samples in fbneo: i’ve provided you with the link on how to use them and it specifically refers to donpachi: https://retropie.org.uk/docs/lr-fbneo/#samples. if you’re now talking about mame2003 - we weren’t talking about that romset before! please be specific.
You can compare the ones you have to these and double check your naming conversation. Make sure you done have ".rom.rom" or something like that either. Some desktops hide extensions. My guess is the check sum is off here for it not to include the file.
You could unzip them to their own separate folders - so each game has it's own folder, then browse the folders and pick the game based on your region.
(U) is USA NTSC 60hz,
(E) is Europe PAL 50Hz,
(J) is Japanese NTSC 60hz.
Just pick the one you want, for each game, then (if space is a issue) zip it back up.
Thank you for all the help, everyone. I managed to compress my entire collection into CHD files. Much cleaner, and much smaller space-wise. And, they all work...except for the Sega-CD 32x games (there's only three or four of those). I guess I have to do some more homework on that one.
Not all my images were bin/cue. Getting them to be bin/cue so I could convert them to CHD was tedious and sometimes frustrating, but I got it done.
Where are you planning to get the mame gamelist txt file from?
Well, actually that was my question :-). I'm not so familiar with arcade romsets let alone how to rebuild them..
Guess I'll stick with clrmamepro for my mame romset. If i've found a solution, a certainly will post this into this topic!