Yes, it's been over a year since Invader's been updated, and
here's my attempt to explain... since the Player1-up forum and
site was introduced over a year ago, I've been spending most
of my time updating, building and adding content to it - and
it was growing quite nicely too. I was using the phpBB package
for the forum, and over the last few months, the various security
updates were added, that was until 2.0.13 was released. Due
to the sheer amount of modifications that were added to Player1-up,
the latest updates could not be fully implemented, and as a
result, a bunch of hackers known as the "Black
Label Crew" took it upon themselves to hack the
site, and add copious amounts of pornography. Luckily, I caught
this in time, and removed all remnants of their childish work.
Alas, I have taken down the whole site, and plan on spending
much more time here, devoting myself to growing the MacMAME
community as I once had.
big thank you goes out to Player1-up's Moderator Team - Sweetpea,
Keemosabi and Hulio STAXX for their help and participation,
and a huge shout out to all of our very loyal and regular members
- as if it wasn't for you guys, I can't see how the site would
have become so popular - notwithstanding, a cool place to hang
dear, another delay in updating this front page... dammit. Well
do I have news for you all... our Gaming
News section is growing very rapidly, where you can read
ALL the latest news from the new Nintendo DS proposed new name
(Nitro?) to the very latest in game chart news - this section
is updated daily, so you won't miss out on anything!
of you may already know that I am a Team Member at www.phpBBsupport.co.uk
and that this community is expanding exponentially. If you have
any phpBB related question, queries or just want to know what's
going on in the phpBB world, click the link above. We also have
a Photoshop Contest running through March, so head on over to
March Madness section and submit your entry!
there has been some serious work involved in tranforming our
discussion forum into a multi-platform gaming community - this
was decided due to the fact that we had a lot of registered
members asking for a place to discuss more than MacMAME, and
there request was answered. Following on from the previous news
below, we wanted to come up with a new identity for our multi-platform
gaming forum... the new name... Player1-up.
was a simple enough idea that came to me whilst playing on MacMAME
a few weeks ago - it's obviously the words you see on some arcade
games just before you begin a game level - so there you have
it, simple, yet effective. I also bought the domain name www.player1-up.com
for future projects, where I am looking to transfer the forum
over to it's own dedicated server. Don't worry MacMAME fans,
the Invader site will remain intact and will be updated with
the latest MacMAME downloads, news and highscores accordingly.
been a while since I updated this page, apologies for that -
I've been working pretty hard on the Forum, and there have been
a few major changes... all platforms have been taken into account,
from the retro
scene through to today's modern next
generation consoles. The Emulation
Forum is still going strong, but now covering ALL aspects
from Computer to Handheld Emulation.
also giving away prize credits in our Competitions
Forum - come and try your hand at the 'Name That Tune' contest!
New and indeed regular visitors to this site will be glad to
hear that all downloads
are now direct links to their respective sites (except for the
Avatar files as they are original to this site, and the neogeo.zip
file). What does this mean for you? Instant downloads, click
and ye shall have, without that annoying waiting in line at
Well, looks like Brad Oliver's been troubleshooting the latest
version of MacMAME in some detail... he's just released another
version with a couple of bug fixes - get your version of MacMAME
latest and greatest (?) release of MacMAME is out folks! To
get your hands on a copy of MacMAME 0.77u2,
make your way to the downloads
page. You must be running OSX 10.1 or higher for this latest
Arcade has 9 incredible new additions thanks to the guys
at Midway and shockwave.com. If you're sat in the office, and
your MacMAME is on your machine at home, then play these classics
right in your browser... Defender, Defender II, Rampage, Spy
Hunter, Joust and many many more! [must have the latest version
of the shockwave
What a whopper!!!! Juno First reigning champion STAXX, gets
knocked off the top spot by a massive 118,210 points. Well done
to Skip from Seattle WA for sending in that winning score. View
the Highscore table for Juno First here.
just in - Kung-Fu Master, 1942, Outrun and more. Don't forget
to submit your highest MacMAME
scores for the Highscore table.
Forum is looking for 2 new Moderators to join the team.
Check out the full details in the Forum's Announcement section.
Latest... the monthly Photoshop Competition will no longer take
place at this site. Due to the lack of entries, we feel it's
time to shelf the idea until further notice.
down... for good? It seems the authorities have finally caught
up with the boys from Denmark - not surprising really, they
were told earlier this year to cease ROM downloads... and then
they came back online. Damn shame.
fear, a new site for downloading legally available ROMs is now
up and running with thanks to a joint effort with Atari - Starroms.com
- it works in a similar way to iTunes music library, you pay
for the ability to download ROMs. A little sparse at the moment
as only Atari has joined forces... more to come hopefully.
an effort to fully integrate the website with the new message
board, the GOTM reviews will now be moved to the Forum.
Check out our member's game reviews now!
Welcome to a new month at Invader... and what a new month it's
going to be! Firstly, we would like to announce that our new
Highscore table is in effect - send in ANY highscore replay/screenshot
you have for ANY game - you might just make the top 3. Go to
section to learn how to submit your scores.
winner of the August Photoshop contest is 'gameover' from Cleveland,
OH - the Invader Messenger Bag is on it's way with our congratulations!
Keep your entries coming in.
Welcome to another new month at Invader, where we bring you
a host of new contests and a brand new GOTM review. There's
going to be a big change in the way the Highscore contests are
run starting September 1, so head on over to the Forum
and check the Annoucements section to get the scoop.
Three more Flash classics have been added to the Flash
Arcade: Pong, Duck Hunt 2 and Mini Putt. The Pac-Man and
Invaders games have now been updated and include a global Highscore
The French version of MacMAME 0.71.2.1 is now available, thanks
to Marc Vielfaure - get your copy here.
- MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BRAD OLIVER!
Brad Oliver has reported that there are going to be some major
changes in the way that MacMAME is both developed and indeed
distributed in the future due to his (and the MacMAME Development
The main topic of discussion is that the current MacMAME font-end
(GUI) is perhaps going to be removed from the main engine application
and distributed as 'shareware', although the main app itself
will remain free. This will allow other developers to create
new front-ends and let Brad and the dev team to work on improving
the main engine.
to read what Brad had to say.
add to your surfing pleasure, we've added 5
more Flash Arcade games; Donkey Kong, Frogger, Asteroids, Blasteroids
and Bubble Trouble. Head on over to the Flash
Arcade to try them out.
Brand new release of MacMAME. Yet another stellar effort from
Brad Oliver. Download your copy of MacMAME
new games have been added to the Flash Arcade. Click here
to try your hand at Lunar Command (the best Missile Command
release of MacMAME now available - 0.71.2. This version is only
for OSX users - OS 10.1 and above. No more classic versions
will be released. Get your copy now at the Downloads
Atari have released a demo version of a revived and rebuilt
Frogger! As yet, it appears that there's only the Windoze version
available for download, but what the hell, we're not OS-ist.
Get your hands on a copy here.
also has a huge range of classic arcade games, developed for
PC, Dreamcast, Playstation, Nintendo and more. You can take
a look at the full list here.
files in the downloads
section, including the M1 Music Player and MacMAME Utilities.
Head on over to the downloads
page for more info on how to get your copy.
Invader has added 2 more classics to its Flash
Arcade... Snake and Starship 7 (a great variation
What do you mean I don't listen to my visitors? Due to popular
demand, you'll be pleased to see I've added a new Flash
Arcade to Invader. This new section has 2 games so far -
Invaders and Pacman - probably 2 of the better known arcade
classics. The Flash Arcade will be updated with new games on
a regular basis - if you have a flash game that you'd like to
submit (and be duly saluted in print), feel free to drop me
a line in the forums or send me an e-mail and we'll get your
creation on here for all to drool... and play of course!
New version of MacMAME released with bug fixes - 0.66.2 - you
can get your hands on it at the downloads
page as usual. A special thanks goes to Brad Oliver for bringing
us a newer and less-buggy version - MacMAME gamers are always
to all those that have registered at the new Forum
too and getting this new community off the ground.