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June 7, 2013 // 12:57 pm - Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer Ole has made available MAME 0125 (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) for PS3 Release 1 followed by a new MAME 0.125 front end from comango with details below.

Download: MAME 0.125 for PS3 r1 / MAME 0.125 for PS3 r1 (Source Code) / MAME0125_install.pkg (30.75 MB) / MAME0125_install.pkg (Mirror) / (109.49 MB) / (Mirror) / MAME 0.125 Frontend PS3 by comango_pkg and (48.28 MB) by ka69 (aka kristian696969 via / FB_Alpha_RL_v1.03_(Arcade).rar by concretecork

From the ReadMe file: MAME 0125 for PS3 release 1

  • compiled by using psl1ght v.2 sdk
  • The full uae documentation is stored in the 'docs' subdirectory, here you are reading the ps3 port info.


  • full set of games, although only older / smaller games are playable
  • simple selection of games (no rescanning or installation, just select the game zip file and off you go!)
  • TATE mode switch in the initial menu
  • HW rendering using arcade shader
  • configurable scanlines (off, 10 - 100 % intensity)
  • TV set switch: 16/9 or 4/3
  • 2 player support
  • configurable button layout for individual player
  • sound in 48000 kHz


  • ps3 ready to boot homebrew programs


In the launch menu:

  • L1 - go to options
  • TRIANGLE - toggle Tate mode
  • SQUARE exit

In the game:

  • R3 or L1+L2+R1+R2 - display mame menu (to select new game)
  • Left analog and digital - joystick
  • CROSS, CIRCLE, SQUARE, TRIANGLE - buttons accroding the button layout

Additional info:

  • This is the first release, options are not saved to disk. Sorry, please wait for the next release.
  • I'm using older version of mame because it's faster than the later versions that use C++

Credits and thanks:

  • MAME team and porters.
  • psl1ght sdk team
  • PS3 homebrew scene

Release log:


  • initial release, hopefully it will work for you


From comango (via comes a new MAME 0.125 front end who states the following:

Hi there, I've made another MAME-port with frontend (linked above). It's based on MAME 0.125.

Create a folder name "MAME" on /dev_hdd0 or /dev_usb000. Then create three subfolders, "ROMs", "snap" and "samples". Copy your files there.

Root Internal

  • dev_hdd0 / MAME / ROMs
  • dev_hdd0 / MAME / samples
  • dev_hdd0 / MAME / snap

Root External

  • dev_usb000 / MAME / ROMs
  • dev_usb000 / MAME / samples
  • dev_usb000 / MAME / snap
  • and iso/DVD

dev_dbvd/PS3_GAME/USRDIR/ ROMs samples snap

You can create an .iso emulator or burn it to DVD and run the roms from these.

Note: You must run the emulator on the XMB (the .pkg) packages and select the route dev_dbvd / PS3_GAME / USRDIR / (iso/DVD) to load roms mounted .iso or DVD, because if you run it directly from the .iso or dvd it digs.

Sorry for my bad English.. you can also manually edit the path in the Init.ini file (MAME00125/USRDIR/Init.ini), to avoid duplication with other arcade roms emulators, but the MAME / ROMs route must always be present for this emulator, eg:

isodir = / dev_ms / ROMS / fba / MAME
isodir = / dev_sd /
isodir = / dev_hdd0 /
isodir = / dev_usbXXX /
isodir = / dev_cf /

Update: Hi folks, I just noticed my frontend has experienced some attention, so I registered here to give you a link (linked above) to a package that contains the frontend discussed above along with the snapshot folder, a readme explaining the usage AND the source code. BTW, I'm running FW 4.65 (HABIB) v1.02.

Have fun and MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!

Finally, from JediKnight007: How to add games to the MAME 0.125 front-end

I've been messing around with the MAME 0.125 front-end recently, and while it supports a lot of games, there are some classics missing, such as Centipede, Paper-Boy, and Space Harrier, among others. So I did some experimenting, and found how to add games to the front-end.

Go to the list folder inside the MAME installation. Look at _by_rotation.txt (the one with the underscore in front). Notice the format...

Zip Name
Game Title
Screen Alignment - (H) for horizontal, (V) for vertical

Open this file in a word processer, then go ahead and delete EVERYTHING. Yes, you won't be able to sort your "old" games by rotation, but you need this file for your custom list. Besides, sorting alphabetically, by year, or by manufacturer is much more useful, anyway.

Add your games by following the format, listing (H) games first, sorted by Game Title, then (V) games, again sorted by Game Title. Best way to get this info is to load the game in the original MAME 0.125 port, and select Game Information from the in-game menu.

An example...

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When you're finished, put the _by_rotation.txt file back in it's place, put your games in the ROMs folder, and start the front-end. Press Square to select the All Games option (as opposed to only particular categories), then press Circle and choose By Screen, and there you go! (assuming you did everything right )

You can add clones this way, just make sure that the parent game is also in the ROMs folder, too. You can also add snapshots, just rename the PNG to the Zip Name and place in the proper folder.

MAME 0125 (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) for PS3 Release 1 Out

MAME 0125 (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) for PS3 Release 1 Out

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#1 - powtrix - June 18, 2011 // 7:03 am
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will try it, tks