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craigm

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MAME for OS/2
« on: 2011.01.05, 03:36:35 »
Everyone,

MEME for OS/2 is "slightly" long in the tooth and I was wondering if anyone has a newer copy or knows anyone that is working on it or could.

From what I see the "newest" version of MAME for OS/2 is .37 beta 14, the newest version is 0.141 (Came out 12/31/10).

From what I see, the OS/2 version uses GCC 2.9 (or higher), I wonder if that was an issue to get the eCS at the same version. Since we have GCC 4.5.2 does anyone think it would be easier to port? I would hope so, it could open many, many games for us.

Thanks!

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Re: MAME for OS/2
« Reply #1 on: 2011.01.05, 22:09:22 »
Small follow up...

I was looking over some sites to see if I could find out more on MAME and I found this on the OS/2 Gaming site:

SDLMAME - Version 0.115 - Date 2007/05/12 - A MAME emulator that uses the SDL graphic library.

Here is the link to the OS/2 Gaming site with an additional link to the homepage to SDLMAME:

http://www.os2world.com/games/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=350&Itemid=84

The link to down load the MAME software is dead...but I did some additional looking and found it at Hobbes here:

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?key=SDLMAME&pushbutton=Search

You can see there is a newer version there: SDLMAME v0.144u1 for OS/2

Has anyone used SDLMAME? It looks like this is dead also but I am not sure...the SDLMAME version is higher than the MAME version...so are they the same...different...they have a beta no one else knows about? I doubt it since the MAME version is .141 and dated 12-31-10 while the .144u1 version for OS/2 is dated 2007-04-19

Weird...




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Re: MAME for OS/2
« Reply #2 on: 2011.01.05, 22:32:16 »
Hihi,

Afaik Ko is doing the latest ports for mame...

http://www.os2site.com/sw/emulators/mame/sdlmame0138_os2.zip

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Re: MAME for OS/2
« Reply #3 on: 2011.01.06, 02:29:29 »
Tellie,

Thanks for that but isn't the link I showed a newer version? Or am I missing something?

I found: SDLMAME v0.144u1 for OS/2 (even though the MAME web site is showing .141)

You are suggesting:

SDLMAME v0.138 for OS/2

These version numbers are not making any rhyme or reason. Thanks though for looking at this!

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Re: MAME for OS/2
« Reply #4 on: 2011.01.06, 03:50:07 »
I think Mame vs SDLmame have different revisions.
i am using the latest 1.38 with no problems. I will warn you that the Panorama Video driver doesn't work well with it. I get inverted red blue color palettes no matter what color depth or SDL environment variables I set. I ended back with SNAP.

Last but not least, Be sure to download the rom packs for the bios's of the arcade machines you want to emulate. The game files don't include them and it can drive you nuts trying to get games working.