August 24, 2016
Demul Alpha 18.08.2016
August 23, 2016
DU: More 4U
caius and system11 dumped Deluxe 4 U. It looks like the only difference from Deluxe 4 is they removed the gambling choice for Italy. system11 dumped Gulf Storm (Korea). Brian Troha dumped Golden Tee '98 Tournament V3.02.
August 22, 2016
DU: Gals Don't Panic, Magic Johnson Somehow Beat AIDS
Hammy sent us a dump of an alt Gals Panic S Euro version that uses a different bios. On a side note the other Gals Panic S Euro dump in MAME uses the file name "galpanis" and the LGBT community is reportedly furious about it. Kevin Eshbach dumped the PAL8L14 from Magic Johnson's Fast Break.
August 18, 2016
DU: New Zero Team
caius dumped an alt version of New Zero Team on V33 Type B hardware.
Brian Troha dumped a newer version of Casino Five.
August 17, 2016
DU: Special Tours
ShouTime and rtw dumped OUTRUN 2 SPECIAL TOURS (GDX-0011A). Brian Troha dumped an alt version of Pit Boss made for EEI-CVS International. Andrew Welburn dumped a version of Jungler made by Subelectro.
August 15, 2016
DU: Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune
ShouTime and rtw dumped Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune (GDX-0008B)
August 14, 2016
DU: Street Fighter For Breakfast
undamned and ShouTime dumped SUPER STREET FIGHTER II X 940311 AM (Japan)
August 12, 2016
Progetto-SNAPS 0.176 Update
Ready the MAME 0.176 complete update of "MAME progetto-SNAPS".
This time (due to work holidays and trips with my family), only updates of Artworks and all Snapshots categories. See you soon in September!
648 snaps and 29 zips artwork downloadable here:
Artwork: progetto-SNAPS Artworks
Snapshots (MAME): progetto-SNAPS Snapshots
Snapshots (HBMAME): progetto-SNAPS Other Snaps
Artwork Preview: 10 new (tot. 2,475 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 3.73Mb
Bosses: 25 new (tot. 1,250 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 618Kb
Ends: 25 new (tot. 325 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 339Kb
GameOver: 25 new (tot. 6,425 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 233Kb
HowTo: 5 new (tot. 1,490 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 29.3Kb
Logo: 25 new (tot. 1,675 UPDATE 1 pack, 149Kb
Scores: 10 new & 1 upd (tot. 6,515 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 157Kb
Select: 5 new (tot. 3,900 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 98Kb
Snap: 250 new & 15 upd (tot. 36,250 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 4.26Mb
Snap HB*: 85 new & 2 upd (tot. 1,000 png) UPDATE & FULL REPACK 1 pack, 17.7Mb
Titles: 250 new (tot. 35,250 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 4.13Mb
Titles HB*: 108 new & 2 upd (tot. 800 png) UPDATE & FULL REPACK 1 pack, 11.2Mb
Versus: 2 new (tot. 1,063 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 47.2Kb
Other resources update:
Artwork: 1 new (tot. 1,030 zip) UPDATE 1 pack, 586Kb
Artwork Alternate: 3 new (tot. 36 zip) UPDATE 1 pack, 5.98Mb
Artwork 16:9 WS**: 25 new (tot. 325 zip) UPDATE 1 pack, 72.8Mb
*: Thanks to Flymer76.
**: Thanks to Ashurax, Krakerman, AlexDC22 and Grizz.
Have also been updated:
- catver.ini 0.176 (unofficial): progetto-SNAPS CatVer
- languages.ini 0.176: progetto-SNAPS languages.ini
- renameSET.dat 0.176: progetto-SNAPS renameSET.dat
- screenless.ini 0176: progetto-SNAPS screenless.ini
- series.ini 0.176 (unofficial): progetto-SNAPS series.ini
- version.ini 0.176 (unofficial): progetto-SNAPS version.ini
If you want to support my work, you can make small donations via PayPal.
The list (short...) of those who have made donations is visible in my thanks page, here.
August 11, 2016
DU: Did You Ever Know That You're My Chihiro
Shoutime and rtw dumped Virtua Cop 3 (GDX-0003B)
MAME 0.176 On Raspberry Pi Benchmarks
ChoccyHobNob has released some RasPi benchmarks today with current MAME, showing the performance increases across the generations of Raspberry Pi's. Be sure to check it out!
There are a lot of accusations about MAME being slow, about how it is a documentation project, not an exercise in performance tuning. Most people seem to think that a 20 year old version of MAME is the best you can hope for out of a Raspberry Pi. I'm here to say that's not the case. If you set your expectations at a reasonable level, you tweak your settings in a sensible way, and you overclock wherever you can, you will probably be pleasantly surprised.
MAME benchmarks are run without using the display or sound devices, this keeps the benchmarks purely about MAME's performance, and tries to take any bottlenecks with the host system out of the loop. In the case of the Raspberry Pi, the GPU gives the performance a pretty good beating, meaning that games need to run quite a bit faster than 100% to be playable.
Clrmamepro 4.030a Released
fixed: scanner speed regression on crc32 collision sets
August 10, 2016
Clrmamepro 4.030 Released
Clrmamepro 4.030 released. An important update for next MAME version which will have some multiple crc32 hash collisions within the same set...pretty rare thing but cmpro takes care. Also huge thanks to Shoegazr who did endless testing on Linux helping me to find a weird directory walk issue on ext4 formatted drives.
•added: supporting crc32 collisions within sets (equal crc32, different sha1/md5)
•added: missing/total chds column for profiler and htmlReport
•fixed: having set folders and archives can create wrong missing roms messages (mainly on Linux/ext4)
•fixed: unneeded chds are not showing up if nothing of the set exists
•fixed: MAME -listxml output was not taking changed temporary folder into account
•misc: slight rebuilder speed update for rebuilding separated bios files
•misc: updated unrar dll to 5.40.4
•misc: compiled with VS Studio 2015 Update 3
August 07, 2016
MAME Classic 8.5.0
Updated for MAME 0.176
•Added : Custom Settings for the machines formally found in MESS
•Added : OpenGL in the BGFX Backend drop-down
•Changed : Improved favorites list handling
•Fixed : Auto Save, Record & Playback would not work correctly if all other option settings were left at default
•Fixed : MAME Classic would error thinking MAME was installed in the root under certain conditions
August 06, 2016
Update for 0.176 version, this is the web page for download: progetto-SNAPS MESSINFO.DAT.
Clean version with no additional files, can be found here: progetto-SNAPS Naked MESSINFO.DAT.
Important: From 0.166 version, the file should be placed in the "Dats" folder.
This is how information is displayed with MESSUI:
This is in how information is displayed with MAME:
* 10.14 06/08/2016: Aligned files to 0.176 version. Updated this files: 'sourcechanges.txt', 'changelog.txt' and 'alltimesMESS.txt'.
Catlist are now updated to 0.176 !
On Like Donkey Kong
My friend dfrance just let me know:
"I'm heading out [snip] tomorrow for the Iowa premier or "Man vs Snake":
[snip] Billy Mitchell, Walter Day and others will be there. [snip] will get as many pics as possible with these guys and my "Smitdogg" cardboard puppet-on-a-popsicle-stick. "
DU: War Of The Key
rtw dumped The Key Of Avalon 2.5: War of the Key
August 05, 2016
DU: The New Zealand Story Continues
coolmod dumped a previously unknown version of New Zealand Story with rom b53-13.
August 04, 2016
ShouTime dumped the Japan version of F355 Challenge
Online the new updated version of GameInit.dat 0.176.
Download here: http://www.progettosnaps.net/gameinit/
* 0.14 0.176 04/08/2016: 38 new entries added. Released the new diff file and various fix.
* 0.13 0.175 02/08/2016: Added diff pack - only in english (suggested by Stiletto).
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