Fox: Right ! What plans have you got for Kgen?
Genesis emulation, although there is a lot that can only be done
properly with MMX.
Do they involve 32X or Mega CD support?
Steve: No. Both
of these cannot be emulated at the speed that KGen is currently
running. I have written games for both and know a lot about them.
Anyone who *thinks* they can write an emulator for the above two
systems fast enough to be worth bothering with doesn't know what
it involves. A shame, but then I don't want to play games for either
of them anyway........ Once KGen is finished I'll be concentrating
on other platforms, although I haven't decided what.
What do you think of Genecyst?
question! I think it's a pretty good emulator, actually. When I
set about writing KGen I didn't know that Genecyst existed - I'd
only seen Genem, which although accurate was very slow. I knew I
could do better, so I started writing it. Then somebody showed me
Genecyst. (the version before 0.20 ?) I was a bit upset at first,
but KGen was already running more games more accurately, and of
course, I already had plans for the sound. Genecyst 0.20 was already
available, but I hadn't seen it. I am happy to admit that if I HAD
seen it before writing KGen, I wouldn't have bothered, because it
IS a fine emulator. And the author of it seems like a nice guy.
But I would have thought he'd call it "Genital" (after Nesticle).
What is your favourite Megadrive game?
Steve: I don't
know. I like Sonic 2 a lot, and I HATED it when I bought it! But
I think Comix Zone is one of the nicest games around. But then there
is Contra...... ..Thanks for the chat Steve! All the best of luck
with Kgen and whatever follows. Ta!