Get the first update to MAME 0.138 over at the Source 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.
Time for MAME 0.138 — head over to the Latest Release page to download the latest full sources and official binaries.
Time to grab the first update to 0.137.
And kindly stop harassing us if you hear that an update is coming but it hasn't been posted yet. Each update is validated against 8 different build styles on a relatively middle-tier system, and that validation takes a while, especially when it finds issues (which is why we run the validation steps in the first place!) and we have to start it all over again.