MAME

MAME (an acronym of « Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator ») is an emulator application designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software on modern personal computers and other platforms. The intention is to preserve gaming history by preventing vintage games from being lost or forgotten. The aim of MAME is to be a reference to the inner workings of the emulated arcade machines; the ability to actually play the games is considered "a nice side effect".

The first public MAME release (0.1) was on February 5, 1997, by Nicola Salmoria. The emulator now supports over seven thousand unique games and ten thousand actual ROM image sets, though not all of the supported games are playable. The project is currently maintained by MESS project leader, Miodrag Milanovic.

Read more about MAMEHistory and Overview, Design, Philosophy and Accuracy, Legal Status, License

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Mame (film) - Reception
... he pointed out that Ball would have made a perfect Mame had she played the role "fifteen years earlier," described her as "too old, too stringy in the legs, too basso in the voice, and too creaky in the ... to her lack of singing ability, Ball told one interviewer "Mame stayed up all night and drank champagne! What did you expect her to sound like? Julie Andrews?" ... but noted that the film is "as determined to please in its way as Mame is in hers" and that the opening credits, "which look like a Cubist collage ...
Margaret Hayes Grazier - Awards
... For her continued work with the MAME organization she too was recognized with MAME’s Outstanding Meritorious Service Award in 1987 ... After Grazier’s death, another MAME award, for contributions to the profession, was renamed in her honor as “The Margaret Grazier Award for Contributions to the Profession” ...
Around The World With Auntie Mame - Critical Reception
... Post "There is no important difference between Auntie Mame, which sold 1,500,000 copies, and Around the World ... Biggest change in the starting novel Mame Dennis gets married in the sequel she just gets around" – Time magazine (August 25, 1958) Dennis's novels fell out of ... Around The World With Auntie Mame was reprinted with the restoration of a chapter that had been censored from the original edition ...
MAME - License
... MAME is available at no cost, including its source code ... prevent arcade operators from installing MAME cabinets and profiting from the works of the original manufacturers of the game ... the prohibition on commercial distribution MAME does not fulfill the criteria of free software as defined by the Free Software Foundation nor does it meet the conditions of the Open Source Definition ...