June 14, 2020
Greetings everyone! I\’m an absolute noob when it comes to a whole lot of topics here, but I\’ve always been a huge fan of emulation and preservation of our glorious hobby, gaming. I\’ve been using the name SoldierBlade since probably around the late 90\’s, involving myself in the PC Engine, Neo Geo, and especially Dreamcast scenes. I remember the R.I.G.G (retro iso gaming guild) and trading full fat, non-mp3 pc engine bin/cue images over all too often 33.6 and 56k dialup modems. I suppose that makes me an old man now. Back in the day I vividly remember an awesome emulator for PC called Magic Engine (which I proudly bought a license for). I remember the early days of MAME. I remember early Neo-Geo emulation and the disparity between the NeoRage roms and those that would work in MAME. I remember Bleemcast and the day it was leaked to the IRC channels as a .cdi file. I remember the Dreamcast homebrew scene, and was an active member of the XDP web browser project with my good friend Excalibur 007. Perhaps I\’m digressing, but this is a thread for introductions so, this is who I am. I\’ve recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 4 model B kit, after having witnessed the magic surrounding the RetroPie scene for the last several years. I just couldn\’t stand it, I had to get one, especially now with the progress and performance of Redream, allowing for excellent emulation of not just DC console titles but apparently Naomi as well. This fascinates the hell out of me! I first discovered this website after having viewed a video on youtube (imagine that). The video in question just showed up in my suggested list, and it was ETA Prime\’s breakdown of Wolfanoz amazing 256 GB supreme pro image. I came across this site shortly thereafter, following research into where the heck I could download that image. Now having looked over Arcade Punks, I felt compelled to be a member. Not just for all the benefits that comes with membership, but also to help support the site. Hopefully this resource will thrive and continue to be around for years to come! Long live the Punks!