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    by Published on July 9th, 2019 16:50
    1. Categories:
    2. Wii U News
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    • Cemu, the well-known Wii U emulator, has received yet another update! Version 1.15.10 adds a brand new auto-updater (which only checks publicly available releases at the moment, Patreon exclusive versions will have to be downloaded manually), some optimizations and a way to automatically save native resolution screenshots to a folder instead of just copying them to the clipboard. Improvements have been made to the DS/SNES VC and a crash while booting Monster Hunter Frontier G has also been resolved, as well as other bug fixes and minor game-specific performance enhancements. You can read the official changelog below:

      Quoted from Changelog:
      # Cemu detailed changelog for 1.15.10
      # Patreon release date: 2019-06-28
      # Public release date: 2019-07-05

      general: Fixed an issue where the game list would never finish loading
      general: Pressing the print key now saves a native-resolution screenshot to a folder (#96)
      general: Added auto-updater (#87)
      For now, only public releases are checked. Patreon versions still have to be downloaded by hand

      general: Added indicator to graphic packs if Cemuhook is required but not installed

      CPU: Added SUBFEO implementation to interpreter
      CPU: Further improved SO/XO xer bits emulation
      Some DS VC games now run (albeit at very low framerates)

      AX: Implemented AXQuit
      Required for Monster Hunter Frontier G to not crash on boot

      GX2: Added support for texture formats R8_UINT, R16_UINT and R8_G8_B8_A8_UINT
      Used by DS VC

      GX2: Added fast path to tiling aperature for 32bpp textures
      Boosts performance in SNES VC games and the Twilight Princess HD map screen

      coreinit: Added API OSTestThreadCancel(), OSEnableInterrupts()
      coreinit: Updated the implementation of OSCond to use fibers and fixed some multi-threading bugs in the process

      (#xx) refers to bug tracker issues resolved by this change. See http://bugs.cemu.info/projects/cemu/
      Click to expand...
      As usual, you can grab this latest version from Cemu's official website, which has been linked below for your own convenience.

    by Published on July 9th, 2019 16:46
    1. Categories:
    2. Nintendo 64 News

    This week, we jump back in time again to 21 year ago to the release of the June edition of N64 Magazine from 1998.
    To start off strong with a future look at Rare's timeless classic Banjo Kazooie.
    Then we look at the review for Forsaken 64 by Iguana Entertainment. Next up is Air Boarder 64 by Human Entertainment.
    And we finish up this update with the review for World Cup '98 by Electronic Arts.

    http://www.outofprintarchive.com/cat...agazine16.html ...
    by Published on July 9th, 2019 16:44
    1. Categories:
    2. Nes News

    Almost 12 years after the last update to SMB3 Workshop a new Editor emerged with the goal of rising from its ashes.
    With permission of the original Workshop creator, Hukka, a reimplementation project grew into a complete new Editor providing several quality of life improvements for Level creation.
    These include:

    • selecting and moving of multiple objects at once
    • cut/copy/pasting of objects
    • undo and redo of most manipulations
    • more intuitive level pointer manipulation
    • support for vertical levels
    • instant header editing

    and more…
    Although not all features of Workshop are implemented yet and some quirks have not yet been fixed, after 5 months of development a beta version of the 1.0 release is available for a wider audience.
    There is a Windows and Linux standalone version available with Mac users having to go the slightly higher effort route of downloading Python and one dependency as described in the Readme of the source code.
    For enthusiasts who want to follow the releases more closely the GitHub page offers the source code, the newest versions and an issue tracker for bug reports and feature requests.
    For direct contact, reach out to Michael on the SMB3 Romhacking Discord
    Contributors are also welcome, as Python is easy to pick up, compared to other Programming Languages.


    http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=28826 ...
    by Published on July 9th, 2019 16:43
    1. Categories:
    2. Xbox News

    Here is announcement for the English translation for Thousand Land on the Xbox. Now a full English translation setup is available for the game! If you like strategy games, this is definitely worth a try. Customize your playing field with upgrades & traps and take over the enemy field to advance yourself further. Along with your small helpers called APOs you can summon large beasts to assist you in the fight which are called TELAs. We hope you enjoy the work done as this has taken quite some time to bring to completion!

    http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2669/ ...
    by Published on July 9th, 2019 16:42
    1. Categories:
    2. PC News

    You arrive in a dark cave, in the mysterious land of Mordavia... Gear up your hero and face your old foe, the insidious Ad Avis! If you feel overwhelmed by this quest, you can always chill out with a game from the Hoyle collection!
    The ScummVM team is proud to announce support for the following games, which are ready for public testing:

    • Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness (aka QFG4)
    • Hoyle Classic Games
    • Hoyle Bridge
    • Hoyle Children's Collection
    • Hoyle Solitaire

    Both the CD and floppy versions of QFG4 are supported. Do note that the poker game of Hoyle Classic Games is not supported yet.
    So, break out your copies, or buy QFG4 digitally on GOG, and grab the latest development build of ScummVM for your preferred platform. Any problems found should be reported on our Issue Tracker.

    https://www.scummvm.org/news/20190630/ ...
    by Published on July 9th, 2019 16:40
    1. Categories:
    2. Virtual Boy News

    Kresna has just released Red Square, a Yume Nikki fan game for the Nintendo Virtual Boy, created in 6 weeks for the 2019 Dream Diary Jam.

    It is written entirely in NEC V810 assembly, with programming by Kresna and graphics by Nyrator.

    Play as Nina and explore her dreams, collecting various effects along the way. Once all 4 effects have been collected the ending becomes available.

    The source code for Red Square is also available for free and is licensed under the permissive ZLIB license. For information regarding the license, please read the included LICENSE file.

    The source is designed to be assembled with Intelligent System’s ISAS and ISLK assembler and linker package.

    Check out the release thread and the game's website.

    https://www.planetvb.com/modules/new...hp?storyid=462 ...
    by Published on July 8th, 2019 16:54
    1. Categories:
    2. DCEmu

    A big Steam summer sale and a week of big new releases has toppled most of the usual contenders at the top of this week's EMEAA regional charts.
    Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled stayed at the top despite multiple new releases this week, including Super Mario Maker 2, F1 2019, and Judgment. However, it's worth noting that Nintendo doesn't share data on digital sales, meaning Super Mario Maker's second-place position is solely based on its physical sales.
    F1 2019 debuted at No.3, and Judgment landed solidly at No.5 despite being a PS4-exclusive.
    The Steam Summer Sale is going on at the moment, which is affecting the digital chart especially and boosting some older titles. Most noticeable is Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, which bumped up to No.7 following a 90% discount on the storefront. There are also big leaps for South Park: The Fractured But Whole (No.226 to No.11) and Two Point Hospital (No.470 to No.13).
    Looking at the digital charts alone, games like Monster Hunter: World (No.8), Uno (No.9), and Cities: Skylines (No. 10) also had strong weeks - there are a number of others further down benefitting from deep discounts including Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Dark Souls: Remastered, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, all of which went from far lower on the digital charts to the top 20 this week, and all of which did so on the heels of a Steam discount.

    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articl...f-emeaa-charts ...
    by Published on July 8th, 2019 16:53
    1. Categories:
    2. DCEmu

    Super Mario Maker 2 retains No.1 for a second consecutive week as Nintendo Switch games impress across the UK Top 40.
    The game's No.1 performance is strong, with just a 47% fall in sales from its first week. The title keeps itself ahead of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, which drops 45% in its third week in the charts (but holds second place).
    F1 2019 maintains No.3 (despite a 57% fall in sales week-on-week), while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continues its rise up the charts, moving from No.4 to No.5 with a 9% increase in sales week-on-week (that's three racing games in the Top Five).
    No.5 is another Switch fast climber, with Super Smash Bros Ultimate jumping five places after a 21% increase in sales performance. The fourth Switch game in the Top Ten is a return for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which makes No.9... despite sales actually falling 9%.
    Further down the charts, Super Mario Party (+1%), Super Mario Odyssey (+14%), New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe (-11%) and Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu (-1%) all rose up the charts, although some of those titles did drop slightly in sales. Broadly, handheld games tend to be more resilient in the summer months when game sales take tumble, with consumers picking up portable devices to play on their summer breaks.
    Physical sales for Xbox One and PS4 games are quite slow at this time of year, and as a result some simple pricing activity and promotion can make a major difference to some chart placings. Mortal Kombat 11 has jumped 14 places to No.10 following a 32% sales bump, whereas Minecraft has jumped from No.22 to No.13 thanks to just a 6% sales improvement.
    FIFA 19 is also on the brink of a Top Ten return following its drop to No.20 this week, with a 14% rise in sales week-on-week (up to No.11).
    Last week's new games took quite a sharp drop. The Sinking City sunk from No.37 to No.12 after a 60% drop in sales in its second week (which in itself isn't a terrible performance). While Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, buoyed last week by the Switch version, fell from No.9 to No.34 with a 62% drop in sales.

    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articl...intendo-switch ...
    by Published on June 27th, 2019 16:27
    1. Categories:
    2. Snes News

    bsnes-hd beta 8 is released. bsnes-hd (formally "HD Mode 7 mod") is a mod of bsnes v107.1 by byuu (high-level emulation for co-processors came right on time for this). It performs Mode 7 transformations (incl. HDMA) at up to 4 times the horizontal and vertical resolution.bsnes is an emulator for the Super Famicom and SNES video game systems.

    bsnes-hd changelog:
    option to disable widescreen for non-Mode 7 scenes
    simple auto widescreen settings for backgrounds
    new Mosaic mode for HD Mode 7, using 1x scale
    optional widescreen markers and sprite clipping
    soft crop changes are now applied immediately


    http://www.emucr.com/2019/06/bsnes-hd-beta-8.html ...
    by Published on June 27th, 2019 16:24
    1. Categories:
    2. PC News

    MAME v0.211 is released. MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game's ROM and disk data, MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern general-purpose computer. MAME can currently emulate several thousand different classic arcade video games from the late 1970s through the modern era.

    What's news in MAME:

    0.211 2019-06-26

    MAMETesters Bugs Fixed
    - 06264: [Interface] UI: Fatal error when losing focus in full-screen mode. (hap)
    - 07333: [Gameplay] (bbusters.cpp) bbusters and clones: Attract mode player AI behaves strangely. (Dirk Best)
    - 07343: [Gameplay] (carpolo.cpp) carpolo: Player inputs and collision detection not working. (hap)
    - 07345: [Graphics] (dec0.cpp) birdtry: Issues with large sprites on title screen and during gameplay. (cam900)
    - 07347: [Flip Screen/Cocktail] (galaxian.cpp) skybase: Upright and cocktail settings are reversed. (MetalGod)
    - 07351: [DIP/Input] (subsino2.cpp) ptrain: Payout button does not work. (Dirk Best)
    - 07353: [Interface] alphatro, fc100: System hangs when saving to cassette. (Robbbert)
    - 07354: [Flip Screen/Cocktail] (taitosj.cpp) spacecr: Cabinet type and flip screen DIP switches are reversed. (MetalGod)
    - 07360: [Interface] (vtech1.cpp) vz200: Unable to load a cassette image that was created by MAME. (Robbbert)
    - 07361: [Sound] (coco12.cpp) coco: Speech/Sound Cartridge music plays too fast. (Tim Lindner)

    New working machines
    Game & Watch: Ball [Travis Goodspeed, algestam, hap, Mr. Do, Ryan Holtz, Sean Riddle]
    Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr. (panorama screen) [algestam]
    Gemcrush (Japan)
    [ShouTime, anonymous donor from Italy, ANY, Scott Moor, Russell Howard, Evan Korzon, Henrique Areias Pontes, Sean Sutton,
    Mr Goodwraith, Christopher Brownlee, Smitdogg, The Dumping Union, Angelo Salese]
    Pro Stepper Tele Cardioline (Salter Fitness Stepper V.1.0, Checksum F208) [ClawGrip, David Haywood, Recreativas.org]
    Shaanxi Province Computer Factory China Education Computer 2000 [zzemu]
    Shaanxi Province Computer Factory China Education Computer E [zzemu]
    Shaanxi Province Computer Factory China Education Computer G [zzemu]
    Shaanxi Province Computer Factory China Education Computer M [zzemu]
    Silicon Graphics Inc Indy (R4600, 100MHz) [Ryan Holtz]
    VRT VT SDK 'Pink Jelly' (VT03 Demo) [ClawGrip]
    VRT VT SDK 'VT03 Sound Test' (Sound Generator FMDemo) [ClawGrip]

    New working clones
    Huanle Liuhe Yi (Happy 6-in-1) (M68K ver. V100HK, ARM ver. V100HK) [GC8TECH]
    Photo Y2K / Chaoji Bi Yi Bi / Dajia Lai Zhao Cha / Real and Fake (ver. 103, Japanese Board) [GC8TECH]
    Puzz Loop 2 (Japan 010226 Phoenix Edition) (bootleg) [Anonymous]
    Qume QVT-102A [Dirk Best]
    Super Invasion (Electromar, Spanish) [ARPA, Recreativas.org]
    Thunder & Lightning (bootleg with Tetris sound, set 2) [Bliep]

    Machines promoted to working
    Bikkuri Pro Wrestling (Japan 881221, Ver 1.05) [Angelo Salese]
    Game & Watch: Chef [Sean Riddle, Mr. Do]
    MIPS RC2030 [Patrick Mackinlay]
    MIPS RS2030 [Patrick Mackinlay]
    Ohio Scientific Superboard II Model 600 (Rev. B) [Robbbert]
    Pro Cycle Tele Cardioline (Salter Fitness Bike V.1.0, Checksum 02AB) [David Haywood]

    Clones promoted to working
    Compukit UK101 [Robbbert]
    Ohio Scientific Challenger 1P Series 2 [Robbbert]
    RyuKyu (Japan) (FD1094 317-5023) [Recreativas.org, The Dumping Union]
    Silicon Graphics Inc Indy (R4600, 133MHz) [Ryan Holtz]

    New machines marked as NOT_WORKING
    Fuusen Pentai [R. Belmont, SpinalFeyd, The Dumping Union]
    Goldart (Spain)
    [Morten Shearman Kirkegaard, Peter Wilhelmsen, David Haywood, jordigahan, ClawGrip, Roberto Fresca, Ryan Holtz, David Torres,
    ArcadeHacker, Anarkade, ElSemi, Rafa Martinez, Ricky2001, Jonathan Valls, Lluis Mora, ElArcadio, Game Museum Team,
    Javier Martinez, Kaiser77, Pilar Bermudez, StrPinball, Eduardo Molina, Juanan Laguna, Angel Diaz, Recreativas.org]
    Korokoro Pensuke [R. Belmont, SpinalFeyd, The Dumping Union]
    Magic Bomb [Cristiano-MDQ]
    ManilaMatic Master [Stefan Fettes]
    Memorex Telex Telex 1192 [Bitsavers]
    Mindset Corporation Mindset Video Production System [O. Galibert, Al Kossow, Bitsavers]
    Olympic Darts (K7) [jordigahan, ClawGrip, Roberto Fresca]
    Quantel DPB-7000 [Ryan Holtz, Mark Nias]
    Queen Bee Bingo [Cristiano-MDQ]
    Rhythm Nation (v01.00.04) [R. Belmont, ClawGrip, Arcade Vintage, Recreativas.org, The Dumping Union]
    Super Train (Ver. 1.9) [Cristiano-MDQ]
    Synertek Systems KTM-3 [Bitsavers]
    Systel Computers System 100 [Al Kossow, Bitsavers]
    Tasc ChessSystem R30 [hap]
    Taiko no Tatsujin 6 (Japan, TK61 Ver.A) [Bill D, The Dumping Union, defor, twistedsymphony]
    Telex Computer Products Telex 277-D Display Terminal (Model 2) [Robbbert]
    Texas Instruments Electronic Digital Thermostat [hap, Sean Riddle]
    Treasure Bonus (American Alpha, Ver. 1.6) [Cristiano-MDQ]
    Treasure City (Ver. 208) [Cristiano-MDQ]
    Treasure Mary [Cristiano-MDQ]
    VRT VT SDK 'Boxing' (Demo for VT03 Pic32) [ClawGrip]
    VRT VT SDK 'Pinball' (C-Compiler Demo Program 2) [ClawGrip]

    New clones marked as NOT_WORKING
    Big Karnak (Modular System) [Recreativas.org, ArcadeHacker, ClawGrip, David Haywood]
    Captain Zodiac (World) [Berty]
    Corvette (PX3 Prototype) [PinMAME]
    Champion Poker (v101) [Cristiano-MDQ]
    Champion Poker (v201F) [Cristiano-MDQ]
    Champion Poker (v210KS) [Cristiano-MDQ]
    Champion Poker (v300US) [Cristiano-MDQ]
    Cyber Troopers Virtual-On Relay (Japan) [ShouTime, defor]
    Epson CM6127 [Colin McDougall]
    Gals Panic (Modular System bootleg) [Juan Romero, Recreativas.org, ClawGrip, David Haywood]
    Goldart (Portugal)
    [Morten Shearman Kirkegaard, Peter Wilhelmsen, David Haywood, jordigahan, ClawGrip, Roberto Fresca, Ryan Holtz, David Torres,
    ArcadeHacker, Anarkade, ElSemi, Rafa Martinez, Ricky2001, Jonathan Valls, Lluis Mora, ElArcadio, Game Museum Team,
    Javier Martinez, Kaiser77, Pilar Bermudez, StrPinball, Eduardo Molina, Juanan Laguna, Angel Diaz, Recreativas.org]
    Mushiking The King Of Beetle (2K3 2ND Ver. 1.002-, World) [f205v]
    Toki (Modular System) [Juan Romero, Recreativas.org, ClawGrip]
    Treasure City (Ver. 202) [Cristiano-MDQ]

    New working software list additions
    Bingo Bugglebee Presents: Find the Rhyme (cleanly cracked), Early Games: Piece of Cake (cleanly cracked),
    Early Games: Piece of Cake Math (cleanly cracked), EasySearch - Sixty Countries Around The World (cleanly cracked),
    Electric Bill (cleanly cracked), Electric Chalkboard (cleanly cracked), Elementary Math (cleanly cracked),
    Elements of Music - Key-Signatures Drill (cleanly cracked), Elite (cleanly cracked),
    Empire II - Interstellar Sharks (Version 1.2) (cleanly cracked), Enchanter (Revision 10 / 830810) (cleanly cracked),
    Enchanter (Revision 16 / 831118) (cleanly cracked), Encyclopedia Trivia (cleanly cracked), End Punctuation (cleanly cracked),
    Energy Conversions (cleanly cracked), English Achievement I (cleanly cracked), English Achievement II (cleanly cracked),
    English Achievement III (cleanly cracked), English Achievement IV (cleanly cracked), English Achievement V (cleanly cracked),
    English Challenge (cleanly cracked), Epidemic (cleanly cracked), Epoch (cleanly cracked), Ernie's Quiz (cleanly cracked),
    Escape from Arcturus (cleanly cracked), Escape from Rungistan (cleanly cracked), Essential Grammar (cleanly cracked),
    Essential Punctuation (cleanly cracked), Eureka - Following Directions Level B (cleanly cracked),
    Expedition Amazon (cleanly cracked), Explorations in Science (cleanly cracked), Extra Extra (Milton Bradley) (cleanly cracked),
    Extra Extra (cleanly cracked), Facemaker Golden Edition (cleanly cracked), Fact or Opinion (cleanly cracked),
    Factors (cleanly cracked), Fahrenheit 451 (Revision 2) (cleanly cracked), Fahrenheit 451 (cleanly cracked),
    Far Star (cleanly cracked), FasTrack Quizzer (cleanly cracked), Fat City (cleanly cracked), Fay's Word Rally (cleanly cracked),
    Feed The Frog (cleanly cracked), Felony (Thunder Mountain release) (cleanly cracked), Field of Fire (cleanly cracked),
    Fifty Mission Crush (Verion 1.1) (cleanly cracked), Fifty Mission Crush (Version 1.2) (cleanly cracked),
    Fighter Command (cleanly cracked), Finance Manager (cleanly cracked), Financial Cookbook (cleanly cracked),
    First Math Adventures - Understanding Word Problems (cleanly cracked), First Start Writing Program (cleanly cracked),
    First Steps to Reading - Phonics One (cleanly cracked), First Steps to Reading - Phonics Two (cleanly cracked),
    First Verbs (cleanly cracked), First Words (cleanly cracked), Five in a Row - Addition and Subtraction (cleanly cracked),
    Five in a Row - Division (cleanly cracked), FixIt (cleanly cracked), Flights Into Fiction - Modern Stories (cleanly cracked),
    Flip Out (cleanly cracked), The Flockland Island Crisis (cleanly cracked),
    Following Directions - One and Two Level Commands - Directional Terms (cleanly cracked),
    Following Directions - One and Two Level Commands - Spatial Relations (cleanly cracked), Food Group Puzzles (cleanly cracked), ...

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