Monthly Archive: May 2010

QMC2 on Mac OS X – major overhaul

FYI… recent SVN revisions now contain much cleaner support for Mac OS X!

I recently got the opportunity to setup a Snow Leopard system for development which enabled me to fix all major / obvious pitfalls, mostly related to the build system. There’s at least one annoying Phonon-related issue left which causes a crash on exit (only for builds using PHONON=1, of course), but it can safely be ignored. Also, as it appears to be a Phonon bug, it may only be fixable by the (former) Trolls… to be honest, I’m not exactly sure about this…anyway, other than that, it just works (TM) ;).

Quick build instructions are here.

QMC2 0.2.b15 released

QMC2 0.2.b15 has been released today!

Besides a few bug-fixes, this version includes the following new features:

  • Added optional support for catver.ini from http://www.progettoemma.net/?catlist to all MAME targets — this includes two new optional/on-demand columns and views (category, version)
  • Added a new ROM types column to all game/machine lists
  • The exit/stop button now blinks when there’s background activity to indicate the activity itself as well as the button’s seconds function
  • A new option (PlayOnSublistActivation) has been added to allow for direct launching of a game/machine when it’s activated in the search-, favorites- or played-lists
  • The MP3 player now also handles MP3 streams (just add a valid stream URL instead of a local file name)

The emulator configuration templates are in sync with MAME 0.138 and MESS 0.137 (we don’t expect template updates for MESS 0.138 to be required when it’s released).

See the change-log for more information.

Have fun,

The QMC2 dev-team