I've managed to get MAME building with Visual Studio 2015, and am currently tinkering with the GORF arcade driver, for my own research.
I have commented out some code in the driver (the sparkling background rendering, to be exact) and even though I've only changed one file, it is taking 5 minutes at least to emit "mamevers.rc" on a rebuild.
I've got OCZ SSDs, 16GB of RAM, Quad core I5-2500K @ 4Ghz. I am surprised a single change can take so long.
If you can suggest any ways to speed up the build, apart from installing the likes of Incredibuild, I'd be grateful.
While I am here, is there any way just to build the games and not the rest (like gambling) - if there is a conditional compilation symbol to do that, I've not found it.
Thanks in advance again,