MAME 0.66

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MAME 0.66 has been released, and it supports 3792 ROM sets, 2171 unique games.

Changes:

MAME Testers bugs fixed (there are probably more)

*galpanib062gre [Paul Priest]
*usclssic065red [Kale]
*pang3065gre
*housemn2065gra [Nomax]
*myangel065gre [Nicola Salmoria]
*88games062yel [Nicola Salmoria]
*glfgreat061gre (was fixed some time ago)
*robocop2064gre [Bryan McPhail]
*dassault061gre2 [Bryan McPhail]
*jdredd060gra [Smitdogg]
*ringdest062gra [Smitdogg]
*spbactn061gra [Smitdogg]
*term2064gra [Smitdogg]
*xmen062ora [Smitdogg]
*sotsugyo061red [Bryan McPhail]
*tmnt065gre [Acho A. Tang]
*astdelux059gre [Derrick Renaud]
*gunforc2058gre_2 [Angelo Salese]
*gunforc2058gre_3 [Bryan McPhail]

MAME Testers bugs to check:

*mrheli37b2gre - I believe this was fixed some time ago

These drivers have improved SOUND:

*Fixed samples in Pachinko Sexy Reaction [Suppi-Chan]
*Major improvements to the Namco NA sound emulation. [cync]
*Sound in IQ Block. [David Haywood]
*Fixed drums in Exterminator [Steve Ellenoff, Jim Hernandez]

Other drivers changes:

*Misc improvements to the Namco NA driver. [Phil Stroffolino]
*Several improvements and games additions to the Nintendo VS and Playchoice drivers. [Pierpaolo Prazzoli]
*Several fixes to Super Real Darwin [Acho A. Tang]

Changes to the main program:

*New option -high_priority to increase the thread priority so MAME runs better while other programs are running. It is off by default because enabling it might make MAME use too much CPU time.
*Major update to the discrete sound system. This includes adjustable parameters controls in the UI, fixes to existing games, and new sound support in canyon, polaris, sprint and ultratnk. [Derrick Renaud & Keith Wilkins]
*Fixed some bugs in the I86/NEC CPU emulation. This includes raster effect problems in Geostorm and the 99 credits bug in Lethal Thunder. [Bryan McPhail]

Source:

*Now compiled with GCC 3.2.2. Removed the patch that was needed to work around a GCC 3.2 bug.
*First version of YMF262 emulator. [Jarek Burczynski]
*New games supported:
*Fantasy '95 [Brian A. Troha]
*Hana no Mai [Nicola Salmoria]
*Mahjong Friday [Nicola Salmoria]
*Mahjong Dial Q2 [Nicola Salmoria]
*Don Den Mahjong [Nicola Salmoria]
*Watashiha Suzumechan [Nicola Salmoria]
*Mahjong Studio 101 [Nicola Salmoria]
*Mahjong Derringer [Nicola Salmoria]
*Hana Yayoi [Nicola Salmoria]
*Untouchable [Nicola Salmoria]
*Rong Rong [Nicola Salmoria]
*Don Den Lover Vol. 1 [Nicola Salmoria]
*Quiz Channel Question [Nicola Salmoria]
*Mad Donna [David Haywood]
*Dorodon [Frank Palazzolo]
*Ben Bero Beh [Phil Stroffolino, Acho A. Tang]
*Halley's Comet [Phil Stroffolino, Acho A. Tang]
*Triv Quiz [MooglyGuy]
*Gigas [Tomasz Slanina]
*Gigas Mark II [Tomasz Slanina]
*Mad Shark [Luca Elia]
*Ultra Toukon Densetsu [Luca Elia]

New clones supported:

*Gratia (set 1)
*Mysterious Stones (set 1)
*Cosmic Cop (= Gallop)