many people are working on the emulator in total?
me. I've received a lot of outside help fromnumerous people, but
I still have to at least mention Oman for all thehelp he's been
able to provide.
Q.Is it true
3dfx will have a part in the emulation (i have the monster 3d)?
A.Any 3D card that
supports Direct3D (more specifically, DrawPrimitive inDirectX 5)
will work. I might, at some day, add specific API calls forother
cards, such as the GLIDE API for 3DFX, but for now, D3D is a must.By
the way, this is currently destined to be a Win95-only application.
I'llconsider letting someone do a port to another platform if they
areinterested, but not any time soon.
which official N64 game would work first?
A.I'd probably have
to say Super Mario 64. Sure there's alot in SM64, buta majority
of the polygons in SM64 are just plain gouraud shaded, and there's
not that much 2D going on.
Q. Is your
first target to make games like pong.v64 work ?
A.Yes, and possibly
some homemade demos (like "The Display List Ate MyMind")
are a good starting point.
Q.It was awful
news recently to hear that the Saturnia Emulator was a fakeafter
getting people excited (including myself). This is not to say thatyours
is one though. But people only believe what they see. Jim from the
Emu News told me about the Saturnia being a fake 2 weeks ago...interesting
A.Yeah, but when I
saw that picture, I knew I had seen it elsewhere, butjust couldn't
place it. I don't know why anyone would want to starthype about
anything fake. It gives yourself a small amount of glory while people
become excited about it, but in the end everyone hates you. :) Just
go through with the damn thing and have everyone flood your mailbox
with emails like "THIS THING ROCKS!!" :)
your completing the emulator....would there be anychancethat my
site could have a bit of a competition on making a name for the
N64 Emulator that you are producing.
A.Go for it. The current
name I have for it is 'N-less64', but I don'tlike it. So please,
feel free to make up a name (hence the competition).
news before we go ??
A.Not really.. :( I'm
stuck on something in the bootstrap code. Beingable to not read
the PIF-ROM is hurting my progress alot... I'm currently trying
to hook up a logic analyzer to the PIF and see if I can get anything
of use from it. Hopefully I'll be past this problem by this weekend.