Release Date

MAME 0.84u3 was released on 15 July 2004.


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:

  • R. Belmont fixed graphics crashing, palette, sprites, and some networking registers in Final Lap.
  • Ville Linde made several Seibu SPI fixes.
    • Removed all remaining sound hacks
    • Added some missing i386 opcodes
    • Added support for external read/write handlers to the YMF271 (required for SPI flash ROM updating mode).
    • Hooked up flash ROMs via the new YMF271 support.
    • Fixed various crash bugs in rf2_us, rf2_2k, and rf2_eur.
  • R. Belmont added a DMA kludge to get Derby Quiz My Dream Horse to boot.
  • Pierpaolo Prazzoli did a major rewrite of the Portraits driver.
    • fixed scrolling
    • fixed screen resolution
    • added NVRAM
    • added fake photo when you get the best score
    • fixed service switches and coins
    • added missing roms and the 2nd set
  • smf fixed the PSX SIO timer so that it only fires when there is data to send & processes one bit per tick.
  • Aaron Giles cleaned up and reorganized the DCS sound module. This required changing the way ROMs are loaded for all of the DCS-using games.
  • Aaron Giles fixed a crash in the MIPS core introduced with the u2 changes.
  • Andrea Mazzoleni changed the "driver.status" entry in -listxml to summarize all the status entries allowing frontends to completely ignore all the other flags.
  • Andrea Mazzoleni fixed the generic_fopen() function to ensure that a rom CRC is present before using it. Otherwise, for NO_DUMP roms an uninitialized string variable is used in the search.
  • Aaron Giles added the ability to tweak the refresh rate if -cheat is enabled. Use SHIFT to modify by 0.1fps, CONTROL to modify by 0.01fps, and ALT to modify by 0.001fps.


Game Support

New games supported or promoted from GAME_NOT_WORKING status


New clones added


New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING