Release Date

MAME 0.89u5 was released on 15 December 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:

  • Adjusted NamcoS2 sound balance
  • Bryan McPhail updated the Solar Warrior driver:
    • Fixed NMI & FIRQ handling according to schematics.
    • Fixed clock speeds.
    • Implemented GFX priority register/priority PROM
  • Nathan Woods added misc updates
    • Fixed disassembler calls, so that instructions are not falsely disassembled as 32-bit
    • Implemented SMSW instruction
    • Marked retf instruction as DASMFLAG_STEP_OUT
    • Added macros for pushfd() and popfd()
  • Nathan Woods added 'TRACEOVER' support to the debugger (see help)
  • Aaron Giles added new debugger commands
    • snap [<filename>] - takes a snapshot and saves it to the given <filename>; if <filename> is omitted, this is equivalent to hitting F12
    • gi [int] [<irqline>] - executes until the current CPU takes the interrupt line specified by <irqline>; if <irqline> is omitted, executes until any IRQ is taken on the current CPU. This has been mapped to F7 as well.
    • gv* [blank] - executes until the next VBLANK; this is useful for stepping frame-by-frame from within the debugger. This has been mapped to F8.
  • Sebastien Volpe made various improvements
    • galpani3:
      • palette, inputs, sound hooked up, backgounds 'decoded' (RLE)
    • jchan:
      • slight cleanup, sound hooked up, tile area identified
      • jchan2 now passes initial checks
    • kaneko16 (bonkadv):
      • priorities corrected according Luca's scheme
      • sound 'improvements' (both banking and rom loading)
      • game name updated
      • interrupts scheduling change (not correct, but somewhat improved, see comment) and as a consequence, fake region dsw is removed.
    • srmp6: new driver, Seta System 12 ?
      • many things todo, gfx decoding would be nice!
    • toki:
      • correct frequencies
  • David Haywood starteda minor cleanup of the System 32 driver (some things are probably broken for now)
  • MAME32Plus fixed sound in hypereac2, sh2 bounds overflow fix, atarijsa memcpy fix
  • Jarek Burczynski improved the Namco 54xx Noise Generator: Type A, and B emulated, type C algo still unknown
  • Aaron Giles contributed a minor Sega Update:
    • renamed dbrkr to desertbr
    • cleaned up the math chip emulation, should be much closer now
    • fixed off-by-1 column scroll in wrestwra
    • fixed shadows in S18 so they don't affect any VDP-drawn pixels

Game Support

New Games supported or promoted from GAME_NOT_WORKING status


New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING