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Welcome to The Official Site of the MAME Development Team

What is MAME

MAME originally stood for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.

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 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.


The MAME project as a whole is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, 2 (GPL-2.0), since it contains code made available under multiple GPL-compatible licenses. A great majority of files (over 90% including core files) are under the BSD-3-Clause License and we would encourage new contributors to distribute files under this license.
Please note that MAME is a registered trademark of Nicola Salmoria, and permission is required to use the "MAME" name, logo or wordmark.

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.

MAME 0.166

30 Sep 2015

MAME 0.166 is now available.

MAME 0.165

26 Aug 2015

MAME 0.165 is now available.

MAME 0.164

29 Jul 2015

MAME 0.164 is now available.