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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:





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 


Support files

Info.dat - 0.259

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

    News.txt0.37b1 to 0.259

Category, Version and Alltime inifiles - 0.259

Sort by category, release year, version, etc.

History - 0.259 (XML) 

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

WolfMAME - 0.259

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


Command.dat - 0.255 / DIFF

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

ExtraMAME - 23.8

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.

gameinit.dat - 0.250

Provides the initialization procedures of some games emulated by MAME

Pugsy's MAME Cheat Pack File - 0.257

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.

Wayder XML Cheats data - 0.257

It's a cheat pack for MAME.

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