- News for January 18, '99 -





Week In ReView! - January 18, '99 by JoseQ
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!
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 Unlimited.
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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