Release Date

MAME 0.120u3 was released on 8 November 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:

  • Vas Crabb cleaned up the inline assembly for both x86 and PPC, enabled the mul32 family assembly stuff on 32-bit x86, and fixed some compiler warnings on 64-bit GCC. In addition:
    • Provided single-precision reciprocal approximation code for PowerPC and x86 with SSE2.
    • Filled in all other TBD functions in eigccx86.h for completeness.
    • Conditionalised some code in eigccppc.h so that it isn't used when the compiler has 64-bit instructions available.
  • Atari Ace added static qualifiers and renamed symbols in MAME in an effort to further tidy up the global namespace. Generally generic names were targeted and some symbols that were both static and extern. Some specifics:
    • K053247_ram was made static throughout and the existing K053247_export_config was used to obtain the value in xmen.c.
    • The enums DS1991_STATE and DSP_TYPE were unused and were therefore removed.
    • Dead code in cps3.c and thayers.c was discovered and commented out.
  • Aaron Giles made almost all input port definitions static.
  • Atari Ace obsoleted the GAMEB macro, which is no longer necessary.
  • R. Belmont fixed casting issues in the new inline validity checks.
  • Atari Ace made some build-related improvements to the sound cores:
    • The SCSP dependency on mame/drivers/stv.c was removed allowing it to built independent of the driver.
    • The WAVE dependency on MESS code was made explicit, so it can be built independentally of MESS.
    • VOTRAX can now be built independentally of SAMPLES.
    • The YM2612 core now can be built without including the YM3438 core.
    • Unnecessary uses of BUILD_ and HAS_ macros have been removed.
    • BUILD_ instead of HAS_ macros are used in 3812intf.c for consistency with the other fm cores.
  • Vas Crabb added DIP locations to several SSV games (in ssv.c).
  • Samuele Zannoli corrected some errors in the SH4 core and implemented store queues and the basics of DMA. Added a call to simulate dma transfers with external devices.
  • Aaron Giles expanded polynew.c to support quad rendering. Converted midvunit.c over to using the new quad rendering, which fixes a number of rendering issues that have plagued the driver since the start.
  • Aaron Giles added Z-clipping logic to polynew.c. Converted namcos22 over to using that code. Simplified namcos22 significantly, working in quads throughout the lower-level pipeline and then handing the results off to polynew.c.
  • Aaron Giles updated model3.c to use the new poly code, and changed much of the low-level implementation to make things easier.
  • Aaron Giles defined a couple of new functions in eminline.h: atomic_increment32 and atomic_decrement32.


Game Support

New games added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status

New clones added

New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING