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Negatron is a front-end for the multi-system emulator MAME.

Negatron is yet another front-end for MAME, the well-known multi-system emulator.



Negatron has been first engineered to assist users in managing the huge list of machines available in MAME as intuitively as possible, them being arcade machines, consoles or computers. It has been developed in order to be as much hassle-free as possible, checking for any changed or updated resources automatically.

Classic controllers for arcade machines, consoles and computers

Video Game History

Moreover, Negatron's second objective is to ease the creation of a complete information set dealing with those video games emulated by MAME, using drag and drop operations, and display it in a convenient way. This information set should archive a whole breadth of resources, helping in preserving what is known as the video game history.

If you don't want to start from scratch, Negatron can directly use any MAME EXTRAs sets, the normative information set for Negatron being the MAME EXTRAs set available at the Pleasuredome, a website about retrogaming resources.


So, Negatron is a smart application that do its outmost to automate anything that can be:

  • from just 2 parameters, it tries to determine the entire required configuration,
  • it automatically checks for added, modified or deleted files,
  • it displays timely visual cues when interesting new actions can be performed.

Enjoying decades of retrogaming has never been so easy!


System Requirements

  • Hardware
    • Computer with a 2 GHz processor
    • 4 GB of RAM
    • 20 MB of available disk space
    • Keyboard, mouse and gamepad
  • Software
    • MAME v0.70 or later:
    • Starting with MAME v0.186, we strongly recommend to use NegaMAME instead
    • Java v8.60 or later
    • VLC media player v2.2.0 or later (on macOS, Negatron doesn't work with 3.0.x)
    • Any Java compatible desktop OS:
    • Linux (Suse 10 SP2, Red Hat 6, Ubuntu 12.04 or later),
    • Mac OS X (Mountain Lion 10.8.3 or later),
    • Windows (Vista SP2, 7 SP1 or later)


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