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SubjectRe: Move/Stylus support and suggestions.. Reply to this message
Posted byexecom_rt
Posted on05/30/02 09:03 AM



>How? Please enlighten me?

>And how exactly would you handle the DOS port? Or the >Kodak port Or the Dreamcast port? Or the EPOC version?

>And who would voluteer to rewrite the entire MAME source >code (all 2000 drivers). Yourself?

the idea is you write a makefile that produces a main executable and a series of libraries for each game (which can be dynamic if the platform support dynamic libraries).

Ex:
1942 uses processor zx80 + processor audio zx123 + other processor
so we create a 1942.dll which uses zx80.dll and audiosx123.dll

The main program need 1942 to run, it load the 1942.dll, ask for the a struct GameDriver, automatically, the 1942.dll will load the requested dll needed ...

You see the point ? Also it's perfect to extend the roms forever and no need of 2 Mame version, needs to run a new game, just recompile the module and upload on your ipaq.

Of course, this would need the current mame code to be revised .. I won't but i'm sure that the developer thinked about that.

But with our PC with 1Gb of memory, who cares, but on PocketPC where memory is limited, this is something which would be needed.

Of course, on platform with no dynamic loading support (like DOS, but in fact, it's still possible, but hacky), the dll are .lib which are statically linked.



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*Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  execom_rt05/23/02 06:07 AM
.*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  Vidgamer06/27/02 11:28 PM
..*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  execom_rt06/28/02 05:10 AM
.*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  finaldave05/23/02 12:38 PM
..*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  execom_rt05/24/02 05:27 AM
...*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  finaldave05/24/02 06:52 AM
....*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  Tekhmaster05/24/02 03:59 PM
.....*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  execom_rt05/27/02 10:55 AM
......*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  fused06/10/02 08:30 PM
....*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  execom_rt05/24/02 09:13 AM
.....*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  finaldave05/25/02 07:19 AM
......*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  rjr05/29/02 09:23 PM
.......*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  finaldave05/30/02 07:31 AM
........*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  rjr06/01/02 10:48 AM
.........Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  execom_rt05/30/02 09:03 AM
......*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  execom_rt05/27/02 12:02 PM
.....*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  execom_rt05/24/02 09:36 AM
......*Re: Move/Stylus support and suggestions..  finaldave05/25/02 08:27 AM
.......*SHfullscreen   execom_rt05/27/02 07:32 AM
........*Re: SHfullscreen   Tekhmaster05/28/02 06:45 PM
.........*conclusion  execom_rt05/29/02 07:48 AM
..........*Is it NOTHING to do with reading video memory  finaldave05/29/02 01:33 PM
...........*Modified MameCE version available  execom_rt05/30/02 06:00 AM
............*Re: Modified MameCE version available  finaldave05/30/02 07:23 AM
.............*Re: Modified MameCE version available  execom_rt05/30/02 08:46 AM
..............*Re: Modified MameCE version available  finaldave05/31/02 06:09 AM
...............*Is there a developer here ?  execom_rt05/31/02 08:48 AM
................*Re: Is there a developer here ?  Tekhmaster05/31/02 02:57 PM
.................*Re: Is there a developer here ?  finaldave06/02/02 09:09 PM
..................*Re: Is there a developer here ?  Tekhmaster06/02/02 11:47 PM
.........*Re: SHfullscreen   finaldave05/29/02 05:58 AM
..........*Re: SHfullscreen   Tekhmaster05/29/02 06:38 PM
...........*Re: SHfullscreen   execom_rt05/30/02 09:06 AM
...........*Re: SHfullscreen   finaldave05/29/02 07:33 PM
............*Re: SHfullscreen   Tekhmaster05/31/02 03:11 PM
............*Re: SHfullscreen   execom_rt05/30/02 06:03 AM
........*Re: SHfullscreen   finaldave05/27/02 11:34 AM
.........*Re: SHfullscreen   Tekhmaster05/31/02 03:04 PM
..........*Re: SHfullscreen   finaldave06/03/02 01:09 PM
.........*Re: SHfullscreen   execom_rt05/27/02 11:56 AM
..........*Re: SHfullscreen   thekINGpIN06/01/02 08:31 AM