Mame 0.63

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Mame 0.63 has been released.

Changes in version 0.63:

These drivers have improved GRAPHICS:

Subroc-3D, Turbo and Buck Rogers use the artwork to show the LED counters. [Stefan Jokish]
Fixed colors in Dynamic Ski. [Stefan Jokish]
These drivers have improved SOUND:
Samples support in Subroc-3D [Dave France]
Fixed noie frequency in the Exidy games. [Jim Hernandez]
Preliminary Namco NA sound support. [Phil Stroffolino]

Other drivers changes:

Partially simulated the protection in Birdie Try [Angelo Salese]
Improved decryption in Quiz F1 1-2 Finish, it's still incomplete though. [Angelo Salese]
Fixed ball position recognition in Golfing Greats. [Olivier Galibert]

Changes to the main program:

New options -nodisclaimer and -nogameinfo to disable startup screens. Warnings about incorrect emulation are not disabled. [Aaron Giles]
Replaced RDTSC timing with QueryPerformanceCounter. This should fix problems on SpeedStep notebooks. It seems, however, that it causes even worse problems on other machines. Therefore, the old behaviour can be forced with the new -rdtsc option. [smf]

Source:

Now compiled with MinGW 2.0/GCC 3.2. There might be bugs caused by the new compiler, let us know.
All new, much better, YM2413 emulation. [Jarek Burczynski]
Drum support in YM2608 emulation (check e.g. Tail 2 Nose). [Jarek Burczynski]
Moved most of the file I/O out of the OS depndant code and into the core. Added two new types, mame_file and osd_file, which enforce better type checking throughout the system (and prevents confusing the two). Instead of calling osd_fopen, osd_fread, osd_fwrite, etc., you now call mame_fopen, mame_fread, mame_fwrite, etc. The osd_* calls are reserved to the core. All the ZIP handling is done in the mame_file functions, so it will be inherited by all ports. [Aaron Giles]
[Win32] The diff, snap, cfg, nvram, etc. directories are created automatically if they don't exist the first time MAME tries to create a file there. [Aaron Giles]
MIPS III/IV CPU cores. [Aaron Giles]
ADSP-2115 CPU support. [Aaron Giles]
TMS32025 CPU core. [Quench]
Fixed YMF278B emulation. [R.Belmont]

MAME Testers bugs fixed (there are probably more)

galaga37b8gre [Satoshi Suzuki]
galaga37b16gre [Satoshi Suzuki]
cutieq37b2gre [Stephane Humbert]
crusn062gre [Aaron Giles]
totcarn062gre [Aaron Giles]
commsega062gra [Stephane Humbert]
wiping062red [Stefan Jokish]
heartatk062red [Stefan Jokish]
polyplay060red [Stefan Jokish]

New games supported:

Off Road Challenge [Aaron Giles]
Shrike Avenger [Aaron Giles]
War Gods [Aaron Giles]
Grudge Match [Aaron Giles]
Sharpshooter [Aaron Giles]
Killer Instinct [Aaron Giles, Bryan McPhail]
Killer Instinct 2 [Aaron Giles, Bryan McPhail]
Dr. Micro [Uki]
Run and Gun [R.Belmont]
Holosseum [David Haywood, Olivier Galibert, R. Belmont, Farfetch'd]
Super Visual Football [David Haywood, Olivier Galibert, R. Belmont, Farfetch'd]
Burning Rivals [David Haywood, Olivier Galibert, R. Belmont, Farfetch'd]
Rad Mobile [David Haywood, Olivier Galibert, R. Belmont, Farfetch'd]
Rad Rally [David Haywood, Olivier Galibert, R. Belmont, Farfetch'd]
F1 Exhaust Note [David Haywood, Olivier Galibert, R. Belmont, Farfetch'd]
Alien 3 [David Haywood, Olivier Galibert, R. Belmont, Farfetch'd]
Sonic [David Haywood, Olivier Galibert, R. Belmont, Farfetch'd]
Golden Axe 2 [David Haywood, Olivier Galibert, R. Belmont, Farfetch'd]
Spiderman [David Haywood, Olivier Galibert, R. Belmont, Farfetch'd]
Arabian Fight [David Haywood, Olivier Galibert, R. Belmont, Farfetch'd]
Gumbo [David Haywood]
Golly Ghost [Phil Stroffolino]
Moon Shuttle [Zsolt Vasvari]
SF-X [Zsolt Vasvari]
Mighty Monkey [Zsolt Vasvari]
Triv Two [David Haywood]
Pirates [David Haywood, Nicola Salmoria, Paul Priest]
Free Kick [Tomasz Slanina]
Perfect Billiard [Nicola Salmoria]
Wakakusamonogatari Mahjong Yonshimai [Nicola Salmoria]
Got-cha [Nicola Salmoria]
Formula 1 Grand Prix Part II [Nicola Salmoria]
Real Mahjong Haihai [Nicola Salmoria]
Real Mahjong Haihai Jinji Idou Hen [Nicola Salmoria]
Real Mahjong Haihai Seichouhen [Nicola Salmoria]
Mahjong Kyou Jidai [Nicola Salmoria]
The Mah-jong [Uki]
Mahjong Hourouki Part 1 - Seisyun Hen [Nicola Salmoria]
Mahjong Hourouki Gaiden [Nicola Salmoria]
Mahjong Hourouki Okite [Nicola Salmoria]
Mahjong Clinic [Nicola Salmoria]
Mahjong Rokumeikan [Nicola Salmoria]
Tugboat [MooglyGuy, Nicola Salmoria]
Super Triv 2 [MooglyGuy]
Penguin Bros
Target Hits [Manuel Abadia]
TH Strikes Back [Manuel Abadia]
Alligator Hunt [Manuel Abadia]
World Rally 2: Twin Racing [Manuel Abadia]
Maniac Squares [Manuel Abadia]
Snow Board Championship [Manuel Abadia]
Bang! [Manuel Abadia]
Boomer Rang'r / Genesis [Bryan McPhail]
Kamikaze Cabbie [Bryan McPhail]
Liberation [Bryan McPhail]
P-47 Aces

New clones supported:

Nostradamus (Korea)
Cruis'n World (rev L2.0)
Terminator 2 (LA2)
Super High Impact (prototype)
Mr Kougar (set 2)
Donkey Kong Jr (bootleg on Galaxians hardware)
Police Trainer (older)
Hokuha Syourin Hiryu no Ken (=Shanghai Kid)