[quote=96445]As long as there is no overwriting the files, can I take the 1941.zip, the 1941a.zip, and the 1941b.zip, and put all files into one 1941.zip so the files are all present[/quote]
Good question and I was thinking about trying the same thing. I had posted the same question a couple of days ago with no response. MAME is a cluttered mess and I find it frustrating that all these additional files are necessary to load a game when I have no interest in any of the variants (Street Fighter 2 is a great example).
All I want is one option per game to show up in my game selection menu under each MAME emulator I’m using. If I can’t clean it up, I’m almost debating on dumping MAME altogether.