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Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers
08/25/17 01:02 PM


> > MAME isn't going to work well on an Intel GMA945. It was never a good GPU, and it
> > doesn't support features MAME needs.
>
> What features? Most people either leave the games with plain stretched pixels or use
> HLSL for the aged, blurry, worn out CRT look, both of which worked perfectly well
> even before the new requirements.
>
> Better put, older video cards simply don't support the video modes that MAME
> inexplicably changed which made it incompatible with just about every video chipset
> made prior to the Windows 8 era yet the changes and video card feature requirements
> were of little to no use to most devs or users anyway. If a certain driver hadn't
> magically started booting games in 0.180 which happened to coincide with the video
> changes, I would have given up on MAME entirely and stuck with 0.179 forever.
>
> MAME, no longer filling people's hard drives with impunity, but filling junkyards
> with desktop PCs which can no longer run MAME properly!

This is simply not true. Just because you cannot (visually) see a difference, it does not mean that the (new) code is useless or just "shiny".


> GMA950/GMA945 D3D drivers don't support non-power-of-two texture dimensions. This
> requires nasty workarounds because pretty much everything MAME wants to draw doesn't
> naturally have dimensions that are powers of two. For whatever reason to OpenGL
> drivers for these cards seem to support non-power-of-two texture dimensions. You can
> use OpenGL or GDI mode on these cards, or try a Windows SDL build in SDL2 accelerated
> mode.


> No, MAMEdev decided that it's no longer worth preserving the code to work around lack
> of support for a useful feature that's been standard on every GPU for over a decade.
> This makes the code easier to read, understand, debug and maintain. It's easy for you
> to complain about it, but you aren't in the position of having to support/maintain
> this stuff.

> Such is life - PCs have limited useful life before they can no longer run new
> software. Do you expect new games and operating systems to support old hardware
> forever? The GMA950/GMA945 were already crippled cards the day they were released
> (saying this as a former GMA950 owner)

Totally agree here. I remember that change by Jezze and all i can say is, that this change accelerated "modern" video cards (not older than 10years) by 20-30%, if HLSL and shadowmasks where enabled.







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Subject Posted by Posted on
* Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers Boki 08/20/17 01:58 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developers Robbbert  08/20/17 05:53 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers Vas Crabb  08/20/17 03:23 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers Heihachi_73  08/23/17 01:31 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers uman  08/25/17 01:02 PM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers Haze  08/23/17 01:57 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers MooglyGuy  08/23/17 07:42 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers anikom15  08/23/17 05:44 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers Dullaron  08/23/17 04:48 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers anikom15  08/24/17 01:20 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers Dullaron  08/24/17 05:08 PM
. * Got it to work now. Turn off the softwarelist from the RetroArch MAME core. Dullaron  08/25/17 11:54 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers Vas Crabb  08/23/17 01:54 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers jonwil  08/24/17 10:37 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers Heihachi_73  08/25/17 04:46 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers B2K24  08/25/17 07:23 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers Vas Crabb  08/25/17 05:44 AM
. * Re: Got a message asking me to report to mame developpers TafoidAdministrator  08/25/17 04:52 AM

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