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Author Topic: BletchMAME 2.9 released (2021-10-23)  (Read 1290 times)

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BletchMAME 2.9 released (2021-10-23)
« on: October 24, 2021, 04:06:42 pm »

What is BletchMAME?
BletchMAME is a new experimental front end for MAME. Unlike existing front ends (which function as launchers, keeping MAME's internal UI), BletchMAME replaces the internal MAME UI with a more conventional point and click GUI to provide a friendlier experience in a number of areas (such as profiles, input configuration and a number of others). It does this without modifying the requisite MAME binary. While BletchMAME is intended to support all machines supported by MAME, it should be particularly suitable to computer emulation.

The current BletchMAME is version 2.9, and requires MAME 0.213 or later.

Binaries are available for Windows at

Ports exist for macOS and Linux, although the developer, Bletch, only fully supports Windows at this time.


  • Added experimental MAMEUI-style media auditing capabilities
  • When refreshing the MAME Info Database (-listxml handling), names and descriptions of machines will be displayed
  • No longer waiting for the MAME version check to complete on startup
  • Various enhancements to the Paths Dialog
  • Improving display of icon on the machine list on high resolution displays
  • Now remembering the maximized/full screen and size state of the main window
  • Fixed a bug that caused column sorts to not be honored on startup[
  • Fixed a bug that caused newly created profiles to not get selected when created
  • Fixed a bug that caused the software list tab to not be populated is selected on startup
  • Small optimizations to the building of MAME Info Database and general XML parsing
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