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Re: Passing the Torch
04/28/12 05:30 AM


> > > > Will MESS and MAME be merging soon?
> > >
> > > Let's hope that will never happen !
> >
> > WHY NOT???
> >...
> Creating a mastodon of a project/program would lead to a dilution of it. I hope that
> in the near future MAME team will realize how wrong is adding mechanical games to
> MAME and will make decision to remove that ballast from emulator.
>
> I am taking the opportunity to thank Kale for all His work in leading the project and
> all my best to Miodrag Milanovic for taking the torch. (hot one, I suppose)

While I can agree with that on paper... in real life it doesn't make much sense. MAME and MESS are essentially the same program at this point, they share so much code it isn't even funny. And this is a GOOD thing. There isn't any point in inventing the wheel twice and many arcade systems are offshoots of consoles and vice versa. The only thing the seperate compiles does is make it easier for the end user to manage their romz. That isn't a bad thing, but let's not kid ourselves, that is the only benefit.

I also think that adding the mechanical games into mame was a very smart decision. How long has age mame been around? How long has it been stalled? Addding it to mame does two things.... it gets those ancient games back in the public eye and it preserves them by putting them in an active project.

I honestly don't know why everybody and their brother complains about them really. Their is a very blatent "ismechanical" flag in mame's listxml that any front-end or any rommanger wroth two cents can use to filter them out.







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* Passing the Torch Cypress 04/26/12 10:26 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch kevenz  04/27/12 07:21 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch MetalliC  04/27/12 06:40 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch zambr  04/27/12 07:26 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch MAMu_  04/27/12 09:56 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch hammad  04/27/12 06:11 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch AntoPISA  04/27/12 06:01 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Cyberzinho Punk  04/27/12 03:48 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Anonymous  04/27/12 02:08 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch AeroCityMayor  04/27/12 01:36 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch redk9258  04/27/12 12:48 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch R. Belmont  04/27/12 04:39 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch DoomSooth  04/27/12 07:50 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch stripe4  04/28/12 01:39 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch B2K24  04/27/12 08:06 AM
. * MACE would fit as well URherenow  04/27/12 08:55 PM
. * Re: MACE would fit as well Heihachi_73  04/28/12 10:07 AM
. * Re: MACE would fit as well B2K24  04/27/12 09:19 PM
. * MAME + MESS = MAME (Multiple Archaic Machine Emulator) krick  04/28/12 06:59 AM
. * Re: MACE would fit as well SmitdoggAdministrator  04/27/12 10:54 PM
. * Re: MACE would fit as well mogli  04/29/12 02:27 AM
. * Re: MACE would fit as well krick  04/28/12 02:16 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Naoki  04/27/12 12:00 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Firehawke  04/27/12 03:47 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Dr. Spankenstein  04/27/12 10:23 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch CTOJAH  04/27/12 12:58 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch NLS  04/27/12 11:17 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch CTOJAH  04/28/12 03:25 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Firehawke  04/28/12 06:38 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch HowardC  04/28/12 05:30 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Shoegazr  04/29/12 04:26 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Firehawke  04/29/12 06:14 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Ramirez  04/28/12 08:52 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch B2K24  04/29/12 02:04 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Ramirez  04/29/12 07:31 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch greybeard  04/29/12 02:09 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Naoki  04/29/12 10:31 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Lewis King  04/29/12 02:18 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Lewis King  04/29/12 01:37 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Ramirez  04/29/12 05:09 PM
. * Shut up! Lewis King  04/29/12 10:16 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch zambr  04/27/12 11:32 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Firehawke  04/28/12 06:37 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch zambr  04/28/12 11:42 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Firehawke  04/28/12 11:47 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Solstar  04/28/12 12:42 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch zambr  04/28/12 01:43 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch acdacd  04/28/12 02:28 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch kevenz  04/28/12 02:45 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Lewis King  04/28/12 03:13 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch CptGuapo  04/27/12 12:04 AM
. * Re: Passing the Torch B2K24  04/26/12 11:21 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch METRODUCK  04/26/12 11:34 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch redk9258  04/26/12 10:49 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Kitsune Sniper  04/26/12 11:00 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch greybeard  04/26/12 11:16 PM
. * Re: Passing the Torch Lewis King  04/26/12 11:21 PM

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