I've been following MAME on and off for the better part of two decades. I remember that there were games that wouldn't work/work properly due to unemulated protection, but a bootleg clone would be playable/more playable. That list has steadily declined over the years, but I'm going through the complete 0.185 set and would like to get rid of as many bootlegs as possible. However, I want to keep any that are more functional than the parent (has sound when the parent doesn't, works when the parent doesn't, etc.). I also would like to know if there are any examples of clones in general where this still applies (e.g., unprotected official clone sets).
In addition, if anybody knows of any clone sets (bootleg or not) which are unaffected by emulator bugs which affect the parent, I'd be glad to know which ones I should keep.
Finally, I want to look out for bootlegs/clones have improvements in performance over the parent in the "real world," not just in emulation, due to running on more powerful hardware. Someone brought up bootlegs of Double Dragon which have less slowdown due to running on souped-up hardware compared to the official boards, is there anything else like that emulated in MAME right now?
In short, I'm after any games that still have bootlegs or official clones that are more "playable" than the parent set, whether due to lack of protection, better hardware on the real board the set emulates, or lack of bugs in emulation that affect the parent. I posted on the MAME subreddit, but with Haze and others here, I'm asking here as well to get more expert insight into this. Thanks!
Edited by TServo2049 (05/18/17 08:06 PM)