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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.


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 0.106

13 May 2006

MAME 0.106 has now officially been released. Download it from the releases page.

MAME 0.105u5

11 May 2006

One more intermediate update to 0.105 is now available.

MAME 0.105u4

03 May 2006

Another new update to MAME 0.105 is now available for download.

MAME 0.105u3

27 Apr 2006

A new source code update is now available.

MAME 0.105u2

19 Apr 2006

A new update to the MAME 0.105 source has just been posted.

MAME 0.105u1

13 Apr 2006

The first intermediate source patch for MAME 0.105 is now available.

MAME 0.105

04 Apr 2006

At long last, MAME 0.105 has been released. As an experiment, I am hosting both source and binaries here until is updated. Please read the notice about how the official binaries are no longer UPX-compressed and don't freak out when the extracted binary is much larger than you are used to.