You'll need to learn how to compile MAME on OS X. After all, what are you going to do with the "latest SVN" that fixes a compiling issue, if not compile it.
The pinned how-to-compile topic here is outdated (endings script?) and convoluted, making compiling look like a difficult task, which is a shame since compiling MAME (or MESS) on a Mac is so easy it's almost ridiculous.
First register a free developer account
with Apple, then download and install Xcode
and the Xcode command-line tools
Drop the SDL 1.2.15
Framework in /Library/Frameworks.
and navigate to a folder of your choice - lets say ~/downloads:cd ~/downloads
svn co svn://dspnet.fr/mame/trunk
Once the download is done, navigate to the source directorycd mame/trunk
to compile MAME and/ormake TARGET=mess
to compile MESS.
If your Mac has a dual-core CPU add -j3
, a quad-core CPU add -j5
(and so on) to the make command for a faster compile, like this for example:make -j5
ormake -j5 TARGET=mess
To pull the latest source updates at any time run Terminal.app
and entercd ~/downloads/mame/trunk
then entersvn update
If compiling stops with an error message entermake clean
then try again. If it still doesn't work, then post here.