MAME 0.188 for macOS & Raspberry Pi

The grass in my yard is turning brown, the mailbox is too hot to open, Cicadas are starting to get so loud you want to shout “shut up!” at them. Summer is in full flight, July is winding into August and a new MAME is here.

This month has been something of a Decapattack as various previously undumped chips have had thier tops ripped off and their naughty bits photographed. As a result, some Gaelco games are now playable and repairable, and colours are now correct in a couple of games.

If you thought emulating an EPOS terminal was a bit odd, this months added emulation of the INTELLEC® 4 interactive debugger and programmer for Intel 4004/4040 chips will have you scratching your head at the various blinkenlights and switches.

There are various new clones added including an easy mode version of Op Wolf for those of you who suck at the normal version.

There is the usual encyclopaedia of improvements and fixes in the whatsnew, (I even get a credit this month as I contributed some vector art for a couple of Game & Watch games). Here is the official announcement about the release and this is the official release page where you can get the Windows build (why would you want that‽) or the source code if you fancy a confused look and a major headache! Visit the Github page to see all the code monkey mutterings.

A macOS build is now available on my MAME page, it was built using the latest Sierra build and XCode 8. There is also a Raspberry Pi version built with GCC 6.3.

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MAME 0.187 for macOS & Raspberry Pi

The summer is here! All over the world, MAME wizards are being forced to leave their compilers behind and spend a couple of weeks squinting in the sunshine and nursing sunburned bits of themselves because it’s “good for you to get outside”. They have my sympathy (and if they need it, they can have my calamine).

The last thing they managed to do before being dragged outside, kicking and screaming like Nosferatu on a sunny day is release MAME 0.187

Included this month is Donkey Kong and Mario Bros. Game & Watch, two machines I wanted as a child while I was forced to play my Galaxy Invader 1000 (already emulated). A new version of Pengo (one of my fave arcade machines of all time), Waku Waku Ultraman Racing (Never heard of it!) and a bunch of other new goodies that you will find hidden in the whatsnew. A lot of improvements have been made to the Apple II and TRS-80/CoCo/Dragon computers lately, this month brings a Dragon 64 Plus and lots of improvements to the CoCo/Dragon drivers, well worth having a look at (you may become a CoCo nut too!).

The X68000 has been given a MIDI card and you can now do clever stuff like sending the MIDI data from a game running on an emulated X68000 in MAME on a MacBook, to a Roland Sound Canvas Emulator running on an iPad Pro over a wireless MIDI link and get this sort of output!

Cool eh?

The whatsnew this month is shorter than last, no doubt due to the enforced packing and hunting for passports! Here is the official announcement about the release and this is the official release page where you can get the Windows build (why would you want that‽) or the source code if you fancy a confused look and a major headache! Visit the Github page to see all the code monkey mutterings.

A macOS build is now available on my MAME page, it was built using the latest Sierra build and XCode 8. There is also a Raspberry Pi version built with GCC 6.3.

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As a side note, Debian Stretch went ‘stable’ last week and this means that there will be a new version of Raspbian soon using Stretch instead of Jessie for packages. This will bring GCC up to a working version for MAME without messing with the packages and means I will be able to remove the old MAME version I’ve been leaving online for compatibility reasons and clean up the articles on how to compile MAME for yourself.

MAME 0.186 for macOS

Those insomniac code-monkeys have had a busy and long month this month, there was altogether much less gas than last month and a lot of cool stuff has happened.

It looks like the piece of last months MAME that broke off and hit the floor was reattached with spit and sawdust upside down! Acchi Muite Hoi turns out to actually be called Pata Pata Panic and the game was unplayable because a bit of sawdust was stuck in the sound mapping.

There are a bunch of new working arcade games this month including Space Cyclone and Hashire Patrol Car which should please all those who donated to purchase the boards. A generous selection of new working clones have been added, as have a pretty great selection of previously non-working handheld games.

Lastly there are a load of new non-working drivers that people will be complaining about for the next few months.

Something for everyone (except Nazi’s, theres nothing here for Nazi’s those people are bad)

The whatsnew this month is very long and well worth the read, you can see that these guys have very understanding partners indeed! Here is the official announcement about the release (there is a lot less talk of monkeys in that one) and this is the official release page where you can get the Windows build (why would you want that‽) or the source code if you fancy a confused look and a major headache! Visit the Github page to see all the code monkey mutterings.

A macOS build is now available on my MAME page, it was built using the latest Sierra build and XCode 8. The Raspberry Pi version is currently broken due to a problem with GCC6.2 a new version will be posted as soon as I get it working.

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MAME 0.185 for Raspberry Pi & macOS

As the last Wednesday of the month approached; from the depths of the mamedev cave, a loud series of grunting sounds was heard.

There was a bit of a kerfuffle, a cloud of dust, a couple of screams and some sleepy code-monkeys staggered out, blinking into the light with a finely crafted new version of MAME to present to the ever grateful masses. One of the monkeys rubbed the new version of MAME on his tshirt; a piece broke off and hit the floor, he reattached it with some spit and sawdust.

Placing the shiny (and slightly dented) new prize on a nearby rock, the code-monkeys scratched, farted and ambled back into the cave, disappearing into the dark where they would remain, shouting at one another, uttering the phrase “git pull” and ignoring the world until the same time next month.

What wonders had the monkeys bestowed upon the great unwashed? Let’s have a little look…

  • 6 MAMETesters Bugs, have been squashed
  • 8 New machines are now working
  • 12 Clones of existing machines are now working
  • 3 Previously non-working machines are now working
  • 19 New machines have been added that don’t work yet
  • 9 New clones have been added that don’t work yet
  • Lots of software has been added to the software lists for various Systems
  • An enormous amount of code has gone into improving the existing emulation, the details of which you can read about in the whatsnew.txt file

macOS and RaspberryPi builds are now available on my MAME page. The Mac version was built using the latest Sierra build and XCode 8, the Raspberry Pi version was built on a Pi3 using the instructions on this site.

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MAME 0.184 for Raspberry Pi & macOS

Well, it’s the last Wednesday of the month, and I hope you know what that means: it’s time for your regularly scheduled MAME release. There aren’t a huge number of new working machines in this release, but there are some significant improvements. Thanks to kazblox, MAME now emulates some of the peculiarities of Famicom clone hardware, and thanks to shattered, emulation of the Agat-7 Apple II clone is improved. Peter Ferrie provided a superior Apple II language card implementation. We’ve got lots of additions to the BBC and PC software lists from Nigel Barnes and darkstar.

We’ve made substantial improvements to some of MAME’s non-emulation features. The -romident verb is now much faster when used on a folder or archive containing multiple files, and will identify ROMs for emulated slot devices that aren’t inserted by default. The -listxml output now includes all linked devices, and is produced at least 30% faster. We’ve also improved -verifyroms so it covers more devices and is faster when verifying ROMs for a subset of drivers/devices.

MAME 0.184 includes support for plenty of newly dumped versions of supported arcade games, including a rare US prototype of Shanghai III, the world release of Super Crowns Golf, a version of Flashgirl that shows the Kyugo logo, a German version of Raiden II, the Japanese release of Radical Radial, and bootlegs of Bomber Man and Phoenix. There are also several new chess computers, and even more Aristocrat Mark V gambler sets. If you’re interested in the TI-8x graphing calculators, it’s now possible to get an emulated TI-82 or TI-85 to communicate with another emulated instance or with a program running on the host computer over a socket.

You can read about the rest of the improvements in the whatsnew.txt file

macOS and RaspberryPi builds are now available on my MAME page. The Mac version was built using the latest Sierra build and XCode 8, the Raspberry Pi version was built on a Pi3 using the instructions on this site.  

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MAME 0.183 for Raspberry Pi & macOS

February has arrived and the Casanovas over at MAME Towers have given us a love token in the form of MAME 0.183.

Among the ridiculously long list of new things, fixed things, improved things, and new broken things; there’s a slew of new and incredibly rare arcade machines, a bunch of new handheld games (which I am surprised to find myself enjoying quite a lot!), fixes for Amiga (yay!), improvements to Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja (save president Ronnie!) and no more crashing if you have an invalid cheat!

macOS and RaspberryPi builds are now available on my MAME page. The Mac version was built using the latest Sierra build and XCode 8, the Raspberry Pi version was built on a Pi3 using the instructions on this site.  

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MAME 0.182 for Raspberry Pi & macOS

Hobbling in slowly in last place I finally have MAME 0.182 up! 

First one of the year, must try harder. 

Ok this month there’s a whole bunch of interesting back end stuff happening with serial ports and new sound cores and other cool things, some long time emulated games are looking and sounding better than they ever were. The flagship change (at least for the gamers) is ten new German and Czech ROM sets for the Poly Play system and a few non-working rarities are now working!

There are far too many improvements to list here, but you can read all about it in the whatsnew.txt or wait for the video from the Awesome DefinitelyRussian!

macOS and RaspberryPi builds are now available on my MAME page. The Mac version was built using the latest Sierra build and XCode 8, the Raspberry Pi version was built on a Pi3 using the instructions on this site.  Both builds now include all the tools that come with the windows version of MAME (Hi Stiletto!)

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