Old versions of mame are getting impossible to find

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Old versions of mame are getting impossible to find

Post by aycaramba » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:43 pm

I was going to playback a older inp which specified dmame 66. I assume mame/mame32 v0.66 should work just as well in most cases, but when I try to get it from mamedev.org the link no longer has the executable. The local link, and extensive google searching also fails. I hope compiling isn't the only solution. I'm not sure the complete source was there anyway.

Does anyone have a better repository than http://replay.marpirc.net/exe/ ? I'd like to solve the problem in general, because I'm sure the next version I need will be something else. Thanks.

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Re: Old versions of mame are getting impossible to find

Post by mahlemiut » Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:20 pm

Some old MAME releases are available at https://github.com/mamedev/historic-mame/releases. But the source should be available for all, so they can be compiled again if you have the old tools to do so.
http://mamedev.org/oldrel.html might provide an eaiser interface to just get the binaries.
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Re: Old versions of mame are getting impossible to find

Post by aycaramba » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:12 pm

Thanks, but it looks like MAME v0.100 is the oldest binary available on their site. Even source doesn't appear to be there for earlier releases. This site has v0.30 to v0.37, not including m35tg3b. Looks like I need to stick to wolfmameplus-106 or newer.

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Post by mahlemiut » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:56 am

Here's at least the source for 0.66 - https://github.com/mamedev/historic-mam ... g/mame0066

Do bear in mind that this will be win32 - extra code is needed for a DOS build from 0.37b15, as MAME after that point was based on Win32. DOS MAME stopped updating after about 0.100.
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Re: Old versions of mame are getting impossible to find

Post by aycaramba » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:30 am

Ah! Those tags looked empty from the top level view. It is much appreciated. I should be able to find the tools I need.

Hopefully, most dmame recordings will playback in mame32 of the same version. We shall see.

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