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Re: MAME 0.141u1
01/25/11 05:04 AM


> Nice work, that is indeed a huge U release.
>
> So what's the impetus/goals for PinMAME inclusion?

Not speaking on behalf of the team, but... Thricefold:
1. More food for the CPU cores. Importing PinMAME code brings the project a sound chip emulation and a CPU emulation that it didn't already have in the emulation source (which were basically reimplemented from scratch), and ROMs to test them with. The more food for testing the CPU cores, the happier MAMEDEV is.

2. Bringing modernization to an emulation that has historically used an outdated MAME core. You can have an updated core and rapidly updated drivers, the two are not mutually exclusive.

3. They feel like it. More and more the project becomes "what could be found in the arcades".

As for goals - what Tafoid said. A modern architecture for pinball games, and the eventual output is expected to be no better than PinMAME other than:
a. several years' worth of CPU and sound emulation updates
b. modernization
c. "proper" documentation using current thoughts on the matter
d. make use of fancy artwork features, like the Doctor Who fruit machine.

> How ... or does ... Aaron's continued efforts to port parts of the code to C++ fit
> into supporting multiple machines?

I may be way off base, but I see it as mostly "updating the architecture to make use of modern compiler features" - in other words, just to update. That it may benefit running multiple machines simultaneously is "just a nice side effect."

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* MAME 0.141u1 Cypress 01/24/11 08:51 AM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 ShimaPong  02/07/11 03:38 PM
. * show us the code -nt- Vas Crabb  02/08/11 12:49 PM
. * he'll never show it. it's easier to ban this troll [nt] abelenki  02/08/11 04:30 PM
. * Re: he'll never show it. it's easier to ban this troll [nt] hap  02/09/11 06:24 PM
. * Re: he'll never show it. it's easier to ban this troll [nt] franciscohs  02/09/11 02:49 AM
. * Re: he'll never show it. it's easier to ban this troll [nt] Kitsune Sniper  02/09/11 03:44 AM
. * Re: he'll never show it. it's easier to ban this troll [nt] SmitdoggAdministrator  02/09/11 03:37 AM
. * Re: he'll never show it. it's easier to ban this troll [nt] franciscohs  02/09/11 01:41 PM
. * Re: he'll never show it. it's easier to ban this troll [nt] R. Belmont  02/09/11 05:24 PM
. * Re: he'll never show it. it's easier to ban this troll [nt] Roman  02/09/11 09:34 AM
. * Re: he'll never show it. it's easier to ban this troll [nt] SmitdoggAdministrator  02/09/11 09:40 AM
. * just ignore him as most people do at this point *nt* etabeta  02/08/11 06:05 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 CiroConsentino  01/25/11 07:43 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 etabeta  01/25/11 08:07 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 CiroConsentino  01/25/11 08:46 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 etabeta  01/25/11 10:29 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 CiroConsentino  01/26/11 12:13 AM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 Cyberzinho Punk  01/25/11 03:48 AM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 bdam  01/25/11 02:21 AM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 StilettoAdministrator  01/25/11 05:04 AM
. * Thanks Stiletto - NT bdam  01/25/11 02:45 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 Naoki  01/25/11 12:11 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 krick  01/25/11 08:48 AM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 russ h.  01/24/11 09:08 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 TafoidAdministrator  01/24/11 09:27 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 Derrick Renaud  01/24/11 09:58 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 russ h.  01/25/11 03:41 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 AnimalBear  01/24/11 07:40 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 out. pongplaya  01/24/11 04:56 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 out. ShimaPong  01/24/11 04:13 PM
. * Excuse me, what the f**k... Lord Nightmare  01/25/11 05:02 AM
. * Re: Excuse me, what the f**k... CrapBoardSoftware  01/25/11 04:13 PM
. * Re: Excuse me, what the f**k... pongplaya  01/25/11 06:54 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 out. AntoPISA  01/24/11 03:20 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 out. CiroConsentino  01/24/11 07:51 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 out. TafoidAdministrator  01/24/11 08:15 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 out. CiroConsentino  01/25/11 12:28 AM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 out. TrevEB  01/24/11 05:26 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 out. TafoidAdministrator  01/24/11 05:43 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 out. BIOS-D  01/24/11 09:24 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 out gregf  01/24/11 12:53 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 out R. Belmont  01/24/11 05:44 PM
. * Re: MAME 0.141u1 out Ziggy100  01/24/11 06:17 PM
. * MAME0141u1b redk9258  01/24/11 10:26 AM
. * MAME0141u1b_64bit redk9258  01/24/11 10:16 AM
. * Re: MAME0141u1b_64bit Cypress  01/24/11 10:30 AM
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