MAME 0.77u1 was released on 21 November 2003.
The known contributors for this version are, in alphabetical order:
The known contributions for this version are, in the order specified in the whatsnew:
- Aaron Giles added a new CHD format and management tools
- hdcomp is now chdman
- old chd files are _not_ compatible, they will need to be updated
- using chdman -update oldchd.chd newchd.chd
- CHD now stands for 'Compressed Hunks of Data' not 'Compressed Hard Drive' as the format is more flexible.
- Nathan Woods contributed misc changes
- Minor cleanups (specifically changed some variables to static)
- Fixes and updates from MESS
- Other changes by various people (DIP fixes, tilemap conversions etc.)
New Games supported or promoted from GAME_NOT_WORKING status
New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING