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Re: minimaws: a reference -listxml consumer
08/04/17 09:23 AM


As of d969333, minimaws demonstrates how to expose a little-known MAME feature: slot card BIOS selection. It's possible to select BIOS versions for certain slot devices, mostly Commodore peripherals (note elision of default BIOS on second disk drive, and forcing an empty slot):


Unfortunately this was broken at some point, so it doesn't actually work in MAME 0.188, and the necessary information wasn't being exposed in the -listxml output for devices (as opposed to systems). Anyway, that's all fixed for the next release. If you want to expose this in your frontend and can't follow the logic from the reference implementation, give me a yell and I'll try to walk you through it.

(I've gone to the trouble of eliding defaults in minimaws to make the command line preview look prettier. If you're developing a front-end there's no real need to do the elision step - MAME won't get upset if you supply default options explicitly.)







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Subject Posted by Posted on
* minimaws: a reference -listxml consumer Vas Crabb 08/03/17 05:47 PM
. * Bro stop saying "elide", nobody knows what the hell that word means *nt* MooglyGuy  08/04/17 11:52 AM
. * Re: Bro stop saying "elide", nobody knows what the hell that word means *nt* StilettoAdministrator  08/04/17 06:25 PM
. * Re: Bro stop saying "elide", nobody knows what the hell that word means *nt* Vas Crabb  08/04/17 06:41 PM
. * Re: Bro stop saying "elide", nobody knows what the hell that word means *nt* BIOS-D  08/06/17 02:53 PM
. * Re: Bro stop saying "elide", nobody knows what the hell that word means *nt* StilettoAdministrator  08/06/17 06:13 AM
. * Re: Bro stop saying "elide", nobody knows what the hell that word means *nt* MooglyGuy  08/05/17 01:07 AM
. * Re: minimaws: a reference -listxml consumer Vas Crabb  08/04/17 10:28 AM
. * Re: minimaws: a reference -listxml consumer Vas Crabb  08/04/17 09:23 AM

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