Emulator software of gaming machines that you can install on your PC.
Download MAME: The MAME application (acronym for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) is a free arcade emulator (which is a genre of video games) and open source software development environment (the source code was available as long as it is not used for commercial purposes). This software has been developed in Windows and DOS versions, however there are versions for other platforms including UNIX and Mac Os. MAME was created by the Italian developer Nicola Salmoria and it is thanks to him that since 1997 until today we can play the MAME games, which are not available today under this format, but every day there are more games emulated by him.
MAME: An Overview
This emulator comes with its own executable and with a fairly large database of games that generally the emulator is able to recognize any game that we copy. Its interface is quite simple and very well organized, with both search functions and classification of games, a very important feature when browsing within a number of arcade games. In simpler terms we can say that this emulator what it does is something like a kind of copy of the arcade hardware on your computer so you can play, since MAME what it does is replicate in some way both the games and arcade machines.
This powerful tool allows the user to adapt to their needs all their controls so that you can customize your own emulator, but by default MAME comes with a series of controls and pre-set with them we can move perfectly through its menu in a fairly simple way to navigate it.
The requirements for the installation of this software emulator are not so demanding, of course if our PC is not the latest generation we may have some stumbling blocks or low resolution problems. Likewise MAME presents its download in the form of an executable .exe and with a demand of about 60 megabytes on disk at its start and then to finish all the extraction of the folders of the emulator, its occupation on disk is increased considerably. Additionally we must ensure that our computer has a processor equivalent to 2800 MHz such as Pentium 4, have 2GB of RAM, have a graphics card compatible with DirectX. After downloading the emulator can give you the task of starting to download the arcade games you want, on the Web there is a collection, both individual games, as game packs.
Finally we can say that this free open source emulator opened the doors of the world of games machines on personal computers and today have been the window for the development of such applications where the emulator moves the game consoles, making your personal computer can have a world of entertainment.