MAME 0.211 and the Spectrum

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MAME 0.211 and the Spectrum

Post by DouglasReynholm » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:29 pm

Hi all,

To date I've been using several different (Windows based) emulators for playing Speccy games, I don't have a favourite emu as such (none have been entirely satisfactory so far), but some emu's are more conducive to controller mapping than others.. I recently got MAME 0.211 (yes, I know 0.212 was released today, good for me torrenting 70GB a day early I suppose) and all the ROMS associated - its fantastic for coin-op and is likely to become my go to.

Anyone have any experience of emulating Spectrum under MAME? Pratfalls/pitfalls or even just a plain "don't bother" - Would be good to hear from anyone with some tips. If It works out, I'm planning to move all my machine emulation under the MAME umbrella.

By the way, I own all the original arcade machines and clones, they are in my garage, so no worries.

Thanks,

Dougie.
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Re: MAME 0.211 and the Spectrum

Post by Ralf » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:54 pm

Does MAME emulate something more than arcade machines today?

Personally I lost track a few years ago already. At some moment they made some changes that completely broke compatibility so ROMs
that worked perfectly with earlier versions stopped working. My reaction was to erase the newer version and stick to the older one :)
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Re: MAME 0.211 and the Spectrum

Post by Sokurah » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:59 pm

Ralf wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Does MAME emulate something more than arcade machines today?
Yes, a few years back MESS was merged into MAME, so now MAME basically supports every computer out there ... with the possible exception of the one in your fridge :lol:
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Re: MAME 0.211 and the Spectrum

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:08 pm

Ralf wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:54 pm

Personally I lost track a few years ago already. At some moment they made some changes that completely broke compatibility so ROMs
that worked perfectly with earlier versions stopped working. My reaction was to erase the newer version and stick to the older one :)
It happened the same to me. I was a huge user of the PC version back in 99, 2000, ... but that not-retro-compatibility crapness made me leave it till I came across Mame4droid, an android app. I don't remember which version emulates, but I got a bunch of compatible roms and it's a great thing to play in your phone or tablet.
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Re: MAME 0.211 and the Spectrum

Post by Ralf » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:48 pm

Yes, a few years back MESS was merged into MAME
OK, so they have turned it into a true behemoth :o Personally I'm not a big fan of such solutions.
When you go too broad, you stop caring about details.

Again I may have outdated info but a few years ago MESS emulation of Zx Spectrum was only so-so.
It worked but you could forget about precise timing, multicolor effects and other stuff present in best
dedicated Spectrum emulators.
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Re: MAME 0.211 and the Spectrum

Post by ASH-II » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:30 pm

MAME has swallowed MESS so can now emulate everything....everything

the zx spectrum in mame has now had 13,000 spectrum games added to the software list
and it works great (and has all the keyboard overlays included)

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Re: MAME 0.211 and the Spectrum

Post by Ralf » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:17 pm

Quite a nice user interface, I must admit.
Is it default for modern MAME?
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Re: MAME 0.211 and the Spectrum

Post by ASH-II » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:26 pm

Ralf wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:17 pm
Quite a nice user interface, I must admit.
Is it default for modern MAME?
YES
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Re: MAME 0.211 and the Spectrum

Post by DouglasReynholm » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:32 pm

ASH-II wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:30 pm
MAME has swallowed MESS so can now emulate everything....everything

the zx spectrum in mame has now had 13,000 spectrum games added to the software list
and it works great (and has all the keyboard overlays included)

Thanks for the reply, that's exactly the sort of thing I wanted to know - looks good, I'll try it out.
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