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Cleaning Up Drivers

Over the past year, I've done some driver "cleanup" work. This generally involves picking apart a driver, revisiting all the assumptions using whatever information is available, and updating it to take advantage of newer features in MAME that have been introduced since it was first written. To do this work, I keep a checklist of things to do, just to make sure I've covered all the bases. This list is constantly updated, but I figured I would share it, since it is a good set of guidelines when updating a driver or writing a new one from scratch.







Actually, that's quite a lot of stuff. I'm sure I've missed a thing or two in some of my recent driver updates, but some examples that are pretty up to date include: ccastles.c, cloud9.c, missile.c, turbo.c, zaxxon.c.