Quote: there can't be more than 150 MAME games out there.
There are over 4,000 working arcade games in MAME. And that's not even including "clones", that's just "parent" games.
Quote: MAME64.exe 0.167.0.0
By your answer, I'm assuming you aren't aware of all the different kinds of derivatives and frontends available... I had a hunch about that, especially since you didn't know what "Snaps" were. There is a whole world of goodies and eye candy out there for MAME that you aren't aware of yet. I'd recommend you check out the derivative MAMEUIFX. Explore that derivative and you'll see that there are tabs that are able to display the arcade cabinets, marquees, control panels, in-game snapshot, title, etc. of each arcade game. You can download those packages from http://www.progettosnaps.net/ .
Quote: Well on first consideration, Vaughn was right to use official MAME res or STANDARD3:4, eliminating the top and bottom, it's what the MAMEDev's would have wanted. I could do mine with a small strip (not enough for logo or whatever, but enough to tie the two sides together, a Brazilian Bezel if you will.
What do you think?
Hmmm, I don't know, I guess if I had to pick which one, I guess I'd go with no top and bottom bezel for verticle games. Because with real arcade cabinets for verticle games, the majority of them don't have any top and bottom bezel. Plus, I'm assuming it would be easier and quicker for you to make this way... it's less work.