June 14th, 2007 — Gaming, Retro Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade
I haven’t mentioned it here – but, everyone who has wandered near my cube – knows that I am really excited about the upcoming release of Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. Although, I have to admit once I had a chance to play the arcade version again today I was completely destroyed. Apparently, you can forget how to play – mind you I wasn’t the greatest player but, I could hold my own (ah, memories – and lots of quarters). I was always very sad that the arcade I work at many years ago did not have SSF2T as it was a few years after it’s release and the owner always thought that Soul Calibur was a better draw. So, with this retro goodness it was good to hear that Super Puzzle Fighter would also be receiving a fresh coat of paint and released on Xbox Live Arcade. These releases may very well lead to my first purchases from the Live Arcade. Which is a difficult thing to accomplish since as far as I’m concerned everything up there is over priced – also, I don’t believe in the whole Live points (or whatever they are called) system – just charge me five bucks and be done with it!
Whatever – I’ve got to figure out some time in my schedule where I can fit in some training…
Via Capcom Digital
June 10th, 2007 — Emulation, Gaming, Retro Gaming
For some reason my feed subscription to Haze’s Mame WIP page wasn’t working so I missed the news yesterday when it was posted… Capcom’s Play System 3 encryption has been broken by Andreas! Now, this does not mean you can go grab a copy of MAME and play Street Fighter 3 yet, but maybe someday soon…
May 31st, 2007 — Gaming, Retro Gaming
Gametap has switched over to it’s new “free” ad-driven format.Â So maybe it’s time to give it another look.Â Maybe this time it will go smoother then the last.
May 9th, 2007 — Code, Retro Gaming
After an extended break from thinking about torrentzip, it came to my attention that there was an issue with the Windows version. Due to file permissions it was impossible to access files on a drive mounted in Windows with the IFS Driver for Windows. As luck would have it my current development box has several ext3 drives mounted so I grabbed the source (and activated SVN while I was at it) and patched it up. It appears to be compiling and running just fine in Windows – I haven’t test compiled the source in linux… Hopefully there will be no issues.
Download it here: TorrentZip Win32 0.3 RC 2
*update* Missed a small but, huge bug – RC 2 should take care of that.