MAME

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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.


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

Last Stable Release:

0.230b

Dated:

31-03-2021

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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 - 0.230

MAMEUI is an integrated front-end for MAME.

     Category inifiles - 0.230

     Sort by category, release year, version, etc.

 

Info.dat - 0.230

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 0.230

 

gameinit.dat - 0.229

Provides the initialization procedures of some games emulated by MAME

 

History.dat - 0.230 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 - 0.230

x64 GUI version of MAME on the Windows platform.

     Snapshot pack - Update (install original first)

     Source Code file

     Icon Pack file

     Benchmarks link

 

WolfMAME - 0.230

Main / Source Code / Source Code (gz)

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

 

Wayder Cheat Date - 0.223

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

A7800

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A7800 is a fork of the MAME Atari 7800 driver, with several enhancements added.

  • Support for emulation of Proline Joysticks, VCS Joysticks, Lightguns, Paddles, Driving Controllers, Keypads, Trak-Balls, Amiga Mice, and ST Mice.

  • Maria DMA timing has been improved further, with the addition of accurate DMA hole penalties.

  • Improved saturated/normalized colors with palette selection.

  • Streamlined UI including menu options to have an Atari 7800 system focus.

  • A bug in the existing RIOT emulation has been fixed.

MAME compatibility and syntax has been maintained, to allow for the reuse of MAME configuration files and front-ends.

4

Last Stable Release:

Dated:

11-06-2020

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Windows: 32-bit+

Linux: 64-bit binary

Mac: 64-bit binary


Note: You need to find Atari 7800 BIOS. Not necessary, but you might also want to obtain the Hi-Score Cart BIOS image.

ProSystem

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The ProSystem Emulator is an Atari 7800 emulator for the PC and Windows OS. It's written in C++ using the Windows API and DirectX to emulate Atari 7800 NTSC and PAL TV standards. It is also available as a libretro core for RetroArch.

1.3

Last Stable Release:

Dated:

12-06-2018

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Windows: 32-bit+