Oops, well not quite a year since I
updated this site! I've just quickly updated links etc, and I've uploaded
the latest beta version
here, as changes in
v0.107+ were causing problems with MAMEWAH
always documentation is a bit thin on the ground at the moment so feel free to
ask any questions over at the
MAMEWAH message board.
Um, well since it's been months since I
put any news up I suppose it's about time. Most importantly, for those who
are interested and don't already know - keep an eye at the
MAMEWAH message board
for Beta versions of
- testers welcome
Thanks to those who have emailed pictures
of their cabinets...and apologies for the delay in adding them to the site -
check them out here! I've also updated a few
other pages on this site, but nothing too much to note.
As some of you have probably noticed, I'm
back...I stayed 3 months away in the end, and have been too lazy to update this
page since I got back... Anyway, just added a few nice
to the downloads
page as people keep asking for it. Finally, added a donate
page - for some reason I can't
get the damn
PayPal link to work properly... I haven't done any work on
since I got back...and to be honest I don't intend doing much for a while
- it's summer afterall
MAME Resolution Tool v2.0
released! This is pretty much a complete
re-write with many improvements, get it here.
Note that this has not been tested massively, particularly with
vertical/rotating monitor setups, so please report any bugs to me ASAP
because......I'm going to Oz for 2.5 months as of
26th Feb, so I will not be doing any stuff for that time
. Please feel
free to email me with cabinet pictures, and bug
reports for the MAME Resolution Tool and I will deal with them when I get back
(or before I go if you're quick enough). Please do NOT email me if you
want a reply - I will be paying for any internet time I do get so I will be
ignoring emails with general questions etc. - see the help
page if you want help with something. PayPal donations will be gratefully
accepted however, I expect I will be pretty hard up with a few months off work
v1.61 released! Tiny bugfix release, most importantly fixing a
problem with new versions of
WinIPAC software. Get it here! Also, don't
forget to check out the cabinets
page - I'm updating this all the time...|
Added a link for
LCD Gen' program (& updated the FAQ).
Also updated the main downloads with correct ini
files - previously they were out of date (oops!) - thanks to John Crouse for
pointing that out .
Updated at last!! I've re-made the
entire website! As you can see it's no more
impressive than before, but it now contains some up-to-date information - see
the features, screenshots
and help pages.
Also it is easier for me to maintain so hopefully it will be updated more
often... I've also added a new cabinets page, which
features users own arcade cabinets running
- take a look! Also check out the
updated links. UPDATE:
v1.6 released! Quite a biggie, grab it here! BTW, I'm having some timeout
related stuff for a while, to have a break and also to deal with some other
things going on. While I'll still be knocking around the boards I probably
won't be as active as usual. Have fun!
v1.52 released! Again, mainly a bug-fix, with a
coupleof improvements. As with v1.5/1.51, Please read the
page carefully before downloading. Enjoy :)
||Typically later than expected, MAMEWAH v1.51 released! This is mainly a bug-fix, with a few improvements. As with v1.5, Please read the
downloads page carefully...get it
||Found a problem with the registration of the PaintX.dll component when using the system files setup.bat file (thanks AlanK II). If you have problems seeing any PNG's then grab the updated version from the downloads page. Found a handful of small bugs in the latest release, so I am working on fixing those - expect a bug-fix release at the weekend or early next week :)
||MAMEWAH v1.5 (finally) released! This one's a biggie! :) Please read the downloads page carefully...get it here!
||Looks like I missed my estimated release date from a few weeks back...oh well! Actually this is good news, as in the meantime I have re-written the main config system, and changed some other pretty major things. While I hoped to have everything done by now, I am also about to re-write my entire sound and music code, so it will be a little while yet...
||Updated the links page with links to TimO Productions (MAMEWAH layouts / graphics), CrashTest Emulation (excellent M.A.M.E. snapshots among other things), Redump (optimised M.A.M.E. builds and intermediate releases) and Arcade Engine (nice arcade cabinet plans for first time builders). Also, ArcadeVGA M.A.M.E. Resolution Tool v1.02 released! This version updates to take into account M.A.M.E.'s removal of -listinfo in v0.84, also retaining compatibility with older versions. Take a look here or get it here. In MAMEWAH news, I have been re-writing the input code over the past few weeks, improving it to include multiple simultaneous keypresses, mouse & joystick support, and a configuration system not unlike M.A.M.E.'s ctrlr ini files ;) Hopefully this should be ready within 2 weeks or so...
||MAMEWAH v0.97 released! A fairly small release, but with some pretty cool additions :) Get it here!
||ArcadeVGA M.A.M.E. Resolution Tool v1.01 released! This version fixes a bug affecting Vertical or Rotating monitor set-ups. Take a look here or get it here!
||ArcadeVGA M.A.M.E. Resolution Tool v1.0 released! For those who don't know what it is, read the news below :) This version fixes a bug and makes a couple of improvements. Take a look
here or get it here!
||MAMEWAH v0.963 released! This one is only small (handful of bug-fixes) as I've been busy working on my cabinet ;) Get it here! Added a link to David Butler's
MAMEWAH Setup, a great utility for configuring MAMEWAH (compatible with old versions) :) Also, MAMEWAH now has it's own half-a-message-board - it shares with
MAMEWorld!! Thanks to the chaps for sorting that out :)
||ArcadeVGA M.A.M.E. Resolution Tool released! This is a tool similar to the
existing programs, ArcadeVGARes and
SetArcadeVGAMAMERes, but offers a more visual approach
to resolution selections. Take a look here or get it
||MAMEWAH v0.962 released! This one
as usual has a few bug-fixes and improvements. I've also added some info to the readme about using PC apps/games, and
using MAMEWAH + WINIPAC to reprogram the IPAC.
Download MAMEWAH v0.962 here!
Edit: it now includes an updated (don't get too excited tho) version of the Layout Designer too.
||MAMEWAH v0.96 released!
This one has a few bug-fixes and some cool improvements. Included in the download is a 368x240 res layout for
arcade monitors. Oh yeah, and a README! Download
MAMEWAH v0.96 here!
||Added links to Stuzza's
Layout Download Page
, as well as his MAMEWAH
- cheers for those Stuzza :) Also added a link to
, the great arcade sound / music emulator, which I have been using lately to make WAV's
(& MP3's) for use with MAMEWAH.
I *think* I have now fixed some problems with this site running on certain browsers (& Macs), please let me
know if you see any problems (images not loading etc.). Thanks to those who pointed out the problems previously...
||MAMEWAH v0.955b released! This one has a fair few bug-fixes and a bunch of small improvements. Get
||MAMEWAH v0.954b released! I had to remove the movie screen-saver for now to cure a Win98 installation bug, and also fixed a small filtering bug. Get MAMEWAH v0.954b
||MAMEWAH v0.953b released! This one has a good few bug-fixes, with a few nice improvements too. There are still a couple of bugs, and I still haven't done the readme, so it's still a beta. Get
||Just wanted to say well done to all who have created
Custom Layoutsand thanks for sharing them. To help me out, stuzza from the
BYOAC forums has very kindly offered to host the layouts at his site, go get'em here! (Cheers stuzza :) ) I've been making some good progress in bug-fixing and improvements, and I expect the next release to be pretty good, so keep 'em peeled! :)
||I just added the FAQ section, which should help with a few questions with the latest beta's. Thanks to Odonadon for compiling that, I should be adding to it as time goes on...Also, I updated the Screenshots section, to reflect the new possibilities using the Layout Designer. Thanks to stuzza and Steve G for submissions so far, I shall be adding these for download soon...if you have a layout you'd like to share, please mail me. I have updated the Links section too, to include sites which I have found particularly useful over the past months. Please report any broken links etc., since I also completely changed the structure of the site (behind the scenes). Oh yeah, and there's MAMEWAH v0.952b
over on the Downloads page...
||MAMEWAH v0.951b released! This one is mainly a bug-fix, with a few improvements. Note that bugs still exists tho, and I still haven't done the readme, so it's still a beta. Get
released! Note that this one is a beta, so beware of bugs! Please report bugs/oddities
to the normal place with as much detail as
possible, including your Windows version. Oh, but check the whatsnew file (included in the download) for
bugs I already know of. Please read the stuff on the downloads page, it's quite important. Grab
||Done the hard work on the multiple artwork thing - just need to add support to the
slide-show screensaver and tie up a few things. Also added PC game/program support :)
||OK It's coming along nicely now...finally got around to making the keys
configurable, fixed a very annoying input bug (which doesn't seem to affect many people, only 2 reports + me), got my slide show screen-saver up & running again and also added support for
new EmuSaver wrapper (thanks again Howard) and also external .SCR screen-savers. I still need to add multiple artwork capability, and some other fairly minor things.
In other news: I've been testing the new ArcadeVGA card from
which is excellent! Check out some photos here.
You'll be able to setup MAMEWAH in 640x288
in the next release (as in the photos) to prevent the 640x480 interlacing flicker.
||Made some good progress over the last week,
pretty much fully working again (after a few months of crippled features). Multiple emulator support is now
a lot more flexible, allowing
style DAT file list generation,
support and multiple
M.A.M.E. support. I also ditched the 'Main' / 'Favorites' list approach in favour of 1 Main (non-editable) list and up to 20 custom lists (per emulator). These lists can be generated using filters (which I have also improved) or manually. I added a 'lock' function to stop those damn kids messing up your settings, and
wrappers will now work with non
emulators too (thanks Howard :). Screen saver still not working, and I'd like to add support for multiple artwork-types next, along with a handful of loose ends to tie up.
||Happy New Year! A bit late I know, but who cares I'm still drinking ;) I've made
a fair bit of progress since last time, except I decided to completely re-write about 90% of my code to make
it more efficient (resource friendly) and easier for me to maintain. It should give some more flexibility
for extra emulators (including alternative
||OK after a weeks holiday & large quantities of booze etc ;) I haven't got much
done for the past month... Anyway, getting back into it now & made some good progress over the last few days
- heres some new WIP screenshots!
||Thanks to all visitors to this site over the last 10 months, the hit counter
struck 10,000 last week! Quite nice timing for me since I started work on
MAMEWAH exactly 1 year ago :)
Thanks also for a couple of small bugs reported, these should be fixed next release. I'm in the process of
making some fairly major improvements, so watch out for another big next release some time...a little while
away yet tho.
||Just been working on some resolution options, meaning you can pick whatever
resolution you want, or simply get MAMEWAH
to stay in your desktop resolution. Note that this will allow
MAMEWAH to be used along with portrait
software, eg PivotPro.
*EDIT* or Radeon Control Panel rotations! Check out a couple of
screenshots, that big list looks cool vertical! :)
released!! Grab it here! There's a couple of important things to read before
downloading this time so make sure you read it!
||Programming finished, just readme to be updated. Check out the new
filters up and running, not much left now...
||Fixed all known WIP bugs. Added some more event sounds too. Just need to add
filters for game categories (
), and revise the readme. I'm guessing all should be ready for
release in a weeks time :)
||XP Problem fixed. No real
||XP Installed, PC crashing tho :(
||Changed the font on this site, to the standard
MAMEWAH font (System). Also adopted the
name 'MAMEWAH' as opposed to
'MAMEWah' for some reason :)
||If you haven't already, get to London for the
exhibition - its awesome! It ends on 15/09/02 tho so hurry up! I'll upload a few photos once I can get them scanned in :)
||Added a C64-configured screenshot to the
section, and a small C64 piece in the
||Just added one more WIP image to the
section, screensaver MP3 playback now working nice :)
||Added a WIP image to the
section, to show the customisation features, and some extra game info
section, to document my latest controller tweaking antics :)
||Website images optimised for speed. Added
Emulators sections, there's nothing in the Features part yet tho ;)
||VB Control Required
released! A few small bugs fixed with this release. Get it here!
||Anticipated relase date of 05/06/02 announced.
||Nothing special :)
||I hoped to have a new release up around now, but I've
delayed it for a while to add a few more things and do more testing. Sorry about
this, but hopefully the wait should be worth it :)
moved to http://mamewah.mameworld.net
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