OK then, I'll try. Still, I'd suggest someone have a look at the Developers Wiki entry and make it fool-proof (for fools like me :-) ). If you are not experienced with Visual Studio, this may be a bit too terse right now.

There's still my question from above: I understand that VS produced somewhat better output, but just for the purpose of building a small MAME version with only a few drivers and to offer it for downloading, would the traditional MinGW / gcc toolchain still work, or it that generally discouraged?