Wednesday, September 28, 2011

v3.1.6 release

-add auto-move for fighting game
1. hold down any button
2. press left/right
* it will execute (auto_move + button)
* for uppercut, press up while holding down any punch button.

-add d-pad direction swap option
-fix some minor sound issue

Friday, September 2, 2011

IMPORTANT: MAME core APK separation due to License.

Starting at 3.2.0 release, Jarcade will no longer contain MAME core engine in order to be compliant with MAME license.

I'll separate all android related work from MAME core engine including UI/touch control, opengl rendering, screen preview/Cabinet, video/sound filter, file handling...etc.

There will be a separate MAME engine APK which will be open-source and free to download from Market.

What does this mean to you?

You'll need to download and install MAME APK separately.

Again, this is needed in order to continue supporting the project.
I hope you understand :)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

v.3.1.0 & 3.1.2 update


* fix start-up issue on some games (eg. solomon)

* add touch button 5 & 6
-if you have previously moved touch buttons, you might see buttons are being overlapped. You can either reset it and hold down to move it to a desired position.
-if you don't need any of button, down size it to minimal or put it outside (or edge) of screen.

* Cabinet Menu
-open rom file and during game play, you can select "Add Cabinet" option under menu.
-it will basically capture the current game screen and save it as *.jpeg file in the same directory.
-from main screen, select "My Cabinet" which will search for all jpeg files and display it with file name.
-long press to delete the link (jpeg) file.
-it supports a different display size.

* add "Reset Game" option under menu
* Games such as Defender/Joust that displays factory setting requires a manual reset. Please wait until the last screen and select "Reset Game" to restart.

Monday, August 22, 2011

V3.0.0 Update


* This version supports CPS1, NEOGEO and .37 MAME rom set.

* The older .34/35 MAME rom set might not work properly, so please refresh your rom files.

* For an individual file, you can visit here.

* Or, for the entire compilation, you can download them here.

* Please note that for NEOGEO game, you need to place neogeo bios file ( under the same directory.

* NEW MENU Change
1. You can resize the game screen and position it to anywhere on the screen.
2. You can resize and position the UI control icons to anywhere on the screen.
* Drag/Drop = Press & Hold the icon and move around the screen.
* Resize = Press & Hold the icon and pinch to zoom in/out.
3. You can overlap two (or more) UI control icons to perform an one-touch multi-buttons.

Monday, July 18, 2011

rom files

[update] seems to be down frequently.
you can try to download the rom set from here.

This is an archive of Mame 0.37b5 rom set so, there are many rom files that won't be compatible. (as of now...)

I do have a plan to support 0.37 rom set in future.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

gingerbread Android 2.3 fix

Ok, i finally found the root cause :)

The next update will fix Android 2.3 issue.

It took me couple weeks to figure this one out.
I initially thought it's Android bug in 2.3 garbage collector + NDK upgrade they made.

But it wasn't... it was actually a bug in my assembly code :(
I still don't understand why it didn't appear previously.

Anyway, this fix also might help to increase a small performance.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jarcade Lite Version

[update] seems to be down frequently.
you can try to download the rom set from here.

This is an archive of Mame 0.37b5 rom set so, there are many rom files that won't be compatible.


Jarcade Lite version is available on market.

It support 3 games you can try out.

IMPORTANT: please use your PC to download and copy them into the phone SD card.

1943 - download
Circus Charlie - download
Moon Patrol - download

Please read "Instruction & Tip" first.
And also check out YouTube video of full version game play at here