QuickPlay can support reading your entire rom collection 7zipped into one single file in order to save space.
"I will explain based on MY Windows,QP,WinRar configuration, you will need to change the paths to YOUR config.
- 1 - Set your mame path as normal
- 2 - In "Command Line Parameters", put this: "%ROMFILENAMENOEXT%"
- 3 - In "compression suport" set all to true
- 4 - Now on "Command to launch BEFORE...", put this: C:\Arquivos de programas\WinRAR\rar.exe e "%ROM%" "X:\FEs\Quickplay\temp\%ROMFILENAMENOEXT%\"
- 5 - And now on "Command to lauch AFTER", put this:C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /C RMDIR /S /Q "X:\FEs\Quickplay\temp\%ROMFILENAMENOEXT%"
Now, open your MAME.INI archive and on the "rompath" line, add your QP temp folder like that: ;X:\FEs\Quickplay\temp"