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SubjectInteresting Side Note... Reply to this message
Posted byTrebor
Posted on05/07/08 06:17 AM

...from the author of Ootake in the Readme.txt file of version 1.49:

+ This will be an important talk for the future of "PC Engine(TG16)"
emulator. Please read though it is my not good English Language.
+ "Ootake" is not satisfied with "the game was able to be started".
"The game can enjoy even ending" is a target. Therefore, Ootake sticks to
detailed reproduction. Especially, it sticks to the reproduction of
"Reactive speed of the Joypad".
+ Please do seriously and compare the Shooting & Action game by
"MagicEngine(Charge)" and "Ootake(Free)". Perhaps, almost playing by
"Ootake(the delay after the pad is operated is minimum)" will be able to
take a high score. I think the difference of the operation feeling to be
+ This greatly influences "Played happiness", too. Though it becomes
a severe opinion, it will not be able to enjoy the game enough by
"MagicEngine(the delay from the pad operation to the reaction is large)".
The delay also has danger of making it to the one to which even
"Evaluation of the game" was mistaken. Therefore, "Ootake" is checked
always severely "Whether it is possible to enjoy it by the sense similar
to a real machine or not?". Because it is a respect of minimum to a past
masterpiece "PC Engine(TG16)" game.
About the delay measures of "Ootake"
- http://www.ouma.jp/ootake/delay.html
+ There are no feelings that criticize "MagicEngine". I think that it did
wonderful work. But, it greatly delayed the development of "PC Engine"
emulator compared with other machine(NES,SNES,GENESIS,etc.) emulators.
Because the monopolized (even the BAD ROM-image could be played)
"MagicEngine" was "Source closed-door".
Other machine(NES,SNES,GENESIS,etc.) emulators has developed greatly by an
excellent source code and information on hot people.
+ Fortunately now, "Mednafen(Free)" and "Ootake(Free)" exist. Those
reproduction level is higher than "MagicEngine". And, they keep disclosing
the source and information.
I feel that it is time when "MagicEngine" also discloses the source and
information if "PC Engine(TG16) is loved. This is my selfish hope.
Because the continuance of development can be handed over to young people
who love retro game.
"Even future generations keep telling an old masterpiece with perfect
reproduction." I think that this is essence of the emulator.
+ Thank you for reading.

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*Ootake 1.49  Trebor05/07/08 06:14 AM
..Interesting Side Note...  Trebor05/07/08 06:17 AM