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  • 1-UP - 1-UP: Multi-Emu Frontend!
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  • CARTLIST32 - If you have console roms, you need this.
  • CHEAT - Pugsy's MAME Cheat Page.
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  • CRASHTEST - More than JUST arcade screenshots!
  • CPS2SHOCK - CPS2 Resource Center.
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  • GIGO & HII'S SITE - Official site for G-NES/TNES/G-NSF/TGB and more!
  • G-MAX STUDIOS - EmuLand 1.0 -- AMAZING!
  • HUBERT - The Web Page
  • IMPACT EMU - Awesome 3D Arcade Emulator!
  • IR PINBALL - Original and Ported Pinball Tables for Visual Pinball!
  • MADRIGAL - Madrigal's Simulators
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  • NGMC - NeoGouki's MUGEN creations!
  • NONMAME - Games Not Yet Emulated By MAME.
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  • OVERCLOCKED - Daily emu/gaming comic.
  • POCKETNES - Play NES games on your PocketPC!
  • RETRO RADIO - Official Retro Radio mirror.
  • RIPS-R-US - Cool Sprite Rips!
  • SASS - Speak & Spell Simulator!
  • SCREENMANIA - 20,000+ Screenshots!!
  • SPACE INVADERS - Space Invaders Fan Site
  • TKMAME - The Coolest MAME Frontend!
  • TOSEC - DATfiles for everyone :)
  • THE REVIEW CENTER - Reviews, Reviews and Reviews!.
  • .TZX VAULT - Huge ZX Spectrum game vault!
  • X-MAME - Official X-MAME site. - Cool Sprite Rips!
  • SASS - Speak & Spell Simulator!
  • SCREENMANIA - 30,000+ Screenshots!!
  • SPACE INVADERS - Space Invaders Fan Site
  • TKMAME - The Coolest MAME Frontend!
  • TOSEC - DATfiles for everyone :)
  • THE REVIEW CENTER - Reviews, Reviews and Reviews!.
  • .TZX VAULT - Huge ZX Spectrum game vault!
  • X-MAME - Official X-MAME site.

  •    Monday, September 30th 2002 - Last updated @ 10:59 EST

  • R.I.P. Emuchrist? - I hate to say it, but fare thee well Emuchrist. For all the controversy, there were still a great bunch of peeps there. - Griking

  • Capcom Next? - Rumor has it that Capcom may be the next game company to be gobbled up by Microsoft. - Griking

  • Atari 2600 Euchre - Euchre is a card game popular in at least the Midwest region of the United States. It's also now a new Atari 2600 game. The game will eventually be available for purchase through Hozer Videogames but you can freely download the rom image from the Author's Homepage - Griking

  •    Sunday, September 29th 2002 - Last updated @ 13:53 EST

  • Satourne Gets Faster - Here's what Ben-J at Consollection told me: "Fabien Autrel (the Satourne author) sent me 2 brand new screenshots of Satourne work in progress: It show us Daytona USA running at 40-50 fps! Yes! you read right! And Fabien thinks to rewrite all on the graphic routine to have more fps! In addition to Daytona the USA, Fabien succeeded in playing Panzer Dragoon 1600*1200 with bilinear filtering, with more than 60fps. At this rate, a limiting device of FPS will be installed!" You can view those screenshots here. - prophet

  • KStella 0.7.1 - KStella is a KDE frontend to the Atari 2600 emulator, Stella. It currently supports the display of snapshots, labels, manuals, the configuration of individual game settings and of course, the ability to play games with just a click of the mouse. All these features are fully customizable to allow maximum flexibility. Changes: The program was updated to work with (and now requires) KDE3. Startup crashes were fixed. The online manual was updated to make it much easier for first-time users, and the code was updated to work with gcc 3.2. - chris

  •    Saturday, September 28th 2002 - Last updated @ 12:48 EST

  • Citizen X - Good Deal Games and OlderGames have unveiled a brand new release for the SEGA CD titled "Citizen-X". This newly announced game becomes available in October from both Good Deal Games and OlderGames, and will be available for early purchase at CinciClassic! - Griking

  •    Friday, September 27th 2002 - Last updated @ 20:18 EST

  • PCSX2 0.042 - PCSX2 is an attempt to emulate PlayStation2 hardware. Changes:

    * ADD CDVD plugin (partially)
    * change a bit the controller plugin protocol
    * change a bit the GS plugin protocol (for the VUmicromode transfers)

    * FIXES to R5900
    * FIXES to FPU
    * More work in recompiler
    * ADDS+fixes opcodes for MMI
    * Rewritten/updated iop code
    * More work to micromode (vu0-vu1)

    * More to VIFS DMA
    * More to SIFS DMA

    There is a new site redesign as well. - chris

  • Microsoft Errors - It seems Kawaks Version 1.0 Emulator Causes an Error Message in Windows XP. Thanks to Michel E. for the news. - chris

  • XWine 0.2.3 - XWine is a graphical user interface for the WINE emulator. It provides an interface for configuring and running MS-Windows applications (MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, or Win32). Changes: This release includes a new link to launch WineMine, and a Window Manager configuration is now available, so that is possible to configure Wine for each application. - chris

  • aylet 0.3 - aylet is a player for music files in the ".ay" format. These files contain code to play music on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128's sound hardware, including the AY-3-8912 sound chip. Changes: Several minor bugfixes were made. AY levels are now slightly more accurate. - chris

  •    Thursday, September 26th 2002 - Last updated @ 22:37 EST

  • Quake III Adventure - If you loved the Atari 2600 classic Adventure and also love Quake III, you're really gonna love THIS. The latest version of the Atari 2600 Adventure/Doom III Deathmatch map has been completed and is available for download. Happy Fragging! - Griking

  • Dapple 0.80, 0.80a, 0.81, 0.82 and 0.83 - Dapple is an Apple ][ emulator, aiming to support a well-fitted Apple ][, ][+ or //e machine with 64K. It is based on Marat Fayzullin's M6502 with 65C02 additions and Marcel de Kogel's Z80Em. Changes Include:

    0.83: International users rejoice, a sticky setting exists that allows the selection of alternate character sets. This might not work correctly. Do not delete "dapple.chr" if you change the settings. Remember, Dapple does get characters from DOS, so KEYB will affect the layout of the keyboard as Dapple sees it. Key mapping for High ASCII characters is based on CP 437, and depends on the Apple charset selected. Also... //e screen paging bugs have been partially fixed. Still no Page 2 in //e mode.

    0.82: WARNING: THERE ARE NEW SCREEN PAGING BUGS IN IIE MODE. However, the paging bug has been fixed.

    0.81: More accurate chroma; initial support for XASCII characters. I plan to add support for various alternate charsets soon. If you do not have an American keyboard, load your keyboard driver. Dapple calls DOS to read the keyboard, so if KEYB is installed, Dapple will get its keys through KEYB.

    0.80a: Fixed off-by-one error in Block->HTS translation (nonvirtual drive A: translator).

    0.80: An off-the-cuff suggestion leads to a new feature...CLEANUP AISLE 5 as a ProDOS block driver is tied to the A: disk. If you remove or rename DISK.ROM and keep the hard disk emulation disabled, the BIOS will attempt to boot off a disk in drive A: (1.44 MB format).
    - chris

  • Ultima IV - The xu4 Project is now hosting Ultima IV for DOS, thanks to Origin for allowing Ultima IV to be freely distributed. - chris

  • P.E.Op.S. CDR 1.1 - This is the first release, based on Pete's CDR 1.11. Additional features: thread read mode, extra data caching. - chris

  • Game Collections - Daemon wrote in to let any game collectors know about The Collections Page where you can show off your game collections. Some of those look quite impressive! :) - chris

  • GooSNES 0.5.1 - GooSNES is a simple but featureful GTK frontend for SNES9x. It supports configuration saving and loading, and can be built with GTK 2. Changes: GooSNES now supports the selection of the initial conf file from command line. It is now compliant with Gtk 2.0, and a minor bug with file selection dialogs has been fixed. - chris

  • Meka v.64 Released - Big changes to the sound engine among other things. Get further details as well at the emulator itself from the Meka Homepage - Griking

  • Now This is Large Screen Gaming - From September 12th, 2001 to February 23rd, 2002, the famous "Haus des Lehrers" (house of the teacher) office building at Berlin Alexanderplatz has been enhanced to become world's biggest interactive computer display.

    Imagine playing Pong on the side of an office building. Well, it's been done - Griking

  •    Wednesday, September 25th 2002 - Last updated @ 23:48 EST

  • Yellow Kopter Demo - Yellow Kopter is a new home brew Atari 5200 game. While it's not quite done yet,(95%) a demo has been released for your playing pleasures. When released, the game will be available with professional quality boxes and manuals just like the real thing.

    Get more information and the demo here - Griking

  • Greeks 'n Games - After shamefully banning ALL videogames and computer games (even Johnny's little Gameboy and Playstation) the geniuses in the Greek government have decided to once again allow people to play games at home, so long as no betting or financial gain is involved. Ah, the sweet insipid stink of social engineering... (Thanks |Badger|) - prophet

  • Haze Does Jaleco - Hmm, almost sounds like pr0n... Anyway, after his resounding success with the Kaneko Super Nova hardware, Haze has begun working on the Jaleco Megasystem 32! Keep in mind, the screenshots represent very early progress. Good luck Haze! - prophet

  • Virtual Gameboy Advance 1.5 - VGBA is a portable emulator of the Nintendo's GameBoy Advance. It still has rough corners, but can now run just about anything that runs on the real GBA. VGBA can be very useful for game development, as a cheap and fast development hardware substitute. License: Free for Unix users, Windows users must pay $35. Changes:

    * Added strict type/source checking to BIOS uncompression routines.
    * Fixed direct sound to melodic sound volume ratio.
    * Added optional waveforms to melodic (non-PCM) channels.
    * Fixed updates to the melodic PCM channel.
    * Fixed melodic volume sweep.
    * Fixed a bug that broke timers when restoring saved state.
    * Fixed a problem with prematurely closed stdin in VGBA-Unix.

    Marat also mentions that there is work being done on VGBA-PocketPC by Aaron Oneal. Check the website here. - chris

  • Giles' Atari Polygon Progress - Aaron Giles posted some exciting new progress reports on his Atari polygon system driver (Race Drivin, Steel Talons etc.) for MAME! The big news is working SOUND, via a very CPU intensive DSP32C emulation. He was also kind enough to list speed results on 2 different systems - glad I recently built a 2.5Ghz box. ;) (Thanks ViV) - prophet

  •    Tuesday, September 24th 2002 - Last updated @ 21:15 EST

  • Unreal Tournament 2003 Demo - Yeah, it's not Retro and it's not emulation related. But its as cool as hell anyways. Check out the Unreal Tournament 2003 Demo. The effects are fantastic if your computer's got the horsepower. Warning, the demo is about 100mb so 56kers beware. - Griking

  • It's Official - Looks like it's official now. Microsoft Buys Rare for $375 million. Rare is best known for creating titles such as "GoldenEye" and "DonkeyKong 64" for Nintendo. - Griking

  • 2003 PhillyClassic Dates Announced - "PhillyClassic is the East Coast Classic Gamer's Event. We celebrate good clean gaming fun on everything from Atari to Xbox. PC4 will feature coin-op arcade games set on free play, classic home gaming stations, arcade and console tournaments, a huge marketplace with everything gamers dream about including home console systems from 1970-2003, games, accessories, memorabilia, and rarities."

    Visit the PhillyClassic Homepage for more details. - Griking

  •    Monday, September 23rd 2002 - Last updated @ 14:58 EST

  • ClrMAME 2.74 Released - Roman has released a new version of his ClrMAME Pro rom manager. Changes in this version:

    added: save current settings as default (-> default.cmp file)
    added: progressdialog when restoring old scanresults
    fixed: profiler exefilenamebox is updated only via refresh
    fixed: wrong "rebuilder/scanner merge mode doesn't match" message
    fixed: iterative foldercreation issue when using UNC paths
    fixed: "Show CRC with leading 0x" status isn't saved correctly
    misc: new bios sets will be automatically activated
    misc: more detailed message for not correctly setup sysdefault paths
    misc: dir2dat creates datfile crc entries with leading 0x (heya Logiqx :O))
    misc: optimized the "restoring old scanresults" a bit
    misc: don't touch mameinfo.dat, sysinfo.dat etc. anymore. - RocLobsta

  • DooM Legacy 1.40 - Doom Legacy is one of the most popular Doom source port. It's available for DOS, Win32, Linux, OS/2 and MacOS and we hope to make a BeOS as well as an sgi version soon. It enhances Doom with a lot of things like TCP/IP, OpenGL and much more. Changes: can be read here. - chris

  • dwars 1.0c - dwars is a simple clone of Dope Wars (which is a clone of "Drug Wars" by John E. Dell) That runs on Linux and DOS (or any system with curses) Changes: much much better than old versions. - chris

  • EverQuest(tm) Server Emulator 0.3.7 - EQEmu provides an alternative experience to the live EverQuest(tm) servers. It is currently in development and new features are brought to light every day. Changes: can be read here. - chris

  • Color Computer OS-9 Source Project: NitrOS-9 Level Two v020100beta1 - cocoos9 is a central repository for the documenting and commenting of components of the OS-9 operating system for the Tandy Color Computers. - chris

  • AdvanceMenu 2.1.2 - AdvanceMenu is a FrontEnd for with animated MNG/MP3 snapshots. Changes:

    * Added the support of the VSyncMAME audio drivers. This adds support for the AC97 chipset [Shigeaki Sakamaki].
    * Removed the compression of all the executables, and added a little debug info on the precompiled binaries. This should help the problem reporting.
    * Fixed a bug when setting emulator attributes without games listed.
    - chris

  • AdvanceMAME 0.61.3 - AdvanceMAME is a MAME and MESS port with an advanced video support for helping the use with TVs, Arcade Monitors and also for PC Monitors. Changes:

    * Fixed the window title and the icon in the sdl system.
    * In Windows the default sdl samples buffer is now 2048. This solve the distorced sound.
    * Added the new option `display_interlaceeffect' to help with some broken monitors which need to swap the video rows in interlaced modes.
    * Uppercase names of games in the command line are accepted.
    * Improved the advcfg error management.
    * Added the `cost' doc.
    * Revised the video section of the `faq' doc.
    * The `display_vsync' option is now enabled as default.
    * Added the support of the VSyncMAME audio drivers. This adds support for the AC97 chipset [Shigeaki Sakamaki].
    * Fixed a bug in the 68k emulator in the Windows port.
    * Removed the compression of all the executables, and added a little debug info on the precompiled binaries. This should help the problem reporting.
    - chris

  • New Atari 7800 Releases - If your interested in the idea of a new game or two for this classic console then check out atari7800.com.As of yesterday copies of new games; Save Mary, Shooting Arcade and a few others have become available. The new items are available here - Griking

  •    Sunday, September 22nd 2002 - Last updated @ 18:37 EST

  • Guru's Model 2 Page - TheGuru posted a new Sega Model 2 page with info about all the various games, including dump and emulation status. (Thanks Smitdogg) - prophet

  • MAME On Hold - For all those who were anticipating a new version of MAME to be released soon, I have it on good authority that it probably won't happen for a few weeks (or more?). The main MAMEster himself, Nicola Salmoria, has been very busy and has literally hundreds of emails and submissions to sort through before a new release can be done.

    AND WELCOME ABOARD GRIKING! We needed you - now if only TheInformer would follow suit... - prophet

  • New Retrogaming Times - I haven't seen it mentioned here recently, but the Retrogaming Times is still going strong. Issue #61 was posted yesterday. Add it to your bookmarks because there's a new issue posted on the 20th of each month. - Griking

  • Atari Manual Tome - I posted about this the other day in the forums but because itís so cool I thought Iíd give it another Plug. The Atari Manual Tome is a collection of 400+ Atari 2600 videogame manuals all nicely written up in one pdf file. The latest version is v1.51. VERY handy if youíre a collector of 2600 carts or roms and arenít quite sure how to play a game.
    - Griking

  • Collectors Guides - I know that this isnít really news as its a few weeks old but I think that its really great stuff if youíre a videogame collector.
    The Digital Press Collectorís Guide is THE source if you collect classic videogames. From Adventurevision to Vectrex this book covers it all complete with game rarity and approximate value. They even cover imports.
    And if classics arenít your thing then you should check out the Videogame Bible. While covering some of the same material, the Bible picks up where the Digital Press Guide leaves off covering the various Sega consoles, SNES, N64, and more.
    - Griking

  • Hello everyone. You probably all know who I am but I just wanted to introduce myself as the latest Retrogames news poster. I'd like to thank Atila for allowing me to do this. Hopefully I can have a little fun while helping the few remaining news posters add some life around here. - Griking

  • VisualBoy Advance 1.1 - The Linux version of VisualBoy Advance is now available for downloading. Thanks to LinuxEmu for the news. - chris

  • PDroms Update - PDroms has hit the 1000 ROM milestone! Head on over there to download public domain ROMs! Thanks to Kojote for the news. - chris

  • System 16 - Updated (again!) - chris

  • palmspec 0.7 - palmspec is a Sinclair Spectrum emulator for PalmOS v3.5 or higher. Changes: Bug on Palm with low memory heap fixed (less than 4M). - chris

  • Dapple 0.72 & 0.73/NDapple 0.10 - Dapple/NDapple are Apple ][ emulators, aiming to support a well-fitted Apple ][, ][+ or //e machine with 64K. Changes: Z80 works, but Microsoft's CP/M BIOS version 2.20 appears to find a phantom 80-column card. Replaced the main viewable component of DAPPLE.FNT using the font from Flex Type, which is a little bit more authentic. - chris

  •    Saturday, September 21st 2002 - Last updated @ 19:59 EST

  • VMWare 3.2 - VMWare allows you to run 'virtual machines' inside Linux. Changes: Microsoft-signed networking drivers, access control for administrative functions, better performance on Pentium IV processors, support for Red Hat Linux 7.3 hosts, support for NetWare 6 guests, and several bugfixes. License: Very expensive, but free 30 trial versions available. - chris

  • GooSNES 0.4 & 0.5 - GooSNES is a simple GTK frontend for SNES9x. Changes: GooSNES now saves the user's last settings and autoloads them upon startup. In addition, some minor compile-time warnings have been fixed. Users can now load and save multiple configurations. - chris

  • EverQuest playable with WineX - According to this trhead, ovek has managed to hack the WineX sources to play EQ! It is still not certain however if EverQuest will be officially supported for the next WineX release due to technical issues. - chris

  • MAME WIP - There's just been another MAME WIP update!, some nice pics too! - RocLobsta

  • Catch Up Again - Here's a few catch up bits from the last couple of days:

    Unofficial SNES9x updated to 1.39mk2:

    - hacked in Shien's Revenge (anomie)
    - fixed Orge Battle's green lines. (CPU souce for DMA) (anomie)
    - Looks interesting, and might apply to other DMA cases?
    - maybe "fixed" DKC's barrels? by treating $2001
    as unmapped. The game worked before with a hack. (MKendora)
    - optimized SPC7110 slightly by removing extra setup work (MKendora)
    - Fixed DBZ 3 (Korean). S. Korea is, in fact, NTSC. (MKendora)
    - Fixed a hard-coded value in the SPC7110 (MKendora)
    - Added a Win port ROM Info dialog (MKendora)
    - some companies aren't in the table I used.

    CANAME (Cps And Neogeo Arcade Machine Emulator) updated to Ver.0.61.10. Thanks to TheInformer once again.

    M.A.S.H's Mameinfo.dat was updated to 4.19 status, with more bug info and additions. - RocLobsta

  •    Wednesday, September 18th 2002 - Last updated @ 10:57 EST

  • xmame Release! - There's been a new xmame release! xmame-0.61.1-pr5 (preview release 5) is now available for download.

    From the site: "If no major problems are found, this will become 0.61.1. Changes since 0.61.1-pr4:

    -Re-applied Benoit Dumont's configfile patch. I had trashed it with some careless diffing from the MESS CVS tree.
    -Updated the changelog to mention the correct switch for the waveout plugin: "-audiodevice", not "-waveout"." - RocLobsta

  • Raine Release - There's a new Raine out! 0.36.1 is mainly a bug fix release. Here's what's been sorted:

    - Fixed the zoom in the gunbird driver, especially for tengai. It's still not 100% perfect, but it's much better.
    - Added the first complete line scroll support in raine for the gunbird driver. Now Tengai has a very precise and very fast line scroll. It's also used in Battle K-Road but it's much harder to notice there !
    - Fixed : the music was too fast in Rainbow Island and maybe some other games, the pause didn't work well anymore (the game timer was not stopped), the demos were unreadable (again !).
    - Added hotkeys for the "ghost" buttons on the raine bar (Dips, Region and Cheats).
    - The adpcm sound is mono, not stereo, so it's back to center position now (it was on the left side only before)
    - Fixed the long name for "Samurai Aces"
    - Switched to a gnu-like version number for raine (0.36.1 instead of 0.36a to avoid confusion).

    Thanks to
    retroK for the last two items. - RocLobsta

  • Jum52 updated - There's a new version of Jum52, the Atari 5200 for Windows and Playstation 2 out! You can grab it from it's homepage here. - RocLobsta

  •    Tuesday, September 17th 2002 - Last updated @ 14:58 EST

  • Secondly - Some MAME bits:

    - The Artwork Page has been updated over on the official MAME site. Loads of new bezels and other stuff to dress up your MAME.

    - Mamerola is a cool new MAME frontend that you may want to take a look at.

    - TurboMAME, another cool MAME frontend has moved over to MAMEWorld and to celebrate .61 Pro Build 2.1 has been released.

    - ClrMAME Pro has been updated to version 2.73, this makes it Win95 compatible once more :)

    - There was a WIP update on Sunday, loads of nice progress still going on. - RocLobsta

  • Catch Up! - Here's some bits from TheInformer:

    - SNEeSe was updated to v0.725.

    - Snes9XGP has been updated to v0.32a. - RocLobsta

  • News coming up! - I don't post here much these days due to lack of time but as nothing has been put online for a while I'll be updating with some catch-up news in a moment. - RocLobsta

  •    Saturday, September 14th 2002 - Last updated @ 04:38 EST

  • My Move - I've been busy moving the past couple days, and will be busy the next couple days as well. Here is a wrap up of software releases over the past few days... - chris

  • o2em 1.00 - O2EM is a freeware open source multi-platform Odyssey2 / Videopac+ emulator. Changes: can be read here. - chris

  • sidblaster 0.6.2 - If you want to listen to some sweet sid tunes, SidBlaster is the way to go. Itīs a clean and easy-to-use sidplayer for the unix console with a nice ncurses interface and a cute playlist. It allows you to easily change sid or sub-song. Changes: Optimized scrolling. Faster, more stable. Big changes in the help window. - chris

  • SIDPLAY 1.36.57 - 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: With HVSC 5.0 shipping files in PSID v2NG format, this patch-level adds further support for PSID v2NG speed settings. A minor bug that had prevented PowerPacker decompression from working has also been fixed. - chris

  • GameCon 0.2 - GameCon is a central point of access for GNU/Linux gaming. It presents a master list of Linux and Windows games that can be played. Full configuration of WineX will be built in, and server browsing and buddy tracking will also eventually be added. Changes: This release has basic WineX configuration. More games have been added. Games are now launched with the path and command line set properly. It understands the difference between Native and WineX games and launches accordingly. The internal game database has been completely rewritten, which should make future developments easier. - chris

  • KMameRun 1.1.0 - KMameRun is a KDE frontend for M.A.M.E. It features a screenshot preview, search input boxes, and a nice look and feel. Changes: This is the port of KMameRun to KDE3. Some minor bugfixes are also included. - chris

  • Dapple/NDapple 0.71 - Dapple is an emulator for the Apple ][, ][+, and older ][e computers supporting 64K RAM, parallel ports, 2 Disk ][ drives, and an optional fixed disk drive, written in Turbo C++ 1.01. NDapple is a complete rewrite of Dapple which aims to support all the above plus the newer Enhanced/Platinum //e and 128K RAM. - chris

  • XSIDPLAY 1.6.5pre15 - XSIDPLAY is a graphical front-end for libsidplay. Changes: This release adds a KDE Sound Server (aRts) driver and an emergency --nosnd option to start with no driver. It also updates support for libsidplay2 v2.1.0 as in CVS and Time SID Mananger (TSID), and it modifies the SID song-lengths database client to support the new features in HVSC release 5.0. - chris

  •    Thursday, September 12th 2002 - Last updated @ 04:39 EST

  • AdvanceMENU v2.1.1 & AdvanceMESS v0.61.0 - Andrea Mazzoleni released updates to his great frontend AdvanceMENU as well as AdvanceMESS, his unofficial advanced version of MESS! The key to all Advance Projects is total video output control for use with TVs, Arcade Monitors, Fixed Frequencies Monitors and PC Monitors. Here's the history of changes. - prophet

  • Aaron Giles WIP - Superdev Aaron Giles updated his page with progress reports on several Atari polygon games including "Steel Talons." Pictures ARE included. :) Now that VirtualPC for Windows 5.0 is done, Aaron has more time for us! =) (Thanks Firewave) - prophet

  •    Wednesday, September 11th 2002 - Last updated @ 14:50 EST

  • New XOR's - CPS2Shock has released "XOR" files for Cyberbots (USA) and Giga Wing (USA and JAP). Nebula was also updated, as was CPS2MAME. Check the homepage above for more information. - metallik

  • MAME WIP - The MAME site has been updated with some new work in progress information, mostly concerning the Super Kaneko Nova System driver. - metallik

  • Raine 0.36 Released - After a long drought comes Raine, and in this case it's Raine 0.36 :) The list of new and changed things can be seen here. Several new games have been added, and make sure you have the correct dump for bakraid if you want good sound from the game. Thanks to wild- for the news. - atila

  •    Tuesday, September 10th 2002 - Last updated @ 17:55 EST

  • NeoPop 0.71/1.06 - NeoPop has been updated. This is the final release, unless there are bug fixes needed, as the author has grown tired of the emulator, and all the goals he set forth from the start have been met.

    Thanks to Scorpiove for the news, and also for the faster Intel compiled version, which can be found here, here, or here. - MetaFox

  • Mimic 2.08 - Mimic, Mike Beaver's multiple arcade and console emulator has been updated, Fixing a random crashing to do with a useless Z80 log file that was being created, adding Digital sound for the YM2612 (Megadrive), adding various other speedups, and adding X-Arcade support. Thanks to Jonemaan for the news.

    Note that You will need to reget some driver files as the keyboard mapping has changed. - MetaFox

  • Raflsiau.zip Is Fake - Just an update to MetaFox's earlier post: the raflsiau.zip mentioned is NOT the correct dump. It's an old, hacked file that just matches the checksums of the real one, which was lost in a harddrive crash before it could be publically released, NOT "hoarded." It's not worth downloading IMO, or distributing since such hacks only cause confusion if/when correct dumps appear. (Thanks Smitdogg) - prophet

  • Got my Act Labs Light Gun - It works pretty well, though my hardware setup is a bit odd. The next MAME release is supposed to have better light gun support, so I'll wait for that before posting a review. But it does work and it's very easy to install. Keep an eye on the MAME forum for user reviews & comments. - prophet

  • Haggar Cheats 0.2.92 - Haggar released new cheat files for FBA, Kawaks, Nebula & MAME! - prophet

  • Haze WIP - Haze posted some awesome pics of his latest MAME work! "Puzz Loop" and "Cyvern" look REALLY fun! (Thanks R.Belmont & Tormod) - prophet

  • QuickPlay 3.1 - The multi-emulator frontend for Windows, QuickPlay was updated as follows:

    - Experimental mouse emulation with a gamepad. Control QuickPlay (and
    Windows) by using your gamepad.
    - Zip renamer enhanced. Now you can rename a file inside an archive to
    match the zip filename
    - Bug fixed in media panel where image would not be loaded when found.
    - prophet

  • Splam Update - The upcoming Commodore 64 emulator for Gameboy Advance, Splam, had several progress updates recently, including news about a possible GP32 port. (Thanks Roope) - prophet

  • FE-3Darcade/Emulaxian 0.68 - Peter Vogels updated his unique 3D emulation frontend, FE-3Darcade AKA Emulaxian as follows:

    -Speed optimizations, The 3darcade should be much faster especially with a large number of different models.
    -Fps style mouselook and doubleclick launches the selected item. More mouse support in the next version.
    -Collision detection when going backwards.
    -Startup-, exit- and infoscreen-movies can no be any type supported by quicktime. I suggest using mpeg4.
    -User definable Wait loop to slow scrolling through items in the search and filter routines.
    -Fixed a bug when a filter returns exactly one item.
    -Fixed a bug when you start the fe with the paging variant of the gamelist menu and then switch directly to the fpsarcade.
    -I turned videotextures of by default in fe.cfg. Set glvideo to true in fe.cfg to enable them.
    - prophet

  • Rafflesia - The Vintage Gaming Network has managed to get the missing MAME romset for Raffelsia - raflsiau.zip (the real set, and not a hacked CRC set) from an official member of mamedev. - MetaFox

  • Mimic WIP - The homepage of the arcade emulator for Windows, Mimic, has been updated with some WIP news. - MetaFox

  •    Monday, September 9th 2002 - Last updated @ 23:58 EST

  • Elkulator v0.1 - Elkulator, a new Acorn Electron emulator for Windows, has been released. This Emulates basic 32k Electron, has Emulation of all modes + some basic palette splitting, has Tape emulation, and has Sound through PC bleeper and SoundBlaster. - MetaFox

  • VirtuaNES 0.69c - VirtuaNES, the Japanese NES emulator for Windows available in Japanese and English builds, has been updated, revising the NSF player routine, and some corrected movements in some strange games. Thanks to TheInformer for the news. - MetaFox

  • LissNES 1.08 - LissNES, the NES emulator for Windows, has been updated. This version includes many bug fixes, added and improved features, and other changes. - MetaFox

  • No$GBA 1.3a - No$GBA, the Gameboy Advance debugger and very limited emulator, that is available in two crippled versions: a sound only version, and a version with graphics only and no sound. The full emulator is not available for personal use, but companies can purchase it for $1000 for a single user and $2000 for a company site license. Even then you only get free updates for a year, and you are charged for updates after that.

    This version has sound fixes, debug changes, and snapshot support. - MetaFox

  • neutrinoSX2 0.02 The opensourced Playstation 2 emulator, neutrinoSX2, has been updated. No major changes, the purpose of this release is to propose a safe base to work. (see README-NSX2.txt for more details)

    Added a new file : HOW_IT_WORKS.txt which explain how the emulator works - MetaFox

  • Spectacular 3.0 beta 1 - It's a busy day in the Spectrum Emulation World, as World of Spectrum also posted that Jonathan Needle's Spectrum emulator for Windows, Spectacular, has been updated adding support for Currah Ķspeech and SpecDrum. - MetaFox

  • Klive 1.1 - World of Spectrum posted that Steve Snake's Spectrum emulator for Windows has been updated, adding and altering many things at the request of several people. - MetaFox

  • Bandai Missile Invader Simulator 3.2 - After a year of no updates, the Bandai Missile Invader Simulator has been updated. This version improves the details of the shots, and a correction of the size of the score. - MetaFox

  • BGB 0.83 - BGB, a gameboy emulator for Windows, has been updated. This version fixes some sound bugs introduced in 0.82. CH4 anti aliasing, especially CH4 high pitch tones sound better.. - MetaFox

  •    Sunday, September 8th 2002 - Last updated @ 21:43 EST

  • EthernalQuest EQ 0.6.3 alpha - EthernalQuestEQ is an EverQuest(tm) server emulator. The project was designed around the principles of play EverQuest(tm). It allows to easy customization of virtual world by using Ruby scripting language. Changes: fixes related to the latest packet changes, compiled with stable ruby release 1.6.7, EqDb version 0.5.0001 included. - chris

  • EQEMu 0.3.6 - EQEmu provides an alternative experience to the live EverQuest(tm) servers. It is currently in development and new features are brought to light every day. Changes: can be read here. - chris

  • Digital Needle - Digital Needle is a virtual gramophone. You take scans of your old records in a high dpi, then let the program read the scan. It will interpret the grooves on the scan as to how they would sound, and then produce a wav for your listening pleasure. In essence, it's a record player emulator of sorts. :) Thanks to n2locarz for the news. - MetaFox

  • AtariAge Releases - AtariAge has released some great new and remade games for the Atari 2600. Berzerk VE - A version of Berserk closer to the arcade version, and featuring the most voices ever used in a 2600 game, Skeleton - A 3D maze game, and Euchre Alpha version - an adaptation of the card game Euchre. Thanks to TheInformer for the news. - MetaFox

  • WinUAE 0.8.22 Release 1 - The Amiga emulator for Windows, WinUAE, has been updated, with way too many changes to mention. Thanks to DCisTHEbest for the news. - MetaFox

  • SNem 0.01 - SNem, an opensourced SNES emulator for DOS has been released. Note that this emulator is currently in the early stage of development. - MetaFox

  • Unofficial PJ64 RDB 2.0 - Duncan has updated his Unofficial Project64 RDB to 2.0. This version features a rewrite due to new features and functions in PJ64, corrected resolution on 7 (E) games, an Addition of (use Jabo's D3D7 1.40), to some games due to "pauses" that happen with Jabo's D3D6 1.5, a fix for "uCode Detection" error for Wipeout 64 (E) and Blast Corps (U) (V1.1), and many CF optimizations. - MetaFox

  • NEStron 0.64b - NEStron, the NES emulator for DOS and Windows, has been updated, fixing sound latency problems with 0.6.3b and SaveRAM problems with 0.6.3b. - MetaFox

  • Visualboy Advance 1.1 - Visualboy Advance, Forgotten's Gameboy, GBC, Super Gameboy, and GBA emulator has been updated with a lot of changes. There are new Greek and Serbian translations for 1.0 available as well. Thanks to TheInformer for the news. - MetaFox

  • NeoPop 0.70 - The NeoGeo Pocket emulator, NeoPop, was updated as follows:

    Core v0.70
    - Fixed "Gals Fighters" problems. They were caused by corrupted flash
    data due to over-simplistic discreet EEPROM emulation.
    All moves should work now... my fingers are crossed!

    - Communication emulation is perhaps a little better. However there
    are still some important system memory locations that need emulating.

    Win32 v1.05
    - Fixed translated file selector filters not working if the string
    was longer than the English version (which happens quite often).
    - Debugger memory "Watcher" can now save and load it's list, it's not
    very robust code - but it does the job!
    (Thanks Jaw)

    NOTE: You might also like to check Scorpiove's ICB EMUs for faster builds of NeoPop and many other open source emulators! - prophet

  • MAME WIP - The latest MAME progress features "Quiz de Idol! Hot Debut" and YMF278B emulation fixes! - prophet

  • MESS 0.61 - This is the first MESS release coordinated by Nathan Woods who has done a tremendous job at leading the efforts towards updating MESS to the latest MAME core! Here is what's new:

    New System Drivers Supported (in no particular order):
    # Super GameBoy [Anthony Kruize]
    # GameBoy Color (preliminary) [Anthony Kruize]
    # Innumerable Sega Master System Variants [Mike Luong]

    The binary is temporarily mirrored here, and the source is temporarily mirrored here. Enjoy! - chris

  •    Saturday, September 7th 2002 - Last updated @ 22:51 EST

  • MESS WIP - The MESS WIP page has been updated with reports for the month of July (you have to click through a couple months to get there.) Lots more porting and bug fixing, click the link above to get all the details. MESS 0.61 should be released very soon now! :) - chris

  • MAME WIP - Updated. Thanks to everyone who contributed to today's updates. - chris

  • System 18 - Charles MacDonald posted an update a couple days ago on his progress in documenting Sega System 18 hardware. Thanks yet once again to TAS_2012 for the news. - chris

  • CottAGE 0.10 - CottAGE is an open source fully featured generic arcade emulator in java. Changes Include:

    * Add following games: 1942, Bank Panic, Circus Charlie, Mr. Goemon, Green Beret, Mario Bros, Ping Pong, Safari Rally
    * Add following clones: 1942a, 1942b, gunsmrom, gunsmoka, gunsmokj, arkangc, arkatayt, arkbloc2, boblbobl, sboblbob, tokiob, circusc2, circuscc, circusce, rushatck, mariojp, masao
    * Fixes drivers: bankp, bublbobl, circusc, galaga, gberet, hexa, pacman, pingpong
    * Fixes and completely rewrite Z80 cpu core
    * Add following sound chips: AY-8910, SN76496
    * Fixes Namco sound chip
    * Cocktail Mode support
    * Two Players Mode support
    * Preliminary .inp (MAME record input) support
    * Better sound quality
    * Usual fixes and optimizations...

    Thanks to TAS_2012 for the news. - chris

  • Laser WIP - TAS once agains comes through with the WIP news with this post on some progress in Laser. - chris

  • MAME WIP WIP - Well since there hasn't been an official MAME WIP in some time, here are some links to some MAME WIP WIP information. Haze got aquarium mostly working, and Aaron has posted some progress on some Atari games. Thanks again to TAS_2012 for the news. - chris

  • Raine WIP - Updated! Thanks to TAS_2012 for the news. - chris

  • freedroidRPG-0.9-preview - Freedroid, a free clone of the classic C64 game "Paradroid" by Andrew Braybrook, but also contains a Diablo-style extension into an action RPG. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Developed for Linux, but portable. Changes: can be read here. Note: The RPG preview can be downloaded at the sourceforge page. Multiplayer is not yet working, but the single player mode is fully functional. - chris

  • P.E.Op.S. Soft GPU 1.8 - The Psx Emulation Open Source project contains several open source libraries (plugins) for freeware MSWindows and Linux psx emulators. Changes: can be read here. - chris

  • KMameRun 1.1.0 - KMameRun is a KDE frontend to MAME. Changes: can be read here. - chris

  • route64 020906 - Route64 is a commodore 64 emulator implemented in Java(TM). - chris

  • GameCon 0.1 - GameCon allows you to install, uninstall, and configure your games. It also allows configuration of Wine and WineX config files for your Windows games. Changes: Initial release. - chris

  •    Friday, September 6th 2002 - Last updated @ 01:31 EST

  • VICE 1.10 - VICE emulates the Commodore C64, C128, VIC20, PET 8-bit computers and the CBM-II (aka C610) and is completely written in C/C++; it runs on Unix, Win32, MS-DOS, RiscOS, OS/2 and BeOS systems. Changes: can be read here. Thanks to DrSteveW for the news. - chris

  • Metafox Interviewed - Our own Metafox was interviewed yesterday. Note: Seems some posts were deleted from yesterday's news, including this one. - chris

  • Wine 20020904 - Wine Is Not an Emulator. It is an alternative implementation of the Windows 3.x and Win32 APIs. Changes: This release adds much-improved PowerPC support, more correct locale definitions, progress on the conversion of handle types to pointers, many Visio and Quicken fixes merged from Crossover, and lots of bugfixes. - chris

  • mol 0.9.65 - Mac-on-Linux is a virtual machine which runs MacOS on top of Linux/PPC. There is no CPU emulation involved since MOL runs natively on the PowerPC processor. All Classic MacOS versions (from 7.5.2 to 9.2.2) are compatible with MOL. Changes: This release adds support for booting Mac OS X within MOL. Both MacOS 10.1 and 10.2 (Jaguar) are supported. - chris

  • xbox linux - In late breaking Microsoft news, there are now detailed instructions on how to hack your xbox into a PC that runs Linux and X. Better save a copy of the link above to your disk drive before Microsoft sues to have it removed. Note: Ya I posted this earlier but I think I erased it by mistake, or someone else erased it and didn't tell me why. - chris

  • Dungeon Master - BeOS Edition 0.0.0a - dmbe is a free implementation of the classic game Dungeon Master from FTL/Interplay for GNU/Linux + SDL. Further implementations: other POSIX systems supported by the SDL library. Changes: BeOS port. - chris

  •    Thursday, September 5th 2002 - Last updated @ 17:37 EST

  • WineX WIP - TransGaming has released an update on what they have been working on recently. Lots of interesting stuff mentioned like improvement to the DirectShow software emulation, and a fix for the Half-Life anti-cheat issues. They also provide information on what they plan on working on next, including titles such as: EverQuest, Morrowind, MOH:AA, and Dungeon Siege! - chris

  • Coleco Donkey Kong handheld sim released - MADrigal has released his simulation of Coleco's handheld Donkey Kong mini-arcade game from the early 80's. I tried a beta and this thing is dead-on the original... Excellent work! Get it at madrigal.retrogames.com. - metallik

  • CS-Pinball v1.1dev - CS-Pinball is a pinball game written for the Crystal Space 3d engine. It is written in C++, targetting both Windows and Linux platforms. It is intended to be an easy to use platform for building new pinball tables and using features of a 3d engine. Changes: can be read here. - chris

  •    Wednesday, September 4th 2002 - Last updated @ 17:56 EST

  • XMMS-SID 0.7.4 - XMMS-SID is an XMMS plugin which provides support for playing the so-called "SID tunes" in xmms. Changes: An LE->NE 16-bit audioformat patch was merged, and the songpos-patch was updated for XMMS 1.2.7, and lots of bug fixes. - chris

  • Raine WIP - Updated. - chris

  • MAME-X Moves - The XBox port of MAME, MAME-X, has found a new home at XBox Power.

    The MAME-X Site also posted about a project that put an XBox in an arcade cabinet. The end result is absolutely awe-inspiring. - MetaFox

  •    Tuesday, September 3rd 2002 - Last updated @ 02:18 EST

  • XZX-Pro 2.9.0 - XZX-Pro is a portable emulator of ZX Spectrum 48K/128K/+3 (8-bit home computers made by Sir Clive Sinclair), and Spectrum clones for machines running UNIX and the X Window system. Changes: Some minor bugs have been fixed. The VCS has been changed from RCS to CVS. A SPEC file to build an RPM package has been added. - chris

  • dmle 0.0.0a - Dungeon Master Linux Edition is a free implementation of the classic game Dungeon Master from FTL/Interplay. This is a C/SDL rewrite of the engine (the original data still being still proprietary licensed / owned). - chris

  • Cxmame 0.2 - Cxmame is a simple console-based frontend for xmame using the ncurses library. It was originally intended for xmame.svgalib, but works with all xmame targets. Changes: New code to handle errors in rom zipfiles while building the gamelist, and a fix for a bug in the gamelist building code that resulted in some of the games not appearing in the menu on the first run. - chris

  •    Monday, September 2nd 2002 - Last updated @ 20:56 EST

  • tggui-0.2.0 - tggui is a tcl/tk frontend to TransGaming's WineX project. Tggui allows you to install and launch games, configure your winex drivers and more. Changes: Added a debugging option (although it's not fully pervasive yet) Added the option to pull a game out of the Play Games list Fixed a bug if you were installing a game from a device other than /dev/cdrom. - chris

  • ClrMAME Pro 2.71 - Roman Scherzer released a new version of his popular ROM management utility, ClrMAME Pro! Faster, some dead bugs and general cleanups. - prophet

  • Meka 0.63b - Zoop released DOS and Windows versions of the latest Meka to all Sega 8bit console (Colecovision too) fans! Here's the new stuff:

    - [Windows] Disabled access to hardware YM-2413 emulation using OPL under Windows 2000 and XP, avoiding crashes in certain cases.
    - Removed rare PSG debugging messages that were accidentally left.
    - Fixed timing of the {LD,CP,IN,OT}[ID]R transfer/comparaison Z80 opcodes, which were made too slow by 8 cycles in version 0.63. "The Castle" (SG-1000) was affected.
    - Fixed Sega Keyboard mapping for the "Yen" key on Japanese keyboard (untested). Note that the mapping for certain specials keys seems not to be right yet using the Windows version.
    - Performed some minor calling optimizations.
    - Updated Dutch, Deutsch, Italian, Spanish and Swedish translations with missing messages. (Thanks to their respective mainteners!)
    (Thanks HobbesAtPlay) - prophet

  • FinalBurn Alpha v0.2.9.3 - Loopmaster just emailed me about a new version of FinalBurn Alpha! This release "fixes an issue with the Z-axis input (mostly affecting PS2 gamepad users), and increases the size of the chat text." Report any bugs on the FBA Forums. FBA currently emulates CPS1, CPS2 and some (excellent) Toaplan2 arcade games. - prophet

  • DOSBox 0.55 - DOSBox, a DOS PC emulator for Windows, was recently updated as follows:

    -CPU:Some new instructions, some fixed instructions and some more speed.
    -VGA:Rewrote 16 color modes, fixes some bugs and gives more speed.
    -SBLASTER:Fixed dma transfers from ems and dma startup.
    -MEMORY:Total rewrite for better mapping support and more speed.
    -EMS/XMS:Total rewrite because of the new memory, supporting more functions now.
    -DOS:Basic support for FCB functions, and fixed a bunch of file handling routines.
    -BIOS:Fixed text scrolling in EGA modes and fonts being wrong in old sierra games.
    -Lot's of other small bugfixes, should hopefully help a few more games in running correctly.
    (Thanks Robert) - prophet

  • AdvanceMAME v0.61.2 & AdvanceMenu v2.1.0 - Andrea Mazzoleni released some new versions of AdvanceMAME & AdvanceMenu! These represent some major bug fixes and the addition of libSDL support for Windows, but the advanced video tweaking features are still only available via DOS or Linux. You can view the history of AdvanceMAME changes & AdvanceMenu changes via the provided links. If you didn't know, AdvanceMAME is an unofficial version of MAME with many extra features, including flexible support for ANY type of display, including arcade monitors & TV's. AdvanceMenu is a great frontend, with similar display flexibility and tons of impressive features. Easily my personal favorite. :) But if you hate configuring text files, well... - prophet

  • RetroGaming Radio 2003 Season Premiere - Shane and Bryan have kicked off a new season of RetroGaming Radio marking the fourth year of broadcasting! This month's show is a show not to miss folks! Shane starts off with his monthly rant: Its All About The Benjamins: How Much Money Is Enough? Segment two features a great and lengthy interview with David Crane who talks in great detail about his experiences in creating some of the classic games for the Atari 2600 such as Pitfall!. Finally in the last segment there is a last minute review of the ActLabs light gun, and you know Shane is going to do a thorough review! So be sure to listen to the show if you are thinking about buying a gun, and make sure you have a couple hours of free time too. =) - chris

  •    Sunday, September 1st 2002 - Last updated @ 18:23 EST

  • iNES 2.0 - Marat Fayzullin released a new version of iNES, his portable NES emulator. Unix/Linux binaries are free, but other versions are not. Commercial PocketPC and Windows versions are available at their respective pages. The list of changes is here. - prophet

  • Greek Arcade Ban Part 2, again... - Hmm, several Greek people emailed me (I'm part Greek BTW:) to say that my original report WAS correct. Arcades themselves are banned because the geniuses in the government feel any arcade *might* potentially house evil gambling machines, thus corrupting and destroying the known universe and all boobies everywhere. And that's my last post on this subject. ;) - prophet

  • CPS2Shock De-XOR'ed - As many CPS2Shock visitors already know, Razoola recently was asked to remove all XOR's for download by our server admins. This was apparently done due to a request on behalf of Activision by the IDSA since Activision now owns the copyright to "Aliens Vs. Predator." Are XOR's copyrighted material? What will happen in the future? Discuss it on our CPS Board if you're interested. Read this post by Razoola if you want his current take on the situation. - prophet

  • Haggar's Cheats 0.2.91 - Haggar released a nice new cheats package, covering the latest FinalBurn Alpha, MAME, Kawaks and Nebula! - prophet

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