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Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android
09/14/11 09:37 PM


> Yes, it's based on 0.37 like all the other MAMEforAll builds. MAMEforAll is a fork
> of MAME, maintained for it's portability. Just because it's "old" doesn't mean it's
> "bad". Lots of emulators get ported in this fashion (e.g. FCEU, SNES9x, etc.)

It's not that it's old, it's more on the prehistoric side. It would be like porting Windows 3.1 to a device simply because it has less overhead than a later GUI system, or it's simply easier to do (not that the actual source code is available, just an example though). If the iMAME4all group had another look at later versions, they would be amazed to find how some of them would still run at a reasonable speed on modern devices.

With those 1980s games you mention, just about every game since 0.37 has been significantly improved in terms of emulation, for example Bubble Bobble's gameplay fixed after its MCU code was extracted via decapping, discrete sound emulation instead of simulation using recorded samples, hundreds of PALs, GALs, PICs and MCUs dumped/decapped, original versions which may have only been available as bootlegs in 0.37 (or not working due to encryption/protection, or just in the too hard basket at the time), and games which were simply not dumped or acquired when the 0.37 BETA cycle was out 11 years ago.

I would imagine it would actually be more difficult to maintain or update such an old release these days, especially when it comes to adding games or bug fixes from much later versions of MAME - the core and source design has been changed many times in the past decade, for example the move to Win32 instead of pure MS-DOS, the 0.107 video update, two evolutions of the cheat system (0.60 32-bit DAT and 0.126 XML), the recent jump to C++ code (and MESS-in-MAME, half a million shoddy gambling games...)







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* MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Ad_Enuff 09/12/11 02:31 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Bernoulli  09/15/11 01:10 AM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Ad_Enuff  09/15/11 01:24 AM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Procyon  09/14/11 05:51 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Heihachi_73  09/14/11 09:37 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android R. Belmont  09/14/11 09:26 PM
. * Interesting Statement Anonymous  09/17/11 09:15 PM
. * Re: Interesting Statement Firehawke  09/18/11 12:57 AM
. * Re: Interesting Statement Anonymous  09/18/11 05:45 PM
. * Re: Interesting Statement B2K24  09/18/11 06:41 PM
. * Re: Interesting Statement redk9258  09/18/11 07:00 PM
. * Re: Interesting Statement Anonymous  09/19/11 12:06 AM
. * Re: Interesting Statement R. Belmont  09/17/11 10:10 PM
. * Re: Interesting Statement Anonymous  09/17/11 11:30 PM
. * Re: Interesting Statement R. Belmont  09/18/11 12:52 AM
. * Re: Interesting Statement Reznor007  09/18/11 12:22 AM
. * Re: Interesting Statement SmitdoggAdministrator  09/17/11 09:33 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Procyon  09/15/11 03:39 AM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android StilettoAdministrator  09/15/11 05:41 AM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android URherenow  09/15/11 04:43 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Vas Crabb  09/15/11 04:46 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android URherenow  09/15/11 04:56 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Vas Crabb  09/15/11 05:51 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android R. Belmont  09/15/11 08:10 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Heihachi_73  09/14/11 09:26 AM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android URherenow  09/15/11 04:53 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android ChuckH  09/15/11 12:02 AM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android VirtuaIceMan  09/15/11 12:53 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Reznor007  09/14/11 01:33 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android R. Belmont  09/14/11 05:23 PM
. * I rather buy the Capcom games on iTunes Store that doesn't uses roms. Dullaron  09/13/11 05:52 AM
. * 319 MB? *nt* Bart T.  09/13/11 06:25 AM
. * Re: 319 MB? *nt* Roberto Fresca  09/14/11 08:41 AM
. * Re: 319 MB? *nt* Qun Mang  09/14/11 02:22 AM
. * Re: 319 MB? *nt* B2K24  09/13/11 06:34 AM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Andrew  09/12/11 11:30 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android R. Belmont  09/12/11 04:49 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Anonymous  09/16/11 07:48 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android R. Belmont  09/16/11 07:59 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Anonymous  09/16/11 09:01 PM
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. * Re: iCade - An iPad Arcade Cabinet..... R. Belmont  09/15/11 08:18 PM
. * Re: iCade - An iPad Arcade Cabinet..... Firehawke  09/18/11 01:10 AM
. * Re: iCade - An iPad Arcade Cabinet..... Tingoes  09/19/11 01:33 PM
. * Re: iCade - An iPad Arcade Cabinet..... B2K24  09/15/11 06:37 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Digitalghost  09/15/11 04:29 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android R. Belmont  09/16/11 07:52 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android zambr  09/12/11 11:23 PM
. * Re: MAME4droid - v1.02 - MAME Emulator on Android Ad_Enuff  09/12/11 05:13 PM
. * Mame0.37 ?? Anonymous  09/12/11 08:58 PM
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. * Re: Nvidia Tegra 3 / Kal-El Firehawke  09/18/11 01:05 AM
. * Re: Nvidia Tegra 3 / Kal-El R. Belmont  09/17/11 06:51 PM
. * Re: Nvidia Tegra 3 / Kal-El Quantum Leaper  09/17/11 07:02 PM
. * Re: Nvidia Tegra 3 / Kal-El R. Belmont  09/17/11 10:00 PM
. * Re: Nvidia Tegra 3 / Kal-El StilettoAdministrator  09/17/11 06:51 PM
. * Re: Nvidia Tegra 3 / Kal-El Firehawke  09/18/11 02:07 AM
. * Re: Nvidia Tegra 3 / Kal-El Anonymous  09/16/11 07:57 PM
. * Re: Nvidia Tegra 3 / Kal-El redk9258  09/16/11 09:55 PM
. * Re: Nvidia Tegra 3 / Kal-El Anonymous  09/17/11 08:42 PM
. * Re: Nvidia Tegra 3 / Kal-El R. Belmont  09/16/11 08:01 PM
. * Re: Mame0.37 ?? R. Belmont  09/12/11 09:40 PM
. * Re: Mame0.37 ?? B2K24  09/12/11 10:06 PM
. * Re: Mame0.37 ?? R. Belmont  09/13/11 04:47 PM

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