404 free original arcade games (MAME) to play in your browser, no install needed!
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404 free original arcade games (MAME) to play in your browser, no install needed!

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Found 22nd Oct 2014
While doing a little research on an old game I like I ran into this website being preserved on Archive.org

901 Arcade games running on a Java based version of MAME (Multi Arcade Machine Emulator)

EDIT - I've now gone to the trouble of counting them by eye and I'm embarrassed to say that there is a shortfall.. a large one and in fact their are only 404 games. That's still a lot but a lot less than promised, sorry.

Being Java based it should work on (most) Java enabled browsers without any extra installs, so I got it working on my work laptop using a PortableApps version of Firefox

Not got sound working yet buy maybe thats just my setup.

To start a game, click the game you want, then click run below the screenshot and then press space.

Keys to remember are:

Cursor keys, Up,down etc...

5 - Insert Coin
1 - Start player 1 game
2 - Start player 2 game
Ctrl - Action Button 1
Alt - Action Button 2
Space - Action Button 3
Mouse - Analog Control (needed for some games)
P - Pause
ESC - Quit MAME
F2 - Service Mode
Tab - MAME Options Menu

not tested all the games yet but the 2-3 I just have worked.

Galaxian anyone?
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    Heat One day i will build that MAME cabinet! been saying it for 10 years. I also remember having MAME on my dx/66 mhz pc many moons ago!
    BMR

    Heat One day i will build that MAME cabinet! been saying it for 10 … Heat One day i will build that MAME cabinet! been saying it for 10 years. I also remember having MAME on my dx/66 mhz pc many moons ago!



    wow you are so young I remember installing the game from a tape and it taking hours and in the end there would be an error and you would need to start all over again. ah those where the days
    I have MAMEUIFX64 on here....a huge ROM pack from erm, other sources, from the golden era of arcades till late 1990s...and my favourite from my youth is still Rally-X. Quite amazing how addictive it is for a game from 1980.

    http://www.arcadetotal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/new-rally-x-16-bandeira-contagem-regressiva-pontos.jpg

    You can play Rally-X online here if you want to try it (arrow keys and SPACE is the Smoke button).. juegosflash.im/jue…-x/
    Edited by: "louiselouise" 22nd Oct 2014
    BMR

    Heat One day i will build that MAME cabinet! been saying it for 10 … Heat One day i will build that MAME cabinet! been saying it for 10 years. I also remember having MAME on my dx/66 mhz pc many moons ago!


    I built mine.........
    http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z302/agent-c/Hypercadesideart2.jpg
    agent_c

    I built mine.........



    That's not building one, it's a kit! ;-) a bit of assembly just isn't the same.
    Still, looks really good for a bartop cab.Is that the one with Upvc panels?
    What an amazing find.

    Has anyone managed to get the sound working?

    agent_c

    I built mine.........



    Nice cab wats inside it? Im planning on building one with an xbox running coin ops.
    HAL2000

    That's not building one, it's a kit! ;-) a bit of assembly just isn't the … That's not building one, it's a kit! ;-) a bit of assembly just isn't the same.Still, looks really good for a bartop cab.Is that the one with Upvc panels?


    This is not a kit I made everything including the cab myself, here's the link with pictures at various stages....only thing I bought were the controls and p.c. bits, I did the artwork too and had a friend print them off for me. If you scroll down you will see the inside and can see this was no kit! build info

    Edited by: "agent_c" 23rd Oct 2014
    cacaman123

    Nice cab wats inside it? Im planning on building one with an xbox running … Nice cab wats inside it? Im planning on building one with an xbox running coin ops.


    Hi thanks for asking I put a link how I made it all the info is in there, I wanted to run console emulation so chose a little higher spec than some.
    Edited by: "agent_c" 23rd Oct 2014
    Here's my MAME and 128 other systems cabinet i built. Has a screen for the marquees at the top, light guns and controllers for console games.

    http://s18.postimg.org/vlpt1rrxl/final2.jpg
    Great memories
    Lewman

    Here's my MAME and 128 other systems cabinet i built. Has a screen for … Here's my MAME and 128 other systems cabinet i built. Has a screen for the marquees at the top, light guns and controllers for console games.

    that is fantastic, how much did it cost all in? Not seen such a wide screen as the one you use for the marquees
    eslick

    wow you are so young I remember installing the game from a tape and it … wow you are so young I remember installing the game from a tape and it taking hours and in the end there would be an error and you would need to start all over again. ah those where the days



    The dreaded wait for the tape to load lol. I had a commodore 64 and spectrum 128, both were notorious for this
    However when the games would load (Fantasy world dizzy was one of my favourites) it was gaming heaven at the time
    agent_c

    This is not a kit I made everything including the cab myself, here's the … This is not a kit I made everything including the cab myself, here's the link with pictures at various stages....only thing I bought were the controls and p.c. bits, I did the artwork too and had a friend print them off for me. If you scroll down you will see the inside and can see this was no kit! build info

    quite the compliment, yours does look very professional.
    badasschris

    that is fantastic, how much did it cost all in? Not seen such a wide … that is fantastic, how much did it cost all in? Not seen such a wide screen as the one you use for the marquees



    Cost about £1000 with the monitors, pc and cabinet. The marquee is just a Dell UltraSharp U2913WM. Has the right perspectives for a marquee and high resolution enough to make the high res marquees look like paper
    Original Poster
    I've been going through the games to see which do and don't work and I've made a short list of my finds so far:

    Don't work, for me, they may for you.

    Berzerk
    Bosconian
    Dodg'em ?
    Galaga
    Missile Command (Sound issues)

    Do Work Done in a "well I've heard of them" order, A-Z

    * = To start these games press F2 after the system test has finished, Thanks to skykid3 for that tip.


    Arkanoid
    Bionic Commando
    Bomb Jack
    Burgertime
    Bubbles *
    Bubble Bobble
    Carnival
    Crystal Castles
    Centipede
    Crazy Kong
    Commando
    Cosmic Alien
    Defender *
    Depth Charge
    Dig Dug
    Dig Dug II
    Donkey Kong
    Donkey Kong 3
    Donkey Kong Jr.
    Mr. Do's Castle
    Do! Run Run
    Discs of Tron
    Elevator Action
    Flicky
    Frogger
    Galaxian
    GAPLUS
    Green Beret
    Ghouls 'N Ghosts
    Golden Axe
    Gyruss
    Hang-On
    Hunch Back
    Hyper Sports
    Joust *
    Lady Bug
    Marble Madness
    Mario Bros.
    Millipede
    Moon Cresta
    Mr. Do!
    Moon Patrol



    LED Storm (the game responisble for this lucky find)
    Out Run
    Return of the Jedi
    Robotron *
    Sinistar *
    Sky Kid
    Space Harrier
    Street Fighter 2
    Star Trek
    Star Force (still my favourite arcade game after 30 years!)
    Super Pac-Man
    Time Pilot
    TRON


    Edited by: "t4v" 23rd Oct 2014
    Lewman

    Cost about £1000 with the monitors, pc and cabinet. The marquee is just a … Cost about £1000 with the monitors, pc and cabinet. The marquee is just a Dell UltraSharp U2913WM. Has the right perspectives for a marquee and high resolution enough to make the high res marquees look like paper

    so are you using a crt monitor for the main display? I was thinking of making one of these and wanted to be able to play light gun games as well (which I think need a crt)
    No its a 27" LCD monitor. Im using an aimtrak light guns and a sensor bar above it (http://www.ultimarc.com/aimtrak.html) and all works fine. Works great on all the aracde games and console games ive tested it with. No need for a CRT!
    t4v

    I've been going through the games to see which do and don't work and I've … I've been going through the games to see which do and don't work and I've made a short list of my finds so far:Don't work, for me, they may for you.Berzerk Bosconian Bubbles *Defender *Dodg'em ?GalagaJoust *Robotron *Sinistar ** Williams Arcade games that have a test system that I can't finish.



    for the Williams games try pressing F2, that used to work on Mame if I remember
    Original Poster
    skykid3

    for the Williams games try pressing F2, that used to work on Mame if I … for the Williams games try pressing F2, that used to work on Mame if I remember



    Thats cracked it, I'll update my post, TA!
    Thanks you barstewards, Phoenix, I have a score to settle.
    agent_c

    This is not a kit I made everything including the cab myself, here's the … This is not a kit I made everything including the cab myself, here's the link with pictures at various stages....only thing I bought were the controls and p.c. bits, I did the artwork too and had a friend print them off for me. If you scroll down you will see the inside and can see this was no kit! build info



    I stand corrected, great job you've done there with all the sideart.I've designed and built a few cabs myself over the years.Haven't done a bartop yet, but currently building a new slimline upright with a rotatable monitor, to replace my old phoenix cabinet I'd converted, but I know I'm going to miss the CRT.Mame's still the way to go, most of the jamma multiboards have sound issues on the older classics, and are no more legitimate.
    Lewman

    No its a 27" LCD monitor. Im using an aimtrak light guns and a sensor bar … No its a 27" LCD monitor. Im using an aimtrak light guns and a sensor bar above it (http://www.ultimarc.com/aimtrak.html) and all works fine. Works great on all the aracde games and console games ive tested it with. No need for a CRT!

    if that works anywhere near as good as the old light guns I would be extremely happy, the wii and playstation move gun games are just useless compared to the old method. I don't suppose you have tried point blank (playstation game) I used to love that crazy game
    HAL2000

    I stand corrected, great job you've done there with all the sideart.I've … I stand corrected, great job you've done there with all the sideart.I've designed and built a few cabs myself over the years.Haven't done a bartop yet, but currently building a new slimline upright with a rotatable monitor, to replace my old phoenix cabinet I'd converted, but I know I'm going to miss the CRT.Mame's still the way to go, most of the jamma multiboards have sound issues on the older classics, and are no more legitimate.


    Thanks Hal, love to see some pics of your builds. Put em over on the arcadecontrols forum. I'm in the middle of building a mini flat pinball machine using a 19inch as monitor and if you look closer at the picture behind the bartop you'll see my virtua racing upright in my conservatory
    Edited by: "agent_c" 23rd Oct 2014
    Banned
    Can this be played on an android tablet. If not can someone tell me where to download this arcade games for android devices.
    Woooowwwwww great thread, nice to see other retro game enthusiasts
    Original Poster
    decentguy

    Can this be played on an android tablet. If not can someone tell me where … Can this be played on an android tablet. If not can someone tell me where to download this arcade games for android devices.


    You can get MAME for Android here:

    play.google.com/sto…_GB

    After that you'll have to find your own ROMs but you be able to go way beyond the 400 we have here.
    agent_c

    This is not a kit I made everything including the cab myself, here's the … This is not a kit I made everything including the cab myself, here's the link with pictures at various stages....only thing I bought were the controls and p.c. bits, I did the artwork too and had a friend print them off for me. If you scroll down you will see the inside and can see this was no kit! build info

    Very impressed! Some great inspiration in there, sent some of the forum links to boyf. He's talked about doing his own for a while and this will get him all fired up!!
    Fantastic find, if like me you grew up with the endless 10p munching machines, you will love these. Used to have mame installed a few years ago but not used it since. Also used to love Addams family on pinmame but can't get pinmame to work anymore. Does anybody still use it or know a tutorial to get the latest version working?
    Lewman

    No its a 27" LCD monitor. Im using an aimtrak light guns and a sensor bar … No its a 27" LCD monitor. Im using an aimtrak light guns and a sensor bar above it (http://www.ultimarc.com/aimtrak.html) and all works fine. Works great on all the aracde games and console games ive tested it with. No need for a CRT!



    Well done, what a fantastic build. Did you write a build diary, as would be interested to see how you put it together HW & SW wise. I sadly wouldnt be able/allowed to build one of these myself but this is the first cabinet that looks like the mutts danglies.
    Ace!
    superb!!! cheers!!
    evosquest

    The dreaded wait for the tape to load lol. I had a commodore 64 and … The dreaded wait for the tape to load lol. I had a commodore 64 and spectrum 128, both were notorious for this :pHowever when the games would load (Fantasy world dizzy was one of my favourites) it was gaming heaven at the time



    ​lol still got my old systems, z80,zx81,spectrum,spectrum+1,vic20,commodore64,acorn electron,dragon32,bbc micro,amstrad cpc464,6128 lol and others.... other than tape deck part replacements (rubbers&bands) all are fully working (well were when packaged up in august) every year get a run out or three.
    dying to build or buy a Mame machine but I struggle with hands now so need to do sometime soon!
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