(as of 6/22/2016)
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- Emulates several thousand arcade games
- Saves game progress and replays
- Configures keyboard mappings and hotkeys for use in a game
MAME is a free, cross-platform arcade machine emulator. It is mainly developed for Windows but OS X and Linux are supported through the SDLMAME project. The software is available as a binary or source code download. MAME stands for multiple arcade machine emulator.
MAME can emulate several thousand arcade games dating back from the 1970s to today. The emulator requires the original arcade game's ROM and disk data images in order to reproduce the game. MAME comes with several features including the ability to save game progress, game replays, object layouts in a game, and high scores.
MAME is mainly designed to preserve arcade games rather than actually playing them. The emulator is not intended to infringe on copyrights or patents and requires that you own the original ROMs, CDs, or hard disks from the arcade machines. If you do own these elements, MAME is a great choice for emulating arcade classics.
Supported File Types
Primary file extension
Other file extensions used by MAME 0.16
|Supported File Types|
|.68K||SEGA Mega Drive & Genesis Classics ROM File|
|.CFG||MAME Configuration File|
|.CHD||MAME Hard Disk Image|
|.DIF||MAME CHD Diff File|
|.HI||MacMAME High Scores File|
|.INP||MAME Replay File|
|.LAY||MAME Layout File|
|.LNG||MAME Language File|
|.NV||MAME NVRAM File|
|.STA||MAME Saved State File|
Updated: June 22, 2016