Welcome to NonMAME!

NonMAME documents the best emulator for any given token-based (i.e. arcade) system, with priority given to MAME due to its comprehensive scope.

This site represents an enormous undertaking involving tons of research with developers, discussions with the user community, and countless hours of testing. NonMAME seeks to broaden understanding of extant emulation resources in the hopes that MAME developers and users alike may find benefit.

Bearing in mind that a great deal of NonMAME information comes from our readers, we strongly encourage any and all comments, questions, suggestions for better emulators etc. You can reach us via email here.

If you find this site useful, be sure to check out NonMESS, which documents computer, console and handheld emulators in a similar manner.

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House rules to keep in mind before contacting us:

  1. NonMAME only documents games that were featured in actual arcades; this obviously excludes homebrew "hacks" and other such nonsense - if we tried to keep up with those, we'd just drive ourselves batty.
  2. NonMAME only documents emulators that run games faster than MAME if they are unplayably slow on MAME using the baseline reference system noted below. This is due to the site's focus on accuracy above playability. From a preservation standpoint, it is more important to emphasize documentation of the target hardware than the host platform, which will in theory reach speeds fast enough to run any emulated system given enough time.
  3. NonMAME only considers full MAME point releases, rather than snapshots built from the code repository.
  4. Any requests for ROM images or other copyrighted material will be categorically ignored.

Evaulation criteria for the best emulator of a given system is as follows (in order of importance):

  1. Accuracy
  2. Open-source status and cross-platform availability
  3. Speed
  4. Features (joystick, network play, etc.)
  5. Usability
  6. Future release potential

MAME driver status is documented for each system, and matches actual MAME nomenclature and driver status. Categorization is as follows:

  • Non-existent: There is no driver for this system.
  • Preliminary: An early driver exists. This often represents skeleton drivers under which most software will not run, though some systems may actually launch and load software on a limited basis.
  • Imperfect: Progress has been made, but the driver is far from complete. Software may run under the driver, though some titles may run slowly or with problems.
  • Good: Most software should run with little or no problems. With a bit more improvement, the driver will reach parity with its "competitors". The optimal situation, of course, is for no systems to exist in the main section of NonMAME - meaning that MAME supports all arcade games as good or better than all other emulators - but don't hold your breath!
Specifications of the current baseline reference system used in testing is as follows:
  • Dell XPS 15z
  • Intel i7 2620M 2.7ghz (2 CPUs)
  • 8gb RAM
  • NVIDIA GT 525M
  • Windows 7 x64 SP1
Latest MAME version tested: 0.153

Discrete Circuitry-Based Hardware: Hockey TV (Arcade)
MAME Driver Status: Non-existent
Best Emulator: Laser

Given that the last update of Laser to support Hockey TV was released in 2002, getting it to run on modern systems can be challenging. That said, MAME has recently seen incredible progress in the discrete circuitry realm, primarily thanks to couriersud and his extensible netlist architecture - so there is hope for support of this game in the near future.

Supported NonMAME Software:

  • Hockey TV

Discrete Circuitry-Based Hardware: Miscellaneous (Arcade)
MAME Driver Status: Non-existent-Good
Best Emulator: DICE

As is the case with most standalone emulators, this one popped out of nowhere with little fanfare. The Discrete Integrated Circuit Emulator (DICE) is a proof-of-concept for accurate and fast emulation of discrete circuity - a feat which had been under strong doubt prior to its first release.

Among other games, DICE supports Pong and Space Race which, for you history buffs, have the distinction of being Atari's first two video games (though the former isn't listed here due to the MAME Pong driver being equally good). DICE also supports Breakout, famously co-designed by Steve Wozniak, who would go on to co-found Apple Computer.

For anyone curious about emulation history, Pong's addition to MAME was actually a "second coming" after having been initially dropped; this was because the original driver represented a highly inaccurate simulation of the game. Here is a more detailed explanation of the initial decision to drop it from MAME, courtesy of "Who Wants to Know?":

"The driver for 'Pong' was pretty much an ad-hoc attempt at simulating the circuitry of the original machine, and it wasn't following any tracable path from the original circuitry to the driver (in other words, the writer 'played it by ear,' so to speak). The 'pseudo-CPU' used for timing purposes was a kludge, also. Because MAME's mission is accuracy, and since the Pong driver wasn't sufficiently accurate, the driver was dropped. I've been informed that, should one actually attempt to properly simulate the circuitry (like using the video clock as a timebase), then it would be accurate enough for inclusion in MAME. However, simulation of discrete circuitry involves a jump of thinking over regular emulation programming (involving as it does the simulation of electric components normally overlooked in regular emulation--diodes, transistors, etc.--as well as the emulation of any ICs that may still be present.), and we don't know of anyone who has made such a faithful attempt yet."
Supported NonMAME Software:
  • Anti-Aircraft
  • Attack
  • Breakout
  • Clean Sweep
  • Crash 'N Score
  • Crossfire
  • Gotcha
  • Hi-Way
  • Indy 4
  • Jet Fighter
  • Pin Pong
  • Pong (Doubles)
  • Quadrapong
  • Rebound
  • Shark JAWS
  • Space Race
  • Steeplechase
  • Stunt Cycle
  • TV Basketball
  • Wipe Out

Discrete Circuitry-Based Hardware: Monaco G.P. (Arcade)
MAME Driver Status: Preliminary
Best Emulator: HBMAME

This classic was Sega's final game to rely primarily upon discrete analog circuitry - an oddity for a game made in 1979, some three years after microprocessors were introduced to the market. As this was among the most complex games of its kind, don't bet on seeing it working in MAME anytime soon (though a skeleton driver does exist as of MAME .153).

Supported NonMAME Software:

  • Monaco G.P.

Gaelco 3D-Based Hardware: Miscellaneous (Arcade)
MAME Driver Status: Preliminary
Best Emulator: Demul

This hardware was a custom 3D platform designed in-house by Gaelco (somewhat of a rarity of this era). Demul is the only known emulator for this system. For further information regarding Demul, please see the the "SH-4-Based Hardware" section.

Supported NonMAME Software:

  • ATV Track (Set 1)
  • ATV Track (Set 2)
  • Smashing Drive

Gaelco 3D-Based Hardware: Radikal Bikers (Arcade)
MAME Driver Status: Imperfect
Best Emulator: Radikal Bikers Emulator

MAME supports this game, but it's too slow to be playable. While not as accurate as MAME, this emulator runs at blazing speeds, even on a 2ghz P4 - a testament to the powers of static recompilation.

Supported NonMAME Software:

  • Radikal Bikers

Laserdisc-Based Hardware (Arcade)
MAME Driver Status: Preliminary
Best Emulator: Daphne

Given that MAME does yet not emulate many laserdisc-based systems, largely due to indecisions regarding the disc preservation method/format, Daphne is your best bet. Of course, you still need both the chipsets and the laserdiscs (not to mention a supported laserdisc player) to play these games. Alternatively, ROMs and MPEG2 files may be used.

Supported NonMAME Software:

  • Astron Belt (Hitachi)
  • Astron Belt (Pioneer)
  • Badlands
  • Badlands (Prototype)
  • Bega's Battle (Revision 1)
  • Bega's Battle (Revision 3)
  • Dragon's Lair (Beta 1)
  • Dragon's Lair (Beta 2)
  • Dragon's Lair (Enhanced 1.1)
  • Dragon's Lair (Enhanced 2.0)
  • Dragon's Lair (Enhanced 2.0) (Prototype Mode)
  • Dragon's Lair (Enhanced 2.1)
  • Dragon's Lair (Enhanced 2.1) (Prototype Mode)
  • Dragon's Lair (European)
  • Dragon's Lair (Italian)
  • Dragon's Lair (Revision A)
  • Dragon's Lair (Revision B)
  • Dragon's Lair (Revision C)
  • Dragon's Lair (Revision D)
  • Dragon's Lair (Revision E)
  • Dragon's Lair (Revision F)
  • Dragon's Lair (Revision F2)
  • Dragon's Lair II: Timewarp (Version 2.11)
  • Dragon's Lair II: Timewarp (Version 3.00)
  • Dragon's Lair II: Timewarp (Version 3.14)
  • Dragon's Lair II: Timewarp (Version 3.15)
  • Dragon's Lair II: Timewarp (Version 3.16) (European)
  • Dragon's Lair II: Timewarp (Version 3.18)
  • Dragon's Lair II: Timewarp (Version 3.19)
  • Dragon's Lair II: Timewarp (Version 3.19) (European)
  • Dragon's Lair II: Timewarp (Version 3.19) (Spanish)
  • Esh's Aurunmilla
  • Esh's Aurunmilla (Alternate 1)
  • Esh's Aurunmilla (Alternate 2)
  • Galaxy Ranger (Hitachi)
  • Galaxy Ranger (Pioneer)
  • Goal To Go
  • GP World
  • Interstellar
  • Road Blaster
  • Space Ace (Enhancement 1.0)
  • Space Ace (European)
  • Space Ace (Remake - 1991)
  • Space Ace (Revision A)
  • Space Ace (Revision A2)
  • Space Ace (Revision A3)
  • Star Blazer
  • Super Don Quix-Ote
  • Super Don Quix-Ote (Shortened Scenes)
  • Super Don Quix-Ote (Shortened Scenes) (Alternate)
  • Thayer's Quest
  • Thayer's Quest (Alternate)
  • Thayer's Quest (Swearing ROM Hack)

Model 2-Based Hardware (Arcade)
MAME Driver Status: Preliminary
Best Emulator: SEGA Model 2 Emulator

While this emulator hasn't seen any active progress in many years, its developer, ElSemi, recently provided his source code to Haze of MAME fame, who has expressed interest in using it to improve MAME's driver. This will be a difficult task - the MAME driver is in such a preliminary stage that most of the games aren't even playable at present.

For those of you interested in trying out UDP/IP-based netplay - there is a (highly experiemental, yet working) UDP compression tool made by Byblo, which has been taken offline (though you might be able to find it using a decent search engine of course).

Supported NonMAME Software:

  • Behind... Enemy Lines
  • Daytona USA
  • Daytona USA ('93 Edition)
  • Daytona USA (GTX 2004)
  • Daytona USA (Saturn Ads)
  • Daytona USA Turbo
  • Daytona USA: To The Maxx
  • Dead Or Alive (Model 2A)
  • Dead Or Alive (Model 2B)
  • Desert Tank
  • Dynamite Baseball 97
  • Dynamite Cop (Model 2A)
  • Dynamite Cop (Model 2B)
  • Dynamite Cop (Model 2C)
  • Dynamite Deka 2 (Model 2A)
  • Dynamite Deka 2 (Model 2B)
  • Fighting Vipers
  • Gunblade NY
  • House Of The Dead
  • Indianapolis 500 (Revision A) (Deluxe)
  • Indianapolis 500 (Revision A) (Twin)
  • Last Bronx (Revision A)
  • Last Bronx (Revision A) (Export)
  • Manx TT Superbike
  • Motor Raid
  • Over Rev
  • Pilot Kids (Model 2A)
  • Pilot Kids (Model 2B)
  • Rail Chase 2
  • Sega Rally Championship
  • Sega Rally Championship (Revision B)
  • Sega Rally Pro Drivin'
  • Sega Ski Super G
  • Sega Touring Car Championship
  • Sega Touring Car Championship (Europe)
  • Sega Water Ski
  • Sky Target
  • Sonic Championship
  • Sonic The Fighters
  • Super GT 24h
  • Top Skater
  • Top Skater (US)
  • Virtua Cop
  • Virtua Cop 2
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Virtua Fighter 2 (Revision A)
  • Virtua Fighter 2 (Revision B)
  • Virtua Fighter 2 (Version 2.1)
  • Virtua Striker
  • Virtua Striker (Revision A)
  • Virtual On Cybertroopers (Japan)
  • Virtual On Cybertroopers (US)
  • Wave Runner
  • Zero Gunner (Model 2A)
  • Zero Gunner (Model 2B)
  • Zero Gunner (Model 2B) (Japan)

Model 3-Based Hardware (Arcade)
MAME Driver Status: Preliminary
Best Emulator: Supermodel

This emulator had been moribund for over five years until 2011, when it had about a years' worth of rapid development before slowing down once again. Regardless, anyone who loved the Model 3 age of Sega needs to check this out.

Supported NonMAME Software:

  • Daytona USA 2: Battle On The Edge
  • Daytona USA 2: Power Edition
  • Dirt Devils
  • Dirt Devils (Alternate)
  • Emergency Call Ambulance
  • Emergency Call Ambulance (Export)
  • Fighting Vipers 2
  • Get Bass
  • Harley Davidson & L.A. Riders (Revision A)
  • Harley Davidson & L.A. Riders (Revision B)
  • L.A. Machineguns
  • Le Mans 24
  • Lost World, The
  • Magical Truck Adventure
  • Ocean Hunter, The
  • Scud Race (Australia)
  • Scud Race (Export)
  • Scud Race (Japan)
  • Scud Race Plus
  • Sega Bass Fishing
  • Sega Rally 2
  • Sega Rally 2 DX
  • Ski Champ
  • Spikeout
  • Spikeout: Final Edition
  • Star Wars Trilogy
  • Star Wars Trilogy (Revision A)
  • Virtua Fighter 3 (Revision A)
  • Virtua Fighter 3 (Revision C)
  • Virtua Fighter 3: Team Battle
  • Virtua Striker 2 (Step 1.5)
  • Virtua Striker 2 (Step 2.0)
  • Virtua Striker 2: Version '98 (Step 1.5)
  • Virtua Striker 2: Version '98 (Step 2.0)
  • Virtua Striker 2: Version '99
  • Virtua Striker 2: Version '99 (Revision A)
  • Virtua Striker 2: Version '99 (Revision B)
  • Virtua Striker 2: Version '99 (Version 99.1)
  • Virtual On 2: Oratorio Tangram (Revision B)
  • Virtual On 2: Oratoria Tangram (Version 5.4g)

SH4-Based Hardware (Arcade)
MAME Driver Status: Preliminary
Best Emulator: Demul

Hitachi SH4-Based hardware includes the venerable SEGA NAOMI, NAOMI 2 and Hikaru, as well as the Sammy Atomiswave game systems. Demul has been improving steadily though slowly, with releases spread over a year apart.

Demul made big news in 2013 when the development team announced the project's move to open-source; however, the "new code" turned out to be nothing more than seven-year old code taken from elsewhere - so the news was apparently part of the Demul team's deliberate attempt to mislead its peer developers and users. Sadly, then, Demul remains entirely unuseful in regards to long-term system preservation, being relegated to a mere toy. It's safe to assume we can all stop holding our breaths for a future Linux port as well - and we're not sure how well it works under Wine (does anyone know?).

In the meantime, keep your eye on Stefano Teso's Valkyrie; it's far from being as mature as Demul but it's probably the best chance we're going to get for fast, open-source emulation of Hikaru arcade hardware in the future. Apparently, the Demul developers relied upon Valkyrie's open-source code when creating Demul's closed-source Hikaru driver. Sounds fair, doesn't it?

Supported NonMAME Software (Atomiswave):

  • Demolish Fist
  • Dirty Pigskin Football
  • Dolphin Blue
  • Extreme Hunting
  • Extreme Hunting 2
  • Faster Than Speed
  • Guilty Gear Isuka
  • Guilty Gear X (Version 1.5)
  • Hokuto No Ken ~ Fist Of The North Star
  • Hustle Tamaire Kyousou ~ Animal Basket
  • King Of Fighters Neowave, The
  • King Of Fighters Neowave, The (Japan)
  • King Of Fighters XI, The (Japan)
  • Knights Of Valor: The Seven Spirits
  • Maximum Speed
  • Metal Slug 6
  • Neo-Geo Battle Coliseum (Japan)
  • Net Select Keiba Victory Furlong
  • Ranger Mission
  • Rumble Fish, The
  • Rumble Fish 2, The
  • Salary Man Kintaro
  • Samurai Spirits: Tenkaichi Kenkakuden ~ Samurai Shodown VI
  • SEGA Bass Fishing Challenge
  • SEGA Clay Challenge
  • Sports Shooting USA
Supported NonMAME Software (Hikaru):
  • Air Trix
  • Brave Fire Fighters
  • Planet Harriers
  • Star Wars: Pod Racer
  • NASCAR Racing
Supported NonMAME Software (NAOMI Cartridge):
  • 18 Wheeler
  • 18 Wheeler DX
  • 18 Wheeler DX (Revision A)
  • Airline Pilots (Revision A)
  • Airline Pilots Deluxe (Revision B)
  • Akatsuki Blitzkampf Ausf. Achse
  • Alien Front (Revision A)
  • Alien Front (Revision T)
  • Asian Dynamite ~ Dynamite Deka EX
  • Cannon Spike ~ Gunspike
  • Capcom Vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000
  • Capcom Vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 (Revision A)
  • Capcom Vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 (Revision C)
  • Cosmic Smash
  • Cosmic Smash (Revision A)
  • Crackin' DJ
  • Crackin' DJ: Part 2
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Dead Or Alive 2
  • Dead Or Alive 2: Millennium
  • Death Crimson OX
  • Dengen Tenshi Taisen Janshi Shangri-la
  • Derby Owners Club (Revision B)
  • Derby Owners Club (World Edition) (Revision C)
  • Derby Owners Club (World Edition) (Revision D)
  • Derby Owners Club 2000 (Version 2) (Revision A)
  • Derby Owners Club II (Revision B)
  • Dinosaur King
  • Dynamite Baseball
  • Dynamite Baseball '99 ~ World Series '99
  • Ferrari F355 Challenge
  • Ferrari F355 Challenge (Twin)
  • Ferrari F355 Challenge 2 (Twin)
  • Giant Gram 2000: All Japan Pro Wrestling 3: Brave Men Of Glory
  • Giant Gram: All Japan Pro Wrestling 2
  • Giga Wing 2
  • Guilty Gear X
  • Gun Survivor 2: Biohazard Code: Veronica (BHF1) (Version E)
  • Gun Survivor 2: Biohazard Code: Veronica (BHF2) (Version E)
  • Heavy Metal Geomatrix (Revision A)
  • Hopper Board
  • House Of The Dead 2, The
  • House Of The Dead 2, The (Original)
  • House Of The Dead 2, The (Prototype)
  • Idol Janshi Suchie-Pai 3
  • Illmatic Envelope
  • Inu No Osanpo (Revision A)
  • Jambo! Safari (Revision A)
  • Kick '4' Cash
  • Mamoru-Kun Wa Norowarete Shimatta!
  • Manic Panic Ghosts! ~ Pokasuka Ghost
  • Mars TV
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom 2: New Age Of Heroes (Revision A)
  • Mazan: Flash Of The Blade (MAZ2) (Version A)
  • Mazan: Flash Of The Blade (MAZ3) (Version A)
  • Melty Blood: Actress Again
  • Melty Blood: Actress Again (Version A)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation Vs. Zeon (Cartridge Version)
  • Mushiking: The King Of Beetles 2003 (2nd)
  • Mushiking: The King Of Beetles II (Version 1.001)
  • Mushiking: The King Of Beetles II (Version 2.001)
  • Ninja Assault (NJA1) (Version A)
  • Ninja Assault (NJA2) (Version A)
  • Ninja Assault (NJA3) (Version A)
  • Ninja Assault (NJA4) (Version A)
  • Oinori-Daimyoujin *Matsuri*
  • OutTrigger
  • Power Stone
  • Power Stone 2
  • Project Justice ~ Moero Justice Gakuen
  • Puyo Puyo Da!
  • Quiz Ah Megamisama! ~ Quiz Ah My Goddess!
  • Radirgy Noa
  • Ring Out 4x4 (Revision A)
  • Samba De Amigo (Prototype)
  • Samba De Amigo (Revision B)
  • Samba De Amigo (Version 2000)
  • Sega Marine Fishing
  • Sega Strike Fighter (Revision A)
  • Sega Tetris
  • Shin Nihon Prowrestling Toukon Retsuden 4 (Arcade Edition)
  • Shooting Love 2007
  • Shootout Pool
  • Shootout Pool ~ Shootout Pool Prize (Revision A)
  • Shootout Pool Medal ~ Shootout Pool Prize
  • Slashout (Cartridge Version)
  • Spawn: In The Demon's Hand (Revision B)
  • Star Horse Progress (Revision A)
  • Super Major League '99 ~ World Series '99
  • Touch De Uno! (Revision A)
  • Touch De Uno! 2
  • Toy Fighter
  • Typing Of The Dead, The (Revision A)
  • Virtua NBA
  • Virtua NBA (Original)
  • Virtua NBA (Prototype)
  • Virtua Striker 2 (Version 2000) (Revision C)
  • Virtua Tennis ~ Power Smash (Cartridge Version)
  • Virtua Tennis 2 ~ Power Smash 2 (Cartridge Version) (Revision A)
  • Virtual ON Oratorio Tangram M.S.B.S. (Version 5.66)
  • Wave Runner GP
  • World Kicks
  • WWF Royal Rumble
  • Zero Gunner 2
  • Zombie Revenge
Supported NonMAME Software (NAOMI GD-ROM):
  • Azumanga Daioh Puzzle Bobble
  • Border Down (Revision A)
  • Capcom Vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000 Pro
  • Capcom Vs. SNK 2: Millionaire Fighting 2001 (Revision A)
  • Chaos Field
  • Cleopatra Fortune Plus
  • Confidential Mission
  • Doki Doki Idol Star Seeker
  • Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core
  • Guilty Gear XX: Slash (Revision A)
  • Guilty Gear XX: The Midnight Carnival
  • Guilty Gear XX: The Midnight Carnival #Reload
  • Ikaruga
  • Jingi Storm: The Arcade
  • Karous
  • Kurukuru Chameleon
  • La Keyboard
  • Lupin The Third: The Shooting
  • Lupin The Third: The Typing (Revision A)
  • Maze Of The Kings, The
  • Melty Blood: Act Cadenza (Version A) (Revision C)
  • Melty Blood: Act Cadenza (Version B)
  • Melty Blood: Act Cadenza (Version B) (Revision A)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation Vs. Zeon (GD-ROM Version)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation Vs. Zeon DX
  • Moeru Casinyo
  • Monkey Ball
  • Musapey's Choco Marker (Revision A)
  • NAOMI DIMM Firmware Updater (3.17)
  • NAOMI DIMM Firmware Updater (4.01)
  • NAOMI DIMM Firmware Updater (GDL-0023A)
  • NAOMI DIMM Firmware Updater (GDL-0023C)
  • Noukone Puzzle Takoron
  • Psyvariar 2: The Will To Fabricate
  • Puyo Puyo Fever
  • Quiz Keitai Q Mode
  • Radirgy (GDL-0032)
  • Radirgy (GDL-0032A)
  • Senko No Ronde
  • Senko No Ronde (New Version) (Revision A)
  • Senko No Ronde Special
  • Shakatto Tambourine: 2001 Spring
  • Shakatto Tambourine: Cho Powerup Chu
  • Shikigami No Shiro II ~ Castle Of Shikigami II, The
  • Slashout (GD-ROM Version)
  • Spikers Battle
  • Sports Jam
  • Street Fighter Zero 3: Upper
  • Super Shanghai 2005
  • Super Shanghai 2005 (Revision A)
  • Tetris Kiwamemichi
  • Triggerheart Exelica (Revision A)
  • Trizeal
  • Under Defeat
  • Usagui - Yamashiro Mahjong Hen
  • Virtua Athletics ~ Virtua Athlete
  • Virtua Golf ~ Dynamic Golf
  • Virtua Tennis ~ Power Smash (GD-ROM Version)
  • Virtua Tennis 2 ~ Power Smash 2 (GD-ROM Version) (Revision A)
  • World Series Baseball ~ Super Major League
Supported NonMAME Software (NAOMI 2 Cartridge):
  • Club Kart: European Session (2001)
  • Club Kart: European Session (2001) (Revision D)
  • Club Kart: European Session (2003)
  • King Of Route 66, The (Revision A)
  • Soul Surfer (Revision A)
  • Virtua Fighter 4 (Cartridge Version)
  • Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution (Cartridge Version)
  • Virtua Striker 3 (Cartridge Version) (Revision B)
  • Virtua Striker 3 (Cartridge Version) (Revision C)
  • Wild Riders
Supported NonMAME Software (NAOMI 2 GD-ROM):
  • Beach Spikers
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage (Export)
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage (Japan) (Revision B)
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage (Version 2) (Export)
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage (Version 2) (Japan)
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage (Version 2) (Japan) (Revision B)
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage (Version 3) (Cycraft Edition) (Revision B)
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage (Version 3) (Export)
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage (Version 3) (Japan) (Revision B)
  • Initial D: Arcade Stage (Version 3) (Japan) (Revision C)
  • Virtua Fighter 4 (GD-ROM Version)
  • Virtua Fighter 4 (Revision B)
  • Virtua Fighter 4 (Revision C)
  • Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution (Revision A)
  • Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution (Revision B)
  • Virtua Fighter 4: Final Tuned (Revision A)
  • Virtua Fighter 4: Final Tuned (Revision B)
  • Virtua Fighter 4: Final Tuned (Revision D)
  • Virtua Striker 3 (GD-ROM Version)

Signetics 2650-Based Hardware (Arcade)
MAME Driver Status: Preliminary
Best Emulator: WinArcadia

WinArcadia currently supports these games better than MAME, primarily due to its ability to render the color palette more accurately. This emulator's non-standard interface may deter some: to launch a game you need to select from a pane on the right side rather than the "File" menu where non-arcade games are loaded. Another issue is that the game ROMs are embedded in the emulator itself. We don't condone this practice, but that's the author's decision.

Several years ago, WinArcadia author James Jacobs indicated he'd submit a patch to the MAME team for these drivers once he's finished with his, though given the amount of time that has passed, at this point we rather doubt it. However, recent advances have been made to the MESS driver; and with further improvement, such support may become irrelevant.

Supported NonMAME Software:

  • Cat And Mouse
  • Laser Battle
  • Malzak
  • Malzak II

System 16-Based Hardware (Arcade)
MAME Driver Status: Good
Best Emulator: Final Burn-FF

This emulator supports force feedback in Out Run, a feature sorely needed in MAME for arcade games such as this that originally supported it.

Supported NonMAME Software:

  • Out Run

System 22-Based Hardware (Arcade)
MAME Driver Status: Imperfect
Best Emulator: VivaNonno

While VivaNonno emulates this game in a more playable state than the current MAME driver (which is slightly too slow and results in audio "skipping" during play), System 22 emulation inaccuracies result in gameplay issues such as the incorrect way in which the car grips the road during turns. For this reason, we may consider removing this section from NonMAME in the future.

Supported NonMAME Software:

  • Rave Racer (Japan) (Version A)
  • Rave Racer (Japan) (Version B)
  • Rave Racer (World) (Version B)

Triforce-Based Hardware (Arcade)
MAME Driver Status: Preliminary
Best Emulator: Dolphin

While older Dolphin builds run "Virtua Striker 2002" just fine, the latest apparently don't. Also, "Mario Kart Arcade GP 2" currently requires an entirely separate build from the "Triforce Branch" of the source tree.

Supported NonMAME Software:

  • Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
  • Virtua Striker 2002 (GDT-0001)
  • Virtua Striker 2002 (GDT-0002)