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MacMAME... MAME, which stands for Multi-Arcade Machine Emulator, is part of the MAME project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of arcade videogames via emulation. MacMAME achieves this by running the original program code found in the arcade games. As such, it is much more than a reproduction, it is essentially that same game running via an emulated layer inside your Mac. It reads the ROMs that you can download from certain sites, and interprets the code into a working arcade game program that runs on your Mac.

What's New

Version 0.103u2 Updated to match Win32 MAME 0.103u2.

Version 0.103u1:

  • Updated to match Win32 MAME 0.103u1. [Brad Oliver]
  • Hopefully fix assorted crashes when using certain extra input devices. [Brad Oliver]
  • Carlo Noben has contributed a few new icons. [Carlo Noben]
  • Blasto should once again work. [Brad Oliver]
  • MNG recording should now work (using a new MacMAME "Movies" folder), although more...


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Splunk23 Member IconComment+0

I have been living under a rock for a while and my MAME set is only at 0.58… I haven't really been living under a rock, just been into other things. Anyway I am getting back into Emulators again and was wondering, What happened to MacMAME and why? Very sad that it appears to be dead.

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Version 0.103u2

This MAME project is not dead:


Max Demian

I solved the joystick configuration issue by having an older version (0.77u2a) in the same directory as 0.103u2, configured my USB joystick in v77, quit and started v103. The settings carried over fine.

Springheelmac Member IconComment+96

I can't seem to be able to use my XBOX controller with this, even though I've installed 'Gamepad Companion' and 'XBOX HID Driver'. What am I doing wrong?

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Version 0.103u2
MrGando Member IconReview+30

I can't configure my Joystick anymore, and I don't know how to return to a previous version. PLEASE HELP, you can't play street fighter with apple keyboard.. crap, or at least tell me how to downgrade to version .97

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Version 0.103u2
Mat Diggy Member IconComment+0
Mat Diggy

Ummm...had 0.97, just stopped launching today. Trashed, downloaded 0.103u2, simply don't launch.

Run from Terminal code in packahe, get following:

/Users/lauriediggins/Desktop/MacMAME.app/Contents/Laurie-Diggins-Computer:~ laurp/Contents/MacOS/MacMAME; exits/Desktop/MacMAME.ap
dyld: /Users/lauriediggins/Desktop/MacMAME.app/Contents/MacOS/MacMAME multiple definitions of symbol __ZSt17__throw_bad_allocv
/Users/lauriediggins/Desktop/MacMAME.app/Contents/MacOS/MacMAME definition of __ZSt17__throw_bad_allocv
/usr/lib/libstdc++.6.dylib(single module) definition of __ZSt17__throw_bad_allocv
Trace/BPT trap
[Process completed]logout

WTF??? I LOVE MAME, have a whole bunch of (now useless) roms. HEEEEEELP!!

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Version 0.103u2
Maulrat Member IconComment+137

Just wanted to add that I'm having the same Keybord/Joystick issues as Mr. Ash and Scatterbraine. I don't think this is a random issue as my same setup (Logitech RumblePad/USB Overdrive X) worked just fine with the last version of MacMAME I was using, which was 97 (yea, I hadnt upgraded in a while!).

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Version 0.103u2

I had the keyboard/joystick settings problems, but resoloved it by throwing out all of the existing settings files for games and then setting up the default settings. Then the changes stuck, as did further changes I made, and changes for specific games. So try tossing out all the settings files.

eliashc Member IconReview+1

I've given lots of MAME-derivatives a try on multiple platforms but to me MacMAME ist by far the best. Keep up the good work!

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Version 0.103u2
scatterbraine Member IconComment+4

This Version sucks... 0.102u5 and up dont save my keyboard settings anymore... so everytime i start up a game i have to redefine them... great

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Mr.Ash Member IconReview+16

OK, as suggested i've updated all my ROM's (about 120) and still half of them won't run on MacMame 0.103u2. I could live with that issue cause most not running ROM's aren't too good games.

But why, please tell my why isn't it possible to configure USB joypads anymore? Without this function most games are absolutly unplayable. Using the Mac keyboard isn't an option either or have you ever tried to play "Metal Slug" with a keyboard? It's impossible.

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Version 0.103u2
Nookster Member IconComment+24

And also don't forget to keep commenting RIGHT HERE to keep everyone else informed.

After all, that is what this is for.

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Version 0.103
thomas.slayton Member IconComment+0

If you are having trouble with a specific issue or ROMset there is a place to get help and/or report bugs. Go to MacMAME.org and follow the link to the message board. There are lots of people there (including the developer) who can help you, or at the very least verify a bug so it is fixed is subsequent releases.

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