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Welcome to The Official Site of MAME Development Team

What is MAME

MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game's ROM and disk data, MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern general-purpose computer. MAME can currently emulate several thousand different classic arcade video games from the late 1970s through the modern era.

The source code to MAME is available for development and learning purposes. Most of it is free and open source.

The main purpose of MAME is to be a reference to the inner workings of the emulated arcade machines. This is done both for educational purposes and for preservation purposes, in order to prevent many historical games from disappearing forever once the hardware they run on stops working. Of course, in order to preserve the games and demonstrate that the emulated behavior matches the original, you must also be able to actually play the games. This is considered a nice side effect, and is not MAME's primary focus.

MAME 0.170

27 Jan 2016

MAME 0.170 is now available.

Build tools

04 Jan 2016

MSYS2 based tools are now available for download.

Tools updated to version 2016-01-04, if you have some of previous versions please update.

In case you have version from 2016-01-03, just do : git pull in root of your tools to update
scripts, and then check if file usr\bin\sh.exe.old exist, if so rename it to usr\bin\sh.exe
Start your environment and enjoy.

Build tools

01 Jan 2016

MSYS2 based tools are now available for download.
Please follow instructions. For expert users there are some additional steps described.

MAME 0.169

30 Dec 2015

MAME 0.169 is now available.

Please note that for compiling from source you will need GCC 4.9 (MinGW as well) or later, Clang 3.4 or later
or Visual Studio 2013 or 2015

MAME 0.168

25 Nov 2015

MAME 0.168 is now available.

For HLSL fix please download this file

MAME Build Tools based on Mingw64 5.2.0

01 Nov 2015

1. Download install.exe and complete installation. It will take some time to pull up-to-date code
2. Start buildtools.bat (plain cmd) or cmder.exe (fancy console) from installed folder (by default it is C:\buildtools)
3. From time to time run update in order to update tools
4. Download MAME source

git clone
Console emulator is based on Cmder, with some small changes in scripts.

For those needed offline download
Download from here : buildtools.7z (updated to Mingw 5.2.0)

For those already having GIT installed
git clone
This works same as when installed with installer.

NOTE: This compile tools (as previous one) will not work on old PC's without SSE3 instructions

MAME 0.167

28 Oct 2015

MAME 0.167 is now available.