While rooting around the net this morning we found a nifty little post to share with you. MacMame, the classic arcade game emulator for the Macintosh, is still alive and kicking with a new version. The new update puts MacMame up to v 0.37b13, and deals with the following issues:
- In sync with the DOS 0.37 beta 13 build.
- Modified PPC 68k core to support encrypted opcode arguments in pc-relative reads.
- Added support for 555 and 888 direct modes, used for transparency effects in some games.
- Moved some more strings to the resource fork to aid in translations.
- Total games supported: 2839
- Total unique games: 1658 (1181 clones)
MacMame, for those who are unfamiliar with it, is a classic arcade game emulator that is used to backup and keep alive all those classic arcade games alive. 1942 Midway, Asteroids, Joust, Bubble Bobble, and Stargate Defender are just a few of the games that can be re-enjoyed thanks to this compact little emulation application. Brought to us by Brad Oliver, this little program takes small files called "ROMs" that you download from ROM archives around the net. The ROM is the entire game squished into one small file which MacMame then allows you to play. Web sites around the internet provide archiving backup services for ROMs but free distribution of these files is considered to be an infringement of copyright.
To find out more about this handy little application, visit Brad Oliveris official MacMame Web site. There are links to the best download sites, as well as all the information you will need to download, install, and operate your own home classic arcade.