MAME

Introduction – Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator

On December 24th, 1996, Nicola Salmoria began working on his single game emulators (for example Multi-Pac), which he merged into one program during January 1997. He named the accomplishment by the name of Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, or MAME for short (pronounced as the word ‘maim’ in English).  Using a modular and portable driver oriented architecture with an open source philosophy, it soon grew into immense proportions. The current version supports 3826 games. (excerpt from mame.net).  MAME is probably the most popular emulator today.

I love MAME. It allows me to play all my favorite old arcade games. Let me tell you, I have gotten into hot water with my boss several times for playing a game at work when I should have been ordering cleaning products, paper goods etc for the cleaning staff. Really, how long does it take to place an order online when I always go to the same online store, CleanItSupply, for their janitorial supplies