Play MAME Games
Edited by Johnmensah, Jay
MAME is a favorite arcade game emulator for Windows, Linux, and Mac. The MAME acronym stands for; multi-purpose emulation framework and does an excellent job of emulating classic arcade cabinet games such as; Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Frogger, Double Dragon, Mortal Kombat, and many more. Although MAME is typically operated from the command prompt, it can also be used right out of the box by running the applications main exe file. Once you get used to running MAME, there are a wealth of customization options that can help enhance game play.
In the following VisiHow tutorial, we're going to show how to download and setup MAME, in addition to using a controller. For this article, we used a Clevo laptop running Windows 10 Professional.
Download and Extract MAME
MAME functions by running what is known as ROM files or images. There are many places around the web where you can download ROMs. One such place is on the MAME developers site. ROM files will typically be in zip files, and you don't have to extract them.
- 5Now, double-click one of the ROMs you copied over earlier to launch the game.this.Once the MAME interface opens, double-click "Available" in the left menu pane.
Configure a Controller
If you have a wired or wireless controller, you can use it to play games instead of the keyboard.
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