> No, poppet. I've seen you drag many threads down into patronising insult fests and > ignored them completely, but as .171 marks the end of Mame for many people (people > you invariably convince yourself you're superior to - coping mechanisms are strange > and complex beasts) I wasn't gonna let that one slide.
If it marks the end for some people, notably those still using a horribly outdated PC and/or OS, so be it. It's not like their copy of MAME will magically brick itself when it detects a new version is out, and old versions are still available for download at mamedev.org anyway. DOS is dead, Windows 9x is dead, and so is Windows XP. People are probably lucky that 32-bit versions are still being released.