Now that I'm finally getting back up to speed, I've got time to return
the Rumor Mill to its right place on Wednesdays, and boy do I have some
cool stuff cooking over here. A few new emulators, maybe some dates,
and as always, just rumors, so please don't go to the authors with what
I said here. Also remember that these rumors come from reliable sources
most of the time, so although rumors, they might be more true than you
|Rumor Mill is Back! - January 13, '99 by JoseQ
I'd like to start with our NeoRage friends. Janne and Anders have
been pretty much invisible since the last release of their awesome
emulator. Remember how they surprised us with that release? They
even fooled me as I already had a "New Rage" icon ready for the
news of their new release and then they come out with NeoRage.
It may be no secret that they are still hard at work on a project related
to emulation. I've heard what it is, but certainly can't comment on it,
but it definitely is a nice surprise what we will get once again. I hear
it's close to completion too, so we will probably be seeing from one of
our favorite duos pretty soon.
Another not so rumor, but maybe one that you missed in my
earlier report. JROK
is coming out with a Namco System 1 emulator the likes of which
plays games such as Pacmania, Galaga 88 and Dragon Spirit among
other things. Well I've heard from a very reliable source that the public
beta should be arriving in fact, "any day now"! So if you see that JAS-SYS1
icon again on this page, just head on to the Emulators Page, cause that
means it's out. Initially although theoretically being able to support all
Namco Sys1 games, it will only support Pacmania which is probably
one of the most awaited games right now. Then it will get support for
other games, probably one at a time. Can't wait huh?
The rumors surrounding a MAME release nearing completion might
be not so off after all. Many new drivers were submitted even before MAME 0.35b1
was released, but due to many core changes, beta 1 was released so that
there was a stable core code before plugging all those drivers in it. So expect
to see over 10 games added to the next version of MAME. Unfortunately
Street Fighter I is not one of them (yet) so discard that rumor. it will
take a little while longer for that one to show up.
DragonYen from Elite Gamer has been posting clues about a big announcement
that should come up tonight or tomorrow. God knows the clues are
pretty hard unless you have got plenty of time on your hands. Clue #8
was pretty simple, and it says something about Neo Geo. So could it
be another Neo Geo emulator? Maybe a faster emulator with full
sound as well? Certainly sounds interesting.
One last thing before leaving... Don't you think M72 should be
having a release pretty soon? We read a long time ago about new games
being added. I believe Nao has something up his sleeve and may want
to surprise us once again. Once again, we patiently await.
That's all for this edition of the Rumor mill, I hope most of these
come true in a short period of time, don't you?
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