I'm just saying it isn't a problem that's exclusive to gngeo.
For joystick support, the good news is: as soon as the gcw0 support it, it will be available in gngeo.
The bad news is : it's not straightforward to configure.
I cant get that dat file working with clrmame. Can somebody provide one that works?
It looks like somebody is uploading the rom set to alt.binaries.emulators.misc on usenet.