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MegaManJuno 09-11-2004 05:35 AM

Re: The state of emulation when you first visited ZD...
 
> I have you beat:
>
> VSMC had no sound, Pasofami was the only NES emulator to
> play commercial games, and ZD was on geocities. :) :)

Yeah, and you could only play the demo in like shades of yellow-green or some shit.

Thank goodness for the iNES format for ROMs, because the Pasofami split format majorly sucked the proverbial dog's nuts IMHO.

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Slicer S. V. 09-11-2004 12:32 PM

Re: The state of emulation when you first visited ZD...
 
> Erm, I came around several months before Swampgas replaced
> Zophar. I was into NESticle and Loopynes and a DOS version
> of ZSNES.
>
i prolly first discovered ZD at about the same time... i since had forgotten about it when we had a fire (a yr or two after) and i couldn't use a comp anymore... then i rediscovered ZD prolly about a year or two later (after having forgot)

it was when i became certain of the demise of Iron CLAD that i decided to join the message board... i can't remember the year, but i'm sure it is in my profile somewhere

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Goku 09-11-2004 04:40 PM

zophar.malicia.net (i think - i may not remember correctly)
 
I discovered ZSNES years ago. Long before Swampy owned the site. I discovered the site through another site. This site mirrored ZD almost exaclty. It even used ZD links to ZD stored downloads.. That is how i found out about ZD. I went to the source of a link. The ass was un ethically claiming all the news and ZD work as his own.

Hmm. The website URL wasnt even zophar.net back then. IT was zophar.malicia (or somthing like that). At the time to, it was news when the ZD counter reached certian visitor numbers.

I initially registered with the boards but never stayed. I found them uninteresting. I visited the site for emulation news for a few years after that until sometime last year or the year before (i forgot) i registered with the message boards again



> ZSNES was at 0.400, Genecyst and NESticle were less than a
> few days from their final x.xx releaes.
>


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carmelandrews1 09-15-2004 03:18 PM

Re: The state of emulation when you first visited ZD...
 
> All hail Lord Zophar. Master of emulation....and shit! Don't
> forget shit.
>
Dont ask...I've already forgotten, but i'd d/l'd bundles from this w/s.... mega.. KUTGW<img src=smilies/sleep.gif>

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ElementZero 10-01-2004 06:26 AM

Re: The state of emulation when you first visited ZD...
 
> VSMC was the bomb, everyone in the scene now was still in
> diapers, and ZD was on ziplink in Philly.
>


Swampgas! what's up? I remember those days, my brother is XiP, so I've been around for awhile. I remember when the translations for ff2 and 3 came out. That was awesome.

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ccostino 10-02-2004 07:57 PM

Re: The state of emulation when you first visited ZD...
 
> Brad "Zophar" Levicoff

Wow, glad to know when I decide to come back you're still around! :-) I take it you never left though... Either way, it's great to see you're still active.

- Carlo (Azrael)

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ccostino 10-02-2004 08:05 PM

Re: The state of emulation when you first visited ZD...
 
God do I feel old thinking about this...

zSNES did not exist yet, Snes9x was out of development during the time due to Nintendo, RPGe was just finishing up their FF5 patch v0.96, NESticle was the best NES emulator, ZD had just switched to the current layout it has now (albiet there's been changes since then), Demi had his own ROM hacking board (which I used to read after school for pure entertainment - the flame wars were hilarious!), oh hell, you can read more about it http://blog.carlocostino.com/archive...whence_i_c.phphere</a> if you're still interested at this point. :-)

It's been a long time indeed... I didn't post to the boards until about 2 years after I got involved, under the name Azrael. Now I'm gettting back in due to one of the classes I am taking in grad school: history of electronic games and media. It's definitely interesting to see how it's changed since and in the time I've more or less been dormant. Good post to come back to. :-)

- Carlo (Azrael)

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SwampGas 10-04-2004 03:43 AM

Re: The state of emulation when you first visited ZD...
 
> Swampgas! what's up? I remember those days, my brother is
> XiP, so I've been around for awhile. I remember when the
> translations for ff2 and 3 came out. That was awesome.

For about 6 years I called him "ecks eye pee" until I realized it wasn't an abbreviation...then I called him "zip".

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Slicer S. V. 10-04-2004 01:59 PM

Re: The state of emulation when you first visited ZD...
 
> For about 6 years I called him "ecks eye pee" until I
> realized it wasn't an abbreviation...then I called him
> "zip".
>
i always thought it was as it was spelled... xip... eckzip

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Infe 12-18-2005 08:04 PM

Re: The state of emulation when you first visited ZD...
 
> VSMC had no sound, Pasofami was the only NES emulator to
> play commercial games, and ZD was on geocities. :) :)
>
> Brad "Zophar" Levicoff
>

Heh...VSMC really brings back memories. Just think, if he had open sourced it back then, we'd still be playing it today! And he'd probably have gotten a ton in donations compared to what he got selling VSMC. ZD has come a long way as well...it's really the only emulation site (sorry) that's kept its usefulness after all these years. I still remember Brad getting mad when I would always host the emulators locally because it used ZD's bandwidth, but hey, it was more convenient for users <img src=smilies/thumb.gif> Looks like they still do it mostly, which is great! Most of the emulator sites go down, but you can always rely on ZD. Swampgas has done a great job keeping it going...even though he apparently let usernames on this board expire <img src=smilies/flipa.gif> Just kidding ya Swampgas...good job. I am surprised and flattered you never changed the board name from "talk of the town" as well!

Infe

Alan Lanoie, former ZD cast member
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