> New to the Mame hype, so I have downloaded and installed the latest Mamece3
> engine and I have loaded some ROM files in Zip format. I can bring up the Mame
> main page in the IPAQ, and choose to show all games. I get a huge list of
> games, which I am assuming are what I can play once I have the appropriate ROM
This is correct.
However, I have a couple of ROM files in the ROM folder on the IPAQ and
> Mamece app. does will not recognize them and therefore I cannot play them. If I
> manually unzip the files then choose the game 1942, then I can play it...HELP>>>
My guess would have to be that your zipfile name is not correct. it should match the folder name used in MAME Version .36.
Try rezipping the files fresh or redownloading the ROM.