Hey Folks! Relecite here.
Well, it seems the tides have turned for Jaguar emulation... From the discontinued Jagged Project and Omega Core to Realityman's newest Jag emulation project, Cheetah, and now JADE. I'm overjoyed to see the Jaguar emulation scene explode as it has.
I'd like to announce that Solex from the previous "Jag64bitEmu" project has joined the JADE project! This bringing our total number to three. (Ooohh!)
JADE had almost completely stopped due to total lack of information. This lack of information is what lead to the demise of "Jag64bitEmu" our predicessor. But there were several people who responded to my requests for help. Thanks to them, JADE has risen from the ashes of Jag64bitEmu.
I give my thanx to the following people:
_MSoft_ This guy wrote me one day, and when I logged
on to IRC to talk to him I ended up recieving
loads of ROM images for most of the Jag
carts! Later he sent me the covetted Jag
BOOT ROM. In addition, as JADE developes, he
will be our primary beta tester. Thanx
_MSoft_ you rock!
Charlie Demerjian He also has helped out TREMENDOUSLY!
After mailing me with an offer to help our
developement of JADE, he mentioned he had the
PC version of the Jag's DevKit. Within a few
days, I had it! This DevKit was the final
piece to our emulation puzzle... now we can
actually make JADE more than a fancy GUI!!
Atila of WWW.RETROGAMES.COM He sent me a load of tech
documents. Rock on man.
Barbadel He's an ex-game programmer for Atari. He has
offered to help us with any technical
questions. I'm sure his advice will prove
invaluable in the future.
BobaFett This guy has been a great help. He has provided
alot of inside news, and also informed Zophar
of WWW.Zophar.NET of our exsistance. He has
also located some good information for us.
Keith Wilkins of HANDY an Atari Lynx Emulator
Keith has been a personal inspiration for me
as he has been able to emulate a difficult and
complex system such as the Lynx, even though
there are few games for it... Sound familiar?!
I hope JADE will become the HANDY of the Jag!
Last but not least, PhagaN Man who runs and maintains JADE's official website and who stuck with me when it seemed our emulator was going nowhere.
Alright, that's it for the Thankyous. JADE is progressing SLOWLY currently. I know talk is cheap so I won't dance around the fact that we (Solex, Relecite and PhagaN Man) are some what novice programmers. I'd like for any good programmer who's up for a challenge to step forward and join JADE in emulating the Atari Jaguar!
An additional Thanks goes out to all I spoke to on IRC that I didn't mention above. Take care.
HA HA! We are ready for action!!! We have ROMs, We have Programmers ( More Needed ) and spirit. You should be thanking Relecite for this all . I guess Justin & ELL have Vanished! I will be editing this page more than my (PhagaN) emulation site. ~ jag64 team ~
We are ready to start the new Jaguar 64 emu project. It will be called JADE! Do you like it? WE NEED PROGRAMMERS. If you know how please email Relecite
I will be re-designing the page. I think it has too much unimportant things on it. Visit this site regulary ~ jag64 team ~
Were baaaaacccccccck! What you thought the project was dead? Well it's not. We've hit a technical snag caused by total lack of technical documents. But we are pressing on! And also, any people familiar with the Jaguar hardware are implored to contact us.
~ jag64 team ~