./emulators/mame, Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 0.206, Package name: mame-0.206, 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/fixesproto4] [lang/python27] [graphics/glm] [pkgtools/cwrappers] [lang/gcc5] [textproc/rapidjson] [x11/xorgproto]

Master sites:

SHA1: 12a3fcc978c7af6372e4947f3f3fe80050fe0439
RMD160: ce32e8fd13d777f58f2e5160c6435c16fb8ab45f
Filesize: 142350.603 KB

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   2019-02-04 00:10:19 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (4) | Package updated
Log message:
mame: update to 0.206.

Welcome to 2019 – we’re starting the year with a bang! MAME 0.206
is an absolutely huge update when it comes to new dumps and newly
working software, especially when it comes to TV games. As far as
we know, MAME is the first V.Smile emulator with working controls
and the most compatible, with almost all dumped titles fully playable
for one player (the second joystick isn’t working yet). A number
of JAKKS Pacific games based on similar technology are also working
in this release. And from Japan, you can now play the Popira and
Dance Dance Revolution Family Mat rhythm games, as well as Super
Dash Ball. The Namco Nostalgia and Taito Nostalgia games are now
playable, too. Game & Watch coverage is steadily expanding, with
Black Jack, Lifeboat, Manhole (new wide screen), and Rain Shower
added in this release. Black Jack is particularly notable as it
hasn’t seen re-issue or emulation before now.

On the arcade side, San Francisco Rush 2049 and its Special Edition
have been promoted to working, and we’ve added alternate versions
and bootlegs of several supported games. Heihachi_73 has tested
the Aristocrat Mk V slot machines, and dozens have been promoted
to working. If you enjoy spinning the wheels, why not give some a

If you’re aware of the effort to preserve original Apple II software
in the new low-level WOZ disk image format, it should come as no
surprise that MAME is on board. We’ve started documenting these
dumps in a software list, and we’ll continue to add dumps as they
become available. If you’re a fan of Acorn computers, you might
want to try some of the newly supported BBC Micro ROM slot expansions,
including banked ROM devices, RAM expansions, and real-time clocks.
A few additional Electron expansion devices have been added, too.

Of course, these are just selected highlights, and there are plenty
more bug fixes and emulation improvements in this release. There
are also some incremental improvements to MAME’s system and software
selection menus.
   2019-01-07 16:51:23 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (7) | Package updated
Log message:
mame: update to 0.205.

With Christmas just over, it’s time for the final MAME release for
2018, and what a year it’s been!

MAME 0.205 is no different. Newly supported arcade systems include
Unico’s Magic Purple, and Visco’s never-before-seen prototype Pastel
Island. The latter ties in nicely with improved video emulation
for the SSV platform (yes, this fixes other long-standing glitches,
too). Newly playable machines include Konami’s Tobe! Polystars,
Evil Night and Total Vice. Yes, Konami M2 emulation is finally
here! Be aware that there’s still a lot of room for performance
optimisation on this system.

Putting arcade systems aside for a moment, this release includes
support for Dance Dance Revolution Strawberry Shortcake, and the
Nintendo Game & Watch titles Oil Panic and Squish. Interestingly,
there are no other emulators or simulators for Squish, and it hasn’t
been included in any of Nintendo’s Game & Watch collections. It
seems to draw inspiration from the Famicom game Devil World.

There are hundreds more Commodore 64 cassettes in the software list
now, and quite a few more BBC ROMs as well. Software lists have
been added for the Nascom computers, along with updates to the boot
ROM choices and better keyboard emulation. We’ve also created a
skeleton driver and documented the known software for the Chinese
Monon Color console. In a last-minute addition we added support
for new version 2 .WOZ floppy images on the Apple II family.
   2018-12-09 19:52:52 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (724)
Log message:
revbump after updating textproc/icu
   2018-12-09 00:18:54 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3)
Log message:
mame: add upstream bug report URLs to patches
   2018-12-09 00:14:23 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3)
Log message:
mame: remove unneeded patches

0.204 still compiles without them.
   2018-12-07 23:09:17 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
mame: add upstream bug report URL to patch
   2018-12-07 11:32:53 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (4) | Package updated
Log message:
mame: update to 0.204.

MAME 0.204

28 Nov 2018

After a busy four weeks, we’re ready to present the hotly-anticipated
MAME 0.204 release. The most exciting stuff this month is definitely
on the computer emulation side. We’ve added dozens of working
cartridges to the BBC ROM software list, and ROMs required by
expansion devices are handled more elegantly. Our HP9000/300 series
emulation just keeps getting better: it’s now possible to install
and use HP-UX 9, with X11 and the Vue desktop environment on an
emulated HP9000/370 with accelerated window drawing and Ethernet
networking support. There’s also been some progress on the road to
Silicon Graphics workstation emulation. On top of that, we’re seeing
preliminary emulation of standalone X Window System terminals.

Thanks to MAME’s modular, device-oriented architecture, improvements
for one machine go on to benefit other machines using similar
hardware. The Motorola 68k memory management unit improvements that
allow HP-UX to run on the HP9000/300 series will also benefit Mac,
NeXT and early Sun systems. The same AMD LANCE Ethernet controller
is used in HP and Sun workstations, X11 terminals, the Amiga A2065
Zorro card, and numerous applications. This gives us a wealth of
test cases, and a virtuous cycle where progress on one system can
lead to a breakthrough on another.

With this release, all Tiger game.com games are fully playable.
Two more Nintendo Game & Watch titles, Climber and Tropical Fish,
have been emulated. XaviX-based TV game emulation continues to
progress steadily: numerous e-kara karaoke cartridges have been
dumped, preliminary sound output emulation has been implemented
(sorry, no microphone support yet, but you can hear the tunes),
and more systems have inputs connected.

Graphical effects in the bootleg arcade driving game Blomby Car
have been improved, and bad dumps of graphics ROMs for Abnormal
Check and the Korean version of Prehistoric Isle have been replaced.
As always, you’ll enjoy support for more alternate versions of
arcade games (including a version of Pinball Action that shows
scores on external LED displays), bug fixes, and general emulation
   2018-11-12 08:20:58 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (4) | Package updated
Log message:
mame: updated to 0.203

MAME 0.203

With Hallowe’en basically over, the only thing you need to make October \ 
complete is MAME 0.203. Newly supported titles include not just one, but two \ 
Nintendo Game & Watch classics: Donkey Kong and Green House, and the HP \ 
9825B desktop computer. We’ve added dozens of new versions of supported \ 
systems, including European bootlegs of Puck Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Phoenix, Pengo \ 
and Zero Time, more revisions of Street Fighter II and Super Street Fighter II, \ 
and a version of Soldier Girl Amazon made under license by Tecfri.

There are major improvements to plug-in TV games in this release, specifically \ 
systems based on the XaviX and SunPlus µ'nSP processors. The Vii is now \ 
playable with sound, and the V.Smile can boot games. Tiger Game.com emulation \ 
has come to the point where all but one of the games are playable. Some \ 
long-standing issues with Tandy CoCo cartridges have been fixed.

It isn’t just home systems that have received attention this month: Namco \ 
System 22 emulation has leapt forward. Yes, the hit box errors making it \ 
impossible to pass the helicopter (Time Crisis) and the tanks (Tokyo Wars) have \ 
finally been fixed. On top of that, video emulation improvements make just about \ 
everything on the system look better. In particular, rear view mirrors in the \ 
driving games now work properly. If that isn’t enough for you, the code has \ 
been optimised, so there’s a good chance you’ll get full speed emulation on \ 
a modern PC. There have been less dramatic improvements to video emulation in \ 
other Namco and Tecmo systems, and CPS-3 row scroll effects have been \ 

MAME 0.203 should build out-of-the-box on macOS “Mojave” with the latest \ 
Xcode tools (provided your SDL2 framework is up-to-date), a number of lingering \ 
debugger issues have been fixed, and it’s now possible to run SDL MAME on a \ 
system with no display. MAME’s internal file selection menus should behave \ 
better when you type the name of a file to select it.