Release Date

MAME 0.78 was released on 25 December 2003.


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:

  • Olivier Galibert added various System 24 improvements, fixing priorities, clipping issues etc.
  • Bryan McPhail improved the Lightgun Code / Reload Handling
    • '-lightgun' now enables the lightgun only - no button remapping is performed.
    • '-reload' (formally '-offscreen_reload') is now needed for 2nd button presses to map to offscreen shots.
    • '-dual' (formally '-dual_lightgun') adds support for the Actlabs Dual Lightgun setup, it may be used with and without '-reload' and it requires '-lightgun'. This mode attempts to automatically remap the player 1 & 2 buttons to suit the lightgun setup. If it doesn't work you probably need to delete the .cfg file for that game.
  • Removed '(hack?)' from descriptions of newly added raizing games, stickers on the boards seem to indicate they are genuine Korean release versions.
  • Removed neomame / cpmame
  • Aaron Giles contributed various Seattle + related updates
    • MIPS3 core:
      • fixed handling of condition codes so they are stored in CCR31 now
      • fixed handling of CCR31 so that rounding modes are set correctly (in the DRC only)
    • Seattle:
      • added support for Biofreaks
      • fixed remaining issues in California Speed
      • verified California Speed HDD dump (works in self test, not in boot ROM test)
      • fixed timer change that broke Blitz 2000
      • added proper PIC IDs for Wayne Gretzky and Mace
    • IDE controller:
      • fixed final sector handling for Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
    • Midway IC:
      • added sound auto acknowledgement option
      • added new PIC mapping for Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
      • fixed initial sound IRQ state
    • DCS:
      • fixed reporting of input full/output empty states
    • Voodoo:
      • added initial Voodoo 2 support
      • removed hack to toss what I thought were bogus triangles
      • improved W buffer handling
      • improved accuracy of depth buffer handling
  • smf updated the PSX core
    • Fixed MVMVA disassembly
    • SWC bit in SR is ignored
    • Fixed MVMVA with LM bit set
    • Added SQR & CC opcodes
    • Added preliminary looped DMA detection
    • Improved root counter emulation
    • Improved SIO emulation
    • Preliminary SPU emulation
    • Preliminary screen flipping / blanking support
    • Added GPU packet 41, 52 & 77
    • Supports uploading 1024 pixel wide textures
    • Resetting GPU sets default texture window
  • R. Belmont added NCR 53CF96-2 SCSI controller emulation
  • Tomasz Slanina added a ROM patch to fix sound cpu communication in Gundam Psycho Salamander - still need a real fix ..
  • Curt Coder added misc fixes / tilemap conversions (prehisle, psychic5, tunhunt + more)


Game Support

New Games supported or promoted from GAME_NOT_WORKING status


New clones added


New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING