> it would be nice if arcade System22 emulation
> is perfect one day. for now, VivaNonno remains
> the most *useful* solution since MAME is far
> to slow even on the fastest PCs, even if MAME
> is more accurate.
> One cannot play arcade Ridge Racer, Ridge Racer 2
> or Rave Racer very well on MAME (if at all).
Wrong. With the most recent version of MAME, a 3GHz Pentium 4 or so can run System 22 games at a playable rate if frameskipping is turned on. Additionally, System 16 is a hell of a lot better source for arcade board information than some crappy magazine that can't even spell "Gouraud" correctly. Welcome to 2006!
Oh, additionally, here's a comprehensive overview of System 22's hardware, and here's a comprehensive overview of the base Model 2 hardware. By any metric, it's a hell of a lot better than a clip from an article where the author didn't know what he was talking about.