February 18, 2017
DU: A Couple Of Saturday Bits
BrianT dumped Pit Boss (2214-07, U5-0A). Kevin Eshbach dumped a version of Super Crown's Golf that appears to be licensed to Yuvo. It could be the export version, I'm not sure yet. The version in MAME is Japan region.
February 17, 2017
DU Fundraiser: Most Wanted Early 1980s Game
We are trying to get a ridiculously expensive most wanted shooting game from the early 80s. I guess I shouldn't mention the game name in public though in this day and age I'm really not sure how much good that does. There are only so many places you can get a PCB. I can tell you the name in a private message if you want to see if it's something you want to donate for. It's a most wanted from one of the big name companies and it's outrageously awesome and expensive. We will credit you in the MAME whatsnew if you donate. Click the button below to donate.
Thanks so far for pledges and donations from:
Anonymous Donator from Switzerland
Anonymous Donator from Italy
February 14, 2017
This appears to be a HUGE sale!
Don't know anything else about it other than stumbling upon this CL ad.
If anyone is around the Chattanooga area on March 4th it might be worthwhile to give it a go.
From some of the pix there appear to be some older & rare cabs that could be picked up, maybe on the cheap...
If anyone does get to go could you post some comments or photos from the excursion please?
If only I had the space....
February 13, 2017
DU: Fishing Maniac 2
system11 got Fishing Maniac 2 and possibly some future mahjong updates.
Vas WIP: Decrypting Nihon System Omega
February 12, 2017
Stern Pinball And Barcades On CBSN
Luca WIP: StarPak 3 (A Tale Of Rare Cartridges)
DU: Konami Mystery Game
coolmod picked up an unknown Konami PCB. We don't know what it is but know it's a medal game. R. Belmont says it's got full-featured System GX tilemaps, no sprites, and a YMZ280B for sound.
Progetto-SNAPS 0.182 Update
Ready the MAME 0.182 update of "MAME progetto-SNAPS".
It's 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.
In the previous update (0.181) there have been mistakes in the Titles category: 50 images were identical to those InGame. In this update are all replaced with new and correct snapshots. Sorry!
Thanks to the contribution of Flymer76 the collections of snaps for HBMAME are for the first time complete to 100%!!!
4,562 snaps and 691 pictures, icons, mp4, pdf and zip downloadable here:
Cabinets: progetto-SNAPS Cabinets
CPanel: progetto-SNAPS Control Panels & Controllers
Covers (Software): progetto-SNAPS Software's Box Covers
Devices: progetto-SNAPS Device Pictures
Flyers: progetto-SNAPS Flyers, Brochures & Advertising
Icons: progetto-SNAPS Icon Extended
Manuals (MAME): progetto-SNAPS Manuals
Manuals (Software): progetto-SNAPS Software's Manuals
Marquees: progetto-SNAPS Arcade Marquees, Pinball's Backglass & Publishers Logo
PCB: progetto-SNAPS Arcade & System PCBs
Snapshots (MAME): progetto-SNAPS Snapshots
Snapshots (HB): progetto-SNAPS Other Snaps
Snapshots (Software): progetto-SNAPS Software's Snaps
VideoSnaps (MAME):: progetto-SNAPS Arcade mp4 VideoSnaps
VideoSnaps (HyperSpin):: progetto-SNAPS Arcade mp4 VideoSnaps for HyperSpin FE
Bosses: 10 new (tot. 1,310 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 257.96Kb
Ends: 25 new (tot. 475 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 808.48Kb
GameOver: 1 del, 41 new & 2 upd (tot. 6,675 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 485.11Kb
HowTo: 10 new (tot. 1,525 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 168.16Kb
Logo: 20 new & 1 upd (tot. 1,800 UPDATE 1 pack, 63.82Kb
Scores: 20 new & 8 upd (tot. 6,635 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 288.29Kb
Select: 15 new & 2 upd (tot. 3,985 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 486.93Kb
Snap: 6 del, 73 new & 63 upd (tot. 37,179 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 5.24Mb
Snap HB : 1 del & 464 new (tot. 2,479 png) FULL REPACK 1 pack, 51.76Mb
Titles: 6 del, 73 new & 128 upd (tot. 37,179 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 6.13Mb
Titles HB : 1 del & 464 new (tot. 2,479 png) FULL REPACK 1 pack, 31.20Mb
Versus: 1 new (tot. 1,079 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 19.79Kb
Other resources update:
Cabinets : 2 del, 13 new & 16 upd (tot. 5,585 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 14.2Mb
Control Panels : 5 new & 21 upd (tot. 2,829 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 19.2Mb
Devices: 1 del & 6 new (tot. 1,865 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 1.94Mb
Flyers: 6 del, 12 new & 15 upd (tot. 4,805 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 39.0Mb
Icons Extended: 4 del, 104 new & 1 upd (tot. 29,800 ico) UPDATE 1 pa ck, 2.09Mb
Marquees : 3 del, 54 new & 34 upd (tot. 3,800 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 42.97Mb
PCB: 1 del & 11 new (tot. 2,925 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 14.37Mb
VideoSnaps : 250 new & 3 upd (tot. 5,250 mp4) UPDATE 1 pack, 598Mb
VideoSnaps HS : 250 new & 3 upd (tot. 5,250 mp4) UPDATE 1 pack, 657Mb
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I Got Primal Rage 2 To Launch
I would just like to let you all know that I got Primal Rage 2 to load by itself. I will be uploading the source changes as an attachment. I hope this can help get the game emulated in the latest version of MAME. I worked with the source from MAME 0.168 so be sure to use that version with these files. The other changes that I made was a name change version change and a change of icon since I made a version that I put on my site, if you want I can upload those as well. Anyways I will be uploading my source changes to my site as well but I wanted to let you all see my changes here first. Again, I hope this will help wit the games emulation. Also sorry about my code I know its all over the place but I can guarantee that it does work. Also the game itself is not 100% even with my code but I am sure that the MAME Development team will know how to fix the emulation a lot better than me by myself.
Attachment: source changes to get primal rage 2 working - gruntzilla94.zip
February 10, 2017
Virtual On Oratorio Tangram Rev A
twistedsymphony sent us Virtual On Oratorio Tangram Rev A
February 09, 2017
DU: Crackin Frickin Whoopin Stompin DJ
We borrowed a Crackin' DJ Part 2 cart and redumped the bad rom.
DarkFrontend (MAME Frontend)
DarkFrontend, a new MAME frontend for Windows, has been developed by a French fan of MAME. It has a minimal interface for use in arcade cabinets.
Email: mailto:darksteph.darkarcade AT gmail DOT com
Here's a short video about the cabinet in which it is used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8hgHRKNrkE
February 08, 2017
DU: Adventures In Atariland
Andy Welburn may have struck some more Atari gold. He found and dumped the alternate track pack for Atari Indy 4 and found security documents for Gauntlet hardware and the slapstick.
February 06, 2017
DU: 2 New Gamate (Console) Pickups
Peter Wilhelmsen got Kiki Inland and Fortune 'n Luck for the Gamate.
Team Europe: PICO Game Dumped And MCU Confirmation
February 05, 2017
DU: MAME 20th Anniversary Party
We dumped the rare Deco Cassette Flashboy, the first ever version of "The Deco Kid" game! It took approximately 100 hours of work to get a good dump. You can tell already I didn't dump it personally because I don't have anywhere near that much patience. When this game was originally released the title for the game was "Flash Boy" in Japan and "The Deco Kid" for the export release. Later Data East changed the title to "The Deco Kid" for all vertical versions and "Flash Boy" for the horizontal versions. This dump is the original/first ever released version of the game, a vertical Japan release.
We dumped Dodge Man, an extremely rare PCB from from Omori in 1983! It's cooler than a polar bear's toenail!
We dumped Jump-Kun, an early prototype platformer by Kaneko!
We dumped Omega, a rare game from Nihon System. Only a few PCBs were produced, putting in around a prototype level in rarity.
We dumped the rare Segasonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol thanks to an anonymous donator.
We secured a PCB believed to be called Acchi Muite Hoi. The auction I believe mentioned something about it being made by Atlas, the PCB shows NTC. Several games have been made with this as part of their title. It involves game that is a Japanese variant of tic-tac-toe.
A friend of the DU has bought a Strikes & Spares cabinet and is going to get it dumped. More info later on that.
We picked up a rare ST-V cart called Tatacot. Nobody knows what it is. It could be the best game you've ever played, could be the worst. It could get you laid. It could give your cat a seizure and give your dog rabies.
Update: info found for Tatacot
We picked up a rare ST-V cart called Hashire Patrol Car. It is apparently a medal game.
We secured a Gaelco Football PCB set. It seems to be fairly rare and is said to be a fun game.
Surgeville dumped Gone Fishing for us. It's an arcade game similar to the similar flash game from a decade ago.
Lastly, we dumped TT Defender. "TT" is a brand Taito used in the early 80's on games where they produced the hardware themselves for Japan releases. TT Defender runs on different hardware from the Defender sets currently in MAME.
February Is MAME's 20th Anniversary Month
February 04, 2017
DU: P. U. Zznic Hey In The USA
I'm really reaching with that John Cougar Mellencamp post title but...coolmod dumped the USA version of Puzznic.
February 03, 2017
Flyer Fever Update
Battle Cruiser M-12 - Sigma Enterprises (1983) [JP flyer]
Ben Bero Beh - Taito (1984) [JP flyer]
Crush Roller - Samno Trading Limited (1981) [Licensed by Alpha Denshi]
Kangaroo - Sun Electronics Corp. (1982) [JP flyer]
Rolling Star Fire - Sigma Enterprises (1981) [Licensed by Exidy; shows color photo of cab.]
Strategy X - Konami (1981) [JP flyer]
Time Pilot - Konami (1982) [JP flyer]
Tougyuu, The - Sega (1984) [Developed by Coreland, AKA Bull Fight, JP flyer]
Turbo - Sega (1981) [alt flyer]
Water Match - Sega (1984) [JP flyer]
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