> Could someone please explain the benefit of using this combined build over the "old" > way of using a separate MAME\MESS build? Please & thank you
What would you think are the benefit? One compile, one executable.. two emulator's worth of content in one package. Quite a few people who use MAME already use MESS - so combining them makes sense, saves configuration time and should satisfy anyone who would want such an option. Lobbying for and or forcing this combined option upon each user of each emulator, on the other hand, would not be a wise decision. The users should decide for themselves and now, with the current source provided, they can.