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30 June 2000

Added updated dats for Capcom System 2.
These are now consistent with Naz's FAQ and the ROM information at CPS2Shock.

28 June 2000

Added dat for System 16 (last beta) and cabSystem 16

23 June 2000

Added dats for the new releases of Callus (patch 2.2) and MESS (v0.37 b4).

Finally released the dats for Juno First v1.23, Vector Dream v2.3 and Sideway v0.22a (they have all been sitting on my hard disk for weeks!)

I'm going away for a few days now so any e-mails you send will have to wait. :p

16 June 2000

Added sample fix for MAME v0.37 beta 4

Added dats for MAME v0.37 beta 4 (CMPro dat includes correct sample information)

12 June 2000

Released CMPro/RomCenter dats for Mimic v1.01.

Added updated versions of Pi's notes to the patched Callus95 dats (no changes to the dats themselves)

8 June 2000

Released dats for Callus v0.42 patch 2.1 (standard one plus the two space-saving variants).
Also changed the archiving dat to be consistent with the other two.

Grab them now from the dat page.

6 June 2000

Pi has released a very useful dat for Callus fans.
It allows you to build a single ROM set that works with both Callus v0.42 and Callus95 v0.42 patch 2, saving you around 50MB.
Also included is a dat for archiving the Callus ROMs... it saves over 100MB!

Grab it now from the dat page.

Also added RomCenter dat for Raine v0.28h.

1 June 2000

Updated CMPro/RomCenter dats for MESS v0.37 beta 3

Added CMPro/RomCenter dats for Mimic v1.00

Added CMPro/RomCenter dats for Laser v0.5

30 May 2000

Added CMPro/RomCenter dats for Sparcade v2.25 and v2.33 beta

Added CMPro/RomCenter dats for Callus95 Patch 2

27 May 2000

Added sample fix for MAME v0.37 beta 3

Added dats for MAME v0.37 beta 3 (CMPro dat includes correct sample information)

Updated CMPro dat for MAME v0.36 to contain correct sample information (used my sample fix).

Also, did you know that these games were added into MAME v0.37 beta 3?

Champion Baseball (Japan) [name: champbbj - parent: champbas]
Zero Time [name: zerotime - parent: galaxian]
...and ten other Leland clones not mentioned in whatsnew.txt.

MAMEDiff would tell you! Give it a try if you haven't already...

26 May 2000

Added VAntAGE v1.0 dat (23 games, with samples)

23 May 2000

MAMEDiff v1.02 - Added support for MESS (just a minor modification).
Added RAINE support too (since it was so easy)

MAME Sample Fix - Now a proper patch that can be applied using GNU Patch.
This should allow other ports of MAME to incorporate it.

RomCenter Dats - MAME v0.36/v0.37 beta, MESS v0.36/v0.37 beta, RAINE v0.28f/v0.28g (all needed for correct behaviour of RomCenter).

CMPro Dats - MAME v0.36/v0.37 beta, MESS v0.36/v0.37 beta (needed by MAME32/MESS32 users)

21 May 2000

Updated the Callus dat for CMPro and RomCenter.

19 May 2000

Released DatUtil v1.3

- RomCenter 2 support.
- New method of sorting (useful for RomCenter).
- Two EXEs. This is because the long ROM name version eats memory
and is slow on machines without much physical memory.
- Improved handling of invalid parents.
- Warns of funny ROM sizes.
- Generates log of warnings during conversion.

15 May 2000

Added xDragon dat

...and please read my Sparcade request above!

14 May 2000

Added new QA page for Arcade Dats

6 May 2000

Added sample fix for MAME v0.37 beta 2

(This also makes the new Warrior samples work)

1 May 2000

Moved home!

Now at

28 April 2000

DatUtil v1.2

- Increased game/rom name length to 80 characters.
That's about it!

24 April 2000

MAMEDiff v1.01

- Released v1.01 of MameDiff to fix SIGSEGV crash in pure DOS. Didn't affect Windows users...

15 April 2000

Released MAMEDiff v1.0

- Released version 1.0 of my new tool for MAME users.

8 April 2000

Released DatUtil v1.1

- Added support for JFF.TXT, Sparcade RAT and JAS Romlist.
- Increased maximum number of games from 4096 to 5000.
- Increased game/rom name length to 50 characters.
- Improved listinfo parser so that it can handle odd formatting.
- Other minor modifications.

6 April 2000

Added sample fix for MAME v0.37 beta 1

1 April 2000

Released DatUtil v1.0 and sample fix for MAME v0.36 final.

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