Where should I save MAME rom sets?

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    I’m curious about this. The way I understand it, I am supposed to save the MAME romsets in the exact same folder where the MAME roms are saved (which in my case is the ‘mame’ folder)?

    I find it strange because when I navigate through the games and emulators in Emulation Station, if I go into MAME, then I got a whole bunch of things listed which I guess correspond to a BIOS and not an actual game. It’s kind of sucky since if for example I wanted to make an arcade machine using RetroPie, I wouldn’t want non-game items listed with the games, it’s confusing for the user…

    Am I correct that the romsets need to be saved there. Can they be saved in a sub-folder of ‘mame’?



    The folders that the mame emulator will use is defined in

    So in there it shows that to use mame4all as your mame emulator, roms should go into the /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/mame folder.

    The *all* the zip files from a given romset (collection of roms related to a specific mame release) should go in there.

    Once thats done, I tend to scrape the directory like this:

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