Emulator News and Updates
9:08 AM | Ben Boffey | Comment on this story
Richard Bannister has sent word of a bevy of emulator updates along with some totally new programs. First up is GeoMAME, a Neo Geo emulator for Macintosh by Andrew Blum based on the MAME code-base. This has been updated to version 0.53 to be in sync with the latest incarnation of MAME. Because only NeoGeo games are supported, the download is much smaller and other features not found in the fully-fledged version of MAME can be included including autofire, CPU clocking, combos and save states. More information and the download link can be found below.
Next up is Derek Ledbetter's Macintosh port of David Firth's
Atari 800 emulator, now at version 1.0.7d2. This emulates any 6502-based Atari computer, as well as the classic Atari 5200 console. Initial OS X support is available, although some features are not present and the control interface does not function as OS X uses a different API from previous OS versions, i.e not OS 8/9 InputSprocket.
Now for the first of the new emulators, Emu48 is a brand new HP48 calculator emulator, ported to Macintosh by Pierre Tardy. Not only just this give you access to all the neat functions of a modern scientific graphics calculator, but people have also created small games in the calculators own programming language. A very useful tool whether you own a HP48 or not, links to the emulator and software to run on it can be found below.
Macintosh Atari 800 Emulator Website
Finally and possibly of most interest, especially with the demise of Connectix Virtual GameStation, a new Playstation emulator has been released, called FlareStorm. Currently the emulator is at Alpha, so don't be surprised if you have some problems or can't get you're favourite games to work. There isn't too much information available because of it's early stage of development and the fact that the main pages are all in Japanese, although screenshots of working games are available. If anyone can shed more light on this emulator feel free to post a comment or mail us!
HPCalc.org - source for HP calculator software
Macintosh HP48 Website
Japanese FlareStorm Homepage
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