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MAME (Portable)

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0.196 | Updated: 21 Apr 2018



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MAME (Portable) 0.196

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install MAME (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade MAME (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall MAME (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

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1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

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2. Setup Your Environment

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Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

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    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade mame -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'0.196'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade mame -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'0.196'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install mame
    name: mame
    version: '0.196'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'mame' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.196'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller mame
    Name     = "mame"
    Version  = "0.196"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'mame':
  ensure   => '0.196',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 27 May 2018.


What is MAME

MAME originally stood for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.

MAME's purpose is to preserve decades of software history. As electronic technology continues to rush forward, MAME prevents this important "vintage" software from being lost and forgotten. This is achieved by documenting the hardware and how it functions. The source code to MAME serves as this documentation. The fact that the software is usable serves primarily to validate the accuracy of the documentation (how else can you prove that you have recreated the hardware faithfully?). Over time, MAME absorbed the sister-project MESS (Multi Emulator Super System), so MAME now documents a wide variety of (mostly vintage) computers, video game consoles and calculators, in addition to the arcade video games that were its initial focus.


MAME's main purpose is to be a refefence to the inner workings of the emulated machines. This is done both for educational purposes and for preservation purposes, in order to prevent historical software from disappearing forever once the hardware it runs on stops working. Of course, in order to preserve the software and demonstrate that the emulated behavior matches the original, you must also be able to actually use the software. This is considered a nice side effect, and is not MAME's primary focus.

It is not our intention to infringe on any copyrights or patents on the original games. All of MAME's source code is either our own or freely available. To operate, the emulator requires images of the original ROMs, CDs, hard disks or other media from the machines, which must be provided by the user. No portions of the original game code are included in the executable.


MAME is free. Its source code is free. The project as whole is under distributed under the GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPL-2.0), but most of code (including core functionality) is available under the BSD-3-clause license.

Legal ROM Sources:

MAME is mostly programmed in C with some core components in C++. MAME can currently emulate over 32000 individual systems from the last 5 decades. Supported systems


$packageName    = 'mame' 
$toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url            = ''
$checksum       = '7C7DE74140387319C07CA89A6B8828E7CF72BC02A891FA2AD42FED0E9BD0F92F'
$url64          = ''
$checksum64     = 'B9B626E498D1C862E25B58CF53CFA23A9AA36429837246ED4A4AE221E431D788'
$bits           = Get-ProcessorBits

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'ZIP' 
  url           = $url
  checksum      = $checksum
  url64         = $url64
  checksum64    = $checksum64
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs 

if ($bits -eq 64)
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\MAME.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\mame64.exe" -WorkingDirectory "$toolsDir"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MAME.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\mame64.exe"    
   } else {
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\MAME.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\mame.exe" -WorkingDirectory "$toolsDir"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MAME.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\mame.exe"       

icacls.exe $toolsDir /grant $WhoAmI":"'(OI)(CI)'F /T | out-null

$packageName= 'mame' 

remove-item "$env:Public\Desktop\MAME.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
remove-item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MAME.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
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MAME (Portable) 0.222 622 Friday, July 17, 2020 Approved
MAME (Portable) 0.220 257 Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Approved
MAME (Portable) 0.206 763 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Approved
MAME (Portable) 0.205 216 Sunday, January 6, 2019 Approved
MAME (Portable) 0.199 599 Thursday, July 19, 2018 Approved
MAME (Portable) 0.198 297 Saturday, June 9, 2018 Approved

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