> I'm not a programmer, (I wan't to be and currently working on it) but I just got
> to ask this question. Why is the MameCE executable is 2mb and the Extra Large
> build is 8mb? How come some other program on the PocketPC is sometimes 1.5mb or
> less. Is there a way to make it smaller and compress? The reason I ask this is
> that even the most recent Mame (for Dos/Windows) only about 3mb?
The Extra large build is larger than the basic build becuase the size increases as you add game drivers. The basic build only has a small subset of the 2000 games avialable in Mame. As for the size of the Exe versus the Mame.exe, when you compile for a different architecture (MIPS vs ARM etc) the size will vary according to the instructions needed for the architecture.
Hope that clears it up.