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Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator

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Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator
Basic Information
x86 and x64
Microsoft Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux
Emulated Platform(s)
Technical Information
United Nations International Release
Microsoft Windows
February 51997
Awards | Changelog | Compatibility | Covers
Credits | DLC | Help | Patches | Ratings
Reviews | Screenshots | Videos

Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (usually shortened to MAME) is an emulator designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software, with the intent of preserving gaming history and preventing vintage games from being lost or forgotten.

The first public MAME release (0.1) was on February 5, 1997, by Nicola Salmoria. The emulator was initially released under a custom license that explicitly forbade commercial use, even though it is free software. This clause was removed in 2015.

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