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UPDATES OF FEBRUARY 2000






03.30.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
03-29-2000 All-Star Baseball 2001 Acclaim USA mnc-ab01.zip 128mbit
03-29-2000 Battlezone: ROTBD Crave Ent. USA mnc-bzne.zip 128mbit
03-29-2000 Hoshi no Kirby 64 Nintendo Japanese mnc-krby.zip 256mbit

CRACK FOR KIRBY
Team Paradox has created a crack for the Menace' release of Kirby (JAP). Download the crack here.

CRACK FOR POKEMON STADIUM
RedboX has created a couple of Pokemon Stadium cracks, one for the European (PAL) version and one for the American (NTSC) version.

NINTENDO SUEING YAHOO!
Nintendo, and Electronic Arts, has filed a lawsuit against Yahoo for letting people auction off counterfeit goods on Yahoo Auctions, and Yahoo making a profit from this. Nintendo has told Yahoo serveral times to do something about the problem, but Yahoo has refused.



03.29.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
03-29-2000 Shadowgate 64 - Japanese hs-swgtj.zip ?mbit
03-29-2000 Lode Runner 3D - Japanese hs-lrdj.zip ?mbit
03-29-2000 Extreme-G 2 - Japanese hs-xg2j.zip ?mbit
03-29-2000 Custom Robo - Japanese mnc-crbo.zip ?mbit
03-29-2000 Beetle Adventure Racing - Japanese hs-barj.zip ?mbit

DEXTROSE IS UPDATED!!
Just wanted to let you know :)

THE WORLD WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH GOING N64
EA has confirmed The World is Not Enough for N64, which I suppose is great news for fans of the Goldeneye game. The game has already been confirmed for PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PC for release later this year along with the N64 version, which should be out around September.

The developer is Eurocom and you should expect over 40 weapons and gadgets, Expansion Pak support and at least ten arenas and levels based on locales from the movie, where some will be unique for the N64 version.

Check out these screenshots

  • Shot #1
  • Shot #2
  • Shot #3
  • Shot #4
  • Shot #5

    REDBOX RELEASES TOOLS AND FIXES FOR ULTRAMSX2 AND ULTRASMS
    UltraSMS v1.0 V64 Emulation function Patch
    UltraSMS v1.0 SMS rom insert program for DOS
    UltraMSX2 v1.0 V64 Emulation function Patch
    UltraMSX2 v1.0 MSX2 rom insert program (DOS)



  • 03.27.2000 ULTRASMS V1.0 EMULATOR BY JOS KWANTEN
    This guy is amazing, this time it is a Sega Master System & Sega GameGear emulator for the Nintendo64, only the GameGear part working at the moment though. The emulator is based on MasterGear by Marat Fayzullin.

    There are no games included with the emulator, but you're getting a "rom inserter" tool similar to the one included with the second release of Jos Kwanten's UltraMSX2 emulator, which means you have to calculate the checksum of the emulator binary after applying a rom.

    Click here to download UltraSMS V1.0. And again, huge thanks to Jos Kwanten.



    03.25.2000 TOP GEAR HYPER BIKE REVIEW
    Well its been awhile since I've made a review, but here's a new one of the truely impressive Top Gear Hyper Bike. Click here to read the review.

    TOP GEAR HYPER BIKE DEXDRIVE SAVES
    I've dumped a couple of my controller pak saves with the DexDrive and added them to the DexDrive page. The two saves will let you start off at either season 4 or season 6, click here to go to the Top Gear Hyper Bike dex page.

    LATEST SCENE RELEASES
    03-25-2000 Star Wars EP1: Pod Racer Lucas Arts Japan hs-sw1pj.zip 256mbit
    03-24-2000 StarCraft 64 Blizzard Europe mnc-sc64.zip 256mbit
    03-24-2000 Pokemon Stadium Nintendo Europe tc-pokep.zip 256mbit
    03-24-2000 Tony Hawks Pro Skater Activision Europe nil-tony.zip 96mbit
    03-23-2000 Top Gear Hyper Bike Kemco USA mnc-tghb.zip 128mbit



    03.23.2000 ROM INSERTER FOR ULTRAMSX2
    I talked to Jos Kwanten about not being able to change game, and the included non-public-domain game Salamander. Well he agreed to make a tool which will make you able to insert your own game in the emulator binary. The tool, called "rominserter", is for Windows 95/98 and the maximum rom size you can add at the moment is 128kb ones. The rominserter will generate a file called "patched.v64" and you will have to fix the checksum of the file with RTOOLS or IAS or any other tool which can calculate the checksum.

    Click here to download UltraMSX2 w/ rominserter included (but no rom!).

    If anyone has made "rom inserter" tools for other platforms (linux, etc) then please let me know.

    LATEST SCENE RELEASES
    03-23-2000 Top Gear Hyper Bike Kemco Europe lfc-tghb.zip ?mbit
    03-23-2000 Worms Armageddon ? USA mnc-worm.zip 128mbit

    NEW TRAINER RELEASED BY PARADOX
    South Park Rally [+4]
    • All Characters and Cheats
    • Enable all Races
    • Enable all Tracks
    • Infinite Credits
    Patch over the US version in Doctor V64 (byteflipped) format.
    Attention!! *Before* applying the .APS Patch the Rom-Image must be resized to *130MBIT* !

    download
    Tony Hawks Pro Skater [+2]
    • Have all Tracks+Tapes+Decks+Medals
    • Super Max Ollie+Speed+Air+Balance+Turn
    Patch over the US version in Doctor V64 (byteflipped) format.

    download



    03.22.2000 MESSAGEBOARD ADDED
    Yeah I've created a messageboard for all of you to use if you like. Basicly there's no rules except spam or massive lameness posting persons will be banned. Click here to go to the board.



    03.20.2000 N64 MSX2 EMULATOR CREATED!!
    Just as I was going to say that nothing ever happens in the N64 scene anymore, Jos Kwanten mails me about a project of his, an MSX2 emulator for the Nintendo64. The emulator is called UltraMSX2 and is based on Marat Fayzullin's fMSX v1.5 emulator, although the AY8910 and SCC emulation routines are replaced by the ones from the MESS project, for better sound emulation.

    There's currently only 1 game included with the emulator, Konami's Salamander from 1987. The emulator actually runs at a quite decent speed, though not full fps.

    Click here to download UltraMSX2 v1.0. Huge thanks to Jos Kwanten!

    ROM RENAMER V3.1 OUT
    Here's whats new in this version:

    • Added new signatures to ROMS.DAT -> higher recognition rate
    • Zero-Byte-File-Bug in batchmode fixed ;-)
    • Improved the batchmode:
      • Duplicates now will be moved in a subdir called Duplicates (no more errormessages about duplicates !)
      • Unknown ROMs will be moved in a subdir called Unknown_ROMs. If there are unknown ROMs, a file called UNKNOWN.LOG is created that contains all the necessary information to add this ROM to the next release. Please send this file to me (webmaster@emunews.de) if you got unknown ROMs !
    • Gamelistfeature: In batchmode you have the choice to let the ROM Renamer generate a detailed list of your games in HTML-format
    • Layout improved so the GUI is also in 800*600 mode full visible
    • New About-Dialog
    • Windowhandling bugfixed (in the last version the about- and the editorwindow could be "swallowed" by the main window)
    Click here to go to our tools section or here to download the rom renamer 3.1. Thanks to Einstein II for the info.

    LATEST SCENE RELEASES
    03-16-2000 Cyber Tiger EA USA mnc-ctgr.zip 128mbit

    SHOULD N64 SCENER GET A GAMEBOY SECTION?
    I know www.subport.org already exists and does the job quite well, but Ego_UK told me that subport (He) doesnt care about "Gameboy Classic" (the old black/white) titles eventhough there are some pretty interesting releases now and then, like the recent 11 Sachen releases as well as whats being dumped over at the GB redump site (run by a german dude). Well let me know what you think about the idea of bringing a GB section to N64 Scener.



    03.15.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
    03-15-2000 Tony Hawks Pro Skater Activision USA mnc-thps.zip 96mbit

    ROM RENAMER V3.0 OUT
    Here's whats new in this version:

    • Many internal changes - code new structured
    • Many bugfixes
    • roms.ini -> ROMS.DAT
    • Many new games to ROMS.DAT added, ROMS.DAT additional versions of existing games added -> higher recognition rate
    • Clayfighter 63 1/3 caused an error becuase in the Jolietfilesystem it's not allowed to use / in the filenames - fixed
    • Toukon Road-Entries corrected - before Toukon Road was recognized as Tukon Road 2
    • Rally '99-Entries corrected - before Rally '99 was recognized as V-Rally '99
    • CRC1-Method improved to additional 59 games, hacks and revisions, now total 104
    • Countrycodes added: S = Spain (PAL), A = USA or Japan (NTSC)
    • Wordswapped ROMs are now recognized (Flipromformat)
    • CRC2 is displayed
    • Headereditor
    • new "About"-Dialog
    • Exit bug fixed (sometimes the program has remained in memory)
    Click here to go to our tools section or here to download the rom renamer 3.



    03.13.2000 BUNG LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
    If you've checked out Bungs site today, www.bung.com.hk, you will have notices that they're launching a new website at a different location, www.hkbung.com or www.bunghk.com.

    The new site isnt fully launched yet though, you just get a message "New products and services available soon, please bookmark". I dont know which new products they're about to release, besides a copier for the NeoGeo Pocket, I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

    NO MORE NINTENDO COPIERS FROM BUNG AND MR. FLASH
    Mr. Flash closed down their sale of Bungs N64 and Gameboy copiers today, but if you still want either a V64jr512mbit, a GB Xchanger or an extra cartridge for your Xchanger I suggest you, as fast as possible, find a reseller to get it from while they're still in stock.



    03.12.2000 NEW DEXPLORER SOFTWARE RELEASED!
    A new version of DexPlorer has been released by InterAct Europe. The latest version is v2.00.902 and features a brand new, cool looking, interface. The install file has grown a bit too as it now is 8mb+ (keep in mind that the old V1.10.950 was released on 2 x 1.44mb disks). Anyways download the new DexPlorer software and enjoy. Click here to check out the German DexDrive page.

    NEW TRAINER RELEASED BY PARADOX
    Ridge Racer 64 [+3]
    • Always First Place
    • Have All Cars
    • Have All Tracks/Trophies
    Patch over the US version in Doctor V64 (byteflipped) format.

    download

    EXPECT A NEW N64 NES EMULATOR SOON?
    Remember the old vNES64 emulator released for POM98? Well a new version of the emulator has been under way for a very long time, and has even changed name a few times. The emulator is now called DarcNES, or DarcNES64 if you like, and is based on the multi-console emulator for DOS, however the N64 version will only include the NES part, while the emulator for DOS does PcEngine, NES and SMS. But right now the project doesnt seem to launch anytime soon, since the speed of the emulator hasnt really changed since the vNES64 days.


    RockNES64 running Ufouria (by SunSoft)

    To give you an idea of how slow (sorry JL, but you know this yourself, heh) the emulator is, here's a small video, in ASF format, showing an early beta of DarcNES64 running Namco's NES version of PACMAN a 40kbyte rom. Sorry about the low quality of the video, but I felt no need for a 2meg of something this slow :)

    FINAL CALL
    If you havent bought a V64jr512mb yet, well then you better hurry up. Bung has already closed down the sale of any Nintendo Backup unit and Mr. Flash (Bungs sister company) will stop selling the Nintendo copiers on the 13th. Any they're stopping the sales I really have no idea of. They did loose a lawsuit in the US which prevents them from selling anymore Nintendo copiers there, but I seriously doubt that the US marketshare was so high that they now can't afford the production costs of the copiers. Or maybe Bung is affraid of more lawsuits, who knows.

    THEY DID IT AGAIN
    The Noisy Boyz Crew has made another demo, this time with some nice pics of Nintendo characters, most pics are promotion pictures from Mario Kart 64. Along with the pics is a hard pumping tune which sounds like it could've been made by ZZ TOP, ah well. Download the demo here.

    LATEST SCENE RELEASES
    03-10-2000 Gex 3: Deep Cover.. (Multi) - Europe hs-g3dcg.zip 256mbit
    03-10-2000 Nuclear Strike 64 (Eng) EA Europe hs-ns64.zip 256mbit



    03.08.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
    03-08-2000 Paperboy 64 - Europe rr2k-pby.zip 64mbit



    03.07.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
    03-07-2000 Gex 3: Deep Cover... (Ger) - Europe nil-gex3.zip 256mbit
    03-07-2000 Castlevania: Legacy of D... Konami Europe mnc-clod.zip 128mbit
    03-03-2000 J. McGrath Supercross 2K Acclaim Europe hs-jms2k.zip 256mbit

    LETTER FROM MR. FLASH
    Date sent: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 19:42:13 +0800
    From: Sales Department [mail@mrflash.com]
    Send reply to: Sales Department [mail@mrflash.com]
    Organization: First Union Technology Ltd
    To: info@bung.com.hk
    Subject: **our products are compitable to the Bung's**

    Dear customer,

    We are First Union Ltd., a fast growing manufacturer in video game industy. Recently, we found that the Bung Enterprises Ltd. will suspend his business for selling most of his popular products soon. So, if you are really interested in such products but you can't find the way to purchase them, we then may help you in this case, as our products are compitable to the Bung's in fact. For your reference, hereunder is the information about our products:

    Products Compatible to Price with Shipping Cost
    E64 V64jr (512M) HK$1540
    Flash Linker GB Xchanger HK$230
    Mr Flash (4, 16 & 64M) GB Card (4, 16 & 64M) HK$193, 385 & 695
    Flash Beginner Kit GB Beginner Kit HK$480
    Flash Professor Kit GB Professor Kit HK$730

    In order to get more information about our products and our ordering system, please go to visit the webpage (http://www.bung.com.hk/html/Ready_order.htm). However, you should note that, due to some internal problems, we will stop to sell the above products since 13/3/2000. Therefore, if you plan to purchase these items, you should place an order with us before this deadline. Anyway, you are welcome to contact us if you have any question.

    Sales Department
    First Union Ltd.



    03.03.2000 BUNG CLOSING DOWN?
    The following message was posted on bungs homepage today:

    We regret to announce that, we will suspend our business for selling the following products since 12:00 PM on 8/3/2000 in Hong Kong (2:00 AM in London).

    Doctor V64 , 128M RAM Card for V64 , Emulation Adapter for V64 Connection Adapter for V64 , Power Supply for V64 , Doctor V64jr Doctor 512 , GB Xchanger , GB Card 4M , GB Card 16M , GB Card 64M GB Starter's Kit , GB Beginner Kit , GB Professor Kit , Mini MGD Kit Pro MGD Kit

    In this case, we will continue to sell the products that are excluded in the list and provide our customer the after sales service. Certainly, for all the orders that we have received before 8/3/2000, we will ship them out as soon as possible. If you have any inquiry, please feel free to contact us at sales@bung.com.hk.

    LATEST SCENE RELEASES
    03-03-2000 Nuclear Strike 64 EA Europe nil-ns64.zip 512mbit
    03-03-2000 South Park Rally Acclaim Europe tc-sprp.zip 128mbit

    FEBRUARY UPDATES MOVED TO ARCHIVE
    Click here to check out the February updates.



    03.02.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
    03-02-2000 ECW Hardcore Revolution Acclaim Europe nil-????.zip 256mbit

    RELEASES OF MARCH (USA)
    Pokemon Stadium 3/7
    Cyber Tiger Woods Golf 3/8
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3/15
    Fighter's Destiny II 3/22
    40 Winks 3/28
    Worms Armageddon 3/30
    All-Star Baseball 2001 3/31

    There's two games to look forward to this month, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and 40 Winks, let's just hope they doesnt get delayed, as it has happened to 40 Winks a couple of times. Wasnt it supposed to be out in September 1999?

    RELEASES OF MARCH (EUROPE)
    ECW Wrestling 3/8
    South Park Rally 3/12
    Top Gear Hyper Bike 3/16

    This is the release list from the danish N64 importer, so lets see (hope) if Hyper Bike actually IS released.



    03.01.2000 LATEST SCENE RELEASES
    03-01-2000 Hydro Thunder 64 Midway USA tc-hydro.zip 224mbit