Last Updated on: 26th April 2022, 03:23 pm
QMC2 (QMAME CAT II) – a Qt based multi-platform GUI front end for MAME.
QMC2 is the successor of one of the first UNIX M.A.M.E. GUI front ends available on this planet called QMamecat (derived from MAMECAT, which was text-only). QMamecat was based upon Qt 2; its development was frozen in 2003.
By the beginning of March 2006, we started to build QMC2 from scratch as a Qt 4 project. Parts of the design and code were inspired by its predecessor, but it’s not just a remake. We tried to make the new design as flexible as possible to minimize dependencies from front end and CLI related MAME changes, which was a major deficiency of QMamecat. QMC2 now uses a template based emulator configuration scheme, which can easily be enhanced with additional command line options (defined in an XML template file).
QMC2 is known to work on any modern Linux/UNIX distribution, on Mac OS X and Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10).