Unofficial RetroArch MAME 0.78 Standalone Emulator PS3 PKG Out

29w ago - Following up on the previous RetroXMB update, today an unofficial RetroArch MAME 0.78 Standalone Emulator PS3 PKG is available for those interested.

Download: UNOFFICIAL - (MAME0.78) RetroArch Standalone Emu.pkg

To quote: For best performance you should use the MAME romset 0.78. I have tested using lower romsets such as 0.37b5 and that romset worked well, but again for best performance and compatibility you should use 0.78 MAME romset. There are some things to be aware of that i have outlined below. As this is still an experimental core and could have some issues not discovered yet.

Basic Usage:

  • MAME romset 0.78 is required for best performance.
  • At first screen of MAME agreement when ask to type OK, Move Left Stick - Left to Right to signal "OK"
  • R3 will access the RetroArch Main Menu.
  • R2 will access the MAME Menu options.
  • Select in game will add credits to the game.


  • Core is based on v0.9.8 of RetroArch (not the current 0.9.9).
  • This is an Experimental Core for the PS3 from Libretro Code Re-depository (
  • This is an Unofficial release Please DO NOT BUG official RetroArch developer of any problems.
  • Custom RetroArch Main Menu Wood Background Added in place of default RetroArch menu.

Known Bugs:

  • When accessing MAME settings (R2 button) settings will not save for next boot
  • Save / Load States will not work on a few titles. (mainly Midway titles)


  • RetroArch Developers: Squarepusher , Maister
  • Libretro Contributors: View the list of many contributors here (
  • RetroXMB Developer: doobz
  • Artwork: Sandungas (PIC1) & STLcardsWS (Custom Wood Main Menu)

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pudingman's Avatar
#21 - pudingman - 61w ago
what's the difference with the one in multiman full?

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#20 - NN33NN - 61w ago
I would love to see the MAME 0.72 port, hope it's the most recent version of MAME thay port.

I also hope a NeoGeoCD emulator and N64 will show up

TheDude666's Avatar
#19 - TheDude666 - 61w ago
is this version compatible to mm? Booting roms direct from the retro column?

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#18 - JAYRIDER666 - 61w ago
Nitendo 64 games will not work?

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#17 - jarvis - 61w ago
This is such an awesome project and I am so happy to see more progress being made. I run this on my Nexus phone, Nexus 10, as well as my PS3. Fantastic job and the idea behind it with the libretro core APIs and then machine specific cores is a great way to maintain & extend. I am eagerly anticipating the MAME core to this suite. I can't thank everyone enough for all the hard work they put into this. Now if only it had an N64 core...

I think it would also be nice if bsnes was included as it is a fantastic emulator with 100% compatibility with all known SNES releases, but I realize that it probably wouldn't run well on some of this hardware, and byuu is kind of taking a similar approach with having multiple cores in his emulator, so probably unlikely

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