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"Best Arcade Emulator"

by: Captain

MAME 0.149b



Does what it says it does--If you know what you're doing and If you've got the necessary (unsupplied) ROM files. In actuality you need a front end program (unsupplied) to really use this. There are Many version of MAME and my favorite was Win-32's which has recently been discontinued in favor of 64 bit (see below). That, said and done, if you've got the ROM files you've got an old arcade goer's dream come true--payback time for all those quarters you pumped into machines back in the 80s!


Within the past couple years MAME's become a bloated Nightmare of add-ons and endless "junk" games which will Never run but they're pointlessly there anyway. My biggest problem is that the newest versions only Fully support 64 bit machines. And--the biggie--sometime recently someone decided to Merge the PinMAME pinball emulators with this. That is, Pinball Machines and electromechanical fruit machines were added, like a million of them. I've nothing against pinball, mind you, but there's a difference between Emulation and Simulation (a rule Broken by the MAME developers) and furthermore--None of the pinball machines are in the least Playable on MAME and this is probably the reason why the 32-bit version of this program Stopped being released. What we have here is a command-line type emulator that should be better than it is, as in being more user-friendly. Furthermore the bottom line of all emulators is that they're worthless unless you have the original ROMs to run on them, which opens up an entirely new door... What's really annoying is that every couple weeks new version of the emulator are released which involves Renaming entire sets of files, which usually requires a ROM Manager program which is hell to use unless you know what you're doing. So it's one thing piled upon another piled upon another, getting more and more complex and confusing! I've been using MAME for a decade now and it's really gotten out of hand...a bloated, overcomplicated mess!

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I could write a book on MAME. Indeed there are probably several out there.

MAME as it stands now needs a Major cleanout. Impossible-to-emulate games and pinball machines Should be removed as there are over ten thousand things on this list from hell included as is...


"perfect emulator"

by: luis

MAME 0.142b





some games freeze the program

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it works perfect in conjunction with a joystick and an arcade cabinet from!!!

"This is AWESOME!!!"

by: Proffesor

MAME 0.140b



This program is just freaking AWESOME! If your looking for a use for that old Windows 2000 or older PC, this is the perfect program to use it for.


NONE It works and it's free.

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I have an old PC that I had no use for anymore, not really worth selling because of it's age, this program brought it back to life with new opportunities. It's now my personal arcade machine. Kudos to the developers of a great program. Not all the games for this should be considered OLD, because if you've never played them before they should be thought of as NEW.

by: diskontent


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Hey Richy that's happening because this version is a *command line* application. Get a front end for it or use *Mame32* that works in windows no problems.

"Blacked Out My Screen!"

by: Richy


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tried it twice after downloading...screen went black over 5 minutes both good for me!


by: aksn1p3r


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0.117 Supports CPS3 ROMS!

"street fighter.."

by: ryu


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immensely awesome, i still cannot believe it is true that "a 6mb programmed code can replace costly arcade machines". What is next, hopefully could be an osk or super multimeter that i've been waiting for.


by: Snowball


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Let me preserve so our kids csn enjoy what we did!This emulator rocks!

by: rr


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"Excelent project"

by: Dani


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This project is very cool!
You can play with old arcade games... lot of fun guaranteed!

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