QMC2 is the only frontend that exposes all of the power of MAME/MESS. For example, you can place arbitrary emulated cards into the slots of an Apple II or PC or 68030 Mac. This is something of a hassle from the command line (to put it mildly), but in QMC2 it's dead easy.
... place arbitrary cards into slots of Apple II, PC, 68030 Mac. Can you give an example ?
So while I'm sorry the FEs are now in a bad place, it's not like they didn't have a lot of time in advance to get ready.
I've been using UME for many many months now. I could have included support for MESS in Emu Loader's last major rewrite, but I decided to keep it arcades only, even though UME was already available. I guess I really made a bad choice.
I could try to modify EL's core to support MESS machines, but it will not be 100% due to the way my frontend is coded (MAME + ZiNc + Daphne + Demul, etc...
The biggest problem is multi-floppy games for computers and find an easy way to handle software lists for multiple machines of the same family.
Family ? MSX have tons of different machines but they all use the same software lists. And so does Commodore Amiga, Atari 800.
This is one thing I'm struggling to categorize.
Create only one MSX category with a bunch of MSX machines. Same for Amiga, Atari 800, Atari 2600, MSX 2, Super Nintendo, etc...
This would have to be done manually by me. Possibly by creating a .ini file listing all machines for each family. I don't know how often MESS machines change names or new ones are added...
...and so on.
Ciro Alfredo Consentino
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