kxmame 2.0 Beta review

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kxmame is a KDE port of GXmame frontend for xmame emulator

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Nguyen The Toan
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kxmame is a KDE port of GXmame frontend for xmame emulator. kxmame is fully compartible with gxmame.

Here are some key features of "kxmame":
Customizable game icon size.
Customizable toolbar.
Fast, reponsive compared to gxmame

What's New in 1.2 Release:
Use kaffeine kparts (dynamically loaded) instead of xine for video previews. As a result, users don't need libxine-devel or kaffeine installed when compiling kxmame.

Fix a few small bugs due to the introduction of video previews in 1.2-rc.

What's New in 2.0 Beta Release:
Having nothing to do after one week (Lunar) new year vacation, I decided to release the beta version of kxmame-2.0. The new features included in this release are

Support xmess using the same simple kxmame-1.x interface. It's as simple as selecting your game console, double-clicking your rom file to launch a game. Individually zipped roms are supported.

Overhaul of kxmame navigation using joystick. Without touching keyboard or mouse, you can use your joystick to browse the game list, the filter list, launch a game, switching between xmame/xmess executables, launch alternative emulators. The joystick buttons used for these tasks can be customized in the menu. (The default button settings are for my PS2 pad, so it mightnot work with other joystick).

Crudely support alternative emulators for xmess. See the file "alternative.dat" included in kxmame source for details (kxmame offers no controls over the video, audio or input settings of alternative emulators). Using this file, you can even trick kxmame into running emulators for systems that are not supported by xmess yet!

Many other smaller provements: more meaningful error messages, slightly more efficient memory usage, better context menu, allow disabling video preview in "configure kxmame".

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