Monday, August 3, 2009

Dingux MAME4ALL v 1.1 … apparently released

First the good news: Obama’s health care reforms, while temporarily held up, are not yet dead in the water.

Additionally, Slaneesh has finished v1.1 of MAME4ALL, but:

Yes, it's released but still waiting for gp32x.com to update the archive and post the news. I submitted the release about 12 hours ago and its still not updated.

Shouldn’t be long now though. Here are the improvements over v1.0:

* Whats new in v1.1:
- Implemented Video Scaling option "Scale Horizontal".
Useful for games like R-Type and Final Fight, etc. Other smaller resolution games will stretch out to fill the screen. Taken from MAME4ALL Wiz version (code originally from Notaz & Franxis).
- Implemented Video Scaling option "Scale Best".
This is a generic rescale that can resize any screen down to fit the Dingoo's native 320x200 resolution. It produces the nicest scaled display as pixels are merged both horizontally and vertically. The downside is that it may be slow.
- Implemented Video Scaling option "Scale Fast".
This is a generic rescale that can resize any screen down to fit the Dingoo's native 320x200 resolution. It produces the nicest scaled display as pixels are merged only horizontally. As a result the speed should be somewhat quicker than "Scale Best".
- Implemented Video Scaling option "Scale Halfsize".
Useful for high resolution games like Rampage and Tapper, etc. 8-bit video mode is quickest as extra pixels are just truncated. 16-bit mode does pixel merging, resulting in a nicer, but slightly slower display. Should still be quick enough for most games. This is the fastest of the scaling options.
- Implemented Volume option. Games can start at Max (DEFAULT), Medium, Low and Quiet volume settings. This was requested by my wife. :-)
- Fixed crash bug with Pole Position with sound on.
- Fixed credit/start button bug with Galaga.
- Fixed slow down issues with Asteroids.
- Added SELECT+Y as an alternative means of accessing the MAME menu. SELECT+X still works, but I found this would often cause immediate accidental keypresses within the menu. I use SELECT+Y now.
- Switched toolchain/libc to gain increase in speed. Vector games run faster and most other games have a small increase in speed.
- Source code coming soon.

1 comment :

  1. MAME4ALL VIDEOS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8uyNv2HmRM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqiacpPI7_k

    thanks: Lula (Brazil)

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