MAME compatibility list

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This is a VERY incomplete list of compatibility issues that MAME has with different systems.

Contents

Atari[edit]

Atari 2600[edit]

Rivals Stella in most cases, and is even better in some cases.

Atari 5200[edit]

Doesn't boot for some reason.

Atari 7800[edit]

Pretty much the most accurate emulator for this system.

Atari 8-bit[edit]

Relatively inaccurate. INC WSYNC, for instance, waits for 3 scanlines instead of just waiting for 1 scanline like it's supposed to.

Atari ST[edit]

No inputs anywhere, so you can't really use it.

Atari Jaguar[edit]

Holy shit, this one has lots of weird bugs. One being Tempest 2000 overwriting the cart ROM region. Stay the fuck away from it.

Atari arcades[edit]

Atari Discrete Logic[edit]

Several games like Pong (1972), Breakout and other Pong derivatives work well in MAME. Many more games don't seem to be covered.

Atari 6800 Based[edit]

Some or all games may work in MAME. Destroyer, Drag Race.

Atari 68000 Based[edit]

Some or many games that ran on this system are supported in their own namesake drivers and work well in MAME. Many games are supported in own drivers: Bad Lands, Batman, Blasteroids, Food Fight, Klax, Off the Wall, Rampart, Relief Pitcher, Shuuz, Skull & Crossbones, Toobin', Vindicators and Xybots.

Atari Dual 68000 Based[edit]

Only 2 games were officially released on this board but two more prototypes are also covered in the driver for one of the games. They all work well in MAME.

Apple[edit]

Apple I[edit]

Pretty much perfect.

Apple II[edit]

Also pretty much perfect, and it's got good emulation of a bunch of peripherals too! The later versions do have some problems with inverted text it seems.

Apple III[edit]

The first and only working emulator for this system, due to RBelmont reverse-engineering the weird banking system this one uses.

Commodore[edit]

Vic-20[edit]

Really slow, and also kinda inaccurate.

Commodore 64[edit]

Kinda slow, and also kinda inaccurate.

Commodore Plus/4[edit]

The Plus/4 computer and the budget-priced C16 and C116 variants work well in MAME. 3 prototype models work well, although 1 has imperfect GFX.

Commodore 65[edit]

Commodore 128[edit]

Never even made it past the WIP stage. Don't even bother.

Amiga[edit]

Decent for OCS. Kinda iffy on everything else.

IBM[edit]

PC 5150[edit]

It works fine for anything that doesn't require the cassette port or timing. Don't expect to run 8088 MPH on it.

PC/XT 5160[edit]

It works fine for anything that doesn't require timing.

PC/AT 5170[edit]

It works fine.

AT clones up to 486[edit]

It works just fine, barring some rare CPU core bugs.

AT clones with Pentium[edit]

Don't even bother. It pretty badly needs a rewrite to actually work. It also doesn't emulate any Super I/O chips, either.

Irem[edit]

Irem M10/11/15[edit]

MAME.

Irem M14[edit]

MAME.

Irem M27[edit]

Found in driver named after 1 of 4 games released on this system. MAME.

Irem M52[edit]

MAME.

Irem M57[edit]

MAME.

Irem M58[edit]

MAME.

Irem M62[edit]

MAME.

Irem M63[edit]

MAME.

Irem M72[edit]

MAME.

Irem M90[edit]

MAME.

Irem M92[edit]

MAME.

Irem M107[edit]

MAME.

Microsoft[edit]

MSX[edit]

Works pretty well.

MSX2[edit]

Works pretty well too.

MSX2+[edit]

Works okay.

Xbox[edit]

It doesn't work nearly as well as XQEMU, let's just put it that way. It's also ungodly amounts of slow thanks to no i386 dynarec.

NEC[edit]

PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16[edit]

It's only got one major problem. The game Air Zonk hangs due to imprecise timings. Other than that, it's fine.

PC Engine CD[edit]

Again, it's mostly fine, but you're gonna want to use the new video cores and also pray you have a good dump.

PC Engine SuperGrafx[edit]

Works fine.

PC-FX[edit]

This doesn't even boot, due to issues with the CPU core that it shares with the Virtual Boy.

Namco[edit]

Namco System 86[edit]

All games work well in MAME.

Namco System 1[edit]

All games work well in MAME.

Namco System 2[edit]

Many games work well, many others have imperfect GFX, sound & networking (?) in MAME.

Namco System 21[edit]

Only a few of the 10 games released on this system work with imperfect GFX in MAME.

Namco NA-1[edit]

- Also NA-2

All but 1 games work well in MAME, however they lack cocktail (tabletop) mode. X-Day 2 has imperfect GFX.

Namco NB-1[edit]

All games work well in MAME.

Namco System FL[edit]

Only two games were released on this system; they both work fairly well in MAME. Speed Racer has imperfect GFX, and it & Final Lap R lack networking (?).

Namco System 22[edit]

- Also Namco Super System 22.

Almost all games work with imperfect GFX; many have non-working networking (?) in MAME. Notable games on this system include Air Combat (Start of the Ace Combat series), Ridge Racer 1-2 and Time Crisis. Alpine Surfer does not work yet.

Namco System 11[edit]

Works well in MAME.

Namco ND-1[edit]

Just 2 Namco game collections and 2 game were released on this board; they all have imperfect GFX in MAME.

Namco System 12[edit]

Works well in MAME.

Namco System 23[edit]

- Also Namco Super System 23 & other variants.

Namco System 10[edit]

Preliminary support in MAME, probably nothing works in MAME yet. Dumps of System 10 games are actually useless. Due to the extreme level of encryption and protection, sadly all these System 10 games will not be working in MAME anytime soon or maybe never.

No games work yet in MAME.

Nintendo[edit]

NES[edit]

The PPU for this core is per-scanline, so mid-frame effects generally don't work too well. The only reason it can even handle MMC5 games because of hacks! It really needs a video system rewrite and BAD.

SNES[edit]

Many timing issues here. It's probably not even as accurate as Snes9x. It really needs to be reworked.

Nintendo 64[edit]

See arcade hardware variant Seta Aleck64 under Seta's list.

This whole system has tons of timing issues. Tread lightly.

Game Boy/Game Boy Color[edit]

Lots of slight timing bugs, but other than that, it's fine.

Virtual Boy[edit]

Sorta works, but some games just completely crap out. It's also really slow.

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Many atrocious timing bugs, though endrift and MoochMcGee have tried to help clean it up. 16-bit unaligned accesses also aren't emulated correctly, so most of endrift's hardware tests fail.

NMK[edit]

- Stands for Nihon Maicom Kaihatsu.

Argus[edit]

MAME.

NMK16[edit]

- 16-bit hardware.

MAME.

NMK Medal[edit]

Only 1 game, Trocana, was on this system. Basic MAME driver.

Sega[edit]

Sega SG-1000[edit]

Nearly perfect.

Sega Master System/Game Gear[edit]

- And Sega System E arcade too.

Pretty damn accurate. MAME is quite a good emulator for this system. All System E arcade games work well in MAME.

Sega Genesis/Mega Drive[edit]

- And Sega System C/C-2 arcades too.

Runs most games fine. Some don't work that well, but it's got about a 95% compatibility rate. Almost all of the C/C-2 arcade games work well in MAME - only the Print Club games don't work.

Sega/Mega CD[edit]

Not that good. The extra processors throw in more timing problems.

Sega 32X[edit]

Lots of timing issues. There are also suspected SH2 core bugs that come up more frequently on the 32X due to most games being programmed in assembly instead of C like most other SH2 platforms.

Sega/Mega CD and 32X[edit]

This probably won't work that well.

Sega Saturn[edit]

- Also covers the Sega Titan Video arcade hardware.

It's a little better than Yabause, but with much nicer code.

Sega Dreamcast[edit]

Nowhere close to even nullDC. It's also very slow and only started booting games thanks to what amounts to a miracle.

Sega Arcade hardware[edit]

Sega System 1[edit]

- Also Sega System 2 (Upgrade) works too.

Both systems work well in MAME.

Sega Appoooh[edit]

Just 2 games were released on this system, both work well in MAME.

Sega System 16[edit]

Caution: MAME's driver for this system name mainly covers the heavily bootlegged games from both System 16 / 18; however they roughly reflect the original hardware. Most games don't work, some others have imperfect GFX.

Sega System 24[edit]

All games work, but some have imperfect GFX in MAME.

Sega System 18[edit]

All games work well in MAME.

Sega System 32[edit]

All System 32 games' ROMS decrypted. Virtually all games have imperfect GFX in MAME.

Kyugo[edit]

All games work well in MAME. Only 1 bootlegged variant has imperfect GFX.

Sega Model 1 Arcade[edit]

Reverse engineering isn't quite finished on the geometry DSP, so don't expect every game to work. Regardless, Virtua Fighter works fine.

Sega Model 2 Arcade[edit]

Again, reverse engineering hasn't been finished on the first model's DSP, but there are plenty of other problems that also need to be worked out. Last I checked, Virtua Cop 2's textures just display black. Virtua Fighter 2 just freezes after a bit due to bugs in the DSP comms.

Sega Model 3 Arcade[edit]

It's in better shape than Sega Model 2, but it's slow and has lots of bugs. Virtua Fighter 3 either hangs or crashes a bit into gameplay, depending on what set you use.

Sega Naomi Arcade[edit]

It's okay? I'm not sure if I can really call it that frankly. There are just too many bugs. It's also quite slow, as you can expect from most 3D games in MAME.

Chihiro Arcade[edit]

Basically an arcade Xbox. It boots OutRun 2, and not much else.

Seta[edit]

Seta 1st-gen[edit]

Almost all games work well in MAME, but some have imperfect sound and some others imperfect GFX. Crazy Fight is not unencrypted yet.

Seta 2nd-gen[edit]

All games work well in MAME, but most have imperfect GFX & they all lack a cocktail (tabletop) mode.

Seta Aleck64[edit]

- Based on the N64 console hardware.

All but one games work well in MAME with imperfect GFX. The sole exception is Magical Tetris Challenge

SNK Corporation[edit]

- Stands for Shin Nihon Kikaku

Neo Geo MVS[edit]

Perfect driver support in MAME.

Sony[edit]

PlayStation[edit]

It's got lots of bugs. Many games have SPU-related hangs, for instance. It's not even as good as pSX, and that emulator's ancient! It can run some games that PCSX-R can't though, like Parappa the Rapper.

PlayStation 2[edit]

- Namco System 246/256 arcades (PS2 hardware ISN'T emulated in MAME. Just these two PS2-based Namco System or at least dumps of their games are designed for MAME. Nothing works yet.). Dump list.

PocketStation[edit]

It works pretty well, actually. I daresay the emulation is perfect.

Taito[edit]

Taito Top Speed Hardware[edit]

Operation Thunderbolt and Top Speed / Full Throttle, released on this system, work in MAME.

Taito Z System[edit]

Chase H.Q., released on this system, should work in MAME now (Perhaps with imperfect GFX).

Taito G-Net[edit]

All games should work in MAME with imperfect sound.