Voici une interview de SkulleateR développeur sur JagBag, un émulateur Atari Jaguar.
Hello (please pardon me for my bad english ...) and thx for accepting this interview !
np.... (me also badbadbad english LOL :) also no prob...
The first one is about you. Could you present yourself please, your name, age, job, hobbies etc. ?
sure (but why?)..ok then, i think my name is not important, everybody know me as SkulleatR or "Skully" if you prefer, my age is 26 now (27 in February), my job is...*uhhmmm*...programmer and game-designer (no i won´t tell ya the company, cause ya could find out my real name hehe), my hobbies ?? oh thats simple....i´m an EMUHOLIC like a workaholic for emulation, i think that´s not only my hobby, its my LIFE (comes right after my wife and my 3 year old son !)
What's your PC configuration ?
right now ? 350Mhz AMD K6/2, 128MB RAM, Dual Voodoo2, CD, DVD, SB Live, Zip100, CDRW and some other little tiny nice features !
Have you bought an Atari Jaguar, the first 64 bits console ? With CD ? Since when ?
nope....i don´t own one....but my friend has, and we´re playing Tempest2000 all night long... (btw. without CD, since a year)
What is your favorite game on Jaguar ?
look above !
Why did you make plans for a Jaguar emulator ? That was the first one ?
look above once more....no...i just got into emulation back in 1997 with a C64 Emu and all started to work out ! I´ve written a crappy NES emu (SleepNES) and thrown it away...then a friend of mine got the Jag with some games, and i said "WOW" i wanna have one. But then i started to think "Hey wait a minute, why not code a Jag Emu ?"....JagBag was born...
Why the name JagBag ? What does it mean ?
hehe JagBag means......"Jaguar in a Bag", so you can carry it with ya...dunno why i choose this, but it was the first that came to my mind hehe
Kewl .. Where are you looking for documentation on Jaguar System ?
well, mostly i received plenty of emails, but on the classicgaming site is a nice collection of Jag Docs.
The Jaguar was built on 5 processor in 3 integrated circuit .. Was you afraid ?
it´s allways hard to emulate such a complex system, but i think, if all works out, it should be an ass kickin´ emu. So.....NO...i was NOT afraid....:)
And what about the graphical processor with Z-Buffer, Gouraud, Light-sourcing ... ?
thats our biggest problem today....we try to get something on the screen :) but hey...we´re not into all this stuff for giving up !
The Controler Pad is built with 3 button A B and C, Start, Option and 12 other ... how did you manage to emulate all ?
SkulleateR: well......the simple games only use the 3 main buttons (for playing them) and oh well....we´ll see after finishing the joypad emulation, but it surely will use keyboard first...i also tried to hook up a Jag Pad on the PC but, its not very advanced yet...so if anyone out there done that with any success... PLZ mail me : Skulleater@01019freenet.de!!!!
What do you thing about the other one emu, Jagulator ?
SkulleateR: oh i really don´t care much.....some say....he will be the first, some say, it will be released tomorrow ! I DON´T CARE.... maybe there are games running on Jagulator and not on JagBag and vice versa, so....anyway, the Emu Scene will win....not me, not him !!
What is your favourite emulators ?
SkulleateR: IMPACT (nice work guys), NeoCD (plays Crossed Swords 2), EX68 (i love X68000 games !)
Is there a console, computer, game not yet emulated that you would like to see ?
SkulleateR: yep...the 3DO would be kewl....or the CD-I.....or maybe a NeoGeoPocket Emu with sound !
Is there a date for a release ?
SkulleateR: hey...i will send ya screenshots from JagBag if we get some :) only GUI screenshot available right now (JagBag site)...and we had set the release date to christmas 1999 but we have a REALLY NASTY bug, we´re currently working on it and hope to release as soon as possible, BUT....i really can´t tell ya the exact date !
Thxs again for this interview, that was very kewl.
SkulleateR: hope so.....was kewl for me too :)Machine : Atari Jaguar