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Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator is a free and open source emulator designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems. The aim of MAME is to be a reference to the inner workings of the emulated arcade machines; the ability to actually play the games is considered "a nice side effect". 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 MESS was integrated upstream into MAME in the past.

Last Stable Release:

0.221

Dated:

19-05-2020

Windows: Vista SP1+

Linux: Nothing reported

MacOS: 10.9+

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

RAM: 4GB+

Support files

MAMEUI - 0.221

MAMEUI is an integrated front-end for MAME.

     Category inifiles - 0.221

     Sort by category, release year, version, etc.

 

Info.dat - 0.221

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.txt - 0.37b1 to 0.221

 

History.dat - 0.221

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

 

UI64 - 0.221

x64 GUI version of MAME on the Windows platform.

     Snapshot pack - Update (install original first)

     Source Code file

     Icon Pack file

 

WolfMAME - 0.221

File (7z) / Source Code (zip) / Source Code (gz)

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

MAME(ARCADE) - 64-bit (0.221) / 32-bit (0.215)

Only includes ARCADE portion of MAME

 

MESS - 64-bit (0.221) / 32-bit (0.215)

Only includes COMPUTER & GAMING CONSOLE portions of MAME

   info.dat file - 0.221

   MESSUI - 64-bit (0.221) / 32-bit (0.215)

 

HBMAME

MAME derivative for Windows that contains various hacks and homebrews.  

   GUI: Windows 64-bit (0.221.A) / 32-bit (0.215)

   CMD-Line: Windows 64-bit (0.221) / 32-bit  (0.215)


NegaMAME - 64-bit (0.221) 

Windows Linux / Mac

MAME derivative friendly to third-party front-ends


SDLMAME - 0.220

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 0.67.220

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

 

MAME32 More! - 0.84.220

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

 

NMamex2 - 0.220

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

 

Caname - 0.62.220

It's a NeoGeo Arcade Machine Emulator

 

Negatron - 0.100.1 (64-bit) 

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 - 0.220

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


BletchMAME - 1.9 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 0.216 / VB6 SP6 files

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

 

EmuLoader 8.8.3

Front-end with a nice GUI

 

IV/Play 1.8.2

Front-end for command-line MAME

 

pfeMAME - 2.12.1.7

Windows / Linux / Source Code

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

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

Last Stable Release:

0.221 - 0.017

Dated:

22-05-2020

Windows: XP+ (7+ recommended)

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

RAM: 4 GB

FBNeo

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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

Last Release:

1.0.8372 / 28-05-2020

Windows: No restrictions reported

Mac: Please check link for seperate latest version

Linux: Try though LibRetro port with builds availble via RetroArch

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

Windows: XP+

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Note: Windows XP users follow this link to download it

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 with the Rainbow Islands romset, dumped by Aracorn/Romlist. It can emulate many games now, and new games are appearing on a weekly basis.

Last Stable Release:

0.91.4

Dated:

17-05-2020

SuperModel

0.3a r798 / 27-05-2020

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 is available here!