Thursday, February 14, 2013

MAME on the ARM powered Samsung Chromebook

Starting with Chrome version 25, the Samsung Chromebooks with ARM processors are supporting Native Client. To take advantage of this new platform developers have to update their apps and include an ARM binary. Not many have done that.
To show the potential of the new platform I have added ARM support for my XaoS and Mame  apps.
Mame seems to be still a challenge for the machine - performance-wise, but is playable.

To check your chrome version use this URL chrome://help
and, if necessary, switch your Chromebook to the beta or dev channel to get a more recent
version of Chrome.