Of course there are more rumors when a weekly column has to
be written. I bet the talk of the day has been about that new Next-Generation
Emulator, and I just want to clear a couple of things about those
rumors, as well as tell you about some new ones as well. But please
remember, that what you read here are just rumors, coming from some
EV readers, others may be just speculation, and some others may just
be truths I'm not allowed to say, but can just rumorize them a little. So
let's get started!
|More Rumors at the Mill - January 27, '99 by JoseQ
First, back to the Raine business. I believe it has always appeared
in the Rumor Mill consistently. Well, this week it appears will be the
week of Raine. From what I've heard on the street, it may seem that
Raine is closer to us than what we may imagine. It might be a month
away, but weeks or days tend to ring a bell. I've heard rumors that
some of the members of the team want a release pretty soon, in consideration for
us Server admins, while others may want to add more games. While it
is still to be debated, I would expect to see Raine 0.18 pretty soon. And
no, it's not a typo. Version 0.17 will be skipped, this will be a pretty big
release, thus the .02 increment. Raise your hand those of you who would
have preferred two small increments?
Good Old System16 is not abandoned. A new beta is rumored to
be circulating pronto around the beta testers. This will include voice
support just like MAME but of course, it applies to a couple of more
games S16 supports and MAME doesn't like Out Run. I'm trying to find
out any rumors I can about the progress of M72 or maybe M92? Who
knows. Still, I will try to bring you some inside scoop on that for next
VBEmu98, the newest member of our Emulator downloads, is
also rumored to have new stuff for us soon. Even a Windows port.
Well that's not a rumor, since it's posted right on the page. Expect to see
a new version of this new emulator within a week or two. It should
have better support.
Speaking of Windows versions of stuff... Retrocade is coming along
very nicely. Keep in mind that they pay a lot more attention to quality
rather than quantity first. I've heard a lot of positive things from people
very close in the project, stating that debugger efforts are well underway
and a release should be made pretty soon. Want some cool info? The Windows
version of Retrocade might be just as fast (and maybe even faster) than
the DOS version. That may be a rumor, but I'm pretty confident it will be
a reality. Just you watch. That's not all about Windows ports though,
but that's all I'm willing to say for now.
However speaking of Retrocade still, some other things that might
interest you. It seems the next version will support yet more previously
unemulated games. Needless to say they will be at unprecedented speeds
so you'll probably be playing those in average systems around. At
least one of those new games will make you very happy.
And probably what you came here to read. The Next Generation
emulator. It will be huge, it's amazing, yadda yadda yadda. Well it is, ok?
It took a lot of effort to believe it, and still with a lot of proof, it is
still incredible. But let me clear things up. No, it's not CPS2, it's not
Dreamcast either. What Emulator's Unlimited's
Foxy calls Next Generation machines, as I believe Uk people do, is one
of three consoles. Either PSX, N64 or Saturn. So there are only 3 choices,
and either one at the level of what you'll see, is amazing. Another hint? I certainly didn't
expect this to happen. Now it is real, and tied to a release date just
days away, yes more than one and less than fifteen. Although, you
know you just read that at the Rumor Mill. Thanks for reading!
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