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Version History And Feature Changes

2.10 Current Version
Version 2.09
  • Windows Vista now supported (although it still needs thorough testing)
  • Fixed Windows Vista registration problem
  • Fixed some Vista gui problems in preference panel (when using default Vista theme)
  • Fixed "&" tag problem
  • Fixed intermittent video playback problem
  • Added OpenGL transition performance option
  • Fixed other miscellaneous bugs
Version 2.08
  • Rewrote routine for parsing MAME XML gamelist
  • Fixed some button states in the preference panel
  • Fixed game list based problems in preference panel
  • Fixed other miscellaneous bugs
Version 2.07
  • Added multiple favorites lists capability
  • Add/modify/sort favorites list from within the preferences
  • Add/modify/sort items within favorites lists
  • Added Perl Regular Expressions pattern filter for quickly filtering game list titles
  • Added a popup window for selecting favorites list when adding favorites to a list
  • Added a popup window for quickly selecting an emulator
  • Fixed error when saving very large lists
  • New file format for favorites lists
  • Ability to import older format favorites lists
  • Generate batch files from within the preference panel
  • Generate game lists by genre for MAME (using catver.ini) within the preferences panel
  • Generate a script for placement of the frontend within the Windows Media Center interface
  • New vertical layouts available for the default themes: 640x480, 800x600, 848x480, 1024x768, 1088x612
  • Added a new resolution: 1280x720 / 1280x720 vertical
  • Added a new resolution: 1280x1024 / 1280x1024 vertical
  • Launch an application upon startup of the frontend
  • Launch an application upon exiting of the frontend
  • Shortened the response time to display a movie in the interface
  • Dramatic speed improvements in loading and saving preference files
  • Added OpenGL transitions (fade, box rotate, zoom, ripple, squeeze, twist, etc.)
  • Noticeable speed improvements for "Extended search for screenshots"
  • Marquee/screenshot/movies are now loaded first by 1) clone name, then 2) parent name, and 3) extended search (if checked)
  • "Extended search for screenshots" now functions for marquees and movies too
  • Fixed problem where movie wasn't shown if screenshot didn't exist
  • Images are now only reloaded when theme based changes are made in the preferences
  • Added a right-mouse button activated popup menu within interface to:
    • Switch resolution
    • Rescan media location
    • Open preferences
    • Register software
    • Exit interface
    • Shutdown computer
  • Tweaked the interface popups for volume and emulator selection
  • Added preliminary support for MP3 / MNG animations
  • Added support for BMP images
  • Added option to disable listing of mature roms for MAME (catver.ini)
  • If 'disable unplayable roms' is checked and 'disable clones' checked, a clone will be used in place of an unplayable parent rom
  • Fixed randomly occurring problem with exiting on some systems (i hope)
  • Use a specific favorites list as a screensaver playlist
  • Added screensaver option 'period of inactivity' for inactive game play recognition
  • Added option of returning to the interface or to the screensaver when game inactivity occurs
  • Added option to exchange and reverse mouse X & Y axis
  • Improved joystick and keyboard input (faster scrolling)
  • Adjust the level and interval at which scrolling accelerates
  • Ability to adjust the initial decay rate on keyboard and joystick input
  • Save controller mappings
  • Import MAME controller mappings (.cfg)
  • Now using MAME based mapping configuration for keyboard and joystick input
  • Added support for the XBOX 360 USB Controller
  • Fixed potential gamepad problem
  • Added ability to alter extensions scanned
  • Ability to adjust the windowstate of an emulator launched (minimized, maximized, hidden, and normal)
  • Adjust the path type used for roms (long or short file paths)
  • Added reset buttons for command line strings, extension scan list, windowstate, path type
  • Ability to use internal exiting routines or an exit hook
  • The exit hook can send multiple key commands (ex: ESC, then ALT+F4)
  • Ability to alter whether folders are recursively scanned or not
  • Added option to continuously scan for new roms upon startup
  • Option to display "please wait..." screen and for a specified period of time
  • Added .ROM to Nintendo 64 scan list
  • Added .RM / .DIVX / .XVID to Media Player scan list
  • Added .NGPC to NeoGeo scan list
  • Split PageUp/Left and PageDown/Right input settings into separate options
  • Added switch "Close all additional processes started during launch" in exit tab of emulator setup in preferences
  • Added the extension .JPEG to the list of recognized import formats
  • Fixed uppercase file scanning issue
  • Added a built-in Adobe Flash player (add flash games to your lineup)
  • Added Sega Dreamcast and support for Chankast and ChankEx wrappers
  • Added 3DO and support for the Freedo wrapper
  • Added ZINCGui support
  • Added MP3 Jukebox executable launcher
  • Batch exit routines improved
  • Split up Virtual Pinball into Future Pinball and Visual Pinball
  • No longer using ClrMAMEPro for MAME clone recognition and descriptions
  • No longer using "catver.ini" for unplayable MAME rom recognition (catver stopped support of playable state)
  • Now having the MAME executable generate an XML list for clone, playable state, and description information
  • Fixed scanning problem with NeoGeo ClrMAMEPro database
  • Fixed Daphne launcher
  • MA no longer needs to parse DaphneLoader info to launch games with Daphne.exe / use DaphneLoader.exe
  • if MA is directed to Daphne.exe it will automatically look for DaphneLoader.exe
  • No command line strings are necessary in MA for Daphne / MA launches & tells DaphneLoader what to launch
  • Support for Daphne v0.99.6 - v1.01

 

Theme Editor v1.03

  • New vertical layouts available for the default themes: 640x480, 800x600, 848x480, 1024x768, 1088x612
  • Added a new resolution: 1280x720 and 1280x720 vertical
  • Added a new resolution: 1280x1024 and 1280x1024 vertical
  • Ability to adjust the horizontal and vertical flipping of a sprite
  • Ability to adjust the Z-Depth of sprites within the interface
  • Added 5 additional sprite options to both the selection and game interface (currently static)
  • The following interface sprite attributes are adjustable: rotation, alpha, skew
  • Text fields may now be rotated at 90° intervals to allow vertical based layouts
  • Right mouse click on sprites for more options

 

Known Issues

  • The menu and volume display menus don't rotate based on theme rotation
  • Sound hiccups may occur during OpenGL transitions on some computers
  • Some users experience problems exiting emulators with gamepads
Version 2.06.03
  • Improved support for N64 & Project64 emulator
  • Support for VisualboyAdvance SDL command line in preferences
  • Support for Nestopia command line in preferences
  • Improved batch support
  • Added option to not close batch process on exit
  • Imported MAME favorites are now sorted
  • Improved gamepad/joystick support (Logitech Rumblepad 2 in particular)
  • Added skip intro option
  • Added option to toggle live update of screenshot & marquee
  • Added scan support for UAE file under Amiga
  • Changed volume adjustment to on-screen display
  • Added volume sliders to preferences
  • Removed volume sound effects
  • Added ambient music option
  • Improved loader bar appearance
  • Added ESC as a default option for 'quit emulator'
  • Rewrote quit routines and lessened waiting time for exiting emulators
  • Improved exit routines for Visual Pinball and the ESC key
  • Added GIF support to all image types
  • Added option to extend search for screenshots (beta)
  • Updated ClrMAMEPro database files
  • Minor speed improvements
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 2.06.02
  • Option to convert static Flash assets to bitmaps
  • Ability to adjust the background task priority of MA
  • Screen capture running emulators / landscape only
  • Fixed keyboard input
  • Fixed message display problems
  • Fixed preference window size
  • Fixed 'zombie' emulator problem
  • Added delay option for shutdown
  • Added delay option for exiting Maximus Arcade
  • Added option to show all command lines sent before launching an emulator
  • Added logging of command lines - create a text file 'debug_command.txt' in the root directory
  • MAME unplayable game list now parsed from CATVER.INI instead of gamelist.txt
  • Added support for Future Pinball
  • Added support for Commodore 128
  • MAME favorites.ini can be imported as favorites list
  • Vectrex scanner now accepts .VEC extensions
  • Added support for JNES 0.6 emulator
  • Added option to loop and randomize movie on startup
  • Improved trackball support
  • Added option to turn the windows taskbar on or off
  • Added option to relax the input restrictions
  • Fixed problem when ESC key was held for more than 1 second
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and speed improvements
Version 2.06.01 (beta)
  • Themes have been optimized for specific standard and HD resolutions
  • Theme assets are now loaded as needed to conserve memory
  • Theme image assets are resized upon import for optimal display quality
  • Removed fullscreen option / monitor automatically switches to selected theme resolution
  • Theme audio is now MP3 format
  • Added option to control the quality level of flash assets
  • Added ability to manage the order and list of emulators displayed
  • Added support for the Commodore 64 - WinVICE 1.17
  • Added support for the Commodore Amiga - WinUAE 1.1.1
  • Added support for the Raine32 0.43.2 emulator and the Raine ClrMAMEPro database
  • Added scan support for shortcuts under the Batch section
  • Added scan support for IMG under the Playstation section
  • Added an option to view a movie before startup of MA
  • Added option to put a shortcut of MA into the startup folder
  • Added option for 'quit executable' key to have a configurable delay before exiting an emulator
  • Replaced loading screens with a progress bar
  • Preference window completely rebuilt (again)
  • The previous and quit keys have split and now have their own keystroke option
  • Added latency option for keyboard input
  • More reliable keystroke capturing during quit routines
  • Removed modifier key limitations / any key combo is now possible for keystrokes
  • Added the command string '-nonewui' to the MESS setup
  • More reliable image import routines when at 8 & 16-bit resolutions
  • Screenshots displayed in the interface are no longer cropped of white border / use alternate program
  • Silenced audio on exiting an emulator / no more stuttering of music
  • Completely rewrote image handling and animation routines
  • Fixed error where folders labeled with '.mp3' weren't scanned properly
  • Removed command line string '-skip_disclaimer' from MESS and MAME setup
  • Fixed error where in some instances the preferences weren't saved
  • Fixed error where images sometimes didn't import correctly
  • Super Nintendo & Sega Genesis/32X/CD now use long file name structure for loading roms
  • If CUE and BIN/IMG files of a disc image are present only CUE is scanned
  • Cleaned up Nebula launch sequence / now at fullscreen without GUI
  • Miscellaneous updates and fixes
  • Known Issues
  • DOS version of Raine doesn't want to play nice / use Raine32 v0.43.2
Version 2.05
  • Theme graphics now support Macromedia Flash / SWF format
  • Added option to filter out non-working MAME roms
  • Split Sega Genesis into 3 sections: Sega Genesis, Sega 32X and Sega CD
  • Added support for the multiple console emulator Kega Fusion 3.2 beta
  • Added support for the Nebula 2.24 emulator
  • Added support for Nebula ClrMAMEPro database file
  • Added support for Wonderswan and the OswanHack emulator
  • Added support for Odyssey 2 and the O2EM emulator
  • Added support for the Atari 2600 emulator - Z26
  • Added support for the Intellivision emulator - Bliss 2.0.4
  • Added support for multiple joysticks
  • Added support for the Gravis Gamepad Pro USB
  • Added switch to disable audio of currently selected them
  • Added switch to allow the "favorites list" to show as the default rom list
  • Preference window enhancements
  • Screensaver disable list will now disable rom names as well as rom descriptions
  • Miscellaneous theme updates
  • Fixed error where Daphne descriptions that were filtered of extra characters didn't open
  • Fixed error where MAME sometimes didn't completely shut down
  • Fixed error where dialog boxes where inaccessable after Visual Pinball was launched
  • Fixed error where pulldown menus sometimes caused lockup
  • Fixed error where screen settings weren't saved or loaded
  • Miscellaneous updates and fixes
Version 2.04
  • Marquee support / use of MAME marquee images in the interface
  • Rewrote entire routine for loading files and processing database files **much faster**
  • Favorites for each emulator are now saved in their own file
  • Split NeoGeo Pocket and NeoGeo Pocket Color
  • Split PC Engine and Turbo Grafx-16
  • Added support for Kawaks and the WinKawaks 1.54 emulator
  • Added Atari Jaguar and support for Virtual Jaguar emulator (zip only)
  • MP3 ID3 tags v2.4 and v2.3 recognized in MP3 Jukebox
  • Kawaks retrieve game names from ClrMamePro Kawaks database
  • NeoGeo retrieve game names from ClrMamePro NeoGeo database
  • ZINC retrieves game names from ClrMamePro ZINC database
  • MAME configuration files are now saved before exiting MAME
  • Added support to both analog sticks on gamepads (tested on PSX dualshock gamepad)
  • Additional information written to debug.txt to assist in troubleshooting
  • Added support for ZSNESW v1.42
  • Volume now adjusts master volume instead of just MA internal volume
  • Multiple theme fixes and updates
  • Added support for Visual Pinball 7alpha
  • Editor window is now hidden before Visual Pinball Player is started
  • Command line information is now required and supplied upon setup in preferences
  • Configuration files are now saved before exiting Visual Pinball
  • Rebuilt the preferences window in preparation for multi-lingual support
  • Now easier to input keyboard and joystick in preferences window
  • Correct command line entered for Windows Media Player 9 & 10
  • Default command line scripts are supplied upon selecting recommended emulators
  • Other minor tweaks to assist user in setup of preferences
  • Scrolling would sometimes become disabled
  • Joystick and mouse inputs would sometimes conflict
  • Nested folders with 4 characters or less weren't scanned
  • Preference files had a size limitation
  • Alert message displayed on 24-bit resolution video cards
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes
  • ZINC uses multiple configuration files. Most ZINC games require that a specific config file be created. These configuration files can only be accessed through a command line reference otherwise the default config file is used.
  • ZINC ClrMamePro Dat file v1.1 has Tekken 3 out of the proper sequence / the supplied ZINC dat has been fixed
  • Some older versions of Visual Pinball will crash when exiting on systems with WinXP SP2. Suggestion - Update to version 7alpha.
Version 2.03
  • Added a screensaver option
  • Screensaver launches an emulator based on user choice (specific or randomly from all setup)
  • An optional field to disable certain games by their title description
  • Field to enter time of inactivity until screensaver activates
  • Field to enter amount of time for game activity before switching to another game
  • User only has to press a button/key to stop screensaver to begin playing active game
  • Pressing the PREVIOUS/QUIT EXECUTABLE key returns user to the last accessed game menu in MA
  • A work in progress
  • Added scan support for *.ROM and *.INT for INTV
  • Zipped ROMS are now uncompressed into the "cache" directory before opened with the emulator for INTV
  • Added support for Stella 1.4 emulator
  • Zipped ROMS are now uncompressed into the "cache" directory before opened with the emulator for 2600
  • Disabled command keys while MA is a background task
  • Added sensitivity settings to the joystick/gamepad and mouse/trackball
  • Added support for ZINC 1.02 - a rescan of current ROMS recommended
  • Added Atari 7800 and support through MESS emulator
  • Split GameBoy and GameBoy Color into separate options
  • Split Game Gear and Sega Master System into separate options
  • Added option to switch to 8/16/32-bit color (for the people with arcade monitors)
  • MP3 "free play" after certain time of inactivity is now adjustable
  • Numerous theme updates for both default themes
  • Cursor is moved off screen after the selection of media
  • No longer scanning bios files for ZINC and Neo Geo
  • Fixed MP3 looping problem
  • Fixed issue where upper case media extensions weren't scanned
  • Fixed issue where shutdown command may not completely shutdown the computer
  • Reorganized the preferences window
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
Version 2.02
  • Media scanning bug fix for MAME
  • Added mouse/trackball support
  • Option to disable mouse/trackball capture
  • Option to disable joystick/gamepad capture
  • Added support for ZINC emulator
  • Added support for Batch files
  • Added option to filter MAME listing of duplicate entries (clones)
  • Added option to filter out [] and () from file name descriptions
  • Theme updates for Atari 5200, ColecoVision, and Vectrex
  • Consolidated appearance of listed items: MAME, Visual PinMAME, Daphne, ZINC, Windows Media Player, Batch Files, and MP3 Jukebox
  • Minor interface tweaks
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • Added better documentation of features to website
Version 2.01
  • Command Line support
  • Added support for Windows Media Player. Now play your video/audio files.
  • Multiple button support for gamepads.
  • Multiple key support for keyboards (modifier keys only: CTRL, ALT, SHIFT)
  • Extended keyboard support. All standard keys can now be mapped including the 'delete' key.
  • All scanned media is now cached for quicker load time.
  • All scanned media now have a 'force rescan' option.
  • Added a PC shutdown option.
  • Added folder scanning when selecting an emulator. Folders labeled roms, images, movies, etc. are automatically filled into empty fields of preferences.
  • Fixed a memory leak.
  • Theme updates for Intellivision, Neo Geo and Neo Geo Pocket.
  • Minor interface tweaks.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Version 2.0
  • Theme Interface Support
  • Outfit Maximus Arcade with your own graphics
  • 17 Fonts embedded and available for theme makers
  • 32-bit PNG (alpha) support for themes
  • Include your own sound effects
  • Theme preview/selection area in preferences window
  • Theme packs saved as ZIP archives
  • Consult the "skin.ini" file in one of the theme packs for detailed info on theme alternations
  • Gameboy and kigb
  • Intellivision and only Bliss 1.9d
  • Atari Lynx and Handy 0.90
  • Atari 2600 and MESS & z26
  • Atari 5200 and MESS
  • ColecoVision and MESS
  • Vectrex and MESS
  • Visual Pinball / PinMAME
  • Neo-Geo and NeoMAME32FX
  • Neo-Geo Pocket and NeoPop
  • Turbo Grafx-16 and Magic Engine
  • 3D rendered logo and arcade
  • 2 theme packs included
  • Some animations simplified for easier theme building
  • Consolidated Quit Emulator/Back Button
  • Default Key/Joystick mapping created when none exists
  • Deletion of song now deletes the song playing instead of last song in the playlist
  • Rewrote scrolling routines to handle dynamic setup of text lists
  • Slight improvement on jukebox scrolling text (needs work)
  • Numerous bug fixes
  • Some of the emulators don't have complete image sets in the default themes.
  • No automatic maximizing of window for Handy emulator
  • Batch file created for Visual PinMAME has only been tested on WinXP
  • Visual Pinball Editor may have to be minimized once when first launched
Version 1.05
  • Added support for Daphne Emulator / DaphneLoader preferences are accessed for launch info
  • A batch file is created in the Daphne directory prior to launch so adjust folder access accordingly
  • Added support for Sega Game Gear/Master System and the Mekaw Emulator
  • Added support for WMV movie format (Windows Media Player 9 must be installed)
  • Added option to disable alerts
  • Added option to disable the MP3 Jukebox
  • Added recursive scan for subfolders of ROMS
  • Extended ROM extension support, now your uncompressed ROMS will be recognized during scans
  • Fixed: Available MAME ROMS now show, instead of the complete MAME database listing
  • Fixed: Bug that could potentially cause a lockup on the "loading roms..." screen
  • Minor interface tweaks
  • Due to numerous additions, you should delete all of the items in the preference folder (except for mame.dat)
Version 1.04
  • Added joystick/gamepad support
  • Added support for Atari 2600 and the z26 Emulator
  • Implemented a better illegal character filter for MP3 ID3 Tags
  • Added a 'page by letter' and 'page by album' option
  • Removed the previous paging option of top/half/bottom
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • Due to numerous bug fixes, it's recommended that you delete all of the items in the preference folder (except for mame.dat)
Version 1.03
  • Added support for Sony Playstation (PSX) and the ePSXe Emulator
  • ISO/BIN/IMG - CD image file support is available for the ePSXe Emulator through Maximus Arcade
  • A batch file is created in the ePSXe directory to launch the CD image file, so adjust folder access accordingly
Version 1.02
  • Added support for Nintendo64 (N64) and the Project64 Emulator
  • Added support for JPEG images in the display area
  • Rebuilt the animation engine for easier additions to the emulator lineup
  • Streamlined the preferences window
  • Readme file is shown in the preferences window
  • Fixed some issues with the routines that unzipped the MAME dat archives
  • Fixed a random bug that occurred when deleting items from the favorites list
Version 1.01
  • Interface graphics have been updated as to not conflict with existing copyrights of another company.
Version 1.0
  • Some emulators have high priority routines that allow little CPU processing for other programs running in the background. So while the frontend will be in the background running, it may not get the CPU cycles needed to exit the emulator when the "force emulator quit" button is pressed. Simply put, you may have to hold down the "force emulator quit" button for a few seconds for the process to be recognized.

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