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Posted byTrebor
Posted on05/11/08 08:24 AM

Here's whatsnew:
New System Drivers Supported (in no particular order):
- Bashkiria-2M (not fully operational) [Miodrag Milanovic]
- BK 0010/0010.01 [Miodrag Milanovic]
- Bondwell 2 (not working) [Tomas Karlsson]
- COMX 35 (not working) [Curt Coder]
- Dick Smith Super-80 with VDUEB (original version) [Robbbert]
- KOEI PasoGo (not working) [Peter Trauner]
- Orion 128/Z80 Card II/Pro [Miodrag Milanovic]
- Pentagon (not fully operational)[Miodrag Milanovic]

System Driver Changes:
- [ABC80] Fixed so that it boots and keyboard works. [Robbbert]

- [APPLE2] Changed slot system to be implemented as MAME devices. [Nate

- [BK] Added cassette loading [Miodrag Milanovic]

- [BW2] Added MSM6255 LCD controller emulation. [Curt Coder]

- [CBM, C16] Simplified keyboard and interrupt handling code. [Fabio Priuli]

- [C64] Fixed some timings in c64 pal. [Roberto Zandoną]

- [C64] Partial input fix, joystick 2 still not working. (bug #1150) [Roberto

- [C64] Implentation of sprite wrapping at the top of the screen. (bug #1599)
[Roberto Zandoną]

- [COCO/COCO3] Transitioned Bitbanger and VHD support to use MAME's core
device system. [Nate Woods]

- [COUPE] Rewrote interrupt handling and screen handling, fixes line
interrupts. [Dirk Best]

- [COUPE] Added natural keyboard support. [Dirk Best]

- [COUPE] Added support for the SAD and SDF disk image formats, as well as
720k CP/M images. [Dirk Best]

- [COUPE] Added support for up to four 1 MB memory expansions. [Dirk Best]

- [ELECTRON] Fixed corrupt text in Mode 3. [Robbbert]

- [EP128] Merged ex128 and ex128a drivers, to use alternate BIOSes. [Fabio

- [GENESIS] Clean and speed up SSF2 banking [Cowering]

- [GENESIS] Add automatic support for many 'pirate' carts (thanks to Haze for
them) [Cowering]

- [IBMPC,IBM5150] Renamed ibmpc driver to ibm5150. [Wilbert Pol]

- [LISA] Fixed serial number read. (bug #1583) [Gilles Fetis]

- [MBEE] Added quikload support for COM and MWB filetypes. Added LOCK key to
keyboard. [Robbbert]

- [ORION] Added cassete loading [Miodrag Milanovic]

- [PC] Fixed error reporting when loading non-existant images. [Nate Woods]

- [PC] Fixed cursor blinking. (bug #1096) [Wilbert Pol]

- [PCJR] Various improvements, promoted from TESTDRIVER. [Wilbert Pol]

- [QL] Converted ZX8301/2 into devices, and fixed system halting. [Curt Coder]

- [SCORPION] IO map is fixed, and NMI for service mode added[Miodrag Milanovic]

- [SPECIAL] Added Erik clone, and fixed bank switch problem [Miodrag Milanovic]

- [SPECTRUM] Split into multiple drivers and cleanup [Miodrag Milanovic]

- [SPECTRUM] IO maps are done in proper way [Miodrag Milanovic]

- [SPECTRUM] Homebrew ROMs are now selectable BIOSes instead of separate
drivers. [Miodrag Milanovic]

- [SVI318] UART fix. [Tomas Karlsson]

- [T1000HX] Fixed bug #1130. [Wilbert Pol]

- [THOMSON] Fixed crashes with non-default ram sizes. (bug #1443) [Antoine

- [TMC2000] System is now working. [Curt Coder]

- [TI99] Natural keyboard fix. [Fabio Priuli]

- [TUTOR] Changed joystick to use keypad instead of arrow keys by default.
[Fabio Priuli]

- [VECTREX] Fixed bug #1569 [Mathis Rosenhauer]

User Interface Changes:
- Fixed bug in file selector that could cause paths to contain extraneous
separators. (bug #1595) [Nate Woods]

- Shift+ScrollLock now triggers a paste command. [Nate Woods]

- Fixed file manager navigation keys. (bug #1600) [Nate Woods]

- [Windows] Made -nonewui default. Depending on the reaction this spawns,
the newui may be removed in the future. [Nate Woods]

- [Windows] Fixed "Configure..." dialog problem when customizing certain
system's controllers. (bugs #1570, #1573) [Nate Woods]

- [Windows] Reduced flickering in input configuration dialog. [Nate Woods]

- [Windows UI] Updated MESS icon, logo and other artwork (Asterokid, MAMEPlus
team, Hobie Troxell)

- [Windows UI] Fixed custom filters dialog. (bugs #1561, #1574) [Nate Woods]

Imgtool Changes:

Source Changes:
- The core is based on MAME 0.125. This incorporates all features of the
update to this core. [MAME team]

- Major changes to transition MESS's device system onto MAME's device system.
[Nate Woods]

- Converted printers, snapshots and quickloads to the new device system.
[Nate Woods]

- Fixed memory bug in the hash file parsing code that could cause problems in
debug builds. [Nate Woods]

- Converted CDP1861 and CDP1864 display controllers to devices. [Curt Coder]

- Updated WD17xx floppy implementation; busy signal is now set correctly.
[Miodrag Milanovic]

- Clarified error message when MESS fails to load because of a device that is
expected to be present. (bug #1493) [Nate Woods]

- Created a 'dumpkbd' debugger command to dump all natural keyboard info.
[Nate Woods]

- Fixed a regression in natural keyboard support that could cause certain keys
to not be recognized. (bug #1564) [Nate Woods]

- Converted HD63450 DMA controller to the new device system. [Barry Rodewald]

- New MESS specific OSD call: osd_get_clipboard_text(). [Nate Woods]

- Changed Apple FDC/IWM implementation to be a MAME device. This affects the
Apple II, Apple III, Apple IIgs, Lisa and Mac drivers. [Nate Woods]

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