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Developer(s) The_Author and DynaChicken (Original)
Richter Belmont, SMF (Latest authors)
Latest version 1.1
Active No
Platform(s) Windows, Linux (Port)
Emulates Sony ZN-1
Sony ZN-2
Namco System 11
Website http://www.emuhype.com/ (Broken)

ZiNc is a closed-source emulator for three arcade hardware systems based on Sony's PlayStation hardware. Its last release was in January 2005.


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ZiNc is a command-line Windows emulator for arcade hardware based on Sony PlayStation hardware. These hardware systems include Sony ZiNc (ZN1 & ZN2) and Namco System 11. These games are also supported in MAME, but ZiNc can frequently run them faster and with graphics and sound enhancements. The last version of ZiNc from original authors named 'Duddie' (Marcin Dudar; aka TheD / The Author) and 'Tratax' (DynaChicken) was v0.9; after that, they went on to create GCEmu (a Nintendo GameCube emulator) and R.Belmont / SMF took over ZiNc development.

The latest version of the emulator is 1.1 (x86), released on 2005-01-25. It runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 & 10; and you can start this emulator with ZiNc.exe.

Please note: This emulator needs BIOS image(s) to start ROM files!
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ZiNc attempted to provide the fullest possible emulation for each of these compatible games while also running on relatively low-spec PCs. However, there was no guarantee of perfect emulation for any of the games. Sound and/or music, in particular, may be incomplete or incorrect for certain types of games.

ZiNc is not flexible enough to support games with analog controls. As a result, some games on supported hardware that you may have seen in MAME (such as Crypt Killer) are not included.

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