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MAME 0.202 (64-bit)

Play favourite old arcade games on your PC

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 27 September 2018
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Downloads To Date: 2977
Developer: MAME Team
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MAME (64-bit)
Play favourite old arcade games on your PC

MAME, or the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, emulates the hardware that powered old coin-operated arcade games machines - Space Invaders, Pacman, thousands of the old favourites - which may allow you to play these on your own PC. It's a great way to bring back the memories of your youth, as they'll look and sound almost exactly the same.

There are complications, however.

The first is that to play these ancient games you'll need images of their ROMs, and perhaps other system files. While MAME itself is legal, distributing the ROMs usually isn't, as most are still the property of their creators. There are sites that make these available, but it can take a while to find the required files for a particular game.

And the second is that, although MAME is technically brilliant, it's not exactly designed for ease of use. It doesn't come with a graphical front end, for instance, so by default you must extract the programs files to a folder somewhere, read the TXT based instructions, download the other files you need, place them in the right folders, then use the command line to view and launch your games.

If you're an experienced PC user then it's worth doing this, at least initially, to give you an understanding of how MAME works.

Otherwise, though, you'll probably want to get some help on using MAME. The program's WIKI site has useful advice, and third-party sites like MAMEWorld can point you to ROMs, graphical front ends, and other tools that will make your game-playing life considerably easier.

See What's New for more information about this release.

Verdict:

Tricky to set up and use, but worth the effort, as you'll get access to thousands of vintage but still very playable arcade games

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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