How Can I Play Vintage Video Games on My Mac?

Episode 1845 (1:43:10)

Billy from San Diego, CA
MAME

Billy used to play a lot of 80s/90s video games using an emulator on his Mac. But since he's upgraded to the M1 Mac, he can't seem to get them running. Google has blacklisted the site that he uses. Leo says that MAME is safe, so make sure he's using the right website address. Another is OpenEMU. Leo suspects that Google is giving that warning because using video game ROMs is considered piracy, even though MAME is legal. So they may be considering it piracy for legal reasons. 

He can also play them on the web. A good place to check for vintage games is the Internet Archive.