Last Updated on: 20th December 2023, 04:45 pm

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Category: Emulators
Platform: DOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
First release: 1998

AdvanceMAME – the Advance Projects allow you to play Arcade games with video hardware like TVs, Arcade monitors, PC monitors and LCD screens. They run in GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, DOS and Windows.

– AdvanceMAME is a port of the MAME 0.106 and MESS 0.106 emulators for Arcade Monitors and TVs but also for LCDs and PC monitors.
– AdvanceMENU is an emulator frontend with sound and animated previews of your games.
– AdvanceSCAN is a command line rom manager for AdvanceMAME and AdvanceMESS.
– AdvanceCOMP is a collection of recompression utilities for your .ZIP archives, .PNG snapshots, .MNG video clips and .GZ files.

AdvanceMAME is a port of MAME, written mainly by Andrea Mazzoleni, with contributions from various other people. The video support in AdvanceMAME is made especially to be able to program the video hardware (graphics adapter) to achieve a more faithful video emulation, also allowing the use with arcade monitors and TVs.

AdvanceMAME and AdvanceMESS are unofficial MAME and MESS versions with an advanced video support for helping the use with TVs, Arcade Monitors, Fixed Frequencies Monitors and also for PC Monitors.

They run in GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, DOS, Windows and in all the other platforms supported by the SDL library.

The main difference compared with the official emulators is that the Advance versions are able to program directly the video board to always get a video mode with the correct size and frequency.

Generally the Advance emulators are able to use a video mode which doesn’t require any stretching or other unneeded effects to match the original arcade display.

The direct video board programming is fully supported in Linux and DOS. It’s partially supported in Windows. It isn’t supported in Mac OS X and other platforms.

It also contains software filters to improve the image when used on monitors with a higher resolution, such as PC monitors and LCD screens

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