January 19, 2018
DU: Everybody's Workin For The Weekend
Bryan McPhail dumped an original unencrypted version of Track & Field.
arcademodbios sent us a BIOS dump of a Taito Type X3 setup.
Hammy got a Street Fighter II bootleg that appears to be undumped.
SHVB and krick dumped the Nuclear Strike Demo (Playstation 1 disc).
January 18, 2018
Prototype RCA Arcade Game From 1975 Dumped And Emulated
Andy Modla has added Swords to his emulator of the RCA Studio II and related hardware.
Swords was developed by RCA for their Fredotronic arcade hardware in 1975. It was based on the RCA 1801 CPU, a predecessor to the better known RCA 1802. It was location tested, but never put into mass production. However, RCA did release the RCA Studio II home console in 1976 using similar hardware. To put the time frame into perspective, Midway released Gun Fight, the first mass produced arcade game to use a CPU, in November 1975.
The program data was found on an audio cassette at the Hagley Museum And Library in Wilmington, Deleware, which holds a number of records from an RCA research laboratory. Thanks also to Ubersaurus, who arranged for the tape to be digitized.
Based on the labels of other tapes in their collection, they appear to have data for other games on the hardware. The other known titles are Mines, Chase II, and Bowling. Some of these tapes have been recorded as WAV files, but have not been processed further as far as I'm aware.
Some Atari Age users have posted documents, photos, and instructions from their visit to the archives.
Update @ Haze's: Radica Tetris
January 17, 2018
PfeMAME Version 2.2.6 Has Been Released Today
Heaps of bug fixes and program improvements - too many to list here but I have anyway (see below). If you're upgrading from a previous version, a database refresh will be forced the first time you run the application.
You can download this release from HERE. Builds are available for 64bit Windows and Linux and the source code is also available.
Please read the manual as it has everything you need.
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 didn't provide.
Changes in this release;
• Added a size to the drop down options in the preferences window as under Linux some of them were not readable (Linux doesn't size them automatically)
• Adjusted the size of the MAME version and database age text as under Linux they were wrapping (need to investigate why I have to specify a size)
• Added a proper capture for the CTFL-F to search for roms. In some situations, the existing CTRL-F hook which was based upon the menubar just wouldn't work.
• Made the 5 second video auto-play message actually count down (5-4-3-2-1)
• Removed the check that a game had been running ... (Read More)
January 15, 2018
Update @ Haze's: The Alternative To Emulation
January 14, 2018
DU: Weekend Roundup
Kale got NEW Moero!! Pro Baseball Homerun Derby running, thanks again to the donators.
SHVB dumped Ring of Destruction: Slam Masters II (940902 BRAZIL), but I think it's a hacked version.
SpinalFeyd dumped Otakara Itadaki Luffy Kaizoku Dan.
Sugoi Helsinki sent us an alt version of Samurai Spirits Zero.
January 11, 2018
Update @ Haze's: Have A Cookie
January 10, 2018
Inside Lens - Game Preservation - The Quest Documentary
Preserving video games in Japan.
I just spotted this on Reddit.
Very in-depth documentary on what we are all up to.
Note the Exidy Star Fire at 6:10 😁
Anyone you know in the video?
January 05, 2018
Update @ Haze's: Bad Touch '96
Update @ Haze's: Welcome To 2018, What's Going On?
Emu Loader v8.4.3 Released
More bug fixes.
January 04, 2018
Available at arcade-history.com
- super80_cass softlist entries added.
- All the database update since 1.93 added.
January 03, 2018
Emu Loader v8.4.2
New build with fixes. Go to http://emuloader.mameworld.info for more details.
January 02, 2018
trap15 dumped Trocana, an electromechanical game by NMK and Face. In MAME it should eventually at least run the tunes.
Kevin Eshbach scanned two arcade manuals
F1 Dream Installation Manual (Romstar)
Moon Wars 2 Schematics
A Journey Into Capcom's CPS2 Silicon - Part 2
January 01, 2018
Emu Loader v8.4.1 Released
2018, a new year and a new release
NPlayers 0.193a is out!
Please download it if you want your info up-to-date for MAME 0.193.
It turns out that nplayers0193.zip and nplayers32_0193.zip archives contained NPlayers 0.192a ini files! Big mistake on my end. Please accept my sincere apologies. m(_ _)m
Thanks to eispic for noticing it and alerting me!
While updating files I noticed a duplicate entry for WaiWai Drive and removed it.
Please download the correct files for MAME 0.193 here: http://nplayers.arcadebelgium.be/
DU: Happy New Year + Coolmod Has An Unknown Namco System 10 Game Gift
December 31, 2017
USPS Lost A Ton Of Undumped Games
Shipped 2 large boxes with over undumped 30 PCBs from the US back in November which USPS has lost.
If anyone can get the word out to the USPS that they fucked up yet another preservation effort and can get a contact person, please let me know via DM or social media.
All New MAME 0.193 Supported Games
Here's the video as usual:
Play Online Fruit Machines and UK Style Pub Slots!