MAME for Mac Options:


OpenEmu - PC Mag Guide Here

MAMEOSX (older)

Make Sure Your X-Arcade Is In Mode 1



  1. Be sure to X-Arcade Is In MODE 1.
  2. Test your X-Arcade is working first
  3. If you need more help after carefully following the steps here, head to our MAME™ Troubleshooting section.
  4. Game ROM troubleshooting: If you aren't able to certain  Roms working on either client, you must make sure to use Rom Versions matching the version of MAME running.

The MAME™ software includes a "Help" menu that can help you (press F1 on your keyboard to access). Alternatively, here are some more very helpful sites that have more in-depth MAME™ instructions, troubleshooting help, and information:

MacMAME™ Official Help - The help page of the MacMAME™, packed with helpful information!

SimpleHelp's MAME™ OS X Help - A very simple, straight-forward starter's guide.

MAME™ OS X Forum - Get help from others with MAME™ OS X.