April 23, 2017
System11: Using MAME To Assist With Repairing Nova 2001
April 22, 2017
Sirius And Moon Beam, Lost Games From Cidelsa
Hi, we are covering two unknown titles from spanish company Cidelsa (Playmatic) at recreativas.org: Sirius and Moon Beam, both from 1981.
It seems both were cancelled games, and for now we hadn't found more info about them, no signs of press release or flyer for example. Anyway If someone can provide any info or image of these games, please contact us.
More info (spanish):
April 21, 2017
For Sale: (2) XL Dark Blue MW T-shirts
I have 2 size XL Dark Blue MW T-shirts left for sale. Price is $25 each + shipping and you get credited in MAME whatsnew for what the proceeds go to. If you want to buy one or both send me a PM.
DU: Mach Breakers
caius and Silvio Grazini dumped the export version of Mach Breakers. It can be set to Europe/America or Asia.
April 18, 2017
Gals Panic DX Dumped
arcademodbios.com sent us a dump of Gals Panic DX for the Kaneko Super Nova System. It looks like it's based on Gals Panic 4.
April 16, 2017
Progetto-SNAPS 0.184 Update
Ready the MAME 0.184 update of "MAME progetto-SNAPS".
Also this month, as the previous ones, is available this folder on Mega.co.nz that allows individually download files to update from version to version. The folder will be temporarily available until the next update.
The next update is scheduled for Sunday, May 21, 2017. In addition I inform you that I have made official the frequency with which I will publish my updates: excluding the support files (.ini and .dat) that public as they become available, packets with the resources will always be released on the third Sunday of each month.
For important and can not be delayed family commitments, this month I had less time available, so in this update will be released only packages with snapshots (MAME, ARCADE and HBMAME) and 25 new 16:9 Artworks.
After some time, I'll be adding some old complete "Snap" and "Titles" sets: the additions are 0.33b1, 0.33b2 and 0.33b3. You find them here.
1,335 snaps and 27 arworks zip, downloadable here:
Artworks: progetto-SNAPS Artworks.
Snapshots (MAME): progetto-SNAPS Snapshots.
Snapshots (HB): progetto-SNAPS Snapshots for HBMAME.
Artwork Preview: 15 new (tot. 2,620 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 2.01Mb
Bosses: 5 new & x upd (tot. 1,320 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 70.6Kb
Ends: 25 new (tot. 525 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 657Kb
GameOver: 40 new (tot. 6,765 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 474Kb
HowTo: 5 new (tot. 1,535 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 147Kb
Logo: 20 new (tot. 1,835 UPDATE 1 pack, 173Kb
Scores: 25 new & 4 upd (tot. 6,685 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 0.99Mb
Select: 1del & 21 new (tot. 4,020 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 1.93Kb
Snap: 1 del, 456 new & 62 upd (tot. 37,772 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 25.7Mb
Snap HB : 52 del, 76 new & 7 upd (tot. 2,576 png) UPDATE & FULL REPACK 1 pack, 2.57Mb
Titles: 1 del, 456 new & 30 upd (tot. 37,772 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 24.9Mb
Titles HB : 42 del, 76 new & 7 upd (tot. 2,576 png) UPDATE & FULLREPACK 1 pack, 1.90Mb
Versus: 5 new (tot. 1,085 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 312Kb
Other resources update:
Artwork (WideScreen) : 25 ... (Read More)
DU: Saturday Updates
Phil B. got the main terminal board for the Konami GI Classic EX game that I dumped a satellite board for a few days ago. He also got Taito Heroine's Memory which is a coin pusher but with a video screen that can be emulated. Arcade Hacker has a friend who dumped a Victory (Comsoft) bootleg PCB. From a quick look it has more roms than the version we dumped a few months ago so I think it was incomplete as we had guessed at the time. OriginalJohn sent us an alt version of Megatack. Peter Wilhelmsen verified Knights Of Valour 3 dumps on real hardware and redumped the last revision as it was bad.
April 11, 2017
DU: That Sega Board Is Yuge
Hammy dumped an unknown double Sega board from the 80s. I think it's a gambler.
April 10, 2017
DU: It's Called Soccer Not Football
Arcade Hacker got a Gaelco Football board set, I am not sure about the exact title yet. It is different from the Gaelco Football game I mentioned on the MAME 20th anniversary post (which we ordered but never arrived). This one is older (looks like Surf Planet hardware) and you kicked an actual ball.
April 09, 2017
PfeMAME Version 1.005 Release Today
pfeMAME version 1.005 has been released today (Updated version)
Please see the changelog for full change information and make sure you read the manual if you are a first time user. The biggest change in this release is how systems are displayed on the main screen as the original method was more of a hack and needed to be tidied up substantially. There are plenty of other tidy ups and big fixes as per usual. The first time you run the new release it will force a refresh of the games database file as the format has changed.
You can download Windows 32bit / 64bit and Linux 64bit packaged distributions as well as the source code from here. Please also look at the sourceforge web page for screenshots.
Comments are freely welcomed as per usual.
pfeMAME is a front end for the Multiple Arcade Game Emulator (MAME) written in Python. It is cross platform (tested on Linux - Ubuntu and Windows). It also includes a graphical Tile View designed for MAME cabinets which allows control using joystick / gamepad. It supports favorite game flagging, MESS systems, and a Tiled view for arcade cabinets. it was written with a minimalist view in mind but also because there were some features I wanted that other front ends just didnt provide.
pfeMAME was written by Gareth Finch and started in 2014.
You are free to distribute pfeMAME and modify its source as you wish, however pfeMAME is not to be sold or repackaged for commercial sale.
April 08, 2017
Online the new updated version of GameInit.dat 0.184.
Download here: http://www.progettosnaps.net/gameinit/
* 0.26 0.184 08/04/2017: 92 new entries added.
TeamEurope: Epoxy Block, A Good Protection In The 80's, Not So Good Today
They dumped the code inside the 2816 eeproms protected under epoxy from two Dodge City boards
April 07, 2017
Update for 0.184 version, this is the web page for download: progetto-SNAPS MESSINFO.DAT.
Clean version with no additional files, can be found here: progetto-SNAPS Naked MESSINFO.DAT.
For MAME users: put the file "messinfo.dat" in a folder called "\history".
This is in how information is displayed with MAME:
For MAMEUI/MESSUI users: put the file "messinfo.dat" in a folder called "\dats".
This is how information is displayed with MESSUI:
* 10.27 06/04/2017: Aligned files to 0.184 version. Updated: 'sourcechanges.txt', 'changelog.txt' and 'alltimesMESS.txt'.
* 10.26 15/03/2017: Added versions were are added the device (from version 0.146u1 to 0.148).
Caius dumped a new program version of The Real Ghostbusters. rtw redumped INITIAL_D_VER_2_ENG (GDS-0027).
April 05, 2017
Flyer Fever Update
Asteroids - Lowen-Automaten (1979) [Licensed by Atari, Inc., German flyer]
Astro Attacker - Yun Hap Electronics (1981)
Century Electronic's CVS - Century Electronics (1981) [CVS]
Century Electronic's CVS - Century Electronics (1983) [featuring Raiders, CVS]
Kangaroo - Petaco SA (1982) [Licensed by Sun Electronics Corp., Spanish flyer]
Outline - Century Electronics (1981) [CVS]
Rebound - Lowen-Automaten (1974) [Licensed by Atari, Inc., German flyer]
Space Race - Lowen-Automaten (1973) [Licensed by Atari, Inc., German flyer]
Trak 10 - Lowen-Automaten (1974) [Licensed by Atari, Inc., German flyer]
World Cup - Lowen-Automaten (1974) [Licensed by Atari, Inc., German flyer]
March Update Part 2
Kabuki-Z - Taito (1988) [Licensed by Kaneko; JP flyer]
Kyukyoku Tiger - Taito (1987) [AKA Twin Cobra; JP flyer]
Superman - Taito (1988) [JP flyer]
Thundercade - Taito (1987) [AKA Unattached Grenadier; EU flyer]
Twin Cobra - Taito (1987) [AKA Kyukyoku Tiger; EU flyer]
April 04, 2017
DarkFrontend, a MAME frontend for Windows, has released version 1.6.
V1.6 : lot of bugs corrections and new features.
V1.6 - April 2017
[UPDATE] List of arcade ROMs for MAME 0.184 (MAME -listfull)
[UPDATE] List of devices and BIOS MAME 0.184
[UPDATE] List of exceptions
[ADD] Function to move by letter of the menu alphabet.
[ADD] locale .fr and .en several translations.
[MODIFICATION] Big improvement of the translation mechanics.
[MODIFICATION] Optimization of the size of the software after compilation by integrating only the necessary modules.
[MODIFICATION] Joysticks detection and configuration function greatly improved.
[MODIFICATION] Improved startup interface of the software (loading roms)
Placement of different parts of the display more accurate.
[MODIFICATION] Method of moving the menu completely re-encoded. Moving more "smooth"
Class Menu () - def move_rectangle ()
[MODIFICATION] Optimization of the function "loading_roms_int (str, pygame.rect)", the code changes from 300 lines to 78 lines with a high speed gain.
[CORRECTION] Sequence of closing to software loading possible.
Addition of a function of closing the software by the key "ESC" to the sequence of loading of the different modules.
[CORRECTION] Bugs about changing the "play" field increment (number of times played).
Class Database () - def modification_info ()
[CORRECTION] Bugs about updating the date of the "d_lancement" field "last time played".
Class Database () - def modification_info ()
Darksteph finished the English translation with this release, if you try this frontend please take two minutes for tell Darksteph if the translation was correct. He will try to translate the "how to configure" information with the next version.
Download: ... (Read More)
April 03, 2017
This is the updated tshirt graphics. I should have it sorted and ready for orders tomorrow night. The price will be between 23-25 and shipping within US will be 7 for priority mail. World wide will be a tad more and will be cheaper and slower shipping. You're welcome to pay for priority mail on world wide but it would make the price silly for a tshirt in my opinion. I should be able to do almost any color and size but I'll make sure tomorrow and post an update with instructions on how to order. I'll be taking orders through Friday and then printing and shipping them next week. I'm having them done at a local shop. If you buy one you will be credited in the MAME whatsnew on a PCB I spend your money on.
April 02, 2017
Ready and online the version (0.72 for MAME 0.184) available here: pS Languages.ini Page.
* 2017/04/02 0.72: Added 0.184 sets.
A new version (for MAME 0.184 - only arcade sets) available here: pS Series.ini Page.
Whatsnews 0.184 (29.03.2017):
Items RENAMED (6): (chariotc) to (chariotcv), (dolphntrce) to (dolphntrcea), (magimask) to (magimaskb), (minemine) to (minemineu), (raiden2g) to (raiden2eg) and (suprgolf) to (suprgolfj).
Series UPDATED (7): Dolphin Treasure, Gals Panic, Phoenix, Raiden, San Francisco Rush, Shanghai and Street Fighter.
Series ADDED (1): Queen of the Nile.
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