Does anyone know if there is a way - a flag, ini setting, etc (other than regressing to an old version of MAME) to force MAME to use a sample set for sound rather on a particular game rather than pure emulation. Particularly, in a game like Q*bert that uses the Votrax SC-01. The sound emulation is still a work in progress to date and it makes the game less fun to play. I appreciate that it was most likely an absolute enormous undertaking and it is amazing that the emulation has progressed to a point of pure hardware level simulation on the sound chip, great for the long term, but it would be nice if there was some option to force samples while work progresses.
I hope this is not a dicey topic or upsets anyone and I realize it is far better to have true emulation of all components, but if they are not in great state yet, it does impact usability when the rest of the emulation is spot on.
Thanks for any info.