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Monday, September 25, 2006
 
Game Emulator Roundup
8:37 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

A recent Slacker's Guide examined several game emulators available to Mac users. The article covers MacMAME, Sixtyforce, and Richard Bannister's many offerings. The emulators offer a bit of nostalgia for those seeking a trip down gaming's memory lane.

MacMAME by Brad Oliver works to bring back the arcade games of the past like nothing else currently out there. A near-flawless freeware program that recently became a Universal Binary application, MacMAME emulates the hardware settings found in arcade cabinet games. Once installed, the program fully emulates even the interaction. Load the program, insert a coin into the game by pressing "5" on the keyboard, then select the number of players and have at it with the classics of yesteryear.

What was once technical, especially in the early days of hardware emulation, has become easier. Download MacMAME, copy the files where you'd like, then run the program and quit it to create a user data folder for the program. Like other emulation programs, MacMAME is based around the idea of game ROMs, or the code the composes each title. Once downloaded, these files are placed within a ROM folder (Users -->Documents-->MacMAME User Data-->ROMs) and appear in a menu of available games when MacMAME is rebooted again.

To read the rest of the article follow the link provided below.

The Slacker's Guide: Emulator Roundup
MacMAME
Sixtyforce
Bannister.org Software


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