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Robert

End of 32-bit

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I've been informed that support of GCC 5 and 6 will end after the next release (0.215).

 

This means that it will no longer be possible to build for XP. Although 32-bit will still be available with GCC 7.4, I have decided not to pursue that option.

 

Therefore there will not be any more 32-bit releases of any of my projects after 0.215. You can make your own if you wish, or you can build and host them somewhere.

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Holy shit.

I can't afford to go to 64-bit so far, 'cause I don't loot money for powerful hardware. ☺️

Edited by Midnight Kid

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Well I'll still will compile it for compatibility with my old computer. I can share here the links if you don't care.

Edited by StHiryu

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Further info..

https://www.mamedev.org/?p=474

If anyone wants to post links to your own 32-bit builds, that is fine. It must be a direct link to a page, not via some advertising service.

 

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Hi,

Just for info: (correct me if im wrong)

gcc 7.2 lets you compile mame for xp, right? but is it the same with gcc 7.4?

Edited by pmc2

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I've heard that 7.2 will work for XP, but have not tried it myself.

Mamedev uses 7.4 for the officially-released 32-bit build and that is known to not work on XP.

Also I've heard (but again not tried), that GCC 7.x produces various false warnings and you may have to use NOWERROR=1 to get it to compile.

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In this case and to be precise.

Compile mame for xp with gcc 7.2 should work if the compilation is done under win7 and higher (but
I will test).
On the other hand, compiling mame (simply) under xp with gcc 7.2 is impossible (several bin and dll are not compatible "not valid" etc).

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So, for MAME (only):

Gcc 7.2 on XP = false
Gcc 7.2 on 7 and up = 32 bits (with XP compatible)
Gcc 7.4 on 7 and up = 32 bits (7 and up compatible)
Gcc 8.x = 64 bits only

 

Edited by pmc2
test

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Yes, I believe that to be all correct.

And so, yes, I could continue to make XP builds by using 7.2 - but I wish to make a clean break and hand over 32-bit production to the community.

I look forward to whatever links and builds you guys can provide.

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I could add a page to my site to store these future 32bit user-created versions; to some users with old hardware can be useful.

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what is certain is that these versions will be mirrored on emufrance whatever happens ;)

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