Late 2003 version of MAME (0.78) for libretro. Compatible with MAME 0.78 romsets.
C C++
Latest commit dbf1503 Sep 27, 2016 @twinaphex twinaphex committed on GitHub Merge pull request #64 from frangarcj/master
(Vita) Add O3 optimizations
Permalink
Failed to load latest commit information.
deps/zlib Update zlib.h Mar 10, 2015
docs Start with MAME 0.78 Oct 29, 2012
jni new JNI files Jan 23, 2016
src Take this out Sep 18, 2016
Makefile (Vita) Add O3 optimizations Sep 26, 2016
Makefile.common new JNI files Jan 23, 2016
README.md Updated readme Sep 2, 2016
changed.txt Start with MAME 0.78 Oct 29, 2012
link.T Update to new Makefile Jan 23, 2016
whatsnew.txt Start with MAME 0.78 Oct 29, 2012
whatsold.txt Start with MAME 0.78 Oct 29, 2012

README.md

mame2003-libretro

MAME as it was in 2003, and using the libretro API. Accepts romset MAME 0.78. Any file-not-found issues will be because your romset is wrong, or incomplete (e.g. you're trying to run a clone .zip, without the parent .zip present).

Suitable for lower-end devices that would struggle to run current versions of MAME (later versions of MAME are increasingly accurate, thus can perform worse).

Has support for a single mouse (or touch device) in games that support trackpads, etc (via the "Mouse Device" core option) Supports one or two spinners/dials (via the "Share 2 player dial controls across one X/Y device" core option)

Tested for OS X, linux (including Raspberry Pi 2, 3), Wii, and Android (arm-v7a).

Directories

Generates directories as it requires:

  • User-generated content are in sub-directories within /libretro savefile dir/mame2003/ e.g.:
/libretro savefile dir/mame2003/diff/
/libretro savefile dir/mame2003/nvram/
/libretro savefile dir/mame2003/hi/
/libretro savefile dir/mame2003/cfg/
/libretro savefile dir/mame2003/inp/
/libretro savefile dir/mame2003/memcard/
/libretro savefile dir/mame2003/snap/
  • .dat files should be placed within /libretro system dir/mame2003/ e.g.:
/libretro system dir/mame2003/hiscore.dat
/libretro system dir/mame2003/cheat.dat
/libretro system dir/mame2003/history.dat
  • Static data should be placed in subdirectories within /libretro system dir/mame2003/ e.g.:
/libretro system dir/mame2003/samples/
  • .chd images should be placed in subdirectories within the /libretro content dir/ ROM directory e.g.:
/libretro content dir/blitz/blitz.chd

Core options

  • Frameskip (0-5)
  • DCS Speedhack (enabled/disabled) Speedhack for the Midway sound hardware used in Mortal Kombat 2, 3 and others. Improves performance in these games.
  • Skip Disclaimer (enabled/disabled) Skips the 'nag-screen'.
  • Skip Warnings (disabled/enabled) Skips the warning screen shown before games with incomplete emulation.
  • Samples (enabled/disabled) Requires valid sample zips.
  • Sample Rate (KHz) (11025-48000) Lowering may improve performance on weaker devices
  • Cheats (disabled/enabled) Requires a valid cheat.dat file.
  • Share 2 player dial controls across one X/Y device (disabled/enabled) Some dial/spinner hardware are actually one device with one axis for each player. This supports that setup, by breaking down the normal mouse x/y into two seperate inputs.
  • Mouse Device (mouse/pointer/disabled) Switch between mouse (e.g. hardware mouse, trackball, etc), pointer (touchpad, touchscreen, lightgun, etc), or disabled.

To-do:

  • Make sure all of the mkdir commands in makefile complete before any compiling starts.
  • Input Descriptors (for use in Core Input Remapping).
  • Expose all MAME options as Core Options (including various vector game-specific options)
  • Artwork support.
  • High-resolution in vector games (currently limited to 640x480).
  • Lots more.

Notes:

  • Will have errors on 64-bit platforms.
  • Will have errors on platforms without unaligned memory access support.
  • When using concurrent building you may get an error that it can't create certain object files, just rerun make if it happens.
  • To run on Wii's memory constraints some drivers in src/driver.c must be removed.

Links to consult:

http://www.anthrofox.org/code/mame/index.html https://code.oregonstate.edu/svn/dsp_bd/uclinux-dist/trunk/user/games/xmame/xmame-0.106/src/unix/contrib/patches/word-align-patch http://www.filewatcher.com/b/ftp/ftp.zenez.com/pub/mame/xmame.0.0.html https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/lr-mame2003