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News Archive: June 2003

Sunday, June 29, 2003

SMS Plus v0.1 Posted by CyRUS64 @ 16:26
Pascal sent in news that he has released a new port of SMS Plus.

Features include:

  • No frameskip with sound
  • Hi-res display (640*480)
  • Intuitive G.U.I.
  • Speech emulation
  • Bilinear Filtering
  • Sram and game state saving
  • Screen adjustement
  • High compatibility
  • Pal support

    Downloads available at Pascalorama, and you can leave feedback / suggestions for the author here.

    Friday, June 27, 2003

    DreamFrodo v0.9 Posted by CyRUS64 @ 13:41
    Tolga Abaci has made the first beta release of DreamFrodo, a port of the Commodore 64 emulator Frodo.

    Features include:

  • Mostly full speed emulation of a PAL Commodore 64 (when the 1541 processor is turned off).
  • 640x480 resolution (PAL/NTSC) with 44.1 Khz, 16bit audio.
  • User interface for loading disk/tape images and altering emulation settings.
  • Autostart feature and on-screen keyboard for people who do not own a Dreamcast keyboard.
  • 'Standard' and 'Precise cycle' versions. (Former faster, latter more compatible)

    Source and binaries are available at Tolga's site and please feel free to leave feedback for the author in this thread.

    Update: Due to some users having crashing issues, Tolga has released a new binary with console output enabled. Please report any messages you are getting when you experience a crash in the thread above. This binary also has safer, but slightly slower, video output that could prevent the crashes, and also reduce flicker.

    Saturday, June 14, 2003

    Portable dreamcast Posted by CyRUS64 @ 20:28
    Pascal from lik-sang emailed me regarding a new mass-produced portable Dreamcast available in the streets of Hong Kong. This is however unofficial and thus illegally produced but its interesting in the least - info and pictures available at Lik-sang.

    Tuesday, June 10, 2003

    Linux firewall/router article Posted by CyRUS64 @ 23:17
    Abacus sent in a link to a new (101-page) and very interesting article at LinuxDevices entitled 'ADSL software router with firewalling and virtual private networking on embedded devices with Linux on the example of a SEGA Dreamcast gaming console' by Christian Berger.

    Article page

    Saturday, June 7, 2003

    Vetoroids / Defendguin Posted by CyRUS64 @ 23:36
    Will Sams (aka WH16) has released two new ports to the Dreamcast of late.
    Firstly there is "Vectoroids", an Asteroids-clone, and secondly "Defendguin", a Defender-clone with a Linux theme. (The goal of the game is to defend little penguinoids from being captured and mutated.)


    Voyager on QNX Posted by CyRUS64 @ 21:49
    APM posted this updated screenshot of Voyager visiting Boob! from his Dreamcast :)
    At last we can look forward to a promising (and legal) homebrew web-browser for the Dreamcast.

    Thursday, June 5, 2003

    QNX Posted by CyRUS64 @ 23:28
    ApM has posted some fantastic new screenshots of his dreamcast port of QNX running Photon, QNX's GUI. (Amongst others this includes the Voyager web-browser and games such as Othello!)
    Check them out here, and feel free to leave feedback here.