I have been on the multi-year quest to get my MAME machine up and running doing all the things that I have been thinking of. It appears that I have hit the wall in dealing with the ROMs and the Front-End interface. I purchase a set of the DVDs with all the ROMs and the Hard Disk Image files. I have been unable to get all the ROMs to show up as green, not even a decent percentage of them. I understand that I can not expect 100% of the ROMs to be fully functional but better than 10% would be nice.
I am fully aware that this effort is done mostly by volunteers and most of the software is open source. This being the case I can only say this with complete honesty, “I am missing something and it is my own fault that I am having so many problems.” So, the battle continues and I will continue my exhausting search of the web and forums to get my answers to my questions. This is one of those times I wish had a MAME mentor.
I must continue my plan to take over the world or at least my little MAME world.