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March 20, 2011

posted Mar 20, 2011, 1:54 PM by John Manfreda

Site back up... Has it really been 8 years since I updated?

October 24, 2003

posted Mar 20, 2011, 1:53 PM by John Manfreda

Time for my annual update :-)

I have been working here and there on a new version of emulator. Features:

  • hardware acceleration for primitive rendering
  • user selectable resolution (can run up to any resolution your video card supports)
  • menu system

Written in C++, so it is not nearly as optimized as the first emulator -- but then again PCs have improved to the point where I doubt this is an issue. My goal this time was to make the code object oriented, extensible, easy to port and modify.

The MAME team has done a stellar job emulating the mathbox -- so I see no reason to attempt to duplicate their success. My goals is to focus on the unique features that separate my emulator from MAME. Namely, my ability to high-level interpret the mathbox. The new platform will allow for cool things like high resolution support, particle system for dots, etc...

The emulator is nowhere near complete, as sound support, joystick, save states, etc... are not yet supported. However the emulator is playable. I've uploaded it here.

This is a work in progress. Please treat it as such -- no annoying questions, this doesn't work, etc...

I've separated the 6809 engine into its own DLL. You will need it to run the game. It is included in the zip file.

Also, DirectX extension libraries are needed. They too are included in the zip file.

Again this is a work in progress -- I can't promise the video system will run on all PCs -- there may be other problems -- you have been warned.

March 9, 2002

posted Mar 20, 2011, 1:52 PM by John Manfreda

I'm back!

I've finally completed my transition from @home to comcast.net, and the webpage is back up.

Currently working on an update to the emulator. The new project is being written in C++, which should make it easier for me to add features in the future.

Jan 7, 1999

posted Mar 20, 2011, 1:52 PM by John Manfreda

After 1/2 a year I've finally gotten around to updating this site.   Hope you like the new look.

Also, I've been working with Marcus Goodey on extracting the 3-D meshes from the I, Robot ROMs.  You can take a look at them here.

June 18, 1998

posted Mar 20, 2011, 1:51 PM by John Manfreda   [ updated Mar 20, 2011, 1:53 PM ]

Version 0.98 released
  • FINALLY -- emulated sound support!
  • Automatic program configuration saving

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