QMC2 – SDL MAME Front End for Mac OSX

QMC2 is a GUI for use with SDL MAME and MESS. SDL MAME is much easier to use with a good front end. Just point and click. It originally started as one of the first front ends for UNIX. Go check out their webpage and pick up the app.

Download the latest build of QMC2 for Mac OS X (x86) here: qmc2-0.2.b20.dmgQt-wise, the package is self-contained, that is it already includes the Qt 4 framework (4.7.3). You only need to additionally install the SDL framework(1.2.14), which is required for MAME & MESS anyway on that platform.

The binaries require Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and have been created and tested on 10.6 (x86 architecture). If you need binaries for a different platform, you’ll have to build them from source (explained in this FAQ).

Please note that there’s a Qt/Phonon bug that may cause a post-mortem crash on exit, which you can safely ignore (though it may be annoying). If it happens to you, there’s nothing we can do about it, but you can disable the annoying crash report dialog if you will:

$ defaults write com.apple.CrashReporter DialogType none

To re-enable the crash report, just replace none with prompt.

You may also look here for builds of intermediate/test releases (and the latest final release): Mac OS X packages

About Mac Emulators
I am an Old School gamer with roots in emulation and gaming. I love video games, but mostly I love the old ones from our past. Emulation is a way to experience all these old games on your personal computer.

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