<< back

MAME OS X 0.135

Native port of the popular MAME emulator

Category: Games
Price: Free
Popularity: Low
Version String: 0.135 (135.00.00)
Release Date: 2009-11-15
Architecture: i386 & PowerPC
Minimum OS: macOS 10.4
Vendor Name: Dave Dribin
Homepage: mameosx.sourceforge.io

Version History 0.135 (135.00.00)



MAME OS X is a native Mac OS X port of the popular MAME emulator. It is designed to take advantage of all the latest Mac OS X technologies, like Core Video and Core Image.

What is MAME OS X

MAME OS X is a port of MAME to Mac OS X. MAME OS X allows you to play arcade games as they were originally written. It is able to do this because it uses the original game software, and it emulates the hardware, such as microprocessor, graphics, and sound chips.

How to Run MAME OS X

MAME OS X does not come with the game software. To play the games you must obtain the game software, called ROMs, because the are images from the ROM chips of the original machine. Keep in mind that most ROMs are still covered by the manufacturer's copyright. Please respect this and only use ROMs that you actually own hardware for. MAME OS X looks for ROMs in:

${HOME}/Library/Application Support/MAME OS X/ROMs

Once you have ROMs, you can run the game by entering the game name in the dialog box. Game names are short, 8 characters or less. To see a list of possible game names, run the ROM Audit tool from the "Tools > ROM Audit" menu.