GXMame 0.35 beta2 review

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GXMame is a frontend for XMame using the GTK library, the goal is to provide the same GUI than mame32

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 0K
Developer: Priit Laes
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GXMame is a frontend for XMame using the GTK library, the goal is to provide the same GUI than mame32. For the moment it will just have the same gui, the final goal is to be able to share config files with Mame32k (or any version of mame32 that write config files instead of saving data into windows registry) allowing dual booter to have the same environment (favorite, timeplayed, last game selected, gui preference...) under windows and Linux.

I wanted to learn GTK and have a decent frontend for xmame, gnomame didn't work on my computer and I didn't like other front end in Tk, so I decided to start this project, just after I discovered gRustibus, the very good front-end from Kjetil Thuen. I took this front end as a model for the creation of GXMame I'm not sure that I could have go so far and so quickly without this model.

Here are some key features of "GXMame":
Detailed view
Small icons view
Indented view (shows clones games under the original one)
Font color and size selectable
Icons support, .ico files or a zipped archive from Mamu or Mame32QA
Tools bar
Folder(filter) panel
Screenshot panel
Display snapshots, Flyers, Marquees, Cabinets, Titles.
Support of zipped pictures
Display mameinfo and history
Status bar
Support of catver to sort games by version and categories
Random game selection
Quick check: only check if a romname.zip file exist in roms folder (also works with clones)
Audit of all roms
Window with the properties of all games
Audit of a single game
Popup menu to easily access to most used functions
Preferences for games(global and specific)
Joystick support (new 386 1.x.x linux driver only)
Creation of gamelist from xmame
Multiples executables support
Scalable icons
Additionnal options string
Sortable columns (in any views)
Sortable selectable columns order (in detail view)
List view
Large icons view
and lot of others...


What's New in This Release:
game options not overriding default options
hotrod(se) options problem with old Xmame versions

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