Libretro Mame


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Package Details: libretro-mame2016-git 44421.02987af9b8-1

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Package Base: libretro-mame2016-git
Description: Late 2016 version of MAME (0.174) for libretro. Compatible with MAME 0.174 romsets. (Arcade)
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Licenses: custom:MAME License
Groups: libretro
Submitter: OJaksch
Maintainer: OJaksch
Last Packager: OJaksch
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.000089
First Submitted: 2017-01-25 08:42
Last Updated: 2020-03-05 11:01

Dependencies (5)

  • glibc(glibc-linux4, glibc-git, glibc-force-mmap, lib32-glibc-force-mmap, glibc-minimal-git, glibc-dso, lib32-glibc-dso)
  • libretro-core-info(libretro-core-info-git)
  • zlib(zlib-static, zlib-git, zlib-asm, minizip-asm, zlib-ng-git, zlib-ng)
  • git(git-git)(make)
  • python2(make)

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IEPforAUR commented on 2020-05-05 19:00

What do you mean by 'help to fix the issue?' Are we pointing a gun to the heads of the mame development team, the libretro development team, or both?

deemon commented on 2020-04-02 02:57

OJaksch commented on 2017-09-22 09:17

I know...same as in
But you can either help to fix this issue or compile this by 'makepkg' meanwhile :)

Martian commented on 2017-09-22 08:55

I got failure to build it:
Generating ../tmp/yaourt-tmp-marto/aur-libretro-mame2016-git/projects/retro/mame/gmake-linux/zvt.make...
Generating ../tmp/yaourt-tmp-marto/aur-libretro-mame2016-git/projects/retro/mame/gmake-linux/skeleton.make...
Generating ../tmp/yaourt-tmp-marto/aur-libretro-mame2016-git/projects/retro/mame/gmake-linux/mame2016.make...
make -R verbose=1 -C /tmp/yaourt-tmp-marto/aur-libretro-mame2016-git/projects/retro/mame/gmake-linux config=libretro64 precompile
make[2]: Entering directory '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-marto/aur-libretro-mame2016-git/src/mame2016-libretro'
make[2]: *** /tmp/yaourt-tmp-marto/aur-libretro-mame2016-git/projects/retro/mame/gmake-linux: No such file or directory. Stop.
make[2]: Leaving directory '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-marto/aur-libretro-mame2016-git/src/mame2016-libretro'
make[1]: *** [makefile:1203: linux_x64] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/tmp/yaourt-tmp-marto/aur-libretro-mame2016-git/src/mame2016-libretro'
make: *** [Makefile.libretro:195: build] Error 2
> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build libretro-mame2016-git.

MAME is an acronym for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. The intent of this emulator is preservation; the ability to play games is considered a 'side-effect.' MAME supports thousands of classic arcade games, although not all of them are playable. As of version 0.162 MAME absorbed its sister-project MESS (Multi Emulator Super System) which means it is also capable of playing games for classic game consoles.

Although MAME is a 'command-line' application, as of version 0.171, you will get a simple 'DOS-like' menu when you open it where you can do the usual things of selecting games and changing the configuration. If you do not like this menu, there are a few other options: the MAMEUI port (which, as the name suggests, adds a Windows user-interface to MAME) or frontends. As MAME is also available as Libretro core, you could also use RetroArch as frontend.

A lot of arcade games were coin-operated, so when you start a game you might wonder: 'how do I insert a coin?' The answer can be found in the input configuration, but let me spoil it for you: keys '5' to '8' on your keyboard insert coins for players 1-4 and keys '1' to '4' are the start-buttons for those players. So for single player, insert coin by pressing 5 and start the game by pressing 1.

How to get MAME ROMs

For legal reasons, this site does not contain nor link to ROMs. But MAME is an exception, as the 'ROM site' in question is none other than the Internet Archive ( You can find the game ROMs, BIOS ROMs and all other files needed to play games in the MESS and MAME collection on their site as both direct downloads and torrent files. Be aware that a complete collection can take a lot of disk space (over 50GB, and you need double that to extract the archive that holds all the ROMs). After downloading you can place game and BIOS ROMs in the 'roms' subfolder inside the MAME folder.

MAME handles ROMs a little different in that you do not have to unzip every individual game. MAME can open them as ZIP files. The reason for this is that arcade ROMs tend to consist of multiple files.

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