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by LordGaz
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Benchmarks
Replies: 80
Views: 31076

Re: Benchmarks

It's that time again. Got meself an i5-8600K and naturally the first thing one does with a new system is benchmark it with MAME! Mame now has a -bench switch so I decided to use that. From the MAME docs this is what -bench does. -bench [n] Benchmark for [n] number of emulated seconds; implies the co...
by LordGaz
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Benchmarks
Replies: 80
Views: 31076

Re: Benchmarks

Thanks for that, Moore's law is at an end. We're still getting faster but at a slower and slower rate.
by LordGaz
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Benchmarks
Replies: 80
Views: 31076

Re: Benchmarks

Anyone feel like running the benchmarks for the latest CPUs to see how they fare? I assume the Ryzen range won't benefit that much from its 8 cores since MAME is mainly single core driven but it would be interesting to see how it fares against Kabylake for example and especially because I want to bu...
by LordGaz
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: back in the olde days....
Replies: 39
Views: 6103

Re: back in the olde days....

how comes it hasn't been verified in 10 years? I'm told the confirmers die of boredom after the first couple million. how many sheets did you do it in? I don't remember. The key to a long game is to plan for the next sheet in advance especially the hard ones. Get the right number of firebombs on th...
by LordGaz
Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: back in the olde days....
Replies: 39
Views: 6103

Re: back in the olde days....

Still got my ZX81 in the loft complete with 16k RAM pack. I sold my BBC micro to a mate for £100 quid when I got my Archimedes which in turn was replaced by an A5000 which ended up in the dustbin when I couldn't sell it but a least I made a few quid selling some games I'd written for it. I don't pla...
by LordGaz
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inconsistent Pac-man Patterns in MAME
Replies: 4
Views: 797

Re: Inconsistent Pac-man Patterns in MAME

If there's a pattern break then you haven't followed the pattern pixel-perfectly by not turning into corners before you reach them etc. Or maybe your machine decided to 'freeze' for 1 or 2 frames while you made a turn which would break the pattern, this is what happened to me in my split screen atte...
by LordGaz
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The lowest high score on MARP?
Replies: 3
Views: 792

The lowest high score on MARP?

Just for fun and trivia, what is currently the lowest high score on MARP?

Minivader high score is 87 but Kageki (US) is even lower at 6!

Any advance on 6?
by LordGaz
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1 Million points on Gauntlet II
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: 1 Million points on Gauntlet II

Watched this myself a couple days ago. He sure knows all the levels inside out and has a plan for every one. Also remarkably sharp with the diagonal firing through gaps from a distance and takes no chances with the thief. Well done Jonathan! Reminds of the days I was obsessed with the original Gaunt...
by LordGaz
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: MAME Championships
Topic: K7 - LIST OF PLAYERS
Replies: 156
Views: 26067

Re: K7 - LIST OF PLAYERS

I'll play for the crack. England - UK.
by LordGaz
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Direct Links to MARP Pages
Replies: 4
Views: 9134

Re: Direct Links to MARP Pages

Was having the same problem just now using Firefox 3. My Adblock filters were blocking the top frame, adding this exception rule fixes it.

@@http://marp.retrogames.com/banner.htm
by LordGaz
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite games from the 80's (MSN Forums)
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: Favourite games from the 80's (MSN Forums)

Probably generated them randomly using the level number as the initial rng seed.
by LordGaz
Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite games from the 80's (MSN Forums)
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: Favourite games from the 80's (MSN Forums)

Yup, Elite came out originally on the "Beeb". Spent a few hours on it myself, I can even remember the sequence of levels you went through on the way to "Elite". Harmless, Mostly Harmless, Poor, Average, Above Average, Competent, Dangerous, Deadly, Elite. It did a great job of giving the illusion tha...
by LordGaz
Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite games from the 80's (MSN Forums)
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: Favourite games from the 80's (MSN Forums)

I never owned a speccy, I was a BBC Micro man. I was always around friends houses playing on their spectrums though. Games that come to mind are The Alchemist, The Manic Miner & JSW games of course, Starblitz, Wild West Hero, Wheelie, Lunar Jetman, Styx, Nightmare Park etc.
by LordGaz
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Favourite games from the 80's (MSN Forums)
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Favourite games from the 80's (MSN Forums)

Got directed to this thread whilst checking my email just now, people are listing their favourite games from the 80's, some nice nostalgia there :). I already listed my games :).

http://boards.msn.com/UK_Tech_Gadgetsbo ... did=697082
by LordGaz
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Archive these games -topic
Replies: 303
Views: 54889

Re: Archive these games -topic

Isn't this taking splitting a bit far? What's gonna happen when MAME starts emulating arcade MAME cabinets :lol:? A 7000 way split!? :lol: