DOS MAME Retired

9/23/2013

Today I'm officially retiring my DOS MAME pages.

As of writing, MAME is at version 0.150 - I make that 44 releases away from the last DOS source released over 7 years ago. It's time!

My DOS MAME support pages started way back in 2001, where my initial driver was to create a PC based arcade cabinet, with fast boot and no clues it was a PC under to hood, and in turn publish the findings to help others with similar goals.

Since then there have been many many advances to MAME, MAME frontends, Operating Systems and PC hardware which IMO have rendered my DOS MAME efforts kinda obsolete....and have been for a long time now.

With SSD hard drives, faster CPUs and RAM, and 64-bit operating systems like Windows 7 and Linux there is now much more choice, with better and faster alternatives to running up MAME either on a desktop PC or in a dedicated arcade cabinet conversion like mine.

Having said all of that, DOS MAME is still alive and active with the likes of AdvanceMAME et-al, and it's still a great platform for a fast booting arcade cabinet. I simply prefer the flexibility of being able to run MAME, ZSES and regular PC games all from a single frontend like MALA.

 

So moving forward, I'm still around, and I'm still tweaking and modding, and I'll be concentrating on developing my MAME movie script.....albeit very slowly LOL.

All of the above will be posted here as always.

Best wishes, dosmame


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