NESticle, version x. xx
|Developed by||Bloodlust Software|
|Latest release||x. A software developer is a person or organization concerned with facets of the software development process wider than design and coding a somewhat broader scope of A software release is the distribution whether public or private of an initial or new and upgraded version of a Computer software product xx / August 18, 1998|
NESticle was a popular NES emulator for DOS, created by Sardu of Bloodlust Software. Events 293 BC - The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) An operating system (commonly abbreviated OS and O/S) is the software component of a Computer system that is responsible for the management and coordination Computer software can be organized into categories based on common function type or field of use An emulator duplicates (provides an emulation of the functions of one System using a different system so that the second system behaves like (and appears to A software license (or software licence in commonwealth usage is a Legal instrument governing the usage or redistribution of copyright protected software Freeware is computer Software that is available for use at no cost or for an optional fee A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages The Nintendo Entertainment System (often abbreviated as NES or simply Nintendo) is an 8-bit Video game console that was released by A console emulator is a program that allows a computer or modern console (cross-console emulation to emulate a Video game console. DOS, short for "Disk Operating System" is a shorthand term for several closely related Operating systems that dominated the IBM PC compatible market Bloodlust Software is a developer of humorous PC Computer games It was originally formed in 1992 by two high school students ( Ethan Petty and The name is a portmanteau of NES, the console it emulates, and testicle. The Nintendo Entertainment System (often abbreviated as NES or simply Nintendo) is an 8-bit Video game console that was released by The testicle (from Latin testiculus, diminutive of testis, meaning "witness" virility plural testes) is the male Appropriately, the symbol of NESticle is a testicle. The testicle (from Latin testiculus, diminutive of testis, meaning "witness" virility plural testes) is the male
NESticle offered its initial release as NESticle v0. 2 on April 3rd, 1997. The program originally ran under DOS and Windows 95, offering few features and only supporting a handful of games. DOS, short for "Disk Operating System" is a shorthand term for several closely related Operating systems that dominated the IBM PC compatible market Windows 95 is a consumer-oriented Graphical user interface -based Operating system. It was one of the first freeware NES emulators, and quickly became more popular than shareware rivals such as iNES. Freeware is computer Software that is available for use at no cost or for an optional fee The term shareware, popularized by Bob Wallace, refers to Copyrighted commercial Software that is Distributed without payment on a trial This was certainly due to the fact NESticle ran that much faster on the hardware of the day. Within a few weeks the program had become considerably more robust, and could play the majority of then-available NES ROMs. It was a massive step forward in emulation, making NES emulation accessible to the mainstream computer user. Some emulator programmers complained that a side effect of Nesticle's success was that it made people expect that emulation for more advanced systems, like the SNES, be just as finished. The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) is a 16-bit Video game console that was
The source code for NESticle was stolen from Sardu's computer by a code cracker, named Donald Moore (also known as MindRape) of Damaged Cybernetics, who accessed its network shares with Samba. Samba is a Free software re-implementation of SMB/CIFS networking protocol, originally developed by Australian Andrew Tridgell Because of the incident, Sardu decided to discontinue NESticle. August 1998 saw the final NESticle release, version x. xx, and support for the emulator was discontinued.
NESticle eventually became obsolete as other emulation projects continued to develop and improve. However, it was a major step in the evolution of console emulation, noted for the public introduction of save states, automatic frameskipping, in-game movies, netplay, and its speed, particularly on lower-end computers. In emulation, a savestate (alternatively called freeze state or game freeze) is a snapshot of all of an emulated device's state information A multiplayer game is a Game which is played by several players.
The current webpage for NESticle is hosted on Zophar's Domain. Zophar's Domain is an emulation Website founded on November 9, 1996 by Brad Levicoff