December 04, 2016
QMC2 0.70 Released
QMC2 0.70 has been released. It's synced with MAME 0.180 which was released earlier today!
Besides the usual bug-fixes and improvements QMC2 now has a new icon cache database which is used to slightly speed up icon loading and to make it more independent from the user's concrete setup. The support for MAME output notifiers has been redone from scratch and should work on any OS now (including Windows, though this is still untested). And last but not least we've added optional automatic adjustment of the emulator's statename parameter in software-lists for easier separation of state-files. See the change-log below for details!
The source code is now available in the download section. As always, expect updated binary packages within the next few hours and days.
The QMC2 dev-team
Full change-log for 0.70:
fix: ROMAlyzer / collection rebuilder: corrected the logged uncompressed size of a dump when reading from a ZIP archive through minizip (minor)
fix: image or icon sources weren't refreshed correctly when the decompressor setup (zip, 7z or libarchive) was changed on-the-fly
fix: honor the component setup / tab order when updating the tab icon for the currently selected view
imp: removed all 'terminate emulator' actions as they don't work with modern MAME ('kill emulator' actions still work and got a nicer icon)
imp: updated template format to v0.2.9 which ... (Read More)
December 02, 2016
Progetto-SNAPS 0.180 Support Files
Started to update all MAME support files (official and unofficial) on my site:
Update 0.180 12/02/2016 19:15pm:
- arcade.ini (within 'version' package)
- arcade_NOBIOS.ini (within 'version' package)
- mess.ini (within 'version' package)
- renameSET_SL.dat (within 'renameSET' package)
- catver package
It's ready the new progetto-SNAPS renameSET.dat 0.179 for MAME.
* 3.69 2016/12/03: Some fixes suggested by Pernod.
* 3.68 2016/12/01: Added 0.180 infos, also update all the other files of the pack.
33.858 set (-1/+118), 11.080 parent (+47), 22.783 clones (+75), 70 BIOS, 3.208 devices (+25), 814 CHD (+2), Samples 1.158 (+2), Working 11.671 (+74), NotWorking 22.192 (+48), Mechanical 15.115 (+3), NotMechanical 18.748 (+119), 270.884 rom (+559), 269.496 programs roms (+566), 485 BIOS roms (-9), 903 CHD roms (+2), 834 samples roms
a3010 > aa3010
a3020 > aa3020
a310 > aa310
f1gpstar > f1gpstaro
forgottnu1 > forgottnuc
naomi_gdrom_board > segadimm
pepp0008 > pepp0008b
pepp0048 > pepp0048b
pepp0055 > pepp0055b
pepp0055a > pepp0055
pepp0055b > pepp0055a
pepp0057a > pepp0057d
pepp0103 > pepp0103b
pepp0126 > pepp0126a
pepp0127a > pepp0127b
pepp0452 > pepp0452a
srallyca > srallycdx
wwfwfest > wwfwfestu
wwfwfesta > wwfwfest
xga > 136094-0072
zndip > znmcu
Flyer Fever Update: Data East Edition
2 in 1 R-D - Data East DECO (1978) [Features Robot Bowl and Depth Charge]
2 in 1 R-D - Data East DECO (1978) [Features Robot Bowl and Depth Charge; alt flyer]
2 in 1 S-B - Data East DECO (1978) [Features Super Break and Balloon Circus]
2 in 1 S-G - Data East DECO (1978) [Features Super Break and Gypsy Juggler]
Balloon - Data East DECO (1978)
Balloon - Esco Trading Company (1978) [Licensed by Data East DECO]
Balloon Circus - Data East DECO (1978)
Super Break - Data East DECO (1978)
Super Break II - Data East DECO (1978)
Super Breaker - Esco Trading Company (1978) [Licensed by Data East DECO]
December 01, 2016
EmuCon Frontend v2.7.3 Released
New version with more goodies.
Go to http://emuloader.mameworld.info/emucon for more info.
November 30, 2016
Arcade Reference App
I just want to let you know that is live on the app store "Arcade Reference" my app dedicated to Arcade Coinop!
The app takes the data exported from MAME and from various other files (Snapshots, History, MAMEInfo ecc.), it groups it together and it organizes it in order to have all the information in your device as a guide or simply as a reference for reading information and tips.
As a functional choice, at the moment only the Parent set are shown. In addition, all "mechanical" machines and all the "Gambling" games (Video Poker, Blackjack etc.) have been eliminated. The result is a list of about 3600 Arcade titles from the 70s to the 2000s.
At the moment, there may be inaccuracies or missing information. Also, might be present in the db, roms related to computers, bios or other devices. I invite you to notify me if this occurs, in order to update and improve the database.
Please keep in mind that this is a preliminary version... I hope to integrate and add new features in future updates.
It's available for free for iPhone and iPad.
No Android version sorry, just because I don't know Java..
Here's the link:
MAMEUI64 .180 Released & Snaps/Icons
Thanks to Robbbert for source maintenance.
* Updated to MAME 0.180 - https://git.redump.net/mame/log/
* Added Source/Listinfo changes
* Newest Bugs (29th Nov)
* Added 'Recommended Games'
* Fixed MAMEinfo.dat infos
Download at: http://mameinfo.mameworld.info/
MAME Testers at: http://mametesters.org/view_all_set.php?...DESC&type=2
- New games: Draw 88 Poker (V2.0) and Shikigami no Shiro - internal build (V1.02J 2001/09/27 18:45)
- New Working games: Go By RC/RC De Go, Number Crash and Space Lords
- New Non-Working games: Meng Hong Lou and Royal Ascot II
- New clones: 1945k III (newer, OPCX1 PCB), Burning Fight (prototype, ver 23.3, 910326), Cosmic Invaders (bootleg of Space Invaders), Forgotten Worlds (USA, B-Board 88618B-2, Rev. E), Gran Premio F1 (Spanish bootleg of Pole Position II), Grand Prix Star (v3.0), Hit the Ice (US, with riser board), Metal Slug 2 Turbo (NGM-9410), Mustache Boy (Italy), Ozma Wars (Model Racing bootleg), Road Fighter (set 3, conversion hack on Hyper Sports PCB), Sega Rally Championship - DX, Sol Divide - The Sword Of Darkness (Korea), Stone Ball (2 Players, v1-20 21/10/1994), Super Visual Football: European Sega Cup, Time Crisis II (US, TSS5 Ver. A), Top Skater (USA), Vendetta (World, 2 Players, ver. ?), Virtua Striker 2 '99 (Step 1.5) and War: The Final Assault (EPROM 1.3 Apr 7 1999, GUTS 1.3 Apr 7 1999, GAME Apr 7 1999)
- New AGEMAME games: Cash Chameleon (0200437V, NSW/ACT), Cash Chameleon (0300781V, New Zealand), Chicken (0200530V, Queensland), Diamond Fever (0200302V, NSW/ACT), Inca Sun (CHG1458, US), Jungle Juice (0200240V, New Zealand), Player's Choice - Original (30143011, ... (Read More)
After a couple of test releases, at last we have a proper site and the first official release.
There's been a change to HBMAME's focus, and many homebrews that were removed have been added back.
What's new in HBMAME
A new direction for HBMAME: Games that are added to MAME will no longer be removed
from HBMAME. If it's a homebrew, it's in HBMAME forever. Also, test roms and other
non-revenue sets will be added in when they are found. Games such as Pauline Edition
and Lost Cave have been added back, the search continues for others.
- [tinyworld] TinyWorld82 demo (by Scott Lawrence)
Hello everybody! Are you ready for the November MAME release? It's definitely ready for you, and there are lots of reasons to get excited this time around. First and foremost, a number of ARM CPU core fixes mean you can now boot to the RISC OS desktop on an emulated Acorn Archimedes, and try some of the included applications. The same bug fixes allow a number of Aristocrat Mark 5 gambling machines to boot and run in demonstration mode. There are still some issues to iron out, but things have definitely improved enormously.
On the arcade front, protection on Atari Space Lords has finally been reverse-engineered making the game playable. This is an interesting space combat game for one or two players, where the second player takes on the role of the gunner/co-pilot. In another improvement that's been a long time coming, The Acclaim RAX sound board is now emulated, bringing sound to Batman Forever and NBA Jam Extreme. There are substantial improvements to the Magnet System emulation (added in last month's release) making these rare prototype bootlegs playable. David Haywood also fixed some graphical issues in Altered Beast, and Angelo Salese fixed graphical issues in The Lost Castle in Darkmist.
There are some other notable improvements in computer emulation, too. Barry Rodewald has added support for IC Card (PCMCIA SRAM) storage on the FM Towns, and substantially improved LSI Octopus emulation. The Mac 128/512/Plus drivers have been modernised, and serial port support has been added to the Apple IIgs driver. Another DEC Rainbow 100 update from Bavarese fixes colours in high-resolution mode among other improvements.
Newly supported systems include RC De Go (Go By RC outside Japan), newly dumped versions of 1945k III, Forgotten Worlds, Sol Divide and Vendetta, the Italian release of Mustache Boy, 286-based versions of the Intel iSBC, ... (Read More)
November 28, 2016
Update At System11's With Some MAME Bits
The MAME bits I noticed but could have missed more:
-New Janshi bought for dumping
-Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Jong
-Biomechanical Toy older version with undumped music roms
Fingers crossed the Batman is an undumped revision.
November 27, 2016
DU: 2 Coy About Sega Games
Gerald Coy dumped the original no rev versions of Super Visual Football and Sega Rally DX.
Emu Loader: MAME And Arcade Frontend v8.2.9 Released
Just a couple fixes.
go to http://emuloader.mameworld.info for more details.
November 24, 2016
Emu Loader: MAME And Arcade "Oppsie" v8.2.8 Released
That's what I get by uploading versions in a hurry!
go to http://emuloader.mameworld.info for more info
I should all be OK now...
November 23, 2016
Emu Loader: MAME And Arcade Frontend v8.2.7 Released
Minor fix for MAMu_ icons folder setting not saving to .ini when exiting the frontend.
More info at http://emuloader.mameworld.info
MAMEscore.net (Back) Online
Years ago I made the website www.mamescore.net where users could upload their highscores and share them with the rest of the MAME players. After a server crash, it was down for nearly 3 years.
I finally took the time to rewrite the website and bring it back online. The old highscores are still there. I tried to contact the old users, but some email addresses I had are not in use anymore. I you were a registered user and you don't know your old login name or email address anymore, please contact me and I will look it up in the database. After that you can request to reset your password en continue using www.mamescore.net
If you play MAME games and like to share your highscores, please go to www.mamescore.net and create an account.
Hope to see you all there,
November 22, 2016
IV/Play 1.8.1 Released
4X performance increase for launch / exit.
Emu Loader: MAME And Arcade Frontend v8.2.6 Released
To EL's website, now... GO!
Changes and improvements to thumbnails view, preview snapshots feature and a truckload of bug fixes.
Play Online Fruit Machines and UK Style Pub Slots!