Just realised its 10 years since CPS1 and Neo were first emulated.
Who remembers dos Callus, and playing Neo games with no sound on NeoRage? Zophar’s Domain, …the Madman’s Cafe? Configuring twitchy jumpy joypads?
This was a pretty massive event for me, I hadn’t heard of emulation before Callus and thought I’d have to spend $1000’s and have rooms full of arcade boards and Neo Carts to get to play the classics again :bgrin: Especialy daunting as I’d prolly payed for the boards several times over in the arcade and already bought the 16bit versions…
Clearly the SF world and SRK wouldn’t exist as it does now without these wonderful pieces of software and the people who created them. Callus especialy was an amazing accomplishment (programmed by one guy Icer Addis), it ran CPS1 full speed on my crappy 233mhz AMD in 98!! It even emulated SF2 Hyper Fighting at the correct speed, (something that Mame still doesn’t do, thank god for nFBA).
Its nice too that the the CPS circle is finaly complete, with the cracking last year of CPS3 and finaly getting truly great online play courtesey of GGPO & 0746’s amazing nFBA. Thanks to all the unsung amatuer coding hereos for the last 10 years.