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News April 2001.
20th April 2001
Gens v0.98 was released last week with Kaillera Netplay as promised by Stef, he did send me a beta a few days before the release but unfortunately I was away on holiday which is why the official Gens manual is late! You'll be glad to know it's now ready for download with two major new sections: Netplay and Multi-Tap. I'm not entirely sure that I could have witten the Netplay section before it went live in any case and I'd like to thank the following people who helped me figure a few things out and get some screenshots:
Faz, Gens-Man, GensUser, HitmanSX, MW, Richter, Slogra, Xplicit, .\\/\<> (sorry if I left anyone out!)
One of the major changes with the previous version of
Gens (v0.95) was the
addition of Multi-Tap (4 Player) support, Stef said that this only worked
with Street Racer and Yuyu Hakusho Battle but from the tests I've done with
the Multi-Tap games in the 0-D section it appears that Stef's code is a little
bit better than he thought.... Here's a list of the Multi-Tap games from
that section, on the left the games that aren't working properly and on the
right the ones that are working. (I think this is all the Multi-Tap games
in that section, someone drop me a line if I missed one)
|ATP Tour Championship Tennis
|Barkley Shut Up & Jam!
|Columns 3 : Revenge of Columns
|Barkley Shut Up & Jam! 2
|College Football's National Championship
|Coach K College Basketball
|College Football's National Championship 2
|College Football USA '96
|Davis Cup World Tour Tennis 2
|College Football USA '97
|Double Dribble : the Playoff Edition*
|Dragon : The Bruce Lee Story
As you can see roughly half of the games with Multi-Tap support appear to be working correctly (* Double Dribble only has partial support), the trick is knowing how a particular game needs to be set up. All the games that work now have a page explaining the Multi-Tap setup needed, Click Here to see the Multi-Tap instructions for Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story for example. All these instructions are also in the new Multi-Tap section of the official Gens manual and I'll add more as I find them.
I also added Multi-Tap instructions for the other 3 Multi-Tap games that are known to be working: Mega Bomberman, Street Racer and Yu Yu Hakusho Battle.
Got all the D's into the new format & checked them with Gens.
Added a missing review for Devilish Mahjongg Tower and screen shots to Dodge Ball.
Updated Compatibility notes (KGen98 & Genecyst) for: Daffy Duck in Hollywood, Dahna Megami Tanjyo, Dangerous Seed, Dashin' Desperadoes, Davis Cup World Tour Tennis, Davis Cup World Tour Tennis 2, Death Duel, Deep Space Nine, Devilish, Dick Tracy, Dick Vitale's "Awesome Baby" College Hoops, Dino Dini's Soccer, Dinosaurs for Hire, A Dinosaur's Tale, Divine Sealing, DJ Boy, Dodge Ball - Kuy Kid, Dominus, Donald Duck in Maui Mallard, Donald Duck Quackshot, Double Clutch, Double Dragon 2, Double Dragon 5, Double Dribble, Dragon - The Bruce Lee Story, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon's Fury, Dragon Slayer - Legend of Heroes, Dragon Slayer - The Legend of Heroes 2, Dungeon's & Dragons.
Added missing Game Genie Codes for The Death & Return of Superman and converted all the Game Genie Codes into .PAT files, you can download them from any of the Game Genie pages in the D's as before.
Tidied up the E-f's a little.
Added Game Genie codes for The Faery Tale Adventure then tidied up the rest of the Game Genie pages in the E-f's and converted them into .PAT files, they're ready for download from any of the Game Genie pages as before.