If 'someone' made a clean patch, perhaps smile. However, inp files contain binary data, which may be terrible to include in the XML...

Hmmm, reviving my long-standing idea of adding some IPC functionality to MAME/MESS, i.e. in the form of a telnet-like console (connection), it would even be possible to add a 'simulate-key' command or so... this would allow doing this stuff in a platform independent way. I actually talked to Micko a while back about the 'console server' idea, offering to add a patch at some point, and his answer basically was: as long as it doesn't cause any slowdowns or other issues to the emulation and doesn't impose any additional requirements, well, why not smile?


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