Release Date

MAME 0.115u1 was released on 16 May 2007.


Contributors

The known contributors for this version are, in alphabetical order:


Specific Contributions

The known contributions for this version are, in the order specified in the whatsnew:

  • David Haywood added support for playback of "extended" INP files that are commonly found on compete sites.
  • Ville Linde added the lswx and stswx opcodes to the PowerPC core.
  • Atari Ace changed the DRIVER_INIT macro to prepend driver_init_* instead of simply init_* to be consistent with the other initialization functions.
  • James Wallace corrected the pulse shape of the timer output in the MPU4 driver, and also correctly identified the AY sound chip as an AY8913.
  • Zsolt Vasvari merged the leprechn driver into the gameplan driver and added correct video timings.
  • Zsolt Vasvari cleaned up the dorachan driver. Replaced fake color map with actual color PROM decoding.
  • Roberto Fresca rewrote the magicfly driver:
    • Figured out how the protection works.
    • Removed the hacks/patchs that formerly allow boot the games.
    • Figured out how the buffered inputs works.
    • Demuxed all inputs for both games.
    • Unified the memory maps from both games.
    • Added NVRAM support to both games.
    • Mapped DIP switches.
    • Managed the planes to get the 3bpp GFX colors accurate.
    • Renamed the ROMs acording to pcb pictures and ROM contents.
    • Cleaned up and optimized the driver.
  • Nathan Woods moved the Win32 UTF-8 wrappers into a new module (winutf8.c), and added some new wrappers that Oliver Stoeneberg created for MAME32.
  • Ryan Holtz updated the Aleck64/N64 driver:
    • RSP: some opcodes bugfixed plus should work on big-endian targets
    • Real PIF ROM dump now used and required
    • Various other fixes
  • couriersud fixed the eeprom handling in surfplnt.
  • R. Belmont and Ryan Holtz fixed the carry flag calculation for SUB/SBC/CMP family instructions in the ARM core.
  • R. Belmont and Ryan Holtz made improvements to the ARM7 core:
    • fixed 32-bit unaligned reads to "scramble" properly
    • fixed carry flag calc for SUB/SBC/CMP family instructions
    • fixed multiply-and-accumulate instructions
    • added more instructions to the disassembler
    • fixed logical and arithmetic shifts
    • added more Thumb instructions
    • fixed relative loads and stores
    • fixed LSL/LSR with zero shift values
    • fixed the disassembly of CMN
    • verified behavior when ADD destination is the PC on real h/w
  • Zsolt Vasvari rewrote the Space Firebird driver:
    • Added star field, matches with the screen shot perfectly
    • Video timings/memory map/interrupts from schematics
    • Added support for the color fade effect
  • Pierpaolo Prazzoli identified a couple of new opcodes in the Irem V30 CPU which improves matchit2.
  • Aaron Giles changed the memory system behavior so that masks can be specified independently of mirrors. By default if the mask is 0 and a mirror is present, the mask is implicitly ~mirror, just as before. But if a mask is specified, it is not limited to the non-mirrored bits. This allows you to independently control the mapping versus what is returned to the read/write handler.
  • Aaron Giles rewrote the Astrocade driver:
    • fully implemented all function generator modes
    • implemented pattern board according to schematics, including timing
    • fixed interrupt handling
    • added crosshairs to SeaWolf II
    • added stereo sound and panning to SeaWolf II samples
    • rewrote Astrocade sound emulation according to patent
    • sound generation now uses proper LFSR for noise effects
    • added partial support for Ten Pin Deluxe, including sound board emulation and internal layout
  • Aaron Giles fixed sound in Inferno after all these years. Sadly, it required a hack.
  • Aaron Giles added correct video timings for the Williams games.
  • Aaron Giles added support for misaligned PIXBLT operations in the TMS34010 core. The code still needs cleanup but improves the new JPM driver.


Game Support

New games added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status


New clones added


New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING