mamedev.org has released this months MAME update!
whatsnew is here: https://sdlmame.lngn.net/whatsnew/whatsnew_0249.txt
MAME 0.249 for Apple Silicon: https://sdlmame.lngn.net/stable/mame0249-arm64.zip
MAME 0.249 for Intel Macs: https://sdlmame.lngn.net/stable/mame0249-x86.zip
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Hi. How you install it in Mac? Do you have instructions? Thnx!
There is no real “installation”. You download the zip, unzip it, put your roms in the roms/ folder and then run MAME from a terminal. MAME is used like a Unix application on MacOS, much the same as how the Windows port is used on that platform. You can run MAME from the folders it comes with, no need to install. You must also enable MAME to run through the MacOS GateKeeper or else MacOS will not run the program.
ARM version has many bugs – for example Virtua Racing rending is unusable and some cores are very slow. The Intel version runs on the ARM macOS without these issues
Yes the arm platform has many bugs. Many cpu cores were written for x86 machine optimizations, etc. it will take time for the arm work to catch up. And yes you can use the x86 bins at the cost of performance loss on ARM but they will work decently. The point of offering both is for native running code for users who would like to maximize that.
Thanks for this! Finally playing MAME again after a decade. 🙂