MAME4droid is a version of iMAME4all (Jailbroken iPhone, iPad) for Android, all of them developed by David Valdeita (Seleuco), port of MAME 0.37b5 emulator by Nicola Salmoria and TEAM, and it is based on GP2X, WIZ MAME4ALL 2.5 by Franxis.
MAME4droid emulates arcade games supported by original MAME 0.37b5 plus some additional games from newer MAME versions.
This version emulates over 2000 different romsets.
Please, try to understand that that with that amount of games, some will run better than others and some might not even run with MAME4droid.
Please, don’t email me asking for a specific game to run.
Owners of older devices should not expect good performance. Tips to help performance: use lower quality sound or switch it off, use 8 bit depth, underclock the CPU and Sound CPUs. Disable stick and buttons animations and disable smooth scaling also.
After installing, place your MAME-titled zipped roms in /sdcard/ROMs/MAME4all/roms folder.
MAME4droid uses only MAME4droid & iMAME4all uses only ‘0.37b5’, ‘GP2X, WIZ 0.37b11 mame romset’. Use “clrmame.dat” file included in /sdcard/ROMs/MAME4all/ to convert romsets from other MAME versions to the ones used by this version, using ClrMAME Pro utility, available in this URL:
MAME4droid will never have “save states” since it is based on a MAME version that does not support it.
Official web page for news, source code & additional information:
To see MAME license, go to the end of this document.
Support for 2.1 and upper Android devices.
Native support for Android Honeycomb tablets.
Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) 2D Hardware Accelerated.
HW Keys remapping.
Touch Controller can be shown/hidden.
Overlay Filters, scalines, CRT..
Digital or Analog touch selectable.
Animated touch stick or DPAD.
iON’s iCade and iCP (as iCade mode) external controllers supported.
Wiimote support using WiiCrotroller Market app.
1 to 6 buttons optionally shown.
Options for video aspect ratio, scaling, rotate.
Adjustable CPU, Audio clock.
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V1.5.3 Some fixes
V1.5.2 Added new battery save option (hacks). Fixed some dialogs issues. Improve ICS support.
V1.5.1 fixed dpad/coin button portrait responsiveness, fixed tilted games using gl video render.
V1.5 added new landscape customizable button layout control, added tilt sensor as left/right.
V1.4 added local multiplayer (using external IME app as Wiimote Controller or equivalent),added option to change default rom path