No wonder why Emulator Authors make us feel respect as
if they were gods, they tend to fulfill our wishes as if
they were miracles from heaven. The latest miracle comes
in the form of MAMEnet, a version of MAME that allows people
to play via the Internet. Not everything is as good as it
looks yet for various reasons...
|MAMEnet! The future is close! - July 2, '98 by JoseQ
First there is the speed and lagg matters. While Sardu managed to add netplay to Callus, the MAME
guys are having trouble transmitting the information from
one place to another and have gotten unplayable results
through modem speeds. Thats not at all bad with house LANs
and fast internet connections appearing all over the place.
Isn't it time you bugged your cable company for those cable
modems? Just tell them you want to play MAME with your
friend in Japan.
The new MAMEnet will feature a Chat window where users
connect and select the game they want to play.
The best part about this in my personal opinion is that
they have kept this on a driver independent model. This
means that as new games appear, they will automatically be
able to be played on MAMEnet when MAMEnet is merged with
all the ports of MAME. This is a process that will likely
take some time, but at least this is a big step towards the
goal. We congratulate Peter Eberhardy and Michael
Adcock for their tremendous dedication and work. If you
want to read more about this project, direct your browser
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