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MAME

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License:
Free (GPL) Source code
Language:
English
OS:
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows NT
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
0.148 15/03/13
Last month's downloads:
2,392
Size:
20.7 MB
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MAME is fully compatible with:

  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows NT
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Version License Language O.S. Download
MAME 0.148 15/03/13 Free (GPL) English
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows NT
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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MAME 0.139 19/12/11 Free English
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows NT
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Emulator that lets you play thousands of games

James Thornton

Recent changes

  • For full changelog, please visit: http://mamedev.org/releases/whatsnew_0146.txt

MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with an arcade game's data files (ROMs), MAME will more or less faithfully reproduce that game on a PC. MAME can currently emulate over 3000 unique (and over 5400 in total) classic arcade video games from the three decades of video games - '70s, '80s and '90s, and even some from the current millennium.

The ROM images that MAME utilizes are "dumped" from arcade games' original circuit-board ROM chips. MAME becomes the "hardware" for the games, taking the place of their original CPUs and support chips. Therefore, these games are NOT simulations, but the actual, original games that appeared in arcades.

MAME's purpose is to preserve these decades of video-game history. As gaming technology continues to rush forward, MAME prevents these important "vintage" games from being lost and forgotten. This is achieved by documenting the hardware and how it functions, thanks to the talent of programmers from the MAME team and from other contributors. Being able to play the games is just a nice side-effect, which doesn't happen all the time. MAME strives for emulating the games faithfully.

"awesome working emulator"

this emulator is awesome!!!!! i love how the hyperspeed option gets rid of all the unwanted credits and parts u dont want to see!! i have this emulator hooked up to my old computer and an arcade cabinet from recroommasters.com and they work perfectly when combined!!

Pros
  • everything, especially hyperspeed
Cons
  • some games freeze

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