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Message-ID: <000301bdecf9$982ade40$3ba30018@RAND.fed1.sdca.home.com> Reply-To: "bleem Beta" To: From: "bleem Beta" Subject: >>> HERE'S THE NEWS THAT ALL PSX EMULATION FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! <<< Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 22:08:55 -0700 Dear Emulation News WebSite: Wow, have we got some news for you! Many of you won't have heard about us before, and that's because we've tried to keep this development project "hush-hush" until it's been ready -- and that time is now! bleem was developed as the premier PSX emulator for PCs and compatible systems, and we're very pleased to announce that we've entered our final compatibility testing before our public release! Featuring fast, *complete* emulation of the PSX hardware, bleem promises to run the vast majority of your PSX games on a Standard Multimedia PC system *without* the need for additional 3D hardware or accelerators! Our target platform is a Pentium 166Mhz, 16Mb RAM, HighColour (15-bit or higher) Graphics Card, 2x CDROM, SoundBlaster Compatible SoundCard and 1 MB of Hard Disk space available. Most games are currently playable at high speed on a P200 MMX and further speed increases are expected before our final release sometime in the next few weeks! Don't believe it? Can't believe it? Won't believe it?! Soon you'll be able to try bleem out for yourselves! Simply point your web browser to www.bleem.com and follow the links to fill out the bleem Beta Site application! Since you're an Emulation News WebSite, your bleem Beta Site status has already been approved and filling out the application is merely to collect information about your hardware setup and confirm that you wish to receive bleem Beta Releases. bleem Beta Site Group acceptance for the general public is not yet closed, however it is limited to qualifying sites (based largely upon the hardware configuration and PSX game library the site has access to for compatibility testing). We look forward to having you as part of our Beta Site Group and to our final release to the public! Sincerely, bleem staff. bleem -- The future of emulation technology is here! bleem is not supported, endorsed, approved or otherwise sanctioned in any way, shape or form by Sony Corporation or any of its subsidiaries or divisions. All trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners. bleem Feature List =============== * Full Screen Display in 15, 16, 24 and 32 bpp * Windowed Display in 15, 16, 24 and 32 bpp * User can resize and move window! * MultiMonitor support for Windows 98/Memphis * Graphics configuration lets user specify a specific DirectDraw Graphics Mode for ALL operations! (This means you can tell bleem to ALWAYS use 320x200 for higher speed, or 640x480 for better resolution!) * Complete support for ALL PSX Graphics Modes and Resolutions (Yes, bleem even supports PSX 24-bpp output even if your graphics card is only 15- or 16-bpp!) * ALL GPU operations emulated, including Alpha-blended Gouraud Shaded Textured Quads! * Mono or Stereo sound output * 8 or 16 bit sound output * User selectable sound output sampling rates (Choose lower output rates for faster emulation, or use a higher rate for better sound quality!) * Sound configuration lets user specify a specific DirectSound Driver! * Full Motion Video (MDEC) in 16 and 24 bit output * Full Motion Video (MDEC) in black/white only for higher speed * Stereo Full Motion Audio (CDXA) (Yes, bleem can also output CDXA as 8-bit only, or Mono instead of Stereo for further speed increases!) * Perfect support for *most* CDROM drives (bleem even includes RAW Mode emulation for compatibility with most older CDROM units!) * Completely User-configurable Input Controllers! (For example, you can select Joystick Button 1 to match the PSX Triangle Button and Keyboard TAB to match the PSX Select button for the same controller!) * Complete support for DirectInput Devices including POV Hats, Sliders and Axes! * NO SEPARATE PSX BIOS REQUIRED! * 100% hand-optimized Machine Code -- NO C or C++ ANYWHERE!