following up on my original question..i found an alternative.
simply editing 3 lines in the Data>Platforms>choose a system
You can change the time for each platform as follows..
simply using notepad, select Edit>Replace>
and fill in the required fields..Find what...(one of the default lines as above) Replace with;
<StartupLoadDelay>3010</StartupLoadDelay> this can be increased or decreased
more of a workaround. But works none the less. and now you can have different startup times per platform. Ideal if you use Rocket Launcher for emulation.