Software lists are valuable for cartridge systems for the reasons Haze describes (but I'd rather improve the loose file loading than make it go away; loose files are going to be people's first attempt at trying MAME, and the fact that they don't always work has caused a lot of people to switch to RetroArch or other alternatives). They're a less-good fit for floppy disks and tapes, and can sometimes get in the way of actually using the emulated computer as a computer (they're great for the case where you just want to play games, of course).

BletchMAME should support both methods or else I'll start pulling all his hooks out of top-of-tree.

Last edited by R. Belmont; 07/31/19 04:30 PM.