Archive for February, 2009

WinUAE 1.6.0 beta 14

WinUAE 1.6.0 beta 14 is easily the best Amiga emulator available for Windows.. WinUAE 1.6.0 beta 14 is the 14th beta of the WinUAE 1.6.0 beta cycle. This update has these changes since the last Win UAE 1.5.4 public beta:

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MAME Plus .129u5

MAME Plus  .129u5 is an unofficial build of MAME  .129u5. MAME Plus contains all the changes and updates found in the regular release of MAME, but with added features such as high score save support. Additionally, the author of MAME Plus has added support for the MESS core as well. Download at MAME Plus  .129u5 at our MAME page.

Wine 1.1.16

Wine 1.1.16 is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API on top of X, OpenGL, and Unix. Think of Wine as a compatibility layer for running Windows programs. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely free alternative implementation of the Windows API consisting of 100% non-Microsoft code, however Wine can optionally use native Windows DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit for porting Windows source code to Unix as well as a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows programs to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and Solaris. Wine 1.1.16 has the following changes:
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MAMEUI .129.5

MAMEUI .129.5 (previously named MAME32) is a build of MAME with an integrated frontend. MAMEUI seems to be the popular choice for users of the MAME emulator, as its easier to deal with than a command link based version of MAME. This version of MAMEUI is available in both 32bit and 64bit versions. Download MAMEUI .129.5 at our MAME page.

MAME .129u5

MAME  .129u5, the 5th U release of the MAME .130 beta cycle is here. MAME  .129u5 A list of changes in MAME  .129u5 over the previous release is as follows:

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Dolphin SVN r2434

Dolphin SVN r2434 is a Wii and Gamecube emulator for Windows. It also basic Triforce emulation (this is pending a commit, and does not run games yet). Gamecube compatibility is about the same Wii emulator support games show their intro movies. There is preliminary Wiimote emulation. This package also contains both 32bit and 64bit versions. Download at our WII emulator page.

PCSX2 Snapshot 592

PCSX2 Snapshot 592 is a public beta and is an attempt to improve PCSX2, a PlayStation 2 emulator for the PC. This is the version that is now released by the combined or “united” PCSX2 team and PCSX2 Playground team. Changes:

Changes:
- disabled FtZ on EE and enabled DaZ on VUs as default choices;
- small hackfixes for katamary damacy and FFX;
- small Vif fixes;
- Pcsx2 now correctly sends CRC info to the GS plugin when using Run->Execute to boot games through the BIOS;
- usual game dependent speedups;
- usual codes cleanups;
- disabled all the broken memcard dialogue options;
- updated the Copyright;
- updated plugins.

Download at our Playstation 2 emulator page.

Ootake 2.06

Ootake 2.06 is a PC Engine emulator for Windows. Ootake is the most frequently updated PC Engine emulator available for windows, and Ootake is also one of the more complete. Also, Ootake is FREE unlike Magic Engine. Ootake 2.05 has the following changes:

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WinUAE 1.6.0 beta 13

WinUAE 1.6.0 beta 13 is easily the best Amiga emulator available for Windows.. WinUAE 1.6.0 beta 13 is the 13th beta of the WinUAE 1.6.0 beta cycle. This update has these changes since the last Win UAE 1.5.4 public beta:

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Haze MAMEWIP – Gals Panic S3

Gals Panic S3

I’d wondered for a while what ‘Gals Panic S3? would be like. The last Kaneko ‘Nova’ platform release, it released 3 years after the prequel (Gals Panic S2), and after some failed (never released) experimentation with a 3d addon for the hardware, I always wondered if it would add anything of it’s own to the system, in terms of either hardware, or as a unique game.

A few days ago, Uki dumped a copy of it, and I hooked it up to the driver for him.

Somewhat disappointingly it worked straight away, the hardware was 100% stock ‘Nova’ hardware. I guess it should be testament to the driver that it ‘just worked’, but part of me was hoping they’d added something new, or it would reveal some new bugs for me to fix.

The actual game seems to be a stripped down version of the previous Gals Panic S games, with more focused gameplay, it feels like everything has been chopped down to the minimum for the gameplay to function, from the ‘frontend’ to the gameplay, everything seems very immediate. There doesn’t really seem to be much new, a lot of the graphics are recycled from the previous game, as is the gameplay, which probably explains why it didn’t require any work to support in the driver. The biggest shame is that the attract loop is so short, just a single level where nothing really happens.

I don’t know if this ’streamlined’ style was a design choice, or just the results of a company running out of money and wanting to put something out quickly as a last resort, but overall, it works fairly well. There’s nothing spectacular, and if you’re looking for something new, not especially interesting, but it acts as a good summary as to what Gals Panic is about.

.. and of course, they managed to squeeze some Engrish in there anyway, DICIDED!

MAMEUI .129.4

MAMEUI .129.4 (previously named MAME32) is a build of MAME with an integrated frontend. MAMEUI seems to be the popular choice for users of the MAME emulator, as its easier to deal with than a command link based version of MAME. This version of MAMEUI is available in both 32bit and 64bit versions. Download MAMEUI .129.4 at our MAME page.

PCSX2 Snapshot 561

PCSX2 Snapshot 561 is a public beta and is an attempt to improve PCSX2, a PlayStation 2 emulator for the PC. This is the version that is now released by the combined or “united” PCSX2 team and PCSX2 Playground team. Changes:

Changes:
- disabled FtZ on EE and enabled DaZ on VUs as default choices;
- small hackfixes for katamary damacy and FFX;
- small Vif fixes;
- Pcsx2 now correctly sends CRC info to the GS plugin when using Run->Execute to boot games through the BIOS;
- usual game dependent speedups;
- usual codes cleanups;
- disabled all the broken memcard dialogue options;
- updated the Copyright;
- updated plugins.

Download at our Playstation 2 emulator page.

MAME Plus .129u4

MAME Plus  .129u4 is an unofficial build of MAME  .129u4. MAME Plus contains all the changes and updates found in the regular release of MAME, but with added features such as high score save support. Additionally, the author of MAME Plus has added support for the MESS core as well. Download at MAME Plus  .129u4 at our MAME page.

MAMEXT32 V0.129u4

MAMEXT32 V0.129u4, previously named MAMEXT is a cool unofficial version of MAMEUI with highscore save included. (You will need the hiscore.dat file in order to use this feature). MAMEXT32 also has some extra features that plain vanilla MAME doesn’t. Download MAMEXT32 .129U4 at  our MAME page.

Kale MAMEWIP – King Derby

Kale is currently writing a driver with Andrew Gardner & Roberto Fresca, for the game King Derby by Tatsumi.
Initially this driver was going to nowhere (it uses 3  z80) , but after some exaustive work we got this:
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There’s still lots of work to do, plus colors needs a undumped color prom  (it’s currently using the default MAME palette). And, if you were wondering, yes, this is the original version of  Cow Race.

Dolphin SVN r2312

Dolphin SVN r2312 is a Wii and Gamecube emulator for Windows. It also basic Triforce emulation (this is pending a commit, and does not run games yet). Gamecube compatibility is about the same Wii emulator support games show their intro movies. There is preliminary Wiimote emulation. This package also contains both 32bit and 64bit versions. Download at our WII emulator page.

Wii2600 is a native (libogc) port of Stella 2.7.2.

Stella is a multi-platform Atari 2600 VCS emulator released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Stella was originally developed for Linux by Bradford W. Mott, however, since its original release several people have joined the development team to port Stella to other operating systems such as AcornOS, AmigaOS, DOS, FreeBSD, IRIX, Linux, OS/2, MacOS, Unix, and Windows.

0.1 – February 19, 2009

  • Initial release
  • Wiimote/Classic/GameCube controller support
  • Mouse via Wiimote for paddle games (proof of concept)
  • USB Keyboard
  • Audio/Video etc.
  • Save/load state
  • Screenshot support

PCSX2 Snapshot 528

PCSX2 Snapshot 528 is a public beta and is an attempt to improve PCSX2, a PlayStation 2 emulator for the PC. This is the version that is now released by the combined or “united” PCSX2 team and PCSX2 Playground team. Changes:

Changes:
- disabled FtZ on EE and enabled DaZ on VUs as default choices;
- small hackfixes for katamary damacy and FFX;
- small Vif fixes;
- Pcsx2 now correctly sends CRC info to the GS plugin when using Run->Execute to boot games through the BIOS;
- usual game dependent speedups;
- usual codes cleanups;
- disabled all the broken memcard dialogue options;
- updated the Copyright;
- updated plugins.

Download at our Playstation 2 emulator page.

Ootake 2.05

Ootake 2.05 is a PC Engine emulator for Windows. Ootake is the most frequently updated PC Engine emulator available for windows, and Ootake is also one of the more complete. Also, Ootake is FREE unlike Magic Engine. Ootake 2.05 has the following changes:

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MAMEUIFX32 .129u4

MAMEUIFX32 .129u4 is a derivative unofficial build based on the original MAME/MAMEUI source code. MAMEUIFX32 .129u4 has these these improvements over regular MAME:

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