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MAME source code wanted
#375353 - 04/03/18 07:32 PM


Hi,
I recently compiled about 100 ancient Mame releases, the "u" intermediate versions that are not available on the official website.

The purpose was to generate the xml game lists and then import it to my database online.

The entire process took me a big amount of time, then I put all files, including complete C++ sources, on download section of my website.

Some executable had errors while generating the xml output with -listxml parameter, so I decided to fix these bugs.

There are in total 812 different releases of Mame and old Mess, but I have not found a few releases:


Code:

0.71u3p -> no sources (aka 0.71u3)
0.79u2 -> no sources
0.79u3 -> no sources
0.79u4 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
0.81u1 -> no sources
0.81u2 -> no sources
0.81u3 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
0.81u4 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
0.81u5 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
0.81u6 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
0.81u7 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
0.81u8 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
0.81u9 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
0.88u5 -> no sources
0.88u6 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
0.88u7 -> diffs only (no previous sources)



Do you have any of these source files or can you rise again the missed sources?

All data will be also available in a new page I'm creating, with detailed infos about Mame, release number, changes and advanced filter to search/show only specific data.

Thanks in advance



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Re: MAME source code wanted new [Re: motoschifo]
#375374 - 04/04/18 08:16 PM


> Hi,
> I recently compiled about 100 ancient Mame releases, the "u" intermediate versions
> that are not available on the official website.
>
> The purpose was to generate the xml game lists and then import it to my database
> online.
>
> The entire process took me a big amount of time, then I put all files, including
> complete C++ sources, on download section of my website.
>
> Some executable had errors while generating the xml output with -listxml parameter,
> so I decided to fix these bugs.
>
> There are in total 812 different releases of Mame and old Mess, but I have not found
> a few releases:
>
> 0.71u3p -> no sources (aka 0.71u3)
> 0.79u2 -> no sources
> 0.79u3 -> no sources
> 0.79u4 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
> 0.81u1 -> no sources
> 0.81u2 -> no sources
> 0.81u3 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
> 0.81u4 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
> 0.81u5 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
> 0.81u6 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
> 0.81u7 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
> 0.81u8 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
> 0.81u9 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
> 0.88u5 -> no sources
> 0.88u6 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
> 0.88u7 -> diffs only (no previous sources)
>
>
> Do you have any of these source files or can you rise again the missed sources?
>
> All data will be also available in a new page I'm creating, with detailed infos about
> Mame, release number, changes and advanced filter to search/show only specific data.
>
> Thanks in advance

As far as I am aware, all those releases you are missing are releases that were internal to the MAME team (private) and not issued to the public until the next publicly release diff-source or full source release.
Remember, full sources were typically released only on full integer binary releases outside of the rare large .diff in which it made sense (and saved bandwidth) to just release a full source.

More info and detail for each integer and U release can be found on the MAMEDEV Wiki:
http://wiki.mamedev.org/index.php/Previous_MAME_Versions
In fact, this may mirror a lot of what you are already attempting to accomplish. You may yet be able to get most of the rom data information needed by the listing of each releases' (even private) added sets.



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Re: MAME source code wanted new [Re: Tafoid]
#376018 - 05/05/18 09:43 PM


Thanks for the infos.

I have searched a lot on internet but for now I have found no additional source.

I have found xml gamelists and executables, but no source files.
My website now has all informations of all machine/software ever added on Mame and Mess since 0.1 release, including all "u" releases, so the first goal is reached.

I have added also all source code for drivers, more the a million of files stored and available.

If anyone has source code of missing files, please let me me know


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