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The Week In ReView! - January 25, '99 by JoseQ
Welcome to the latest edition of the Week In ReView. I'm glad to say this past week was a lot more eventful than the previous one with a lot more updates and releases to chew on. So here's the list of last week's articles so that you can just click along the week if you want. So let's start talking since just after the last Week in ReView, and go from there.
We started the good pretty good with a very awaited Snes9X for DOS with GUI release. A lot of people wanted to have something like this, including myself. Now the GUI version is also able to play Super Mario Kart among other games that had become playable since it's last inception. Very good start indeed.
To keep the flow going after the previous InterView with Gollum, I posted the InterView with Phil Stroffolino. Phil is a very active MAMEDEV member whose contributions include well known games like Double Dragon, Rolling Thunder and the System16 series of games. A must read for InterView fans. I can now say that I have a few other interesting candidates being InterViewed as you read this.
Later that day, some PSEmu News were posted. A lot of improvements being added as the date when Tratax leaves the team draws closer. No news on a release date, but still improving. Something to look forward to.
As if that weren't enough, Raine adds another pair of games as usual. This has become a common trend at the Raine page. These two games from Jaleco were the latest addition to the emulator and also an announcement on the Logo Design contest was made. The winner should be announced pretty soon.
We had two HU6280 releases this past week. Versions 1.87 was released with version 1.89 Beta following 5 days after. These two versions included great progress on getting all games available for the PCE perfectly emulated. This emulator has come a long way since it initial stages.
Unfortunately, after 6 news updates on January the 18th, there were no news postings on January 19th, which helped this week seem very slow in terms of news. January 20th started with some exclusive news posted at Retrogames about System16. In it, the announcement of the newest addition to the emulator, Body Slam, which was later done Officially at the S16 page. Also a new chip being emulated which allows the voices in games like Alien Syndrome, Shinobi and Golden Axe to require no samples. This same emulation was added to MAME in its latest version, since MAME was where Thierry got the info from.
As usual during Wednesdays, I posted the Rumor Mill which included rumors ranging from N64 emulators to secret games being added to System16 behind closed doors. Expect to see some more cool rumors on this week's edition as well.
The last news bits of the day included the fact that Nicola had gone back to adding a new game to MAME. The Aero Fighters driver, was later included in the second instance of MAME 0.35 beta.
The only news bit I could find to post on January 21st was the great MAME32 0.35b1 release which gave NT fans the opportunity to play Rolling Thunder among other games that were added in that version.
The author of Nofrendo, posted some news about the status of the Emu. Assuring everyone that the emulator is still kicking, he mentions that a release is forthcoming but that we should be patient since it takes time to code a good emulator. Good to know that the project is still alive.
Gollum released a new version of his Boycott emulator on January 23rd. Version 0.45 was released to the public. This version finally included the addition of Color Gameboy games although no colors are shown. Let's just wait for the next release, it'll probably have full color support.
In an EV Exclusive news bit, C.A.G.E. gave signs of life with a statement from the author. The emulator is still alive and might be even part of a commercial product. If the deal doesn't happen though, it'll come out with support for yet more games (mentioned on the news article) and even more speed. Remember this is a Windows emulator; still the author claims it should rival DOS Retrocade in terms of speed. Let's just wait and see what happens. Larry mentions we should know pretty soon. I'll keep you posted.
During saturday afternoon, MAME 0.35b2 was finally released. I had waited for this release for days and it just came out when I wasn't looking. Many games were added to this release and I made them available for you to download. Also support for voices in the System 16 games are something you want to hear. A lot of new stuff in this release, believe me.
Getting close to the end of the week, Shane Monroe delivered his Real Audio show, Retroradio. In it Shane talked about the latest happenings with the main emulators among other things. A must listen.
And the last bit of news for the week, was the comeback of one of the most important AMIGA sites. Lazarus decided to get back online with a statement about the happenings with the IDSA, which is to say, very unfair treatment. Because of it, they decided to get back on the Web and do what they do best.
Well, that's it for this edition of the Week In ReView. As always, I'm hoping this next week will be full of surprises and great news. Hopefully, Raine 0.18 will see the light of day, although I'm pretty sure it won't happen. Something good will happen, that's for sure, and as always you can count on EmuViews to bring the news to you as they happen. Thanks for reading!

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