Does QSound improvement means they fixed two bugs, or does it mean they finally added the qsound dsp emulation that has been missing since forever, despite having its internal rom decoded for years?>>5142369>>5142379
People say MAME development is dead because the maintainers of it are entitled cunts. Take the QSound thing for example. It was mentioned decades ago that MAME is missing that, and the mamedev said it is because the chip uses an internal rom, which cannot be dumped, and without which it is impossible to get it working. Then the chip got decapped and the rom got read out. That was like five years ago. It took until now to have them look into it and hook it up properly.
They bitch and bitch and bitch that they can't add something because some info is not dumped or hoarded or whatever, and that this info really should be shared with them because they are the mother fucking MAME DEV TEAM. Then when they get that info, they don't do fuck all with it.
I could even mention Saturn progress - they kept moaning that they can't make any progress because the SH1 BIOS was hoarded by the one guy who dumped it. This was the default go-to argument for anyone who made the mistake of bringing up Saturn or STV. Despite STV not even using that thing!
And now that the SH1 BIOS is dumped, have they made any progress at all? Nope.
The last time MAME had significant development was when Aaron made his donation drive where he'd donate money to the dumping team for every MAME bug fixed. Suddenly, hundreds if not thousands of bugs got fixed in like a week.