Release Date

MAME 0.77u1 was released on 21 November 2003.


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 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
  • Roman Scherzer updated a couple of drivers with new Hard Drive SHA1s
  • Other changes by various people (DIP fixes, tilemap conversions etc.)

Game Support

New Games supported or promoted from GAME_NOT_WORKING status

New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING