Catalogue of Arcade Emulation Software - the Absolute Reference

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0.35b6 [Aaron Giles, Zonn Moore, Jeff Mitchell, Neil Bradley]

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- 19th July 2004: Norbert Kehrer (JAE emulator) - Today is my birthday and I can present a new program here. It is an exact port of the 25 year old classic arcade game "Tailgunner". I did this little project together with Graham Toal. Tailgunner is a nice vector game made by Dan Sunday of the company Vectorbeam in 1979. Vectorbeam and the game were sold to Cinematronics later. Tailgunner was very advanced for its time. It is probably the first 3D vector game (older than Battlezone). This time the exact reproduction of the game is not achieved by a conventional CPU emulator, but by so-called static binary recompilation. Graham Toal wrote a really cool program, which can translate the original game code from C-CPU machine language to C. With Graham's help I ported his generated code to Java and added the graphical Java environment to play the game in an applet.

- 0.79u2: Support for Tailgunner samples recorded by Zonn Moore. Added samples hypersp, sexplode, slaser, shield, bounce and thrust1.wav.

- 11th February 2004: Erik Ruud submitted an addition of sound samples to Tailgunner.

- 0.78u2: Fixed cpu1 rom addresses to $0 and $1000.

- 0.35RC2: Mathis Rosenhauer added analog controls to Tailgunner.

- 0.35b6: Added Tailgunner (Cinematronics 1979). TODO: Fix controls and possible blue overlay.

- 7th March 1999: Brad Oliver has finally sent in the Cinematronics vector games driver with working support for Space Wars, Barrier, Star Castle, Tailgunner, Rip Off, Armor Attack, War of the Worlds, Warrior, Star Hawk, Solar Quest.

Other Emulators:

* Cinelator



* Retrocade

Category: Starfighter

Recommended Games:

Starship 1

Star Fire

Star Fire 2

Star Wars

The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Arcade

Star Wars Trilogy

Tunnel Hunt

Star Hawk

Space Encounters

Space Seeker

Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom





Star Trek





I, Robot

Tube Panic

High Voltage

Splendor Blast

Shrike Avenger

Vs. Star Luster

Thunder Ceptor

Galaxy Force 2

Galaxy Gunners


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