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.
We introduce a new toolchain which contains mingw tools based on GCC 4.6.3 + QT4 + Python
Obtain these new packages from the Development Tools page.
Note that in new tools there is Python support and also QT4 libraries
After unpacking start setup-Qt.bat to create needed config file for QT4
and also use setup-Python.bat to setup Python support
We're pleased to announce our new publicly-facing MAME/MESS SVN server located at: svn://dspnet.fr/mame/trunk
When contributing code, please base your changes on the latest code found on the SVN server.
We will continue to create patches and releases as before, but our hope is that this will provide better communication with end users and potential contributors.