Originally Posted by byuu
Someday I sure would like MESS to get to a "supported software" list like MAME.

Honestly not a good idea. You'd need at least 4,000+ entries, and then you can't run any hacks / fan translation stuff. I know some MAME people would like this; but whatever, most wouldn't. It also requires that giant database to be distributed with each and every emulator.

Nah, store the exact mapping info along with the game, and now you can custom-map and run anything. Makes the emulator more powerful and flexible.

Having a "supported software" list does not mean not being able to run hack/fan/fun stuff. The supported software list would be more documentation of what was actually released for the system. Anyway, that's a whole different discussion wink