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Posted byTrebor
Posted on08/14/08 07:06 AM



Here's whatsnew:

MAMETesters Bugs Fixed
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- 02095: [Misc.] chqflag, chqflagj, -listxml: memory leaks
(Aaron Giles)
- 02110: [Side-by-side] All sets in cps3.c: video from a DV cam
proves the refresh rate of CPS3 in MAME is wrong (Aaron Giles)
- 02113: [Misc.] xymg: xymg title mispelled (Aaron Giles)
- 01802: [Multisession] cybrcomm, raveracw, raveracj, raveraja,
ridgerac, ridgerab, ridgeraj, acedrvrw, victlapw: No sound
in games after reloading via the MAME UI (Atari Ace)
- 00233: [Graphics] ikari: The current implementation of the shadow
in Ikari Warriors and Victory Road is wrong. (Nicola Salmoria)
- 02059: [Crash/Freeze] panicstr: Game hangs after choosing Stage.
(R. Belmont)
- 02027: [Crash/Freeze] lhba: lhba does not work (Luca Elia)
- 02101: [Crash/Freeze] wboy, wboysys2: Access Violation
(Nicola Salmoria)
- 00492: [Crash/Freeze] vbowl: In every case, after the 3rd launched
ball, the game resets. (Luca Elia)
- 00491: [Crash/Freeze] drgwrld3: When you continue by inserting
credit and play, the game crashes. (Luca Elia)
- 02021: [Graphics] cottonbm: Sprite layer offset toward upper-left
(R. Belmont)
- 02022: [Crash/Freeze] cottonbm: Fatal Error Crash (R. Belmont)
- 02071: [Crash/Freeze] coolridr: Access Violation (R. Belmont)


Source Changes
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Updated the FD1089 decryption algorythm to use the real keys generated
by the LCG as found by Andreas Naive. The algorithm is more complex
than it should be, but I haven't been able to simplify it more. The
keys are still embedded in the source. It would now be reasonable to
move them to external files; however, for several games we only have
partial keys so the files would need to be BAD_DUMP. [Nicola Salmoria]

Changed ad2083 to load PROM data instead of using hardcoded values.
[couriersud]

Updated structure and naming conventions of sound and CPU cores to
match core conventions. [Derrick Renaud]

Added discrete sound for Mad Alien. [Derrick Renaud]

Hooked up discrete filtering to SN76477 in Space Chaser.
[Derrick Renaud]

Improvements to Lucky74.c driver: [Roberto Fresca, Grull Osgo]

Merged memory maps for drivers tigeroad, timelimt, toobin, tumbleb.c,
tbowl, thedeep, and thief. Also changed gfx memory region tags in
obvious cases. [Andrew Gardner]

Added sprite wrapping to Irem m63 driver.
[Tomasz Slanina, Stefan Lindberg]

More FM OPN fixes [Eke, R. Belmont]
- Pass chip type around and restore Jarek's original behavior for
YM2203/YM2610
- Always recalculate attack rate in set_ar_ksr, fixes Megadrive/
Genesis "Batman & Robin"

Added readmes for Cosmo, Don Den Lover, Beatmania (CHD dumping),
Dragon Master, Gals Panic, Fantasia II, Grand Tour, New Dyna Blaster
Global Quest, Daytona "To The MAXX" upgrade, Namco System FL, Great
Sluggers, Gun Nail, Gun & Frontier, Elevator Action Returns, Battle
Bakraid, Koro Koro Quest, Gigas (bootleg), Race Drivin', Hexa, IQ
Block, Open Golf Championship, Macross Plus, Malzak, Puzzle Club,
Naomi, Puzzle Star, Puckman Pockimon, Raiden 2, Raiden Fighters 2
(single board), Light Bringer, Landmaker, Knuckle Bash 2, Mahjong
Fight Club, Vivid Dolls, Tower and Shaft, Star Soldier Vanishing
Earth, Stone Ball, Sky Lancer, Squash, Winning Spike, Versus Net
Soccer, Undercover Cops, War Gods, Space Fever, Strikers 1945, Rohga,
Super Eagle Shot, Treasure Hunt (stv), Tickee Tickats, Great 1000
Miles Rally 2 and Super Monaco GP. [Guru, Andrew Gardner]

Implemented MWR (memory width register) in shanghai to avoid
hardcoded 384 value for screen width. [robiza]

Added the Plotting PAL to the Japanese set. Also corrected the PAL
ROM name. [Brian Troha]

KO Punch boxer graphics had to be doubled. [Nicola Salmoria]

Fixed NMI on Mad Alien sound CPU. This fixes shot sound and various
other sound glitches. Marked madalien and madalina as Imperfect
Graphics. They are missing an effect. When you shoot an enemy in the
dark, the whole screen lights up. Basically the headlights fill the
whole screen. [Guru, Derrick Renaud]

Added reverse engineered PLD images to CPS1 games (A-board to all
and B-board and C-board to many).
[Corrado Tomaselli, Charles MacDonald]

Rejiggered huffman.c to support multiple interleaving streams and a
delta-RLE pre-encoding. Added optimized case for the Y/Cb/Y/Cr video
encoding case. Cleaned up the code. [Aaron Giles]

Updated avcomp.c to use the new huffman.c functions. Reworked
configuration options to allow for both input and output of naturally
aligned data streams. Updated chdman and laserdsc to use the new
interfaces. New compression gives an additional 3-7% over previous
attempt and compresses the dummy CHDs down significantly.
[Aaron Giles]

Some improvements to shanghai video drivers [robiza]

updated Alpha 8302 MCU simulation to match newly dumped internal ROM.
Added the ROM to Champion Baseball 2. [Nicola Salmoria]

Added video level detection and reporting to ldverify. [Aaron Giles]

Fixed incorrect test in winwork that led to spinning instead
of using the nicely allocated events we had on hand. [Aaron Giles]

Forced a sound synchronization on each vsync in the laserdisc
playback. This prevents overwriting the tail end of the buffer which
was fouling up the MACH 3 audio decoding. [Aaron Giles]

Fixed ROM mapping and added preliminary video emulation to galaxia.
[Tomasz Slanina]

Fix coolridr crash with DRC, now hangs waiting for impossible
conditions again. [R. Belmont]

Added new flag to menu items: MENU_FLAG_DISABLE, which means the
item will be visible but not selectable. [Aaron Giles]

Fixed bug that prevented the cheat engine from working when the
debugger was disabled. [Aaron Giles]

Modified xmlfile.c to accept integer values in decimal or hex. The
default is decimal. Numbers may be prefixed by '#' for decimal
values, or by '$' or '0x' to indicate hexadecimal values. Also
added function xml_get_attribute_int_format() to return the format
of the attribute, so that it can be later replicated. [Aaron Giles]

Updated cheat parser to preserve the format of attribute values
used for cheat parameters and items. [Aaron Giles]

Added support for information-only cheat items, which will be
displayed in the menu but which are not selectable and have no
action associated with them. Empty information-only items are
automatically converted to menu separators. [Aaron Giles]

Moved several include files from mame/ to emu/, as they were included
by generic components in emu/ and thus should have no dependencies
on the MAME code. [Aaron Giles]

Added new target ldplayer, which is based on MAME but serves as a
standalone laserdisc player for CHDs. Right now only the Pioneer
LD-V1000 is connected, and limited commands are available. Each player
type is a driver, so you specify the player type on the command-line.
The driver then opens the first CHD it finds in your ROM path and
uses that as the laserdisc. The intention is that you specify the
-rompath each time on the command-line, so a typical approach might
be:

ldplayer ldv1000 -rompath j:\mach3

where it will pick up the mach3.chd lurking in your j:\mach3 folder.
Several basic commands are supported:

Space = play/pause
Alt = toggle frame display
Left = scan forward (when playing) or step forward (when paused)
Right = scan backward (when playing) or step backward (when paused)
0-9 = enter numbers for search
Enter = execute search to frame

[Aaron Giles]

Implemented proper shadow handling in SNK drivers. [Nicola Salmoria]

Corrected rom names with PCB locations for Lady Bug and verified the
dump against an original Universal Lady Bug PCB. Added information
about the Universal PCB number and prom type. [Brian Troha]

Improved input ports for drivers starting with F->M. In particular:
they add AM_READ_PORT whenever suitable, they make inputs fully 32bit
where needed, they remove indexed input read handlers from INITs, they
replace many read handlers with appropriate CUSTOM_INPUTs.
[Fabio Priuli]

Additional input port improvements [Fabio Priuli]

Fixed the i386 CPU core's BSR implementation for the case where the
high bit is set. [Atari Ace]

Added DIP locations to clshroad.c. [RansAckeR]

Collapsed timer callbacks in some cases to avoid duplicating code. In
the case of crystal.c, also refactored two DMA handlers and shuffleed
the init/reset code around a bit. [Atari Ace]

Cleaned up and grouped the sound chip entries based on sound.mak.
[Oliver Stoeneberg]

Fixed sfiii3's title animation and the linear zoom effect that
OopsWare didn't improve properly since 0.122u7. [Joshua Chang]


New games added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status
---------------------------------------------------
Da Ban Cheng [Pierpaolo Prazzoli, Luca Elia]
Xing Yen Man Guan [Luca Elia, Wei Mingzhi]
Killer Instinct (SNES bootleg) [Tomasz Slanina]
Final Fight 2 (SNES bootleg) [David Haywood, Tomasz Slanina, Kowal]



New clones added
----------------
Dai Makai-Mura (Japan new version) [Corrado Tomaselli]
Defender (White label) [Andy Welburn]
Free Kick (bootleg set 2) [David Haywood]
Zhong Guo Long (China, V010C) [Luca Elia]
Zhong Guo Long? (Hong Kong, V011H) [Luca Elia]
Sonic Blast Man TURBO 2 (SNES bootleg) [Corrado Tomaselli]

Get the Diff Intermediate Update here:
http://mamedev.org/updates.html

-Trebor