./emulators/mame, Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 0.215, Package name: mame-0.215, Maintainer: wiz

MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in
conjunction with images of the original arcade game's ROM and disk
data, MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible
on a more modern general-purpose computer. MAME can currently
emulate several thousand different classic arcade video games from
the late 1970s through the modern era.

ROMs are needed to play the games. Some are freely available on the
MAME homepage.

Required to run:
[graphics/jpeg] [audio/flac] [fonts/fontconfig] [devel/GConf] [fonts/liberation-ttf] [devel/SDL2] [fonts/SDL2_ttf] [lang/lua53] [textproc/pugixml] [converters/utf8proc]

Required to build:
[textproc/py-expat] [pkgtools/x11-links] [x11/xcb-proto] [x11/fixesproto4] [graphics/glm] [pkgtools/cwrappers] [lang/gcc5] [textproc/rapidjson] [x11/xorgproto] [lang/python37]

Master sites:

SHA1: 5acf6717f93f277adc328d1ee60d9a85d23b41b8
RMD160: 4c6f4c81ca72c6394f1322e3ae14c9f6a7035331
Filesize: 177629.457 KB

Version history: (Expand)

CVS history: (Expand)

   2019-11-08 10:44:17 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (6) | Package updated
Log message:
mame: update to 0.215.

A wild MAME 0.215 appears! Yes, another month has gone by, and it’s
time to check out what’s new. On the arcade side, Taito’s incredibly
rare 4-screen top-down racer Super Dead Heat is now playable!
Joining its ranks are other rarities, such as the European release
of Capcom‘s 19XX: The War Against Destiny, and a bootleg of Jaleco’s
P-47 – The Freedom Fighter using a different sound system. We’ve
got three newly supported Game & Watch titles: Lion, Manhole, and
Spitball Sparky, as well as the crystal screen version of Super
Mario Bros. Two new JAKKS Pacific TV games, Capcom 3-in-1 and Disney
Princesses, have also been added.

Other improvements include several more protection microcontrollers
dumped and emulated, the NCR Decision Mate V working (now including
hard disk controllers), graphics fixes for the 68k-based SNK and
Alpha Denshi games, and some graphical updates to the Super A'Can

We’ve updated bgfx, adding preliminary Vulkan support. There are
some issues we’re aware of, so if you run into issues, check our
GitHub issues page to see if it’s already known, and report it if
it isn’t. We’ve also improved support for building and running on
Linux systems without X11.


With the end of September almost here, it’s time to see what goodies
MAME 0.214 delivers. This month, we’ve got support for five more
Nintendo Game & Watch titles (Fire, Flagman, Helmet, Judge and
Vermin), four Chinese computers from the 1980s, and three Motorola
CPU evaluation kits. Cassette support has been added or fixed for
a number of systems, the Dragon Speech Synthesis module has been
emulated, and the Dragon Sound Extension module has been fixed.
Acorn Archimedes video, sound and joystick support has been greatly

On the arcade side, remaining issues in Capcom CPS-3 video emulation
have been resolved and CD images have been upgraded to CHD version
5, Sega versus cabinet billboard support has been added to relevant
games, and long-standing issues with music tempo in Data East games
have been worked around.


It's really about time we released MAME 0.213, with more of everything
we know you all love. First of all, we’re proud to present support
for the first Hegener + Glaser product: the “brikett” chess computers,
Mephisto, Mephisto II and Mephisto III. As you can probably guess,
there’s an addition from Nintendo’s Game & Watch line. This month
it’s Mario’s Bombs Away. On a related note, we’ve also added
Elektronika’s Kosmicheskiy Most, exported as Space Bridge, which
is an unlicensed total conversion of the Game & Watch title Fire.
If you haven’t played any of the handheld LCD games in MAME, you’re
missing something special – they look superb with external scanned
and traced artwork.

On the arcade side, we’ve added The Destroyer From Jail (a rare
Philko game), and alternate regional versions of Block Out and
Super Shanghai Dragon’s Eye. The CD for Simpsons Bowling has been
re-dumped, resolving some long-standing issues. With its protection
microcontroller dumped and emulated, Birdie Try is now fully
playable. Protection microcontrollers for The Deep and Last Mission
have also been dumped and emulated. Improvements to Seibu hardware
emulation mean Banpresto’s SD Gundam Sangokushi Rainbow Tairiku
Senki is now playable, and sprite priorities in Seibu Cup Soccer
have been improved.

In computer emulation, two interesting DOS compatible machines
based on the Intel 80186 CPU are now working: the Mindset Personal
Computer, and the Dulmont Magnum. The Apple II software lists have
been updated to include almost all known clean cracks and original
flux dumps, and the Apple II gameport ComputerEyes frame grabber
is now emulated. We’ve received a series of submissions that greatly
improve emulation of the SWTPC S/09 and SS-30 bus cards. On the
SGI front, the 4D/20 now has fully-working IRIX 4.0.5 via serial
console, and a whole host of improvements have gone into the Indy
“Newport” graphics board emulation. Finally, MAME now supports HDI,
2MG and raw hard disk image files.
   2019-10-17 16:01:03 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (4)
Log message:
mame: add more upstream bug report URLs to patches
   2019-10-17 15:55:45 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
mame: add denied upstream pull request URL
   2019-10-17 15:52:08 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
mame: add upstream bug report URL to patch
   2019-10-17 12:18:38 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
mame: fix build on 9.99.14
   2019-08-20 20:03:54 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
mame: update to 0.212.

It’s the moment you’ve surely been waiting for: the release of MAME
0.212! A huge amount of work has gone into this release in a number
of different areas. Starting with the software lists, you’ll find
hundreds more clean cracks for Apple II, the Rainbow on Disk
collection for Tandy Color Computer, all the latest Game Boy Advance
dumps, and thousands more ZX Spectrum cassette images. Chess
computers now support chess piece simulation using the built-in
artwork, support has been added for several more chess computers
from Hegener & Glaser, Novag and Saitek, and the Tasc ChessSystem
R30 is now working. Three Game & Watch titles, Bomb Sweeper, Gold
Cliff and Safe Buster, have been added for this release.

Protection microcontrollers continue to fall, with Rainbow Islands
– Extra Version, Choplifter, Wyvern F-0, 1943: The Battle of Midway
and Bionic Commando no longer needing simulation, hacks or patches.
In some cases, the dumps have confirmed that the protection had
been reverse-engineered correctly and the simulation was correct,
but it's still important to preserve these programs. It’s also
important for people repairing these systems if the original
microcontrollers have failed.

There are three important sound-related fixes in this release: FM
Towns CD audio playback positions have been fixed, Konami System
573 digital audio synchronisation has been improved, and a special
low latency mode has been added for the PortAudio sound module.

For more advanced users and developers, more functionality has been
exposed to Lua scripts and plugins. The layout file format has been
overhauled to better support systems that make creative use of LEDs
and LCDs. Disassembler support has been added for the Fujitsu
F2MC-16 and National Semiconductor CompactRISC CR16B architectures.
And if you've been following along, you might notice that we’ve
waved goodbye to a little more of our C legacy with the removal of
the MACHINE_CONFIG_START macro and its associated crud.
   2019-07-21 10:34:54 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
mame: update to 0.211.

As we pass the half-way point of 2019, it’s time for MAME 0.211,
with all the excitement that brings. In this release, SGI Indy and
MIPS RC2030 workstations have been promoted to working. This is a
major milestone in RISC workstation emulation. If you’re feeling
nostalgic, why not try one of them out, and install IRIX or RISC/os,
respectively? This release also includes better support for the
China Education Computer Apple II derivatives, along with a
preliminary software list. This opens a window to Chinese classroom
technology in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Speaking of software
lists, we’ve added over five hundred cleanly cracked Apple II
software titles, and imported a whole lot of ZX Spectrum cassette

Looking away from computer emulation for a moment, Game & Watch
preservation keeps progressing, with the addition of Ball (the
earliest Game & Watch release) and the panorama screen version of
Donkey Kong Jr. The Gaelco/Salter Pro Cycle Tele Cardioline exercise
system has been promoted to working, and the Pro Stepper system
has been added. System 573 MP3 audio has been greatly improved in
this release, and support has been added for more Bally pinball
sound boards. ClawGrip added example programs from the V.R.
Technologies VT03 software development kit. Gemcrush, a rare brick
breaking arcade game, has been added in this release.

There are lots of other improvements, including a fix for the fatal
error when switching away from MAME in Direct3D full-screen mode.
   2019-06-23 20:37:45 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
mame: update to 0.210.

It’s time for the delayed release of MAME 0.210, marking the end
of May. This month, we’ve got lots of fixes for issues with supported
systems, as well as some interesting additions. Newly added hand-held
and tabletop games include Tronica’s Shuttle Voyage and Space
Rescue, Mattel’s Computer Chess, and Parker Brothers’ Talking
Baseball and Talking Football. On the arcade side, we’ve added
high-level emulation of Gradius on Bubble System hardware and a
prototype of the Neo Geo game Viewpoint. For this release, Jack Li
has contributed an auto-fire plugin, providing additional functionality
over the built-in auto-fire feature.

A number of systems have had been promoted to working, or had
critical issues fixed, including the Heathkit H8, Lola 8A, COSMAC
Microkit, the Soviet PC clone EC-1840, Zorba, and COMX 35. MMU
issues affecting Apollo and Mac operating systems have been addressed.
Other notable improvements include star field emulation in Tutankham,
further progress on SGI emulation, Sega Saturn video improvements,
write support for the CoCo OS-9 disk image format, and preliminary
emulation for MP3 audio on Konami System 573 games.

There are lots of software list additions this month. Possibly most
notable is the first dump of a Hanimex Pencil II cartridge, thanks
to the silicium.org team. Another batch of cleanly cracked and
original Apple II software has been added, along with more ZX
Spectrum +3 software, and a number of Colour Genie cassette titles.