>> Monday, November 9, 2009
Forget the last download link: Progress goes fast and this one is even newer: This is a ‘Tiny’ MAME build containing the CDi code from MESS as it is on 28th October 2009 using a fixed gamelist like MAME. Most games will lockup or crash at some point due to imperfectons in the emulation, a couple of them do however play well: Hotel Mario, The Apprentice (no sound), Dimos Quest, Alien Gate, Jokers Wild, Tetris and a number of others seem to be perfectly playable.
Digital Video titles won’t work because MESS doesn’t emulate the MPEG card. For most games only one revision has been added for testing purposes, while multiple revisions exist in the TOSEC dats. Non-games haven’t been added at all for now. I haven’t marked games as working / not working because most of them haven’t been tested far enough to make a good judgement on that, the main guarantee this tiny build gives however is that if your CHDs match the expected ones, you’re getting the same results as everybody else; something which is hard to know in MESS which lacks any kind of fixed set list. I (Haze) take no credit for the work here, I’ve just been converting images and testing them. The driver is mostly by ‘Just Desserts / Harmony’ and progress can be followed at the MESS forums. The CHDs used by this should be compatible with future versions of MESS. The package is provided as a ‘tiny’ package which extracts over a full MAME source. Have fun, I don’t personally want any bug reports for this, you’re on your own ;-)
Is it me or do these screenshots look very sharp? Ofcourse, I'm used to play CD-i on a conventional CRT screen, and I'm suprised how good these games look!