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Posted By: Emuman M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 10/16/09 08:21 AM

M+GUI currently supports the following MAME builds: MAME, MESS, SDLMAME, SDLMESS, MAMEPlus

this is a maintenance release, with many improvements requested by users.

  • fixed sorting in Details View
  • added View - Arrange Icons menu
  • fixed sequence of IPS values
  • added File - Audit - Audit Samples menu
  • added Russian translation [MetalliC]
  • fixed Chinese/Japanese font size on Mac OS X
  • show All Games, Console folders only when necessary
  • added Play with Options - Command Line dialog
  • added View - Custom Filters menu
  • reorganized code
  • refresh xml cache when mame binary changes
  • updated Hungarian translation [Delirious]

the building process is the same as any Qt program, install Qt 4.5 Free and issue the following command
lrelease mamepgui.pro
Posted By: Lokheed Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 10/16/09 08:45 AM
Nice updates. For me, this is the only frontend that works on OS X. I would love to see a full native OS X app, but that's asking a lot I know.

Anyway, thanks for the updates smile It's really slim pickens on Mac for anything Mame. Nice to have people working on it.

One thing that I can't figure out. Is there anyway to move the ini directory and mame.ini file away from the apps directory. I have moved all other folders and files to where I keep my SDL Mame, but can't seem to shake those two.

I see the option under the GUI tab for Mame paths, but whenever I edit the ini file entry, it does nothing (currently lists .;ini).

Thanks again,

Posted By: Vas Crabb Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 10/16/09 09:29 AM
Originally Posted By Lokheed
Nice updates. For me, this is the only frontend that works on OS X. I would love to see a full native OS X app, but that's asking a lot I know.

MacSDLMESS, MAMETunes and MMiX are all fully native Mac OS X front-ends that you can use to drive SDLMAME.
Posted By: R. Belmont Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 10/16/09 12:50 PM
AFAIK there's no appreciable look/feel difference with Qt anyway - they go to some effort to match native on OS X and Vista/Win7.
Posted By: qmc2 Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 10/16/09 02:14 PM
Right, RB... also, creating a _native_ Mac OS X application would mean to create a _pure_ Mac OS X application, which is not desirable IMHO. Qt makes it easy to build platform _independent_ apps (although you still need to take care of their peculiarities in some areas).
Posted By: Kent Clark Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 10/16/09 03:41 PM
Thank you very much for the new version! Unfortunately the beam width for vector games could still not be set higher than 1.00
Posted By: MAMEBase Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 10/16/09 07:26 PM
I, too, am very happy with the new version, and the new options contained therein, however, it seems that when I try to use the 'Play with Command Line' option, I am dumped out to the front end when starting a game, regardless of altering an option, or not.
(Kent - when this option is fixed, it can serve as a temporary workaround for the vector beam width problem.)

Mac OS X 10.5.8
G5 DP 1.8 GHz
Posted By: Vas Crabb Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 10/16/09 11:16 PM
Originally Posted By R. Belmont
AFAIK there's no appreciable look/feel difference with Qt anyway - they go to some effort to match native on OS X and Vista/Win7.

BS - every Qt app feels clunky, and the UI elements don't look quite right - kind of like Java Swing apps on OSX.
Posted By: Emuman Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 10/17/09 01:09 AM
Swing is not native, but Qt is. you can hardly tell the difference between Qt app and others on Windows and Linux, by performance or look and feel. yes, it still needs improvement on Mac OS X.
Posted By: Evan Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 10/30/09 09:53 PM
I like this frontend, I have not seen anything better yet (for SDLMAME). Is there a way to sort by MAME version release #? (e.g. .26, .27, etc.)

Posted By: budge Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 10/31/09 11:27 AM
m+gui 1.4.9 crash on Mac OS X 10.6.1 (Intel 64) with sdlmame 0.134u4...

Process: mamepgui [76118]
Path: /Giochi/mamepgui/mamepgui.app/Contents/MacOS/mamepgui
Identifier: com.yourcompany.mamepgui
Version: ??? (???)
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [672]

Date/Time: 2009-10-25 19:13:28.914 +0100
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.1 (10B504)
Report Version: 6

Interval Since Last Report: 3814346 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 29
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 143818 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 5
Anonymous UUID: A4773186-A3DD-4FF7-8F20-C4444E96648F

Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000004
Crashed Thread: Unknown

Backtrace not available

Unknown thread crashed with X86 Thread State (32-bit):
eax: 0x00000000 ebx: 0x000304d9 ecx: 0xbfffe310 edx: 0x00e47350
edi: 0xbfffe310 esi: 0x00000001 ebp: 0xbfffe2e8 esp: 0xbfffe2d0
ss: 0x0000001f efl: 0x00010282 eip: 0x004aa50a cs: 0x00000017
ds: 0x0000001f es: 0x0000001f fs: 0x00000000 gs: 0x00000037
cr2: 0x00000004
Posted By: R. Belmont Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 10/31/09 12:51 PM
Yeah, that's a completely useless report. What were you doing when it crashed?
Posted By: N e o L o g i X Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 12/26/09 09:27 AM
i'm on os x leopard 10.5.8, mamepgui 1.4.9 won't even finish loading (window looks as if gui elements aren't even loaded properly). trying to close it results in "application unexpectedly closed" dialog. i'd post screenshots, but there's no upload function in these reply boxes & it's rather late for me to be doing uploads to other sites.

using sdlmame 0.135u4 64-bit on 10.5.8 intel.
Posted By: R. Belmont Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 12/26/09 03:33 PM
Attempting to run a 64-bit SDLMAME binary on 10.5.x or earlier will indeed crash in a spectacular manner. 64-bit SDLMAME requires 10.6 Snow Leopard. (This is not me conspiring with Apple to make you upgrade; 10.5 doesn't have the plumbing to support 64-bit applications that aren't character-mode Internet servers. Anything with graphics and sound that's 64-bit therefore requires the newer OS).
Posted By: billb Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 12/28/09 03:42 PM
The links for this have been broken for a few days, and after a brief discussion with Google I still can't find a place to download the source. Help?

EDIT: Doh! Never mind. I see these must have been taken down -- the ones in this topic are OK:
Posted By: Ketchy Kech Re: M+GUI 1.4.9(Win/Linux/Mac) - 12/30/09 09:58 AM
I've done some research and I can't figure it out for the life of me (probably easy to)
I figured I'd post here:

What do you do w/ the QT Program exactly? I'm not sure what to (build/run?) or where to issue the command that was provided by the OP....if anyone can help even slightly, it'd be greatly appreciated, thank you!
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