> > > and that's the way the real arcade machines work.
> > >
> > > _ _ - - = = Pr3tty F1y = = - - _ _
> > >
> > That's indeed the reason why MAME is supporting it (and i fully support it.
> > is after all a system emulator and not a game hack). But my question was more
> > directed towards JAW: why did you as a gameplayer use the cd version instead
> > nocd version? Does it bring extra game features etc?
> Honestly, I don't know. I'm not much of a fighter game person. I just wanted
> to see what the CPS3 system was like.
There is absolutely no difference between the nocd and the cd versions of the games. Just a one byte difference in the BIOS. The NoCD version is simply a version where instead of extracting the rom data from a CD and flashing it to the Flash ROMs on the board, the data is housed within ROMs contained within the cart (I believe) so no flashing of data has to occur. This is how it starts up immediately without any delays.
Featurewise, there's nothing different unless you have a different version date of the game data. (In which case the 6-digit date would differ).