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Until March 2016 (when the software was relicensed under the GPL and BSD licenses), MAME was distributed under a license prohibitimg commercial use of it, though this did not stop many entities from using the program for their own games with usually pirated roms. It's not uncommon to see multi-arcades using MAME software or its variants.

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Until March 2016 (when the software was relicensed under the GPL and BSD licenses), MAME was distributed under a license prohibitimg prohibiting commercial use of it, though this did not stop many entities from using the program for their own games with usually pirated roms. It's not uncommon to see multi-arcades using MAME software or its variants.


MAME is a UsefulNotes/{{Emulation}} suite for UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s (until its merger with MESS). The project (which stood for "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator" until its merging) aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. After merging with its sister project, UsefulNotes/{{MESS}}, it also targets the emulation of game consoles, LCD games, old computers, slot machines, [[UsefulNotes/PlugNPlayGame plug-and-play game consoles]], and more.

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MAME is a an UsefulNotes/{{Emulation}} suite for UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s (until its merger with MESS). Game}}s. The project (which stood for "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator" until its merging) merger with sister project MESS) aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. After merging with its sister project, UsefulNotes/{{MESS}}, it also targets the emulation of game consoles, LCD games, old computers, slot machines, [[UsefulNotes/PlugNPlayGame plug-and-play game consoles]], and more.



While MAME's terms of use prevents commercial use of it, that has not stopped many entities from using the program for their own games with usually pirated roms. It's not uncommon to see multi-arcades using MAME software or its variants.

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While MAME's terms of use prevents Until March 2016 (when the software was relicensed under the GPL and BSD licenses), MAME was distributed under a license prohibitimg commercial use of it, that has though this did not stopped stop many entities from using the program for their own games with usually pirated roms. It's not uncommon to see multi-arcades using MAME software or its variants.


MAME is a UsefulNotes/{{Emulation}} suite for UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s (until it's merging with MESS). The project (which stood for "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator" until its merging) aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. After merging with its sister project, UsefulNotes/{{MESS}}, it also targets the emulation of game consoles, LCD games, old computers, slot machines, video game consoles, and more.

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MAME is a UsefulNotes/{{Emulation}} suite for UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s (until it's merging its merger with MESS). The project (which stood for "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator" until its merging) aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. After merging with its sister project, UsefulNotes/{{MESS}}, it also targets the emulation of game consoles, LCD games, old computers, slot machines, video [[UsefulNotes/PlugNPlayGame plug-and-play game consoles, consoles]], and more.



Unlike other emulators, MAME uses a unique filename system for their roms (which some emulators that emulate games that are in the MAME database will also use for comparability), and treats them differently as well. For example, [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes Marvel Vs. Capcom: Clash Of Super Heros]] has multiple different files. "mvsc" is the European version, and is the ''parent'' rom. If you wanted to play the USA version, that is a ''child'' rom called "mvscu", and requires the parent European rom (both roms also require the ''Q-Sound'' rom in later versions of MAME as well). Sometimes, as development progresses, older, poorly "dumped" roms might be replaced with newer roms that replace the older roms in newer versions. Even further, BIOS files and CHD files are needed for some games as well.

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Unlike other emulators, MAME uses a unique filename system for their roms (which some emulators that emulate games that are in the MAME database will also use for comparability), and treats them differently as well. For example, [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes Marvel Vs. Capcom: Clash Of Super Heros]] ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes'' has multiple different files. "mvsc" is the European version, and is the ''parent'' rom. If you wanted to play the USA version, that is a ''child'' rom called "mvscu", and requires the parent European rom (both roms also require the ''Q-Sound'' rom in later versions of MAME as well). Sometimes, as development progresses, older, poorly "dumped" roms might be replaced with newer roms that replace the older roms in newer versions. Even further, BIOS files and CHD files are needed for some games as well.


While MAME's terms of use prevents commercial use of it, that has not stopped many entities from using the program for their own games with usually pirated roms. It's not uncommon to see multi-arcades using MAME software, or it's variants.

!Examples of systems emulated by MAME
[[UsefulNotes/{{NeoGeo}} Neo-Geo MVS]]
[[UsefulNotes/{{GameAndWatch}} Game & Watch]]


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While MAME's terms of use prevents commercial use of it, that has not stopped many entities from using the program for their own games with usually pirated roms. It's not uncommon to see multi-arcades using MAME software, software or it's variants.

!Examples of systems emulated by MAME
[[UsefulNotes/{{NeoGeo}} Neo-Geo MVS]]
[[UsefulNotes/{{GameAndWatch}} Game & Watch]]

its variants.


UsefulNotes/{{Emulation}} suite for UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s. The project (full name "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator") aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. After merging with its sister project, UsefulNotes/{{MESS}}, it also targets the emulation of game consoles and old computers.

The MAME developers focus on accurate emulation so MAME can archive the arcade gaming era from the 1970s to the present. The source code also doubles as documentation for the hardware of these old systems. To date, MAME supports nearly 4,000 unique games.

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MAME is a UsefulNotes/{{Emulation}} suite for UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s. Game}}s (until it's merging with MESS). The project (full name (which stood for "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator") Emulator" until its merging) aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. After merging with its sister project, UsefulNotes/{{MESS}}, it also targets the emulation of game consoles consoles, LCD games, old computers, slot machines, video game consoles, and old computers.

more.

The MAME developers focus on accurate emulation (rather then using hacks/cutting corners for speed/being "playable") so MAME can archive the arcade gaming era from the 1970s to the present. The source code also doubles as documentation for the hardware of these old systems. To date, MAME supports nearly 4,000 unique games.


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Unlike other emulators, MAME uses a unique filename system for their roms (which some emulators that emulate games that are in the MAME database will also use for comparability), and treats them differently as well. For example, [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfSuperHeroes Marvel Vs. Capcom: Clash Of Super Heros]] has multiple different files. "mvsc" is the European version, and is the ''parent'' rom. If you wanted to play the USA version, that is a ''child'' rom called "mvscu", and requires the parent European rom (both roms also require the ''Q-Sound'' rom in later versions of MAME as well). Sometimes, as development progresses, older, poorly "dumped" roms might be replaced with newer roms that replace the older roms in newer versions. Even further, BIOS files and CHD files are needed for some games as well.

MAME roms also can be found in split (each parent and clone is separate from each other), non-merged (each rom has other roms it needs to function), and merged (the rom contains the parent rom and each clone rom) varieties. This and the above can usually cause some [[GuideDangIt headaches]] for those who do not know or are not used to all of this.

While MAME's terms of use prevents commercial use of it, that has not stopped many entities from using the program for their own games with usually pirated roms. It's not uncommon to see multi-arcades using MAME software, or it's variants.

!Examples of systems emulated by MAME
[[UsefulNotes/{{NeoGeo}} Neo-Geo MVS]]
[[UsefulNotes/{{GameAndWatch}} Game & Watch]]



UsefulNotes/{{Emulation}} suite for UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s. The project (full name "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator") aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. MAME has spawned a sister project, UsefulNotes/{{MESS}}, which targets emulation of game consoles and old computers, and which shares significant portions of the MAME source code and uses the MAME distribution license.

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UsefulNotes/{{Emulation}} suite for UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s. The project (full name "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator") aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. MAME has spawned a After merging with its sister project, UsefulNotes/{{MESS}}, which it also targets the emulation of game consoles and old computers, and which shares significant portions of the MAME source code and uses the MAME distribution license.
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UsefulNotes/{{Emulation}} suite for {{Arcade Game}}s. The project (full name "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator") aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. MAME has spawned a sister project, UsefulNotes/{{MESS}}, which targets emulation of game consoles and old computers, and which shares significant portions of the MAME source code and uses the MAME distribution license.

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UsefulNotes/{{Emulation}} suite for {{Arcade UsefulNotes/{{Arcade Game}}s. The project (full name "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator") aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. MAME has spawned a sister project, UsefulNotes/{{MESS}}, which targets emulation of game consoles and old computers, and which shares significant portions of the MAME source code and uses the MAME distribution license.


{{Emulation}} suite for {{Arcade Game}}s. The project (full name "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator") aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. MAME has spawned a sister project, UsefulNotes/{{MESS}}, which targets emulation of game consoles and old computers, and which shares significant portions of the MAME source code and uses the MAME distribution license.

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{{Emulation}} UsefulNotes/{{Emulation}} suite for {{Arcade Game}}s. The project (full name "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator") aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. MAME has spawned a sister project, UsefulNotes/{{MESS}}, which targets emulation of game consoles and old computers, and which shares significant portions of the MAME source code and uses the MAME distribution license.


{{Emulation}} suite for {{Arcade Game}}s. The project (full name "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator") aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. MAME has spawned a sister project, {{MESS}}, which targets emulation of game consoles and old computers, and which shares significant portions of the MAME source code and uses the MAME distribution license.

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{{Emulation}} suite for {{Arcade Game}}s. The project (full name "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator") aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. MAME has spawned a sister project, {{MESS}}, UsefulNotes/{{MESS}}, which targets emulation of game consoles and old computers, and which shares significant portions of the MAME source code and uses the MAME distribution license.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Not to be confused with ''Literature/AuntieMame''.]]

{{Emulation}} suite for {{Arcade Game}}s. The project (full name "Multi Arcade Machine Emulator") aims to faithfully reproduce the games using the original game data, while emulating the hardware on a general-purpose PC. MAME has spawned a sister project, {{MESS}}, which targets emulation of game consoles and old computers, and which shares significant portions of the MAME source code and uses the MAME distribution license.

The MAME developers focus on accurate emulation so MAME can archive the arcade gaming era from the 1970s to the present. The source code also doubles as documentation for the hardware of these old systems. To date, MAME supports nearly 4,000 unique games.

MAME updates roughly every couple of months, and sometimes has "in-between" releases that fix critical bugs. The program can be downloaded from [[http://mamedev.org/ the official website.]]
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