MAME Running in Chrome

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By GaryOPA on Dec 30, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    Google Employee Does Case Study, 'Ports MAME to Native Client'

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    Love to Play 'Retro' Games? -- Now thanks to a smart Google Cookie by the name of Robert Muth, you can just use their 'Chrome Browser' now to play all of them, instead of setting up a MAME build!

    Google has an history of allowing their staff to work on 'cool ideas', and in this case, they ended up porting over the 'Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator' (aka) MAME which basically allows you to run many of the old-school retro classic gaming machines now on your Chrome Browser!

    Sounds simple, but it was not an easy feat, and now Google is one step closer to having an 'Gaming Machine' of their own!

    NEWS SOURCE: Porting MAME to Native Client (via) Google
     

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Discussion in 'General Undergound Newz' started by GaryOPA, Dec 30, 2011.

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      I definelty like the sound of that, fingers crossed tho that those looking to cash in for no effort, like capcom, don't exploit it for their own finacial gain.
       
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      MAME is awesome but the download.... about 260GB's or so depending on if you want everything.

      Cannot recommend MameUI64 enough here, get all the files and spend a few hours reading the history and trivia about all the games. Also its fun reading the technical specs of the machines.

      The one downside to MAME in my eyes is that there is no easy way to delete games to shrink that file size on your hard drive.


      All those damned fruit machines...
       
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      I am going to say you have to download the rom set, and the browser will run the emulator.

      Otherwise who ever is hosting the ROM's will get toasted by at least 30 different companies for copyright infringement.

      The newer builds of MAME even support some PS2 games (arcade version of the hardware.) so they would still be new enough that companies might get a bit pissed off.

      Especially with the craze of re releasing "HD" versions of old classics on PSN and XBL.
       

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