MAME originally stood for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
MAME's purpose is to preserve decades of software history. As electronic
technology continues to rush forward, MAME prevents this important "vintage"
software from being lost and forgotten. This is achieved by documenting the
hardware and how it functions. The source code to MAME serves as this
documentation. The fact that the software is usable serves primarily to
validate the accuracy of the documentation (how else can you prove that you
have recreated the hardware faithfully?). Over time, MAME absorbed the
sister-project MESS (Multi Emulator Super System), so MAME now documents a wide
variety of (mostly vintage) computers, video game consoles and calculators, in
addition to the arcade video games that were its initial focus.
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|mame-arcade.appdata.xml||0000001649 1.61 KB||over 3 years|
|mame-mess.appdata.xml||0000001680 1.64 KB||over 3 years|
|mame-rpmlintrc||0000000344 344 Bytes||almost 4 years|
|mame.appdata.xml||0000001621 1.58 KB||over 3 years|
|mame.changes||0000014097 13.8 KB||almost 3 years|
|mame.ini.in||0000001242 1.21 KB||almost 4 years|
|mame.png||0000003494 3.41 KB||almost 4 years|
|mame.spec||0000011933 11.7 KB||almost 3 years|
|mame0185.tar.gz||0121900408 116 MB||about 3 years|
|mamearcade.png||0000041460 40.5 KB||almost 4 years|
|mess.png||0000074012 72.3 KB||almost 4 years|
|whatsnew_0185.txt||0000017702 17.3 KB||about 3 years|