Software update: MAME 0.215

Version 0.215 of MAME and MESS has been released. MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator and is a program that allows you to create a large amount of classic arcade games to play. MESS stands for Multi Emulator Super System and emulates a lot of old ones computers, such as the Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Gameboy and ZX Spectrum. The extensive list of changes is available here, the release notes can be found below.

MAME 0.215:

A wild MAME 0.215 appears! Yes, another month has gone by, and it’s time to check out what’s new. On the arcade side, Taito’s incredibly rare 4-screen top-down racer Super Dead Heat is now playable! Joining its ranks are other rarities, such as the European release of Capcom’s 19XX: The War Against Destiny, and a bootleg of Jaleco’s P-47 – The Freedom Fighter using a different sound system. We’ve got three newly supported Game & Watch titles: Lion, Manhole, and Spitball Sparky, as well as the crystal screen version of Super Mario Bros. Two new JAKKS Pacific TV games, Capcom 3-in-1 and Disney Princesses, have also been added.

Other improvements include several more protection microcontrollers dumped and emulated, the NCR Decision Mate V working (now including hard disk controllers), graphics fixes for the 68k-based SNK and Alpha Denshi games, and some graphical updates to the Super A’Can driver.

We’ve updated bgfx, adding preliminary Vulkan support. There are some issues we’re aware of, so if you run into issues, check our GitHub issues page to see if it’s already known, and report it if it isn’t. We’ve also improved support for building and running on Linux systems without X11.

You can read about everything that’s been updated in the whatsnew.txt file.

Version number 0.215
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website MAME
Download http://mamedev.org/release.html
File size

71.30MB

License type GPL
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