MAMED on Ubuntu
09/11/2009 - by Travis

MAMEd MAME front end on Ubuntu Linux

MAMEd is an arcade cabinet style front end for XMAME

Are you running XMAME on Ubuntu Linux? Looking for an arcade style front end? Hoping not to have to compile? Well, too bad. But don't worry -- it's actually very easy.

OK, OK... here is a package for those who don't want to install. This should work fine on Ubuntu 6.10 (and probably others that use sdl v1.2)
MAMEd 0.7 Debian Package
(this is pretty rough right now... needs a more complete package) Save the file somewhere and use "dpkg -i mamed_0.7_i386.deb" (or one of the nice GUIs such as gdebi) to install it

These instructions document how to get MAMEd compiled on Ubuntu Linux 6.10 (Edgy Eft)

First, the packages: Execute the following
sudo apt-get install make
sudo apt-get install g++
sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev
sudo apt-get install libsdl-image1.2-dev
sudo apt-get install libsdl-ttf1.2-dev

Now you should have all the prerequisites, so let's grab MAMEd
I used version 0.7 when I did this as of August 2007. It appears we're not likely to see a new release soon based on the last release of 2004. :)
In case that link isn't working, you can also get it here

Now, untar/unzip it -- from the directory you downloaded to
tar -xzvf mamed-v0.7.tgz
Then, compile
cd mamed/src
Voila! There should now be a mamed executable in your directory. I don't believe there is an install target in the makefile, so you might want to copy it to somewhere in your path:
sudo cp ./mamed /usr/src/
Now, do the setup according to the instructions in the doc directory. Have fun!