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mame 0.224 astro blaster #117796 09/08/20 12:18 PM
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now netlist audio has been add in mame 0.224 to astro blaster i have noticed game will only run for me at about 30% speed.
does anyone else experience this?

Re: mame 0.224 astro blaster [Re: baz12] #117797 09/08/20 12:24 PM
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Netlist audio requires more CPU power than samples, so if your PC is old you might experience slow-downs. What kind of CPU do you have?

Re: mame 0.224 astro blaster [Re: Osso] #117798 09/08/20 12:35 PM
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it is pretty old its a intel core2 6400@ 2.13ghz with 4gb ram and a nvidia geforce 210 graphics card running win 10 all was fine in mame 0.223

Re: mame 0.224 astro blaster [Re: baz12] #117799 09/08/20 12:48 PM
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it only just manages 120% on a 4ghz i7 from 5 or so years ago, so yeah.. it's rather demanding now.

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Originally Posted by Haze
it only just manages 120% on a 4ghz i7 from 5 or so years ago, so yeah.. it's rather demanding now.



thanks, is this how it will stay or is it still WIP with netlist audio

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Originally Posted by baz12
thanks, is this how it will stay or is it still WIP with netlist audio


We are constantly trying to improve on performance. But expecting 30% to increase to 100% is not realistic. The netlist subsystem (and MAME in general) do not really make use of parallel processing - for a number of good reasons to be fair.

But your core2 would not benefit from that. Running win10 with a low-performance geforce 210 has a constant resource usage as well.

Re: mame 0.224 astro blaster [Re: baz12] #117808 09/10/20 01:40 AM
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There is a small hair of a lag on the speech? Sounds weird. Gotta be my hearing. Saying twice.


Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Intel Core i5-4460 3.20 GHz / 8.00 GB RAM / AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
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Originally Posted by Dullaron
There is a small hair of a lag on the speech? Sounds weird. Gotta be my hearing. Saying twice.


I suspect it might not be running 100% on your system. Check skip.speed with F11.
Not much you can do to speed it up currently, but netlist is always being improved and refined.
If the game really matters a lot and your CPU isn't up to the task (my i5 3.2ghz doesn't get 100%, for instance), keeping a copy of 0.223 might be good.




Re: mame 0.224 astro blaster [Re: baz12] #117810 09/10/20 02:33 AM
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Yeah I'm not worry about it. But the sindbadm have no issues at all. I guess some will have that issue.

Running at 79%-81% here on astro blaster.

Hit F10 speed it up to 87%-94%. Sounds much better after hitting F10.


Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Intel Core i5-4460 3.20 GHz / 8.00 GB RAM / AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
Re: mame 0.224 astro blaster [Re: baz12] #117826 09/12/20 08:02 PM
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Datapoint w/ tip of trunk 6700K at 4.5Ghz:

mame64 astrob -bench 90
Average speed: 179.84% (89 seconds)

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