> > /me calls for asian characters usage!
> > well..since MAME supports loading from decompressed files, the rom names should have
> > only filesystem compatible chars (so no |<>: ) but "=" is fully ok...
> There's a quiz game where one of the ROM names ends in a period.
> Windows filesystem does not allow that.
Windows filesystem (i.e. NTFS) supports it fine. It's just the utilities that don't allow you to create such files (Explorer, standard command line tools, standard save dialogs). You can easily create such files with Cygwin tools or simple C programs.