> Doesn't already MAME already use DirectX and SDL to manipulate graphic data instead
> of doing it all in software?
(PBS "Masterpiece Theater" intro music plays)
Ahh, yes, the time-honored gambit of accusing MAMEdev of hypocrisy so they'll do what you want. Many more skilled than you have attempted it before, old chap, and they've all failed. You know why? MAMEdev doesn't feel shame. They read your post, decide it's a lot of hassle just so people can wank to cosplay, and they wait for your patch. Make sure it works on at least the 3 major operating systems or it'll probably be rejected out of hand.
And now, David Hasselhoff and William Shatner in "Hamlet".