Hey BBH and QRS - spot the good news on LSA ?!

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I see on the Mame WIP page that Land Sea Air Squad has been added to Mame - hopefully in the next Beta release if you're lucky.

Now we'll all be able to see what you guys have been raving on about.



-- BeeJay (mamester@i4free.co.nz), July 20, 2000


Actually, there was a hint of the game coming to MAME before the WIP update was posted - Guru-Choc added the roms to it on Arcade ROM Heaven over the weekend. That was a big tipoff right there. :)

MAME WIP page doesn't say there are any obvious problems with the LSA Squad driver, and it looks like it is working ok. So I'd say the chances of seeing it in m37b5 are very, very good. m37b5 is really shaping up to be what's probably one of the biggest releases in MAME history, it's certainly going to be something I'll remember. I haven't been this giddy with anticipation since m36b1, which added support for another old favorite I was dying to see again, Time Soldiers... how odd, that was almost exactly one year ago.

With LSA Squad and Caliber 50 (and possibly Guwange, if it's included and plays similar to the first two), I'll be in "human shooter" heaven!


-- BBH (lordbbh@aol.com), July 20, 2000.

Yes BeeJay I have seen the good news!! And I also recived a mail from BBH last week about The rom..

Storming Party (Wich is the name the game had were i lived) Is a Nice human shooter, and I hope i have a chance against BBH on the first place for it. (Probably not hehe)

The thing I remember most of that game is the tune...

I talked to Bubble yesterday on Mirc, and he told me that his beta test version of Mame037b5 didn4t recognize LSA.. I guess that means that it will come on the next beta after..??



-- QRS (qrs@telia.com), July 20, 2000.

I think Bubble said his beta build of Beta 5 (beta of a beta?) was dated something like July 7th, which was before the LSA Squad driver was finished. And since Nicola himself wrote the driver, I can't see any reason why he wouldn't include his own work in the new beta.

But if it was a later build, then it's time to worry ;) but seriously... anything can change by release day. I still think there's a very, very good chance of seeing it.


-- BBH (lordbbh@aol.com), July 21, 2000.

Well, I talked to Bubble hmm maybe 3 days ago.. and that will be the 18th of July. H said that his latest build was only a few days old and that makes it about 13-15th of July. But I hope you are right BBH

I can4t wait to play that game again!



-- QRS (qrs@telia.com), July 21, 2000.

Just a small note, many drivers are reported but not submited at once, as was the case of the recent williams driver update. Still, that doesn't mean it will or won't make it to the next beta, that's basically the driver's author and ultimatly Nicola's decision.

-- bubble (bubble@mail.pt), July 21, 2000.

Aaah, that would seem to explain why the graphics are a bit screwy on the Williams games in the latest release.

-- LordGaz (garyjlee@hotmail.com), July 21, 2000.

Well, I finally downloaded the LSA Squad roms and was playing along niceley remembering playing it somewhere sometime.... until I hit the damn windows key between ctrl and alt..... serves me right for not immediately changing the default keys for fire etc.....

I look forward to winding it up again shortly.

Now, I'll just go and cry that I can't even get 50% on Gun Bird.... one I was looking forward to playing at home after playing it a few times at the local chippie while waiting for the Shark 'n Taties to cook.


-- BeeJay (mamester@i4free.co.nz), August 02, 2000.

Not surprisingly, I have been having a BLAST for the last few days playing LSA Squad. Despite its tendency to crash on Stage 6, I still find myself continually going back for more. I knew that I spent all that time playing it as a kid for some reason. :) It's not that complex a game, it's just simple human shooter fun. And I love it.

And now I see why QRS kept mentioning the music - it's awesome! Even though it's just the same track playing throughout the whole game, it doesn't take long before I'm whistling along with it. I was humming it at work today too. Seriously. :)

As for Gunbird, I can't get more than 60% speed here either. To get 100% I have to underclock CPU0, and even then it screeches to a halt when a ton of bullets are onscreen. The Psikyo shooters are neat but both Gunbird and Sengoku Ace are so similar that one could easily be mistaken for another.

-- BBH (lordbbh@aol.com), August 02, 2000.

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