Now available on 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.
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.
After a long development cycle, MAME 0.124 is now ready for release. Grab it from the Latest Releases page. Have fun!
Grab it from the Source Updates page. This is the "big pile o' bugfixes" release prior to MAME 0.124, which will hopefully happen this weekend or early next week. There are also a few other nice goodies included this time around.
Another week, another big update. Grab it from the Source Updates page.
There have been a number of substantial internal changes recently. A lot of this is related to some long-term plans I have around unifying the various device types, removing arbitrary limits, getting rid of hacky old systems, and implementing some core features that have long been requested. I want to extend a special thanks to Zsolt Vasvari who has been doing a lot of the dirty work involved in these changes.
Consider the most recent changes a bit of internal "spring cleaning", and keep an eye out for bugs that might creep in as a result. As you can see from the whatsnew, we are tracking new bugs on the new and improved MAMETesters site, so please make sure you register with the bug database and log anything that seems to be amiss.