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Author Topic: replacement for AdvanceMAME - does it really exist?  (Read 2959 times)

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maiki

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replacement for AdvanceMAME - does it really exist?
« on: March 10, 2011, 05:25:41 pm »
OK, everyone knows Advance MAME has been halted since 2006 (?).

Now what if we want to use the latest MAME code but still want to have the following with no exceptions:

1) LOW PCLOCK / 15 kHz (!!!) - VERY IMPORTANT -  meaning no use of doubling trippling the horizontal resolutions to get higher pclock to be able to use frame buffer eating up CPU performance for nothing - Advance MAME allowed the use of SVGALIB for that, how about NOW and the future?

2) ring 0 performance - no Windows, no multitasking, just the good old low level performance, so obviously a Linux thing

3) support for all modern hardware like USB ports, integrated sound cards - again Linux should be fine


So, does this kind of MAME even exists nowadays or should I simply stick with extremely outdated latest AdvanceMAME where many games are outdated compared to the latest version of the official MAME?

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Re: replacement for AdvanceMAME - does it really exist?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 03:03:40 am »
Yeah, in Linux my distro and groovymame pretty much does the same thing with any video card supporting xrandr resolution change and the Kernel modeline stuff drm layer (like intel/nvidia/ATI Radeon).  We can do the same thing as advance mame did now with this setup, not the exact same way, but in using xrandr and newest Linux kernel and X Org server so basically going a more standard API route so it should not be limited by video cards in the future and uses a standard method through xrandr to setup the modelines and resolutions setup.
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Re: replacement for AdvanceMAME - does it really exist?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 05:18:22 pm »
That sounds like good news. I will have a look at the project later.