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Posted By: wallyweek SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/07/08 09:58 PM

Ok, let's start a new thread as the previous one has more than 100 posts now. wink

After a while, SDLMAME 0.125 is finally packaged and ready for download .
At present only the package for 8.04 is available; one suitable for 7.10 will follow soon.

Release note: from Hardy on, SDLMAME will be linked against the libexpat1 package, as it has finally reached release 2.x. Previously, expat code supplied with SDLMAME source was used, as packaged version (1.95 in Gutsy) made cheat engine segfault.

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/08/08 08:41 PM

Gutsy (Ubuntu 7.10) package uploaded!

Posted By: Jack Anton Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/10/08 11:29 PM
Hi wallyweek,

I've tried your Gutsy package. There's a problem with the SDL versioning as it's expecting SDL of a higher version but the sdl package in the Gutsy repo doesn't provide it.
Posted By: nknico Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/11/08 12:19 PM
Originally Posted By Jack Anton
Hi wallyweek,

I've tried your Gutsy package. There's a problem with the SDL versioning as it's expecting SDL of a higher version but the sdl package in the Gutsy repo doesn't provide it.


Same problem : The package expects the >= 1.2.13, but the version installed in Gutsy is the 1.2.11....
Posted By: Jack Anton Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/11/08 10:18 PM
I think perhaps wallyweek built the package on Gutsy with the environment for Hardy. In either case, it's either the new sdl package gets backported or wallyweek rebuilds it.
Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/12/08 12:10 PM

I'm sorry, I've been away in the last few days and I'm at work at present.

I'll have the package rebuilt and uploaded (hopefully) this evening.

Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/12/08 04:17 PM

Fixed packages uploaded!
Posted By: Jack Anton Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/14/08 01:35 AM
Thanks wallyweek. It's fixed. smile
Posted By: echoes Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/14/08 05:15 PM
@ wallyweek
do you have any control or influence over the sdlmame packages in the ubuntu repo? (i guess i'm asking if you're the maintainer or know the maintainer).

if you are or you do know the maintainer, we could use an update in the repo...
(i'm on intrepid & the latest version in the repo is 0.123, although i am using your 0.125 packages).
Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/15/08 02:13 PM

I am the maintainer, but I can't update it directly as I am not an uploader. Furthermore, this will be the first upload I propose, and I have to review the sponsoring process. i.e. it will take some time. wink

I also guess updated versions will be available for intrepid only, so unless arranging some backporting process, I'll have to keep maintaining unofficial packages on my site. I hope to sort this out soon. shocked

Just a question: are you using binary .deb package for hardy or did you build a binary for intrepid from source .src package?
Posted By: echoes Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/15/08 06:07 PM
i am on intrepid, so it doesn't matter to me if the updates are only for intrepid! wink

i use the packages for hardy from your website. (since last time i grabbed a package from there {0.125} you didn't have any intrepid packages).
Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/18/08 08:35 PM

SDLMAME 0.125u1 is packaged and ready for download.

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/18/08 08:40 PM
Originally Posted By disturbedite
i am on intrepid, so it doesn't matter to me if the updates are only for intrepid! wink


I still have to sort the backporting matter out, however I submitted the upgrade request.

Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/26/08 09:25 PM

No news for the official repository update.

On the other hand, SDLMAME 0.125u2 is packaged .

Please notice 0.125 is temporarily unavailable. It will be back ASAP.

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/27/08 05:37 PM

SDLMAME 0.125 is back! smile

Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/31/08 08:41 PM

SDLMAME 0.125u3 is packaged and ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 06/07/08 11:06 PM

SDLMAME 0.125u4 packaged and ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 06/13/08 10:53 PM

SDLMAME 0.125u5 is ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: fart_flower Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 06/20/08 03:30 AM
Wallyweek:

Since you're the maintainer of the official Ubuntu repository version of MAME, I'll bitchwhinecomplain here...

Once again I'm back on Ubuntu (I've been distro-hopping as of late) and tried SDLMAME from the Canonical repositories. Everything works 100%, except for sound which resembles whale fart noises. (I don't experience this audio issue with any other software.)

I'm running 32-bit Ubuntu with nVidia closed-source drivers, and plenty of power to run the few 8-bit games I've tried. It's a relatively new install.

The only thing I've fiddled with is downloading libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio. The story behind this is I tried Sauerbraten at someone else's suggestion. Worked fine, played it once, forgot about the game.

Last week a friend wanted to see if Linux could do games, so I fired it up again, but lo-and-behold audio failed to start. It gave an error message stating it could not initialize sdl audio or something. The fix on Ubuntu forums suggested downloading the aforementioned libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio. This got Sauerbraten sound working again. But did it break MAME sound...?

I attempted uninstalling this file to see if it was affecting MAME, but both synaptic and apt-get told me removing this file would also result in multitudes of other programs being removed... Huh? (I didn't bother removing it as the other files had important-sounding names.)

Well, whatever. Any hints or tips or wildly amusing sarcastic remarks?
Posted By: R. Belmont Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 06/20/08 03:35 AM
export SDL_AUDIO_DRIVER={Google for possible values, try 'oss' or 'dsp' or 'alsa' first}

Installing the sdl-pulseaudio package might have been fatal though - PulseAudio is new technology and the only distro that sets it up right so far is Fedora 9 (it worked in F8 after some updates but had many issues. it actually runs well in F9).
Posted By: fart_flower Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 06/20/08 03:59 AM
Thanks for the quick reply.

I was using F8 before jumping to Ubuntu8.04. Although I did like Fedora, F9 seemed a bit too cutting edge for little ol' me, so I gave it a skip. (I'll keep my eyes peeled for F10.)

At any rate, your suggestion has so far yielded no joy. But I'm wondering: even though synaptic and apt-get will not allow me to remove libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio without removing a bunch of other stuff, would it be safe for me to do some manual deleting??? Synaptic at least tells me what is installed and where it's located.
Posted By: Stiletto Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 06/20/08 07:39 AM
Originally Posted By fart_flower
... amusing sarcastic remarks?


Good heavens, it's fart_flower... what a blast from the past.

If you get sdlmame up and running, will you be hacking on MAME and reporting at MAMETesters again? smile

- Stiletto
Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 06/22/08 02:27 PM

Yep, pulseaudio is a pain in the neck, it's also breaking sound in Flash plugin for Firefox 3. cry

Did you try to revert to Alsa? Simply go to System|Preferences|Audio and set all listbox to Alsa.

Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 06/22/08 03:55 PM

SDLMAME 0.125u6 is finally packaged for downloading .

I'm sorry, I'm a bit busy at present, and soon I will go on holidays, so I won't probably package next releases in the 0.125u cycle. eek

However, this is not the end, I'll be back ASAP. smile

Posted By: fart_flower Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 06/22/08 10:04 PM
Well...

I tried changing to ALSA via System>>Preferences>>Sound, but still the same damn thing -- farting whales! (That's the best way I can discribe the audio. It's not stuttering or anything related to performance. It's more like a low pitch rumbling mixed loudly overtop the game audio.) So maybe pulseaudio ain't the culprit. For the record, Flash audio works hunky-dory fine for me. In fact all audio works well, except for MAME.

I also tried your non-repository version without any joy. The next step is to roll my own, unless there are some secret mame.ini settings I'm unfamiliar with? Sample rate doesn't kill the whale gas, and latency just makes the farts lag.
Posted By: fart_flower Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 06/22/08 10:09 PM
Originally Posted By Stiletto

If you get sdlmame up and running, will you be hacking on MAME and reporting at MAMETesters again? smile


Hmm... I'm pretty certain MAMETesters only allows testers to use official MAME in order to rule out any issues related to non-official ports. That leaves Linux lusers such as myself out in the cold.

And to be honest, I'm just a casual MAME user these days. Really really really casual. Most of my free time is used up with other interests, but I still like to keep my Bubble Bobble skills up to snuff. And Robotron is always good way to get the armpits all sweaty and gross.
Posted By: R. Belmont Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 06/22/08 10:22 PM
MAMETesters allows Linux and Mac peeps to report on what they've got.
Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 07/26/08 10:27 PM

SDLMAME 0.126 is finally packaged.
I'm sorry, I was at first on vacation, and since I returned I've been really busy.

A short note:
Like in baseline and upstream, from now on the debugger will be always built-in, and can be accessed with both configuration and line options (see manpage for further info).
However, GTK+ refuses to run a program in debugging mode when it's setuid, and sdlmame happens to be setuid to save configurations, states etc in proper directories.
If you can't wait to see the debugger in action, first of all you must chmod sdlmame executable to remove setuid.
This may sound bad, however consider that the debugger is only useful for Mame developers. It's NOT needed to play the games, it also speeds emulation down indeed. To cut it short: if you don't need it, forget about it.

You can download packages from the usual place.

Enjoy!
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Posted By: R. Belmont Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 07/27/08 02:35 AM
Err, what "proper" directories? SDLMAME really prefers for global installs to use ~/.mame/ - it's both The Unix Way(tm) and eliminates the need for setuid :-)
Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 08/10/08 02:21 PM
I mean the Ubuntu Way wink

Games and similar stuff save their data in /var/games/xxx/

Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 08/10/08 02:24 PM

Back in sync with upstream: SDLMAME 0.126u4 is packaged and ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 08/16/08 03:39 PM

SDLMame 0.126u5 is packaged at usual place .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 08/23/08 02:28 PM
SDLMAME 0.127 is packaged, both for Hardy (8.04) and Gutsy (7.10).

Grab it from usual place .

and have fun!
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Posted By: majo Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 08/24/08 01:18 PM
Hi,
someone has qmc2 runing already?

i'm unable to compile...
it quits...
Can someone plz help?

kind regards

sudo make install DISTCFG=1
Updating build of QMC2 v0.2.b5
make[1]: Betrete Verzeichnis '/home/majo/src/qmc2'
g++ -Wl,--no-undefined -o qmc2 qmc2main.o options.o dbrowser.o about.o welcome.o imgcheck.o sampcheck.o keyseqscan.o toolexec.o itemselect.o romalyzer.o gamelist.o procmgr.o preview.o flyer.o mameopt.o joystick.o joyfuncscan.o ioapi.o unzip.o moc_qmc2main.o moc_options.o moc_dbrowser.o moc_about.o moc_welcome.o moc_imgcheck.o moc_sampcheck.o moc_keyseqscan.o moc_toolexec.o moc_itemselect.o moc_romalyzer.o moc_gamelist.o moc_procmgr.o moc_preview.o moc_flyer.o moc_mameopt.o moc_joystick.o moc_joyfuncscan.o qrc_qmc2.o -L/usr/lib -lSDL -lQtTest -lphonon -lQtXml -lQtGui -lQtCore -lpthread
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lphonon
collect2: ld gab 1 als Ende-Status zurück
make[1]: *** [qmc2] Fehler 1
make[1]: Verlasse Verzeichnis '/home/majo/src/qmc2'
Command exited with non-zero status 2
0.08user 0.00system 0:00.09elapsed 102%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 0maxresident)k
0inputs+8outputs (0major+2040minor)pagefaults 0swaps
make: *** [qmc2-bin] Fehler 2

Posted By: qmc2 Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 08/24/08 01:43 PM
This is the wrong place to ask for QMC2 support, but regarding your specific issue, see here: http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?thread_id=2179311&forum_id=658600

Without proper support for libphonon, you won't get 0.2.b5 (SVN) working! It has the Phonon parts of the code enabled (but nothing real new yet). Use the latest release please (0.2.b4) or a Phonon enabled Qt 4.4 build on Ubuntu.

When using Qt 4.3, the libary dependency will be automatically removed, BTW. Qt 4.3 doesn't support Phonon at all.
Posted By: majo Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 08/24/08 01:48 PM
thank you for answer...try it there..
kind regards

PS . got it up and running now... just 6 h of my life are gone...

Thank you
Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 08/31/08 08:23 AM

SDLMAME 0.127u1(a) is packaged and ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 09/09/08 09:43 PM

SDLMAME 0.127u2 packaged and ready for download.

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 09/14/08 08:46 AM

SDLMAME 0.127u3 is packaged .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 09/22/08 05:37 AM

SDLMAME 0.127u4 packaged and ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 09/27/08 07:39 AM

SDLMAME 0.127u5 is packaged and ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 10/04/08 06:21 AM

SDLMAME 0.127u6 packaged and ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: digital_rich Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 10/09/08 02:29 AM
Originally Posted By wallyweek

SDLMAME 0.127u6 packaged and ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Thank you.
Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 10/10/08 05:55 AM

SDLMAME 0.127u7 packaged and ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: gabesword Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 10/14/08 06:01 PM
Thanks wallyweek. This package is very helpful.
Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 10/14/08 10:28 PM

Glad to know! smile

SDLMAME 0.127u8 is ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 10/18/08 08:31 AM
It's been a bit of slave labour, however smile
  • SDLMAME 0.128 is packaged and ready for download , both for hardy and gutsy
  • a new request has been submitted to include it in the forthcoming intrepid (8.10) Ubuntu, due for release on 30th October; let's cross our fingers wink

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 10/25/08 09:54 AM

Good news: SDLMAME 0.128u1 is packaged smile

Bad news: no updates in forthcoming 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) frown

New versions starting from 0.128 will be in 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope),
I've been asked to backport them, but at present I don't even know
where to start from... cry



Posted By: Jack Anton Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 11/02/08 09:29 AM
If you can backport to Gutsy, it'll be appreciated, but I think all of us understand if you cannot anymore. frown
Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 11/03/08 12:03 PM

Stable release (at present 0.128) packages for gutsy are available on my site.

I'm not doing unstable for older releases as it takes too long to build and upload each package.
I simply can't stand the impressive pace of the Mame Team. smile

Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 11/04/08 09:41 PM

SDLMAME 0.128u2 is packaged both for Intrepid and Hardy.
Download it from usual place .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 11/12/08 11:38 PM

SDLMAME 0.128u3 is packaged for intrepid & hardy
and ready for download.

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 12/16/08 10:45 PM

Just a short note to let you know I've not given up.

I'm facing really busy times, but I'll release a new package as soon as possible.

Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 12/23/08 10:12 PM
Ok, I know it took very long and I missed some intermediate release,
however SDLMAME 0.128u7 is finally ready for download.

Merry Christmas !!!!!!!
grin


Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 01/10/09 06:02 PM

SDLMAME 0.129 is finally packaged. grin

Grab it at the usual place.

I'm late a little... however
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 01/20/09 10:42 PM

SDLMAME 0.129u1 is packaged and ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 01/24/09 07:54 AM

SDLMAME 0.129u2 is packaged and available at usual place .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 01/29/09 10:50 PM

SDLMAME 0.129u3 is packaged and ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 02/19/09 09:51 PM

Ok, first of all, SDLMAME 0.129u4 is packaged and ready for download . grin

And FWIW, in next Ubuntu (9.04, "Jaunty Jackalope" due for release in April) you'll find SDLMAME 0.129.

Enjoy!
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Posted By: R. Belmont Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 02/19/09 10:25 PM
Nice :-)
Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 02/28/09 11:34 AM

SDLMAME 0.129u5 packaged and ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 03/14/09 02:14 PM

SDLMAME 0.130 is finally packaged and ready for download .

Just a short notice: I've increased build optimizations level to improve performance.
I wouldn't have fixed that without the reports from Gregor Kofler... Thanks!!! smile

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 03/24/09 10:30 PM

SDLMAME 0.130u1 is packaged at usual place .

It takes advantage of all suggestions in this thread:
-DNO_DEBUGGER and DISTRO question
so credits go to all who helped, thanks guys! smile

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 03/29/09 09:02 PM

SDLMAME 0.130u2 is packaged, grab it from the usual place.

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 04/14/09 10:03 AM

SDLMAME 0.130u3 is packaged and ready for download.

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 04/18/09 10:17 AM

SDLMAME 0.130u4 is packaged!

Enjoy!
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Posted By: talz13 Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 04/26/09 09:58 PM
It looks like I'm having the same issues fart_flower was having before (the "farting whales" sounds) on ubuntu 9.04. I had NO sound before running through the tutorial:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=789578

Now I HAVE sound, but I get the farting whales accompaniment. Any ideas? I tried playing with the audio_latency option, but it didn't seem to do a whole lot on there.

My specs:
Ubuntu 9.04 x64
q6600 2.4ghz
HD 4870
4gb ram
sdlmame 0.130u4
Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 04/28/09 06:48 AM

I'm still trying to solve this, and it seems it is strictly Ubuntu-related. Nobody is reporting sound issues on other distro AFAIK.

This is also the main reason for which I still haven't released 0.131.

Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/04/09 07:23 PM

Ok, I can't work out the sound issue, so I hope someone else will... confused

SDLMAME 0.131 is packaged and ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: akumajo Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/05/09 06:13 PM
thanks, great works as usual smile

why not also hosting wolfmame patched SDLMAME ?

just an idea.
Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/09/09 07:45 AM
Some news:
  • I finally solved the sound issue on my box! I installed libsdl1.2debian-all and removed libsdl1.2debian-pulseaudio which was useful in 8.10 to stop PulseAudio clashing with Flash Player
  • Yes, I'm considering packaging wolfmame too, but it will take some time
  • I'm trying to setup an apt repository, so webspace on my site is going under restructuring
  • I'm considering dropping unstable releases for 8.04, which is LTS but also a bit outdated for gamers. I won't build 131u1 for sure.
  • SLDMAME 0.131u1 is packaged, you can grab it at usual place! cool



Posted By: akumajo Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/09/09 10:37 AM
great works smile
Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/15/09 07:38 PM

SDLMAME 0.131u2 is packaged .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/23/09 10:48 AM

SDLMAME 0.131u2 packages are now available for Hardy (8.04) too.

Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 05/30/09 12:41 PM

SDLMAME 0.131u3 packaged and ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 06/07/09 12:57 PM

SDLMAME 0.131u4 is ready for download .

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 06/19/09 07:50 AM

SDLMAME 0.132 is packaged at usual place .

I'm working on the new site, it should be online soon, together with the repository grin

Enjoy!
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Posted By: wallyweek Re: SDLMAME Ubuntu package - 06/27/09 11:03 AM

SDLMAME 0.132u2 is packaged at the new site:

http://sdlmame.wallyweek.org

Repository is fully working now for Jaunty, Intrepid and Hardy. Read the setup instructions on the site.

Enjoy!
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