Thank you, I have found that ClrMamePro does work on Linux Via Wine. Another option I have seen is to use Launchbox, but It did not work via wine. It does ask for a email just so you can download it, it feels like it may be one of those apps that are harvesting info and spying on you. As for the Linux compatabile MAME rom filtering software it is "Mame Set Rebuilder" that was very simple and easy to use.
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