- News for June 29, '98 -





EV News - Week In Review - June 29, '98 by JoseQ
Well, I accept, I almost forgot. I should have written this earlier, although it will always be on Mondays. To see the index of articles posted at EmuViews go Here. This week was not very exciting as other weeks have been. What reasons could have caused this is beyond me, but perhaps after all the news in the previous weeks, authors are just taking a deep breath before continuing the rush.
Lets see what went on... Early last week we saw the release of NeoRAGE 0.0015 which was a very awaited release since it supported some of the bigger games which have caused the net to move a little slower than usual. The rush for Neo Geo games is incredible, and the size of the ROMs doesn't help one bit.
After that we saw a little progress on Psyke starting to work with some commercial Demos as well as True Reality running it first demo callse "firedemo" at twice the speed of Project Unreality. Development on both systems is moving along quite nicely, although as everything else withing my numerous bookmarks, they haven't moved for quite a while now.
Then we got the good news that the System16 page was going nowhere, it would remain under Thierry's updates provided by Nao. Thierry moved to more of a helping role rather than development which makes his retirement look not as sad.
A new version of SNEmul came out as well as the all new Replay+. Replay+ was a nice addition to our Emulators Roster because it includes NetPlay on classic games. Something we would all like to see included in MAME sometime. Netplay author, Kevin Brisley coded an open platform to make it easy for driver developers to add games to Replay+ with ease. We will probably see how that's going in a possible upcoming InterView.
Some more exciting things were still left to happen during this past week. Psyke started playing Commercial Games! It gets stuck in the middle of them, but anyways, it is a start. We are keeping a close eye on that, don't worry.
MAME32 finally decided to jump in the Beta bandwagon and released Beta6 of MAME in its Windows form. This is good for us people in which case MAME32 runs faster than MAME and also for the Windows NT population where MAME runs poorly if at all. I don't know wether MAME32 will be kept up to date with Beta releases but my guess is that it will not. It will probably make spontaneous releases every few betas or so. As many web authors (and probably myself soon) think, betas are way too much trouble, except for playing purposes.
The last exciting bit of new stuff in the week was the new version of Callus. After this, and the official acceptance of Cyberthrill being Fake, nothing else seemed to made a sound during the whole weekend.
EmuViews was not ready to let it go just like that so we popped out an InterView with Larry Bank in which he gave us the lowdown on C.A.G.E. We also showed you the new Thunder Home Page featuring what was known as ThundEM, the Rolling Thunder Emulator.

Hopefully it just means the sea was calmed, and getting ready for a storm. This week in the US we have a Holiday weekend which means authors here may do one of two things. Either party a lot, or make use of the freetime for coding. Who knows what will happen, maybe we get some real fireworks on the 4th of July. As always, we will just wait and see.
As for the Week In Review, I will try to move it to Sunday evenings so that people that read from work, can get an early Monday news review of what went on (and so that people in Australia which are already on Tuesday, get it in the mornings too). Take care you all, and thanks for reading!

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