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Re: From MAMEDev: Attention for all derivative builds
03/06/16 06:39 AM


> And what is this "free games" debate lately? I dont see anything wrong with gaming,
> cause thats how MAME started and how the majority sees MAME, even if MAME has grown
> up in the past view years. I dont mind if there are some more games (or less) and
> have no interest to see games appearing at any cost, but if you talk about accuracy,
> i see a big loss for kicking CRT-support and i am sure that i am not the only person
> who see it that way and you should stop thinking that this is only 1% of the MAME
> community and even if this would be true (which is not), exactly this 1% is the
> community that really cares about accuracy, that you initially treat with contempt.

This is wrong in so many ways its not funny.

MAME has always been about preservation. We've been fielding people who say it should be about free games for close to two decades now, there's no "lately" about it. MAME has "grown up" somewhat in terms of development processes in the last year or so, but preservation was always the goal, nothing changed there.

We are not dropping CRT support, I don't know why you keep saying that. We have brought Calamity (of GroovyMAME fame) onboard, and intend to improve our CRT support. The only thing we removed was a mess of obsolete code that depended heavily on deprecated Microsoft APIs.

Finally, far less than 1% of the "MAME community" actually contributes to the project, and strangely enough the people who contribute also happen to care about preservation. We've come almost twenty years with this approach, why should we break it now?

The classic example of an emulator that focussed on playability and supporting old hardware is NeoRageX. Where's NeoRageX now? It got steamrolled by the MAME train. For all the bitching about MAMEdev, the fact that people still use MAME, and in fact have abandoned emulators that aligned more closely with what they demand from MAMEdev, shows that MAME is doing something right.







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* From MAMEDev: Attention for all derivative builds StilettoAdministrator 03/04/16 07:48 PM
. * Re: From MAMEDev: Attention for all derivative builds mangamuscle  03/05/16 08:11 AM
. * Re: From MAMEDev: Attention for all derivative builds MooglyGuy  03/05/16 10:58 AM
. * Re: From MAMEDev: Attention for all derivative builds uman  03/05/16 01:29 PM
. * Re: From MAMEDev: Attention for all derivative builds Vas Crabb  03/06/16 06:39 AM
. * Re: From MAMEDev: Attention for all derivative builds uman  03/06/16 11:59 AM
. * Re: From MAMEDev: Attention for all derivative builds MooglyGuy  03/05/16 02:05 PM
. * Re: From MAMEDev: Attention for all derivative builds uman  03/05/16 04:22 PM
. * Re: From MAMEDev: Attention for all derivative builds MooglyGuy  03/05/16 05:57 PM
. * Re: From MAMEDev: Attention for all derivative builds SmitdoggAdministrator  03/05/16 08:46 PM
. * Re: From MAMEDev: Attention for all derivative builds uman  03/05/16 07:48 PM
. * Can be discussed thanks (nt) SmitdoggAdministrator  03/05/16 05:59 AM
. * Re: From MAMEDev: Attention for all derivative builds Haze  03/04/16 07:57 PM
. * Re: From MAMEDev: Attention for all derivative builds John IVModerator  03/05/16 12:12 PM

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