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@Anna: I use caching whenever it makes sense, and that's usually always faster (for everyone) than loading the data from the emulator every time... however, older laptops may have markedly slower disks, so it depends on that and on the OS / file-system if caching is actually faster or not. Anyway, I don't intend to make that an option, simply because if it's faster for me it should be faster for everyone (note: fastER, not fast wink ).

@Kaylee: I guess I should be able to beat the 1.4 seconds for slot-info loading with a cache, but ROM state filtering is way too slow on your end if it's MESS (here: <= 100 mecs in case of MESS, and <= 2.4 seconds in case of MAME).


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@Kaylee: I guess I should be able to beat the 1.4 seconds for slot-info loading with a cache, but ROM state filtering is way too slow on your end if it's MESS (here: <= 100 mecs in case of MESS, and <= 2.4 seconds in case of MAME).
I only really use MESS My mame hasn't been updated in almost a year crazy

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Well, that's the issue... old hardware and additionally the wrong OS (please don't get me wrong, but it's the truth).


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Well, that's the issue... old hardware and additionally the wrong OS (please don't get me wrong, but it's the truth).


You should make a note about it on your webpage.

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Why? If your computer is fast enough to run MAME/MESS/UME it's more than fast enough for QMC2. And especially the MESS variant is not "slow" in any way. So I'm a bit surprised about your statement.

Anyway, SVN r4792 adds slot-info caching which loads about 4 times faster (here) smile. So instead of ~600 ms it's now ~150 ms during the initial slot-info loading. Whenever the cache has to be (re-)created, it takes the same time as before, of course.

All rules apply as with the other caches, that is, whenever you change the underlying emulator binary and it's not indicating a new version (i.e. from SVN), you have to remove the cache and reload the game/machine list (it's also included in "remove all caches", or -cc on the command line).


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My comment was meant cynical. ; )

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OK wink.


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Anyway, SVN r4792 adds slot-info caching which loads about 4 times faster (here) smile. So instead of ~600 ms it's now ~150 ms during the initial slot-info loading. Whenever the cache has to be (re-)created, it takes the same time as before, of course.

Thanx. Makes qmc2 loads 1000% faster laugh

Instead of
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done (loading available system slots, elapsed time = 00:01.422)
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done (loading available system slots from cache, elapsed time = 00:00.344)

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Great, glad to hear that!

BTW, all from the right side is gone, the shout-box et al... did I miss something while I was asleep smile?


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Richard is working on this issue. smile

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