Software update: MAME 0.201




Version 0.201 of MAME and MESS has been released. MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator and is a program with which it is possible to play a large amount of classic arcade games. MESS stands for Multi Emulator Super System and emulates a large number of old computers , such as the Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Gameboy and ZX Spectrum. The extensive list of changes is here , the release notes can be found below.

MAME 0.201
It’s the MAME release, with more of everything we know you love. In a last-minute update, we slipped into a major performance optimization for bgfx video output. It is particularly noticeable when using cropped artwork, and there is no longer a big performance penalty for bringing the menu on the emulation on macOS. Another core improvement is support for TAP / TUN networking on Windows, providing a big performance improvement when connecting to a network on the host machine.

MAME 0.201 allows you to play as Chuby the octopus, in the incredibly elusive Spanish game Night Mare. Unfortunately the sound ROMs were missing, so you can not speak Chuby speak, and we still need to know the export version known as Clean Octopus. And speaking of weird games from Spain, two more Magnet System titles have been dumped: A Day in Space and The Burning Cavern.

Newly dumped versions of supported arcade games include prototypes of Halley’s Comet (Taito) and Dog Fight (Orca), a newer version of the original Master Boy (Gaelco), and the Korean release of Raiden II (Seibu Kaihatsu). A reduced ROM allowed Psychic Force EX to run correctly. The vgmplay logged music player has had a big update in this release, with support for several more sound chips and a comprehensive software list.

And this brings us to audio improvements, which seem to have crowded their way into this release. We have fixes for long-standing sound bugs in Twin Eagle, Targ and Spectar. Sound in Amazing Maze is no longer cut off after thirty seconds or so. There are some big changes for QSound and Taito Zoom ZSG-2 that should make things sound nicer. There is also preliminary support for the NEC PC-FX’s HuC6230 SoundBox, but it has a DC offset so you’ll have a big thud when you start or stop it.

Recent improvements in NEC PC-98 emulation have seen dozens of titles promoted to working status, and we have added another batch of dumps from Neo Kobe Collection. There are a number of fixes that improve TI-99 floppy and cassette support in this release. InterPro systems can now be used via a serial terminal in configurations without a video card or keyboard. At long last, the Apple // c Plus can boot from its internal floppy drive. Other improvements to computer emulation include better keyboard support for Amiga systems and improved GPU emulation for the HP Integral PC.

Or course, there’s more to read about in the whatsnew.txt file , and you can get source and Windows binaries from the download page .

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Version number 0.201
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10
File size 64.30MB
License type GPL


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