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   2017-04-22 23:04:05 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (670) | Package updated
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Revbump after icu update
   2017-04-19 23:10:11 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
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Updated mame to 0.184.

Well, it’s the last Wednesday of the month, and I hope you know
what that means: it’s time for your regularly scheduled MAME release.
There aren’t a huge number of new working machines in this release,
but there are some significant improvements. Thanks to kazblox,
MAME now emulates some of the peculiarities of Famicom clone hardware,
and thanks to shattered, emulation of the Agat-7 Apple II clone is
improved. Peter Ferrie provided a superior Apple II language card
implementation. We’ve got lots of additions to the BBC and PC
software lists from Nigel Barnes and darkstar.

We’ve made substantial improvements to some of MAME’s non-emulation
features. The -romident verb is now much faster when used on a
folder or archive containing multiple files, and will identify ROMs
for emulated slot devices that aren’t inserted by default. The
-listxml output now includes all linked devices, and is produced
at least 30% faster. We’ve also improved -verifyroms so it covers
more devices and is faster when verifying ROMs for a subset of
drivers/devices.

MAME 0.184 includes support for plenty of newly dumped versions of
supported arcade games, including a rare US prototype of Shanghai
III, the world release of Super Crowns Golf, a version of Flashgirl
that shows the Kyugo logo, a German version of Raiden II, the
Japanese release of Radical Radial, and bootlegs of Bomber Man and
Phoenix. There are also several new chess computers, and even more
Aristocrat Mark V gambler sets. If you’re interested in the TI-8x
graphing calculators, it’s now possible to get an emulated TI-82
or TI-85 to communicate with another emulated instance or with a
program running on the host computer over a socket.
   2017-02-27 13:26:00 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
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Updated mame to 0.183.

MAME 0.183

22 Feb 2017

Hi everyone! It’s been a busy month for MAME development, and we’ve
got a whole lot of surprises to unwrap today as we continue to
celebrate twenty years of MAME. First up, we’ve added some incredibly
rare systems to MAME. Omega is an Arkanoid-inspired arcade game
with a production run of about ten boards. Dodge Man is a rare Omori
title from 1983. The vertical version of Flash Boy, a DECO Cassette
title that borrows more than a little from a well known anime is
another very rare game that was at risk of becoming nothing but a
memory. Westinghouse Test Console #5 is possibly a one-of-a-kind
wire-wrapped prototype machine for field-programming some kind of
interlocking equipment (it has a rude easter egg – press X|TRAN in
calculator mode to see it). Less rare, but still awesome, are arcade
titles Galaxy Games StarPak 3, Sega Sonic Cosmo Fighter, and a U.S.
release of Puzznic with the digitised photos intact.

This release adds support for a number of electronic toys/handheld
games, including Atari’s Touch Me (a clone of Simon, which is itself
a clone of an Atari arcade game), GAF Melody Madness, Lakeside Le
Boom, and with possibly the most awesome title if not gameplay,
LJN’s I Took a Lickin’ From a Chicken. Many of these games have
colourful, clickable artwork. MAME is dedicated to preserving more
than just video games, and these systems are great examples of some
of the other experiences you can relive through emulation.

If you use MAME’s computer emulation and have been frustrated by
modifiers not working properly in natural keyboard mode, you’ll be
pleased to know that this release addresses that. Natural keyboard
mode now works properly with many more systems, including Amiga,
Sun and RM Nimbus. Speaking of Amiga, we’ve emulated a 3rd-party
variant of the Amiga 1200 keyboard and added support for many
different language variants, so chances are you’ll be able to use
keyboard that matches your Workbench language. And speaking of
keyboards, the Zorba keyboard now works properly, so you can try
out one of the last luggable CP/M machines.

Other improvements include fixing the crash on encountering invalid
cheats, allowing multi-part software list entries to load each part
on the correct interface, emulation of the Poly-Play light organ,
a brand new preliminary Interpro 2800 driver and Clipper CPU core,
support for VIC-20 and C64 speech synthesiser cartridges, support
for the Osborne-1 Nuevo Video 80-column modification, protection
MCU emulation in Bad Dudes vs. Dragonninja and Bouncing Balls, audio
improvements to a number of supported games, and optimisation of
the netlist emulation.

Some of these improvements might seem inconsequential, or apply to
systems you don’t use, but they often lie in common components used
by many other systems. For example, the Amiga 1200 and Zorba keyboards
use the same MCU family used in a lot of arcade games published by
Taito. The same change that fixes the Zorba keyboard also fixes
enemy spawning and timing in Xain'd Sleena. The Nuevo Video board
uses a common Motorola CRT controller, so improvements made to
support it stand to benefit a lot of other systems.

Of course there are plenty of other improvements not listed here,
and you can read all about them in the whatsnew.txt file, or grab
the source or Windows binaries from the download page and join in
our 20th anniversary celebration.
   2017-02-12 07:26:18 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (1451)
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Recursive revbump from fonts/harfbuzz
   2017-02-06 14:56:14 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (1452)
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Recursive bump for harfbuzz's new graphite2 dependency.
   2017-02-05 18:55:52 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (5) | Package updated
Log message:
Updated mame to 0.182.

MAME 0.182

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the first MAME release,
we've got a really exciting update for you. There's so much awesome
stuff in this month's release that there's no way we can possibly
cover it all here. MAME is a team effort, and we'd like to thank
everyone who's contributed towards making this release as awesome
as we think it is. One very exciting addition is support for another
version of the East German Poly-Play system, with German and Czech
ROM sets providing ten games, six of which are new. Protection on
Future Flash/Laser Base has finally been emulated, so you can take
a look at Hoei's take on Missile Command. A dump of the damaged
microcontroller (MCU) from Tatakae! Big Fighter makes this title
and Sky Robo finally playable. Another eagerly awaited addition is
the Hot-B prototype Hangzo.

Serial ports have been hooked up on Race Drivin' allowing you to
link two MAME instances over TCP, reproducing the multi-player
experience with linked cabinets. To do this, use a null modem slot
device and configure it for 38,400 Baud, 8 data bits, even parity,
and 1 stop bit. It would also be possible to connect a MAME instance
to a real board set by forwarding the connection to a serial port
on the host system.

We've received a contributed PortAudio output module and integrated
it in this release. This provides a cross-platform low latency
audio output solution. Performance should be similar to Steinberg
ASIO on Windows 7 or later without the licensing issues, and better
than SDL audio on Linux. It can be enabled by setting the sound
parameter to portaudio on the command line or in an ini file. Of
course, all the other audio output modules are still supported, so
if you're happy with your current setup you don't have to change
anything.

Although we haven't added a huge number of new microcontroller
(MCU) dumps in this release, substantial work has gone into improving
systems where we already have dumps but the emulation is lacking.
MCU emulation was added to Puzznic, Joshi Volleyball and Gladiator.
For Puzznic, this places player data at the correct location in
RAM and supplies the game with a pseudo-random number sequence
rather than a stream of zeros. Joshi Volleyball now behaves better
in service mode, allowing coins and inputs to be tested. Gladiator
now honours the coinage DIP switches. The MC68705 core has had a
complete overhaul, and all drivers using it have been reviewed.
This fixes lots of subtle issues: for example Change Lanes will
now skip the full memory tests if configured to ignore them in DIP
switches, timings have improved in Arkanoid, and the Apple II mouse
card is slightly improved. We now emulate the '705 family well
enough to support stand-alone MCU programmer boards.

Other improvements include working sound in Pole Position bootlegs,
improved video in Winning Run, preliminary banked 256 colour mode
for the NEC PC-9821, kana input on the Sharp X1, a VME bus system
with preliminary support for the miniFORCE 2P21 chassis, additional
Aristocrat Mark 5 peripheral emulation allowing non-US games to
boot, Corvus hard disks for the DEC Rainbow 100, preliminary work
on Atari Stunt Cycle (displays the playfield), fixes for the Aussie
Byte and Otrona Attaché, and support for octal and binary numbers
in debugger expressions.
   2017-01-05 00:05:12 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (7)
   2017-01-01 15:44:09 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (577)
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Add python-3.6 to incompatible versions.
   2016-12-25 22:44:35 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (3)
Log message:
Fix clang detection again.
   2016-12-04 06:17:46 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (667)
Log message:
Recursive revbump from textproc/icu 58.1

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