> too stir the pot...except that said group has also decided games like Monaco GP and
> Pong (etc) are to be left out.
> These games also fit the definitions as you laid out in your post.
> Sure these are not processor based games, but the bottom line is that the circuitry
> can be emulated. I know the arguement is that this is not called emulation but
> simulation - this I do not understand, is the processor of all the other games not
> being simulated as well? Are you not running code that gives a mathematical solution
> to processor operation? Why would one also not call the code used to give a
> mathematical solution to a and/or/nor/etc gate the same?
If I remember right, the official response was MAME architecture could not emulate non-processor games properly. It was more a special driver simulating the look of the game rather than the original. They were removed by then. Also that happened three or four administration changes ago. Not referring to the team decision change by itself, but rather how long has passed since they took that decision. MAME didn't have discrete sound emulation or an improved artwork system.