AdvanceMAME/MESS are unofficial MAME/MESS versions with an advanced video support for helping the use with TVs, Arcade Monitors, Fixed Frequencies Monitors and also for PC Monitors.
The main difference compared with the official emulators is that the Advance versions are able to program directly the video board to always get a video mode with the correct size and frequency.
Generally the Advance emulators are able to use a video mode which does not require any stretching or other unneeded effects to match the original arcade display.
Mame is an arcade machine emulator: it includes a Z80, 6502 and lastly I86 uP emulators, joined to several arcade machine hardware emulators.
- Automatic creation of perfect video modes with the correct size and clock.
- A lot of video boards supported.
- Support for 8, 15, 16 and 32 bits video modes.
- Real hardware scanlines.
- Software video image stretching by fractional factors, for example to play vertical games like “Pac-Man” with horizontal Arcade Monitors or TVs.
- Special scale, lq and hq effects to improve the aspect with modern PC Monitors.
- Special blit effects to improve the image quality in stretching.
- Special rgb effects to simulate the aspect of a real Arcade Monitor.
- Change of the video mode and other video options at runtime.
- Support of Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) with a multiple threads architecture.
- Sound and Video recording in WAV, PNG and .MNG files.
- Multiple mice support.
- Automatic exit after some time of inactivity.
- Scripts capabilities to drive external hardware devices like LCDs and lights.
- Textual configuration files.
- Help screen describing the user input keys.
Developer: Andrea Mazzolenu and contributors
License: GNU GPL v2
AdvanceMAME/MESS is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.
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