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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 0.110u3

25 Nov 2006

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

MAME 0.110u2

16 Nov 2006

A new update to MAME 0.110 is now available.

MAME 0.110u1

09 Nov 2006

Hot on the heels of the last release comes an update with a number of changes that I wasn't comfortable including in a non-u release. Grab it on the releases page.

MAME 0.110

05 Nov 2006

Time for a 0.110 release. Get it here.

MAME 0.109u5

02 Nov 2006

One more intermediate update to 0.109 before we move on. This update features some internal disassembler and debugger cleanups, so if you are using the debugger, make sure everything you're debugging still disassembles fine. Download the update here.

MAME 0.109u4

26 Oct 2006

Some nice new additions in this release. Get it here.

MAME 0.109u3

19 Oct 2006

This just in: the diff for MAME 0.109u3 is now posted.