Why does the window say "MESS"? Is this actually up-to-date MAME?
Yes, it is. I simply prefer to have two separate binaries, one for the arcade games and the other for home sysyems, since I decided to use no more external frontends but to rely only on the default OSD menus it is much more comfortable to navigate thru arcade games if I want to play them and home system if I decide otherwise instead of having a huge list of arcade/home systems with thousands entries to dodge. Ok, I could simply go straight to the game/system I intend to run thru the "Search" tab but it is also fun to discover exotic systems simply scrolling one name after the other. I have just downloaded the actual snapshot of SDLmame source code and now I am recompiling the home/system part to have the VFD graphics fixed, as far I know there are no arcade games that uses this technology for in-game action so I will wait the 0.216 release for recompile the arcade part.
Anyway thanks to all the MAME team for the active support and a prey to the other Mac users around here to be more partecipative and understand that MAME evolution is a collective effort therefore everyone interested in this project should actively support it so I was really happy to see the posts of "Game&WatchLover" in this discussion. I hope to see more and more Mac users around to show their love for this wonderful project.
In the mean time the compile task has ended and I can post the snapshot of actual SDLmame (mess) build, with perfect graphics not only on the VFD games:Alien ChaseBurger TimeDig Dug
but also on the LCD handheld games.Popeye
Another excellent fix from the incredible MAMEdev team! :-)