>> If I could modify the MAME source to include a few bootlegs of DDR stuff and make my own build with only the Konami 573 driver, then you can't moan about making your own build especially since I am the worst person to talk to about coding, even BASIC. Just sit down and read the code.
Yes, but put our efforts together and we could make it simpler and more general so anyone can do it.
That's the point of the public project, everyone chips a little bit for the benefit of all, not for themselves.
Look, if they gonna force us to download 100mb binary just to play Pacman, the need to make a custom build seem higher than ever. All I suggest is few compiler options to make possible to get rid of, not individual games for now, but whole categories like: neogeo, mech, pinball, mahjong, mess...
So, if you wanna only MAME & NEOGEO you compile with:
> "make -no-mech -no-pin -no-mahjong -no-mess"
You wanna all, then just type "make". Why not?
My build can already do something like that, but it's not me who did it, the guy who made GP32 port did, still I can tell you it's pretty simple thing to do. Or at last was in 0.37, not sure if I could easily translate it to the most recent MAME since I am not familiar with any of the changes in the last year. But, I sure will not even attempt it if all I get in return for proposing it is a spit in a face, instead of bacon. I prefer bacon, meow!