Talk:MAME compatibility list
Change to table format?
Think we really need to change the information under each company/brand name on the official page to a simple table format. Coz, the page is getting too long, just too much blank spacings between lines of text/fonts & whatnot. I mean, just look at Irem's list alone (Mostly just 1980's-early 1990's fare). I think it's for the best... ObiKKa (talk) 12:20, 14 December 2018 (EST)
2020, July 06 - Just experimenting with an ideal table template. I had this idea in my head for a year or more. They can be inserted under each major company/brand and also in "Other" sections. This can also be copied into several other pages with modifications. ObiKKa (talk) 04:23, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
Do each edit in 3-4 steps per company/category so editors are less stressed and can relax and enjoy ;):
- 1) Add table and names.
- 2) Add production dates of games, then rearrange in ascending order; plus compat status - start with default cross symbol first.
- 3) Add notes with MAME driver links & type notable game examples. Update compat bars too.
- 4) Research availability of machine support in alternative emulators and FPGA cores like the MiSTer FPGA if you want to bother. Good luck.
|Name||Production Dates||Compatibility||Notes (And examples)||Other emulators||FPGA (Eg. Also in MiSTer FPGA)|
|Machine 1||~||Preliminary support for few games; most others don't work.||Yes||✓|
|Machine 2||✓||All 6 games work fine. Notable games: That special Star Wars game.||✗|
|Machine 3||✗||Skeletal driver.||✗|
|Additional/different machines (Eg. consoles, computers)|
|Aux-Machine 1||~||Some Commodore models work. Others not supported yet.||~|
|No drivers (Not in MAME yet)|
Unfortunately, in early September 2020, one regular editor removed the large list of arcade system board names in a Wikipedia page and instead redirected it to a sector in a simple description-focused page on arcade games. Compare to old page - take all the useful information from there and refactor the page. This wikipedia category tags page is more basic - this wiki's page should be better one day.
This blog from arcade PCBs collector Corrado Tomaselli, AKA Kold666, a member of the Italian Dumping Team, has a long list of companies that made arcade games and other electronic machines on the right-side pane. It could be useful to research the lesser known names and find out more about their systems and add to the page.