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News Archive: July 2003

Sunday, July 27, 2003

Atari 7800 Posted by CyRUS64 @ 0:51
Reaper2k2 has released an Atari 7800 emulator compiled from Warmtoe's recent code release of his Mess port to the dreamcast. Speeds are estimated to be about 70% or faster, and be sure to check the readme for detailed usage instructions.

Information and download links are available in this thread, and I'll add some local mirrors asap.

Saturday, July 26, 2003

DreamFrodo v0.94 Posted by CyRUS64 @ 18:11
Tolga has released a new version of DreamFrodo, a Commodore 64 emulator. Here's what's new:

  • All video-related instability and corruption issues have been fixed.
  • "Limit Speed" option has been removed. Now, DreamFrodo is perfectly synchronized with the TV display frequency, which also means that you'll only get the "true" readings of 100%, 50% or 25% from the speedometer.
  • CTRL key on the Dreamcast keyboard now works properly.
  • The (compressed) C64 state can be saved to VMU.
  • Options can be saved to VMU as well.
  • B and Y buttons and the triggers on the first DC controller can be mapped to any C64 key

    Downloads available at the official site and leave any feedback / queries / other issues in this thread.

    Friday, July 25, 2003

    DCircus Posted by CyRUS64 @ 10:44
    An updated release of DCircus has been made, which now features complete video, audio, and highscore saving. ELF/Binaries and self-booting images are available here.
    Thanks to the author for the news.

    MESS Posted by CyRUS64 @ 10:41
    Warmtoe writes, 'In the same vein as MAME v0.71 source delta for DC, I have just put up MESS v0.71 source delta for DC - with it I've built several drivers for systems unemulated on the DC (Vectrex, AMSTRAD CPC464, Lynx) - they're all slower than they need to be, but it's a start.'

    Thursday, July 24, 2003

    Posted by CyRUS64 @ 11:22
    Olivier Chatry has posted version 0.9 of Iris, an excellent 3d library, to the Iris sourceforge account. Many features have been added to this release but he is yet to write up some complete documentation for it - they include a 3dsmax5 exporter that comes with a new imd version, Skeletal Animation support through a new file format called 'imdbones', and various other changes/improvements. (Feedback / queries for this new release can be made in this thread)

    He will also be posting some tutorials that the Epitech students have made for Iris, and the new student games will be being released soon too!

    Sourceforge project
    Official forum

    Monday, July 21, 2003

    MpeGer v1.0 Posted by CyRUS64 @ 10:24
    Reaper2k2 has released MpeGer, a test app which plays M1v files (encoded mpeg files) and other formats such as the ps2 pss files using Lacible's Libvfdc.

    This also features themeable backgrounds, and although the mpeg videos have no sound yet they are playing near-fullspeed.

    Extensive instructions and information are available in this thread, and downloads can be found at Reaper2k2's site.

    Circus Linux Posted by CyRUS64 @ 10:14
    An initial port of Circus Linux! has been released for the dreamcast (and gp32), and can be downloaded at this site.

    Wednesday, July 2, 2003

    DreamFrodo Posted by CyRUS64 @ 0:46
    Tolga has released a second beta of DreamFrodo which he hopes will fix the random crashes some have been experiencing on certain dreamcasts/cable combinations. Downloads available here and please provide any feedback here