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mGBA compared to MESS
Hi, thanks for pushing GBA emulation to the next level!

I had a question, I noticed MESS implemented some GBA improvements taken from mGBA, which is cool of course, the power of open source.

Now this ConsUME site says that MESS (or UME) "is, in our opinion, at least as good as the best standalone emulators for this system."

Would you agree that MESS and mGBA are on the same level of accuracy/compatibility, or do you think mGBA still has an edge?

Considering the two very fundamental bugs that I pointed out to the MESS people ([1][2]) that very basic debugging and spec reading should have revealed years ago, I highly doubt their GBA core has any sort of right calling itself "mature". Last I checked, Mario & Luigi basically didn't work.

Also, those fixes weren't taken from mGBA. They were the result of another user trying to fix some egregiously bad bugs, and Rbelmont being indescribably rude to said user, who deferred to me to help. The rest of me was pointing out these basic mistakes that they honestly didn't even seem to try to deduce very well.

MESS is not good.

Yikes, that's not good to hear. I'd been waiting to see mGBA on that site :/

That condescending attitude makes me want to puke, honestly.

They're being true to their name, at least. What a MESS... lol Big Grin
I'll show myself out.

Thanks for the answer, endrift. I see your point, because of the careful effort you put into mGBA it does seem to be the better GBA emulator right now.

But I didn't mean to start a conflict or bashing thread. I still think MAME (which since my last post has merged with MESS) is a good project to exist. Of course things don't always go well and personal conflicts can get in the way, but let's not forget we are all pasionate about emulation. I'm sure the MAME developers are giving it their best too, they are just spreading their resources more thinly over the many systems they support. I do agree R. Belmont seems somewhat rude in those conversations, but he probably gets a lot of people telling him they know better than the MAME developers, so I can imagine his sceptical attitude.

Anyway, I'm just glad projects like mGBA and MAME exist, and I think emulation is a field where open source software really shines.

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