Running MAME emulation of the Minitel 2 #VintageComputing #RetroComputing

If you download MAME, the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, you’ll find the Minitel 2 included as a standard machine.

The Minitel was a videotex online service accessible through telephone lines, and was the world’s most successful online service prior to the World Wide Web. It ran from 1982 to 2012.

…you’ll need some ROMs. The Minitel 2 emulator in MAME knows about three ROMs: minitel2_bv4.bin (which is the BV4 version of the original firmware), bv9.1402 (the BV9 original firmware; that’s the one my actual Minitel 2 had burnt into the CPU) and demo_minitel.bin (which is the demo ROM I used in the previous post). You also need charset.rom which contains the character set for the Minitel.
You need to find these. I got them by searching for “bv9.1402 minitel” and found them here.
This post goes through the steps to get the emulation running on a mac.


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