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MAME Targets Updated! - September 08,2000 by JoseQ
Randy Hoffman e-mailed me early today about the latest update to MAME Targets. If you don't remember MT from the previous update, it is a site that lists most of the targets MAME aims to emulate in the future. Of course, the latest update includes the deletion of the games added in MAME 0.37b7. Also most of the manufacturer pages were updated, and others were added for: Centuri, Century Electronics, Chicago Coin/Stern, Cinematronics/Vectorbeam/Leland and UPL. Check out the site as there's more new stuff to find there.

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Name: Alessandro Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2000 - (19:05)
Subject: I'm waiting for G.I.Joe...
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Thank you for all!
Please,if is possible,let me know on yours pages if there will be a future
emulation of "BOMBERLORD"(Dynablaster92)"
and"G.I.Joe"...
Excuse my english and my interference.

Many Thanks.

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Name: Alessandro Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2000 - (18:53)
Subject: I'm waiting for G.I.Joeˇ
From:

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Name: Emulover Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2000 - (1:45)
Subject: NON working boards..etc
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Ok. first.. is their a list of *all* arcade games ever made? If so it could be used as a check list for games that have been "saved" by the dumping proccess. Also I have seen images of arcade graveyards with hundreds of machines lying there dead. Even if the board is dead can the rom chip be pulled off and put on a custom board to "suck" it off of the chips? I mean that would be great fun to get a group together in one of those grave yard with clip boards liting games to search for and just pull the boards all day then send them to one of the MAME guys to have them "revived". Who's with this idea?

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Name: Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2000 - (18:35)
Subject: Re: NON working boards..etc
From:
>Ok. first.. is their a list of *all* arcade games ever made?

No, there is no such list, and the lists that are out there have
errors.

Checking the "GAMES.LST" file in the ROMIDENT distribution is
the fastest way to find out if a game has been dumped.

Unless you're in an out of the way place, most of the warehouses
that have game collections have already been searched.

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Name: richardginn Posted: Saturday, September 9, 2000 - (9:21)
Subject: boy are there a lot.....
From:
of games not emulated from the 70's, boy would they be great emulated.

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Name: Mr. Goodwraith Posted: Saturday, September 9, 2000 - (12:11)
Subject: 70s games
From:
Yes, there *are* a lot of them. Sadly, many will never be emulated, because there are no working arcade machines or PCBs left. One of the driving forces of MAME is to prevent games from being lost forever that way.

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Name: MAMER Posted: Saturday, September 9, 2000 - (2:45)
Subject: Mr.Goodwraith
From:
Hello,

Do you have first person knolwedge of this dump?
Also why if the rom has been dumped and unemulated, why can't I get it to try and make a driver to contribute?
I love MAME please don't tell me that they have the ROM but it's not available!
And It's emulation is determined by the MAME team!
That would shatter the whole idea and image that I have of MAME,
Being an ultimate emulator that accepts driver contributions from anyone.
Not an arrogant self sustaining entity!
If it were that way then there should be scheduled releases for all games!
To me MAME is all about the same love we all had for our favorite games!
And if I want to contribute to the project by writing a driver for a game that,
Is currently unemulated, Nowhere in the WIP pages But DUMPED!
Why can't I get a copy to start it's integration?
Sorry for the contet,
But thanks for your time!

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Name: Mr. Goodwraith Posted: Saturday, September 9, 2000 - (12:03)
Subject: ROMs
From:
I was afraid I was going to start seeing messages and threads like this.
Before I begin to address this concern, I'm sorry I could not do so earlier, but I posted the new information on the Web site early Friday morning my time, then had a very long day at work, came home, and went to bed. This is the earliest I have been able to respond.
Having said that...I shouldn't have to do this, but here goes:
I make a strong point in the Contact page on my Web site that people should NOT ask me for ROMs. I will not provide ROMs to anyone, no matter what their stated intentions are, because word would get out and I would soon be spending all my time handling ROM requests from people. Some of these requests would be legitimate, but most would be from people who--regardless of what they say--just want ROMs to add to their collections, or even to sell. This has happened to MAMEDEVs before, and I am NOT going to repeat that mistake.
There have been Web sites, historically speaking, that made unemulated ROMsets publicly available. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be any active ones at the moment. I'm not about to.post any ROMs myself: Even though most ROM sites have not been bothered recently, all that would have to happen would be for some game company or the IDSA to decide that this is the month they're going to make an example of someone in the emulation community, and choose me. Whammo! I'd be in legal Purgatory, along with my Web host, my host's ISP, and who knows who else. I'm not taking that chance.
If you are sincere, and you really want to emulate Ninja Kun, here's what I would suggest: First, ask in Usenet on alt.binaries.emulators.misc if someone could upload the Ninja Kun set. I don't expect this to work, but it's worth a shot.
Secondly, show that you can, in fact, code an emulator or a MAME driver. Have you ever done so? A good demonstration project would be Raiders 5, another UPL game from the same general time frame. The video part of the game is already emulated by JFF, so you can at least see how that's supposed to work. The ROMset is publicly available at Arcade ROM Heaven and elsewhere. Making a good stab at emulating this, or writing a MAME driver for it, might give people enough confidence about your intentions and your ability to release the Ninja Kun set.
Thirdly, you can do what other people have done, which is to set up a Web site dedicated to the emulation of the game. I can provide the information contained in the readme files of both existing sets; perhaps other people will be able to contribute screen shots or other stuff. Getting a good collection of information together might attract the attention of one of the coding members of MAMEDEV (which I am not, yet), who could access the ROMset and help you put together a driver or emulator.
I hope this helps, because it's the best I can do.

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Name: cps2k Posted: Saturday, September 9, 2000 - (8:29)
Subject: Re: Mr.Goodwraith
From:
cos they are rom hoarding assholes?

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Name: Posted: Saturday, September 9, 2000 - (1:00)
Subject:
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Name: MAMER Posted: Friday, September 8, 2000 - (15:16)
Subject: Ninja Kun
From:
Ok on the list it says the Ninja Kid ROM name is Ninjakun.rom
I'm assuming this means it has been dumped!
Anyone know where I can find it?
THANKS

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Name: MAMER Posted: Friday, September 8, 2000 - (17:36)
Subject: Re: Ninja Kun
From:
How would a guy get ahold of the romset to try and make an emulator?
Thanks

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Name: Mr. Goodwraith Posted: Friday, September 8, 2000 - (17:30)
Subject: Re: Ninja Kun
From:
The board has been dumped but the romset has not been released. The game isn't supported by any emulator yet anyway. The MAME team will get to it eventually.

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Name: Posted: Saturday, September 9, 2000 - (4:00)
Subject: Re: Re: Ninja Kun
From:
>The board has been dumped but the romset has not been released. The game isn't supported by any emulator yet anyway. The MAME team will get to it eventually.
>

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