Novità nella versione 0.117


MAMETesters Bugs Fixed
gauntleg0116u4red [Zsolt Vasvari, Aaron Giles]
vlm5030_0116u4gre [Zsolt Vasvari]
tetrisp2_0116u4red [Zsolt Vasvari]
primrage0116u3yel [Aaron Giles]
debuggerandmt_0116u2red [Aaron Giles]
memleak0116u4ora [Aaron Giles]
term2_0116u1yel [Aaron Giles]

Source Changes
Added save state support to bzone.c games. [R. Belmont]

Fixed missing sound in Leprechaun. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Fixed some bugs involving empty or null ROM regions. [Nathan Woods]

Fixed potential crash in speglsht driver. [Atari Ace]

Changed the 6532riot code to split r6532_init into r6532_init and
r6532_reset. [Wilbert Pol]

Fixed CPS3 code to be big-endian friendly. [R. Belmont]

Added alpha blending effects to the CPS driver and improved sprite
positioning. [David Haywood]

Moved "Pandora" sprite chip implementation to its own file. Updated
Snow Bros, Air Buster, DJ Boy and Heavy Unit to use ths new generic
implementation. [David Haywood]

Fixed regression in segasyse driver. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Reverted patch to the 6526CIA as it was causing issues with Amiga/
Arcadia emulation. [Pete Rittwage]

Deduced a few more opcodes for gussun. The game now boots and you
can coin up. [robiza]

Fixed regression in vmetal and tatsumi drivers. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Fixed Taito version of chinhero. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Simplified code in tms9928 video system. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Fixed ROL opcode in the 68000 emulator. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Cleaned up tiny MAME target. [neoforma]

Fixed regression in Exidy sounds. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Improved accuracy of mame_timer_scale_up. [Aaron Giles]

Rotated the mame_rand() results by 16 bits to reduce periodicity of
the resuls. [Aaron Giles]

Fixed winalloc.c to be thread-safe. [Aaron Giles]

New games added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status
Taisen Hot Gimmick 4 Ever (Japan) [Guru, David Haywood]

New clones added
Photo Finish [Tomasz Slanina]
Golden Poker (no double up) [Roberto Fresca]

New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING
39 in 1 MAME bootleg [R. Belmont, Guru]
Super Pool (Italy) [Roberto Fresca]
Guitar Freaks 6th Mix (G*B06 VER. JAA) [smf]
Guitar Freaks 11th Mix (G*D39 VER. JAA) [smf]


MAMETesters Bugs Fixed
kinst0116u3gra [Zsolt Vasvari]

Source Changes
Changed system1 driver back to using SN7489A. [Lord Nightmare]

Fixed the road graphics, fixed the rest of the missing gfx, added
collision detection, and added save states to the changela driver.
Also fixed the colors. [Adam Bousley]

Changed all drivers to use the mame_timer_* calls. Deprecated the
old double-based timer calls. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Changes the last few instances of rand() to mame_rand() and added a
#define to prevent it from being used again. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Made many of the static info_list*() functions in clifront.c public.
[Dave Dribin]

Fixed regression crashes in maxaflex.c, megadriv.c, monzagp.c,
tetriunk.c, and gticlub.c. [Atari Ace]

Some more TIA graphics and sound improvements: [Wilbert Pol]
- INPT4 and INPT5 are now read when needed instead of by a timed
function. This removes the need for the tia_init_pal function.
- Improved handling of the HMOVE functionality
- Added code to reduce the flickering caused by some Atari 2600 games
- Improved the sound poly generation.
- Improved the handling of POLY5_DIV3 sound mode.

Updated djboy driver: [Phil Stroffolino]
- support for djboyj; same MCU, but ROM banking bits need to be XOR'd
- fixed state handling for game over/win transitions
- fixes for dipswitches
- added coinage support

Fixed a few places where driver code was not properly hooked up.
Most cases were benign, but in a couple of instances, save state
support was disconnected, and in one case it fixes a potential crash.
[Atari Ace]

Fixed regression in Space Raider. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Improved frameskip behavior in the Gaelco 3d driver. [couriersud]

Fixed palette regression in warpwarp/geebee. [Atari Ace]

Added support to chdman to cope with toc files created with cue2toc.

CPS3 updates: [David Haywood, ElSemi]
- Corrected Clock speed, used idle skipping instead of reducing the
clock speed.
- Optimized some GFX functions. It now only decodes RAM based tiles
when it needs to draw them, not every single time the data changes
- Added support for CD flashing
- Added support for alternate BIOS sets
- Changed code to use a custom render function

Found a number of additional encrypted opcodes for gussun. [robiza]

Simplified the internal handling of BIOS sets. Instead of there being
an extra structure, the BIOS information is now embedded in the ROM
definition for each BIOS. [Atari Ace]

Fixed 2nd player inputs in Millipede. [Mike Haaland]

Fixed crash in evilngt due to missing CD image. [R. Belmont]

Fixed crash in cfarm/cclown due to out-of-bounds parameter.
[R. Belmont]

Added stricter checking in cdrom.c to prevent crashes in games when
no CD-ROM is present. [R. Belmont]

Fixed regressions in dkongjr and pestplce due to incorrect memory map
and rendering too many sprites. [couriersud]

Fixed SUBTARGET=tiny builds. [neoforma]

Hooked up P1 joystick inputs for P2 in Upright mode in a number of
black & white 8080 games. Removed cocktail settings for games where
it is not appropriate. Enabled dual player game in spclaser.
[Mike Haaland]

x64 compilation fixes: [Oliver Stoneberg]
- some VS2005 x64 warning fixes
- enables the x64 porting warnings in VS2005
- adds win_create_window_ex_utf8() to get rid of some
tstring_from_utf8() usage
- removed win_extract_icon_utf8()

Improved color decoding in Irem M62 games. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Synchronized MAME and AGEMAME versions of the MPU4 code. Improved
Connect4 layout. Simplified much of the code.
[James Wallace, Atari Ace]

Improved the 6532riot timer implementation. Implemented irq callback
support. [Wilbert Pol]

Updates to the minx CPU core: [Wilbert Pol]
- Fixed TEST (94,95,96, and 97) instructions.
- Fixed 2 MOV instructions (BE and BF).
- Fixed one AND instruction (DC).

Simplified interrupt handling in the z80gb core. [Wilbert Pol]

Hooked up lamps in Afterburner 2 driver. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Fixed missing sound in PGM games. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Fixed Millipede sprites in cocktail mode. [Mike Haaland]

Fixed behavior of the RC filter in ddrible and ironhors. [couriersud]

Added wrap around x for sprites in the m92 driver.
[Pierpaolo Prazzoli]

New games added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status
Change Lanes [Adam Bousley]
DJ Boy [Phil Stroffolino]

New clones added
B.Rap Boys (World) [Brian Troha]

New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING
Final Godori [Pierpaolo Prazzoli]


MAMETesters Bugs Fixed

Source Changes
Simplified CPS3 decryption function. [Nicola Salmoria]

Fixed potential double free in PNG code. [Nathan Woods]

Fixed warnings generated by newer gcc compilers. [R. Belmont]

General driver cleanups: [Zsolt Vasvari]
- changed some more global ‘Machine’ to local ‘machine’
- standardized on the function name ‘draw_sprites’
- removed some antiquated boilerplate comments

Updated FM emulator to use mame_time instead of double. Removed old
neogeo hack from FM code as it appears to no longer be necessary.
[Zsolt Vasvari]

Updated all sound cores to use mame_time instead of double.
[Zsolt Vasvari]

Populated several more Irem CPU opcodes for gussun. [robiza]

Fixed CPS3 code to work on big-endian systems. [R. Belmont]

Fixed code_to_token() to prevent potential buffer overflows.
[Atari Ace]

Fixed crashes in non-working drivers dynablsb and driveyes.
[Atari Ace]

Changed all CPU cores’ internal timers to the mame_timer* functions
as well as the remaining couple of core files that still used
timer_alloc(). After this, none of the emu/* files have any old style
timing code left. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Various CPS3 updates as documented on Haze's blog. [David Haywood]

Fixed type in BLENDER2_32 function in the n64 video code.
[Christophe Jaillet]

Created a new resistor network interface for computing palettes from
color PROMs and component values on the PCB. Fixed several issues
with the previous implementation. [couriersud]

Donkey Kong driver update: [couriersud]
- added sprite ram bank switching from schematics
- combined memory maps
- first attempts on decoding m58815
- radarsc1 driver for radarscope trs01 hardware
- all drivers use VIDEO_RAW now
- fixed cocktail issues
- combined io and sound memory maps
- implemented background handling (disable prom /CS line) in all
dkong drivers

Extended the flt_rc filter to support highpass filtering. Fixed the
lowpass filter to actually do a lowpass filter. Hooked up the filter
to King & Balloon and updated several other drivers to the new
interface. [couriersud]

Added support in the main makefile for profiling. Set PROFILE=1 to
turn this on. [Christophe Jaillet]

Updated djboy driver to almost fully playable state.
[Phil Stroffolino]

Temporarily reverted input code back to 0.116 baseline pending deeper
analysis and upcoming core changes to simplify the OSD layer for input
management. [Aaron Giles]

Changed a number of stderr fprintf's in the Windows OSD code to
mame_printf_error and mame_printf_warning calls, as appropriate.
[Aaron Giles]

New games added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status
DaiDaiKakumei (Japan) [Hau, Team Japump!]
CPS3 games: [David Haywood, Andreas Naive, ElSemi]
Street Fighter III: New Generation
Street Fighter III 2nd Impact: Giant Attack
Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future
JoJo's Venture
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future

New clones added
The Tin Star (set 2) [David Haywood]
Car 2 (bootleg of Head On 2) [David Haywood]
Radar Scope (TRS01) [couriersud]
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2003 Super Plus alternate [JohnBoy]
Pop Flamer (bootleg on Naughty Boy PCB) [David Haywood]

New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING
Missile Combat (Videotron bootleg) [David Haywood]
Aladdin (bootleg of Japanese Megadrive version) [David Haywood]


MAMETesters Bugs Fixed
adk0116yel [Zsolt Vasvari]
neodrvr0116u1red [Zsolt Vasvari]
strhoop0116u1red [Zsolt Vasvari]
wb3_0116u1gre [Aaron Giles]

Source Changes
Fixed regressions in Gridlee and Gomoku. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Fixed some unicode build issues in the Windows code.
[Oliver Stoneberg]

Updated a number of games to correctly use the SN76489 instead of the
SN76496, which was a later design. [Justin Kerk, Lord Nightmare]

Cleaned up the exports from a number of drivers, adding static
qualifiers to functions and variables t hat don't need to be exported
and have generic sounding names. [Atari Ace]

Updated numerous drivers to remove the use of global Machine wherever
possible. Also reviewed the clipping regions and made changes to
ensure the passed-in cliprect was honored. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Cleaned up the Dooyong driver: [Vas Crabb]
* Consolidated and streamlined tilemap callbacks
* Took better advantage of MAME's tilemap caching by building
larger tilemaps so they don't need to be invalidated as often
* Interpreted sprite Y position as signed 9-bit value in
rshark/superx (fixes some glitches)
* Added more explanatory comments to help others reading the code

Changed a number of mame timer objects from void * to mame_timer *.
[Atari Ace]

Fixed a couple more Irem CPU opcodes to improve Match It 2.

Fixed collision detection bug in thunderX. [Shimapong]

Initial cut at working CPS3 driver. Basically works but has a lot
more work to be done to finish it up.
[David Haywood, Andreas Naive, Tomasz Slanina, ElSemi, Philip Bennett]

Fixed minor cycle timing issue in 6809 CPU core. [Ernesto Corvi]

Neo-Geo updates: [Zsolt Vasvari]
* Fixed several regressions from previous update
* Added LED outputs
* Improved smaller visible area configuration

Fixed some incorrect information in the Neo Geo ROMsets. [JohnBoy]

Integrated platform-specific changes into the core makefile, mostly
taken from the SDLMAME makefile. Changed the MAMEOS configuration
variable to OSD, indicating which OSD layer is being compiled. Added
a new configuration variable TARGETOS which specifies the target OS
platform. [Aaron Giles]

New clones added
Punch-Out!! (Italian bootleg) [David Haywood]

New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING
Mini Boy 7 [Roberto Fresca]


MAMETesters Bugs Fixed
shanghai0116red [Aaron Giles]
bldwolf061gre [Robiza]
superx0116gre [Robiza]
matchit2_0116ora [Robiza]
qix0116yel [Aaron Giles]

Source Changes
Fixed scanline address reporting in the qix driver. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Rewrote Neo-Geo driver again based on information from Charles
MacDonald. This update fixes a number of issues with the previous
attempt. [Zsolt Vasvari]

Added support for multiple keyboards: [Andrew Kurushin]
- added multikeyboard input support through RAWINPUT mechanism
(up to 8 simultaneous keyboard inputs
- fixed RAWINPUT device registry enumeration bugs

Fixed the reset mode in CDP1802. [Curt Coder]

Fixed a number of errors and simplified the code significantly in the
ptm6840 code. [Atari Ace]

Fixed offset for sprite and layers in fcrash driver. [Robiza]

SH4 CPU core improvements: [Samuele Zannoli]
- corrected opcode decoding and decodes all opcodes of sh4
- corrected disassembly and added support for all instruction of
sh4 not in sh2
- now disassembles all fpu instructions
- changed cpu to little-endian (sh4 can be either big or little)
- corrected which data is read and written from memory
- added registers fpul and dbr
- added (non-fpu) instructions of sh4 non present in sh2
- added four fpu instructions
- modified memory-mapped internal register management so that all
internal registers can be actually used
- added file sh4regs.h with defines for all sh7750 internal registers
- implemented internal registers for memory refresh
- removed some internal registers of sh2 not present in sh4
- added preliminary support for internal cache used as ram

Updated CPS2 decryption bit order to match what is likely the original
order. [Nicola Salmoria]

Fixed a few warnings that show up with -Wextra.
[Atari Ace, Zsolt Vasvari]

Fixed toaplan2.c so that OKI6295 sample ROM bankswitching via one
of the spare data lines on the coin mechanism port is only hooked up
in the one game that's actually wired this way (shippumd). [AWJ]

Updated the scrambls protection implementation to use equations based
on the implementation from [Mark McDougall]

Improved GCD computations in the rendlay.c code. [Christophe Jaillet]

Fixed numerous regressions in the 0.116 release.
[Zsolt Vasvari, Aaron Giles]

Switched driver code to exclusively using mame_rand() instead of
rand(), to improve consistency of results. [Aaron Giles]

Improved MCU timing and communication in the qix driver. Still a few
issues remain. [Aaron Giles]

New games added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status
Match It II [Robiza]