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0.174 Apple notes

Not much this time, but what’s there is important. Hardware hacker Ian Kim from Korea recently started selling his “Mockingboard 4C” add-on boards for the Apple IIc. This gives the IIc a real Mockingboard in slot 4, just like the slotted Apple IIs could have. There was a specific IIc Mockingboard made back in the day that hooked up through the serial port, but nearly no games supported it.

What’s new for Apple II?

MAME 0.173 is out and there are some notable Apple II improvements:

Apple /// updates for MAME 0.172

MAME 0.172 should be out soon-ish, and hey, there’s some Apple /// improvements!

Apple /// updates for MAME 0.172

MAME 0.172 should be out soon-ish, and hey, there’s some Apple /// improvements!

Polygonal model train

Guru dumped another of the remaining Namco System 12 hardware games, Attack Pla-Rail by Tomy and Namco. Essentially it’s a kiddie version of train simulator games like Taito’s Densha De Go! series wherein you “pilot” a model train over plastic tracks (Pla-Rail = Plastic Rail?). Your main control is a simple speed lever; you must slow down on curves or the train will derail but otherwise you want to go as quickly as you can.

Polygonal model train

Guru dumped another of the remaining Namco System 12 hardware games, Attack Pla-Rail by Tomy and Namco. Essentially it’s a kiddie version of train simulator games like Taito’s Densha De Go! series wherein you “pilot” a model train over plastic tracks (Pla-Rail = Plastic Rail?). Your main control is a simple speed lever; you must slow down on curves or the train will derail but otherwise you want to go as quickly as you can.

Going for a drive… with a printer?

Guru dumped Namco’s System 12 Techno Drive recently. I got it to boot in MAME and go into the service menu, but it won’t play because it’s missing an odd arcade peripheral: a printer. (The board set that we dumped from is also missing the printer).
Either photos of a fully intact boardset or the service manual would likely be helpful in figuring out what’s going on. Please buzz me on Mameworld or forums.bannister.org if you’ve got either of those.

Going for a drive… with a printer?

Guru dumped Namco’s System 12 Techno Drive recently. I got it to boot in MAME and go into the service menu, but it won’t play because it’s missing an odd arcade peripheral: a printer. (The board set that we dumped from is also missing the printer).
Either photos of a fully intact boardset or the service manual would likely be helpful in figuring out what’s going on. Please buzz me on Mameworld or forums.bannister.org if you’ve got either of those.

Fresh Apples in 0.163

– Several crash bugs were fixed in the Mac image card that lets you transfer files between the emulated Mac and your host PC/Mac/whatever. Read up on the usage for that right here.

New for the Mac drivers in 0.162

The “image” synthetic NuBus card for NuBus Macs got some major enhancements in MAME 0.162. In particular, along with some special software, you can now use them to transfer files in an FTP-like fashion (except much faster) between the system you’re running MAME on and the emulated Mac’s hard disks.
First up, get the “Mac Tools” zipped CHD right here and unzip it to get mactools.chd. It includes Stuffit Expander, Compacter Pro, DiskCopy, and other handy Mac tools.