> I did check out your page this morning, and the version I d/l'd is much better.
> I now have about ten games working. I also found www.mame.dk, and will d/l from
All but a few in the 'show all games' list should work.
See the README, a couple are tricky...
> there (a lot of my roms won't work on the Mame .36 for my PC, either, I've had
> most of them for a couple of years).
> Any chance of a speed breakthrough, or is the processor/video system pretty
> maxed out? Some games, like Qbert, play perfectly, while Galaga and Gyruss are
While I can't rule out a breakthrough, I'd say a singular major speed improvement is not too likely w/o a gread deal of effort (i.e. someone writing an implementing a MIPS Z80 CPU emu). However, there is plenty of room for a number of smaller incremental improvments, which, taken together, could yield substantial results. However, I have doubts that any of them will be as easy as the ones I've done so far; I picked the low-hanging fruit by properly disabling the sound CPUs, underclocking the emulated CPUs and enabling 'inexact' mode in the z80 core :-)
However, the dirty screen updating could be better (this is one I'm working on), many of the video hardware parts of the code could be better, and I'm sure there are tons of other things which could be tweaked.
> Once I get more familiar with my E-100 (I got it last week), I want to
> start learning to program it.
Great. The more the merrier. I've been trying to tell people (developers) that there's about to be another wave of E-100/E-105 owners and to continue to support CE2.11 (rather than making CE3.0-only apps) but no one would listen to me :P
> What causes games to show up, but not play, or not to show up at all? For
> example, Zaxxon, Scramble and Time Pilot are on my list, but clicking them just
> blanks the screen, and then goes back to the list.
I'd guess either a bad romset (get one from mame.dk) or not enough memory (try increasing the 'Program' memory in the settings).
> Thanks for the help!
> > Exactly what URL are you referring to? It sounds like you're talking about
> > 'old', 'official' (and 'dead') MAMECE page, created long ago by the guy who
> > originally ported MAME to CE (Ben Cooley). Since that time there have been no
> > fewer than three other project spawn from his work:
> > MAMECE-10X, MAMECE3 and MAMEBoy. The latter two are directed more at CE3.0
> > ("PocketPC" devices) while the former clings to CE2.11 :)
> > With a Casio E-100, I highly recommend you surf over to my webpage at
> > http://www.geocities.com/dgfinck. My build has a number of improvements over
> > the Last Official Version (see the README). Try it. I think you'll like it.
> > Also, throw away all the roms you have and download the ones from
> > http://www.mame.dk
> > Darren