> I just use the -artpath switch when launching the game, myself. But this does bring
> up an interesting question: why would you want multiple paths?
Back in the MESS days, some artwork was provided in the "artwork" folder. But other externally-supplied artwork was kept in E:\MESS\Artwork. So, multiple path is needed.
Once MESS was eaten by MAME, I never merged the artwork, so now I have artwork;E:\MAME\Artwork;E:\MESS\Artwork .
There's no conflicts though. As to what would happen in that situation, you'll have to try it out for yourself.