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News from August 2003

Monday, August 23rd, 2004
Mame32 v86 has been released
    Driver Improvements:
  • M37710, NamcoSS22 and C352 improvements [R.Belmont]
  • M37710 changes (m37710.diff)
  • NamcoSS22 changes (s22.diff): All CPU clocks changed to measured-by-Guru values, Handle the changed M37710 bus width
  • Temporarily disconnect shared RAM. There's a problem where the 68020's shared RAM test wipes out the 37710's work variables and causes it to crash
  • C352 change (c352.diff):
  • Remove debug printf that accidentally snuck in
  • SPI Improvements [Ville Linde]
  • Improved (but not yet correct) tilemap decryption
  • Preliminary sprite priority support
  • PowerPC 403 core [Ville Linde, Bart Trzynadlowski, Stefano Teso] This is basically SuperModel (Sega Model 3 emu)'s PPC core minus the FPU and 6xx series specific instructions (that stuff isn't ported to MAME yet).
  • Virtua Racing improvements [Olivier Galibert, Andrew Gardner]
  • Hyperstone CPU Core Improvements [Tomasz Slanina, Pierpaolo Prazzoli]
  • Various Konami PPC based games [Ville Linde] gticlub, gradius4, sscope, sscope2, racingj, racingj2, thrilld, midnrun, windheat
  • These are to demonstrate the PPC core in action, they contain only very preliminary emulation and do nothing more than display the initial test screens.
  • Cool Riders [David Haywood] skeleton driver, to be continued at a later date
  • Pit Boss added to merit driver, not investigated the issues yet
  • Tatakae! Big Fighter [Tomasz Slanina] serious protection issues
  • Cool Mini: Hyperstone based game, incomplete set
  •  Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: James 

    mame v0.86 released
    mame is the multiple arcade machine emulator, it is the most complete and popular emulator to this day, a work with athe contribution of many people, it has been upgraded once again.
      Driver Improvements:
  • M37710, NamcoSS22 and C352 improvements [R.Belmont]
  • M37710 changes (m37710.diff)
  • NamcoSS22 changes (s22.diff): All CPU clocks changed to measured-by-Guru values, Handle the changed M37710 bus width
  • Temporarily disconnect shared RAM. There's a problem where the 68020's shared RAM test wipes out the 37710's work variables and causes it to crash
  • C352 change (c352.diff):
  • Remove debug printf that accidentally snuck in
  • SPI Improvements [Ville Linde]
  • Improved (but not yet correct) tilemap decryption
  • Preliminary sprite priority support
  • PowerPC 403 core [Ville Linde, Bart Trzynadlowski, Stefano Teso] This is basically SuperModel (Sega Model 3 emu)'s PPC core minus the FPU and 6xx series specific instructions (that stuff isn't ported to MAME yet).
  • Virtua Racing improvements [Olivier Galibert, Andrew Gardner]
  • Hyperstone CPU Core Improvements [Tomasz Slanina, Pierpaolo Prazzoli]
      Various Konami PPC based games [Ville Linde] gticlub, gradius4, sscope, sscope2, racingj, racingj2, thrilld, midnrun, windheat
    • These are to demonstrate the PPC core in action, they contain only very preliminary emulation and do nothing more than display the initial test screens.
    • Cool Riders [David Haywood] skeleton driver, to be continued at a later date
    • Pit Boss added to merit driver, not investigated the issues yet
    • Tatakae! Big Fighter [Tomasz Slanina] serious protection issues
    • Cool Mini: Hyperstone based game, incomplete set
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Sunday, August 22nd, 2004
    Universe Bios 2.0 released
    • The UNIVERSE BIOS is for owners of MVS or AES hardware that want an easy way to change country region or between Arcade or Console mode on boot.
    • Also included are other features that are not possible using the standard MVS bios.
    • Please Read The Whats New To Get More Infomation
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (3 comments)Posted by: James 

    Saturday, August 21st, 2004
    WinUAE 0.9.91 (19.08.2004) "WinUAE 1.0 public beta #2"
      New features:
    • "uae-configuration" Amiga side program that can list current configuration, change all configuration parameters and send any inputevent on the fly.
    • Both right alt and ctrl are mapped to firebutton in keyboard layout B (some laptops don't have right ctrl key).
    • disable quickstart-mode if using -f or -config= -command line parameters
      A great thanx goes out to Superman for finding this, get the emulator from the link at the top of post
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Monday, August 16th, 2004
    update to PC2E the pcengine emulator
    PC2E is a rather new take in pcengine emulation, this nifty program attempts to make use of today's graphic power to enhance the pcengine experience, not only is it leaps ahead of others but the authors tend to keep it free, that is not the case with other emulators. current changes made are:
    • - Fixed a major bug that it did not respond to any keyboard input in fullscreen mode on windows2000/XP.
    • - Improved CD play command.
    • - Improved implementation for joystick input.
    • - Speeded up things
    • - Changed implementation of "stretched" screen modes. ("stretched" fullscreen mode now attempt to use hardware acceleration)
    • - Made a simple configuration program (pc2ecfg.exe)
    • - Updated the TOC database.
    • Get it from the page at the top of this post
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Sunday, August 8th, 2004
    Mame32 v85 has been released
    • At last Mame32 85 is released
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: James 

    Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004
    MAME 0.84u6 Released Diff Update !
    • Read the whatsnew.txt for More info
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: James 

    Monday, August 2nd, 2004
    EmuZWin v2.5 release 2.1 post-FINAL
    EMUZwin is a zx spectrum emulator for windows, quite a few changes have been made to the code in this release
    • A bug in TR-DOS fixed: selecting absent disk and attempting to access it from spectrum program crashed the emulator.
    • Small change in ports address decoding (mouse emulation even if not active were influenced INs from AY port FFFD). Sound in KAZ demo became better.
    • Small change in AY emulation (demo DigiSID). Better AY+MIC mixing (Target Renegade 2).
    • Problem fixed with not unloading LoadTRDOS.dll from memory when emulator finished.
    • LoadZ80.dll fixed for case of old 48K only Z80 format (save and load).
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Friday, July 30th, 2004
    Mame32 v.84.u5 Intermediate Release
    • These are intermediate builds mainly used for testing. They may be more unstable than the full release packages
    • The link is at the bottom of the page
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: James 

    Tuesday, July 27th, 2004
    Mame 84u4 and 84u5 has been released - Diff Update !
    • Major changes to the core of Mame
    • Read the whatsnew.txt for More info
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (3 comments)Posted by: James 

    Tuesday, July 20th, 2004
    KEGA fusion 0.1c available now
    Kega fusion is a megadrive/ sega genesis emulator, Fusion is a Sega SG1000, SC3000, Master System, Game Gear, Genesis/Megadrive, SegaCD/MegaCD and 32X emulator for Win9x/ME/2000/XP, supports formats like 32x and full 32 bit color, the project has been injected new life after a year of no new updates, this version is one great improvement over the last, so what are you waiting for, go to their home site!! get with the wave of the future because what is old is new again, enjoy this legend of gaming we all called the genesis.
    • sample render plugins support
    • emulator changes name from kega lazarus to "fusion
    • check the readme for bug fixes made to this release
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Wednesday, July 14th, 2004
    new SNES9X 1.43 update!
    snes9x is a supernintendo entertainment system/super famicom emulator, the project has not had an update in quite a while, but it seems it is finaly back on track, snes9x is a great and stable emulator.
    • Major features this time around include Movie support.. SETA010(F1ROC) and partial DSP-4 support.
    • And, better SuperFX support for you non-x86 users.
    • you got zsnes like movies, and AVI recording on supported platforms.
    • consult the change log for more info on other fixes and additions.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Monday, July 12th, 2004
    NEW Sega Saturn Emulator Released!!
    The open source Sega Saturn emulator, Cassini, has been released by the same team that brought us Barnito's GiriGiri Hack and Snail's GiriGiri hack. You will be able to download the emulator without the BIOS for legal reasons, learn the history, see screenshots, and check the compatibility list. Here are the members of Team Cassini:
    • Barnito - Advertising, Hosting, Distribution
    • Lockshaw13 - lists and compatability
    • Slacker - lists and compatability
    • Iceman50 - resource acquisitions
    • SigmaX6, DWBrett - Beta testing
    • Snail - Coding
    Thanks to GameCop for supplying the news
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Vundu 

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2004
    New CHANKAST released update v.025
    Chankast is a DREAMCAST emulator that has been progressing at an incredible rate, currently some games are emulated almost to speed with only a few bugs, this new release contains an amazing progress in speed of the emulation, all in the comunity are watching chankast with intrigue to see just how good it will finaly be, so what are you waiting for? go get chankasted! (get the emulator from their home site) in this version:
    • FullScreen and multiple resolution support
    • CPU core bugs fixed
    • VmsBrowser integration
    • LCD CMU support
    • LCD VMU emulation
    • Rumble pack emulation
    • Control and CD plugin support
    • Windows 2000 compatibility (ASPI driver)
    • Command line support to run home made binaries
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (3 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Monday, July 5th, 2004
    mame 32 V.84 RELEASED
    mame 32 is the windows build of the popular mame, it is housed at classic gaming and under the tutelage of Mike Haaland and John IV, with an easier interface, mame 32 has become one of the most popular emulators.
      chnages to version 84
    • Various internal treeview fixes [year / manufacturer] and cleanups. [Nathan Woods / René Single / Mamesick / Chris Kirmse]
    • Factored out list view handling into its own module, picker.c. Auto_malloc() now used and appears to result in a speed up of the GUI game list scrolling, however at the moment it does cause slight pauses moving from one ‘view’ to another. [Nathan Woods]
    • Added ability to display games in windowed mode without their titlebar caption. Not fully functioning w/ GCC compile. [René Single / John IV]
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (1 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Thursday, June 17th, 2004
    Naomi running in chankast
    Chankast WIP
  • FullScreen implemented
  • Windows 2000 compatibility
  • Naomi's Virtua Striker working, see the image

  •  Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (11 comments)Posted by: Vundu 

    Tuesday, June 15th, 2004
    Chankast Utilities v0.2a Released
  • Run From CD (Run any DreamCast game without the need of running the Bios first!)
  • Run From Bios Only (Select to Run just the Bios!)
  • Updated Game Buster (Updated with more than 320 games added with cheats!)
  • Task Priority (It is a Priority Setter stronger than the original one that can allow you to change it to anything you want!)
  • New Link to Chinese Support Forums (For Chankast Utilities in the Help Menu!)
  • Added WARNING Message for Speed Pig (Requested by the people)
  • Updated Cheat Assistant Finder (Makesure you download the fixed version due to a small bug in the one we released with the Utilities right before)

  •  Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Magnis 

    Saturday, June 12th, 2004
    Chankast version2 alpha released
    12/06/2004: Chankast alpha 0.2 released. About the news in this release:
    • Improved stability, no more random crashes during gameplay
    • Fixes to the GFX core for games such as Shenmue 1&2 and Soul Calibur
    • Better compatibility, for example F355, Dead or Alive 2, Virtual On and many, many more
    • Optimized code for even more speed
    • Option to over- and underclock the SH4 CPU
    • Completly re-done PAD configuration screen
    • Added support for PAD plugins
    • Added an option for cable selection
    • Integrated Capcom hack into the other versions
    • Re-worked menu and help file
    • ... and many more fixes we don't really remember ;)
    you can get it from the link above
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Vundu 

    Monday, June 7th, 2004
    Chankast Utilities v0.01 Released
    Click here for a larger image Over at EmuTalk Forums, someone has released a modified version of Chankast that includes a ton more options and features that will be updated along with the Official Chankast by another team of people. It is quite impressive and is a must try since it also is known to fix speed problems tremendously to even a crazy 100+FPS for this emulator! It also has a Cheats System, Snapshot Maker, Region Selector, and also my favorite feature, it can can check if a new version of the Official Chankast has been released. Download it the Official Chankast Utilities website by clicking the link above.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: echoman 

    Saturday, May 29th, 2004
    Chankast Released
    Chankast is to my knowledge the first released DC emulator to actually run commercial games! I'll hand you over to the release notes.

    Chankast is an advanced SEGA DREAMCAST emulator for x86 platforms.

    This project started 3 months ago, it's a joint venture between baktery, unai and garrofi. It hasn't been easy, a lot of hours and headaches, but we think it's time to release an alpha version. We hope you will be surprise, you can play commercial games at a decent speed with a 2ghz CPU. Chankast is a very fast emulator with no hle parts.

    We haven't done this emulator to promote piracy, it's a tribute to the great DC.

    The emulator is far from perfect, expect new releases with more speed, better graphics, better sound, and more compatibility :)
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Andrew 

    Sunday, May 23rd, 2004
    VisualBoy Advance 1.7.2 Released
    The best emulator for gba/gbc was updated today.
    • Core changes:
      • fixed bugs on ELF clean up
      • improved CodeBreaker 0xDxxxxxxx code support
      • updated Scale2x filter to version 2.0
      • improved memory timing
      • added support for z2 (delete break on write) so that gdb can use break on write
    • Windows:
      • added search for base language dll
      • fixed GDI problems with selected bitmap being deleted
      • added JPEG and PNG support for skins
      • changed import/export battery file to default to battery directory
      • fixed the translation bug with viewers
      • fixed the GB map view flickering
      • fixed skin bugs
    • SDL versions:
      • now it exits when closing the window
    • Other:
      • added a new interface using GTK+, which implements a first part of the Windows version

    Download from Here as the official site hasn't updated yet.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (2 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    Thursday, May 20th, 2004
    [email protected] in June Issue of Popular Science
    Click here for a larger image [email protected] got a page write-up in the June 2004 issue of Popular Science magazine (on news stands now). It's a "How To" "Do it Yourself" article on how to run MAME in an arcade cabinet. They even have a graphic of my arcade cabinet and lots of building details (they asked for lots of pictures for this article). Well done and a nice plug for [email protected] and other MAME and arcade cabinet building sites. You can also read the article on the Popular Science web site.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: teckel 

    Saturday, May 8th, 2004
    New PC Engine Emulator Project PC2E
    [10.25.2003] I Started developing a PC Engine Emulator. With a dream to emulate CD-ROM^2 system, I'll upload information about developing PCE emulator (author note) better yet, this is free, there are no hocus phocus charges or any malevolent stuff as with other known PCengine emulators.
      updates so far
    • It's getting playable. Graphics still isn't correct on many games
    • CD read function now runs on a different thread to avoid screen freezing during the access.
    • binaries are available now for download
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Friday, May 7th, 2004
    MAME V0.82 Released
    Windows binaries and source now available, DOS to follow.
    • V0.82 release, includes interim 'u1-9' updates
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (2 comments)Posted by: Beemer_Deano 

    Saturday, May 1st, 2004
    DustCream starts running the DC BIOS
    DustCream, is a new DreamCast emulator, as of now it is a work in progress (wip) but is starting to show more advance. Consollection (its home) have posted some nice shots of DustCream emulating the DC BIOS on their website
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    GSdx9 plugin updated.
    "Gabest" released a new version of his GS plugin for pcsx2, as the name suggests, you need direct X9 installed and a pretty beefy PC, never the less GSdx9 is one amazing plugin, since there's no readme included in the archive, the only apparent change is the addition of a frame counter. After talking with Gabest, here's the change log:
    • Added fps counter
    • fixed the SFEX3 intro and everblue (more or less)
      you can get it from the link above
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    new P.E.Op.S. PSX SPU DSound driver
    The Windows PSX spu emulation plugin, using DirectSound. It's based on Pete's SPU Version 1.15, and pete's great page now has a new home, so update your bookmarks!
    • Version 1.8: fixed fmod emulation, ZiNc plugin interface added
    • cleanup of code, seems to work faster now
      get it from the link posted above
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Friday, April 23rd, 2004
    stepmania (alpha 17 update)
    Stepmania is a DDR simulator for windows, linux, mac & Xbox, that also supports the other 'Bemani' game types such as The Pump, EZ2 Dancer, Pop n Music & Beatmania, The current release of the simulator is 3.9 Alpha 16.
      updates
    • new original simfiles and new graphics
    • the SP3 songs from Xbox Ultramix are now there
      the emulator requires a myiriad of files, many many links have been posted by mightymuffy in the forums for the necessary files to make this work
    Thanks to Mightymuffy for the news!
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (6 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Tuesday, April 13th, 2004
    Dafreak's Zinc emulator gui update
    dafreak updated his Zinc GUI yesterday (12/04/04) to 1.9 Zinc is a namco system 11, capcom ZN1,Zn2 emulator for windows
      Version 1.9
    • Fixed: Run/Save Run and other config file bugs
    • Added: Create Desktop Link
    • Added: Loading and Saving Layouts
    • Added: Combo Management
    Thanks to Vundu for the news!
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Friday, April 2nd, 2004
    mame32 .81 is out
    mame32 is the official windows gui compile of the original mame, it is managed by mike haalland and john IV, currently housed at classicgaming
  • numerous updates read the what's new.txt, as always all current updates from the "U" releases have been applied
  • you can get this new MAME32 from the link above
  •  Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Tuesday, March 30th, 2004
    PCE Advance 6.2
    Antoher update of this PC Engine emulator for the GameBoy Advance was released today. New in this version is a new settings menu. Also, some graphics bug in Pacland have been corrected.

     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    Raine 0.40
    Raine is an arcade emulator for Windows/DOS and Linux. There was a major update, including these changes:
    • brand new cpu emulator : 6502/65c02
    • it has much more new games than previous versions, and in all styles : Shooters : metafox, twin eagle, eight forces, Gundhara (third person shooter), rezon, War of Aero, Zing zing zip. Breakout : Thunder and lightning (but no mouse control) Excellent tron clone where you can jump over the walls : Wits Fighting with swords : blandia Platform/shooter : J. J. Squawkers Golf : Us Classic Golf (bad color, and bad playability) Fighting : DownTown (very bad playability) Wrestling (!) : Mat mania, and its clone "Exciting hour"
    • Fixed the rastan crash in 0.39.4
    • Fixed the frame buffer driver initialisation for the linux version (the frame buffer was unusable in fact)
    • the "bg_image" option in raine.cfg now accepts jpeg images !
    • new bg image created with povray (maybe I overdid it a little... !!!)


    As usual, you can check eevrything about this release and download it clicking on the link above.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    Monday, March 29th, 2004
    Stepmania 3.9 alpha 15 Released
    Stepmania is a DDR, Pump, EZ Dancer, Beatmania simulator for various systems. This is a minor bugfix release.
    • Fixed dancing character rendering
    • Fixed not playing announcers in demonstration
    • Fixed grade sort
    • Replaced 5x speed mod with 4x, to line up with the editor
    • Fixed sound when moving up in options
    • Fixed switching songs in course mode before the last note can be missed
    • Fixed stealth
    • Fixed extra stage survive time being covered up by the transition
    • Fixed crash loading DWIs with invalid #FREEZE values
    • Don't parse subtitles from "#TITLE" tags in SM files (use #SUBTITLE)
    • SMPackage: fixed installing "NoteSkins/foo/bar" deletes all other note skins in "NoteSkins/foo"
    • Tornado doubles is easier
    • Mac: Fixed screenshots
    • Mac: Fixed "seconds != (time_t)-1" crash
    • Linux: Fixed screensaver disabling causing screen flicker; reenabled by default
    Versions for Windows, Linux and OSX are avaiable, as well as the source code, on the link above

    Thanks to Mightymuffy, for the heads up!
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    Friday, March 26th, 2004
    VirtuaNES 0.91c
    This excellent NES emulator was updated. You can get the newest version on the website, clicking on the link above. The website is in japanese, though.

     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    Wednesday, March 24th, 2004
    KEGS v0.86
    KEGS emulates Apple II computers, and it's avaiable for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux and Unix. New changes are:
    • Add patch for Solaris sound by Jonathan Kalbfeld.
    • Fix so that F4 enters config panel even while running Prosel-16
    • Major mouse pointer changes, based on some ideas from Geoff Weiss.
    • The GSOS mouse now exactly tracks the host pointer automatically.
    • Fixed an accidental debug halt when Prosel-16 disables the keyboard/mouse.
    Downloads for all supported platforms can be found on the link above.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    z26 v.2.12
    The z26 Atari 2600 emulator was updated, including now the following changes and improvements:
    • Completely rewrote the controller handling code in C to allow easier addition of new features.
    • Added -) and -( command line switches to select controller for left and right port.
    • Command line switches -i, -j, -k, -l, -w, and -y changed or lost their meaning, because they were superseded by -) and -(.
    • Upgraded the SDL DLL to version 1.2.7.
    • Added support for "EF" type bankswitching, which will be used by Paul Slocum's upcomming Homestar Runner RPG game.
    • Added support for the Stelladaptor, which lets you connect Atari joysticks, driving controllers and paddles to your PC's USB port.
    • Added support for the three types of Atari Trak-Ball controllers, so that the Missile Command hacks can now be played.
    • Added paddle emulation through the PC joystick, and made the keyboard emulate all four paddles at once with fixed keys.
    • Added the -P command line switch to set the PC-joystick sensitivity and shift it's range in the paddle emulation.
    Click on the link above to check it out.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    PCSX2 v0.6
    It's been 3 years since the development of this PS2 emulator began, and to comemorate the birthday, a new version was made avaiable. The list of changes is quite extensive, so you go check them out at their website, along many interesting screenshots.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    Monday, March 22nd, 2004
    Spectaculator 6.1
    There is a new version of this *shreware* ZX Spectrum emulator. If you are interested, you can check out the new features and try the software visiting their site, clicking on the link above.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    Friday, March 19th, 2004
    SNeSe 0.81
    The open source SNES emulator project, SNeSe, has been updated, including improvements to the video renderer, and a brand new logo. The emulator is avaiable for x86 PCs, and you can get it on the link above.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    YAPE 0.56
    YAPE is a Commodore Plus/4 for Windows. The 0.56 version fixes a few glitches and adds more support for keyboard and joystick emuluation. Check it out on the link above.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    PCE Advance 6.1
    FluBBa updated his PC Engine emulator for the GameBoy Advance handheld console.. You can find out what changed and download the emulator clicking on the link above.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    Monday, March 15th, 2004
    Spain is now run by terrorists
    It seems that the terrorists won against the Spanish people. While it was very sad what happened in Madrid with the train bombings. The solution to give into the terrorists demands with their votes is pathetic. The US still considers Spain a friend, and the election results won't change that. But, it doesn't show a lot of backbone that terrorists can so easily overthrow the Spanish government and that the people would allow such a thing to happen.

    Those that switched their votes because of the train bombings need to grow a spine and get a brain. Giving into the demands of terrorists sends the message that it works. You don't negotiate with terrorists and you don't give them what they want or you can expect more terrorism. Also, THEY actually control you, not the politicians you voted in because THEY forced a government out and a new government in. Pathetic.

    Spain is now run and controlled by terrorists. Nice going.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (103 comments)Posted by: teckel 

    Meka 0.67
    A new version of Meka was made avaiable. Meka is a multi-machine emulator, currently suporting Sega Game 1000 (SG-1000), Sega Computer 3000 (SC-3000), Sega Super Control Station (SF-7000), Sega Mark III (+ FM Unit), Sega Master System (SMS), Sega Game Gear (GG), ColecoVision (COLECO), Othello Multivision (OMV). The latest version is avaialbe on the link above, for Windows, DOS and Linux.
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    Sunday, March 7th, 2004
    mame32 v.80 released!
    MAME32 is a windows gui compatible version of the fabulous mame emulator, Mame32 is Official, license compliant, & MameDEV sanctioned; it is produced by Chris Kirmse - the original Mame32 author, Mike Haaland - architect of the GUI, John IV.
      changes
    • Large Namco Update [Nicola Salmoria] - pacland: fixed sprite RAM, it was too big and included normal program RAM, causing sprites to be drawn twice. - pacland: fixed irq enable - pacland: fixed tilemap scroll offsets and sprite positions - pacland: accurate emulation of tile/sprite priority (including fix of bugs introduced when the driver was converted to tilemaps) and sprite visibility area - pacland36b16 is not a bug - colors match the real game
    • added SOUND_NAMCO_CUS30 for better documentation (alias for the standard SOUND_NAMCO)
    • skykidd works with a patch (a dump of the CUS60A internal ROM is needed to do without the patch)
    • metrocross: fixed irq enable, this fixes inputs in service mode
    • baraduke, system86: understood how sprite RAM buffering works, this fixes sprite lag but causes a glitch in rthunder (which might be correct behaviour)
    • system86: totally rewritten the 63701X emulation and moved it to a separate module. Fixed silence compression, this improves quality in some samples; supported volume control.
    • Various ST-V Improvements (brightness controls) [Angelo Salese]
    • Various Hyperstone core improvements [Pierpaolo Prazzoli]
    • Improved 053260 and NES APU emulation [Oliver Achten]
    • Various Gaelco3D Improvements [Aaron Giles]
    • ZN Cleanups [smf]
    • Twin Cobra / Wardner - Converted to Tilemaps - Corrected Savestate setup - Little cleanups to the Machine code - Adjustments for TMS32010 internal data map
    • HardDrivin - Adjustments for TMS32010 internal data map
    • Fixed Vector clipping bug in mhavoc [Alex Eddy]
      get it from link above, another mame32 has been released
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    Thursday, March 4th, 2004
    SNES Advance released
    The former SNES emulator for the GameBoyAdvance, PocketSNES, has been renamed to SNES Advance (confused yet?), and received an update. Check the new features clicking on the link above.
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    Sunday, February 29th, 2004
    Kawaks v1.49 Released
    Kawaks is a CPS1/2 and NeoGeo emulator for Windows
    • New drivers:
      • The King of Fighters 2001 (alternate set)
      • Samurai Showdown III (set 2)
    • Changed some 29 NeoGeo game ROMs to match ROMs needed by MAME v0.79u4
    • Fixed alt-m from crashing Kawaks when no game was loaded
    • Changed some warning messages from 'no romset loaded' to 'no game loaded'
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    Tuesday, February 24th, 2004
    ClrMamePro 3.24 Released
    Once again, the very popular rom manager has been updated to 3.24. Here is what has change in this version.

    ClrMamePro 3.24
    • added: checksum analysis->mirror rom
    • checksum analysis->even/odd split
    • checksum analysis->byteorder change
    • added: Scanner->Advanced->Mark NoDumps As Unneeded Name says it all......this also alters the nodump handling in the scannerwindow (enable/disables them)
    • misc: showing fixing/checking text when doing checksum analysis
    • misc: optimized and fixed checksum analysis

    So don't wait anytime and get the new update and check those 1,000 of roms you have!
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    Tuesday, February 17th, 2004
    Rice's Video Plugin 5.4.3b Released
    Rice's Video Plugin is a graphics plugin for various n64 emulators.
    • Change project name from RiceDaedalus to RiceVideo
    • Two new options:
      • Disable Alpha Blender
      • Force Depth Buffer
    • Using new registry
    • Turn on Software T&L and Software Clipper as default
    • Problems fixed:
      • Zelda: missing polygons, also for similar problems in other games
      • GoldenEye: Flashing ground texture, vertical lines in 16 bits
      • Waveracer: white sky, also for similar problems in other games
      • Conker: Rare badge texture
      • Mario64: star texture
      • PD: reflection textures (not correct yet, but getting better)
      • Further improves for the software vertex texture for extreme cases.

    Thanks to Tynvar for the news!
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    Friday, February 13th, 2004
    ZSNES WIP Feb 14th Released
    ZNES WIP is a Super NIntendo Emulator.
    • Added path setup window [Nach]
    • Chip configuration window added [Pagefault]
    • Added chip config window [Nach]
    • Added support for Same Game add-ons to use Same Game base. [Nach]
    • Added support for Sufami Turbo - but only one cart for now. [Nach]
    • Cleaned up Base+Add on code. [Nach]
    • Fix 5th joystick in windows port [Pagefault]
    • Fixed 60hz mode [Pagefault]
    • Fixed a config file corruption bug if ROM doesn't load correctly. [Nach]
    • Fixed checksum and CRC32 on add on ROMs. [Nach]
    • Fixed config drop down box, documented it. [Nach]
    • Fixed G-Next pack Checksum calculation. [Nach]
    • Fixed loading another ROM after previous ROM didn't load. [Nach]
    • Fixed mapping issue. Added support for SD Gundam GX add ons. [Nach]
    • Fixed SPC initialization issue, fixes Panic Bomber Worlds and others [Pagefault]
    • Fixed SRAM issue. [Nach]
    • Fixed syntax bug. [Nach]
    • Fixed ZSNES crash/bad exit, if ROM fails to load. [Nach]
    • Made handling of base cart paths more logical codewise. [Nach]
    • Oops, couldn't save more than one SPC per game before, fixed. [Nach]
    • SETA ST010 Support (Thanks The Dumper!) [Pagefault]
    • Update documentation [Pagefault]
    • Using SamB's idea. [Nach]

    Thanks to Hellbound Hillbilly for the news!
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    Thursday, February 12th, 2004
    EmilNeS update Beta 1/ 3rd Revision Released
    EmilNES is a NES emulator for Windows.
    • Some bugs on PPU has been fixed too.
    • Fullsecreen mode added.
    • Auto freameskip added.
    • Code optimized and runs 25% faster.
    • An aproximation of sprite #0 hit colision has been implemented.
    • Sprites flip implemented.
    Author's note: I fixed many bugs of CPU CORE.

    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Wednesday, February 11th, 2004
    Rice's Daedalus 5.4.1 Plugin Released
    Rice's Daedalus is a graphics plugin for various n64 emulators.
    • General:
      • Improved software vertex clipper, helps to solve many minor glitches in many games
    • Bug fixes:
      • Full screen bug, pure function call error
      • Texture LUT bug
    • Games improved:
      • Goldeneye, specially for multiple player mode
      • Fighting Force 64
      • Mortal Kombat Mythologies - Sub-Zero
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    Tuesday, February 10th, 2004
    Rice's Daedalus 5.4.0 Plugin Released
    Rice's Daedalus is a graphics plugin for various n64 emulators.
    • A complicated and comprehensive software vertex clipper
    • DirectX pixel shader 1.1
    • Better CPU frame buffer support
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (1 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    RAINE 0.39.3 Released
    Raine is an arcade emulator for Windows, DOS & Linux, Raine now has returned, some slight changes:
    • Fixed the bug in level 3 of magical cat adventure, thanks to Paul Priest
    • 2 sf2 clones had exactly the same long name. Fixed thanks to Logiqx (really too many clones in this driver)
    • Haze added 2 new games : Cookie and Bibi 2 and More More Plus.
    thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    KiGB V1.56 now made public
    KiGB is a Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Super Gameboy emulator for Windows.
    • General
      • Games started with N's are tested. Now, all games started with #'s, A's to M's in GoodGBX ROM set have been tested. More than 50% is done.
      • Added an option to pause in the main menu.
      • Added an option to pause in the main menu.
    • Bugs Fixed:
      • In Win XP, some GB mono games crashed the emulator.
      • Pokemon Red-Blue 2-in-1, invalid opcode resulted after pressing Start at the title screen.
      • Parodius, the lazer beams were only shoot forward. This bug had already been fixed in V1.55.
      • Nihon Daiyou Soccer, at the screen where the bird appeared, the color incorrectly changed to green for a while.
      • NHL Hockey 95 and 96, the upper part of the window flashed during game play.
      • NHL Hockey 95, emulation speed was slow, this is fixed
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    VirtuaNES 0.91 Released
    virtuanes is a very easy to use NES (nintendo entertainment system) emulator, currently it runs under windows.
    • Add a correspondence pattern to simple virus checkers.
    • A list view update method of Cheat support is changed.
    • Correct IRQ of MMC3. (Rockman 3)
    • Correct a triangle wave, now certain sprites resemble the original better
    This release is mainly a bugfix, you can get this emulator from the link posted above.
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    Sunday, February 8th, 2004
    VisualBoyAdvance 1.7.1 Released
    The best Gameboy Advance/Color emulator has been updated.
    • Core changes:
      • added SWI call (0xf9 in thumb mode) to exit emulator in SDL version
      • avoid crash when loading an invalid ELF file
      • avoid turning sound on if soundOffFlag is true
      • disabled remove intros option
      • fixed memory leak in ELF support code
      • fixed memory corruption if loading a bigger file than the memory to hold it
      • fixed some compile warnings in the profiling code
      • merged some big endian fixes into the code
      • update battery files more often (a bit after the save memory is last updated)
    • Gameboy:
      • fixed bug with window support introduced in version 1.7
      • fixed HALT bug when no matching bits for interrupt
    • Windows:
      • added cartridge save strings to bug report
      • changed default button on disassembly views to Go instead of Close
      • changed power management/screen saver disabling code again to avoid problems
      • fixed compilation problems on VC 7
      • fixed multi-monitor support
      • fixed bug loading memory dumps
      • fixed crash onb map/oam/tile viewers
      • fixed problem 320x240 mode open/save dialogs
      • fixed bug where user selected Gameboy colors were reset and not stored
      • fixed bug rendering the translator URL
      • fixed memory leak in OpenGL code which caused nasty problems
      • store throttle value between restarts of the emulator
      • updated FAQ and URL links to the new site
    Author's Note:
    It will be a while before the next release as I plan to improve the emulator's timing. This was mainly a bug fix release for the problems with version 1.7.
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    Sunday, February 1st, 2004
    new version of KAWAKS available, version 1.48
    Kawaks is a Cps1, cps2, neogeo emulator, it has a ton of features that any fan would desire. currently housed at retr0--games
    • New drivers:
      • Art of Fighting 2 (set 2)
      • Fight Fever (alternate set)
      • Fatal Fury Special (set 2)
      • The King of Fighters '96 (set 2)
      • The King of Fighters '97 Plus (bootleg)
      • The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest (Korean M1)
      • Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy (set 2)
      • Robo Army (alternate set)
      • Added the ability to change gamma settings (video menu).
      • Updated 'Robo Army' and 'Sengoku 2' ROMs to match MAME.
      • Renamed XMVSFU (xmen vs streetfighter) to XMVSFUR1.
      • Renamed ARMWAR to ARMWARR1. (rename your rom sets)
    You can get this new update to kawaks from the link above, however you will have to play with the link a bit due to reasons beyond our control.
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    Thursday, January 29th, 2004
    MAME32 v0.79 Released
    MAME32, a variant of MAME that includes a GUI, has been updated.
    • Added an ‘Imperfect’ folder view on the left pane, this categorizes the various problems flagged in games.
    • Reworked handling of the BIOS option, now that there are multiple drivers that support different BIOSes [neogeo.c, stv.c] the global setting is not appropriate. Select the driver from the source folder view on the left pane and change its BIOS settings, this will alter it for all games in that driver. The functionality remains the same for altering individual games settings in all games view or anywhere else.
    • Added the ability to control the Mame32 GUI via mappable keyboard solutions. This feature is intended to compliment the GUI control via joystick option first offered in version .70 below. It is designed to allow users of Mame cabinets with keyboard encoders the same functionality and is controlled in the mame32ui.ini file [mapping the enter key to button 1 to launch a game for example], using the same syntax as the ctrlr files.
    • Added support for the new core switches for lightgun modifications; reload to allow mapping reload to keys, and dual gun setups.
    • Added accelerator key for folder level ‘mini-audits’, Alt-U
    • Added accelerator key support for scrolling up and down through history.dat text window. CTRL-Page Up / CTRL-Page Down.
    • Added toggle in Grouped view to allow clones missing a parent to display non-indented.
    • Added support for the core’s new save state loading on game start.
    • Added support for the core’s new keyboard LED choices, USB or PS/2.
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    Wednesday, January 28th, 2004
    MAME v0.79 Released
    MAME is an Arcade Machine emulator. Currently, only the Windows binaries and sources were updated.
    • General Source Changes:
      • Fixed most of the bugs caused by changes made in the .78 u cycle, please check any you reported to make sure
      • Updated many Atari / Midway drivers to use new style Memory Maps and cleaned them up
      • YMF278b update, improving sound in Asura Blade
      • Fixed a problem with the SH2 speedup previously added
      • Updated ST-V driver to use new memory system, cleaning up the map
      • Fixed ASM 68k core to compile again
      • Warning screens are now skipped if running with -ftr for less than 5 minutes
      • Fixed Black Dragon & Money Money filenames
      • Fixed poolshrk078u6yel
      • Fixed crash when taking screenshots of rotated vector games
      • Multiple Session fixes (for Mame32 etc.)
      • Unaligned SCU direct mode DMA fix
      • Fixed a problem with Star Wars
      • Various compiler specific fixes
    • New Games supported or promoted from GAME_NOT_WORKING status:
      • Scramble Spirits
      • Triv Four (1985 Status)
      • Super Triv III (1986 Status)
      • Winning Spike
      • Whizz
      • More More Plus
      • Pairs Love
    • New Clones supported or promoted from GAME_NOT_WORKING status
      • Perestrokia Girls (without Fuuki license)
      • Changes (EME license)
      • VS. Tennis (Japan)
      • Dual Assault
    • New Non-Working games / clones supported
      • Varia Metal
      • Denjin Makai
      • Super Hang On Limited Edition
      • Plasma Sword (parent to Star Gladiator 2)
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    If you are one that has been in the forum as a Guest, why not sign up and join in the Forum Attack System. We have lots of wars at times and even took out the Super Bot him self, The Overlord. So grab a chair and sign up and join us all in the forums.

    So what are you waiting for?! Go Register

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    ZipMax 0.5 Released
    One of my favorite utilites for Roms is ZipMax. This baby can make your Zip files compress even more than normal Zip compression. Roman has decided to update it after some time. Here are the changes to it.

    ZipMax 0.5
    • compiled with latest ziparchive library
    • patched ziparchiveclass with fastinflate fix and flushfile exception fix
    • added pausebutton
    • added option nobeep = 0|1 (default 0), disable/enable beep when finished job
    • added setcurrenttime = 0|1 (default 0), (don't)/update date/timestamp for finished zipfile
    • added showpackerwindow = 0|1 (default 0), hide|show shellwindow of the external packers and post-programs like deflopt

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    ClrMamePro 3.22b Released
    Well since no one has posted any news for almost 2 weeks, with over 10+ Moderators to post, I think I will post some. It's not the greatest update in the world, but hey, it's news.

    New update for the popular Rom Manager has been release. Just some bug fixes pretty much.

    ClrMamePro 3.22b
    • fixed: rare fat32 renaming issue (not fixing set-case)
    • fixed: statistics "(x fixed)" values are always 0
    • misc: some window title changes
    • misc: compiled with updated zipclass lib
    • misc: compiled with some compiler optimizations enabled

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    Saturday, January 17th, 2004
    Project Tempest 0.92
    Project Tempest is an Atari Jaguar emulator for Windows
      Changes:
    • Fixed error when connecting joysticks
    • Added support for CDI format version 4.0.
      More features and changes are listed on the website, clicking on the link above
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    NESCafe 0.52 Released
    NESCafe is a NES emulator for Java.
      Changes:
    • Fixed major bug with PPU clearing Sprite0 Hit on Reg 2002 Read.
    • Added an inbuilt debugging engine (press F5 to enter).
    • Added ROM Download Engine (download ROMs directly from Internet into NESCafe).
    • NESCafe display is now resizable (need fast machine!).
    • Support for GZIP and ZIP compressed files.
    • Support for the Nintendo Lightgun added.
    • GUI improvements and Checkbox Menu Items.
    • Battery Backed Memory fully implemented - Save RAM.
    • Dropped CPU Cycles per scanline down to 116
    • Colour Emphiase working in PPU register 2001
    • Fixed bug with PPU where rendering was not happening if Screen was Off.
    • Fixed Sprite 0 Collision Detection, works inline with Damian Yerrick's Test.
    • Wrote and provided NESCafe ROM Image (Demo NES ROM)
      Get it from the link at top
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    blueMSX 1.1.0 Released
    blueMSX is an MSX emulator for Windows.
    • Support for ASCII8 and ASCII16 mega roms with SRAM.
    • Support for SCC+ mega rom with internal RAM.
    • Support for soft reset. (RAM is not erased on reset).
    • Support for iserting and removing mega roms while emulator is running.
    • Support for MSX-AUDIO.
    • Improved PSG audio emulation.
    • Support for selecting CPU frequency.
    • Added screenshot feature.
    • Updated video rendering to make screen less flickery.
    • Added manual.
    • Added toolbar to user interface.
    • XP look and feel (when running XP)
    • Fixed bug in the 'load state' feature that sometimes made load state fail.
    • Fixed bug in rom mapper that made call command fail.
    • Fixed bug in zipped rom support that made Konami rom combinations work wierd.
    • Fixed bug that made blueMSX crash when cancelling the save CPU state dialog.
    • Minor bug fixes and cosmetic improvments.

    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    PCEAdvance 5.5 Released
    PCEAdvance is a PC Engine emulator for Gameboy Advance.
    • Added speedhacks for A LOT of games.
    • Optimized all the fransfer operands.
    • Fixed the "one folder under the root" problem in Pogoshell.
    • Fixed the TRB & TSB operands. "Parasol Stars" works.

    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    RascalBoy Advance 1.2.7.6 Beta Released
    RascalBoy Advance is a Gameboy Advance emulator for Windows.
    • Corrected errors in the emulation of the Alpha blending
    • Corrected error in the creation of the bitmap for screen capture (drag & drop)
    • Corrected error in the creation of the files of rescue be game
    • Added possibility to record the game for some second ones and to recover the state

    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Wednesday, January 14th, 2004
    VirtuaNES 0.90a Released
    VirtuaNES is a NES emulator for Windows.
    • Change:
      • Remade an IPS patch routine. An IPS file name didn't need to be the same in case of bundling in a thing of a ZIP archive. Reinforced it than a thing of an error check, and the IPS patch with a change of size ignored a size outside part.
      • Correct that malfunction can go with a patch of speedup to some extent.
    • Revision:
      • A color corrects a monochrome bug in a total color change by AVI conversion.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    ClrMamePro 3.22 Released
    ClrMamePro is a tool to check what roms you have/miss for certain systems and emulators, create 0-crc files, and much more for Windows.
    • misc: moved the x of y sets in scanner's titlenbar to the scan results window and removed it from merger, rebuilder and settings window
    • misc: some changes to diskimage and samplefile extension detection (after some mamedev discussion ;))
    • misc: number of biossets is listed in the statistics
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    Monday, January 12th, 2004
    VirtuaNES 0.90 Released
    VirtuaNES is a NES emulator for Windows.
    • News:
      • A language plugin is changed. Please pay attention.
    • Addition:
      • Add an IPS patch function.(Thanks Feather)
      • Add Mapper27.(Thanks tpu)
      • Add a hq2x/lq2x filter.
      • Add an AVI conversion function. Please refer to AVIconv.txt in detail.
    • Change:
      • Change a font of language plugin.
      • Some speedup.(Thanks Feather)
      • When the right button of a mouse is pushed in use in Zapper, it is a change a screen to become the same as the time that pushed the left button outside. (Thanks Father)
    • Revision:
      • Increased a queue buffer for sound.
      • Correct an IRQ timing of DPCM.
      • Correct it to take damage in Gun Sight(J) rightly.
      • Correct that a color didn't change by a monochromatic / whole color change in a full-screen /8bit color.
      • An option of "Using Sleep" corrects what isn't saved.
      • Correct a problem of a snapshot in a monochromatic mode.
      • Correct Mapper16.
      • Correct Mapper33.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    PCEAdvance 5.4 Released
    PCEAdvance is a PC Engine emulator for Gameboy Advance.
    • Fixed LSR from zeropage,x (Gunhed(J)/Blazing Lazers(U)).
    • Fixed multibooting from multibooted GBA.
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    Saturday, January 10th, 2004
    Raine 0.39.0 Released
    Raine is an arcade emulator for DOS, Windows & Linux.
    • Added rowscroll to the taito TC100SCN chipset, so it affects quite a few games like cadash (begining of the demo at least), growl (title screen at least), chase hq, night striker, continental circus, and quite a few others...
    • Pang3 was unplayable in 0.38.5. Fixed.
    • 0.38.5 crashed if you tried to load a few cps1 games in a row.
    • Added cheat codes for a few forgoten games : ddragon3 dw eto landmakr ryukendn pengo puchicar shadoww soldamj tekipaki wildfang
    • Updated hiscore.dat to the latest unofficial version and fixed the entry in it for puchicarat thanks to the official maintainers.
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (3 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    ClrMAMEPro 3.21 Released
    ClrMAMEPro is a ROM manager for Windows.
    • changed fake clone (100% identical sets) behaviour. Since I think the number of sets in your rompaths should match the number of sets in MAME, you need the fake sets now (in split and non-merged set mode only of course). And since I don't like empty zipfiles you have to double them
    • infoprompts about fake clones only appear in "show all" mode
    • infoprompts about possible nodump replacement with known crc32 within parent/clone relationships is only shown when using "show all" mode. The default value is YES, the nodumps are replaced with good ones to prevent keeping dummies in fullmerge mode.
    • titlebars show number of biossets, too
    • missing biosroms toggle a green profile status to red now
    • little zipscan speedincrease for sets with lots of files

    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
     Discuss this in the [email protected]™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    Rice's Daedalus Plugin 5.3.1 Released
    Rice's Daedalus Plugin is a graphics plugin for Nintendo64 emulators. The development for this plugin is now over by the looks -- Rice said that this will be the last release for "this time period".
    • Changes:
      • Reported GUI problem fix
      • Improved OGL 1.2/1.3 combiner. (Still not good enough yet)
      • Bettle Adv. Racing texture fix
      • All-Star Baseball games field texture problem fix
      • All-Star Baseball menu text
      • More manual combiner setting for Zelda and Pokemon 2
      • Source code is cleaned for release
    • Regarding the source code:
      • Please let me know if you are planning to port it or to use or refer it in your own code
      • There are many changes recently for frame buffer features. Frame buffer feature is working in DirectX only, not in OGL
      • There are not significant changes in OGL code and OGL combiners
      • Frame buffer features are not stable enough, could causing system lockup and even reboot on certain video cards.
      • You are welcome to work on the source code.
      • Email me for further questions and suggestions.
    • >>> Source code is reloaded, to add .rc file <<<
      • (You can create a "rice" folder in your C driver. The plugin will then be able to log unsupported combiner modes into a log file in the folder. This won't affect your game. Send me the log file and I will manually create settings for the unsupported combiner modes.)

    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Surreal64 1.0 Released
    Surreal is a Nintendo64 emulator for the Xbox console.
    • Three N64 emulators in one
    • Greater compatibility/speed and flexibility
    • Virtual Memory for Roms
    • Per-Game Settings
    • Mempack support
    • Rumblepack support
    • EEPROM/Sram support
    • Savestate support

    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    PCEAdavance 5.2 Released
    PCEAdvance is a Gameboy Advance emulator for emulator PC Engine.
    • Made one of the transfers to VRAM HLE (faster).
    • Fixed the Timer IRQ.
    • Added new item to menu (TimerIRQ: enable/dissable).

    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Thursday, January 8th, 2004
    Mame wip

    Here is some Work In Progress (WIP) for the Mame project.

    • 2004-01-02: Pierpaolo Prazzoli fixed a lot of graphics glitches in MS Gundam EX Revue. Quench fixed the sounds in Bakuretsu Breaker. Tomasz Slanina fixed a few more things in MS Gundam EX Revue.
    • 2004-01-01: Stefan Jokisch added PROMs and converted Moon Patrol to the tilemap system, and added PROMs to Rally X. Mariusz Wojcieszek fixed the sprite color calculation in Winter Heat and Virtua Fighter Kids, and he fixed Princess Clara Daisakusen so that it is playable now.
    • 2003-12-31: Erik Sipman submitted a modification to fill black borders with artwork without changing the resolution.
    • 2003-12-30: Quench fixed the OKIM6295 sound chip banking in Diver Boy, fixed the sprites from being clipped at the right side of the screen and the horizontal resolution. Erik Sipman submitted a modification to pause MAME automatically when it loses focus.
    • 2003-12-29: Aaron Giles added the ability for drivers to change the refresh rate during emulation. Quench fixed the OKIM6295 sounds in Aquarium. Pierpaolo Prazzoli added Wild Pilot to the Cisco Heat driver, but it has some graphics priority problems.
    • 2003-12-28: Quench fixed the DIP switches and fixed the OKIM6295 banking in Funny Bubble, fixing some sounds. David Haywood fixed some graphics glitches in Funny Bubble. Bryan McPhail fixed Avengers in Galactic Storm so it's quite playable, though it still has some graphics glitches. Pierpaolo Prazzoli decoded the background graphics in Competition Golf, but the background tilemaps are not yet emulated. Nicola Salmoria sent in a Namco 8080 driver cleanup, fixing inputs and graphics glitches in all games.
    • 2003-12-27: Fabrice Arzeno and Brian A. Troha added two new Run and Gun ROM sets. Brian A. Troha also added the correct object ROMs to Final Lap 2. Stefan Jokisch added the fixed Black Dragon (bootleg) ROMs to the Black Tiger driver.
    • 2003-12-26: Luca Elia fixed Target Ball so it works now. Nicola Salmoria fixed the DIP switch settings in Lady Frog. Pierpaolo Prazzoli fixed the DIP switch settings and added sound to Cross Pang.
    • 2003-12-25: Tomasz Slanina added DAC sound to the Truco-Tron driver. Nathan Woods sent in another few miscellaneous patches to various files. Pierpaolo Prazzoli fixed a lot of the graphics glitches in Cross Pang. Stefan Jokisch added some unused PROMs to a few drivers.
    • 2003-12-24: David Haywood added Borderline to the vicdual driver, but it's missing sound. David Haywood also added the EAB version of Premier Soccer to the TMNT driver, added Target Ball to the Paradise driver (doesn't work) and improved the Funny Bubble driver, though it still has a few glitches. Pierpaolo Prazzoli and David Haywood sent in a driver for Cross Pang, it mostly works but sound is not emulated and it has a few graphics glitches.


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    Raine 0.38.5 Released
    Another update to the Raine series. Look like the cheat database has been updated from over a year ago. Here are the changes to it..

    • New cheat type : every 5s, very usefull to catch the laser in arkanoid !
    • Fixed the dialog for editable cheats (to select a level)
    • Fixed the end scrolling in arkanoid 2, thanks to a tip in the mame source code. This hardware is really crazy !!!
    • When the emulation starts, do not display "Z80#0 Reset" if the first Z80 is not used. Games like arkanoid 2 use only 2 Z80, not 3. (detail)
    • Added LOTS of cheats from Pugsy and the Ultimate patchers databases. I included the converter in the raine source archives in source/bonus/conv_cheats.pl for those who are curious. I also added a few cheats like level selection to some existing games. Cheats added or updated for these games :
      • arkatour fantasia fantsia2 dinou cawingu esprade espradej espradeo gigandes hyperpac hyperpcb legion legiono mswordr1 mcatadv mcatadvj mazinger missw96 mspacmab newfant pengob pirates ssmissin selfeena sf2ud sf2uf sf2eb shadowwa tdragon2 twinhawk arkangc arkatayt gemini mspacman kodure pacman pacplus pengo2u puckman rygar sf2ceuc sfzch willowje chukatai dfeveron flstory ghox kageki pang3 pang3j pbobble4 ryujin macross tshingen uopoko vfive

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    Monday, January 5th, 2004
    Raine 0.38.2 Released
    Raine is a Multi-Arcade emulator for Windows & DOS.
    • New games:
      • Pirates and Genix added by Haze
      • New clones for ninja gaiden and tecmo knight, required to have mame compatibility for the romsets.
    • Fixes:
      • Zoom for the sprites in the gunbird driver
      • Music speed in ninja gaiden / tecmo knight
      • A possible crash when calling the game selection dialog
      • The rom names for 1941, 1941j and 3wonders, which had a "_" in front of them in 0.38.1.
      • Intcup94 is now loadable, but still not playable.

    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Sunday, January 4th, 2004
    NESCafe 0.50 Released
    NESCafe is a NES emulator for Java.
    • Applet Mode has been re-introduced and improved. (David de Niese)
    • The GUI has had some internal improvements. (David de Niese)


    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Saturday, January 3rd, 2004
    RascalBoy Advance 1.2.7.5 Released
    RascalBoy Advance is a Gameboy Advance emulator for Windows.
    • Added:
      • Save/Load game capability.
      • Drag&drop features for screen capture.
    • Fixed:
      • Some bugs plugins management
      • Bug in opcode MSR
      • Bug in synchronization option


    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    1964 0.9.9 Released
    1964 is a Nintendo64 emulator for Windows.
    • Changes:
      • A new friendlier user interface makes finding options easy
      • Fixes and support for many new games including Turok3, Donkey Kong 64, and Top Gear Overdrive
      • New ini configuration settings
      • ROM Browser caching for fast loading of 1964
      • Tweak 1964's speed at the touch of a key
      • Frameskip and AutoCF features for slower machines
      • A new Help Manual
      • Multiple Language support
      • An improved CPU core with many bug fixes and is much faster
      • An Improved 32bit CPU core, linker and faster overall code generation
      • Reworked core/audio synchronization and major improvements in audio quality and speed
      • Completely reworked Kaillera netplay
      • Packaged with N-Rage's input plugin
      • CPU Frame buffer read/write notification for video plug-ins
    • Minor GUI features:
      • Download plugin online
      • ROM specific plugin selection
      • More Toolbar buttons
      • Remembers and restores the current selected ROM and its position in the ROM Browser
      • Remembers and restores the selected ROM and its position at 1964 exit and start
      • Added "Number of players" as a new column in the ROM Browser. "Number of players" can be set in the INI file, but not through option dialog box.
      • Check if plug-ins are loaded correctly. If not, then pop up the plugin configuration dialog box to select plug-ins
    • When 1964.099 runs the first time:
      • Automatically pop up the ROM folder dialog box to select a folder
      • Select only the most important columns to display in the ROM list
      • Verify plug-ins are loaded correctly
      • Disable plugin selection during netplay
      • Disable many menus if they are not supposed to be used when a game is not running or a game is running
      • Automatically enable/disable the RSP config menu according to whether or not the RSP plugin is loaded
      • Call RSP CloseDLL() at a better place for it to save its configuration
      • New ROM Browser icons
      • RSP plug-in selection
    • Minor core features:
      • Variable speed emulation
      • SSE detection and support in CPU core
      • FPU register caching if SSE is detected
      • NetPlay
      • New save state file format
      • Ability to load old versions of save states
      • Ability to save save states to an old version
      • Double check and create necessary folders for game saves
      • Screen shots taken at a better time
      • Reworked CP1 Unusable exceptions, many games are working better
      • Improved CPU timing
      • TLB error handling for 2-pass compiler
    • Netplay features:
      • Based on Kaillera network
      • Supports audio for netplay
      • Realtime gameplay with feasible network connection required
      • Automatic retransmission request and lost packet recovery
      • Automatic game setting synchronization among players
      • Automatic game save synchronization among players
      • Support for N64 native game saves
      • Support for cheat codes in netplay
      • Automatic cheat code synchronization among players
      • Notification if a player drops out, and allows for other players to continue the game
      • CPU and network usage displayed on status bar
      • Enable / disable various settings to avoid changes that may cause netplay games to desync
      • Always disable AutoCF for netplay
      • CF menus disabled during netplay. CF won't be allowed to be change for any player
      • Disabled lag menu during netplay
      • Disabled cheat menu during netplay. Cheat codes are not allowed to be modified during game play
    • Important bugs fixed:
      • Activated cheat codes may cause game to not boot or reset
      • Fixed dynamic compiler buffer overrun-related errors
      • Fixed problems loading PJ64 save states
      • Cleaned duplicated INI entries
      • Support for Japanese characters in INI file


    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Final Burn Alpha v 0.2.4.94.98 Released
    Final Burn Alpha is an arcade emulator for Windows.
    Changes:
    • Fixed all the new bugs introduced in the previous version
    • Fixed the raster effects in Samurai Shodown 3
    • Preview images can be any png file upto 1024x0124 pixels
    • Added descriptive text to screenshot png files.
    • Added a system information dialog that's used when FB Alpha crashes
    • Added the english language versions of mahoudai and shippumd


    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Thursday, December 25th, 2003
    MAME v.78 released "xmas tree" edition
    MAME is the multiple arcade machine emulator, started by nicola salmoria, the project has grown into a huge collaboration, thousands of romsets have been emulated.
    • Various System 24 Improvements, Fixing Priorities, Clipping issues etc. [Olivier Galibert]
    • Improved Lightgun Code / Reload Handling [Bryan McPhail] '-lightgun' now enables the lightgun only - no button remapping is performed. '-reload' (formally '-offscreen_reload') is now needed for 2nd button presses to map to offscreen shots. '-dual' (formally '-dual_lightgun') adds support for the Actlabs Dual Lightgun setup, it may be used with and without '-reload' and it requires '-lightgun'. This mode attempts to automatically remap the player 1 & 2 buttons to suit the lightgun setup. If it doesn't work you probably need to delete the .cfg file for that game.
    • Removed '(hack?) from descriptions of newly added raizing games, stickers on the boards seem to indicate they are genuine Korean release versions.
    • Improved ms32 sound a bit [Tomasz Slanina]
    • Removed 8.3 ROM Filename Limitation [Olivier Galibert]
    • Removed neomame / cpmame
    • added support for bio freaks
    • added initial vodoo 2 support (preliminary)
    • PSX core improvements, * Fixed MVMVA disassembly, SWC bit in SR is ignored, Fixed MVMVA with LM bit set
    • Added preliminary looped DMA detection, Improved SIO emulation
    • Preliminary SPU emulation
      get it from the link above, merry christmas!
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    Tuesday, December 16th, 2003
    GEST v0.83
    GEST is an Gameboy / Gameboy Advance emulator for Windows. It was updated to version 0.83, and brings these improvements:
    • fixed graphics problems in: -Caterpillar Construction Zone (U)[C][!] -Mary-Kate & Ashley - Crush Course (U)[C][!] -Neo-Racer (Quang2000)(PD)[C] -Prehistorik Man -Railway (Sachen)(Unl)[!] -Rainbow Islands [C][!] -Razor Freestyle Scooter (U)[C][!]
    • Pulsar (PD)[C] now works
    • Pokemon Crystal works again
    Click on the link above to visit the author website and download the emulator.
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    Friday, December 12th, 2003
    WinUAE 0.8.23
    WinUAE is an Amiga emulator for Windows.
    • Bugs fixed:
      • Mousebutton getting stuck randomly when WinUAE lost focus
      • Floppy drives' state was not restored fully
      • Fixed crash when switching from 68000 to JIT-mode
      • Bsdsocket browser freezes/slowdowns
      • SPTI CDROM media change detection
      • Parallel port joystick adapter works properly again
      • Saving state in ce-mode with blitter active created broken state files
      • Serial port/MIDI randomly lost received characters
    • New features:
      • Maprom emulation (BlizKick support)
      • First CDROM is always uaescsi.device unit zero, second is zero etc.. and then other non-CDROM SCSI devices.
      • Improved priority settings
      • Improved filter options
      • Compatibility improvements
      • Bsdsocket emulation improved (Jabberwocky)
      • Faster Picasso96 solid window moves
      • Improved AHI emulation
      • IRQ level 7 shortcut in input-tab
      • Percentage of CPU in use -meter added next to FPS-counter
      • Immediate state save (no need to exit the GUI anymore)
      • Dropped release numbers :)
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    SnEM 0.092 Released
    SnEM is a Super Nintendo emulator for DOS & Windows. Only the Windows binaries has been updated so far.
    News:
    • Improvements:
      • More 65816 opcodes and fixes
      • SPC emulation
      • Sound (preliminary)
      • A lot of PPU fixes - more games work
      • PPU improved in various ways
    • Stuff broken:
      • Many (less than before though) opcodes missing
      • Some opcodes broken
      • No mode 7 rotozoom
      • No HiROM
      • Probably some other stuff
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    Thursday, December 11th, 2003
    Visual boy advance 1.7 released
    visualboy advance is a gameboy advance emulator for windows, this is not another beta but a proper release. the list of updates is huge.
    • added fixes to video filters done by Flea for Mac OS X
    • added/fixed ArcTan/ArcTan2 emulation
    • added sound volume .25 and.50
    • added hq2x/lq2x filters
    • added global cheat disable
    • fixed some CBA cheat support
    • fixed ARM/Thumb instruction timing, including memory access
    • fixed minor bugs in STMDx ARM instructions
    • fixed ARM LDRx instructions when base equals dest
    • added support for 8M roms
      there is much more, refer to the faq on the emulator website for info and downloads
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    Friday, December 5th, 2003
    SNES9x v1.42 is out now
    Snes9x is a super nintendo/super famicom emulator for windows
    • Added 8-bit rendering filters (funkyass)
    • Added Sanity Checks for the Display Dialog (funkyass)
    • New Layout for the Joypad Dialog, (funkyass)
    • Fixed that anoying Joypad dialog bug. Now check to see if the axis exists before asking for the info form it (funkyass)
    • Added full POV support. (funkyass)
    • Fixed sram sizes for SuperFx games (Nach, MKendora)
    • Stopped saving sram for games with no battery (Nach, Mkendora)
    • Killed the gray line and slightly optimized Win32 GL (MKendora)
    • stack wrapping fix in C core (MKendora)
    • removed some dead hacks (Oda Nobunaga and Dezaemon) (MKendora)
    • fixed some DMA and HDMA modes (anomie, MKendora)
    • improved HDMA timing (anomie)
    • cleaned up load and deinterleave code (MKendora)
    • removed old UI DLL (MKendora)
    • new cheat dialogs (MKendora)
    • started Unicode preparation in Win32 UI (MKendora)
      lots more, refer to the link above for download and more info, what a treat!
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Thursday, November 27th, 2003
    eSMS 1.03v now available
    eSMS is a Master System & Game Gear emulator for Windows.
    • not using SDL anymore
    • Joypad/joystick buttons now have to be configured
    • Added window background picture (you asked for it)
    • Added 32 bpp and windowed video mode
    • Added filerequester keyboard control
    • Added NO$GMB symbol file support
    • Improved the debugger
    • Added debugger label support
    • Added AVI video recorder (please report errors)
    • Added sound options
    • Added movie logger messaging
    • Improved the tiles, tilemap and memory viewers
    • Improved the VGM logger, auto loop trimming is much better
      Get the emulator from link at the top
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    PCSX2 0.5 released
    PSCX2 is a Playstation2 emulator for Windows. still in early stages of development
    • A release that make you look things more promising. Several games can boot now and plenty of them can reach even ingame.
    • There are still big issues with graphics but many improvements have done from 0.41. Some games that now can reach ingame
    • wild wild racing PAL (with patches) now can see intro
    • Street fighter ex3 PAL (with patches)
    • Le Mans 24 Hours (24 Heures Du Mans) PAL (with patches)
    • V-rally 3 pal (with patches)
    • and probably a lot more, please read the "readme file" for a complete list of updates
      get it from the link above
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Tuesday, November 25th, 2003
    New zsnes update
    ZSNES is a super nintendo/super famicom entertainment system emulator for windows, while lacking in certain areas it makes up for it in compatibility and overall emulation of the 16 bit system.
    • Ported the execution code to C [pagefault]
    • Move KitchenSync option to command line, use -K to enable (case senstive) [pagefault]
    • Removed sample compression option [pagefault]
    • Cleaned up code in preparation for an update on the SuperFX core [pagefault]
    • Dirt Trax FX 95% working, starfox glitches now fixed also
      get it from the link above!
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    Thursday, November 20th, 2003
    Nebula Model2 0.9b Released
    Nebula Model2 is a Sega Model 2 emulator for Windows.
    • Fixed some 2B games sound that was broken in previous version.
    • Fixed STCC sound.
    • Fixed a bug in the DSP emulation that caused STCC stopwatch values wrong.
    • Fixed the force feedback option in nebula.ini not being read by the driver (UseM2Force)
      get it from link above
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Monday, November 17th, 2003
    final burn alpha v0.2.94.56 Released
    A new version of FBA has been released, This new version includes support for Neogeo hardware, and should be considered alpha as we expect there to be a few bugs. The most noticable bug is the current lack of sound in CPS-1 games.
    • Added a driver for Neogeo games
    • Added a driver for Cave games
    • Added a driver for Rainbow Islands
    • Added support for X-Arcade joystick
    • Improved compatibility of the Direct3D blitter, and added new options
    • re-added 3x macros for Street Fighter 2 style games
    • Added 4-point interpolation to the ADPCM sound cores
    • Important Note: FBA requires DirectX 7 and Windows 98 or above. The Direct3D blitter does not work with Voodoo-based videocards
      get it from the link above
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    Wednesday, November 12th, 2003
    mame 32 V.077 has been released
    Mame32. is an Official, license compliant, & MameDEV sanctioned build of mame for windows, has an easier interface, it is produced by Chris Kirmse - the original Mame32 author, Mike Haaland - architect of the GUI and John IV.
    • Fulfilling the longstanding feature req. added the ability to globally alter vector.ini and driver.ini's to match the core. Secondary click on the vector folder • properties in the folder pane to set options for that group of games. To alter global settings for game families, drill down into the source folder in the folder pane, and secondary click on a driver's properties i.e. 1942.c. This will change options for all games based on that driver. The different levels of alteration are color coded, vector.ini changes are red, driver.ini changes are green, and individual game settings are blue. Thus there is the possibility to have four color/levels of alterations when a game's individual properties are viewed in All Games or any folder. The changes can be backed out of hierarchically with reset to default on each respective properties, the reset to default global option, or by deleting the .ini files in the \ini directory. Note: Currently the color alterations do not display properly with XP in themed mode, but the functionality works [bug 462]. Coded solutions to this issue via DIFF are welcomed. [René Single / Chris Kirmse / John IV]
    • all other updates from original mame are in effect
      Get it from the link above
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    MAME v.077 released
    MAME is the multiple arcade machine emulator started by nicola salmoria, it has grown to become one of the most complete and current emulators in existence, thousands of romsets are now supported.
    • Some games require a set of samples (sound files) because their sound circuitry was analog (non-digital), or because their sound hardware has not been emulated.
    • Aaron Giles sent in an update to the Atari GT driver (T-MEK prototype now playable)
    • Konami GX driver updated, R. Belmont added an alternate 2-player set of The Simpsons, and a European version of Martial Champion to the respective drivers.
    • MESS-specific functionality in the UI code. Howard Casto submitted a bunch of fixes to input port defitinions.
    • Aaron Giles added the CAGE sound system emulation to Primal Rage
    • Aaron Giles sent in the Atari Seattle driver, supporting CarnEvil, Blitz 99, Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey, Mace: The Dark Age (all working fine) and San Francisco Rush (freezes when starting a game).
      get it from the link above, check the updates page for more info
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    Sunday, November 9th, 2003
    FCEUltra v0.97.3 released!

    This fantastic NES emulator has finally been updated. Versions 0.97, 0.97.1 and v0.97.2 were source-only releases. Here's what is new, starting with the latest:

    v0.97.3
    • Added a control to set the highest quality sound mode in Windows. This change requires that any users who previously set "high quality sound" to set it again
    • Fixed the volume of high-quality sound mode again. The changes I made earlier didn't affect all the filter coefficients
    v0.97.2
    • Made a minor optimization to writes to palette memory
    • Altered VRC6 IRQ emulation timing slightly
    • Fixed a weirdo PPU emulation bug that could cause garbage on the right side of the screen in certain situations. Thanks to FrenziedPanda for bugging me enough to make me look into the problem and fix it. I should be on the lookout to see if the fix breaks anything, though
    • Fixed the volume of high-quality sound mode (-soundq 1). It was at 1/4 the volume it should have been. I compensated by increasing the precision of the filter coefficients, which increased the sound quality of that mode slightly without hurting performance
    v0.97.1
    • Fixed mapper 105 emulation. I had begun merging it into the rest of the MMC1 code for 0.97, but I hadn't finished it
    • Changed things like RdMem(_PC++); to RdMem(_PC); _PC++; Darn evil global variables. I need to fix them. Screw speed
    • Expanded checks for the global variable "fceuindbg" (used in debug mode to prevent reads in the debugger from altering any registers)
    v0.97
    • Fixed a bug in the IPS patcher. The recorded size wasn't being updated after a successful realloc() was made, which could lead to corrupted patch data from some patches
    • Added support for mappers 200, 201 from submitted code Rewrote mapper 15 support to make more sense (well, depending on your point of view...)
    • Fixed 256KB CHR select support for mapper 115
    • Added support for mapper 12 from code from cah4e3
    Grab the latest version at the above link!
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    Sunday, November 2nd, 2003
    ROM copyright exemptions!


    Copyright Protection Exemption Granted to Obsolete Videogames

    Quote: In response to a filing by Brewster Kahle of The Internet Archive, Lawrence Lessig of Creative Commons, and others, the Librarian of Congress granted exemptions from copyright protection measures in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to obsolete videogames. The exemption applies to games that require the original media or hardware as a condition of access, and it determines a format obsolete "if the machine or system necessary to render perceptible a work stored in that format is no longer manufactured or is no longer reasonably available in the commercial marketplace."

    According to the original filing, the exemption was proposed in order to migrate degraded and obsolete works to modern storage systems, and enable "archiving, future scholarship, and commentary." On October 28, 2003, the Librarian of Congress, on the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, announced the classes of works subject to the exemption from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. The four classes of works exempted are:

    **about ROMS**(3) Computer programs and video games distributed in formats that have become obsolete and which require the original media or hardware as a condition of access. A format shall be considered obsolete if the machine or system necessary to render perceptible a work stored in that format is no longer manufactured or is no longer reasonably available in the commercial marketplace.
    Found this at GameFaqs. Proof: click on above link. Thanks to big rig for the news!
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    Sunday, October 26th, 2003
    PCE Advance 4.9
    A new version of this PC Engine emulator for Gameboy Advance is avaiable. Click on the link above to visit the author's website and check the new features.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    VirtuaNES 0.86
    VirtuaNES, the excelent NES emulator for Windows, has been updated. Among the new changes was included the support for the Mappers 200, 201 and 202. Click on the link above to visit the emulator's website.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    Saturday, October 25th, 2003
    EmuLoader 4.0 released
    A new version of this popular (and excelent) MAME frontend has been released. For the list of changes and the download links, click on the link above.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    Friday, October 24th, 2003
    Saint 1.40 emulator released
    saint is an atari ST emulator for windows based systems
    • Screen is now centered. ( 40 pixels + 320 pixels + 40 pixels)
    • 60Hz mode supported
    • 4cycles shift in rendering fixed (stops the mosaic effect on the borders)
    • 4bytes DBcc prefetch emulated ( TransBeauce1 demo protection is working !)
    • 1pixel shift coloshock fixed ( spectrum images are now perfect )
    • vicious bug fixed (writing .L at end of graphics screen) ("Illusion Demo" by Dune)
    • Better STE/STF detection (ChaosEngine demo)
    • Breakpoints in debugger are saved within "record" image (useful to debug atari code)
      get it from the link above
    thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Monday, October 20th, 2003
    Project Tempest v0.8
    This Atari Jaguar emulator was updated. The changes are:
    • Almost completely rewritten
    • A much better compatibility
    • Lots of bug fixes
    • Completely rewritten sound code (should be glitch-free now :)
    Click on the link to download.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    GoBoy 1.4

    GoBoy is a GameBoy/GameBoy Color emulator for the recently released Nokia N-Gage mobile phone - handheld game console. If have an N-Gage, check it out on the link above!
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    Sunday, October 19th, 2003
    MAME32 v.76 released
    MAME32 is a windows gui version of the original mame, this build is Official, license compliant, & MameDEV sanctioned; it is produced by Chris Kirmse - the original Mame32 author, Mike Haaland - architect of the GUI, and John IV.
    • Screenshots, icons, and *.dats updated. Special thanks to René Single for all the code contributions in this release.
    • Added programmatically populated lightgun and multi-monitor folders. [René Single]
    • Added reset play count and play time for individual games, and globally. [secondary click on game, & Options • Interface Options. [René Single]
    • Allowed filter propagation downward from parent folders, toggle this feature in Options • Interface Options. [René Single]
    • Changed behavior of vertical scrollbar in history pane, will not show if there is less text than available room. [René Single]
    • Extended game not working status support to show more flags in status bar and game properties. [René Single]
    • Added tool tip text to status bar if longer than displayable name is selected. [René Single]
    • Increased history.dat buffer to prevent cut-off and overflow. [René Single]
    • Re-implemented ability to show game's icon on title bar in windowed mode. [René Single]
      Get it from link above!
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Saturday, October 18th, 2003
    MAME v.076 released
    MAME is the multiple arcade machine emulator, started a few years ago mame has grown into an emulator that now runs thousands of romsets.
      mame 76 released
      It appears no new timer system related bugs were found with 0.75u1 so *hopefully* this release will be better than the last, 0.75 ended up not being not too great due to the problems with the YM2151 sound etc.
    • Various ST-V and SH-2 improvements, shienryu is improved as are many other games but no more are really playable yet (although I have changed Shienryu to IMPERFECT_GFX instead of NOT_WORKING as it seems ok, just the sprites are black) [David Haywood, Olivier Galibert, sthief, Angelo Salese]
    • Added Insector sound rom loading [Fabrice Frances]
    • Changed Jumping Cross default dipswitches
    • Fixed invalid dipswitch in Big Event Golf
    • Readded a bit of code that was removed from blockage driver when it was converted to use tilemap (blasto needed it)
      New Games supported or promoted from GAME_NOT_WORKING status:
    • VS. Super Xevious [Pierpaolo Prazzoli]
    • VS. Freedom Force [Pierpaolo Prazzoli]
    • Bishi Bashi Championship Mini Game Senshuken [R. Belmont] some gfx problems
      New Clones supported or promoted from GAME_NOT_WORKING status:
    • Street Fighter II CE bootlegs (sf2yyc, sf2koryu, sf2m4 - sf2m7) [Barry Harris]
    • A couple of Gauntlet, Gauntlet 2 and Vindicators Pt 2 clones [Aaron Giles]
    • Q*Bert (early test) [Peter Rittwage]
    • Mad Planets (UK Taitel license) [Tom McClintock?]
      Get it from the link above!
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Monday, October 13th, 2003
    MAME v.075 released
    mame is the multiple arcade machine emulator, there are many different builds available.
      changes
    • TESTDRIVERS still enabled (see note for 0.74u2)
    • Fixed bug in the time accounting for the V60 which was causing Outrunners to run with flickering sprites and slow music [Aaron Giles]
    • Fixed another V60 bug introduced in 0.74u2 which broke the v70 games (and further broke Outrunners) [Kobat, Olivier Galibert]
    • Fixed some bugs introduced with the timer system changes a while back[Aaron Giles] Hopefully this is the last of them.... Fixes Exterminator and the Atari polygon games. Hopefully doesn't break anything in the process.
    • changed scanline timing to use floor() to get consistent results
    • fixed bug in time computation if requesting a scanline in the next frame removed 4x executes per loop which screwed up timing
    • fixed internal interrupt generation to get consistent timing results
    • src/timer.c now uses the active callback as a base time when adjusting timers outside of a CPU context
    • HD fixed all the games again, but they are slower now due to more necessary interleaving
    • Fixed Dorachan Orientation [Tomasz Slanina]
      Get it from link above, numerous extra updates, check the status page
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    Saturday, October 11th, 2003
    Virtuanes 0.85 released
    VirtuaNES is a NES emulator for Windows.
      Changes to VirtuaNES 0.85
    • Add file name representation in an emulation to a window title bar.
    • Add starting and an option starting a launcher simultaneously.
    • Add a quick load / save. Note) Choose a slot directly, and there is load / save.
    • Added a pallet edit function.
    • Added a bank changing function to a turbo file.
    • various graphics filter functions. (required MMX) Note2xSaI/Super2xSaI/SuperEagle/Scale2x is usable.
    • Added the option that does Sleep of an option of "Sync drawing" in activity to graphic setting DIALOG.
    • the option that resolution except 4:3 can choose in a full screen.
    • A VS-Unisystem.
    • automatic distinction of NTSC/PAL to a NSF player mode.
    • Added Mapper12.
    • Changed internal surface drawing process. Note) May be accelerate, and may become heavy.:) Change it so that there is monochromatic / background color modification in a line unit. Note) Because a pallet isn't enough with a 8bit color, can't reproduce a color precisely. Please use more than 16bit color if possible.
    • Changed an approach of interrupt handling.
    • Change it to set a PAL mode automatically when a file name includes "(E)". so that a snapshot can make even PNG. Note) Please choose it in Emulator setting DIALOG.
    • there is a multiple selection in a launcher list.
    • Changed it not to update a list after Folder setting of a launcher. Note) Because a complement was able to save a list.
      Get it from the link above
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Wednesday, September 24th, 2003
    MESS 0.74 Released
    MESS is an emulator for various consoles for various systems. Only the Windows binaries has been updated so far.
    • New System Drivers Supported (in no particular order):
      • Texas Instruments TM990/189 University Board [Raphael Nabet]
    • System Driver Changes
      • [A7800] Implemented Kangaroo and transparency modes. [Eric Ball]
      • [A7800] Removed use of plot_pixel(), resulting in performance gains. [Nate Woods]
      • [APPLE2] Writing to disk images and ProDOS order (*.po) disk images are now supported. [Nate Woods]
      • [SORDM5] Fixed keyboard. [Tim Schuerewegen]
    • User Interface Changes
      • [Windows] It is now possible to make customized keyboard dialogs for different drivers, in the same way that it is possible to make per-driver customized joystick dialogs. [Nate Woods]
    • Source Changes
      • The core is based on MAME 0.74. This incorporates all features of the update to this core. [MAME team]
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003
    RascalBoy Advance 1.2.7.2 Released!
    This surprisingly good GBA emulator got an update today.

    News:
    • Fixed various bugs in OBJ Window
    • Fixed bug in EEPROM bytes management.
    • Added news options at Memory Viever.
    • Added DirectDraw Fullscreen view option.
    • Added VU-Meter plug-in.
    • Fixed bug in synchronization option
    • Fixed bug in BL/THUMB opcode.
    Get it from the above link.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Wildman55 

    Monday, September 22nd, 2003
    atari800 Win PLUS beta 4.0 released
    Atari800Win PLus is an Atari 400, 800, 600 XL, 800 XL, 130 XE & 5200 emulator for Windows.
    • Some GUI changes for new Atari800 kernel features.
    • User-visible changes introduced by new Atari800 kernel:[/b]
    • Cycle-exact emulation upgrade by Perry McFarlane!Fixed display bugs in "Master of the Lamps", "Mail Order Monsters" etc. Cycle-exact changes to colours, GTIA modes, player horizontal positions, player graphics, even cycle-exact GTIA11_DELAY ("Demonic Laughter"). Improved handling of DMACTL changes in the middle of a scanline ("Decathlon", "Mail Order Monsters"). Emulation of a DMACTL width change bug.
    • New high-quality POKEY sound emulation by Michael Borisov! You may still choose the old sound engine by Ron Fries - use Sound Quality in the Sound Options dialog box.
    • H: emulation enhancements by Mark Grebe! Full support for the standard Atari DOS functions: Rename, Delete, Lock, Unlock, Note, Point, and Open for Update. Full support for subdirectories: CREDIR, RMDIR, CWD, ?DIR work in SpartaDos and BW-DOS ('>' and '>>' are used as directory separators).
    • Changed the directory listing to look like the standard Atari DOS 2.0 listing (the sector count is based on 256-byte sectors). Support for the binary load commands.
    • Fixed MultiJoy and PORTB ("Road Race" works in XL/XE mode - didn't in 3.1).
    • Fixed Atari 5200 crash after pressing SHIFT and * in "Super Pacman".
    • Swapped GTIA and CTIA artifacting modes, because they were swapped by mistake in version 2.6b.
    • New cartridge type: Switchable XEGS 1 MB
      get it from link above
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Tuesday, September 16th, 2003
    MAME32 v.074 Released
    Mame32 is a mamedev sanctioned windows build of mame that features an easier interface and a much improved GUI, it is produced by Chris Kirmse - the original Mame32 author, Mike Haaland - architect of the GUI, and John IV.
      changes
    • all changes from original mame .74 are in effect
    • Screenshots, icons, and *.dats updated.
      some additional fixes and submissions on the plate; once Chris has some time, they will be integrated in a point release.
    Get it from the link above
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Sunday, September 14th, 2003
    Mame 0.74 Released!

    Once again the most popular emulator has just release an update. Just thought when you had your 0.73 all updated a new one comes out. It's bascially a clean up of 0.73...hehe. Here are the changes, only games shown, see Mame Status for full update.

    Mame 0.74

    New games supported:
    • Miyasu Nonki no Quiz 18-Kin (Japan) [Takahiro Nogi]
    • Ojanko Club (Japan) [Takahiro Nogi, Uki]
    • Quiz & Variety Sukusuku Inufuku (Japan) [Takahiro Nogi]
    • Dancing Eyes (DC1/VER.A) [smf]
    • Kosodate Quiz My Angel 3 (KQT1/VER.A) [smf]
    • Super-X [David Haywood]
    • A Few new Megatech sets (mostly SMS based, not yet working)
    New Clones supported:
    • Natsuiro Mahjong (Mahjong Summer Story) (Japan) (clone of mjnatsu) [Takahiro Nogi]
    • Bang (Japan) [Manuel Abadia]
    • Hangly Man (set 3) [Manuel Abadia]
    • Apocaljpse Now (bootleg of Rescue) [Pierpaolo Prazzoli]
    • Explorer (bootleg of Scramble) [Pierpaolo Prazzoli]
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    GEST 0.79 Released
    Gest is a gameboy emulator based on visual boy advance for windows
    • fixed (minor) graphics problems in Arctic zone (Unl), Boxing (JU), Carmageddon (U), Dancing Furby (J), Duck Tales (U), Korodice (J), Interrupts Demo (PD), Mega Man X PCX2GB Demo (PD), Popeye 2 (U), Puyo Wars (J), Urusei Yatsura (J) & Worm Visitor (Unl)
    • fixed control problems in Double Dragon 3 (U) & Lawnmower Man (U)
    • Dino's Quest (Unl)(Beta) works again
    • GEST doesn't slow down other programs so much anymore if rom isn't loaded or it's paused
      Get it from the link above
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Nestopia 1.07 Released
    Nestopia is nintendo entertainment system emulator for windows
    • Added support for file associations (preferences dialog).
    • Added an option to select between single and multiple application instances (preferences dialog).
    • Fixed a bug that caused the key mapping for a second joystick device to be reset every time Nestopia was restarted.
    • Changed so that all Game Genie codes are saved on exit.
    • Moved most of the on-screen-messages into the resource string table to make life easier for people making translation patches.
    • Updated the rom database. Thanks again to [yang] for the new compilation.
    • Fixed so that ns1..ns9 (save slots) files will show up when browsing files.
    • Added command line parameter support.
    • Added a status bar (menu).
    • Added an FPS counter (menu).
    • Added an option to force the window on top (menu).
    • Added an option to disable the performance counter timer (timer dialog).
    • Added an option to disable configuration saving on exit (preferences dialog).
    • Added some more shortcut keys to the menu.
    • Better multitasking.
    • Added automatic thread priority control (preferences dialog).
    • Changed so that even a totally screwed up iNes file header may pass thru the loader if the file can be found in the database.
    • Improved the timers.
    • Made new icons.
    • Many bug fixes
      Get it from the link above
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    Saturday, September 13th, 2003
    FakeNES 0.3.0 Released!
    fakenes is a nintendo entertainment system emulator for windows, this release has seen a ton of changes, even involving integral parts of the code itself
    • Infamous ROM load memory protection crash bug fix.
    • Overhauled CPU emulation core.
    • Added x86 assembly optimized CPU core components.
    • Fixed branch wrap detection bug.
    • Added CRC calculation for PRG ROM, CHR ROM, and ROM trainers.
    • Added support for CPU memory space patching (raw or Game Genie w/GUI).
    • Added slow (half FPS) mode.
    • Corrected mirroring of uneven size ROMs.
    • Added save state support (may not work for all supported games).
    • Added automatic machine state saving accurate up to every frame.
    • Added support for replays (currently buggy).
    • Altered memory map for performance.
    • Added exit confirmation when ROM loaded.
    • Significant improvements to the timing system.
      Configuration changes:
    • Added configurable save state and Save RAM (SRAM) output path.
    • Configuration file and log file are now stored with the executable.
    • Changed Win32 configuration file to 'fakenesw.cfg'
    • Fixed several input configuration bugs.
      get it from the link above
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Monday, September 8th, 2003
    Mupen64 0.3 Released
    Mupen64 is a Nintendo 64 emulator for Windows, Linux, MacOS X, BeOS & QNX. Only the Windows & Linux binaries has been updated so far.
    • All versions:
      • General speed up, 10-20% in most games Save states long loading time fixed, now it should load in less than a second
      • sound sync is far more accurate now (thanks to Azimer) it makes some additionnal games booting
      • 64dd detection to fix F-zero
      • a little idle loops bug has been fixed
    • Windows port:
      • Configuration and initialisation of plugins now can be done prior running a rom. It fixes numerous configuration issues with plugins as well
      • Recent roms menu with option to clear and freeze
      • Command line arguments support with option to run in GUIless mode, compatible with 1964 options, read more about it in pdf
      • Choosing and saving of plugins used per game, access it from Rom Properties
      • Reset rom menu added
      • Speed Modifier to allow game to run at any speed between 1-200% of original Use + and - to increase, decrease it, while in the game. And . to return to 100%.
      • Start game in fullscreen option
      • Pause emulation when idle fixes
      • Global plugin settings (should be unchecked if you want to use plugins per game option from rom properties)
      • Switch on/off ToolBar (ALT+T) and Status Bar (ALT+S), usefull when plugin sets wrong resolution in windowed mode, and for those who hate toolbars :)
      • Selection of columns to show in rom browser
      • English language template updated
      • Support for debugview by linker Put dll in the main folder, if you want to see log output
      • Tonnes of little fixes...
    • RSP hle plugin:
      • mario kart sound fixed
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    MESS 0.73 Released
    MESS is an emulator for various consoles for various systems. Only the Windows binaries has been updated so far.
    • New System Drivers Supported (in no particular order):
      • DAI Personal Computer [Krzysztof Strzecha, Nate Woods]
    • System Driver Changes:
      • [COCO] CoCo joystick buttons can now be mapped to the mouse buttons (bug #317). [Nate Woods]
      • [COCO3] Now supports option for 8MB of RAM. [Nate Woods]
      • [SNES] Improved sprite to sprite priority. [Anthony Kruize]
    • Source Changes:
      • The core is based on MAME 0.73. This incorporates all features of the update to this core. [MAME team]
      • Added some bounds checking to opcode fetches (bug #352). [Nate Woods]
      • Made some debugger fixes when dealing with 8 or 16 bit numbers. [Nate Woods]
      • Fixed a bug in the handline of low resolution systems; the UI would not be properly rendered. [Nate Woods]
      • Adds info regarding device extensions to -listinfo and -listxml output. [Andrea Mazzoleni]
      • Renamed config.? to crcfile.?. [Nate Woods]
      • [Windows] When the new UI is active and MESS is paused, MESS now should not waste any excess CPU time. [Nate Woods]
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    Friday, September 5th, 2003
    ClrMamePro 3.06a Released
    ClrMamePro is a tool to check what roms you have/miss for certain systems and emulators, create 0-crc files, and much more for Windows.
      News:
    • fixed: "mp_sonic issue" - bug in detect-biosrom-function while parsing datfiles / executable data
    • misc: set info marks to bios files
      get it from the link above
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    RascalBoy Advance 1.2.7.1 Released
    RascalBoy Advance is a Gameboy Advance emulator for Windows.
      News:
    • Fixed bug occuring when loading ROMs
    • Fixed bug in SRAM byte management
      Get it from the link above
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Thursday, September 4th, 2003
    mame32 v.073 released
    mame32 is a mamedev sanctioned windows build of MAME with an easier interface.
    • Screenshots, icons, and *.dats updated. We will be doing an additional point release soon with a bunch of new features from René Single, once Chris integrates them perhaps this weekend., in the meantime here is baseline .73.
    • all changes from original mame version have been added to this version also
      Get it from the link above!
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Mame 0.73b (sega titanic) Released
    Mame is that famous arcade machine emulator that we all know and love. The windows binaries and source are available now, no mame 32 as of yet but i can't see it being too far behind. The "whatsnew.txt" is a riveting read as always, so i got the arcade at home front end to create this handy new games list for me, this release is a bit of a sega special it would seem...what no majohng?!
    • asurabld "Asura Blade - Sword of Dynasty (Japan)"
    • ecofghta "Eco Fighters (Asia 931203)"
    • 8ballat2 "Eight Ball Action (DKJr conversion)"
    • gaia "Gaia Crusaders"
    • hanagumi "Hanagumi Taisen Columns - Sakura Wars"
    • harddunj "Hard Dunk (Japan)"
    • ladybugg "Ladybug (bootleg on Galaxian hardware)"
    • mt_bbros "MegaTech: Bonanza Bros."
    • mt_ggolf "MegaTech: Great Golf"
    • mt_gsocr "MegaTech: Great Soccer"
    • mt_kcham "MegaTech: Kid Chameleon"
    • mt_lastb "MegaTech: Last Battle."
    • mt_mwalk "MegaTech: Moonwalker"
    • mt_mystd "MegaTech: Mystic Defender"
    • mt_parlg "MegaTech: Parlour Games"
    • mt_shar2 "MegaTech: Space Harrier 2."
    • mt_stbld "MegaTech: Super Thunder Blade"
    • mt_tetri "MegaTech: Tetris"
    • mt_tfor2 "MegaTech: Thunder Force 2"
    • mt_tlbba "MegaTech: Tommy Lasorda Baseball"
    • mogura "Mogura Desse (Cabinet Test Board)"
    • pengo3u "Pengo (set 3 not encrypted)"
    • speedatk "Speed Attack!"
    • sprint8 "Sprint 8"
    • sprint8a "Sprint 8 Sprint 8 (play tag & chase)"
    • strtheat "Street Heat - Cardinal Amusements"
    • sbdk "Super Bike (DK conversion)"
    • strvmstr "Super Trivia Master"
    • wc90t "Tecmo World Cup '90 (trackball)"
    • twineag2 "Twin Eagle II - The Rescue Mission"
    • ultrax "Ultra X Weapons / Ultra Keibitai"
    • vpool "Video Pool (bootleg on Moon Cresta hardware)"
    • xmvsfur1 "X-Men Vs. Street Fighter (US 961004)"
    Thanks to nonfatnonfat for the news!
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Andrew 

    Monday, September 1st, 2003
    CXBX - X-Box emulator beta 0.7.8b released
    cxbx is a work in progress emulator of the Xbox console, its progress has been remarkable as of yet.
      here is a complete list of changes from the last version up to this one
    • Halo executes (no graphics yet)
    • Overlays simulated on PCs that do not support them in hardware.
    • YUY2 overlay capabilities detection improved significantly
    • Fixes to mesh rendering (thanks kingofc!). The "XRay" XDK demo is extremely impressive now (and runs very efficiently), as well as the Gamepad/Rumble demos.
    • Z: drive simulation repaired
    • Fixed debug messages accidentally left in the previous release.
      get it from the link above
    Thanks to StuMcBill for the news!
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (1 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Saturday, August 30th, 2003
    Spectaculator 5.2 Released
    Spectaculator is a ZX-Spectrum emulator for Windows.
    • Digitally-signed Action Replay (RZX) files. Spectaculator can digitally sign RZX action replays for use in tournaments such as Speccy Tour 2003.
    • Fixed IM 0 instruction. For some reason it was internally using an RST 00H instruction rather than an RST 38H.
    • Fixed a bug in the Multiface 3 code which stops Gazza II working properly.
    • Spectrum +2 Z80 snapshots now load properly again. Introduced a bug in 5.1 which incorrectly switched the emulation to 16k rather than +2.
    • Flunky's loader was incorrectly triggering the cassette recorder's auto stop feature in error. Fixed.
    • Spectaculator can now load +2 and +2A snapshots created by Fuse.
    • Fixed a couple of typos in the keyboard map.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    Monday, August 25th, 2003
    VirtuaNES 0.82 Released
    VirtuaNES is a NES emulator for Windows.
      News:
    • Add a correspondence pattern to simple virus checkers. (Sobig.F has been sent to me by terrible force. Have been sent around 2000-3000 in a day....)
    • Changed cheat code folder of a default in ".cheatcode" from ".code".
    • Correct Mapper20(FDS).
    • Correct focus and there can be the thing that place it, and shortcut key has worked in one of movement of short cut malfunction.
    • Corrected the malfunction that had worked without relation in setting of background movement when minimized it with a click of task bar
    Get it from the link above Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    NEORAGE X 0.9b released
    neoragex is a neo-geo emulator for windows, the last official version was 0.6b, this is a new version updated by a group that has somehow managed to aquire the source for the emulator, the original authors have somehow dissapeared.
    • new support for windows xp, updated gui [anigames]
    • king of fighters 2000 support, no graphic errors[happyASR]
    • updated game list[blackjack]
    • new background and icons[blackjack]
    • new sound support[blackjack]
    • latest version of ZLIB.dll finaly supported[[blackjack]
    • speeded up loading times[anigames]
    • all new tutorial on how to compile or modify your own neoragex version
      some known problems: graphic glitches in the gui, while setting up keyboard
      get it from the link above, translation by Energon from TRDOM, thanx
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    Saturday, August 23rd, 2003
    Delta 1.64.160 Released
    Delta is a tray utility for Playstation emulator ePSXe.
    • Updated to support epsxe 1.60.
    • I decided that the best solution to the plugin problems was to scrap it and start completely from scratch. Hopefully this new method should prevent all the problems encountered in the past. If you spot a bug with the new system however, please let me know so that I can rectify it.
    • Added compressed iso support. The cd imager can now create compressed isos directly from the original cd.
    • Multitap support added to the gamepad mapper.
    • At killjoy’s request, the window settings are now stored in the registry upon exiting.
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    SixtyForce 0.7.0 Beta 2 Released
    SixtyForce is a Nintendo (N64) emulator for Macintosh systems.
    • Fixed the OpenGL bug that prevented sixtyforce from running.
    • Attempted a fix at the OS 9 freezer bug.
    • New packaging and support for plugins.
    • Audio acceleration is now supported through plugins.
    • New audio buffering scheme smooths audio a bit.
    • Fixed a number of minor bugs.
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    VisualBoyAdvance 1.6a Released
    VisualBoyAdvance is a Gameboy Advance emulator for Windows.
    Core changes:
    • fixed bug introduced in previous fix to CpuFastSet/CpuSet
    • fixed slowdown caused by attempt to speed up emulation
    Windows:
    • fixed bug when selecting the same render type
    • disabled enhanced save type detection
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news.
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    SSF 0.7 R3 Released
    SSF is a Sega Saturn emulator for Windows. this emulator requires a hefty system for optimal use, you must have direct X8 at least to use it and minimum 256MB ram, with 64MB video, some games are almost playable Current Emulator Status:
    • SH2 emulator -----100%
    • 68000 emulator --- 50%
    • CD block ------------- 40%
    • SCSP block ----------- 0%
    • SCU block ----------- 50%
    • SMPC block ------- 100%
    • VDP1 block --------- 95%
    • VDP2 block ---------- 5%
    • afterburner, The U and space harrier now go onto the loading screen
    • prince crown is broken, may not work at all now
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    Friday, August 22nd, 2003
    MORPHgear 2.0.2.5 released
      MorphGear is an emulation system for Windows 98/2000/XP and Pocket PC that allows you to play games originally released for many consoles
    • an all new SEGA Genesis module, a port of "Generator" by [James Ponder]
    • DirectX support for faster video
      get it from the link above
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Thursday, August 21st, 2003
    Zsnes wip update
    Zsnes is now an open source emulator of SNES for windows and DOS, this update is done by a team that is not part of the official ZSNES team.
    • Updated IPS code. Now supports RLE, should fix problems if the ROM is expanded, and automatically view the ROM with a header. [Nach]
    • Removed obsolete hack [pagefault]
    • Added Visual Studio project, needs more work and clean up [pagefault]
    • Updated Super FX chip sram settings [Nach]
    • H-IRQ fix for many games [pagefault]
      get it from the link above
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Tuesday, August 19th, 2003
    Raine 0.38.1 Released
    Raine is a Arcade emulator for Windows.
    • New driver : Magical Cat Adventure (international and japanese version, but the japenese version is really different).
    • Added the international versions of donpachi and dodonpachi to the cave driver, and upgraded the romsets to try to keep some compatibility with mame...
    • Fixed the crashes in the toaplan2 driver
    • Fixed "bg_image" in raine.cfg so that if you choose an external bg picture it's correctly scaled and mapped to the current color depth
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    GEST 0.76 Released
    GEST is a Open-Source Gameboy emulator for Windows.
    • TAMA5 RTC emulation (incomplete, but you could also play the game without it)
    • Bomberman Collection (J)[S] emulation
    • added video layer enable/disable keys (F5-F7)
    • Fixed screen stretching in SGB mode
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    glN64 0.4.1 Released
    glN64 is a graphics card plugin for Nintendo64 emulators.
    • Fixed a problem involving status bars and GeForces
    • Fixed a bug that occured when taking a screenshot when hardware framebuffer textures were enabled
    • Fixed a bug in the texture cache that could cause slow speed, and eventual freezing
    • Fixed a bug that caused refresh rates not to be saved
    • Removed some debugging code left in the texture cache that was causing a loss in speed
    • Improved microcode detection, there should now be fewer unknown microcode errors
    • Added an option for dithered alpha since it's slow on some Radeons, and fine on others
    • Added detection and adjustment for the 1964 toolbar
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    Saturday, August 16th, 2003
    Pete's Plugins Updated
    Pete's OpenGL2 PSX GPUs V2.1 Released
    • .....Another issue with the previous release was that movies were kinda slow (well, I got over 120 FPS with movies on my Radeon 9700 Pro, so I didn't notice it, sorry). This version will have a nearly doubled speed with most mdecs, so relax :)
    • Skullmonkeys... ah, yeah... sorry to say: the game didn't work perfectly with the last release (I was only able to check out one level... and of course other levels were still screwed). Well, Parotaku gave me another save state, and I think now everything is right... at least Parotaku was not able to find more issues, so blame him if still something is going wrong ;)
    • FrancoisC noticed a bad shading in the Breath Of Fire 4 camp fire on his R8500 with my OGL plugins. First I didn't believe that (I played BOF4 alot in the past), but then I took a closer look... and he was right. After a few investigations I've found out that nVidia cards and ATI cards are doing a different rendering of connected quad polygons. Seems like ATI cards are handling a single "quad_strip" polygon like a "standard quad" one, while nVidia cards are handling it like two connected triangles. Don't ask me what's the correct behaviour, and who is to blame, ehehe. Anyway, I've fixed that... now ATI and nVidia cards will work fine.
    • Ah, and related to the bad BOF4 shading: the car tires in "Driver" were also missing on ATI cards, tsts. Of course that's also fixed.
    • Various small cleanups. Dunno if the speed will increase significantly (I doubt so), but it will not hurt either.
    • I've started again to add good old 'special game fixes' ;) Well, as stated in the 2.0 readme, the 'Legend of Dragoons' battle transitions were not perfect without the "Full" framebuffer effect setting. Since the "full" mode is not really needed in that game (beside that battle transition), I came up with a way to show the effects corretly even if a lower framebuffer effect setting ("standard" or "minimum") is active. The same 'special fix' works also with the "RPG Maker" screen fading effects, btw.
    • This plugin was designed to use nowadays gfx card's capabilities to improve the pixelated psx graphics... and of course a modern buzz word here is "shaders" (or in OpenGLish: vertex and fragment programs). My first steps with shaders were done on my old GF3, using some nV OGL extensions, but I didn't see much benefits for my standard OGL psx plugin. Well, the OGL2 plugin architecture makes it much easier to add all kind of fullscreen effects using shaders, and in OGL1.5 a C-alike shader language (GLslang) will be introduced. So I planned to use GLslang as soon as possible to create some nice realtime fullscreen filters. But then I played with the current ARB shader extensions a bit, and they were working great on my current R9700Pro, so I thought to myself: why waiting? Let's use them now, and maybe replace them later with GLslang.
    • A single thought... and it's done, ehehe. This version has some new options to select "shader effects", available are:
      • fullscreen smoothing - similar to the "screen filtering" option
      • fullscreen smoothing (black/white) - emulates a B&W tv set
      • custom... more about that later :)
    • The level of each effect can be controlled as well (minimum, more, medium, maximum), and each effect can be combined with the "fullscreen filtering" option. The effect level can also be adjusted in the gpu in-game menu, btw.
    • Oh, and please note: the first two shader effects were created with my R9700Pro in mind... they are using up to 8 texture units! That means that all cards with less units will most likely show an error message.
    • But what's that 'custom' mode? Well, I thought it would be nice if interested users could create their own shaders. Therefore the 'custom' mode will load and use two external shader files (one for vertex and one for fragment programs). Simply create a main emu sub-directoy called 'shaders', and place a file named "gpuPeteOGL2.vp" (vertex program) and a file named "gpuPeteOGL2.fp" (fragment program) in it. For all users who don't have a clue how to code such ARB programs, I've included already two sets of shader files in this archive... one for doing a "black & white" effect, and one which is doing a very simple smoothing (using only 4 texture coord units, so it will work with less powerful cards as well).
    Pete's PSX GPUs V1.74 Released
    • A few fixes from the OGL2 plugin also affected the standard OGL/D3D plugins, so I've decided to release them as well. Things fixed (shameless copy of my OGL2 version text):
    • Skullmonkeys... ah, yeah... sorry to say: the game didn't work perfectly with the last release (I was only able to check out one level... and of course other levels were still screwed). Well, Parotaku gave me another save state, and I think now everything is right... at least Parotaku was not able to find more issues, so blame him if still something is going wrong ;)
    • FrancoisC noticed a bad shading in the Breath Of Fire 4 camp fire on his R8500 with my OGL plugins. First I didn't believe that (I played BOF4 alot in the past), but then I took a closer look... and he was right. After a few investigations I've found out that nVidia cards and ATI cards are doing a different rendering of connected quad polygons. Seems like ATI cards are handling a single "quad_strip" polygon like a "standard quad" one, while nVidia cards are handling it like two connected triangles. Don't ask me what's the correct behaviour, and who is to blame, ehehe. Anyway, I've fixed that... now ATI and nVidia cards will work fine.
    • Ah, and related to the bad BOF4 shading: the car tires in "Driver" were also missing on ATI cards, tsts. Of course that's also fixed.
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    glN64 0.4 Released
    glN64 is a graphics plugin for Nintendo64 emulators.
    • Shortened the name (I got tired of all the typing )
    • Rewrote ~80% of the plugin
    • Added hardware framebuffer textures (still experimental)
    • Recompiled combine modes are now cached
    • Greatly improved non-GeForce combiner
    • Slightly improved GeForce combiner
    • Combiner compilers are now automatically selected
    • Added support for line drawing microcodes (Line3D, L3DEX, and L3DEX2)
    • Added support for Diddy Kong Racing/Jet Force Gemini/Mickey's Speedway microcodes
    • Added partial support for sprite microcodes (S2DEX and S2DEX2)
    • Added support for Perfect Dark microcode
    • Changed microcode detection method
    • Added internal near-clipping for NoN (non near-clipping) microcodes
    • Added smarter depth buffer clearing
    • Added support for screenshot saving
    • Added selectable texture bit depth
    • Moved configuration from an INI file to the registry
    • And many other changes as a result of the rewrite...
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    GEST 0.74 Released
    GEST is a Gameboy emulator based on VisualBoy Advance for Windows.
    • Road Rash (GBC) works again
    • Otogi Banashi Tai (J) now works in SGB mode
    • Work Master v1.00 - Multitask OS for Gameboy (PD) now works (better)
    • Added more volume to digital sound -> Hamster Paradise 3 (J)[C][!]
    Fixed graphics problems:
    • Missing sprites,gfx trash in Hunter X Hunter - Kindan no Hihou (J)[C][!]
    • Status bar incorrect display in Warriors of Might and Magic (U)[C][!]
    • Blinking sprites in Hitoride Dekirumon - Cooking Densetsu (J)
    • 'Glitches' in ClassKing Yamazaki (J)[C][!], In Your Face (U) and Puyo Wars (J)
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    Thursday, August 14th, 2003
    kawaks v1.47b has been released.
    kawaks is a CPS1, CPS2 and NEO-GEO emulator for windows.
      news, some neogeo emulation fixes:
    • Now using the S1 from a different CTHD2003 cart, this one fixes the power bars.
    • Set NeoGeo Z80 speed back to 6mhz as to many sound related things broke
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news! get it from the link above.
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    MESS 0.72 Released
    MESS is a multi console emulator for various platforms. Only the DOS & Windows binaries has been updated so far, the authors address ther will be more updates in a few days. news as of now are:
    • [COCO3] Fixed a bug whereby $FE00-$FEFF would be mapped to the wrong memory when bit 3 of $FF90 was set when more than 512k was available. This caused some NitrOS-9 programs to crash when allocating too much memory (bug #352). [Nate Woods]
    • [COCO3] Added '_' to the supported keys for the natural keyboard. '_' is specific to [Nitr]OS-9. [Nate Woods]
    • [JAGUAR EMULATION UPDATE] Some enhancements to the blitter; most games are still not playable however. [Nate Woods]
    • [NES emulation] Updated NES so that it uses the ppu2c03b support within MAME (which was actually originally based on the MESS NES driver code). [Brad Oliver, Nate Woods]
    • [PC] Made fonts, monitor types and CGA chipsets configurable. [John Elliot]
    • [PC] Basic state save support. [Nate Woods]
    • [SNES] Name select is only for sprites using tiles over 255. Fixed sprite wrap at the bottom of the screen. Fixed clearing of HDMA channels. Fixed background colours in mode 0. [Jimmy Li, Anthony Kruize]
    • [TI99] Several behind-the-scenes changes to support TI-99/8 emulation (which is not 100% working and disabled in MESS builds but implemented in source code). Hopefully, there will be no change in functionality in the various TI-99/4(a) drivers. [Raphael Nabet]
    • [VECTREX] Fixed a bug that prevented the default mine.art file from being loaded if no other artwork was found. [Nate Woods]
      User Interface Changes:
    • Added separate configuration menu, to be used for configuration items that were formerly represented with DIP switches. [Nate Woods]
    • [Windows] Revamped options menu, and added a keyboard customization menu. Also added the ability to create artwork for controller configuration screens (used NES as a testbed). [Nate Woods]
      Imgtool Changes:
  • [MAC] Added preliminary support for MFS images. [Raphael Nabet]
  • [TI99] Added support for HD images. [Raphael Nabet]
      Source Changes:
    • The core is based on MAME 0.72. This incorporates all features of the update to this core. [MAME team]
    • Fixed a bug that would cause a hang when parsing certain invalid filenames (for example, D:FOOD:FOOBAR.ZIP). [Nate Woods]
    • Revamped some inputs, added IPT_MOUSE, IPT_START, and IPT_SELECT. The latter two can be used with IPF_PLAYER masks. Also removed legacy IPT_SELECT1-4, and IPT_START1-4 should no longer be used by MESS. [Nate Woods]
    • Tripled the delay in which wd179x errors are reported. This manifested itself in the CoCo driver by an emulated crash on some versions of NitrOS-9 when run on a write protected image. [Nate Woods]
    get it from the link above
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    ZSNES WIP 08/12/03 Released
    ZSnes WIP is an unofficial version of the great emulator Zsnes.
    • Got in decent ROM mirroring, Demon's Crest now works right. [Nach]
    • Megaman X no longer needs point hacks. [Nach]
    • Expanded Megaman X SRAM hack to Rockman X. [Nach]
    • Checksum calculation now uses new mirroring code. [Nach]
    • Prevented possible crash when calculating Hi/Lo. [Nach]
    • A few misc fixes [Nach]
    • Yoshi's Island Fix [pagefault]
    • Source Code now works in *nix, but not Windows now (WIPOnly) [ipher]
    • Source Code now compressed with bzip2 (WIPOnly) [ipher]
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    UltraHLE Dev starting back up
    The great n64 emulator (Win), UltraHLE, is being updated once again!!
    Quote from author:
    • Nostalgia is probably the best word for it. Having spent the last few years doing this and that I found myself last weekend trawling through a dusty stack of CDs. To my surprise I found some of the old development code, post 1.0.0 release, of UltraHLE and it was kinda nice loading it back up again and playing some of the classic N64 titles. I decided that it would be nice to relaunch the UltraHLE site and spend some of my free time that I now have to try an piece back together the project. Before anyone jumps the gun don't expect any releases all of a sudden, I'm not committing myself to any targets or timelines, just keeping the project ticking over as and when I can.
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    GEST V0.73 Released
    GEST is a GB/GBC emulator for windows.
    • added support for one joystick
    • fixed graphics problems in AIR Pocket OP Demo (PD)
    • fixed a bug when loading a non-SGB rom in SGB mode sometimes made it stop working (SGB mask was left on)
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    Nebula 2.23c Released
    Nebula is an arcade emulator for Windows.
    News:
    • CPS 2:
      • Added new cps2shock xor tables
    • NEOGEO:
      • Added 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2003' game.
      • Fixed some problems with multislot emulation when there were empty slots between 2 used slots.
      • Synced game drivers and bios names with latest MAME.
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    Tuesday, August 12th, 2003
    snes9x 1.41 released
    Snes9x is a super nintendo emulator
    • Win32 controllers now stay the same between games (MKendora)
    • Win 32 Open ROM dialog fixes (MKendora)
    • Win32 Display dialog fixes (funkyass)
    • Win32 OpenGL ratio tweaking. (Reduces the gray line) (kode54)
    • Fixed Win32 superscope for those having issues (MKendora)
    • Generic accuracy fix in main Superscope emulation (MKendora)
    • sprite bug fixed (gah! How'd we miss that) (anomie)
    • SPC saving compatibility fix (Caz and zones)
    • Window clipping update (anomie)
    • Mode 7 clipping fix (TRAC)
    • latching fix (anomie)
    • BS BIOS checksum and mapping fix (MKendora)
    • Working Uniracers hack (dma.cpp) (anomie)
    • HDMA Indirect Address fix for Romancing Saga 2 (anomie)
    • Better savestate hack, does it break anything? (anomie)
    • C4 C core fixes. Mostly Trapezoid (thanks Nach),
    • some s/short/int16/, some indentation. (anomie)
    • Killed some dead code too (twas commented forevermore). (anomie)
    • fixed a potential crash in S-DD1 logging (MKendora)
    • Improved accuracy of Hi/LoROM detection (~500 ROM test) (MKendora)
    • Hack for Moryou Senki Madara 2, don't call SelectTileRenderer from DrawOBJS if BGMode is 5 or 6. A real fix requires at least rewriting SelectTileRenderer, or inlining a special version in DrawOBJS. (anomie)
    • DMA traces: add additional address info to reads too. (anomie)
    • Killed the old Borland Joypad dialog (funkyass)
    • Fixed issues with Dezaemon and CT, maybe others (anomie, MKendora)
    • Changed the internal snapshot key from \ to VK_F12 (funkyass) Fixes issues with non-US keyboard layouts.
    • Fixed OAM reset to not occur during forced blank. (anomie)
    • Killed some dead OAM reset code that doesn't need saving. (anomie)
    • Unix/X11: Fixed screen jumping. CT enables overscan mid- frame for only one frame, and we now update the rendered screen height accordingly. Other ports are still broken. (anomie)
    • Unix/X11: Fixed possible TV mode crash. (anomie)
    • Fixed OAM reset timing (beginning of V-Blank rather than end) for R-TYPE 3 (J). (anomie)
    • Unix/X11: Fixed OpenGL target (PBortas)
    • Unix/OSS: Fixed big endian sound (PBortas/ernstp)
    • Tweaked the About Dialog so its read-only and no scroll (funkyass)
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Shokgenki 

    Sunday, August 10th, 2003
    VisualBoyAdvance v1.6 released
    Visual boy advance is a Gameboy advance emulator
      Core changes:
    • added rewind support (initially disabled)
    • added support for slowdown codes
    • added emulation of sprite priority bug (thanks PokemonHacker)
    • added simple emulation for BIOS call 0x2a
    • added enhanced save type detection option (default)
    • added DMA hack for an obscure case
    • improved loading speed
    • fixed sleep/stop state support
    • fixed bug caused by rendering optimizations
    • fixed crash while debugging startup routines
    • fixed DMA emulation
    • fixed priority between OBJ Window and regular windows
    • fixed thumb disassembly bug
    • fixed sound envelope bug when set to 0 to mute sound (thanks PokemonHacker)
    • fixed CpuFastSet/CpuSet bugs (thanks PokemonHacker)
    • fixed warning message when using AGBPrint
    • fixed DMA timings Windows:
    • added movie recording/playback (joypad movement recording)
    • added support for automatic SGB border display
    • added option to auto hide menu in full screen mode
    • added rewind support
    • added bug report menu to provide needed information for solving problems
    • added FAQ optin to take to the VBA website FAQ
    • menu toggle can now have a customizable accelerator instead of ESC
    • fixed bug on GBA cheats showing the wrong enable state (checkbox wasok)
    • fixed bug enabling/disabling BG layers (introduced in version 1.5.1)
    • fixed export settings to also export viewers settings
    • fixed bug saving keyboard settings in INI file
    • fixed map viewer click address in some cases
    • fixed map viewer rendering for 512x512 screens
    • fixed tile viewer click address and tile number in 256 color mode
    • allow customize to run in fullscreen mode (exception of 320x240 mode) SDL versions:
    • added support to turn sound off and change channel enable
    • added support for automatic SGB border display
    • added rewind support (CTRL+B)
    • fixed bug enabling/disabling BG layers (introduced in version 1.5.1)
    • fixed typo on pause-when-inactive option which made it not recognized
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Shokgenki 

    BGB 0.9 Released
    BGB is a Gameboy emulator for Windows
    • Color schemes can be edited.
    • Increased precision of frequencies in sound code (alone in the dark intro interference effect).
    • Centralized/wrapped sound output (waveout, disk writer) code.
    • Fixed AV if showing registers w/o rom loaded.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: yami yugi 

    Saturday, August 9th, 2003
    SMaSher 0.2 Released
    SMaSher is a Sega Master System & Game Gear emulator for Windows.
    • Added V-Sync option
    • Added new funky SN76489 (PSG) rendering mode (Tell me what you think of this mode)
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: yami yugi 

    MAME 32 v.072 Released
    Mame 32 is a windows Gui version of the multiple arcade machine emulator (MAME) with a much easier interface. official, sanctioned and mamedev compliant, maintained by Cris Kimse. Changes to mame32:
    • Added the ability to scale the right side art pane contents upwards as the window size increases, toggle on Options • Interface Options. [René Single / Chris Kirmse]
    • Expanded the reach of the ctrl-f text filter, it can now act on name, driver name e.g. 'cps2.c', and manufacturer. This is a quick method for immediately seeing a driver family instead of drilling down through the source folder on the left. [René Single / Chris Kirmse]
    • all changes from mame v.072 are in effect also
    get it from the link above
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    mame v.072 Released!
    mame is a multi arcade machine emulator with versions available for windows and linux, binaries and compiling sources available NEWS:
    • Outrunners is currently still broken due to problems with the V60 and recent timer updates, sorry.
    • The games using the sp0250 sound for speech still need samples for the sound effects, however samples for the speech are no longer needed with this update. [b]General source changes[/b]
    • Work Around for Genix Protection + tilemap scroll making it playable [Paul Priest] src/drivers/pirates.c src/vidhrdw/pirates.c
    • Various Conversions to Tilemaps [Curt Coder] some were left out as they need checking, or devs didn't like them
    • Cleanups to Darius Video [Acho A. Tang]
    • 6821 PIA fixes [Martin Adrian]
    • Some Cleanups in itech32.c, dogfgt.c [Brian Troha]
    • Stopped Sprites being hidden by track in fourtrax [Phil Stroffolino] src/vidhrdw/namcos2.c
    • Fixed CPS2 raster effect (xmvsf069agre) [ShiRiRu]
    New games supported: --------------------
    • Xor World (prototype) [Manuel Abadia]
    • Big Event Golf [Tomasz Slanina, Jarek Burczynski]
    • Strike Bowling [Tomasz Slanina, Jarek Burczynski] lacks analog sounds, in progress
    • Super Speed Race Junior [Tomasz Slanina] bad colours due to missing proms
    • Great Guns [Jarek Burczynski] graphics leave trails
    • Taisen Hot Gimmick 3 Digital Surfing [David Haywood]
    • Actraiser (Nintendo Super System) [MESS, Pierpaolo Prazzoli, David Haywood] just to show the current status, has no menu system emulated, still being worked on, no sound, everything else on the system has been left as testdrivers
    • Genix [David Haywood] missing gfx / sound roms, might work with them
    many many more changes were made to this latest version, you can find out more by reading the faq at the mame site Get it from the link above Thanks to ocp_001 for the news!
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    Gest 0.72 Released
    GEST is a Gameboy emulator based on VisualBoy Advance for Windows. NEWS:
    • Added support for 8MB roms: Densha de Go! 2 and maybe others
    • Joust & Defender (U)[C][t1] now works
    • Mr. Do! high scores show again
    • Pokemon Yellow works in SGB mode again
    • Fixed a bug that prevented zipped roms from working
    • Translations are now easier to do
    Get it from the link above Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
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    Friday, August 8th, 2003
    ClrMamePro 3.05 Released
    ClrMamePro is a tool to check what roms you have/miss for certain systems and emulators, create 0-crc files, and much more for Windows.
    Fixed:
    • auto-datfile update sometimes updates an exe-based dat
    • rebuilder statistics count zipfolders as files
    • invalid filehandles appear when scanning the big beatmanias. Removed the 2GB filesize- estriction from chd-handling.
    Misc:
    • Rebuilder, SetInfo, ExportDat are Set-Subfolder compatible. Scanner, Merger and Dir2Dat aren't yet!!!
    • full chd integrity check isn't repeated when scanning a clone (when the parent was verified successfully (split / full merging only) before.
    • scanner->fixmissing also looks in biossets for missing files.
    • scanner->fixmissing doesn't create separated biossets anymore when "allow not-separated..." is enabled.
    • cmpro.ini->Pro_ForbidSystemMerging (on/off) switch. When set to 'off' and Settings->DatFile Errors is set to 'hide common', ClrMamePro will react like using the 'no' button while cleaning up the datfile.
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news.
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    RomCenter 2.61 Released
    RomCenter is a tool to check what roms you have/miss for certain systems and emulators for Windows.
    • Rename rom on a file unzipped with bad case deletes it.
    • Case parameters reset when changing datafiles.
    • Double 'duplicated' info sometimes with unzipped files.
    • "Add path" crash on windows ME : I updated the folder dialog to a new version. I don't know if it fixes the problem, as I don't have a win me under hand to test. I'll see after my holydays in 2 weeks. If it doesn't work, you can always drag&drop paths directly in romcenter to load then.
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    Mupen64 0.2 Released
    Mupen64 is an open source emulator for windows and linux.
    Core:
    • better sound plugin integration
    • optimizations in interrupt handling
    • a totally new interpreter core (half of a compiler => far much faster) it caches the opcodes when they're decoded
    • self modifying code detection code for the new interpreter and the compiler when it'll be implemented
    • RSP plugin integration
    • pif2 implemented for banjo tooie
    RSP hle plugin:
    • the first version of this plugin based on uhle sound code
    • 3 main audio ucode implemented (based on uhle)
    • mp3 ucode implemented (direct asm to c translation)
    • jpeg ucode (direct asm to c translation)
    • boot code for btooie and dk
    • on windows: ability to use the hle part of a sound plugin while using another to output the sound (example: using hle from Azimer's plugin and ouputing with Jabo's plugin) This option doesn't work with azimer's audio plugin 0.3 version Please see more info about RSP and this feature in readme.pdf in chapter "3.3.2 Configuration"
    Sound Plugin for linux:
    • a new lle sound plugin that's using the OSS api
    Windows port:
    • Major cleanup of gui code and bug fixes
    • Gui improvements in rombrowser
    • Gui changes in configuration sheets and about dialog
    • Updates in language support and template Dialog with proper credits to translators ,send us your translations now :)
    • Support for screenshots from menu (depends on video plugin) (F3 key)
    • Added some shortcuts for gui functions to accelerators
    • Option to choose directories of plugins,screenshots and save states in sheets
    • Auto limit VI/s according to game region (60 or 50)
    • Ini updated with latest N64 releases
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    Thursday, August 7th, 2003
    NeoCD/SDL 0.2.0 Released
    NeoCD/SDL is a NeoGeoCD emulator for Windows, Linux & BeOS. Only the Windows and Linux binaries has been updated so far.
      NEWS:
    • Linux Port now available
    • emulator now uses 512k bios image
    • A couple of crash on exit issues have been resolved.
    • Compiles with Mingw32 for the windows build now.
    • Get it from the link above.
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    Virtua nes 0.81 released
    VirtuaNES is a NES emulator for Windows.
      News: Changes in effect
    • Invalidated operation with a keyboard when turned a chat window in netplay into an active window (Note) Can operate it in joystick now. Revisions:
    • Corrected that a general conservation error went when it started when DirectX7.0 or higher was not installed
    • Corrected setting to SRAM check box of Cheat support.
    • Corrected Mapper 112.
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    RomCenter 2.60 Released
    RomCenter is an application written for 32-bit Windows operating systems, designed to help you maintain and organize your emulators roms collection for various gaming systems including computers, consoles, arcade, calculators and handheld.
    GUI:
    • XP interface
    • Replace the 'split' and 'merge' check box by standart split, merge and un-merge radio button.
    • Audit roms even if the game name is bad
    • Back button to go back to parent node (or backspace)
    • Arrow navigation in list view: left = parent node, right = child node.
    • New parameters tab to handle new functions.
    • New filter editbox in the toolbar. ex: display only verified gba games, or french snes...
    • Fix games parameters: select what a 'fix' must do: rename, delete, find, change case, rezip, create dummies...
    • 'select clone' function to select only clones in the focused node.
    • 'select Main' function to select only main games
    • 'select no good dump known' function...
    • 'invert selection' to invert the current items selection (to remove games with no good dump known...)
    • 'create datafile of missing roms': Share it with your friend to complete your collection
    • 'create datafile of available roms': Share it with your friend to complete his collection
    • 'create datafile of selected roms': create a datafile of roms selected (main mame roms, French snes...)
    • Multiple drag and drop rom folder directly in the tree view.
    • Replace 'crc' column by 'signature' column
    • Re-Activate move and copy button in scan window when changing datafiles
    • Swap 'remove useless roms' and '...files' in menu for consistency with contextual menus
    • Remove repeated system message when no cd is inserted
    • Display volume name of not-fixed paths.
    • Fixed report bug when no paths added
    • Fixed parameters resolution when running a game.
    • Change datutilx.exe to datutil.exe to use new versions.
    • Fixed wrong icon in scan window (move/copy)
    • refresh list after working in scan window
    ENGINE:
    • Fixed some bugs in 'fix game', interface, offline cd...
    • Case handler: manual or automatic (DB, Cap, lower, Upper or don't care).
    • Create dummy roms: create fake rom when no good dump are known (manual or automatic)
    • Option to ignore file extension proposed by a plug in.
    • Support for non-hex signature (snes signature)
    • Fix message origin report when fixing corrupted zip
    • Skip lines beginnig with # in datafiles (use for comments)
    • Fix 'Invalide argument to date encode' message
    • Add 'bad date format' message
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    Pcsx2 v.041 released
    PCSX2 is an open source Playstaion 2 emulator for Windows & Linux Pcsx2 v0.41 release posted on 06 Aug 2003
    • there was a bug in the v0.4 release, the DVDs were not booting at all because the author forgot something, so here's the v0.41
    • thanks to Raziel for testing
    • added better timing system
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news!
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Evilnos_unholy 

    YAPE 0.50 Released
    YAPE is a Commodore 16/Plus 4 emulator for Windows.
    • new README file (at last!)
    • support for density select in true drive emulation
    • drive LED on the PC keyboard scroll lock indicator
    • shadowing 1541 ROM between $8000-$BFFF
    • no more reattach of D64 files is necessary, when switching between the 1541 and 1551 true drive emulation modes
    • added one final long pulse when saving in TAP format: wholewave TAP now produces a fully reloadable image
    • fixed cycle timing of a few CPU read calls, most of the remaining raster glitches are gone
    • fixed the 0x8F (SAX) opcode, it set the Z and N flags accidentally
    • no more truncation in sound frequency conversion, interference sounds much better
    • PC joystick is usable again (got broken in last release)
    • SID setup dialog initialisation bug
    • minor optimisation in sound rendering
    • miscellaneous bugfixes
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    Wednesday, August 6th, 2003
    GEST 0.71 Released
    GEST is a Open-Source Gameboy emulator for Windows.
    • Cardcaptor Sakura now works.
    • Fixed Block Kuzushi SGB color problems (most of them).
    • Auto-fire buttons now work better in some SGB games.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    Tuesday, August 5th, 2003
    Virtual ][ version 2.0
    There has been an update in the shareware emulator, Virtual ][, for MacOSX 10.2 or better. This emulator has support for Apple ][, Apple][+, and Apple //e. Here are the changes in version 2.0:
    • Emulation of the Apple //e, including emulation of the 65C02 processor
    • Emulation of the Apple //e 80-column / 64K RAM card
    • Mouse card emulation
    • Full-screen support and multiple window sizes
    • Full, configurable support for the Game I/O connector
    • Added a configuration option to allow choosing betweeen predefined machine types
    • Solved an issue that caused the program to crash when a disk was inserted while no disk drives were configured
    • Improved slot configuration: a card will now only fit in a slot where it will actually work
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Yu-Gi-Oh 

    PCSX Xbox v9
    Playstation emulator for the Xbox console. Heres what's new:
    • Relax sharing works now
    • Turning off background music option works now
    • Fixed little bug that was making everything very quiet
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Yu-Gi-Oh 

    Nestopia v1.06
    The latest version of Nestopia is mostly a bugfix release. Here's what's new:
    • Fixed the input bug that sneaked up in v1.05. IDirectInputDevice8::Poll() was the cause
    • Fixed a bug that caused all soundcards without support for hardware-mixed secondary buffers to not work
    • Did some small optimizations in the PPU core
    • Changed so that state slots can be flushed to files every time the user saves instead of only during load/close
    • Modified the path dialog. Two check mark buttons now control the auto loading and saving of state slots
    • Less sound stutter when toggling the menu in fullscreen
    • Tweaked the render queue and put a limit on how many frames behind the GPU can be to prevent input lag
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Yu-Gi-Oh 

    GoodMTX 1.02 Released
    GoodMTX is a tool to rename & check what tape images you have/miss for Memotech MTX512 for Windows. This one got 98 entries. News:
    • Name updates
    • Removed 3 non MTX images
    • Scanner won't allow images > 64K anymore
    • French version of good.doc updated
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (1 comments)Posted by: Yu-Gi-Oh 

    NeoGeo Pocket Emulator for the GP32 Released
    The GP32 now has a Neo Geo pocket emulator to add to its vast collection of emulated systems. Heres whats known about this first alpha release:
    • The TLCS900H (core cpu) and the Z80 (sound cpu) are both running to enable the game to run. But sound still not activated. The new graphic engine still is not finished, so some graphical bugs can appear for some colour games and black and white ones are not running. ZIP and SAVE/LOAD are not activated.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Yu-Gi-Oh 

    ePSXe 1.6.0
    PSX emu, heres whats new:
    • Fixed some cdrom emulation regressions and added more accurate cdrom emulation which fixed Gran Turismo 2, Dance Dance Revolution series, Gear Fighter Deboh, Hokuto no Ken and Gundam Battle Assault 2.
    • Made changes to cdrom emulation to make modchip detecting games work. Fixes Legend of Dragon US, Winning Eleven 2002, Um Jammer Lammy, Omega Boost JAP, Wild Arms 2nd Ignition JAP, Saga Frontier 2 JAP, Chocobo Racing JAP and possibly others.
    • Added support for autopause when playing CDDA sound. It should fix the problems with music in games like Tomb Raider I.
    • Added support for report mode when playing CDDA sound. It fixes tekken 1 music and Lemmings 3D. (if you have problems with this change it can be disabled with the commandline -disablereportmode).
    • Fixed some problems reading subchannel. (Harvest Moon)
    • Minor changes to change disc function. (Arc the lad 3)
    • Now the memcards are autosaved on the fly. It should solve the problem of lost memcards if the emulator crashes on gameplay. Remember that it is a good idea to backup your memcards often)
    • Added gun emulation using a mouse. (Time Crisis 1, 2)
    • Now the mouse emulation can be selected in the second gameport, only 1 mouse is supported, so if you do enable it, it will be disabled in the first pad.
    • It is now possible to select analog, digital and disabled mode on every gamepad.(Thanks to everybody who helped testing it :)
    • Included multitap support. In this version only 1 multitap is supported. If you select multitap, it will support 4 gamepads, that will be connected to the first gameport of the psx. Multitap must only be enabled in games that support it, in the other games the gamepads won't work if multitap is enabled.
    • The keys F5 and F6 have a new function. F6 is used for select a pad, and F5 will toggles digital/analog mode on the selected pad.(you need upgrade your gpu plugins to 1.73 or superior)
    • The dos window that shows the info messages can be enabled/disabled from the GUI.
    • Included support for CDI isos. (Discjuggler format)
    • Fixes to the CD-Rom decoder and the core which made some more games playable. For example, Spyro 2 PAL, Spyro 3 PAL, Front Mission 3, Batman Gothan City Racer, Duke Nukem: Land of babes, Ridge Racer JAP, Nekketsu Oyako, Bust a Grove 2 JAP and others.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (2 comments)Posted by: Yu-Gi-Oh 

    Monday, August 4th, 2003
    GoodPCE 1.09 Released
    GoodPCE is a tool to rename & check what roms you have/miss for TG16/PC Engine for Windows.
    • New command added, read good.doc for info
    • Jap names updated (using hepburn btw) Thanks again to DH Dog
    • Removed a bad version of CD System 2.01 Card, Don't resubmit it
    • Lots of new PD added
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (1 comments)Posted by: yami yugi 

    RockNES 3.02
    NES emu, heres whats new:
    • Added pseudo-stereo sound output (optional)
    • ASM window now shows the PRG bank and the respective ROM address
    • Small fix in the MMC3 IRQ timing (Joe&Mac2)
    • Mapper #90 IRQ timing improved and mapper fixed (FinalFight3)
    • Mapper #91 IRQ timing fixed (StreetFighter2)
    • Fixed a glitch in the ASM window (two CPU banks selected)
    • Fixed a bug in the pAPU duty cycle/envelope counters
    • Fixed triangle channel (volume level wasn`t being cleared on channel off)
    • Added volume decay to triangle channel (avoids `clicks` on playback)
    • Fixed DMC volume decay rate and sample decompression
    • Fixed $4011 PCM playback and its volume decay rate
    • Fixed PCM data caching, no more emulation crashing
    • Fixed gamegenie reset (whoops!)
    • Partial FDS driver fix (mapper #20)
    • File select dialog resized (heh, bigger!), plus with new colors
    • Changed default video driver to VESA1 instead of AUTODETECT
    • Stupid config mistake fixed, now 48k sound sample rate works
    • Fixed a bug in the 640x480 stretch blitter
    • VRCx IRQs are preliminary again, couldn't find a proper fix yet
    • Known problems list updated;
    • Minor cosmetic changes.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (2 comments)Posted by: Yu-Gi-Oh 

    Gest v0.70 Released
    GB/GBC emu, heres whats new:
    • Fixed SGB controller problem in Killer Instinct
    • Added clear button to control configs
    • Added autofire buttons to other controllers
    • Load rom now works with all kinds of file extensions v.70:
    • HuC3 RTC emulation
    • added 'GBC with initial SGB border' option
    • config file now saves sound on,frame skip,sprite limit and LCD off options
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Yu-Gi-Oh 

    Sunday, August 3rd, 2003
    GEST v0.69 Released
    The GameBoy/Color emulator GEST has another update today
    • Fixed SGB controller problem in Killer Instinct
    • Added clear button to control configs
    • Added autofire buttons to other controllers
    • Load ROM now works with all kinds of file extensions
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: yami yugi 

    Kawaks 1.47a Released
    • Fixed various missing sprites in several CPS1 games (SF2 and DINO for example) that got broke in v1.47.
    • Fixed Graphic errors in KOF95.
    • Fixed sound disappearing in MSLUG 2,X,3 that got broke in v1.47 by upping z80 frequency to 4.4mhz.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (3 comments)Posted by: yami yugi 

    PCSX Xbox v8
    This is a port of PCSX to the Xbox. Here's whats new:
    • Cleaned up video handling and rewrote some video routines resulting in about 10-20% framerate improvement. For example, Castlevania SOTN ran at about 52 fps before, and now it runs at over 60fps with dips to 58fps from time to time.
    • Implemented P.E.Op.S. PSX Soft GPU v1.15
    • relevant changes : + Fixed frame limitation if "old skipping method" is used + Added sprite x coord wrap (skullmonkey)
    • Many miscellaneous bug fixes that were applied to the other recent emu releases
    • Relax support
    • Basically the same set of features as the most recent other emu ports I've done
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (1 comments)Posted by: Yu-Gi-Oh 

    Neogenesis v6
    This is a Neogenesis emu to the Xbox console. Here what's new:
    • Fixed bug in save states when playing from ISO/MP3. If you saved a game while it was playing an MP3, continued playing until it loaded another MP3, and then reloaded the save state from the other MP3, NeoGenesis would crash. This is fixed.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Yu-Gi-Oh 

    ZSNES WIP 08/02/03 Released
    ZSnes WIP is an unofficial version of the great emulator Zsnes.

    News:
    • Now S-DD1 games should work
    • Got in DSP team updates
    • Much, much faster HQ3X filter code
    • SA-1 Updates
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    Saturday, August 2nd, 2003
    Pete PSX Plugins
    Pete has updated his graphic plugins for PSX emulators (Windows and Linux). There are different versions for each API (DirectX and OpenGL) avaiable at his website
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (3 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    Friday, August 1st, 2003
    Project64k 0.13 Released
    Project64k is a version of the Project64 emulator that supports multiplayer games using the Kaillera network.

    What's new on v0.13:
    • You can use different input plugins for online games.
    • Keyboard shorcuts fixed for online games, although i wouldn't use the fullscreen (Alt + Enter) because most probably it would make you lose connection...
    • Now the host (the 1st player) controls the cheats that will be used in the game.
    • You can send the chat messages using Ctrl+M while playing.
    • The emulator doesn't crash when the host presses the "Cancel" button, or a player presses the "Leave" button on the kaillera window
    Known issues:
    • When open the kaillera window, the following plugins will be loaded: Jabo's Direct3D7 1.40 (Jabo_Direct3D7.dll) Azimer's Audio v0.30 (Old Driver) (AudioHLE.dll)
    • Use of controllers' plugins (mempak, rumblepak, etc) is not compatible for netplay games.
    • Adaptoid's plugin doesn't work online, although the adaptoid can be used with Jabo's plugin.
    • The emulator crashes if the kaillera window is closed while an online game is being played
    • Desynchronization may occur (although is not very common), so try ending the emulation and starting the game again if this happens.
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    GEST v0.68 Released!
    And out of the blue came another GEST release
    • Luca's Puzzle Adventure now works in GBC mode
    • Beat Mania 2 now "works" in GB and SGB mode
    • Lake Effect Demo (PD) now works
    • Game Boy Smart Card (Unl) now works
    • fixed problems, that happen if you associate GEST with GB rom files:

    GEST.exe "long filename game.gb" now works config file will now always be saved in the program directory
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (2 comments)Posted by: yami yugi 

    CPS2Mame v2.71 Released!
    CPS2Mame is an alternate version of MAME by Razoola that supports only Capcom CPS1/CPS2 and NeoGeo games
    • Added 19XX: The War Against Destiny (Japan 951207)
    • Added Capcom Sports Club (Euro 970722)
    • Added Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara (Euro 960619)
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: yami yugi 

    CPS2Shock Release #112-114 Released!
    A new CPS2 has just been released. New release:
    • D&D: Shadow over Mystara (Euro 960619)
    • Capcom Sports Club (Euro 970722)
    • 19XX: The War Against Destiny (Japan 951207)
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (1 comments)Posted by: yami yugi 

    Kawaks 1.47 released!
    WinKawaks is a CPS-1, CPS-2 & NeoGeo emulator for Windows. The new features in this release: New drivers:
    • Capcom Sports Club (Euro 970722)
    • 19XX: The War Against Destiny (Japan 951207)
    • Dungeons and Dragons: SOM (Euro 960619)
    • Dungeons and Dragons: SOM (Japan 960619)
    • Dungeons and Dragons: SOM (Asia 960619)
    • Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams (Euro 950718)
    • Street Fighter II - The World Warrior (US 911101)
    • Final Fight (Japan 900305)
    • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2003
    • Puzzle Bobble (set 2)
    • Real Bout Fatal Fury Special (set 2)
    • The King of Fighters '95 (set 2)
    • The King of Fighters '97 (set 2)
    • The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest (set 2)
    • The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle (set 2)
    • The Last Blade (set 2)
    • World Heroes (set 2)
    Also in this release:
    • Added a zoom window 150% and 250%. These look nice with scanline blitters if 'correct window ratio' option is set to smaller.
    • Fixed blue squares on screen after highscore entry in sfa2 / sfz2.
    • kof99nd decrypted C roms are now ones created from a 'save decrypted C's after loading' from the parent kof99 set and not the C roms used in the kof99p prototype set.
    • Fixed some name descriptions in the NeoGeo sets.
    • Fixed a minor merging issue in sf2uf and sf2ui (thanks LogiqX).
    • Correct P1 rom now used in Sengoku3 (old one was bad).
    • Changed NeoGeo bios ROM names to those in MAME 0.68.
    • Added a fifth Rom Path setting.
    • Removed androdun c3 and c4 ROM's as they were garbage.
    • Renamed shocktrj to shocktra.
    • Changed NeoGeo z80 speed from 6mhz to 4mhz.
    • Kawaks window position is now remembered.
    • Fixed slow sound in the CPS1 Qsound games.
    Thanks to IxI+SoNiK+IxI for the news
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Norante 

    B-EM v0.6
    B-EM is a Freeware BBC Micro Emulator for DOS.
    • Model B+ support, along with 1770 emulation
    • Totally rewritten 6502 core - faster, more accurate
    • Fixed some VIA timing - Revs now works
    • UEF works better
    • New GUI
    • Improved sound core - now supports sample playback
    • Now emulates two disc drives
    • Win32 version now available
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Yu-Gi-Oh 

    Cereal v0.93.2
    Cereal emulates the Intel 8051 microprocessor and connected devices. It was originally written for the purpose of controlling an engine.
    • Attempt to allow building without the KDE frontend
    • The cereal XML directory has been moved to $(datadir)/cereal
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: Yu-Gi-Oh 

    Nestopia 1.05 Released
    Nestopia is a NES emulator for Windows. News:
    • Corrected the CRC database searcher (several games had the wrong name displayed in the title bar)
    • Fixed a bug that made the user defined paths not to be saved properly.
    • Changed so that images with support for both PAL and NTSC will prioritize NTSC and not PAL as in earlier versions when "auto mode" is selected.
    • Added mapper 107 ("Magic Dragon")
    • Added mapper 134 ("Olympiq IQ")
    • Added mapper 135 ("Super Pang")
    • Added mapper 198 (chinese version of "Destiny of an Emperor")
    • Fixed a bug in the UNIF loader that caused all files having a board name beginning with NES-,UNL-,HVC-,BTL- or BMC- to be parsed wrongly.
    • Fixed a bug that caused the application to hang and/or crash when Alt-Tabbing.
    • Removed most of the sound clicks and pops heard when the audio gets disabled (menu entering, window moving etc).
    • Made so that all the save slots automatically gets imported/exported to/from files using .ns1 through ns9 on load/close. It's ON by default.
    • Fixed a PPU bug that could cause the application to crash when loading up a game in the middle of an NSF tune.
    • Fixed the frame rate timer. In previous versions it had the potential to cause serious lagging.
    • Fixed the fullscreen mode cursor, sometimes it could get visible/invisible when it really shouldn't.
    • Changed to using C++ exceptions, way better error handling now.
    • Added the option to add custom keys to the "save to next slot" and "load from last slot" commands.
    • Added 8bit graphic mode. filters are not supported for this one.
    • Improved the TV-mode graphic filter and removed all visual artifacts in the marginals.
    • Added an option in the preferences dialog to disable the use of the ROM database.
    • Added more logfile info.
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    Mupen64 0.2 Released
    Mupen64 is a Nintendo64 emulator for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. News
    • Better sound plugin integration.
    • Optimizations in interrupt handling.
    • A totally new interpreter core (half of a compiler > far much faster) it caches the opcodes when they're decoded.
    • Self modifying code detection code for the new interpreter and the compiler when it'll be implemented.
    • RSP plugin integration.
    • Pif2 implemented for banjo tooie
    • The first version of RPS HLE plugin based on uhle sound code.
    • 3 main audio ucode implemented (based on uhle)
    • mp3 ucode implemented (direct asm to c translation)
    • jpeg ucode (direct asm to c translation)
    • Boot code for btooie and dk.
    • On windows: ability to use the hle part of a sound plugin while using another to output the sound (example: using hle from Azimer's plugin and ouputing with Jabo's plugin) This option doesn't work with azimer's audio plugin 0.3 version Please see more info about RSP and this feature in readme.pdf in chapter "3.3.2 Configuration".
    Sound Plugin for linux:
    • a new lle sound plugin that's using the OSS api
    Windows port:
    • Major cleanup of gui code and bug fixes
    • Gui improvements in rombrowser
    • Gui changes in configuration sheets and about dialog
    • Updates in language support and template Dialog with proper credits to translators ,send us your translations now
    • Support for screenshots from menu (depends on video plugin) (F3 key)
    • Added some shortcuts for gui functions to accelerators
    • Option to choose directories of plugins,screenshots and save states in sheets
    • Auto limit VI/s according to game region (60 or 50)
    • Ini updated with latest N64 releases
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 

    GEST 0.67 Released
    GEST is a Gameboy emulator for Windows. News:
    • SGB multiplayer support. (2-4 players)
    • Fixed another sound bug.
    Thanks to IxI SoNiK IxI for the news.
     Discuss this in the Arcade@Home™ Forums (0 comments)Posted by: ryder2002 




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