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Vacation (at last!) plus 0.126 u2

Ok, time has come for me to leave my worries behind and focus on important stuff (aka: my 29" cabinet restoration, swimming, cycling, playing PSP with my son etc) :-P
On the 1st part, chances are that it will be a bitch to achieve, since the only available machine so far to become an engine seems to be a G4 Quicksilver Mac running OSX 10.4 and OSX-Mame. I'll let you know when I have something new on this; my present worries focus on the CRT part. It's a 10 year old machine and some sort of service is required (mainly on the tube pins which corrosion is now present and that makes the CRT to behave erroneously). Hopefully I'll manage to make it as good as new again.
On the MAME part we have a u2 out on the way to the official 0.127. Files and more news over here. Enjoy!

Cheats, anyone?

MAME 0.126u1 and (just today) MAME 0.126u2 is out in the wild and all the cheaters out there (my big fat face included) should be happy considering that up to final 0.127 everything will be up and working perfectly. More changes have to do with the debugger system (yes, not perfect just yet) and LOTS of bug-fixes. All you need to do is click over here to read more and enjoy.

MAME 0.126

Yes, this is a fact! We have an official release. MAME reaches version 0.126 after 9 intermediate updates since version 0.125. Copy - Paste from the devsite:
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here are several big changes come along with this release that you should be aware of:
  • The new universal recompiler engine is now live and running. Both the MIPS3 and PowerPC CPU cores have been ported over to it. Most games should be working about as well as they did before, and should be at full speed on both 32-bit and 64-bit Intel processors.
  • The MAME debugger is now included in all builds; just add the -debug option and you can use it from any 0.126 or later binary. This means the focus of the “debug build” is now to enable assertions and to make it easier to debug the MAME code itself.
  • The cheat engine is currently undergoing some major renovations. It is largely functional but still has some rough edges. If there are specific things wrong with it, please report the bugs over at MAMETesters, so that they get fixed during the 0.127 development cycle.
Enjoy!
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