> I enabled Marble Madness (its hardware is very similar to Guantlet's) once in
> MAMECE-10X. It was very slow.
> Too slow to play as I recall.
> I don't think I disabled the 6502 (sound CPU) back then.
> Perhaps I'll revisit it for fun.
It MAMECE-10X crashes when I try to run Gauntlet after disabling the 6502 :(
> As I now understand (after reading on the mame bug reports) it is possible to
> disable the 6502 on Atari System 1 games, but since it also handles coin
> insertions, it is not possible to coin the game up... However, the workaround
> is to set the machine on free play via the dipswitches :)
> While I'm generally quick to point out the un-feasibility
> of many of the games people suggest enabling; in this case
> I'm not quite as doubtful as Marconelly. These are some of
> the first, and thus 'simplest', 680x0 games.
> With the 6502 disabled (leaving only one 680x0 to emulate), a little
> underclocking, and some driver tweaks... some of the Atari Sys 1 games _may_ be
> "playable" (for those with a loose definition of the term) on an overclocked
> EM-500 or E-125 rig (and certainly on an iPaq; it should be able to handle
> single-680x0 games acceptably IMO)...
Well, I haven't yet found a way to get it to run w/o the 6502, I tried 1/2 normal clock speeds and it hung, and the video hardware is too complicated for me to understand, much less improve. So it looks dim for Gauntlet right now.