[PC] MAME V0.221 Released

The MAME team that has just released a new  0.221 version of MAME.The story of the MAME project continues as in 1996 by an Italian developer Nicola Salmoria with the first release on February 5, 1997 and over the years with the help of other developers it has become a emulator that allows retro-computer lovers to relive the old games of the cabinet on their PC with the support of over 19000 games.

From Team MAME….

Our fourth release of the year, MAME 0.221, is now ready. This time there are many interesting changes. We will start with some of the additions. There is another load of TV games from JAKKS Pacific, Senario, Tech2Go and others. We have added another title of Panorama Screen Game & Watch: this presents the adorable comic dog Snoopy. On the arcade side, we have the Great Bishi Bashi Champ and Anime Champ (both of Konami), Goori Goori (Unico), the Galun.Pa prototype! (Capcom CPS), a censored German version of Gun.Smoke, a Japanese version of DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou localization tests and other Cadillac and Dinosaur bootlegs, Final Fight, Galaxian, Pang! 3 and Warriors of Fate.

In computer emulation, we are proud to present another working UNIX workstation: the MIPS R3000 version of the Sony NEWS family. NEWS has never been very popular outside of Japan, so it’s very exciting to see it run. F. Ulivi added support for the Swedish / Finnish and German versions of the HP 86B and added two service ROMs to the software list. ICEknight has provided a list of cassette software for the Timex NTSC variants of Sinclair home computers. There are some emulation improvements for the ABC Luxor family of computers, with the ABC 802 now considered functional.

Other additions include discrete audio emulation for Midway’s Gun Fight, support for configurable Toshiba Pasopia PAC2 slot devices, multiple vgmplay features and many more Capcom CPS mappers implemented according to the downloaded PAL equations. This version also cleans and simplifies loading the ROM. In most cases things should work better or better than before, but MAME will no longer find loose CHD files in the higher level media directories. This is intentional – it is cumbersome with the number of systems supported.

As usual, you can read all the updates in  the whatsnew.txt file or get the binary packages for 64-bit Windows from the download page  . This will be the last month that we will be using this format for the whatsnew file – with the increase in monthly development activity, it is becoming impractical to keep up.

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