the latest news on the RAINE emulator and what works at the present?
A.Firstly, Thanks for
the interest :).I guess the lastest things of interest are that
some games now runat 60fps on my p120 (mainly thanks to the Starscream
68000 engineand also rewriting the gfx code in asm...). These games
are Rainbow Islands,Rastan and Toki. Other games that are working
well now areWrestleFest and SnowBros (some of the monsters are walking
backwardsin SnowBros, they were fine with the UAE engine, so I think
it must beto do with Starscream... I'll have to find the dodgy opcodes...).Also,
Terra Formation is looking ok (it's not correct, but not that faroff).
question that everyone is wishing to ask, is it true that RAINE
will support WWF Wrestlefest and if so, what is the current status
of this emulator (eg how it works, sound etc)?
A.I've been working
on WrestleFest, the gfx are about 90% correct (just needto clean
up the clipping of sprites). Palette is now 100% correct all the
time (as far as we've played). Controls are mapped (to the keyboard,
need to add joystick support). Um, sound is not attempted at all
yet, I'd like tofind someone to work on that, as I'm not sure about
emulating sound chips...It runs on my p120 drawing every 4th frame,
but the gfx have not been rewritten in asm (that should more than
double the speed, it did for Toki,Rastan etc...).
thought of adding support for the WWF Superstars arcade game?
A.Not really, but that's
because I don't think the roms are available...If they get dumped,
I'll give it a go (as long as they are no too big I only have 16mb...).
be included in RAINE's next release?
A.Yes, I'll try to
of the date of the next release?
your thoughts on the re-imergance of the Snes9x project andon their
statement saying that SuperFx will be supported?
A.Excellent news! I
still like to use snes9x for some games, though ZSnes has come so
far and does a lot that snes9x 0.24 does not... I read that the
new snes9x developers might even release the sourcecode. I reallyhope
games would you like to see emulated that are not in the RAINE emulator
Liquid Kids (Taito)...
I'd really like to see these roms dumped so I could at least take
a look (I'm not sure if it is 68000 based). Also, I hope there will
be a New Zealand Story emulator soon (there was one in development,
but I don't think it's getting anywhere). New Zealand Story is z80,
so It's not reallygood for me to try it (I'm sticking to 68000 based
systems).I'd also like to see a NeoGeo emulator soon...
is left to do before the next release?
I'd like to rewrite
some of the WreslteFest gfx routines in asm, also I need to tidy
a lot of stuff up... I might remove some of the unplayable stuff
too (eg. Robocop and BadDudes, which have at least three other emulations
being worked on for them).
RAINE what is your favourite emulator?
A.Ah, I guess Mame
for the huge number of games (esp. BubbleBobble). I'm very keen
on Rage right now too :).
your three favourite video arcade games?
A.1: Bubble Bobble2:
Bomb Jack3: Sega Rally