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14. Multimedia Hacks > HACK 117: Play Classic Games on Your Mac with MacMAME

HACK 117: Play Classic Games on Your Mac with MacMAME

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Your Mac has plenty of power to run old arcade games. This hack explores how to get classic games running on your machine so you can relive the good old days without pockets filled with quarters.

All the interest today is in the latest consoles: people are enamored with the Wii, Xbox 360, or Playstation 3. If you’re over 30, you remember when home consoles were blocky translations of what you found at the arcade, more of a temporary fix until you got more quarters for the true gaming experience. It turns out that your Mac can play all the arcade games you remember as a youth with a few ROMs and an emulator called MacMAME (for those interested MAME is an acronym for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator).


  

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