Release Date

MAME 0.99u4 was released on 24 August 2005.


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:

  • Aaron Giles added memory card and cheat menus back into the system.
  • Aaron Giles fixed a MNG recording problem that was introduced in u3.
  • Aaron Giles fixed a crash when running vector games that was introduced in u3.
  • Aaron Giles cleaned up/normalized the naming of several core structures in an attempt to impose some order on coding conventions in the core code:
    • struct InputPortDefinition -> input_port_default_entry
    • struct InputPort -> input_port_entry
    • struct RegionInfo -> region_info
    • struct RunningMachine -> running_machine
    • struct GameOptions -> global_options
    • struct GameDriver -> game_driver
    • struct InternalMachineDriver -> machine_config
    • struct MachineCPU -> cpu_config
    • struct MachineSoundRoute -> sound_route
    • struct MachineSound -> sound_config
    • struct MachineSpeaker -> speaker_config
    • struct RomModule -> rom_entry
    • struct SystemBios -> bios_entry
    • struct GfxLayout -> gfx_layout
    • struct GfxElement -> gfx_element
    • struct GfxDecodeInfo -> gfx_decode
    • Plus many others along the same lines (follow the pattern). Note that this work is not yet complete. In addition, a few of the more pervasive structs (mame_bitmap, rectangle) will be left until a non-diff release (0.100).
  • Aaron Giles removed -skip_disclaimer since it automatically goes away after the first time execution.
  • Alex Jackson created a new NMK112 ROM banking module and connected it up to a number of drivers that made use of it. Affected games are in cave.c, nmk16.c, powerins.c, quizpani.c, toaplan2.c.
  • Nathan Woods fixed the PULUW instruction on the 6309 disassembler.
  • Tim Lindner fixed the state save facility play better on multisession ports if initialization fails.


Game Support

New clones added