> Question 1: When it comes to System 7.x or 8.x, can I choose anything more powerful
> than maciicx or is that still the only mame core that supports one of those
> (apparently maciicx can only go up to 7.5.5)?
IIci is supported (including sound) and will run 7.6.1 fine, plus you can install 8.0 and 8.1 using the standard ResEdit tricks. 8.x on an '030 is quite sluggish though.
> Question 2, and this is a deal breaker for me, can I use an analog USB
> joystick/flightstick on any of the System 7.x/8.x compatible MAME cores? I really
USB joysticks are not currently supported, but I'll add them to the backlog.