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Hi everyone,

 

With the help of xxOToTOxx, here is a new release:

 

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New graphics, Lot of bugs corrected so the game is fully playable and, despite (or because) its cheesy nature, really enjoyable to play!

2 versions: 1080p and 480p

Am i the only one to think Cpt. Ursulla Skye looks really like a young Julia Roberts ?

As usual, all links are updated on first page including menu (and so on).

 

Have fun and report any bug.

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14 minutes ago, Karis said:

Hi everyone,

 

With the help of xxOToTOxx, here is a new release:

 

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"Lots of Bugs" - is a huge under statement - I don't believe this game has ever worked this well in Singe - massive thanks to @Karis for his patience and knowledge in this update and enhancement

 

This release also includes the z_levelselect scene selection level that has been missing from every previous version I am aware of.

 

Hypseus version will be along soon....

 

 

 

 

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I should also mention that i discovered a funny Easter Egg in the process. A strange opponent.

Will you find it ?

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9 hours ago, Karis said:

I should also mention that i discovered a funny Easter Egg in the process. A strange opponent.

Will you find it ?

 

Is it the Zombie ? :ptdr:

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il y a 2 minutes, xxOToTOxx a dit :

 

Is it the Zombie ? :ptdr:

 

Not a zombie. An Outlaw...

There's also an easter egg in WSJR, but it's a passive one. Here you've got a chance to fight against Mad Dog ;)

 

For this you've got to shoot something in a specific level, and at the right time.

It's not difficult to know what to shoot, it's not hidden...

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1 ora fa, Karis ha scritto:

 

Not a zombie. An Outlaw...

There's also an easter egg in WSJR, but it's a passive one. Here you've got a chance to fight against Mad Dog ;)

 

For this you've got to shoot something in a specific level, and at the right time.

It's not difficult to know what to shoot, it's not hidden...

you can fight with maddog on space pirates no WSJR

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Il y a 1 heure, poiu a dit :

you can fight with maddog on space pirates no WSJR

 

That's what i said.

In WSJR there is only a visual easter egg (on the phone).

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Il y a 2 heures, snupello a dit :

Archive-36e4.zip is not Space pirate

Links on the first page are ok.

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Hi @Karis love your work!! Every release is done with care, attention to detail, I really enjoy these latest HD remasters for the American Laser Games.

 

Is there any chance of us seeing Braindead 13 on Singe2 in HD?? That's the only one missing :D

 

Keep up the amazing work!

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2 ore fa, Karis ha scritto:

Links on the first page are ok.

forgive me great and amazing Karis is possible to have the 2 MAD DOGS HD in 16/9 please

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Il y a 1 heure, Rex2573 a dit :

forgive me great and amazing Karis is possible to have the 2 MAD DOGS HD in 16/9 please

 

Sorry, but this is totally impossible because of the targets.

They have coordinates on screen. Cropping for 16/9 would mean that some targets will be off the screen and so impossible to shoot.

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Il y a 2 heures, GodElite a dit :

Hi @Karis love your work!! Every release is done with care, attention to detail, I really enjoy these latest HD remasters for the American Laser Games.

 

Is there any chance of us seeing Braindead 13 on Singe2 in HD?? That's the only one missing :D

 

Keep up the amazing work!

Thank you !

 

I think that Poiu was working on Brain Dead at some point.

That said it's really different from the other games (there's no real "levels" its more a giant path. So probably not easy.

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13 ore fa, Karis ha scritto:

 

Sorry, but this is totally impossible because of the targets.

They have coordinates on screen. Cropping for 16/9 would mean that some targets will be off the screen and so impossible to shoot.

i know my friend but i hate all boards and bezels..it is my limit...Is impossible to have in totallyfullscreen also Tron and TitanA.E.?

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Il y a 7 heures, Rex2573 a dit :

i know my friend but i hate all boards and bezels..it is my limit...Is impossible to have in totallyfullscreen also Tron and TitanA.E.?

 

I know you hate them yes. But for gun games there is no other way.

 

For you other request i guess it's possible. they're in cinemascope format (2:35) you don't like it either ?

 

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49 minutes ago, Karis said:

I know you hate them yes. But for gun games there is no other way.

 

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forgive me great and amazing Karis is possible to have the 2 MAD DOGS HD in 16/9 please

 

Ignoring my really bad shots at the beginning, look at the second scene more.

 

This is running Hypseus with the new forced overlay argument in 16:9, which will stretch to whatever the underlying video is, therefore keeping the hitbox locations correct:

 

 

 

This was run with the following arguments to hypseus: 

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-oversize_overlay being the important one - Video is stretched of course, but at least that way you will see all the targets at the top and bottom of the screen...

 

Or is the stretched (and therefore distorted) screen just a no go.....  ?

 

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1 ora fa, Karis ha scritto:

 

I know you hate them yes. But for gun games there is no other way.

 

For you other request i guess it's possible. they're in cinemascope format (2:35) you don't like it either ?

 

i would prefer no widescreen cinescope but totally full screen as your amazing works as LUPIN and FIRE AND ICE  etc

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Il y a 2 heures, Rex2573 a dit :

i would prefer no widescreen cinescope but totally full screen as your amazing works as LUPIN and FIRE AND ICE  etc

 

The reason forthis is that those games (F&I) Lupin are based on a 16/9 source. I did nothing to adapt them, there is no 2:35 for those.

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Il y a 3 heures, xxOToTOxx a dit :

 

 

 

Or is the stretched (and therefore distorted) screen just a no go.....  ?

 

 

Stretching is bad ;)

 

BUt maybe that's an acceptable solution (and anyway, the only way to have 16/9) for some.

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10 ore fa, Karis ha scritto:

 

Stretching is bad ;)

 

BUt maybe that's an acceptable solution (and anyway, the only way to have 16/9) for some.

i desire 16/9 it is a my limit i cannot do nothing

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@Karis @poiu Thank you for your work on this!

 

I think the last two Singe 1.X games I have are Chantze's Stone and Starblazers (Space Battleship Yamato). Are there any plans to convert those to formats that are useable in Singe 2? I would like to phase out Singe 1 all together. Actually I would like to phase out Daphne also.

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2 hours ago, Dreygor said:

@Karis @poiu Thank you for your work on this!

 

I think the last two Singe 1.X games I have are Chantze's Stone and Starblazers (Space Battleship Yamato). Are there any plans to convert those to formats that are useable in Singe 2? I would like to phase out Singe 1 all together. Actually I would like to phase out Daphne also.

 

 

Chantze's/Triad Stone for Singe 2 is already here ?

 

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On 25-10-2020 at 22:51, Karis said:

Hello everyone,

 

i'm proud to announce the launch of Singe 2.0 designed by Scott Duensing.

 

For history, Singe 2 is the successor of Singe, a dll for Daphne allowing to adapt/create laserdisc games.

Singe 2 is no longer dependant of Daphne. It is a standalone program (for Windows 32/64, Mac, Linux) and many games are already available.

 

In this thread i will mostly talk about my own releases for Singe, but you can find many more on the official website : 

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Singe 2.0 Features:

 

- any resolution/format for games (Daphne/singe was limited to m2v and was experimental at 1080p)

- adaptable overlay (Daphne Singe was limited)

- No maximum lenght limitation (was 65536 frames)

- Better controls (all buttons of the pad usable)

- Many more...

 

GAMES: 

 

You can find the links for the games on the Singe website. For my own games i provide you this link (i suggest you use it since it's updated as soon as i make modifications/corrections) : 

For easy maintenance (future updates) I separated the app from the games directory. So you have now to download each game separately. 

 

First here is the link to The app + Tutorial + bats: 

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For now here is the list (just put the downloaded directory in the singe directory):

 

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- Cliffhanger: 1080p Adaptation of the Classic. Cliffhanger includes 2 "missing link" extra levels based on the Lupin/Cagliostro movie.

Difficulty : 4/5

Link: 

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- Dragon's Lair II enhanced: No need to explain. Dl2 includes the new enhanced rom allowing a better gameplay with the special objects. This is the native 4/3 version.

Difficulty : 4/5

Link: 

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- Fire & Ice: fan game based on the Ralph Bashki movie (2 versions of the game available)

Difficulty : 3/5 (v1) 4/5 (v2)

Link: 

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Princess Mononoke: fan game based on the Hayao Miyazaki movie.

Difficulty : 4/5

link: 

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Sucker Punch: fan game based on the crazy Zack Snyder movie.

Difficulty : 5/5 (maybe 6)

link: 

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- Timegal HD: HD (upscaled) version of the Taito classic. This is the native 4/3 version.

Difficulty : 2/5

Link: 

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- Titan A.E: fan game based on the Don Bluth movie.

Difficulty : 3/5

Link: 

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- Tron : fan game based on the original movie.

Difficulty : 3/5

Link: 

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- Altered Carbon Resleeved : fan game by Mazinger4life (thanks to him).

Difficulty : 4/5

Link: 

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- Asterix: Port of a game released for Singe 1 by Nado74 (credit to him)

Difficulty : 2/5

Link: 

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- Last Bounty Hunter HD: Port of a game released by Poiu Includes Real Showdown (see page 26)

Difficulty : 4/5

Link 1080p: 

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- Mad Dog McCree HD: Port of a game released by Poiu (credit to him)

Difficulty : 3/5

Link 1080p: 

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- Mad Dog McCree 2 HD: Port of a game released by Poiu (credit to him)

Difficulty : 4/5

Link 1080p: 

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- Space Pirate HD: Port of a game released by Poiu (credit to him)

Difficulty : 3/5

Link 1080p: 

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- Whoshot Johnny Rock ?: Port of a game released by Poiu (credit to him). Fixed. Color and B&W versions.

Difficulty : 3/5

Link 1080p: 

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a few notes :

 

- For all those games, you will find an Assets directory, including pictures (logo, cover,...) for you favorite launcher 

- In order to launch the games, you just need to click the corresponding bat file.

 

 

GAMING MODES:

 

In the option menu, you can define the gaming mode among:

 

- Normal: that's the classic type. For each failure you lose a life and go back to start of Level/Scene/Move

- Percent: you just play one level and cannot die. At the end you % rate will be determined (this is a good trainer)

- Life Bar: You've got hit points and lose some for each failure, a serie of good moves will give you some life (this is an easier mode than normal)

- Kid: you play with only one button that you need to press at the right time.

- Movie: No play at all but you can watch the story peacefully.   

 

 

CONTROLS:

 

1 or Start : Start the game

5: Add Credits

9 or Right Thumb : Options menu

Left Control or Button A : Action

Left Alt or Button B : Action 2 (used as feet in Cliffhanger)

Arrows or pad : Move

Esc or Start+Select  : Exit 

 

When you're in the attract mode you can push the action button for more detailed controls.

 

In the Options Menu, you can define many things like Starting Level (and Scene) - So yes you can finally play the unreachable levels of DL2 - Number of lives and Death Rewind (read the tutorial for more details).

Death rewind defines where the game resets when you die:

 

- Level (most boring option - not recommended)

- Scene

- Last move (note that this option can be tricky in some games where moves are close to each other)

- Next move (like Space Ace, note that this option can be tricky in some games where moves are close to each other)

 

 

4/3 VERSIONS:

 

For Asterix, Mononoke, Sucker Punch, Cliffhanger, Fire and Ice & Titan A.E i also made 4/3 cropped versions (if your screen is not 16/9). 

You just need to put the file in the Movie directory (replacing the 16/9 movie).

If you need a specific resolution for your system (lower resolution for example), just ask and i'll consider it.

Here is the link : 

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16/9 VERSIONS:

 

For 4/3 games (DL2, TG), i prepared something special, with a bezel.

Normally, converting those games to 16/9 means cropping and i'm not a big fan since cropping means removing important parts of the image.

The link includes the new video and a new main.singe (in order to keep things like score at the right place).

In this directory you can also find a 16/9 cropped version of Titan A.E and Sucker Punch. (without black bars).

Here is the link: 

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480P PACK:

 

For those with older monitors, here is a pack of the movies+overlay suited for a 480p resolution.

This link does not include Singe or the script. Just download them and replace movies and overlay. Please don't change overlay resolution!

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TUTORIAL:

 

With Singe 2.0 you can create your own FMV game. It's not difficult and does not require any programming skills.

For this you will find a complete tutorial pdf in the link, along with a "Blank" directory which contains all you need.

 

Link: 

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BAT ARCHIVE:

 

This archive contains bat files for 32 games released for Singe 2, both in fullscreen and window version.

Notice that i named the singe exe singe.exe instead of the complicated name.

 

Link: 

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So, i hope you enjoy all of this and don't hesitate to ask questions. I will do my best to answer quickly. 

 

 

AHK SCRIPT:

 

Real arcade cabinet sticks use dinput instead of xinput.

For now Singe does not recongnize dinput, but as a workaround, you can use JoyToKey and link some keys to your buttons.

Here is a script that will launch JoyToKey, then the game and kill the JoyToKey process when you exit the game (you need to edit it accordingly to the game you want to launch, like a bat file):

 

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MENU:

 

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Demo of the menu: 

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If you wish, you can use the singe Menu (windowed or fullscreen) as a laucher for you singe games.

If you downloaded the program here, then all the needed files are included for all games (including games released by other authors. 

If you're not up to date, you can download all the needed files here (just paste them at the root your singe directory, meaning where the singe.exe is): 

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Of course you need the game to lauch it for real.

 

 

TP STYLE LOGOS:

 

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UPDATES:

 

I will note updates here, so you can just download the files you need to stay up to date (you don't need to upgrade if you download now, all the games folder are 3.21)

 

- 14/11/21: Space Pirate HD

- 08/11/21: improved movie for MD2 (paste over previous file): 

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- 06/11/21: MD, MD2 and LBH updated to 4:3 and new aiming system.

- 05/11/21: WSJR HD, color and B&W.

- 30/10/21: LBH HD with Real Showdown (see p26). Updated MD1 and MD2 with this too (+bugs corrections)

- 20/10/21 : Minor Death correction for Dl2e.singe (paste over previous file) : 

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- 20/10/21: Mad Dog 2 HD released.

- 25/06/21: ACR now in 24FPS (also 4/3 and 480p).  

- 25/06/21: Small Update 3.22 (from 3.21). Small corrections on timed actions (put it in Singe/Singe/Script): 

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- 20/06/21: Update 3.22 (from 2.x). Small corrections on timed actions: 

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- 20/06/21: Update 3.21. Unites most of the games and Life Bar depending on difficulty

- 20/06/21: Lighter ACR Movie: 

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- 20/06/21: Lighter Tron Movie: 

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- 14/06/21: Update 3.2 (new moves and bug corrections) 

- 11/06/21: Update 3.1 (rankings upgrade)

- 09/06/21: Few minor corrections for main.singe (goes to 3.04).

- 03/06/21: Update 3.0 for most programs (not Dl2e and Mad Dog)

- 19/05/21: Update to 2.3 for most programs (not Dl2e and Mad Dog). This update add a new gaming mode (Life Bar). For more informations, check the last page.

- 05/04/21: Mad Dog added

- 18/03/21: bat archive

- 13/03/21: experimental new frontend (see my post on page 13).

- 03/03/21: small cosmetic update (2.21) for most games scripts 

- 03/12/20: version 2.2 for all games (2.0 for DL2e). All the directories are updated.

- 02/12/20: Cliff and DL2 now have percent mode.

- 30/11/20: Sucker Punch! 

- 28/11/20: Tutorial and Blank file v2.12 

- 25/11/20: Update for Dl2e and Cliff (Dynamic Res) and for FaI, TG, Titan (like Mononoke). Titan AE 16/9 cropped. Added Asterix (full game).

- 24/11/20: Mononoke (new gaming mode/Dynamic Resolution/Graphics)

- 16/11/20: Mononoke (full game)

- 12/11/20: improved movie for Timegal (again) and Dl2e.

- 03/11/20: improved movie for Timegal (in Timegal\Movie)

 

If, after update, you have problems for some games (freeze or anything), don't bother and just redownload the whole game.

 

 

AUDIO STUTTERING PROBLEM:

 

Some may experience audio stuttering. Msincognito (thanks) pointed the fact that Singe does not like 5.1 settings. So be sure that your audio card is set to Stereo and not to 5.1. That should solve the problem. 

If that does not work, then try to change Realtek drivers to regular windows HD audio drivers.

Also the game might also stutter because your computer has difficulties with the HD overlay. In that case try to set it to LO def (last option of the menu - key 9)

Last but not least, some people reported that setting singe.exe to launch as admin does improve things. To do this right click on Singe.exe and choose "Properties". Then go to the "Compatibility" tab and tick "Run as Administrator". Apply, you're done. 

 

i tested out some games on the singe2 emulator the mad dog version here works very good, the version on the kangarou website has sound issues that are fixed in this version. (very noticable when entering the saloon, some sounds play out twice). 

but the space pirates and the who shot johhny rock versions here has small but similar audio issues(audio that plays out twice), less noticable but still.

 

but otherwise great work   

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Il y a 12 heures, wilma69 a dit :

i tested out some games on the singe2 emulator the mad dog version here works very good, the version on the kangarou website has sound issues that are fixed in this version. (very noticable when entering the saloon, some sounds play out twice). 

but the space pirates and the who shot johhny rock versions here has small but similar audio issues(audio that plays out twice), less noticable but still.

 

but otherwise great work   

Thank you.

 

These are not really sound issues.

 

In fact the game jumps to the next move and, if moves are close, sometimes it means that he reads twice.

 

It could be arranged but with a price (time). For MD1 i had more time ;)

 

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Le 15/11/2021 à 15:06, Rex2573 a dit :

i know my friend but i hate all boards and bezels..it is my limit...Is impossible to have in totallyfullscreen also Tron and TitanA.E.?

 

By the way i realized i've done this some time ago.

Here is the link: 

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11 minuti fa, Karis ha scritto:

 

By the way i realized i've done this some time ago.

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Thanks a lot my Amazing friend ...this folder contains Tron also?

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Karis,

         I Love the work you've done, but I am unable to use Tron because every repo I find of it (including your mega link) is missing main.singe.

 

do you know where the file has gone?

 

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Il y a 2 heures, sentryonrpi3 a dit :

Karis,

         I Love the work you've done, but I am unable to use Tron because every repo I find of it (including your mega link) is missing main.singe.

 

do you know where the file has gone?

 

Actually it's pretty normal.

 

From version 3.21 the "engine" for all games (not DL2e and shooting games of course) is unified.

So the main.singe, as all the .singe files goes into Singe/Script

 

Here is a direct link to the Script directory, put it in the Singe directory.

 

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il y a 20 minutes, punkdark2000 a dit :

@Karis Do we have a chance to see Hyperion someday?
 

 

 

That's unlikely for now.

 

Games with sprites are a different matter.

 

There are certainly emulators for this ?

 

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