Well, using the same link for the 0.81+... I found nekolauncher. The screenshot looks awesome (finally, stars to rank directly inside of MAME instead of "Show in finder", "Change label")
And then became completely and totally frustrated trying to get it to work.
I can get everything in its right place for AdvancedMAME and get rid of the directory error message. Put the Japanese help file through babelfish. Can't figure it out for anything.
Anyone have help? or can recommend a different/better front end for AdvancedMAME?