The CAESAR site is really cool too… I had forgotten about Williams/Midway's original retail emulators for Defender/Robotron/Joust. Creating a nostalgia *for* nostalgia feedback-loop… didn't Zappa say something about "Death by Nostalgia"? :P
Yep, but it's the direction we're headed. I've seen 18-21-year-olds logging into emulation forums recently and asking about "the old days of emulation", it's pretty weird. Anyhow, that's getting off-topic.
Glad you like Lottes shader. Eventually what will happen though is HLSL and GLSL will merge and you'll get all of those bells and whistles from Windows MAME in SDLMAME. Gonna be a little bit before we get there, though.