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Posted byTrebor
Posted on03/25/08 09:57 PM



Here's whatsnew:

New System Drivers Supported (in no particular order):
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- Dick Smith Super-80 [Robbbert]
- Epoch Game Pocket Computer [Wilbert Pol]
- Galeb [Miodrag Milanovic]
- Genesis (USA, NTSC, w/SVP) [notaz, R. Belmont]
- Hartung/Watara/Virella/Videojet/... Game Master [PeT]
- Microbee 16k Standard [Robbbert]
- Mikro-80 [Miodrag Milanovic]
- Orao [Miodrag Milanovic]
- Philips Videopac G7000/C52 [Wilbert Pol]
- Specialist / Lik / SpecialistMX [Miodrag Milanovic]
- UT-88 and UT-88 mini [Miodrag Milanovic]



System Driver Changes:
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- [ABC80x] Updated to use the new MAME MC6845 code. [Curt Coder]

- [APFM1000] Added special APF video mode [PeT]

- [APPLE2] Removed usage of tilemaps. [Nate Woods]

- [APPLE3] Fixed buffer overrun in 80 column text mode. [Nate Woods]

- [ASTROCDE] Added controls for player 3 and 4 and improved analog controls.
[ranger_lennier]

- [ASTROCDE] Removed the MESS specific implementation of the video hardware
in favor of the more accurate MAME version. Also fixed the I/O ports
defintion which improves the sound a lot. [Dirk Best]

- [COCO] Fixed bug that could cause joystick button presses to not be
registered. (bug #1532) [Nate Woods]

- [COCO] Added a quickload for .BIN files. [Nate Woods]

- [COUPE] Added many new BIOS revisions. [Oliver Stöneberg]

- [EP128] Fixed 0.119 regression in graphics display. (bug #1478)
[Wilbert Pol]

- [GALAXY] Fixed regressions. [Miodrag Milanovic]

- [GAMEBOY] Added support for Korean MBC1 mapper variant. [Wilbert Pol]

- [LYNX] Always recompute timer settings when a timer register is being
written. Fixes 0.118 regression in Gates of Zendocon (bug #1435).
[Wilbert Pol]

- [MBEE] Fixed colours, sound, Inverse and Underline modes. Enabled alternate
characters. [Robbbert]

- [ODYSSEY2] Rewrote video code to use scanline-based rendering (fixes Killer
Bees intro). Made sound pitch depend on system clock instead of -samplerate
(bug #1519). Added support for The Voice! add-on. Added support for larger
ROM format used by Kill The Attacking Aliens. Added PAL support for Videopac
and C52. [Wilbert Pol]

- [PC] Converted MDA, Hercules, CGA, and Tandy 1000 video code to use the MAME
MC6845 code. EURO PC and PC200 drivers are temporarily broken as a result.
Split off PC (Hercules) from the PC (MDA) driver. Replaced MDA and CGA
character ROMs with a proper dump from an original IBM card. [Wilbert Pol]

- [PDP1] Fixed text display regression. (bug #883) [Robbbert]

- [QL] System boots up again. (bug #1495) [Curt Coder]

- [SVI318] Cleaned up driver. [Tomas Karlsson]

- [SVISION] Watara TV-Link PAL activated [PeT]

- [TRS80] Fixed an issue with I/O ports. Fixed 32 character display. Decoded
LNW-80 characters. [Robbbert]

- [VC4000] Cleaned up, added quickload and fixed colors. (bug #1404) [Manfred
Schneider]

- [Z88] Fixed regression introduced in 0.123. (bug #1553) [Nate Woods]



User Interface Changes:
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- [Windows UI] Fixed a bug in the per-driver software view. (bug #1512) [Nate
Woods]



Imgtool Changes:
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(none)



Source Changes:
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- The core is based on MAME 0.124a. This incorporates all features of the
update to this core. [MAME team]

- Updated the Motorola MC68901 Multi Function Peripheral to use the new
device system. [Curt Coder]

Get it here:
http://www.mess.org/download.php

-Trebor