MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in
conjunction with a game's data files (ROMs), MAME will more or less faithfully
reproduce that game on a PC. MAME can currently emulate over 1500 classic
arcade video games from the '70s and '80s. The ROM images that MAME utilizes
are "dumped" from arcade games' original circuit-board ROM chips. MAME
becomes the "hardware" for the games, taking the place of their original
CPUs and support chips. Therefore, these games are NOT simulations, but
the actual, original games that appeared in arcades. MAME's purpose
is to preserve these early decades of video-game history. As gaming technology
continues to rush forward, MAME prevents these important "vintage"
games from being lost and forgotten.
For more information visit the official MAME web site.
EMame is the port of MAME to EPOC32 and can be used on Psion
devices such as the Series 5mx.
The current version of EMame is 1.1 and is released under the GNU General Public License.
How to install
There are two steps involved in installing EMame:
Install the binaries
Unzip emame.zip and copy the contained files over to your Psion
device, maintaining the same folder structure as in the zip file. There
is no need to copy any of the files in the \emame\doc folder. The folder
structure looks like below. Files may either be stored on the C: or D:
drive; EMame searches D: first.
Either before or after, you need to install stdlib.sis - this will put estlib.dll in the libs directory.
Just as for MAME, playing games in EMame require game roms. These games are zip files containing the rom images for one or more games. For example, the rom images for 'pacman' and all the 'pacman' clones are in pacman.zip. No one is allowed to distribute ROM images with MAME, so EMame doesn't either. Rumors have it that www.mame.dk might have a 'few' rom files :-). Here's the romlist for the current version of EMame. You don't need to install all zip files, just the ones for the games you want to play.
These zip files should be stored (no need to unzip them) in either c:\emame\roms
EMame will search on D: first when looking for game roms.
EMame version history
Version 1.0: Initial version.
Send feedback to: EMame
Web: EMame home page