New release:


​​MAMETesters Bugs Fixed
06097: [Crash/Freeze] (viper.c) Most sets in viper.c: Crashing at start (32-bit only) (Robbbert)
06127: [DIP/Input] (m92.c) thndblst: "Continuous Play" dip switch value incorrectly labeled (kane)
06126: [Crash/Freeze] (suna8.c) hardhea2b: Exception at start (Osso)
04900: [Flip Screen/Cocktail] (battlex.c) battlex: Missing Title and Text while flipped (Osso)
06117: [Multisession] (bfm_sc2.c) qntoond, quintoon: MAME crashed when switching games (Osso)
02640: [Gameplay] (megasys1.c) kazan, iganinju: Multiple issues (slow graphic rendering, missing graphics) (Angelo Salese)
06114: [DIP/Input] (cps1.c) sf2m10: Kick inputs are not working LK MK HK (Osso)
06090: [Crash/Freeze] (namcos10.c) mrdrilr2, mrdrlr2a: Crash during Init (Osso)
06046: [Speed] Several drivers using mc6845.c: Speed is always 90-98% when throttled (crazyc)
06104: [Gameplay] (x1.c) x1 [druaga]: druaga fails to get past loading screen (crazyc)
06124: [Crash/Freeze] (phc25.c) phc25, spc1000, fc100: phc25, fc100 crash at start; spc1000 crash when a letter key is pressed (Osso)
06122: [Crash/Freeze] (x68k.c) x68000 [ffight]: crashes with stack crawl (crazyc)
Source Changes
Added more accurate SSi S14001A speech chip emulation, written by one of the people at SSi who originally laid out the S14001a silicon in 1974/5! [Ed Bernard]
nokia_3310.cpp: started implementing the driver based on available information. Also added dumps for various models. [Sandro Ronco]
Corrections to some ROM names and labels on Elevator Action based on pcb pictures. [Lord Nightmare, brizzo]
tispeak.cpp: Dumped and added correct version of 1979 US Speak & Spell. [Sean Riddle]
vicdual: rewrote carnival music board emulation, copy-pasted samples handling from audio/pulsar.cpp. Kept sample names and function names the same. [hap]
XAudio2 support [Brad Hughes]
Removed this == nullptr checks and fixed most of the resulting crashes. [MooglyGuy, Tafoid]
psychic5.cpp: added SCREEN_RAW_PARAMS [Angelo Salese]
More configuration fixes [AJR]
terrafb: remove unused NB1414M4
segas16b.cpp: sanity check forgotten in last confix
sega16sp.cpp: fix region width, make required (as last confix allows)
psychic5.cpp: Fixed sprite disable for Bombs Away. [Angelo Salese]
Pass and return palette devices by reference, not as pointers [AJR]
Add screen_device::has_palette()
Require device_gfx_interface::gfx() and palette() to access members
Getters for atari_vad_device return devices as references, not pointers
Driver configuration fixes [AJR]
Implement found() method for object finders
a1200, cubo, midzeus2, etc.: remove spurious palette tags
bagman, sbagman & clones: correct PROM region lengths
atomicp, snapper: remove unused(?) sprite device w/no ROMs
taitotz: replace HLE rendering with actual chip emulation [Ville Linde]
NAOMI/Chihiro docs update [f205v]
document rest of Atomiswave registers [brizzo, MetalliC]
added dump of World Club Champion Football's camera sensor board [ANY]
tourvis.cpp: Added V4.0 BIOS to the Tourvision driver [system11]
OS/2 patch [KO Myung-Hun]
Arkanoid: Add note about the number of optical quadrature slots (24) the arkanoid 1:20 geared spinner's quadrature wheel. [brizzo]
Arkanoid.cpp: Set YM2149 emulation to mix channels the same way the real pcb mixes them, by directly tying them together with no mixing resistors. This introduces some distortion, but is more accurate to actual pcb audio. [Lord Nightmare]
40love.cpp: added global color select bank, fixes colors in later levels for Forty-Love [Angelo Salese]
spc1000: cassette tape motor fixed for working properly [Miso Kim]
arkanoid.cpp: Added emulation of the 68705 timer and timer interrupts. Fixed bugs with MCU port c ddr handling, latches and edge detection, added missing interrupt on Z80 write to MCU, and removed a boost interleave hack which was made unnecessary by these fixes. Switched the Arkanoid (older) sets to use original Taito A75 06 MCU code as opposed to the bootleg MCU code used until now. The 3 (newer) and 1 Tournament sets still use hand-hacked bootleg MCU code until original MCU chips can be dumped and/or decapped. All 9 of the dumped Arkanoid MCU code roms now work, if hooked up to the appropriate drivers. Hooked the now-working 'deprotected Taito' MCU dump up to arkanoidjbl. Added an alternate gfx rom dumped from an original 'older' US board. [Lord Nightmare, Brizzo]
some fast invaders improvements [ANY]
Return std::string objects by value rather than pass by reference [AJR]
strprintf is unaltered, but strformat now takes one fewer argument
state_string_export still fills a buffer, but has been made const
get_default_card_software now takes no arguments but returns a string
Some comments on TRS-01 'early radar scope' 5-PCB set. Fixed some ROM names based on PCB pictures from Superully. [Lord Nightmare]
segas18.cpp: Add documentation of a Laser Ghost test PCB [Arzeno Fabrice]
meadwttl.cpp: ROM labels update for Bombs Away (Meadows) [Stiletto, Andrew Welburn]
common osd path environment var expansion [Jeffrey Clark]
add lua console support back in [Jeffrey Clark]
pc9801_86: add pcm [Carl]
added official updater roms to the calspeeda set so that you can update the hdd / game revision if you so please [mrsinister]
ts803: can display text and graphics, can boot from disk [Gabriele D'Antona]
Dreamcast v1.022 "no MIL-CD" BIOS dumped [Leonard Oliveira]
Katana Set5 Dev.Box BIOS v1.001 found [MetalliC]
sorted out bioses/flashes, removed outdated comments [MetalliC]
apple2e: fix $c800 arbitration, fixes IDE and SCSI cards among others. [R. Belmont]
R9751: Clean up, add timer register, and add another system disk set to software list [Brandon Munger] Finish making it python3-compatible [O. Galibert]
sfkick.cpp: Fill in missing dipswitches and added dip locations. [Brian Troha]
Added pre-compiled headers support to build system [Miodrag Milanovic]
improvements to hp9845b driver [F.Ulivi]
Increase debug console maximum parameters in debugcon.h [ConHuevosGuey]
m68k: fix 020+ bfins instruction results and flags [Till Harbaum]
fidelz80: redumped CC10B PRG ROM [Berger]
rf5c400: added external memory r/w function [Ville Linde]
marywu: Most of the hardware has been mapped by analysing the pcb tracks. [Felipe Sanches]
This set of commits include:
a video layout with all 30 LEDs 13 double-digit 7seg modules
an improved memory map hooking up the couple AY8910-3 chips, 2kb of Static RAM and the keyboard/display controller (an i8279 clone)
multiplexing signals for the 7seg displays
LEDs being controlled by the IO ports of the 2 AY8910-3 chips 8-bit set of DIP-Switches, a 2x16 keyboard and 4 push buttons mapped to the i8279 scanlines and return lines
Some more validity checking improvements: [AJR]
The -validate command now accepts an optional string, validating only matching drivers. This has proven useful for debugging. The default is to validate all drivers as usual.
Devices' names are tracked when validating their auto-finders.
Have sound_stream::input_name return the std::string it constructs [AJR]
Added SteamLink initial support [Sam Lantiga, Miodrag Milanovic]
Refactored NTSC pass and added sliders [ImJezze]
merged YIQ encode and decode pass into one NTSC pass fixed half texel offset
re-added usage of A value
re-added usage of P value
re-added jitter of B value
changed default O value to 0
reduced sample count to 64
removed duplicate YIQ settings definition
added sliders for most NTSC settings
fit B value jitter between a min/max range of 0 and 1
fit A and B value between a min/max range of -1 and 1
Refactored color convergence pass
color convergence is now independent from ratio
color convergence is now limited to a maximum of 10
the radial color convergence now "translates" the most outer pixel as they would be translated by the linear color convergence with the same amount
added color convergence pass to vector rendering
fixed half texel offset in pre-scale pass
fit scan-line jitter between a min/max range of 0 and 1
color convolution, defocus and phosphor pass will now be skipped if all influencing parameters are 0
added hum bar simulation based on [MooglyGuy's] GLSL port of the MAME shader pipeline
added monochrome-chessboard.png
added slot-mask-aligned.png (to simulate a TFT LCD
New machines added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status
Wing Force (Japan, prototype) [ShouTime]
Snow Board Championship [Charles MacDonald, David Haywood]
Waku Waku Marine [Ryan Holtz, Smitdogg, Shoutime, The Dumping Union]
Il Galeone [f205v]
Last Four (09:12 16/01/2001) [f205v]
Samsung SPC-1500 [Miso Kim]
TI-1250 [hap, Sean Riddle]
Speak & Spell Compact (3 versions) [hap, Sean Riddle, Lord Nightmare, Kevin Horton, plgDavid(David Viens)]
Ordisavant (France) [TeamEurope, dlfrsilver]
New clones added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status
Gun Dealer (bootleg) [Yrouel]
Rambo 3 (bootleg of Ikari, Joystick hack) [Any]
Laser Ghost (Japan) (FD1094 317-0164) [Charles MacDonald, ShouTime]
Strider (USA, B-Board 90629B-3, Street Fighter II conversion) [system11]
Nova 2001 (Japan, hack?) [system11]
Stadium Hero '96 (USA, EAH) [Kevin Eshbach, The Dumping Union]
Multi Game '96 (Italy) [system11]
Sly Spy (US revision 4) [system11]
New machines marked as NOT_WORKING
Sequential Circuits Prophet-600 [R. Belmont]
Didact mp68a [Joakim Larsson]
Didact md6802 [Joakim Larsson]
Esselte 100 [Joakim Larsson]
<unknown> Labeled 'WU- MARY-1A [Felipe Sanches]
Various Tourvision (PCE bootleg) cartridges [system11, The Dumping Union]
- 1943 Kai, After Burner, Armed-F, Ballistix, Be Ball, Chōzetsurinjin Beraboh Man, Bomberman, Chuka Taisen, Coryoon, Daisenpu, Dead Moon, Devil Crush, Dodge Ball, Dragon Spirit, Final Blaster Final Match Tennis, Gunhed, Hana Taka Daka, Jinmu Densho, Kiki Kaikai, Legend of Hero Tonma Mizubaku Daibouken Liquid Kids, Mr Heli, Ninja Ryukenden, Operation Wolf, Override, Pac-Land PC Genjin Punkic Cyborg, Power Drift, Pro Yakyuu World Stadium '91, Psycho Chaser, Puzzle Boy Raiden, R-Type II, Saiga No Nindou - Ninja Spirit, Salamander, Shinobi, Side Arms, Skweek Son Son II, Tatsujin, Terra Cresta II, Toy Shop Boys, Veigues, Winning Shot, W-Ring, Xevious Doraemon Meikyuu Daisakusen
Unknown Tab Austria Poker [ANY]
Roland TR-606 [hap, Kevin Horton]
Pyon Pyon Jump [Ryan Holtz, Smitdogg, Shoutime, Roberto Fresca, The Dumping Union]
Fidelity Voice Excellence [plgDavid, hap]
Fidelity Sensory Chess Challenger 12-B [Berger]
Dragon Treasure 3 (Rev A) (GDS-0041A) [Jorge Valero, rtw, The Dumping Union]
New clones marked as NOT_WORKING
Fidelity Voice Chess Challenger (Spanish) [Berger]
Fidelity Voice Chess Challenger (German, French) [plgDavid, hap]
Sega Bass Fishing Challenge Version A [gamerfan, brizzo, MetalliC, Smitdogg, The Dumping Union]
Raizin Ping Pong (V2.01J) [Shoutime]
Power Shovel ni Norou!! - Power Shovel Simulator (v2.07J, alt) [Shoutime]
Desert Patrol (set 2) (Project Support Engineering (Telegames license)) [blinddog1, Paul Swan, gregf]
Maniac Square (protected) [Charles MacDonald]
Pacman Club (set 1, Argentina) [Roberto Fresca]
Pacman Club (set 2, Argentina) [Roberto Fresca]
New WORKING software list additions
tutor.xml: Tron (Jpn) [TeamEurope, Steve]
snotec.xml: added 4 new cart dumps. [TeamEurope]
Added 10 new cart dumps for PreComputer 1000. [TeamEurope]
Added 2 new cart dumps for Ordisavant (France). [TeamEurope, dlfrsilver]
c64_flop.xml: Added Little Knight Arthur. [Pasi Hytönen]
c64_cart.xml: Added KoalaPainter. [Curt Coder]
New NOT_WORKING software list additions
casloopy.xml: Loopy Town no Oheya ga Hoshii! [TeamEurope, Steve]
casloopy.xml: Lupiton no Wonder Palette [TeamEurope, Steve]
database.xml: Leapfrog [TeamEurope & Steve]