Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I use MAME almost from the begginning of the project and love it. But today exists so many variations and "distributions" of the original that I can't keep the count. I used the MAME Plus project but today i like the MAME Plus! XT a little more. I'm looking for a version that used a multicore processor better but any suggestions would be appreciated. I also prefer the ones that keep upto date with the original project. Thanks in advance.

share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

There are 2 main versions which together will play pretty much everything. For the official MAME, get MameUI64: this version has a nice user interface and is 64bit. Winkawaks is used for some Capcom games which run on a different chipset to MAME.

Everything else seems to built on top of these two.

share|improve this answer

If you are interested in submitting high scores to Twin Galaxies, you'll need to use WolfMAME: the version from which they are currently accepting scores is 0.106. (Yes, it's five years old, and the current version is 0.142, but it's their site and their rules.)

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.