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How To Install An Emulator To Run Arcade Games on My Windows Pc


MAME is a multiple arcade machine emulator for Microsoft Windows that allows you to play classic arcade games on your PC. Every kid that grew up in the 1970s through the early 1990s remember going to the arcade with their friends. Everyone remembers that excitement when they went to the counter to get their tokens or tickets to play an arcade game. Arcades are obsolete in the 21st century and many arcade-like games are being made for mobile phones. The MAME development team created MAME in 1997 and the team gave those same kids that went to the arcade afterschool and on the weekend an opportunity to play their favorite arcade game emulator windows. The main emulator windows MAME is in command prompt and many users do not know how to use that feature on their PC. MAME is the only active arcade emulator windows that works properly and it can play every single arcade game in existence. In order to run emulator windows to run arcade games, you must also download games for the MAME. This can be easily done on various websites, but we will use one website like ROMNation to get you started. MAME can run on any Windows computer and any Windows edition. It is recommended to purchase a gamepad or game controller, e.g. Logitech to play the arcade emulator windows, but it is not necessary. You can use your mouse and keyboard to play the games. The emulator windows MAME is easy to install.

Step 1

Download the MAME version for your PC. Download it here You need to download the correct version for your computer system. Download MAME32 if you have a 32-bit system or download the MAME64 if you have a 64-bit. The file you download is in zip format. Go to the download folder that you store your downloads in and then right-click MAME. Click "Extract All" to unzip the file.

Step 2

Double-click the MAME folder once you unzip the zip file. Double-click on the arcade icon to open MAME emulator windows. All you have to do is just unzip the file. You do not have to do anything else. Yes, it is that simple. MAME emulator windows is already configured once you open it. All you have to do now is find games to play it on.

Step 3

Download a MAME game from ROMNation is one of the best websites for MAME games. Every MAME game is on this website for free download. Look on the left side of the website and then click on "ROM/Games" and then click on "MAME (Arcade) Roms". Look for the arcade game or games you want to download. Enter the captcha code to verify you are human and then download the file. You have to send this zip file for the arcade game to a folder in MAME called "ROMs".

Step 4

Go back to the folder when MAME is located and then go to the folder where you downloaded the arcade game. Send the arcade zip file to the "ROMs" folder in MAME.

Step 5

Return to MAME. Find the game and then click on it to play it.

By Phoenix Sosa, published at 02/23/2012
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