unofficial MAME/MESS versions with an advanced video support for
helping the use with TVs, Arcade Monitors, Fixed Frequencies Monitors
and also for PC Monitors.
The main difference compared with the official emulators is
that the Advance versions are able to program directly the video board
to always get a video mode with the correct size and frequency.
Generally the Advance emulators are able to use a video mode
not require any stretching or other unneeded effects to match the
original arcade display.
is an arcade machine emulator: it includes a Z80, 6502 and lastly I86
uP emulators, joined to several arcade machine hardware emulators.
Free to download
GNU GPL v2
Andrea Mazzolenu and contributors
MAME / MESS
Linux 2.4.0 (or newer)
gcc 3.2.3 or 3.3.4 (or newer)
make 3.79.1 (or newer)
- Automatic creation of perfect video
modes with the correct size and clock.
- A lot of video boards supported
- Support for 8, 15, 16 and 32 bits video modes.
- Real hardware scanlines
- Software video image stretching by fractional factors, for
example to play vertical games like "Pac-Man" with horizontal
Arcade Monitors or TVs
- Special scale,
effects to improve the aspect
with modern PC Monitors
- Special blit
effects to improve the image quality in stretching
- Special rgb
effects to simulate the aspect of a real Arcade Monitor
- Change of the video mode and other video options at runtime
- Support of Symmetric
Multi-Processing (SMP) with a multiple threads
- Sound and Video recording in WAV, PNG and .MNG files
- Automatic exit after some time of inactivity
- Scripts capabilities to drive external hardware devices
like LCDs and lights
- Textual configuration files
- Help screen describing the user input keys
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Last Updated Saturday, April 19 2014 @ 10:36 AM EDT