Visual PinMAME

VP8 VP9 VPX Support File Visual PinMAME v3.5 Beta (Stable Version)

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Copy the contents of zip file to your VPinMAME folder, overwriting files when asked.
Then make sure you run Setup.exe, (Located in VPinMAME folder) and press Install.

This is the same version added as attachment in the first post of the VPM Alpha/Beta topic here...
This is the stable version..
https://www.vpforums.org/index.php?showtopic=27063&page=1#entry256944

For pro users, check the GitHub link in same post.

What's new VPM..
What's new in Visual PinMAME:
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(see whatsnew.txt for the PinMAME core changes!)


Version 3.5 (XX XXth, 2022) - ""
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- The double size DMD setting was replaced by a more general scaling factor (for legacy reasons the value '1' also means 2x though, so use '0' to disable the scale)

- Add 'ROMName' to COM-API to get the internal game name if an alias is used

Version 3.4 (December 24th, 2021) - "Still delivering your christmas present"
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- Fix the additional .raw/non-averaged file output dumping of Alvin G. DMDs

- Remove some of the marked-as-deprecated functions (only some very very few VP8/VP9 tables actually used a few of these):
BorderSizeX/Y, WindowPosX/Y, InstallDir, RomDirs, CfgDir, NVRamDir, SamplesDir, ImgDir, UseSamples, SampleRate, Antialias

- update BASS library to 2.4.16

Version 3.3 (December 24th, 2020) - "20 years already?"
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- New logos by tictox

- If you create a VPMAlias.txt file in the VPinMAME folder, it will alias an input rom name to the specified (real) rom. Format example:
mytallica,mtl_180hc
myacdc,acd_170hc
This can be used to allow to use different PUP or DOF profiles per game (for reskins and such).

- Fix the additional .raw/non-averaged file output dumping of GTS3 DMDs

- Add Data East alphanumeric support to the builtin alternate sound file support (Sound Mode 1)
(only briefly tested though, please report non-working machines)

Version 3.2 (October 6th, 2019) - "Sounds good II"
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- Change the default of the 'ddraw' option to 0, which means that the faster (but less compatible nowadays) Direct Draw implementation of the window display is by default disabled

- Extend builtin alternate sound file support (Sound Mode 1) with a new CSV file-format

Currently specified 8 fields/columns should have a standard order. But in order to be extensible, the first row must always contain all column names:
"ID","CHANNEL","DUCK","GAIN","LOOP","STOP","NAME","FNAME"
(So put this definition above as-is into the first line of the CSV)
Possible future extensions could be:
"GROUP","SHAKER","SERIAL"

Then for each sound/line:
ID: hexadecimal integer (as string) representing the soundboard command (format e.g. "0x10e"), technical ID as it comes from the MPU.
CHANNEL: use specified channel for the sample. If something is already playing on that channel it will be stopped. Typical channel assignment should be 0: background music, 1: short music snippets, that interrupt or end the background music, everything else (2..15): arbitrary channels. If field is empty, any free channel (2..15) is used.
DUCK: reduce volume of the background music when playing the sample. Range 0-100 (i.e. percentage).
GAIN: increase or reduce volume of the sample. Range 0-100. 50 leaves the sample volume as-is (it's recommended to not go over 50 to avoid sample clamping/distortion).
LOOP: loop the sample this many times. Range 0-100, where 100 represents endless looping of the sample.
STOP: stop playback of background music. Can be 0 or 1.
NAME: string, descriptive/internal name of the sample.
FNAME: string, actual filepath/filename of the sample. Can contain any path prefixes if one likes to organize sound files in directories.
The only fields that need to be specified are id, name and fname, the rest can optionally be left empty and will be filled in with defaults.

If the table contains more than one record for a certain ID, the sound engine will pick one of these randomly. These same IDs must be grouped together one after another in a sequence.

Note that the old folder based structure is still fully supported for backwards compatibility

- Add Whitestar support to the builtin alternate sound file support (Sound Mode 1)

- New (backwards compatible) parameter to allow for mech configuration/specifying an initial position, instead of always loading it from NVRAM
Add special "handlemech" modes to Bride of Pinbot (bop_l7)
-1: Reset Bride of Pinbot's face to 0 for consistent startup behavior, but then disable internal mech
-2: Reset face and continue using internal mech

- Allow window position (x,y) to be less than 0 in cabinet mode, so primary monitor can be put "below" the DMD monitor

- Add additional .raw/non-averaged file output if dumping DMD frames from GTS3 and WPC machines
- Improve timing precision of DMD frame dumps

- Fix for external dmddevice(64).dll: map GEN_GTS80B to _2x20Alpha layout
- Also introduce new function to dmddevice interface: void Render_PM_Alphanumeric_Dim_Frame(layout_t layout, const UINT16 *const seg_data, const char *const seg_dim, const UINT16 *const seg_data2); which includes dimming of segments
- Also (optionally) extend dmddevice interface (with noOfRawFrames and rawbuffer):
void Render_16_Shades_with_Raw(UINT16 width, UINT16 height, UINT8 *currbuffer, UINT32 noOfRawFrames, UINT8 *rawbuffer);
void Render_4_Shades_with_Raw (UINT16 width, UINT16 height, UINT8 *currbuffer, UINT32 noOfRawFrames, UINT8 *rawbuffer);

- In addition add support for a secondary external DMD device dll with (for now) the same interface as dmddevice(64).dll: dmdscreen(64).dll (i.e. used to drive PUP at the moment)

- update BASS library to 2.4.14

Version 3.1 (July 29th, 2018) - "Flippin' fast"
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- Switch to VS2015 for the release builds (tested in the wild and seemingly faster, thanks to CarnyPriest)

- RawDmdPixels and RawDmdColoredPixels will now work correctly for Strikes N' Spares

Version 3.0 (December 24th, 2017) - "11 years in the making"
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- Extend and update some parts of the .txt documentation files

- New method for the Controller object:
HRESULT SoundMode([out, retval] int *pVal); - Get sound processing mode, e.g. 0 = standard builtin PinMAME emulation, 1 = builtin alternate sound file support, 2 = external pinsound, 3 = external pinsound + psrec sound recording
HRESULT SoundMode([in] int newVal); - Set sound processing mode, e.g. 0 = standard builtin PinMAME emulation, 1 = builtin alternate sound file support, 2 = external pinsound, 3 = external pinsound + psrec sound recording

Version 2.9 (June 11th, 2017) - "Attack of the clones"
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- No interface changes, refer to whatsnew.txt for PinMAME changes

Version 2.8b (December 29th, 2016)
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- Expose new option in UI: Resampling Quality, to choose between fast performance/low quality (0) and normal (1)

Version 2.8 (December 24th, 2016) - "Sounds good"
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- To enable the new modulated/multi-level flasher support (see whatsnew.txt), set SolMask to 2

- New, generalized external DMD handling via a separate dmddevice.dll instead of the define hell
This also allows to drive any kind of virtual or real DMD via this new interface (see ext\dmddevice\dmddevice.h)
For now, Visual PinMAME ships with four different dll packages for PinDMD1/2/3 and Pin2DMD, so pick the one that you need
NOTE: In case you experience problems on Windows 7 ("No DMD device driver found"), try installing: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=217865

Version 2.7 (June 08th, 2016) - "Alive and kicking"
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- New option for the DMD window: DMD opacity

- New option for the sound processing: Sound Mode, where:
0 = standard builtin PinMAME emulation
1 = builtin alternate sound file support
(store the alternate sound files in a PinSound-like directory structure (incl. textfiles for ducking and gain),
within a new PinMAME directory subfolder 'altsound' and there within the machines shortname subfolder,
e.g. for ij_l7: 'C:\PinMAME\altsound\ij_l7\'
or for an example alternate sound file for tz_94h: 'C:\PinMAME\altsound\tz_94h\jingle\000064-load_gumball_pt_1\load_gum__LEGACY.ogg')
2 = external pinsound, 3 = external pinsound + psrec sound recording
(must have PinSound Studio 0.7 or newer running at the same time:
make sure that the windows permissions match between PinSound Studio and Visual PinMAME/Pinball, e.g.
if one is using admin permissions when running, then both need to be started with that (or the other way round))
(needs VPINMAME_ALTSOUND (also requires bass.lib/.dll) and/or VPINMAME_PINSOUND defined when compiling)

- New methods for the Controller object:
HRESULT NVRAM(/*[out, retval]*/ VARIANT *pVal); - Get the full NVRAM of the emulation (e.g. high scores, settings, etc. as a binary blob of 8bit values)
HRESULT ChangedNVRAM(/*[out, retval]*/ VARIANT *pVal); - Get only the NVRAM parts that have changed since last call (similar to ChangedLamps), first dimension has the location, second the new value (only 8 bits are valid), third the previous value (only 8 bits are valid)
(See for example https://github.com/tomlogic/pinmame-nvram-maps for some machines NVRAM mappings)

- Add 'Restore window position' to menu

- PinDMD 3 handling
(see pindmd.h to change defines when compiling, also requires pindmd.lib/.dll)

Version 2.6 (December 24, 2015) - "The team awakens"
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- New specialized options for Cabinet support, PinDMD 2 handling (for PinDMD 1 Support, see below) and 4-Color support for DMDs,
so please setup the default options again after installation!

- Improved support for PinDMD over the last 'official' PinDMD build by russdx:
better 192x64 rescale, support for 256x64 and better support for AlvinG.

- 'F6' can now be used to dump DMD frames to a text file

- New methods for the Controller object:
HRESULT DmdWidth([out, retval] int *pVal); - Get Width of Window (as rendered by VPM)
HRESULT DmdHeight([out, retval] int *pVal); - Get Height of Window (as rendered by VPM)
HRESULT DmdPixel([in] int x, [in] int y, [out, retval] int *pVal); - Get Pixel at Position (x,y) (as rendered by VPM)
HRESULT updateDmdPixels([in] int **buf, [in] int width, [in] int height, [out, retval] int *pVal); - Get all Pixels (as rendered by VPM) (user-allocated)

HRESULT RawDmdWidth([out, retval] int *pVal); - Get Width of Window (Raw, equal to the original DMD resolution)
HRESULT RawDmdHeight([out, retval] int *pVal); - Get Height of Window (Raw, equal to the original DMD resolution)
HRESULT RawDmdPixels([out, retval] VARIANT *pVal); - Get all Pixels (Raw, equal to the original DMD resolution, brightness 0..100%) (NOT user-allocated)
HRESULT RawDmdColoredPixels([out, retval] VARIANT *pVal); - Get all Pixels (Raw, equal to the original DMD resolution, RGB levels 0..255) (NOT user-allocated)

HRESULT ChangedLampsState([in] int **buf, [out, retval] int *pVal); - Copy all changed lamps (user-allocated)
HRESULT LampsState([in] int **buf, [out, retval] int *pVal); - Copy all lamps (user-allocated)

HRESULT ChangedSolenoidsState([in] int **buf, [out, retval] int *pVal); - Copy all changed solenoids (user-allocated)
HRESULT SolenoidsState([in] int **buf, [out, retval] int *pVal); - Copy all solenoids (user-allocated)

HRESULT ChangedGIsState([in] int **buf, [out, retval] int *pVal); - Copy all changed GI lamps (user-allocated)

HRESULT ChangedLEDsState([in] int nHigh, [in] int nLow, [in] int nnHigh, [in] int nnLow, [in] int **buf, [out, retval] int *pVal); - Copy all changed LEDs (user-allocated)

HRESULT MasterVolume([out, retval] int *pVal); - Get Master Volume
HRESULT MasterVolume([in] int newVal); - Set Master Volume
HRESULT EnumAudioDevices([out, retval] int *pVal); - Enumerate audio devices using DirectSound and return the number of found devices
HRESULT AudioDevicesCount([out, retval] int *pVal); - Return the number of found devices (by previous call to EnumAudioDevices)
HRESULT AudioDeviceDescription([in] int num,[out, retval] BSTR *pVal); - Return the audio device description (null char ended string) of "num" device
HRESULT AudioDeviceModule([in] int num,[out, retval] BSTR *pVal); - Return the audio device module (null char ended string) of "num" device
HRESULT CurrentAudioDevice([out, retval] int *pVal); - Get the current audio device number
HRESULT CurrentAudioDevice([in] int newVal); - Set the current audio device number

- New methods for Game.Settings:
- PinDMD 2 Support (for PinDMD 1 Support, comment out "#define PINDMD2" in pinddrv.c, as it pulls in an external library and needs the ext\ftdi\i386\ftd2xx.dll during runtime)
HRESULT ShowPinDMD([out, retval] VARIANT_BOOL *pVal); - Get state of PinDMD display
HRESULT ShowPinDMD([in] VARIANT_BOOL newVal); - En/Disable PinDMD display

- Enhanced Cabinet Support
HRESULT ShowWinDMD([out, retval] VARIANT_BOOL *pVal); - Get state of DMD display
HRESULT ShowWinDMD([in] VARIANT_BOOL newVal); - En/Disable DMD display
HRESULT FastFrames([out, retval] int *pVal); - Get Number of Display Frames that are initially rendered as fast as possible (e.g. loading and initialize)
HRESULT FastFrames([in] int newVal); - Set Number of Display Frames that are initially rendered as fast as possible (e.g. loading and initialize)
HRESULT IgnoreRomCrc([out, retval] VARIANT_BOOL *pVal); - Get Flag Ignore wrong CRCs of Romsets
HRESULT IgnoreRomCrc([in] VARIANT_BOOL newVal); - Set Flag Ignore wrong CRCs of Romsets
HRESULT CabinetMode([out, retval] VARIANT_BOOL *pVal); - Get Flag Special Cabinet Mode that disables splash screen, window on main monitor check, etc
HRESULT CabinetMode([in] VARIANT_BOOL newVal); - Set Flag Special Cabinet Mode that disables splash screen, window on main monitor check, etc

Version 2.5 (June 5, 2012)
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- No interface changes, refer to whatsnew.txt for PinMAME changes

Version 2.4 (August 19, 2011)
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- No interface changes, refer to whatsnew.txt for PinMAME changes

Version 2.3 (December 24, 2010)
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- No interface changes, refer to whatsnew.txt for PinMAME changes

Version 2.2 (January 11, 2010)
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- No interface changes, refer to whatsnew.txt for PinMAME changes

Version 2.1 (February 1st, 2009)
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- No interface changes, refer to whatsnew.txt for PinMAME changes

Version 2.0.1 (August 2nd, 2008)
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- Added support for Stern's "Nascar" and "Grand Prix"

Version 2.0 (August 1st, 2008)
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- Visual PinMAME went open source!

Version 1.60 (April 18th, 2008)
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- No interface changes, refer to whatsnew.txt for PinMAME changes

Version 1.59 (February 17th, 2008)
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- HSTD displayed in all player panels for GTS1 games
- Sound support for Zaccaria prototype games (strike, skijump, spacecty)

Version 1.58 (February 1st, 2008)
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- Added support for Stern's "The Sopranos"
- Bios support for gts80, gts80s, gts80a, gts80as

Version 1.57 (December 2nd, 2007)
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- Added support for Stern's "Harley Davidson 3rd Edition"
- Added support for Gottlieb System 1
- Improved GI Dimming support and NBA Fastbreak Shot Clock
- Removed need for Early Stern Samples
- Bios support for gts1, gts1s

Version 1.56 (August 19th, 2007)
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- "Bios" support for multiple games running the exact same set of code;
for now, there's support for "allied" and "gp_110". (Gerrit Volkenborn)
- Added support for Stern's "Elvis"

Version 1.55 (March 30th, 2007)
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- ChgGI(x, 1) now returns different values for WPC GI string dimming (Steve Ellenoff)
- Added support for "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!"
- Happy 6th anniversary VPinMAME!

Version 1.54 (December 23rd, 2006)
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- Off-level corrected for display brightness dialog
- Happy 35th birthday Steve!

Version 1.53, (June 1, 2006)
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- added display rotation for the vpm window
- added the code from Jarez Bienz which allows you to set the display dd3 surface
- fixed a bug in the paths dialog (the first three weren't displayed anymore after a game was started)
- If you execute Controller.Run without a parent window,
VPM will now search for a running VPPlayer-Window and use that if found
- just before the VPM window becomes visible it is checked if the parent window is present and visible. If it's
not visible VPM will wait until it becomse visible (or a timeout of one second times out). Once the
parent window is visible it will be set as the active and foreground window
- selecting the vpm display and pressing escape will cause an error - known issue

Version 1.52 (August 1th, 2005)
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- Added an easter egg screen: THANK YOU GUYS!
- Controller.Hidden fixed

Version 1.51 (January 11, 2005)
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- New properties for the Controller object:
- Controller.Game: An abbreviation for Controller.Game(Controller.GameName).
It returns the game object for the current game. It's now a bit easier
for a script to make game specific settings. You don't have to use the "GameName".
Example: Controller.Game.Settings.Value("dmd_pos_x") = 20
- Controller.MechSamples(bool): Enables the samples for mechanical devices (flippers, bumpers etc).
Sound-board specific samples will still be played (if not disabled by dip switches for the game).
This setting is not sticky and will be reset to "false" when a new game name is set.
An assignment will only have an effect if done before "Controller.Run".
- New methods for the controller object:
- Controller.GetWindowRect(hWnd): Returns an array of four integer values (0-3)
which holds the coordinates (left, top, right, bottom)
of the window with the handle 'hWnd' in screen coordinates.
If 'hwnd' is absent or an invalid window handle the coordinates of the screen will be returned.
- Controller.GetClientRect(hWnd): Returns an array of four integer values (0-3)
which holds the client area coordinates (left, top, right, bottom)
of the window with the handle 'hWnd' in screen coordinates.
If 'hwnd' is absent, or an invalid window handle, the coordinates of the screen will be returned.
- New method for Game.Settings:
- Game.Settings.SetDisplayPosition x, y, hWnd: Moves the display to position (x:y).
If "hWnd" is present and a valid window handle, the move is relative to the client position of the window.
Otherwise it will be positioned relative to the upper left corner of the screen.
- Controller.SetDisplayPosition is fixed and works as desired now.
Nevertheless, this method is deprecated, so please use the function as described above!
- The display window can be moved to every x position by now (not just to multiples of 16 pixels as before)
- While moving the display, it made short jumps if the title and/or the border was visible; this bug is gone now.
- Changed the warning message on the "Game Info" dialog:
When starting a game, the sound processor(s) will be disabled if a sound rom is missing;
the new warning message will reflect this behaviour.
- Switching from full-screen mode back to windowed mode (Alt+Enter) will restore the desktop background.
- Improved initializing of the VPM display:
It will always become visible at the right position, and will always be the topmost window
- If a valid handle to the "parent" window is added to Controller.Run,
this window will be set to the foreground on VPM startup

Version 1.50 (November 1, 2004)
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- Updated Visual PinMAME to 1.50 release of PinMAME Source Code.
- Please see "whatsnew.txt" for PinMAME version 1.50 enhancements!
- It's now possible to run sets with missing roms as well, just as if you were running PinMAME.
Note this will *not* work on newer Stern games which have been released in the last 3 years!

Version 1.32 (May 1, 2004)
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- Updated Visual PinMAME to 1.32 release of PinMAME Source Code.
- the controller dislay will be moved to position where it is fully visible after a game was started
(prevent not visible controller windows after a game has set the location to a position out of the desktop)
- added Controller.Hidden (bool) property to hide the controller window. The value is not persitent, hence
will not stored in the registry and resets to 'visible' on every call to Controller.GameName (set only)

Version 1.30 (October 1, 2003)
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- Fixed the bug in the VPM-Setup-Program where the "Test" feature crashed under w9x
- Default synclevel is now 0 since many people are getting newer faster computers.
- Rom Aliasing: Older romset names will internally be converted to new romset names for backward compatibility

Version 1.21 (March 31, 2003)
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The most prominent feature this time should be Tom's "SyncLevel"(TM),
which is a most delicate and interesting way of synchronizing two separate
Windows applications from one thread only!
In other words: Visual PinMAME decides how fast any other application
running in the same graphical environment will update its view...
need I say more?

- Added "SyncLevel" feature:
'Controller.Games(Controller.GameName).Settings.Value("synclevel")'
This will help to keep the Emulation in sync with any other thread
running at the same time (like your favorite Pinball simulation software) ;)
This should boost game performance even on lower-end PCs...
- went back to the orange display color everybody loved so much

Version 1.20 Alpha (August 24, 2002)
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- switched to link zlib 1.1.4 instead of 1.1.3
- changed to use the mame .59 core and most of the mamew code (with some slight modifications)
("Not an ordinary change, but an ordinary bunch of work")
- added the 'Controller.ChangedLEDs' property
- added 'Game.Settings' property including the "settings"-object you receive
- added 'Controller.Settings property including the "settings"-object you receive
- by using Controller.Settings and Game.Settings access to nearly all MAME settings is available
('Settings.Value("name")=value'
- the emulation thread is running at a slightly higher system priority now
- the display can be resized to every size you like

Version 1.12.1 (April 14, 2002)
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- Nothing, the interface works fine

Version 1.12 (March 29, 2002)
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- Updated Visual PinMAME to 1.12 release of PinMAME Source Code.
- Added IObjectSafety interface (VPinMAME now states that it's "safe for scripting")
- Added a class to created customizable dialogs from the script
- The Splash dialog will now cycle through 4 different images. A big "thank you" to:
Steve Ellenoff (who else?), Stein (winner of the contest), and Forchia (Tomaso Forchiassin)
for the images
- The vpinmame.dll is now compiled using the MS C++ compiler v13.0 (VS.NET)

Version 1.11 (February 3, 2002)
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- Updated Visual PinMAME to 1.11 release of PinMAME Source Code.
- Removed the need for the zlib.dll
- Added Controller.Games property which enables you to get much more information about the supported games
and also enables you to make a more detailed rom check
- Updated Installer program to use the new .games property to display enhanced game informations

Version 1.10 (December 23, 2001)
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-Updated Visual PinMAME to 1.10 release of PinMAME Source Code.
-Updated Installer program with new TEST feature built in.
-Removed VPinMAMETest.exe, use the new TEST feature of the Installer (Setup.exe) instead.
-Updated the Installation Guide to illustrate new TEST feature.

Version 1.0 Beta 2 (September 28, 2001)
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-Updated Visual PinMAME to 1.0 Beta 2 release of PinMAME Source Code.
-Removed need to have MSSTDFMT.DLL for VPinMAMETest.exe to work!!
-Improved Rom Checking Dialogue, now displays the type of rom (CPU or SOUND).
-Games can now be played even if the sound roms are missing.
-Added warning message for games that have Imperfect, but emulated sound (Centaur is an example)
-New interface function .Mech() which allows users to create mech handlers from script.
-New interface function .NewSoundsCommands() which allows users to track sound commands and play external sound files from the script.
-Added protection so that newest Stern games (currently Only Austin Powers) cannot be played, to avoid any issues from Stern.


Version 1.0 Beta 1 (July 31, 2001)
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-Updated Visual PinMAME to 1.0 Beta 1 release of PinMAME Source Code
-Errors reading zipped roms(wrong compression for example), are now reported to user.
-Corrected occasional problems when dragging window with mouse.
-New Compact DMD Option added to Game Options
-New Double Size DMD Option added to Game Options


-New Anti-Alias % DMD Option added to Game Options (only works for Williams WPC games)
-New HTML Installation Guide included with distribution.
-Microsoft MSSTDFMT package included with distribution for users missing this file.


Version 0.99 Beta 3 (May 04, 2001)
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-Updated Visual PinMAME to 0.99 Beta 3 release of PinMAME Source Code
-Updated installer, now v1.02
-New Right Mouse Click, Context/Drop Down Menu, for selecting options and window settings
-New Left Mouse Click & Drag the window to reposition it.
-New Version Property to allow scripts to check for a minimum Version #.
-Fixed Display Bug with games using a very wide display layout, such as Harley Davidson
-Fixed Crashes on games that failed the CRC Check
-Fixed Initial path information showing in the old 8.3 format instead of long filenames


Version 0.99 Beta 2 Rev A (April 23, 2001)
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-Adjusted ROM Mismatch dialog to allow user to try and load roms that are reported as incorrect.
-Improved Installer/Setup program to identify which version is being installed.

Version 0.99 Beta 2 (April 22, 2001)
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-Updated Visual PinMAME to 0.99 Beta 2 release of PinMAME Source Code
-New Visual PinMAME Setup/Installtion Program
-New Dialog for troubleshooting missing roms and bad configurations
-Rom + Configuation Paths only need to be set once, rather than for each individual rom.
-New Interface Web Page for easier reading of the interface properties!
-Many New Interface properties for controlling Visual PinMAME:
(See interface.html for more info)
Controller.GetMech
Controller.SampleRate
Controller.ShowFrame
Controller.BorderSizeX / Controller.BorderSizeY
Controller.WindowPosX / Controller.WindowPosY
Controller.DoubleSize
Controller.SetDisplayPosition
Controller.LockDisplay
Controller.Antialias
Controller.CheckROMS

-Updated test program to show off some of the new interface features
-F12 Screenshot functionality added.
-New configuration directory for screenshots.
-Controller.Switches() bug fixed.. now returns true/false properly.


Version 0.99 Beta 1 (March 31, 2001)
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-Updated Visual PinMAME to 0.99 Beta 1 release of PinMAME Source Code

Version 0.99 Beta (March 30, 2001)
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- Welcome to the first official release of Visual PinMAME!
What's new...
What's new in PinMAME:
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(see whatsnewVPM.txt for the Visual PinMAME exclusive changes!)


Version 3.5 (XX XXth, 2022) - ""
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More gracefully handle parsing errors in invalid altsound CSV files to avoid crashes

Updated LISY support to 5.28-41 (Linux for Gottlieb System1 & System80, Bally, Atari, Williams and 'HOme' Pinballs)

Updated to zlib 1.2.12

VS2022 build support

*** CORE/CPU ***
Better handle flickering lamps on Sega/Stern Whitestar machines
Fix sound command parsing for more (all?) Sega/Stern Whitestar machines, so altsound mode 1 should work much better now for these, incl. global volume control parsing
Add global volume control parsing for altsound mode 1 on the older WPCs (i.e. non-DCS)
Fix sound commander issues (missing 2nd part of command) for the WPC89 sound board
New WPC95 machine type: Phantom Haus with a special 128x64 DMD! (see https://www.flipprojets.fr/PhantomHaus_EN.php)

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to inkochnito, Guru, Victor Fernandez (City Game), Flipprojets.fr (François & Thierry Davroux)
New:
Stern: S.A.M. IV Board Tester
Williams: Phantom Haus 0.4 (Prototype)

Correct Dumps:

Clones:
Airborne 1.5
MAC's Galaxy (blue version)
World Cup Soccer LX-1
Wipe Out rev. 2 (alternate set)



Version 3.4 (December 24th, 2021) - "Still delivering your christmas present"
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Fixed multiple issues in the new libPinMAME (previously known as PinMAMEdll) library and completely revamp API (see libpinmame.h)
Fixed 64bit version of PinMAME32
Reenabled DirectDraw support for 64bit windows compiles of PinMAME, PinMAME32 and VPinMAME
Fixed some problems with the ROM audit

Added support to compile for Windows ARM64 (not all features/variants though, as some external libs do not feature ARM64 support yet)

Updated LISY support to 5.27-49 (Linux for Gottlieb System1 & System80, Bally, Atari, Williams and 'HOme' Pinballs)

Make Automatic Sound Dump functionality of PinMAME(32) more robust in its silence detection
One more audiophile tweak: added proper dithering after resampling to the final output sample rate

*** CORE/CPU ***
Fixed regression in solenoid emulation for Juegos Populares
Corrected NVRAM size for Mr. Game (NOTE: this means you need to delete the matching .nv files in the nvram folder for these machines!)
Fixed flasher sense for Pistol Poker (and maybe other Alvin G. games?)
Bypassed E.F.O. Z-Pinball system protection PAL chip, games are working now (Maibesa's Eight Ball Champ, Nondum/CIFA's Come Back and Playbar's Cobra)
Improve SAA1099 emulation (E.F.O.)
Prolonged pre-shutdown time for Joctronic so NVRAM is saved correctly
Found general tilt sense on LTD system 4
Added light chaser outputs for Hook (exactly the same as on Star Trek 25th Anniversary)
Prevented credits from being added repeatedly on Spain 82
Fixed problem with Medusa displays and external dmddevices

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to Brent Walker, inkochnito, ipdb.org, Victor Fernandez (City Game), StrangeLeo75, Flipprojets.fr, Clay Harrell, watacaractr, Eduardo Anay, Toussu, Jordi & Orlando, Idleman, Quench, Museo del Recreativo
New:
Alvin G.: U.S.A. Football (Redemption, P08)
Bally: Mysterian (Prototype)
Inder: La Rana (https://www.recreativas.org/la-rana-1051-inder)
Joctronic: Pin Ball

Correct Dumps:
Come Back
Jurassic Park 3.05 (using display 4.00 from version 3.07 now)
Mac Attack
Riverboat Gambler PA-7 (using L-1 sound now, might still be too new, but better than L-2 anyhow)
Tales of the Arabian Nights 0.4 Prototype (see above)

Clones:
A.G. Soccer-Ball & Football R18u with 2.5L Sound (only the latter is new, 2.4 revision, inside the ROM it says 2.5L though)
Bad Cats LG-4
Big Game (MOD rev. 9)
Bushido (alternate set B)
Catacomb (No Bagatelle)
Cheech & Chong: Road-Trip'pin (Harley-Davidson unofficial MOD)
Dragonfist (MOD 14)
Faeton (6 digits)
Flintstones, The LA-5
Hardbody (rev. D) (the newest we have, only a few diagnostic lamp / switch names were corrected compared to rev. C)
Hook 4.06 (English)
Jurassic Park 3.07
Lightning (Free Play & MOD rev. 19)
Lucky Draw (alternate version - only difference is the #3 ROM)
Mach 2 (alternate set)
Meteor (Bonus Count Fix, MOD, Free Play rev. 66)
Meteor (Bonus Count Fix, MOD, 7-Digit, Free Play rev. 76)
Monte Carlo (French Millions option, Free Play)
Monte Carlo (German Millions option, Free Play)
Monte Carlo (rev. 2 Millions option, Free Play)
MotorDome (rev. B)
Nine Ball (Ball handling MOD beta19 & Gameplay MOD beta21)
No Fear 0.8X with SL-1 Sound
Quicksilver (Free Play & modified rules rev. 07D)
Saturn 2 (Free Play)
Seawitch (MOD rev. 5,6,7 & 8)
Silverball Mania (Horseshoe Spot MOD rev. 13)
Silverball Mania (Horseshoe No Spotting MOD rev. 13)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1.01
Theatre of Magic 1.2A
Waterworld (rev. 5) (which makes this the newest we have :))



Version 3.3 (December 24th, 2020) - "20 years already?"
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Compiling for mac/iOS is now possible.
Also a new platform independent lib/dll is now available with a new, simple interface to request (some of) the internal data.
Fix -listxml for strings that contain embedded tags

pinPROC : updated library; VS2019 build
YAML-cpp: updated to 0.6.3; VS2019 build

Updated LISY support to 5.26-41 (Linux for Gottlieb System1 & System80, Bally, Atari, Williams and 'HOme' Pinballs)

Added VGM file output support for AY8910, OKI6295, OKI6376, QSound, SAA1099, YM2151, YM2203, YMF262(OPL3), YM3526, YM3812, Y8950, and SN7648/9X (unsure about the mappings for these latter ones though!) sound chips
Either use -vgmwrite on the commmand line (PinMAME)
or select it in the game options (this requires a restart though, as VGM output requires to track everything)

PinMAME(32): Added an Automatic Sound Dump functionality:
Started via 'F6' (instead of the Recording function via 'F5') and
skips automatically to the next sound / creates a new file (in the wave subdir) if there
is no sound at all anymore (silence) or the length reaches 4mins.
The dump stops automatically after soundcommand 0xFF (=max 256 overall generated sounds).
There is also an altsound CSV created with the dumps. This one can be
altered with lucky1's Altsound Editor.

*** CORE/CPU ***
Improved Atari Generation 1 sound emulation, rewritten similar to the style of the Gen 2 one
Tweaks to Atari Generation 2 emulation, too
Added Regama driver
Wico's Af-Tor fully working now
Sped up Video Dens games, found more dip switches, switch test, saving NVRAM
E.F.O. sound board mostly working - a strange issue with IRQ concurrency remains which sometimes causes a sound hangup
Sound support for early LTD system III
More sound found for LTD system 4 (extra lamp data is handled by sound chip port write!)
Inverted sound bits for early Playmatic games, tone frequencies left as noted in the schematics though, seem a little off
More solenoids found for LTD's Force & Haunted Hotel
More lamps found for LTD's Space Poker
Increased IRQ for LTD system III, helps with ball detection in outhole
Corrected CPU clock for Peyper / Sonic games, helps speeding up Gamatron game start
Doubled ZC frequency for Joctronic games, saving NVRAM
Enabled coin settings on early Playmatic games
Support 4-solenoid stepper motor mech used by High Roller Casino, Starship Troopers, and Playboy
Fixed 8085A DSUB instruction for the H register
Fixed some bugs in the TMS9995 emulation concerning port data writes / decrementer / CRU, NSM working now
Make color/brightness mappings of Data East 128x16 DMDs match the real hardware
Fix an old regression of Alvin G. solenoids not firing consistently (most notably breaking Mystery Castle)
Improve DMD timings for the Sega 192x64 DMD, matching the real one more closely (also a slight improvement for the DE/Sega/Stern 128x32 ones)
Improve IRQ timings of Sys3/4/6/7/11, DE and the Sega 192x64 DMD-machines
Change switch writing of DE and Sega 192x64 DMD-machines
Improve DMD timings for the Williams/Bally machines, leading to less flicker/wrong brightness on the early ones (e.g. T2 attract mode)
Improve sound filtering of Flash Gordon, Xenon and all Williams/Bally DCS machines, matching the real one more closely
Improve timings for GTS80 machines, especially for Rack 'em up until Tag-Team (1983-85 era)
Stabilized solenoids 16, 31, and 32 on GamePlan machines
Loosen up 'fast flips' check for Starship Troopers
Fix init error (for example corrupted first song) for YM2151 (older Williams/Bally and others)
Slightly improve YM2151 noise (older Williams/Bally and others)
Slightly improve overall YM2203, YM3526, YM3812, Y8950 emulation (older Alvin G. and others)
Improve SAA1099 emulation (E.F.O.)
Switch Votrax/SC01 emulation over to real simulation core (some GTS80(A)s and Taitos)
Correct handling of Gottlieb System 1 displays (thanks to bontango)
Got Goofy Hoops working as some schematics showed up, illustrating how useful such documents are!
Make Williams Flash L-1 and T-1 use the Sys6 board (as these are newer than the yellow flipper based L-2)

*** SIMULATOR ***
Demolition Man: Added lamp layout, simulated all major shots (except maybe a weak car crash shot), the elevator and cryoclaw mechanism, along with the right ramp diverter that feeds it, and enabled the Buy-In button
(also demonstrates how to show P1-P4 scores at all times)

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to Soren, ipdb.org, Silvio Finotti, tecnopinball.org, inkochnito, Carlos Paredes Compan, Matt Morin, Chad Hendrickson, Idleman, jordigahan, Juan (Akiles), barakandl, Dgoett & pinballfan6500, José Renato Castro Milanez & Sergio Munemori, Larry DeMar, Duncan Brown, nuatari, pellew, flippers.be, Tilowil, Scott Charles, Vesperugo, rmcc, Flipprojets.fr, MLM, Victor Fernandez (City Game), ClawGrip, idealjoker, electrónicavys.es, JunoMan, Jess Askey
New:
Atari: Middle Earth (alternate)
Middle Earth (Prototype or German) - bad dump, not working
Bally: Scott's Test ROM (version 8)
Christian Tabart: Grand 8, Le (using Gottlieb "Panthera" ROM, and its own sound board)
Sahara Love (using Gottlieb "Sinbad" ROM, and its own sound board)
Data East: Leon Test Chip (version 4)
Michael Jordan 1.30
Illinois Pinball: Pool Player 1.0 (based on Capcom hardware/similar to Breakshot)
Jac van Ham: Formula 1
Ice Mania
NSM: Cosmic Flash
Games, The
Regama: Trebol
Sonic: Storm
Sport Matic: Flashman
Taito do Brasil: Football (sound ROMs only)
Williams/Jess Askey: Spellbinder

Correct Dumps:
Atari: Airborne Avenger (using 20252 sound PROM)
Atarians, The (using 07028 sound PROM)
Middle Earth (using 20252 sound PROM)
Time 2000 (using 07028 sound PROM)
Bally: Doctor Who P-5, P-6 (using SP-4 U18 sound ROM); also L-2, D-2 (using SL-2 U18 sound ROM)
Flash Gordon (Free Play) (using English sound ROMs)
Twilight Zone P-3, P-4 (using later U14 and U15 sound ROMs, only PA-1 uses SP-1 sound)
LTD: Time Machine (4 players) - confirmed that currently supported ROMs are correct
Micropin: Pentacup (rev. 2, 8085A hardware)
Sega: Baywatch 4.00 (Dutch) (using A4.00 display ROMs)
Williams: Pokerino (correct sound PROM)

Clones:
Addams Family, The L-5C (competition MOD) (updated with LED Ghost Fix)
Ator (2 bumpers)
Baywatch 2.01 (French)
Bigfoot R0.1e (FreeWPC based rewrite of White Water)
Big Game (MOD rev. 7 & 8)
Brave Team (Free Play)
Canasta '86' (Free Play)
Cheetah (Blue cabinet Bonus shot 1/ball)
Cirqus Voltaire (D.52 Prototype w/ support for old Ringmaster voice) - sound ROMs missing however
Clown (Inder, Free Play)
Corsario (Free Play)
Creature from the Black Lagoon L-4C (competition MOD) (updated with LED Ghost Fix)
Demolition Man LX-4C (competition MOD) (updated and also now includes LED Ghost Fix)
Demolition Man H-6C (competition MOD) (updated)
Dragonfist (MOD 3 rev. 1105 & 1109)
Flight 2000 (modified rules rev. 3335 & modified rules + sound rev. 3347)
Flintstones, The LX-3
Funhouse (Prototype System 11 Sound ROMs)
Iron Man 1.85,1.86(+Vault Editions)
Junk Yard 1.2C (competition MOD) (updated)
Jurassic Park 3.05 (misses the matching display ROM though)
Lap By Lap (Free Play)
Laser Ball L-2 (PROM Sound)
Last Action Hero 1.04 (French), 1.07
Lethal Weapon 2.04 (English), also 3.00, 3.01 (unofficial MODs)
Lord of the Rings, The 3.00
Meteor (Bonus Count and Sound Fix)
Meteor (Bonus Count Fix, MOD, Free Play rev. 64 & 65)
Meteor (Bonus Count Fix, MOD, 7-Digit, Free Play rev. 74 & 75)
Moon Light (Free Play)
Mundial 90 (Free Play)
Nine Ball (Ball handling MOD beta18)
Nitro Groundshaker (7-digit conversion with siren patch)
Oba-Oba (old hardware)
Pin-Bot J-1 (PEMBOT (no relation))
Pool Sharks LA-7C (competition MOD) (updated)
Raid, The (alternate set)
Space Train (old hardware)
Spider-Man 1.02 (English, French)
Star Trek 25th Anniversary 3.00 (unofficial MOD)
Star Wars 1.01
Strange Science rev. C (which makes this the newest we have :))
Striker Xtreme 1.00 (Italian)
Theatre of Magic 1.3XC (competition MOD) (updated)
Trident (MOD rev. 23c)
Twilight Zone L-5, LA-9 (aka PAPA Tournament Version 9.0)
WHO Dunnit 1.2 (Elevator text fix), 1.2 (German Sound / Elevator text fix)
World Cup Soccer 0.62b (FreeWPC based rewrite)

Removed Clones:
Atarians, The (MOD working bootleg) - the original ROMs work fine after latest emulation patches



Version 3.2 (October 6th, 2019) - "Sounds good II"
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Initial efforts to start converting the PinMAME source base over to the 3-Clause BSD License (not completed yet, so for the full binary package the old license stays in place for now!)

*** CORE/CPU ***
Improved HC55516 CVSD sound emulation (most Williams/Bally machines in the Gorgar up to Twilight Zone range)
Improved YM2151 sound/timing emulation (mainly WPC pre-DCS machines, maybe improves even other manufacturers like Data East)
Fixed the Nuova Bell sound board. This had various issues, and information is quite sparse
Implement 'fast flips' support for Jack*Bot and Metallica 1.80.0LE
Fix NBA Fastbreak 'fast flips' so that the million dollar shot works
Fix Champion Pub 'fast flips' support
Fixed Barni emulation
Added preliminary E.F.O. hardware support (games will crash after a few seconds due to protection)
Increased main CPU IRQ rate for Bushido, Mach 2, and Jolly Park
Decreased DMD CPU clock for Bushido, Mach 2, Jolly Park, and Verne's World
Inverted solenoid #20 on Jolly Park, fixes ball release from magnetic house
Stabilize speech on (at least) Zaccaria's Mexico 86 and Black Belt
Made sound/speech work for Cerberus and Spain 82 - the only sound device on these games is an EFO90503 (TMS5200 clone)
Fix sound command mode for Bally Squawk n Talk

Updated LISY support (Linux for Gottlieb System1 & System80, Bally, Atari, Williams and 'HOme' Pinballs): one can control real pinball machines via PinMAME, special hardware needed, have a look at http://www.lisy80.com & http://www.lisy.dev, also README.lisy

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to inkochnito, Soren, ipdb.org, Onevox, Juan José Cordero, Juan (Akiles), tecnopinball.org, David Gersic, Quench, watacaractr, idleman, Gore Daimon, Alexandre Rocha, Matt Morin, COY, Stefan Fettes, The Sanctum, Bob Kane, Flipprojets.fr
New:
Barni: Champion
Cirsa: Sport 2000
Inder: Skate Board
Maibesa: Eight Ball Champ
ManilaMatic: Master (Italian),
Top Sound (French)
Nondum / CIFA: Come Back
Playbar: Cobra
Sport Matic: Terrific Lake
Stern: Cue (Prototype)

Correct Dumps:
Inder: Clown
Nuova Bell: Top Pin
Zaccaria: Pool Champion (Italian Speech) (was fused with the also incorrect 'Pool Champion (alternate sound)' set, so removed that one, note though that even like this it is not yet the fully correct set!)

Clones:
Addams Family, The L-5C (competition MOD)
Attack From Mars 1.1 (Pinball FX MOD)
Big Guns L-AC (competition MOD)
Black Belt (Zaccaria) (Italian, German, and French Speech and corresponding Free Play variants)
Black Jack (Free Play+)
Champion Pub, The 1.6 (Pinball FX MOD)
Chicago Cubs Triple Play (German), (German Free Play)
Clash, The (unofficial MOD of Rock Encore)
Congo 1.1 with DCS-Sound rev. 1.0
Corvette PX-3 (also changed PX-4 and PX-5 to use the su2-sl1.rom sound instead of the final one)
Creature from the Black Lagoon L-4C (competition MOD) (replaces older Creature from the Black Lagoon L-5C (competition MOD))
Cyclopes (11/85)
Diner PA-0 (Prototype), LF-2 (French)
Dr. Dude LU-1 (Europe)
Eight Ball (Free Play+)
Eight Ball Deluxe (Player 2/4 Bonus Countdown Bugfix)
Elvira and the Party Monsters LF-1 (French)
Evel Knievel (Free Play+)
Fish Tales P-2 (Prototype)
Flash Gordon (French Vocalizer Sound and Free Play variant)
Freedom (Free Play+ rev. 07 and 20)
Gilligan's Island L-8
Gorgar (Lane Change MOD) (uses slam switch as lane change contact)
Heavy Metal Meltdown (German)
Jack*Bot 0.4A (Prototype)
Last Action Hero 1.06 (Canadian)
Mata Hari (Free Play+)
Medieval Madness 1.0 (Pinball FX MOD)
Metallica 1.80.0,1.80.0LE
Mousin' Around! LA-4C (competition MOD)
New Star's Phoenix (French Speech and corresponding Free Play variant)
Night Rider (Free Play+)
Party Zone F-4 (Pinball FX MOD)
Phantom of the Opera 3.1
Pharaoh L-2 (tomb sound fix MOD)
Police Force LG-4 (German)
Power Play (Free Play+)
Radical! L-1C (competition MOD)
Road Show L-6C (competition MOD)
Robocop A2.9
Rollergames L-2C (competition MOD)
Safe Cracker 1.8 (Pinball FX MOD)
Star Trek: The Next Generation LX-5
Star's Phoenix (French Speech and corresponding Free Play variant)
Star Wars 1.03 with Display A0.46
Strikes and Spares (Free Play+)
Theatre of Magic 1.3XC (competition MOD) (replaces older Theatre of Magic 1.5C (competition MOD))
Tom & Jerry (unofficial MOD of Hollywood Heat)
Wheel of Fortune 6.02 (Home Rom)
WWF Royal Rumble 1.03 (French)



Version 3.1 (July 29th, 2018) - "Flippin' fast"
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*** CORE/CPU ***
Fix wrong gain/volume of voices/sound effects in Sound Mode 1 (i.e. builtin alternate sound file support)
Further improve M114 sound core (Mr. Game)
Add save credits support for Bow & Arrow
Fix neverending sounds on LTD system 4 games, added sound support for Cowboy Eight Ball and Zephy
Fix S.A.M. PulseSolState (needed for mech) and bug in Family Guy mini-playfield lights and move the (non-modulated) LED outputs in Tron LE that occupied columns 8 and 9 so far (i.e. disabling the start button lamps) to cols 11 and 12
Implement 'fast flips' support for some S.A.M. games: Recommended table implementation is to use direct/fast flipper flips when solenoid 33 is on, but to respond to the standard flipper solenoids when 33 is off
(acd_168h, acd_170, acd_170h, avr_200, avs_170, bbh_170, bdk_294, csi_240, fg_1200, ij4_210, im_183ve, mt_145h, mtl_170h, nba_802, potc_600, rsn_110h, shr_141, smanve_101, st_161h, tf_180, tf_180h, trn_174h, twd_160, twd_160h, twenty4_150, wof_500, wpt_140a, xmn_151h)
Implement proper 'fast flips' support for some WPC-S games: Still uses solenoid 31
(WHO Dunnit)
Implement 'fast flips' support for most WPC-95 games: Takes over solenoid 31, so is compatible with the existing VP core scribts UseSolenoids=2 implementation
(Attack from Mars, Cactus Canyon, Champion Pub, Cirqus Voltaire, Congo, Fish Tales, Junk Yard, Medieval Madness, Monster Bash, NBA Fastbreak, No Good Go(l)fers, Safe Cracker, Scared Stiff, Tales of the Arabian Nights)
Implement 'fast flips' support for most Whitestar games: Uses solenoid 15
(apollo13, austin, Dale Jr., Elvis, godzilla, Grand Prix, harl_a30, hirolcas, id4, jplstw22, Lord of the Rings, lostspc, monopoly, NASCAR, nfl, playboys, rctycn, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, shrkysht, simpprty, Sopranos, spacejam, sprk_103, startrp2, strikext, strxt_uk, swtril43, term3, twst_405, vipr_102, xfiles)
Implement 'fast flips' support for most Capcom games: Uses solenoid 51
(abv106, bbb109, bsv103, ffv104, Kingpin, Pinball Magic)
Fix some (unfortunately not all) AT91 JIT crashes (i.e. S.A.M. and Whitestar II)
Fix GameOn solenoid instability when ModSol is in use
This should remove the need for tweaks in tables that use the VPMModSol=1 flag (a multi-threading problem - the code temporarily was juggling solenoids 28-32 (as they get moved to 37+ in some cases), but VPM can be used to read the values while the calculation was still updating solenoids)
Cleanup, unify and clarify some of the game names/variants
Fixed Cheap Squeak sound ROM loading for 8K sized ROMs, Space Hawks's and Dark Shadow's original sound ROMs are working now
Un-cloned some Bell games (different gameplay, different solenoid assignment, missing aux lamps etc.)

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to Destruk, ipdb.org, inkochnito, Chad Hendrickson, John Mohr, Soren, Robotworkshop, mIKL, STR Pinball, Scott Charles, Quench, eriki, okaegi, watacaractr
New:
Inder: Topaz
Mirco: Lucky Draw
Sonic: Night Fever (uses same ROMs as Playmatic Big Town)
Third World (uses same ROMs as Playmatic Big Town)
Williams: Bigfoot R0.1 & R0.1b & R0.1c & R0.1d (FreeWPC based rewrite of White Water)

Kinda new:
Baywatch 4.01 (unofficial MOD)
Hook 5.01 (unofficial MOD)

Correct Dumps:
Bally: Game Show LU-4 (Europe) (simple rename of gs_l4 to gs_lu4), LA-3 (simple rename of gs_l3 to gs_la3)
Capcom: Kingpin 1.05 Beta (simple rename of kpv106 to kpb105)
Nuova Bell: Dark Shadow
Space Hawks
Super Bowl
Williams: Mousin' Around! LA-4 (now uses the 'real' L2 sound roms. As this matches the LX-1 set then, LX-1 was removed from PinMAME)

Clones:
AC/DC 1.70.0,1.70.0LE
Baby Pac-Man (Vidiot U9 ROM Update 891-16 per Service-Bulletin dated July 11 1983)
Batman 1.03 (French)
Beach Bums (unofficial MOD of Hollywood Heat)
Black Jack (Saucer points modification)
Bow & Arrow (Prototype rev. 22)
Earthshaker PA-4
Embryon v92 (7-digit conversion and more)
Frontier (Gate Fix)
Galaxy (Planet Skillshot)
Game Show LU-3 (Europe),LG-6 (German)
High Speed L-4C (competition MOD)
Jokerz! G-4 (German)
Meteor (No Background Sound)
Pool Sharks LA-7C (competition MOD)
Safe Cracker 1.0,1.8 with Sound 1.1,1.8 No Percentaging with Sound 1.1,1.8 No Percentaging with German Sound 2.4
Space Hawks (Free Play, Dips 25 & 26 must be on)
Spider-Man 2.62 (bootleg with replaced music)
Star Trek (Stern) 1.62,1.62LE
Super Bowl (Free Play)
Vector (modified rules) rev.4,rev.10



Version 3.0 (December 24th, 2017) - "11 years in the making"
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*** GENERAL ***
Extend and update some parts of the .txt documentation files

*** CORE/CPU ***
Add support for the Stern S.A.M. platform (e.g. Stern releases from 2006-2014), special thanks for improvements to the community, notably to Arngrim, CarnyPriest and especially DJRobX
Correct SP0256 speech for IDSA games (needs additional sp0256-al2.bin file to work (for Basketball and V-1, only the latter features speech though))
Fix reset / NMI handling for IDSA V-1
Fix Stern SB300 noise generator regression (and slightly improve sound over older implementation, but still not accurate)
Fix Rescue 911 (and maybe more: SFII, WCS, Shaq, mZOIS?) DMD brightness level mapping regression
Improve Punky Willy sound emulation
Fix sound for Taito Sure Shot (sounds awful, but like the real thing :)) and Mr. Black (Z-80 version still misses sound rom dumps though) (NMI line needs to be pulsed for these games)
Make speech work for Taito Vegas and Lady Luck - working around a strange PIA issue
Fix COP420 emulation, sound works now on Zira
Add emulation pause support for alternate sound

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to ipdb.org, Effect, Juan, Jubex77, JMan, Gore Daimon, Soren, barakandl, inkochnito
New:
MAC: MAC Jungle
Stern: S.A.M. System Flash Boot 1.02,1.06,2.10,2.3,3.1
World Poker Tour 1.03(English),1.05(English),1.06(English,French,German,Italian,Spanish),1.08(English,French,German,Italian,Spanish),1.09(English,French,German,Italian,Spanish),1.09-2(French),
1.11(English,[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],French,German,[German,French],Italian,Spanish)
1.12(English,[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],French,German,[German,French],Italian,Spanish),1.129(French)
14.0(English,[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],French,German,[German,French],Italian,Spanish)
Simpsons Kooky Carnival (Redemption) 0.90 New Jersey,1.03,1.05,2.0
Pirates of the Caribbean 1.08([English,Spanish]),1.09([English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French],
1.10([English,French],[English,Italian],[German,French]),1.11([English,Spanish]),
1.13([English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),
1.15([English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),
3.00([English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),
4.00([English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),
6.0 ([English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French])
Family Guy 2.00(English),3.00([English,Italian]),4.00(English,[English,German],7.00([English,French],[English,Spanish]),8.00([English,Spanish])
10.00([English,French],[English,German],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish]),
11.0 ([English,French],[English,German],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish]),
12.0 ([English,French],[English,German],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish])
Spider-Man 1.30([English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),1.32,1.4(+[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),
1.42 BETA,1.6(+[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),1.7(+[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),
1.9(+[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),1.92(+[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),
2.0,2.1(+[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.61,Vault Edition 1.00,Vault Edition 1.01
Wheel of Fortune 1.0,2.0(+French,German,Italian),3.0(+French,German,Italian,Spanish),4.0(+French,German,Italian),4.01(Spanish),5.0(+French,German,Italian,Spanish)
Shrek 1.3,1.41
Indiana Jones 1.13(+French,German,Italian,Spanish),1.14(+French,German,Italian,Spanish),1.16(+French,German,Italian,Spanish),2.1(+French)
Batman - The Dark Knight 1.5,1.6,2.0,2.1,2.2,2.4,2.9,2.94,3.00 Home Edition/Costco
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.02,1.03,1.04,2.0,2.1,2.3,2.4
24 1.3,1.4,1.44,1.5
NBA 5.0,6.0,7.0,8.01,8.02
Big Buck Hunter Pro 1.4,1.5,1.6,1.7
Iron Man 1.0,1.1,1.2,1.4,1.6,1.81,1.82,1.83(+Vault Edition)
Avatar 1.01LE,1.06,1.1,1.2LE,2.0 New CPU
Rolling Stones, The 1.0LE,1.03,1.05,1.1,1.1LE
TRON: Legacy 1.0LE,1.10,1.1LE,1.2,1.3LE,1.4,1.4LE,1.5,1.6,1.7,1.74,1.74LE,1.7402 New CPU
Transformers 0.88LE,1.0LE,1.2,1.2LE,1.3LE,1.4,1.4LE,1.5,1.5LE,1.6,1.7,1.8,1.8LE
AC/DC 1.21,1.25,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.5LE,1.52,1.52LE,1.6,1.6LE,1.61,1.61LE,1.63,1.63LE,1.65,1.65LE,1.68,1.68LE
X-Men 1.0,1.02,1.04,1.05,1.2LE,1.21LE,1.22LE,1.23LE,1.24LE,1.3,1.3LE,1.5,1.5LE,1.51,1.51LE
Avengers, The 1.1,1.2LE,1.4,1.4LE,1.7,1.7LE
Metallica 1.03,1.05,1.06,1.12,1.13,1.13LE,1.16,1.16LE,1.2,1.2LE,1.22,1.22LE,1.5,1.5LE,1.51,1.51LE,1.6,1.6LE,1.63(+LED),1.63LE,1.64,1.64LE,1.7,1.7LE
Star Trek 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.4LE,1.41LE,1.42LE,1.5,1.5LE,1.6,1.6LE,1.61,1.61LE
Mustang 1.2,1.3,1.3LE,1.4,1.4LE(+Boss),1.45,1.45LE(+Boss)
Walking Dead, The 1.05,1.11,1.11LE,1.19,1.19LE,1.24,1.24LE,1.25,1.25LE,1.28,1.28LE,1.41,1.41LE,1.53,1.53LE,1.56,1.56LE,1.60.0,1.60.0LE

Correct Dumps:
Bally: Creature from the Black Lagoon (L-3 and D-3 use SL-1 sound ROMs)
Judge Dredd (use L-3 Sound ROMs for corrected Deadworld sounds on machines without working/modified lock)
Joctronic: Punky Willy
LTD: Space Poker (corrected one more byte in the patched ROM)
Playmatic: Zira (sound ROM is actually 2K wide and contains the same code twice)
Taito: Sure Shot (fixed bad DAC data offset in ssh_s3.bin)

Clones:
301/Bullseye (normal pinball scoring)
A.G. Football (R07u & R18u) (exact clone of A.G. Soccer-Ball)
A.G. Soccer-Ball (R07u)
Bubba the Redneck Werewolf (unofficial MOD of Hollywood Heat)
Creature from the Black Lagoon L-2 & D-2
Demolition Man LX-4C (competition MOD)
Demolition Man H-5C (competition MOD)
Demolition Man H-6C (competition MOD)
Dirty Harry LF-2
Eight Ball (Older version)
Getaway: High Speed II, The L-5C (competition MOD)
Junk Yard 1.2C (competition MOD)
Meteor (Bugfix)
Orbitor 1 (No Timed Game)
Rambo (unofficial MOD of Raven)
Star Trek: The Next Generation LX-7C (competition MOD)
Star Wars 20th Anniversary 1.07 Spanish
Striker Xtreme 1.01 Italian
Time Warp L-3
Trident (Newer version, previous trident set was renamed to tridenta)



Version 2.9 (June 11th, 2017) - "Attack of the clones"
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*** CORE/CPU *** Thanks to DJRobX, Quench and Bontango for some of these
Support for Bally's Boomerang prototype added!
Pinfixer noticed the code was available in US patent #4,198,051,
so we extracted it using OCR software, corrected obvious mistakes, fatal bugs and missing pieces
until a working version of the code emerged.
On top of that, there's also a bootleg version that works even a little better.
Support for Mirco's Spirit of 76 - finally, maybe the first commercial solid-state pinball game
Support for more Stargame games added (including new sound core for MEA 8000 emulation)
Support for Playbar's Bloody Roller, very similar hardware to Stargame's Slalom Code 0.3
Joctronic works now (e.g. Walkyria, yet still no good dumps for Punky Willy, and Pin Ball is missing entirely)
Removed a nasty hack from the Alvin G. driver
Added support for game-specific sound ROMs and correct sound bit handling for early WMS Sys3 games
Using GTS80 gen. 2 sound on Excalibur instead of gen. 3, enabling 8910 sounds (thanks to Jim Hernandez for noticing)
Fix some GTS3 DMD animations running too fast
Improved DMD brightness level mapping (again :)) for Gottlieb GTS3 & Alvin G.
Added extra display segments for some LTD-games, changed flipper enable for Sistema III
Improve Stern SB100 sound module tone frequencies
Add specialized Stern SB100B support
Support for auxiliary lamps / LEDs on Scared Stiff rev. D.01R

Change some more of the timing for the idle/throttle speed code
Fix a problem when using altsound packages (like the PinSound ones) and changing the machine volume (which resulted in doubled sounds from both emulation and altsound)
Fix some compiler issues/undefined code behavior (mainly relevant for mingw and unix/gcc builds at the moment)
Add ALSA support for Unix builds

Add LISY support (Linux for System1 & System80): one can control a Gottlieb pinball machine via PinMAME, special hardware needed, have a look at www.lisy80.com

Updated to zlib 1.2.11
Updated to latest Pin2DMD dlls

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to Flipprojets.fr for all the GTS80b-sets (plus Free Play patches), ipdb.org, exegeta for all the LTD and Taito games and clones, tecnopinball.org, Juan, Corey, barakandl, Pinfixer, Effect
New:
Bally: Boomerang prototype (and bootleg set)
LTD: Arizona
Cowboy Eight Ball (and alternate set)
Disco Dancing
Force
Haunted Hotel
Hustler
King Kong
Martian Queen (only a bad dump exists which has been patched to make things work)
Space Poker (only a bad dump exists which has been patched to make things work)
Time Machine (only a bad dump exists which has been patched to make things work (4p version))
Trick Shooter
Viking King
MAC: Galaxy Play
Mirco: Spirit of 76
Playbar: Bloody Roller
Stargame: Slalom Code 0.3
Space Ship
White Force

Correct Dumps:
Bally: Flash Gordon (prototype rev. 1) (missing U10 dump was rediscovered)
Inder: Metal Man (corrected one music ROM)
LTD: Columbia (previously supported was in fact one ROM from pecmen)
Taito: Lady Luck (sound dumps were the ones from Vegas before)
Volley (formerly known as Voley Ball and also was missing main CPU dumps)
WMS: Contact, Disco Fever, Phoenix, World Cup (correct sound ROMs)
Demolition Man (H-5B Coin Play), Demolition Man (DH-5B Coin Play LED Ghost Fix), Demolition Man (H-6B Coin Play) (all repatched correctly)

Clones:
Amazon Hunt II (French Free Play)
Amazon Hunt III (French Free Play)
Amazon Hunt III (rev. 1 French)
Amazon Hunt III (rev. 1 French Free Play)
Arena (Free Play)
Arena (French)
Arena (French Free Play)
Arena (German)
Arena (German Free Play)
Arena (rev. 1 Free Play)
Bad Girls (Free Play)
Bad Girls (French)
Bad Girls (French Free Play) (enabled by setting the maximum number of credits to 20 (both DIP 15 and 16 ON))
Bad Girls (German)
Bad Girls (German Free Play) (enabled by setting the maximum number of credits to 20 (both DIP 15 and 16 ON))
Beat the Clock (with flasher support)
Big House (Free Play)
Big House (French)
Big House (French Free Play)
Big House (German)
Big House (German Free Play)
Black Knight 2000 (PF-1)
Bone Busters Inc. (Free Play)
Bone Busters Inc. (French Free Play)
Bone Busters Inc. (German)
Bone Busters Inc. (German Free Play)
Bounty Hunter (Free Play)
Bounty Hunter (German)
Bounty Hunter (German Free Play)
Caveman (Evolution, unofficial MOD)
Cheetah (Blue cabinet)
Chicago Cubs Triple Play (Free Play)
Chicago Cubs Triple Play (rev. 1 Free Play)
Diamond Lady (Free Play)
Diamond Lady (French)
Diamond Lady (French Free Play)
Diamond Lady (German)
Diamond Lady (German Free Play)
Excalibur
Excalibur (Free Play)
Excalibur (French Free Play)
Excalibur (German)
Excalibur (German Free Play)
Genesis (Free Play)
Genesis (French)
Genesis (French Free Play)
Genesis (German)
Genesis (German Free Play)
Gold Wings (Free Play)
Gold Wings (French)
Gold Wings (French Free Play)
Gold Wings (German)
Gold Wings (German Free Play)
Harley-Davidson (Bally, L-2 and D-2)
Haunted House (rev. 3 unofficial MOD)
Haunted House (rev. 3 unofficial MOD, LED)
Haunted House (rev. 3 unofficial MOD, LED+Secret Tunnel)
Haunted House (rev. 4 unofficial Votrax speech MOD, misses the sound dumps though!)
Haunted House (rev. 4 unofficial Votrax speech MOD, LED, misses the sound dumps though!)
Haunted House (rev. 4 unofficial Votrax speech MOD, LED+Secret Tunnel, misses the sound dumps though!)
Hollywood Heat (Free Play)
Hollywood Heat (French)
Hollywood Heat (French Free Play)
Hollywood Heat (German)
Hollywood Heat (German Free Play)
Hot Shots (Free Play) (enabled by setting the maximum number of credits to 20 (both DIP 15 and 16 ON))
Hot Shots (French)
Hot Shots (French Free Play) (enabled by setting the maximum number of credits to 20 (both DIP 15 and 16 ON))
Hot Shots (German)
Hot Shots (German Free Play) (enabled by setting the maximum number of credits to 20 (both DIP 15 and 16 ON))
Mars - God of War (Prototype)
Mars - God of War (rev. 2 unofficial MOD, fixes a potential startup problem)
Monte Carlo (Free Play)
Monte Carlo (French)
Monte Carlo (French Free Play)
Monte Carlo (German)
Monte Carlo (German Free Play)
Monte Carlo (rev. 1 Free Play)
Monte Carlo (rev. 2)
Monte Carlo (rev. 2 Free Play)
MotorDome (German)
Night Moves (Free Play)
Pink Panther (sound correction fix)
Raven (Free Play)
Raven (German)
Raven (German Free Play)
Raven (rev. 1 Free Play)
Road Show (Prototype P-3 Sound ROM, combined with LX-2 Game ROM for now)
Robo-War (Free Play)
Robo-War (French)
Robo-War (French Free Play)
Rock (Free Play)
Rock (German)
Rock (German Free Play)
Rock Encore (Free Play)
Rock Encore (German)
Rock Encore (German Free Play)
Rocky (French speech)
Rollergames (AD-2 Prototype) (sample/prototype with 8 drop targets)
Rollergames (LF-2 French)
Rollergames (LF-3 French)
Spring Break (Free Play)
Spring Break (French)
Spring Break (French Free Play)
Spring Break (German)
Spring Break (German Free Play)
Spring Break (rev. 1 Free Play)
Spring Break (single ball game, Free Play)
Tag-Team Pinball (Free Play)
Tag-Team Pinball (German)
Tag-Team Pinball (German Free Play)
Tag-Team Pinball (rev.2 Free Play)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1.04 German)
TX-Sector (Free Play)
TX-Sector (French)
TX-Sector (French Free Play)
TX-Sector (German)
TX-Sector (German Free Play)
U.S.A. Football (R01u)
Victory (Free Play)
Victory (French)
Victory (French Free Play)
Victory (German)
Victory (German Free Play)
Zephy (alternate set)



Version 2.8b (December 29th, 2016)
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*** CORE/CPU ***
Optimize general sound resampling code
Expose new option "resampling_quality" to choose between fast/low quality (mode 0) and normal (mode 1)



Version 2.8 (December 24th, 2016) - "Sounds good"
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*** CORE/CPU *** Thanks to DJRobX and lucky1 and mjr for some of these
Improve precision/performance of general sound filtering and resampling to final output sample rate (latter using libsamplerate by Erik de Castro Lopo now)
Improve sound pitch for old Sterns (Catacomb, Flight 2000, Freefall, Lightning, Orbitor 1, and Split Second)
Further improved BSMT2000 sound core for Sega, Alvin G., Data East (Batman and newer), and Stern (up to Terminator 3) DMD generation games
Further improved AT91 sound core for the rest of the Stern DMDs (Elvis, LOTR, RBION, Sopranos, Nascar/Grand Prix/Dale Jr.)
but still one should avoid high volume levels for these machines (~24 and above, for example on Nascar, or even ~20 on LOTR)
Improved AT91 core emulation features
and add 'at91jit' option to disable it
Improved FM sound emulation cores (like AY8910, YMF262 and YM2151: so a lot of Gottlieb generations, old Ballys, pre-DCS games, etc)
Slightly improved TMS5200 core (Bally Centaur, etc), especially the wrong pitch if Zaccaria games were run after the first time from within VP
Use reverb for all sound cores (not just TMS5200) used in Bally Centaur
Improved M114 sound core (Mr. Game)
Improved HC55516 CVSD sound core (Gorgar up to Twilight Zone, etc) and add some lowpass filtering (active only on older machines) to remove some of the audible noise
Slightly lowpass filter DCS sound core (Indiana Jones and up) to remove some of the audible noise and additional sound throttling adjustments
Improved GTS80BS/GTS3 DAC & OKI6376/ADPCM sound cores (Gottlieb DMDs, etc)
Improved GTS80SS DAC sound core (Haunted House, Black Hole, Mars - God of War, etc)
Improved Capcom sound core

Improved DMD brightness level mapping for Gottlieb GTS3 & Alvin G.
Retweak Pistol Poker to use the correct 12MHz clock

Add support for modulated/multi-level flashers on WPC (see whatsnewVPM.txt on how to enable it)
Add support for GI on Whitestar
Improve NGG wheel by using the mech class to simulate the spinning wheel

Reduce latency of input handling, especially on WPC and add new options around this:
cpu_affinity_mask (default 0, note that its really a mask: For CPU #1 only, set it to 1 (=2^(1-1)), CPU #4 only is 8 (=2^(4-1)), so CPU's 1 and 4 is 9 (=2^(1-1) + 2^(4-1)) then, etc) and
low_latency_throttle (default 1, will divide an emulated frame into more parts to reduce input latency)

Change scaling of the window content if DirectX disabled (incl. 64bit compile) to fit the full window, incl. bilinear upsampling of the DMD/Segments (latter using BasicBitmap by skywind)
Fix window size issues if an additional mini-DMD is in use

Store DMD dumps in a DmdDump subfolder (but only if it already exists)

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to pinball-broker, Juan, Timmo, Chad Hendrickson, Inkochnito, zaccaria-pinball.com, ipdb.org
Add sound rom dump to U-Boat 65

New:
JocMatic: Rider's Surf (running on Playmatic hardware)

Kinda new:
Hook 5.00 (unofficial MOD)
Star Wars 20th Anniversary 1.06 & 1.07
Tommy 5.00 (unofficial MOD)

Clones:
ABC Monday Night Football 2.9 50cts (B5 ROM from IPDB has a wrong checksum)
Back to the Future 2.8
Dragonfist Bootleg 2 (matches drop target scoring with the instruction card/manual)
Laser Cue L-3 (Neverending Bell Fix)
Lost in Space 1.01 French
Stargate rev.5
Star God (alternate version)
X-Files 3.03 French



Version 2.7 (June 08th, 2016) - "Alive and kicking"
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*** CORE/CPU ***
64bit compilation supported
XMAME port for unix/linux systems
PROC support (needs special compile with PROC_SUPPORT defined) to drive (at least) real WPC machines with PinMAME/PROC

New S14001A sound core for old Sterns (Catacomb, Flight 2000, Freefall, Lightning, Orbitor 1, and Split Second)
Improved BSMT2000 sound core for Sega, Alvin G., Data East (Batman and newer), and Stern (up to Terminator 3) DMD generation games
Improved AT91 sound core for the rest of the Stern DMDs (Elvis, LOTR, RBION, Sopranos, Nascar/Grand Prix/Dale Jr.)
Improved Brave Team sound core

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to Inkochnito, Soren
New:
MAC: MAC Jungle (1995 version)
Sleic: Bike Race (2-ball play) (not working yet)
Sonic: Hang-On
Unknown: Wild Texas (Firepower II Modification)

Clones:
Bram Stoker's Dracula L-2C (competition MOD)
Creature from the Black Lagoon L-5C (competition MOD)
Dr. Dude LA-3C (competition MOD)
Earthshaker LA-4C (competition MOD)
Hook 4.01p (4.01 with Prototype Sound)
Inder Centaur (alternate version)
Hyperball L-3
Lethal Weapon 2.03
Meteor (Bonus Count Fix, 'Fixes a rare bug where the bonus seems to countdown endlessly')
Taxi LU-1
Taxi (Lola) L-5C (competition MOD)
Taxi (Marilyn) L-5C (competition MOD)
Theatre of Magic 1.5C (competition MOD)
Tales of the Arabian Nights 1.5C (competition MOD)
World Cup Soccer LX-3C (competition MOD)



Version 2.6 (December 24, 2015) - "The team awakens"
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Three and a half years have gone by since the last release.
We kept everybody happy by putting out beta versions now and then,
but now we felt the time was right to issue a new version.

This time, Visual PinMAME will also be bundled with the new VP10 in one installer package
in order to reduce the amount of inherent knowledge needed to create a working playable setup.

Have fun, and Merry Christmas everyone! :)

*** CORE/CPU ***
Set DCS sample rate to 31,250 Hz, fixes most DCS sound issues
Optimization to DCS sound decoding for 1993-era games (STTNG, IJ, JD)
(Optional) Separate RGB-Color selection for the 4 DMD shades
Added driver for MAC / CICPlay games
Correct display outputs on IDSA
Slight digits correction for Papillon
Different display handling for Tecnoplay "Space Team"
Added Y8950 sound for Tecnoplay games and Astrocade sound for Midway's Rotation VIII
Corrected Atari gen.1 & gen.2 sound (so make sure you have the 82s130.bin in the ROM set)
Fixed display width for Black Belt (Squawk and Talk)
Some fixes for Midnight Marauders
Corrected CPU clock, RIOT speed, displays for GTS80B
Corrected GTS80 SS sound clock
Cured scratchy GTS80 sound after reset
Corrected DMD for Strikes n' Spares
Added new chirp table & reverb for TMS5200 (Bally Centaur, etc) (so make sure to delete an existing nvram of centaur)
Made some Inder games sound a lot nicer then before, adjusted music / speech pitch for Metal Man
Tweak CPU clock for Mystery Castle to make it look more correct
Fixed single zero digit on Odin & Odin Deluxe
Tweak IRQ4 frequency for Kingpin & Flipper Football (slightly improves lamp issues)
Improve Solenoids on Playmatic games
Improve Speech on Nuova Bell and Jeutel games
Fix some/most of the general sound stutter issues by improving the throttle code
Improve performance for all ARM7 based games (e.g. Whitestar II)
Added mech handler for mech #0 (goalie) in WCS:
The goalie will assume positions between 0 (max. left) and 50 (max. right), and will close the left switch when < 10 and the right one when > 40
Also Mech #1 (ball) will now return the speed of the ball rather than its position, with values ranging from -120 to 120
Changed head mech handler for PZ:
Head will assume varying positions between 0 and 95 that translate to test positions 0 to 6 (within small ranges)
Updated to zlib 1.2.8

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to John Lundy, Inkochnito, John Wart Jr, Mitch, John Crawford, Kelley, Juan, pinball-broker, François, PinKitty, Tim Polzin & Chad Hendrickson
New:
Apple Time: Thunder Man
Atari: 4x4 (not working yet)
Bally: Big Bat (bat game)
Barni: Red Baron (not working yet)
CICPlay: Galaxy Play 2,
Kidnap
Data East: King Kong 1.0
Inder: Centaur
Joctronic: Punky Willy (not working yet, incomplete dumps),
Walkyria (not working yet)
JP: support correct sound ROMs for Olympus,
renamed unknown jpgame to petacona (Petaco with new hardware, alternate set)
MAC: MAC's Galaxy,
Space Train,
Space Panther,
NBA MAC,
and a yet unknown game (may be an alternate Space Panther version)
Peyper: Sir Lancelot (incomplete sound because of undumped MCU)
Playmatic: Flash Dragon (alternate set & sound support),
Miss Dicso (bingo machine, not working yet),
Phantom Ship (no sound yet)
Premier: Amazon Hunt II & III
Sleic: Bike Race (not working yet),
Io Moon (not working yet)
Stargame: Iron Balls
Stern: Dale Jr. (Nascar 5.00)
Valley: Spectra IV (good U4 dump for correctly timed bonus countdown)
WMS: Demolition Time 0.99 & 1.01 (FreeWPC based rewrite of Demolition Man),
Rush Pinball (custom MOD, no sound)

Kinda new:
Jurassic Park 6.00 (unofficial MOD)
Last Action Hero 1.13 (unofficial MOD)
Star Wars 20th Anniversary 1.04
Tales from the Crypt 4.00 (unofficial MOD)

Clones:
Al's Garage Band Goes On A World Tour R06a
Amazon Hunt (alternate set)
Apollo 13 2.03 & 5.01/Display 4.01
Arena (alternate set)
Banzai Run (L-3 with changed target sounds)
Batman Forever 1.02 & 2.02
Baywatch 3.00 Dutch & 4.00 England & 4.00 Dutch
Black Belt (Bally) Squawk & Talk (revision 7/10/86 and 7/16/86)
Black Knight 2000 LA-2, PA-5 & PA-7
Bone Busters (French)
Breakshot 1.2
Chicago Cubs Triple Play (alternate set)
Continental Bingo (alternate set)
Corvette LX-2 & LA-1
Creature from the Black Lagoon P-3
Cue Ball Wizard rev.2 & rev.3
Cyclone L-1
Devil Riders (French speech) one ROM is missing, unfortunately
Diner LU-2
Fire L-2
Fish Tales L-5 & D-6 with wrong text size patch (0x6C6AA changed from 0x25 to 0x14) & LED Ghost Fix
Flash L-2 (yellow flipper ROMs)
Funhouse L-2
Godzilla 0.90 & 1.00
Grand Lizard L-3
Guns n' Roses 3.00 French
Guns n' Roses 3.00 Dutch
Hyperball L-2
Independence Day 2.01 & French/Display 2.00
Indiana Jones P-2
Indy 500 1.0R
Joust L-1
Jungle Lord L-1 & New Tricks Home ROMs by A.M. Thurnherr
Kiss prototype v.2 (not working yet)
Laser War 8.1
Lethal Weapon 2.08p voices mod
Lost in Space US display 1.01 & German display 1.02
Mars - God of War French
Monopoly 2.51 (Italian display)
Monster Bash 0.5
Monte Carlo (alternate set)
No Fear 1.1X
No Good Gofers 1.2
Party Animal (German)
Phantom of the Opera 2.9
Pin-Bot P-4 & L-1 & L-5 mod
Pistol Poker R01
Pool Sharks LA-5
Popeye LA-4 & LX-4
Punchy the Clown R03
Raven (alternate set)
Riverboat Gambler PA-7
Robocop 3.0
Rotation VIII v.1.01 & 1.15
STTNG P-8 & L-3
Secret Service 4.2 (alternate sound)
Soccer Kings (alternate set)
Corrected display rom for South Park 0.90
Space Jam 2.00
Space Shuttle L-3
Spring Break (alternate set)
Star Trek 25th Anniversary 1.17
Starship Troopers 2.00
Still Crazy L-1
Strikes n' Spares rev.2
Swords of Fury L-1
Taxi P-5
Theatre of Magic 1.3 (French)
The Shadow LH-6 with wrong text index patch (0x520AA changed from 0x69 to 0x68)
Thunderball P-1 & P-2 & P-3
Time Machine 1.8 German
Tommy 1.02
Torpedo Alley 1.6
Viper Night Drivin' v1.02
Volcano (Sound Only, alternate version 2)
World Cup Soccer '94 LA-2
X-Files 2.00



Version 2.5 (June 5, 2012) - "Playmatics on the loose!"
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A lot of work has been done on Playmatic. I was happy enough to simply be able to play the games, but then Gerrit went ahead and got the sound working too! We're still looking for roms for Playmatic Stop Ship and Playmatic Phantom Ship so if you see those, let us know please.
With help from Matt Elder and Basillo Garcia, we managed to get working roms for Inder Metal Man and Spinball's last game - Verne's World.
S1500 was kind enough to send us the game code for "White Force" and I hope to see it working soon. Enjoy!

*** CORE/CPU ***
Improved segmented displays for WPC alphanumeric games
Corrected DMD colors for Gottlieb system 3 games
Improved DMD displays for Alvin G
Preliminary support for IDSA SP0256 sound chip
Playmatic System 2 sound now works and games are playable!
Peyper/Sonic/Juegos Populares Dip Switch Handling has been changed - anyone who used dip menus for those games will need to adjust dip values
Playmatic Lamp Numbering has changed to match the schematics
Spectra IV - new U4 for better game operation - if you play this game, grab the new romset from vpforums.org

*** ROM SUPPORT *** at least 55 new romsets!
Alvin G Mystery Castle - 3 DMD rom "enhanced romset"
Bally Strange Science (German) - Lee Buck
Bell Games World Defender (Free Play)
Funhouse 9.06H, Whitewater LH6C, Cirqus Voltaire 2.0HC (Coin Play Enabled)/T2 L-81/T2 L-82 - thanks MrGlee!
Apollo 13 1.00
Alternate versions of Ripleys, Sopranos, Nascar, Grand Prix, LOTR - thanks Micko!
Alternate Stern Harley Davidson
Stern Playboy 3.02/Simpsons Party 3.00/Terminator 3 3.01
FreeWPC Twilight Zone 0.97/1.00/FreeWPC Corvette .61
Cactus Canyon 1.04/1.00 - Lee Buck
Congo 1.1, F-14 Tomcat P-5, Secret Service b26 (alternate Sound) - thanks Inkochnito
Getaway P-B
Johnny Mnemonic 0.5R/No Fear 1.0 - John Wart Jr.
Judge Dredd L-4/L-5, Shadow LA-6
Safecracker 0.91
STTNG P-4 - Scott Charles
IDSA V-1/Basketball
Inder Metal Man/Moon Light
Juegos Populares Halley Comet/Petaco 2/Pimbal "Pinball 3000"
Peyper Nemesis/Odin - Basillo
Playmatic Flash Dragon, Nautilus, Skill Flight, Star Fire (alternate set), The Raid
Playmatic Megaaton (alternate set) - Didier
Playmatic Zira - Lee Buck
Sonic Gamatron/Sonic Star Wars (alternate set)
Spinball Verne's World
Videodens Ator - Basillo
Videodens Papillon - Lee Buck



Version 2.4 (August 19, 2011) - "Summertime"
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Eight months is a long time to go without a release, but we wanted to make some significant progress
with plenty of testing, so it's here now. We thought the rom fountain had run dry, but then
Seymour Shabow mentioned he had worked on free play roms, Micko alerted us to alternate Stern roms,
David Gersic posted his modified Zaccaria Free Play roms, and Inkochnito told us we were missing a lot
of roms from Oliver Okaegi... so...a whole lot of typing was required to add support for all of these!

One of our goals is to archive all pinball game code, as well as code that runs on pinball hardware.
If you think you have code we don't support, please let one of us know.

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Atari sound has been improved [Gerrit Volkenborn/Pascal Janin]
GamePlan Lady Sharpshooter's solenoids now work 100%
Added support for Jeutel - fully emulated with sound and speech [Gerrit Volkenborn]
Updated TMS 5220 to latest MAME core code
Added support for Valley Manufacturing [Gerrit Volkenborn]
Zaccaria - Added support for SenseInput line and enhanced diagnostic output [Gerrit Volkenborn/David Gersic]
Improved speech emulation for Bally 35, Nuova Bell, and Zaccaria Generation 2 [Gerrit Volkenborn]

Corrected spinners for PinMAME simulators [Steve Ellenoff]
Added simulator for Sega Harley Davidson [Steve Ellenoff/Brian Smith]
Improved simulator for Stern Monopoly [Brian Smith]

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Bowlers: Aristocrat, King Tut, Pompeii, Tic-Tac-Strike L-1 and L-2
Corrected sound roms for Aristocrat, Pompeii, Shuffle Inn, Taurus, Topaz
Data East: Tales from the Crypt 3.02 Dutch (thanks Inkochnito!)
GamePlan: alternate Lady Sharpshooter set
Inder: Mundial 90
Juegos Populares: Halley Comet, Olympus (good game rom)
Sega: South Park 0.96 (thanks Inkochnito!) and Stern Harley Davidson 3rd Edition 4.0 (thanks Steve Ellenoff!)
Cut the Cheese and Cut the Cheese Deluxe
Taito: Zeke's Peak (Ice Cold Beer clone)
Valley Spectra IV

Added a whole bunch of Stern whitestar revisions (thanks Micko!)
Added Oliver Okaegi sets that were missing or skipped in previous PinMAME releases
Added FreeWPC sets that work in PinMAME/Visual PinMAME
Added Free Play and alternate rules roms for early Stern (thanks Seymour Shabow!)
Added Free Play roms for Zaccaria (thanks David Gersic!)
Added a lot of WPC/WPC-95 sets including the real Scared Stiff prototype rom with working kickback! (thanks Pete Haduch!)



Version 2.3 (December 24, 2010) - "Merry Christmas"
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And here we are again at the end of another year for PinMAME; time flies!

And it was a good year for pinball and pinball emulation in particular:
Maddes moved the code repository from CVS to SVN on SourceForge,
and Randall Perlow joined the crew to work on the Micropin emulation,
which was perfect because he owns the real thing as well! :)

Also, there are finally some good reads for Astro's "Black Sheep Squadron"
(thanks to Dave from Alltek Systems), something I didn't believe I'd ever
see in my lifetime. The game is not that great actually, but we were hunting
for a good set of ROMs for like 10 years... ;)

Also: Brian got the speech ROM for "Caribbean Cruise" from Steve Young,
the missing DMD ROM for "Aaron Spelling" from Mike Pacak,
and built in support for Ed Cheung's WPC "ghosting" patch ROMs, which
should make for a clearer look in our emulated version too.

Last but not least we found a sound ROM revision for Williams Space Shuttle
that corrects a bug in the previously known U49 dump which was provided by
WMS themselves! We're pretty sure that this ROM was patched by WMS themselves,
and probably used for most production games, only it apparently never made it
into WMS' official ROM database!

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Added support for Micropin Pentacup [Randall Perlow]
Added dumpframes support to export DMD data to text file [Thanks to Toxie and Highrise]
(disabled by default, change DUMPFRAMES to 1 in core.c and rebuild to enable)
Added preliminary support for Stargame Mephisto (not working at all right now)
Added Christian Tabart sound support [Gerrit Volkenborn]
Added debugger option to access the internal RAM of I8039 CPU family [Gerrit Volkenborn]

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Loads of new dumps here and there (see above for examples)
Williams Funhouse 9.05H and some other WMS clones
Bell: Super Bowl (based on Bally's X's & O's)
Taito: Ice Cold Beer (a non-pinball skill game)
Christian Tabart: L'Hexagone, using Gottlieb "Genie" ROM but adding a modern sound board
(thanks to Michel Achille, designer of that very board!)
Jac Van Ham: Movie Masters (sound ROM not dumped yet)
Juegos Populares: Olympus (sound ROMs only)
Micropin: Pentacup
Peyper: Wolf Man
Support for more Playmatic games (thanks to Basilio Garcia and Paulo Branco)
- Big Town / Party (those use the same ROMs as Last Lap)
- Antar (alternate set)
- Attack
- Black Fever
- Cerberus
- Rock 2500
- Spain '82
- Star Fire
- Trailer
- UFO-X


Version 2.2 (January 11, 2010) - "As time goes by"
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At first: Happy Birthday Gaston!!!

Another year slipped by and we are curious what the year 2010 will bring.
So at the start of 2010 we finally bring you a new release. With Brian now
working hard on Visual Pinball and putting out lots of new VP versions the
release schedule of PinMAME looks really slow, but let us say it is just
because PinMAME is rock solid.

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Support for Capcom shaded lamps (using ChangedDMD array)
Reduced DE DMD clock to 2 MHz, making games & sounds sync better
Reversed EOS switches for F14 Tomcat
Corrections for shallow Gottlieb driver prototypes
Kiss prototype moved to own source file kissp.c
Re-added comments to byvidpin.c
Gottlieb 9-segment digits replaced with legible alphanumerics (in DEBUG mode only)
Added four more key columns (triggered by Q-Z through R-V combinations, DEBUG only)
Added support to compile PinMAME with GCC 4.0, hopefully this will create interest for someone to build a Linux version
Replaced void* by genf* for GCC 4.0

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Gottlieb Strikes n' Spares (rev. 1)
Gottlieb World Challenge Soccer (disp. rev. 2)
Gottlieb Mario Andretti (prototype rev. 4)
Sega Wack-a-Doodle-Doo
Williams F-14 Tomcat (P-3, P-4)
Toptronic unknown game on Gottlieb System 3 hardware (not working?)
Sonic Solar Wars [tecnopinball.org]
Playmatic Chance [pinball-dreams.com]
Williams The Machine: Bride of PinBot (L-3), thanks to Inkochnito
Sega X-Files (rev. 2.04), thanks to Inkochnito
WMS No Good Gofers (rev. 1.0), thanks to Steve Ellenoff


Version 2.1 (February 1, 2009) - "Keep 'em coming!"
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OK, so six months have passed yet again - amazing how time flies.
Despite the fact that all major manufacturers are emulated by now, there's
still enough to do to iron out all of the bugs and inaccuracies.

From time to time a few new games show up unexpectedly, like the new batch
coming in from tecnopinball.org in January: three new Juegos Populares games,
also Inder Atleta, and another oddball: Videodens "Break".
Some special greetings go to the makers of that invaluable resource site! :)

Despite the fact there is NO manual or schematics drawing to work with yet,
we managed to get Break working somehow - Spanish manufacturers were pretty
much fixated on the Z80 cpu and the AY-8910 sound chip, so it wasn't
all that hard really...

Jac van Ham, a rare Dutch manufacturer, joins the club with a game called
"Escape", adding a new CPU (TMS9980-A) to our core at the same time.

Some people contributed by providing new dumps for known bad roms as well:
David Seidman finally managed to get good reads off Black Sheep Squadron.
Jerry Clause re-read the U6 speech rom on Flash Gordon's vocalizer set, so
the hissing and stuttering is gone now.

Thanks to all our contributors, especially to Inkochnito for locating some
very hard to find roms over and over again all those years! What would we
do without you? -- Hmm, a lot more vacation, I guess (just kidding)! ;)

On the emulation side of it, sound was improved for Bally games using the
old "Sounds Plus" sound board, so it plays a few more sounds now.
Also, Gottlieb System 80B had another issue with melody playing at game start
which wasn't supposed to happen at all.
In the same vein, Jokerz, Pool Sharks, and Blackwater 100 had their sound
startup issues corrected, meaning that BW100's sound is finally working BTW.

Well, that's basically it. So enjoy our latest feat, and "keep 'em coming!"

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Fixed a bug for Bally-51 Sounds Plus
Fixed sound issues on Gottlieb System 80B
Fixed Blackwater 100 sound startup
Fixed startup sound for Jokerz / Pool Sharks
Corrected Playmatic Last Lap, game works now
Better working Bally 68701 prototype games
Added TMS9980-A cpu support

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Added Bally Party Zone L-3 [ipdb.org]
Added WMS Banzai Run G-3 (German) [ipdb.org]
Added Juegos Populares: Featon, Petaco, Aqualand [tecnopinball.org]
Added Jac van Ham Escape [Inkochnito / Ronald Knor]
Added Videodens Break (NVRAM not working yet) [tecnopinball.org]
Added Inder Atleta [tecnopinball.org]
Added Flash Gordon Prototype rev. 2 (working) [pinballjail]
Corrected checksums for Bally Flash Gordon (vocalizer sound) [Jerry Clause]
Corrected checksums for Astro Black Sheep Squadron [David Seidman]


Version 2.0 (August 1, 2008) - "Free Play Only!"
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This major version number change has nothing to do with new functionality for
once - it was done to mark a different milestone in the PinMAME development:
from this day on, anybody will be free to compile Visual PinMAME for himself,
so the four formerly crypted files are available in their unencrypted version
from our source code repository now!

At the same time the expiration date was removed, so this version is both
totally OPEN SOURCE and NEVER-EXPIRING at the same time. Well worth a 2.0,
what do you think? ;)

On a sad note, this means we won't emulate the new S.A.M. system by Stern for
quite some time to come - because of the same reason Visual PinMAME was closed
source before: once you're able to emulate one of the games using that
platform, all of the other games will work instantaneously as well!

However, development on all other manufacturer's platforms is continuing.
Playmatic games are working a little by now, and we will see more improvement
in the future for sure; sound is next on our issue list.

The TMS5200 is about the most complicated piece of hardware to emulate it
seems; Lord Nightmare spends almost all of his free time to get it right,
and we'll keep track of the latest outcomings as used in MAME, and will port
the updates to PinMAME as soon as they are available.
With this release, the speech sounds no longer as "hollow" as it did before,
and a few chirps and clicks are gone by using the TMS5200 specific emulation.

Some more (Nuova) Bell games were added, and a dart-based pinball conversion
kit for Bally machines was found by JRR (thanks!)
Brian also came up with Alvin G.'s "USA Football". :)

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Added new debugger command CODELIST
Fixed some disassembler glitches in the 6809 debugger
Better TMS5200 emulation for Bally / Zaccaria games that use it
Updates CDP1802 CPU to lastest MAME core

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Added Bell's Tiger Rag (thanks to Inkochnito & Hans Balk)
Added Nuova Bell's World Defender (-"-)
Added Nuova Bell's Dark Shadow (-"-)
Added Nuova Bell's Skill Flight (-"-)
Added Nuova Bell's Cobra (-"-)
Added Nuova Bell's Top Pin (-"-)
Added Nuova Bell's U-Boat 65 (-"-)
Added Grand Products' 301/Bullseye (thanks to Inkochnito & J.R.Robertson)
Added Alvin G.'s USA Football


Version 1.60 (April 18, 2008) - "For Tanja"
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This latest release took a little longer as originally expected because
a good friend of Gerrit, Tanja, suddenly died at at the age of 29 years.
It took him a while to overcome the loss...

This release sees an update to the HC55516 sound chip used for speech/FX on
all WMS games from Gorgar up to Twilight Zone. Static noise and distortion
levels are reduced, and generally sound reproduction is clearer than before.
At the same time, Bally's "Xenon" and "Flash Gordon" using the vocalizer
sound board were increased in speech volume.

A fix was added for "The Sopranos" so the game will not crash any longer
after starting the "Bing!" mode, or the Boss mode.

And finally, with the addition of "Hoops", the Gottlieb collection is finally
complete in PinMAME, with the exception of some kits (like Amazon Hunt II)!

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Changes applied to sound reproduction of HC55516 chip
Fixed memory reads for Whitestar games (eg. The Sopranos)
Added support for some Bally prototype games

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Added Gottlieb Hoops (thanks to Ingo Kramer and Armin Bernemann)
Added Bally Eight Ball Deluxe prototypes (thanks to Kelley)
Added Williams Star Trax prototype (thanks to Kelley)
Added Shuffle Inn (minus one sound rom)


Version 1.59 (February 17, 2008) - "The lost sounds"
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And yet another bugfix release - just a little more than two weeks later!

Gottlieb's System 3 has now access to all of the content of the OKI chip's
speech & sound roms, enabling some long-lost quotes like "Jackpot!" on
Stargate, or "You need another coin" on Barb Wire.
At the same time the sampling speed was adjusted, for it was playing too
fast before, and made some game soundtrack sound real bad (eg. Wipeout)!

Some preliminary sound was added for the Zaccaria 1-player games. It probably
sounds nothing like the original, for lack of comparison sound clips mostly!

A few clones and new games were added, for instance the "Addams Family Values"
coin dropper, and the newly-found Rock Encore. So nothing spectacular here. ;)

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Full OKI 6295 rom support for Gottlieb System 3 games
Decreased sampling frequency by 5.6% for games using the OKI 6295 chip
HSTD flashing in all player score panels for Gottlieb System 1 games
Preliminary sound support for Zaccaria prototype machines

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Added Addams Family Values (coin dropping game)
Added Rock Encore (different sound version for Premier's "Rock")
Added NBA Fastbreak U2 sound version 0.4 (gives a warning but still plays)
Added Baby Pacman home roms by Okaegi


Version 1.58 (February 1, 2008) - "The complete series"
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This is more of a bugfix release. It does not implement any new features
besides the inclusion of Zaccaria's "Ski Jump", which makes this series
complete (with the exception of sound).

The first and probably most important issue is the bug fix for the PPS-4/2
CPU used on Gottlieb System 1 games. Version 1.57 had a bug left that kept
the bonus from accumulating properly (or counting down, for that matter),
and another "bug" that kept the game diagnostics / adjustment menu from
progressing through its items. Actually if you look at the data sheets for
the PPS-4, it seems the emulation was *correct* in 1.57 and now we had to
deliberately introduce a bug so it works!?
Well, never mind now - as long as it plays fine. :)

Next, we are quite worried by the fact that many Gottlieb / Premier games
have sounds missing, so some effort was put into getting these to work.
Most notably, all of the drum sounds were missing from System80B games
of the first generation. Well, not anymore now! ;)
Also, the general output volume of the SP0250 sound/speech chip was too low
so far, making most bass sounds almost inaudible, so we cranked that up!
Finally, Gerrit turned off the channel suppression feature of the OKI6295
ADPCM chip, so now essentially every started sound will play until it ends,
or until it's cut short by another sound playing on the same voice channel.
This, of course, is a step back in terms of hardware accuracy, so it won't
last long... it was done as a quick fix to show the hardware is capable of
producing more sounds than in did in previous releases, and maybe to find
a way of getting it right someday.

For all 6-digit display haters out there, we added support for Oliver's
7-digit Gottlieb conversion roms. Doing so, Gerrit also extended the "bios"
system to these games: you can now keep the System80/A system roms common to
all of those games in the gts80 / gts80a sets, without the need to copy them
into each and every Gottlieb rom set. Same goes for the sound PROM used on
early System80 and late System80A games: these may go into gts80s / gts80as,
who in turn inherit from gts80 / gts80a.
Sounds complicated? Well - it's not.

However, as MAME architecture does not support multiple inheritance for games,
this produces one little problem: some Gottlieb games (using the sound and
speech board) have sound-only clones with completely different roms.
These three games (Volcano, Black Hole, and Devil's Dare) need to be split
into different sets now, as they don't have a single rom file in common.
Also, the new 7-digit common roms must go into their own sets (eg. spiderm7)
because those games already inherit from their 6-digit parents, and thus can't
inherit from a common set with support for the 7-digit system roms anymore.
This sounds even more complicated? Erm - well, maybe a little. ;)

So, have fun now and enjoy the most finite state of PinMAME there ever was.

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Fixed two bugs in PPS-4 emulation (corrects Gottlieb System 1 games)
Enabled missing drum sounds on Gottlieb System 80B games
Increased general output volume of the SP0250 sound/speech chip
Disabled muting option for OKI 6295 chip to produce more output in GTS3 games
Fixed GI support for all five GI strings on Who Dunnit and JackBot
Enabled sound solenoid outputs on Gottlieb System 1
Removed tones from Cleopatra, Sinbad, and Joker Poker (those use chimes)

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Added Zaccaria Ski Jump
Added Okaegi's 7-digit conversions of Gottlieb System80 games
Added the "machinaZOIS" clone of ShaqAttaq, created by a Czech programmer team


Version 1.57 (December 2, 2007) - "System 1"
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The year is 1987, and NASA launches the last of America's deep space probes.
In a freak mishap, Ranger 3 and its pilot, Captain William "Buck" Rogers
are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support
systems and returns Buck Rogers to Earth 500 years later.

We had begun to think it would take 500 years to emulate Gottlieb System 1...
but thanks to an anonymous MAACA member, we finally got good reads of the bios
chips and they are now emulated.
Get out your cards and backgammon boards, lucky Buck is back!

1.57 - Changes Twiki says you don't want to know
Added Stern Harley Davidson (Harley 3.0)
Added Stern Speech emulation - sample files are no longer necessary
Added Gottlieb System 1 emulation - still has a bonus count bug
Improved GI dimming
Added Inder Lap By Lap
NBA Fastbreak Clock emulation corrected


Version 1.56 (August 19, 2007) - "Allied Leisure"
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This update finally includes support for all the Allied Leisure games
operating on their 6504 CPU platform. It was quite some struggle to add those,
we started as far back as 2002 in trying to locate the RRIOT 6530 chips from
the CPU board in order to get their ROM contents dumped.

We encountered several setbacks. At one point, a guy offered his chips to be
dumped, but then suddenly vanished, and then famous community people denied
to help up dump chips, even though they definitely had the capabilities! :(

Just when we thought we'd never make it through this worldwide conspiracy
preventing Allied Leisure to be emulated at any point, Brian suddenly managed
to buy an Allied Leisure "Take Five" machine off eBay, and Pascal Janin of
France was kind enough to dump the chips for us (HUGE Thanks!!!), so now this
task is finally accomplished, and one of the last remaining well-known
manufacturers joined our club of pinball emulated. :)

Since all of those Allied Leisure games use the exact same code set, you will
only need ONE copy of the dumps, packed up as a driver called "allied".
All eleven games will then run off the same code, without the need to
duplicate the rom dumps over eleven different drivers!

In the same vein, you can now run all the GamePlan model 110 games (Foxy Lady
to Chuck-A-Luck) on the same set of roms, as a driver called "gp_110".

This method is based on MAME's "bios" support for some games like NEO-GEO,
where each game is using a shared set of boot code. The difference on PinMAME
is just that there simply aren't any additional roms for the pinball games. ;)

Also thanks to JohnnyPop for providing the Titanic & Monopoly redemption roms.

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Added support for Allied Leisure hardware (Brian Smith, Gerrit Volkenborn)
Enabling "bios" files to prevent rom code duplication (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Preventing AT91 cpu crash occurring when emulation was restarted (Steve Ellenoff)
Removed display fading (on Gottlieb) again, as it was faulty. (Gerrit Volkenborn)

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Added Sega Titanic / Stern Monopoly redemption games (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added Williams STTNG LX1, LX2, LG7 (Brian Smith)
Added Zacaria Space City / New Star's Phoenix (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Updated Sega Space Jam / ID4 sound with correct dumps (Steve Ellenoff)
Updated Stern Simpsons Pinball Party to version 5.00 (Gerrit Volkenborn)


Version 1.55 (March 30, 2007) - "Let there be Light"
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Happy 6th Birthday to PinMAME & Visual PinMAME! :)

After all these years, we're finally seeing the light on two of our longest
standing missing features! In honor of the 6th year since our first release
we bring you our latest efforts.

Thanks to Aaron Giles for once again blowing us away with his
BSMT2K emulation improvements. Full support for the 'mysterious' compressed
samples is now a reality. Despite the numerous rewrites Steve had to do to
convert the code from the latest MAME core into our older core, it's working
great!

There's also a small enhancement to the Votrax SC01 speech chip output,
enabling the chip to alter its sample rate at runtime which improves sound
on many if not all games that used it!
To all Gottlieb System80 and Taito lovers, this is for you!

A special last-minute treat by PinMAME's founder and "not so retired" developer
Steve Ellenoff: GI circuit brightness support for WPC games is finally here!

Special thanks to Steve for this tremendous addition, which would have been the
number one event for him this month - if it wasn't the impending birth of his
third child expected to arrive any day! :)

Changes:

*** SOUND ***
Improved BSMT2000 support (Steve Ellenoff - thanks Aaron)
Improved Votrax SC01 support (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Correct sound support for Elvis (Steve Ellenoff)

*** CORE/CPU ***
Improved (and faster) AT91 emulation (Steve Ellenoff)
Added GI dimming support for WPC games (Steve Ellenoff)

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Updated Alien Poker multiball (Oliver Kaegi)
Updated Eight Ball Deluxe clone (Oliver Kaegi)
Added Bell Cosmic Flash (Oliver Kaegi)
Added Nineball clone (Oliver Kaegi)
Added Demolition Man home roms (Brian Smith/Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added Theatre Of Magic home roms (Gerrit Volkenborn - needs to have cheats enabled to work)
...and some other updates we just don't remember right now. :)


Version 1.54 (December 23, 2006) - "One DLL to rule them all!"
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Happy birthday Steve!
It's been a challenging 6 months since the release of 1.53.
We've added preliminary support for NSM, Wico, and LTD.
LTD is closest to working for these newly supported systems.
Also, a minor correction for the display properties -
the off state can now be set like the other levels.
Nuova Bell is now playable with sound - needs improvement
Thanks to Mike McAndrew for providing the correct sound rom for Rat Race.


Version 1.53 (June 1, 2006) - "GO FASTER!"
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It's been 10 months since our last release. Every time we thought about making
this available, a new issue cropped up that we couldn't resist. Just one more
challenge around the corner to overcome. I'd like to think this version has had
the most testing ever, but if you do find a bug, please let us know.

Changes:

*** SOUND ***
Improved Inder Sound (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Juegos Populares Sound (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Improved Zaccaria Sound (Gerrit Volenborn/Oliver Kaegi)
Gameplan Sound (Oliver Kaegi)
Added correct sound support for Pennant Fever (Gerrit Volkenborn)
America 1492 sound now works (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Fixed Williams Thunderball Sound (Gerrit Volkenborn)

*** CORE/CPU ***
Added keyboard inputs for Rotation 8 - setup/configuration now possible (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Gottlieb Preliminary Display fading (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Mr Game improvements (Steve Ellenoff/Tom Behrens/Gerrit Volkenborn)
Corrected score displays for Peyper/Inder/Sonic (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added support for LTD - should be working (no sound) - Gerrit Volkenborn
Added improved preliminary support for Playmatic (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Corrected displays for Safecracker, and other WPC games (Tom Behrens/Brian Smith)
Added Stern new region DMD dips (Gerrit Volkenborn)

*** COM DLL ***
VPM Display handling changes (Tom Haukaup)
Added dual monitor support (Excentric/Tom Haukap)
Added display rotation for vpm (Tom Haukap)
Corrected direct draw problem for PINMame (Tom Haukap)

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Updated Alien Poker multiball roms (Oliver Kaegi)
Updated Firepower Custom roms (Oliver Kaegi)
Added Attack From Mars 1.13B (Brian Smith/Wod)
Added Austin Powers display roms for foregin languages (Brian Smith)
Added Bell Ringer roms (Cliffy)
Added Big Guns Prototype (Brian Smith)
Added Data East Batman 1.06 (Brian Smith)
Added Dinosaur Eggs sound rom (Brian Smith/Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added Gamatron roms (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added High Roller Casino and Sharkey's Shootout display roms for added languages (Brian Smith)
Added Hot Shot Basketball (Brian Smith/Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added Hyperball (L=6) (Brian Smith/Jess Askey)
Added Junkyard Prototype (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added Medieval Madness 1.09B (Brian Smith/Wod)
Added Monopoly French, German, Italian, and Spanish Display Roms (Brian Smith)
Added Monster Bash 1.06B (Brian Smith/Wod)
Added Odin Deluxe (Brian Smith/Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added Omni Sound (Brian Smith)
Added Sonic Star Wars (Steve Ellenoff/Joxer)
Added Sopranos 3.00
Added Stargazer Custom rom (Oliver Kaegi)
Added STTNG Special set (Brian Smith)
Added Ted Estes bootleg roms for early Williams games (Brian Smith)
Added Twilight Zone 9.4ch (Brian Smith)
Added Volcano 1a - alternate sound only (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added Whitewater Home Roms (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Corrected Zaccaria Zankor (Oliver Kaegi)


Version 1.52 (August 1, 2005) - "The first light doesn't count!"
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The PinMAME developers meeting in Atlanta (Devcon 2005) took place no more than two weeks ago,
but already we have been able to add signficant improvements as a result of all the great sessions
we had together! It was great getting to meet each other in person for the first time ever.
Next time we hope Martin, Tom B, and Okaegi can join in the fun!

Let me use this occasion to thank all the great pinball fans in and around the city of Atlanta, GA
for their unparalleled enthusiasm, support and hospitality in hosting our meetings, and helping us
to find bugs and missing features we never would have had known about otherwise. A huge thank you to
Al, Craig, Jeff, and Jon, for tons of pinball fun and the best of times! You guys are great!!! :)

We also decided as a team that there's no real need to upgrade to the latest M.A.M.E. core.
We now have support for all the CPUs ever used on pinball hardware, and all the other type chips
that aren't supported yet won't probably be supported by M.A.M.E. anytime soon either,
so we'll stick with the tested, proven, reliable, and FAST older 0.76 core.
Why break a good thing?

Amazing how time flies: Okaegi and TomB joined the team a year ago this month!
Thanks to both of them for contributing so much to the project since then!!!

Much to our surprise we've added some nice improvements since the 1.52 beta release
just six short weeks ago, so enjoy our latest version!

Bugs Fixed
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- Fixes for Bally Vector switches
- WMS-S7: Fixed multiplexed solenoids on Defender
- WMS-S4: Defined missing special solenoids on some games
- GamePlan: These games are now well behaved on game over/match
- Bally-35: Fixed switch column 6 on Vector and added some missing sound diagnostic switches
- Spinball: Some improvements and tweaks. These games should work much better now
(We still need to find the roms for Verne's World)
- Overflow Interrupt handling improved on I8051 CPU core to help prevent hang-ups on Spinball emulation
[Thomas Behrens]

- Mr. Game: Video dip switch bug resolved that permanently disabled collision detection
- Gottlieb: System3 driver bug found that kept displays from working perfectly,
so now all alphanumeric games should have their correct displays
[Gerrit Volkenborn, Steve Ellenoff]

- No Good Gofers flippers working reliably now
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

New Features
------------
- Premier Strikes n' Spares: Support for 2nd DMD, fully working.
- Mr. Game: Support for 2nd Generation Video & Sound Hardware, working very well, but still some glitches exist.
- Mr. Game: Rom support for World Cup 90
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Premier Strikes n' Spares: Support for Sound, fully working.
- Added CDP1802 CPU support from MESS (for Playmatic games)
- Working support for Peyper / Sonic (Spain) hardware
- Added preliminary support for Playmatic, Sleic (Spain), LTD (Brazil)
- Sound support for GamePlan Cyclopes and Inder Brave Team
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Bally sound diagnostic function implemented
[Thomas Behrens]

- Support for Gottlieb's "Bone Busters Inc." extra DAC sound board
[Gerrit Volkenborn, Steve Ellenoff, Tom Haukap, Brian Smith]

- Added support for ROMs: RCT, Playboy (Stern), NFL, House of Diamonds,
Dinosaur Eggs, Mach 2, 250cc, Corsario, Night Moves, alternate sets for
Data East Star Wars and Mr. Game Motor Show, and some others..
[all]


Version 1.51 (January 11, 2005) - "Coming of age" (Happy 36th Birthday Gerrit)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PinMAME has grown up to be a relatively stable and mature software with only little
quirks and issues left open... a few of which are solved with this release! :)
Hopefully, no new bugs were added.

A few old bugs could be squashed, like the hangup bug on some Zaccaria games,
thanks to the MAME guys finally fixing the opcode timing on the Signetics 2650.
Unfortunately this means you'll get less time on your bonus ball, but that's the
way those games really worked, unfortunately... ;)

The Visual PinMAME port also received some important updates; so make sure
to read the "whatsnewVPM.txt" File too!

Bugs Fixed
----------
- Zaccaria: All games are working now as far as the main CPU board is concerned;
The switch issue for generation 1 games is fixed, as well as the lockup problem
on some generation 2 games.
A few games are missing sound, or it may still be incorrect.
[Thomas Behrens, Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Corrected IRQ values for all games based on Bally hardware (once more).
I'm afraid this won't be the last time we touched this either... ;)
[Oliver Kaegi, Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Fixed the 4094 serial decoder emulation, correcting Life Lamps on "Champion Pub".
- Corrected CPU clock for GamePlan CPU sound boards
- Display fixed on Nuova Bell "Formula1 GP" (game still not working though)
- Set DCS CPU clock to 10 MHz exactly
- Corrected "Monopoly" waterworks flipper mech
- Corrected "Scared Stiff" spider wheel mech
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Fixed the 6532 RIOT emulation
- Added new sound board for Gottlieb System80A not using the Votrax SC-01 chip,
thereby fixing "Royal Flush Deluxe" and "Goin' Nuts" sound issues
- Fixed Hankin sound issues
[Tom Haukap]

- Fixed sound on WMS Space Shuttle
[Thomas Behrens]

- Corrected sample support for Bally-32/-51 sound boards
[Oliver Kaegi]

New Features
------------
- Emulation of alphanumeric Alvin G. games (Punchy, Soccer Ball) with sound
[Steve Ellenoff, Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Driver for Inder (Italy) added (Bushido not working yet)
- Driver for Juegos Populares (Spain) added (still some sound problems)
- Added 2 prototype games: Atari "Road Runner", WMS "Rat Race"; also many clones
- Added sound emulation for GamePlan "Andromeda"
- Added auxiliary solenoids for Sega games
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Emulation of the Stern SB-100 sound board
[Oliver Kaegi]

- Separated ARM7 core code for easier maintenance and to allow other cpu cores to
be easily built using it.
Also optimized the ARM7 core a bit, which resulted in some decent speed ups (10-20FPS)
- Modified AT91 CPU Emulation to use new ARM7 core
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Automatically turning off sound if missing sound ROMs are detected
[Tom Haukap]


Version 1.50 (November 1, 2004) - "Sound of the future"
-------------------------------------------------------
The future of PinMAME has never looked or sounded better!

With new team members Thomas Behrens and Oliver Kaegi making huge and immediate contributions,
and Steve's temporary break from retirement, this release is destined to be one of the largest and
most significant yet. Many often requested features and bug fixes are included, as well as
several new hardware systems. Pinball fans will definitely be pleased with this release.
It's so much stuff, we cannot guarantee we listed all the items contained... :)

Amazingly, Steve wrote an Atmel AT91 core ready to emulate the new Stern sound,
as used on Stern's LOTR and later games. There still are some issues with it, so
for instance, Elvis is not working correctly yet, and it's also running too slow, seems
anything less than 3-4Ghz won't get 60 FPS. But still this is a major breakthrough,
so we chose to add it for you to check out.

BTW, this should really be the final version being built on the MAME 0.76 basis,
but it's proven to be rather stable so far, so who knows? ;)

Bugs Fixed
----------
- Bally 6803: improved display/lamp operation and fixed a problem with switches
41 to 48 for all games of this family. These games should run fine now.
Also flipper keys can now be used to navigate the service menue on Blackwater
and Truckstop.
[Gerrit Volkenborn, Thomas Behrens]

- WMS System 11 and Data East: Fixed code to remove erraneous solenoid "spikes".
While this primarily fixes DE Playboy 35th Anniversary, all Sys11/DE games
will show more precise solenoid operation now.
[Martin Adrian, Thomas Behrens]

- Corrected IRQ value for all games based on Bally hardware
[Oliver Kaegi, Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Corrected half byte ram bug in Bally Video/Pin driver. (Baby Pacman attract mode lamps now working properly)
[Oliver Kaegi]

- Fixed some bugs in 8051 cpu core
- Adjusted CPU & FIRQ frequency on the Alvin G games
(Sounds much better to me now, but still need access to real machine to confirm)
[Steve Ellenoff]

- WMS System 3 to 7: Improved solenoid smoothing method. This gives more accurate
flashers (e.g. on Firepower) and knockers.
[Martin Adrian]

- WMS System 3 to 7: Fixed/Added support for game adjustment dip switches.
With proper scripting support, these can now be used to adjust game settings as
described in the manuals.
- Stern Golden Cue and Sharkey's Shootout: These games are now working. Emulation
support for the upper left flipper is still missing.
[Thomas Behrens]

New Features
------------
- Spinball hardware emulation including full Sound and DMD support (some strobing issues left)
(Big thanks to inkochnito for posting links to both the manual and rom so we could access them)
- Mr. Game hardware emulation including sound and video support (still some video & sound issues)
(Thanks to Steve, who acquired two Mr.Game machines just so work on the emulation could begin)
[Steve Ellenoff, Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Added tons of new games and clones
[Brian Smith, Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Emulation of Stern Pinball's new Sound board - Used on LOTR and newer games.
(HUGE THANK YOU TO DESTRUK FOR DONATING HIS OWN $ TO BUY AN EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE
LOTR SOUND BOARD WITHOUT WHICH THE EMULATION COULD HAVE NEVER BEEN ACHIEVED!!)
- Working Technoplay driver (X-Force) including display, lamps, solenoids, switches.
(Need sound roms to be able to begin work on sound emulation)
- New ARM7TDMI CPU Core and Atmel 9140008 CPU Core (for new Stern Sound)
- Added External Hardware Addressing to 8051 cpu core
- Added support for Serial UART mode 1 to 8051
- Emulation of the 4094 Serial shifter chip (used in Championship Pub Dual LEDS)
- Preliminary Nuova Bell driver (F1 Grand Prix) - (not really working yet)
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Sound support for Zaccaria games from Winter Sports to Locomotion
(some sounds not correct yet, need to compare to real table sounds)
- Added AFM Saucer LEDs, and CP life lamps
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Old Stern: emulation of the SB-300 and samples support for the VSU-100 Speech board
- Bally: Samples support for early -32 and -50 sounds; much more accurate than before.
[Oliver Kaegi]


Version 1.32 (May 1, 2004) - "MayDay Edition"
-------------------------------------------------------------
Not a lot of new stuff in here, but this release is needed to ensure people can enjoy
PinMAME for a while without any new glitches that we might introduce by switching
over to the new MAME core architecture started with MAME version 0.79;
We have already ported all the drivers and self-made CPU cores, and we ran into some
serious problems, so this might take a while...

Apart from that, some improvements were made to the existing code, especially for
the GTS80A games. Tom succeeded in emulating the Votrax chip closer to the real thing
than we might ever get, so you will now listen to the original phonemes the chip
produces in all their four possible intonations (try the attract mode of "Cavaleiro
Negro" and wait for him to sing to you...)! :)
Also, the timer bug with the 6532 RRIOT chip was corrected, so we could re-install
the unhacked version of timer.c again. Any slowdown problems on Gottlieb games
should be a thing of the past now, and the slam tilt is working again too.
Tom brought back the long-lost Hankin sound emulation, too. Thanks a lot!

Furthermore, there was a new CPU included that's used on the early Zaccaria
single-player games, like Strike, or Ski Jump: The National Semiconductor SC/MP,
or "Scamp", as it's commonly called... a most peculiar piece of Processor history.

Not much more, I'm afraid. We are all pretty busy lately, and we're missing Steve's
work a lot! Still, have fun playing around with this latest release. :)

Bugs Fixed
----------
- Major improvement to the Votrax SC01 emulation (speech synthesis based
on samples from the original chip from now on!)
- Gottlieb System 80A games working as supposed, including Slam tilt,
and without the need for any hacks in the timer section.
- Fixed Hankin sound back to where it was before it was broken.
[Tom Haukap]

- adjusted the "6" and "9" numbers in Atari & Gottlieb games to look correct
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Added the 4 missing lamp columns for Williams Firepower
[Brian Smith, Gerrit Volkenborn]

New Features
------------
- new CPU: National Semiconductor SC/MP, needed for early Zaccaria games
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- some new clones for Taito & Williams games
- Added roms for Stern's "Ripley's Believe It or Not"
[Brian Smith, Gerrit Volkenborn]


Version 1.31 (December 23, 2003) - Happy 32nd Birthday Steve
-------------------------------------------------------------
They say that history repeats itself, and we would have to agree!
It was exactly 2 years ago to the day that PinMAME was released with a major new breakthrough in sound
emulation, namely BSMT emulation, at the time.

Today, the major new breakthough is fully working Capcom sound, which will no doubt make this release
one of the best releases in the history of the project. This achievement was without question the most
difficult challenge ever faced (even more than the original capcom emulation itself). Along with the new
sound support, additional improvements in the capcom emulation, and a major speed increase bring
the reality of capcom pinball emulation to life like never before.

We also worked around the bug preventing the Gottlieb System 80A games from working introduced with
the 1.30 release; it turned out they worked with the "buggy" timer system from MAME 0.75 alone,
as opposed to all the other games. The games will still lock up on slamming, but that's minor...

Bally games using the "Squalk & Talk" sound also received an update:
Sound is no longer breaking up, or speech becoming garbled during a game.
Maybe it's also sounding a bit closer to the original chip now, but that's not confirmed.

On a bittersweet note, project leader Steve Ellenoff will be retiring from the project as of this release.
With a new child on the way, and massive new real life job committments to meet, he simply doesn't see
much time in his future for contributing to PinMAME. Steve would like to personally thank everyone he's
worked with over the years who've contributed their time and effort into making PinMAME such a
great success. He further would like to add that it's been an honor for him to have been at the healm of
one of the coolest software projects ever, and he is thankful to have had the opportunity to help make the
incredible advances the software has made over the years.

Gerrit Volkenborn will be taking over the project lead position and will no doubt continue to
improve this great project! Not without serious help from Tom & Brian, however... ;)

Happy holidays to everyone and we hope you enjoy our latest release!


Bugs Fixed
----------
- Missing 50V Solenoid Detection in Capcom Games fixed (reports as 99V but that's fine)
- Flipper Football & Kingpin now fire 50V solenoids
- Data East/Sega 192x64 DMD games should now be as fast as they were in version 1.12.2
(since the 68306 cpu core now no longer slows down the original 68000 cpu emulation)
[Steve Ellenoff]

- TMS5220 speech emulation more reliable & accurate
- Gottlieb System 80A games working again
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

New Features
------------
- Major speed boost in the 68306 cpu core, which means Capcom emulation is now much faster!
- Fully working Capcom Sound emulation (might still be some minor issues, but overall it's excellent)
- Added multi chip TMS320AV120 MPG Audio Decoder Sound core
- Upgraded 8051 CPU core to handle 8752 CPU core functionality
- Added UART serial port support to 8051 core, plus a few new timer modes
- Implemented 68306 DUART Serial ports & Timer functionality
- Added mostly working X9241 Digital EPot to Capcom Sound board emulation.
- Added multi chip capability to the 6845 CRT video driver (will be needed for Gottlieb Strikes N Spares)
- Added some new features to the debugger (Shift+Enter command, Sound Enabling/Disabling, Stack pointer hilight)
- Changes to allow sound commander to work in debug mode for easier testing
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Moved to MAME .75 core (.76 for some drivers, depending on the timer implementation)
- Added lots of clones
[Gerrit Volkenborn]


Version 1.30 (October 1, 2003)
------------------------------
This release is probably one of the most significant releases we've ever had!
With newly added fully working support for Alvin G & Co. and playable Capcom emulation
we finally have support for all the "well known" manufacturers. Most of the remaining
manufacturers games are very rare or hard to find info on, so in a sense we have pretty
much as complete support for all games as we can get.. Sure some information may pop
up for some of the more obscure manufacturers, and we'll be sure to add them, but most
likely, the current supported hardware is pretty much final.

Additionally, several bugs that have plaqued PinMAME for a very very long time have
been fixed or worked around, such as the infamous Black Knight sound issues
which are now fully working!

Of course, there's still quite a lot left to do to improve PinMAME, adding Capcom sound
support being one of them. That will be quite complicated and will surely keep us busy
for quite awhile!

Additionally, we've expanded core support for alternate rom revisions so that many older
rom revisions can be used. This change will require some current romsets to be renamed.
Please see the enclosed "alias.txt" file for details, and use the included "romupd.bat"
file to update the names of all affected rom zip files which you are legally entitled to have.

Unfortunately, the switch to the MAME 74 core has created a number of new bugs which we did not have
time to correct before the release (although we tried really hard!).
We apologize for the inconvenience and will try to correct them as quickly as possible.
If you find any we're unaware of, please let us know immediately.

One we're very well aware of - and it's driving us crazy - is all of the Gottlieb
System80A games - Devil's Dare to Ice Fever - are NOT working! All regular System80 games
from Spiderman to Eclipse work, however, and it's exactly the same CPU board!? :(

Despite these few little issues, we hope you'll enjoy our latest release which really marks
a very big milestone for us and for PinMAME.

Bugs Fixed
----------
- Implemented memory protection in wpc games.
- Fixed rom write problems in wms soundboards.
- Fixed bug with System 7 games (e.g. Black Knight sound now works)
- Fixed bug in .Solenoid() with solenoid 33-36 on wpc games.
[Martin Adrian]

- Adjusted default volume levels for pre-DCS games to match my own machines levels (ex: drums were way too soft before)
- Corrected reversed comma and period in WPC Alphanumeric games
- Fixed (with an ugly hack) WPC Pre-DCS games that have pitch too low when music not playing
(This was probably one of the longest/oldest bugs ever, as it's been there since day 1 of the original wpcmame emulator)
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Adjusted Taito sound speed
[Tom Haukap]

- Corrected Taito speech support (still does not sound like a Votrax SC01 though)
- Sound support for some older Zaccaria and GamePlan games (added SN76477 support)
- Switch debuffering bug fixed on old Zaccaria games
- Dip switch settings are stored in VPM on old Atari games now
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

Bugs Introduced
---------------
- Gottlieb System80A games are not working. We have to figure out why!
This is one serious issue, and we'll try to get it fixed as quickly as possible.
[Update to the MAME .74 core]

New Features
------------
- Moved to MAME .74 core
[All]

- Reworked sound commander internally. No visible change
- Simulator for Black Knight
- Added SHA1 checksums
- Added rom support for Stern's Terminator 3
- Rom Alias support for VPM
[Martin Adrian]

- Alvin G. and Co. emulation including full Sound and DMD support
(Big thanks to Joep for the manual and help in checking on his real machine)
- Working and playable Capcom emulation (no sound yet),
but current hacks need to be removed when U16 is better understood
- Added sound for Technoplay Scramble (still some problems with TMS7000 related sound)
(Thanks to Douglas Cope for help)
- Added SP0250 support for Technoplay and GTS80B1 sound boards
- Intel 8051 CPU Core emulation (required for Alvin G DMD)
- Modifications to the TMS7000 core to work with Technoplay sound board
(Thanks to Tim Lindler for his cpu core and for his help and suggestions)
- Added Rollover mode in Sound Commander
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Added VPM Lamp handling for Alvin G Games
- Added GTS3 extra LED display panels support
- Added TMS7000 cpu core from MESS to PinMAME for Technoplay sound board
- New romset name batch update file
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Added proper Pistol Poker Lamp handling
- Working Switch/Solenoid/Lamps in Capcom games (not all games working yet)
[Gerrit Volkenborn, Steve Ellenoff]

- Enabled AY-8910 sound on the Taito piggy back sound board
[Tom Haukap]


Version 1.21 (March 31, 2003)
-----------------------------
Happy late 2nd birthday greetings to PinMAME!
Yes, 2 years and 2 days ago, PinMAME was officially released for the first time.
Hard to believe two years have passed since but then, not so hard when you
look at how much has changed in between!
PinMAME 0.99 didn't have support for a single working Bally game, and look
what it can do today: A total of 548 sets are supported, including 106 clones,
so excluding some test sets, there are some 430 individual working games in there.
Considering the worldwide total of solid state pinball games ever produced is
about 900, I'd say we're right on course... :)

This latest release is a much stabilized version of 1.20, only so much
has changed since that we decided to call the new version 1.21, to avoid
any more confusion than necessary...

Bugs Fixed
----------
- Fixed crashes in some DCS games.
- Removed flipper switches 5 & 7 from Dungeon & Dragons
- Corrected flipper switches for EBC
- Changed Mousin' around display to one row
- Some small fixes in Bally cheap-squeek sound (Black pyramid is still strange)
- Corrected 6809 core bug with CC register and exg + tfr instructions.
(if a mamedev reads this: the bug is also in mame66)
- Fixed a small port read problem on 6803
- Corrected 68306 cpu emulation (Capcom)
- Merged Hankin driver with bally -35 games
- Rewrote gts80 driver.
- Added support for road kings' muxed slenoids
- mini dmd support for HRC & RCT
- bally video games now use same sound board as other bally games
- Added "special solenoid" handling for Grand Lizard & Space Station
- Added 8259 emulation (slightly modified from MESS source)
[Martin Adrian]

- Greatly improved lamps in Baby Pacman, although there are still some issues.
- Gottlieb System 3 music and speech FINALLY working!! (Requires hefty system to work perfectly unfortunately)
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Robocop sound working 100%
[Martin Adrian, Steve Ellenoff]

- Improved Gottlieb System 80B sound
- Added comma segments to GTS80A games
- Increased CPU speed for Midway's Rotation VIII
- Finally, truly, sincerely, Caveman is really working! :)
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

New Features
------------
- Added GameOn solenoid for WPC games (Sol 31)
Only used in games that don't use Fliptronics flippers (before TAF)
but it seems like many later games still activates the signal.
Can be used to disable bumpers/slingshots in VPM
- Added GameOn and Tilt solenoid for GTS80 games (Sol 10 & 11)
GameOn is adjusted to mean "game in progress and not tilted"
- Solenoid display now shows 4 last activated solenoids
- Added funhouse bootleg with corrected German translation
[Martin Adrian]

- Added rom support for The Getaway: High Speed II (L-2)
- Added rom support for Stern Simpsons Party Machine
- Some sound working on Zaccaria Games, but still much work to be done
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Added skewed, anti-aliased LED digits for greater authenticity
- Added support for alphanumeric digit display on Hyperball
- Added lots of romsets for bowlers, shuffle alleys, prototypes, some bootlegs too.
[Gerrit Volkenborn]


Version 1.20 Beta (September 29, 2002)
--------------------------------------
The 1.20 version was destined to be the first one to use the new MAME core
and the new driver architecture introduced with MAME 0.58.
We used the MAME 0.59 sources to start with and aligned our own code
to fit this new architecture. This, however, led to massive code changes,
and also to some problems not easily solved!

One of the most prominent setbacks was the new way to trigger interrupts.
Whereas you could simply say "cpu_cause_interrupt()" in the old core, you'd
now have to use "cpu_set_irq_line(HOLD_LINE|ASSERT_LINE|PULSE_LINE)",
followed by "cpu_set_irq_line(CLEAR_LINE)" in case of HOLD_LINE or
ASSERT_LINE, yet not in every single case!
Also there seems to be no distinction between MACHINE_RESET and MACHINE_INIT
as MACHINE_INIT is called every time you press F3 on your keyboard!
Confused? Well, so were we...
On the other hand, the new driver structure is just marvellous when it comes
to including new machine drivers, and we also still want to stick close to the
original MAME code...

Now the end result of all our changes was good, but not perfect!
Some emulations will just freeze when reset (eg. GTS3), others will kill the
task without warning, others will just exit if you reset once too often.
To shorten a long story: we decided to release the new version, most notably
not to deprive you of all the nice new and improved drivers we added! :)
But be advised, we didn't call it a beta version without a good reason!
We'll probably switch to the (more stable and maybe faster?) 0.61 core soon
to see if it helps with some of the troubles we're currently experiencing.
So stay tuned, and enjoy the new stuff!

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Fixed dying sound in DCS games (e.g. STTNG, Shadow)
-Fixed missing flashers in IJ
-Inverted flipper switches now work as they should (IJ and NBA)
[Martin Adrian]

-Fixed Gottlieb Sys80B games with 4K game PROMS (i.e. Bone Buster, Badgirls, etc.)
[Tom Haukap]

-Fixed displays & key reading on alphanumeric GTS3 games (Vegas, Silver Slugger et al.)
-Improved GTS3 DMD brightness & speed
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

New Features
------------
-new options "-dmd_only" "-dmd_compact" "-dmd_antialias xx"
(replaces the old MAME options translucency,antialias,flicker)
-Mechs can now handle active low solenoids. Use negative number to specify.
-Handles pulsed switches better in mech handler and increased size to 20 switches
-Added mini DMD support to the whitestar hardware (monopoly)
[Martin Adrian]

-Added support for Taito games, including sound
(Thanks goes to Alexandre Souza and Newton Pessoa for providing very helpful info (sound) on these machines)
[Tom Haukap]

-Added support for early Atari games (Atarians to Space Riders), including sound
(Atarians isn't working first time due to a strange bug. The roms can be patched to work though...)
-Added Gottlieb "Caveman" Video Emulation
(Thanks to Jean-Rene Karr, who provided me with the video board schematics)
-Found the 10 sound solenoids on old Stern games. Assigned to Sols. 23 - 32
-Provided Access to GTS3 aux driver / LED outputs by adding a lamp column
-Commas work on Bally 6803 alphanumeric games
-Old Stern games have their nvram files initialized properly now
-Added Intel 4004 and Rockwell PPS-4 CPU cores to the code
-Added support for "Flicker" prototype by Dave Nutting Associates (September 1974!)
-Added Midway's "Rotation VIII"
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

-Added support for Zaccaria games (no sound yet)
[Steve Ellenoff, Gerrit Volkenborn]

-Added preliminary support for Capcom games (not working yet)
[Martin Adrian, Steve Ellenoff]


Version 1.12.2 (September 29, 2002)
-----------------------------------
This is a refreshed version of 1.12.1 WITHOUT any new features or games
(with the exception of Tag-Team Wrestling, which arrived late for the 1.12.1
release). Only the CRCs for bad and newly released ROMs have been corrected.
The 4 Zaccaria games supported by 1.12.1 have been removed, as they weren't
working at all! They will, however, inside PinMAME 1.20 beta and above!

This is a "safety" release to keep everybody up and running, as there are
some unsolved problems with the new M.A.M.E. 0.59 core implementation as
used by the 1.20 beta version. Read the "whatsnew.txt" of 1.20 beta for
closer details!

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Forced commas are back on all games that use them

New Features
------------
-Added support for Gottlieb's "Tag-Team Wrestling"
-Updated all ROM checksums to known good (or bad) values
-Added missing display on Bally's "Medusa"
[Gerrit Volkenborn]


Version 1.12.1 (April 14, 2002)
-------------------------------
This is just considered a bugfix release for some issues that became apparent
with the 1.12 version. We're going to need more beta testers next time. :)
Only one more game showed up in the meantime, GamePlan's "Vegas".
Apart from that, everything else was a bug fix - more or less;
as some of these "bugs" were hidden pretty deep inside the MAME core -
like the illegal but still deliberately used 6502 opcode that crashed sound
on some Gottlieb games!

The next version will be based upon the 0.59 MAME core, which is a pretty big
change, so it may take a while... ;)

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Sound is back on Harley Davidson
-S11: Solenoids 20 & 21 separated again (Rollergames etc.)
[Martin Adrian]

-DE: Removed sound bug that crashed Secret Service (and maybe others?)
-GTS3: Corrected key layouts for all games
-GTS3: Natural order restored for switches & lamps
-GTS80: Flippers are now correctly enabled / disabled
-PinMAME display enlarged for various games (Bugs Bunny, Harley Davidson)
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

-GTS80: Added "illegal" opcode for BlackHole and Pink Panther (and maybe others?)
[Tom Haukap]

New Features
------------
-Votrax SC-01 integrated to the MAME core
[Tom Haukap]

-Atari sound improved (noise generation & different waveforms)
-Added correct support for GamePlan's "Vegas"
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

-GTS80: Memory mapping and layout should now be 100%
[Tom Haukap]
[Martin Adrian]


Version 1.12 (March 29, 2002)
-----------------------------
Happy Birthday to PinMAME! It's hard to believe it's been 1 year since our initial release.
So much has been added in that time, it's really amazing to see how far we've come.
We look forward to another year even better than this one! We'd like to thank everyone for
their continued support and enthusiasm! It's great to see so many pinball fans come together and push to keep our hobby from dying.

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Hankin: Switch numbering now reflect the naming used in the manual
-Hankin: Fixed display issues
[Tom Haukap]

-Rewrote Data East 128x16 DMD Emulation. (Now much more accurate than previous version)
-Corrected early Stern MPU-100 CPU timing
-Various sound fixes (e.g Firepower startup speech, Dr. Dude WPC version)
-Bally games are back to 85Hz zero-cross frequency
-Corrected coin door button handling for WMS S3-S11 and DE
[Martin Adrian]

-Corrected Bally MPU-17/35 CPU timing. (Squalk N Talk games now greatly improved)
[Martin Adrian]
[Steve Ellenoff]


New Features
------------
-Granny & The Gators Working Emulation (Including Sound)
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

-Hankin: Full working Sound Support (Orbit 1 and FJ Holden only particially working)
-Gottlieb System 80: Sound (not speech!) for Sound-only games now fully working
-Gottlieb System 80: Sound & Speech board is now working
-Gottlieb System 80: Added support for sound only PiggyBack board
(Thanks goes to Peter Hall for providing very helpfully info on these sound boards)
-Gottlieb System 80: Added dips for the sound & speech board (33-40) & sound-board (41-42)
[Tom Haukap]

-Working Atari Emulation (Including Sound - may not be perfect yet)
(Generation #1 not working yet)
[Gerrit Volkenborn]
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Gottlieb System 80: Added preliminary speech support
(it is understandable, but still needs some work)
[Gerrit Volkenborn]
[Tom Haukap]

-Combined Williams System 9&11 drivers with Data East for cleaner code/easier maintenance
-Combined Data East sound hardware drivers for cleaner code/easier maintenance
-VPM now supports up to 48 dip switches (needed for SYS80)
[Martin Adrian]
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Added preliminary support for Jokerz! sound board.
-Added extra displays to 6M$MAN
[Martin Adrian]


Version 1.11 (February 3, 2002)
------------------
A good sized new release with working support from 2 new manufacturers (Hankin & Gameplan), as
well as preliminary support for 1 more (Zaccaria). Of course, we're thrilled to be able to
add working fully working Baby Pacman emulation, which has been a long standing request going back to the
very first few versions of PinMAME.
Finally, we close the book on missing Bally support, by adding working 6803 emulation.
Last but not least, we hope to have solved the sound stuttering/scratchy issues introduced
in version 1.10, but with so many possible configurations, it's hard to know for sure.
So please post on the forum if you still have trouble, and be sure to include your setup.

*IMPORTANT NOTE:
This release has not been beta tested and may contain many bugs!
We wanted to get a release out now, because for the next month or so, we won't have time,
and we thought we should at least get the bugs from last version fixed and out the door.

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Fixed reversed diag & slam tilt switches in earlier Gottlieb System 3 Alphanumeric games
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Mech Handler bugs corrected
-Scratchy Sound issues
-Lamp Phasing in Baby Pac
[Martin Adrian]

New Features
------------
-Baby Pacman Working Emulation (Including Sound)
-Hankin Emulation [no sound emulation yet]
-Game Plan Emulation [no sound emulation yet]
-Bally 6803 Turbo Cheap Squalk, Sounds Deluxe, System 11C Sound Support (may still have some issues)
-Bally Cheap & Squeak Sound Emulation (might still have some issues)
-Preliminary Zaccaria Emulation [not working]
-Support for games using Bally Cheap & Squalk sound
-Support for all Bally 6803 Games
-Support for Granny & the Gators (not working)
-Support for all Hanking games
-Support for all Gameplan games [that have romsets available]
-Missing sound rom support added for some Gottlieb System 3 games
-Missing sound rom support added for some Bally 35 games
-Added support for Tommy Blinder Motor
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Bally 6803 Emulation
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Martin Adrian]
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Support for 9 & 10 Segments displays
- PinMAME can now be compiled with VC++
- 6803 core: fixed OCF interrupt bug and added OLVL support
- PinMAME DOS compile now works
- Adjusted volume for Squawk'n'Talk sound chips
- Corrected memory bug in DMD drawing
- Speeded up Bally -17/-35 games. Let me know if it is too fast now
[Martin Adrian]

-Updated Gottlieb games to use 9 segments displays
[Tom Haukap]


Version 1.10 (December 23, 2001) - Happy 30th Birthday Steve
------------------------------------------------------------
This may very well be the most anticipated release of PinMAME to date: 4 Letters - BSMT.

What was once thought nearly impossible has become a reality for PinMAME,
thanks in large part to emulation wizard Aaron Giles(of MAME fame).
35 New Games now have fully working sound!
Thank you to the following for their help and support in trying to emulate the BSMT:
Destruk, Worf, DesAngel, RevenantUK, Guru

Gottlieb games also received a huge update: Finally solved the many issues with getting Gottlieb System 3
games to work. In addition, sound support was added for all System 80b games as well as the newer System 3 games.

As you can also see, we've realized, much like the MAME team, that using Beta naming is
rather tedious and annoying, so we've dropped it.

We know you'll enjoy this latest version of PinMAME as much as we do!!

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Fixed Terminator 2 Knocker Sound Always Playing
-Fixed Coin Door buttons for games using Pre-Whitestar System Portals Menu
-Fixed Chime support for System 3 Games Hot Tip & Lucky Seven
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Corrected some s11 custom display layouts.
-BPR debug command works again
-Fixed 6th display in Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man
-Added 6th switch column to Bally -35 (switches 41-48)
-Fixed dips 17-24 in Bally -35 and Stern MPUx00
-Fixed sound board communication for Squawk'n'Talk board (i.e. Xenon etc now works)
-Got Pinmame32 working again!
-Limited the number of extra samples that can be generated per frame.
(If the CPU can't keep up 100% emulation speed the sound will be distorted.
There are two options: either slow down the sound or break it up.
This is something in between. It will slow down the sound up to a certain
limit but if that is not enough it will break it up)
[Martin Adrian]

-Dip switches working now on Gottlieb games
-Sped up System80 emulation by 1000 percent or so by rewriting the RIOT timers!
[Tom Haukap]

-Corrected Grand Lizard to use the working romset
-Fixed 7th digit on Gottlieb System80a games
-Changed several MAME error messages to say PinMAME instead
-Changed version number to say PinMAME version instead of MAME version
-Removed "sound not emulated yet" error message from games with only chimes
(since there is no sound to emulate)
[Gerrit Volkenborn]


New Features
------------
-BSMT 2000 Emulation
-Sound now works for ALL DATA EAST/SEGA/STERN (post 1998) Games!!
(Note: Emulation is not 100% perfect. Still some problems with compressed samples).
[Aaron Giles]
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Martin Adrian]

-Gottlieb/Premier System 3 Emulation working!!!! (Still a bunch of issues to work out, especially DMD related).
-Gottlieb/Premier System 3 Partial Sound Support (Speech not working)
-Gottlieb System 80b Sound Support (earlier games using speech not working).
-Added Stereo Sound support for pre-BSMT Data East games. (still not fully emulated, but better than previous mono output).
-Added support for Sound Roms for remaining Data East/Sega/Stern(Post 1998) Games.
-Added support for Gottlieb System 3 games.
-Added preliminary support for Bally Pinball/Video combination games (not working yet)
[Steve Ellenoff]

-New option to set the intensity of segments when they are off.
-Changed mech handler to be asynchronous to the vblank and increased
polling rate by a factor 8. Riverboat Gambler wheel can now be handled.
-Added aux solenoid board to Whirlwind
-Dip settings are saved in the nvram file for most games.
-Added top and bottom segment to 6 & 9 in bcd-to-segment chip emulation
-Corrected DIP setings for S3-S6 (sound board dips were missing)
-Added GameOn solenoid (23) to Sega/Stern games
-Changed hardware type of Jack*Bot to the odd WPC95+DCS sound board version
[Martin Adrian]

-Added missing Gottlieb System 80/a/b sets and clones
-Added Pennant Fever to S9 games (sound not working)
-Added Strike Master to WPC games (no sound)
-Added a lot of clones for existing WPC/DataEast/Sega/new Stern games!
-Updated several custom display layouts.
[Gerrit Volkenborn]


Version 1.0 Beta 2 (September 28, 2001)
-----------------------------------------
This version was supposed to be a quick bug fix release for the gigantic 1.0 release.
Instead, there was just so much added and improved that time simply flew by!
Please take a look at the bottom of the pinmame.txt file as many people have helped to
contribute to pinmame's success, and they deserve recognition.
Enjoy this *huge* update to PinMAME!


Bugs Fixed
----------
-Fixed bug where Knocker Sound was firing constantly.
-Fixed diagnostic and up/down buttons for Data East DMD 128X16 games.
-Fixed Data East Flippers not disabled during game over/tilt.
-Sega/Stern Diagnositc Buttons now are working.
-Sega/Stern Credit, Start, and Tilt Switches now are working (except Apollo 13).
-Fixed bug in Data East 128x32 Games: switches were not being updated as fast as possible.
-Fixed Flipper switches not being set for ALL Data East Games.
-Fixed bug preventing user to get to audits menu in BTTF and Simpsons.
-Fixed missing credit+ball display for System 3 & System 4 games when using ShowDMDOnly=True
-System 3 & System 4 now disable flippers on game over + tilt.
-Removed old system 3 display routine from the core.
-Fixed Sound in System 6 games: Laser Ball & Scorpion
-Made Data East Digital Sound play louder, because it was being overpowered by the music.
-Fixed Data East Special Solenoids handling, so Solenoids 17-22 now work properly!
-Fixed Sega/Stern flipper switches
-Fixed sluggish Lamp display on Data East games (Attract modes now much nicer looking)
-Corrected Lucky Seven CRC to support fixed Romset, game now works.
(Thanks to Gerrit for fixing the bad romset from Williams)
-Updated System 3 & 4 sound code to use System 6, and now all Sys 3/4 games have working sound [except for Hot Tip & Lucky Seven - no roms]
(Thanks to Andre and Gerrit for giving me the idea)
-Improved timing of Data East 128x32 DMD display. [Still not perfect]
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Added workaround from MAME bug crashing some games with no sound.
-W?D now works properly
-Corrected DCS initialization
-GetPulsedSol now returns correct value for non-smoothed solenoids
-Corrected The Shadow Mini Kicker bug
-Fixed Sega/Stern EOS switches and flipper solenoid smoothing
-Cleaned up Sega/Stern Emulation code and swapped lamp row & col handling
-Fixed some small bugs in the sound handling for VPINMAME.
-Cleaned up NewSoundCommands support
[WPCMAME Author]

-Corrected missing lamps bug for Gottlieb System80/a/b games.
-Missing roms flagged with 0x000000 per Roman's(of Clrmame) request.
[Tom Haukap]


New Features
------------
-Stern MPU-100 games emulated and working (no sound support yet)
-Stern MPU-200 games now work (no sound support yet)
-All Stern MPU-100 & MPU-200 drivers added
-Data East & Sega Super Sized DMD 192x64 Emulation [still some timing issues]
(Thanks to Guru for the DMD schematics to Batman Forever)
-Emulated custom Sharkey's Shootout PAL for Whitestar system. Game is now playable.
-New VPinMAME interface function .NewSoundCommands (to manually play sounds from script)
-Added Bumper & Slingshot sample support for TAF
-Added sound support for Williams Champion Pub
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Improved sound for Gottlieb Sys80/a games. [still needs work]
-Added support for 7th Digit on Sys80a games that use it.
-Sys80/a 6-digit bonus and timing displays are added.
-Improved layout for all Sys80/a/b games.
-Added preliminary "speech" support to gottlieb sound/speech board.
[Tom Haukap]

-Improved Sound for Bally MPU 35 Games [still not perfect]
-New VPinMAME interface function .Mech (to create mech handlers from script)
-Removed MAME37B16 ADSP.hot file support (Not used by PinMAME).
-Added support for filetype MEMCARD (for wpc printer outputs)
-Display is now forced to compact if display layout > 256 width (not in VPinMAME)
-Removed some unused refresh function in core.c
-Added support for EOS switches without solenoids
-Added core_nvram for generic nvram handling (includes saving mech state)
-Added acceleration to mech handler and reworked interface
-Updated simulators to new mech handler (t2,ss,cv,mb,ts,wd)
-Added hybrid WPC95DCS support (such as W?D)
-DCS sound now uses the mame resampling code
(should in theory make the sound better for samplerates other than 32000).
-Added AntiAlias support for Data East/Sega DMD games [except for 128x16 games]
[WPCMAME Author]

-Added handleMech() and GetMech() support for Corvette
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Destruk]


Version 1.0 Beta 1 (July 31, 2001)
------------------------------------
Welcome to Version 1.0!
This release had SO MANY additions, that we felt it would be a crime calling it anything other than 1.0!
Overall we've added 3 new manufacturers to the official supported list: Sega, Stern, and Gottlieb.
In addition, Data East support is greatly improved.
Early Bally support got big improvements as well.
We hope you enjoy all the great new things PINMAME 1.0 has to offer!

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Fixed bad CRC for Algar and Alien Poker
-Fixed display output for Algar and Alien Poker to 7 Digits
-Adjusted Elvira layout to be same as Harley Davidson
-Fixed System 7 sound (Games using speech still not working)
-Reorganized/Cleaned up Data East drivers and coding.
-Fixed Jackbot 1.0R CRC errors.
-Fixed Mousin Around CRC errors.
-Reversed BK2K and Earthshaker flipper switches
-Fixed doubled missing ROM message for Bally Harley Davidson
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Corrected switch handling in HandleMech for Indiana Jones
-Fixed System 6 sound issues
-Fixed Williams WPC bug causing sloppy flipper reaction
-Corrected antialias bug if set to 0
[WPCMAME Author]

New Features
------------
-Gottlieb System80, System80a, System80b emulation [still a lot to be done though]
[Tom Haukap]
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Gottlieb System80, System80a Preliminary Sound emulation (two boards: sound/sound&speech)
-Added getMech() support for BOP
[Tom Haukap]

-Sega/Stern Whitestar System emulated [no sound support]
-Data East Sound emulated for games not using a BSMT2000 chip
(Thanks to Worf for all the help!)
-Gottlieb System 3 preliminary emulation [not working]
-Stern MPU-200 Support [not working]
-Driver Support for all Data East games added
-Driver Support for all Sega/Stern games added (except Austin Powers)
-Monster Bash sound rom support!
-Jackbot sound rom support!
-Jackbot Belgium/Canada clone added.
-The Shadow sound rom support! (Thanks Ian for the roms)
-Added correct crc for known good working Mousin Around roms.
-Created new bugs.txt file for easier tracking and organization.
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Data East, Sega, Stern DMD Support for games using 128x32 Display!
(still some minor issues)
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Tom Haukap]

-Data East DMD Support for games using 128x16 Display! (Again BIG Thanks to Worf!)
(still some minor issues)
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Tom Haukap]

-Flippers correctly disabled for Williams Non-Fliptronics Games
[Steve Ellenoff]
[WPCMAME Author]

-Bally MPU-35 & MPU-17 games now working
-Bally drivers added: Dolly Parton, Xenon, Kiss, Harlem Globetrotters, Paragon & MANY MORE!
-New mechanics handler that simplifies addition of game mechanics
-Core now has support for drivers that do not have a version #
-HandleMech and GetMech support added for The Shadow
-Improved GetMech() to return Turbo Position for Indy 500
-Non-fliptronics flippers no longer stay up at game end or tilt
-Segment displays no longer displays A-E
-Core now prints last activated solenoid in simulator view
-GI status (on/off) displayed in simulator view
-Solenoids 37-40 now work as intended (mirror at 41-44 for compatability)
-Williams WPC: Solenoids 33-36 now smoothed if not used for flippers.
-Williams System 7 rewritten to use PIAs (Side effect: special solenoids and sound/speech works better)
-Jokerz! now work (stereo soundboard not emulated)
-Time fantasy: display layout added
-IJ: Corrected handlemech
-Road Show: ROM Lx4 added
-T2: updated to new mech handler. Added non-linear movement to gun
-ToM: Rom 1.2 added
-WW: updated to new mech handler
-CV: Added ringmaster mech handler
-DM: Added ROM Px5
-I500: Turbo index switch only updated if mech = 3
-MB: updated to new mech handler for frankenstein, dracula and bank
-SC: Added lights 65-112
-TS: Added mechanics handler for mini PF
-W?D: Added prototype mechanics handler for reels
-Codebase updated to MAME037B16
[WPCMAME Author]

-Bally MPU-35 & MPU-17 sound support
-Bally Sound Modules 51 & 56 sound support [preliminary]
[Johan S]
[WPCMAME Author]
-Expanded sounds.dat file from Dorsola, includes mapped sounds for IJ and RS.
[Dorsola]


Version 0.99 Beta 3 (May 04, 2001)
------------------------------------

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Fixed Solenoid numbering for 37-40
-Switch 2 is now triggered with the A/C selector in S11 games using it.
-AFM now initialises the bank up/dn switches correctly
[WPCMAME Author]

New Features
------------

-Option "noantialias" now controls both the DMD size and the fontsize for LCD displays.
-Added credit and ball display to s6 games
-Added getMech() for Black Rose
-Added Ringmaster handleMech/getMech functionality for Circus Voltaire.
[WPCMAME Author]
-Added Solenoid 41, 42 support for STTNG
-Added getMech() & support for 3 fake solenoids for Fish Tales
[Steve Ellenoff]
-New Driver for Bally Rolling Stones
[David Tansey]


Version 0.99 Beta 2 (April 22, 2001)
------------------------------------

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Fixed no sound in DCS games when using -cheat/Skip Pinball Tests at Startup Option
-Improved System 11 Multiplexed Solenoid Handling
-A/C Accelerator Bug Corrected for F-14, PB, Fire!
-Fixed ROM Sound Length for Radical
-Fixed RTC clock bug in WPC games
-Fixed Upper Flipper EOS handling for TAF
-Fixed crash if printfile cannot be opened
-Fixed flipper hold coil bug (did not activate together with power)
-Fixed no sound bug in System 6 games [but still not working correctly]
[WPCMAME Author]

New Features
------------
-Solenoid Mask Filter added to PinMAME core (for use in Visual PinMAME).
-Added capability for different LCD layouts to core - (Only implemented for High Speed & Comet)
-GetMech() functionality added for STTNG, TAF, T2, JD, ToM, MM, PZ, RS, SS, WCS
-Added Mechanics simulation for MB, Indy 500
[WPCMAME Author]



Version 0.99 Beta 1 (March 31, 2001)
------------------------------------

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Solenoid Numbering Issues [WPCMAME Author]

New Simulators
--------------
-Time Fantasy [Marton Larrosa]




Version 0.99 Beta (March 29, 2001)
----------------------------------
Welcome to the first official release of PinMAME, the emulator formerly known as WPCMAME!
Below you'll find the many enhancements made to WPCMAME which have transformed it into
PinMAME.

New Features
------------
-Modification of Core System Files to allow more hardware systems to be added easily.
[WPCMAME Author]

-Williams/Bally System 11 Emulation
[WPCMAME Author]

-Williams System 9 Emulation
[Steve Ellenoff]
[WPCMAME Author]

-Williams System 7 Emulation
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Williams System 6 Emulation
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Williams System 4 Emulation
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Williams System 3 Emulation
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Data East AlphaNumeric System Emulation
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Bally MPU-35 Emulation (*Preliminary)
[Steve Ellenoff]
[WPCMAME Author]

-DCS Sound Speedups for *ALL DCS* Games!!!!
[WPCMAME Author]


-Pulsed Solenoid Support
[Tom Haukap]

-Additional Sound Command Mode Enhancements
[WPCMAME Author]

-Visual PinMAME Integration
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Tom Haukap]
[WPCMAME Author]

-Fully mapped sound command modes for several games (see sounds.dat)
[Dorsola]

New Simulators
--------------
-Harley Davidson [Marton Larrosa]
-Millionaire [Marton Larrosa]
-Elivira & Party Monsters [WPCMAME Author] *(Preliminary)
-No Good Golphers [Dave Roberts]

New/Updated Custom Lamp Matrixes
--------------------------------
-No Good Golphers [Dave Roberts]

New Sound Support
-----------------
-Dirty Harry [Steve Ellenoff]
-Congo [Steve Ellenoff]
-Who Dunnit [Steve Ellenoff]


***************************
**** WPCMAME CHANGES ******
***************************

0.37 BETA 8 (January 17, 2001)
-------------------------------
WOW!! Our biggest release ever, with a whopping 70 Enhancements!!
Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and Happy New Millenium (for real this time)!!!

New Features
------------
-Sound Sample Support which can play .wav files when solenoids fire during gameplay!
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Tom Haukap]

-DMD Color & Intensity Can be Changed using command line or .cfg file (see wpcmame.txt)
[Steve Ellenoff]

-DCS Sound Speedups for *ALL DCS* Games!!!!
[WPCMAME Author]

-Reworked Sound Command Mode Functionality (see wpcmame.txt)
[WPCMAME Author]

-PreDCS Games - Volume Control implemented
[WPCMAME Author]

-Preliminary Simulations for *All Non-Simulated Games*
[Marton Larrosa]

-Help Keys added to all Simulated Games
[Marton Larrosa]

-Simulator Bug Fixes
[WPCMAME Author]

-Colors BLUE & PURPLE added to Custom Lamp Playfield Colors
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Custom Lamp Playfield structure modified to allow more than 1 bulb per Lamp.
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Alpha Segments fixed to include period "." symbol for pre-DMD games!
[Jonathan N. Deitch]

-Patch added to recreate Real time clock functionality!! The pinball games now keep accurate time and date!
[Jonathan N. Deitch]

-Timing adjustments made to match actual measured frequency of a real wpc pinball machine.
[Jonathan N. Deitch]


New Simulators
--------------
-Scared Stiff [Tom Haukap]
-Theater of Magic [Tom Haukap]
-Indiana Jones [Tom Haukap]
-Medieval Madness [Marton Larrosa]
-White Water [Marton Larrosa]
-Dr. Dude [Marton Larrosa]
-Black Rose [Marton Larrosa]
-Machine:Bride of Pinbot [Marton Larrosa]
-Hurricane [Marton Larrosa]
-Roadshow [Marton Larrosa]
-Gilligan's Island [Marton Larrosa]
-Fish Tales [Steve Ellenoff]
-The Getaway [Steve Ellenoff]
-Judge Dredd [Steve Ellenoff]

New Sound Support
-----------------
-Dracula [Steve Ellenoff]
-Attack From Mars [Steve Ellenoff]
-Black Rose [Steve Ellenoff]
-Indiana Jones [Steve Ellenoff]
-No Good Golfers [Steve Ellenoff]
-Party Zone(New 100% working Rom)[Steve Ellenoff]
-No Fear [Steve Ellenoff]
-Corvette [Steve Ellenoff]
-Harley Davidson [Steve Ellenoff]
-Cirqus Voltaire [Steve Ellenoff]
-Indianapolis 500 [Steve Ellenoff]
-Judge Dredd [Steve Ellenoff]


New/Updated Custom Lamp Matrixes
--------------------------------
-Funhouse [Steve Ellenoff]
-Star Trek: TNG [Steve Ellenoff]
-Twilight Zone(updated) [Steve Ellenoff]
-The Addams Family [Steve Ellenoff]
-Getaway [Steve Ellenoff]
-Machine:Bride of Pinbot [Marton Larrosa]
-Party Zone [Marton Larrosa]
-Dracula [Marton Larrosa]
-Gilligans Island [Marton Larrosa]
-Doctor Dude [Marton Larrosa]
-Hurricane [Marton Larrosa]
-Medieval Madness [Marton Larrosa]
-Theater of Magic [Tom Haukap]
-Indiana Jones [Tom Haukap]
-World Cup Soccer [WPCMAME Author]


New/Updated Sound Sample Support
--------------------------------
-Funhouse [Steve Ellenoff]
-Star Trek: TNG [Steve Ellenoff]
-Terminator 2 [Steve Ellenoff]
-Indiana Jones [Tom Haukap]
-Theater of Magic [Tom Haukap]
-Machine:Bride of Pinbot [Marton Larrosa]
-Black Rose [Marton Larrosa]
-Creature From Black Lagoon [Marton Larrosa]
-Dr. Dude [Marton Larrosa]
-Dracula [Marton Larrosa]
-Gilligan's Island [Marton Larrosa]
-Hurricane [Marton Larrosa]
-Medieval Madness [Marton Larrosa]
-Party Zone [Marton Larrosa]
-Road Show [Marton Larrosa]
-White Water [Marton Larrosa]




0.37 BETA 8 (November 17, 2000)
-------------------------------

- New Simulator for Creature From the Black Lagoon
[Marton Larrosa]

- New Simulator for World Cup Soccer '94
[WPCMAME Author]

- New Simulator for Star Trek Next Generation
[Steve Ellenoff]

- New Simulator for Party Zone
[Marton Larrosa]

- New Custom Lamp Matrix for Terminator 2
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Solenoid numbering for flipper solenoids updated.
They now match the test menu numbers.
[WPCMAME Author]

- Corrected a bug in the spinner simulation.
[WPCMAME Author]

- PreDCS Game Volume Support (not working)
[WPCMAME Author]

- Minor Fix to Capturing Simulator Keypresses
[WPCMAME Author]

- Coin Door Keys remapped to match layout of real pinball machines
[Steve Ellenoff]



0.37 BETA 8 (November 6, 2000)
--------------------------------

- WPCMAME.TXT file updated, including a small facelift.. :)
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Removed all mame related info from this textfile. This file's purpose whould be about
wpcmame, after all!
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Added simulation.txt file so you can get keyboard layout and other simulation info there!
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Added DCS Sound Speedups!! (Sorry the speed ups don't work in WPC95 games!)
[Jarek Parchanski]
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Fixed WPC95 DCS sound games so that the speedup code doesn't break the game!
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Renamed Tic-Tac-Toe, to it's proper Ticket-Tac-Toe!
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Fixed incorrect T2 ROM Checksum
[Steve Ellenoff]

- New sound support for the following games:
TAF(original), Popeye, The Machine: BOP, Party Zone, Whitewater, Safe Cracker,
World Cup Soccer
[Steve Ellenoff]

- New Simulators for Funhouse and Terminator 2
[Steve Ellenoff]

- New Sound Command Mode: Allows you to trigger any sound command, thus you can play
any sound in the pinball game. (For some reason, digital voices don't work in
pre-dcs games yet)
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Record Sound output to a Wav file (files go to your wave directory.. works similar to
screen shots, aka, files are named with a number after them!)
[Jarek Parchanski]
[Steve Ellenoff]
What's new in PinMAME:
----------------------
(see whatsnewVPM.txt for the Visual PinMAME exclusive changes!)


Version 3.5 (XX XXth, 2022) - ""
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

More gracefully handle parsing errors in invalid altsound CSV files to avoid crashes

Updated LISY support to 5.28-41 (Linux for Gottlieb System1 & System80, Bally, Atari, Williams and 'HOme' Pinballs)

Updated to zlib 1.2.12

VS2022 build support

*** CORE/CPU ***
Better handle flickering lamps on Sega/Stern Whitestar machines
Fix sound command parsing for more (all?) Sega/Stern Whitestar machines, so altsound mode 1 should work much better now for these, incl. global volume control parsing
Add global volume control parsing for altsound mode 1 on the older WPCs (i.e. non-DCS)
Fix sound commander issues (missing 2nd part of command) for the WPC89 sound board
New WPC95 machine type: Phantom Haus with a special 128x64 DMD! (see https://www.flipprojets.fr/PhantomHaus_EN.php)

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to inkochnito, Guru, Victor Fernandez (City Game), Flipprojets.fr (François & Thierry Davroux)
New:
Stern: S.A.M. IV Board Tester
Williams: Phantom Haus 0.4 (Prototype)

Correct Dumps:

Clones:
Airborne 1.5
MAC's Galaxy (blue version)
World Cup Soccer LX-1
Wipe Out rev. 2 (alternate set)



Version 3.4 (December 24th, 2021) - "Still delivering your christmas present"
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Fixed multiple issues in the new libPinMAME (previously known as PinMAMEdll) library and completely revamp API (see libpinmame.h)
Fixed 64bit version of PinMAME32
Reenabled DirectDraw support for 64bit windows compiles of PinMAME, PinMAME32 and VPinMAME
Fixed some problems with the ROM audit

Added support to compile for Windows ARM64 (not all features/variants though, as some external libs do not feature ARM64 support yet)

Updated LISY support to 5.27-49 (Linux for Gottlieb System1 & System80, Bally, Atari, Williams and 'HOme' Pinballs)

Make Automatic Sound Dump functionality of PinMAME(32) more robust in its silence detection
One more audiophile tweak: added proper dithering after resampling to the final output sample rate

*** CORE/CPU ***
Fixed regression in solenoid emulation for Juegos Populares
Corrected NVRAM size for Mr. Game (NOTE: this means you need to delete the matching .nv files in the nvram folder for these machines!)
Fixed flasher sense for Pistol Poker (and maybe other Alvin G. games?)
Bypassed E.F.O. Z-Pinball system protection PAL chip, games are working now (Maibesa's Eight Ball Champ, Nondum/CIFA's Come Back and Playbar's Cobra)
Improve SAA1099 emulation (E.F.O.)
Prolonged pre-shutdown time for Joctronic so NVRAM is saved correctly
Found general tilt sense on LTD system 4
Added light chaser outputs for Hook (exactly the same as on Star Trek 25th Anniversary)
Prevented credits from being added repeatedly on Spain 82
Fixed problem with Medusa displays and external dmddevices

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to Brent Walker, inkochnito, ipdb.org, Victor Fernandez (City Game), StrangeLeo75, Flipprojets.fr, Clay Harrell, watacaractr, Eduardo Anay, Toussu, Jordi & Orlando, Idleman, Quench, Museo del Recreativo
New:
Alvin G.: U.S.A. Football (Redemption, P08)
Bally: Mysterian (Prototype)
Inder: La Rana (https://www.recreativas.org/la-rana-1051-inder)
Joctronic: Pin Ball

Correct Dumps:
Come Back
Jurassic Park 3.05 (using display 4.00 from version 3.07 now)
Mac Attack
Riverboat Gambler PA-7 (using L-1 sound now, might still be too new, but better than L-2 anyhow)
Tales of the Arabian Nights 0.4 Prototype (see above)

Clones:
A.G. Soccer-Ball & Football R18u with 2.5L Sound (only the latter is new, 2.4 revision, inside the ROM it says 2.5L though)
Bad Cats LG-4
Big Game (MOD rev. 9)
Bushido (alternate set B)
Catacomb (No Bagatelle)
Cheech & Chong: Road-Trip'pin (Harley-Davidson unofficial MOD)
Dragonfist (MOD 14)
Faeton (6 digits)
Flintstones, The LA-5
Hardbody (rev. D) (the newest we have, only a few diagnostic lamp / switch names were corrected compared to rev. C)
Hook 4.06 (English)
Jurassic Park 3.07
Lightning (Free Play & MOD rev. 19)
Lucky Draw (alternate version - only difference is the #3 ROM)
Mach 2 (alternate set)
Meteor (Bonus Count Fix, MOD, Free Play rev. 66)
Meteor (Bonus Count Fix, MOD, 7-Digit, Free Play rev. 76)
Monte Carlo (French Millions option, Free Play)
Monte Carlo (German Millions option, Free Play)
Monte Carlo (rev. 2 Millions option, Free Play)
MotorDome (rev. B)
Nine Ball (Ball handling MOD beta19 & Gameplay MOD beta21)
No Fear 0.8X with SL-1 Sound
Quicksilver (Free Play & modified rules rev. 07D)
Saturn 2 (Free Play)
Seawitch (MOD rev. 5,6,7 & 8)
Silverball Mania (Horseshoe Spot MOD rev. 13)
Silverball Mania (Horseshoe No Spotting MOD rev. 13)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1.01
Theatre of Magic 1.2A
Waterworld (rev. 5) (which makes this the newest we have :))



Version 3.3 (December 24th, 2020) - "20 years already?"
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Compiling for mac/iOS is now possible.
Also a new platform independent lib/dll is now available with a new, simple interface to request (some of) the internal data.
Fix -listxml for strings that contain embedded tags

pinPROC : updated library; VS2019 build
YAML-cpp: updated to 0.6.3; VS2019 build

Updated LISY support to 5.26-41 (Linux for Gottlieb System1 & System80, Bally, Atari, Williams and 'HOme' Pinballs)

Added VGM file output support for AY8910, OKI6295, OKI6376, QSound, SAA1099, YM2151, YM2203, YMF262(OPL3), YM3526, YM3812, Y8950, and SN7648/9X (unsure about the mappings for these latter ones though!) sound chips
Either use -vgmwrite on the commmand line (PinMAME)
or select it in the game options (this requires a restart though, as VGM output requires to track everything)

PinMAME(32): Added an Automatic Sound Dump functionality:
Started via 'F6' (instead of the Recording function via 'F5') and
skips automatically to the next sound / creates a new file (in the wave subdir) if there
is no sound at all anymore (silence) or the length reaches 4mins.
The dump stops automatically after soundcommand 0xFF (=max 256 overall generated sounds).
There is also an altsound CSV created with the dumps. This one can be
altered with lucky1's Altsound Editor.

*** CORE/CPU ***
Improved Atari Generation 1 sound emulation, rewritten similar to the style of the Gen 2 one
Tweaks to Atari Generation 2 emulation, too
Added Regama driver
Wico's Af-Tor fully working now
Sped up Video Dens games, found more dip switches, switch test, saving NVRAM
E.F.O. sound board mostly working - a strange issue with IRQ concurrency remains which sometimes causes a sound hangup
Sound support for early LTD system III
More sound found for LTD system 4 (extra lamp data is handled by sound chip port write!)
Inverted sound bits for early Playmatic games, tone frequencies left as noted in the schematics though, seem a little off
More solenoids found for LTD's Force & Haunted Hotel
More lamps found for LTD's Space Poker
Increased IRQ for LTD system III, helps with ball detection in outhole
Corrected CPU clock for Peyper / Sonic games, helps speeding up Gamatron game start
Doubled ZC frequency for Joctronic games, saving NVRAM
Enabled coin settings on early Playmatic games
Support 4-solenoid stepper motor mech used by High Roller Casino, Starship Troopers, and Playboy
Fixed 8085A DSUB instruction for the H register
Fixed some bugs in the TMS9995 emulation concerning port data writes / decrementer / CRU, NSM working now
Make color/brightness mappings of Data East 128x16 DMDs match the real hardware
Fix an old regression of Alvin G. solenoids not firing consistently (most notably breaking Mystery Castle)
Improve DMD timings for the Sega 192x64 DMD, matching the real one more closely (also a slight improvement for the DE/Sega/Stern 128x32 ones)
Improve IRQ timings of Sys3/4/6/7/11, DE and the Sega 192x64 DMD-machines
Change switch writing of DE and Sega 192x64 DMD-machines
Improve DMD timings for the Williams/Bally machines, leading to less flicker/wrong brightness on the early ones (e.g. T2 attract mode)
Improve sound filtering of Flash Gordon, Xenon and all Williams/Bally DCS machines, matching the real one more closely
Improve timings for GTS80 machines, especially for Rack 'em up until Tag-Team (1983-85 era)
Stabilized solenoids 16, 31, and 32 on GamePlan machines
Loosen up 'fast flips' check for Starship Troopers
Fix init error (for example corrupted first song) for YM2151 (older Williams/Bally and others)
Slightly improve YM2151 noise (older Williams/Bally and others)
Slightly improve overall YM2203, YM3526, YM3812, Y8950 emulation (older Alvin G. and others)
Improve SAA1099 emulation (E.F.O.)
Switch Votrax/SC01 emulation over to real simulation core (some GTS80(A)s and Taitos)
Correct handling of Gottlieb System 1 displays (thanks to bontango)
Got Goofy Hoops working as some schematics showed up, illustrating how useful such documents are!
Make Williams Flash L-1 and T-1 use the Sys6 board (as these are newer than the yellow flipper based L-2)

*** SIMULATOR ***
Demolition Man: Added lamp layout, simulated all major shots (except maybe a weak car crash shot), the elevator and cryoclaw mechanism, along with the right ramp diverter that feeds it, and enabled the Buy-In button
(also demonstrates how to show P1-P4 scores at all times)

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to Soren, ipdb.org, Silvio Finotti, tecnopinball.org, inkochnito, Carlos Paredes Compan, Matt Morin, Chad Hendrickson, Idleman, jordigahan, Juan (Akiles), barakandl, Dgoett & pinballfan6500, José Renato Castro Milanez & Sergio Munemori, Larry DeMar, Duncan Brown, nuatari, pellew, flippers.be, Tilowil, Scott Charles, Vesperugo, rmcc, Flipprojets.fr, MLM, Victor Fernandez (City Game), ClawGrip, idealjoker, electrónicavys.es, JunoMan, Jess Askey
New:
Atari: Middle Earth (alternate)
Middle Earth (Prototype or German) - bad dump, not working
Bally: Scott's Test ROM (version 8)
Christian Tabart: Grand 8, Le (using Gottlieb "Panthera" ROM, and its own sound board)
Sahara Love (using Gottlieb "Sinbad" ROM, and its own sound board)
Data East: Leon Test Chip (version 4)
Michael Jordan 1.30
Illinois Pinball: Pool Player 1.0 (based on Capcom hardware/similar to Breakshot)
Jac van Ham: Formula 1
Ice Mania
NSM: Cosmic Flash
Games, The
Regama: Trebol
Sonic: Storm
Sport Matic: Flashman
Taito do Brasil: Football (sound ROMs only)
Williams/Jess Askey: Spellbinder

Correct Dumps:
Atari: Airborne Avenger (using 20252 sound PROM)
Atarians, The (using 07028 sound PROM)
Middle Earth (using 20252 sound PROM)
Time 2000 (using 07028 sound PROM)
Bally: Doctor Who P-5, P-6 (using SP-4 U18 sound ROM); also L-2, D-2 (using SL-2 U18 sound ROM)
Flash Gordon (Free Play) (using English sound ROMs)
Twilight Zone P-3, P-4 (using later U14 and U15 sound ROMs, only PA-1 uses SP-1 sound)
LTD: Time Machine (4 players) - confirmed that currently supported ROMs are correct
Micropin: Pentacup (rev. 2, 8085A hardware)
Sega: Baywatch 4.00 (Dutch) (using A4.00 display ROMs)
Williams: Pokerino (correct sound PROM)

Clones:
Addams Family, The L-5C (competition MOD) (updated with LED Ghost Fix)
Ator (2 bumpers)
Baywatch 2.01 (French)
Bigfoot R0.1e (FreeWPC based rewrite of White Water)
Big Game (MOD rev. 7 & 8)
Brave Team (Free Play)
Canasta '86' (Free Play)
Cheetah (Blue cabinet Bonus shot 1/ball)
Cirqus Voltaire (D.52 Prototype w/ support for old Ringmaster voice) - sound ROMs missing however
Clown (Inder, Free Play)
Corsario (Free Play)
Creature from the Black Lagoon L-4C (competition MOD) (updated with LED Ghost Fix)
Demolition Man LX-4C (competition MOD) (updated and also now includes LED Ghost Fix)
Demolition Man H-6C (competition MOD) (updated)
Dragonfist (MOD 3 rev. 1105 & 1109)
Flight 2000 (modified rules rev. 3335 & modified rules + sound rev. 3347)
Flintstones, The LX-3
Funhouse (Prototype System 11 Sound ROMs)
Iron Man 1.85,1.86(+Vault Editions)
Junk Yard 1.2C (competition MOD) (updated)
Jurassic Park 3.05 (misses the matching display ROM though)
Lap By Lap (Free Play)
Laser Ball L-2 (PROM Sound)
Last Action Hero 1.04 (French), 1.07
Lethal Weapon 2.04 (English), also 3.00, 3.01 (unofficial MODs)
Lord of the Rings, The 3.00
Meteor (Bonus Count and Sound Fix)
Meteor (Bonus Count Fix, MOD, Free Play rev. 64 & 65)
Meteor (Bonus Count Fix, MOD, 7-Digit, Free Play rev. 74 & 75)
Moon Light (Free Play)
Mundial 90 (Free Play)
Nine Ball (Ball handling MOD beta18)
Nitro Groundshaker (7-digit conversion with siren patch)
Oba-Oba (old hardware)
Pin-Bot J-1 (PEMBOT (no relation))
Pool Sharks LA-7C (competition MOD) (updated)
Raid, The (alternate set)
Space Train (old hardware)
Spider-Man 1.02 (English, French)
Star Trek 25th Anniversary 3.00 (unofficial MOD)
Star Wars 1.01
Strange Science rev. C (which makes this the newest we have :))
Striker Xtreme 1.00 (Italian)
Theatre of Magic 1.3XC (competition MOD) (updated)
Trident (MOD rev. 23c)
Twilight Zone L-5, LA-9 (aka PAPA Tournament Version 9.0)
WHO Dunnit 1.2 (Elevator text fix), 1.2 (German Sound / Elevator text fix)
World Cup Soccer 0.62b (FreeWPC based rewrite)

Removed Clones:
Atarians, The (MOD working bootleg) - the original ROMs work fine after latest emulation patches



Version 3.2 (October 6th, 2019) - "Sounds good II"
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Initial efforts to start converting the PinMAME source base over to the 3-Clause BSD License (not completed yet, so for the full binary package the old license stays in place for now!)

*** CORE/CPU ***
Improved HC55516 CVSD sound emulation (most Williams/Bally machines in the Gorgar up to Twilight Zone range)
Improved YM2151 sound/timing emulation (mainly WPC pre-DCS machines, maybe improves even other manufacturers like Data East)
Fixed the Nuova Bell sound board. This had various issues, and information is quite sparse
Implement 'fast flips' support for Jack*Bot and Metallica 1.80.0LE
Fix NBA Fastbreak 'fast flips' so that the million dollar shot works
Fix Champion Pub 'fast flips' support
Fixed Barni emulation
Added preliminary E.F.O. hardware support (games will crash after a few seconds due to protection)
Increased main CPU IRQ rate for Bushido, Mach 2, and Jolly Park
Decreased DMD CPU clock for Bushido, Mach 2, Jolly Park, and Verne's World
Inverted solenoid #20 on Jolly Park, fixes ball release from magnetic house
Stabilize speech on (at least) Zaccaria's Mexico 86 and Black Belt
Made sound/speech work for Cerberus and Spain 82 - the only sound device on these games is an EFO90503 (TMS5200 clone)
Fix sound command mode for Bally Squawk n Talk

Updated LISY support (Linux for Gottlieb System1 & System80, Bally, Atari, Williams and 'HOme' Pinballs): one can control real pinball machines via PinMAME, special hardware needed, have a look at http://www.lisy80.com & http://www.lisy.dev, also README.lisy

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to inkochnito, Soren, ipdb.org, Onevox, Juan José Cordero, Juan (Akiles), tecnopinball.org, David Gersic, Quench, watacaractr, idleman, Gore Daimon, Alexandre Rocha, Matt Morin, COY, Stefan Fettes, The Sanctum, Bob Kane, Flipprojets.fr
New:
Barni: Champion
Cirsa: Sport 2000
Inder: Skate Board
Maibesa: Eight Ball Champ
ManilaMatic: Master (Italian),
Top Sound (French)
Nondum / CIFA: Come Back
Playbar: Cobra
Sport Matic: Terrific Lake
Stern: Cue (Prototype)

Correct Dumps:
Inder: Clown
Nuova Bell: Top Pin
Zaccaria: Pool Champion (Italian Speech) (was fused with the also incorrect 'Pool Champion (alternate sound)' set, so removed that one, note though that even like this it is not yet the fully correct set!)

Clones:
Addams Family, The L-5C (competition MOD)
Attack From Mars 1.1 (Pinball FX MOD)
Big Guns L-AC (competition MOD)
Black Belt (Zaccaria) (Italian, German, and French Speech and corresponding Free Play variants)
Black Jack (Free Play+)
Champion Pub, The 1.6 (Pinball FX MOD)
Chicago Cubs Triple Play (German), (German Free Play)
Clash, The (unofficial MOD of Rock Encore)
Congo 1.1 with DCS-Sound rev. 1.0
Corvette PX-3 (also changed PX-4 and PX-5 to use the su2-sl1.rom sound instead of the final one)
Creature from the Black Lagoon L-4C (competition MOD) (replaces older Creature from the Black Lagoon L-5C (competition MOD))
Cyclopes (11/85)
Diner PA-0 (Prototype), LF-2 (French)
Dr. Dude LU-1 (Europe)
Eight Ball (Free Play+)
Eight Ball Deluxe (Player 2/4 Bonus Countdown Bugfix)
Elvira and the Party Monsters LF-1 (French)
Evel Knievel (Free Play+)
Fish Tales P-2 (Prototype)
Flash Gordon (French Vocalizer Sound and Free Play variant)
Freedom (Free Play+ rev. 07 and 20)
Gilligan's Island L-8
Gorgar (Lane Change MOD) (uses slam switch as lane change contact)
Heavy Metal Meltdown (German)
Jack*Bot 0.4A (Prototype)
Last Action Hero 1.06 (Canadian)
Mata Hari (Free Play+)
Medieval Madness 1.0 (Pinball FX MOD)
Metallica 1.80.0,1.80.0LE
Mousin' Around! LA-4C (competition MOD)
New Star's Phoenix (French Speech and corresponding Free Play variant)
Night Rider (Free Play+)
Party Zone F-4 (Pinball FX MOD)
Phantom of the Opera 3.1
Pharaoh L-2 (tomb sound fix MOD)
Police Force LG-4 (German)
Power Play (Free Play+)
Radical! L-1C (competition MOD)
Road Show L-6C (competition MOD)
Robocop A2.9
Rollergames L-2C (competition MOD)
Safe Cracker 1.8 (Pinball FX MOD)
Star Trek: The Next Generation LX-5
Star's Phoenix (French Speech and corresponding Free Play variant)
Star Wars 1.03 with Display A0.46
Strikes and Spares (Free Play+)
Theatre of Magic 1.3XC (competition MOD) (replaces older Theatre of Magic 1.5C (competition MOD))
Tom & Jerry (unofficial MOD of Hollywood Heat)
Wheel of Fortune 6.02 (Home Rom)
WWF Royal Rumble 1.03 (French)



Version 3.1 (July 29th, 2018) - "Flippin' fast"
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*** CORE/CPU ***
Fix wrong gain/volume of voices/sound effects in Sound Mode 1 (i.e. builtin alternate sound file support)
Further improve M114 sound core (Mr. Game)
Add save credits support for Bow & Arrow
Fix neverending sounds on LTD system 4 games, added sound support for Cowboy Eight Ball and Zephy
Fix S.A.M. PulseSolState (needed for mech) and bug in Family Guy mini-playfield lights and move the (non-modulated) LED outputs in Tron LE that occupied columns 8 and 9 so far (i.e. disabling the start button lamps) to cols 11 and 12
Implement 'fast flips' support for some S.A.M. games: Recommended table implementation is to use direct/fast flipper flips when solenoid 33 is on, but to respond to the standard flipper solenoids when 33 is off
(acd_168h, acd_170, acd_170h, avr_200, avs_170, bbh_170, bdk_294, csi_240, fg_1200, ij4_210, im_183ve, mt_145h, mtl_170h, nba_802, potc_600, rsn_110h, shr_141, smanve_101, st_161h, tf_180, tf_180h, trn_174h, twd_160, twd_160h, twenty4_150, wof_500, wpt_140a, xmn_151h)
Implement proper 'fast flips' support for some WPC-S games: Still uses solenoid 31
(WHO Dunnit)
Implement 'fast flips' support for most WPC-95 games: Takes over solenoid 31, so is compatible with the existing VP core scribts UseSolenoids=2 implementation
(Attack from Mars, Cactus Canyon, Champion Pub, Cirqus Voltaire, Congo, Fish Tales, Junk Yard, Medieval Madness, Monster Bash, NBA Fastbreak, No Good Go(l)fers, Safe Cracker, Scared Stiff, Tales of the Arabian Nights)
Implement 'fast flips' support for most Whitestar games: Uses solenoid 15
(apollo13, austin, Dale Jr., Elvis, godzilla, Grand Prix, harl_a30, hirolcas, id4, jplstw22, Lord of the Rings, lostspc, monopoly, NASCAR, nfl, playboys, rctycn, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, shrkysht, simpprty, Sopranos, spacejam, sprk_103, startrp2, strikext, strxt_uk, swtril43, term3, twst_405, vipr_102, xfiles)
Implement 'fast flips' support for most Capcom games: Uses solenoid 51
(abv106, bbb109, bsv103, ffv104, Kingpin, Pinball Magic)
Fix some (unfortunately not all) AT91 JIT crashes (i.e. S.A.M. and Whitestar II)
Fix GameOn solenoid instability when ModSol is in use
This should remove the need for tweaks in tables that use the VPMModSol=1 flag (a multi-threading problem - the code temporarily was juggling solenoids 28-32 (as they get moved to 37+ in some cases), but VPM can be used to read the values while the calculation was still updating solenoids)
Cleanup, unify and clarify some of the game names/variants
Fixed Cheap Squeak sound ROM loading for 8K sized ROMs, Space Hawks's and Dark Shadow's original sound ROMs are working now
Un-cloned some Bell games (different gameplay, different solenoid assignment, missing aux lamps etc.)

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to Destruk, ipdb.org, inkochnito, Chad Hendrickson, John Mohr, Soren, Robotworkshop, mIKL, STR Pinball, Scott Charles, Quench, eriki, okaegi, watacaractr
New:
Inder: Topaz
Mirco: Lucky Draw
Sonic: Night Fever (uses same ROMs as Playmatic Big Town)
Third World (uses same ROMs as Playmatic Big Town)
Williams: Bigfoot R0.1 & R0.1b & R0.1c & R0.1d (FreeWPC based rewrite of White Water)

Kinda new:
Baywatch 4.01 (unofficial MOD)
Hook 5.01 (unofficial MOD)

Correct Dumps:
Bally: Game Show LU-4 (Europe) (simple rename of gs_l4 to gs_lu4), LA-3 (simple rename of gs_l3 to gs_la3)
Capcom: Kingpin 1.05 Beta (simple rename of kpv106 to kpb105)
Nuova Bell: Dark Shadow
Space Hawks
Super Bowl
Williams: Mousin' Around! LA-4 (now uses the 'real' L2 sound roms. As this matches the LX-1 set then, LX-1 was removed from PinMAME)

Clones:
AC/DC 1.70.0,1.70.0LE
Baby Pac-Man (Vidiot U9 ROM Update 891-16 per Service-Bulletin dated July 11 1983)
Batman 1.03 (French)
Beach Bums (unofficial MOD of Hollywood Heat)
Black Jack (Saucer points modification)
Bow & Arrow (Prototype rev. 22)
Earthshaker PA-4
Embryon v92 (7-digit conversion and more)
Frontier (Gate Fix)
Galaxy (Planet Skillshot)
Game Show LU-3 (Europe),LG-6 (German)
High Speed L-4C (competition MOD)
Jokerz! G-4 (German)
Meteor (No Background Sound)
Pool Sharks LA-7C (competition MOD)
Safe Cracker 1.0,1.8 with Sound 1.1,1.8 No Percentaging with Sound 1.1,1.8 No Percentaging with German Sound 2.4
Space Hawks (Free Play, Dips 25 & 26 must be on)
Spider-Man 2.62 (bootleg with replaced music)
Star Trek (Stern) 1.62,1.62LE
Super Bowl (Free Play)
Vector (modified rules) rev.4,rev.10



Version 3.0 (December 24th, 2017) - "11 years in the making"
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*** GENERAL ***
Extend and update some parts of the .txt documentation files

*** CORE/CPU ***
Add support for the Stern S.A.M. platform (e.g. Stern releases from 2006-2014), special thanks for improvements to the community, notably to Arngrim, CarnyPriest and especially DJRobX
Correct SP0256 speech for IDSA games (needs additional sp0256-al2.bin file to work (for Basketball and V-1, only the latter features speech though))
Fix reset / NMI handling for IDSA V-1
Fix Stern SB300 noise generator regression (and slightly improve sound over older implementation, but still not accurate)
Fix Rescue 911 (and maybe more: SFII, WCS, Shaq, mZOIS?) DMD brightness level mapping regression
Improve Punky Willy sound emulation
Fix sound for Taito Sure Shot (sounds awful, but like the real thing :)) and Mr. Black (Z-80 version still misses sound rom dumps though) (NMI line needs to be pulsed for these games)
Make speech work for Taito Vegas and Lady Luck - working around a strange PIA issue
Fix COP420 emulation, sound works now on Zira
Add emulation pause support for alternate sound

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to ipdb.org, Effect, Juan, Jubex77, JMan, Gore Daimon, Soren, barakandl, inkochnito
New:
MAC: MAC Jungle
Stern: S.A.M. System Flash Boot 1.02,1.06,2.10,2.3,3.1
World Poker Tour 1.03(English),1.05(English),1.06(English,French,German,Italian,Spanish),1.08(English,French,German,Italian,Spanish),1.09(English,French,German,Italian,Spanish),1.09-2(French),
1.11(English,[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],French,German,[German,French],Italian,Spanish)
1.12(English,[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],French,German,[German,French],Italian,Spanish),1.129(French)
14.0(English,[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],French,German,[German,French],Italian,Spanish)
Simpsons Kooky Carnival (Redemption) 0.90 New Jersey,1.03,1.05,2.0
Pirates of the Caribbean 1.08([English,Spanish]),1.09([English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French],
1.10([English,French],[English,Italian],[German,French]),1.11([English,Spanish]),
1.13([English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),
1.15([English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),
3.00([English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),
4.00([English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),
6.0 ([English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French])
Family Guy 2.00(English),3.00([English,Italian]),4.00(English,[English,German],7.00([English,French],[English,Spanish]),8.00([English,Spanish])
10.00([English,French],[English,German],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish]),
11.0 ([English,French],[English,German],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish]),
12.0 ([English,French],[English,German],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish])
Spider-Man 1.30([English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),1.32,1.4(+[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),
1.42 BETA,1.6(+[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),1.7(+[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),
1.9(+[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),1.92(+[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),
2.0,2.1(+[English,French],[English,Italian],[English,Spanish],[German,French]),2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.61,Vault Edition 1.00,Vault Edition 1.01
Wheel of Fortune 1.0,2.0(+French,German,Italian),3.0(+French,German,Italian,Spanish),4.0(+French,German,Italian),4.01(Spanish),5.0(+French,German,Italian,Spanish)
Shrek 1.3,1.41
Indiana Jones 1.13(+French,German,Italian,Spanish),1.14(+French,German,Italian,Spanish),1.16(+French,German,Italian,Spanish),2.1(+French)
Batman - The Dark Knight 1.5,1.6,2.0,2.1,2.2,2.4,2.9,2.94,3.00 Home Edition/Costco
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.02,1.03,1.04,2.0,2.1,2.3,2.4
24 1.3,1.4,1.44,1.5
NBA 5.0,6.0,7.0,8.01,8.02
Big Buck Hunter Pro 1.4,1.5,1.6,1.7
Iron Man 1.0,1.1,1.2,1.4,1.6,1.81,1.82,1.83(+Vault Edition)
Avatar 1.01LE,1.06,1.1,1.2LE,2.0 New CPU
Rolling Stones, The 1.0LE,1.03,1.05,1.1,1.1LE
TRON: Legacy 1.0LE,1.10,1.1LE,1.2,1.3LE,1.4,1.4LE,1.5,1.6,1.7,1.74,1.74LE,1.7402 New CPU
Transformers 0.88LE,1.0LE,1.2,1.2LE,1.3LE,1.4,1.4LE,1.5,1.5LE,1.6,1.7,1.8,1.8LE
AC/DC 1.21,1.25,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.5LE,1.52,1.52LE,1.6,1.6LE,1.61,1.61LE,1.63,1.63LE,1.65,1.65LE,1.68,1.68LE
X-Men 1.0,1.02,1.04,1.05,1.2LE,1.21LE,1.22LE,1.23LE,1.24LE,1.3,1.3LE,1.5,1.5LE,1.51,1.51LE
Avengers, The 1.1,1.2LE,1.4,1.4LE,1.7,1.7LE
Metallica 1.03,1.05,1.06,1.12,1.13,1.13LE,1.16,1.16LE,1.2,1.2LE,1.22,1.22LE,1.5,1.5LE,1.51,1.51LE,1.6,1.6LE,1.63(+LED),1.63LE,1.64,1.64LE,1.7,1.7LE
Star Trek 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.4LE,1.41LE,1.42LE,1.5,1.5LE,1.6,1.6LE,1.61,1.61LE
Mustang 1.2,1.3,1.3LE,1.4,1.4LE(+Boss),1.45,1.45LE(+Boss)
Walking Dead, The 1.05,1.11,1.11LE,1.19,1.19LE,1.24,1.24LE,1.25,1.25LE,1.28,1.28LE,1.41,1.41LE,1.53,1.53LE,1.56,1.56LE,1.60.0,1.60.0LE

Correct Dumps:
Bally: Creature from the Black Lagoon (L-3 and D-3 use SL-1 sound ROMs)
Judge Dredd (use L-3 Sound ROMs for corrected Deadworld sounds on machines without working/modified lock)
Joctronic: Punky Willy
LTD: Space Poker (corrected one more byte in the patched ROM)
Playmatic: Zira (sound ROM is actually 2K wide and contains the same code twice)
Taito: Sure Shot (fixed bad DAC data offset in ssh_s3.bin)

Clones:
301/Bullseye (normal pinball scoring)
A.G. Football (R07u & R18u) (exact clone of A.G. Soccer-Ball)
A.G. Soccer-Ball (R07u)
Bubba the Redneck Werewolf (unofficial MOD of Hollywood Heat)
Creature from the Black Lagoon L-2 & D-2
Demolition Man LX-4C (competition MOD)
Demolition Man H-5C (competition MOD)
Demolition Man H-6C (competition MOD)
Dirty Harry LF-2
Eight Ball (Older version)
Getaway: High Speed II, The L-5C (competition MOD)
Junk Yard 1.2C (competition MOD)
Meteor (Bugfix)
Orbitor 1 (No Timed Game)
Rambo (unofficial MOD of Raven)
Star Trek: The Next Generation LX-7C (competition MOD)
Star Wars 20th Anniversary 1.07 Spanish
Striker Xtreme 1.01 Italian
Time Warp L-3
Trident (Newer version, previous trident set was renamed to tridenta)



Version 2.9 (June 11th, 2017) - "Attack of the clones"
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*** CORE/CPU *** Thanks to DJRobX, Quench and Bontango for some of these
Support for Bally's Boomerang prototype added!
Pinfixer noticed the code was available in US patent #4,198,051,
so we extracted it using OCR software, corrected obvious mistakes, fatal bugs and missing pieces
until a working version of the code emerged.
On top of that, there's also a bootleg version that works even a little better.
Support for Mirco's Spirit of 76 - finally, maybe the first commercial solid-state pinball game
Support for more Stargame games added (including new sound core for MEA 8000 emulation)
Support for Playbar's Bloody Roller, very similar hardware to Stargame's Slalom Code 0.3
Joctronic works now (e.g. Walkyria, yet still no good dumps for Punky Willy, and Pin Ball is missing entirely)
Removed a nasty hack from the Alvin G. driver
Added support for game-specific sound ROMs and correct sound bit handling for early WMS Sys3 games
Using GTS80 gen. 2 sound on Excalibur instead of gen. 3, enabling 8910 sounds (thanks to Jim Hernandez for noticing)
Fix some GTS3 DMD animations running too fast
Improved DMD brightness level mapping (again :)) for Gottlieb GTS3 & Alvin G.
Added extra display segments for some LTD-games, changed flipper enable for Sistema III
Improve Stern SB100 sound module tone frequencies
Add specialized Stern SB100B support
Support for auxiliary lamps / LEDs on Scared Stiff rev. D.01R

Change some more of the timing for the idle/throttle speed code
Fix a problem when using altsound packages (like the PinSound ones) and changing the machine volume (which resulted in doubled sounds from both emulation and altsound)
Fix some compiler issues/undefined code behavior (mainly relevant for mingw and unix/gcc builds at the moment)
Add ALSA support for Unix builds

Add LISY support (Linux for System1 & System80): one can control a Gottlieb pinball machine via PinMAME, special hardware needed, have a look at www.lisy80.com

Updated to zlib 1.2.11
Updated to latest Pin2DMD dlls

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to Flipprojets.fr for all the GTS80b-sets (plus Free Play patches), ipdb.org, exegeta for all the LTD and Taito games and clones, tecnopinball.org, Juan, Corey, barakandl, Pinfixer, Effect
New:
Bally: Boomerang prototype (and bootleg set)
LTD: Arizona
Cowboy Eight Ball (and alternate set)
Disco Dancing
Force
Haunted Hotel
Hustler
King Kong
Martian Queen (only a bad dump exists which has been patched to make things work)
Space Poker (only a bad dump exists which has been patched to make things work)
Time Machine (only a bad dump exists which has been patched to make things work (4p version))
Trick Shooter
Viking King
MAC: Galaxy Play
Mirco: Spirit of 76
Playbar: Bloody Roller
Stargame: Slalom Code 0.3
Space Ship
White Force

Correct Dumps:
Bally: Flash Gordon (prototype rev. 1) (missing U10 dump was rediscovered)
Inder: Metal Man (corrected one music ROM)
LTD: Columbia (previously supported was in fact one ROM from pecmen)
Taito: Lady Luck (sound dumps were the ones from Vegas before)
Volley (formerly known as Voley Ball and also was missing main CPU dumps)
WMS: Contact, Disco Fever, Phoenix, World Cup (correct sound ROMs)
Demolition Man (H-5B Coin Play), Demolition Man (DH-5B Coin Play LED Ghost Fix), Demolition Man (H-6B Coin Play) (all repatched correctly)

Clones:
Amazon Hunt II (French Free Play)
Amazon Hunt III (French Free Play)
Amazon Hunt III (rev. 1 French)
Amazon Hunt III (rev. 1 French Free Play)
Arena (Free Play)
Arena (French)
Arena (French Free Play)
Arena (German)
Arena (German Free Play)
Arena (rev. 1 Free Play)
Bad Girls (Free Play)
Bad Girls (French)
Bad Girls (French Free Play) (enabled by setting the maximum number of credits to 20 (both DIP 15 and 16 ON))
Bad Girls (German)
Bad Girls (German Free Play) (enabled by setting the maximum number of credits to 20 (both DIP 15 and 16 ON))
Beat the Clock (with flasher support)
Big House (Free Play)
Big House (French)
Big House (French Free Play)
Big House (German)
Big House (German Free Play)
Black Knight 2000 (PF-1)
Bone Busters Inc. (Free Play)
Bone Busters Inc. (French Free Play)
Bone Busters Inc. (German)
Bone Busters Inc. (German Free Play)
Bounty Hunter (Free Play)
Bounty Hunter (German)
Bounty Hunter (German Free Play)
Caveman (Evolution, unofficial MOD)
Cheetah (Blue cabinet)
Chicago Cubs Triple Play (Free Play)
Chicago Cubs Triple Play (rev. 1 Free Play)
Diamond Lady (Free Play)
Diamond Lady (French)
Diamond Lady (French Free Play)
Diamond Lady (German)
Diamond Lady (German Free Play)
Excalibur
Excalibur (Free Play)
Excalibur (French Free Play)
Excalibur (German)
Excalibur (German Free Play)
Genesis (Free Play)
Genesis (French)
Genesis (French Free Play)
Genesis (German)
Genesis (German Free Play)
Gold Wings (Free Play)
Gold Wings (French)
Gold Wings (French Free Play)
Gold Wings (German)
Gold Wings (German Free Play)
Harley-Davidson (Bally, L-2 and D-2)
Haunted House (rev. 3 unofficial MOD)
Haunted House (rev. 3 unofficial MOD, LED)
Haunted House (rev. 3 unofficial MOD, LED+Secret Tunnel)
Haunted House (rev. 4 unofficial Votrax speech MOD, misses the sound dumps though!)
Haunted House (rev. 4 unofficial Votrax speech MOD, LED, misses the sound dumps though!)
Haunted House (rev. 4 unofficial Votrax speech MOD, LED+Secret Tunnel, misses the sound dumps though!)
Hollywood Heat (Free Play)
Hollywood Heat (French)
Hollywood Heat (French Free Play)
Hollywood Heat (German)
Hollywood Heat (German Free Play)
Hot Shots (Free Play) (enabled by setting the maximum number of credits to 20 (both DIP 15 and 16 ON))
Hot Shots (French)
Hot Shots (French Free Play) (enabled by setting the maximum number of credits to 20 (both DIP 15 and 16 ON))
Hot Shots (German)
Hot Shots (German Free Play) (enabled by setting the maximum number of credits to 20 (both DIP 15 and 16 ON))
Mars - God of War (Prototype)
Mars - God of War (rev. 2 unofficial MOD, fixes a potential startup problem)
Monte Carlo (Free Play)
Monte Carlo (French)
Monte Carlo (French Free Play)
Monte Carlo (German)
Monte Carlo (German Free Play)
Monte Carlo (rev. 1 Free Play)
Monte Carlo (rev. 2)
Monte Carlo (rev. 2 Free Play)
MotorDome (German)
Night Moves (Free Play)
Pink Panther (sound correction fix)
Raven (Free Play)
Raven (German)
Raven (German Free Play)
Raven (rev. 1 Free Play)
Road Show (Prototype P-3 Sound ROM, combined with LX-2 Game ROM for now)
Robo-War (Free Play)
Robo-War (French)
Robo-War (French Free Play)
Rock (Free Play)
Rock (German)
Rock (German Free Play)
Rock Encore (Free Play)
Rock Encore (German)
Rock Encore (German Free Play)
Rocky (French speech)
Rollergames (AD-2 Prototype) (sample/prototype with 8 drop targets)
Rollergames (LF-2 French)
Rollergames (LF-3 French)
Spring Break (Free Play)
Spring Break (French)
Spring Break (French Free Play)
Spring Break (German)
Spring Break (German Free Play)
Spring Break (rev. 1 Free Play)
Spring Break (single ball game, Free Play)
Tag-Team Pinball (Free Play)
Tag-Team Pinball (German)
Tag-Team Pinball (German Free Play)
Tag-Team Pinball (rev.2 Free Play)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1.04 German)
TX-Sector (Free Play)
TX-Sector (French)
TX-Sector (French Free Play)
TX-Sector (German)
TX-Sector (German Free Play)
U.S.A. Football (R01u)
Victory (Free Play)
Victory (French)
Victory (French Free Play)
Victory (German)
Victory (German Free Play)
Zephy (alternate set)



Version 2.8b (December 29th, 2016)
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*** CORE/CPU ***
Optimize general sound resampling code
Expose new option "resampling_quality" to choose between fast/low quality (mode 0) and normal (mode 1)



Version 2.8 (December 24th, 2016) - "Sounds good"
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*** CORE/CPU *** Thanks to DJRobX and lucky1 and mjr for some of these
Improve precision/performance of general sound filtering and resampling to final output sample rate (latter using libsamplerate by Erik de Castro Lopo now)
Improve sound pitch for old Sterns (Catacomb, Flight 2000, Freefall, Lightning, Orbitor 1, and Split Second)
Further improved BSMT2000 sound core for Sega, Alvin G., Data East (Batman and newer), and Stern (up to Terminator 3) DMD generation games
Further improved AT91 sound core for the rest of the Stern DMDs (Elvis, LOTR, RBION, Sopranos, Nascar/Grand Prix/Dale Jr.)
but still one should avoid high volume levels for these machines (~24 and above, for example on Nascar, or even ~20 on LOTR)
Improved AT91 core emulation features
and add 'at91jit' option to disable it
Improved FM sound emulation cores (like AY8910, YMF262 and YM2151: so a lot of Gottlieb generations, old Ballys, pre-DCS games, etc)
Slightly improved TMS5200 core (Bally Centaur, etc), especially the wrong pitch if Zaccaria games were run after the first time from within VP
Use reverb for all sound cores (not just TMS5200) used in Bally Centaur
Improved M114 sound core (Mr. Game)
Improved HC55516 CVSD sound core (Gorgar up to Twilight Zone, etc) and add some lowpass filtering (active only on older machines) to remove some of the audible noise
Slightly lowpass filter DCS sound core (Indiana Jones and up) to remove some of the audible noise and additional sound throttling adjustments
Improved GTS80BS/GTS3 DAC & OKI6376/ADPCM sound cores (Gottlieb DMDs, etc)
Improved GTS80SS DAC sound core (Haunted House, Black Hole, Mars - God of War, etc)
Improved Capcom sound core

Improved DMD brightness level mapping for Gottlieb GTS3 & Alvin G.
Retweak Pistol Poker to use the correct 12MHz clock

Add support for modulated/multi-level flashers on WPC (see whatsnewVPM.txt on how to enable it)
Add support for GI on Whitestar
Improve NGG wheel by using the mech class to simulate the spinning wheel

Reduce latency of input handling, especially on WPC and add new options around this:
cpu_affinity_mask (default 0, note that its really a mask: For CPU #1 only, set it to 1 (=2^(1-1)), CPU #4 only is 8 (=2^(4-1)), so CPU's 1 and 4 is 9 (=2^(1-1) + 2^(4-1)) then, etc) and
low_latency_throttle (default 1, will divide an emulated frame into more parts to reduce input latency)

Change scaling of the window content if DirectX disabled (incl. 64bit compile) to fit the full window, incl. bilinear upsampling of the DMD/Segments (latter using BasicBitmap by skywind)
Fix window size issues if an additional mini-DMD is in use

Store DMD dumps in a DmdDump subfolder (but only if it already exists)

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to pinball-broker, Juan, Timmo, Chad Hendrickson, Inkochnito, zaccaria-pinball.com, ipdb.org
Add sound rom dump to U-Boat 65

New:
JocMatic: Rider's Surf (running on Playmatic hardware)

Kinda new:
Hook 5.00 (unofficial MOD)
Star Wars 20th Anniversary 1.06 & 1.07
Tommy 5.00 (unofficial MOD)

Clones:
ABC Monday Night Football 2.9 50cts (B5 ROM from IPDB has a wrong checksum)
Back to the Future 2.8
Dragonfist Bootleg 2 (matches drop target scoring with the instruction card/manual)
Laser Cue L-3 (Neverending Bell Fix)
Lost in Space 1.01 French
Stargate rev.5
Star God (alternate version)
X-Files 3.03 French



Version 2.7 (June 08th, 2016) - "Alive and kicking"
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*** CORE/CPU ***
64bit compilation supported
XMAME port for unix/linux systems
PROC support (needs special compile with PROC_SUPPORT defined) to drive (at least) real WPC machines with PinMAME/PROC

New S14001A sound core for old Sterns (Catacomb, Flight 2000, Freefall, Lightning, Orbitor 1, and Split Second)
Improved BSMT2000 sound core for Sega, Alvin G., Data East (Batman and newer), and Stern (up to Terminator 3) DMD generation games
Improved AT91 sound core for the rest of the Stern DMDs (Elvis, LOTR, RBION, Sopranos, Nascar/Grand Prix/Dale Jr.)
Improved Brave Team sound core

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to Inkochnito, Soren
New:
MAC: MAC Jungle (1995 version)
Sleic: Bike Race (2-ball play) (not working yet)
Sonic: Hang-On
Unknown: Wild Texas (Firepower II Modification)

Clones:
Bram Stoker's Dracula L-2C (competition MOD)
Creature from the Black Lagoon L-5C (competition MOD)
Dr. Dude LA-3C (competition MOD)
Earthshaker LA-4C (competition MOD)
Hook 4.01p (4.01 with Prototype Sound)
Inder Centaur (alternate version)
Hyperball L-3
Lethal Weapon 2.03
Meteor (Bonus Count Fix, 'Fixes a rare bug where the bonus seems to countdown endlessly')
Taxi LU-1
Taxi (Lola) L-5C (competition MOD)
Taxi (Marilyn) L-5C (competition MOD)
Theatre of Magic 1.5C (competition MOD)
Tales of the Arabian Nights 1.5C (competition MOD)
World Cup Soccer LX-3C (competition MOD)



Version 2.6 (December 24, 2015) - "The team awakens"
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Three and a half years have gone by since the last release.
We kept everybody happy by putting out beta versions now and then,
but now we felt the time was right to issue a new version.

This time, Visual PinMAME will also be bundled with the new VP10 in one installer package
in order to reduce the amount of inherent knowledge needed to create a working playable setup.

Have fun, and Merry Christmas everyone! :)

*** CORE/CPU ***
Set DCS sample rate to 31,250 Hz, fixes most DCS sound issues
Optimization to DCS sound decoding for 1993-era games (STTNG, IJ, JD)
(Optional) Separate RGB-Color selection for the 4 DMD shades
Added driver for MAC / CICPlay games
Correct display outputs on IDSA
Slight digits correction for Papillon
Different display handling for Tecnoplay "Space Team"
Added Y8950 sound for Tecnoplay games and Astrocade sound for Midway's Rotation VIII
Corrected Atari gen.1 & gen.2 sound (so make sure you have the 82s130.bin in the ROM set)
Fixed display width for Black Belt (Squawk and Talk)
Some fixes for Midnight Marauders
Corrected CPU clock, RIOT speed, displays for GTS80B
Corrected GTS80 SS sound clock
Cured scratchy GTS80 sound after reset
Corrected DMD for Strikes n' Spares
Added new chirp table & reverb for TMS5200 (Bally Centaur, etc) (so make sure to delete an existing nvram of centaur)
Made some Inder games sound a lot nicer then before, adjusted music / speech pitch for Metal Man
Tweak CPU clock for Mystery Castle to make it look more correct
Fixed single zero digit on Odin & Odin Deluxe
Tweak IRQ4 frequency for Kingpin & Flipper Football (slightly improves lamp issues)
Improve Solenoids on Playmatic games
Improve Speech on Nuova Bell and Jeutel games
Fix some/most of the general sound stutter issues by improving the throttle code
Improve performance for all ARM7 based games (e.g. Whitestar II)
Added mech handler for mech #0 (goalie) in WCS:
The goalie will assume positions between 0 (max. left) and 50 (max. right), and will close the left switch when < 10 and the right one when > 40
Also Mech #1 (ball) will now return the speed of the ball rather than its position, with values ranging from -120 to 120
Changed head mech handler for PZ:
Head will assume varying positions between 0 and 95 that translate to test positions 0 to 6 (within small ranges)
Updated to zlib 1.2.8

*** ROM SUPPORT *** Thanks to John Lundy, Inkochnito, John Wart Jr, Mitch, John Crawford, Kelley, Juan, pinball-broker, François, PinKitty, Tim Polzin & Chad Hendrickson
New:
Apple Time: Thunder Man
Atari: 4x4 (not working yet)
Bally: Big Bat (bat game)
Barni: Red Baron (not working yet)
CICPlay: Galaxy Play 2,
Kidnap
Data East: King Kong 1.0
Inder: Centaur
Joctronic: Punky Willy (not working yet, incomplete dumps),
Walkyria (not working yet)
JP: support correct sound ROMs for Olympus,
renamed unknown jpgame to petacona (Petaco with new hardware, alternate set)
MAC: MAC's Galaxy,
Space Train,
Space Panther,
NBA MAC,
and a yet unknown game (may be an alternate Space Panther version)
Peyper: Sir Lancelot (incomplete sound because of undumped MCU)
Playmatic: Flash Dragon (alternate set & sound support),
Miss Dicso (bingo machine, not working yet),
Phantom Ship (no sound yet)
Premier: Amazon Hunt II & III
Sleic: Bike Race (not working yet),
Io Moon (not working yet)
Stargame: Iron Balls
Stern: Dale Jr. (Nascar 5.00)
Valley: Spectra IV (good U4 dump for correctly timed bonus countdown)
WMS: Demolition Time 0.99 & 1.01 (FreeWPC based rewrite of Demolition Man),
Rush Pinball (custom MOD, no sound)

Kinda new:
Jurassic Park 6.00 (unofficial MOD)
Last Action Hero 1.13 (unofficial MOD)
Star Wars 20th Anniversary 1.04
Tales from the Crypt 4.00 (unofficial MOD)

Clones:
Al's Garage Band Goes On A World Tour R06a
Amazon Hunt (alternate set)
Apollo 13 2.03 & 5.01/Display 4.01
Arena (alternate set)
Banzai Run (L-3 with changed target sounds)
Batman Forever 1.02 & 2.02
Baywatch 3.00 Dutch & 4.00 England & 4.00 Dutch
Black Belt (Bally) Squawk & Talk (revision 7/10/86 and 7/16/86)
Black Knight 2000 LA-2, PA-5 & PA-7
Bone Busters (French)
Breakshot 1.2
Chicago Cubs Triple Play (alternate set)
Continental Bingo (alternate set)
Corvette LX-2 & LA-1
Creature from the Black Lagoon P-3
Cue Ball Wizard rev.2 & rev.3
Cyclone L-1
Devil Riders (French speech) one ROM is missing, unfortunately
Diner LU-2
Fire L-2
Fish Tales L-5 & D-6 with wrong text size patch (0x6C6AA changed from 0x25 to 0x14) & LED Ghost Fix
Flash L-2 (yellow flipper ROMs)
Funhouse L-2
Godzilla 0.90 & 1.00
Grand Lizard L-3
Guns n' Roses 3.00 French
Guns n' Roses 3.00 Dutch
Hyperball L-2
Independence Day 2.01 & French/Display 2.00
Indiana Jones P-2
Indy 500 1.0R
Joust L-1
Jungle Lord L-1 & New Tricks Home ROMs by A.M. Thurnherr
Kiss prototype v.2 (not working yet)
Laser War 8.1
Lethal Weapon 2.08p voices mod
Lost in Space US display 1.01 & German display 1.02
Mars - God of War French
Monopoly 2.51 (Italian display)
Monster Bash 0.5
Monte Carlo (alternate set)
No Fear 1.1X
No Good Gofers 1.2
Party Animal (German)
Phantom of the Opera 2.9
Pin-Bot P-4 & L-1 & L-5 mod
Pistol Poker R01
Pool Sharks LA-5
Popeye LA-4 & LX-4
Punchy the Clown R03
Raven (alternate set)
Riverboat Gambler PA-7
Robocop 3.0
Rotation VIII v.1.01 & 1.15
STTNG P-8 & L-3
Secret Service 4.2 (alternate sound)
Soccer Kings (alternate set)
Corrected display rom for South Park 0.90
Space Jam 2.00
Space Shuttle L-3
Spring Break (alternate set)
Star Trek 25th Anniversary 1.17
Starship Troopers 2.00
Still Crazy L-1
Strikes n' Spares rev.2
Swords of Fury L-1
Taxi P-5
Theatre of Magic 1.3 (French)
The Shadow LH-6 with wrong text index patch (0x520AA changed from 0x69 to 0x68)
Thunderball P-1 & P-2 & P-3
Time Machine 1.8 German
Tommy 1.02
Torpedo Alley 1.6
Viper Night Drivin' v1.02
Volcano (Sound Only, alternate version 2)
World Cup Soccer '94 LA-2
X-Files 2.00



Version 2.5 (June 5, 2012) - "Playmatics on the loose!"
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A lot of work has been done on Playmatic. I was happy enough to simply be able to play the games, but then Gerrit went ahead and got the sound working too! We're still looking for roms for Playmatic Stop Ship and Playmatic Phantom Ship so if you see those, let us know please.
With help from Matt Elder and Basillo Garcia, we managed to get working roms for Inder Metal Man and Spinball's last game - Verne's World.
S1500 was kind enough to send us the game code for "White Force" and I hope to see it working soon. Enjoy!

*** CORE/CPU ***
Improved segmented displays for WPC alphanumeric games
Corrected DMD colors for Gottlieb system 3 games
Improved DMD displays for Alvin G
Preliminary support for IDSA SP0256 sound chip
Playmatic System 2 sound now works and games are playable!
Peyper/Sonic/Juegos Populares Dip Switch Handling has been changed - anyone who used dip menus for those games will need to adjust dip values
Playmatic Lamp Numbering has changed to match the schematics
Spectra IV - new U4 for better game operation - if you play this game, grab the new romset from vpforums.org

*** ROM SUPPORT *** at least 55 new romsets!
Alvin G Mystery Castle - 3 DMD rom "enhanced romset"
Bally Strange Science (German) - Lee Buck
Bell Games World Defender (Free Play)
Funhouse 9.06H, Whitewater LH6C, Cirqus Voltaire 2.0HC (Coin Play Enabled)/T2 L-81/T2 L-82 - thanks MrGlee!
Apollo 13 1.00
Alternate versions of Ripleys, Sopranos, Nascar, Grand Prix, LOTR - thanks Micko!
Alternate Stern Harley Davidson
Stern Playboy 3.02/Simpsons Party 3.00/Terminator 3 3.01
FreeWPC Twilight Zone 0.97/1.00/FreeWPC Corvette .61
Cactus Canyon 1.04/1.00 - Lee Buck
Congo 1.1, F-14 Tomcat P-5, Secret Service b26 (alternate Sound) - thanks Inkochnito
Getaway P-B
Johnny Mnemonic 0.5R/No Fear 1.0 - John Wart Jr.
Judge Dredd L-4/L-5, Shadow LA-6
Safecracker 0.91
STTNG P-4 - Scott Charles
IDSA V-1/Basketball
Inder Metal Man/Moon Light
Juegos Populares Halley Comet/Petaco 2/Pimbal "Pinball 3000"
Peyper Nemesis/Odin - Basillo
Playmatic Flash Dragon, Nautilus, Skill Flight, Star Fire (alternate set), The Raid
Playmatic Megaaton (alternate set) - Didier
Playmatic Zira - Lee Buck
Sonic Gamatron/Sonic Star Wars (alternate set)
Spinball Verne's World
Videodens Ator - Basillo
Videodens Papillon - Lee Buck



Version 2.4 (August 19, 2011) - "Summertime"
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Eight months is a long time to go without a release, but we wanted to make some significant progress
with plenty of testing, so it's here now. We thought the rom fountain had run dry, but then
Seymour Shabow mentioned he had worked on free play roms, Micko alerted us to alternate Stern roms,
David Gersic posted his modified Zaccaria Free Play roms, and Inkochnito told us we were missing a lot
of roms from Oliver Okaegi... so...a whole lot of typing was required to add support for all of these!

One of our goals is to archive all pinball game code, as well as code that runs on pinball hardware.
If you think you have code we don't support, please let one of us know.

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Atari sound has been improved [Gerrit Volkenborn/Pascal Janin]
GamePlan Lady Sharpshooter's solenoids now work 100%
Added support for Jeutel - fully emulated with sound and speech [Gerrit Volkenborn]
Updated TMS 5220 to latest MAME core code
Added support for Valley Manufacturing [Gerrit Volkenborn]
Zaccaria - Added support for SenseInput line and enhanced diagnostic output [Gerrit Volkenborn/David Gersic]
Improved speech emulation for Bally 35, Nuova Bell, and Zaccaria Generation 2 [Gerrit Volkenborn]

Corrected spinners for PinMAME simulators [Steve Ellenoff]
Added simulator for Sega Harley Davidson [Steve Ellenoff/Brian Smith]
Improved simulator for Stern Monopoly [Brian Smith]

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Bowlers: Aristocrat, King Tut, Pompeii, Tic-Tac-Strike L-1 and L-2
Corrected sound roms for Aristocrat, Pompeii, Shuffle Inn, Taurus, Topaz
Data East: Tales from the Crypt 3.02 Dutch (thanks Inkochnito!)
GamePlan: alternate Lady Sharpshooter set
Inder: Mundial 90
Juegos Populares: Halley Comet, Olympus (good game rom)
Sega: South Park 0.96 (thanks Inkochnito!) and Stern Harley Davidson 3rd Edition 4.0 (thanks Steve Ellenoff!)
Cut the Cheese and Cut the Cheese Deluxe
Taito: Zeke's Peak (Ice Cold Beer clone)
Valley Spectra IV

Added a whole bunch of Stern whitestar revisions (thanks Micko!)
Added Oliver Okaegi sets that were missing or skipped in previous PinMAME releases
Added FreeWPC sets that work in PinMAME/Visual PinMAME
Added Free Play and alternate rules roms for early Stern (thanks Seymour Shabow!)
Added Free Play roms for Zaccaria (thanks David Gersic!)
Added a lot of WPC/WPC-95 sets including the real Scared Stiff prototype rom with working kickback! (thanks Pete Haduch!)



Version 2.3 (December 24, 2010) - "Merry Christmas"
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And here we are again at the end of another year for PinMAME; time flies!

And it was a good year for pinball and pinball emulation in particular:
Maddes moved the code repository from CVS to SVN on SourceForge,
and Randall Perlow joined the crew to work on the Micropin emulation,
which was perfect because he owns the real thing as well! :)

Also, there are finally some good reads for Astro's "Black Sheep Squadron"
(thanks to Dave from Alltek Systems), something I didn't believe I'd ever
see in my lifetime. The game is not that great actually, but we were hunting
for a good set of ROMs for like 10 years... ;)

Also: Brian got the speech ROM for "Caribbean Cruise" from Steve Young,
the missing DMD ROM for "Aaron Spelling" from Mike Pacak,
and built in support for Ed Cheung's WPC "ghosting" patch ROMs, which
should make for a clearer look in our emulated version too.

Last but not least we found a sound ROM revision for Williams Space Shuttle
that corrects a bug in the previously known U49 dump which was provided by
WMS themselves! We're pretty sure that this ROM was patched by WMS themselves,
and probably used for most production games, only it apparently never made it
into WMS' official ROM database!

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Added support for Micropin Pentacup [Randall Perlow]
Added dumpframes support to export DMD data to text file [Thanks to Toxie and Highrise]
(disabled by default, change DUMPFRAMES to 1 in core.c and rebuild to enable)
Added preliminary support for Stargame Mephisto (not working at all right now)
Added Christian Tabart sound support [Gerrit Volkenborn]
Added debugger option to access the internal RAM of I8039 CPU family [Gerrit Volkenborn]

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Loads of new dumps here and there (see above for examples)
Williams Funhouse 9.05H and some other WMS clones
Bell: Super Bowl (based on Bally's X's & O's)
Taito: Ice Cold Beer (a non-pinball skill game)
Christian Tabart: L'Hexagone, using Gottlieb "Genie" ROM but adding a modern sound board
(thanks to Michel Achille, designer of that very board!)
Jac Van Ham: Movie Masters (sound ROM not dumped yet)
Juegos Populares: Olympus (sound ROMs only)
Micropin: Pentacup
Peyper: Wolf Man
Support for more Playmatic games (thanks to Basilio Garcia and Paulo Branco)
- Big Town / Party (those use the same ROMs as Last Lap)
- Antar (alternate set)
- Attack
- Black Fever
- Cerberus
- Rock 2500
- Spain '82
- Star Fire
- Trailer
- UFO-X


Version 2.2 (January 11, 2010) - "As time goes by"
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At first: Happy Birthday Gaston!!!

Another year slipped by and we are curious what the year 2010 will bring.
So at the start of 2010 we finally bring you a new release. With Brian now
working hard on Visual Pinball and putting out lots of new VP versions the
release schedule of PinMAME looks really slow, but let us say it is just
because PinMAME is rock solid.

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Support for Capcom shaded lamps (using ChangedDMD array)
Reduced DE DMD clock to 2 MHz, making games & sounds sync better
Reversed EOS switches for F14 Tomcat
Corrections for shallow Gottlieb driver prototypes
Kiss prototype moved to own source file kissp.c
Re-added comments to byvidpin.c
Gottlieb 9-segment digits replaced with legible alphanumerics (in DEBUG mode only)
Added four more key columns (triggered by Q-Z through R-V combinations, DEBUG only)
Added support to compile PinMAME with GCC 4.0, hopefully this will create interest for someone to build a Linux version
Replaced void* by genf* for GCC 4.0

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Gottlieb Strikes n' Spares (rev. 1)
Gottlieb World Challenge Soccer (disp. rev. 2)
Gottlieb Mario Andretti (prototype rev. 4)
Sega Wack-a-Doodle-Doo
Williams F-14 Tomcat (P-3, P-4)
Toptronic unknown game on Gottlieb System 3 hardware (not working?)
Sonic Solar Wars [tecnopinball.org]
Playmatic Chance [pinball-dreams.com]
Williams The Machine: Bride of PinBot (L-3), thanks to Inkochnito
Sega X-Files (rev. 2.04), thanks to Inkochnito
WMS No Good Gofers (rev. 1.0), thanks to Steve Ellenoff


Version 2.1 (February 1, 2009) - "Keep 'em coming!"
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OK, so six months have passed yet again - amazing how time flies.
Despite the fact that all major manufacturers are emulated by now, there's
still enough to do to iron out all of the bugs and inaccuracies.

From time to time a few new games show up unexpectedly, like the new batch
coming in from tecnopinball.org in January: three new Juegos Populares games,
also Inder Atleta, and another oddball: Videodens "Break".
Some special greetings go to the makers of that invaluable resource site! :)

Despite the fact there is NO manual or schematics drawing to work with yet,
we managed to get Break working somehow - Spanish manufacturers were pretty
much fixated on the Z80 cpu and the AY-8910 sound chip, so it wasn't
all that hard really...

Jac van Ham, a rare Dutch manufacturer, joins the club with a game called
"Escape", adding a new CPU (TMS9980-A) to our core at the same time.

Some people contributed by providing new dumps for known bad roms as well:
David Seidman finally managed to get good reads off Black Sheep Squadron.
Jerry Clause re-read the U6 speech rom on Flash Gordon's vocalizer set, so
the hissing and stuttering is gone now.

Thanks to all our contributors, especially to Inkochnito for locating some
very hard to find roms over and over again all those years! What would we
do without you? -- Hmm, a lot more vacation, I guess (just kidding)! ;)

On the emulation side of it, sound was improved for Bally games using the
old "Sounds Plus" sound board, so it plays a few more sounds now.
Also, Gottlieb System 80B had another issue with melody playing at game start
which wasn't supposed to happen at all.
In the same vein, Jokerz, Pool Sharks, and Blackwater 100 had their sound
startup issues corrected, meaning that BW100's sound is finally working BTW.

Well, that's basically it. So enjoy our latest feat, and "keep 'em coming!"

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Fixed a bug for Bally-51 Sounds Plus
Fixed sound issues on Gottlieb System 80B
Fixed Blackwater 100 sound startup
Fixed startup sound for Jokerz / Pool Sharks
Corrected Playmatic Last Lap, game works now
Better working Bally 68701 prototype games
Added TMS9980-A cpu support

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Added Bally Party Zone L-3 [ipdb.org]
Added WMS Banzai Run G-3 (German) [ipdb.org]
Added Juegos Populares: Featon, Petaco, Aqualand [tecnopinball.org]
Added Jac van Ham Escape [Inkochnito / Ronald Knor]
Added Videodens Break (NVRAM not working yet) [tecnopinball.org]
Added Inder Atleta [tecnopinball.org]
Added Flash Gordon Prototype rev. 2 (working) [pinballjail]
Corrected checksums for Bally Flash Gordon (vocalizer sound) [Jerry Clause]
Corrected checksums for Astro Black Sheep Squadron [David Seidman]


Version 2.0 (August 1, 2008) - "Free Play Only!"
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This major version number change has nothing to do with new functionality for
once - it was done to mark a different milestone in the PinMAME development:
from this day on, anybody will be free to compile Visual PinMAME for himself,
so the four formerly crypted files are available in their unencrypted version
from our source code repository now!

At the same time the expiration date was removed, so this version is both
totally OPEN SOURCE and NEVER-EXPIRING at the same time. Well worth a 2.0,
what do you think? ;)

On a sad note, this means we won't emulate the new S.A.M. system by Stern for
quite some time to come - because of the same reason Visual PinMAME was closed
source before: once you're able to emulate one of the games using that
platform, all of the other games will work instantaneously as well!

However, development on all other manufacturer's platforms is continuing.
Playmatic games are working a little by now, and we will see more improvement
in the future for sure; sound is next on our issue list.

The TMS5200 is about the most complicated piece of hardware to emulate it
seems; Lord Nightmare spends almost all of his free time to get it right,
and we'll keep track of the latest outcomings as used in MAME, and will port
the updates to PinMAME as soon as they are available.
With this release, the speech sounds no longer as "hollow" as it did before,
and a few chirps and clicks are gone by using the TMS5200 specific emulation.

Some more (Nuova) Bell games were added, and a dart-based pinball conversion
kit for Bally machines was found by JRR (thanks!)
Brian also came up with Alvin G.'s "USA Football". :)

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Added new debugger command CODELIST
Fixed some disassembler glitches in the 6809 debugger
Better TMS5200 emulation for Bally / Zaccaria games that use it
Updates CDP1802 CPU to lastest MAME core

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Added Bell's Tiger Rag (thanks to Inkochnito & Hans Balk)
Added Nuova Bell's World Defender (-"-)
Added Nuova Bell's Dark Shadow (-"-)
Added Nuova Bell's Skill Flight (-"-)
Added Nuova Bell's Cobra (-"-)
Added Nuova Bell's Top Pin (-"-)
Added Nuova Bell's U-Boat 65 (-"-)
Added Grand Products' 301/Bullseye (thanks to Inkochnito & J.R.Robertson)
Added Alvin G.'s USA Football


Version 1.60 (April 18, 2008) - "For Tanja"
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This latest release took a little longer as originally expected because
a good friend of Gerrit, Tanja, suddenly died at at the age of 29 years.
It took him a while to overcome the loss...

This release sees an update to the HC55516 sound chip used for speech/FX on
all WMS games from Gorgar up to Twilight Zone. Static noise and distortion
levels are reduced, and generally sound reproduction is clearer than before.
At the same time, Bally's "Xenon" and "Flash Gordon" using the vocalizer
sound board were increased in speech volume.

A fix was added for "The Sopranos" so the game will not crash any longer
after starting the "Bing!" mode, or the Boss mode.

And finally, with the addition of "Hoops", the Gottlieb collection is finally
complete in PinMAME, with the exception of some kits (like Amazon Hunt II)!

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Changes applied to sound reproduction of HC55516 chip
Fixed memory reads for Whitestar games (eg. The Sopranos)
Added support for some Bally prototype games

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Added Gottlieb Hoops (thanks to Ingo Kramer and Armin Bernemann)
Added Bally Eight Ball Deluxe prototypes (thanks to Kelley)
Added Williams Star Trax prototype (thanks to Kelley)
Added Shuffle Inn (minus one sound rom)


Version 1.59 (February 17, 2008) - "The lost sounds"
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And yet another bugfix release - just a little more than two weeks later!

Gottlieb's System 3 has now access to all of the content of the OKI chip's
speech & sound roms, enabling some long-lost quotes like "Jackpot!" on
Stargate, or "You need another coin" on Barb Wire.
At the same time the sampling speed was adjusted, for it was playing too
fast before, and made some game soundtrack sound real bad (eg. Wipeout)!

Some preliminary sound was added for the Zaccaria 1-player games. It probably
sounds nothing like the original, for lack of comparison sound clips mostly!

A few clones and new games were added, for instance the "Addams Family Values"
coin dropper, and the newly-found Rock Encore. So nothing spectacular here. ;)

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Full OKI 6295 rom support for Gottlieb System 3 games
Decreased sampling frequency by 5.6% for games using the OKI 6295 chip
HSTD flashing in all player score panels for Gottlieb System 1 games
Preliminary sound support for Zaccaria prototype machines

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Added Addams Family Values (coin dropping game)
Added Rock Encore (different sound version for Premier's "Rock")
Added NBA Fastbreak U2 sound version 0.4 (gives a warning but still plays)
Added Baby Pacman home roms by Okaegi


Version 1.58 (February 1, 2008) - "The complete series"
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This is more of a bugfix release. It does not implement any new features
besides the inclusion of Zaccaria's "Ski Jump", which makes this series
complete (with the exception of sound).

The first and probably most important issue is the bug fix for the PPS-4/2
CPU used on Gottlieb System 1 games. Version 1.57 had a bug left that kept
the bonus from accumulating properly (or counting down, for that matter),
and another "bug" that kept the game diagnostics / adjustment menu from
progressing through its items. Actually if you look at the data sheets for
the PPS-4, it seems the emulation was *correct* in 1.57 and now we had to
deliberately introduce a bug so it works!?
Well, never mind now - as long as it plays fine. :)

Next, we are quite worried by the fact that many Gottlieb / Premier games
have sounds missing, so some effort was put into getting these to work.
Most notably, all of the drum sounds were missing from System80B games
of the first generation. Well, not anymore now! ;)
Also, the general output volume of the SP0250 sound/speech chip was too low
so far, making most bass sounds almost inaudible, so we cranked that up!
Finally, Gerrit turned off the channel suppression feature of the OKI6295
ADPCM chip, so now essentially every started sound will play until it ends,
or until it's cut short by another sound playing on the same voice channel.
This, of course, is a step back in terms of hardware accuracy, so it won't
last long... it was done as a quick fix to show the hardware is capable of
producing more sounds than in did in previous releases, and maybe to find
a way of getting it right someday.

For all 6-digit display haters out there, we added support for Oliver's
7-digit Gottlieb conversion roms. Doing so, Gerrit also extended the "bios"
system to these games: you can now keep the System80/A system roms common to
all of those games in the gts80 / gts80a sets, without the need to copy them
into each and every Gottlieb rom set. Same goes for the sound PROM used on
early System80 and late System80A games: these may go into gts80s / gts80as,
who in turn inherit from gts80 / gts80a.
Sounds complicated? Well - it's not.

However, as MAME architecture does not support multiple inheritance for games,
this produces one little problem: some Gottlieb games (using the sound and
speech board) have sound-only clones with completely different roms.
These three games (Volcano, Black Hole, and Devil's Dare) need to be split
into different sets now, as they don't have a single rom file in common.
Also, the new 7-digit common roms must go into their own sets (eg. spiderm7)
because those games already inherit from their 6-digit parents, and thus can't
inherit from a common set with support for the 7-digit system roms anymore.
This sounds even more complicated? Erm - well, maybe a little. ;)

So, have fun now and enjoy the most finite state of PinMAME there ever was.

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Fixed two bugs in PPS-4 emulation (corrects Gottlieb System 1 games)
Enabled missing drum sounds on Gottlieb System 80B games
Increased general output volume of the SP0250 sound/speech chip
Disabled muting option for OKI 6295 chip to produce more output in GTS3 games
Fixed GI support for all five GI strings on Who Dunnit and JackBot
Enabled sound solenoid outputs on Gottlieb System 1
Removed tones from Cleopatra, Sinbad, and Joker Poker (those use chimes)

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Added Zaccaria Ski Jump
Added Okaegi's 7-digit conversions of Gottlieb System80 games
Added the "machinaZOIS" clone of ShaqAttaq, created by a Czech programmer team


Version 1.57 (December 2, 2007) - "System 1"
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The year is 1987, and NASA launches the last of America's deep space probes.
In a freak mishap, Ranger 3 and its pilot, Captain William "Buck" Rogers
are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support
systems and returns Buck Rogers to Earth 500 years later.

We had begun to think it would take 500 years to emulate Gottlieb System 1...
but thanks to an anonymous MAACA member, we finally got good reads of the bios
chips and they are now emulated.
Get out your cards and backgammon boards, lucky Buck is back!

1.57 - Changes Twiki says you don't want to know
Added Stern Harley Davidson (Harley 3.0)
Added Stern Speech emulation - sample files are no longer necessary
Added Gottlieb System 1 emulation - still has a bonus count bug
Improved GI dimming
Added Inder Lap By Lap
NBA Fastbreak Clock emulation corrected


Version 1.56 (August 19, 2007) - "Allied Leisure"
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This update finally includes support for all the Allied Leisure games
operating on their 6504 CPU platform. It was quite some struggle to add those,
we started as far back as 2002 in trying to locate the RRIOT 6530 chips from
the CPU board in order to get their ROM contents dumped.

We encountered several setbacks. At one point, a guy offered his chips to be
dumped, but then suddenly vanished, and then famous community people denied
to help up dump chips, even though they definitely had the capabilities! :(

Just when we thought we'd never make it through this worldwide conspiracy
preventing Allied Leisure to be emulated at any point, Brian suddenly managed
to buy an Allied Leisure "Take Five" machine off eBay, and Pascal Janin of
France was kind enough to dump the chips for us (HUGE Thanks!!!), so now this
task is finally accomplished, and one of the last remaining well-known
manufacturers joined our club of pinball emulated. :)

Since all of those Allied Leisure games use the exact same code set, you will
only need ONE copy of the dumps, packed up as a driver called "allied".
All eleven games will then run off the same code, without the need to
duplicate the rom dumps over eleven different drivers!

In the same vein, you can now run all the GamePlan model 110 games (Foxy Lady
to Chuck-A-Luck) on the same set of roms, as a driver called "gp_110".

This method is based on MAME's "bios" support for some games like NEO-GEO,
where each game is using a shared set of boot code. The difference on PinMAME
is just that there simply aren't any additional roms for the pinball games. ;)

Also thanks to JohnnyPop for providing the Titanic & Monopoly redemption roms.

Changes:

*** CORE/CPU ***
Added support for Allied Leisure hardware (Brian Smith, Gerrit Volkenborn)
Enabling "bios" files to prevent rom code duplication (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Preventing AT91 cpu crash occurring when emulation was restarted (Steve Ellenoff)
Removed display fading (on Gottlieb) again, as it was faulty. (Gerrit Volkenborn)

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Added Sega Titanic / Stern Monopoly redemption games (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added Williams STTNG LX1, LX2, LG7 (Brian Smith)
Added Zacaria Space City / New Star's Phoenix (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Updated Sega Space Jam / ID4 sound with correct dumps (Steve Ellenoff)
Updated Stern Simpsons Pinball Party to version 5.00 (Gerrit Volkenborn)


Version 1.55 (March 30, 2007) - "Let there be Light"
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Happy 6th Birthday to PinMAME & Visual PinMAME! :)

After all these years, we're finally seeing the light on two of our longest
standing missing features! In honor of the 6th year since our first release
we bring you our latest efforts.

Thanks to Aaron Giles for once again blowing us away with his
BSMT2K emulation improvements. Full support for the 'mysterious' compressed
samples is now a reality. Despite the numerous rewrites Steve had to do to
convert the code from the latest MAME core into our older core, it's working
great!

There's also a small enhancement to the Votrax SC01 speech chip output,
enabling the chip to alter its sample rate at runtime which improves sound
on many if not all games that used it!
To all Gottlieb System80 and Taito lovers, this is for you!

A special last-minute treat by PinMAME's founder and "not so retired" developer
Steve Ellenoff: GI circuit brightness support for WPC games is finally here!

Special thanks to Steve for this tremendous addition, which would have been the
number one event for him this month - if it wasn't the impending birth of his
third child expected to arrive any day! :)

Changes:

*** SOUND ***
Improved BSMT2000 support (Steve Ellenoff - thanks Aaron)
Improved Votrax SC01 support (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Correct sound support for Elvis (Steve Ellenoff)

*** CORE/CPU ***
Improved (and faster) AT91 emulation (Steve Ellenoff)
Added GI dimming support for WPC games (Steve Ellenoff)

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Updated Alien Poker multiball (Oliver Kaegi)
Updated Eight Ball Deluxe clone (Oliver Kaegi)
Added Bell Cosmic Flash (Oliver Kaegi)
Added Nineball clone (Oliver Kaegi)
Added Demolition Man home roms (Brian Smith/Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added Theatre Of Magic home roms (Gerrit Volkenborn - needs to have cheats enabled to work)
...and some other updates we just don't remember right now. :)


Version 1.54 (December 23, 2006) - "One DLL to rule them all!"
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Happy birthday Steve!
It's been a challenging 6 months since the release of 1.53.
We've added preliminary support for NSM, Wico, and LTD.
LTD is closest to working for these newly supported systems.
Also, a minor correction for the display properties -
the off state can now be set like the other levels.
Nuova Bell is now playable with sound - needs improvement
Thanks to Mike McAndrew for providing the correct sound rom for Rat Race.


Version 1.53 (June 1, 2006) - "GO FASTER!"
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It's been 10 months since our last release. Every time we thought about making
this available, a new issue cropped up that we couldn't resist. Just one more
challenge around the corner to overcome. I'd like to think this version has had
the most testing ever, but if you do find a bug, please let us know.

Changes:

*** SOUND ***
Improved Inder Sound (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Juegos Populares Sound (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Improved Zaccaria Sound (Gerrit Volenborn/Oliver Kaegi)
Gameplan Sound (Oliver Kaegi)
Added correct sound support for Pennant Fever (Gerrit Volkenborn)
America 1492 sound now works (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Fixed Williams Thunderball Sound (Gerrit Volkenborn)

*** CORE/CPU ***
Added keyboard inputs for Rotation 8 - setup/configuration now possible (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Gottlieb Preliminary Display fading (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Mr Game improvements (Steve Ellenoff/Tom Behrens/Gerrit Volkenborn)
Corrected score displays for Peyper/Inder/Sonic (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added support for LTD - should be working (no sound) - Gerrit Volkenborn
Added improved preliminary support for Playmatic (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Corrected displays for Safecracker, and other WPC games (Tom Behrens/Brian Smith)
Added Stern new region DMD dips (Gerrit Volkenborn)

*** COM DLL ***
VPM Display handling changes (Tom Haukaup)
Added dual monitor support (Excentric/Tom Haukap)
Added display rotation for vpm (Tom Haukap)
Corrected direct draw problem for PINMame (Tom Haukap)

*** ROM SUPPORT ***
Updated Alien Poker multiball roms (Oliver Kaegi)
Updated Firepower Custom roms (Oliver Kaegi)
Added Attack From Mars 1.13B (Brian Smith/Wod)
Added Austin Powers display roms for foregin languages (Brian Smith)
Added Bell Ringer roms (Cliffy)
Added Big Guns Prototype (Brian Smith)
Added Data East Batman 1.06 (Brian Smith)
Added Dinosaur Eggs sound rom (Brian Smith/Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added Gamatron roms (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added High Roller Casino and Sharkey's Shootout display roms for added languages (Brian Smith)
Added Hot Shot Basketball (Brian Smith/Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added Hyperball (L=6) (Brian Smith/Jess Askey)
Added Junkyard Prototype (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added Medieval Madness 1.09B (Brian Smith/Wod)
Added Monopoly French, German, Italian, and Spanish Display Roms (Brian Smith)
Added Monster Bash 1.06B (Brian Smith/Wod)
Added Odin Deluxe (Brian Smith/Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added Omni Sound (Brian Smith)
Added Sonic Star Wars (Steve Ellenoff/Joxer)
Added Sopranos 3.00
Added Stargazer Custom rom (Oliver Kaegi)
Added STTNG Special set (Brian Smith)
Added Ted Estes bootleg roms for early Williams games (Brian Smith)
Added Twilight Zone 9.4ch (Brian Smith)
Added Volcano 1a - alternate sound only (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Added Whitewater Home Roms (Gerrit Volkenborn)
Corrected Zaccaria Zankor (Oliver Kaegi)


Version 1.52 (August 1, 2005) - "The first light doesn't count!"
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The PinMAME developers meeting in Atlanta (Devcon 2005) took place no more than two weeks ago,
but already we have been able to add signficant improvements as a result of all the great sessions
we had together! It was great getting to meet each other in person for the first time ever.
Next time we hope Martin, Tom B, and Okaegi can join in the fun!

Let me use this occasion to thank all the great pinball fans in and around the city of Atlanta, GA
for their unparalleled enthusiasm, support and hospitality in hosting our meetings, and helping us
to find bugs and missing features we never would have had known about otherwise. A huge thank you to
Al, Craig, Jeff, and Jon, for tons of pinball fun and the best of times! You guys are great!!! :)

We also decided as a team that there's no real need to upgrade to the latest M.A.M.E. core.
We now have support for all the CPUs ever used on pinball hardware, and all the other type chips
that aren't supported yet won't probably be supported by M.A.M.E. anytime soon either,
so we'll stick with the tested, proven, reliable, and FAST older 0.76 core.
Why break a good thing?

Amazing how time flies: Okaegi and TomB joined the team a year ago this month!
Thanks to both of them for contributing so much to the project since then!!!

Much to our surprise we've added some nice improvements since the 1.52 beta release
just six short weeks ago, so enjoy our latest version!

Bugs Fixed
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- Fixes for Bally Vector switches
- WMS-S7: Fixed multiplexed solenoids on Defender
- WMS-S4: Defined missing special solenoids on some games
- GamePlan: These games are now well behaved on game over/match
- Bally-35: Fixed switch column 6 on Vector and added some missing sound diagnostic switches
- Spinball: Some improvements and tweaks. These games should work much better now
(We still need to find the roms for Verne's World)
- Overflow Interrupt handling improved on I8051 CPU core to help prevent hang-ups on Spinball emulation
[Thomas Behrens]

- Mr. Game: Video dip switch bug resolved that permanently disabled collision detection
- Gottlieb: System3 driver bug found that kept displays from working perfectly,
so now all alphanumeric games should have their correct displays
[Gerrit Volkenborn, Steve Ellenoff]

- No Good Gofers flippers working reliably now
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

New Features
------------
- Premier Strikes n' Spares: Support for 2nd DMD, fully working.
- Mr. Game: Support for 2nd Generation Video & Sound Hardware, working very well, but still some glitches exist.
- Mr. Game: Rom support for World Cup 90
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Premier Strikes n' Spares: Support for Sound, fully working.
- Added CDP1802 CPU support from MESS (for Playmatic games)
- Working support for Peyper / Sonic (Spain) hardware
- Added preliminary support for Playmatic, Sleic (Spain), LTD (Brazil)
- Sound support for GamePlan Cyclopes and Inder Brave Team
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Bally sound diagnostic function implemented
[Thomas Behrens]

- Support for Gottlieb's "Bone Busters Inc." extra DAC sound board
[Gerrit Volkenborn, Steve Ellenoff, Tom Haukap, Brian Smith]

- Added support for ROMs: RCT, Playboy (Stern), NFL, House of Diamonds,
Dinosaur Eggs, Mach 2, 250cc, Corsario, Night Moves, alternate sets for
Data East Star Wars and Mr. Game Motor Show, and some others..
[all]


Version 1.51 (January 11, 2005) - "Coming of age" (Happy 36th Birthday Gerrit)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PinMAME has grown up to be a relatively stable and mature software with only little
quirks and issues left open... a few of which are solved with this release! :)
Hopefully, no new bugs were added.

A few old bugs could be squashed, like the hangup bug on some Zaccaria games,
thanks to the MAME guys finally fixing the opcode timing on the Signetics 2650.
Unfortunately this means you'll get less time on your bonus ball, but that's the
way those games really worked, unfortunately... ;)

The Visual PinMAME port also received some important updates; so make sure
to read the "whatsnewVPM.txt" File too!

Bugs Fixed
----------
- Zaccaria: All games are working now as far as the main CPU board is concerned;
The switch issue for generation 1 games is fixed, as well as the lockup problem
on some generation 2 games.
A few games are missing sound, or it may still be incorrect.
[Thomas Behrens, Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Corrected IRQ values for all games based on Bally hardware (once more).
I'm afraid this won't be the last time we touched this either... ;)
[Oliver Kaegi, Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Fixed the 4094 serial decoder emulation, correcting Life Lamps on "Champion Pub".
- Corrected CPU clock for GamePlan CPU sound boards
- Display fixed on Nuova Bell "Formula1 GP" (game still not working though)
- Set DCS CPU clock to 10 MHz exactly
- Corrected "Monopoly" waterworks flipper mech
- Corrected "Scared Stiff" spider wheel mech
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Fixed the 6532 RIOT emulation
- Added new sound board for Gottlieb System80A not using the Votrax SC-01 chip,
thereby fixing "Royal Flush Deluxe" and "Goin' Nuts" sound issues
- Fixed Hankin sound issues
[Tom Haukap]

- Fixed sound on WMS Space Shuttle
[Thomas Behrens]

- Corrected sample support for Bally-32/-51 sound boards
[Oliver Kaegi]

New Features
------------
- Emulation of alphanumeric Alvin G. games (Punchy, Soccer Ball) with sound
[Steve Ellenoff, Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Driver for Inder (Italy) added (Bushido not working yet)
- Driver for Juegos Populares (Spain) added (still some sound problems)
- Added 2 prototype games: Atari "Road Runner", WMS "Rat Race"; also many clones
- Added sound emulation for GamePlan "Andromeda"
- Added auxiliary solenoids for Sega games
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Emulation of the Stern SB-100 sound board
[Oliver Kaegi]

- Separated ARM7 core code for easier maintenance and to allow other cpu cores to
be easily built using it.
Also optimized the ARM7 core a bit, which resulted in some decent speed ups (10-20FPS)
- Modified AT91 CPU Emulation to use new ARM7 core
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Automatically turning off sound if missing sound ROMs are detected
[Tom Haukap]


Version 1.50 (November 1, 2004) - "Sound of the future"
-------------------------------------------------------
The future of PinMAME has never looked or sounded better!

With new team members Thomas Behrens and Oliver Kaegi making huge and immediate contributions,
and Steve's temporary break from retirement, this release is destined to be one of the largest and
most significant yet. Many often requested features and bug fixes are included, as well as
several new hardware systems. Pinball fans will definitely be pleased with this release.
It's so much stuff, we cannot guarantee we listed all the items contained... :)

Amazingly, Steve wrote an Atmel AT91 core ready to emulate the new Stern sound,
as used on Stern's LOTR and later games. There still are some issues with it, so
for instance, Elvis is not working correctly yet, and it's also running too slow, seems
anything less than 3-4Ghz won't get 60 FPS. But still this is a major breakthrough,
so we chose to add it for you to check out.

BTW, this should really be the final version being built on the MAME 0.76 basis,
but it's proven to be rather stable so far, so who knows? ;)

Bugs Fixed
----------
- Bally 6803: improved display/lamp operation and fixed a problem with switches
41 to 48 for all games of this family. These games should run fine now.
Also flipper keys can now be used to navigate the service menue on Blackwater
and Truckstop.
[Gerrit Volkenborn, Thomas Behrens]

- WMS System 11 and Data East: Fixed code to remove erraneous solenoid "spikes".
While this primarily fixes DE Playboy 35th Anniversary, all Sys11/DE games
will show more precise solenoid operation now.
[Martin Adrian, Thomas Behrens]

- Corrected IRQ value for all games based on Bally hardware
[Oliver Kaegi, Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Corrected half byte ram bug in Bally Video/Pin driver. (Baby Pacman attract mode lamps now working properly)
[Oliver Kaegi]

- Fixed some bugs in 8051 cpu core
- Adjusted CPU & FIRQ frequency on the Alvin G games
(Sounds much better to me now, but still need access to real machine to confirm)
[Steve Ellenoff]

- WMS System 3 to 7: Improved solenoid smoothing method. This gives more accurate
flashers (e.g. on Firepower) and knockers.
[Martin Adrian]

- WMS System 3 to 7: Fixed/Added support for game adjustment dip switches.
With proper scripting support, these can now be used to adjust game settings as
described in the manuals.
- Stern Golden Cue and Sharkey's Shootout: These games are now working. Emulation
support for the upper left flipper is still missing.
[Thomas Behrens]

New Features
------------
- Spinball hardware emulation including full Sound and DMD support (some strobing issues left)
(Big thanks to inkochnito for posting links to both the manual and rom so we could access them)
- Mr. Game hardware emulation including sound and video support (still some video & sound issues)
(Thanks to Steve, who acquired two Mr.Game machines just so work on the emulation could begin)
[Steve Ellenoff, Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Added tons of new games and clones
[Brian Smith, Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Emulation of Stern Pinball's new Sound board - Used on LOTR and newer games.
(HUGE THANK YOU TO DESTRUK FOR DONATING HIS OWN $ TO BUY AN EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE
LOTR SOUND BOARD WITHOUT WHICH THE EMULATION COULD HAVE NEVER BEEN ACHIEVED!!)
- Working Technoplay driver (X-Force) including display, lamps, solenoids, switches.
(Need sound roms to be able to begin work on sound emulation)
- New ARM7TDMI CPU Core and Atmel 9140008 CPU Core (for new Stern Sound)
- Added External Hardware Addressing to 8051 cpu core
- Added support for Serial UART mode 1 to 8051
- Emulation of the 4094 Serial shifter chip (used in Championship Pub Dual LEDS)
- Preliminary Nuova Bell driver (F1 Grand Prix) - (not really working yet)
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Sound support for Zaccaria games from Winter Sports to Locomotion
(some sounds not correct yet, need to compare to real table sounds)
- Added AFM Saucer LEDs, and CP life lamps
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Old Stern: emulation of the SB-300 and samples support for the VSU-100 Speech board
- Bally: Samples support for early -32 and -50 sounds; much more accurate than before.
[Oliver Kaegi]


Version 1.32 (May 1, 2004) - "MayDay Edition"
-------------------------------------------------------------
Not a lot of new stuff in here, but this release is needed to ensure people can enjoy
PinMAME for a while without any new glitches that we might introduce by switching
over to the new MAME core architecture started with MAME version 0.79;
We have already ported all the drivers and self-made CPU cores, and we ran into some
serious problems, so this might take a while...

Apart from that, some improvements were made to the existing code, especially for
the GTS80A games. Tom succeeded in emulating the Votrax chip closer to the real thing
than we might ever get, so you will now listen to the original phonemes the chip
produces in all their four possible intonations (try the attract mode of "Cavaleiro
Negro" and wait for him to sing to you...)! :)
Also, the timer bug with the 6532 RRIOT chip was corrected, so we could re-install
the unhacked version of timer.c again. Any slowdown problems on Gottlieb games
should be a thing of the past now, and the slam tilt is working again too.
Tom brought back the long-lost Hankin sound emulation, too. Thanks a lot!

Furthermore, there was a new CPU included that's used on the early Zaccaria
single-player games, like Strike, or Ski Jump: The National Semiconductor SC/MP,
or "Scamp", as it's commonly called... a most peculiar piece of Processor history.

Not much more, I'm afraid. We are all pretty busy lately, and we're missing Steve's
work a lot! Still, have fun playing around with this latest release. :)

Bugs Fixed
----------
- Major improvement to the Votrax SC01 emulation (speech synthesis based
on samples from the original chip from now on!)
- Gottlieb System 80A games working as supposed, including Slam tilt,
and without the need for any hacks in the timer section.
- Fixed Hankin sound back to where it was before it was broken.
[Tom Haukap]

- adjusted the "6" and "9" numbers in Atari & Gottlieb games to look correct
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Added the 4 missing lamp columns for Williams Firepower
[Brian Smith, Gerrit Volkenborn]

New Features
------------
- new CPU: National Semiconductor SC/MP, needed for early Zaccaria games
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- some new clones for Taito & Williams games
- Added roms for Stern's "Ripley's Believe It or Not"
[Brian Smith, Gerrit Volkenborn]


Version 1.31 (December 23, 2003) - Happy 32nd Birthday Steve
-------------------------------------------------------------
They say that history repeats itself, and we would have to agree!
It was exactly 2 years ago to the day that PinMAME was released with a major new breakthrough in sound
emulation, namely BSMT emulation, at the time.

Today, the major new breakthough is fully working Capcom sound, which will no doubt make this release
one of the best releases in the history of the project. This achievement was without question the most
difficult challenge ever faced (even more than the original capcom emulation itself). Along with the new
sound support, additional improvements in the capcom emulation, and a major speed increase bring
the reality of capcom pinball emulation to life like never before.

We also worked around the bug preventing the Gottlieb System 80A games from working introduced with
the 1.30 release; it turned out they worked with the "buggy" timer system from MAME 0.75 alone,
as opposed to all the other games. The games will still lock up on slamming, but that's minor...

Bally games using the "Squalk & Talk" sound also received an update:
Sound is no longer breaking up, or speech becoming garbled during a game.
Maybe it's also sounding a bit closer to the original chip now, but that's not confirmed.

On a bittersweet note, project leader Steve Ellenoff will be retiring from the project as of this release.
With a new child on the way, and massive new real life job committments to meet, he simply doesn't see
much time in his future for contributing to PinMAME. Steve would like to personally thank everyone he's
worked with over the years who've contributed their time and effort into making PinMAME such a
great success. He further would like to add that it's been an honor for him to have been at the healm of
one of the coolest software projects ever, and he is thankful to have had the opportunity to help make the
incredible advances the software has made over the years.

Gerrit Volkenborn will be taking over the project lead position and will no doubt continue to
improve this great project! Not without serious help from Tom & Brian, however... ;)

Happy holidays to everyone and we hope you enjoy our latest release!


Bugs Fixed
----------
- Missing 50V Solenoid Detection in Capcom Games fixed (reports as 99V but that's fine)
- Flipper Football & Kingpin now fire 50V solenoids
- Data East/Sega 192x64 DMD games should now be as fast as they were in version 1.12.2
(since the 68306 cpu core now no longer slows down the original 68000 cpu emulation)
[Steve Ellenoff]

- TMS5220 speech emulation more reliable & accurate
- Gottlieb System 80A games working again
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

New Features
------------
- Major speed boost in the 68306 cpu core, which means Capcom emulation is now much faster!
- Fully working Capcom Sound emulation (might still be some minor issues, but overall it's excellent)
- Added multi chip TMS320AV120 MPG Audio Decoder Sound core
- Upgraded 8051 CPU core to handle 8752 CPU core functionality
- Added UART serial port support to 8051 core, plus a few new timer modes
- Implemented 68306 DUART Serial ports & Timer functionality
- Added mostly working X9241 Digital EPot to Capcom Sound board emulation.
- Added multi chip capability to the 6845 CRT video driver (will be needed for Gottlieb Strikes N Spares)
- Added some new features to the debugger (Shift+Enter command, Sound Enabling/Disabling, Stack pointer hilight)
- Changes to allow sound commander to work in debug mode for easier testing
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Moved to MAME .75 core (.76 for some drivers, depending on the timer implementation)
- Added lots of clones
[Gerrit Volkenborn]


Version 1.30 (October 1, 2003)
------------------------------
This release is probably one of the most significant releases we've ever had!
With newly added fully working support for Alvin G & Co. and playable Capcom emulation
we finally have support for all the "well known" manufacturers. Most of the remaining
manufacturers games are very rare or hard to find info on, so in a sense we have pretty
much as complete support for all games as we can get.. Sure some information may pop
up for some of the more obscure manufacturers, and we'll be sure to add them, but most
likely, the current supported hardware is pretty much final.

Additionally, several bugs that have plaqued PinMAME for a very very long time have
been fixed or worked around, such as the infamous Black Knight sound issues
which are now fully working!

Of course, there's still quite a lot left to do to improve PinMAME, adding Capcom sound
support being one of them. That will be quite complicated and will surely keep us busy
for quite awhile!

Additionally, we've expanded core support for alternate rom revisions so that many older
rom revisions can be used. This change will require some current romsets to be renamed.
Please see the enclosed "alias.txt" file for details, and use the included "romupd.bat"
file to update the names of all affected rom zip files which you are legally entitled to have.

Unfortunately, the switch to the MAME 74 core has created a number of new bugs which we did not have
time to correct before the release (although we tried really hard!).
We apologize for the inconvenience and will try to correct them as quickly as possible.
If you find any we're unaware of, please let us know immediately.

One we're very well aware of - and it's driving us crazy - is all of the Gottlieb
System80A games - Devil's Dare to Ice Fever - are NOT working! All regular System80 games
from Spiderman to Eclipse work, however, and it's exactly the same CPU board!? :(

Despite these few little issues, we hope you'll enjoy our latest release which really marks
a very big milestone for us and for PinMAME.

Bugs Fixed
----------
- Implemented memory protection in wpc games.
- Fixed rom write problems in wms soundboards.
- Fixed bug with System 7 games (e.g. Black Knight sound now works)
- Fixed bug in .Solenoid() with solenoid 33-36 on wpc games.
[Martin Adrian]

- Adjusted default volume levels for pre-DCS games to match my own machines levels (ex: drums were way too soft before)
- Corrected reversed comma and period in WPC Alphanumeric games
- Fixed (with an ugly hack) WPC Pre-DCS games that have pitch too low when music not playing
(This was probably one of the longest/oldest bugs ever, as it's been there since day 1 of the original wpcmame emulator)
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Adjusted Taito sound speed
[Tom Haukap]

- Corrected Taito speech support (still does not sound like a Votrax SC01 though)
- Sound support for some older Zaccaria and GamePlan games (added SN76477 support)
- Switch debuffering bug fixed on old Zaccaria games
- Dip switch settings are stored in VPM on old Atari games now
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

Bugs Introduced
---------------
- Gottlieb System80A games are not working. We have to figure out why!
This is one serious issue, and we'll try to get it fixed as quickly as possible.
[Update to the MAME .74 core]

New Features
------------
- Moved to MAME .74 core
[All]

- Reworked sound commander internally. No visible change
- Simulator for Black Knight
- Added SHA1 checksums
- Added rom support for Stern's Terminator 3
- Rom Alias support for VPM
[Martin Adrian]

- Alvin G. and Co. emulation including full Sound and DMD support
(Big thanks to Joep for the manual and help in checking on his real machine)
- Working and playable Capcom emulation (no sound yet),
but current hacks need to be removed when U16 is better understood
- Added sound for Technoplay Scramble (still some problems with TMS7000 related sound)
(Thanks to Douglas Cope for help)
- Added SP0250 support for Technoplay and GTS80B1 sound boards
- Intel 8051 CPU Core emulation (required for Alvin G DMD)
- Modifications to the TMS7000 core to work with Technoplay sound board
(Thanks to Tim Lindler for his cpu core and for his help and suggestions)
- Added Rollover mode in Sound Commander
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Added VPM Lamp handling for Alvin G Games
- Added GTS3 extra LED display panels support
- Added TMS7000 cpu core from MESS to PinMAME for Technoplay sound board
- New romset name batch update file
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Added proper Pistol Poker Lamp handling
- Working Switch/Solenoid/Lamps in Capcom games (not all games working yet)
[Gerrit Volkenborn, Steve Ellenoff]

- Enabled AY-8910 sound on the Taito piggy back sound board
[Tom Haukap]


Version 1.21 (March 31, 2003)
-----------------------------
Happy late 2nd birthday greetings to PinMAME!
Yes, 2 years and 2 days ago, PinMAME was officially released for the first time.
Hard to believe two years have passed since but then, not so hard when you
look at how much has changed in between!
PinMAME 0.99 didn't have support for a single working Bally game, and look
what it can do today: A total of 548 sets are supported, including 106 clones,
so excluding some test sets, there are some 430 individual working games in there.
Considering the worldwide total of solid state pinball games ever produced is
about 900, I'd say we're right on course... :)

This latest release is a much stabilized version of 1.20, only so much
has changed since that we decided to call the new version 1.21, to avoid
any more confusion than necessary...

Bugs Fixed
----------
- Fixed crashes in some DCS games.
- Removed flipper switches 5 & 7 from Dungeon & Dragons
- Corrected flipper switches for EBC
- Changed Mousin' around display to one row
- Some small fixes in Bally cheap-squeek sound (Black pyramid is still strange)
- Corrected 6809 core bug with CC register and exg + tfr instructions.
(if a mamedev reads this: the bug is also in mame66)
- Fixed a small port read problem on 6803
- Corrected 68306 cpu emulation (Capcom)
- Merged Hankin driver with bally -35 games
- Rewrote gts80 driver.
- Added support for road kings' muxed slenoids
- mini dmd support for HRC & RCT
- bally video games now use same sound board as other bally games
- Added "special solenoid" handling for Grand Lizard & Space Station
- Added 8259 emulation (slightly modified from MESS source)
[Martin Adrian]

- Greatly improved lamps in Baby Pacman, although there are still some issues.
- Gottlieb System 3 music and speech FINALLY working!! (Requires hefty system to work perfectly unfortunately)
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Robocop sound working 100%
[Martin Adrian, Steve Ellenoff]

- Improved Gottlieb System 80B sound
- Added comma segments to GTS80A games
- Increased CPU speed for Midway's Rotation VIII
- Finally, truly, sincerely, Caveman is really working! :)
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

New Features
------------
- Added GameOn solenoid for WPC games (Sol 31)
Only used in games that don't use Fliptronics flippers (before TAF)
but it seems like many later games still activates the signal.
Can be used to disable bumpers/slingshots in VPM
- Added GameOn and Tilt solenoid for GTS80 games (Sol 10 & 11)
GameOn is adjusted to mean "game in progress and not tilted"
- Solenoid display now shows 4 last activated solenoids
- Added funhouse bootleg with corrected German translation
[Martin Adrian]

- Added rom support for The Getaway: High Speed II (L-2)
- Added rom support for Stern Simpsons Party Machine
- Some sound working on Zaccaria Games, but still much work to be done
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Added skewed, anti-aliased LED digits for greater authenticity
- Added support for alphanumeric digit display on Hyperball
- Added lots of romsets for bowlers, shuffle alleys, prototypes, some bootlegs too.
[Gerrit Volkenborn]


Version 1.20 Beta (September 29, 2002)
--------------------------------------
The 1.20 version was destined to be the first one to use the new MAME core
and the new driver architecture introduced with MAME 0.58.
We used the MAME 0.59 sources to start with and aligned our own code
to fit this new architecture. This, however, led to massive code changes,
and also to some problems not easily solved!

One of the most prominent setbacks was the new way to trigger interrupts.
Whereas you could simply say "cpu_cause_interrupt()" in the old core, you'd
now have to use "cpu_set_irq_line(HOLD_LINE|ASSERT_LINE|PULSE_LINE)",
followed by "cpu_set_irq_line(CLEAR_LINE)" in case of HOLD_LINE or
ASSERT_LINE, yet not in every single case!
Also there seems to be no distinction between MACHINE_RESET and MACHINE_INIT
as MACHINE_INIT is called every time you press F3 on your keyboard!
Confused? Well, so were we...
On the other hand, the new driver structure is just marvellous when it comes
to including new machine drivers, and we also still want to stick close to the
original MAME code...

Now the end result of all our changes was good, but not perfect!
Some emulations will just freeze when reset (eg. GTS3), others will kill the
task without warning, others will just exit if you reset once too often.
To shorten a long story: we decided to release the new version, most notably
not to deprive you of all the nice new and improved drivers we added! :)
But be advised, we didn't call it a beta version without a good reason!
We'll probably switch to the (more stable and maybe faster?) 0.61 core soon
to see if it helps with some of the troubles we're currently experiencing.
So stay tuned, and enjoy the new stuff!

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Fixed dying sound in DCS games (e.g. STTNG, Shadow)
-Fixed missing flashers in IJ
-Inverted flipper switches now work as they should (IJ and NBA)
[Martin Adrian]

-Fixed Gottlieb Sys80B games with 4K game PROMS (i.e. Bone Buster, Badgirls, etc.)
[Tom Haukap]

-Fixed displays & key reading on alphanumeric GTS3 games (Vegas, Silver Slugger et al.)
-Improved GTS3 DMD brightness & speed
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

New Features
------------
-new options "-dmd_only" "-dmd_compact" "-dmd_antialias xx"
(replaces the old MAME options translucency,antialias,flicker)
-Mechs can now handle active low solenoids. Use negative number to specify.
-Handles pulsed switches better in mech handler and increased size to 20 switches
-Added mini DMD support to the whitestar hardware (monopoly)
[Martin Adrian]

-Added support for Taito games, including sound
(Thanks goes to Alexandre Souza and Newton Pessoa for providing very helpful info (sound) on these machines)
[Tom Haukap]

-Added support for early Atari games (Atarians to Space Riders), including sound
(Atarians isn't working first time due to a strange bug. The roms can be patched to work though...)
-Added Gottlieb "Caveman" Video Emulation
(Thanks to Jean-Rene Karr, who provided me with the video board schematics)
-Found the 10 sound solenoids on old Stern games. Assigned to Sols. 23 - 32
-Provided Access to GTS3 aux driver / LED outputs by adding a lamp column
-Commas work on Bally 6803 alphanumeric games
-Old Stern games have their nvram files initialized properly now
-Added Intel 4004 and Rockwell PPS-4 CPU cores to the code
-Added support for "Flicker" prototype by Dave Nutting Associates (September 1974!)
-Added Midway's "Rotation VIII"
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

-Added support for Zaccaria games (no sound yet)
[Steve Ellenoff, Gerrit Volkenborn]

-Added preliminary support for Capcom games (not working yet)
[Martin Adrian, Steve Ellenoff]


Version 1.12.2 (September 29, 2002)
-----------------------------------
This is a refreshed version of 1.12.1 WITHOUT any new features or games
(with the exception of Tag-Team Wrestling, which arrived late for the 1.12.1
release). Only the CRCs for bad and newly released ROMs have been corrected.
The 4 Zaccaria games supported by 1.12.1 have been removed, as they weren't
working at all! They will, however, inside PinMAME 1.20 beta and above!

This is a "safety" release to keep everybody up and running, as there are
some unsolved problems with the new M.A.M.E. 0.59 core implementation as
used by the 1.20 beta version. Read the "whatsnew.txt" of 1.20 beta for
closer details!

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Forced commas are back on all games that use them

New Features
------------
-Added support for Gottlieb's "Tag-Team Wrestling"
-Updated all ROM checksums to known good (or bad) values
-Added missing display on Bally's "Medusa"
[Gerrit Volkenborn]


Version 1.12.1 (April 14, 2002)
-------------------------------
This is just considered a bugfix release for some issues that became apparent
with the 1.12 version. We're going to need more beta testers next time. :)
Only one more game showed up in the meantime, GamePlan's "Vegas".
Apart from that, everything else was a bug fix - more or less;
as some of these "bugs" were hidden pretty deep inside the MAME core -
like the illegal but still deliberately used 6502 opcode that crashed sound
on some Gottlieb games!

The next version will be based upon the 0.59 MAME core, which is a pretty big
change, so it may take a while... ;)

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Sound is back on Harley Davidson
-S11: Solenoids 20 & 21 separated again (Rollergames etc.)
[Martin Adrian]

-DE: Removed sound bug that crashed Secret Service (and maybe others?)
-GTS3: Corrected key layouts for all games
-GTS3: Natural order restored for switches & lamps
-GTS80: Flippers are now correctly enabled / disabled
-PinMAME display enlarged for various games (Bugs Bunny, Harley Davidson)
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

-GTS80: Added "illegal" opcode for BlackHole and Pink Panther (and maybe others?)
[Tom Haukap]

New Features
------------
-Votrax SC-01 integrated to the MAME core
[Tom Haukap]

-Atari sound improved (noise generation & different waveforms)
-Added correct support for GamePlan's "Vegas"
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

-GTS80: Memory mapping and layout should now be 100%
[Tom Haukap]
[Martin Adrian]


Version 1.12 (March 29, 2002)
-----------------------------
Happy Birthday to PinMAME! It's hard to believe it's been 1 year since our initial release.
So much has been added in that time, it's really amazing to see how far we've come.
We look forward to another year even better than this one! We'd like to thank everyone for
their continued support and enthusiasm! It's great to see so many pinball fans come together and push to keep our hobby from dying.

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Hankin: Switch numbering now reflect the naming used in the manual
-Hankin: Fixed display issues
[Tom Haukap]

-Rewrote Data East 128x16 DMD Emulation. (Now much more accurate than previous version)
-Corrected early Stern MPU-100 CPU timing
-Various sound fixes (e.g Firepower startup speech, Dr. Dude WPC version)
-Bally games are back to 85Hz zero-cross frequency
-Corrected coin door button handling for WMS S3-S11 and DE
[Martin Adrian]

-Corrected Bally MPU-17/35 CPU timing. (Squalk N Talk games now greatly improved)
[Martin Adrian]
[Steve Ellenoff]


New Features
------------
-Granny & The Gators Working Emulation (Including Sound)
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

-Hankin: Full working Sound Support (Orbit 1 and FJ Holden only particially working)
-Gottlieb System 80: Sound (not speech!) for Sound-only games now fully working
-Gottlieb System 80: Sound & Speech board is now working
-Gottlieb System 80: Added support for sound only PiggyBack board
(Thanks goes to Peter Hall for providing very helpfully info on these sound boards)
-Gottlieb System 80: Added dips for the sound & speech board (33-40) & sound-board (41-42)
[Tom Haukap]

-Working Atari Emulation (Including Sound - may not be perfect yet)
(Generation #1 not working yet)
[Gerrit Volkenborn]
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Gottlieb System 80: Added preliminary speech support
(it is understandable, but still needs some work)
[Gerrit Volkenborn]
[Tom Haukap]

-Combined Williams System 9&11 drivers with Data East for cleaner code/easier maintenance
-Combined Data East sound hardware drivers for cleaner code/easier maintenance
-VPM now supports up to 48 dip switches (needed for SYS80)
[Martin Adrian]
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Added preliminary support for Jokerz! sound board.
-Added extra displays to 6M$MAN
[Martin Adrian]


Version 1.11 (February 3, 2002)
------------------
A good sized new release with working support from 2 new manufacturers (Hankin & Gameplan), as
well as preliminary support for 1 more (Zaccaria). Of course, we're thrilled to be able to
add working fully working Baby Pacman emulation, which has been a long standing request going back to the
very first few versions of PinMAME.
Finally, we close the book on missing Bally support, by adding working 6803 emulation.
Last but not least, we hope to have solved the sound stuttering/scratchy issues introduced
in version 1.10, but with so many possible configurations, it's hard to know for sure.
So please post on the forum if you still have trouble, and be sure to include your setup.

*IMPORTANT NOTE:
This release has not been beta tested and may contain many bugs!
We wanted to get a release out now, because for the next month or so, we won't have time,
and we thought we should at least get the bugs from last version fixed and out the door.

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Fixed reversed diag & slam tilt switches in earlier Gottlieb System 3 Alphanumeric games
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Mech Handler bugs corrected
-Scratchy Sound issues
-Lamp Phasing in Baby Pac
[Martin Adrian]

New Features
------------
-Baby Pacman Working Emulation (Including Sound)
-Hankin Emulation [no sound emulation yet]
-Game Plan Emulation [no sound emulation yet]
-Bally 6803 Turbo Cheap Squalk, Sounds Deluxe, System 11C Sound Support (may still have some issues)
-Bally Cheap & Squeak Sound Emulation (might still have some issues)
-Preliminary Zaccaria Emulation [not working]
-Support for games using Bally Cheap & Squalk sound
-Support for all Bally 6803 Games
-Support for Granny & the Gators (not working)
-Support for all Hanking games
-Support for all Gameplan games [that have romsets available]
-Missing sound rom support added for some Gottlieb System 3 games
-Missing sound rom support added for some Bally 35 games
-Added support for Tommy Blinder Motor
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Bally 6803 Emulation
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Martin Adrian]
[Gerrit Volkenborn]

- Support for 9 & 10 Segments displays
- PinMAME can now be compiled with VC++
- 6803 core: fixed OCF interrupt bug and added OLVL support
- PinMAME DOS compile now works
- Adjusted volume for Squawk'n'Talk sound chips
- Corrected memory bug in DMD drawing
- Speeded up Bally -17/-35 games. Let me know if it is too fast now
[Martin Adrian]

-Updated Gottlieb games to use 9 segments displays
[Tom Haukap]


Version 1.10 (December 23, 2001) - Happy 30th Birthday Steve
------------------------------------------------------------
This may very well be the most anticipated release of PinMAME to date: 4 Letters - BSMT.

What was once thought nearly impossible has become a reality for PinMAME,
thanks in large part to emulation wizard Aaron Giles(of MAME fame).
35 New Games now have fully working sound!
Thank you to the following for their help and support in trying to emulate the BSMT:
Destruk, Worf, DesAngel, RevenantUK, Guru

Gottlieb games also received a huge update: Finally solved the many issues with getting Gottlieb System 3
games to work. In addition, sound support was added for all System 80b games as well as the newer System 3 games.

As you can also see, we've realized, much like the MAME team, that using Beta naming is
rather tedious and annoying, so we've dropped it.

We know you'll enjoy this latest version of PinMAME as much as we do!!

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Fixed Terminator 2 Knocker Sound Always Playing
-Fixed Coin Door buttons for games using Pre-Whitestar System Portals Menu
-Fixed Chime support for System 3 Games Hot Tip & Lucky Seven
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Corrected some s11 custom display layouts.
-BPR debug command works again
-Fixed 6th display in Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man
-Added 6th switch column to Bally -35 (switches 41-48)
-Fixed dips 17-24 in Bally -35 and Stern MPUx00
-Fixed sound board communication for Squawk'n'Talk board (i.e. Xenon etc now works)
-Got Pinmame32 working again!
-Limited the number of extra samples that can be generated per frame.
(If the CPU can't keep up 100% emulation speed the sound will be distorted.
There are two options: either slow down the sound or break it up.
This is something in between. It will slow down the sound up to a certain
limit but if that is not enough it will break it up)
[Martin Adrian]

-Dip switches working now on Gottlieb games
-Sped up System80 emulation by 1000 percent or so by rewriting the RIOT timers!
[Tom Haukap]

-Corrected Grand Lizard to use the working romset
-Fixed 7th digit on Gottlieb System80a games
-Changed several MAME error messages to say PinMAME instead
-Changed version number to say PinMAME version instead of MAME version
-Removed "sound not emulated yet" error message from games with only chimes
(since there is no sound to emulate)
[Gerrit Volkenborn]


New Features
------------
-BSMT 2000 Emulation
-Sound now works for ALL DATA EAST/SEGA/STERN (post 1998) Games!!
(Note: Emulation is not 100% perfect. Still some problems with compressed samples).
[Aaron Giles]
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Martin Adrian]

-Gottlieb/Premier System 3 Emulation working!!!! (Still a bunch of issues to work out, especially DMD related).
-Gottlieb/Premier System 3 Partial Sound Support (Speech not working)
-Gottlieb System 80b Sound Support (earlier games using speech not working).
-Added Stereo Sound support for pre-BSMT Data East games. (still not fully emulated, but better than previous mono output).
-Added support for Sound Roms for remaining Data East/Sega/Stern(Post 1998) Games.
-Added support for Gottlieb System 3 games.
-Added preliminary support for Bally Pinball/Video combination games (not working yet)
[Steve Ellenoff]

-New option to set the intensity of segments when they are off.
-Changed mech handler to be asynchronous to the vblank and increased
polling rate by a factor 8. Riverboat Gambler wheel can now be handled.
-Added aux solenoid board to Whirlwind
-Dip settings are saved in the nvram file for most games.
-Added top and bottom segment to 6 & 9 in bcd-to-segment chip emulation
-Corrected DIP setings for S3-S6 (sound board dips were missing)
-Added GameOn solenoid (23) to Sega/Stern games
-Changed hardware type of Jack*Bot to the odd WPC95+DCS sound board version
[Martin Adrian]

-Added missing Gottlieb System 80/a/b sets and clones
-Added Pennant Fever to S9 games (sound not working)
-Added Strike Master to WPC games (no sound)
-Added a lot of clones for existing WPC/DataEast/Sega/new Stern games!
-Updated several custom display layouts.
[Gerrit Volkenborn]


Version 1.0 Beta 2 (September 28, 2001)
-----------------------------------------
This version was supposed to be a quick bug fix release for the gigantic 1.0 release.
Instead, there was just so much added and improved that time simply flew by!
Please take a look at the bottom of the pinmame.txt file as many people have helped to
contribute to pinmame's success, and they deserve recognition.
Enjoy this *huge* update to PinMAME!


Bugs Fixed
----------
-Fixed bug where Knocker Sound was firing constantly.
-Fixed diagnostic and up/down buttons for Data East DMD 128X16 games.
-Fixed Data East Flippers not disabled during game over/tilt.
-Sega/Stern Diagnositc Buttons now are working.
-Sega/Stern Credit, Start, and Tilt Switches now are working (except Apollo 13).
-Fixed bug in Data East 128x32 Games: switches were not being updated as fast as possible.
-Fixed Flipper switches not being set for ALL Data East Games.
-Fixed bug preventing user to get to audits menu in BTTF and Simpsons.
-Fixed missing credit+ball display for System 3 & System 4 games when using ShowDMDOnly=True
-System 3 & System 4 now disable flippers on game over + tilt.
-Removed old system 3 display routine from the core.
-Fixed Sound in System 6 games: Laser Ball & Scorpion
-Made Data East Digital Sound play louder, because it was being overpowered by the music.
-Fixed Data East Special Solenoids handling, so Solenoids 17-22 now work properly!
-Fixed Sega/Stern flipper switches
-Fixed sluggish Lamp display on Data East games (Attract modes now much nicer looking)
-Corrected Lucky Seven CRC to support fixed Romset, game now works.
(Thanks to Gerrit for fixing the bad romset from Williams)
-Updated System 3 & 4 sound code to use System 6, and now all Sys 3/4 games have working sound [except for Hot Tip & Lucky Seven - no roms]
(Thanks to Andre and Gerrit for giving me the idea)
-Improved timing of Data East 128x32 DMD display. [Still not perfect]
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Added workaround from MAME bug crashing some games with no sound.
-W?D now works properly
-Corrected DCS initialization
-GetPulsedSol now returns correct value for non-smoothed solenoids
-Corrected The Shadow Mini Kicker bug
-Fixed Sega/Stern EOS switches and flipper solenoid smoothing
-Cleaned up Sega/Stern Emulation code and swapped lamp row & col handling
-Fixed some small bugs in the sound handling for VPINMAME.
-Cleaned up NewSoundCommands support
[WPCMAME Author]

-Corrected missing lamps bug for Gottlieb System80/a/b games.
-Missing roms flagged with 0x000000 per Roman's(of Clrmame) request.
[Tom Haukap]


New Features
------------
-Stern MPU-100 games emulated and working (no sound support yet)
-Stern MPU-200 games now work (no sound support yet)
-All Stern MPU-100 & MPU-200 drivers added
-Data East & Sega Super Sized DMD 192x64 Emulation [still some timing issues]
(Thanks to Guru for the DMD schematics to Batman Forever)
-Emulated custom Sharkey's Shootout PAL for Whitestar system. Game is now playable.
-New VPinMAME interface function .NewSoundCommands (to manually play sounds from script)
-Added Bumper & Slingshot sample support for TAF
-Added sound support for Williams Champion Pub
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Improved sound for Gottlieb Sys80/a games. [still needs work]
-Added support for 7th Digit on Sys80a games that use it.
-Sys80/a 6-digit bonus and timing displays are added.
-Improved layout for all Sys80/a/b games.
-Added preliminary "speech" support to gottlieb sound/speech board.
[Tom Haukap]

-Improved Sound for Bally MPU 35 Games [still not perfect]
-New VPinMAME interface function .Mech (to create mech handlers from script)
-Removed MAME37B16 ADSP.hot file support (Not used by PinMAME).
-Added support for filetype MEMCARD (for wpc printer outputs)
-Display is now forced to compact if display layout > 256 width (not in VPinMAME)
-Removed some unused refresh function in core.c
-Added support for EOS switches without solenoids
-Added core_nvram for generic nvram handling (includes saving mech state)
-Added acceleration to mech handler and reworked interface
-Updated simulators to new mech handler (t2,ss,cv,mb,ts,wd)
-Added hybrid WPC95DCS support (such as W?D)
-DCS sound now uses the mame resampling code
(should in theory make the sound better for samplerates other than 32000).
-Added AntiAlias support for Data East/Sega DMD games [except for 128x16 games]
[WPCMAME Author]

-Added handleMech() and GetMech() support for Corvette
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Destruk]


Version 1.0 Beta 1 (July 31, 2001)
------------------------------------
Welcome to Version 1.0!
This release had SO MANY additions, that we felt it would be a crime calling it anything other than 1.0!
Overall we've added 3 new manufacturers to the official supported list: Sega, Stern, and Gottlieb.
In addition, Data East support is greatly improved.
Early Bally support got big improvements as well.
We hope you enjoy all the great new things PINMAME 1.0 has to offer!

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Fixed bad CRC for Algar and Alien Poker
-Fixed display output for Algar and Alien Poker to 7 Digits
-Adjusted Elvira layout to be same as Harley Davidson
-Fixed System 7 sound (Games using speech still not working)
-Reorganized/Cleaned up Data East drivers and coding.
-Fixed Jackbot 1.0R CRC errors.
-Fixed Mousin Around CRC errors.
-Reversed BK2K and Earthshaker flipper switches
-Fixed doubled missing ROM message for Bally Harley Davidson
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Corrected switch handling in HandleMech for Indiana Jones
-Fixed System 6 sound issues
-Fixed Williams WPC bug causing sloppy flipper reaction
-Corrected antialias bug if set to 0
[WPCMAME Author]

New Features
------------
-Gottlieb System80, System80a, System80b emulation [still a lot to be done though]
[Tom Haukap]
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Gottlieb System80, System80a Preliminary Sound emulation (two boards: sound/sound&speech)
-Added getMech() support for BOP
[Tom Haukap]

-Sega/Stern Whitestar System emulated [no sound support]
-Data East Sound emulated for games not using a BSMT2000 chip
(Thanks to Worf for all the help!)
-Gottlieb System 3 preliminary emulation [not working]
-Stern MPU-200 Support [not working]
-Driver Support for all Data East games added
-Driver Support for all Sega/Stern games added (except Austin Powers)
-Monster Bash sound rom support!
-Jackbot sound rom support!
-Jackbot Belgium/Canada clone added.
-The Shadow sound rom support! (Thanks Ian for the roms)
-Added correct crc for known good working Mousin Around roms.
-Created new bugs.txt file for easier tracking and organization.
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Data East, Sega, Stern DMD Support for games using 128x32 Display!
(still some minor issues)
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Tom Haukap]

-Data East DMD Support for games using 128x16 Display! (Again BIG Thanks to Worf!)
(still some minor issues)
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Tom Haukap]

-Flippers correctly disabled for Williams Non-Fliptronics Games
[Steve Ellenoff]
[WPCMAME Author]

-Bally MPU-35 & MPU-17 games now working
-Bally drivers added: Dolly Parton, Xenon, Kiss, Harlem Globetrotters, Paragon & MANY MORE!
-New mechanics handler that simplifies addition of game mechanics
-Core now has support for drivers that do not have a version #
-HandleMech and GetMech support added for The Shadow
-Improved GetMech() to return Turbo Position for Indy 500
-Non-fliptronics flippers no longer stay up at game end or tilt
-Segment displays no longer displays A-E
-Core now prints last activated solenoid in simulator view
-GI status (on/off) displayed in simulator view
-Solenoids 37-40 now work as intended (mirror at 41-44 for compatability)
-Williams WPC: Solenoids 33-36 now smoothed if not used for flippers.
-Williams System 7 rewritten to use PIAs (Side effect: special solenoids and sound/speech works better)
-Jokerz! now work (stereo soundboard not emulated)
-Time fantasy: display layout added
-IJ: Corrected handlemech
-Road Show: ROM Lx4 added
-T2: updated to new mech handler. Added non-linear movement to gun
-ToM: Rom 1.2 added
-WW: updated to new mech handler
-CV: Added ringmaster mech handler
-DM: Added ROM Px5
-I500: Turbo index switch only updated if mech = 3
-MB: updated to new mech handler for frankenstein, dracula and bank
-SC: Added lights 65-112
-TS: Added mechanics handler for mini PF
-W?D: Added prototype mechanics handler for reels
-Codebase updated to MAME037B16
[WPCMAME Author]

-Bally MPU-35 & MPU-17 sound support
-Bally Sound Modules 51 & 56 sound support [preliminary]
[Johan S]
[WPCMAME Author]
-Expanded sounds.dat file from Dorsola, includes mapped sounds for IJ and RS.
[Dorsola]


Version 0.99 Beta 3 (May 04, 2001)
------------------------------------

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Fixed Solenoid numbering for 37-40
-Switch 2 is now triggered with the A/C selector in S11 games using it.
-AFM now initialises the bank up/dn switches correctly
[WPCMAME Author]

New Features
------------

-Option "noantialias" now controls both the DMD size and the fontsize for LCD displays.
-Added credit and ball display to s6 games
-Added getMech() for Black Rose
-Added Ringmaster handleMech/getMech functionality for Circus Voltaire.
[WPCMAME Author]
-Added Solenoid 41, 42 support for STTNG
-Added getMech() & support for 3 fake solenoids for Fish Tales
[Steve Ellenoff]
-New Driver for Bally Rolling Stones
[David Tansey]


Version 0.99 Beta 2 (April 22, 2001)
------------------------------------

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Fixed no sound in DCS games when using -cheat/Skip Pinball Tests at Startup Option
-Improved System 11 Multiplexed Solenoid Handling
-A/C Accelerator Bug Corrected for F-14, PB, Fire!
-Fixed ROM Sound Length for Radical
-Fixed RTC clock bug in WPC games
-Fixed Upper Flipper EOS handling for TAF
-Fixed crash if printfile cannot be opened
-Fixed flipper hold coil bug (did not activate together with power)
-Fixed no sound bug in System 6 games [but still not working correctly]
[WPCMAME Author]

New Features
------------
-Solenoid Mask Filter added to PinMAME core (for use in Visual PinMAME).
-Added capability for different LCD layouts to core - (Only implemented for High Speed & Comet)
-GetMech() functionality added for STTNG, TAF, T2, JD, ToM, MM, PZ, RS, SS, WCS
-Added Mechanics simulation for MB, Indy 500
[WPCMAME Author]



Version 0.99 Beta 1 (March 31, 2001)
------------------------------------

Bugs Fixed
----------
-Solenoid Numbering Issues [WPCMAME Author]

New Simulators
--------------
-Time Fantasy [Marton Larrosa]




Version 0.99 Beta (March 29, 2001)
----------------------------------
Welcome to the first official release of PinMAME, the emulator formerly known as WPCMAME!
Below you'll find the many enhancements made to WPCMAME which have transformed it into
PinMAME.

New Features
------------
-Modification of Core System Files to allow more hardware systems to be added easily.
[WPCMAME Author]

-Williams/Bally System 11 Emulation
[WPCMAME Author]

-Williams System 9 Emulation
[Steve Ellenoff]
[WPCMAME Author]

-Williams System 7 Emulation
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Williams System 6 Emulation
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Williams System 4 Emulation
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Williams System 3 Emulation
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Data East AlphaNumeric System Emulation
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Bally MPU-35 Emulation (*Preliminary)
[Steve Ellenoff]
[WPCMAME Author]

-DCS Sound Speedups for *ALL DCS* Games!!!!
[WPCMAME Author]


-Pulsed Solenoid Support
[Tom Haukap]

-Additional Sound Command Mode Enhancements
[WPCMAME Author]

-Visual PinMAME Integration
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Tom Haukap]
[WPCMAME Author]

-Fully mapped sound command modes for several games (see sounds.dat)
[Dorsola]

New Simulators
--------------
-Harley Davidson [Marton Larrosa]
-Millionaire [Marton Larrosa]
-Elivira & Party Monsters [WPCMAME Author] *(Preliminary)
-No Good Golphers [Dave Roberts]

New/Updated Custom Lamp Matrixes
--------------------------------
-No Good Golphers [Dave Roberts]

New Sound Support
-----------------
-Dirty Harry [Steve Ellenoff]
-Congo [Steve Ellenoff]
-Who Dunnit [Steve Ellenoff]


***************************
**** WPCMAME CHANGES ******
***************************

0.37 BETA 8 (January 17, 2001)
-------------------------------
WOW!! Our biggest release ever, with a whopping 70 Enhancements!!
Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and Happy New Millenium (for real this time)!!!

New Features
------------
-Sound Sample Support which can play .wav files when solenoids fire during gameplay!
[Steve Ellenoff]
[Tom Haukap]

-DMD Color & Intensity Can be Changed using command line or .cfg file (see wpcmame.txt)
[Steve Ellenoff]

-DCS Sound Speedups for *ALL DCS* Games!!!!
[WPCMAME Author]

-Reworked Sound Command Mode Functionality (see wpcmame.txt)
[WPCMAME Author]

-PreDCS Games - Volume Control implemented
[WPCMAME Author]

-Preliminary Simulations for *All Non-Simulated Games*
[Marton Larrosa]

-Help Keys added to all Simulated Games
[Marton Larrosa]

-Simulator Bug Fixes
[WPCMAME Author]

-Colors BLUE & PURPLE added to Custom Lamp Playfield Colors
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Custom Lamp Playfield structure modified to allow more than 1 bulb per Lamp.
[Steve Ellenoff]

-Alpha Segments fixed to include period "." symbol for pre-DMD games!
[Jonathan N. Deitch]

-Patch added to recreate Real time clock functionality!! The pinball games now keep accurate time and date!
[Jonathan N. Deitch]

-Timing adjustments made to match actual measured frequency of a real wpc pinball machine.
[Jonathan N. Deitch]


New Simulators
--------------
-Scared Stiff [Tom Haukap]
-Theater of Magic [Tom Haukap]
-Indiana Jones [Tom Haukap]
-Medieval Madness [Marton Larrosa]
-White Water [Marton Larrosa]
-Dr. Dude [Marton Larrosa]
-Black Rose [Marton Larrosa]
-Machine:Bride of Pinbot [Marton Larrosa]
-Hurricane [Marton Larrosa]
-Roadshow [Marton Larrosa]
-Gilligan's Island [Marton Larrosa]
-Fish Tales [Steve Ellenoff]
-The Getaway [Steve Ellenoff]
-Judge Dredd [Steve Ellenoff]

New Sound Support
-----------------
-Dracula [Steve Ellenoff]
-Attack From Mars [Steve Ellenoff]
-Black Rose [Steve Ellenoff]
-Indiana Jones [Steve Ellenoff]
-No Good Golfers [Steve Ellenoff]
-Party Zone(New 100% working Rom)[Steve Ellenoff]
-No Fear [Steve Ellenoff]
-Corvette [Steve Ellenoff]
-Harley Davidson [Steve Ellenoff]
-Cirqus Voltaire [Steve Ellenoff]
-Indianapolis 500 [Steve Ellenoff]
-Judge Dredd [Steve Ellenoff]


New/Updated Custom Lamp Matrixes
--------------------------------
-Funhouse [Steve Ellenoff]
-Star Trek: TNG [Steve Ellenoff]
-Twilight Zone(updated) [Steve Ellenoff]
-The Addams Family [Steve Ellenoff]
-Getaway [Steve Ellenoff]
-Machine:Bride of Pinbot [Marton Larrosa]
-Party Zone [Marton Larrosa]
-Dracula [Marton Larrosa]
-Gilligans Island [Marton Larrosa]
-Doctor Dude [Marton Larrosa]
-Hurricane [Marton Larrosa]
-Medieval Madness [Marton Larrosa]
-Theater of Magic [Tom Haukap]
-Indiana Jones [Tom Haukap]
-World Cup Soccer [WPCMAME Author]


New/Updated Sound Sample Support
--------------------------------
-Funhouse [Steve Ellenoff]
-Star Trek: TNG [Steve Ellenoff]
-Terminator 2 [Steve Ellenoff]
-Indiana Jones [Tom Haukap]
-Theater of Magic [Tom Haukap]
-Machine:Bride of Pinbot [Marton Larrosa]
-Black Rose [Marton Larrosa]
-Creature From Black Lagoon [Marton Larrosa]
-Dr. Dude [Marton Larrosa]
-Dracula [Marton Larrosa]
-Gilligan's Island [Marton Larrosa]
-Hurricane [Marton Larrosa]
-Medieval Madness [Marton Larrosa]
-Party Zone [Marton Larrosa]
-Road Show [Marton Larrosa]
-White Water [Marton Larrosa]




0.37 BETA 8 (November 17, 2000)
-------------------------------

- New Simulator for Creature From the Black Lagoon
[Marton Larrosa]

- New Simulator for World Cup Soccer '94
[WPCMAME Author]

- New Simulator for Star Trek Next Generation
[Steve Ellenoff]

- New Simulator for Party Zone
[Marton Larrosa]

- New Custom Lamp Matrix for Terminator 2
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Solenoid numbering for flipper solenoids updated.
They now match the test menu numbers.
[WPCMAME Author]

- Corrected a bug in the spinner simulation.
[WPCMAME Author]

- PreDCS Game Volume Support (not working)
[WPCMAME Author]

- Minor Fix to Capturing Simulator Keypresses
[WPCMAME Author]

- Coin Door Keys remapped to match layout of real pinball machines
[Steve Ellenoff]



0.37 BETA 8 (November 6, 2000)
--------------------------------

- WPCMAME.TXT file updated, including a small facelift.. :)
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Removed all mame related info from this textfile. This file's purpose whould be about
wpcmame, after all!
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Added simulation.txt file so you can get keyboard layout and other simulation info there!
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Added DCS Sound Speedups!! (Sorry the speed ups don't work in WPC95 games!)
[Jarek Parchanski]
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Fixed WPC95 DCS sound games so that the speedup code doesn't break the game!
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Renamed Tic-Tac-Toe, to it's proper Ticket-Tac-Toe!
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Fixed incorrect T2 ROM Checksum
[Steve Ellenoff]

- New sound support for the following games:
TAF(original), Popeye, The Machine: BOP, Party Zone, Whitewater, Safe Cracker,
World Cup Soccer
[Steve Ellenoff]

- New Simulators for Funhouse and Terminator 2
[Steve Ellenoff]

- New Sound Command Mode: Allows you to trigger any sound command, thus you can play
any sound in the pinball game. (For some reason, digital voices don't work in
pre-dcs games yet)
[Steve Ellenoff]

- Record Sound output to a Wav file (files go to your wave directory.. works similar to
screen shots, aka, files are named with a number after them!)
[Jarek Parchanski]
[Steve Ellenoff]
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