MAME 0.141u2 is now available on the Latest Updates page.
MAME is a multi-purpose emulation framework.
MAME's purpose is to preserve decades of software history. As electronic technology continues to rush forward, MAME prevents this important "vintage" software from being lost and forgotten. This is achieved by documenting the hardware and how it functions. The source code to MAME serves as this documentation. The fact that the software is usable serves primarily to validate the accuracy of the documentation (how else can you prove that you have recreated the hardware faithfully?). Over time, MAME (originally stood for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) absorbed the sister-project MESS (Multi Emulator Super System), so MAME now documents a wide variety of (mostly vintage) computers, video game consoles and calculators, in addition to the arcade video games that were its initial focus.
Thanks to the generosity of H.R. Kaufmann, president of Xidy, and Reinhard Stompe, founder of Video Games GmbH, we have several new ROMs available for free, non-commercial use at our ROMs for Free Download page.
Thanks also to Tafoid and Andrew Gardner for assembling the ROM information pages.
Time for the first 0.141 source update. Get it from the Latest Updates page.
Happy New Year! Well, not yet here on Pacific Time, so technically MAME 0.141 is the last MAME release of 2010, and not the first release of 2011. Have fun!
The final update of the 0.140 dev cycle is now available on the Latest Updates page. Assuming nothing exciting happens, expect 0.141 before the end of the year.
Thanks to everyone who offered to mirror the files. We are currently setting up 4-5 mirrors to spread the load, and so far 3 of them are online, so downloads should be working again. Mirror selection is random for the moment, so it should all be effectively transparent.