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Welcome to The Official Site of the MAME Development Team

What is MAME

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.

License

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 Gregory Ember, and permission is required to use the "MAME" name, logo or wordmark.

MAME 0.111u3

10 Jan 2007

A new update is now available on the Latest Release page. Note that this one has some significant OS-specific changes (hopefully for the better), so if you're not in the mood for a bit of risk-taking, you should probably stay away from this one!

MAME 0.111u2

04 Jan 2007

A new update to the 0.111 source base is now available. As usual, report any problems over at MAME Testers.

MAME 0.111u1

27 Dec 2006

At last, the first update of the 0.112 release cycle is now available. There's a lot of stuff included this time around -- I guess that's what happens when you let updates pile up for over 2 weeks!

MAME 0.111

10 Dec 2006

The full release of MAME 0.111 is now available on the Latest Release page. This will be the last full release of 2006. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

MAME 0.110u5

07 Dec 2006

One more update for 0.110. Get it from the Latest Releases page.

MAME 0.110u4

30 Nov 2006

A new MAME update is now available on the releases page.

Edit: Looks like a stray whatsnew.txt file which I removed from my svn tree got included in the diff. If you ignore that part of the diff, it works fine. I've also updated the file on the server to remove that part of the diff.

MAME 0.110u3

25 Nov 2006

A new update is now available on the Latest Releases page.