Release Date

MAME 0.127u1 was released on 28 August 2008.


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:

  • smf changed DIRECTINPUT & DIRECT3D handling, so they can be overridden by environment variables.
  • Nathan Woods readded generic calls to install memory handlers that were in long before 0.126u5 - these are useful on the MESS side for things like the PC driver.
  • robiza made HD63484 improvements:
    • fixed cpx and cpy when a ptn or a agcpy command is executed
    • fixed for PTN command: copy direction and dot color
    • first implementation of PAINT command (for now only 4bpp and 8bpp supported and the pattern is not supported)
  • Derrick Renaud cleaned up the discrete code and fixed discrete logging.
  • Atari Ace fixed handling of a number of static variables to avoid multisession issues.
  • Atari Ace moved FD1089 decryption keys to external files.
  • Olivier Galibert changed 68000 IRQ support so that the IRQ lines explicitly simulate a standard demux chip connected to the IRQ lines. This means that the sequence now works as expected. This required fixes to several Atari and other drivers:
    • cpunum_set_input_line(5, ASSERT_LINE);
    • cpunum_set_input_line(3, ASSERT_LINE);
    • cpunum_set_input_line(3, CLEAR_LINE);
  • Fabio Priuli did a input port cleanup pass over drivers from N-V, leveraging AM_READ_PORT, converting to full 32-bit inputs where suitable, using CUSTOM_PORTs for EEPROM bits, etc.
  • Fabio Priuli did some additional input port cleanups in the cps1, deco, pgm, psikyo, nbmj, and jaleco drivers.
  • Nicola Salmoria rewrote snk.c:
    • fixed sprite-sprite priorities
    • TNK3, Athena, Fighting Golf, Country Club
      • converted to tilemaps
      • removed hacks
      • proper memory maps
      • screen flip / cocktail mode support
      • DIP locations
      • better implementation of sound CPU communication
      • hooked sound CPU interrupts to YM chips
      • fitegolf hax 1xYM3812, not 2xYM3526
    • Ikari Warriors, Victory Road
      • removed ROM patches
      • simulated "hard flags" behaviour
      • proper memory maps
      • fixed ikarijp color test
      • renamed dogosokj to dogosokb and loaded the correct palette PROMs
      • inputs, dip locations, etc.
      • removed NO_COCKTAIL flag since these games don't have a flip screen dip switch
    • Guerrilla War, Psycho Soldier, Chopper I, TouchDown Fever / Fighting Soccer
      • tilemaps
      • proper memory map
      • input, dip locations, etc.
    • Bermuda Triangle / World Wars
      • removed ROM patches
      • simulated "turbo front" check
      • renamed bermudao->bermudaj
      • clarified the relationship between the four sets
      • made World Wars a main set instead of a clone of Bermuda Triangle
      • tliemaps, proper memory maps, inputs, etc.
    • ASO
      • moved from hal21.c to snk.c
      • removed hacks, fixed bg color
    • Gladiator
      • moved from sgladiat.c to snk.c
      • fixed shadows, visible area, tilemaps, inputs, etc.
    • Jumping Cross
      • moved from jcross.c to snk.c
      • fixed fg layer and visible area
      • the game seems to be ok now? is there still something wrong?
  • Nicola Salmoria added 8303 ROM to the games using it and updated MCU simulation to match the new findings.
  • robiza removed duplicate buttons in sf2hack. Promoted sf2m2 clone to working.
  • couriersud added helper function devtag_get_device(machine, type, tag) to retrieve the device_config for (type, tag).
  • ShimaPong hooked up sound CPU comms in Power Instinct 2. This enables synchronized dancing for the background characters.
  • Aaron Giles fixed a bug when writing AVI files with more than one RIFF chunk. Added missing chdman error messages when extracting to an AVI file.
  • Aaron Giles derived CPS2/CPS3 video timing based on measurements. These are educated guesses. The logic behind the derivations is shown in the source.
  • Roberto Fresca updated the Game-A-Tron gambling hardware:
    • Added sound support to "Poker 4-1" and "Pull Tabs".
    • Figured out the output ports. Documented each bit accessed.
    • Added button lamps support. Created layouts for both games.
    • Switched the 8255 port C to be used as output port.
    • Adjusted the coin pulse timing.
    • Updated technical notes.
    • Splitted the driver to driver + video.
    • Final clean-up.
  • Nathan Woods fixed a problem that would cause the "Return To Prior Menu" menu item to not stick if one is calling ui_menu_reset() with UI_MENU_RESET_REMEMBER_POSITION, and that menu item is selected.
  • Aaron Giles added PR-8210 support to the ldplayer. Fixed step forward command on the PR-8210.
  • John Rieman changed Journey and Domino Man to 4-way joysticks.
  • Derrick Renaud added Discrete Sound for Starship 1. Still need to properly emulate the MC3340.
  • Pierpaolo Prazzoli changed some decryptions in igs_blit.c to use program roms loaded byteswapped. Decrypted Mahjong Man Guan Cai Shen, Mahjong Long Hu Zheng Ba 2, Mahjong Shuang Long Qiang Zhu 2, and Mahjong Super Da Man Guan 2.
  • couriersud added save state for discrete node->output to ensure that input nodes save states.
  • couriersud added a new generic latch device. Generic emulation of 74LS174/175, 74LS259 and other latches. Apart from providing synched latch operation, these latches can be configured to read their input bitwise from other devices as well and individual bits can be connected to discrete nodes. Please see audio/dkong.c for examples.
  • couriersud updated dkong & friends: Use new latch device
    • adds new latch device where appropriate
    • increased accuracy since now all main/sound cpu communications are properly latched
    • removed quite some code as a consequence
    • minor cosmetic edits
  • robiza updated adp memory map.
  • robiza made m4510 core fixes:
    • banking in read and write operations
    • jsr and jsrx instruction
    • fixed TSY instruction
  • couriersud optimized the ycc_to_rgb conversion code.
  • Guru added a readme for The Simpsons.
  • smf made zn.c improvements:
    • Improved dip switch emulation, ram hacks to get games booting are no longer required.
    • Added gun emulation for judge dredd.
    • Fixed judge dredd ide emulation when building with visual studio.
    • Mapped primal rage 2 inputs
    • Mapped player 3 & 4 inputs for 1 on 1 government, these are now the default with the 6 button inputs only mapped for games that need them.
    • Converted AT28C16 to a device.
    • Added preliminary support for devices to load/save nvram.
  • Aaron Giles added some initial logic to boot and run the PR-8210 ROM (i8049) in ldplayer.c. Currently this is disabled behind a compile-time switch. Once this is working, the plan is to incorporate this into the existing PR-8210 emulation, but we're not there yet.
  • Nicola Salmoria added new function tilemap_set_pen_data_offset(). While this isn't 'free' as tilemap_set_palette_offset() is (when the offset changes, the pixmap cache needs to be invalidated), it helps removing some redundant code from drivers. Updated snk.c and snk68.c to take advantage of the new function.
  • Significant cleanup/rewrite of the MCS-48 CPU core:
    • renamed from i8039 to mcs48
    • changed to use data address space for internal RAM
    • added internal memory maps for variants with internal RAM/ROM
    • added a number of variants from documentation
    • removed redundant and unused definitions from header file
    • renamed constants and functions to be MCS48* prefixed
    • re-verified all opcode behaviors and timing
    • changed illegal opcodes to count 1 cycle to avoid infinite loops
    • changed EA behavior so that it is a push from the driver instead of a pull on each opcode fetch (this may change further in the future).
    • reimplemented IRQ generation and timer behavior according to documentation
    • updated all drivers accordingly
    • fixed several uses of PULSE_LINE, which no longer works
  • Samuele Zannoli updated SH4, Naomi, and Hikaru:
    • Fixed SH-4 core to support multiple SH-4s
    • Fixed LDCSR instruction
    • Fixed SH-4 I/O ports
    • Skeleton Hikaru driver with memory maps and both SH-4s
    • Fixed JVS/Maple translation so Naomi 2 BIOS runs
  • stephh fixed Dip Switches and Inputs for 'jcross' and 'sgladiat'.
  • Aaron Giles changed slider controls into a menu. For now, removed the old direct access mechanism; instead, you must access the sliders via the main menu. While in the menu, you can use the ~ key to turn off the menu display and leave only the bar display, in order to see more of the screen.
  • Olivier Galibert did Namco NB 1/2 work:
    • Shares the memory with the c75.
    • Renames the c75 region to c7x from user4.
    • Implements the c75 reset/halt control.
    • Implements the irqs more correctly.
  • Fabio Priuli fixed input port confusion in the 8080bw driver. Connected AVGDVG status bits via PORT_CUSTOM.
  • James Wallace updated stepper motor code to use a MAME-style config interface, rather than a load of setting functions. Changed optic functions to use clearly defined start and end points. Added standard layout for Starpoint units used in many machines. Updated all affected drivers.
  • Atari Ace removed useless backslashes lurking throughout the code.
  • Roberto Fresca made improvements to magic10.c driver:
    • Added Magic's 10 version 16.15
    • Remapped all inputs to match other poker games.
    • Added a missing input to Magic's 10 games.


Game Support

New games added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status

New clones added