Welcome to another edition of the Rumor Mill. As you may have
noted, not a lot has happened in a while. After having six news updates
on Monday, I had nothing to post yesterday. So still, I had time to gather
some rumors for you to chew on while the big wave hits (if it ever does).
It may be a rumor, but something tells me that everything I say nothing
is happening, something does happen, so [knocking on wood] let's just
hope something starts happening soon. So here are the rumors.
|The Rumor Mill - January 20, '99 by JoseQ
First from the Raine front. Remember how I've been expecting this
little baby to come out since last year? Well apparently it's starting to
get serious now, as we should start getting more of those ROMs ready
to distribute in the next few days which is a good sign for an upcoming
release. I think people will agree with me in that we prefer less new games
and more releases rather than one release with a lot of new games.
Specially if each of them takes a long time to download over regular
connections. So this may be a rumor, but expect to play that naughty
Raine game before the end of the month.
I am very fortunate to know of a very very cool game being added
to System16, and no, it's not Body Slam. I doubt we will be seeing it
anytime soon, but I [and I know everyone] will be inmensely happy
when this game hits the emulation scene. A System16 release? There may
be one soon, but I would expect maybe next month, unless Nao and Thierry
feel good enough to let us have those sample-less voices running on
our PCs soon.
There have been many changes submitted after MAME 0.35b1 was
released, but the list has gotten a little silent recently. It may also be a
sign of a new release coming out soon, or also of some having problems
getting those changes into their builds. Don't expect to see Pole Position
or Street Fighter I in the next release, but a couple of new games, and
better Sega support among other things.
Speaking of Street Fighter I, I have read from a very reliable source,
that a non-MAMEDEV is working on the SF1 driver. I have even seen
pics that look pretty convincing. The game is apparently playable but
there are some graphic glitches in the background images among other
little problems. Give it a month or so before you get to play this game
on MAME or maybe a standalone emulator.
The sounds on the JAS-SYS1 emulator are getting better and
better I hear. Supposedly, sound emulation is complete and working.
The only problem is, you will need a pretty hefty machine to play the
games with full sound enabled. Something like a PII-333 comes to
mind when you think of all the hardware involved in those games.
Something to look forward too. Hopefully we will get an alpha-release
pretty soon. Expect to see it here as soon as it hits the net.
There are plenty of rumors of secretly worked on N64 emulators,
and Windows versions of existing emulators, but too many and too
vague to go into them in this edition of Rumor Mill. So until next week,
I will leave you thinking about the future of Emulation. Thanks for reading!
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