Wasn't '06-ish about the time a lot of people wanted this merge so they could use one emulator?
Don't most people already have their special game lists? (I do; nor do I play any console games.) Isn't only the All Games list affected by this? Starting from scratch in building one's special game lists is only different in that the list is a lot longer.
That said, if it's perhaps only 'five minutes to code', and given all the hubbub here about this, why hasn't someone just done it? Why hasn't someone just amiably pointed out their thoughts and asked if it could be done? (I've mentioned this before....)
game type: whether put on location, it's still an arcade type game, right? Why not just 'count' all the games in MESS before the merge as a separate 'class' (versus coding class), and then any MESS type additions be similarly 'accounted' at inclusion? Similarly so with the games that were in 'MAME'. Further distinctions can be added later.
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