22 days ago
posted by  Zophar

Greetings, mortals.

Today marks the 27th anniversary of Zophar's Domain. It's hard to believe that 27 years ago on this very day, I uploaded the very first index.html file to ZipLink Dialup ISP with a GameGear-style image-mapped graphic that made up the first six emulation sections of Zophar's Domain: GameBoy, Sega Master System/GameGear, Arcade, NES, SNES and Sega Genesis. So much has changed since then, but the core of the mission has not changed: helping to bring emulation to the world and shouting it from the rooftops. We could not have done it without all of the amazing people who have contributed to Zophar's Domain over the years, and I am truly thankful to each and every one of you for all your hard work - and I know Edman is as well.

Back in 1999. I began work on a retrospective that was to be known as "The Chronicles of Zophar" which would have detailed the history of emulation up until that point, from my perspective. While that series never came to fruition, I'm happy to share that the project has morphed into a new YouTube series - "Zophar's Retro Rewind", and its release is now upon us. The show's premiere will be live on YouTube tonight at 8:00PM EST - Zophar's Retro Rewind Episode 1: The Internet's First Streaming Emulation Show - and I'd love for you all to join me as we take a deep look at the 4-episode streaming experiment from 1999-2000: "Zophar's Underworld". Warning: Retro feels may ensue.

Thanks for an amazing 27 years, mortals. I'll see you all there.

Emulation & Retrogaming Forever!


31 days ago
posted by  martini


MAME version 0.260 had been released:
- Download
- WebSite

MAME is available for the Windows, Linux and Mac OS platforms.

"MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game's ROM and disk data, MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern general-purpose computer. MAME can currently emulate several thousand different classic arcade video games from the late 1970s through the modern era.

MAME is free and open source under the GPL-2.0+ license "


40 days ago
posted by  Zophar

Greetings, mortals.

I've been working on an emulation retrospective YouTube series for the last few months and I'm happy to report that episode 1 will officially be dropping on 11.9.23, the 27th anniversary of the day I uploaded notepad-edited HTML files into the massive space known as the Internet.

Trailer is below. Please spread the word. Liking/sharing/commenting/subscribing will all help visibility. Let's go!

Zophar's Retro Rewind Trailer


53 days ago
posted by  martini



WinUAE 5.1.0 Beta 4 has been released.

URL: http://www.winuae.net/

WinUAE is the Commodore Amiga emulator for Windows. WinUAE is a mostly complete software emulation of the hardware of the Commodore Amiga 500/1000/2000.

A Commodore Amiga, for those who don’t know, is a 16/32 bit computer system based on the Motorola 680×0 CPU and a few specially designed custom chips that provide very good graphics and sound capabilities. Its first incarnation, the A1000, appeared in 1985, followed by the highly successful A500 and A2000 models.

WinUAE is a port of the originally written for Unixish systems UAE; but over time, it seems the Windows port, WinUAE has become the best version available on any platform. WinUAE is free software: you are welcome to distribute copies of it and/or modify it, under certain conditions. There is no warranty of any kind for UAE. For more details concerning these issues, please read the GNU General Public License, which describes the terms under which WinUAE is distributed.


53 days ago
posted by  martini

Steem SSE 4.2.0 R12 (beta) is available for download:
- Download
- URL

"Steem SSE is an update of legendary Atari ST emulator Steem. It is available for the Windows and Unix platforms. Source code is available to the public."


58 days ago
posted by  martini


MAME version 0.259 had been released:
- Download
- WebSite

MAME is available for the Windows, Linux and Mac OS platforms.

"MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game's ROM and disk data, MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern general-purpose computer. MAME can currently emulate several thousand different classic arcade video games from the late 1970s through the modern era.

MAME is free and open source under the GPL-2.0+ license "


58 days ago
posted by  martini

WinVICE r44331 had been released:

- Releases
- Github
WinVICE is a windows port of the VICE emulator. VICE (Versatile Commodore Emulator) is an emulator for the Commodore 8-bit computer range.


58 days ago
posted by  martini


Cemu 2.0-45 is available for download:
- WebSite
- Github (Experimental releases)

Cemu is a Wii U emulator for the Windows x64, Linux and MacOS platforms. It is open source software under the Mozilla Public License 2.0.


58 days ago
posted by  martini



Flycast Dojo version 6.3 had been released:
- Git
- Releases

"Flycast Dojo is a fork of Flycast, a multiplatform Sega Dreamcast, Naomi and Atomiswave emulator. Intended for netplay and quality of life improvements for training & online tournament play"


87 days ago
posted by  Zophar

Greetings, mortals.

I've posted the video I created for the moment I revealed that we achieved Twitch Partnership status, which took place on Saturday, August 23rd, 2023). Check it out, and I hope you enjoy the insanity that ensued.

Zophar's Twitch Partner Reveal Video

P.S. - Keep your eyes peeled for the first episode of "Zophar's Retro Rewind", a retrospective on our old emulation video show, "Zophar's Underworld" in the next few weeks!


94 days ago
posted by  martini

SheepShaver had been updated
- Download
- URL

"SheepShaver is an open source PowerPC Apple Macintosh emulator. Using SheepShaver (along with the appropriate ROM image) it is possible to emulate a PowerPC Macintosh computer capable of running Mac OS 7.5.2 through 9.0.4. Builds of SheepShaver are available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux."


94 days ago
posted by  martini

BasiliskII had been updated.
- Download
- Website

"Basilisk II is an open source emulator of 68xxx-based Macintosh computers for Windows, OS X and Linux. With Basilisk II, one can boot Mac OS versions 7.x through 8.1. Ports of Basilisk II are available for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and a number of lesser known systems. Users require a Macintosh ROM image and a copy of Mac OS to use with the emulator."


94 days ago
posted by  martini

Altirra 4.20 Test 22 is available for download:
- URL
- Link

Altirra is an 8-bit Atari computer emulator for the Windows platform. Altirra is open source under the GNU General Public License.


94 days ago
posted by  martini



FCEUX 2.6.6 is available for download:
- URL
- Releases

"FCEUX is a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Famicom, Famicom Disk System (FDS), and Dendy emulator. It supports NTSC (USA/JPN), PAL (European), and NTSC-PAL Hybrid modes. It supports both Windows and SDL versions for cross compatibility."


94 days ago
posted by  martini

86Box 4.0 had been released:

- https://github.com/86Box/86Box

"86Box is a low level x86 emulator that runs older operating systems and software designed for IBM PC systems and compatibles from 1981 through fairly recent system designs based on the PCI bus."


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