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    Default MAMEUIFX is dead

    I知 very unhappy to announce that MAMEUIFX development is going to finish.
    After 14 years of fun, in every sense, I have to quit. No, this time is not due to another MAMEDev useless attempt to make FX disappear from the scene. It痴 something more serious.
    The Hotel where I worked in these last 10 years as receptionist and part-time waiter, will cease its activity after the end of August. So, in few words, I知 going to lose my job.
    My expectations for the future are now not good, the first thing I will have to do will be go back to Milan where my mother lives and go back to her house with few money and without a work.
    I知 41 years old and even if stay with her for a while will be a pleasure, I will have to re-build my life again Find a new job (not so easy as it seems) and a new house.
    So you must imagine that the time I will be able to dedicate to MAMEUIFX in the next months will be very very small if not completely null. I will be busy with a lot of other things.
    Though this is not the only cause even if it痴 the most important one. I知 no more interested in MAME and arcade emulation in general. It痴 at least two years that I have this feeling. I continued to follow the MAME Development mainly to keep alive and updated my MAMEUIFX but if I have to be sincere, the games I was interested in are 菟erfectly emulated from at least 5 or more years. Plus, the computer/consoles I知 interested in like COMMODORE 64, AMIGA 500, ATARI 2600, ZX81 SPECTRUM are badly emulated in MAME and there痴 plenty of better dedicated emulators out there. I don稚 see anything appealing in what is happening to the MAME project from a global perspective: with their obsession to make it universally compatible with every Operating System available on the earth they created a giant software that become slower and slower on every new release. Soon nobody with a 32-bit OS will be able to compile it and probably neither use it. It痴 up to you decide if this is only my personal opinion or it痴 a real fact.
    Now two words about MAMEUIFX. The GUI code is, without any arrogance, perfectly working and from my point of view, completed. There痴 nothing left to do, I think. Yes, of course other features/improvements could be added and made, like for example support for 4K resolution monitors, but due to the fact that the project is going to finish, my objective is reached. As it is now, FX is perfectly compatible with old Windows XP and ready for Windows 10. And most important thing, looks like there are no more GUI bugs to fix.
    The modified hacked drivers in FX are not cause of any extra bug, despite what MAME Developers are convinced of. On the contrary, some official MAME bugs are fixed.
    The forum and the website will stay online until my free web space provider will decide to put it down. The forum痴 new registrations will be closed because I will not be able to continue to check the new accounts and delete/disable the fake ones. Also the vast majority of threads will be locked. Though I hope I will not disappear completely because I imagine there will be replies to this post that I値l have to read and answer. The source code is still available and will stay in this status for probably a long time, so if someone will desire to continue the project at his own risk, he will be free to do it. It should appear obvious though that MAMEUIFX is dead, so you will be alone. I cannot assure I will be able to help you in continue my build and you will have to choose a new name for it.
    I have to thank a lot of people I encountered and known in these 14 years, there痴 no need to make a list
    I guess you know who you are.
    Take care of you all.
    Bye.


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    Default Re: MAMEUIFX is dead

    Thanks for the announcement pal, Good luck on your future endeavors.

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    Default Re: MAMEUIFX is dead

    It's actually a quote. The OP is not the developer.

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    Default Re: MAMEUIFX is dead

    Oh, well there you go haha.

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    Thank you for informing, Good luck in your future endeavors.

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    if this github page of the mameuifx then he's still very active in main development mame. see public activity of page https://github.com/mmicko?tab=activity

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    Default Re: MAMEUIFX is dead

    That person is the coordinator of MAME... nothing to do with mameuifx.


    However, there's nothing wrong with searching... you just might find what you are looking for... if you're good enough..
    Last edited by Robert; August 30th, 2016 at 17:21.

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