The second update to 0.137 is here!
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.
Time to grab the first update to 0.137.
And kindly stop harassing us if you hear that an update is coming but it hasn't been posted yet. Each update is validated against 8 different build styles on a relatively middle-tier system, and that validation takes a while, especially when it finds issues (which is why we run the validation steps in the first place!) and we have to start it all over again.
Believe it or not, the first official MAME release of 2010 is finally available, so head on over to the Latest Release page and grab yourself a copy!
MAME 0.136u4 is now available on the MAME Updates page. Next release will be 0.137.
Happy Valentine's Day. Now you can ignore your S.O. and go play with the latest MAME Update instead. Have fun!
The second update to MAME 0.136 is now available on the Source Updates page.