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News from August 2002

Saturday, August 31st, 2002
Video Games Banned in Greece
Thanks to Capt.Capcom for the news!!
There's a report at GameSpyDaily today about a controversial new law in Greece. In an attempt to crack down on gambling, the government has banned all forms of interactive entertainment, in both public and private places. Video games fall under the category of interactive entertainment, and many Greek gamers are protesting this law, saying that it's too extreme for a democratic nation. Read the story at the above link.
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (1 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

Friday, August 30th, 2002
Project64 v1.5 Released (FINAL !!!!)
YES !! finally, the greatest and best n64 emulator, project 64 has been updated.. btw: AND this will be the final release, yes..sad indeed, but lets enjoy our final emulator and last this enternal. Anyway..Here's whats new:
  • Some of the original Project64 team have got together with the 1.5b1 team to make v1.5 (final i.e. non-'beta'). See the whatsnew.txt included for some details. Credit for this release goes to Tooie, Jabo, Witten, myself, Gent, Radeon, Azimer and everyone and anyone else whose work is in there. Can I draw attention to some fine Project64 spec. plugins now available, in particular Glide64 for 3dfx hardware and Azimer's HLE audio for slower CPUs, and to new subdomain support.pj64.net. Less good news for you: at this time some of us will be taking a break and there are no plans for another release (really, this takes care of just about everything the original team wanted). I remind other websites to please distribute Project64 complete and unaltered. No new source is available at this time. Other than that... v1.5 is on the download page, it was a lot of work, hope you like it.
Final Changes:
  • R4300i core and executable:
    • stack pointer optimisations (added SP Hack option)
    • PIF2 emulation for Banjo-Tooie and Jet Force Gemini
    • added new (default) self.-mod code method: Check Memory Advance
    • added Delay SI Interrupt option for games broken in v1.4
    • compiler resets when max code blocks reached rather than erroring
    • more non-fatal error messages hidden in release builds
    • improved game compatibility - refer to RDB

    • fixed input plugins not showing in menu issue
    • fixed possible crash during plugin selection
    • fixed couple of causes of crash during rom load
    • fixed several possible problems with state saving and loading
    • allows saving and window switch while paused
    • alt-tab should work better in Win2k/XP
    • new rom loading method should fix Radeon+64MB rom issue
    • cpu % counters should be more accurate

    • added Hide Advanced Settings option
    • added right click menus for rom browser and cheats
    • added Always on Top option
    • language file rewritten for more complete translations
    • added first run selection for language
    • opens settings dialog automatically when plugin missing
    • better prevention of rom loading when plugins are not initialised
    • end emulation in fullscreen doesn't mess up
    • rom browser sort now saves by multiple columns
    • rom browser window shrink bug fixed
    • rom browser sorting by Genre works
    • rom browser configuration saving moved to registry
    • defaulted first column to Good Name
    • removed User Notes box (still reads file)
    • added ROM Notes tab
    • fixed help file open in Win2k/XP
    • fixed many bugs in menu item availibility, less crashes
    • added and altered some shortcut keys
  • RSP:
    • Implemented more opcodes in compiler
    • Validated task lists before sending
  • Direct Input:
    • Analog stick range slider
    • Set default button
  • Direct3D:
    • Better support for cards that lack blending & large textures
    • Support for sprite microcodes
    • Improved microcode detection
    • Rewrote frame buffer emulation, new options to speed it up too
    • Redesigned configuration dialog
    • Anisotropic filtering slider
    • Texture cache more reliable, and faster
    • GeForce 3, 4 and Radeon support improved
    • Lots of fixes for games, too many to list
    Direct Sound:
    • Implemented volume control
    • Cleaned up dialog
Download it from the link above
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

Wednesday, August 28th, 2002
Aldos Plugin Pack Updated
The plugin pack(containing +80 plugins for PSX Emu. that use the PSEmu Pro plugin system) has been updated today..Here's whats new:
    Recently added plugins:
    • Kazzuya Software GPU 1.8a
Download it from the link above
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

Kazzuya Soft GPU v1.8a Released
Thanks To IJTF_Cinder For the news!!
The utility tool(GPU plugin) for the PSX emu has been updated today..here's the changes:
  • Finally accurate timing, NTSC or PAL. Because of some strange timing issue with ePSXe, the framerate can't be slowed down less than 30/25 fps.
  • Disabled frameskip for this release.
  • Some major internal changes here and there, now long forgotten.
Download it from the link above
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

Monday, August 26th, 2002
VBSpec updated
Thanks To IJTF_Cinder for the news!!
VBSpec, the Sinclair ZX-Spectrum emulator has been updated today..Here's the changes:
  • Added support for loading TZX files, as submitted by Mark Woodmass.
  • Added a simple TZX tape interface.
  • Fixed a very minor bug in the LDIR/LDDR support (the undocumented flag bits 3 and 5 where not updated properly by these opcodes).
  • Fixed a minor bug in the CALL xx,nn opcodes (return address was being pushed onto the stack after the CALL was actioned, which caused problems in some obscure self-modifying code). Bug identified and fixed by Mark Woodmass.
  • Improved the accuracy of the TC2048 keyboard emulation (the TC2048's compatibility problems with games such as Uridium are now correctly emulated!). Thanks to Fredrick Meunier for the description of the TC2048 keyboard port.
Download it from the link above
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

Dreamcast Broadband Adapter Production Re-run
Thanks To Capt.Capcom For the news !!
CSI, the Japanese manufacturer of the Broadband Adaptor, may re-run production if they recieve 1,000 pre-orders but be quick, as the reservation deadline is 9th September, and payment seems to be around December. For more info, click the link above(caution: site is fully japanese)
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

z26 v1.57 Released
The great olde Atari 2600 Emulator has been updated today..Here's whats new:
  • Support for interlaced 2600 games. To turn on interlace mode there is a new interlace command line switch. To draw even lines first use -! or -!0. To draw odd lines first use -!1. I think -! is probably correct for the current games and demos. If the interlace command line switch is enabled, the emu automatically starts up in video mode 6. To see what the non-interlaced view looks like, just switch to another video mode. If you don't like to see flicker don't turn on the -e command line switch. If you like to see a more authentic flicker use the -e command line switch.
  • Support for the Snow White proto.
  • Thanks to Billy Eno for the first working interlaced demo. Thanks to Eckhard Stolberg for help with the software support.
Download it from the link above
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

BGB V0.82 Released
Once again, the new GB/GBC emulator(Win), BGB, has been updated ..Here's whats new:
  • fixed "magical drop" and "miahamm soccer shootout".
  • fixed "little mermaid ii pinball frenzy", speculation about HDMA behavior.
  • rewritten sound code, improved sound. CH4 (noise) is more like real gb now.
  • implemented anti emulator detection.
Download it from the link above
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

nSX2 V0.1 Released
Emulation64 has released a new PS2 open source emulator(Win)..btw, the author also mentioned requesting help on coding the emulator, if your interest, visit the site above...anywho, these are the updates the author said:
  • This emu is OpenSource under the GNU License.
    Features:
    • CPU r5900 : 5 %
    • DMA : 5 %
    • Elf : 70 %
    • Memory : 30 %
    • GS: gsSoftdx 0.38 by the PCSX2 team
    TO DO by priority order:
    • Debug the current CPU Opcodes
    • Implement the missing CPU Opcodes
    • Implement the SYSCALL opcode ( Arh need Help )
    • Understand the PS2 Bios
    PORTABILITY:
    • I try to make a portable emulator.
    • I use the SDL Library ( www.libsdl.org )
    • The main OS is QNX but I think port to Windows or Linux can be easy. ( muad : YES IT IS )
    NOTES :
    • Some demos works very slow, I use only interpreter.
    • The GS plugin is hardlinked with the binary ( you can't use an other plugin in order to increase compatibility/rendering )
    • All the configuration can be done in the Ps2_config.ini file.
    • The Bios file is a null file.
      I CURRENTLY NEED HELP IN CODING THIS EMU. IF YOU CAN HELP ME , CONTACT ME.
Download it from the link above
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

Sunday, August 25th, 2002
The MAME Work In Progress
Thanks To IJTF_Cinder For the news!
    2002-08-24: Phil Stroffolino submitted the Namco System 21 and 22 drivers. Starblade and Solvalou are playable though missing some background graphics, the rest suffer from various problems. Nicola Salmoria added IPM Invader to the Sky Chuter driver and fixed the colors in it. Masayuki Ohsaki submitted a complete driver for Escape Kids, and Nicola Salmoria merged it with the Vendetta driver. Kale submitted some color and sprite positioning fixes for the Dragonball Z 2 driver, but the background graphics still aren't emulated.
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

Friday, August 23rd, 2002
RomCenter v2.50 Released
Well Finally the rom utility program"Romcenter"has been updated...Here's whats new:
  • Crc engine moved to external plug in
  • New format for cache files (support clever cache refresh)
  • Threaded zip process. (this speed up application response duringoperation, not operations themselves)
  • Language translation.
  • Batch rename (faster)
  • Fast rename (even faster)
  • About box with infos on datafile, plug in and language ...
  • new directory browser (xp compatible)
  • new improved datafile format with resources section
  • 1GB file compatible
  • New mame 0.61 bios detection
  • 'Duplicated' info added for duplicated games
  • Unzip.dll vers 5.50
  • Improve emulator call (2 more variables available)
  • Dynamic web link with tosec and gooddat web sites
  • Deleted files goes to recycled bin.
  • Fixed proxy connection
  • Fixed moving / copying problems
  • Fixed scan windows problem
  • some other bugs fixed
Download it from the ROM Files section.
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

Dreamengine 1.0 Released
Thanks to Capt.Capcom For the news!
Bill Nagel has posted in the DCemu boards of a TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine emulator for Dreamcast that he's working on called Dream Engine..Here's whats the author said:

    This is just a preview release of my Turbo Grafx emulator, Dream Engine. Its not much yet, but its coming along. Right now I'm working on a new core in SH4 asm, so expect it to get faster. I couldnt find any docs on how to make 1st_read.bin, so I've only included the .elf. See the readme for more information.
Download it from the link above
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

Thursday, August 22nd, 2002
SlikStik has released the Quad Unit!
Thanks To l606s For the news !!
SlikStik has released the Quad Unit arcade controller!!
Features
  • 4 Happ competition joysticks
  • 1 intergrated 4-way joystick
  • A spinner(5 total)
  • Trackball
  • and alot of buttons
Click Above for the full list of features
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

NeoPop V0.66 / V1.01 Released
The popular NeoGeo Pocket Color emulator(Win), NeoPop, has been updated today..Here's whats new:
    v0.66 Core:
    • Fixed the CPU bug that caused glitches in both "Pocket Tennis" games.
    • Added all remaining CPU instructions for completeness.
    • Added DMA chaining, fixes "BioMotor Unitron" and "Kikouseki Unitron".
    Win32 v1.01
    • Added a black border around the emulated screen.
Download it from the link above
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

SegaNet is Free
Thanks To l606s for the news !!
Here's what he said:
    SegaNet servers free for rest of 2002
    It appears that Sega announced on August 1st that they are discontinuing their Dreamcast subscription service and, until the end of 2002, the SegaNet servers will be available to all online gamers. I've never personally used it myself, but those of you that want to play online that missed this announcement may want to check it out. Basically, it is unlimited head-to-head online gameplay via SegaNet through the end of 2002.
    After that, Sega will shift their online focus to other platforms -- and will start shutting down the DC servers... P.S. Note that PSOv2 is stil pay-to-play. It is the exception.
Read More From The Above Link
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

Wednesday, August 21st, 2002
Koyote 0.5.0 Released
Thanks to Xeon-G For the news !
Koyote 0.5.0 has been released. here are the changes:
  • Added: Classic/Color hardware autodetection
  • Added: Drag and drop support
  • Optimized: Half brightness scanlines and skin filters
  • Changed: Rom loading system
  • Changed: Configuration file
Download it from the link above
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (2 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

VirtuaNES v0.69a Released
The good olde NES Emulator(Win), VirtuaNES, has been updated today...Here's Whats New:
    Change:
    • Returned the acquisition by DirectInput of character string of a keyboard to processing before v0.69. (so that there is the environment that can't start)
    Revision:
    • Baseball Star - Mezase Sankanou!!(J)
Download it from the link above
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (1 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

Tuesday, August 20th, 2002
xmame-0.61.1-pr3 (preview release 3) Released
The linux port of the MAME , XMAME, has been updated today....Here's whats new:
  • Artwork should work in drivers besides just windowed X11.
  • Vector games work again.
  • The vector flicker parameter is handled correctly.
  • The history and mameinfo displays work again.
  • The history buffer size has been increased.
Download it from the link above
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

Koyote V0.4.0 Released
This new NeoGeo Pocket Color emulator(Win), Koyote, has been updated today..Here's whats new:
    Status:
    • Added: Real snk neogeo pocket bios full support !
    • Added: K1GE compatibility mode
    • Added: K1GE mode
    • Added: hard reset
    • Fixed: direct flash memory accesses emulation bug
Download it from the link above
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

Bubble Bobble Remake
A very talented friend of mine, MikeDX, is currently creating a Bubble Bobble remake. From the looks of the WIP, it could be the best home port of the game ever! Check out the latest screenshots and info.
 Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Exodus3D 

Monday, August 19th, 2002
Klive v1.0 Released
SteveSnake the author of the great Genesis emulators KGen and Kega, Has released an emulator for the Sinclair Spectrum, However It does not yet have a home page, so the link is linked directly to the file. Heres the release notes:
  • Klive is compatible with 95/98/ME/2000/XP and requires DirectX 7.0 or above
  • Currently, Klive supports the following hardware:
    • Sinclair Spectrum 48K
    • Sinclair Spectrum 128K
    • Sinclair/Amstrad Spectrum +2
    • Sinclair/Amstrad Spectrum +2a
    • Sinclair/Amstrad Spectrum +3
    • Sinclair Interface 2
    • Cursor Joystick
    • Kempston Joystick
    • Currah ΅Speech
    • Fuller Box
    • SpecDrum
    • Spectrum 128K sound on a Spectrum 48K
    • AY-3-8912 or YM2149 Sound Chip (selectable) with ABC or ACB Stereo support
    • NEC ΅PD765A Floppy Disk Controller (in +3 Mode)
    Download It From The Link Above
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: MajinVegeta 

    Sunday, August 18th, 2002
    Emu Loader v3.1 "Turbo" Released
    The frontend for MAME (DOS port), Emu Loader, has been updated today..Here's whats new:
    • "Virtual Mode" on games list is finally implemented The loading time of games (~3500) will take about 0.200 to 1.5 seconds max! (it depends on computer's speed). This is based on a Pentium III 500MHz (Katmai FSB 100MHz). Many thanks to AzzaAzza69 for helping me to figure out how to implement the virtual mode
    • Important notes, please read them carefully:
      • 1. If Parental Lock is activated it will take longer to load games
      • 2. If Real Icons is activated, it will take longer to load games (just a little bit, like 0.65 seconds, hehe)
      • 3. When switching between games filters, the status window doesn't appear anymore. Instead, the mouse cursor changes, showing the Hour Glass while loading the new filter
      • The following features / options were removed from Emu Loader:
        • Game Sound Clips is completely removed due to problems with DirectX8 headers for Delphi
        • Go to Selected Game's Homepage (not needed anymore)
        • Disable Windows Access (didn't worked anyway)
        • Games Hot Track
        • Games Hand Point
        • Non-Working Icon (new handling due to new virtual mode)
        • Games List Wallpaper
        • Remember Sorted Column
        • Column to Sort at startup
        • Sort Direction at startup
        • Game Filter "Show Working Games"
        • Game Filter "show Non-Working Games"
        • Show Picture Info
      • All games with a preliminary driver, now will be grayed out, and with a strike out font
      • New Option: Show Preliminary Games Disabled This option works with the above feature. It toggles the games with preliminary driver enabled / disabled with a strike out font
      • In-Game Snapshots folder is removed from MAME Extended Options screen This folder is now loaded from the snapshot_directory entry of mame.ini file. This means that the in-game snapshot folder can be different for every M.A.M.E. binary you select :-)
      • Added a new drop-down button on the buttons toolbar, with a list of all available Keys Mapping files, found on M.A.M.E. ctrlr folder Now you can quickly select the keys config
      • Note:
      • 1. The list changes for every M.A.M.E. binary you select
      • 2. Selecting the (Default) option, EL will load the keys mapping from mame.ini file
      • Keys Mapping drop-down button added in User Profile Editor screen
      • The games mode views are now available when in favorites lists mode, thanks to the virtual mode (Big Icons, Small Icons, List and Details buttons)
      • Category and Version Added columns are now updated when refreshing the games list
      • Added an option to change the background color on the Automatic Game Information box The picture filename info is now on the picture's hint
      • Added the General Background Color option again This time, this option is 100% optimized If you're using WinXP with themes enabled this option forces the "BtnFace" color (default window color)
      • Custom Games is now working correctly with no apparent bugs
    Download it from the link above
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

    NeoPop V0.65/V1.00 Released
    Yet the popular NeoGeo Pocket Color emulator(win), NeoPop, has been updated today...Here's whats new :
      v0.65:
      • Drastically fixed the sound chip output, no more bad notes.
      • Removed stereo option as the system isn't.
      • Fixed a rare crash with the advanced EEPROM access from v0.62
      • Horizontal interrupt timing is more accurate.
      • Fixed "Memories Off Pure" intro, it will no longer flicker.
      • Glitches in "Super Real Mahjong" are fixed, but game is unstable.
      • Added a hack to force "Cool Cool Jam SAMPLE" into colour mode.
      • Added a hack to force "Dokodemo Mahjong" into mono mode.
      • Fixed several bugs in the CPU core.
      • Fixed the options menu in "Cotton"
      • "NeoGeo Cup '98 (Mono)" is now playable.
      Win32 v1.00
      • Completely rebranded the Windows version as 'Win32'. This version corresponds to the NeoPop you're all familiar with.
      • Incorportated the Win32 version number into the 'about' box.
      • Added support for translations of menu items, dialogs and strings. See the accompanying 'language.txt' file for details. Any help with translating will be greatly appreciated, please e-mail me them and I will host them on the site.
    Download it from the link above
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

    VirtuaNES V0.69 Released
    The great NES Emulator(win),VirtuaNES, has been updated today...Here's whats new:
      Change:
      • Change to acquire character string of a keyboard from a DirectInput device. (can't set even if pushes toggle key)
      • Change acquires joystick ID (can set with Control Panel), and to be able to set.(please set again when joins by more than one joystick)
      • Change to be able to correspond to a Z/RX/RY/RZ axis of joy-stick.
      Revision:
      • Correct IRQ of Mapper67.
      • Because there seems to be the environment that has fallen when uses MemoryView for a long time, be revisions.
      • A figure of high rank corrects the bug that has changed when turned a figure of a low rank into A ... F in Edit with MemoryView.
      • Correct that shortcut key has worked when uses cheat support and adds a code.
    Download it from the link above
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (4 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

    Saturday, August 17th, 2002
    NeoPop V0.64 Released
    The popular NeoGeo Pocket Color emulator(win), NeoPop, has been updated today...Here's whats new:
    • Drastically fixed the sound chip output, no more bad notes.
    • Removed stereo option as the system isn't (You were right Meridian)
    • Fixed a rare crash with the advanced EEPROM access from v0.62
    • Horizontal interrupt timing is more accurate.
    • Fixed "Memories Off Pure" intro, it will no longer flicker.
    • Glitches in "Super Real Mahjong" are fixed, but game is unstable.
    • Added a hack to force "Cool Cool Jam SAMPLE" into colour mode.
    • Added a hack to force "Dokodemo Mahjong" into mono mode.
    • Fixed several bugs in the CPU core.
    • Fixed the options menu in "Cotton"
    • "NeoGeo Cup '98 (Mono)" is now playable
    Download it from the link above
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

    Meka 0.63 Released
    The Sega Master System / Game Gear emulator (Win/DOS) ,Meka, has been updated today..The author has made enough great fixes that he thought a release is good to go but only for registered users now...The public version is on delay.. Meka is capable of emulating the Game Gear, Master System, SC-1000, Sega Mark III (+ FM Unit), SC-3000, Colecovision and Othello Multivision machines...Here's what the author said:
    • Implemented a cyclic color allocation algorythm, reducing palette changes even more in some games. Users with videocard/drivers having problems changing palette can expect less slowdown in Game Gear games.
    • Tested every single Master System games, and wrote a multiplayer games list out of them. It is included in the emulator (MULTI.TXT).
    • Added 21 missing undocumented Z80 opcodes in the ED instruction set, including the wonderful OUT (A), 0.
    • Fixed PSG emulation. The holding note after text boxes shows in "Alex Kidd in Miracle World" is no more, and noise channel writes were fixed (as used by CodeMasters games: Micro Machines drums now sounds correctly, etc...). Thanks to the great Maxim for his informations!
    • Fixed Light Phaser shooting position for when left column blanking is enabled (a bug leaked in since a few version).
    • Fixed 64-bytes ROM footer detection.
    • Fixed a bug affecting Hardware Reset and ROM reloading on SG-1000/SC-3000 and Colecovision emulation. As far as I know, only "Pac-Man" (Coleco) was affected after an Hardware Reset, but other ROMs could as well. Thanks to James Carter for the bug report.
    • Fixed a two-years-old bug that may lead MEKA to crash when loading a savestate that was previously used under the debugger.
    • Fixed Sega Keyboard mapping for the unusual "Pi" / "Ro" key, so Japanese users can use it at its standard mapping location. Thanks to Yujiro for the bug report.
    • FPS Counter is now enabled/disabled by pressing Alt+F, instead of keeping F pressed.
    • [Windows] Fixed time display.
    • Updated to newer GCC version, hopefully little improving performances.
    • Added and modified entries to the checksum and compatibility lists.
    • Some interesting ones I could rename after redumping:
      • Alex Kidd in Miracle World [A] --> Alex Kidd in Miracle World [Export]
      • Alex Kidd in Miracle World [B] --> Alex Kidd in Miracle World [USA]
    Download it from the link above
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

    DaemonTools V3.17 Released
    Anywho..the utility for the PSX Emulators, DaemonTools(emulates a CD-Drive), has been updated today...Here's what the author said:
    • This new version of DAEMON Tools can perfectly emulate new generation of protections based on measurement of the physical CD media parameters (CDCOPS©, VOB ProtectCD 5©, latest SecuRom© etc.). In fact we were ready for such emulation about half a year ago, but such emulation also required creation of new image format capable to hold additional information (not only pure data and subchannel). Such image format became MDS (Media Descriptor) previously natively used in FantomCD.
    • As you know DAEMON Tools has no own dumping engine, but soon some programs will appear on the market that will be able to create MDS-images of CDs with these protections automatically! Nevertheless, as you surely don't want to wait until then we decided to release current version of DAEMON Tools having its full new emulation power included! We also provide some prebuilt MDS-files on our page for some well-known games recently released with the protections mentioned above.
    • These MDS-files (only a few KB each) will allow you to play the corresponding games from DAEMON Tools virtual drive right NOW - without having to wait for new commercial programss that will create MDS-images containing the needed infos automatically.
    Here's the full changelog of DAEMON Tools 3.17:
    • Virtual drive support for CDCOPS©, VOB ProtectCD 5©, and latest Securom© versions
    • Manual converted to .CHM format (thanks to Andareed)
    • Fixed different blacklists (also driver renamed to 'STLTH317' as a preventive measure)
    Download it from the link above
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

    Thursday, August 15th, 2002
    MAME/MAME32 Plus V0.61.2 Released
    The unofficial MAME version based on MAME / MAME32 emulator(WIN), MAME32 plus has been updated today...Here's whats new :
    • added SuperScale effect by Elsemi from Nebula plugin source and Eagle graphics filter by Dirk Stevens, 16 bit ONLY [K&K]. Now MAME Plus! supports 6 Image filters. // We know it is slooow~~ there's no way but upgrade your CPU. MAME code is accurate and slow (need 2x CPU power comparing to Kawaks / Nebula), mame[w] blitter is slow (another 2x), so, you may need about 450% faster CPU to run the same game w/ 2xSaI on MAME than on Kawaks / Nebula. FYI, right here :
      • Dirk Stevens' Eagle
      • Kreed's SuperEagle
      • Kreed's 2xSaI
      • Kreed's Super 2xSaI
      • AdvanceMAME Scale2x
      • ElSemi's SuperScale
    • added a popup menu to remove selected game to "backup" dir [K&K]
    • palette.c: changed PALETTIZED_COLORMAP_SHIFT to 5 (32768 colors) [BUT]
    • added GUI options for transparent UI [Sword]
    • fixed history color without bkground image [K&K]
    • added a "SetFileAttributes" to overwrite readonly bkground.png [K&K]
    • new rom patch structure [K&K]
    • new boss patches for doubledr, kof95, lastbld2, samsho2, samsho3, samsho4 [Emuman (Thanks to ydmis, alphax2 & flycboy for the codes)]
    • split "artwork" page from "misc" [Sword]
    • new Japanese game list (0.61 Rel.4)
    • new drivers:
      • cps2: 3 new games from CPS2Shock
      • taito_f3: added alpha blending of sprites [Shiriru]
      • toaplan1: video speed up [SUZ]
      • Ninja wariiors bug fix [JUN]
    • updated folders list [Sword]
    • new binutils, nasm and gettext library
    Download it from the link above
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    Wednesday, August 14th, 2002
    Koyote V0.3.0 Released
    The new NeoGeo Pocket color(win) emulator, Koyote, has been updated today.... Here's whats new :
    • Added: real bios support (work in progress)
    • Added: support for direct flash memory accesses (multipack roms work now, and some commercial games are fixed thanks to flavor)
    • Added: support for different sizes and manufacturers of flash memories
    • Added: 2x Half brightness scanlines blitter
    • Added: Italian and german language packs (thanks to Zydio and xdaniel)
    • Fixed: fm synthesis
    • Fixed: dac playback
    • Fixed: directsound code
    • Fixed: Ex R,R'opcode
    • Fixed: fullscreen/windowed switch
    • Improved: dma
    • Improved: timers
    Download it from the link above
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    Tuesday, August 13th, 2002
    Cowering Good Tools Datfiles Updated
    ClrMamePro site has released a new update of the dat utility... Here's whats new :
    • Updated datfiles: GoodNGPx (update: added single-folder-dat)
    • Retouched and added single-folder dat-versions: Good2600, Good5200, GoodCol
    • New Good dat (based on the roms, not on the database): Good7800
    Download the utility from the link above
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    xmame-0.61.1-pr2 (preview release 2) Released
    linux port of the best multi-arcade machine emulator MAME, xmame, has been udpated. In order to upgrade from 0.60.1, it requires to download the two patch files which are found on the MAME page...Here's whats new :
    • The mouse cursor is now hidden in OpenGL fullscreen mode. (Craig Servin)
    • Applied a patch for FreeBSD to unix/video-drivers/svgainput.c. (Stijn Hoop)
    • Applied the NetMAME 0.5 patch, which adds a new option, -parallelsync, which should allow games to work without lag at network latencies of up to 16 milliseconds. (Steve Freeland)
    • Applied the ps2linux patch. (Joan Sarah Touzet)
    • Fixed a problem in the ALSA 0.9 driver with setting the sample rate on SB128 soundcards. (Stephen Anthony)
    • Fixed a bug in unix/devices.h that prevented compilation on non-X11 platforms.
    • Fixed the register constraints in cpu/i8085/i8085cpu.h so that cpu/i8085/i8085.c can build for x86 using gcc-3.1 with -O3. This change was missed in the MAME 0.61 release.
    • Fixed multiple definition warnings in the psikyosh driver.
    Download it from the link above
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    Aldos Plugin Pack Updated
    Aldos has released a new plugin pack(consists of +80 plugins for the free PSX Emulators that use the PSEmu Pro Plugin System)....Here's whats new :
      Recently added plugins:
      • E}I{'s softGPU V 0.981.
    Download it from the link above
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    Monday, August 12th, 2002
    E}I{'s softGPU V 0.981 Released
    The gpu plugin for the free PSX emulators that use the PSEmu Pro plugin sytem ,E}I{'s softGPU, has been udpated today...Here's whats new :
    • fixed saving of screenshots in 16 bit colordepth, thanx to Hanif
    • changed screenpics code slightly
    • added preliminary 24-bit mode support
    • added Y-interpolation capability to all modes
    • did x-stretching for 24-bit mode(slow though). Now it's fully supported.
    • added TW log option
    • updated CPU benchmarking routine, it will now be able to select different pieces of code for cached and uncached data copying
    • removed prolog/epilog code from most color conversion routines turning them into pure assembly code :)
    • did same thing with sprite routines and several other.
    • snapshots are now done through GPUmakeSnapshot() called by emu, PrtScr key can be used in emulators not supporting GPUmakeSnapshot()
    • new odd/even field flag handling. I hope CC fix not needed anymore.
    • fixed bug with loading savestates of interlaced games
    • fixed bug with wrong centering of software-stretched screen
    • auto-frameskip for interlaced mode(experimental)
    Download it from the link above
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    visine v2.70 Released
    The good old NES Emulator ,RockNES, which update the megaman 1&2 level editor...Here's whats new :
    • Added boss weakness against weapons (MM2);
    • Added weapons shot speed (MM2, read details before using it);
    • Added ladder climbing register (MM2, affects speed);
    • Added recoil and upper recoil speeds (MM2);
    • Added normal and in-water gravity settings (MM2);
    • Added complete sprite graphics bank editor (MM2);
    • Added palette cycles and local rotation delay adjusts (MM2);
    • Added more sound codes and music tracks (MM2);
    • Added maximum number of lives and energy tanks (MM2);
    • Added life and boss gauges filling delay (MM2);
    • Added text write delay for "got weapon" screen (MM2);
    • Fixed ENTER key problem on MM2 title screen/palette editor (close no more);
    • Fixed background color mirroring (MM2);
    • Fixed a bug inserting sprites (MM1);
    • Fixed a bug toggling the structure selector;
    • Fixed TSA flags (actual block index was being cleared on level change);
    • Fixed palette switcher if you change the level from Ending level;
    • Fixed palette/CHR switcher for MM2 Wily5 (same reason);
    • Fixed palette LOCK button (it wasn't writing data before the actual cycle);
    • Fixed enemy damage editor, thanks to Vagla for pointing me this;
    • Fixed inserted sprite index;
    • Fixed sprites buffer initialization;
    • Fixed 'no background music' index write;
    • Fixed a few GUI labels (like 'Metal Saw', instead of 'Metal Blade');
    • Fixed address/value mask for ROM data patch dialog;
    • Some of the background colors from intro sequence are mirrored, ok (MM2);
    • The sprite engine was fixed for both games, but let me know if the sprites are still glitched somewhere;
    • Special screens (main title, boss screen, castle) has the "lock" enabled when editing colors;
    • Structures/TSA selectors are updated if the palette is changed;
    • Stage path (for drawing) now uses the initial scroll byte setting;
    • Reduced video resolution switch delay on startup;
    • Main font changed, GUI slightly improved and resized;
    • Compiled for i686 family by default.
    Download it from the link above
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    Saturday, August 10th, 2002
    NeoPop V0.61 Released
    The popular NeoGeo Pocket Color emulator(win),NeoPop, has been updated today.......Here's whats new :
    • Enabled correct menus when loading from Explorer. Thanks to 'tatta'.
    • Removed 11khz and 22khz sound options for technical reasons.
    • Decreased sound latency
    • Fixed potential static from the DAC emulation.
    • Stopped a crashing bug that could happen when changing sound settings.
    • Fixed a graphics bug in "Big Bang Pro Wrestling" and "Wrestling Madness"
    • Added a recent file list to the Game menu.
    • Fixed a bug in the registry code, should fix path saving.
    • Several more small optimisations were made.
    Download it from the link above
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    BGB V0.81 Released
    The GB/GBC emulator(win),BGB, has been updated today.....Here's whats new :
    • redone STAT/timing/interrupts core, more accurate now (?)
    • fixed *many* known problem roms.
    • implemented DI+HALT hardware bug now
    • needed to fix smurfs/thunderbirds again (thanks no$gmb history text).
    • "little mermaid ii pinball frenzy" graphics will be broken until i have exact HDMA timing.
    • added "no visible window" mode (doubleclick in bgb window to toggle).
    • GB screen can now be off-center in the border bitmap.
    • SGB border can now overlap main screen in 16 bits gfx mode (alfred chicken)
    • minor fixes/changes.
    Download it from the link above
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    GStaris v0.3 Released
    The OpenGL PS2 plugin for the PCSX2, PS2PE and any other emulator that would use this same system,GStaris, has been updated today..........Here's whats new :
    • New z calculation (thanks saquib, for giving me the beginning of my actual code)
    • Fixed jasper
    • GIF correction
    • 'About dialog' changes
    • [PSMT8*CSM1*PSMCT16] & [PSMT8*CSM1*PSMCT16S] texture format added - need a demo to test :)
    • pillgen;psms;soundcheck;1fx correction > Frame Buffer Fix 1
    • 3starsII > Frame Buffer Fix 2
    • alpha blending correction - now alpha blending is enabled by default
    • Added experimental 'Keep ps2 ratio' (report me your comments)
    • Now in non-stretched mode, screen will be centered (report me your comments)
    • New scissoring code, with hardware&software support (a little part is missing)
    • TEX1 register partially added
    • STQ correction - works better, not perfectly
    • New sprite clipping code (bytheway,demo2d,...)
    • Added RGB24 -> RGB32 conversion in IDTwrite (3starsII title,...)
    • Added RBG16 -> RGB32 conversion in IDTwrite (soundcheck tunnel,jum1,...)
    • Compatible with the old and the new GS defs
    • Fixed crash when using alpha blending code on old video cards (thanks asad)
    • Fixed the bitbltbuf.dbw==0 bug (not the asad's fix, but another based on his fix)
    • [PSMT4*CSM1*PSMCT32] texture format fixed (soundcheck & ps2mame text ; [i said bytheway in 0.2 changelog, it's an error sorry])
    • Internal changes.
    Download it from the above link.
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    Atari800 v1.2.3 Released
    The Atari 8bit Computer/5200 Emulator,Atari800, has been updated today.........Here's whats new :
    • 576 and 1088 kB RAM supported (selection available in the UI)
    • separate Antic access to extended memory for 130 XE and 320 Compy Shop
    • 256K and 512K XEGS carts
  • SDL version now:
    • cleans up after unsuccessful initialization
    • supports "-nosound" and "-dsprate"
    • continues to run even if sound initialization failed
  • command line options "-help" and "-v" ("-version") now work better in most supported ports. Download it from the link above.
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    Friday, August 9th, 2002
    Masterlator V0.07b Released
    A new Sega Master System / GameGear emulator(windows) ,Masterlator, has been released! It was written in portable ANSI-C with mingw, uses the SDL library, has its own, original Z80 core, it can also handle zipped ROM images and supports Drag&Drop. Only a Win32 binary available for now..Here's whats new :
    • Written completely from scratch in ANSI-C using mingw, thereby making the emulator highly portable
    • The image is zoomed in software when resizing the window to avoid the blurring effect of some gfx cards
    • Fullscreen mode, optionally stretching the image to fill the whole screen
    • Joypad support
    • SMS BIOS support
    • ZIP support by using the zlib
    • Drag'n Drop support (Win32 specific)
    • About 80% sound support (no speech yet and wrong synced noise)
    • Usage of the SDL library
    • Full battery backed RAM support, automatic loading and saving
    Dowload it from the link above
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    NeoPop V0.60 Released
    The popular NeoGeo Pocket Color emulator(win),NeoPop, has been updated today.......Here's whats new :
    • Re-written DirectSound buffering - Sound seems to work perfectly now!
    • Re-written the frame-limiter using performance timers.
    • Added 'numpad' keys to the input dialog.
    • Optimised every stage of the graphics pipeline - it's now much faster.
    • Hopefully fixed rom loading using Explorer.
    • No new game fixes.
    Download it from the link above
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    CDRMooby2 Released
    The CDR plugin for the free PSX Emulators that use the PSEmu Pro Plugin sytem(Win/Linux),CDRMooby, has been udpated today....Here's whats new :
    • Actual working subchannel support
    • New GUIs, audio libraries.
    • Entirely rewritten for better stability, design, extensibility.
    • Same code base for linux and windows
    • RAR support works in linux now too =)
    • Use the CDDA volume control in the config window. Also check out the favorites option in the file dialog box
    Download it from the link above
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    Thursday, August 8th, 2002
    CPS2mame v2.611 Released
    Razoola also has updated the great CPS2mame emulator to include the latest XOR's released today...nothing is new about the emu.
    Download it from the link above
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    CPS-2 Shock #095 - #097 XOR's Released
    Razoola has released 3 new XOR's today.......Here's whats new :
    • Mega Man 2 (USA 960708) (872kb)
    • Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha (Asia 960826) (632kb)
    • X-Men COTA (Asia 941217) (547kb)
    Download it from the link above
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    Nebula V2.19b Released
    The CPS1/2 + NeoGeo + Konami emulator (win), Nebula, has been udpated today...........Here's whats new :
      NEOGEO:
      • Fixed Fatal Fury 2 protection not working
      • Fixed VLiner not working
      • Fixed Alpha Mission 2 missing sounds
      • Added 6 slot support for Multi slot MVS emulation.
      • Added Bangbead encrypted romset.
      CPS1:
      • Fixed wrong tiles on 1st floor of Magic Sword
      CPS2:
    • New xors:
      • Megaman 2: Power Fighters (US 960708)
      • Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha (Asia 960826)
      • X-Men: Children of the Atom (Asia 941217)
    Download it from the link above
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    Kawaks V1.45 Released
    The vintage CPS-1/CPS-2 & NeoGeo emulator (win) , Kawaks, has been udpated today..........Here's whats new :
      New drivers:
      • Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters (US 960708)
      • Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha (Asia 960826)
      • X-Men: Children of the Atom (Asia 941217)
      • Neo No Panepon
    • Fixed sound in Ninja Commando, Ninja Combat, Crossed Swords, Trash Rally, Blues Journey thanks to Acho A. Tang
    • Fixed NeoGeo autoanim, thanks to Razoola and ElSemi (fixes bugs in WakuWaku7, SuperDodgeBall, and probably several others)
    • Included correct random number generation thanks to Razoola and smf
    • Added 16 to 32bpp wrapper: Now all blitters work in 32bpp windowed mode (be aware this is quite a bit slower than using 16bpp windowed mode)
    • Added menu item to control Multitask Friendly for netplay
    • Kawaks won't overwrite your old screenshots anymore when doing a capture
    • Fixed Select button not working in some NeoGeo games in console mode
    • Added debug dipswitches support for NeoGeo games
    • Tons of rewrites and cleanups
    • Fixed Twinkle Star Sprites hang (introduced in 1.44
    Download it from the link above
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    Tuesday, August 6th, 2002
    Pete's GPU Plugins V1.65 Released
    The video plugins for the PSX emulators that use the PSEmu Pro Plugin system (win/linux), Petes GPU Plugins, have been updated today.....Here's whats new :
    • Many users reported me wrong black areas in certain NTSC games. Thanx to Cobra95, by using his Spyro3 save state I was able to investigate and fix that issue.
    • Lewpy suggested a small trick to prevent FF9 from crashing when framebuffer access is activated. I have followed his suggestions, but still I advise NOT to use the FA options with that game (it will not crash anymore, but glitches in battle will happen). Well, it's up to you :)
    • I've removed the "FF9 mdec mask bit" special game fix, hopefully now all mdec polygons and mdec texts will be fine without. Thanks to Dimitri for reports and Yazoo for his save state.
    • Since Lewpy did a very nice dynamic loading of the kernel funcs for disabling screensavers/power saving modes in the P.E.Op.S. soft gpu plugin, I couldn't find any more reasons against a 'disable screensavers' option (without Lewpy's piece of code such an option would have crashed with Win95/WinNT in the past). So, if you were tormented by suddenly starting screen savers while playing a psx game before, you can now easily disable them in the gpu configs.
    • I've found a small bug in the D3D plugins with the "Unfiltered frame- buffer updates - faster mdecs" option. I don't know what games suffered by that bug, but I've decided to fix it nonetheless ;) Oh, btw, I did notice that this option does not (and never will) work right with emulating the psx mask bit. So, if you are seeing flickering displays, or missing stuff, try to turn that D3D option off (OpenGL will always be ok, though).
    • Finally I was able to find out what was going wrong with the 'Monkey Hero' game (that one was really messed up with all of my gpu plugins), and yeah, I've fixed it. Will be interesting to see what other games will also run better because of the fix (and I hope that speed will not drop much because of it... at least on my system I didn't notice any slowdowns).
    Download it from the link above
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    Monday, August 5th, 2002
    NeoPop v0.57 Released
    The popular greatest NeoGeo Pocket Color emulator (win), NeoPop, has been updated today...Here's whats new :
    • I've done a lot of work reorganising the source layout.
    • Increased the size of the DAC buffer as I got an overflow in "Puyo Pop".
    Download it from the Console Emulators section.
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    VGS Video Patch XP V1.2 Released
    The "all-in-one" patch for the Connectix Virtual Game Station (All Windows) by aldostools , VGS Video Patch XP, has been udpated today...Here's whats new :
      New in this version:
      • Higher resolutions now can display at full screen (patched by daNIL & SaPu).
    Download it from the link above
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    E V O L U T I O N 2000
    This year, Shoryuken's national tournament left the area of Folsom ,CA.(Where "B5" were held),and this time..the action will be held downtown of Los Angeles, CA. Last year was indeed a rough competetion between the East and West Coast, Japnese players were invloved as well. This time..everyone across the world will attend this once in a year time tournament. Each year the tournament has expanded its reach, attracting the very best players from around the globe. Competitors last year hailed from the US, Canada, Europe, Kuwait, Australia, and Japan. Evolution 2002 is the only tournament that pits these players directly against each other, to see which single player will come out on top. Evolution 2002 will feature intense game tournaments across an array of favorite Street Fighter games.The exact tournaments are still being decided. Because of the high number of players attending, SRK(shoryuken) do not want to exceed 4 tournaments. At this point Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 are locks, but the rest depends on Capcom's release schedule. For instance, if Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was releasted tomorrow, it would obviously bump off one of the other tournaments. Other games we are considering at this point include Super Turbo, Alpha 3, and any spring/early summer Capcom game releases**. SRK also considering supplemental formats like a CvS2 team tournament.
    Start planning NOW to catch all the action and take your place alongside the true world warriors.
    This is where the legends are born. Old-school? New-school? Doesn't matter. It's time to put the hype down, and your fists up. Because Evolution is all about the basics: Fight. Survive. Win.
    For More Information about Evol.2K or signing up for the tournament, click link above.
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    Sunday, August 4th, 2002
    BGB v0.8 Released
    The GB/GBC emulator (win),BGB, has been updated today.......Here's whats new :
    • Added SGB support.
    • renamed "snapshot" to "state" to prevent confusion with "screenshot".
    • changed I/O register behavior it should be more like the real hardware, i might break something.
    • fixed bugs.
    • added options.
    Download it from the Console Emulators section.
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    Saturday, August 3rd, 2002
    NeoPop v0.56 Released
    The popular NeoGeo Pocket/NeoGeo Pocket Colour emulator(WIN), NeoPop, has been updated today... Here's whats new:
    • Added keyboard shortcuts for common commands. See menu items for details.
    • Fixed the ALT keys not working as keyboard controls.
    • Tried to fix graphics background colour in all commercial games. (Improves "Fatal Fury", "Magical Drop", "Ogre Battle", etc.)
    • Added all remaining DMA modes fixes "Super Real Mahjong"
    • Frame skipping value is shown on the window caption.
    • Forgot to add auto fire for the keyboard, added now.
    • DAC emulation has been re-written so its sounds alot better
    Download it from the Console Emulators section.
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    P.E.o.P.s v1.7 Released
    The GPU for the free PSX Emulators (Win/Linux) , P.E.o.P.s, has been updated today....obviously..the plugin has been broken up into 3 different parts: Linux for ePSXe & PCSX , Linux for FPSE and one for the windows emulators...Here's whats new :
    • linuzappz fixed a small issue with the Linux 'About' dialog
    • Lewpy added a clean way to avoid troubles with the "Disable screen- savers" option in Win95/WinNT
    • Lewpy replaced the old line drawing stuff (which used simply thin quads) with nicer and faster native line functions
    • Pete added an internal fix for FF9 mask bit issues (a few texts in animated mdecs were missing)
    • Pete improved the dma write/read wrapping. Should be fine now. Pete removed the dmachain special game fixes with a good working 'bad dmachain' auto-detection.
    • Pete changed major parts in the dmachain handler. Games like 'Monkey Hero' are working now without problems.
    Download it from the link above
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    Friday, August 2nd, 2002
    Hu-Go! v2.09 Released
    The vintage PC-Engine Emulator for Windows, Hu-Go, has been updated today....Here's Whats New:
    • This version features a total SDL emu with reenabling of the main features that I had to disable for the 2.08 alpha version (I'm thinking to sound and cd support). This release also got a much improved synchronization engine, so you will be able to play more than 3 seconds before dying on Super Star Soldier, for example. I haven't tested much but I guess that Cds intros will be much more accurate than they used to. The next version will focus more on user interfacing and plugin development for helping translation and miscelaneous hacking projects which are growing around You may also have noticed that the site wasn't available for the previous days, it was simply a physical move of the server hard disks which took longer than scheduled. As for other emulation related projects, I was thinking of something which could help hugo being written more cleanly and which could lead to a pc-fx emulator later.
    • Not much news about HuC, which is showing its maturity through the various projects using it, notably implode, which is going to become the NEWEST COMMERCIAL GAME for pc engine. Cheers to Bt Garner who is the "culprit". Don't forget to buy yours as soon as it will be available and refrain the piracy (excepted if you like to ransack the pc engine scene and prevent other games from appearing).
    Download it from the Console Emulators section.
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    Viva Nonno V22.0.2 Released
    This new namco system 22 emulator for Windows and DirectX Viva Nonno, has been updated today! Here's whats new :
      minor version up some problems might be fixed
      • setting dialog didn't open in some versions of windows
      • to enter full-screen mode
      • the sound emulation was improved. (not completed)
      • eliminated pop-up noise
      • tuned interpolation filter
      • fixed handling of SEs
      • added "Use MIPMAP" check box in the gfx setting.
    Download it from the Arcade Emulation section.
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    NeoPop V0.55 Released
    The popular NeoGeo Pocket Color emulator (win), NeoPop,has been updated today......Here's whats new :
    • Improved the divide instruction(thanks Judge) which in turn has fixed "Evolution - Eternal Dungeons".
    • Added manual frame skipping.
    • I've improved sound quality a little bit but it still breaks up after a time (to fix it - move the window).
    • Fixed the speed of "Metal Slug 2".
    Download it from the Console Emulators section.
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    ClrMamePro V2.70a Released
    The Rom Managing Utility for MAME ,ClrMamePro, has been updated today...Here's whats new :
      Scanner:
      • fixed: "fix missing scans all sets" button forgets the set value
      • fixed: "stay on top" won't work after minimizing/maximizing the window
      • not supported "single-rom-unzipped-sets-scanmode" won't mark files as wrong named anymore (but as unneeded)
      • optionally add the description strings to the save have/miss lists.
      Dir2Dat:
      • changed singlefilemode for files which only differ by their extensions.
      • second progressbar for crc32/md5 calculation or zipfileindex
      • little crc32/md5 speed optimization
      Settings:
      • "available" button doesn't include samplepaths for the search anymore
      • readded the OK button ...people liked to click on it :O)
      Misc:
      • changed default windows positions (1st start) to center of the screen
    Download it from the ROM Files section.
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    E}I{'s softGPU V 0.980 Released
    The fast softgpu for the free PSX Emulator , E}I{'s softGPU , has been updated today...Here's whats new :
    • options are properly saved on Win95 - thanks to Hanif
    • fixed issue with MDECs played in 555 color mode again :) - thanks to
    • fixed wrong texturemapping/shading for very thin triangles
    • fixed bad gouraud shading for big triangles
    • better texture alignment
    • improved DMAchain code. Will make Wild Arms and some other games playable
    • new, simpler and somewhat faster framebuffer layout
    • fixed FF7 textbox bug which appeared suddently
    • fixed flashing textures in FF7 - big thanks to Calb!!!
    • many small asm optimizations here and there
    • faster rectangle primitives
    • added "synchronize framebuffers" mode. Still incomplete.
    • both "max speed" options working again
    • bug with incorrect video mode switching fixed
    • F8 or PrintScreen key will save screenshot
    • savestate pictures are antialiased and have red borders now
    • savestate pictures of MDECs can be saved
    • changed texture page procs, fixes SO2,FF9 worldmaps, ToD2 start menu...
    • added "FPS limit smoothness" option to config menu
    • plugin is now able to set refresh rate.I hope it will not break compatibility with NT4
    Download it from the link above
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