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News from December 2001

28/12/2001  

Nebula v1.96 released
 
Roll up, roll up, ElSemi has released another new version of his great emulator Nebula. Here's what's new...
  • NEOGEO:
    • AT LAST!!! Fixed the nasty bug that caused nebula to hang with a plain color screen (red/blue/black). As a result of this fix drawing operations are slightly faster.
  • CPS1:
    • Added starfield emulation in strider and forgottn.
    • Fixed forgotten worlds shop bug.
    • Fixed sprite flickering in many games (dino, strider, etc).
    • Fixed bad tiles in some games (3wonders, unsquad, etc).
    • Fixed sprite palette desyncs (3wonders golem tree).
    • Fixed Daimakaimura black screen.
    • Fixed dinoj and punishj crash.
    • Fixed sound hanging in most games.
    • Improved ADPCM decoding, no more sound distortion.
    • New GFX drawing engine, slightly faster than before.
    • With all those fixes, CPS1 emulation is almost 100% complete. Please, report the bugs you find.
  • CPS2:
    • New GFX drawing engine, slightly faster than before.
    • Added Rockman region and cheats (sorry, I forgot to include it in the previous release).
  • GENERAL:
    • Added movie recording for all systems. Use the in-game menus or keys SHIFT-F10 Rec Movie, SHIFT-F11 Play Movie. Press either while recording or playing to stop.
    • Fixed sound config lost when going to the game GUI.
The new version can be found along with Jukebox v1.63 (new release also by Elsemi) on our downloads page.
 
   

 
26/12/2001  

FinalBurn Alpha v0.2.3.0 released
 
Team FB Alpha have put another new build of FinalBurn out there (two in one day). Here's what's new...
 
version v0.2.3.0
  • This build should fix the drop in performance that has been experienced by people with slow PC's. This was probably caused by new Platform SDK DirectX 8.0 elements. Please let us know if you still experience a drop in performance.
  • Fixed bug with Mercs driver.
version v0.2.2.7
  • Added starfield emulation.
  • Added support for changing layer-sprite priorities with raster effects (fixes glitches in Manhattan and Apocalypse stages).
  • Fixed pgear/armwar glitch.
  • Added hotkeys for savestate slots.
  • Updated cheat engine (use same cheats for multiple games).
  • Added screenshot feature.
  • Added a basic shot factory. F8 to activate.
  • Slightly changed shot factory to include sprite toggle.
  • Updated the fbcheat.dat file with a ton of cheats.
  • Driver changes
  • Fixed controls for mercs & clones.
The new version can be found on our downloads page.
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Kawaks v1.40b released
 
MHz released a new Kawaks which fixes movie support which was added in the last release. The new version can be found on our downloads page.
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New LogiqX CPS-2 dats released
 
LogiqX ( homepage ) has updated his CPS-2 verify dat's to include info from our christmas releases and more. If you want to be sure of full and correct ROM sets these are a must. Find them on our downloads page.
 
   

 
25/12/2001  

Merry Christmas

 
Release 072
Dedicated to...
 
Fogueman, Serendib, Aworks, Yurinka & Corvus the donators.

 
 
Rockman 2: The Power Fighters
 
Rockman 2 (Japan 960708)
(872kb)
 
These files are not ROM's in any way, they simply
allow encrypted ROM's to be non-encrypted.
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Release 073
Dedicated to taucher0815 the donator.
 
Street Fighter Zero 2
 
Street Fighter Zero 2 (Asia 960227)
(591kb)
 
These files are not ROM's in any way, they simply
allow encrypted ROM's to be non-encrypted.
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Release 074
Dedicated to taucher0815 the donator.
 
Marvel Super Heroes
 
Marvel Super Heroes (Asia 951024)
(612kb)
 
These files are not ROM's in any way, they simply
allow encrypted ROM's to be non-encrypted.
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Release 075
Dedicated to Dr. MAD the donator.
 
Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
 
Darkstalkers (Asia 940705)
(520kb)
 
These files are not ROM's in any way, they simply
allow encrypted ROM's to be non-encrypted.
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Release 076
Dedicated to Corvus the donator.
 
Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire
 
Vampire Savior (Euro 970519)
(585kb)
 
These files are not ROM's in any way, they simply
allow encrypted ROM's to be non-encrypted.
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Kawaks v1.40 released
 
MHz (Mr. K) has goodies inside his new Kawaks release too, CPS-2 rasters, record input and triple buffer to name but a few. Here is a complete rundown...
  • New CPS2 games supported:
    • Rockman 2: The Power Fighters (Japan 960708)
    • Street Fighter Zero 2 (Asia 960227)
    • Marvel Super Heroes (Asia 951024)
    • Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (Asia 940705)
    • Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire (Euro 970519)
  • New NeoGeo games supported:
    • Metal Slug 3 (encrypted)
    • Garou: Mark of the Wolves (alternate set)
    • The King of Fighters '99: Millennium Battle (decrypted)
    • The King of Fighters 2000 (nonecrypted P)
  • Triple buffering. Makes things as smooth as a baby's butt :) Even if you don't use it things should be smoother than before.
  • CPS2 rasters emulation. Fast and accurate :D
  • Improved sound sync in CPS2 games. Its now 100% perfect.
  • Record input aka Movie recording/replaying support. Now you can show everyone your 123Hits combo :)
  • Optimisations to gfx rendering in NeoGeo & Capcom games.
  • Kawaks now remembers window zoom level.
  • New macro token "~" meaning "hold this for 20 frames".
    • Examples:
    • B~~~,F3 = Sonic Boom.
    • DB~~~,DF,DB,UF6 = Charlie's SuperSommersault.
  • Added a Freeplay setting for NeoGeo games.
  • Made it so if no cheat file is available for the current game, the cheat file for the parent is loaded instead.
  • Added a menu item to save cheat search matches to a file. (Handy when you can't get under 20 matches).
  • New features for you gfx rippers:
    • Option to delete emu text for screenshots.
    • Background color change for NeoGeo games.
  • Changes in the Shot Factory:
    • You can now select more than one sprite at once.
    • New button to disable all selected sprites.
    • New button to reenable all selected sprites.
    • Added layer enable/disable buttons.
  • Fixed NeoGeo settings & hiscores being lost when reseting.
  • Fixed some sound issues with Metal Slug 1/2/X.
  • Fixed cheats not applying when using Step Frame.
  • Fixed savestate bug for CPS1 & NeoGeo when using states saved at a different sound frequency.
  • Fixed Kawaks crashing when display was beeing destroyed (starting a fullscreen DOS prompt...).
  • Fixed button 3 not working in some CPS1 games.
  • Fixed crash on 1941's Test menu.
  • Fixed occasionnal crash on Pang 3 and Quiz Tonosama no Yabou 2 Zenkoku-ba (CPS1 games).
  • Fixed 68000 debugger register modifications.
  • Savestate format has changed to accommodate CPS2 rasters. The old savestates are still 100% compatible though.
  • Updated languages packs to reflect changes.
Get this latest version from the Kawaks homepage.
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Nebula v1.95d released
 
ElSemi has done a bug fixed Nebula as a bonus too...
  • NEOGEO:
    • Fixed main Garou set to use new dumped SMA data.
    • Added MSlug3 (Encrypted set) (needs 256-sma.bin).
    • Fixed kof99p P1 rom CRC.
    • Fixed sound samples loading for games with gaps in the sound roms (kof95 missing tracks).
  • GENERAL:
    • Changed some rom names in sync with kawaks and mame, still some differences mainly in CPS1 sets.
    • Fixed romcenter dat generation to include merge info.
    • Fixed cheat engine parser to allow longer lines to fix problems with the great cheat collection released by Mike Haggar (haggar.emuunlim.com).
    • Added more language packs.
The new version can be found on our downloads page.
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CPS2Mame v2.561 released
 
I have updated our build of CPS2mame to include the above releases. This along with updated Nebula dats can be found as ever on our downloads page.
 
   

 
15/12/2001  

Nebula v1.95c released
 
ElSemi has updated nebula again, here's what's new...
  • NEOGEO:
    • Added Garou (set 1), note romset names have changed.
    • Fixed sound problems with very short samples.
  • GENERAL:
    • Fixed sound problems with very short samples.
    • External font added, with some special chars now available (,,,, etc...) a font editor is in the work.
The new version can be found on our downloads page.
 
   

 
09/12/2001  

Nebula v1.95b released
 
ElSemi has released a bug fixed Nebula v1.95, sorry I missed the v1.95 release but I was away...
 
version 1.95b
  • NEOGEO:
    • Fixed kof2000 (not encrypted) that was being decrypted, sorry for the problems.
    • Fixed alpham2 to match the latest redump.
  • GENERAL:
    • Added Chinsese (simplified, gui only), Italian & Russian (gui only) and French languages.
version 1.95
  • NEOGEO:
    • Fixed at last (I hope) kof99.
    • Added MSlug3 (not encrypted).
    • Added Garou (encrypted).
    • Added Kof2000 (original set), thanks to N. Salmoria.
    • Fixed GFX decrypting tables
    • Added S rom banking for Garou / Mslug 3.
    • Fixed rasters in some games.
    • Fixed sound when restoring a saved state.
  • CPS1:
    • Fixed sound state restoring.
  • GENERAL:
    • Fixed crash when changing sound options.
    • Added 48000 Hz sampling rate.
    • Added Language support. You will be able to translate almost all Nebula text strings using the .lng files in the SKINS directory.
The new version can be found on our downloads page.
 
   

 
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