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EV News - S16 DirectX News, Etc. - June 10,1998 by JoseQ
Phew, great news I've seen, and it's time I relay to you EV readers. Butfirst a note to thank Zwaxy of MAMEAction Replay Page for pointing out the extra MAME ROM I had runningaround. The game was Alien Storm, was incorrectly into the database asbeing also on MAME .33b4. No wonder I had more ROMs than there areavailable for MAME. Apparently the count is correct now.
Now for the S16 DX news. Bartman has announced on his site thateverything seems to be working fine. Besides not updating yesterday, workhas continued and now Fullscreen 8bit and 16bit modes are working. EvenEagle graphics are working on this port. Now the best news to all of usto which vsync looked better but slower. Vsync doesnt cause the sameperformance hit it caused in the DOS version. That's right, no performancehit at all. However the matter of the annoying snow, due to slow Windowspalette changes. There is no snow in 8bit mode however.
Another great news is that the Public Release has now beendated to June the 20th and the private beta (which I'm a proud member of theselect group) will start one day later, right this Saturday. Which is OK becauseFridays I rarely get home early with time to play. Now there have been nonews about the surprise feature bartman mentioned in our InterView, but heckI'm dying to know if its going to be in there because believe me, if it makes it,you'll be excited too!
In other news, the UNIX version of MESS has also been released andhas been sitting on the Emulator page for a while now. However there havebeen no downloads for it. Apparently there arent that many UNIX users, althoughI'm one of them, I'm not fond of playing EMUs in this machine. I might getcaught.
On a side note, there is much speculation about the existence of thisCAPxtra emulator because of all the mysteroisness regarding Callus, thementioning of 3Dfx which has nothing to do with any of the CPS2 gamesthat most people know of, the smallness of the screenshots, the headersin there as well as the bars, etc. It really is something to think about, andwe will keep a close eye on it. If anything comes out, you'll be sure to readabout it here.

Thanks for reading!

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