August 23, 2017
DU: Super Athena
Hammy dumped a bootleg of Athena named Super Athena. It looks like they changed the title and year. I am not sure yet if anything else was changed.
August 22, 2017
DU: Sexy Love Tropical
Shoutime dumped Sexy Love Tropical. rtw dumped VIRTUA STRIKER 4 VER.2006. Rod_Wod found an undumped older version of Vamp Half (Euro).
A new die is up at http://cs.sipr0n.org ! This is another member of the TGP series on the SEGA Model 1 hardware. There will be a few more of these, so don't give up, as the monkeys are already proving to be worth their weight in bananas! Check out some of the things you've accomplished:
Each of these dies had been previously converted to bits by a combination of an automatic algorithm and hand-validation. Take a look at what the typing monkey project helped us accomplish:
The first die typed, sega_315-5571_xpol, confirmed the previous effort was 100% correct. This may seem like a bummer, but we now have 6 separate groups of people confirming the dump is correct. This is *very good* for those working with this data, as confidence like this is essential to moving forward.
The second die typed by the monkeys, the sega_315-5572_xpol, fixed 8 incorrect bits in the previous typing! Huge.
The third die monkey-typed, the sega_315-5573_xpol fixed 10 incorrect bits in the previous typing! Huger!
The fourth die, the sega_315-5677_xpol, fixed 7 bits(!), and confirmed that there are ~4 bits that are too difficult to see. This greatly helps the person taking the photos of the dies narrow in on where to take better pictures and fix the dump for good.
So there you have it. The monkeys have typed their way into the hearts of dumpers everywhere, and are already making a difference. The TGP emulation work in MAME will be slow and arduous, but it can move forward with confidence, knowing that the dumps very high quality.
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Caps0ff: HD647180 Ghox/Whoopee Bonus Round
August 20, 2017
Progetto-SNAPS 0.188 Update
Third Sunday of the month and still time for the new MAME 0.188 update of "MAME progetto-SNAPS".
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.
After many months of preparation, I decided to release the first package of a new category: "Soundtrack"; music, fx, song and soundtracks of arcade games. The format I chose is that of the MP3, 128Kbs at 32,000Hz, without looping. Each package (in zip format) contains mp3s and a text file with all the data, including the authors (when known). With the help of a motschifo, there is also the ability to download individual packages from this page.
Finally completed the GameBoy Advance image set, both for Snap and Titles.
The next update is scheduled for Sunday, September 17, 2017.
2,048 snaps and 3,492 mp3, pictures, icons, pdf and zip downloadable here:
Artworks: progetto-SNAPS Artworks.
Cabinets (Software): progetto-SNAPS Cabinets.
Covers (Software): progetto-SNAPS Software's Box Covers.
Icons: progetto-SNAPS Icon Extended.
Manuals (Software): progetto-SNAPS Software's Manuals.
Marquees: progetto-SNAPS Arcade Marquees, Pinball's Backglass & Publishers Logo.
PCB: progetto-SNAPS Arcade and Systems PCB.
Snapshots (MAME): progetto-SNAPS Snapshots.
Snapshots (Software): progetto-SNAPS Software's Snaps.
Soundtrack: progetto-SNAPS Arcade Soundtrack.
VideoSnaps (MAME): progetto-SNAPS Arcade VideoSnaps.
VideoSnaps (Software): progetto-SNAPS Software's VideoSnaps.
Artwork Preview: 15 new (tot. 2,690 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 2,33Mb
Bosses: 10 new (tot. 1,350 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 204Kb
Ends: 25 new (tot. 625 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 667Kb
GameOver: 3 del, 38 new & 1 upd (tot. 6,950 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 522Kb
HowTo: 10 new (tot. 1,575 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 270Kb
Logo: 3 del & 78 new (tot. 2,000 UPDATE 1 pack, 340Kb
Scores: 2 del, 37 new & 5 upd (tot. 6,800 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 887Kb
Select: 6 del & 31 new (tot. 4,125 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 0,98Mb
Snap: 10 del, 100 new & 49 upd (tot. 38,189 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 4.23Mb
Titles: 10 del, 100 new & 15 upd (tot. 38,189 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 4.27Mb
Versus: 6 del & 3 new (tot. 1,090 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 89,6Kb
Other resources update:
Artwork (WideScreen) : 25 new & 3 upd (tot. 600 zip) UPDATE 1 pack, 133Mb
Cabinets : 6 del & 16 new (tot. 5,660 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 12.9Mb
Icons Extended: 5 del, 2,905 new & 2 upd (tot. 33,500 ico) UPDATE 1 pack, 20,03Mb
Manuals (Software): 155 new (tot. 1,300 pdf)
Marquees : 11 del, 26 new & 82 upd (tot. 3,900 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 70.4Mb
PCB: 25 new & 3 upd (tot. 2,975 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 39.8Mb
Soundtracks: 50 new (tot. 50 zip / 737 mp3) NEW 1 pack, 636Mb
VideoSnaps: 75 new & 1 upd (tot. 5,375 mp4) UPDATE 1 pack, 144Mb
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DU: Port Man
Shoutime dumped the Japan version of Port Man
August 17, 2017
We dumped VF4 EVOLUTION (GDS-0024C). I think it's a hardware bug fix from the B version and not a new revised gameplay.
Update @ Arbee's: MAME: Where Spelunx Is In Color
PfeMAME Version 1.008 Has Been Released Today
pfeMAME version 1.008 has been released today
Ongoing development work has been keeping me quite busy with many new changes completed for this release and also in the pipe for future releases. This release includes a large number of under the hood changes and some other major changes. Please check out the changelog for full details, but here is a quick summary;
- Default size of the window is now a bit smaller so that on startup it works on laptops with smaller screens.
- You can now resize the window the application will take advantage of the extra space (you would not believe how long it took me to get this right)
- Systems programs MUST now be put in the ROMS folder, not a separate systems folder. This is how MAME expects it.
- The systems folder path is now no longer used and will be removed in a future release.
- Database refresh takes longer now as it parses the systems HASH (XML) files. If found it creates a short for the system program. When you run the program it uses the short name - this is required for system cheat support (e.g. SNES cheats using cheat.simple file).
- You can right click a system program and select to run without the short name - needed as some home computer files (mostly tape and disk) don't seem to work with the short name (Not sure if this is my problem or not)
- The game information is updated VERY fast - notable improvement on slower systems and you can see that the scroll speed is greatly improved.
As per usual, all feedback is welcome.
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August 16, 2017
Haze : TH Strikes Back Is Now WORKING
August 15, 2017
DU: Some Spanish Oldies
Arcade Hacker got some old Spanish boards, some unknown and some clones. rtw dumped the original release version of EXELICA (GDL-0036).
August 12, 2017
DU: Dirt Devils
Shoutime dumped Dirt Devils Rev A (Japan)
Kale Wiggles His Stick
New Hiscore.dat For MAME v0.188
That's right new hiscore.dat for MAME v0.188
go get it http://highscore.mameworld.info/
August 11, 2017
DU: Poosho Poosho
We picked up a Poosho Poosho PCB.
If you want to help up out check this thread:
August 08, 2017
R. Belmont WIP: "跟猴子比丟 ;屎" (China Educational Computer I (CEC-I))
DU Fundraiser: Tekken Battle Scratch
August 07, 2017
SNK's US Office Walk-through Pics From 2008
August 06, 2017
New MAME 0.188 Working Games Video
New working sets and machines promoted to working 0.188 video:
Flyer Fever Update - August
1943: The Battle of Midway - Electrocoin (1987) [Licensed by Capcom]
Bubble Bobble - Electrocoin (1986) [Licensed by Taito]
Calorie Kun Vs. Moguranian - Sega (1986) [Developed by Vic Tokai. Licensed by Yuvo]
Capcom Bowling - Capcom (1988) [JP flyer]
Final Fight/1941: Counterattack - Electrocoin (1990) [Licensed by Capcom]
Haunted Castle - Electrocoin (1988) [Licensed by Konami; AKA Akuma-Jou Dracula]
Mahjong Academy - Yuga (1988) [Majan Academy, Licensed by Capcom]
Mega-Tech System - Sega (1989) [Mega-Tech System; JP flyer]
Street Fighter - Electrocoin (1987) [Licensed by Capcom]
Thunder Blade - Sega (1987) [JP flyer]
Capcom Bowling and Street Fighter flyers show unique cabinet designs.
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