> I can verify they aren't being saved. Thanks for the report, and I'll look at it in
> time for the next release.
> I look forward to it . Wake me when it's done
I've fixed the problem. For whatever reason, whenever you accessed the directory settings, the interface settings, or the default game settings, there was code to set the game options all back to default. It's surprising nobody noticed this earlier. The same problem existed in MESSUI and has also been fixed.
The next thing I noticed is if you change the default game settings, then looked at the directory paths, the ones controlled by HBMAME.ini show the default instead of what's in the ini. This turned out to be a bug in MAME's core, which I haven't been able to fix. So the recommendation is, (from the next release), when you change the default game settings, you should immediately quit HBMAMEUI, then restart it.