> Before getting to questions, major kudos to Techmaster for pulling this off and
> continuing to support it! Great job; my kids love it to death. Great for use
> on long car trips, and orders of magnitude better than "gameboy".
> On to questions:
> Can you give me some idea how the left/right landscape modes are supposed to
> work? They seem to behave inconsistently with certain games (on my Ipaq H36xx).
> For "WonderBoy (set 1)", for example, the leff was ignored; right flipped the
> screen. For "the hustler (japan version M)" and "frogger", worked great. For
> "centipede (revision 3)", "left" rotated the screen to the right.
> I'm not complaining, just curious as to what's happening.
Believe it or not, I am not sure about any of the rotation code. The code was in the original sources. I just added some switchs so that you could enable it.
I think this was inserted by the MAME Team to support certain games that were rotated by default or were tabletop versions. The fact that we can use it to make the viewing area on a PocketPC better is an added bonus.
Some games just have really wierd screen code and they may never be able to run in landscape. You just have to try it and hope. :)