NovitÓ nella versione 0.135

0.135
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MAMETesters Bugs Fixed
----------------------
- 03378: [DIP/Input] kamakazi3: Unable to use normal coin slots (coin
lockout) (Luigi30)
- 03496: [Sound] mouja: Sound Effects/Voice missing (Mamesick)
- 03423: [Crash/Freeze] acpsx, atpsx, atluspsx, cpzn1, cpzn2, psarc95,
taitofx1, tps, vspsx : Access Violation (Fabio Priuli)
- 03425: [Crash/Freeze] taitogn: Access Violation before typing OK.
(Fabio Priuli)
- 03424: [Crash/Freeze] chihiro, triforce: Access Violation before
typing OK (Fabio Priuli)
- 03490: [Crash/Freeze] quasar, quasara: Segmentation Fault after OK
(Fabio Priuli)
- 03491: [Crash/Freeze] dynobop, sstrike, slikshot, slikshot17,
slikshot16 : Access Violation after OK (Phil Bennett)
- 03487: [Crash/Freeze] All Drivers using z180 cpu: Access Violation
(Phil Bennett)



Source Changes
--------------
Changed sound banking on Shogun Warriors/B.Rap Boys to use an
OKIM6295 address map and banks [David Haywood]

Removed the MCU comm hack from namcofl/namconb. This now fixes the
music tempo in most games. [Phil Bennett]

Fixed vroulet controls so that the Red column can be selected.
[luigi30]

680x0 update: [R. Belmont]
- Support PMOVE modes from PMMU
- Allow the FPU to be used for both '030 and '040
- Add byte and word FPU loads/stores
- Fixed buggy FPU 64-bit stores in the (An) addressing mode

chdman: add option to create uncompressed writeable HD images for MESS
[R. Belmont]

scsihd: don't crash if no media is attached [R. Belmont]

More goldstar.c improvements... [Roberto Fresca]
* Completed the New Lucky 8 Lines / New Super 8 Lines hardware/PCB
layout.
* Added New Lucky 8 Lines (set 3, extended gfx).
This set has the New Lucky 8 Lines / New Super 8 Lines program, so
bets are up to 64. Same extended tileset for reels, but lacks of
the New Super 8 Lines title tiles. Maybe is a hidden feature,
maybe just graphics for another hack.
* Added technical notes.

Added abort button to sfrush [Arthur Peale]

Updated mt_tout CRC/SHA1 and added note about old, likely bad dump
[David Haywood]

Added missing dependencies for video/model2.c and video/model3.c
[Phil Bennett]

Fixed recent sprite breakage in some toaplan2 video HW-based games.
[Phil Bennett]

Added later version of Naomi analog I/O board program [Alex]

Changes to the dsp56156 cpu core. [Andrew Gardner]
* Added JF table decode function.
* Added ABS, IMAC, and TFR2 opcodes.
* Fixed various flags for TST, INC24, SUB, CMP, and CMPM.
* Added hack to DO function to accommodate for the CPU core's
inaccurate math.

Galaxian driver changes: [luigi30]
* Crystallized some clock speeds, put ?s near ones that didn't look
correct
* Changed references to galaxiaj in game names to galaxiana

Re-added 2nd button back to ddayc [David Haywood]

Documentation update for the Seibu COPDX-based games. Renamed
sdgndmrb to grainbow. [David Haywood]

Updated most tools in src/tools to be straight BSD license.
[Aaron Giles]

Added -flipped option to unidasm to output with disassembly first and
address/data bytes afterwards in comment form. [Aaron Giles]

Changed 32010 unknown opcode to output in $xxx format like all other
hex values. [Aaron Giles]



New games added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status
---------------------------------------------------
Mahjong Seiryu Densetsu [Luca Elia, Guru, Dyq, Bnathan]
Mahjong Daimyojin [Luca Elia, Guru, Dyq, Bnathan]



New clones added
----------------
Pinball Action (set 5, encrypted) [f205v]
Hyper Sports (bootleg) [f205v, David Haywood]
Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (Hispanic 940818) [Artemio]
Gran Premio F1 (Italian bootleg of Pole Position II)
[f205v, David Haywood]
Scramble (Karateko, French bootleg) [Joachim Bassmann]
Super Breakout (rev 03) [Andy Welburn, Lord Nightmare]
New Lucky 8 Lines (set 3, extended gfx)
[Roberto Fresca, Darklord & Team Europe]



New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING
------------------------------------
Tournament Solitaire [Angelo Salese, Siftware]
Airline Pilots DX [ANY, The Dumping Union]



0.134u4
-------


MAMETesters Bugs Fixed
----------------------
- 03475: [Crash/Freeze] exprraid: Game freezes after insert coins
while playing (Angelo Salese)


Source Changes
--------------
Discrete sound improvements: [couriersud]
- DSS_INVERTER_OSC optimizations
- OSD_PROFILING is now an environment variable. No more recompiling
to turn profiling on
- Added two asserts to task processing

Updated beaminv.c driver, in attempt to fix MT bug 03473. [stephh]

Draw Poker Hi-Lo - added discrete sound. [Derrick Renaud]

Relaxed romcmp filename length restriction. [Philip Bennett]

Blue Shark - added shark sound. [Derrick Renaud]

Fixed Sega System 16 ROM names according to real machine, and
corrected game version description for Alien Syndrome and SDI.
[Team Japump!!!]

Fixed TRIG3 register handling in GTIA for Atari XL/XE.
[Mariusz Wojcieszek]

Noraut/DPHL driver improvements: [Roberto Fresca]
* Added Draw Poker Hi-Lo (japanese), based on 8080A CPU.
* Merged the gtipoker memory map and machine driver with dphl.
* Created a base machine driver and then derivatives by hardware.
* Splitted the regular RAM and NVRAM systems.
* Added 'Hi-Lo Double Up Joker Poker' from SMS Manufacturing.
* Added smshilo hardware details and PCB layout.
* Added smshilo discrete sound circuitry scheme/documentation.

i386: implemented SLDT & STR opcodes. [Angelo Salese]

scsihd updates: [R. Belmont]
- Fixed parameter interpretation for READ(10) and READ(12)
- Added WRITE(10)

Naomi updates:
- Hackish support for 8888 tiles (Shootout Pool displays something).
[R. Belmont]
- Increased number of JVS analog channels for driving games
[R. Belmont]
- Protection data added for Crazy Taxi, Jambo! Safari, and Virtua
Tennis 2 [Deunan Knute, ANY]

Added PCB layouts of Bingo Roll / Bell Star (4 sets) [Team Europe]

Added Xtal location and values to Bingo Roll / Bell Star hardware/PCB
layouts. [Roberto Fresca]

Added Multi Game I (V.Ger 2.4) PCB layout. [Team Europe]

Mario - converted final mixing stage to DISCRETE_MIXER. This adds the
missing filtering on the walking sounds. [Derrick Renaud]

Fixed dsp56156 DO & BSCC opcode bugs. [Andrew Gardner]

Refactored Z80CTC to use devcb. Emulated coin flag flip-flop in
Cosmic Chasm. [Curt Coder]

DISCRETE_RC_CIRCUIT_1 - promoted skyraid custom charge to it's own
module so it could be used with the same circuit in Battlezone.
[Derrick Renaud]

Battlezone - updated to use new module. Adjusted sound levels.
Adjusted engine frequency. Remember there is a slider to adjust the
frequency. [Derrick Renaud]

Donkey Kong Jr. - set noise clock to a fixed measured frequency.
(Speed optimization) [Derrick Renaud]

Removed most remaining instances of statically initialized variables,
improving multisession support. [Atari Ace]

Removed dead function prototypes. [Atari Ace]

Swapped ddp2/ddp2a program ROMs around to match set descriptions.
[Lei Wu]

Fixed a couple of source typos. [Christophe Jaillet]

Added Chihiro BIOS loading. [Alex, Paul Hogger, David Alves,
Hugo Cesar Somellera Calderon, Jeremy Ostrowski, Daniel Palmer]

Fixed crimfght 4P version inputs. [Arthur Peale]

Added colour proms to Seta / Visco Roulette. [Team Europe]

Sped up ertictac driver VIDEO_UPDATE. [Christophe Jaillet]

Minor speed improvement to the e132xs core - don't pass opcode
parameter when calling instruction handlers. [Christophe Jaillet]

Added two-sided polygon flag and back-face culling to Model 3 video
emulation. [Naibo Zhang]

Changed stepstag set description to Stepping Stage Special.
[Naibo Zhang]

Added verified PAL dump to Tokio/Scramble Formation.
[Corrado Tomaselli]

Verified on PCB all the clocks for Mikie, changed the M6809 clock to
1.536MHz and Vsync to 60.59Hz. Changed the sound chips to variant
SN76489A which are the ones on the PCB. [Corrado Tomaselli]

Naomi: add protection data for 18 Wheeler [Deunan Knute, ANY]

DISCRETE_COUNTER - added MIN parameter and optimized speed.
[Derrick Renaud]

naomi: added 18 Wheeler JVS I/O and motor controller dumps.
[Gerald (COY)]

Added helper macro for CDP1864 screen creation. [Curt Coder]

Added PROM dumps to starfire and fireone. [TrevEB]

Battlezone - set unclipped volume to 50% slider position. This allows
you to drive the audio into clipping like a real game.
[Derrick Renaud]

Added helper macro for CDP1869. [Curt Coder]

Naomi: add revision G export BIOS. [R. Belmont]

Goldstar driver improvements: [Roberto Fresca]
* Added new game: New Lucky 8 Lines / New Super 8 Lines.
* Inputs and DIP switches from the scratch.
* Added Hopper service button to all New Lucky 8 Lines sets.
* Added Paytable settings DIP switch to all New Lucky 8 Lines sets.
* Minor clean-ups.
* Created a new machine driver for wcat3.
* Mapped the missing d000-efff ROM space range.
* Added PCB & DIP switches banks layouts for ns8lines.

Changed CPU clock display in the UI to display multiplied/divided
clocks instead of raw clocks. [Dirk Best]

Changed device callback system to look up devices owned by the same
parent if a child device references another device. [Dirk Best]

Fixed a couple of unbalaced profiling calls, and added output to help
identify the source of unbalanced calls. [Christophe Jaillet]



New games added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status
---------------------------------------------------
Turbo Outrun (Mega-Tech) [Any, Dumping Union]
Mahjong Gekisha [Luca Elia, Guru, Dyq, Bnathan]
Miracle Derby - Ascot [Stefan Lindberg, David Haywood]
New Lucky 8 Lines / New Super 8 Lines
[Roberto Fresca, Darklord & Team Europe]



New clones added
----------------
Alien Syndrome (System 16B, Japan, New version) [Team Japump!!!]
Hana Jingi (Japan, Bet) [Luca Elia, Guru, Brian Troha, Yasuhiro Ogawa]
Super Hang-On (Japan, FD1094 317-0038) [The Dumping Union]
Zaxxon (set 3) [Team Europe]
1942 (Revision A, bootleg) [Darran]
Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (Double K.O. Turbo II, bootleg)
[J. Bijl, krick, Smitdogg]
Sonic Championship [Brian Troha, Dumping Union]



New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING
------------------------------------
Criss Cross (Sweden) [Tormod]
Shootout Pool [ANY, The Dumping Union]
Virtua Tennis 2 (cartridge) [ANY, The Dumping Union]
Draw Poker Hi-Lo (Japanese) [Roberto Fresca]
Hi-Lo Double Up Joker Poker [Roberto Fresca, Alan Griffin]
Ten Spot [Smitdogg, N. Francfort, David Haywood]
Crazy Taxi [ANY, The Dumping Union]
18 Wheeler [ANY, The Dumping Union]
Jambo! Safari [ANY, The Dumping Union]
F355 Challenge (Twin) [ANY, The Dumping Union]
F355 Challenge 2 (Twin) [ANY, The Dumping Union]
Go! Go! Connie chan Jaka Jaka Janken
[Mariusz Wojcieszek, Dumping Union]



0.134u3
-------


MAMETesters Bugs Fixed
----------------------
- 03470: [Crash/Freeze] backfirea: Game mode setting error on startup
(Fabio Priuli)
- 03465: [Crash/Freeze] batrid, bgaregga, bkraidu and clones: Reset after
rom check (R. Belmont)
- 03463: [DIP/Input] kingball, kingballj: Wrong coinage DIP options.
(Tafoid)



Source Changes
--------------
Multifish driver update [MetalliC]
- Hooked up RTC (real time clock)
- Added documentation about backdoor / bootleg / hacks

Space Encounter - fixed enemy shot sound. [Derrick Renaud]

Space Walk - started Springboard Miss sound. [Derrick Renaud]

Added color prom to Omega. [Andy Welburn]

m68k updates: [R. Belmont]
- throw F-line trap correctly when PMMU instructions are hit on
non-equipped CPUs.
- Added working PMMU address translation (not feature complete, but
sufficient to boot several 68030 Macs in MESS)
- Fixed up disassembly of some PMMU instructions
- Added "68020 with 68851" CPU type

Added correct 64Mb CROM dumps to spikeout. [Phil Bennett]

Added EXPECTED macro to complement the already existing UNEXPECTED
macro. [couriersud]

Discrete update [couriersud]
- fix some "const" weirdness I introduced
- fix VREF in CRFILTER_VREF and RCFILTER_VREF. VREF never got used
since it was only a static parameter.
- Removed enable from CR_FILTER* and RC_FILTER*
- Updated drivers accordingly.
- Use EXPECTED/UNEXPECTED to help the compiler

DISCRETE_CRFILTER, DISCRETE_RCFILTER updates: [Derrick Renaud]
- revert vref change from rev 6979.
- added capability for all values to be nodes.

Starship 1 - fixed motor sounds. [Derrick Renaud]

Shuffleboard - started discrete sounds. [Derrick Renaud]

Fixed DMA write mask register in 8237dma. [Mariusz Wojcieszek]

Blue Shark - added octopus sound. [Derrick Renaud]

Corrected rom names for Frogger (Sega set 2) [Derrick Renaud]

Adds PCB layout for Igrosoft's Gambling hardware in the multfish.c
driver. [Brian Troha]

Removed some old and duplicate code for genesis/megadrive from MAME.
Also, moved some megaplay/megatech constant to a struct and
refactored some code (work in progress). Updated bootlegs to use
latest genesis code and finally removed src/mame/drivers/genesis.c!
[Fabio Priuli]

Asserted copyright ownership of core library and OSD files, and
relicensed them under the standard BSD license, with permission of the
original authors. The files in question all live under src/lib/util
and src/osd. [Aaron Giles]

Device memory spaces are now visible in the debugger. [Aaron Giles]

Better task processing for discrete sounds: [couriersud]
- tasks are now processed according to their dependency lists. Tasks
can now start early and will only process samples which are
already available. This has most impact on drivers which have
significant variance in the run-time of individual tasks.
- tasks now process samples in slices, currently max 240 samples /
slice.
- TASK_GROUP is now obsolete - Will update drivers at a later stage.
- step function pointer now back in node, modules may register
optimized step functions.
- profiling code now always compiled, introduced static int
profiling = ...
- some more EXPECTED/UNEXPECTED usage.

Fixed Dip Switches for 'attckufo'. [stephh]

Improvements to Noraut poker driver... [Roberto Fresca]
* Added Draw Poker Hi-Lo hardware support, based on 8080A CPU.
* Mirrored the PPI's offsets to simplify/merge the hardware emulation.
* Added hardware documentation and PCB layouts from both DPHL sets.
* Added DPHL discrete sound circuitry scheme/documentation.
* Added Turbo Poker 2 from Micro Manufacturing.
* Added PMA poker.
* Documented the Turbo Poker 2 hardware.
* Added Turbo Poker 2 PCB layout from hi-res picture.
* Switched to the new PPI core.
* Commented out the 3rd PPI device till handshaked strobe lines can
be properly emulated. For now, all VRAM access is through direct
handlers. This allow to remove the hacks per set needed to boot
the games.



New games added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status
---------------------------------------------------
Pirate 2 (061005) [Metallic]
Phoenix Part 2 [Andy Welburn, Dumping Union]
Danchi de Quiz [Guru]



New clones added
----------------
Pirate (060803) [MetalliC]
Battle of Atlantis (bootleg) [David Haywood, Dumping Union]
Multi Fish (031124) [MetalliC]
Block 2 (Arkanoid bootleg) [Andy Welburn, stephh]
Go For The Gold (Japan) [Darran]



New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING
------------------------------------
Bingo Roll / Bell Star V3 [Roberto Fresca, Team Europe]
Draw Poker Hi-Lo (M.Kramer) [Roberto Fresca]
Draw Poker Hi-Lo (alt) [Roberto Fresca, Alan Griffin]
PMA Poker [Roberto Fresca, Siftware]
Turbo Poker 2 [Roberto Fresca, Siftware]



0.134u2
-------


MAMETesters Bugs Fixed
----------------------
- 03403: [DIP/Input] rollfr_2: Can't init Roll Fruit game. (MetalliC)
- 03458: [Sound] bzone and clones: Broken engine sound (couriersud)



Source Changes
--------------
Added genuine sets of Rally-X and New Rally-X [Team Japump!!!]

discrete_sound_r now can inquiry any node: [couriersud]
- the return type is UINT8, consequently the designer needs to ensure
that the node delivers adequately scaled data.
- input nodes allow the input data to be scaled. The return value is
the node value *after* scaling.

DISCRETE_74LS624 - optimized for some more speed. [Derrick Renaud]

DISCRETE_566 - started making a more accurate simulation based on
testing of a real IC. This makes the rest of Sky Raider sounds work.
[Derrick Renaud]

Completed dump of Gun Survivor 2 cart [Guru]

Hacked in the dsp56156's "Long Interrupts." Added SUB opcode.
Polygonet Commanders now goes in-game! [Andrew Gardner]

plygonet.c: hooked up 53936 roz layer. [R. Belmont, David Haywood]

Fleshed out SCC68070 definition in m68k core, for CD-i use in MESS
[Harmony]

m68k: disassemble PMOVE instruction (move to/from PMMU). [R. Belmont]

exp is slow, but pow is even slower [couriersud]
- more LS624 optimization, replace pow(10, x) by pow10(x)
- mixer loop optimizations

Impromved discrete performance for mario: [couriersud]
- pow to exp : 5%
- parallel tasks : 45%
- minor tweaks

M680x0 update: [R. Belmont]
- Add CPU types 68EC030, 68030, and 68EC040
- Start of 030/040 PMMU, including stubbed PMOVE

Fixed up RAM bank names to prevent crashes with memdump. Extended
explicit banks to 96. [Aaron Giles]

multfish.c driver fixes and improvements: [MetalliC]
- Hooked up inputs for Roll Fruit
- Added hopper emulation, payout now works
- Added information on how to initialize Roll Fruit
- Added in missing rom to a few MultiFish sets

DISCRETE_555_MSTABLE - optimized speed and added new operating modes.
[Derrick Renaud]

Fixed ROM name of warpwarp. Also removed 4th program ROM which is not
present on real board. [Team Japump!!!]

Memory references can now explicitly specify logical or physical
access by prepending with an 'l' or 'p'. Logical remains the default.
Example: ppb@1000 = physical program space byte at address $1000.
ldw@2000 = logical data space word at address $2000. Changed cheat
finder to explicitly reference physical memory when writing out new
cheats. [Aaron Giles]

Added simple system for auto-detecting cheat-worthy RAM areas.
[Sandro Ronco]

Added NULL check to prevent MAME from crashing if a new input device
was connected at runtime. [David Haywood]

Expanded PROFILER_USERx to support up to 8 custom profiler areas.
[Christophe Jaillet]

Added more _NAME macros to be consistent with the standard naming
conventions. [Atari Ace]

Removed old master system code from megaplay.c, megatech.c, segae.c
and updated the drivers to use more recent implementation (from
HazeMD) [David Haywood]

Sped up mario_custom_run() discrete sound. [Derrick Renaud]

Added discrete sound to Sprint 8. [Derrick Renaud]

Removed capacitor aging code and assumed range input is gnd for all
74LS629. [couriersud]

Omplemented m:n logic for buffered task nodes in discrete sound
[couriersud]
- preparation work so that a task node output buffer may be read by
more than one following task.
- target: implementation of task groups: tasks in a task group run
parallel, task groups serial. The current main task may than just
be task (in the last task group)

Space Walk - started discrete sounds. [Derrick Renaud]

Added static qualifiers where possible throughout the code.
[Atari Ace]

Discrete task groups [couriersud]
- DISCRETE_TASK_START now requires a parameter TASK_GROUP (>=0, <=9)
- Tasks are scheduled in the order of their task group
- Nodes are automatically buffered between task groups
- Discrete core determines nodes which need buffering to minimize
overhead (information in DISCRETE_LOG)
- A discrete block list now must put each stepped node into a task
if it uses tasks
- Drivers not using tasks will get one task allocated automatically
- Updated drivers accordingly
- Some more constification

Optimized tab removal in srcclean. [Atari Ace]

Centralized color definitions and made some colors more specific.
[Mamesick]

Hooked up Polynet Warriors joystick properly. [Andrew Gardner]



New games added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status
---------------------------------------------------
Othello (version 3.0) [Tomasz Slanina, Stefan Lindberg]



New clones added
----------------
Total Vice (ver UAC) [Phil Bennett]
Street Fighter II - The World Warrior (Quicken Pt-I, bootleg)
[D. Beneke, Guru, Smitdogg, The Dumping Union]
Street Fighter II' - Champion Edition (Accelerator!, bootleg)
[D. Beneke, Guru, Smitdogg, The Dumping Union]
Ironman Ivan Stewart's Super Off-Road Track-Pak (2 Players) [Darran]
Gals Panic 4 (Korea) [Choi Sung Ho]
Mortal Kombat II (rev L3.1 (European)) [Andy Welburn]
Cadash (Germany) [Volker Hann, Team Europe]
Space Empire (bootleg) [Team Europe]
Target Hits (ver 1.0) [Andrew Conroy]
Vulcan Venture (Older) [Irongiant]
Astro Blaster (German) [Volker Hann & Team Europe]
Pac-Man (Galaxian hardware, set 2) [Team Europe]
Zaxxon (Japan) [Team Japump!!!]



New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING
------------------------------------
Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (Cartridge) [f205v, David Haywood]
48-in-1 MAME bootleg (ver 3.09) [Guru]
48-in-1 MAME bootleg (ver 3.02) [Guru]
Seta Roulette? [Team Europe]



0.134u1
-------


MAMETesters Bugs Fixed
----------------------
- 02565: [Sound] All Sets in zaccaria.c: TMS5200 hookup is currently
kludged to work. (couriersud)
- 03443: [Sound] brapboys, brapboysj: Music samples looping
incorrectly / ending too soon (Kitsune Sniper, Haze, Guru, hap)
- 03439: [Sound] chinagat and clones: OKI6295 sound pitch is too high.
(sasuke)
- 03435: [Compiling] gcc warning for src/emu/sound/ymf271.c with
OPTIMIZE=3 on openSUSE 11.1 x86 (hap)



Source Changes
--------------
Added CDP1863/CDP1864 sound devices for MESS. [Curt Coder]

Noraut discrete sound system: Changed C1 value (from PPI-1 PC6 line
and Darlington array) to match the real value, as seen on the pcb.
This should reproduce the 555 output accurately. [Roberto Fresca]

Remove Enable input from a number of discrete sound modules.
[couriersud, Derrick Renaud]

Reverted driftout workaround, see latest comments here for reason:
http://www.mametesters.org/view.php?id=3356. [hap]

Naomi/AW updates:
* Hooked up protection for Power Stone 2 and Toy Fighter
[R. Belmont, Guru, Cah4e3]
* Redumped bad rom in Heavy Metal Geomatrix [Guru]
* Redumped bad roms in Virtua Fighter 4 (cartridge version) [Guru]
* Redumped Club Kart: European Session [Guru]
* Updated Atomiswave hardware documentation [Guru]

Verified CPU clocks for Atomic Point [Stefan Lindberg]

New driver for Amatic encryped gambling hardware. This system is based
on a custom CPU. Graphics are decoded but only 2 bitplanes hooked. All
the needed devices are in the driver, but commented out till can
properly decrypt the program ROMs and identify the CPU. About the
encryption scheme, see the driver notes about my findings.
[Roberto Fresca]

Added device_find_child_by_tag helper function. [Curt Coder]

i386: improved handling of override prefixes after a rep instruction
[Gabriele Gorla]

Corrected Mirax clock frequencies [Stefan Lindberg]

lr35902 cpu core changes: [Wilbert Pol]
- Improved handling of the DI+HALT bug.
- Do not clear the interrupt flag when the cpu is halted and no
interrupt is taken.

m68k: don't save signal contexts on *BSD and Mac OS X.
[scarlet, R. Belmont]

Correct bprom name in Hellfire sets and added documentation of the
type of bprom used. [Brian Troha]

Added deletion of MSVC specific files to clean task. [Curt Coder]

z80dma improvements: [Angelo Salese]
- Added Initiate read sequence command and hooked up basic status
reading
- Added continue and reset port A/B timing commands
- Added enable/disable irq, force ready and reinitialize status byte
commands
- Fixed Initiate read command
- Implemented reset command
- Implemented fixed port transfer behaviour
- Added decrement step mode and fixed a conceptual bug with portA
writes
- Added preliminary search mode support and fixed a bug with WR3
mask byte
- Fixed ready flag when the DMA disabled/enabled commands are used

"=A" inline assembly seems to be only supported on 32bit gcc. Provide
a 64bit safe version of _get_profile_ticks. [couriersud]

Ported Capcom CX4 implementation over from bsnes (original code by
zsKnight, anomie and Nach). Mega Man X2 and X3 are now playable in
MESS, with bugs. [Harmony]

Partially implemented TMS5110_CMD_TEST_TALK: [couriersud]
- according to the documentation, this needs to be issued to read
status on CTL1
- cvs driver needs this

[SNES] Fixed a bug in our DSP1 emulation. Super Mario Kart can be
played again in MESS. [Fabio Priuli]

CVS improvements: [couriersud]
- hook up speech cpu
- get rid of "temporary" code which hardwire ctl & pdc writes
- use tms rom clock as sense input for the s2650. darkwar now speaks
again on startup.
- only one latch used for sound & speech.
- hooked up 393Hz signal to "dac3"
- pcb pictures indicate discrete logic on the sound board. Marked
all games as GAME_IMPERFECT_SOUND since we seem to miss some sounds
- 4bit dac remains mysterious

tms5110 improvements: [couriersud]
- Implement ctl port input/output for status reads.
- Input/output is switched by clocking pdc after a TALK STATUS
command.
- update drivers to support new tms5110_ctl_r
- now exhibits Rom Clock signal

ym2612/3834: updates to track latest knowledge [Eke-Eke, Nemesis]
- Moved LFO vars inside the chip struct
- Changed SSG-EG to update before channel calcs

Fixed various issues with the dsp56156 disassembler. [Andrew Gardner]

Updated nova2001 driver to use DIP LOCATIONS. Clarified and verified
switch behavior, comparing to manuals where available. [Fujix, Tafoid]

Fixed disassembly of NEG Rd,Rs instruction in ARM7TDMI Thumb mode.
[Harmony]

Fixed S-DD1 support in SNES driver; Street Fighter Alpha 2 is
playable, Star Ocean shows decompressed graphics before hanging.
[Harmony]

S2650 improvements: [couriersud]
- Added S2650_FO_PORT fake port for flag output line.
- Made CHECK_IRQ_LINE an inline
- Verified irq handling (with help from Quench)

Complete dump of Planet Harriers. [Guru]

Ported SPC7110 support from bsnes. [Harmony]

Ported ST010 support from bsnes. [Fabio Priuli]

Fixes an issue where running ST010 games would hang MESS. [Harmony]

Some progress with protection emulation for herbiedk and 8ballact.
No more game specific program counter checks. [couriersud]

Support external baud rates in the MC68681 DUART. [R. Belmont]

Implemented a RS and WS line interface for tms5220: [couriersud]
- this emulates the RS/WS and READY handshaking according
to the tms5220 manual. Drivers reading the ready line
should most probably use it.
- Note: For cases where the READY handshake is done by the cpu
sufficient cycles have to be burnt to simulate that the
cpu waited. This yet has to be implemented.

zaccaria.c updates: [couriersud]
- Remove tms5220 kludge
- hooked up new RS/WS/READY tms5220 interface
- removed dac1 as well. Replaced it by attenuation control for ay2,
channel B

Made INI file order explicit via priorities. [Rene Single]

Fixed F6 cheat toggle behavior. [Pugsy]

Corrected clocks for V-five pcb. [Corrado Tomaselli]

Added byte swap to the cheat search. [Sandro Ronco]

Now allow for banks to take up half of the available slots. Explicit
banks now work up to bank 64. [Aaron Giles]

Changed all tms5220 lines to (READ|WRITE)_LINE_DEVICE_HANDLER:
[couriersud]
- Added q suffix to denote active low lines
- Updated all drivers accordingly.
- Removed some trampoline functions

Added TMS5220C variant to tms5220.c [Lord Nightmare]
- implemented reset for TMS5220C if /RS and /WS are pulled down
together
- Inserted LNs email and corrections as comment into source
- Created a TODO section.

Updated gauntlet and firefox to use "new" tms5220 interface.
[couriersud]

Discrete Updates: [Derrick Renaud]
- Added DISCRETE_LOGIC_SHIFT - generic shift register
- Fixed DISCRETE_BIT_DECODE to apply proper voltage instead of
clipping to INT.

Sky Raider - Partial discrete sound. [Derrick Renaud]

SNES: Fixed CG ram reading address. [Angelo Salese]

Converted 6532riot to devcb interfaces: [couriersud]
- updated all drivers
- converted drivers to RS/WS tms5220 interface where appropriate
- removed quite some trampoline functions

Corrected incorrect XTAL value for XTAL_32_768kHz [ArcadeNUT]

Optimized DISCRETE_74LS624 making dkongjr and mario faster.
[Derrick Renaud]

SNES: Fixed an incorrectly setted DMA register read, fixes DMA Memory
tin the test cartridge. [Angelo Salese]

Further simplifications to Atomiswave's keys. [Andreas Naive]

i8085: [Curt Coder]
- RIM instruction now shows the current status of RST5.5 and RST6.5
pins.

dkongjr now uses parallel discrete tasks. [couriersud]

Removed a number of #ifdef LSB_FIRST in favor of macros that do the
equivalent. [Atari Ace]

Neo Geo updates: [JohnBoy]
- Renamed sets based on them being used for the initial AES
production runs
Renamed tophuntra to tophuntrh, added correct s1
Renamed kof97a to kof97h
Renamed bstars to bstarsh
- Added correct c1 to neocup98
- Added correct m1 and v1 to androdun (MVS version layout)
- Tagged lastbld2 as newer revision
- Identified pbobblena as bootleg, renamed to pbobblenb, renamed roms
to 'correct' chip label
- Renamed p1 in mslug4, see notes

Added dipswitches for the photon2 coins, you can now select between 1
and 6 minutes per coin. Also added information about the original
games that these have been bootlegged from. [David Haywood]

listxml changes: [Oliver Stoeneberg]
- adds an "optional" flag for rom/disk entries to -listxml output
- removed the obsolete "dispose" flag from the DTD in the -listxml
output

Minor optimization/cleanup of Neo Geo rendering. [Christophe Jaillet]



New games added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status
---------------------------------------------------
Target Panic [Phil Bennett, Tormod, The Dumping Union]



New clones added
----------------
Battle Garegga (Taiwan / Germany) (Thu Feb 1 1996)
[Tormod, The Dumping Union]
Undercover Cops (US) [Corrado Tomaselli]
X-Men (2 Players ver EAA) [Corrado Tomaselli]
Mirax (set 2) [Stefan Lindberg]
Hellfire (1P Ver., alt) [Stefan Lindberg]
Country Girl (Japan set 2 with Nichibutsu copyright) [Siftware]
Vulcan Venture (Older Ver.) [Brian Troha, Dumping Union]
Mortal Kombat II (rev L3.0) [bulldawg, Smitdogg, Dumping Union]
Exzisus (Japan, dedicated) [Stefan Lindberg, Phil Bennett]
Baseball Stars Professional (set 1) [JohnBoy]
Metal Slug 4 (set 2) [JohnBoy]



New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING
------------------------------------
Net Select Keiba Victory Furlong [Guru]
Salary Man Kintarou [Guru]
Amatic Unknown Slots Game [Roberto Fresca, Team Europe]
Multi Game I (V.Ger 2.4) [Roberto Fresca, Team Europe]
Multi Game III (V.Ger 3.5) [Roberto Fresca, Team Europe]