Updated MAME romsets aaaaaall the way from v0.135 to v0.138 via ClrMamePro (I think I used the bugger properly this time !), switched from MAME Plus ! to MAME plus! XT.
Tried to see if the built-in video recording feature could be somehow configured. Came to the conclusion that it wasn't the case : Too much HDD space wasted for my taste with uncompressed frames, so will use something else eventually.
More importantly, I am wondering if MAME guys really care for picture accuracy
. Seems to me some old 2D classics didn't look as shabby when played on the real thing, even with decent hardware to run the emulator on top of. Mmmmh... (scratching his chin). Does anyone has an opinion to share ?