My Emulator Doesn't Need A Frickin' Excellent Name is an open-source, multi-system emulator, driven from the command-line, OpenGL and SDL. Its Sony PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Nintendo Virtual Boy, and NEC PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16) original cores are recognized for their high quality, compatibility and accuracy.
There are several front-ends available, if you don't know how to execute via command-line:
For CRT screens, you can try emu4crt since this mod is intended for ~15kHz TVs or arcade monitors. Check it out here.
Last Stable Release:
Windows: 7+ (64-bit is recommended; for better performance and functionality)
Linux: Please follow their instructions on provided homepage to build from source.
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:
Windows: Vista SP1+
Linux: Nothing reported
CPU: Intel Core series CPU or equivalent 2.0 GHz+
GPU: modern card with Direct3D 9.0c+ / OpenGL
MAMEUI is an integrated front-end for MAME.
Sort by category, release year, version, etc.
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).
Provides the initialization procedures of some games emulated by MAME
Access all trivia, facts, tips and other information for the games and machines
Provides in game instructions manual to games that supports it. For example, you can view the individual command lists for fighting game characters.
x64 GUI version of MAME on the Windows platform.
Source Code file
Icon Pack file
Used to prevent cheating (.inp) and important for establishing records
An add-on for Pugsy's XML cheat (arcade part only). Note it has to be used in addition to the original file.
It's a Windows compatible GUI wrapper with the benefit of being light on ressources and doesn't force you to fuss with difficult configurations, while being compatible with all M.A.M.E games.