How to Get Tiger Mame to Recognize Roms

By William Pullman

Updated September 22, 2017

Tiger Arcade is a version of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator for phones and tablets running the Android operating system. As with all versions of MAME, which allows you to play cabinet arcade games on your computer and other devices, Tiger Arcade needs game ROMs installed on the same device to play the games. You need to create a specific file structure on your SD card so that Tiger Arcade can find the ROMs.

Connect your Android phone to a computer using a USB cable. A window appears with options to view your Android phone's SD card on your computer.

Click "Open Folder to View Files Using Windows Explorer." A window labeled "Removable Disk" appears on-screen. A group of folders is in the window.

Right-click within the window, select "New" and "Folder." The name of the folder, "New Folder," is highlighted when it is created.

Enter "roms" for the folder name and then double-click the folder.

Create another folder within the "roms" folder and name it "arcade."

Right-click the ROM file that you want to use with Tiger Arcade and click "Save."

Right-click within the "arcade" folder and select "Paste."

Disconnect the phone from your computer and start Tiger Arcade on your phone. You will find a list of your ROM files appear in a list when the application starts.