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<b>Icarus website updated</b>

The <a href="http://icarus.boob.co.uk/">Icarus website</a> has been updated with a massive news post, telling us that the Naomi arcade machine is a goal to emulate with Icarus in the near future, and possibly Naomi2 and Naomi3 as well:<br><br></font><br><img src="images/trans_1x1.gif" width="1" height="7" border="0"><br><font class="post_quote">One of the systems we would like to see emulated by Icarus alongside the dreamcast is the Naomi arcade machine, and eventually Naomi2 and perhaps even Naomi3 if the rumours are true :)<br>These machines are all rather neat and more powerful than the dreamcast (due to the optional multiple processors / gfx cards and extra ram etc) but due to their high-expense only one dump of a Naomi game has yet been made, and no bootrom dump.<br><br>Also the roms are surface mounted, and hence particularly tricky to dump.<br>Thus in collaboration with MAMEDEV dumper extraordinaire TheGuru we would very much like to dump and emulate as many of the Naomi series of games as possible.<br><br>There are several things YOU can do to help:<br><br>1. Donate an optional amount of money to a fund which will go towards purchasing game carts, dumping them, and reselling to purchase more. (PayPal to [email protected])<br><br>2. If you happen to own any Naomi boards or carts and are willing to send them to TheGuru for dumping, either on loan or as donations, then contact TheGuru via his site linked below.<br><br>3. Buy a Naomi board(s)/cart(s) and send them to TheGuru directly for dumping. Check his site for details of Naomi cart stockists.<br><br>When Icarus does eventually go into a wider beta testing stage (no timeframe on this so dont just donate thinking you'll get a beta!) then those who have been kind enough to donate will be 'rewarded'.<br><br>If you would like more information on the Naomi arcade machines and the games that exist for them:<br><a href="http://www.system16.com/sega/hrdw_naomi.html">Naomi 1</a><br><a href="http://www.system16.com/sega/hrdw_gdrom.html">Naomi 1 GDROM</a><br><a href="http://www.system16.com/sega/hrdw_naomi2.html">Naomi 2</a><br><a href="http://www.system16.com/sega/hrdw_gdrom2.html">Naomi 2 GDROM</a><br><br>All support is very much appreciated, and we hope we can deliver a pleasing product in the future. Sadly with no dynarec (yet) nor sufficiently fast processors, its just too slow to emulate the dreamcast playably right now, but some day it can but happen... <br><br>Links:<br><a href="http://unemulated.emuunlim.com/">TheGuru's site</a></font><br><img src="images/trans_1x1.gif" width="1" height="7" border="0"><br><font class="post_text"><br><br>Pay the <a href="http://icarus.boob.co.uk/">Icarus website</a> a visit. Thanks to <a href="http://www.emuhelp.com">EmuHelp</a> for the tip. :)