April 21, 2011

Emulation News 011: MESS v0.142u1


I still can't believe this emulator is still alive and running!

"0.142u1

New System Drivers Supported:
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(none)

Systems Promoted from GAME_NOT_WORKING:
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(none)

Skeleton drivers:
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- Ensoniq Mirage Sampler [R. Belmont]
- Laser Compumate2 [thanks to DMEnduro , Robbbert]

System Driver Changes:
----------------------
- tec1: Fixed a bug that has been there since the driver was
first written [reported by maguman21]

- ob68k1a: Fixed keyboard [Robbbert]

- apple2gs: fix ram sizes to reflect reality, fixed ram mapping to match real
system, added readback of bank number from unpopulated RAM areas. [R Belmont]

- sun: Added terminal keyboard. [Robbbert]

- x1: Implemented stereophonic sound output [Angelo Salese]

- ti85: moved T6A04 emulation into a device. [Sandro Ronco]

- tec1: Enabled tec1b bios at user request. Added some ram for
the expansion socket. [Robbbert]

- next: Allow NeXT machine to display the initial splash screen [Angelo Salese]

- apple2gs: Fixed AppleWorks GS hang on launch. [R. Belmont]

- at: Added cascade mode support in DMA code and enabled AT floppy to
boot again [Wilbert Pol, Miodrag Milanovic]

- tms5220.c: updates to comments and nonstandard feature
defines. [Lord Nightmare]

- argo: Improved video, added makeshift cursor. [Robbbert]

- at: Implemented AT IDE support [Miodrag Milanovic]
hdd boot's now on all except 586 machines

- next: add 3 more dumped NeXT bioses (one 68030,
two 68040-non-turbo) [Lord Nightmare, Balrog]

- upd7725 and upd96050: Implementation of the p0 and p1 output bits as device lines;
preliminary implementation of INT input line. This is attempt 2 at this code,
and actually links properly. [Lord Nightmare]

- at: add pals and proms from IBM 5170 AT [Lord Nightmare, Kevtris]

- at: add pals and proms from IBM 5170 AT to 5170 8mhz,
and add common ones to 5162 [Lord Nightmare, Kevtris]

- megadriv: added proper megacd dumps to the mess driver. [ElBarto]

- Added a newer revision of the Xebec S1410 Winchester
controller ROM. [Ola Andersson]

- Converted Atari Jaguar driver to properly use a stock 68k instead of
a 68ec020 [David Haywood]

- hector,interact, pce and pc8801 - driver_device conversions [Atari Ace]

- Fixed pixel clock in Atari Jaguar (it was previously running
at half speed) [Angelo Salese]

- a5200: fixed crash when loading carts (bug #2047) [Fabio Priuli]

- sgi - moving variables into structs rather than having
dozens of individual variables, and makes all drivers call
sgi_mc_init [Atari Ace]

- sonydriv, apf_apt, oric_tap, td0_dsk, timex_dck, amigacrt,
amigakbd, and i82720 - reorganize of variables and calls to be
more device-like, to simplify future device conversions. [Atari Ace]

- 8530scc: Don't crash on 0 baud divisor (fixes original
Apple IIgs Tour) [R.Belmont]

- Fixed RP5C01 alarm output. [Curt Coder]

- Removed the old incomplete TC8521 emulation, and refactored all drivers
to use RP5C01 instead, as it is the same chip. [Curt Coder]

- nc100: Removed deprecated serial device and fixed screen size. [Curt Coder]

- nc200: Demoted to GNW as it does not boot due to a bug
in MC146818 UIP bit. [Curt Coder]

- abc802 - Added an earlier revision of the BIOS and a correct dump of the
character generator ROM. [robcfg]

- apple2gs Implement monochrome double hi-res bit in $C029 -
fixes original Your Apple Tour of the Apple IIgs and Apple II DeskTop
on early IIgs system disks. [R.Belmont]

- lisa - Added correct COP421 ROM dump. [Visual6502 team,
Lord Nightmare, Segher]

- swtpc - hooked up terminal keyboard, system responds to commands. [Robbbert]

- a2600: hooked up softlist [Fabio Priuli]

Software Lists:
----------------
- nes.xml: added the long awaited Bio Force Ape dump [thanks to Frank Cifaldi
and the Lost Levels guys which made this possible]

- 32x.xml: confirmed some dumps and replaced a few sets
with proper dumps [ElBarto]

- a2600 added softlist containing games whose names start with #-A [Kaylee]

Source Changes:
----------------
- The core is based on MAME 0.142u1. This incorporates all features of the
update to this core. [MAME team]

- Update compiling.htm and howto.htm to latest wiki versions [Justin Kerk]

- Fix wimgtool compile with OSD=winui [Justin Kerk]

- uiimage.c: added reset of the char input buffer when selecting an entry in
the file manager [Fabio Priuli]

- softlist.c: rewritten part of the Internal UI handling for softlists to
match the code used by the file selector
(this will allow more improvements soon). [Fabio Priuli]

- softlist.c: softlists entries are now ordered by shortname in the
File Manager, so that it's easier to find the set you want to load
(first of the promised improvements ;) ). [Fabio Priuli]

- softlist.c: simplified softlist navigation (from the internal UI) by
catching char inputs and searching for matching names among list
shortnames, like in the file selector. [Fabio Priuli]

- softlist: moved software list handling (in the Internal UI) to a
separate source. [Fabio Priuli]

- uiswlist.c: properly made non-clickable the "[compatible lists]"
separator entry between main lists and compatible ones. [Fabio Priuli]

- uiswlist.c: added a switch to choose between shortname order or
description order for softlist entries (in the Internal UI),
and adapted the char input code to match shortnames or descriptions
accordingly [Fabio Priuli]

- cartslot.c/chd_cd.c: added support for a callback function to test softlist
sharedfeat (e.g. 'compatibility') and display a warning message
accordingly. updated cdi.c as an example [Fabio Priuli]

- clifront.c: fixed -listmedia output (extensions were messed up) [Fabio Priuli]

- uiimage.c: File Manager now displays the brief name of the image device to
make easier to decide where to mount images (see e.g. smssdisp or atom)
[Fabio Priuli]"

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