> Its an admirable approach but it seems
> to me like the MAME devs should fudge it
Why the hell should MAMEdevs "fudge" anything so that an imperfectly emulated (or perfectly emulated, for that matter) game or machine can look or sound good?! MAME's only driving goal always has been, is now, and (I hope!) always will be accuracy in reproducing an emulation target's hardware and software (insofar as those are understood), not the kind of "good presentation" or "usability" that some folks would find more pleasing.