@Anna: I use caching whenever it makes sense, and that's usually always faster (for everyone) than loading the data from the emulator every time... however, older laptops may have markedly slower disks, so it depends on that and on the OS / file-system if caching is actually faster or not. Anyway, I don't intend to make that an option, simply because if it's faster for me it should be faster for everyone (note: fastER, not fast wink ).

@Kaylee: I guess I should be able to beat the 1.4 seconds for slot-info loading with a cache, but ROM state filtering is way too slow on your end if it's MESS (here: <= 100 mecs in case of MESS, and <= 2.4 seconds in case of MAME).

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