Somehow it just started working right the other day hehe.
Ran my audit, and then found out Im missing like 7gb of ROMs (which is due to PinMAME roms becoming part of the new 'standard' MAME set)..

I ran into some errors compiling 0.142u3 so for now, Im back at just 0.142 until I can get my rom set properly rebuilt.. It hasnt been updated since 0.138 so Ive missed a bunch of changes since last summer..