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HowardC
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Re: What ever you do...
12/23/13 07:54 AM


> > Except that this just isn't true. Mame's output system isn't platform
> independent...
> > it's pretty much windows only, so there is no reason that pinball interfacing can't
> > be treated in a similar manner. Make an input system similar to the output system
> > (technically you could use the exact same method) and you are done.
>
> Aww, dammit, I imagined writing Linux/*BSD/Mac OS X output support.
>
> *checks*
>
> Oh, I didn't! Hurray!
>
> > But just for the record like 70% of the pinball games in mame are broken... I'm not
> > sure why... they work in pinmame so it could be used as a guide to hook them up.
> > Maybe pinmame's emulation drivers are all hacked up? Maybe it's just that nobody
> can
> > be bothered to work on them?
>
> PinMAME's code is really, really awful. It's so bad that even people who think
> MAMEdev makes up coding standards to avoid doing actual work agrees their code should
> be nuked from orbit.

Thanks for replying. Is it a deal with the core structure being all wonky or the individual drivers themselves, or both?

I would comment on the quality of the code, but so long as the emulation is accurate and it works... well glass houses and stones and what-not.







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* [Annc] Unit3D Pinball pre-alpha released. John IV 12/21/13 01:11 AM
. * has anyone even got this running DJ_Infinity  12/27/13 12:03 AM
. * Re: has anyone even got this running hotgraphics  12/27/13 01:41 AM
. * What ever you do... Dullaron  12/21/13 08:01 AM
. * Re: What ever you do... John IVModerator  12/21/13 08:40 AM
. * Re: What ever you do... zambr  12/21/13 04:10 PM
. * Re: What ever you do... StilettoAdministrator  12/21/13 05:35 PM
. * Re: What ever you do... HowardC  12/22/13 01:25 AM
. * Re: What ever you do... Anonymous  12/23/13 06:46 AM
. * Re: What ever you do... HowardC  12/23/13 07:45 AM
. * Re: What ever you do... Anonymous  12/23/13 03:46 PM
. * Re: What ever you do... R. Belmont  12/23/13 05:06 AM
. * Re: What ever you do... HowardC  12/23/13 07:54 AM
. * Re: What ever you do... R. Belmont  12/23/13 09:10 PM
. * Re: What ever you do... Dullaron  12/23/13 06:32 AM
. * Re: [Annc] Unit3D Pinball pre-alpha released. Mr. DoAdministrator  12/21/13 06:38 AM
. * Re: [Annc] Unit3D Pinball pre-alpha released. HowardC  12/22/13 01:28 AM
. * Re: [Annc] Unit3D Pinball pre-alpha released. Dullaron  12/22/13 04:21 AM
. * Re: [Annc] Unit3D Pinball pre-alpha released. HowardC  12/22/13 06:25 AM
. * Re: [Annc] Unit3D Pinball pre-alpha released. John IVModerator  12/22/13 06:39 AM
. * Re: [Annc] Unit3D Pinball pre-alpha released. HowardC  12/22/13 07:15 AM
. * Re: [Annc] Unit3D Pinball pre-alpha released. John IVModerator  12/22/13 08:16 AM
. * Re: [Annc] Unit3D Pinball pre-alpha released. HowardC  12/22/13 08:35 AM
. * Re: [Annc] Unit3D Pinball pre-alpha released. hotgraphics  12/21/13 03:02 AM

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