MAME (an acronym of Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) is an emulator application designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software on modern personal computers and other platforms. The intention is to preserve gaming history by preventing vintage games from being lost or forgotten. The aim of MAME is to be a reference to the inner workings of the emulated arcade machines; the ability to actually play the games is considered "a nice side effect".
January 9, 2021 Subject:
Many files missing? Many others only 1kb???
Unless I'm missing something, this is missing 96 sets and 343 ROMS.
I downloaded the torrent from here, downloaded the official 0.161 DAT file from the official ProgettoSnaps archive, and in ClrMamePro rebuilt the entire set, non-merged, unchecking 'Separate BIOS Sets' as most do anymore; then ran it through once more with Scanner with all "fix" options checked. Here's the report:
Again, I could be missing something (I am definitely NOT a pro in ClrMamePro!!!) but it seems to be missing a ton.
Some common ones I wanted to check out are literally 1kb in the download, and once rebuilt only ~3.6mb (which I think is just the BIOS-type files, so NO game files are actually in there) such as: Ikaruga, undefeat, trgheart, karous, Candance, bdrdown, shikgam2, bldwolf, etc. etc. etc. Maybe these just aren't dumped in this version (despite being released like 15+ years before 0.161), i really don't know.
July 24, 2019 Subject:
Mame 0.161 the best
Wow what a great collection thank you very much brother
May this collection never be lost please.
Using an internet download manager, I simply downloaded the RAR file, with no problems. The server is resume enabled, so no worries. I must confess, it put a smile on my face to discover MAME sets here on archive.org. Many thanks to the uploader(s) and to everyone that has contributed to the MAME project!
June 6, 2015 Subject:
Good Set. Download via the Torrent Link
Good set of files to bring on a flood of fond childhood memories. I'm not a full on player so I won't play these endlessly but I can say the files included are a welcome addition to anyone's collection.
The main download file times-out too quickly. Download via torrent to ensure you get the full set of ROMs.