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.
MAME has just been updated. Grab the 0.132u2 diffs from the Source Updates page.
The first update to MAME 0.132 is now available. This update includes the long-sought game Steel Worker from Taito. Thanks to everyone who pooled their resources together to track down and purchase one of these rare PCBs!
Since the new site went up last year, I've had scattered reports of various problems. Yesterday, I think I managed to sort them out. Turns out most of the problems were caused by an overaggressive filter, which I have now pruned to enable some common folks to access the site. Things that were previously affected include:
In addition, I noticed that ZTnet had stopped providing the nameservers for mame.net, so I switched them over to new ones that point to this site. While I was there I made mamedev.org the canonical site name, and changed all the aliases to redirect there.