MAME 0.247 Released!


With a change of season just around the corner, it’s time to unveil MAME 0.247! This is a huge release, and should have something for everyone!

Newly added systems, and systems promoted to working, include:

  • The M&D Monon Color – a low-cost Chinese hand-held console. This required finding an exploit to extract the CPU’s internal ROM as audio. Said CPU is a high-performance derivative of Intel’s MCS-51 architecture.
  • A prototype version of Tecmo’s Super Pinball Action that used separate screens for the simulated backglass and playfield. This version was presumably poorly received due to the need for an expensive dedicated cabinet.
  • An initial driver for second-generation Sony NEWS workstations based on MIPS processors. This one has been a long time coming, with a lot of preparatory work, but it’s finally here!
  • The Dracula and Game Pachinko – two Tsukuda hand-held games with vacuum fluorescent displays.
  • Micom Mahjong – an example of an early CPU-based TV game, and possibly the first dedicated electronic mahjong system.
  • Three new Casio synthesisers.
  • Several Impera Magic Card games. This one’s also been a while coming, requiring several new devices to be emulated.
  • A few Astro Corp. gambling games, including Dino Dino, Magic Bomb, Stone Age, and Zoo.
  • Some previously missing NO CD versions of Capcom’s Red Earth.

Continue reading at and get the latest downloads below!

MAME 0.247 for ARM-based Macsor Intel Macs.


5 thoughts on “MAME 0.247 Released!

  1. zsh:trace trap error!
    Hey, I am building an arcade machine and wanted to run it off of M1 (to be different)
    But a game I really want is golden tee, but everytime I launch, this happens. I only have this issue on my M1 mac mini, on my intel Macbook Pro (i7) it works great. It you could give suggestions on what to do, or if its a ROM issue. Thanks!

    1. I swear there was a flag to use to get it to play, but I can’t find reference to it ATM. If I come across it, I’ll post it, but my Reddit searching is failing me today.

  2. Hey! I’ve downloaded to my Mac but don’t know where to go from here. Total noob. I don’t see a .app file or anything executable. How do I install? I’m running the latest version of macOS Monterey. Thanks 🙏

    1. You have to double click the zip file to extract the files first! But this is not like normal MacOS apps. MAME runs from a terminal console session, and you have to type Unix-syntax commands to run it. If you’re unfamiliar, I’d suggest a YouTube video detailing how to run MAME.

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