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Author Topic: GroovyMAME 0.207 - Switchres v0.017n  (Read 139693 times)

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Re: GroovyMAME 0.206 - Switchres v0.017n
« Reply #920 on: January 31, 2019, 04:16:13 am »
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now the plain Direct3D build becomes groovymame64...win-xp, while the Direct3D9Ex one becomes groovymame64...win-7-8-10, as per Krick's suggestion. Hopefully this hint will route users to the proper build based on their operating system's version.

the problem is that a file named win-xp available only in 64 bits, is not very appropriate given the little xp64 used.

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Re: GroovyMAME 0.206 - Switchres v0.017n
« Reply #921 on: January 31, 2019, 04:31:18 am »
the problem is that a file named win-xp available only in 64 bits, is not very appropriate given the little xp64 used.

Well, the idea is that the bulk of users which are already using modern operating systems download the correct build instead of the legacy one.
Important note: posts reporting GM issues without a log will be IGNORED.
Steps to create a log:
 - From command line, run: groovymame.exe -v romname >romname.txt
 - Attach resulting romname.txt file to your post, instead or pasting it.

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Re: GroovyMAME 0.206 - Switchres v0.017n
« Reply #922 on: January 31, 2019, 09:56:11 pm »
the problem is that a file named win-xp available only in 64 bits, is not very appropriate given the little xp64 used.

Well, the idea is that the bulk of users which are already using modern operating systems download the correct build instead of the legacy one.

Because of performance reasons with MAME, more people use Windows XP Professional x64 Edition here than any community I've ever seen.  You'd be surprised.

But, yeah, I guess if the goal is to eliminate user confusion, you could add x64 to the end of the file name and make it groovymame64...win-xpx64

But then again, the "normal" build won't work on 32 bit versions of Windows 7/8/10 either and we don't make that clear.  And what about everyone's forgotten step-child, Windows Vista (both flavors)?  Where does it end?

64-bit computing hit the market in 2006 with Intel's Core 2 CPU line and Windows Vista 64-bit.  That's 13 years ago.  It's time to let go of 32-bit operating systems.

I've seen the MAME devs talk about bugs that only show up in 32-bit builds (possibly compiler-related) and I don't think there's much emphasis on fixing them.  One of the problems is access to 32-bit systems for testing.  Most of the testing is done by the contributors themselves and not that many still have a 32-bit system for this purpose.  I'm betting it won't be long until official 32-bit MAME builds go the way of official DOS MAME builds.
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Re: GroovyMAME 0.206 - Switchres v0.017n
« Reply #923 on: February 01, 2019, 05:37:09 pm »

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Re: GroovyMAME 0.206 - Switchres v0.017n
« Reply #924 on: February 02, 2019, 03:23:00 am »
And what about everyone's forgotten step-child, Windows Vista (both flavors)?
You remind me I have an old Vista 64 laptop to salvage, equipped with a dedicated ATI Mobility X1700 (= X1600 or X1650), it could fit well under a CRT, but I don't know if it'll support CRT_EMudriver. This laptop also supports Win XP, it might handle XP 64 too.
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Re: GroovyMAME 0.206 - Switchres v0.017n
« Reply #925 on: February 04, 2019, 10:58:12 pm »
Hey @Calamity, is there any incremental diff patches?

I maintain my own fork (which usually only touches the machine-specific drivers and probably would never conflict with GMs) and every time there is a new GM patch, it's hard to apply only new changes as my fork already has mainline mame + my fork fixes + older GM patches.

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Re: GroovyMAME 0.207 - Switchres v0.017n
« Reply #926 on: February 27, 2019, 12:37:22 pm »
GroovyMAME v0.207 is out!
Important note: posts reporting GM issues without a log will be IGNORED.
Steps to create a log:
 - From command line, run: groovymame.exe -v romname >romname.txt
 - Attach resulting romname.txt file to your post, instead or pasting it.

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Re: GroovyMAME 0.207 - Switchres v0.017n
« Reply #927 on: February 27, 2019, 03:51:42 pm »
Great! Thanks  :cheers:

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Re: GroovyMAME 0.207 - Switchres v0.017n
« Reply #928 on: February 28, 2019, 07:15:28 am »

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Re: GroovyMAME 0.207 - Switchres v0.017n
« Reply #929 on: March 01, 2019, 03:38:16 am »