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.
Getting back on the Thursday schedule, there's a new update to MAME 0.124 now available on the Latest Updates page.
A new update to MAME 0.124 is now available on the Latest Updates page. Have fun!
Take two of MAME 0.124 is now available on the Latest Release page. This update supplants the previous release. If you downloaded a binary previously, you'll need to grab a new one. If you downloaded the sources, you can either grab a fresh copy or apply this patch to the ones you downloaded. You can identify the fixed one in that it reports version 0.124a if you run it with -help, or in the version.c file.
Apologies for the excitement today! :)
Turns out a seemingly inncouous compiler fix that was included at the last minute in 0.124 busted the sound on quite a few games. For now, the release is recalled. Updated sources and binaries will be posted later this evening.