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» 15th September, 2008

Quick (and much requested!) update to the Parachute simulator. Quite a few people complained about graphics flickering, making the game graphics look a little shaking. I have just fixed the problem. The new file is:

- Parachute (Nintendo, Wide Screen) S4/1.03 (Standard 4, graphics improvement)

Get the game archive, the source code and the MADrigal CD Collection ver. 48.3> from the usual downloads page. Enjoy!

» 14th April, 2008

It took me seven years to find it, but I did it! I recently spent quite a lot of money to get a copy of the rare Hippo Teeth handheld by VTech, complete with even box and instructions manual in Italian.
I released the first version of the simulator in 2001 and I've been searching for scans/pictures of the box and the instructions manual since then!

I just updated the simulator by adding with the box pictures and the scans from the instructions manual. Then I enhanced the graphics and changed the input routines in order to make it fully compatible with arcade cabinets. The new game is:

- Hippo Teeth (VTech, Tooth-Sporty Time & Fun) S4/1.03 (Standard 4, update to new standard)

I'm also releasing a new version of the MADrigal CD Collection ver. 48.2. Grab both files from the popular downloads page.

» 31st March, 2008

Minor updates for two simulators, both of games by VTech. I updated a few routines managing keyboard input and sound output, making the simulation more accurate. The new games are:

- Caccia al Ladro/Heathcliff (VTech, Mini Time & Fun) S3/1.03 (Standard 3, more accuracy)
- Hippo Teeth (VTech, Tooth-Sporty Time & Fun) S3/1.02 (Standard 3, more accuracy)

You can get both games and the new MADrigal Collection ver. 48.1 from the usual downloads page.

» 21st January, 2008

Here we go with my 48th release, that's yet another game from the rare VTech "Explorer Time & Fun" series. The original game is very nice and has embedded compass an light. The game is:

- Engine Room (VTech, Explorer Time & Fun) S4/1.00 (Standard 4, final)

This simulator shares the same (private) source code with the previously released game, Hot Line. Get the game and the new MADrigal Collection ver. 48 from the popular downloads page. Enjoy!

» 14th January, 2008

Here's my way to celebrate my 34th birthday, that's by releasing a new handheld simulator! The game is from the lovely "Tooth-Sporty" series by VTech, that's games with necklace for sports use.

The programming was more difficult than I thought because I had to "hack" the source code here and there. Since the source is not as "clean" as I wanted, I'm not releasing it publicly.

I'm also updating a previously released game, that's Tennis Menace also by VTech. Here's the list of news:

- Hot Line (VTech, Tooth-Sporty Time & Fun) S4/1.00 (Standard 4, final)
- Tennis Menace (VTech, Tooth-Sporty Time & Fun) S4/1.01 (Standard 4, more accuracy)

Get the games and the new MADrigal CD Collection ver. 47 from the downloads page and... happy birthday (to me!) :-)

» 7th January, 2008

I set up loads of updates today rather than releasing a new game. I'm still fixing all the bugs concerning the hiscore saving to the Windows registry.

Important improvements to two simulators: Banana and Sleep Walker by VTech. The former has been almost completely rewritten and is now full "Standard 4-compliant" - that's realistic graphics, compatibility to MAME PC cabinets, and embedded manual browser. The latter features enhanced graphics, that's shadowed sprites on the simulated LCD screen.

There are also minor fixes to other games. The list of new games is:

- Banana (VTech, Time & Fun) S4/1.04 (Standard 4, update to new standard)
- Sleep Walker (VTech, Time & Fun) S4/1.01 (Standard 4, graphics improvement + hiscore save fix)
- Pirake (VTech, Time & Fun) S4/1.01 (Standard 4, hiscore save fix)
- Monkey (VTech, Time & Fun S4/1.01 (Standard 4, hiscore save fix)
- Defendo (VTech, Explorer Time & Fun) S4/1.01 (Standard 4, hiscore save fix)

Get the game archives, source codes and the new MADrigal CD Collection ver. 46.1 from the usual downloads page.

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