Well I started out on #gbinfow on undernet as a simple USER with a
interest in Emulation on the PC of some of the more classical Console
systems. As I progressed with my collection of each different emulator, I
became a OP on that channel and began a file server. Several months into
my service on #gbinfow I came onto EFNET and joined on what I heard to be
the hottest EMU channel around (where all the authors of the emu's hung out),
Again I went through a period where I was a looker and learned even
more about the scene and became quite interested in the devoloping NES
That's when I was hearing from people that MINDRAPE had NES images he
wasn't releasing. I began to start communicating with MINDRAPE on and off..
and was really nice about everything and he started up a little testers team
to make games work on pasofami .. including Myself, Weirdman, and Baked.
As that progressed, Weirdman violated the one thing mindrape asked of
us .. not to release the images, so he was removed from the testing group.
I was the only one left that was showing any results of progress in
understanding the game formats and really tweaking them and getting them
to actually do something on the emulator...
I was given a new supply of games .. (and baked was never on so he didnt
recieve them), and I got all those working .. and figured out 1mbit games
and 2mbit games and we started releasing packs for PASOFAMI .. HENSE ..
MINDRAPE and EFX.
This continued on for pack after pack till about pack 17 now is the latest
one. Alot of work goes into making those packs more then people may
realize. First you have to convert the game from .RAW format Add various
different headers to it and sometimes you have to UNINTERLEAVE the data
BYTE by BYTE for each image to get it to run correctly on any emu .. that
was a pain in the ASS. :)
Anyway that was the most complicated thing in the field for me to do
and I am just currently looking for newer and greater emulators to run
more of the games we have. That's all I got ta day bout that :)