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The Rumor Mill - February 24, '99 by JoseQ
An early release for today's Rumor Mill, where you can find the latest barely known facts from the Emulation scene. I've got a couple of good ones for you this week, some stuff you probably haven't even heard of. Also, since I'm posting this early, I might update this same article at night if I get any more cool rumors for you. I will post the usual red Update at the top of the article so that you know there is new stuff to read. So let's get on with what is happening in the underground scene.
You will probably be delighted to hear about not one, but two new emulators in development. What do they emulate? Well nothing else than Sega CD and Sega32x hardware. I know the Sega32x may not sound too exciting, but the SegaCD in fact makes me happy. For those of us who had the chance to play Lunar in it, and the very cool sounding Sonic CD, we are going to be in luck once again. Bad luck for me since I sold my CDs but sure enough, I'll find them again. As far as the 32x goes, I remember reading the Star Wars game for it was quite good, but I never got to actually play it. Others may remember and look forward to nostalgic enjoyment.
And although the Raine Page has been pretty much dead quiet since the last release. However, I've learned via my good deep cover agents (very reliable indeed), that Raine will be adding more Taito Z80. Which games you ask? Oh, some of the "cute" kind. Although already emulated by other emulator(s), they will be added to the Raine roster pretty soon. You will probably hear about this pretty soon from the official Raine page, but remember I said it first.
More Sega news come in the form of a beta that I tested last night. This is a new, yet to be released, SMS emulator. What's so good about it? Well, for starters I fell in love with the User Interface. It really blew me away with even a tile grabber included. It is very customizable indeed and it has support for Lightgun and Steering wheel, something BrSMS lacks. It also adds a very important feature that BrSMS also lacks and that no other SMS emulator has. Even more than that, there will be a lot more surprises when this emulator comes out. The name of the emulator seems to be Meka.
More rumors from N64 land? You bet. I tell you this with High Level Excitement if you know what I mean. It appears one N64 emulator that got canned recently, will sort of come back from retirement into action as a revitalized form of the retired emu. Employing dynamic recompilation techniques and working just as efficient as that other N64 emu, it seems that a whole new commercial N64 games emulator might become a Reality. Well it will be the second emulator to achieve that. Have I given too many clues? Well I'll just give you the name it will wear. It has the word Reality in it, and a number greater than one and lesser than three. Oh, and it only has one word and one number in its name.
Well, that's all for now. I'll come back later to update with some more rumors, and the outlook on Emulator releases for this coming week. Thanks for reading!

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