Welcome folks once again to one of the two weekly
articles posted at EmuViews. Actually, if you have any
suggestion for another weekly feature I could publish,
just let me know!.
And now back to this past week which I can certainly
say has been the busiest so far. Just take a look at the
Articles and you can see the long list. Over 20
news updates since the last Week In ReView which was
done on Monday, definitely has to be a record for me.
Well let's get on with the ReView and talk about what
|Week In ReView - February 22, '99 by JoseQ
Well, weird enough we started the week and ended
the week with HU6280 releases. Jamsponge, who was
briefly InterViewed here, talked
to us about the next steps in the development life for
HU6280 who has, as of late, turned into an emulator for
the Windows platform. We actually had three releases during
the week. The first one
introduced Load/Save feature, the second one
introduced the use of a .ini file for configuration, and
one, beta 6, improved on compatibility and fixed
some bugs. Definitely a busy week for Jamsponge.
The other busiest emulator came in just after the
first HU6280 update. RockNES, obviously an NES emulator,
was released three times during the week. After the
in which the plans for release were mentioned, we had
a 0.70 release,
version 0.71 which
fixed some things and break other ones, but a fix
was quickly released in version 0.72. Also
a busy week for Kris and Fx3.
Going back to the 16th, I got great news in the form
of a Double Dribble dump made available to MAMEDEV. This was one of my
favorite NES basketball games that I didn't have a chance
to play a lot in the arcades. This game featured close-up
dunk shots which would add a lot to the game, specially
at a time when screen resolutions were very low and 3D
rendering was pretty much unheard of.
Later that day, I posted an EV News Article
about the latest MAME ROMs and some other miscelaneous news
like Dboy releases and the italian version of MAME.
Very late that night, I got notice that ZS-SPC was released
and made available at Zophar's. This is a Zophar's Domain
exclusive SPC music player (music from SNES games). Worth
a try if you're also into music nostalgia. Music alone can
bring back so many memories.
In two different instances, I posted about new E-mail
wars published at Emulators Unlimited. The first one
placed SAV2880 against
Dan Boris of MAMEDEV, MESS fame. And the second one
posted just today, posted Zing against 64bit
of the moonlit coalition in a very interesting interview.
Also related to Emulators Unlimited, was a RealityMan
interview as part of a Fixo Files edition posted on the 18th. Also very interesting indeed!
This weeks Rumor Mill
wasn't up to par with the previous editions but there
were just not too many rumors running around. I'll try to make it up to you this week.
I had to write about Back In Time. This
is a site I was told about which looked great and offered
a lot of great content for nostalgic people from the
Atari 2600 era and others. Definitely worth a visit!
MAME32 went Beta 3
very quickly compared to what we had been accostumed to.
This put MAME32 up to par with the DOS version just a few
days after the release! Good work done by the MAME32
A preview was given at the BrSMS page about a new
emulation that will be added to that emulator that
looks like some kind of SMS Computer.
In reality, it will emulate a rare computer released
by Sega a long time ago.
This is the third time I InterView this guy, but
every time something interesting comes out. In the
latest InterView with
Neil Bradley we talk about the future of Retrocade,
Windows Retrocade and his opinion on the UltraHLE/IDSA
deal. A lot of Nintendo bashing included.
Hot from the MAMEDEV
list I got information that Aaron Giles had submitted
a driver for the Exidy gun games! You can find more details
about these games inside the article, but I can just tell
you some of them were real bloody and cool by that time.
I will be playing those as soon as they're included in MAME,
which should be real soon.
Late last night, Shane Monroe posteda new
version of Retro Radio. In this 46 minute long show,
he talks about the effects of UltraHLE among other
things. Definitely worth a listen while you browse or
have fun in mIRC.
The PSEmu Pro Page was updated with news that
PSEmu should not
be counted out yet. A very interesting posting was
made by none other than Tratax. A must read for those
On a sad note, EmuNews moved
out of Classicgaming in not so good terms. On a very
long statement left on the page, Jim Pragit moves back
to his original home, and shortly thereafter, Classicgaming
pulled the page out and put a statement in its place.
As a consequence, Matt Conte follows
suit and decides to move his page out too. He is
looking for someone to host him, and I will let you know
where to look for his page pretty soon.
That basically covered all the news postings of this
past week. Mostly RockNES and HU6280 covered the emu
releases during the week, but a lot of interviews also
helped fulfill out Emulation Scene info needs. Hopefully
this week will be filled with even more energy and enthusiasm and I will be here to post just about everything
I can found in the scene. A huge thanks for reading this
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