A new update is now available on the Latest Releases 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.
Hot on the heels of the last release comes an update with a number of changes that I wasn't comfortable including in a non-u release. Grab it on the releases page.
One more intermediate update to 0.109 before we move on. This update features some internal disassembler and debugger cleanups, so if you are using the debugger, make sure everything you're debugging still disassembles fine. Download the update here.