Hello Gentlemen…I am going to start this off by saying that yes, I realize I made a thread about this program a few months ago. But the program has morphed into something almost totally new and has been competely re-done, that I feel I am warranted in starting a new thread.
With that being said,
I am EXTREMELY happy to announce a new program for Windows called Client Server MAME/MAME Hub!!! What this is, is a program completely unrelated to Kaillera, but improved upon its features and functionality in a HUGE way. It allows you to connect to other folks for an online play experience surpassing even ggpo!!!
OK so let’s break down what we have here:
Client Server MAME is the base program. It is a variation of the command-line version of MAME itself. It has been completely designed and written from the ground up with VERY good netcode(think ggpo or better) in mind and is very good at preventing desyncs!
Furthermore, we have MAME HUB. MAME HUB runs along side CS MAME! What this is, is a new GUI application that allows you to connect with anyone for an online game in either MAME or MESS in an extremely easy and simple fashion! You can completely avoid having to deal with command lines whatsoever. It’s basically like Kaillera’s interface but with more options!
But that’s not all folks…the author of this awesome program, Digital Ghost, has added a SPECTATOR feature to the MAME HUB. This of course speaks for itself. Hop in and watch others compete in a seamless and intuitive fashion. Even better, it does NOT lag, hinder or bog down the games experience at all!
It gets even better…the program allows you to play ALL mame games with as many people at once as the game allows!!! That means 4-player Aliens vs Predator, 4-player D&D Shadow Over Mystaria, and 4-player Marvel vs Capcom switching between characters!!! How ridiculous is that???
You guys NEED to support this program! It’s GGPO/Kaillera taken to the next level!!! The author, Digital Ghost, has painstakingly wrote this program to be as lagless as possible, and he has committed to supporting this application for the LONG HAUL! He is even welcoming more beta testers and needs input from YOU on how to make MAME HUB/CS MAME better!
Please people…go and try it for yourselves. We’ve been asking for a new Kaillera-like netplay program for years, and now we’ve finally got it. It deserves your support and your input! I was RABID supporter of Kaillera back in the day! But this new MAME HUB/CS MAME program bitch slaps it in EVERY way! It has impressed me to no end! We’re talking MAME with good netplay…not FBA. Meaning far more supported games*(Mortal Kombat II with lagless netplay anyone?)*, the blessing of the MAME Dev themselves(something Kaillera will never have), and the BEST support ever, courtesy of the author, Digital Ghost!
CS MAME/MAME HUB is not an improved contribution to the online netplay scene folks, it is a fucking REVOLUTION!!!
So without further ado, Here are the links:
Link to program binaries: https://github.com/MisterTea/ClientServerMAME/downloads
Digital Ghost’s Blog: this is where he makes very frequent updates with the latest news on MAME HUB and CS MAME. It really REALLY behooves you guys to go there and leave comments so he can take your input and help make the program better. I cannot stress this enough!! http://10ghost.blogspot.com/2010_12_01_archive.html
DigitalGhost’s Blog complete with tutorial: DigitalGhost’s Blog: MAMEHub Tutorial
Here is a video of two people playing TMNT online using ClientServerMAME in MAMEHub: [media=youtube]JdWzA0IC8K8[/media]
Thread in MAME about the program: MAMEWorld Forums - News Submission Board - MAMEHub 0.2 Released