If everything goes as planned we could be testing a BETA sometime this month. It'll require a 'temporary' MAME 0.119 build (with a new compile date), until any bugs are found and fixed. Most of the rom changes are from @KOHR's Ultimate Cup Edition, so I wanted to say thanks to him. He is a great rom hacker. None of these changes are in stone yet. UMK3 Team Edition v2.0 BETA changes: - Replace 8 Player Tournament with 6 Player 3 on 3 Kombat, which can be played 1v1 or with 6 human players. - For 5 Player games, 8 Player Tournament becomes 5 Player 2 on 3 Kombat. - Add backgrounds: The Bank, Goro's Lair, and Star Bridge (preferably The Pit 2) from the Ultimate Cup rom. [opinion] - If KOHR adds any other MK2 backgrounds before Team Edition v2.0 and the new MAME are finished, include them also. If I could prioritize one it would be The Deadpool, but this background might be more challenging than others and could take more time. The MK1 backgrounds look too outdated and I don't think they should be included. - Add the stage selection menu from the Ultimate Cup rom at the character selection screen. In 4-6 player games, only the first player on each team can enable this menu (by pressing Up+Start on Sonya). - Add the ability to toggle explosive kombat at the character selection screen. - Remember the wins count for each player or team in 3 player KOTH and 6 player 2 on 2 KOTH. - Add borders around the h.Smoke and Noob Saibot avatars at the character selection screen. - Include the Scorpion / h.Smoke sound fix. - Give Shang Tsung the ability to morph into h.Smoke and Robot Smoke. - In 4 player Team Kombat, give the losing team the ability to change player order on their team at the Kombat Selection screen, by pressing Up+Block (a message will be displayed in MAME also). - In 6 player 3 on 3 Kombat, give the losing team the ability to rotate player order at the Kombat Selection screen, by pressing Up+Block (a message will be displayed in MAME also). - Include Brutalities from the Ultimate Cup rom. *Fix bug: if the game is reset (with 4-6 players) in round 2 or round 3 and the controls are 1v3, the player names and control switching will be broken for 1 full fight afterwards. *Fix bug: sometimes player names will appear while a player is playing vs the CPU if both players have pressed start, but the game only registered that one player has pressed start. *With 6 Players, whichever mode of play is selected in the first game (2 on 2, or 3 on 3) the other mode of play will be disabled for the rest of the time or until the game is reset. To prevent the wrong mode of play from being selected by accident.