Given the fact front ends are designed to be aesthetically pleasing and simplify access to multiple emulated games and systems, it would be nice to have the option to hide parent/children roms in Emulation Station menus. In situations whereby multiple roms are required (parents, children, BIOS roms, etc), all of the roms are currently listed individually in the EmulationStation menu. This is confusing to “casual” users who aren’t familiar with manipulating rom sets, configuring emulators, etc. I would imagine many of us are trying to set up “clean” systems that can be used by novices. Simple is better.
There are workarounds, but if EmulationStation provided an option to hide files, life would be much simpler. I assume it wouldn’t be too difficult to add this option.
Of course, there are times when its completely legitimate to display all the parent/children files (for example, situations whereby multiple children roms allow a game to be played in various foreign languages) – so this would need to remain configurable by the user – versus an “automatic” function.
Keeping my fingers crossed.