I've got some MAME news for those interested in the
progress of MAME 0.34. Nicola has announced the close of
code nearing and is asking all developers that have
unfinished drivers to submit them. This means that what
you have seen up to MAME 0.34b7 is probably what you'll
see on the official MAME 0.34 once it is released. As
you already know, it is planned to have a cool round
1000 games emulated. Since the close of code announcements
a couple of interesting things have shown up.
|MAME News & fixed vMAME - November 17, '98 by JoseQ
Bryan McPhail, Data East extraordinaire, has submitted
his drivers among which a playable version of Oscar came
out. I don't remember completely about this game, but it
came out by the time Karnov was out, and I believe it was
based on similar graphics hardware. This game has 3 processors though, so don't expect any magic out of your
Intel CPU. In this driver, also Ghostbuster and Mazehunter
are added to the MAME list.
Interestingly enough, even a preliminary CPS-2 driver
was submitted by Paul Leaman. The driver, designed for
Street Fighter Alfa, had been developed up to the point
of identifying the graphics and some other details, but the
code is really encrypted. No word on who will continue
working on this driver if anyone.
You will probably also see some speedups in various
games including the just added TMS34010 games (MK, NBA Jam,
Smash TV, etc.). Talking about speed, you may want to check
the updated version of vMAME which has included the joystick
fix. You can download this from The
Official vMAME Page. This version of MAME is supposed
to be faster AND it includes the joystick fix, so you should
probably give it a try. Thanks for reading!
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