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Welcome to The Official Site of MAME Development Team

What is MAME

MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game's ROM and disk data, MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern general-purpose computer. MAME can currently emulate several thousand different classic arcade video games from the late 1970s through the modern era.

MAME is free. Its source code is free. Selling either is not allowed.

MAME is strictly a non-profit project. Its main purpose is to be a reference to the inner workings of the emulated arcade machines. This is done both for educational purposes and for preservation purposes, in order to prevent many historical games from disappearing forever once the hardware they run on stops working. Of course, in order to preserve the games and demonstrate that the emulated behavior matches the original, you must also be able to actually play the games. This is considered a nice side effect, and is not MAME's primary focus.

MAME and MESS 0.160

25 Mar 2015

MAME and MESS 0.160 are now available.

MAME Build Tools

28 Feb 2015

1. Download install.exe and complete installation. It will take some time to pull up-to-date code
2. Start buildtools.bat (plain cmd) or cmder.exe (fancy console) from installed folder (by default it is C:\buildtools)
3. From time to time run update in order to update tools
4. Download MAME source

git clone
Console emulator is based on Cmder, with some small changes in scripts.

For those needed offline download
Download from here : buildtools.7z

For those already having GIT installed
git clone
This works same as when installed with installer.

NOTE: This compile tools (as previous one) will not work on old PC's without SSE3 instructions

MAME and MESS 0.159

25 Feb 2015

MAME and MESS 0.159 are now available.

MAME and MESS 0.158

28 Jan 2015

MAME and MESS 0.158 are now available.

MAME and MESS 0.157

31 Dec 2014

MAME and MESS 0.157 are now available.

Help us improve MAME

15 Dec 2014

Our official roadmap is here and some of things listed are already implemented or in works. But we would like your input on these matters. So feel free to add new ideas by creating issue.

MAME and MESS 0.156

26 Nov 2014

MAME and MESS 0.156 are now available.
Please note that from now on we will create release every last Wednesday in month.