases Galore - Kyle Davis released 4 new versions of his Intellivision emulator, Bliss!

    -Bliss32 v1.9 - the first release of the native Win32 version
    -BlissJ v1.61 - the Pure Java version
    -BlissJX v1.61 - the Java+DirectX version
    -BlissJWeb v1.61 - the web applet

    As the Bliss32 version matures, the Java version will likely be phased out, or so the author hopes. ;) This is because Bliss32 uses a more easily portable C++ codebase, and will mean Bliss for other OS's! - prophet

  •    Sunday, September 9th 2001 - Last updated @ 20:19 EST

  • XBox Staffers Needed - Dbec needs news reporters and moderators for XBox Power. If you'd like to participate and become a site admin or board mod, visit and let him know. - prophet

  • ShootEmUps Update - Franxis added lots more Japanese PC shooters to his Nipon ShootEmUps page for people to download, including Isin Densin Zero, Excess Fraction, Clairaut Chemicals, Gates 32, Go Go Twenty Five!, RaysparK, S.S.S, Shooting Game, Storm Caliber Revival Edition 99, Storm Caliber: Clustia's Final Attack, B-Storm and Blizzard! 118 games online in total! Plus he's added all sorts of other related information. SHMUPS fans will surely love it, plus it's available in both English & Spanish. - prophet

  • Daphne WIP - Brad Oldham has send me some news and hot pictures of the upcoming new Daphne release.

    "The developers of Daphne are still shooting for a September 12th release!!! Daphne also has a new address: http://daphne-emu.com

    Here are some screenshots: The GUI (1, 2, 3) and running in a window on my computer (4, 5)

    Daphne works beautifully in FULL SCREEN mode and seek time is instantaneous (faster than the original laserdisc player.) It works great on my Pentium III-500Mhz with Riva TNT video card; however system requirements may vary depending on the quality of the MPEG utilized

    Enough said I'd say :) Keep the new Daphne coming - thanks Brad :) - Opi

  • MAME WIP - Yep, MAME Work-In-Progress has been updated! And thanks Haze for updating Daren Olafson's New York, New York driver. :) It's nice to see the oldies fall into place. - prophet

  • Generator Amiga Port - Over at the Generator Homepage you'll notice that a new version of the emulator's port for the Amiga has been released. Both the GUI and console versions have been updated.

    Check out the AmiGenerator Homepage for specifics on what's new. - flipcode

  • Virtual GameBoy Advance 1.2 Unix / Windows - Marat Fayzullin released a new version of his commercial GBA emualators VGBA. The Unix (FreeBSD) binary is free and the Windows version costs a whopping $35 to licence.

    "This version of VGBA adds much requested support for "direct sound", emulation for more BIOS calls, and many fixes and improvements that make this version even more compatible with the real GBA.

    VGBA-Unix comes with the built-in debugger. I am also considering the release of the VGBA-based development environment for Windows codenamed VGBA-Studio. See screenshots at http://www.komkon.org/fms/VGBA/VGBAStudio/.
    " - Opi

  • GBA & GBC Renamer Tools - I just got word from Catweasel that over at the GBA Renamer Homepage, a new set of renaming tools for the Gameboy Advance (v2.4b3), as well as the Gameboy Colour (v1.1b3) have been released. Thanks to Catweasel for the news. - flipcode

  • ROMS 4 ALL!! - Kojote has reopened PD ROMS and to celebrate this joyous occasion he has posted a huge amount of public domain and freeware roms (he offers NO commerical roms) for lots of systems. Not only that, but he has also released his VGBA Frontend For DOS 0.62. So fire up ye olde download manager, feed it the links and download all night ;) - atila

  • Arnold Opens Wide ;) - The Amstrad CPC, Amstrad CPC+ and KC Compact emu named ARNOLD saw the first release of its source code today. You can download it form the official site. Thanks to EmuUnlim for the news. - atila

  • Slow Week, Slow Weekend - Bliss WIP - Here is some good news for fans of Bliss - Kyle Davis' great Intellivision emulator. Jesse, Kyle's partner in crime :) has put a new WIP report online - click here to read it ! Thanks Sea7 ! - Opi

  •    Saturday, September 8th 2001 - Last updated @ 19:41 EST

  • Unix Amiga Delitracker Emulator 0.40 - UADE plays old Amiga tunes with UAE emulation. It uses original Amiga Delitracker Deliplayer binaries to support at least 90 different sound formats. UADE doesn't depend on proprietary components, since all the needed Amiga Kickstart ROM functions are cloned as GPL. Changes: New features include multifile loading support (VectorDean, TFMX, YMPlayer, etc.), song end support for PTK-Prowiz deliplayer, and optimized playlist scanning. License: GPL. - chris

  • XSIDPLAY 1.6.2 - XSIDPLAY is a graphical front-end for libsidplay. 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. Changes: This release includes the latest STILView release v2.16, displays STIL file-global comments for current song, removes the "configure" warning about Qt's binary directory, and fixes the two "use songlength database" checkboxes to be consistent. License: GPL. - chris

  • Meka v0.59 - Today we have not only one new Master System emu releases, NO, we've got two releases in a row :)

    Next one is Zoop's famous Meka emu which additionally emulates the CBS Colecovision, Othello Multivision and a few older Sega 8bit consoles. Looks like Zoop and Dave appointed this "coincidence" to push their new sound logging format a bit. I should also mention that v0.59 is a "free for all" release.

    - fixed periodic noise (better bass sound)
    - Korean mapper emulation (Dodgeball King)
    - Italian & German translations
    - usual bunch of little fixes and improvements
    - Sound logging using the new VGM format.
    A list of all changes is available here.

    Interested in the new VGM music format ? Check out Zoop's new SMS Power Music archive for additional info and stuff. - Opi

  • Dega v1.06 - Dave released v1.06 of Dega, his excellent Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear emulator for Windows.

    # Added VGM sound logging.
    VGM is a sound format that Zoop and I have come up with for logging sound on various consoles. It is like GYM, CYM and SSL except the accuracy can be stepped up to 44.1khz sample accuracy if voices or other sampled sounds are used.
    # Added .PNG screenshot saving (F12)
    - look Rey, he's the next good guy :)

    Click here, if you wanna know Dave's other changes in this release. - Opi

  • New XCPC Release - I recieved word today that Olivier Poncet released a new version of XCPC (xcpc-20010906) is now online at the XCPC homepage. Check it out. - flipcode

  • Sierra Pocket? - Vasyl of Pocket Atari (Atari 800 emu for Pocket PC) has successfully ported Pocket Sarien to Pocket PC! This interpreter will allow you to play classic Sierra adventure games like Leisure Suit Larry and King's Quest on your Pocket PC! He told me "Pocket Sarien is a complete port, running with graphics and sound. Standard Pocket PC input panel is used for text entry, Targus keyboard is supported as well. Graphics is somewhat distorted to fit in portrait mode but looks fine. Runs full speed on iPaq and should remain playable on any Pocket PC device. Binaries for all platforms are available in Downloads section as well as source update to Sarien 0.6." Nice work Vasyl! :) - prophet

  • Acts of Gord - If you've ever dreamed of owning a videogame shop, visit Acts of Gord FIRST! Your mind may be forever changed, and you'll also laugh a lot as well. Good stuff! :P (Thanks Revo Emag) - prophet

  • More Marquees - Eldio updated EMAM with a new Marquee image pack! This 7th pack is about 5.6Mb and includes 3 new and 71 updated images. - prophet

  • MAME Front End 1.1 - MAME FE is a Windows frontend for MAMEw, whose main feature is the ability to display many games at once. Here's what's new:

    - Title SnapShots support.
    - Fixed full Window Resize.
    - Mouse Wheel support.
    - Better use with keyboard.
    - The MAME executable can be every file .exe.
    - Fixed support for Merged & Splitted ROMS.
    - Hover Selection Configurable.
    - 'Natodefa' Rom bug fixed.
    - Many minor bug fixed.
    - prophet

  • Midway's XBox Oldies? - Seems Midway plans to release some oldies remakes for the upcoming M$ console, including Spy Hunter and Defender! I wonder what the Defender remake will look like... 3D I suppose... Bleh. (Thanks again Fazeo) - prophet

  • New Atari 2600 Goodies - The excellent AtariAge.com recently posted a bunch of never-before-released Atari VCS games, including llia Quest, Combat Two, Crazy Valet CGE Edition, Elevator Action, SCSIcide, Secret Agent, Vault Assault, & Venture II! They also posted the manual for Venture II; pretty interesting to discover what Winky's been up to since the first game. :) (Thanks Fazeo) - prophet

  • Arcade Wallpaper - Dirk from the Space Invaders Shrine told me about his very nice PixelEye wallpapers site! From Space Invaders to Pulstar, perhaps one of them will look good on your desktop. - prophet

  • MESS WIP - The MESS WIP page has been updated with another weeks worth of work-in-progress reports! Too much stuff to list here, click the link above to get the full skinny. - chris

  •    Friday, September 7th 2001 - Last updated @ 16:41 EST

  • MSX News - MSX Alert!, SLotman's nice frontend for the MSX emulators BrMSX and fMSX was updated with the following new stuff :

    * Adjusted a small bug that prevented to load .ROM files in fMSX
    * Included support to .zip and lhz/lha files! - Opi

  • Handheld DAT Files - Tiberian Dark has uploaded new DAT files for Catweasel's GBA / GBC Renamer utilities. - Opi

  • Mimic System E WIP - Mike Beaver has updated his Mimic website with a new status report. He finally found and killed the nasty Sega System E bug in his multi-system emulator Mimic - great news indeed !

    "I found it !!!!.
    I found the System E bug that has been plaguing Mimic since I started System E emulation back in November 2000 !!! Back then I knew I was so close that there must be just one little piece of knowledge missing ......
    Please read the full news report here. - Opi

  • Raine v0.33 - Woopeee - new Windows and Linux Raine v0.33 releases are online. Check the changes log and the WIP page for more info about this release (Mazinger Z fully playable with sound).
    Thanks to Haze from Arcade Rom Heaven for the info. - Opi

  • First X-Box, Now HomeStation - The PC Format magazine has a scoop to open your eyes. Microsoft is working on some sort of "top-secret" PC/X-box hybrid set-top which will run some variant of Windows, and be capable of playing both PC and X-Box titles, and will be based on the nVidia nForce chipset. Here's a quote:

    "Sources say a Microsoft .NET server will dish out movies, music, messaging, games and TV programming - and with a stonking hard drive, it'll also double up as digital TV recorder (à la TiVo). In addition, it will wirelessly interface with portable devices such as digital cameras, PDAs, MP3 players and telephones using HomeRF or Bluetooth protocols. It may even manage home automation."

    Sounds impressive. There's even a DVD Video logo on the device itself, so one can assume DVD playing capabilities. To read about it yourself, check out this article, or get the October edition of PC Format. Thanks to Sonikku for the news. - flipcode

  • hspboy v0.2 - Still busy in these days, but here is some Japanese emu-news :) Navarone of Emulation 9 just let us know about a new Gameboy emulator hspboy which is based on gnuboy! This emulator is written in script language called "HSP" (Hot Soup Processor), and it can be used in your own launcher as a special feature! Follow the link above if you are very interesting in these :)

    Hint - Scroll to the bottom of page and you will find hspboy and it's source files :P - Aries

  • RealSpectrum Beta 11.B - Ramsoft released a new beta of RealSpectrum, their famous and innovative Sinclair Spectrum emulator.

    "This beta 11.B offers several bugfixes and improved stability on all systems, in particular Windows NT/2000. Please update immediately, especially if you use AIR files".

    Thanks to WoS for the info.

    Hello flipcode - nice to have you in our team ! Maybe you can refresh our tired "oldie crew" so the staff regains consciousness (news related) :) - Opi

  •    Thursday, September 6th 2001 - Last updated @ 18:02 EST

  • Microsoft Survives DOJ... Sorta - The IT software goliath Microsoft has survived the clutches of the US Department of Justice in their attempts to break the company up, AND its chase for the untying of Internet Explorer from Microsoft's operating systems. Here's a quote:

    "The US Department of Justice won't be asking for Microsoft's break-up any more, nor will it be coming back for another go at the tying of IE to Windows, which was one of the matters sent back to the district court by the appeals court for further consideration."

    The story goes on about the break up would be messy and difficult to get through the courts, and that they want to take a look at what Microsoft has been doing since the trial began, i.e. Windows XP. Check out the full story here. - flipcode

  • Pinball Expo 2001 - Visual Pinmame is a great program, but it's still no substitute for the Real Thing.. If you're a pinball fan, you need to be figuring out a way to be in Chicago on October 11th thru the 14th. The 2001 Pinball Expo will be held at the Ramada hotel in Rosemont that weekend. Expo is the biggest pinball show of the year, in the pinball capital of the world. Features include a tour of the Stern factory (the last pinball factory in operation), tons of buying/selling/trading of machines and parts, meet-n-greet with the game designers and others in the industry, seminars on playing, repairing and restoration of games, several tournaments, an exhibit hall full of games, hundreds of other pinheads to meet, and more. Check out the official site for more information. Some collectors will be bringing restored games from their personal collections for the public to play and enjoy. See ya there! - metallik

  • Pinball!!! - A.J. has posted a rather large update, let's see what's new:

    - Updated VBS Scripts from v2.1 to v2.21
    - Added No Fear Table v0.7 by Gerhard
    - Added Road Show Table v0.9 by Joep
    - Updated Twilight Zone Table from v2.8 to v3.2
    - Updated Mousin Arount Table from v1.5 to v1.6
    - Updated Police Force Table from v1.4 to v1.5
    - Updated Dracula Table from Alpha2 to Beta1
    - Updated Cirqus Voltaire Table from b2.6 to b2.7
    - Updated Dolly Parton Table from v1.0 to v1.1
    - Updated Firepower II Table from v1.1 to v1.2

    You can download these pinball tables from A.J.'s site. - atila

  • Super nanotechnology hard-drives - It's a cheesy first news post, but really interesting all the same. Ever wanted just limitless amounts of hard disk space? Ever wanted to upgrade that old 1.2gb hard disk? Check this out:

    "A QUEENSLAND university has developed a computer hard-drive that holds 1000 times more data than existing hard-drives."

    For more, check out this link. - flipcode

  • New Retrogames Family Member! - G'day fellow Retrogamers! My name is flipcode and I am the latest news guru to join the Retrogames family. I'm from Australia and am studying computer science at University, which is mostly fun. I try to be very unbiased towards any issues, but I am particularly fond of any emulation projects that come from the "land down under". I am fairly techno-babble free, but forgive me if I get too technical at times. =P - flipcode

  • PCSX v0.9.227 Linux - Here's a hot new Linux Playstation emu release for you guys. PCSX v0.9.227 has the following new stuff to offer - including all newly introduced changes from the last Windows release which we sadly missed to report :)

    -all the windows fixes
    -full CD-XA support (in some cases it's still buggy)
    -perfect CDrom timing :)
    -command line options, type 'pcsx -h' for a list

    Windows fixes from last thursday (08/30)
    -fix the bug in the configurator
    -fixes to rootcouters many games work now :) Some SPU samples work better now
    -fixes to cd-da. You can also enable or disable it now...
    -add MCI commands for Cd-rom plugins that not have CDRplay
    commands (cdrduddie,cdrbarret)
    -corrections to NCT-NCS of GTE
    -SPU irq added
    -Fixes to Iori SPU support
    -various GUI fixes.
    -CD-XA mono

    Thanks RGWD :) - Opi

  •    Wednesday, September 5th 2001 - Last updated @ 19:06 EST

  • FCE Ultra v0.70 Windows & Linux - Just saw this at Emulation 9 - the NES emulator FCE Ultra was updated today. Click here to see the result of Xodnizel latest efforts. - Opi

  • Sites Moved To EmuUnlim - The Fox and Emulators Unlimited are now hosting the following new sites :

    - Retro Remakes, hmm well a site which deals with retro remakes :)

    - xcpc, a Amstrad CPC emulator for UNIX. - Opi

  • xmame-0.54.2 - Lawrence Gold has released a patched version to the latest xmame. Here is what's new:
    • Applied a fix for the Bubble Bobble driver. (Haze)
    • Added a couple words to the makefile to indicate that the 68020 asm core is broken.
    • Added a.out support (e.g. for OpenBSD) to the dlsym calls in several GLmame files. (Claudio Castiglia)
    • Applied a fix for Konami games. (Aaron Giles)
    • Using -debug no longer results in a segfault.
    • Applied a patch for the ES550x that fixes the runaway voices in Puzzle Bobble 3 and might fix other games with problems. (Aaron Giles)
    • Added -samplepath/-sp and -artworkpath/-ap command line options.
    • Added mame-cd to contrib/tools. (Mario J.Barchéin Molina)
    • Added romcheck to contrib/tools. (David Griffith)
    Thanks to everyone who contributed to xmame! A patch against 0.54.1 is also available here. - chris

  • Glukalka v0.41 - Dmitry Sanarin released version 0.41 of Glukalka - his ZX Spectrum emulator for Linux. Newly added beeper emulation and some other unexplained updates are the news for this release.
    Thanks to World of Spectrum my favourite Speccy news source. - Opi

  • RAINE WIP - There's a new Raine WIP update online. Battle Bakraid has been added, it's fully playable although without sound. Thanks to Haze from Arcade Rom Heaven for the info :) - Opi

  • New MAME Samples - Visit the MAME homepage and download the new Shark Attack samples set as well as the replaced Star Castle, Star Cruiser and Xevious samples. All sets were contributed by Dith ! - Opi

  • Kawaks v1.30 - XOR sets without the chance to play are boring, needles and senseless ! Do you think Raz is a fool ? No way :)
    Here's Kawaks v1.30 with freshly added Neo Geo emulation and support for the new KOF99 XOR set :)

    * NeoGeo emulation !
    - Support for 136 games
    - Runs the new King of Fighters 99 dump ! (see FAQ for details)
    - Excellent compatibility: runs all games with sound
    - Works with macros, netplay, sprite table, etc
    - Specific settings in the INI for the fullscreen resolution
    - Please read the FAQ for eventual troubleshooting
    * New enhanced Load game dialog box
    * CPS2 timing fixes
    * defaultkeys.ini becomes
    - defaultkeysCPS.ini for CPS1/2 games
    - defaultkeysMVS.ini for NeoGeo games
    So, rename your defaultkeys.ini to defaultkeysCPS.ini and create a new one for NeoGeo games named defaultkeysMVS.ini

    Thanks to RetroLover for both news ! - Opi

  • KoF99 Defeated - Super-Raz finally defeated another encryption scheme, rush to CPS-2 Shock and download the brandnew KOF99: The Millennium Battle XOR set ! - Opi

  • FreeWare GBA Game - Julio Cesar has released a freeware GBA chess game called CHESS ADVANCED. You may remember him from his freeware GBC game VILA CALDAN, which he released last year. Julio mentions that his Chess game works on a real GBA aswell. - atila

  •    Tuesday, September 4th 2001 - Last updated @ 06:26 EST

  • DAPHNE WIP - Brad O. a "huge DAPHNE fan" informed me about an interesting posting on the DAPHNE Emulator Discussion Forum regarding the future DAPHNE development. Thanks man :) Looks like these are good times for fans of Laserdisk based games.
    It took some time to get an opportunity to see and play Dragon's Lair here in Germany back in the good old days. The only machine I knew about was located in a pub nearby an American barracks more than 100 miles away from my home. I had to sleep inside my friends car .... well it was worth the effort :)

    "I just want to let you know that a new version of Daphne (the first ever Laserdisc Game Emulator) is scheduled to be released on September 12th (1 year anniversary from the last release).

    Information regarding quantity of games is not totally official, but it will most likely support 8 laserdisc games with MPEG2 support (in addition to support for LD players utilizing the actual laserdisc).

    It also handles video overlays that some games require such as Cliffhanger. Dragon's Lair, Space Ace, Cliffhanger, Thayer's Quest, Super Don Quixote, Astron Belt, Galaxy Ranger, Starblazer, and Cobra Command

    Click here to read DAPHNE developer Matt Ownby's full statement. - Opi

  •    Monday, September 3rd 2001 - Last updated @ 20:33 EST

  • MAME WIP - Huge WIP Update over at the MAME site! There are even some screenshots of Dragon's Lair and a Namco System 21 arcade, check it out! - chris

  • StretchMame32 with Kaillera 0.54 test24 - smame has uploaded a new StretchMame32 test version. Please give him his deserved and needed feedback. Thanks K.K. ! - Opi

  • AdvanceMAME v0.53.1 & AdvanceMENU v0.14.1 - Andrea Mazzoleni released AdvanceMAME v0.53.1 (BUGFIX) and AdvanceMENU v0.14.1.

    AdvanceMAME Version 0.53.1
    - Solved the crash bug on exit
    - Solved the vsync deadlock bug
    - Solved the text mode selection in the mv utility
    - The G200/G100 reference clock set to 27MHz
    - Added the missing makefile (advance.mak) in the source distribution
    - Minor bugfix

    AdvanceMENU v1.14.1
    - Added the emergency signal handlers like AdvanceMAME
    - Minor bugfix - Opi

  • xtrs 4.8 - xtrs is a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I/III/4/4P emulator for Unix and the X Window System. Changes: Output to the X server is now flushed periodically from the timer task; this fixes problems with the display not being updated when it should have been in certain games and operating systems. The key transition queue is now flushed if the Z-80 program does not poll the keyboard often enough; this gets rid of an unwanted type-ahead effect that was often seen in games that play sound or visual effects between levels. License: Freely Distributable - chris

  • Calice32 v0.4.6 - You look for something new to download and test ? Why don't you try out the new Calice32 release with massively improved NeoGeo emulation.
    • Support for Nebula Cheats
    • Hardware Stretch
    • 60 Hz limit and automatic frameskip
    • Greatly improved the neogeo core: nearly 100% of compatibility
    • Added four different rom paths
    • Switched to starscream 0.26c
    Thanks TheInformer :-) - Opi

  • Mameinfo.dat v3.42 With 'MAME STATISTICS' Function - M.A.S.H. released a new Mameinfo.dat and with a newly built-in statistics function (TAB-MENU) - click here to read his technical explaination :) - Opi

  •    Sunday, September 2nd 2001 - Last updated @ 23:10 EST

  • MAME Screenshots - Gridle has been working on a new section to the MAME page - MAME Screenshots! The page is still WIP, but an incredible start for sure. Opi, looks like you got some competition ;-) - chris

  • uCON64 1.9.6 - uCON64 is a tool to modify video game ROMs and to transfer ROMs to the different backup units/emulators that exist. It is based on the old uCON but with completely new source. It aims to support all cartridge consoles and handhelds like the N64, JAG, SNES, NG, GENESIS, GB, LYNX, PCE, SMS, GG, NES, and their backup units. It is not an emulator. Changes: Support for Super Wildcard added. License: GPL. - chris

  • RealSpectrum Beta #11.A - Ramsoft's nice Speccy reanimator RealSpectrum was updated with a little maintenance release - look here for more info about the changes. Once more a thanks to Emulation 9. - Opi

  • Catweasel Floppy Read/Write Tools 2.4 - The Catweasel Floppy Read/Write Tools are software for the Catweasel ISA universal floppy disk controller. cw2dmk will read several kinds of floppy disk, some of which ordinary PC controllers have trouble with, and save them in the DMK disk image format. (The DMK format is used in several emulators including MESS). cw2dmk can handle (at least) any disk written using a Western Digital 177x/179x floppy disk controller, a PC-style NEC765-compatible controller, or a Digital Equipment Corporation RX02 controller. The tools run on both Linux and MS-DOS. Changes: The RX02 autodetector should no longer fire erroneously (2.2). The floppy drive no longer has to supply a Drive Ready signal, so older drives will work (2.3). The FM/MFM detector now uses the previous track's last encoding as its initial guess instead of always starting with FM; this helps in reading out-of-spec MFM disks that have the first sector header immediately after the index hole with almost no gap (2.4). License: GPL. - chris

  • Generator v0.33 - A new version of Generator, a Sega Mega Drive emulator for DOS is now online. Scroll down to see the latest changes, thanks to Navarone's Emulation 9 for the news. - Opi

  • Project64 v1.30 - Project64, an excellent (some consider it as the best as long as your PC has enough horse power) Nintendo64 emulator was updated today. Click here to see whatsnew in this release.
    Thanks to Bootay and Derek Bodner for the news :) - Opi

  • Gamebase64 Status Report - Fans of the Gamebase64 project should be pleased to hear that the development of this mega project is still going strong. Today the team posted the things that still needs to be done before they can release version 2.0 of this "epic" frontend for the C-64 emulators CCS64 and VICE. Also updated are the "Game of the Week", "Adventure of the Week" and "Rare Games Corner" sections :) - Opi

  • ClassicGaming Expo - Michael Russell has written a rant about the CGE which was held recently. Here's a small snippet:

    "Since I hadn't been to previous CGE's, I didn't quite know what to expect. I do know that I'm extremely disappointed by what I saw."

    This rant is bound to aggravate a few people, Mike's email has been added to the bottom of the rant :) Furthermore, Mike writes that he will begin writing his Rom Rants again fairly soon. - atila

  • Genesis Collective Offline 1.0 - The Genesis Collective has released GCOffline 1.0. Here's a small c'np from their site:

    Genesis Collective Offline (GCOffline) is an offline version of the Genesis Collective website. GCOffline currently contains the text information from the Genesis database, including all reviews, Game Genie codes, Pro Action Replay codes, hints, cheats, passwords and screenshots. It does not contain any cartridge, manual, and box scans, or any of the PAT files. There are links on each page to the corresponding page at the Genesis Collective website, so it is easy to get the latest full information directly from the website.

    Everything a Genesis/Megadrive gamer needs :) - atila

  • VisualBoyAdvance v0.3 - Poor dhalamar :) Maybe you should celebrate your birthday with the freshly released VisualBoyAdvance v0.3 or a cute sweatheart :P

    - fixed window bug (vertical lines or missing column)
    - fixed some sound mixing problems
    - some speed improvements
    - cheat search engine (based on Snes9x)
    - battery saves are now supported
    - save game loading fixed (crash or no sound problem are gone)
    - disable special effects option (can speedup some machines) - Opi

  • Uugh - I turn 20 years old today. Damn I'm getting old. ;) - dhalamar

  • KoF 99 Encryption Almost Broken - Razoola has updated his WIP section with some really exciting news :

    "We now have good P1 and P2 roms for arcade version of Kof99, but due to a nasty new banking system used on these boards data in the last meg of P2 is scrambled (as stored on ROM). The custom chips take the scrambled data and corrects it depending on the values it receives while running. Its very possible that all the new NeoGeo games use this system, even ones that arn't encrypted. This is a bit of a draw back but nothing we can't handle."

    Sounds good, eh ? Thanks to Brian A. Troha for the email :) - Opi

  • RuMSX v0.24 - Ooooh what an unexpected surprise :) Rudolf Lechleitner from the lovely Austria released a new version of my favourite Windows MSX emulator RuMSX.
    Here's a list of Rudolfs latest efforts. Thanks Wuschl - Opi

  • Nebula's all the RAGE - Nebula has rocketed to many people's number one choice for NeoGeo emulation (that Capcom stuff is cool too;), but for those who've made the painful switch from NeoRAGEx, ViciGamer created some nice Nebula skins based upon the NeoRAGEx GUI! - prophet

  •    Saturday, September 1st 2001 - Last updated @ 21:48 EST

  • DRAGONS LAIR! - OMG OMG OMG! significant achievements in the emulation of DRAGON'S LAIR in MAME! Here is an excerpt from Mix:


    Here it is, after less than 3 months of work, a complete driver to play Dragon's Lair in MAME using Laser Disc Emulation.

    Basically, the LaserDisc is emulated by using equivalent scenes movies (MPEG2) that can be found on Digital Leisure Dragon's Lair DVDROM.

    By using a frame-to-movie conversion table, specified in a configuration file, you can play the original ROM, together with the quality movies available on the DVDROM.

    Whoa!! Update: Although Mix states the driver is "complete", it is actually still very much WIP and may not be included in the next MAME release. - chris

  • Need Help For A Certain Game ? - Visit Newpain's fine The Ultimate Tips Collector site and search for your desired advice - he has more than TWO thousand tips and solutions online ! - Opi

  • Another Neko released - PC-9801 series emulator Neko Project II for Windows has updated to v0.29s, this is still a minor bugfix version, which fixed some CPU instruction and FDD BIOS issues. I think it will take another 7 updates to v0.30 :P - Aries

  • GiriGiri WIP - Sega Saturn emulator GiriGiri project's site has updated with a WIP! Author mentioned that sound has been implement, but some tempo issues still need to be fixed. There are some screenshots of "Nights: into dreams", be sure to check them out :) - Aries

  • X-Arcade at ECTS - Shawn from X-Gaming informs me that the X-Arcade control panel will be on display for ECTS visitors in London, September 2 - 4! "PC Gaming Rigs will be on hand with MAME 32 and licensed games, so you can try out the world’s only 2 player, fully hardware programmable, multi-platform, digital-analog console ready arcade controller. X-Arcade’s will be running on Dreamcast, Playstation 1, Playstation 2 and PC with full programming and digital/analog functions." They've been working very hard to insure the product's compatability and quality. That's why the launch has been slow to come, but good things come to those who wait, right? - prophet

  • Nebula 1.9 - ElSemi's awesome CPS-1/2 and NeoGeo emulator, Nebula, has been updated again! I'm personally quite impressed with this emulator's progress. =) Go get it! Here's what's new:

    -Added a MINIFAQ file, please read it.
    -Fixed Neo Turf Masters driver that crashed nebula in the loading screen.
    -Fixed puzzle bobble romset name to match the latest MAME name.
    -Fixed w2k crashes when pressing the TAB key.
    -Fixed misc crashes on startup in video cards with little VRAM
    -Fixed DDTOD and DDSOM F2 key.
    -Fixed the savestate time being always GMT.
    -Fixed crashes when using ALT-TAB to switch task.
    -Fixed Irritating Maze controls, now it works.
    -Neogeo s1 and m1 roms with wrong sizes are now accepted and loaded.
    -Added triple buffer option to video options.
    -ALT-ENTER key now also works in the GUI.
    -Removed 400x300 resolution from neogeo and added 320x240 as it's closer to the real res (304x224).
    -Rewritten default controls code, now it works with all games, but you'll need to re-map the keys again.
    -Added an option to disable debug dipswitches because they were causing problems in some games.
    - prophet

  • New MAME Marquee Pack - The EMAM site was updated with a new Marquee pack (#6). It contains 132 images, 1 new and 131 updates with a whopping 11.5 MB file size. Thanks to MameWorld for the news. - Opi

  • N64 Emulation News - Icepir8 has updated the TR64 homepage with a little status report for you all :

    " I've been focusing on revamping TR64's OpenGL plugin. I have made some progress. Zelda is looking much better and I've fixed the problem with Bomberman Hero. I hope to have a release soon".

    2nd part - schibo has updated the 1964 site with some awesome looking WIP screenshots showing Aidyn Chronicles, Buck Bumble, Harvest Moon 64, Killer Instinct Gold and many other titles on 4 new pages.

    Thanks to JTS from EmuHelp.com for notifying me :) - Opi

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