Another week has gone by, unfortunately one with no
Arcade Emulator releases and few console releases. Slow
week? Maybe. And probably a good sign for a much more busy
week that starts today. So here is the list of articles to be discussed in this edition of the
Week In ReView. At the end, I'll make a few EmuViews
related announcements as well, so read on!
|Week In ReView! - January 18, '99 by JoseQ
This week may have very well been the Interview week
since there were 6 interviews total, including the
return of EmuViews into the InterView business. Early
in the week however, it was the turn for the News-U-Lator Interviews in which the author of uNESsential and
the author of VBEmu98 were interviewed.
The next day was a memorable day for us at #Retrogamers. It was the day this new EfNet IRC channel
went public and I can certify it has been a great week
for it. It has had the greatest reception with a constant
flow of people talking about your favorite emulation
subjects. If you haven't stopped by, do so soon, and say
hello to many site ops, emulator authors and the such.
It's a must visit!
That day also marked The return of ROMLIST. Org and Aracorn finally made a
comeback and released a new NeoGeo dump by the name of
Super Sidekicks 4. This was a nice surprise for everyone
as this site was updated very regularly with new game
releases. Apparently they are back in business and have
gone crazy with the dumpings, so we'll see more games
shooting out of that page pretty soon.
I was very lucky to get a glimpse of JAS-SYS1. This is
a new emulator from JROK which will feature Namco System1
support. That particular piece of hardware hasn't been
emulated by anyone. JAS-SYS1 plays beautifully with
PacMania performing full speed on fast systems. It's coming
out pretty soon!
The news broke out of a Unofficial MAME32 0.35b1 release. I made it available for download locally
so if you're desperate to play Rolling Thunder in Windows,
that's what you need.
Mario Silva posted on the Raine Page about the
Design A Logo Contest. This contest will put the winners image on
the emulator itself and his/her name in the credits list.
So if you've got what it takes, you should give it a shot.
I blurbed a little in last weeks Rumor Mill which
I hadn't posted for a long while since I had been out
of the mainland and been too busy to write one up. It will
steadily show from now on.
It was my turn to grab the mic and publish another InterView, so the #30th InterViewee was Gollum in
an InterView with the
BoyCott and PCott author. A lot of info on Gollum's
list of emulators can be read there.
The first emulator release of the week was HU6820 1.86
which added support for a couple of things and sped
things up by removing a big bug out of the IRQ system.
Another Raine update was made on the 14th announcing
the addition of another pair of games. The games are
Maze of Flott and Asuka & Asuka. The release is probably
closing in, and I certainly can't wait.
Two new releases that I posted just earlier today
included the release of NeoDanji 0.0048
and VBEmu98 which
was out for the first time after many news reports.
The Fixo Files made Three Interviews
available to the public. The MAME32 team was interviewed
as well as the VBEmu98 author, David Tucker. Finally
Atmospherical Heights creator, John den Hartog was
interviewed as he is bringing his site back up. Very
cool stuff from Emulators
And to end the week, an independent article by Calico
Cat titled Emulation Online History in which he covers some sites that have
covered emulation for a long time now. These are probably
the sites that have been around since the first couple of
emulators were around and offer a lot of cool information.
Calico Cat will probably be writing a couple more articles
in the not too distant future.
The announcements I wanted to make is the re-opening
of the Portuguese mirror since Snatcher is back from his
long vacations. If you want to work on the Spanish Mirror
please let me know
as it takes not a lot of work to do. No HTML knowledge required, just good English/Spanish skills.
I also want to mention that I will be posting another
InterView tomorrow with another MAME developer. It will be
a surprise, but chances are you've heard his name more than
once. I hope you have enjoyed reading this article, and
either way, thanks for reading!
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