SixtyForce (N64) Updated

The N64 emulator by Gerrit called SixtyForce saw an updated some time ago. I tried it out and it plays really well on my 24″ iMac with my wireless Xbox 360 controller. The graphics and sound seem on point. It looks like their gem just keeps getting more and more polished. If you support the emulator and donate a little bit of well deserved cash, they remove the Gerrit logo and allow saves. This is by far my favorite emulator for the Mac. Grab it from the downloads box on the right hand side of this blog or from their homepage.

The Latest Dolphin Emulator For Mac

Dolphin, the Wii and Game Cube emulator for Mac, now sits at version 3.0-427. Grab it from the Box File Widget on the right hand side of this blogs home page or direct from their website. Let’s check out the changes.

Improvement to revision b8bef29bcc5a .. 😛

Newest Addition To Console Collection

I recently stumbled across a 3DO game system at a local thrift shop. My friend works at two thrifts shops and has some of the coolest toys and collectables you could ever imagine, all of which he obtained through working at his job. Some of his Akira toys are still in the original packaging. While he digs the toys and the collectables, I’m more partial to old gaming. I told him to keep his eye open for old gaming consoles, and he came across this and didn’t even know what it was. Thanks to our friendship, and his selling it to me without looking up the price, I was able to obtain this system for 20 bucks. That’s right folks, Andrew Jackson bought me this console that originally sold for 700 big ones. Even today the system sells for several hundred dollars. It is in near mint condition and came with all the various cables, Road Rash, and a controller. This bad boy is packing 32bits of power! When this console originally came out, it was the most powerful gaming console. Unfortunately the system was just too damn expensive and lacked the proper catalog of games. I think if it had been better priced and had more software support, it could have done quite well. Although this has nothing to do with Mac Emulators, it was a great find and I just had to share it. Cheers!

SDL MESS for Mac

The same people who bring you all the wonderful SDL MAME updates for Mac now have another offering, SDL MESS. SDL MESS is a HUGE console emulator for Mac. It has everything from Genesis to Nintendo. You can enjoy having the power of several emulators all in one handy dandy spot. You can download it in pieces or from the website. Let’s check out the changes.

0.144

New System Drivers Supported:
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- Sanyo MBC-200 [Matt Dawson,Angelo Salese,Miodrag Milanovic]

Systems Promoted from GAME_NOT_WORKING:
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- Juicebox [Tim Schuerewegen]
- Avigo [Sandro Ronco]

Skeleton drivers:
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- BK-8T Terminal [DATAsoft]

System Driver Changes:
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- ti99: Fixed GROM address counter handling and GRAMKracker's
	wrong RAM pointer [Michael Zapf]
- ti99: Fixed GRAMKracker's write protection [Michael Zapf]
- pc1512: Added a dump of the WD1015 MCU. [John Elliott]
- mac: Further improvements to Quadra 700; System 7.5.0 (and probably 7.1)
	will boot, but system remains NOT_WORKING due to many known flaws.
	Fixed slot interrupts on IIci so 4-head operation is possible. [R. Belmont]
- iq151: Added slot interface and moved video32/video64/disc2
	emulation into slots. [Sandro Ronco]
- iq151: Added emulation of Grafik module. [Sandro Ronco]
- amiga: a number of games seem to get confused when there's two drives
	(they wait for a index pulse on the second) [O. Galibert]
- mac: Fixed name of Asante MC3NB card, added Apple NuBus Ethernet Card
	which the Asante is a perfect clone of, fixed 24-bit mirroring so
	ethernet cards work in all slots [R. Belmont]
- amstrad: Added support for ROMbox, SSA-1 speech synth and DK'Tronics speech
  synth to be used in a daisy-chain of expansion devices.  [Barry Rodewald]
- samcoupe: Hook up the new wd1772, format support incomplete though [O. Galibert]
- abc1600: Added portrait/landscape layouts. [Curt Coder]
- abc800: Refactored the ABC bus to single-slot (as it really is). [Curt Coder]
- aes: cleanup of code, and made aes use neogeo softlist from MAME [David Haywood]
- mac: fix SCC so AppleTalk check fails gracefully instead of locking up;
	removed ROM patch on II/IIx/IIcx since it's no longer necessary [R. Belmont]

Software Lists:
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- snes.xml: new dump added, NHL '97 Revision A [badinsults]
- snes.xml: redumped and profiled arround 100 cartridges [MESSfan]
- lynx.xml: stripped headers of dumps, removed bad dumps, added auto-rotate code [Huygens]
- astrocde.xml: fix errors and add several new or previously missing dumps [ranger_lennier]

Source Changes:
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- amigafdc: Upgrade and fixes [O. Galibert]
- wd1772: Adapt the pll to a 8MHz frequency [O. Galibert]
- ipf: Describe the remaining fields [O. Galibert, SPS]
- floppy,wd1772: First stab at write support, in-memory only for now [O. Galibert]
- ipf: weak bits are usually badly-written/not written zones [O. Galibert]
- floppy: Slot-ize the floppies so that you can choose
	how many are connected [O. Galibert, R. Belmont]
- ami_dsk: ADF write support [O. Galibert]
- refactored the Commodore IEC bus to use slots. You can now connect up
	to 4 IEC floppy drives of your choice (1540/1541/1571/1581) to
	a VIC-20, C64, C128, C16, Plus-4, or C65. [Curt Coder]
- refactored the IEEE-488 bus to use slots. You can now connect up
	to 4 IEEE-488 floppy drives of your choice (C2040/C3040/C4040/
	C8050/C8250/SFD1001) to a Commodore PET or CBMB. [Curt Coder]

Yabuse – Sega Saturn Emulator for Mac Updated

After 2 years of down time, Yabuse, the Sega Saturn emulator sees an update. I’m so excited about this because there aren’t too many Sega Saturn emulators out there. This new update offers up a Cocoa port too. Download this from the Box File Widget or from their homepage.

Virtual Jaguar for Mac Updated

I almost put a question mark in the title of this post. It is always frustrating when I’m super late to the party, the party being the update to a Virtual Jaguar emulator. I originally blogged about this back in 2009 and at the time, the emulator hadn’t seen an update since 2008. This was actually updated several months ago, but I’m just now getting the memo. I don’t have a way of testing this emulator, but for those of you interested, you can download it from the Box File Widget or from their homepage. Let’s check out the changes from the Read Me file.

Virtual Jaguar v2.0.1 GCC/Qt
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* Fixed NTSC timings; they were hardwired to PAL rates. [Shamus]
* Fixed possible missing trailing slash on path fields input by user. [Shamus]
* Fixed exit hotkey to work on Win32. [Shamus]
* Changed PAL/NTSC switch to only work when virtual machine is powered off.
[Shamus]
* Miscellaneous documentation fixes. [Shamus]

Virtual Jaguar v2.0.0 GCC/Qt
—————————-

* Switched GUI to Qt. And there was much rejoicing. 😉 [Shamus]
* Added detection code to fish out files from inside ZIP archives. What this
means is that now you can have other goodies inside of your ROM ZIP like
labels, box art, and overlays. See built-in help for details. [Shamus]
* Various usability improvements, too many to list here. 😉 [Shamus]
* Various compatibility improvements to the Jaguar core, too many to list
here. 😉 [Shamus]

Macifom Updated

Macifom saw an update last month and now sits at version 016. Macifom is a great NES emulator for Mac OSX. As usual, you can grab it from the Box File Widget that resides on the right hand side of the Mac Emulators homepage or from their website. Let’s check out the changes.

  • Support for software using the VRC1, VRC2a, VRC2b and iNES #184 mappers.
  • Improved support for USB gamepads and joysticks.
  • Removed all remaining Carbon and other deprecated code. This version adds support for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and drops support for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
  • Macifom can now be launched by double-clicking an iNES-format file.