Prerequisites for using the MAME console application on MacOS:
- Intel-based Macs – MacOS 10.14 or above (majority of Macs made before 2021).
- Apple Silicon (aarch64)-based Macs – MacOS 12.0 “Monterey”.
- libSDL 2.0 or above – SDL for MacOS (currently 2.28.3). Always get the latest release!
- Knowledge of using the Terminal.app within MacOS or a frontend.
- Disable Gatekeeper!
The current MAME release is 0.259, released on August 30th, 2023.
All old releases are archived here.