Tuesday, March 01, 2005

MAMEdOX 1.0 Released

MAMEdOX 1.0 saw it's release over the weekend. Myself and HK$ worked on the code, while BritneysPAIRS worked on the support files.

MAMEdOX is based on Bendermameox 21.01.05.
A list of changes follows...

Interface improvements/modifications

  • Added Back button to cycle through sort methods (by name, by manufacturer, by genre etc.) The sort mode is displayed at the top of the screen.
  • Fixed Screenshots aspect ratio in display modes.
  • Clones use screenshot from parent rom.
  • Favourite roms are displayed as a different colour (gold).
  • 'Show Favourites' filter now replaces 'filter disliked'.
  • Renamed some text in UI for accuracy.
New Drivers
  • MAME 0.92 driver added for Super Trio (suprtrio)

Extra Options
  • Soften and Flicker Filter are now configurable.
  • Ability to select whether clones use their own screenshot, or the screenshot from its parent rom.
  • "Force VMM" is set to 'off' by default, this is to enable the use of the new updated VM.txt
  • Miscellaneous Default options changed to be more user-friendly.
General Changes
  • Changed save game location (was 4d414d45 now 4d414d46.)
  • Changed save game icon.
  • Debug.log logging removed.
  • default skin updated to reflect UI changes.
Support Files
  • cheat.dat, hiscore.dat and new catver.ini added
  • samples and artwork added.
  • New optimised VM.txt.
  • New rom configs added to fix remapped keys.
  • updated DAT's for romcenter and clrmame (DAT's not 100% tested.)
(The release is available at xbox-sky and was also posted by some kind soul onto the usenet newsgroups: alt.binaries.emulators.mame, alt.binaries.cd.image.xbox & alt.binaries.games.xbox)


At 11:05 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this great Work.
Finally someone implemented all the little features I always wanted to see in a MAME port for the xbox.
It's even better than the great BenderMAME port.
Even the games that had sound skiping in the BenderMAME version now run as good as on FBAxxx.
For me the best new feature is the fast sort mode change and (by far) the screenshot support (wich came already with BenderMAME but now is much improved).
Also, the 100% clrmame DAT file was _VERY_ helpfull.

One last note: It took me some time until I realized how to mark a game as Favourite. Maybe you could add this to the help text in a future version.

Oh, and btw. There is a little bug in the romlist. If you filter your list for favourites (meaning only favourites are shown) and play a game and return, the list is wrong. On top are the filtered Favourites, and after that the other games are listed. But you can only move the selection bar within the favourites.
Well pressing black twice fixes this, but maybe you wanna know anyway.

Thanks, and keep up the good work.



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