I did see that set. It's on my list of things to get.
I see in my future getting a merged set of ROMs to save download time and creating my own non-merged set afterwards.
Do you think my 9 year old PC might be powerful enough to run most games on the latest MAME? I know it is leaps and bounds ahead of the Pi, but I don't know how PC processing power compares to arcade hardware.
However, I find there are large gaps in my collection from the Mame 0.78 and the most current release. For example, I don't have games like Mad Dog McGee, Mortal Kombat 4, Space Invaders and many others in this set. And those are some of my essentials. I tried bringing over the games from the new sets, but again, they fail to load.
space invaders is in 0.78 (invaders.zip), mad dog mcree no, mk4 no.
I tried bringing over the games from the new sets, but again, they fail to load.
of course. anything not in the 0.78 romset will not work, ever :) if you want to use later games, then you need to find out which of the supported MAMEs (or fbneo) supports them (check the gamelists or DATs), acquire the relevant set, transfer to your pi, and install and associate the relevant emulator with the rom via https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Runcommand
@yfzdude thank you for replying, I feel that I do have to research/find other methods of transferring ROMs to my Pi/RetroPie though than this flashdrive, because frankly I've had more flashdrives fail than MicroSDs! (blame the amount of moving parts I guess...).
[just whispering and OT] @clyde And the Sega Megadrive & Genesis Classics where already mentioned/discussed in that thread more then once :P maybe it would be time to split that one into "collection of sources" and "announcements for sales" for items from "sources" %^]