Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
My Personal Journey - A Passion - An Obsession.
Updated 30/05/2021. (Removed dead links).
The Main purpose for this website is for me to backup and document everything I have discovered about M.A.M.E and my cabinets hardware, It is also a place where I can store a backup copy of my Bootable MAME installation Operating System Disk for safe keeping. Anyone visiting this site can learn about the hardware, software and its installation process and configuration plus you can download my copy for free and all ready to run.
Mame is a Software Program which lets you play the Original Arcade Games on your Personal Computer or Machintosh. These games are called ROMS and they are converted from the real original hardware of the arcade game so that our computers can emulate them.
When MAME is used in conjunction with an arcade game's data files (ROMs), MAME will more or less faithfully reproduce that game on a P.C. MAME can currently emulate (over 5000 games in total) classic arcade video games from the three decades of video games - '70s, '80s and '90s and some from the current millennium.
The ROM images that MAME utilizes are "dumped" from arcade game, original circuit-board ROM chips. MAME becomes the "hardware" for the games, taking the place of their original CPUs and support chips. Therefore, these games are NOT simulations, but the 'Actual', original games that appeared in the arcades.
MAME's main purpose is to preserve these decades of video-game history. As gaming technology continues to rush forward, MAME prevents these important "vintage" games from being lost and forgotten. This is achieved by documenting the hardware (and software)and how it functions. There are already many dead arcade boards, whose function has been brought to life in MAME.
Thanks to the talent of programmers who joined to form the MAME team and there is a large number of contributors outside the team too. Being able to play the games is just a nice side-effect, which doesn't happen all the time. MAME strives for emulating the games faithfully.
In MAY 1999 I discovered MAME for the first time, over the next 2 years I would learn everything I could about MAME, I would design and build a MAME machine and I would learn how to compile my own installation Disk.
After reading everything I could find on MAME and playing games using my PC's keyboard as the 'Human Interface' I decided to build my own "Arcade MAME Machine", I decided on the J-PAC adapter (ultimarc.com) as the best interface to allow my jamma arcade controls to talk to my PC. This adapter converts the various buttons and joysticks to 'KeyCodes'. The PC's keyboard plugs into the J-PAC then the J-PAC plugs into the PC's Keyboard port and VGA card.
I decided I really wanted to build an entire arcade style machine, I choose to use an arcade style monitor instead of the typical PC's VGA monitor as I was looking for the ultimate arcade experience so I purchased a used arcade cabinet with a new Pentranic 20" cga monitor, I used the Arcade VGA card from ultimarc.com and the P.C hardware came from overclockers.co.uk. Take a good look around this website to find out more about DOS MAME, installation and set-up process. Downloads are below:-
Download my Bootable Set-up C.D. v100 & v79 / 15-12-07.
Support's any Sound Blaster ISA sound card. Support's any Sound Blaster PCI sound card . Support's any Sound Blaster PCI LIVE or AUDIGY. Support's any Ensoniq Audio PCI cards Support's ArcadeOS Video modes E.g. Ultimarc VGA setup on 15Khz Monitor. Most VGA card's setup on 15Khz Arcade Monitor E.g ATI. Most VGA card's and VGA monitor. Most T.V out VGA card's setup to run on a T.V. Includes options to install Game Launch or ArcadeOS. 3 free R.O.M's.
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Download ISO File MameOS V100 & V79.
The above software supports the following hardware:-
For P.C. VGA monitor use:-
For Jamma cab use:-
Software Used for the project, All set-up on the bootable cd:-
NOTE:- THIS SOFTWARE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY ILLEGAL ROM FILES, Only free one's :-1- Gridlee 2- Poly-Play 3- Robby Roto