Hi there, my first post here, please forgive the terminology.
I recently had to format my PC and re-install MAME, I find any version I can download now totally different from the one I had:
my old version wasn't starting fullscreen, was simpler in terms of interface (with lists, folders and menus more similar to the system default ones) and felt much lighter.
For instance I could easily change some settings without leaving the game, something that I can't seem to be able to do with these new versions.
To clarify, it looked like the one in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-bPzKmRarI
I'm pretty sure it wasn't MESS.
I tried previous realeases (going back by years!), win32, zip versions with the same results...
Another surprising discovery was that some of the roms I had saved can't run on this new version, but this not a massive issue.
Thanks if you can point me in the right direction