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0.96
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IMPORTANT: As of MAME 0.96, the source code license has changed.
Please see the new file license.txt for details. The new license
is based off the BSD license, with additional prohibitions against
commercial usage. See http://mamedev.com for additional details.


Changes
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Added step in/out support to TMS34010 disassembler. [Aaron Giles]

Added explanation that left/right joystick wiggle works on "OK"
screens. [Aaron Giles]

Fixed -dual_lightguns option. [Jonathan Lunman]

Hooked up Pocket Gal Deluxe bootleg graphics ROMs. [David Haywood]

Removed abort() calls from v60 CPU driver. [Brad Oliver]

Fixed collision detection in bioatack, added missing RAM to the
Taito SJ memory map. [Peter Sealy]

Decrypted Calorie Kun, and cleaned up sega Z80 encryption code.
[Nicola Salmoria]

Some improvements to Dream World. [David Haywood]

Fixed implementation of memory_get_op_ptr(). [Nathan Woods]

Fixed coin inputs and dip-switches in joinem. [Pierpaolo Prazzoli]

Fixed problem with beatmania games on the Mac. [Brad Oliver]

Updated Vendetta chip frequencies to match real PCB. [Mamesick]

Some improvements to Turbo Sub. [Philip Bennett]

Fixed endianness problems in the Sega System 32 games ROM loading.
[Brad Oliver]

A number of ST-V improvements [Angelo Salese]
* Fixed a DSP bug which was causing Treasure Hunt to hang. The game
is working but with graphics artifacts because of other DSP bugs...
* Added the possibility on the VDP1 to double the horizontal
resolution under some circumstances.This affects Astra Super Stars,
Virtual Mahjong & Virtual Mahjong 2.
* Removed the Baku Baku Animal hack since it's not needed anymore
(dunno when this was fixed).
* Fixed a bug in the A-Bus protection handling for games which have
rom data mapped here.
* Made some small fixes to the SCU.
* Added a quick hack to avoid the sound reading "hang",disabled
by default.
* There's also some WIP code for the protection in astrass & ffreveng.

Fixed endianness problems in the Eolith games. [Brad Oliver]

Fixed graphics in Joyful Road. [QWERTY]


New games added or promoted from NOT_WORKING status
---------------------------------------------------
X the Ball [Aaron Giles]
Torus [Pierpaolo Prazzoli]
Pocket Gal Deluxe [Bryan McPhail]
Boogie Wings [Bryan McPhail]
Rohga Armour Force [Bryan McPhail]
Schmeiser Robo [Bryan McPhail]
Treasure Hunt [Angelo Salese]
Pro Mahjong Kiwame S [Angelo Salese]


New clones added
----------------
Slick Shot (V1.6) [Aaron Giles]
Rong Rong (Europe) [Pierpaolo Prazzoli]
Golden Tee 3D Golf Tournament (v2.11) [Brian Troha]
Survival Arts (World) [Brian Troha]
Progressive Music Trivia (Question set 2) [Pierpaolo Prazzoli]
Rave Racer (Rev. RV1, Japan)
Ridge Racer (Rev. RR2, World)
Ridge Racer 2 (Rev. RRS2, US)
Ridge Racer 2 (Rev. RRS1, Ver.B, Japan)
Atomic Punk (US) [Brian Troha]
Lup Lup Puzzle (version 2.9 / 990108) [Brian Troha]


New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING
------------------------------------
Double Wings [Bryan McPhail]
Lock-On [Philip Bennett]

Cheers,
Terra Cresta

PC Arcade
http://www.pcarcade.tv
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    Great. The minute I finish downloading the .95 romset, there's a new
    one out. Typical.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    On Tue, 03 May 2005 19:01:36 +0100, Terra Cresta wrote:
    > IMPORTANT: As of MAME 0.96, the source code license has changed.
    > Please see the new file license.txt for details. The new license
    > is based off the BSD license, with additional prohibitions against
    > commercial usage. See http://mamedev.com for additional details.

    It's a real shame that they didn't go with a truly free license. I fail
    to even see why they made the change at all. Of course I can fully
    understand the trouble allowing commercial use could bring them, but I
    don't think avoiding a potentially angry company is a good enough reason
    to compromise freedom. Besides its not like MAME has even remotely
    questionable legality so what do they care if someone else gets in trouble
    for selling it with roms?
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    > It's a real shame that they didn't go with a truly free license. I fail
    > to even see why they made the change at all. Of course I can fully
    > understand the trouble allowing commercial use could bring them, but I
    > don't think avoiding a potentially angry company is a good enough reason
    > to compromise freedom. Besides its not like MAME has even remotely
    > questionable legality so what do they care if someone else gets in trouble
    > for selling it with roms?

    Do you *really* think that the source of MAME is only to use it playing
    games?
    Don't forget that there is tons of proc. emulators (and a debugger for all
    this procs.) in it.
    Software compagnies could use this code for their own purpose and sale their
    program
    as if it were their own code.
    Think about MESS... it is a mame derivated and free. Without any licence
    MESS developpers could sell it without any "coins" to MAME developpers ;-)
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    On Wed, 04 May 2005 21:03:40 +0200, Tsunoo Rhilty wrote:

    >> It's a real shame that they didn't go with a truly free license. I fail
    >> to even see why they made the change at all. Of course I can fully
    >> understand the trouble allowing commercial use could bring them, but I
    >> don't think avoiding a potentially angry company is a good enough reason
    >> to compromise freedom. Besides its not like MAME has even remotely
    >> questionable legality so what do they care if someone else gets in trouble
    >> for selling it with roms?
    >
    > Do you *really* think that the source of MAME is only to use it playing
    > games?
    > Don't forget that there is tons of proc. emulators (and a debugger for all
    > this procs.) in it.
    > Software compagnies could use this code for their own purpose and sale their
    > program
    > as if it were their own code.
    > Think about MESS... it is a mame derivated and free. Without any licence
    > MESS developpers could sell it without any "coins" to MAME developpers ;-)

    Thats what free software is all about.
    I refer you to: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
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    On 2005-05-05, Captain Rotundo <rotundo@XXX.dweasel.XXX.com> wrote:
    > Thats what free software is all about.
    > I refer you to: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html

    And mame is not free software nor open source. What is your point,
    already?

    OG.
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    On 2005-05-04, Captain Rotundo <rotundo@XXX.dweasel.XXX.com> wrote:
    > It's a real shame that they didn't go with a truly free license.

    Please give some examples of what you would do with the mame source
    were commercial use allowed. What difference would it make to you?

    OG.
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    Olivier Galibert wrote:

    >>It's a real shame that they didn't go with a truly free license.
    >
    > Please give some examples of what you would do with the mame source
    > were commercial use allowed. What difference would it make to you?
    >
    I don't know about Capt. Rotundo, but if commercial use was allowed, I
    would paint the Mame logo on my lawn mower and make Pacman noises as I
    cut the grass.
    --
    FSogol
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    On 2005-05-05, FSogol <FSogol@nospamplease.org> wrote:
    > I don't know about Capt. Rotundo, but if commercial use was allowed, I
    > would paint the Mame logo on my lawn mower and make Pacman noises as I
    > cut the grass.

    That concerns the trademark license, not the code one. I'm sure we
    can get an official authorization for your lawnmower, if we can be
    sure of the accuracy of the Pacman noises.

    OG.
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    Olivier Galibert wrote:

    > On 2005-05-05, FSogol <FSogol@nospamplease.org> wrote:
    >
    >>I don't know about Capt. Rotundo, but if commercial use was allowed, I
    >>would paint the Mame logo on my lawn mower and make Pacman noises as I
    >>cut the grass.
    >
    >
    > That concerns the trademark license, not the code one. I'm sure we
    > can get an official authorization for your lawnmower, if we can be
    > sure of the accuracy of the Pacman noises.
    >
    :-)

    --
    FSogol
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    Olivier Galibert wrote:
    > On 2005-05-04, Captain Rotundo <rotundo@XXX.dweasel.XXX.com> wrote:
    >
    >>It's a real shame that they didn't go with a truly free license.
    >
    >
    > Please give some examples of what you would do with the mame source
    > were commercial use allowed. What difference would it make to you?
    >
    > OG.
    >

    Now that is an interesting question! I don't know what I would do if I
    bought the right to use the source code as I see fit. I am struggling
    to think of one single commercial application, especially as the
    'original' which you would be competing with, is free :-)

    --
    MAME(TM) - History In The Making...
  11. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    Olivier Galibert's last words before the Sword of Azrial plunged through
    his body were:
    > On 2005-05-05, Captain Rotundo <rotundo@XXX.dweasel.XXX.com> wrote:
    >> Thats what free software is all about.
    >> I refer you to: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
    > And mame is not free software nor open source. What is your point,
    > already?

    Yeah MAME just has its source available and for free (gratis). Similar
    situations, very different results.
  12. Archived from groups: alt.games.mame (More info?)

    On 2005-05-05, FSogol <FSogol@nospamplease.org> wrote:

    > I don't know about Capt. Rotundo, but if commercial use was allowed,
    > I would paint the Mame logo on my lawn mower and make Pacman noises
    > as I cut the grass.

    I think it would be more appropriate on a weed-wacca-wacca.

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