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A Year Ago Today... - October 28,1999 by JoseQ
Hey do you want a new MAME release? Well, at least we had one this very same day, one year ago. Actually, manyother things were happening close to this date one yearago. For example, ZSNES was updatedto 0.700. ZSNES is probably the fastest SNES emulatortoday, but sadly is also probably the one that's updatedthe least these days. It was released more frequently bythose days. The same applies to the SNEmul and Handy releases froma day before that. Both of these emus are seldom heardof today.
One emulator that we've always heard a lot, and isalways very exciting is Raine. With its 0.16a release Raine had justadded 16 new games! While we haven't had a big Raine releasein quite some time, that may be changing. Maybe more info on that in the upcoming Rumor Mill.
Going back to October 27,1998, we find the release ofthe Combat School emulator. Whilestand-alone emulators were not that uncommon two yearsago, they're quite a rarity nowadays. Latest attempts I canremember is DTMNT.
That very same day, Retrocade entered beta 2which added a bunch of new features like scanlines, vsync, and more. Retrocade has been kind of quiet in the pastweek or so, but there will also be more information on thatin the Rumor Mill coming up later today.
Will you believe that it has only been one year sinceStreet Fighter 2 was addedto MAME? It definitely feels like a lot longer to me, butexactly one year ago today, the driver was submitted byPaul Leaman.
That very same day, MAME got updated to 0.34b6which added Street Fighter 2 support of course, soundfor Neo Geo games for the first time, as well as a speedboost for that system. Not too many new games supportedbut the Neo Geo sound was huge!
And another emulator from which we don't hear muchthese days, Z26 was updatedto version 1.18. However, we did hear about Atari 2600 ROMs coming to EmuViewsjust a day ago. So you can use that or any other Atari 2600emulator to play those games. They definitely are greatto see again, even with their blocky looks.
Well that my friends, was a year ago today... Stay tuned for an upcoming Rumor Mill with lots'o'news.

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