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Prerequisites for using the MAME console application on MacOS:
- Intel-based Macs – MacOS 10.14 or above (majority of Macs made before 2021).
- M1(aarch64)-based Macs – MacOS 12.0 “Monterey”.
- libSDL 2.0 or above – SDL for MacOS (currently 2.24.0).
- Knowledge of using the Terminal.app within MacOS or a frontend.
- Disable Gatekeeper!
The current MAME release is 0.248, released on September 28th, 2022.