Releases

This has been a long and strange year for all of us, and while it's been a fair amount of time since the last release the TOSEC team have been hard at work to bring you a whole range of retro goodness.

Given that our last release was in Christmas 2019, this is a bumper crop of changes and updates, with 412 dats changed in this current release (26 new / 384 updated / 2 removed) across the main and ISO branches.

The new datpack can be found in our Downloads section As always, make sure to peruse the readme.txt (or click 'READ MORE...') and feel free to join in in the forum with any related discussion.

The TOSEC team are back again with a super-scary new release for Halloween! (Well, what's mostly scary about it is the amount of fixes duncantwain has made to the Commodore dats).

Maddog was insane enough to add them up and came up with the number 4-5-7-3-4, but nobody bothered to double check that so we can't guarantee that they are not any other massive number. Maddog has not done addition since leaving elementary school sometime in the previous century and he couldn't use his paws to help him due to the big numbers of files involved.

 A little shorter release this time due to the smaller gap between releases, but here are still plenty of new additions and changes. Celebrating his 10th anniversary with TOSEC in style is duncantwain, who has this time put a mammoth effort into clearing up and fixing the Commodore C64 dats. We can't even imagine what he will be up to in the coming 10 years! mictlantecuhtle, meanwhile has continued his efforts to catalog the neverending piles of Apple II software, with a few other obscure systems in the mix as usual. These include a complete overhaul of the EACA Colour Genie dat, which presumably will make 1-2 persons in Germany very happy since this system was mostly popular there and nobody else has ever heard about it.

 This release also features some significant additions to the Nintendo Game Boy and SNES systems from Newpain. These systems have languished due to the fact that the TOSEC team has a notable Sega bias, so it's good to see someone willing to dedicate the time and effort to the less good side of the console wars. We hope to see more work on them in the near future! Maddog wanted to drop Nintendo dats altogether instead, but we beat some sense into him using a Blue Spiny Shell and a Racoon Tail. He relented and went away subdued, only to come back with some updated TOSEC ISO dats for 3DO, Gamecube and Saturn.

 Finally, we have to thank all those who have contributed notes, updates or corrections on the forums. This is a big effort and there will always be mistakes and errors. The more feedback we get the better the dats will be!

Please keep sending them in! Have a safe and socially distanced Halloween and we'll see you all again very soon!

The new datpack can be found in our Downloads section As always, make sure to peruse the readme.txt (or click 'READ MORE...') and feel free to join in in the forum with any related discussion.

 

 

It is September 9th, 2019, today one of the best home consoles ever created turns 20! (Maddog will actually tell you its' the best console by far, but rumor is that he is slightly biased in his opinion...). So, after celebrating Gorski's birthday in the previous release, we now celebrate the Dreamcast's birthday! By the way, we know that it was released earlier in Japan, but we simply had to go with the iconic 9/9/99 US release date. Nobody can remember the Japanese release without looking it up in Wikipedia, right?

The new datpack can be found in our Downloads section As always, make sure to peruse the readme.txt (or click 'READ MORE...') and feel free to join in in the forum with any related discussion.

A little Christmas present for everyone as we bring you the last TOSEC release of the decade. Many of our members (not naming any names) are getting a bit long in the tooth now so treasure this update as who knows if any of them will still be around to bring you piles of retro goodness by 2030! But now, just in time for 2020, we have been able to exceed another milestone: more than 3000 dats available, so enjoy those now and we will see what the future brings!

In all seriousness, we have a small and dedicated team but doing this is very much a hobby and doesn't pay the bills, so we all have to fit it in around our real lives and careers. We all know there's plenty left to do and systems that we just don't have the time or expertise to work on, but we're always open to new contributions. We have a forum here and most of us are active elsewhere in the emulation community, so if you'd like to have a chat about how you can contribute to the project just get in touch.

The new datpack can be found in our Downloads section As always, make sure to peruse the readme.txt (or click 'READ MORE...') and feel free to join in in the forum with any related discussion.

It's May 10 and Gorski has a birthday!

The previous April Fools "release" did not contain any new dats BUT it contained some truths. The main revelation was that we would make a release for Gorski's birthday, so here it is. The entire team wishes Gorski a happy birthday!!!
Cheers buddy! :)

For anyone asking about his age, we will just mention that the man's favorite system is the Sinclair ZX Spectrum from 1982. Make your own assumptions based on this. We classify him somewhere between Jurassic and Triassic eras, but nobody is totally sure to be honest.

 

The new datpack can be found in our Downloads section As always, make sure to peruse the readme.txt (or click 'READ MORE...') and feel free to join in in the forum with any related discussion.

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