@oddi: For reference, here's my full start-up log:

Code:
12:57:04.320: M.A.M.E. Catalog / Launcher II v0.39, SVN r4818 (Qt 4.8.4, SDLMAME, us)
12:57:04.321: Phonon features enabled - using Phonon v4.4.0
12:57:04.321: SDL joystick support enabled - using SDL v1.2.14
12:57:04.321: processing global emulator configuration
12:57:04.322: creating template configuration map
12:57:04.322: template info: emulator = SDLMAME, version = 0.148u2, format = 0.2.6
12:57:04.469: image cache size set to 128 MB
12:57:04.472: shortcut map is clean
12:57:04.472: joystick map is clean
12:57:04.511: SDLMAME output notifier FIFO created
12:57:04.646: loading game info DB
12:57:06.041: done (loading game info DB, elapsed time = 00:01.395)
12:57:06.041: 25922 game info records loaded
12:57:06.042: loading emulator info DB
12:57:07.302: done (loading emulator info DB, elapsed time = 00:01.259)
12:57:07.303: 8766 emulator info records loaded
12:57:07.304: loading software info DB
12:57:08.556: done (loading software info DB, elapsed time = 00:01.251)
12:57:08.556: 6336 software info records loaded
12:57:08.561: determining emulator version and supported sets
12:57:08.699: done (determining emulator version and supported sets, elapsed time = 00:00.135)
12:57:08.700: emulator info: type = MAME, version = 0.148u2
12:57:08.700: 28472 supported (non-device) sets
12:57:08.700: loading catver.ini
12:57:08.822: done (loading catver.ini, elapsed time = 00:00.122)
12:57:08.823: 19534 category / 19534 version records loaded
12:57:08.823: loading XML game list data from cache
12:57:11.648: done (loading XML game list data from cache, elapsed time = 00:02.825)
12:57:11.659: loading ROM state from cache
12:57:11.765: done (loading ROM state from cache, elapsed time = 00:00.106)
12:57:11.765: 28495 cached ROM states loaded
12:57:11.766: processing game list
12:57:11.767: loading game data from game list cache
12:57:11.774: pre-caching icons from ZIP archive
12:57:12.922: done (pre-caching icons from ZIP archive, elapsed time = 00:01.148)
12:57:12.923: 9932 icons loaded
12:57:14.209: done (loading game data from game list cache, elapsed time = 00:02.436)
12:57:15.506: sorting game list by game description in ascending order
12:57:16.032: restoring game selection
12:57:16.045: done (processing game list, elapsed time = 00:04.279)
12:57:16.046: 28406 games, 66 BIOS sets and 23 devices loaded
12:57:16.046: ROM state info: L:28495 C:25906 M:2589 I:0 N:0 U:0
12:57:16.048: applying ROM state filter
12:57:16.523: done (applying ROM state filter, elapsed time = 00:00.475)
12:57:16.524: loading favorites
12:57:16.525: done (loading favorites)
12:57:16.525: loading play history
12:57:16.525: done (loading play history)

So it takes just about 12 seconds now (here smile ).


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