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Posted bylux_92886
Posted on01/14/05 08:23 PM



> > 1. Is Supermodel dead now that work is being focussed on MAME?
>
> There's been no activity on Supermodel for the better part of a year now. We did
> start a dynamic recompiling PPC core but that's gone into limbo, too,
> apparently. Maybe Stefano is still working on it.
>
> I'd like to get that done and rewrite the entire emulator to get it closer to
> playable speeds and usability. It's unlikely I'll have time until summer but who
> knows?
>
> > 2. On equal machines, how does Supermodel compare to MAME
> > (faster/slower/similar)?
>
> I don't use MAME much and I haven't tried its Model 3 emulation but I hear it's
> faster. Supermodel really gives your graphics card a thrashing with all the
> state changes which happens to drastically slow things down.
>
> We wanted to optimize it by caching the models and sorting polygons to minimize
> state changes but that seems unfeasible. The Model 3 uses lots of per-polygon
> attributes and this wreaks havoc on performance in OpenGL and Direct3D.
>
> > 3. Does Supermodel support Model3 audio?
>
> No.
>
> > 4. Will Supermodel ever be released or is it a development tool only?
>
> It's unclear at this point. It probably won't be released but I'd like to pick
> it up again at some point and rewrite it. All we really need is to finish the
> dynarec and rework the rendering code.
>


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*Supermodel questions  IceMan01/14/05 06:08 PM
.*Re: Supermodel questions  Bart T.01/14/05 08:19 PM
...can I play Progear on it? -nt- LOLz  lux_9288601/14/05 08:23 PM