September 27, 2016
Emu Loader: MAME And Arcade Frontend v8.2.3 Released
The audit system got magically broken in previous build.
Go to http://emuloader.mameworld.info for more details.
September 25, 2016
DU: Eats Me Spinach
ShouTime dumped the original Popeye version, which came out in Japan on Sky Skipper hardware prior to the versions in MAME / most people's memories
DU: Road Riots Continue
Hammy just sent us a version of Road Riot 4WD that is newer than either of the versions in MAME. In MAME there is currently 13 Nov 1991 and 04 Jun 1991. The new dump is 04 Dec 1991.
September 24, 2016
Another Soviet Era Game Dumped
IgoR76 dumped Istrebiteli
Emu Loader: MAME And Arcade Frontend v8.2.2 Released
New version with core changes and some really nice updates. Everyone should update to this build.
Go to http://emuloader.mameworld.info for more details.
DU: Saturday Bits
coolmod dumped a proto of Hit The Ice. Unfortunately the program roms weren't different. system11 dumped a version of Ron Jan which has copyright at 1991 and doesn't have SUPER flashing on the title screen. He also dumped a Rolling Crush with Semicom/Exit copyright and a game called Lady Maker which is a BET version of Mahjong Jikken Love Story.
Image: hit the ice proto.jpg
September 23, 2016
Unknown SNK Motherboard Dumped By Emufriendly NeoGeo Collector
DU: You Spin Me Right Round Baby Right Round
Ordyne is back with a new list of games to dump. Today he sent us Wing War R360.
September 22, 2016
DU: Thursday Bits
Rockman dumped Up Maguila, a special bootleg of Donkey Kong Jr., thanks to Asociación A.R.C.A.D.E. (http://www.arcade.cat). Also they sent us a dump of a Spanish bootleg of Pengo called Pinguinos. ShouTime dumped the timekeeper for Code 1 Dispatch (US). Bytestorm sent us a dumped of Raiden Fighters (Great Britain).
September 20, 2016
DU: The Coolest Atomiswave Game Wasn't Released, Great Thinking, Sammy
September 19, 2016
DU: Double Tourvision
system11 dumped 2 Tourvision carts - Barunba (#39) and Power Tennis (#183)
September 18, 2016
Progetto-SNAPS 0.177 Update
Ready the MAME 0.177 update of "MAME progetto-SNAPS".
1,476 snaps and 50 pictures and pdf downloadable here:
Covers (SL): progetto-SNAPS Software's Box Covers
Manuals (SL): progetto-SNAPS Software's Manuals
Snapshots (MAME): progetto-SNAPS Snapshots
Snapshots (HBMAME): progetto-SNAPS Other Snaps
Old Snapshots (MAME): progetto-SNAPS Old MAME Snaps
Artwork Preview: 75 new (tot. 2,550 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 2.04Mb
Bosses: 15 new (tot. 1,265 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 268Kb
Ends: 25 new (tot. 350 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 450Kb
GameOver: 40 new (tot. 6,465 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 629Kb
HowTo: 5 new (tot. 1,495 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 122Kb
Logo: 25 new (tot. 1,700 UPDATE 1 pack, 183Kb
Scores: 20 new (tot. 6,535 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 439Kb
Select: 15 new (tot. 3,915 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 379Kb
Snap*: 50 del, 548 new & 44 upd (tot. 36,748 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 12.7Mb
Snap HB**: 100 new & 5 upd (tot. 1,100 png) UPDATE & FULL REPACK 1 pack, 21.4Mb
Old Snaps Set: 0.16, 0.17, 0.18, 0.19, 0.20, 0.21, 0.22, 0.23, 0.24, 0.25, 0.26, 0.27, 0.28, 0.29 and 0.30 complete sets FULL SETs 15 packs, 18.6Mb
Titles: 49 del, 649 new & 13 upd (tot. 35,850 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 12.7Mb
Titles HB**: 100 new & 4 upd (tot. 900 png) UPDATE & FULL REPACK 1 pack, 13.3Mb
Versus: 2 new (tot. 1,065 png) UPDATE 1 pack, 33.4Kb
Other resources update:
Covers (psx SL): 25 new (tot. 825 zip) UPDATE 1 pack, 348Mb
Manuals (psx SL)***************************************: 25 new (tot. 25 png) NEW 1 pack, 394Mb
*: Finally zero snap missing (it is now time to complete the "Titles" category).
**: Thanks to Flymer76.
***************************************: By now the manuals of the software lists are, like the rest of these resources, on the page that collects all (here: http://www.progettosnaps.net/softwareresources/).
Have also been updated:
- catver.ini 0.177 (unofficial): progetto-SNAPS CatVer.
- CHD-Info 0.177: progetto-SNAPS CHD-Info pack.
- languages.ini 0.177: progetto-SNAPS languages.ini.
- renameSET.dat 0.177: progetto-SNAPS renameSET.dat.
- screenless.ini 0.177: progetto-SNAPS screenless.ini.
- resolution.ini 0.177: progetto-SNAPS resolution.ini.
- series.ini 0.177 (unofficial): progetto-SNAPS series.ini.
- version.ini 0.177 (unofficial): progetto-SNAPS version.ini.
Added to site
- MFM: Added to the site, an fantastic tool by phweda of PleasureDome MFM MAME File MANAGER.
If you want to support my work, you can make small donations via PayPal.
The list of those who have made donations is visible in my thanks page, here.
DU Fundraiser: Slap Shooter
ShouTime just dumped the original Street Fighter game and the final version (rev D) of Virtua Fighter 3. We are running a fundraiser to help him pay for Slap Shooter, one of the last undumped games on Sega System E. Click below to help out!
Thanks so far for donations from:
Soren Skou Nielsen
September 17, 2016
Digital Forensics Rescues Retro Video Games And Software
Computer scientists at NIST help Stanford University Library preserve a priceless collection of digital artifacts.
"...The Stanford University Libraries, which acquired the collection in 2009, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have just completed a multi-year effort to rescue the collection's digital content from the Atari game cartridges, 5-1/4 inch floppy discs, magnetic tape and other deteriorating storage media that held it. That salvaged data is now safely archived on servers at the Stanford Digital Repository and has been added to NIST's National Software Reference Library, a resource that supports digital forensic investigations..."
September 16, 2016
Looks like the instructions on how to desuicide a CPS2 board have finally been released
Its unclear to me just what the relationship between the key values in the ArcadeHacker_CPS2.ino file and the stuff in MAME cps2crypt.h is (or how to go from one to the other) but I am sure smarter people than me will know whats going on (that or the guy who figured it all out will share how to go from MAME keys to hardware keys)
But in any case its still a great achievement.
September 12, 2016
DU: Chicken Draw
Brian Troha dumped Chicken Draw (2131-04, U5-0)
September 10, 2016
Flyer Fever Update
Iemoto - Nichibutsu (1987)
Jangou Night - Nichibutsu (1983)
Mahjong Summer Story - Video System (1989) [AKA Majan Summer Story]
Mahjong Zuki no Korinai Menmen - Nichibutsu (1988) [AKA Majan Zuki no Korinai Menmen]
Ojanko Club - Video System (1986)
Real Mahjong Haipai - Alba (1985) [Licensed by Seta]
Real Mahjong Haipai - Alba (1985) [Licensed by Seta; Alt flyer]
Royal Mahjong - Nichibutsu (1981) [AKA Royal Majan]
Super Real Mahjong Part II - Seta (1987) [AKA Super Real Majan Part II]
Taikyoku Mahjong - Nichibutsu (1981) [AKA Taikyoku Majan]
Northcoast Custom Arcades Free Shipping Or Free Light Gun Upgrade
Northcoast Custom Arcades is having a weekend only sale. We are giving away free light gun and holster upgrades with any arcade system purchase. Please use coupon code FREEGUNS when placing your online order from www.northcoastarcades.com.
Or enjoy free shipping on any order, coupon code FREESHIP. This weekend only 9/10-9/11
Northcoast Custom Arcades
September 09, 2016
DU: NBA Jam Just Got More Extreme
farzeno dumped NBA Jam Extreme 1.101. The dump in MAME is version 1.04.
Archiving Digital Experiences Using Emulation With Jason Scott
Play Online Fruit Machines and UK Style Pub Slots!