Time at last for MAME 0.140u2. Download it from the Latest 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.
Thanks to everyone who offered to mirror the files. We are currently setting up 4-5 mirrors to spread the load, and so far 3 of them are online, so downloads should be working again. Mirror selection is random for the moment, so it should all be effectively transparent.
Well it looks like we've hit some issues with our primary mirror. If anyone out there has the bandwidth to support mirroring the MAME releases, please contact me. Until this is sorted, the full release downloads will be offline. Sorry for the inconvenience.