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Welcome to The Official Site of the MAME Development Team

What is MAME

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.


The MAME project as a whole is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, 2 (GPL-2.0), since it contains code made available under multiple GPL-compatible licenses. A great majority of files (over 90% including core files) are under the BSD-3-Clause License and we would encourage new contributors to distribute files under this license.
Please note that MAME is a registered trademark of Gregory Ember, and permission is required to use the "MAME" name, logo or wordmark.

MAME 0.125u2

21 May 2008

A second update to MAME 0.125 is now available on the Source Updates page.

MAME 0.125u1

15 May 2008

The first update to MAME 0.125 is now posted on the Source Updates page.

The big news in this release is that World Rally -- long thought to be unemulatable -- is now up and running, thanks to some help from Gaelco S.A. directly! Even more exciting is that Gaelco has officially offered the World Rally ROMs for free download on their site.

Please note carefully that these World Rally ROMs are only available for personal, non-commercial use. In fact, there is already concern that some folks are out to make a buck off of the released ROMs, since they include the coveted protected Dallas code. If we hope to get additional help in the future, please do not abuse the kindness of the folks at Gaelco!

MAME 0.125

05 May 2008

Time for MAME 0.125. Grab it from the Latest Release page!

MAME 0.124u5

01 May 2008

The fifth and hopefully final update to MAME 0.124 is now posted on the Source Updates page. Get your bug reports in quickly before we lock down on 0.125!

MAME 0.124u4

23 Apr 2008

Another update to MAME 0.124 is now available on the Source Updates page. Please note that this release features a major change to the memory system and a new AY-8910 emulator. There are bound to be some growing pains as issues are teased out of these changes. Please report bugs to MAMETesters.

MAME 0.124u3

16 Apr 2008

Getting back on the Thursday schedule, there's a new update to MAME 0.124 now available on the Latest Updates page.

MAME 0.124u2

11 Apr 2008

A new update to MAME 0.124 is now available on the Latest Updates page. Have fun!