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Offline orçotüsi5

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Why is it so slowed down the development of mame emulator?
« on: April 06, 2014, 12:54:18 pm »
Why is it so slowed down the development of mame emulator?

mame 152 have been released in December, but has not been released the new version, over 4 months of mame 152.



ancient times every month release 4-5 new emulator version, but now only release 2-3  version at year.  :redface:


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Re: Why is it so slowed down the development of mame emulator?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 03:18:01 pm »
Why is it so slowed down the development of mame emulator?

mame 152 have been released in December, but has not been released the new version, over 4 months of mame 152.



ancient times every month release 4-5 new emulator version, but now only release 2-3  version at year.  :redface:

The remaining work is more difficult, there are less active developers making new drivers / fixing emulation in old drivers, progress is slower.

Also there's simply less left that developers find attractive, so more and more of them are looking at problems in the Mess side of the code.

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Re: Why is it so slowed down the development of mame emulator?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 07:59:27 pm »
I always wondered, why mame is not loaded by modules ... actually do not know if it would make the fastest emulation, and do not know how the mame works currently, but would not be easier to carry only what will be used in memory , part video, sound, colors and etc.?

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Re: Why is it so slowed down the development of mame emulator?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2014, 11:44:45 am »
I always wondered, why mame is not loaded by modules ... actually do not know if it would make the fastest emulation, and do not know how the mame works currently, but would not be easier to carry only what will be used in memory , part video, sound, colors and etc.?

Any recent OS is already silently doing that for you.

It makes no difference to performance, you can compile a MAME build with support for just one game, it performs the same as one with everything from MESS supported too (UME)

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Re: Why is it so slowed down the development of mame emulator?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2014, 01:36:31 pm »
I thought that separating by modules, he used only the game were to use, streamlining emulation, at least in theory sounds like a good idea

But, thanks for explanation