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MESS 0.125 Released


Category: <b>Multi System</b><br><br>
New System Drivers Supported (in no particular order):
- Bashkiria-2M (not fully operational) [Miodrag Milanovic]
- BK 0010/0010.01 [Miodrag Milanovic]
- Bondwell 2 (not working) [Tomas Karlsson]
- COMX 35 (not working) [Curt Coder]
- Dick Smith Super-80 with VDUEB (original version) [Robbbert]
- KOEI PasoGo (not working) [Peter Trauner]
- Orion 128/Z80 Card II/Pro [Miodrag Milanovic]
- Pentagon (not fully operational) [Miodrag Milanovic]

System Driver Changes:
- [ABC80] Fixed so that it boots and keyboard works. [Robbbert]
- [APPLE2] Changed slot system to be implemented as MAME devices. [Nate Woods]
- [BK] Added cassette loading [Miodrag Milanovic]
- [BW2] Added MSM6255 LCD controller emulation. [Curt Coder]
- [CBM, C16] Simplified keyboard and interrupt handling code. [Fabio Priuli]
- [C64] Fixed some timings in c64 pal. [Roberto Zandona]
- [C64] Partial input fix, joystick 2 still not working. (bug #1150) [Roberto Zandona]
- [C64] Implentation of sprite wrapping at the top of the screen. (bug #1599) [Roberto Zandona]
- [COCO/COCO3] Transitioned Bitbanger and VHD support to use MAME's core device system. [Nate Woods]
- [COUPE] Rewrote interrupt handling and screen handling, fixes line interrupts. [Dirk Best]
- [COUPE] Added natural keyboard support. [Dirk Best]
- [COUPE] Added support for the SAD and SDF disk image formats, as well as 720k CP/M images. [Dirk Best]
- [COUPE] Added support for up to four 1 MB memory expansions. [Dirk Best]
- [ELECTRON] Fixed corrupt text in Mode 3. [Robbbert]
- [EP128] Merged ex128 and ex128a drivers, to use alternate BIOSes. [Fabio Priuli]
- [GENESIS] Clean and speed up SSF2 banking [Cowering]
- [GENESIS] Add automatic support for many 'pirate' carts (thanks to Haze for them) [Cowering]
- [IBMPC,IBM5150] Renamed ibmpc driver to ibm5150. [Wilbert Pol]
- [LISA] Fixed serial number read. (bug #1583) [Gilles Fetis]
- [MBEE] Added quikload support for COM and MWB filetypes. Added LOCK key to keyboard. [Robbbert]
- [ORION] Added cassette loading [Miodrag Milanovic]
- [PC] Fixed error reporting when loading non-existant images. [Nate Woods]
- [PC] Fixed cursor blinking. (bug #1096) [Wilbert Pol]
- [PCJR] Various improvements, promoted from TESTDRIVER. [Wilbert Pol]
- [QL] Converted ZX8301/2 into devices, and fixed system halting. [Curt Coder]
- [SCORPION] IO map is fixed, and NMI for service mode added [Miodrag Milanovic]
- [SPECIAL] Added Erik clone, and fixed bank switch problem [Miodrag Milanovic]
- [SPECTRUM] Split into multiple drivers and cleanup [Miodrag Milanovic]
- [SPECTRUM] IO maps are done in proper way [Miodrag Milanovic]
- [SPECTRUM] Homebrew ROMs are now selectable BIOSes instead of separate drivers. [Miodrag Milanovic]
- [SVI318] UART fix. [Tomas Karlsson]
- [T1000HX] Fixed bug #1130. [Wilbert Pol]
- [THOMSON] Fixed crashes with non-default ram sizes. (bug #1443) [Antoine Mine]
- [TI99] Natural keyboard fix. [Fabio Priuli]
- [TUTOR] Changed joystick to use keypad instead of arrow keys by default. [Fabio Priuli]
- [VECTREX] Fixed bug #1569 [Mathis Rosenhauer]

User Interface Changes:
- Fixed bug in file selector that could cause paths to contain extraneous separators. (bug #1595) [Nate Woods]
- Shift+ScrollLock now triggers a paste command. [Nate Woods]
- Fixed file manager navigation keys. (bug #1600) [Nate Woods]
- [Windows] Made -nonewui default. Depending on the reaction this spawns, the newui may be removed in the future. [Nate Woods]
- [Windows] Fixed "Configure..." dialog problem when customizing certain system's controllers. (bugs #1570, #1573) [Nate Woods]
- [Windows] Reduced flickering in input configuration dialog. [Nate Woods]
- [Windows UI] Updated MESS icon, logo and other artwork (Asterokid, MAMEPlus team, Hobie Troxell)
- [Windows UI] Fixed custom filters dialog. (bugs #1561, #1574) [Nate Woods]

Source Changes:
- The core is based on MAME 0.125. This incorporates all features of the update to this core. [MAME team]
- Major changes to transition MESS's device system onto MAME's device system. [Nate Woods]
- Converted printers, snapshots and quickloads to the new device system. [Nate Woods]
- Fixed memory bug in the hash file parsing code that could cause problems in debug builds. [Nate Woods]
- Converted CDP1861 and CDP1864 display controllers to devices. [Curt Coder]
- Updated WD17xx floppy implementation; busy signal is now set correctly. [Miodrag Milanovic]
- Clarified error message when MESS fails to load because of a device that is expected to be present. (bug #1493) [Nate Woods]
- Created a 'dumpkbd' debugger command to dump all natural keyboard info. [Nate Woods]
- Fixed a regression in natural keyboard support that could cause certain keys to not be recognized. (bug #1564) [Nate Woods]
- Converted HD63450 DMA controller to the new device system. [Barry Rodewald]
- New MESS specific OSD call: osd_get_clipboard_text(). [Nate Woods]
- Changed Apple FDC/IWM implementation to be a MAME device. This affects the Apple II, Apple III, Apple IIgs, Lisa and Mac drivers. [Nate Woods]

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