>> Monday, November 9, 2009
Multi Emulator Super System (MESS) is an emulator for many game consoles and computer systems, based on the MAME core. Wikipedia explains it at follows: "MESS is not an actual version of MAME, but it has the distinction of being born from, and based entirely on, the same emulation engine as MAME. While MAME emulates several different arcade systems, MESS uses the same architecture as MAME to emulate several different home console and computer systems. In addition to selecting a system to emulate, it is also usually necessary to select a piece of sotfware to work in conjunction with the system."
Now Davind Haywood ported MESS with the 'CD-i build' over to MAME. David: "There are two diff files included, one patches against the current MESS cdi.c file (which you can grab from the MESS SVN if you so desire) This clearly shows which lines need changing to make it work with MAME. The other is a patch against current MAME, containing the current MESS code for the driver. There are still bugs, as expected (they exist in MESS too) but this allows people to see the progress at least, without having to figure out MESS. I take no credit at all for the driver, nor do I want any reports on the instability of the emulation in it! Have fun, and be sure to check out the MESS SVN and update / patch the driver yourself with the diffs included if you want more up-to-date code. Likewise, if you want to add extra games, you’ll have to add them yourself. I may decide to integrate more console systems from MESS into HazeMD at some point, but I’m not decided on that one yet."
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