Matthew van AGN 3D heeft een editorial gepost over console emulators, piracy en dat soort spul. Hier een stukje over de UltraHLE emulator waar deze week zoveel opwinding over was:
Last Thursday, two programmers going by the handles of Epsilon and RealityMan released what they called a "tech demo". However, what they unleashed was a little bit more than a mere tech demo. What they unveiled last week has revolutionized the field of console emulation and has sprung forth a world of controversy. Their program UltraHLE or Ultra High Level Emulator has done something that the programming world thought impossible. In little over three months these two programmers have produced a technology which in its infancy dwarfs any other N64 emulation ever created. With the minimal system requirements of a Pentium II 233, 32 MB Ram and a Voodoo accelerator card (Glide is required for the emulation to work), N64 games can now be fully played on your PC via ROM files. Although at this point only 30 titles are functional at this point with the emulator, they are 100% working. In fact, it not only looks better than the N64 console, on high-end systems it plays faster than the N64 itself. With the minimal system specs you can play Zelda64 @ 640x480 with a speed of roughly 30 frames per second. Upgrade that Voodoo1 to a Voodoo2 and the resolution jumps to 800x600 with no loss in speed. If you have Voodoo2 SLI you can run at an amazing 1024x768. On a p2-450 with 128mb of ram and Voodoo2 SLI we are talking framerates of 40-50 Fps @1024x768. Not only are the graphics outstanding, UltraHLE also includes full save/load capabilities and full joystick and gamepad support (albeit via your joysticks key-mapping program).