Now the time has come to strike back, and reveal this idiot for what he is.
He makes himself out to be the star programmer of MAME, even though he's not an official developer, and tries to run the project by remote control. He also has his own personal fan club who will echo everything he says.
For whatever unknown reasons, he hates all derivative builds, even though he himself released several versions of an incomplete build without support files.
Here's the quote of the day:
So let's see who's the moron. The instructions on the website state that you must download and setup MAME first, before installing ARCADE. How could it take an hour to discover the archive only has one file? Idiot.
MameHaze 1 point 4 days ago
'arcade' is an incomplete distribution because the person making it is an absolute moron tho and doesn't have a clue how to package things.
I ended up trying to provide support to somebody using it the other day, spent a good hour trying to figure out why their HLSL etc. wasn't working before working out that the content of the HLSL folder they had was incorrect.
It was incorrect because despite installing the software the correct way (unzip the whole package) the person who packages 'arcade' is stupid and does not include any of the needed support files, meaning that it was still trying to use the support files from their 3 year out of date version of MAME, and obviously not working properly.
seriously, you'd be better off not trusting said software, the author has proved to be sneaky, untrustworthy and incompetent many times over, you don't know what you're getting. If you want things to work use the proper versions of MAME.
So, people, do you think I'm "sneaky, untrustworthy and incompetent" ?
As for "providing support", getting support from him for derivative builds is like throwing firecrackers into a petrol refinery - it'll blow up in your face.
Where is this super-secret support area? Not on any forum that I've seen. Probably just made it up, like his many other lies.