> I know he is, he is doing a great job. I am saying there is no CPU's fast enough to
> run anything past the 90's at full speed yet, so when will MAME be able to run Outrun
> 2 at a nice speed, it will be a long time, it has a CPU like 4 times faster than
> Model 3's, so there is no point emulating even games from the early 2000's at the
> moment. And Scud Race is a step 1 model 3 game from 1996 so if the latest CPU's and
> video cards can barely run that at full speed then it could be 5 to 10 years before
> CPU'S can run games like Outrun 2 at a nice speed. CPU technology advances very
> slowly in these modern times, the Intel core 2 duo was released in 2006 and then in
> 1010 they released the core i7, which was only 2 times faster than the core 2 DUO,
> you will need something about 5 times faster than what they have now to play Outrun 2
> at a playable speed, i am guessing that a CPU that can run Naomi at a playable speed
> is 5 years away and Outrun 2 about 10 years away, so they may as well in my opinion
> just forget about them for a while and emulate what is worth emulating, a lot of the
> Naomi games are garbage visually and gameplay wise as well, rushed jobs, many are not
> worth emulating even if there was something fast enough to run them at a playable
> speed with the proper arcade machine emulation that only MAME offers.
That never stopped MAME from emulating Midway Hardware back then.
Besides, the true purpose of MAME is document hardware. That's what made other emulators get to work in part. Even some authors from those emulators contribute to MAME.
That aside, I feel guilty because the first thing that came to mind when reading the post was "damn, there goes more or proper laserdisc dumps". Good luck Aaron and thanks for everything. Fulfill yourself in life is more important than any games.