Originally Posted by tdm
Cheers buds, that reader was quite helpful.
Yeah makes perfect sense however have to had that it would be ideal if "mame" would be backwards compatible, but anyways thanks.
In some cases, the games are backwards compatible, but they are simply renamed into a clone, sometimes you might run gamename and MAME complains about the ROM, but if you run one of the clones using the same ROM it works fine (unless of course it needs a new BIOS set, or MCU data etc.)

In almost all cases however, it isn't too hard to find the updated ROMs and BIOSes "out there", be it the web, BT, P2P etc. smile