MAME 0.142 is now available.
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.
At last, MAME 0.141u3 is now posted to the Latest Updates page. The megatech.xml hash file included here is intended to be placed in a "hash" directory next to the MAME executable. We are still working to resolve how this will play out in the final 0.142 release, which you can expect to see appear in a week or so if all goes according to plan.
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.