Originally Posted By etabeta78
there is a solution for this issue in MAME/MESS itself smile

if you read better the documentation about statename, you would see that if you put "%g/%d_cart" the emu will use for the state name the filename of the game you mount in the "cart device" avoiding you the need to change the name for each game

similarly with "%g/%d_cdrm" MESS will use the name of the cd game for state name, etc.

same syntax for snapname & images wink

etabeta/Rene quick question....what if I'm using a machine that supports both formats, ie PC-Engine? What would the command be? I tried %g/%d_cdrm/%d_cart but that didn't work.

The developers of MESS have my sincere gratitude. Thank you guys.