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[PC] MAME v0.224 released

 AUG 29, 2020


The MAME Team that has just released a new 0.224 version of MAME.The story of the MAME project continues as in 1996 by an Italian developer Nicola Salmoria with the first release on February 5, 1997 and over the years with the help of other developers it has become a emulator that allows retro-computer lovers to relive the old games of the cabinet on their PC with the support of over 19000 games.

From the MAME Team….

MAME 0.224 (our August release) is now available! As always, there is a lot to talk about. First of all, the Magnavox Odyssey² and Philips Videopac + G7400 have undergone a major overhaul, with many graphical errors corrected, most of the software working and support for Chess and Home Computer modules. The  8-bit Gigatron homebrew computer  , created by the late Marcel van Kervinck and based entirely on 7400 series logic chips, now works with graphics and controller support. Acorn 8-bit expansions continue to arrive, with several additions for BBC Micro and Electron. Speaking of expansions, regular contributor F. Ulivi has provided serial modules for the HP Integral PC and HP9825 / HP9845 families.

Analog arcade audio continues to advance. If you’ve played Namco’s Tank Battalion, the ancestor of the classic Battle City for the NES, you’ll be well aware of the limitations of champion-based audio. This month was tackled with netlist-based audio emulation. For Midway, the 280 ZZZAP sound has been further refined and netlist-based audio has been implemented for Laguna Racer and Super Speed ​​Race, which use similar circuitry. Sega G-80 games have received some long overdue attention, with netlist-based audio added for Astro Blaster, Eliminator, Space Fury and Zektor, as well as improved universal sound card emulation for Star Trek and Tac / Scan, and a More accurate CPU timing. Other games that receive netlist-based audio are Atari’s Destroyer and Flyball, and Fire One and Star Fire from Exidy.

Work on UK gambling systems has continued, with many more Barcrest, BWB and JPM games running in this release. There are also a number of new European gambling games, including several Cherry Master and Jolly Joker sets. Additional interior layouts optimized for use on large aspect ratio displays have been added to a significant number of arcade driving games. Other advancements in home computer emulation include Apple IIe RGB monitor mode support, Apple II CMS SCSII II card support, and proper emulation speed for the VTech Laser 500.

As always, there’s a lot more going on than we have space here, and you can read all about it in the whatsnew.txt file or get the 64-bit Windows binary packages on the download page  .