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
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).
Category, Version and Alltime inifiles - 0.254
Sort by category, release year, version, etc.
History - 0.254 XML / DAT (0.250)
Access all trivia, facts, tips and other information for the games and machines
Used to prevent cheating (.inp) and important for establishing records
Command.dat - 0.254 / DIFF
Provides in game instructions manual to games that supports it. For example, you can view the individual command lists for fighting game characters.
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.
Provides the initialization procedures of some games emulated by MAME
Pugsy's MAME Cheat Pack File - 0.245
The XML/JSON Cheat Collection archives are packed together and will find a large cheat.7z. It's this cheat.7z that should be placed in the same directory as your MAME execute-able.