MESS 0.66

by snout on 30-03-2003, 16:57
Topic: Emulation

A new version of MESS was released a few days ago. MESS is an emulator that can emulate many popular homecomputer and gameconsole systems, including MSX1 and MSX2. MESS is based on the popular MAME emulator (multiple arcade machine emulator). Changes relevant to MSX users in version 0.66 are:

  • The core is now based on MAME 0.66, which includes a high priority setting to improve emulation while other programs are running, Jarek Burczynski's YM2413 core and a major improvement in the sound system
  • Major improvement in device handling: all devices now have separate init/exit and load/unload handlers
  • Added a osd_image_load_status_changed() call, so that front ends can get notified when the load status of an image changes
  • Introduced a cartslot_load_generic() call, to make simple cartridge image loading a bit simpler
  • Fixed a bug where screenshots with periods in them would not be loaded properly
  • MESS now uses INI files rather than the registry to store settings

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