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Once again, the Qman returns with some nice rumors from around
the scene. And I gotta tell you, this time I got some really cool stuff
that you haven't read anywhere else. As a reminder, look at the header,
and remember what you read here, may or may not materialize, although
I will always hint you on when to expect that. The Rumor Mill is more like
things in development and prototyping, and an outlook on things to
come. This works out for authors who don't want to compromise placing
a date on their plans and then having everyone bash them because
of that. So let's get started with what I got for you today.
|The Rumor Mill - February 10, '99 by JoseQ
First the not so good news for the average Joe Emulation
Gamer. It appears that CAGE will not be released publicly after all.
The commercialization talks have once again resumed and it appears
it will be a go for a retail product eventually. I'll keep you updated, but
that's the latest, hot off today's press.
Speaking of commercial products, it seems that bleem is on its
way to retail as well. Maybe not as you expected though. It seems that the
bleem developers are in talks with some of the PSX software houses
with a very interesting goal in mind. To get bleem inserted into the
actual PSX CDs and have the actual PSX games just work on the PC
thanks to bleem. Talk about a great idea! You could just go out and
buy a Playstation game and play it on your PC at no extra charge
while the bleem author gets his royalty as well. It's certainly a very
As long as we are in the subject of console emulation. I've got
some very interesting rumors from the SNES emulation world, official
rumors from the two more popular emulators. Let's talk first about
Snes9x. Seems like graphic
interpolation is the hot topic recently since it has been added to MAME
and BrSMS in the last week or so. Well Snes9x will be no exception as
it is said it will get it soon. It is also mentioned that it will be the faster
interpolation engine yet, so the performance hit won't be so big. Want
more? This is a nice feature for those of you who used to play SNES
on your Black & White TV. There will be a hidden easter egg that will
display games in a greyscale so that you get that real old feeling like
you used to have. If you are really nostalgic, that will really bring up
Now to the other great SNES emulator, ZSnes.
Well some of these rumors aren't good, but it appears zsKnight hasnt
been working a lot on ZSnes lately. However some of the last changes
include numerous speedups, as well as some bug fixes. A more interesting
rumor, is that the code might even be released soon. This is something
I'm sure many people would like to get their hands on. I'll keep you
Other scarce rumors I got today seem to point out that a Jaguar Emulator
is bound to be released really soon. Unfortunately there weren't too many
games for that console, and it will probably be a little difficult to get the
ROMs at first, but we'll see about that. I'll help as much as I can on that.
One last rumor is that the tip given out here
earlier, is not the only hidden thing in the emulator. There are
more things you can do with the keyboard to activate secret features.
This is not too much of a rumor, but more like the real thing. More
info on that later, if I find out what the secrets are.
And now the usual outlook on things to come. I expect to see
a new beta of MAME within a week or so. Raine? Still no one knows.
RockNES seems to be coming out soon. HU6280? Can we have any
more releases? Retrocade... A private beta during this weekend. InterViews
@ EmuViews? I've got a couple ligned up for you real soon. Thanks for
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