MAME MAME 0.213 for Windows

by MAME team

Avg. Rating 4.4 (494 votes)

File Details

File Size 67.9 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 104,330
Publisher MAME team
Homepage MAME

Publisher's Description

MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game's ROM and disk data, MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern general-purpose computer. MAME can currently emulate several thousand different classic arcade video games from the late 1970s through the modern era.

Latest Reviews

some guy

some guy reviewed v0.190 on Sep 27, 2017

the best in old school arcade

some guy

some guy reviewed v0.167 on Nov 8, 2015

great stuff love them 80's roms

some guy

some guy reviewed v0.159 on Feb 27, 2015

love running them 80s classic arcades games, takes me back in time thanks guys for your hard work.

elkal000

elkal000 reviewed v0.155 on Oct 17, 2014

Kudos to MAME developers, it is one of best ideas ever.
As soon I discovered it many years ago, the concept of "abandonware games" (nice games still fun to play but impossible to support as old hardware pass away, because they are no longer commercially interesting for short-sighted IP owners) was forever banished from my life.
5 out of 5, just because I cannot give 6.

paulperry

paulperry reviewed v0.149 on Aug 24, 2013

5 out of 5!

some guy

some guy reviewed v0.146 on May 21, 2012

lowe and behold my vote got it to a 4.4 :) great stuff!

Das mod

Das mod reviewed v0.146 on May 21, 2012

Lovin' it !!!

some guy

some guy reviewed v0.144 on Nov 14, 2011

holy krap Batman my post below is 2 years old

thegreatluis14

thegreatluis14 reviewed v0.139 on Jun 13, 2011

mame is the best!! it works perfect with joysticks you can buy and it makes it even funner!! those old games and classic ones are the best!! i have mine hooked up to an arcade cabinet from recroommasters.com !

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v0.139 on Jul 29, 2010

Not much point reviewing every version, it's great and only gets better.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (494 votes)
Your Rating
some guy

some guy reviewed v0.190 on Sep 27, 2017

Pros: my favorite emulator hands down

Cons: none

Bottom Line: the best in old school arcade

some guy

some guy reviewed v0.167 on Nov 8, 2015

great stuff love them 80's roms

some guy

some guy reviewed v0.159 on Feb 27, 2015

love running them 80s classic arcades games, takes me back in time thanks guys for your hard work.

elkal000

elkal000 reviewed v0.155 on Oct 17, 2014

Kudos to MAME developers, it is one of best ideas ever.
As soon I discovered it many years ago, the concept of "abandonware games" (nice games still fun to play but impossible to support as old hardware pass away, because they are no longer commercially interesting for short-sighted IP owners) was forever banished from my life.
5 out of 5, just because I cannot give 6.

paulperry

paulperry reviewed v0.149 on Aug 24, 2013

5 out of 5!

some guy

some guy reviewed v0.146 on May 21, 2012

lowe and behold my vote got it to a 4.4 :) great stuff!

Das mod

Das mod reviewed v0.146 on May 21, 2012

Lovin' it !!!

some guy

some guy reviewed v0.144 on Nov 14, 2011

holy krap Batman my post below is 2 years old

thegreatluis14

thegreatluis14 reviewed v0.139 on Jun 13, 2011

mame is the best!! it works perfect with joysticks you can buy and it makes it even funner!! those old games and classic ones are the best!! i have mine hooked up to an arcade cabinet from recroommasters.com !

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v0.139 on Jul 29, 2010

Not much point reviewing every version, it's great and only gets better.

some guy

some guy reviewed v0.133 on Jul 21, 2009

time to break out them 80s arcade roms I got some where,,, good stuff

guti

guti reviewed v0.128s on Oct 16, 2008

Simply run mame.exe and follow the instructions on screen to manage its command-line switches.

raven983

raven983 reviewed v0.127 on Aug 27, 2008

can someone please tell me how to run this program pleeeeese

huero420

huero420 reviewed v0.127 on Aug 20, 2008

Another great release!

ZenoLabs

ZenoLabs reviewed v0.127 on Aug 20, 2008

MAME is LAME.

schmen

schmen reviewed v0.127 on Aug 19, 2008

what an ambitious project!
great work and still running..

dzjepp

dzjepp reviewed v0.126 on Jul 7, 2008

Probably 100 more years before 1.0 hits the scene =)

(No, not knocking the software, and I know that versions numbers are meaningless)

aszure

aszure reviewed v0.125 on May 6, 2008

Mame is really a great emulator for old arcade games. Tried it for the 1st time probably in '99 and been using it since. Even have a mame emulator on my palm treo and a few roms on a sd card.

Nighted

Nighted reviewed v0.124 on Mar 25, 2008

MameUI 0.124a is working. :)

http://mameui.classicgaming.gamespy.com/

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v0.124 on Mar 24, 2008

Recalled, don't download this yet. Last minute compiler change caused the sound to be broken; a fixed release is coming soon.

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v0.123 on Feb 8, 2008

This was a great program before the MameDev team turned into a bunch of goose stepping hypocrites and began ripping out functionality in the name of "stopping piracy" or "being pure". No more high score save support, no more ability to view missing roms (because then everyone would want to go download them, omg!), etc. The nag screens were annoying enough but they are just getting ridiculous.

Fortunately you can find third party versions or even compile your own to put back the features they decided we aren't allowed to have. MAMEXT32 for example restores hi score support and the ability to show missing roms.

frodo888

frodo888 reviewed v0.123 on Feb 7, 2008

I agree that the user 'Sacrifce' is an idiot. But this is the Internet and also idiots have the right to surf the world wide web. :)

Skyfrog

Skyfrog reviewed v0.123 on Feb 6, 2008

Very nice, though I prefer Mame32FX.

Oh and Sacrifice, you're an ignorant boob.

SteveJohnSteele

SteveJohnSteele reviewed v0.123 on Feb 6, 2008

keep an eye on here ...

http://mame32qa.classicgaming.gamespy.com/

and here ...

http://www.emulator-zone...oc.php/arcade/mame.html

for the MAMEUI32 version (and others)

Sacrifce

Sacrifce reviewed v0.123 on Feb 6, 2008

Great

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v0.122 on Dec 18, 2007

For some idiotic reason they removed Hi Score save support from MAMEUI (formerly MAME32), however MAMEUIFX32 still supports it. What a name though...

http://mame32fx.altervista.org/home.htm

There is also Mame32XT:

http://www.progettoemma.net/dany69/

SteveJohnSteele

SteveJohnSteele reviewed v0.120 on Oct 16, 2007

keep an eye on here ...

http://mame32qa.classicgaming.gamespy.com/

and here ...

http://www.emulator-zone...oc.php/arcade/mame.html

for the MAME32 version (and others)

yountmj

yountmj reviewed v0.120 on Oct 16, 2007

This is one of those rare gems that I wish could be rated higher than '5'. The MAME developers constantly impress me by how much better and more refined they can make it... more than it already is. Time to dust off the ROM manager again...

I'm glad to see more official focus on native 64-bit support.

If you are a fan of the 'Golden Age' of arcade games, this emulator is a must-have.

bsr500

bsr500 reviewed v0.119 on Sep 15, 2007

WOW, this is under some really heavy development this year. I love seeing this being updated, it is nice to know they are working on getting more games working and fixing bugs, classics must be preserved!!

dpcdpc11

dpcdpc11 reviewed v0.119 on Sep 15, 2007

good release... just love that metal slug series on MAME!! glad to see there are some people who care about the classics!

xtool

xtool reviewed v0.118 on Aug 9, 2007

Thank you for the wonderful updates. Knowing MAME will always be active in the community and the rest of the world, I will always be a huge fan to MAME.

Ciolouse

Ciolouse reviewed v0.117 on Jul 11, 2007

CPS3 Emulation is here !!!!! :)

bsr500

bsr500 reviewed v0.113 on Mar 7, 2007

I am so glad this program is still being updated, especially with Vista being out now it is good that it is still being updated and tested on it... I hope MAME will be around far into the future.

Dev3lop3

Dev3lop3 reviewed v0.113 on Mar 6, 2007

The forerunner in Emulation does it again. Great Work!

xtool

xtool reviewed v0.111 on Dec 12, 2006

I don't think it can get any better. Else I would give it a 10. Good Job!

Epsi

Epsi reviewed v0.109 on Sep 28, 2006

Do yourself a huge favour and rather try MAME32! Or if your wana go a bit more advance try MAME32 FX or MAME plus!

berserkchaos

berserkchaos reviewed v0.109 on Sep 27, 2006

more than 20 years of retro-fun!!!

I have them ALL!!!

just need some CHD's

bsr500

bsr500 reviewed v0.109 on Sep 27, 2006

The best... although you will want a front-end.. Something like MAME32 being the simplest.

For the posted below, check out romnation.net and rom-world.com , Just to name a couple.

the artist

the artist reviewed v0.108 on Aug 24, 2006

hi, i'll dig into this but i don't know of any good sites to download those good ol¡ classics from sega, nes and others.

WHAT ARE THE BEST SITES TO DOWNLOAD GAMES?

xyzcb1

xyzcb1 reviewed v0.107 on Jul 25, 2006

this is the best emulator out there. a must for all who still playing classic arcade.

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v0.107 on Jul 25, 2006

This is a major update, the video subsystem has been completely rewritten along with the usual bug fixes. The MAME32 port will be delayed a bit while they add support for all the new video settings. Great emulator as always.

Skizelli

Skizelli reviewed v0.105b on Apr 6, 2006

I've been using MAME for a long, LONG time. Back in the 0.20-some builds. While it's great and dandy having access to all those games, it's almost as bad now as ATI's Catalyst drivers -- just bloated, buggy software. Sure, it plays thousands of arcade games, many of them perfectly. But what about the numerous games that have been bugged for months, or even years? So many updates to MAME, yet a lot of the authors of its game drivers seem not to care about the games that still have problems. Take Mortal Kombat II as an example. Ever since the DCS driver changes -- in what, 0.84? -- MKII's volume gets tampered with after a reset to the point where you can hardly hear anything. Small bug, but annoying on such a classic arcade game. I believe one or both of the Killer Instincts are affected as well. Regardless, enough core changes. Let's see some more game driver fixes. I realize MAME is free and nothing is garaunteed when it comes to emulators, but if you're going to create and maintain software, at least do is right. Or better. So many games have been emulated for years, yet are still plagued by MAME bugs to this day. It's a shame. A thumbs up for the effort, though.

An example of a great arcade emulator would have to be WinKawaks. Although on a much smaller scale in terms of emulated games to play (Capcom/NeoGeo, CPS1: 115, CPS2: 123, NG: 214), it pulls it off well and in most, if not all cases, better than MAME.

cloverlief

cloverlief reviewed v0.105b on Apr 5, 2006

This is a great emulator but there is one thing that would make it perfect, if we could get the companies to release packs of the roms for sale, preferably online, so that I could no only play the game but always have the copy that I can use with the various versions of mame, and enjoy the fact that I am legally playing the game. Just a suggestion in case any of those companies read these, I am not talking about the little packs like they bring out for the PS2 and other game systems, I am refering to a complete rom pack, and maybe even offer a subscription so when new games work on mame then those that subscribe could get the new game available to them legally.
Thanks
Cloverlief

Skyfrog

Skyfrog reviewed v0.105b on Apr 5, 2006

This is a great emulator, but I've always wondered why it is reported here and not MESS or any of the dozens of other great emulators out there. Someone on the Betanews staff must really love arcade games. Seems like MESS would be of much more interest to the computer crowd at Betanews. :)

Das mod

Das mod reviewed v0.105b on Apr 5, 2006

there's no other emu comparable to this one .... as a matter of fact this is the only one with so many games :P ....
i'd give it a 6 or higher if i could

SteveJohnSteele

SteveJohnSteele reviewed v0.104b on Feb 9, 2006

MAME32 (MAME with a nice front end) can be got from here http://mame32qa.classicgaming.gamespy.com/

retroK

retroK reviewed v0.104b on Feb 9, 2006

The mother of all emulators.

imanino

imanino reviewed v0.103b on Jan 2, 2006

Excellent program..brought me right back to my young adulthood by allowing me to reminisce on some of the earliest games before the "killing era" took over.

OSuser

OSuser reviewed v0.101b on Oct 11, 2005

You know why I love this emulator(MAME/MAME32)? It's getting better and better! Best of all, there's always active updates! Excellent work! Thanks.

Ciolouse

Ciolouse reviewed v0.100b on Sep 18, 2005

Just the best emulator in town !!

AntiochMedia

AntiochMedia reviewed v0.100b on Sep 17, 2005

Source Changes
--------------
Fixed crash in some games when using a low sample rate or -nosound.
[Aaron Giles]

Fixes crashes in the following drivers: [Aaron Giles]
* Beat Head (video update)
* Hit Me (graphics decode)
* Imago (palette setup)
* Legend of Kage bootlegs (accessing invalid CPU)
* Rock Climber
* Speed Attack (palette out of range)

TumblePop driver updates: [David Haywood]
* split driver into tumblep.c and tumbleb.c
* tumblep.c runs the original tumble pop sets and use now using
deco16ic.c for the gfx.
* tumbleb.c runs the bootlegs and games which use hardware which works
in a similar way to tumble pop (semicom titles etc.)

Kludged around glitches in Monster World. [David Haywood]

Cross Pang is now using the sprite draw copied from tumbleb.c instead as
the game also seems to be based around Tumble Pop designs, as a result the
'Alpha Blend' bit has been removed and replaced with a flicker sprite bit
like Tumble Pop which looks more correct to me. Also changed some default
settings. [David Haywood]

Corrected Indian Battle DIP switches. [ShimaPong]

Updated D-Day DIP switches to use conditionals. [James Wallace]

More Namco sound/MCU updates: [R. Belmont]
* Fixed analog controls for Ridge Racer and Rage Racer
* Fixed sound/music to play in System 22 games
* Fully share the sound part of the MCU RAM for System 11. This allows
games to read back the song names and fixes the sound test menu in
Tekken and Tekken 2.

New clones added
----------------
G-LOC R360 [Craig Walker]

New games marked as GAME_NOT_WORKING
------------------------------------
Rebus [David Haywood]

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v0.100b on Sep 17, 2005

Blackhole, go troll somewhere else you stupid idiot.

Sybs

Sybs reviewed v0.95 Beta on Mar 29, 2005

It's not supposed to have a GUI. They make the emulator, others make a GUI version. MAME32 seems to be the best, as you can load it with screenshot archives, game descriptions and cabinet pictures.
Also, it's not freeware, it's open source.

some guy

some guy reviewed v0.92 on Feb 14, 2005

would have gave it a 5 but a hate the command promp
like the older version better, made a lil installer with all my games all in one exe then installs to c-programes name then I just select from programs and play all roms installed to at same time :))))

bugmenot

bugmenot reviewed v0.92 on Feb 14, 2005

Hi Macross74,

there is a nice GUI version of MAME:
http://www.classicgaming.com/mame32qa/

Kind regards

Macross74

Macross74 reviewed v0.91 on Feb 3, 2005

Brillant program, but alas they need to head into the moden age with a gui.

sniperg

sniperg reviewed v0.91 on Feb 2, 2005

::Resisting the urge to flame all the people that can't be bothered to READ !!:::::

Damnit that was tough ...

If you can't get this to work for yourself, then don't rate it low just because your freakin' dumb!

guti

guti reviewed v0.91 on Jan 31, 2005

janzaclipz, probably you are looking for MAME32 or any other clone...

I have been running MAME from the old 0.3 days, lots of time has passed, and I have upgraded the Pentium 166 to a Athlon XP 2400+, the set of about 500 games, is now 5000.

MAME continues to be great as always. I know it could be a bit faster, but if this means less accuracy, it has no sense.

Nowadays there are lots of games that cannot be run in latest hardware, but they will run fine in the machines available in 3 or 4 years.

janzaclipz

janzaclipz reviewed v0.90 on Jan 30, 2005

I haven't used this rom emulator since .70 and I don't know how this works ... It keeps giving me a command prompt I can't seem to do anything with. Can some one help the rooky get it together please.

sigloiv

sigloiv reviewed v0.90 on Jan 7, 2005

Awesome, unbelievable program.

Goes through horrible and awful pain to keep from flaming gawd21.

This runs perfectly smooth with 90% of the supported games. I personally recommend Mame32 though, just for simplicity's sake.

Pandoriaantje

Pandoriaantje reviewed v0.90 on Jan 7, 2005

gawd21, who's the retard?
If you wouldn't have been so lazy you would have noticed that mame also has a win32 port, with a GUI.

http://www.classicgaming.com/mame32qa/

But since you are so retarded, to not even know the diff between MAME and ZSNES, you realy shouldn't bother...

IVaN_000

IVaN_000 reviewed v0.90 on Jan 6, 2005

MAME is a magnificent piece of work.

ZSNES is the best SNES emulator I've seen, but has nothing to do with MAME.

gawd21 is too stupid to post here.

BNuser

BNuser reviewed v0.90 on Jan 6, 2005

@gawd21...but you have realized what the first "M" in MAME stands for and the "NES" in ZSNES? At least rate it neutral, if you are too lazy to get used to the program.

kashin

kashin reviewed v0.90 on Jan 6, 2005

This is an impressive piece of software. They have a very talented development team indeed. Sure, not every game is emulated 100% correctly, but consider how many games are supported. No other console or arcade emulator even comes close. Oh and the price is right. The only problem is that some people will give this a bad rating, simply because they can't figure out how to use it or don't realize you need ROMs before you can play anything.

krakokainer

krakokainer reviewed v0.90 on Jan 6, 2005

Youre going to give it a bad review because you are too inept to use it?

What are you doing visiting this site in the first place fish?

AMazing

AMazing reviewed v0.89 on Nov 27, 2004

I am amazed, looking at some of your comments guys. Some of you a anoyed that the describing text above is old. Well what have you done to correct that?
I wrote the admin an e-mail. Less than 24 hours later, they had the text updated. That is impressive!
Isn't MAME great! :)

biggmurray

biggmurray reviewed v0.89 on Nov 24, 2004

Believe it or not, I wanna choke on my own vomit everytime I see this on Betanews. Who wrote the tag for this program, a 3rd grader?

alister

alister reviewed v0.89 on Nov 24, 2004

This emulator is great but I like to use the win32 version (mame32). impatrickstar -- You give it a bad rating because you cannot figure it out, maybe if you would read the instructions :) You have to have roms to use it and with this version you will have to use a command line or find a frontend for it unless you get mame32.

Alister

impatrickstar

impatrickstar reviewed v0.88b on Oct 31, 2004

OK how the heck do you even start this program? It makes no sense!

Windows XP Pro Ed. AMD Athlon 2000+ 1.67 GHz 512MB RAM ATI Radeon 9600 256MB

marcos_cu

marcos_cu reviewed v0.88b on Oct 26, 2004

Remove this Neo-Geo line or I will jump off the nearest bridge!!

4mat

4mat reviewed v0.88b on Oct 26, 2004

MAME32 justs keeps getting better and better.

marcos_cu

marcos_cu reviewed v0.87b on Sep 26, 2004

Please, by the love of god - delete this "believe it or not" line for once!

ConceptJunkie

ConceptJunkie reviewed v0.87b on Sep 25, 2004

>Believe it or not, it now even runs Neo Geo Games.

Yeah for about 6 years now. This line always cracks me up. MAME rocks.

woodengod

woodengod reviewed v0.81b on Apr 4, 2004

Good morning chowmein, thank you. It was due to a bad connection and I would have erased it if I could. Maybe the moderators are also stuck in this time warp of yours. Do you have anything to say about the program?

chowmein

chowmein reviewed v0.81b on Apr 4, 2004

And apparently you're stuck in a time warp where you can't remember the last time you posted the same damn message!!!

woodengod

woodengod reviewed v0.80b on Mar 7, 2004

MAME is a time machine for free! ;)

mmebane

mmebane reviewed v0.80b on Mar 6, 2004

MAME is great... the only bad thing is trying to keep an up-to-date ROM collection on a 28.8K modem. :P

curium

curium reviewed v0.80b on Mar 6, 2004

Amazing is an understatement!! :)

There are no words that can describe the quality of this program. Many years have been put into this and it deserves every bit of 5 stars.

As for a GUI version, check out http://www.classicgaming.com/mame32qa/

Remember people, never bother people with the age old "Where do I get the ROM's" question. google, yahoo, etc. is your friend.

tylerj99

tylerj99 reviewed v0.80b on Mar 6, 2004

amazing program. Does anyone know wher to download the windows version? I always end up with the command line (dos) version.

illuvatar

illuvatar reviewed v0.79b on Jan 30, 2004

Super emulator! The best there is! Mame brings back a lot of good memories to me :-)

sarcosos

sarcosos reviewed v0.79b on Jan 29, 2004

...and how many of us owns an arcade machine, but still like to play arcade games on a lousy computer; zilch.

(Great software. Internet obsoletes copyright laws.)

Darsch

Darsch reviewed v0.79b on Jan 29, 2004

Great as usual. For someone who posted earlier. This is not the place to be asking for game images. Downloading game images for arcade machines you do not own is ILLEGAL.
www.google.com

Giacomo®

Giacomo® reviewed v0.79b on Jan 28, 2004

I own MAME, but I am not her for review. I wonder where are the games? I was never be able to play anything with it; are the games downloadable somewhere? thanks!

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v0.78 on Jan 5, 2004

I've been using this one for years now. Yes it DOES emulate all the classic arcade games and does it amazingly well. Minor crashes relatd to the game sometimes happen, but they're the same ones that the old games used to have so that equals game code.

zissop

zissop reviewed v0.78 on Jan 5, 2004

Not many words, simply the best emulator ever made. But you already know that, don't you?

huero420

huero420 reviewed v0.78 on Jan 4, 2004

MAME is one of the most supported and functional emulators there is. It supports over 4,700 machines/clones. If you are wanting to get into emulation this is a very good choice!

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