The Dragon King
I'm an Idiot! 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 02:59 PM - Dragon King
Ever had one of those days where you try to solve a problem the hard way only to find out later that the solution was actually MUCH simplier than you thought? Ever had an entire YEAR like that? Well, apparently I did. Aside from the lack of a new skin an a few very minor bugs, one of the main reasons I hadn't released a version of DK in so long was the fact that there was this "memory leak" that kept slowing down the fe after changing a skin. Well today I was determined to figure out the cause and it turned out that a minor bug fix I applied OVER A YEAR AGO had accidentially moved the function that sets the fps for a skin down to a section where it would never get called after the initial time.

So what was happening was the fe would have the fps set to 0 after a skin is changed. This doesn't cause the screen to stay blank rather is causes the screen to refresh as quickly as possible, so quickly that there isn't a processor on the face of the earth faste enough to keep up. It actually causes the processor to bog down so much that windows calls for more virtual memory and starts buffering commands like mad, which makes the memory useage goes up and appears to be a memory leak.

Needless to say, the "leak" is fixed and I can get a rock-solid 100 fps on even the most narly of skins!

But enough of the boring stuff....

What this means to you, the user is that, yes, DK will get a release very soon. Like before Feburary is out soon!

So spread the word... DK is back!

Happy New Year! (No I'm not Dead) 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 02:08 PM - General Site News
There hasn't been much activity because the holidays kept me busy. Unfortunately, there probably won't be any significant releases for a while still. I've been experimenting with new programming languages and (gasp!) some hardware programming as well. There are a few neglected releases that are over-due that I'll hopefully release before the month is out so keep your eyes peeled.

MAME Patcher FE 
Friday, August 17, 2007, 02:48 AM - Misc Utilities
Headkaze has sent me a number of apps to host. One of them is Patcher FE. This handy little app patches in the best fe-friendly hacks into the mame source code. For those of you who insist on hiscore support or want to remove those disclaimers this will save you a lot of time! The app is in the Misc Utilities section.

Enjoy! :-)

Mame Hooker source code back in sync. 
Friday, August 17, 2007, 02:31 AM - Mame Hooker
Version 2.1 of the source code is up. Be warned, the addition of the pac-drive was a bit of a hack and as of this build it is rather messy in there.

About Johnny 5 added 
Thursday, August 16, 2007, 12:29 AM - General Site News
Just more of the clean-up process. Check the about J5 link if you are confused to it's usage and want some helpful links. Also the about InterOp page has been added.

Enjoy! :-)

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