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.
|The Rumor Mill - February 24, '99 by JoseQ
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
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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