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  1. Just read this from the latest version of MAME, released today:

    "The microcontroller program for Taito’s KiKi KaiKai was recently extracted. This contains a substantial amount of game logic, allowing the simulation code previously used by MAME to be retired and giving more confidence that the emulation is accurate."

    Question for Tux: would it be possible / a good idea/ do you have any interest to implement this in RAINE which, I presume, uses simulated logic for that MCU (and therefore not accurate)?

  2. Hi

    I havent downloaded the latest version of Raine, but noticed graphic decoding glitches in Pengo and Pengo2u - both occurring in the demo when the austral aurora is shown. Was this present in old versions of Raine? I believe this is the first time I noticed this bug.

    Tried Raine 0.96.5 x64 on Windows


  3. This is an excellent release and thanks so much for this!

    I look forward to seeing the same changes for sh2 reflected in the Win-x64 build at some point. I will enjoy the Win-x32 version in the meantime :)

    I really wish this is not the end of your commitment to Raine :)

    And I will also post the update to the official Zzap!Raine Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ZzapRaine

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  4. Starting from today, when browsing Zzap!Raine you will have two options:

    - the "old" web-based reviews in English, that were made with old HTML technology in 2002-2004 and all pages basically look the same.

    - free downloadable PDF magazines, approximately 10-20 pages each (6-10 MBytes), in Italian. You can then print them yourself on A4 printer, if you like.

    We just received approval from the owners of the Zzap!64 logo/intellectual property so this new PDF project is an official "son of Zzap!". :)

    Issue 1 is ready for download, Issue 2 is in the works and I anticipate issuing a new PDF every month. There are 13 issues (1-11 and 2 Christmas specials) so this will keep me busy making PDFs for about a year. Anyway, stay tuned.

    Thanks Tux and the 1emulation team for assistance with the server and your support :)

    BOOKMARK THIS LINK: https://raine.1emulation.com/zzapraine/issues.html


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  5. 15 hours ago, Tux said:

    Errr, maybe for Italians, but for them only ! ;-)


    Yeh, it takes too much hassle to maintain the Facebook page in English - and particularly when the majority of visitors would be Italian regardless. Think about the positives: Raine as an emulator will have an little fan club in Italy for a change :-)

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  6. 22 hours ago, Tux said:

    Oh there were tools for that, html2pdf but it was made before the web became crazy and it was mainly for simple web design. Might work with zzap though, after all it's still some quite old html too. But I am sure you prefer to revise it at the same time and change a few things manually instead of having something automatic do it !

    That's correct. There's a lot to fix and as you know I have never been happy with the English translation. Back to Italian is the only way to make the magazine really enjoyable.

  7. 1 hour ago, Robert said:

    I don't have an account, and there's many other pages that I can get to.

    But looks like I can click the X on the login request and then see the content, so not as bad as first feared. As you said, it's in Italian so it doesn't mean a lot to me anyway.

    They really want me to log in though because there's more requests at the top and bottom of the page.

    Got it.

    The most juicy news of the day is that I am producing actual PDFs of the old Zzap!Raine issues - downloadable for free. As soon as they are ready, I will share them with Tux for sharing through the Zzap!Raine website. :-)

    Issue 1 is almost ready. The next issue won't be long in the works...

  8. 12 hours ago, Robert said:

    Unable to access it without a login.

    I am not too sure if you need to be logged to Facebook to view a page. The page is "public" in the sense that you don't need to be registered (to the page) such as 'private groups'.

    If you have a Facebook account (and are logged in), the page should be accessible without any issues. I have no idea if the page is visible even if you are not logged in... (or don't have any accounts at all).

  9. Hello!

    Just informing that Zzap!Raine now has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ZzapRaine/

    The page will be used to share updates on Raine (new versions of the emulator, bug fixes, etc.) and the Zzap!Raine magazine (new issues, updates to the website) as well as new reviews of Raine-emulated games.

    Since the staff is all Italian and the Zzap! community is predominantly Italian, we have opted to post in Italian. Facebook however offers automatic translation so...

    You are most welcome to like and follow the page :-)

    And I promise that something good is already happening in the Zzap!Raine world and it will be unveiled on the Facebook page a little bit at a time.

  10. On 7/1/2023 at 11:04 PM, Tux said:

    ... and way too small pictures to read anything ! ;-)


    Unfortunately I have a limitation of 75KBytes per photo. I had to reduce them to 20% of the original size :(



    1. I still fail to receive notifications of replies to my posts (despite the 'follow topic' checkbox is ticked)

    2. Extra copies of the magazine are now available for sale and shipping worldwide! 75 copies available and there will be NO reprints in the future. This is the last chance to buy a copy of the magazine :) Link to purchase: https://oboli.zzapmagazine.it/product/erogazione-liberale-per-zzapraine12/ (select 'estero con postamail internazionale' as shipping option 'opzioni di spedizione')

    Any questions please email me at lucantignano AT gmail.com  as I would not be notified of comments here heck :(

  11. Thanks for the post, Tux.

    Making this issue has been 5 months of hard work. We really wanted to create a new issue of Zzap!Raine for long time. Due to time constraint and limited resources (the print if self-funded), I could not make it in English, just Italian.

    The magazine is 48 pages + poster (total 52 pages), full colour. It has 10 reviews of arcadew games emulated by Raine and 3 reviews of home computer conversions of Raine games, in their c64, Spectrum, Amiga, Atari ST, etc format. Each home computer review has "tips and tricks" and "downloads via QR code" like the old Zzap!64 magazine had.

    There are also 3 special articles, and 3 pages of news - including a retrospective of Raine between 2004 and 2023, and the sad news about the founders of Zzap!64 passed away a few months ago.

    The price is 10 euro including shipping to Italy. In a few weeks time it will be possible to order the magazine from outside Italy, probably the price would be a little bit higher, not sure how much (I am the magazine editor, I don't do the sales so I have no idea)

    To buy: https://oboli.zzapmagazine.it/product/sovvenzione-stampa-zzapraine-12/

    Thanks :)

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