I owe it to you to grab some rumors for this weekly
column every wednesday and here it is. I've got a few
good ones this week, although probably not as juicy as
last week. But as always I must remind you that this is
the Rumor Mill, things mentioned here might or might not
materialize as they're sometimes just ideas, or projects
in development that may not make it. So far, you must admit
I have a pretty good track record though. So, on with the mill!
|The Rumor Mill - February 3, '99 by JoseQ
Well for this rumor I've been a little restricted on
what I can say, but I can tell you that it may be impressive
if it becomes a reality. There's this one emulator author,
who is thinking about writing a stand-alone emulator for
some games that require a lot of CPU power. This emulator,
if it materializes, should offer a great speed improvement
over the available emulator for these games by using
dynamic recompilation. Now, I can't
mention the games or the name, but I can promise that many
many many of you would be happy to see an emulator like this. More on this probably next week.
On a related note, I was just informed that a certain Windows emulator had just probably set a speed record in
performance. The author achieved 700 FPS playing Galaga in
this emulator on a common P233 (this is no rumor) and also
full speed on a 486-66. This has to be some kind of record
since I can't even play Galaga full speed on MAME32 on my
P120 although it suffers from the Compaq crippling factor.
It's probably that you will be able to see this over the
weekend by the way.
By now you've all probably heard about Duddie leaving
the PSEmu Pro Project, but still staying close to emulation.
How close you've asked? Well, this weekend we will all know
what Duddie has in store for us. Some people even say he's
working on a web page by himself, and of course, where else
to host his page than with the guys at EmuUnlim.Com. Yup, they're
working together on this, and we will all know what's behind
the curtain this coming weekend. And you don't have to be
a rocket scientist to figure out the URL to Duddie's Page. Oops, I think I went too far.
Another rumor courtesy of The Fox, is that a Jaguar
emulator is in the works. Yes, this emulator will be
capable of playing games. Although there weren't many great
games for that console, games like Tempest 2000 come to mind. Still, you can probably find these consoles very
Well that's it for this edition of the Rumor Mill. And
here are my predictions for the major releases. MAME? Give
it a couple of weeks. Isn't it neat that MAME32 and MAME are
on par for so long time? It'll be a while before the next
release. Raine? Who knows? System16? Within a month. M72?
Completely unknown. Jas-Sys1, before March. A new Retrocade
beta? Pretty soon. A release date is unknown though. Thanks for reading yet another edition of The Rumor Mill. Catch you next week!
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