MAME/MESS for Mac OS X - 32/64-bit Intel

Please note "Stable" releases will be offered in Intel 32bit and x64 binaries. "U" releases will be x64 only.

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Please make sure you have installed the SDL runtime library first!
Also, MAME/MESS is now using SDL 2.0, please make sure you update the library on your system!

Please also note MAME is a console application, use or a frontend!

Name Date Size Changelog
SDLMAME v0.159 32-bit (i386) 2015-3-7 32.6 MB whatsnew_0159.txt
SDLMAME v0.161 64-bit (x86_64) 2015-5-2 30.5 MB whatsnew_0161.txt
SDLMESS v0.159 32-bit (i386) 2015-2-7 30.1 MB messnew_0159.txt
SDLMESS v0.161 64-bit (x86_64) 2015-5-2 28.5 MB messnew_0161.txt
SDLMAME v0.140 32-bit (PPC, i386) 2010-10-22 30.3 MB whatsnew_0140.txt

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The Universal Binaries are no longer built or supported. Goodbye PPC, my old friend. The Intel 32-bit build is compiled on OS X 10.6.8 with Xcode 3.2.6 and SDL 2.0.3. The Intel 64-bit build is compiled on OS X 10.9.5 with Xcode 6.2 and SDL 2.0.3. If these do not work for you, compile your own. NOTE: The 32-bit builds are supported on OS X 10.6 or above, 64-bit only supports 10.9 and above.

If you have any questions/comments about these builds, feel free to mail me at I will not reply to ROM requests or other such nonsense. Also, I am not, nor have I ever been, a member of mamedev. I just do this as a service to the community. If you have questions about the internals of the program, I'm not really the person to ask.

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