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Re: First emulated game?
06/13/18 09:52 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#!...Ms/g9I3itOTt3UJ
>
> A reply from me is at the end of the thread. Sure bought back memories ...

Someone could probably go digging around in CAESAR's collection of single-game and multi-game emulators (of which it retains the most *recent* versions) and look through their changelogs to determine which was the earliest (or if no changelog, wayback their stated homepage) for further fact checking.

http://caesar.logiqx.com/php/emulators.php?id=single
http://caesar.logiqx.com/php/emulators.php?id=multi
http://caesar.logiqx.com/php/emulators.php?id=commercial

You're probably right, though.

- Stiletto







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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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