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Hello again #24300
10/29/06 02:04 PM
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Well, I _used_ to have the oldest profile here. And now, it's been erased.... *grumblez* Maybe my email address bounced back to Bannister. I blame lev.

Anyhow, I'm going to attempt to pay more attention to these forums, I guess. grin

In an attempt to make this MESS-related, I just want to thank Raphael Nabet for the kick-ass work on the TI-99 driver over the years, and welcome all the new faces to MESS (well, new-ish to an oldbie like me: blargg, Arbee, Moogly, and even dabblers like Firewave). Cheering you on all the way, guys.

And just a reminder to anyone not MAMEDEV:
Please let me know about any datasheets or CPU/DSP/MCU hardware/software manuals that you have been looking for. Even if they're only available on PartMiner. Even if you've given up hope. Even if it's not MESS-related. Reply publicly or privately. Why? Because I'm still quite good at the search. And I like side projects to fill what free time I have. The search is always an education, too.

By the way, the new forum search engine blows. grin

- Stiletto

Re: Hello again [Re: Stiletto] #24305
10/30/06 04:45 AM
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Well, if you're offering...

I'd like the schematics for every game in the 8080bw driver (MAME). Can you do it?

Thanks!

Re: Hello again [Re: Robbbert] #24306
10/30/06 06:01 AM
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Nice to see you around these parts again, I guess the group of people who have older accounts than me has now gotten smaller wink (Jesus, has it really been that long?)

Things are a bit slow on the MESS front at the moment because Bletch is away on a month-long honeymoon, but I'm sure the frenzied pace of development will resume once he returns. wink
MESS development discussion mostly takes place in #messdev on EFNet if you're interested.

I'll put in an offer of my research services too, I may not quite be a match for Stiletto in Google-fu but I know my way around a boolean query, and I can more or less plod my way through Japanese, which comes in handy quite a bit for this sort of thing.

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Re: Hello again [Re: Justin] #24310
10/30/06 10:12 AM
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Justin: you're more optimistic than I. Every active MAMEdev that's lost their secret decoder ring did so as a result of getting married (Phil Stroffolino and Mike Balfour, to name two).

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Re: Hello again [Re: R. Belmont] #24313
10/30/06 12:58 PM
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Well, Aaron is married and he's still a goddamn machine, so one can still hold out hope....

Re: Hello again [Re: Justin] #24317
10/30/06 04:57 PM
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Well, even without being married it can be hard to find the time to work on things wink

Speaking of documents, I've been searching for a document on the CPU core in the Sharp SM8521 microcontroller. I have found the documentation on the microcontroller bits, but nothing on the CPU.

That SM8521 microcontroller is used in the Tiger Game.com and a couple of old mobile phones. The current CPU core in MESS is the result of reverse engineering the opcodes using binary dumps and "some other information". Some official documentation on it would be nice though...


Re: Hello again [Re: judge] #24321
10/30/06 10:48 PM
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Dabbler? (To be honest, I had to look up the word) At least I am not even trying to look at things I have no clue of, instead of some other people hacking game drivers to get them working.

And I am quite sure my mame_regtest is appreciated (although I still have to release the latest version). smile (I know I am a hell of a QA guy, although I am in dev...)

Re: Hello again [Re: R. Belmont] #24325
10/31/06 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted By R. Belmont
Justin: you're more optimistic than I. Every active MAMEdev that's lost their secret decoder ring did so as a result of getting married (Phil Stroffolino and Mike Balfour, to name two).


I dunno, even married people can knock out a good amount of code. :P


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