> You will never change the fact that to the masses of users the 'museum' claim will > forever translate to "yeah we love that part, but, er, cool story bro now iama play > if you don't mind".
Western civilization has a core fault of a lack of long-term thinking. MAMEdev, along with Jason Scott / the Internet Archive, and several museums, are attempting to rectify some of that. The point isn't that you can play the games, the point is that in 150 years Spock can be playing Space Harrier in his handy private viewer.
> Like it or not even if MAME is a huge preservation media it is for the vast majority > a huge gaming platform.
There's a bunch of misconceptions flying around in this thread. The devs play games too; quite a few own cabinets or a Supergun, and most have active Steam accounts. So it's not exactly waving a crucifix at a vampire to proclaim that people play video games with MAME.
> Like Vaughan I'll always be grateful for what the people who've made MAME did, but > that disdain for the users some of you show is absurd.
And yet in the past 2 years we've added more user features than anything else. HLSL. Lua to let you make hitbox viewers, high score support, advanced AI cheats, and whatever else you want. BGFX to eventually enable accelerated 3D polygon games and to enable next-generation CRT simulation effects (and the effects it generates are fully pluggable through JSON, so you can add an HQ3X pass or a toon shader or whatever you like). A friendly built-in UI. LAN play for Sega Model 1 games. Translations to over 2 dozen languages instead of forcing English down the world's throat. GroovyMAME features incoming for CRT and cabinet users. Even the relicensing is ultimately a user feature; it allows licensed commercial emulators to be based on the emulation quality and features of MAME instead of the crap you often see in those packages.
> It's been mentioned after all: bannister is a more elite place, go have a chat with > gentlemen coders here and leave the stupid plebe to memeworld.
It's not elite; anyone who can read the instructions can sign up, and in general nobody gets banned (if they get fresh with the devs, they get treated to the uncensored words of Haze, Moogly, and Vas Crabb, which tends to keep people in line ;-) Dullaron did it, I dunno what anyone else's problem is.
> Maybe in some years when OLED or similar (4K or more) with gaming monitor variants > will hopefuly become widely available and affordable.
I recently picked up a 4K monitor. It's definitely the future, now we just need video cards capable of driving them well.