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Re: First emulated game?
06/13/18 12:04 PM


Iirc, the Cinematronics emulator was the first PC based emulator for arcade machine games. I saw screen shots of it running several cine games several months before the earliest test release of Sparcade (or DAScade as it was called initially). Iirc, the earliest version of Sparcade was released in 1994. The Cine emulator was not publicly released until about a year or so after Sparcade.

I can dig out old emails and usenet posts if the exact dates are required.

According to Wikipedia, Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits was released on April 10, 1996 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williams_Arcade%27s_Greatest_Hits) - which was about 2 years or so after the earliest Sparcade releases (need to check emails / files).

My memory about "Digital Eclipse Williams Arcade" is hazy, but I think Greg is quite right - it was released on Mac first, a year or so before PC.


UPDATE 01: The information here confirms that it was released on Mac first:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Eclipse

1994 Joust Macintosh
1994 Robotron: 2084 Macintosh
1994 Defender

I cannot recall now whether this predated Sparcade, etc (as I said, need to check emails / files).


UPDATE 02: Just searched Google Groups and the earliest post I could find about Sparcade was this one from Oct-1996:

https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!searchin/comp.emulators.misc/sparcade|sort:date/comp.emulators.misc/MQhcrzpM8Ms/g9I3itOTt3UJ

A reply from me is at the end of the thread. Sure bought back memories ...


Moose


Edited by Moose (06/13/18 01:02 PM)







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* First emulated game? Tornadoboy 06/09/18 04:54 PM
. * Re: First emulated game? gregf  06/09/18 05:30 PM
. * Re: First emulated game? Moose  06/13/18 12:04 PM
. * Re: First emulated game? R. Belmont  06/15/18 05:16 PM
. * Re: First emulated game? StilettoAdministrator  06/13/18 09:52 PM

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