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Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator is a free and open source emulator designed to recreate the hardware of a wide variety of (mostly vintage) computers, video game consoles and calculators. 


The aim of MAME is to be a reference to the inner workings of the emulated machines; the ability to actually play the games is considered "a nice side effect". The source code to MAME serves as this documentation. The emulator now supports over seven thousand unique games and ten thousand actual ROM image sets, though not all of the supported games are playable. It worth mentioning that the sister-project MESS was integrated into MAME.


Unofficial recent MAME 32-bit versions are available here..

Last Stable Release:

0.236b

Dated:

29-09-2021

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Windows: Vista SP1+

Linux: Nothing reported

MacOS: 10.9+


CPU: Intel Core series CPU or equivalent 2.0 GHz+
GPU: modern card with Direct3D 9.0c+ / OpenGL 

RAM: 4GB+

Support files

MAMEUI - 0.236

MAMEUI is an integrated front-end for MAME.

     Category inifiles - 0.236

     Sort by category, release year, version, etc.

 

Info.dat - 0.236

File maintained by MASH containing all the information from "mametesters.com". It gives information about the status of games in MAME-Arcade (i.e. development, bugs, improvements).

 

News.txt0.37b1 to 0.236

 

gameinit.dat - 0.232

Provides the initialization procedures of some games emulated by MAME

 

History.dat - 0.236 XML / DAT

Access all trivia, facts, tips and other information for the games and machines


Command.dat - 0.230

Provides in game instructions manual to games that supports it. For example,  you can view the individual command lists for fighting game characters.


UI64 - 0.236

x64 GUI version of MAME on the Windows platform.

     Snapshot pack - Update (install original first)

     Source Code file

     Icon Pack file

     Benchmarks link

 

WolfMAME - 0.236

Used to prevent cheating (.inp) and important for establishing records

 

Wayder Cheat Date - 0.235

An add-on for Pugsy's XML cheat (arcade part only). Note it has to be used in addition to the original file

MAME(ARCADE64) - 0.236

Only includes ARCADE portion of MAME

Check here for 32-bit builds and note they're released a few days after the official release from Retro Danuart.

 

MESS - 0.236

Only includes COMPUTER & GAMING CONSOLE portions of MAME

   info.dat0.236

   MESSUI - 0.236

 

HBMAME

MAME derivative for Windows that contains various hacks and homebrews.  

   CMD: Windows - 0.236

   GUI: Windows - 0.236 


NegaMAME - 64-bit - 0.236-1

Windows / Mac Linux

MAME derivative friendly to third-party front-ends


SDLMAME - 0.236

iIt's a port of the popular MAME emulator to the SDL library and runs on many different platforms, including both 32/64-bit Linux.

 

Mame32k 0.67.236

MAME compiled with Kaillera for Windows/DOS, which enables Netplay online action with other emulators that support it.

 

MAME32 More! - 0.84.236

It's based on Mame Plus! with Kaillera, which enables Netplay on it and other emulators that support it.

 

NMamex2 - 0.236

It's MAME(Arcade) for Windows with support for NeoGeo games.

 

Caname - 0.62.236

It's a NeoGeo Arcade Machine Emulator

 

Negatron - 0.100.1

Windows / Mac / Linux

It's a MAME front-end to assist users in managing the huge list of machines available with ease-of-use in minde, such as checking for any changes or resource updates automatically.

 

Slackware MAME - 0.236

It's for Slackware Linux (32-bit & 64-bit)


BletchMAME - 2.8 zip / msi

It replaces the internal MAME UI with a more conventional point and click GUI to try providing a friendlier experience in a number of areas (such as profiles, input configuration and others). 


MAME Classic 0.224 / VB6 SP6 files

One of the first front-ends and has a nice classical GUI look

 

EmuLoader 8.9.3

Front-end with a nice GUI

 

IV/Play 1.8.4

Front-end for command-line MAME

 

pfeMAME - 2.18.4 - Windows / Linux 

It's a front end for MAME written in (wx)Python


GameEx - 17.01 - Windows

It's a graphical DirectX based front-end for MAME, PC Games, command line based emulators and much more. It has quite a lot of features and runs on pretty much any Windows. 


ClrMAME - 4.043 - Windows - 32-bit / 64-bit

Designed to manage MAME roms, ClearMAMEPro also supports all dates in CM format, but also XML, allowing you to efficiently manage your roms & isos collections. The most complete manager.


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GroovyMAME

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GroovyMAME is a fork of MAME aimed at CRT monitors, with a strong focus on CRT preservation since they argue its the only display technology that accurately replicates the genuine video game experience. However you can use GroovyMAME to alleviate some of the annoyances associated to emulation on LCD displays, specially for models that are capable of refreshing at custom rates.

GroovyMAME's main features:

- Improved video and audio synchronization that achieves truly smooth scrolling, tearing-free video and hiccup-free audio.
- Automatic generation of custom video timings for CRT monitors.
- Reduced input latency

While the improved synchronization feature is system independent, you are going to need special hardware and software setups in order to get the full experience. For more information, follow this link

Compatibility List

Last Stable Release:

0.236-Switchres 2.002c

Dated:

29-09-2021

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Windows: XP+ (7+ recommended)


CPU: Intel Core series CPU or equivalent, at least 2.0 GHz
GPU: modern card with Direct3D 9.0c+ / OpenGL 

RAM: 4 GB

FinalBurn Neo

FinalBurn Neo

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FinalBurn Neo, an Emulator for Arcade Games & Select Consoles is based on FinalBurn and old versions of MAME. Many of the developers of this project worked on FB Alpha and due to a controversy, they parted ways and are now actively developing this one. It currently covers the following home sytems:

  • ColecoVision

  • MSX1

  • Sega Game Gear

  • Sega Master System

  • Sega Mega Drive

  • Sega SG-1000

  • PC Engine

  • SuperGrafx

  • ZX Spectrum

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USB Adapter

Last Stable Release:

1.0.0.2

Dated:

29-09-2021

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Windows: XP users can download build at their github

Mac: No Comments

Linux: Download source and build with "make sdl2"

Raspberry Pi: Download source and build using "make pi"

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FinalBurn Alpha

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FinalBurn Alpha (FBA) is an open-source, multi-arcade emulator which is also available as a libretro core. It's based off the original FinalBurn source code and includes options such as Kaillera, cheating, etc. It supports quite a lot of machines, though for more details please check Compatibility List.

Last Stable Release:

0.2.97.43

Dated:

28-04-2018

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Windows: XP+

Note: Windows XP users follow this link to download it

Raine

Raine

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Raine is mainly a M68000 and M68020 arcade game emulator focusing on Taito and Jaleco games hardware. It started as an experiment and is now capable of emulating some games which MAME can't emulate and more continue to be added quite frequently.

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Last Stable Release:

0.91.19

Dated:

01-08-2021

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SuperModel

SuperModel emulates Sega's Model 3 arcade platform which uses OpenGL and SDL library. It's still considered to be in "alpha" stage of development, meaning it lacks many planned features and does not yet have a user-friendly graphical interface, game compatibility remains low, and all CPUs are emulated using straightforward interpretation rather than fast just-in-time translation. 


Front-end UI available are either available SuperModel 3 UI or SuperModel Assistant.