Q. - What is "ExtraMAME"?
A. - "ExtraMAME" is a small MS Windows compatible GUI wrapper
for M.A.M.E., the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator authored by Nicola Salmoria and
the MAME team. M.A.M.E. let's you play thousands of old-school arcade games on your
Q. - What makes "ExtraMAME" better than
other GUI wrappers for M.A.M.E.?
A. - "ExtraMAME" is smaller and easier to use. It doesn't
force you to fuss with difficult configurations and it's compatible with all M.A.M.E
Q. - How do I use "ExtraMAME"? What additional
files do I need?
A. - "ExtraMAME" is easy to use, just follow these steps:
1. Download the latest version of "ExtraMAME"
from our site https://www.wintools.net/extramame/
2. Download the latest version of the
Windows command line binaries of M.A.M.E. from
3. Install "Extra MAME" into a folder
of your choice. For example: "c:\extramame\"
4. Install "Windows command line
binaries of MAME" into this folder as well: "c:\extramame\".
5. Run "ExtraMAME". It displays two lists,
"supported" and "available". The supported list displays the names of games that
are compatible with M.A.M.E. The available list displays the names of games that
are actually present on your system. After a fresh install, the available list should
be empty. You'll also need to download special M.A.M.E. game files. These files
are named "bios" files and "rom" files.
Q. - What are these "bios" files?
A. - These "bios" files enable MAME to emulate various kinds
of game hardware.<
Q. - Where do I find these "bios" files?
A. - On the Internet! These files are named: NEOGEO.ZIP,
PGM.ZIP, CVS.ZIP, DECOCASS.ZIP and PLAYCH10.ZIP
You can find them using google. For example,
or press "Get BIOS" button in "All Another" tab of "ExtraMAME". Save these files
to the "roms" sub folder of the M.A.M.E. installation directory. For example, "c:\extramame\roms\".
Do not unpack these files. Leave them zipped.
Try to search additional BIOS files on
Q. - Where do I find these "ROM"-files?
What are they?
A. - On the internet! These "rom" files are the actual game
files themselves. For example, say you want to play the game "Bad Dudes vs. Dragonninja"
1. Find this game in the "Supported"
list of "ExtraMAME". Internal name for game "Bad Dudes vs. Dragonninja" is
"baddudes". Name of "rom"-file is "baddudes.zip".
2. Press "Get Game" button. It help you
to find "baddudes.zip" file in Internet.
3. Select a site from which to download
'baddudes.zip'. Save the file to the "roms" sub folder of the M.A.M.E. installation
directory. For example, "c:\extramame\roms\". Do not unpack the file. Leave it zipped.
4. Use the "ExtraMAME" "Refresh" button.
The game should appear on the "available" list. Double click on the name in "Available"
list or highlight it and press the play button.
Try to search additional Game-ROM
files on Google Ads:
Q. - How to play the games?
A. - Run the game. Press "O" button and next press "K" button
on your keybord if game is asked you (OK). Please wait for game loading. You not
forget that for play the games in Arcade Machine you need to have coins? :) Press
"5" button for insert coin. Press "5" again and again, not feel greed. :) Now press
"1" button for one player and "2" button for two players. About additional commands
and hot keys read in "Manual" section of "ExtraMAME".
Q. - How to create Screen Shot for game?
A. - Press "F12" button in game. Don`t forget
do it in any game. It help you for work with "ExtraMAME".
Q. - How do I set up my joystick in Extramame?
A. - Joystick is enabled by default. Just plug and play.
Q. - Where can I find additional information
A. - The best source for information about M.A.M.E.
is the official web site for M.A.M.E.
Additional MAME resources from Google
- OS MS Windows 11/10/8/7/VISTA/XP/2k/2k3/2k8 x86 x64
- Minimum screen resolution 800x600
- Pentium processor and above
- 128 Mb RAM, 32 Mb free disk space
- Download size: ~10Mb